Trump Had A Book About Hitler By His Bed

I have had lots of books by my bed about Hitler. But the point of it all is below to read and share.

“In a few days these troops (German) will liberate us from the nightmare of Hitler,” said Fritz-Dietlof Grof von der Schulenburg. There were plans in 1938 to assassinate Hitler. Another plan was to arrest him and lock him up. Locking up the opposition was part of the 2016 political landscape. We are only three months away from 2020 and Trump is expected to be around. So we can count on more of the same.

At that time Hitler had Jews around him and even a one hundred percent Jew named Stephanie zu Hohenlohe who wore her gold party badge.

The Fuhrer spoke his mind about things as Trump has and spoke “what he knows to be right (with emphasis on what he).” The Germans plotting against Hitler wanted to lock him up in a lunatic asylum. They wished to keep him out of war, but Hitler already had plans for Romania and the Ukraine after Czechoslovakia. And never forget that what Trump thinks is right is not what our nation needs.

Czechoslovakia had serious internal divisions which were consistent with many nations. The Germans there were fighting for power against the Czechs, for example. Konrad Heinlein wanted to be declared Minister of the Interior. Premier Hodza suggested to Henlein that he become the person in charge of the colonies, which was impossible since Czechoslovakia had no colonies. Hodza upon hearing from Heinlein that it was impossible, cleverly spoke, “Has not Italy a Minister of Finance and Germany a Minister of Justice?” And now we see that our own Department of Justice is fading out of loyalty to Trump. I wish that some of these ideas should be taken to the department to see if its leadership will change its loyalty to the people instead of to Trump.

And right now we see another low moment for Trump as “someone did something” in Saudi Arabia. It has already been written that billions of dollars of protections were useless in protecting the oil and I have spent two years saying the same about Trump’s wall. Hitler, too, had his wall. Could it be that Trump read about that as I did? Things can only get worse from here as that attack has already been called Saudi Arabia’s 9-11.

It was reported that there was a loss of almost 6 million barrels of oil. I have not seen the estimate of total damage. but Trump’s aggravating role in regard to iran has been priceless.

And what about Israel and its defenses? It should be clear that Trump has already destabilized the situation in that region and we don’t have to look for weapons of mass destruction this time. Trump ignited a flame with his embassy move and his suggestion that Israel annex territory. Even the elections in Israel have not caught up with these new revelations.

And now we learn that Trump will add new sanctions against Iran. What is going on right now is much worse than the attack on our embassy in Benghazi (except for the loss of American life there) and Trump steered that discussion too. It would be wise to take the wheel away from him.

Hitler’s wall was referred to as the West Wall, which was designed to keep invaders out. It wasn’t ready in the Spring of 1938, but it was designed to keep out the French Army just in case France decided to defend Czechoslovakia. If Trump learned about Hitler’s wall, I would conclude that he probably told himself that he was a better general than Hitler and that he would do things better his way. The Saudi 9-11 shows that things are unraveling just as things did for Hitler. No wall for Trump as well.

As Hitler moved quickly toward controlling the Sudetenland, Jews in Dachau were worried that if a war broke out that their lives would be at risk as international law would go out the window. The oppression that they experienced was briefly diminished as their young, sadistic SS guards were sent to the Czechoslovakian border and replaced during that short period by older, kinder guards. All the violations of international law under Trump have to reach the American people now.

At this time there was great revulsion against Hitler and he was losing support. Even Hitler was noticing it from a balcony in Berlin and he quickly moved from it. His propaganda machine continued its spin. And it was strongly believed that Germany needed a change of government and not a war. Americans are waking up, but more has to be done. The Republicans opposed to Trump have to do much more.

Goring berated Hitler’s biggest war hawk, calling Ribbentrop “a criminal fool.” And he strongly suggested that Ribbentrop sit beside him in the first bomber plane. Such divisions are needed now, strong divisions where fellow Republicans can blast Repugnicans.

Jews had little concern for the Czechs since the previous five years were years in which leaders there were saying “Better Hitler than Hapsburg” as Czechs did not wish for the restoration of the monarchy. And the fate of Jewry got worse as people were more cognizant of what was about to take place.

Pope Pius XI spoke out against anti-Semitism and racism in those days. He told the world that “Spiritually, we are Semites.” Hitler became agitated when he was informed that the Czechs rejected his demands saying “The Germans are being treated like niggers; one would not dare treat even the Turks like that.” Trump has gotten into big trouble for his racist comments.

This is a moment quite like September of 1938. The leaders of Europe did not want war and Trump prefers sanctions against Iran for now. Mike Pompeo has called the attack on Saudi Arabia an act of war and the Iranians have expressed that it is ready for total war. There were various compromises, but Hitler had his mind made up and the date to take action. That date was October 1, 1938 and he accomplished his goal. Trump is another story altogether and Austria-Germany is not the same as the United States. Trump’s hostility to Iran is understandable, but his diplomacy is incomprehensible to me.

It should be clear to our nation that mistakes have been made in the last two and a half years and this calls for Trump’s supporters to move the needle in the direction of negotiations, particularly at a moment when Trump has appointed a new National Security Advisor who I just read about in a post by the Zionist Organization of America.

This is a moment for negotiations and probably nothing else. Keep in mind also that the destruction that has taken place in Saudi Arabia is now part of the accounting and we can easily conclude that Obama’s deal with Iran was far cheaper than what has taken place now. And the attack was not nuclear. Trump’s supporters have a lot to explain or spin right now. Watch them carefully to see if they cannot comprehend both the errors of 1938 and 2019.

England and the other nations backed off of guarantees of support to Czechoslovakia, but it only kept war away for one year as Poland was attacked in 1939. I don’t have any real Polyana views and conservatives should take note of that. In the final analysis, it’s really up to a better informed people to decide what’s best and the answer to that is a full open discussion in which we seek more knowledge and not the rehashing of old Obama reporting and current Trump talk.

The year 1938 came about by the election of Hitler and problems related to the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. The situation now pertains to decades before Obama that still go unresolved. Hitler was wrong for Germany and Trump is wrong for US. He could step down, but Pence does not make any sense. And we cannot call new elections as Israel has. But it’s more than systemic. Considering Russia’s power, Putin may have to step down as well to help speed up great, peaceful change.

Trump has had evangelicals around him that should have kept far from the White House, but he allowed Robert Jeffress in whose comments about Jews and heaven remind me of a Sturmer anti-Semitic cartoon of a corrupt Jewish businessman going to heaven.

Trump has kept the Republican Party together. but the cracks are showing. We cannot expect a seismic shift among many Jews in Israel after the recent election there as Netanyahu continues to be diminished. The Democrats have surely made gains due to Trump’s mistakes since January 2017 and the massacre of Jews. I will predict that we will see footage during the campaign of Trump’s condolence calls made with his Jewish family members attending and mention of things that he has done to fight anti-Semitism. And that Zionists will shout eight more years (of course I mean four but we know Trump’s mind well as I make this important point).

There may not be a great candidate among the Democrats and politics may not be dominated in 2021 by liberal-socialists. There will be a swing back to greater justice and Trump out of office will no longer have the protections afforded him by the Mueller decision. Hitler overcame his opposition which you have read about in this article. but America is different from Austria-Germany and the clock is running out for Trump. Even if he takes US into war, the old slogan about not changing horses in midstream of FDR will not apply to Trump. He has done very little for the average American or even gone negative for US.

Ivana Trump said that Trump had a book about Hitler by his bed. I have books filled with information about Hitler, but I’m not like Trump. Now if we could only find that book to see Trump’s notes.



G.E.D. and The Force 2020 DDT.

I just pointed out to a woman in Florida that about 2.5 million adults in Florida do not have a diploma. And a huge amount of the 1.5 million of Florida’s former incarcerated are among those 2.5 million. Another thing to consider among people who lack a diploma is that being “special ed” impacts, creating a prescription for trouble which is harmful just like those prescriptions for oxycodone that are making news. And a high percentage of those adults end up in jail.

No need to worry too much, because the White House told Us that it has Made America Great Again and announced a while back that it will now Keep America Great. All of that is propaganda.

Florida is an important state in presidential politics and I foresee it rejecting the current politics that affects these millions of people and their families and friends. With all the talk about 2020 from candidates, the media, and pundits, I feel that among those millions is The Force to undo harm and expose the propaganda for what it is.

When the media explained how Americans were lingering in the “rust belt” and upset because eight years of Obama didn’t help, I knew that the frustration reported was smaller than the media and the polls showed. This reminds me about how the Titanic was in front of what appeared to be a small chunk of ice without knowing the real conditions.

Florida just passed legislation to hold back about eighty percent of former incarcerated men and women, but the mistake made by Governor De Santis and his supporting cast in the legislature was titanic. And I will go even further to say and predict that the Republican Party in Florida may not recover for a decade or more.

I could be wrong, but The Force includes the children of those men and women who wish to have their voting rights restored and all those people who can volunteer now to make a difference in 2020. Barring electoral fraud in that state by people in power, there could be a landslide in the making. The mass incarceration was one thing, but the moment has come for payback. The disgruntled in 2020 will shift the power in Florida and everywhere. And with Democrats in power in Tallahassee and in other state capitals, former incarcerated citizens will obtain much greater justice as well in seeking jobs that really do not require a diploma and make it unlawful to require a diploma where it is not necessary. Employers will have to conduct job interviews for everyone and will find people that are capable. That effort could start with businesses that have contracts with the state.

The mobilization starts now. Probably not since the Civil Rights Movement has America been in this kind of situation. Dr. King popularized that history and now people seeking office in America will do it on their own. They will outflank the conservatives in their communities that do not do enough. And the people will be diligent. A spark has been ignited in both Florida and New York City in the South Bronx.

There are states like New York that have been abused by Trump’s policies, including his tax reform, that seem like sure winners in 2020 and this new plan for 2020 could wipe out some of Trump’s congressional support. And the same thing could affect Republicans all over the country.

And looking at other aspects of how Trump Made America Great we turn to no new health care which we should call Trump Care, one percent student debt forgiveness out of 44 million students, and this growing number of more than 40 million adults without a high school equivalency. This nation is in bad shape and it’s not just urban areas. It’s Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and West Virginia also among other states.
We can also learn from the past as I have just learned about what fascists did to Jews in 1938 after Hitler annexed Austria. Trump-like “obstacles” were in place everywhere as Jews frantically tried to cross borders to escape the persecution imposed on them. And consider that this came at a moment when many Jews had committed suicide. Gestapo or customs agents, “sometimes” would push Jews across a border where those Jews could find their way to escape oppression, but only if those Jews could prove that they had paid all their taxes.

The rhetoric at that time predicted what was to come. “We will solve the Jewish problem, and will not be dictated to by anyone else as to how.”

There were countries that made it difficult for Jews, just as Florida has just made it difficult for ex-convicts. Those countries included Holland and Belgium. Jews in flight from Austria and Germany could be returned there as borders were closed to Jews with insufficient funds that was caused by spending large sums to escape.

