SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA
By Karen Schoen
October 4, 2015
It has come to our attention:
The Florida Department of Education is not paying attention to the material given to our students. Is your DOEd? Social Justice, the UNESCO ideology, is now taught in the classroom. Social justice supports equality and solidarity in a society by designating a small group as a victim.
So that we are all on the same page lets agree on the definition of Social Justice: Social Justice is based on the concept of human rights and equality, and involves a great degree of economic affairs in which equality of outcome means all people have the same wealth regardless of work. If wealth is not equal, then the government has the right to take from one and give to another.
Social Justice is a founding principle of various forms of socialism, communism, fascism, globalism, progressivism and cooperative economic organization, implemented through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution.
Notice now there is no need for students to know how to read or write, do math, know science, learn American history, nor to learn about America's greatness, Bill of Rights, or Constitution. Instead, so long as students can communicate the values of the teacher, they pass. Since grading will make one student feel exceptional and others feel badly about themselves, they only pass or fail. This grading causes an unrealistic view of the world as we know the world life is not fair.
On October 9, 2011 Jack Chambless, Economics Professor, Valencia College, Orlando, wrote to the The Orlando Sentinel on The American Dream. His students had to write an essay explaining their definition of the American Dream and what they expected the federal government to do to help them achieve their version of this dream.
When contemplating the role of Washington, D.C., in helping them achieve their goals in life, my students, most of whom were educated in America's public schools, wrote that they wanted government to:
pay for my tuition
provide me with a job
give me money for a house
make sure I get free health care
pay for my retirement
raise taxes on rich people so that I can have more money, etc.
The idea of self responsibility and consequences for ones actions are skill sets no longer taught in school. The future decision making process has been altered making the first choice reliance on government not self.
One student, who thought her American Dream could be best achieved with more government regulations, went so far as to say, "We all know that there are many bad side effects when regulations take place, but as human beings, we are not really responsible for our own acts. So we need government to control those who don't care about others. It makes sense that our freedom is reduced every day with the new regulations."
The Wall Street Journal reported that for the first time in our nation's history, 51 percent of Americans will not pay income taxes. It should also be noted that in 1983, just over 29 percent of Americans received some form of government assistance. Today the figure is 44.4 percent.
As a retired teacher, with a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies, I was not surprised at what eductior were saying. But I doubt if any of the students or parents actually understood what they were asking for in their dream. Government control comes with a heavy price. Life will not continue along the same path we are accustomed to today. It changes drastically.
YOU will go to your government- approved apartment (flat)
in your sustainable development with
government- approved clothes,
eating your government- approved food,
going to your government- approved job on your bicycle.
Traveling is out. Cars and gas will be too expensive. Healthcare is controlled and rationed by the government. Your electricity, energy, and food will be rationed. Since you now pay for everyone and all services must be fair, the quality will be inferior. Paying for quality services is out of the question too expensive for all. Services provided are mediocre. Your only purpose in life is to work for the government. You will never get out of debt for you salary will be substandard.
Economists teach that the economy needs you in debt to guarantee your work. You work is leveraged for more borrowing. The debt will never be paid, but the debtors will be happy to take your land and Americas resources. After all, these massive programs offering inferior services, must be paid by you. When you drive by abandoned houses remember, if the stimulus money was used to help Americnas, there was more than enough to make every American whole. That was not the plan. The plan was foreclosure to level the playing field making it Fair. Net result: you will rent back your home and own nothing. Ownership is not fair.
Poor quality education programs and grants like Race to the Top has brought us a National Data Base. Your children will be required to tell all in school. Tell: how much you smoke, eat, drink, if you have a gun, your political associations, friends, sexual orientation. Now, all of your personal private information will be reported into the National Data Base. If you are a Tea Party member, White males have been classified as terrorists and now, with bill like the National Defense Appropriations Act, the government needs no excuse to pick you up and detain you indefinitely. Not to worry - the TSA, the new Obama home army that he promised to create and fund, will come and get you.
Do students really understand Social Justice or do they think they are joining another social network? Do you understand your new life? Lets see how this social justice will work on a middle class family used to making their own decisions.
