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In a post awhile ago, I shared some of the YouTube military history channels I follow. One of these, The Great War, ended, kind of, with the hundredth anniversary of the Versailles Treaty. Now the host of that channel, a Texas ex-pat named Indy Neidell, has started a new project called World War Two. This has basically the same format as the first, with a recap, week by week, of important events 80 years ago. Here’s the first one:

If you go to 2:00, you’ll hear the story of a staged “attack” on a radio station near the border. The SS “assaulted” the station wearing Polish uniforms, then left some dead “Polish” soldiers behind. This little stage play was used as a pretext to start the invasion of Poland.

All of this was just a continuation of years of sustained misinformation programs. Dissidents were suppressed, newspapers and radio stations were all under Nazi control, and undesirables were blamed for every problem. The loss in 1918, inflation and every downturn in the economy were all blamed on the Jews. Crime was caused by the Romani, while homosexuals, the insane and the feeble-minded poisoned the purity of the race. Eventually, the undesirables were rounded up; the bullet-riddled Polish bodies at the radio station were actually prisoners from a nascent concentration camp.

If we had a real education system that actually taught history, maybe some students will realize that most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

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  1. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    JosePluma: If we had a real education system that actually taught history, maybe some students will realize that the most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

    The bug is a feature here.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 1:13 AM PST
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  2. Arahant Member

    JosePluma: …the most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

    Most?

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    • February 22, 2019, at 1:44 AM PST
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  3. JosePluma Thatcher
    JosePluma

    Arahant (View Comment):

    JosePluma: …the most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

    Most?

    From the Liberal Lexicon:

    Alt Right: A small group of internet trolls who have embraced the Liberal media caricature of conservatives. See also White Supremacists.

    Due to media bias, there are a lot of people who think that being a conservative means behaving like a bigoted donkey pit, and not all of them are leftists.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 2:02 AM PST
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  4. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JosePluma: If we had a real education system that actually taught history, maybe some students will realize that the most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

    There is a “real” educational system, and it’s very effective. The message that is being delivered to the little skulls full of mush is exactly the message that those in charge of it want to send. And the results speak for themselves.

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why the people (taxpayers) who pay for such a travesty allow it to go on. Just as I cannot understand why the people who pay for the travesty that is most college instruction (parents) allow it to continue. Either the great majority of the population is satisfied with the process and the results, or the country is full of sheep. Or? And?

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    • February 22, 2019, at 5:35 AM PST
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  5. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    This is outstanding. My dad was 12 (and in the US) when the war began. He had an incredible memory for all the details. This video is presented like he would have experienced the events by following them day by day in the newspaper. My mother in law was nine and lived in Slovakia. This is how she would have experienced the war–all the visuals. She would never be able to watch this now…still too close to her experience. Heck, she left the theater in an Indiana Jones movie…even cartoonish nazis were too much.

    This series would be so easy to use in a social studies classroom. You could show it at the end of class as an incentive to not waste time, or it could be your lesson plan and discussion. But yes, given that many of today’s pre-determined lesson plans are scripted to the minute, I would show it as a before school, subversive club activity. Donuts as incentives. I can see many homeschoolers using it.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 6:13 AM PST
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  6. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western ChauvinistJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    She (View Comment):

    JosePluma: If we had a real education system that actually taught history, maybe some students will realize that the most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.

    There is a “real” educational system, and it’s very effective. The message that is being delivered to the little skulls full of mush is exactly the message that those in charge of it want to send. And the results speak for themselves.

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why the people (taxpayers) who pay for such a travesty allow it to go on. Just as I cannot understand why the people who pay for the travesty that is most college instruction (parents) allow it to continue. Either the great majority of the population is satisfied with the process and the results, or the country is full of sheep. Or? And?

    Baaah.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 6:56 AM PST
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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western ChauvinistJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The Colorado legislature is about to pass a law mandating the content of sex education for public and charter schools (which were previously given waivers). We just elected “the first openly homosexual governor” in the country (who nobody but his associates knew was homosexual until the “first” was announced). I’ll let you imagine what LGBTQ+@%$ content they have in mind.

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

     

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    • February 22, 2019, at 7:04 AM PST
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  8. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Colorado legislature is about to pass a law mandating the content of sex education for public and charter schools (which were previously given waivers). We just elected “the first openly homosexual governor” in the country (who nobody but his associates knew was homosexual until the “first” was announced). I’ll let you imagine what LGBTQ+@%$ content they have in mind.

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    My granddaughter attends a public elementary school, and we’re very pleased with it. It’s in a small town in West-Central PA. I suspect there are still quite a few little pockets of rationality across the country. But the vast majority of the public schools need to be (metaphorically) torn down and started over. And the influence of the teachers’ lobby union with them. I don’t know if control over the local schools will ever be returned to the local districts, but I think that’s where it has to start (i.e. get the feds out of it).