And there were lots of other obstacles to consider.
Australia did not want a “racial” problem by allowing in Jews.
Northern Ireland wanted artisans.
Rich Jews were preferred in Palestine.
British Guiana was not considered “ideal “
Jews could get help from the consul of Liberia in Austria for a price, but had to agree not to wind up in Liberia.
Northern Rhodesia would take only about five hundred Jewish families.
Central America did not want doctors and intellectuals.
Peru didn’t want lawyers.
Argentina said it had done enough.
The Dominican Republic stating that it would take in 100,000, only took in about 700.
Cuba wanted $500 a person.
Bolivia had entry fees of between 36-50 British pounds when Jews made it to Brazil, but if any of those people had a job waiting for them the fee was waived.
Brazil was closed to non-baptized Jews and permitted only those who were baptized as children.
Even in 1938, the thinking of a final solution was on the lips of people. An example was that Jews belonged either in the Danube River or in the city cemetery.

It is really important to provide this kind of information to reveal the thinking in America at this time because knowledge matters. Much of what takes place is bad, selfish behavior. And it was known in 1938 that Germans had diminished themselves to a level of “dishonour and cowardice” as more and more inhumane actions developed.

Former incarcerated men and women have to promote the fair treatment of everyone. For example concerning undocumented immigrants, know that it has been illegal for them to work in America, but undocumented immigrants have been allowed to own businesses in America. And that means that these immigrants could hire anyone including the former incarcerated. Respect should be given to everyone. And sharing this as well will deflate the power of people who have very questionable allegiance to all people and is the essence of what the Jews faced in 1938 as few people wished to help. Many conservatives still have serious, fascist vestiges which have to be eradicated.






Trump and Hitler! America and Austria!

As Austria was going from an independent country to an integral part of Germany, Hitler’s “stars” were entering in March of 1938.  Herman Goring went to see the former home of his Jewish godfather, but he made speeches that we can easily compare to Trump’s speeches.  He spoke that 300,000 Jews had been responsible for the plight of Vienna’s poor (there were less than 200,000 Jews in Vienna).  Sounds like Trump could have learned something along the way to the White House?  And he also claimed that everyone knew a good Jew, but the Jewish problem had to be solved.  He also reflected on the suicides taking place among Jews, pointing out that he could not have the police watch every Jew in Vienna.  The answer was to self-deport.  And Trump spoke about “some” Mexicans being good people. When Adolf Eichmann arrived in Vienna in March, among other things that he told people was that he was born in Palestine (a lie like the Trump lies about being from Switzerland instead of from Germany).

Jews had to be encouraged to get out in 1938 just as immigrants who cross the border have to feel under Trump-like Hitler policies or do I mean Hitler-like Trump policies that don’t belong here.  Hitler had to deal with 200,000 or fewer Jews in 1938 in Austria.  There were suicides going on that affected everyone just as I reported the suicides taking place due to Trump’s policies at the border.  January 1938 88 suicides 5 Jews February 62 suicides 4 Jews March 213 suicides 79 Jews April 138 suicides 62 Jews.  Anti-Nazi, Colonel Deloge was offered the editorship of the a pro-Nazi “organ” and he committed suicide leaving a sign that said “I cannot serve the Godless.” 

But all Jews, in particular, should think about changing their minds as they read this and do more to influence others to abandon Trump.  Upon entering his former hometown of Linz, Hitler went to see Eduard Bloch, a Jewish doctor in that town that Hitler had known.  The doctor’s sign had been desecrated smeared with the word Jude for Jew.  Two SS men went to clean up the sign.  This little-known fact of history shows that we should stop arguing over whether Trump is racist or not.  We should suspend arguments as well that I guess I could write about including that Trump is not anti-immigrant.  There is a lot of evidence that Trump wants to convince American voters that he is right about even bringing in legal immigrants.  Among my thoughts and they are many, Trump may go after members of my own family based on all this new information.  And remember that Trump, the hypocrite. Hired immigrants outside the country to work on his properties both before and after the election.  But it could be argued that a hypocrite and great liar can be president of the United States.  It’s Constitutional!  I will conclude the information of Dr. Bloch shortly, but I can tell you that there were people around Hitler who knew in 1938 that he was mentally unstable and there were those who conspired to get him out.  As you absorb this information and I hope that people will volunteer to get rid of Trump now and that Jews can be united, if not perfectly united.  Stephen Miller well over a year ago stated that a long time ago as the massive immigration, that his office is confronting, actually led to a drop of forty percent in the graduation of African Americans in the United States.  I will not deflect any accusation that some jobs were taken away from African Americans over the years and perhaps even more jobs appeared to be taken by immigrants as African Americans voiced their objections.  I know that the same voices were raised as Afro Caribbean men, women, and children arrived in the United States, some of whom became famous.  It’s normal to complain about this, but it also took place at a time when African Americans were affected by the policies of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and that was mass incarceration which I have never seen blamed on the immigrants who did not provoke people to commit crimes.  There wasn’t even a backlash that I can remember, except for those organized backlashes that often started with African Americans being mistreated by immigrants with businesses. 

This is a White House that is so defective.  Trump is telling Americans that it was his idea to negotiate with the Taliban and now he has flip flopped and said it is his idea to halt those negotiations because of the violent terrorist act in which the Taliban took responsibility.  This is the Israeli approach that has resulted in no peace, which hardly affects the typical American.  We Jews deal with it much more and we need a solution that will not arrive in ten years or do many Jews not care if there is no peace within the next ten years?  That could be true.  Stephen Miller’s work also reminds me of the studies that we have noticed that were so false, so fake.  For example there was a study that claimed that coffee causes cancer.  The people who conducted the research never took into account the variable that many coffee drinkers are chain smokers.  I’m sure that you, the reader, know about a study that was wrong.  We have also learned that the small aspirin does not help in keeping people from heart attacks.  And that many supplements do little or nothing for us, but we are sucked into buying into those products. 

Hitler had an important caring relationship to Eduard Bloch, the Jewish doctor.  You see Hitler’s mother had cancer and a Jew was her doctor.  This situation existed and exists all over the world as Jews have saved the lives of people who have become enemies.  And Hitler’s mother, Clara, was dying.  Trump has a Jewish family and Jewish backers in government and industry.  So what!  Hitler was Hitler and Trump is Trump.  I want to see anti-Trump and pro-Trump people volunteer to Dump Trump now.  And what Hitler did by his visit to Dr. Bloch shows that a leader can make exceptions as he creates the worst, harmful policies for people.  Learn from this lesson now, before it is too late.

And Adolf Eichmann was keen on “Zionism” because it would get the Jews out of Germany and Austria and into Palestine.  And the Nazis used divide and rule against Jews.  You can see that the really disloyal Jews were the assimilationists who wanted to stay in their country.  And today even aside from the question of Israel, lots of Jews remain seriously divided for other reasons that people can hide behind.  I even get turned off by Democrats who wish to invade the party when I know that they will promote little change for the masses of the people.  I can agree with one about impeaching Trump, but what about his platform to help Puerto Rico and other things.

And in only one month, the rights that Jews acquired were taken away, making them live in Germany and Austria as though it was 1867.  I know that my friends in the African American community can relate to that date.  Things were that bad even though the mass extermination of Jews had not taken place.

We cannot compare the pre-Holocaust conditions taking place in Austria (and Germany) to what is taking place here today as Trump policies decimate immigrants at the border and immigrants within our nation.  What I mean to say is that we cannot compare exactly what is taking place, but the reading of just a few pages in March of 1938 do appear to be strikingly Trump and Trump at his best.  And Jews should keep in mind that Adolf Eichmann, the other Adolf, was playing a major role in policy in Austria at that time.   

Hitler’s speech on March 25 in Konigsberg presented his case as the “chosen one” as he said, “I also believe that it was God’s will that from here (Austria) a boy was to be sent into the Reich, allowed to grow to manhood, and be raised to become the nation’s Fuhrer, that he might lead his homeland into the Reich.”  And we have seen the same thing about Trump.

Eichmann told “important representatives of Zionist bodies” about his great plans for Jews and paramount among those plans at this time in history was sending Jews to Palestine.  It was expulsion, of course, but this point had to be made since the Hitler Administration while being anti-Semitic was granting the wishes of Zionist Jews.  This move tore at the fabric of Jewry at that time and divided Jews more than before.  And there were demands made upon the rich to help the poor succeed as between 120-180 rich Jews had to finance the exodus of poor Jews. 

We recall the statement that Trump made of Mexico not sending us their best people and then the attack on immigrants using MS-13 and other killers to stir hysteria in the United States.  Der Sturmer, the Nazi propaganda machine, in issue 52 mentioned Archbishop Lang of Canterbury who seemed to praise Hitler’s Germany before the British House of Lords, but who later organized Jews and Christians to pray for the prisoners in Austria, said that he was “standing up for Jewish assassins.”

Jews were going to new places to survive.  Shanghai was mentioned in my previous article on Austria in 1938.  There were 9,500 legally registered Jews there and 1,500 “unofficial” migrants.  Only 350 found work in order to survive more easily.

With all the mention of the Balfour Declaration among Zionist organizations in the United States, the British had a new policy in place by 1939 to keep Palestine Arab.  The Jewish population was capped at 75,000 unless the Arabs agreed to increase that number.  Over a six-year period, more than 51,000 Jews had arrived “illegally” in Palestine.  This new policy was years in the making and Jewish retaliation against the Arabs played a role.  The English wanted to end Jewish entry into Palestine and the Nazis wanted Jews to emigrate.  There was even a popular board game that sold close to a million copies in Germany called “Juden raus” with caricatures of Jews that could rival those in Der Sturmer. 

England had no visa restrictions as of 1927 for Germany and Austria and that changed dramatically later on to keep Jews out. 

And Jews were not the only target in Austria in March of 1938.  “Black ravens” were another opposition of the Nazis.  It probably would take only a few pages of reading about March in Austria 1938 by Giles MacDonogh to start convincing people more about Trump.  Even at that time, a crowd of Austrian Nazis was chanting to throw Cardinal Theodor Innitzer into the canal (in Linz).  That reminds me of the “lock her up” chants by Repugnicans in 2016.  These were Catholics who held great power in the “corporatist state” of Austria during the days of the republic.  Hitler assured church leaders that as long as they remained “loyal” to him the church would have no trouble.  The Vatican had a fit when it found out about the beginnings of misplaced loyalty.  The courage of the Archbishop of Linz who spoke that National Socialism was incompatible with Catholicism soon stopped as well.   Protestants, of course, wished to destroy that power.  We can recall attacks on John F. Kennedy as he ran for president, attacks citing papal control in America with Kennedy.  And even today in America, that history resonates as people are seeking government funds for Catholic schools which Protestants had a major role in preventing decades ago.  Why would Catholics require payment for students if government money had been designated for that purpose?  This is all about the political divisions among people that continue to affect us.  But it is also true that some of Trump’s politic is compatible with people of faith, but not enough is being done to stop other major aspects of his politics by all faiths in America.  Even in Trump’s twitter war, Pastor Jonathon Carl called Trump a “lightweight” and I don’t see Jonathan Carl going far enough in his criticism.  Carl is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention that needs a great overhaul.  And voting counts more than words. 

