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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

DEALING WITH PERCEPTIONS, ACCUSATIONS AND HYPOTHETICALS, NOT FACTS MAKES A TRAVESTY OF TRUTH


 DEALING WITH PERCEPTIONS, ACCUSATIONS AND HYPOTHETICALS, NOT FACTS MAKES A TRAVESTY OF TRUTH
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist


We incessantly hear the elite media pontificating and extrapolating about hypothetical situations as if they were factual. Our congressional representatives are currently joining in on speculation and are drawing conclusions on individual accusations without supporting evidence. Hard facts seem to no longer be required to substantiate one’s conclusions in important political, life or death, and even casual decisions in civil discourse.

Hard facts have lost their legitimacy and attractiveness through creative but false narratives to sway the public political opinions. In a highly charged attack on traditional moral values to turn the nation toward socialist/communist viewpoints, the ends justify the means. 

Claas Relotius, writer for Das Spiegel the widely read German magazine, was exposed for writing fabrications in his piece about crude, ignorant and unsophisticated voters in typical rural Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Many people quoted in the article denied speaking to the author and pointed out many lies and inaccuracies in the story. The welcome sign when entering the town was reported to say, “Welcome to Fergus Falls, Home of Damn, Good Folks.” Actually the sign said, “Welcome to Fergus Falls.”  The sign would have been easy to check by the magazine but it was not done. Das Spiegel Magazine has promoted itself as having 70 fact checkers but still publicized this pathetic, make-believe story as factual. Their fact checking was supposed to be a hallmark of professionalism and their articles had to be accepted as the impeccable truth. So much for all that “fact checking.”

Congresswoman, Kamala Harris questioned the temporary head of the justice department not about justice, procedures and policies he would follow professionally. Instead several times she insisted on asking him about the current “perception” that others felt ICE and the KuKluxKlan are seen as similar in nature. His answer after several rephrasing’s of the question by Harris was that there were no similarities between the two.” Congresswoman Harris did not even attempt to explain her bizarre “perception” assertion. This tactic not only would make headlines but also would create a false suggestion to ill informed citizens. These politically unaware people employ feelings instead of logic to make determinations about the truthfulness of different narratives.

A similar mind-boggling incident happened with Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings. The process did not focus on his extensive record of rulings in his legal career, but what might have happened sexually as a teenager. Credible evidence did not support some 36-year-old accusations. The public again was supposed to use their “feelings” for the supposed “victims.” The credibility and empathy for the females was supposed to trump the total lack of factual evidence. We were supposed to accept the fact that females never distort or lie about sexual encounters with men. This absurd feminist notion that accusations by a female have to always be believed over any made by a man should be insulting to any rational person. Shortly after Judge Kavanaugh was appointed to the Supreme Court, the stories made by these females began to crumble due to factual evidence that conflicted with their flimsy initial narrative. This verbal lynching of a person’s character should never be repeated.

In everyday encounters with others we should have the courtesy and courage to state our true opinions along with our reasons. If the other person abruptly dismisses us with “I know you must be kidding,” or “No one in his right mind believes that,” it is an attempt to shame the person into giving an answer that they do not believe to appease the questioner. Walking away or going silent does not alter the smug person’s all-knowing attitude. This alienates the person who walks away from the arrogant and obnoxious questioner. It is a method of censoring freedom of speech. Both parties are losers in this type of encounter.

When a person stands up to others, the parties learn new viewpoints or facts, which helps each person learn more in-depth old and new issues.  Even if they do not agree they become better informed about the opposing perspective. These open debating encounters eventually arrive at legitimate consensus that beings people together. At least the opposing positions will be more clearly expressed.

Shining a light on the facts decreases the emphasis on emotional feelings. It is the best means of grasping the most worthy solution to a particular dilemma. Truth and facts should guide us rather than speculation and emotion, which drive us to falsehoods and often to disastrous acts.




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 just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.











Tuesday, January 08, 2019

COMMUNIST SYMPATHIZERS ARE UNDERMINING AMERICA


COMMUNIST SYMPATHIZERS ARE UNDERMINING AMERICA
By Domenick j. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

Everyday we hear things that make most Americans cringe. “Police are racist, even ones who are black or Hispanic.” “ You did not make your own business.” “Rioting is acceptable to correct injustices.” “Delayed gratification (savings) to create something substantial for the future is unnecessary.” “Deviancy and insane behavior has to be protected and the straight, productive people have to be ridiculed.” “Having borders is no longer acceptable for the US.” In essence, everything that was good is now bad and everything that was bad is now good. This has caused internal anxiety and confusion in the minds of decent, law-abiding people. It will obliterate the possibility of a stable and prosperous nation.

This has been the plan book for 100 years for establishing radical communism /socialism in the world. Vladimir Lenin stated his strategy clearly and succinctly: “If we can effectively kill the national pride and patriotism of just one generation, we will have won that country. Therefore, there must be continued propaganda abroad to undermine the loyalty of citizens in general and teenagers in particular. By making drugs of various kinds readily available, by creating the necessary attitude of chaos, idleness and worthlessness, and by preparing him psychologically and politically, we can succeed.” Lenin’s statement above is the current progressive agenda. (Emphasis mine.)

