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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SAT “ADVERSITY SCORE” WILL STRENGTHEN UNIVERSITY REEDUCATION CAMPS


SAT “ADVERSITY SCORE” WILL STRENGTHEN UNIVERSITY REEDUCATION CAMPS
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

The use of an Adversity Score matrix is a vile step into bureaucratic thought control and a big step away from merit based education. The Adversity Matrix is a subjective road towards indoctrinating students. Instead of right or wrong information, anyone that is easily propagandized or is an adherent to progressive ideas can be unfairly favored in this process. It would be another means to coerce students into accepting progressive ideology or face the firing squad of being erased from higher education by unethical professor’s biased failing grades to eliminate any resistance to their brainwashing.

Most people realize the SAT and ACT exams are supposed to test college aptitude. These tests are supposed to discriminate between the students who will do well in college and those who will not. They are not infallible or even accurate testing instruments but they are part of the admission process that evaluates student ability, skills, community service and life experiences.

There are students who do not do well in higher academic grades because of their attitudes and/or behavior. Yet these students might have developed academic skills through their out-of-school activities such as reading, media, family or friends. The SAT examination is supposed to validate the skills and student readiness to do well in college.

Currently, David Coleman, executive head of the SAT board and architect of the failed Common Core program stated; “the Adversity Score gives contextual information for colleges to better evaluate students.” There are fifteen socio-economic factors such as crime and poverty rate to arrive at this score by using the student’s zipcode. The score will be from 1-100 below 50 shows hardship and above denotes privilege. Students will not be informed of the score. There will not be an iota of transparency to fight this arbitrary process.

America has already witnessed many students failing courses for only voicing traditional American viewpoints rather than buying the socialist-communist ones. Presently conservative speakers are frequently banned from college campuses for arguing against socialist policies. Antifa affiliated students attending these debates violently riot disrupting the university’s sponsored educational program without receiving punishment. The administration must protect the right of all students’ free speech.

This Orwellian scheme is already being used by 50 universities and is slated to increase to 150 by next year. Colleges will have an arbitrary number that is “supposed” to be helpful in selecting students. This is another bureaucratic gimmick to replace merit by an “identity politics matrix.”

People overcome all types of obstacles in their lives besides dealing with socio economic conditions. People from all levels of society have overcome many kinds of adversity. An affluent student who has received no love or support but rather psychological or physical abuse will be overlooked. Illness, death of a loved one, handicaps, drug or alcohol addiction will not be part of the evaluative equation. The socio economic scale is a limited and unjust way to discriminate in selecting students who will be successful at the university.

There is every reason for David Coleman not to reveal a student’s score. Just like Common Core it will give less ammunition for adversaries to point out the program’s liabilities. It will rightfully open up a Pandora’s Box of objections to this arbitrary score of the student. It is better for the SAT bureaucracy to remain secretive of the underhanded workings of the social engineering being done by the  educational elites. This addition to the SAT score will do away with students who work hard to reach a higher level of competency. Instead, it would select groups of students already prone or easily politically indoctrinated to follow the progressive political ideology.

By replacing a partial merit system with a full blown politically motivated one our nation will be doomed to be governed by a small powerful group of progressive elites. The dumbing down of our education system has happened at warp speed. The disgraceful condition of it has been hidden through grade inflation eliminating cursive writing, history, geography, critical thinking and lowering the SAT standards to disguise the low quality of our current student knowledge base.

Most importantly, the lack of freedom of speech and debate in our present universities has curtailed the diversity of thought and created narrow minded students.  Critical thinking is being punished by enforcing “Political Correctness” thought control.

We must stop these anti American educational practices by withholding federal funds, legally prosecuting professors for punishing student rights to express contrary viewpoints and have them sign a pledge to uphold our Constitution and Bill of Rights. For America to be free again we must demand well documented, not revisionist history knowledge and critical thinking ability of citizens. 

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

OUR TRUE HISTORY IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS THE NATION TOGETHER


OUR TRUE HISTORY IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS THE NATION TOGETHER
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist


Today America’s history is under attack. Most schools no longer teach history in a factual manner. The history of America is seen by most public school and university intellectuals as a series of exploitations of other people to benefit the power brokers of the United States to the detriment of everyone else. There are numerous creatively fabricated narratives to substantiate this point of view. In this current time our incredibly enlightened founders are made out to be evil white racists who did not personally sacrifice almost everything to establish the freest nation in the history of mankind. This is revisionist history that attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the USA.

Why now and for what reason is this happening? Whenever there are revolutionaries who want to take over an existing government they have to destroy the moral values and past leadership, which are the underpinnings of the existing culture. This rewriting of the history of the nation from predominately negative perspectives is needed to provoke change. The masses will change their allegiance from the former leaders to the wannabe ones. During the early stages of the Soviet communist revolution in the 1920s Antonio Gramsci advocated attacking Christian values to foment the worldwide revolution. Chairman Mao implemented the Cultural Revolution to justify eliminating any opposition while rejuvenating communist zeal to avoid a counter-revolution.