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    • February 22, 2019, at 7:34 AM PST
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  9. Franco Member
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    There are perpetual false-flag operations, large and small, organized and independent. 

    The real crime is that our oh-so educated betters in the media never even consider this as a possibility.

    For years, trolls from the left have been posting horrible racist things posing as right-wingers. It’s usually quite obvious, and even though anyone can pose as anything on the internet, the media and others people left of center are quick to believe it.

    This makes me believe they are complicit. They aren’t that stupid. Never underestimate your enemy!

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    • February 22, 2019, at 7:50 AM PST
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  10. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western ChauvinistJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    She (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Colorado legislature is about to pass a law mandating the content of sex education for public and charter schools (which were previously given waivers). We just elected “the first openly homosexual governor” in the country (who nobody but his associates knew was homosexual until the “first” was announced). I’ll let you imagine what LGBTQ+@%$ content they have in mind.

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    My granddaughter attends a public elementary school, and we’re very pleased with it. It’s in a small town in West-Central PA. I suspect there are still quite a few little pockets of rationality across the country. But the vast majority of the public schools need to be (metaphorically) torn down and started over. And the influence of the teachers’ lobby union with them. I don’t know if control over the local schools will ever be returned to the local districts, but I think that’s where it has to start (i.e. get the feds out of it).

    Yeah, my sis-in-law is a SPED teacher in a small rural community. She knows the families and even prays with the kids! Shocking!! As you say, small outposts of sanity. But the city schools? Fuggedaboutit. Indoctrination day camps all the way.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 8:02 AM PST
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  11. The Reticulator Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Colorado legislature is about to pass a law mandating the content of sex education for public and charter schools (which were previously given waivers). We just elected “the first openly homosexual governor” in the country (who nobody but his associates knew was homosexual until the “first” was announced). I’ll let you imagine what LGBTQ+@%$ content they have in mind.

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    The whole gay movement was about tearing down bourgeois social conventions. What they didn’t tell us was that it was going to replace them with government mandates.

     

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    • February 22, 2019, at 11:44 AM PST
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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western ChauvinistJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Colorado legislature is about to pass a law mandating the content of sex education for public and charter schools (which were previously given waivers). We just elected “the first openly homosexual governor” in the country (who nobody but his associates knew was homosexual until the “first” was announced). I’ll let you imagine what LGBTQ+@%$ content they have in mind.

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    The whole gay movement was about tearing down bourgeois social conventions. What they didn’t tell us was that it was going to replace them with government mandates.

    Some of us saw it coming a mile away.

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    • February 22, 2019, at 11:49 AM PST
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  13. Postmodern Hoplite Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    Mind you, I’m not disagreeing with your conclusion here; what solutions do you recommend going forward?

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    • February 25, 2019, at 10:12 AM PST
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  14. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I’m of the opinion it is child abuse to send your kids to public schools. Paying a bunch of money to send them to university is just foolishness. Even lefty Steven Pinker thinks it’s a joke.

    We’re in so much trouble.

    Mind you, I’m not disagreeing with your conclusion here; what solutions do you recommend going forward?

    We have to get lefty influence out of education. Other than tearing down the current system and starting over (taking control out of government hands as much as possible), I have no idea. I just know that I would not subject my own children to the indoctrination offered up in (urban) public schools now and I would hope conservatives generally would feel the same way. The one year I home schooled my youngest, I bought an excellent curriculum from Seton for $500. I realize that may not be feasible (probably scholarships available) for some people, but I would rather our children not be “educated” at all than turn out like DiFi’s agitators. 

    The only influence we can exert over the situation is through our votes and taking our kids out of the system. I’ve often thought conservatives should tax the system by keeping their kids out on Count Day, but that would still require kids to be exposed to this noxious poison in order to consume the resources the rest of the time. And then, I suspect states would just expand it to Count Days to make sure they get to allocate more to these indoctrination camps.

    Honestly, I think civilizational collapse will take care of this in the long run. I don’t believe there is a fix.

     

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    • February 25, 2019, at 11:17 AM PST
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  15. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Very good video. I was glad to see him give attention to the Battle of Khalkin Gol. The Japanese defeat had repercussions two years later because it enabled Stalin to move armies from the Far East to the Moscow just in time to throw back the attacking Germans.

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    • February 25, 2019, at 1:09 PM PST
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  16. Blondie Thatcher

    Thanks for the links. I’m so glad my husband loves history as much as I do. 

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    • February 25, 2019, at 4:38 PM PST
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