Lenin’s checklist for creating chaos to accomplish communism has been largely accomplished in the USA. Patriotism has become passé for many Americans and drug use has become rampant. Intellectuals, teenagers and many progressive adults have antipathy or disrespect for the United States. Logic has been replaced by feeling. Common sense is being considered the greatest heresy and is continually being eliminated.

Currently in the USA politicians and the media elite have pounded us with these “false truths.” “Torture does not work.” “A group of angry people attacking a non aggressive person is not a mob.” “All whites are racist.” “America is a nasty, evil nation.” “All females tell the truth and should not be questioned about any abuse accusations.” ”All males are rapists.” These are insidious statements that pit one group against the other. George Orwell, author of 1984, wrote, “ During the times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

Truth is the new hate speech. Truth is the antidote to groupthink and totalitarian control but the progressive politicians and media are squelching it. The public school system and re-education university campuses have been a significant force in undermining American exceptionalism. The trampling of our religious faith issues, moral values, and our nation’s accomplishments is a constant drumbeat. Public schools are no longer controlled by local parents but rather by progressive government bureaucrats in the state capitals and Washington, DC.

Our public schools and colleges are propagandizing through these curriculum mandates and regulations that undermine historical facts and our common sense. Tenure has protected incompetent and perverted professionals in these institutions. This has to be eliminated to bring back accountability to our universities and public schools. The 1960 wannabee progressive students are running the asylum with the support of administrators and teachers to prevent students from gaining, knowledge, truth and analytical power.

The tragedy is that many modern parents do not become hostile when the government schools are usurping their rights and responsibilities. Sexual education, free meals, non-belief in God, teaching perversion, anti patriotism, disrespect for elders and limiting significant consequences for abusive behavior of teachers and students have to be reversed. The communists promise young converts everything a person could want except they never deliver.

The news media has become a direct instrument of the political establishment. There is no commitment to search for the truth, only to protect the elites. The double standard of justice has become acceptable to encourage a one-world communist government. The objective is clearly defined, while the means is anything that helps the cause.

The truth is the antidote to these outrageous anti-American values.  As a country we cannot remain free with the re-education of our children by the teaching of revisionist history, immoral values and counter productive educational practices. We cannot remain free by not challenging falsehoods, incessantly repeated in Elite News, subliminally in advertising and in our entertainment industry.

We should not comply with any anti-American propaganda. We should stand up by using our free speech in our search for the truth. The righteousness of our existence and merit of our accomplishments will insure victory over deceitful and immoral indoctrination.


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 just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.








Tuesday, December 25, 2018

FREE GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS WILL POISON THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY


FREE GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS WILL POISON THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

Many nations of the world are exotic or at least interesting to visit. The food, architecture, language and history are wonderful to see and experience first hand. Not only is it intellectually stimulating but it is an eye opener as to what is different from your country. There are rich and poor in every nation. Being rich in most countries is a very comfortable situation. Most of this upper class can afford to have house servants that few middle class Americans can employ but at times may want. In other nations the upper class people’s wealth allows them to purchase individual services more cheaply. These servants receive insignificant compensation for their services although they work hard but have little opportunity or real hope of bettering their status. They live hand-to-mouth. This is not the case in the USA.

The United States is still the land of opportunity for class advancement. Anyone who is committed to obtain middle or upper class status has to do only two things here: work hard and sacrifice pleasures to build up their assets. Depending on the level of persistence and perseverance a person will reach his goal over time. This can be accomplished within our current tax system but will come to a screeching halt if we move into a socialist welfare state.

There are many socialist/progressives and communists who have come out of the closet to openly announce that they want free university education, free health care, guaranteed income for all citizens with livable income paid by the government who hires everyone. These policies would destroy America’s economy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise election by winning only a small percentage of democrat votes is making Bernie Sanders look conservative. Even though she was raised in a wealthy Westchester town her supporters claim she was “a poor Puerto Rican person from the Bronx.” Her father was an architect, not a welfare recipient. Her policies, like all socialist/communist proponents, sound great but have not worked in reality.

This question of where the money will come from is never answered honestly. The reason is the government would have to rob (confiscate) from others to give the goodies to the slackers. This would be more than objectionable to the average American. The only way socialist/communist policies can be adopted is through public ignorance or charismatic lying thugs like Stalin, Castro or Chavez forcing socialism down the throats of the people.

Obviously, once the money is stolen from hard working people they cease to be hard workers. Merit is thrown out the window. This poison spreads until a rich country like Venezuela plummets through hyperinflation and turns into a pathetic, poor nation where citizens are fleeing in droves to more stable countries.