So what if:
Your Government has determined that you have accumulated more wealth than your neighbors? That is not acceptable as the requirement of Social Justice demands that wealth be shared. You will be required to share your wealth to make room for other less- fortunate families. In preparation of implementing Social Justice, you will now be required to register all bedrooms in your home. Many people already did this by answering Census surveys.
Your child will register information on the National Data Base, as required in the Race to the Top grant. This information will be stored on the National Data Base and will be shared with all government/corporate agencies (for your protection) to monitor your compliance with the program. Toady a chip with all of your private banking, health, political etc. information is now embedded in your credit/debit/benefit cards, drivers license id cards etc. Eventually your net pay will be deposited on your card. As long as you are good and say nothing derogatory, you will keep your money. Speak out and the government can debit your account. (remember Greece)
According to sustainable development you and your spouse are entitled to 700 sq ft. 900 for a family of 4. Your family can occupy 1 bedroom. Each of the other bedrooms will be assigned to another family. This program is open to all residents of Florida, legal or illegal, working or not. You will be required to clothe, feed, educate, as well as to provide shelter, transportation and medical attention to all people living in your home. The Pope is calling for this today. Instead of fighting ISIS, they want you to share your wealth. Although I agree we must help the refugees that is a short term answer. In the long term, who as the funds and weapons to fight? you or the government? Yet the Pope says you must give up your wealth.
Continuing, your family can only have 1 car, which you will be unable to drive because fuel will necessarily skyrocket. You will be required to redistribute all other cars to those living in your home.
You will register your income so it can be divided equally among those living in your home. Under NO circumstances will those living in your home be required to pay or assist in any services required for the upkeep of your home. They are not obligated to you for any reason, it is just your obligation to pay for them since you accumulated too much wealth and wealth must be shared equally.
Once the registration is complete, you will transfer ownership of your home or business to the State. Private property is not acceptable under a Social Justice program. Don't want to register, do not worry; your child will be able to complete this registration in the national data base required in Race to the Top.
If you need any references as to how this program works, we refer you to those models of implementation of Social Justice in Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, Hungary, China, and Poland.
If you feel that you have been selected unfairly, then contact the FLDOE and tell them that you live in the Constitutional Republic of America, not the Communist Republic of America. Demand that communist/socialist programs be removed from the schools. Demand that the Bill of Rights, American exceptionalism, nationalism, history, civics, and economics be returned to the Florida curriculum.
Teaching Social Justice is un-American.
Homeschool whenever possible. Can home school? Go to your Pastor. Tell your Pastor it is time to start a CCS free church school. Go to your school demand to see every piece of paper your child receives in school. Correct all mistakes and demand these boards and programs be removed from school.
Go to your school board and demand these books and programs removed form school Replace them with on of the many American exceptional curricula. The test scores are in and CCS has failed miserably. Why are we torturing our children year after year with programs that prepare them for NOTHING? Why are we forcing them to change their belief systems? The answer, MONEY POWER CONTROL.
Do you value your freedom of choice? Will you work for our children, our country?
President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people, reads the executive order, released on Tuesday.
The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral Insights.
According to a document released by the White House at that time, the program was modeled on one implemented in the U.K. in 2010. That initiative created a Behavioral Insights Teams, which used iterative experimentation to test interventions that will further advance priorities of the British government.
The initiative draws on research from University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein, who was also dubbed Obamas regulatory czar. The two behavioral scientists argued in their 2008 book Nudge that government policies can be designed in a way that nudges citizens towards certain behaviors and choices.
The desired choices almost always advance the goals of the federal government, though they are often couched as ways to cut overall program spending.
In its 2013 memo, which was reported by Fox News at the time, the White House openly admitted that the initiative involved behavioral experimentation.
The federal government is currently creating a new team that will help build federal capacity to experiment with these approaches, and to scale behavioral interventions that have been rigorously evaluated, using, where possible, randomized controlled trials, the memo read.
That document cited examples from the U.K. which showed that sending out a letter to late taxpayers which read 9 out of 10 people in Britain pay their taxes on time led to a 15 percent increase in compliance.
The new executive order encourages federal agencies to identify policies, programs, and operations where applying behavioral science insights may yield substantial improvements in public welfare, program outcomes, and program cost effectiveness, as well as to develop strategies for applying behavioral science insights to programs and, where possible, rigorously test and evaluate the impact of these insights.