The divisions were promoted by fear and this takes place uniformly in the White House weather or not you believe Trump’s template for government and his weather forecasts.  People who fought anti-Semitism, for example, at the university level were falling into place to obey the new master race.  And Jewish divisions share something in common with that as Trump’s support of Israel, his comments about the Anschluss in the Middle East (if Netanyahu gets elected next week, and his little support against anti-Semitism are heralded instead of being scrutinized and opposed by some Jews (but not this one).  His serious major faults in fighting crime and violence in our nation and his foreign policy leadership after two and a half years shows no real progress.  He misled the American people who still remain largely uninformed.  Russia is about to develop new nuclear missiles, North Korea was not stopped from testing missiles, talks with the Taliban break off which could easily lead to more terrorism soon, no Middle East peace plan after all these years, forcing El Salvador and other triangle countries into an agreement even as the current president indicated on video news that the immigration to the United States will not stop, and no Trump victory over Iran.  Trump has been a flop as he divides Americans.  And this is not about the reasons that are indicated today for his decline in approval which was mostly about the perception of a recession and the Trump trade war with China.

I say that just like Hitler, Trump can get worse the way that he treats people.  I recall that he did have a book about Hitler at his bedside a long time ago.  We read that in the news, but we could not confirm just what he learned.  Until now?  We got rid of Hitler and now is the time to rid ourselves of Trump.  I was born 1945 and between now and 2020 all of us need to be reborn to protect our democracy and all its people.  And right now it’s not Better in the Bahamas, but we would be Better Off Without Trump.  Trump is now threatening to create obstacles that would hinder the Bahamian people.  I

n Austria 1938, the effort to gain a visa was full of the most horrendous, time consuming tiers of things that had to be done.  There was fraud involved and often Jews who had gone through many of the procedures had to begin all over.  The level of desperation was heightened by Hitler’s procedures.  There was a certificate of fiscal harmlessness, then payments, then a visit to obtain a certificate of domicile, then a visit to the district commissioner’s department in the town hall, then a visit to the Accountancy Department of the central tax office and the district tax office, then to step two if the person had the money to pay for the emigration tax, then a visit to a place where the Jew’s assets were released and a certificate of good conduct was issued, that’s when Jew’s could be forced to start all over as they could be assigned by the Nazis to clean up things and lose their turn, then to stage three where to obtain a passport which involved being interrogated at a police station, and then on to two other offices that Jews dreaded to go to.  And finally Jews had to swear that they were never going to return to Austria.  And Trump is for extreme vetting.  Where did he learn it from?

Austria 1938

Under intense pressure from Adolf Hitler, Austria tried to show a small amount of independence, knowing it did not have the heart nor the mind to resist Hitler.  And people around the government came forth in an effort to strike a blow for that independence.  Jews for example donated 500,000 schillings and then another 300,000 shillings to hold a plebiscite to find out just what Austria wanted and hoping for the best for Austria and the Jewish people.   This was March of 1938, and the historical march of 1938 into Austria by the Nazis was about to take place.

Jews were divided into assimilationists and Zionists.  I found the same kind of evidence in Galicia in Austria-Hungary in the 1890s.  Assimilationist Jews resented newly arrived immigrants who came from the shtetls of Eastern Europe.

Vienna was the European city with the most Jews back in those days.  There were almost 200,000 Jews in Austria and and more than ninety percent of them lived in Vienna.  But there were also large numbers of Jews who did not call themselves Jews and lots of converts to Christianity. 

And by 1932 baptisms of Jews were rising dramatically, obviously pushed up by the rise of Hitler and the Nazis.  Conversions to seek protection had been common in other places including the Balkans.  And we could go back to Castilian Spain as a reminder too. And I write about the same kinds of divisions today.  I am one of Trump’s “disloyal” Jews.  How could I be anything else, even if I am not a staunch Democrat? Conditions in Austria had been adverse for more than a decade following World War I and the creation of the Republic of Austria.  In 1921 there was a three-day meeting of anti-Semites in Vienna followed in 1923 by between 50,000 and 100,000 people that marched around the famous Ringstrasse protesting the “Jewish dictatorship” in Austria.  And I can tell my readers who have followed the White House, that Jews were proud of being Austrian and did not wish to leave even under such pre-hurricane conditions.  I guess my point is that we should never be told (nobody) to go back to your country as we notice the divisions in our politics.  And Austria, like the United States, had to be viewed as one of the greatest nations in the history of the world, even as things got worse for Jews and others.  A papal nunzio wanted the cessation of Constitutional Rights in Austria as it flexed its muscles.  And this was at a time when Austria was able to advance toward a better democracy as the rights of Jews in housing and jobs were protected. During the short period related to the plebiscite Kurt von Schuschnigg had flyers scattered by aircraft all over rural Austria where many voters would have been Nazis. And the message was that Austrians were better Germans than the Nazis was spread everywhere, but one day after the Germans made their move into Austria, police who had guns did nothing.  All for nothing as Hitler took Austria without firing a shot.  And those police (Vienna’s Finest) quickly started working for the Nazis in the name of law and order.  

And keep in mind that the communists only numbered around 6,000 back at that time.  Here are things that the Social Democrats of Austria did and that helped contain communism. 

Built housing projects, schools, kindergartens, libraries, and hospitals. And this was in Vienna.  Rural poor tended to side with the right-wing even back then. 

And there were social insurance and rent control.

The large housing complex called the Karl Marx Hof where 5,000 people lived had laundromats, baths, kindergartens, a library, and doctors offices.  In 1949 the new Lillian Wald Houses where I lived had only a laundry in some buildings and we had bathrooms (if that is the bath referred to) in each apartment.  What Vienna was doing for the poor did gain attention throughout Europe and I should also write that Austrian socialism was not Venezuela, but that nation ended up in far worse conditions from my Jewish point of view.  I would like to see Repugnicans discuss the socialism of Austria and tell about the enormous propaganda campaign that had to provoke hysteria when the word Marxism was invoked as things were done for the poor.  Two-thirds of Austria was rural in those days.  Rural thought in those days among other things condemned Bolshevism and Jews and now Trump has written his page in the anti-Semites diary and one-fifth of Jews are still supportive of Trump.  And the politics of that time definitely has not changed very much as the wealthy convinced the middle class to do very little that was supportive of the poor.  And more has to be done to help the poor just as things were done back then. 

The Austrian government faced grave political crises, including a strike of workers that affected the national railroad that was crushed by the army.  Parliament shutdown and a virtual dictatorship was instituted citing emergency powers.

Hitler went immediately to his birthplace Braunau am Inn close to Linz, Austria and this little-known fact I found on the History Place “On Monday afternoon, he made his grand entry into Vienna, the city he had known so many years earlier as a down-and-out tramp. He stayed at the Hotel Imperial, the same hotel where he once worked as a half-starved day laborer, shoveling snow off the sidewalk outside the entrance and respectfully removing his cap as wealthy guests came and went. As a poor youth he could never go inside. Today he was the guest of honor.”   I would imagine that Hitler was one of hundreds of millions who future was shaped by his beginnings.  In Vienna, one hundred thousand came out to celebrate his entry into that city.

Rich Jews were arrested and sent to Dachau in Germany along with Jews representing community organizations. Their properties confiscated as “The Yid must get out, but he has to leave his dough behind” became popular.  Jews looked for escape routes and Czechoslovakia would not open its borders.   And Jews were sent to Austrian and German concentration camps and as far away as the Lodz Ghetto.  Jews were also able to emigrate and that saved lives.

The application today is to learn from the past.  I know that I am not selfish nor do I have any selfish interests as I watch the Trump landscape.  Trump is selfish and I have listened to some of his supporters tell me that they are selfish.  These selfish interests destroy our nation slowly just as selfish interests almost annihilated all of the Jews in Austria who had the misfortune to be there.  Tell me that I am wrong.  Were the Austrian police looking out for Austrian Jews, as one such example, or were they looking out for their own selfish interests?  And things were much worse as we went up the chain of interests.  The mayor of Vienna was able to decide who was a Jew, he said as disaster struck.  Trump decides who is loyal, who is a good Mexican or Salvadoran, who is a good Jew, but in a context that has been modified by almost one hundred years of history, but his views are truly reprehensible.  He was and he is a disaster in the making or Make America A Disaster Again.  Put that on the red hat, because that is really what is happening as his supporters remain in denial.  He may be a “mad hatter” or insane or he may be just mentally unfit, either way we welcome important challenges to his leadership from all sides except those sides that harbor hate in their hearts.

Feng Shan-Ho, the Chinese consul general in Vienna, risked his life providing visas to thousands of Jews whose lives were saved.  That’s the character that pervades the “righteous of nations” and not the behavior and poor and lack of knowledge that we observe in Trump. 

I certainly do not want to listen to another human being that tells me I sent my condolences to this person or that person who has been victimized by a mass shooting or something else that is horrific and listen to anyone who doesn’t understand propaganda when he or she hears it.

Mark Cohen has a Holocaust Exhibit in Dania Florida and here is an drawing called Dachau Survivor, Liberation Day, 1945. The venue is the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center.

J’Accuse: Emile Zolá is My Guide

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I live and eat J’Accuse and that applies to people on both sides of the political aisle.  Emile Zolá has been a great hero to me for exposing the French military at the time of the Dreyfus Affair in the 1890s.  James Comey exposed Trump and there was his team of liars.  So this time it wasn’t the military trying to target people as it was people around Donald Trump.  There were seventeen liars according to what I read concerning Robert Mueller’s investigation.  That investigation was American investigation to find out the truth and it found out lots of truths that have partially cleaned out Trump’s swamp, but it isn’t over yet.  The Dreyfus Affair was not over, even after Captain Alfred Dreyfus was released from Devil’s Island off the coast of South America.  You will find out more about what happened later on.  I decided to release this new section of my book because of two things  One was that I learned that James Comey would be given my new article James Comey for President which is principally about, again, the Dreyfus Affair and no sooner had I learned about that did I read about the new motion picture by Roman Polanski called J’Accuse which is based on the novel that I had read by Robert Harris called “An Officer and a Spy.”  I was being Zolá without completely realizing it until Trump came along.  Incidentally Picquart was anti-Semitic according to what I have read.  But why did he go out of his way to expose the military that he loved which was plotting against a Jew?  The reason was to honor truth and justice.

 People ask today if Donald Trump is racist or they insist that he is racist.  Use the information of Picquart as your guide here.  Trump may be racist or he may not be, but we also know from watching Trump, particularly since his campaign started, that he is not interested in the truth unless it serves his own interests.  Does it really matter then if he is or he isn’t, especially when he has been elected the leader of our nation.  His supporters know who he is, but another thing to know is that since he supports so many of their positions they will let him get away with stupid things that he says and things that he fights for, even if they may not even agree with it.  They voted for him, they won, and we lost and that is pretty much all that matters.