Presently privileged interest groups, anarchists, the elite media, globalists and communists have aligned with our present elite political establishment to dismantle the national interests of countries worldwide for a global one-world-government. All of these diverging groups view that the breakup of the United States will open the floodgates of change, which would allow for the rapid creation of a Utopian world government. It is a grandiose scheme that can be accomplished only by annihilating the cultures throughout the world especially the United States.

Today’s progressives in the United States are still trying to destroy any patriotism that may exist in our younger citizens. The political culture of exceptionalism is being flipped from the incredibly intelligent, rational men of the past to evil, self-serving exploiters. This historical distortion can only take place by creating a vacuum of historical knowledge. This is happening in our public schools and in our universities by preventing open debate with opponents and by radical rewriting of factual history. This false and disgraceful history has to be rejected.

The only major obstacle to their victory of taking over the US government is the incredible exceptionalism of America. This would include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and almost all other heroes of our nation’s history. These heroes have to be denounced and then erased by social justice distortions. The only problem is the acts of courage of these heroes has been well documented in many sources. Many of the statues of these honorable men have been torn down by Antifa and other progressive mobs. There are too many references of their important deeds, well documented in official books to be eliminated without the notice of the people. Patriotic citizens have to stand up and voice their objection to prevent this catastrophe of obliterating the freest nation on earth from continuing to be free.

We The People of America do not want a bunch of misguided totalitarian revolutionaries destroying our great country. America is in an intellectual conflict of defending our American exceptionalism against strident international, one-world government advocates. These privileged interest groups and anarchists are being used as soldiers to weaken the social fabric and union of our country. This is a well-organized and financed plot to bring down our nation and replace it with an all-controlling robotic world government.

The patriotic citizens who know the greatness of America have to demand that historical cultural context be taught in our schools and recognized in our media. Education based on truth is the best defense to counter blatant lies and distortions.

The “glue of our patriotic history” is there to unite all Americans if we teach it. When  the real comprehensive national history is taught, the context and the unbelievable sacrifice of Americans must be included. With this we would become inoculated against repressive worldwide propaganda.

True knowledge of history is the necessary way to preserve our exceptional nation and the comparable free nations. The most accurate history of world events, not propaganda revisionist history, should be the compass to lead the world of nations into the future of greater freedom and prosperity the world has ever experienced.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.












Tuesday, May 07, 2019

“I’M OFFENDED” IS A DESTRUCTIVE, ANTI-AMERICAN CONCEPT


“I’M OFFENDED” IS A DESTRUCTIVE, ANTI-AMERICAN CONCEPT
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist


Dr. Benjamin Spock, M.D. was a progressive socialist who disassembled our functioning child rearing practices. His approach was “permissive materialism.” It has corrupted our pragmatic culture.

Today most families pamper their children but do little training on becoming an adult. The focus for the child is primarily to make sure the child is in a blissful state of ignorance. Too many youngsters are given everything they want before they even ask. Immediate gratification has become the norm. Our young adults have become mentally weak because they have no concept of sacrifice or reality.

Giving people something for nothing always has unintended negative consequences. An entire generation of children has suffered from a lack of strong family life but has not experienced any severe disaster like The Depression or war. They have not been introduced to the benefit of delayed gratification of putting off today for tomorrow when you can afford it. Many modern parents no longer attempt to teach their children to comply with rational rules and behavior. Instead they indulge their child to voice their opinions and feelings to anyone including adults regardless of how baseless and ignorant they are.

Parents are not teaching their children the moral values to be successful, but are creating people with false high esteem. These self-confident but delusional youngsters want others to comply with their feelings and thinking so they do not suffer the aggravation of confusion. There is no debate permitted in their world, as it would disturb their sensibilities. They firmly believe others should stifle their viewpoints through censorship and conform to their idiosyncratic feelings.

Like it or not permissive materialistic child rearing has prepared our children to be social change agents. Their delusional self-importance and mental weakness toward sacrifice is a conscious tactic of the progressive politicians to facilitate rapid progressive change, which leads to servitude by its inevitable loss of rational thought and freedom. Feelings have replaced critical thinking.

“I am offended” is a ludicrous statement. Who cares? Should someone be stopped by a person saying this? “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never harm me.” This statement has been used for generations as a comeback for children.

It is our decision to listen or not to another person. When a person concludes that the other person is wrong in logic, has wrong facts or is just being nasty, he can walk away. You have a right to ignore that person from that moment on. These easily offended do not have to attend a discussion or debate by different thinking people but have no right to deny others. The best answer to the intolerance of speech is more speech.

This notion of being offended should have been summarily dismissed as absurd when it reared its foolish head. However, progressive universities and the media have condoned it as more than acceptable. It is their “right.” They have created safe spaces, provided therapeutic animals and denied different speaker’s viewpoints and finally turned a blind eye to Antifa attacking people and symbolic statues.

