1. Alex Jones is right: China is the threat, and it may be too late
Where Alex Jones has been very spot on is the threat that communist China poses to our future and our way of life, and how this threat has corrupted our government, our education system and much of our hi-tech industry.
Did you know that Google just opened an artificial intelligence center in China, formed to help China jump ahead of the United States in this crucial technology? “The science of AI has no borders, neither do its benefits,” Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Google’s AI business said recently in a blog post. Interesting isn’t it? I guess he doesn’t know China has a huge internet border called the great fire wall, where it prevents its citizens from knowing global truth. Did you know at the same time Google recently let a Department of Defense contract expire without renewal due to their engineer’s refusal to work for the DOD, or to put another way, refused to defend America.
Michael Pillsbury, a China expert with decades of experience working in the U.S. government for multiple administrations has just released a work titled, The Hundred Year Marathon. Here are the take aways:
False assumption number 1: Engagement with China brings complete cooperation. It hasn’t. After decades of America assisting in China’s rise, they are more of a threat now to our way of life and security than ever.
False assumption number 2: China is on the road to democracy. They are not. They are a hard core totalitarian system that seeks domination over the United States.
More false assumptions and Russia’s threat in the article below.
A link to Michael Pillsbury’s book:
2. How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture
Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement. Efforts by several generations of philosophers and reformers and public policy experts — whom our students (and most of us) know nothing about — have combined to produce a generation of know-nothings. The pervasive ignorance of our students is not a mere accident or unfortunate but correctible outcome, if only we hire better teachers or tweak the reading lists in high school. It is the consequence of a civilizational commitment to civilizational suicide. The end of history for our students signals the End of History for the West.
We have fallen into the bad and unquestioned habit of thinking that our educational system is broken, but it is working on all cylinders. What our educational system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a wholesale lack of curiosity, history-less free agents, and educational goals composed of content-free processes and unexamined buzz-words like “critical thinking,” “diversity,” “ways of knowing,” “social justice,” and “cultural competence.”
Our students are the achievement of a systemic commitment to producing individuals without a past for whom the future is a foreign country, cultureless ciphers who can live anywhere and perform any kind of work without inquiring about its purposes or ends, perfected tools for an economic system that prizes “flexibility” (geographic, interpersonal, ethical).
In such a world, possessing a culture, a history, an inheritance, a commitment to a place and particular people, specific forms of gratitude and indebtedness (rather than a generalized and deracinated commitment to “social justice”), a strong set of ethical and moral norms that assert definite limits to what one ought and ought not to do (aside from being “judgmental”) are hindrances and handicaps.
3. Polish MP Slams Vienna Govt for Rejecting Statue of Polish King Who Rescued City from Turkish Siege
Polish MP Dominik Tarczynski has slammed the left-wing government of Vienna after they cancelled the erection of a statue to commemorate the Polish King who saved the city, claiming the statue might offend Turks.
“What King Sobieski did was an act of defence; if not for Sobieski all Europe would be speaking Arabic — and if the Viennese want to speak in Arabic now, they are very welcome, but it’s not going to change history. So please wake up, Austria, because history will not be changed,” Tarczyński said.