Leakers are needed to provide justice and keep government clean.  It was not Emile Zolá who leaked the information about the French military, Colonel George Picquart gave the information to Louis Leblois.  On April 28, 2018 in Jewish Business News I wrote that the truth must come out.  I could be the only journalist in the United States who has shared this kind of information.  Even the website of the Central Intelligence Agency has posted the importance of the Dreyfus Affair to understanding investigations and that preceded Trump and his problems (see James Comey: A “Leaker” With A Higher Loyalty).  And shortly after that I wrote about how Comey prevented the president from making waterboarding an official policy and the hospital scene at Attorney General John Ashcroft’s bed reads like the famous scene where there is a conspiracy to take out Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (Lessons From The Spanish Civil War).  This article also cites evidence of how Texaco aided fascists and walked away with a “slap on the wrist” from President Roosevelt.This new section or chapter is an attempt to share content that my readers around the world have read.  It started with Jewish Business News in Israel and then made a turn to my own blog The Force 2020 DDT or Defeat Donald Trump or DDT the insecticide.   And many articles have been read by people in Congress.  In fact my article some of my ideas have reached a level in the 2020 Election Campaign.

Trump Belongs in Hebron was my first title and it called for Trump to be somewhere else where he could build golf courses, stay there, and play there.  His election was a curse on Jewish and Christian values which we noticed in his exchange with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News.  He believes in “An Eye for An Eye” and I wrote I spoke with a rabbi on the Lower East Side and he told me that we should be careful about urging “An Eye for An Eye.”  We have to absorb that lesson.  I also wrote about the killing of Talmudic students and others in Hebron as Arabs launched terrorist attacks on Jews in 1929,but I also feel that people have to be balanced and talk and write about the attack on the Arab village of Deir Yassin perpetrated by the Jewish military force the Irgun led by Menachem Begin. That attack in 1929 inspired me to write in the 1980s and I later wrote screenplay which is called The Sacred Oath: Ali Lakhdar’s Revenge.  I learned much more about that massacre of Jews recently including that Rabbi Menachem Schneersohn had been in Hebron with the Jewish community there shortly before the massacre. 

I have called upon Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib whose family is Palestinian to tell her constituents who don’t know about that Hebron took place before the Nakba.  It’s about being as fair and balanced as possible.

There is a lot of history in this book that I have shared with my online readers and now I hope that schools around the country will share this book as teachers and students learn much more, especially as The Force 20220 DDT approaches us.  As my new readers turn to the internet to search for content, they will surely learn about solutions to our problems.  College campuses can learn about fighting anti-Semitism, for example, by reading The Holocaust Chronicles or Uniting Jews To Fight Anti-Semitism.  I have not concentrated on my new articles in this book, but there are many that are worth reading as well such as the article Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter as we have learned about several suicides among police officers in New York City. 

Trump’s Divisiveness is America’s Divisiveness

Trump is more follower than leader and he has failed to bring people together in almost three years.  As time went by, some people who could not say Black Lives Matter or Latino Lives Matter tried to give us a pill to swallow and that pill is All Lives Matter.  Trump’s version of All Lives Matter sounds much more like Archie in All in the Family, taking us back to the days of imposed segregation and White Supremacy before Civil Rights.  Jews played a major role in instituting Civil Rights in states where that was possible at that time until the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  I wrote about Colin Kaepernick in my article Trump Silence About Jews and African Americans.  I wrote that the police across America could have built a bridge to communities through Colin Kaepernick, but the police chose their own option.  Police and prosecutors have conspired against African Americans over the decades and I did compare that to the Dreyfus Affair again.  I also called for a cartoon of Emile Zolá coming out of the mouth of Colin Kaepernick as he fought for justice for Black people. 

In the article Lebron James For POTUS, I write how Natalie Portman said “We’re humans.  We’re all humans.” We must unite and not divide.  And I had a role in helping members of the N.A.A.C.P. get arrested in the office of Senator Jeff Sessions who did not give those people an appointment.  I gave that idea and it led to the defeat of Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama.  Choosing Sessions was an integral part of that divisiveness.  Make no mistake about it.

The article I’m In a Jewish State of Mind reveals how Trump turned people from El Salvador upside down as he eliminated temporary protections that had been in place for decades and removed recent DACA protections even though DACA had 70 percent approval.  To me it’s not about the polls, it was about Trump’s divisiveness and his inhumanity.  Jews had protections beyond religious freedom as George Washington visited the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island where he declared that we should not give in to intolerance in our nation.

I know that undocumented immigrants have lots of rights, including the right to open a business, get a social security number, and pay taxes. Donald Trump has stated that he wants to ban all Muslims, but months later he stresses that he will ban Muslims in countries of high terrorism. It is good that he has changed his policy statement, but it took him months to change it.

In Senator John Barrasso On Shutdown I wrote this.  A 30 percent fine should be paid by our government to all federal works who were not paid or furloughed.  The government shutdown was wrong and should be remembered. 

Relations With Mexico and the Wall. 

Viva Mexico was the first of my man articles about Trump’s wall.  I proposed that about half of the money for the wall could go to fighting crime in America, about half to helping veterans across America, and some money to aid Israel as it seemed that there was much more inflammatory rhetoric taking place in the Middle East and Iran.  Many cities the top dangerous cities voted Republican in 2016 and under Trump we see that he has paid very little time to addressing national safety concerns which have escalated and since he doesn’t know what to do or even say, he blames others such as Congressman Elijah Cummings and Baltimore. 

Carlos Slim, the wealthiest man in Mexico holds the key to helping Mexico and much of Latin America where he has great influence.  At one time he had more money than Bill Gates.  In Let’s Talk About Carlos Slim Multibillionaire From Mexico, I point out how the world’s wealthy including Michael Bloomberg and Magic Johnson could have done much more for the poor all these years.  Lebron James is mentioned for his donation to Akron to help some people with their high school equivalency test fees as a good example of hitting the bulls’ eye throughout the world where more education is in demand in the workforce.

In Breitbart Fake News I suggest the Putin pay for Trump’s wall among other things.  I also mention that there has been no great protest against Trump’s wall.

I received a nice letter from Senator John Mc Cain related to fighting domestic terrorism and gangs, but Mc Cain felt that a wall would not keep out immigrants coming to the United States (even President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador  recently said the same thing in a video that I watched).  Read John Mc Cain.

In Texas Senate Race, I wrote that Trump’s Wall had been breached 13 times in a week.

In Mexico’s Lopez-Obrador I write about reading the Mexican president’s book.  Here is important critical information from that book.  López-Obrador calls the opposition a “gang of thugs” and Trump seems to have mostly thugs around him that are there to profit from being with Trump.  López-Obrador writes about how the wealthy have depleted the Mexican treasury through tax deductions just at the moment that we are finding out about the tax scams of Donald Trump to enrich himself with tax deductions.  The president-elect of Mexico writes about Franklin D. Roosevelt and how the 32nd president expressed four fundamental human rights 1) freedom of expression 2) freedom of worship 3) freedom from want 4) freedom from fear. Trump has given us 1) freedom for Trump to express himself as he denigrates just about everyone else 2) freedom of worship except for maybe Muslims who pray for their loved ones to join them in America 3) freedom to cut the programs of the poor 4) freedom to invoke fear anytime he wishes, particularly in the blue states, sanctuary cities (his case was just overturned on funding to sanctuary cities) and more.

We have to be the Joshuas of the Bible as I wrote about Trump On 60 Minutes.  And there was a lot more to read about in those 60 Minutes.

Lucky Trump Equals Lucky Lindbergh And Lucky Luciano is a title that refers to anti-Semitism in the making and to crime.  We have learned from the Mueller Report that no “sitting president” can be charged due to Department of Justice decisions, but in that article I wrote Now we can get to my community and learn just how Trump is manipulating lots of information about MS-13 and the undocumented immigrants that deserve much better. They are an integral part of this community and businesses owe their growth to them. First of all, thirty alleged members of MS-13 that were arrested won their cases and were released. Justice matters!

I write about El Chapo and Carlito from Carlito’s Way in Trump Betrays Public Safety And Americans.  The drugs entering the “open border” end up in the hands of people who kill and people who are killed by the drugs. But most of the drugs are coming through legal ports of entry. We also know that border agents are accepting bribes to let drugs in.  And people know how to climb over walls is demonstrated.  So what use is the wall considering so many dangers?

Jewish world

I advocated for more money for Puerto Rico at a time when Trump was threatening cuts in aid to Palestinians and he was negotiating with Abbas who was paying terrorists to kill Israelis.  There was no mention of Trump and Abbas by the leading Zionist organization the way that I told it, just support for Trump because of other things related to Israel. 

In my article about a school in Vermont, I state that I wish a Jewish Lives Matter had been raised to unite people before the Holocaust. 

In The Fire and Fury President Part II, I denounce Minister Louis Farrakhan, but I denounce Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump for being in power and doing the things that they do to harm the world.  Putin announced that maybe it was Russian Jews who interfered in the Election of 2016.  Jew blaming, maybe not at its best, but significant.  It’s about being toxic but holding on to power and I mention the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown as well.  Where is he today?  He became toxic with that shooting.

A bill sponsored by Democrats was killed in the Tennessee legislature that would have done more to prevent criminals in the White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi categories, Tennessee the home state of Donald Trump’s favorite president of the United States Andrew Jackson.  Read about that in The Fire and Fury President: Part III and remember that two Israelis were killed in the uprising after Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

My article called The Holocaust Chronicles is important and shows Jews who could have been members of my own family in the Przemsyl Ghetto and read about the German woman who wrote My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me which I feel can defuse lots of anti-Semitism among African Americans across our nation.  That is if the message gets out to the public.

In Trump’s Patton Impersonation And The Jewish People Patton called the Jews who survived the concentration camps that were just liberated “the greatest stinking mass of humanity that I have ever seen.”  That sounds a lot like Trump to me as well. 

As a reminder to Jews who support Trump mostly disregarding his harsh treatment of immigrants, I wrote Colonel Jose Castellanos’ Lesson To Us All about how this Salvadoran saved thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust and was later honored at Yad Vashem in 2010 as “Righteous Among Nations.”

Evangelicals are going through changes at this time that cause consternation, but I wrote about Robert Jeffress in Trump’s Evangelical Leadership And More as Jeffress who said that Jews cannot be saved and spoke in pretty much the same manner as Minster Louis Farrakhan has in the Nation of Islam.

In Trump and Franco, I go further into the role played by Torkild Rieber of Texaco who was aiding Hitler as well, providing agents around Europe to destroy people that we later supported.  Rieber, naturally, considered himself a “patriot.”

In The National Anthem and Trump’s Throne (actually a torture chair in Bobolice Castle in Poland), I write that the President of Israel should not let Trump into Israel (knowing that countries decide who to allow in).  And I reveal how war veterans played a role in getting the Star-Spangled Banner adopted by Congress and that was resolved by the Hoover Administration which also gave us anti-Semitic immigration laws.