These ill-mannered youths insist when their feelings are hurt that people should immediately apologize and take back their comments especially when it is true. Before anyone else makes a statement they should think about the feelings of all others. The responsibility is placed on the speaker to self-censor, in order not to upset anyone in the group.

This PC self-censorship is not wise or appropriate in a nation that prides itself on freedom of speech. We are being encouraged by self-centered parents who have been raised to think they are privileged. It is allowing their child-like adolescents to also feel they are entitled to tell anyone that they are “offended” which translates into “stop all discussion on the topic” instead of saying to themselves, “Whatever!” Disagreeing with a person’s viewpoint should not allow the listener to dictate what the speaker should say. Individuals should be able to debate expressing their own opinions without being concerned about the audience reaction.

Youngsters should realize that the world does not revolve around them. Young people have to adapt to the culture not everyone else adapting to their particular wishes and feelings. All of us have to be sufficiently mature to comprehend that when a person is constantly offended the problem is theirs to overcome.  This person needs to examine through introspection how they can change instead of demanding that society should change.

Whenever a person thinks someone else is idiotic or offensive, just leave, realizing that the USA is a free speech zone. Everyone has a right to his own perspective. Our republic placed free speech as the number one amendment in the Bill of Rights for the open and free exchange of ideas as the lifeline of our country.



Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.






Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CORPORATIONS ARE HARASSING AND ABUSING AMERICANS


CORPORATIONS ARE HARASSING AND ABUSING AMERICANS
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

Do you remember the good old days where a business that incessantly called you on the phone could be asked to stop phoning and they would stop? There were federal laws and regulations that had sufficient teeth to prevent this harassment. Your home was protected from phone invasions. It made for a peaceful atmosphere at home at least as it pertained to annoying corporate attacks on one’s right to privacy.

A person’s privacy and time is under relentless attack. Currently when you are attempting to do business like changing your seat on a flight, initially you are told by an automated voice that your waiting time will be six minutes with obnoxious repetitive music and promotional messages to fill the time. It turns out to be twenty minutes or more. This means the company has a captive person they can expose to a bombardment of promotions and contests while telling you how well the company is doing, often based on misleading information.  

Today even if you win a vacation it can be nightmarish to travel to and from the vacation spot. Corporate airlines have taken indecent liberties to another level. They admit to saving money by having aircraft only in service to meet their immediate scheduling needs. When an airplane has to be repaired the passengers are delayed for hours disrupting their connecting flights and plans. Airlines admit to flying with the minimum amount of fuel reserves to increase efficiency. If the flight is cancelled the traveler may get another flight in a day or two. If they are creative and daring and find another way to their destination they are later informed they will receive only a small percentage of the original cost of the flight that was not used.

Most airlines have also done away with contingency crews and reserve airplanes that could arrive in a short interval to correct the flight schedule. This is no longer required and rarely done. Instead, the customers are mistreated as if they were transported cattle with no dignity or even consideration. Presently, for any overnight delays it is no longer required to put up passengers in a hotel as they can rely on the excuse of bad weather, which excludes the airlines from liability: so much for the airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights.

Politicians, both left and right are hiring public relations companies to handle their missteps or campaigns. These campaigns usually combine political messaging and fundraising. You receive a letter or phone call to convince you their candidate is going to work for your interest. If you are persuaded to send money to support the candidate or humanitarian organizations you have opened a Pandora’s Box. The bombardment of various appeals does not cease for your donation history has been sold to other similar enterprises.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and credit card corporations are currently confessing they are selling your personal information to other corporations and government entities to micro target you. They are now telling the public that their service is free or low cost because of these privacy violations. This violation of one’s privacy was not made public initially but only during recent government investigative hearings.

The online social media and mammoth search engines have demonstrated their power to censor our news. When a “racist” or derogatory statement is made about a right leaning individual, these statements are allowed to stand but if it is made about a left leaning person, it is expunged. “Shadow banning,” blocking followers from receiving a message is one method of halting the spread of conservative information. Another way is to bury anti progressive articles by placing pro progressive ones on top of them. Any conservative viewpoints disappear before they reach the eyes of the public.

Large corporations can hire an incredible legal staff and well connected lobbyists. These two facts can tilt the playing field in their favor over the consumer and competitor. Big corporations eliminate competition before it presents a threat by gobbling up small effective businesses. Consumer complaints are worthless without specific laws that have sufficient teeth to protect the little guy.

Anti trust legislation of the early 1900s returned competition to save the capitalist system. When mega corporations have ample power to dictate how they will do business, it is time for our government to step in to right this wrong of corporate abuse. Citizens should call their representative’s offices and support those politicians who are committed to using congressional legislation to protect the people’s rights. Demand politicians protect our right to privacy from corporations selling our personal information.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a new book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.