A short biolabs essay featuring John Le Carré, Biolabs, Epstein, the CIA, and Metabiota; people aren't confident in public schools; students could take 5 years to recover; Ezekiel 38 news; and more...
Dear Mr. Childers, i take issue with your, anyone's idea that more school equals better education . I propose that being educated by a loved and trusted resource , parent directly overseeing, would expotentially catapult learning. I "unschooled" four, 2 "on the spectrum, and you'd be shocked what love and relationship can create. Neighborhood schools would be better than whats happening now but Clinton's "it takes a village" is NOT the village we want!
"Double down on STEM." That's how we got where we are, actually, by thinking that the specific content is the most important part of education. What underlies the problems with the COVID response, the intelligence community issues, and so many other events and issues today? That we stopped teaching how to know what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful; in other words, classical education. In the phrase, "the pursuit of happiness," in the Declaration, 'happiness' was used in the generally-understood-by-the-classically-educated-Founders Aristotelian definition, "an exercise of the soul in accordance with virtue." Not cheerfulness, but accordance with virtue, which one can only know by studying what is true and good. The Nazis had STEM down pat, didn't they? They lacked the truly important knowledge, though. We too lack it now, generally, "thanks" to these government schools which are the subject of the lack of confidence of Americans (a hopeful sign, indeed).
Are you maybe suffering from Gell-Mann Amnesia Syndrome? I don't believe a word the Times prints, including "and" and "the". The lost academic achievement story is propaganda designed to do exactly what you suggest-- get our kids back in public schools full time, all year long. What they actually lost, and what the Times is bemoaning, was CRT and sexual grooming brainwashing. Maybe they also lost a few links in their chains when they tasted the freedom to learn what they wanted to learn, instead of what is forced down their gullets. Can't have that, need those kids back in school! I hope the whole public education edifice crumbles to the ground and something better takes its place.
Jeff, this is your most significant column to date, and I have shared far and wide. Your call on our intelligence services to come clean is correct, moral and timely. Thank you for your continued courage and faithfulness to our cause of morality, truth and prayerful action.
*Is* there even a way to write a "letter to the editor" that won't immediately be construed as Russian disinformation on its face? It seems like certain topics simply fall under that umbrella ipso facto now, no matter how delicately approached. Media-government collusion has primed both of those entities and a good chunk of the public to think so anyway. Remember how radioactive even mentioning the word "vaccine" was this time last year.
Reposting my comment from yesterday because I think I put it on too late for anyone to see it…
Great stuff happening in Ohio. We are looking at putting a medical freedom constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot in May 2023. (Ohioans, please sign up here to help gather signatures! https://www.medicalright2refuse.com/) And speaking of beer, one signature drive idea I had was to have people meet at a bar after work to sign the petition. What shall we call it? Ales for Autonomy? Kegs Against Coercion? I would love y’all’s creative ideas!!
The covid fiasco has opened my eyes regarding public school education. I am now proudly homeschooling my grandchildren. I live in southern NM and there is little hope for change for my young grandchildren in the public school system. Sadly, I know many good teachers who have left the corrupt system.
As I read your call to courageously expose the corruption, I thought of this verse: “For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.” — 1 Peter 2:20
Earlier this morning, I gathered these passages as a reminder of what we’re supposed to do and be and think about, all of which is increasingly difficult in the current political and spiritual atmosphere. But through Jesus we CAN.
“He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?”
— Micah 6:8
“Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the Lord.”
— Psalm 31:24
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” — Philippians 4:4-8
Living in Arizona, It’s amazing Rusty Bowers has risen to the level of House Speaker and has continued to use his position to harm the GOP. His district ran a recall effort to remove him last year, and had enough signatures. But the SOS declined it based on a technicality. Now he’s running in a new district for a Senate seat. There’s been an effort to recall him and now censure him. If he wins his primary, it will truly be the swamp manipulating that election. The people do not support him.
Schools haven’t taught anything really worth wild in years. 2 in high school and how I wished I wouldn’t have had the insight to home school them. Now busy trying to reach them life skills and critical thinking that they should have been taught. And keep them as close to God as possible
"There ARE NO perfect countries. Certainly not Russia or China." And certainly not the United States since the coup of November 22, 1963. Formerly the WWII era OSS, the CIA's founding without accountability to anyone anywhere anytime for the purposes of "plausible deniability", was one of the biggest mistakes ever made by those in Washington.
Counselor, the intrigue surrounding US intelligence and Epstein is not novel or an aberration. The CIA and related agencies have conducted business in this fashion across the globe from their very inception. This is not the stuff of conspiracy theories. This is documented, admitted, and even celebrated from the days of the Dulles’ to John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, et. al.
PS This is an important piece you’ve written and I hope it meets with a wide distribution.
Can I just say how much I love the comment sections here and on the other Substacks I subscribe to?? So many thoughtful and interesting ideas as well as humor 🙂 I enjoy reading the comments as much as I enjoy Jeff’s posts!
I never read laCarre’s novels. I like Tom Clancy.
Ever watch the movie The Shooter with Mark Walberg? My favorite quote is from the fat Senator played by Ned Beatty. My jaw tightens every time I see it...especially now.
“There's always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference. And you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That's the hassle with democracy.”
America’s founding principles are still the best in comparison to what other countries want for their citizens. But our systems have been co-opted by profiteers and pirates.
The American citizenry is what will save this country. Or let it fall into oblivion.
I have worked in the school setting for 15 months. It’s a broken system and we should flee the entire thing if possible. If it’s not possible, be at the school board meetings and know what’s going on. The sexualization of our kids is happening - even in a small school like mine. If you have kids, continue to seek alternatives and be in your kids ears and heart. You have to combat 7-8 hours of indoctrination. And make no mistake- it is a WAR on our kids.
I love your posts, Jeff. I appreciate your voice in these times. ❤️❤️❤️
Ps: the book The Shooter was based on is a good read. Stephan Hunter is the author.
“My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.”
I appreciate the nuance that you are presenting here; anymore, it is entirely too simplistic to say that the US is 'just this', or 'just that'.
The problem with our Intel agencies is not that they are intrinsically bad, but that they have had near-unfettered power, lack of oversight, bloated budgets, and an increasing number of seriously moral-deficient people running and staffing them for entirely too long. One can go back into the 1950s for the start of their staining the prestige and respect of their various institutions, and such actions have slowly snowballed into the avalanche we see today, where the agencies are clearly weaponized against the AMERICAN PEOPLE, for political purposes.
It is debateable whether any country whose government is actively attacking and suppressing its own people for not having the 'correct ideas' is either great, or free. Which doesn't mean that I don't love the ideals that America stands for, has often promoted throughout the world, or what it has accomplished in so many ways. I will say that I am disgusted by what we have become, which is a hollow shell of that country, with too many people focused only on their own selfishness, and 'leaders' who focus only on their greed for power and money. We may not be evil, but we are certainly venal.
Which isn't a death knell, but more people need to wake up, to lift the veil of apathy and disinformation to see what is happening right in front of them. Without that, we, like every empire, will slide into the ashbin of history. We may have better stories to tell, greater feats to recall, but that will be cold comfort. Countries, like people, can reclaim former glories because countries, like people, can always redeem themselves. But, like people, it takes a continuous act of will to change course.
Do we have the will...?