Michael Oren, former ambassador to the United States, wrote in Ally that the Republicans “appeared more determined to alienate these interest groups which included liberals, students, immigrants, and minorities.”  See Israel: Its Relationship With Presidents and People.  And he does point out that Obama gave Israel a $38 billion aid over ten years in his book (I would love to hear Trump repeat that).

In Trump Putting With Putin: Trump Mixes Fascism and Appeasement, I write about Neville Chamberlain and the powerful people around him in England, but I also show the anti-Semitism that pervaded English society and the support that Parliament gave to Chamberlain.  Hitler and Mussolini were considered “pretty regular diplomats” and Trump is a “regular” president by that definition.

Joseph Kennedy was okay with some Jews, but the rest stink reminded me of Trump his “some” Mexicans are okay.  For Kennedy, the persecution of Jews was kind of like “fake news” and he wanted it eliminated.  See The Lie About The F.B.I. that was perpetrated by Trump and his supporters.

There were 100,000 undocumented Jews in Germany who moved from war torn Poland that I never heard about until now.  “Undocumented” immigrants are being abused under our eyes by Trump.

Read Trump’s Very Dangerous GPS.  In Enemies Of The People. I quote the Bavarian Minister of Culture (“culture”) who said “From now on it is not up to you to decide whether something is true, but whether it is in the interests of the National Socialist Revolution.”  German Jews were loyal and had to live through this before the Holocaust took place.

I wrote the article Talmud Applied to American Law to show the lawlessness of Trump, but Peter Hays in his book on the Holocaust wrote that during the Holocaust people complying with a list was unacceptable under the Talmud which “amounts to taking on personal guilt.”  And I do not see Melania Trump’s name on a deportation list.

The United States would not even help 20,000 Jewish children come here as those children met the fate under Hitler.  In The Lesser Of Two Evils, I write about how Jews were protected sometimes and people risked their lives to save Jews at a time when 10 percent of Americans favored deporting Jews.

In Donald Trump’s Swamp Nation, I told how Hitler was telling his people “We either segregate Jews or we destroy our race.”  And Hitler was able to parlay a minority vote which was 16.8 percent including the nationalists in 1928 and then become victorious four years later.

In Kavanaugh’s Music Box I bring the movie The Music Box by Costa-Gavras together with the Dreyfus Affair.  The ending of the Music Box is superb as a woman who defends her own father in Chicago learns the truth about his terrible past killing Jews in Hungary.  I feel that the case against Trump and Russia is far from over, but Robert Mueller could not discuss things that were not in the report.

Wendell Wilkie felt that dealing with the “New Deal” was worse than dealing with Hitler, I wrote in Trump The Evil In America.  I also point out how Ben Carson put out false information about Jews not having guns in Hitler’s Germany.  They had guns, but those guns were of no use to them.

Righteous among nations for Donald Trump, I asked in Pittsburgh, an article after the massacre there.  I also tell about how I called the Dennis Praeger Show to speak about anti-Semitism.  Praeger was aligned with Trump so see his response to potential danger.

After the Pittsburgh Massacre 26,000 people signed a petition asking Trump to denounce White Nationalism.  In Trump Incites I denounce rabbis who are aligned with Trump, perhaps because of traditional respect given to our nation’s leader.  That makes little and no sense to me looking back at all the history that I have learned and shared.

In Trump Blamed After Charlottesville And Pittsburgh, I point out that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn started drug programs, advocated for world peace and solar energy (not good ole American coal), foreign aid to developing countries, and no land for peace in Israel so lives would not be lost among other things. 

We Are Not The Lucky Ones Now is a title that I lifted from a novel called We Were the Lucky Ones, a Holocaust story based on a true story.  And where did Jews go in 1946?

In M.A.G.A. Cement Falling Apart I gave the supporting details to the Trump conspiracy as he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Mathew Whitaker who had earlier criticized the Mueller Investigation.  And Abe Foxman, I wrote, reported how three neo-Nazi candidates for office just received support from voters ranging from 26.5 percent to 38.2 percent in Congressional elections.

In Vietnam On Veterans Day I write about Pierre Mendes France former Prime Minister of France who was called a traitor by Jean-Marie le Pen of France, a right winger and a nationalist.   Mendes France wanted to get France out of the colonialism business altogether which signaled comments about bringing down France.  As Trump tries to get us out of Syria and Afghanistan today, we have to ask what those right-wingers think about another display of American power without victory. And keep in mind that the French Assembly voted 471 to 14 to get out of Indochina.

Exodus (1947) Under The Honduran Flag is a reminder that there was a Jewish “invasion” into Palestine which was more dangerous than the arrival of caravans from Latin America.  There were 4,500 “illegal” immigrants there if we can call anyone seeking a new home “illegal.” The British were arranging to take the Jews back to Germany.

Italian Protectors of Jews is a great story Giovanni Palatucci who helped create a Jewish haven in Italy.  His fiancée was Jewish and she survived Hitler, but Palatucci died in Dachau Concentration Camp.

I wrote the article Melania Trump and I have watched people closely including former Ministers of Education in the Dominican Republic. They bring nothing to schools that they speak in, except hot air. Think of something that Melania Trump could have brought to those school children and their parents during her Africa trip. I know you can think of something good.  I could have been the educator of low-level members of MS-13. I was the teacher of the Consulate of El Salvador and I knew what to do, but the FMLN won the election in 2009 and has retained power since as my own influence waned.  On my business card at that time, it was written “no person left behind” when all George W. Bush could give US was “no child left behind.” I meant business.

Uniting Jews To Fight Anti-Semitism is an article, but it is also what is needed now to fight anti-Semitism.  Nobody calls upon me and my ideas and I write to leading Jewish organizations often.  Check this out.  Antisemitism by Muslims ..? The Covenant of Protection from Prophet Muhammad Commands the Muslims to Protect Jews and Christians Until the End of Time. 

The Conspiracy of Hearts and Minds portrays the worsening condition of the United States.  The conspiracy of the Hearts and Minds today is playing in theaters near you all over the United States and the world. Anti-Semitism? Yes. Anti-civil rights? Yes. Anti-immigrant (undocumented)? Yes. Antilogical? Yes.

In 1963 John F. Kennedy was very worried about the “backlash” over his civil rights position, but he believed that it was the moral thing to stand up for. Trump, like the word tromper in French, tells us of a man who cheats, deceives, and disappoints and he does it amazingly well. Boy does that word’s meaning fit Tromp great. We must tromp on Tromp in any language. In Spanish, we have to give a political trompazo to Trump. In other words, Dump Trump and what he stands for.  I watched the movie the Conspiracy of The Hearts where Jewish children were saved by Catholics in a movie theater called the Palestine on the Lower East Side in the 1950s.

Donald Trump (Toxic) is an article where I strongly criticize the Zionist Organization of America.  Then we have the leadership of Jewish organizations in America where things are problematic. Take, for example, the Zionist Organization of America stating in a massive email effort that the man arrested for the Pittsburgh Massacre that “Tragically, a Trump-hating anti-Semite murdered 11 Jews while they were praying in a Pittsburgh shul.” This clearly takes Trump out of focus. Then days later, the Jewish publication Algemeiner printed the comments of French Jew Bernard-Henri Lévy who said, “Antisemitism is back. Everywhere. Openly,” Lévy said, as he reflected on a year that saw numerous instances of deadly antisemitic acts, among them the murder last March of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor living alone in Paris, and the slaughter by a neo-Nazi gunman of 11 Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh at the end of October.”

In Trump’s Insane Asylum Ending Soon I told many stories including this one about the Displacement Camps after World War II.   The other side of all this is the immigration issue and asylum for people of all nations. And the wall issue has been pushed to the fore ground by Trump. Romney, remember. decided that he wanted immigrants to self deport, which for some or many would mean self-destruct.  The immigration-refugee crisis of the post-World War II Era was so immense and the United States did not call for a national security emergency at the border. Trump’s border crisis is minor by comparison, but still important.  Herbert Lehman was put in charge of UNRRA or the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration but was replaced by Fiorello LaGuardia (former mayor of New York City and a Republican). About 7.7 million people needed help. The Displacement Camps included Jews, slave laborers, soldiers, and refugees. There were people from the Soviet Union, Poland, others from Eastern Europe, France, Norway, Holland, and Belgium. Relief cost tens of billions of dollars.  Isolationists in Congress were opposed to paying the costs upon hearing about the waste and corruption, but human lives were in big trouble as soldiers and relief workers were at each other’s throats. There was no return to normalcy for a long time and people found themselves in conditions that were often worse than they experienced before the war ended.  Sex among the displaced persons were more than common. It has been explained as “an act of defiance against extinction.”750 babies a month were born in the camps 1/3 of the Jewish women were either pregnant or had given birth And most of those Jews were not survivors of the concentration camps Reports went back to Truman that the camps were failing the people.

In Magoo’s Magi Keeping America Great, I chose to write about the Polish Jews.  A quick look at responsibility in the book 1946 is about the Pogrom of Kielce, which is not in Germany. Kielce was the worst of the anti-Jewish massacres of the Post World War II period. There were only 380 Jewish residents of Kielce when before Hitler there were 20,000. There were 130,000 residents of the town when the pogrom took place. Forty-two Jews were killed that day and eighty were badly injured. The scene was typical of what Jews had experienced under Hitler. And pogroms were not limited to Poland then.  There were all kinds of forces at play in the pogrom. And among those forces was the idea of Zydokomuna or Jewish Bolshevism as there were some Jews among the Communists who took over Poland and these Poles were not considered “real Poles.” The Catholic Church did not do anything to challenge this to prevent Blood Libels and other incidents. The Bishop of Czestochowa, Teodor Kubina, was not one of those who conformed to the statements and actions of the vast majority in the Catholic Church. And Kubina was ostracized by others. Cardinal Hlond who did not make a statement against anti-Semitism when the British Ambassador Victor Cavendish Bentinck asked him to. It was felt that such a statement could weaken the support for the Catholic Church in Poland. But it was also strongly believed that the Church was anti-Semitic (but there were many important great deeds during the Holocaust by various archdiocese).  The Communist Party also took no action against this anti-Semitic act, adding to the political insanity of its time. There were 75,000 Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust and it was probably made perfectly clear that the Jews would be better off leaving the country. Jews left for Germany to live in Displaced Person camps.

Huckabee Huckabee is about two Huckabees.  I wrote about the former governor in that article.  Huckabee in his presidential campaign wanted to build a border fence and get the undocumented immigrants to return home in 120 days. Danny Danon of Israel has strongly defended Huckabee against criticism by Jewish organizations including the A.D.L. or Anti-Defamation League. Huckabee compared the national debt with the Holocaust. And even today (two years after Obama has left office), the Huckabee criticism of the Iran Nuclear Deal shows us that Iran is in compliance instead of creating nuclear missiles.