To jump-start the programs, agencies are encouraged to recruit behavioral science experts to join the federal government and to develop relationships with researchers in order to better use empirical findings from the behavioral sciences.
A fact sheet sent out by the White House on Tuesday shows that researchers at numerous universities and think tanks from MIT, Harvard, and the Brookings Institute, to name a few have signed on to the program.
The executive order specifically directs federal agencies to develop nudge programs that help individuals, families, communities and businesses access public programs and benefits by, as appropriate, streamlining processes that may otherwise limit or delay participation.
This can be achieved by administrative hurdles, shortening wait times, and simplifying forms, the order suggests.
The initiative also urges agencies to tinker with how information is presented to individuals, consumers, borrowers, and program beneficiaries.
The content, format, timing, and medium by which information is conveyed should be taken into consideration as those characteristics affect comprehension and action by individuals.
In programs that offer choices for consumers, agencies are instructed to consider how the presentation and structure of those choices, including the order, number, and arrangement of options, can most effectively promote public welfare.
The order also suggests that agencies fiddle with whether to label certain expenditures as benefits, taxes, subsidies or other incentives to efficiently promote programs.
President Obamas federal health care law, Obamacare, is replete with nudge language and experimentation.
In its fact sheet, the White House noted that reminding individuals who had started to sign up for Obamacare led to a 13 percent increase in completed applications.
To help determine which presentation was more effective, the Department of Health and Human Services sent one of eight behaviorally designed letter variants to each of more than 700,000 individuals who had already begun the health insurance enrollment process but had not yet completed an application.
The most effective version of the letter generated the 13 percent improvement.
Other less effective letters only increased enrollment rates by around four
Another nudge contained in Obamacare was brought to light in the debate over whether the individual mandate contained in the law was a tax hike.
Republicans insisted that it was a tax increase, but the White House portrayed it as a penalty on the logic that the word tax has a negative connotation.
While the Obama administration touts nudge policies, others are hesitant to get on board.
I am very skeptical of a team promoting nudge policies, Michael Thomas, an economist at Utah State University, told Fox News in 2013.
Ultimately, nudging assumes a small group of people in government know better about choices than the individuals making them.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 15, 2015
Executive Order -- Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People
© 2015 Karen Schoen - All Rights Reserve
Karen Schoen originally from New York currently resides in the Florida panhandle, a former teacher, dean and business owner who became an activist and devotes her time speaking to groups throughout the United States educating Americans to the communist United Nations takeover of America called UN Agenda 21 aka Sustainable Development Sustainable America, Resilient cities, Smart Growth, New Urbanism etc. Should you need a speaker on any agenda 21 issue, contact Karen.
Karen has a Bachelors Degree in Education, minor in History and a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies and post graduate credits from the New School of Social Research where she was trained in psychological manipulation now applied in schools. Putting the pieces together and connecting the dots is her specialty. Karen is one of the founders of the AgEnders (Americans ending Agenda 21) writes for blogs, newsletters, agenda21today.com, americaismyname.org, saveamericafoundation.com, and Karenschoen.com
Karen co-hosts her radio show, American Freedom Watch Radio, on blogtalkradio.com/americanstatesman and redstatetalkradio.com has numerous videos on teapartychannel.net, freedominamerica.us and youtube, and she is often a guest on other radio and TV shows. Karen heads the team of AgEnders dedicated to educating Americans about Agenda 21. Karen hosts The AgEnders webinars series designed to expose the truth, by providing education and conversation and action against UN Agenda 21. UN Agenda 21 calls for the inventory and control of every aspect of human activity while indoctrination into global governance. The Elite are using environmental issues to control the population, destroy American exceptionalism, individual rights, private intellectual and real property family values, religious values and nationalism. School programs like IB and Common Core are designed to transform Americans into accepting collectivism and social justice.
Karen has testified in front of the Florida Legislature on many occasions, is a Director of Panhandle Patriots, a founder of the AgEnders, (Americans ending Agenda 21) , Co- chair of the Florida Assessment Committee on Education and Director of the Save America Foundation.
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