[October 27, 2021] Looking to my left, front, right, and rear, there is a target-rich environment for my “clearing the spindle” series. Much to my dismay, I find that our country is headed down the path of socialism, which is encouraged in part by a complete lack of common sense. The impact of the evils of socialism and the neo-Marxist ideology that permeates the thinking behind this movement will be bad, very bad. Pointing this out to my regular readers is simple, but explaining it to a college snowflake, politician, or ‘woke’ Army general is not easy. I’ll try.
Biden Administration introduces its National Gender Policy. You can read The White House “fact sheet” on their new strategy (see link here). Biden and Harris announced that they believe that advancing gender equity and equality (undefined) is fundamental to “every individual’s economic security, safety, health, and ability to exercise their most basic rights.” The document alleges, without any evidence, that women of color have been hit hardest by COVID and that “an intersectional approach” will solve the pandemic’s impact that the racist virus caused. It goes on to vow to “dismantle the barriers to equal opportunity in education” so that women can “compete on a level playing field.” Women, by the way, make up 60% of all college students and are awarded two out of every three college degrees. Apparently, there is a White House Gender Policy Council (which I never heard of before), and this is a product. I wonder if the whole strategy is classified “secret” or “top secret.” If the Babylon Bee wrote this, I would not be surprised.
Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe says parents should not be telling us what to teach their kids. In a hotly contested governor’s race, Gov. McAuliffe is not backing off his anti-parent, pro-left wing indoctrination stance on Critical Race Theory. His latest comments seem to be, “It doesn’t exist … and it’s awesome.” If you care about your kid’s education and you want a say in what they are taught (or not taught), leave the state of Virginia now because you’re “racists,” and the governor wants you gone. He is what McAuliffe said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Wow. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in response, “Always dangerous when Dems are accidentally honest: McAuliffe thinks he should decide what school kids are taught, and pesky parents should shut up & obey!”
The Fed goes full Woke. Americans are worried about rising inflation (making their money worth less each day) and believe the federal government is not paying enough attention to it. Larry Summers, who served under Bill Clinton as Secretary of Treasury, warned that the Fed and other banks are too focused on woke social issues and not sufficiently on inflation. As evidence that control over inflation is lost, Summers cited lax monetary policy, soaring housing prices, a record federal budget deficit, and excess household savings. The Fed’s “wokeness” consists mainly of its focus on “climate change” and racial “equity.”
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