Beto Vs. Trumpanik starts with some Yiddish.  Trombenik in Yiddish is a lazy person or a person who boasts a lot or a loudmouth or a bullshitter or he who Trumpets himself or Trumpanik. Perfect! And he should resign and leave Congresswoman Omar alone. She was elected and she has time to prove that she is worthy. And when Trump trumpets his partisans panic (k). Trump panic!  Americans do not know their own history well and even the three branches of government, people in Europe know little of nothing about the Holocaust, and apparently, Trump knows very little himself. We cannot fault him for saying this last week that good people fought to abolish Civil Rights as context does matter. Trump has had two years and he was never worthy!

In Nakba Awareness Among Republicans Coming I was just kidding.  And in pursuing his point, Congressman Meadow was touting his record and does not want to be considered a racist for what Congresswoman Tliab said.  And I have to agree with the congresswoman that hiring a Black woman and getting along well with her does not exclude the possibility that Trump is racist.  Hitler, in his early days in power (I repeat from another article) protected Jews who were attacked) and we know that Hitler was a racist.

I called the office of Congresswoman Omar and her staff searched for my article on the Holocaust Chronicles and found it to show to her.  That article details that people of color, but particularly African Americans and other Black people probably would have been next in line to be exterminated.  Even one of my readers was quick to point that out to me.  Black History Month just ended and Jews share too much in common for people to divide the importance of the commonality of our history.  This should be shared of course with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and with students on campus across America.  It would take great courage on the part of Omar to make this well-known in her district and to her supporters around our nation.  By not doing that it portrays a politician who is less courageous for now and more partisan. Read Congresswoman Omar’s Mistake.

Puerto Rico and Trump

I urged help to Puerto Rico early on citing the murder rate in Puerto Rico just after Hurricane Maria.  This is another example of his failure to improve public safety.

Trump and the American People

He took away wage increases of management level employees and froze the wages of federal employees.  And then there is the Tax Reform that was passed which hurt people in big states and did not take into account the needs of large families in all states as the standard deduction clearly hurt large families as personal exemptions were eliminated.  Bernie Sanders countered Trump by pointing out that the lowest level of job creation since 2010 has been under Trump and there will be on that later. 

In Tom Perez and Governor Rosselló Speak At the NAACP Convention, I pointed out that Rosselló had a person in charge of education that I compared to Betsy DeVos and they were committed to charter schools instead of making things better in neighborhood schools.  The statehood question resulted in passing a resolution in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico which was later rescinded by the NAACP.  Tom Perez asked that we “turn on the light of truth” in America.  Since then both the Secretary of Education of Puerto Rico and its governor have resigned.

With roots in Spain, many Puerto Ricans ought to know that after the famous attack on Guernica, made famous by Pablo Picasso, the Fascists started to blame the tragedy on the Republicans.  Read Fake News And Once More In One Nation Under Trump.  Keep in mind Trump’s many spins of Hurricane Maria, including the number of deaths. In Springtime For Hitler In Times Square I ask if Jews would tolerate a statue of Hitler there, thinking about African Americans and Robert E. Lee and others.  Lord Nelson’s statue was destroyed by Irish who blew it up.  Mar-A-Lago could be a great place to house detestable statues. 

I was told a long, long time ago that my family roots (Kurzweil) were from Spain.  Elizabeth Warren was told she had Native American roots and she does.  I would assume that the Kurzweil roots go back before 1492 when Jews were forced out of Spain.  There are interesting roots of others like Muhammad Ali and Bryant Gumbel for readers who are interested in Elizabeth Warren vs. Donald Trump.

 Black Lives Matter.

See the article on the raising of the Black Lives Matter flag with permission at a school in Vermont which was a show of unity.  I wrote that we should kneel together for peace in communities in that article Black Lives Matter Flag Raised in Vermont.  And I point out that White domination should not be confused with White Supremacy. 

As I have written about Colin Kaepernick often, take a look at Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Right Person for Fox News Interview But Wrong and his comments about the Colin Kaepernick Matter as he expresses his preference for symbols including the American flag as though Jesus created that flag. I was thinking of his resignation as I thought of my mentor Emile Zolá who gave me the new title of this book.

General Forrest and Katyn Forest asks about the tolerance of Jews for a statue of Hitler.  This play on the word forest also reveals that between 700-900 of the Polish Army officers killed were Jews and that a statue of Stalin who signed the order had been taken down.  Jewish and African Americans have been hurt by the demand for “culture” that is historical but extremely oppressive.

It doesn’t matter if Donald Trump is a racist or not, his policies are hurting Black people around our nation.  Charging much higher rent in HUD is just one example and in Donald Trump and Pastor Darrell Scott I addressed these things and more as Pastor Scott has failed to help in many expected ways, but remains a hardline supporter of Trump. 

In NAACP Convention Speaks I present the photo and story of Emile Zolá fighting for justice.  And I point out that Trump hides behind the flag and the military instead of fighting for justice for all people.  No flag should take on more importance than the struggle of people for equality and justice.

Although Stand Your Ground laws are for everyone, Florida’s history including Broward County, Chris Mancini has told me, has been full of racism and injustice for decades.  In Florida Stand Your Ground Law May Be Unconstitutional, I call attention to the old duels that our nation used to have.  Fans of Hamilton, the Broadway Show, can read my view on those duels.

Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore for the Senate.  In Doug Jones’ Historic Victory in Alabama and Roy Moore’s Recent Claim of Equality in Alabama, everyone should take notice of the fact that it affected my Jewish State of Mind to read about Alabama’s clean history.   About 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones and 96 percent of Blacks overall and that vote was a rebuke of Trump as well.

In Contamination Of The White Race, I wrote that from the Mississippi to the Rhine River, Hitler in Mein Kampf, Jews and Black people were going to share the same fate.  Germans could not even tolerate King Kong holding that German-type blonde in the movie.  Black people fell under the same Nuremberg Laws as Jews and others and were sent to concentration camps.

The Electoral College should have been removed after the Civil War was won, but it wasn’t.  In Enough American Propaganda I wrote that the Electoral College was one of two things that got Trump in office and the other thing was lying which should have resulted in his being shown the door of the White House or never got him into the White House in the first place.

The Occupation Of Paris in 1940, African Americans had to sit in the last car of trains as Mein Kampf was German Jim Crow.  “Better Hitler than Blum, (Blum was Jewish and he had been prime minister twice during the 1930s)” was on the minds of right-wing Frenchman.  And Josephine Baker, who was in Paris, lost favor because of Hitler’s racism and control over the minds of people.  Her nightclub act was considered decadent.

There is a link between the word “pig” in Jewish and African American communities to find out in The Holocaust And Black Lives Matter.  And keep in mind that the massacre of Haitians in the Dominican Republic predated Kristallnacht by a year and nobody stopped Hitler and his assault on Jews in Europe at that time. 

Would Rabbi Schneersohn Have Praised Hitler is an article that led me to learn later that Rabbi Schneersohn in 1929 had been in Hebron with the community there just before the Arab Massacre of Jews.  This article was written just before Trump’s moving of the American Embassy in Israel which could have waited until peace for sure.  It could have waited.  African American and Jewish fears are the same.

In Camelot’s Unethical Plot about the last days of John F. Kennedy, I wrote, “On the other hand, Kennedy’s second fulfillment wish item has not turned out as well as people expected. Civil rights critics just like Holocaust deniers abound in America. African Americans still need the kind of communication that we Jews had as Zionists met and finally started a homeland for Jews that was approved by the United Nations. In addition, African Americans need voting protections in states and to feel much more confident in America, confidence that has not happened in One Nation Under Trump.”

In The Republican Party Is Dying I revealed things about the Kennedy years.  The people around Dr. King wanted to end discrimination in hiring and Kennedy was not ready for that. He spoke to the organizers of the March on Washington about how the Jews had escaped discrimination through education (something that started in Europe back in the 1800s). Education was important, of course, since only 25 percent of African Americans were graduating from high school in 1963. And there are people that think that things have worsened since those days.  The rich combination of jobs and education was the key, but the United States has failed. I would have been of no help to John F. Kennedy or Dr. King, but by 2002 I knew where they and Republicans had gone wrong. The G.E.D. to lift greater numbers up each year. I learned after 2000 that there were 40 million affected people in America and things were getting worse. And continue to be worse.  Dr. King told Kennedy about his plan of action and A. Philip Randolph told Kennedy that young Black youth were “running out of hope.” And keep in mind that although Eisenhower had acted sometimes, there was a mentality based on the conditioning taking place all over America and that Kennedy for two years was not the Kennedy of 1963. making made this comparison. Kennedy should not “substitute an inadequate approach for a miserable one.”

In Voter Backlash (1963) turning to Birmingham we remember that there was a bombing, an assassination of Medgar Evers, and white police tormenting or terrorizing African Americans. John F. Kennedy sent two men to intervene for him. They were Earl Blaik whose West Point football team we used to watch play Navy and General Kenneth Royall who Kennedy believed integrated American troops while Truman was president. Not a single African American played in 19 years for Blaik and Royall opposed integration of the Armed Forces. Sound like Trump?

People that I know participated in my article Twelve Angry Black Men.  I wrote this as a wake-up call.  I think that Black Lives Matter and other organizations have to have a big meeting and make things better now because things are actually getting worse as they get better. The children are benefitting more, but the adults are suffering. Everyone needs to be educated. Education is what John F. Kennedy wanted to give to African Americans (that was the deal he pushed through) because he knew that integration was going to be a problem. Unfortunately, Kennedy and the people who followed him have not done a great job. And I have long felt that I am continuing the work of Dr. King.

In An Educational Report For Our Nation, I exposed lots of things and this is one of my favorites.  New York, for example, has ranked at the bottom of the barrel with Alabama and Mississippi on the passing rate for African Americans and the gap is about twenty-five percent between Whites and African Americans. This impacts on communities and clearly presents problems such as low educational attainment, job opportunities, and crime in communities. And all the above affects the tax base. Wyandanch, Long Island is now struggling to retain teachers for the next school year at a time when it needs to do the best for the students and the community.

In I Didn’t Need To Do This Wall I wrote about an America that could have gone insane for Hitler.  There was a great support for Hitler back in those days, political, economic, and more. World War II may have helped the US avoid death camps in the United States and lead the world to recognize the existence of the State of Israel. And Jim Crow would have gone out of existence as well at the hands of National Socialists in power here. National Socialism would have made it unnecessary to fight for the White Race today and I would not be writing this.

In relation to the African American community, it is not about teaching them only about dreidels, the hora, and latkas (which was what Ambassador Michael Oren of Israel was doing as he tried to build bigger support for Israel). It is about the side that Natalie Portman has talked about. The cause of justice affects us all. Dreyfus did not have to say “I can’t breathe” to start a mass movement. Their (the African American community) cause is our cause, but only when they and we are right. Two-thirds of youth going to prison are “special ed’ students, maybe some of them fit the ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder which is and was the DNA of Michael Oren. Learn about Toya Graham whose son was dressed much like the Palestinian youth committing violence in the Middle East. Her son made front page news in Baltimore and I held up that photo of Ms. Graham whacking her son alongside his head during a demonstration in Baltimore at the headquarters of the Department of Education of the City of New York in front of a group of parent leaders.  Read The Year Of With Justice For All. 

