Update: Look in the comments for more information about the hearing. Several readers graciously provided excellent information.
Our whacko pro-regressive friends like to whine about democracy under assault. It is. By them. Rich people give a tremendous amount of money to these nuts who want us back in the Stone Age, far more than conservatives have to oppose the candidates and their policies that are surely and quickly destroying the quality of life in America. For rich people, buying a candidate or a policy is a trophy, like a $100 million Palm Beach or Malibu house or a $250 million superyacht. They never have to live with the consequences of what they spend money promoting.
George Soros should be jailed, or better yet, forced to live the rest of his life on the streets of San Francisco. He single-handedly is responsible, and I mean responsible, for the deaths of thousands of minorities by murder and drug overdoses. George doesn’t think we need police or prosecutors. He thinks we need people who ignore even the most violent crime and actively encourage criminals to continue their misdeeds. I am a big believer that whomsoever brings a policy into place knew and intended all its consequences. The Soros prosecutors are beginning to get booted out of office, but the damage they have done is immense. Other rich people have contributed to this lunacy.
Not satisfying with making no American city, or suburb for that matter, safe; the whackos have a new strategy–use the administrative state and its professional licensing authority to forcibly impose racist and divisive policies like Critical Race Theory and childhood destroying insanity like their gender ideology on every person who wants a license to practice a profession. Tomorrow, Wednesday, there will be a hearing in Minnesota on a Department of Education proposal to force all teachers to adhere to, espouse and teach these looney-tunes theories which have not a shred, a single iota, of basis in research or science. You literally will not be able to be a teacher in a public, private or religious school in Minnesota unless you meet that requirement.
I encourage everyone of you who can to go to this hearing, to attend it virtually, to write complaints about the proposed rule and to harass Little Timmy Walz at the State Fair about why he is forcing this. Of course after his recent public experiences I doubt the cowardly weasel will even show his face at the Fair. He certainly wasn’t going to debate Scott Jensen again after he got creamed in their last debate. Sen. Jensen’s website has information on how to attend, in-person or virtually, the hearing.
I have no hope that whatever is done in protest will make a difference. The teachers’ union and its allies have already bought the Governor and the Department of Education. But it is important to take a stand and to cause enough of a ruckus that maybe even the Star Tribune has to cover it. The proponents of these policies try to enact them under cover of darkness because they know how outraged most citizens are by them. And don’t for a minute think this is not happening in every state and for every profession–doctors, lawyers, accountants, even barbers and veterinarians. No one is safe from the pro-regressive onslaught.
And the complete inability to tolerate any dissent, any deviation from whacko totalitarianism is the surest sign of just how crazy the policies are. People who are truly comfortable in their beliefs, and that is all pro-regressivism is, don’t have a problem with hearing different opinions and letting the public have a say in what policies are adopted. But pro-regressives won’t do that because, imagine if you will, how badly a proposal like this teacher licensing one would be defeated at the ballot box.
The good news, if there is any, is that word does get out; that people like me will stand up and will spend money to fight back. And we will win, this proposal, for example, is a clearly unconstitutional forcing of selected political speech. It won’t stand a chance in court. And the public is clearly disenchanted with what happens with these policies. You may have noticed that the more critical race theory is pushed, the more divisiveness and racism we have. It is no accident that we have a massive surge in crimes by African-Americans against Asians and Caucasians.
So again, inform yourself in your state and local government and school boards about what is being pushed by the whack jobs and fight, fight, fight against it with every fiber of your being. This is just another attempt to subvert the democratic process by using the administrative state to adopt and enforce policies that never, never would be accepted by the citizenry if permitted to vote upon it. Our democracy needs defending all right, defending against the pro-regressives.