Under President Obama’s eight-year administration we received a “socialist-light” taste of redistribution of wealth. This was done under cover by changing bureaucratic regulations to ease the ability for people to receive government assistance. The unemployment compensation was extended to 96 weeks. The SNAP program expanded the number of participants as well as the list of products recipients were entitled to receive. The free phone program was expanded and student loans were federalized. The big enchilada was the administration ramming the Obamacare program through the legislative process.

The “new normal” was a 1.8% economic growth over the eight-years of the Obama administration, high unemployment, declining average wages, large increases in potential workers dropping out of the labor market.  The stagnant economy was constantly rationalized as the “new normal.” The results of these socialistic policies were a stagnant economy.

President Trump implemented conservative ideas into his administration. The US economy took off like a rocket. He backed off government regulations, freeing businesses to gain autonomy over their own operations. He obtained a significant tax cut for businesses and individuals and brought many corporations back from abroad. These measures stimulated the free market increasing the economic pie. This increased job opportunity and through competition increased employment wages.

Illegal immigrants are attempting to invade the United States’ borders to become part of our prosperous economy. Destroying the work ethic by imposing socialistic/communistic utopian ideas of free everything will not be imposed on our citizens without destroying our economy. These seekers of a better life are the best indicators that the US capitalist system is the best economy in the world.

Abandoning the principles of free market capitalism would be irrational. It would crush the greatest economy on earth. Destruction of the world’s beacon of freedom and prosperity would leave the world clueless as to what the possibility of a free and prosperous nation is. Everyone on earth would be losers for its demise.


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 just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.






















Tuesday, December 18, 2018

TO BE SOCIALLY INTELLIGENT CHILDREN HAVE TO INTERACT WITH PEERS


TO BE SOCIALLY INTELLIGENT CHILDREN HAVE TO INTERACT WITH PEERS
By Domenick j. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist


The primary responsibility of parents is to teach a child how to be functional in the world. They have to train the child in basic interactional skills such as emotional appropriateness, responsibility, decision-making, perseverance, talking clearly, independence, manners, and moral values.  Most of these tasks have to begin early to have the children gain the confidence and necessary skills to be considered normal. This is an incredible agenda to establish in the first three years. 

Once the groundwork is seeded the child is ready to branch out with his peers but not before the parent’s instructions for their children. This gives them a heads up in becoming socially acceptable. Children become more isolated and shunned if they have not learned appropriate responses from their parents before going to preschool. 

Around the age of three years the child learns from studying and imitating other children in the environment. Preschool children select certain youngsters as role models. The choice a preschooler picks to be a best friend is often surprising. There are too many variables, which depend on the child’s particular circumstances. The new found friend may be similar to one of their siblings, a media character they fell in love with or have certain personality traits that laughs or smiles and makes her feel happy and comfortable.

The maturing of the individual child is a mixture of innate attributes, family and other authority figure expectations and standards as well as the knowledge learned especially from their peers. The child they admired the most consciously or unconsciously is the individual most likely to be imitated. As their idol changes so does their attitudes, thinking and body language. These modifications are not readily noted but serve to slowly shape their social skills and overall personality.

This interaction with peers is a growing process for children. However, in our current culture a major deterrent for children getting together is parental fear. Modern parents view the shielding of their child from any danger as their top priority. An unsupervised peer interaction of their child with other children is frightening to them. The media highlighting of modern bullying in our culture has created neurotic parents. They believe they have to hover over their children to protect them from traumatic bullying episodes.

On the other side of the equation, the more contact children have with peers, the more opportunity they have to experience, experiment and learn from others. This enables them to identify what they want to do in shaping their own emerging personality. Children begin to unconsciously copy their own new friends’ smile, way of speaking, walking, laughing, actions, and almost anything that strikes their fancy. They try out new behaviors and attitudes to see how it feels for them without input from adults. They are learning to be more interdependent while building their own personalities.

Most children are incredibly opinionated and critical about other peer’s actions. They are unfiltered and hold back no punches. If another child looks weak, an aggressive child will quickly test him to find out how far the fragile child will let him take advantage by pushing him until he realized the other child will not cease. Finally in frustration and anger the naïve child returns the favor by pushing the child back. The game stops at this point. The innocent child learns the reality of peace through strength. This is a concrete lesson in standing up for oneself. It is an unfiltered, direct means of learning the rules of the child-jungle, which helps them establish their behavior patterns in dealing with peers.

This is a major reason an only child is at a significant disadvantage compared to a child coming from a family with siblings. Children tell and show each other things that would be ignored if said by an adult. They learn from each other how to act appropriately. “Don’t cry when you get hurt because you are acting like a baby.” This statement coming from a respected group member is more powerful than having to endure a lecture from a significant adult. Crying is like honey to a bear. It is a signal to the bully to attack.

The best protection a child has is himself. By interacting he will develop the social skills and abilities to handle peer issues. Excluding a child from independent relationships with his peers will not only delay his social maturity but could cause the child to be awkward or even a misfit among children.


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 just published book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.