Trump used the word racist in reference to Spike Lee and his lawyer Rudi Giuliani thought that Black Lives Matter sounded racist when he heard it.  These “brilliant” men may have misused the word, perhaps intending to use racial which is not racist.  We do have our racial differences, don’t we?  There may be some conspiracy right there between Giuliani and Trump.  I can imagine Giuliani telling Trump that he purposely misused the word to appeal to the right-wing base.  Read Spike Lee’s Racial Remark.

I will expose anyone and any organization as well as elected officials.  In The Battle of Parkland this is what I wrote among other things.  I know about racism in schools and it does work both ways.  Puerto Ricans in my old school district were fired who were out to get “Jews” and it was witnessed by a Mexican, a Sephardic Jew.  That is evidence based.  I witnessed an African American businessman in Nassau County tell his audience that his company was Afro-centric in hiring and would keep out Hispanics (it was a library that needed renovation).  I have said nothing racist about Runcie, nor will I.  I need answers from people in the Parkland community and I have called Dr. Osgood and written to the NAACP in Ft. Lauderdale and nothing has come out of it.  We are all part of the problem and we are all part of the solution.

MS-13, El Salvador, and Central American nations.

It was pointed out that linking MS-13 to the overall immigration problem is wrong.  This kind of strong rhetoric leading to policies stigmatizes people just the way that Jews have been the target around the world.  I lived through this problem in Brentwood, New York and it resurfaced on a national scale with harsh policies under Trump.  I wrote about Trump’s talk about zero tolerance for MS-13, but he did little or nothing about most gangs and profited from the news coverage of MS-13.   In fact all immigrants who crossed the border without a visa or who overstayed there visa have lots of rights in our country that have to be respected which I wrote about in Donald Trump Horrified About Machetes Killing People. 

In Trump Hides Behind MS-13 (His Human Shield) As Our Nation Demands Action, I point out how Trump’s inaction is stressing our nation as he focused primarily on MS-13 and fails the country.

In Three Suicides Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran, had his child separated from him while he was being detained and he found dead in a pool of blood as he committed suicide.  The ripping of children from parents’ arms and the suicide of parents happened in the Holocaust as well. 

In denying domestic violence victims the right to asylum, the article Himmler Is To Sessions What Hitler Is To Trump and the hypocritical stance taken by White House lawyer Jay Sekulow is exposed here.  Sekulow writes about violations of international law in his book on ISIS, but he remained quiet about the violation of the rights of domestic violence victims. 

A secret meeting took place in 2015 and a recording was made of that meetings that involved the MS-13.  In the Coalition For A New Chicago And Four More Killings, Donald Trump is apparently taking credit for a work in progress as our nation’s police and F.B.I. had been working on the information that was passed on to them by a member of the Eastside Loco Salvatrucha.

Extra Extra: Read All About The Police and MS-13 is where I tell how I wrote a proposal to help gang members with the GED and keep in mind that I warned the National Police Chief of El Salvador in 2005 that “zero tolerance” would not work.  And I Accuse various elected officials in Suffolk County.

In A Sucker Is Born Every Minute, I wrote my views on the future of El Salvador under President Nayib Bukele.  And the next president of El Salvador will inherit this mess, if and when it happens. Nayib Bukele is the leading candidate right now and he should be preparing a “white paper” to show his people what can be expected with less money. Candidates, we know, do not mind deceiving their voters and their campaign workers go along with it, because they all expect jobs that pay well for their campaign efforts. The same thing applies to the other candidates.  I know Bukele has, among other things, promised (but with no active plan) to increase teacher salaries and to reduce gang activity through things that have been tried unsuccessfully all over the United States. Oh he or some other victor will continue on the same road to nowhere. Do you see a great reduction in gang membership based on the financial constraints just spelled out? And his partisans will lie to protect him. I have watched Bukele and I liked the fact that he did not fire workers who were appointed by the previous administration in San Salvador. That was solid. Then he had a plan to provide improvements to communities each day which is required of all in government.  I read that he was going to provide tax relief to small businesses when salaries are extremely low for workers (about $4-$8 a day). He has taken a page from the books of other politicians in Latin America including Antonio Elias Saca who wanted to give out scholarships (becas in Spanish) to students to study foreign languages. When Saca left Arena and moved over to GANA, I urged that the whole nation learn new languages and I could have given the plan needed. The people do not win (gana in Spanish) when its leaders have very limited vision of what the people can achieve.

Education Under Trump

In my article Divorce DeVos and Trump I point out important things about charter schools that you probably won’t read about anywhere else.  Here are four critical points.  Do your math.  If a fraction of the school population is problematic and either dangerous or potentially dangerous and then many students leave that school, doesn’t the fraction of problematic students get larger?  Example doesn’t 3/16 now changed to 4/16 make things more problematic for that school?

Four critical things to know about charter schools. 1..2..3…4.. As easy as ABC

1 Charter schools in New York City and other places have never taken over an entire school that was closed down and therefore it has been misnamed.  Charter classes would be a more appropriate designation.

2 Charter schools take students from an entire school district and they are selective.  There can be several neighborhood schools in a district and charter schools take students from various schools.  Parent leaders could be taught to do the same thing to prove that they could get equally good results.  And this would save our nation lots of money.

3 Charter schools are not judged properly by everyone, especially by the general public.  Quickly think of a corporation that has various companies that are not performing well and suddenly…suddenly…suddenly that corporation buys Microsoft and starts telling people that the company is solid.  Taking good students all of the time from neighborhood schools make charter schools better, but obviously those students that were doing well could have continued to do well in their neighborhood schools.  By moving those students who fit that description back to the spreadsheet column of the neighborhood schools for a moment would make the neighborhood schools look much better and that gap would be smaller.

4 Charter schools are making neighborhood schools more dangerous and this reason…public safety…demands that everyone act out of integrity instead of acting based on self-interest.  As more and more good students are taken from neighborhood schools and placed into charter schools the percentage of problem causing and even dangerous students become a larger percentage and this is very problematic.  It’s just like a larger debt that has to be paid back.  Three students with loaded guns entered NYC schools last year, but a Columbine Massacre was prevented.  Again your personal integrity demands that you understand all of this and share it with others.

Melania Trump was written after her trip to Africa.  Here is another example of the failure under Trump and his education team.  I have watched people closely including former Ministers of Education in the Dominican Republic. They bring nothing to schools that they speak in, except hot air. Think of something that Melania Trump could have brought to those school children and their parents during her Africa trip. I know you can think of something good.  I could have been the educator of low-level members of MS-13. I was the teacher of the Consulate of El Salvador and I knew what to do, but the FMLN won the election in 2009 and has retained power since as my own influence waned.  On my business card at that time, it was written “no person left behind” when all George W. Bush could give US was “no child left behind.” I meant business.

In Post-World War II Crises, I continued writing about Trump’s wall.  DACA for the Wall is not right at all. Trump removed those protections from the young immigrants who came to America with their parents. Hitler removed protections from Jews which led to Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. Now Trump wants a wall that Democrats say is a “waste.” And I agree with the Democrats  .The border wall does seem to protect us, but people are climbing the wall all the time. Go back and see the video (King David Hotel) of Jews entering or attempting to enter Haifa in Palestine, Jewish caravans by the thousands that found ways to get in against great security (of its time). Learn from it. An additional question could have been asked by Scott and should have been asked. What do you think the immigrants will do when the wall is completed? Climb the wall or return back to their countries?

One final word in Whatever It Takes.  Whether it is Parkland, Newark, Chicago or any other place, there are important universal messages. With all the success of students in schools (particularly African American and Hispanic), in New York City there has been no improvement in the percentage of African Americans and Hispanics attending the elite schools.  There is a war going on there.  The mayor wants to stop the testing as the key point and that either has led to or will lead to a lawsuit by Asians who feel that they have earned a right to the seats (this is all based on the way things have been done for more than 60 years.  I have tried to get people to concentrate on opening annexes of those schools in communities to increase the number of African American and Hispanic students in those elite programs.  Charter schools seem to not care about getting their students into those elite schools.  I believe that charter schools with the great influence of hedge funders or multi-billionaires have found ways to get the students into private schools.  But wouldn’t it be nice to find out just how well African American and Hispanic students in charter schools would do on the same test for elite schools to see if they can compete effectively or not?  At the very least we would know that those students would have increased the low percentages and we would possibly learn more about this process to help others attain a better education.  Also I can share this with everyone.  College placement exams also show us that a huge percentage of students are not prepared.  The Suffolk County Community College in my county in New York used to teach an entire course to students who failed the placement exams.  Finally they learned somewhere somehow that they had to teach to the test the way that G.E.D. is taught.  I am here to help make the Broward community stronger and safer or safer and stronger.  I hope that everything is open to discussion.

Mass Shootings in America Under Trump

In Emma Gonzalez Has Unleashed The Force I predicted an American Spring and I still predict it.  The Force will prevail over as high school students come of age who know the truth and will not be deterred by anyone including their own parents.  I wrote that the Parkland students have more power than the millions of dollars donated to the National Rifle Association and there have been some successes although Donald Trump has flip-flopped over key things associated with mass shootings.  And after that article I wrote Stop the Wall and Protect Us All as we hoped for great action from Trump which was not forthcoming.  I wrote in February 2018 that the F.B.I. had messed up in Miami on the Parkland shooting and there is now a lawsuit which you will read about later.  I asked that schools have a new wall with metal detectors to protect us all, but that is not the kind of wall that Trump wants.

Related to Parkland and other mass shootings and less than mass shootings, we learn that in Israel that one person in a thousand is the victim of gun violence in the article Zero Misuse of Guns in Jerusalem While Donald Trump Remains Confused or Worse.  We should be able to learn a big lesson from that if we only had news media that tried to help in this matter.  I also supported Alyssa’s Law to provide all schools with panic buzzers to alert the police in case of a threat against the schools.

In Cold Blood, I give accounts of threats and potential violence that I became aware of in the school district where I worked in New York City. And there was the stabbing of Marcelo Lucero by a student in the Patchogue School District on Long Island.  One of the students asked if the killing would affect his wrestling season at school.  Would you mind discussing that one in schools across America?

In the first of three The Fire and Fury President, Trump passed on gun control and passed to the states.  And I mention that Trump could have started talking about metal detectors in our schools instead of his wall which at the time of writing this still does not exist.

In From Moses Defender of the Ten Commandments to Defender of the Second Amendment I wrote how Charlton Heston supported gun control after the murder of Robert Kennedy, but he got involved in a “culture war” later on and made the famous “From My Cold Dead Hands” speech.  And during those years whatever gains cities were making in relation to gun violence fell off. 

In my article Trump’s Speech in Nashville Reveals American Stupidity, I exposed the safety measures put in place in my home school district as children and staff members were taken to a field just yards away from the location where four bodies were recovered that were macheted to death.  The security guard was stationed in a car outside the fence that separated the students that he was watching far enough from them that harm could have come to them.  Trump spent his time in Nashville talking about high taxes and the high crime in California even though a policeman had recently been killed in Tennessee and there had been a shooting in a Waffle House there that made national news. 

Trump was talking about the border crisis, but evidence in my article from the border patrol information indicated in June of 2018 that there was no crisis (based on earlier figures).  Where In the World Is Donald Trump is the article to prove that Trump was manufacturing the border crisis that did not exist under both Obama and Bush.  He made the crisis and the humanitarian crisis which still exists.

Prison Reform

A Tale of Three Prisons is an article that teaches us that people can learn a lot about the people that they have destroyed.   And it’s not just about the murder of Jews by Palestinians.  There have been murders of Palestinians who have collaborated with Israelis and there was a cell break out in Texas where corrections officers were protected by inmates from becoming victims.  And there is information about positive things that took place in Rikers Correctional Facility as Christmas and Mother’s Day cards were handed out for years, but that jail continued to get negative reviews leading to the demand for its closing. 

In Zero Tolerance For Gangs, Dangerous Cities, And Trump I write about banning the box for the former incarcerated citizens and requiring employers do a full interview of everyone including people who do not have a high school equivalency diploma.  These important changes would level the playing field.

Getting Rid of Racist School Testing in the NY Daily News

My readers in the South Bronx can help change things in our cities schools right now as class begins.

This contest to respond to the New York Daily News attracted my attention and my response.  Here is my response which I hope gets published.  And if it doesn’t get published, we move on to helping people anyway.

Getting rid of racist school testing.

First of all testing is not racist.  The solution should not be in the hands of Congress which gave us “No Child Left Behind” and a major attack on schools that has led to more school closings.  Testing is needed to keep students on track, but with all the money being spent the results are not major.

Informal practice testing that is taken seriously by school districts would serve the same purpose as real testing.  That kind of remediation could still take place, but another solution is effectively reaching the parents at home to keep up with the pace of remediation when teachers cannot keep that pace up.  That happened with the Common Core and it happens in general.  Remediation through technology is badly needed now and it looks as though I can illustrate this in the South Bronx now where it appears that I am developing a base for change. 

Now that you have read this let me go deeper into it.  Even nations such as Haiti have national exams and they are high stakes exams.  Desmond is a Haitian that I met around 2002 in Punta Cana and he was selling tours in a hotel there.  Desmond was very adequately bilingual and probably trilingual or more (French, English, Spanish, and probably Creole.  He took the national exam for medical school and did not make the cut.  The cut was 100 and he scored 101.  He was that close to going to medical school instead of the beaches of the Dominican Republic.  I tried to help him, of course. 

Students are failing their national exams everywhere for all kinds of reasons and in many countries the educational system is far worse than in the United States and in other places it is better or much better.  African Americans whose children are enrolled in charter schools that are helping their children to learn would disagree with the premise of racism.  Others in charter schools and in public schools may surely agree with the premise, especially considering the high volume of school segregation that still exists.  But those people really have to learn new things to help students where they exist today and it is not all about money and funding new programs.

Here are some suggestions that will help.  Parents must earn their high school equivalency.  The numbers are staggering and in recent years even Mayor Bill de Blasio has not been on board to help.  That process will teach them about how to help their children because it’s the same process of catching up with school work.  Here is an illustration from the high school equivalency book that I looked at last night. He was reading Notes From Underground.  This choice among four choices is wrong.  The other three are correct so the method to help any person who selected the choice presented here does involve eliminating the right answers one by one when that light bulb doesn’t go off in the person’s head and says that you do not capitalize a preposition in a title.  Here is one of the correct choices to illustrate this well.  The English translation is being read.  Of course English is capitalized because it’s the name of a language (Polish, German, Swahili). The answer that I provided is in the high school equivalency book in back of the practice test.  And that my readers is a principal reason why I have told people that the high school equivalency book belongs next to the Bible on the shelf in your home.  It helps a person to catch up and match much of the knowledge of those people that know more.  Is there anything “racist” about not capitalizing from?  This methodology applies to all subjects in schools including medical school.  And when the information that I have provided reaches the home worldwide, all students will progress much faster.

If we can help students more and help them faster to catch up, they will take that gift on to the next level and maybe even be among the top 100 in medical school instead of selling tours in Punta Cana.  I would love to know how much Desmond failed by.  Wouldn’t you? 

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James Comey for President

James Comey helped erase waterboarding as a means of torture under George W. Bush and even the Trump Administration has not reinstated it so far.  The key message is to put a man or woman in the oval office whose loyalty is to the people of the United States.  This is an idea and not a demand, but honesty and integrity must be thrown on the table for discussion and that rodent has to be evicted from the White House.

Sometimes in government, a good leaker comes along and helps the nation when an injustice is taking place.  James Comey did that in connection with the rich testimony and evidence in Trump’s obstruction of justice.  Robert Mueller decided that he could not proceed with charges against a sitting president, but what if Trump were standing at the time that papers were served.  Now, now, now!  This is no time to joke around.  Our democracy is at stake.  You would have to learn a little bit more about what greatness is about.

Let’s turn to one of my main subjects.  France in the 1890s and the Dreyfus Affair.  The classic case of hate and discrimination against a Jew has been the subject of books, articles, documentaries, and films.  Emile Zolá who helped save Captain Alfred Dreyfus was a great hero and was given the honors of a hero later on as he was buried in the Pantheon in Paris.  He did not fight in a war to gain those honors.  He wrote and he passed on leaked information.  James Comey did great things and leaked information and recently even the Department of Justice refused to charge him.  Why?  This is Donald Trump’s Department of Justice with William Barr conducting the chorus.  You figure it out.  I think that it would have been very dangerous for Trump and the United States if another injustice were perpetrated.

Quickly, like reading, Cliff Notes we see what transpired.

By the way the government of France at that time was kind of “trumped up” if you get what I mean.

This is directly from Wikipedia “government with policies oriented towards economic protectionism, a certain indifference to social issues, a willingness to break international isolation, the Russian alliance, and development of the colonial empire.”  Trump could have taught France most of its mistakes well.  And there was a rise in “nationalism” and “anti-Semitism.”

General Mercier summoned Dreyfus under the pretense of a uniform inspection but expected Dreyfus to confess the charge of providing information to the Germans, an act of treason.  Now we see that a great majority of Jews have been declared almost traitors by Trump.

The military demanded totally secrecy from Mrs. Dreyfus and she could not disclose a word out of fear.  It should be time to revoke all of Trump’s non-disclosure agreements that may still prevent people from coming forth to tell the truth about Trump and his trumped-up White House.

There was an order given for a military enquiry. But what was passed on to the that military enquiry was not any “material” evidence.  What was passed on were suspicions about Dreyfus that should never even have been mentioned, including that he spoke German which meant that he could have had a dual loyalty.  In this case, the prosecution’s case was empty, but it found Dreyfus Guilty.  And General Mercier was declaring Dreyfus guilty months before that trial as he spoke publicly.  The right and left joined in its sentiment that Dreyfus was spared death as he was led to permanent exile.

Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart found out who the traitor was.  Picquart did not have the consent of his superiors to conduct an investigation which was done in secret.  The General Staff of the French Army said that Picquart did not understand anything and it protected the real villain, Major Esterhazy.

Just as James Comey confided in a friend who released the “memo” that Americans have read about, Picquart gave information to Louis Leblois, a lawyer who protected the information and who ultimately decided to leak the information to the government.  And there was “collusion” to eliminate Picquart.

Esterhazy was soon put on trial by the military.  Witnesses against Esterhazy were hissed at in court and Esterhazy was cheered when he spoke.  He was acquitted, naturally, of the charges.   “Fake news” of its time.

Emile Zolá was sued and he was found guilty of “libel” which was a continuation of “fake news” in France.  There was great danger to Zolá by a nationalist who organized riots.  Zolá fled to England. 

By September 1898 it was clear that Dreyfus needed to be retried, after key players in the military committed suicide, resigned, and lost credibility.  Esterhazy fled to England.  In September 1899 Dreyfus was convicted of treason again but this time with “extenuating circumstances” and this time his sentence was reduced to ten years.  He lost acquittal by one vote.  A retrial was in the works.

Instead of a retrial, in 1906 Dreyfus was pardoned by President Loubet of France (he was not declared innocent). 

The great Emile Zolá in September of 1902 passed away, the victim of asphyxiation.  It was reported in 1953 that a Parisian roofer blocked Zolá’s chimney, killing him.  There is a bit of Zolá in many of us and we are dying due to the fumes of the Trump Administration.

I am not putting Comey’s name into nomination, but we should consider the idea and accept men like Comey who refuse to be loyal to Donald Trump.  Comey for President would be a great time for the Democratic donkey to kick down all the lies of Repugnicans in 2020. 

James Comey is a registered Republican, but I see him running as a Democrat.  What?  I know someone who recently ran in the Democratic primaries for governor of Illinois and now he tells me that he is preparing to run as a Republican for president.   We have choices in life to make in life and no better time to kick Trump out of office.  And we see Republicans stepping forward to challenge Trump as well.  Trump is not clean, but he is mean spirited and has never developed as the leader of our nation nor of the free world.

With students going back to school, I would recommend that entire schools learn about the Dreyfus Affair and Emile Zolá in French classes, particularly since literature is taught in French classes.  The word Affair is l’Affaire in French.  Check out the Dreyfus Affair on your telephone.  Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Alfred Dreyfus are from the same family.  If you loved Seinfeld or go crazy over the movie Jaws with Richard Dreyfuss, it’s the same family.

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The White House Is Going Bankrupt®

Find out why.

It’s not the stock market dropping.  Nor is it the price of gasoline that is acting the way it did during the Obama years.  At that time conservative talk radio was broadcasting a $5 gallon of gasoline which has not happened.  People have gotten richer off the stock market which has risen about 7,000 points, much of it under Trump for sure.  It is not the job creation, because people know all over America that although some jobs have been created that the return of the jobs that Trump spoke about has not happened.  He carried on about Carrier and a lot of the jobs that he and Mike Pence appeared to save just haven’t been saved.  It’s not the farmers that suffered with his tariff war and his bailout costing billions to give to farmers so they could survive.  It has been reported in places that people are still waiting to get the training to get jobs that they also waited for under Obama.  It’s not about the polls that we know were wrong about Trump back in 2016 as well.  And it’s not about the promises that Trump made that have cost you and your children trillions of dollars in public debt over his tax reform which did not bring in enough money to keep things in balance and his tariff (it has just been reported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch that there is a drop in Consumer Confidence in our nation) war that has cost each person buying Chinese goods a lot of money as the debt has risen.  And it looks like Mexico is becoming one of the greatest beneficiaries of Trump’s trade war with China.  Mexico!  It’s not about all his lies and misinformation or that he has not built a wall yet, even though he had Republicans in both houses of Congress helping him in 2017. 

There are other factors that will be contributing to the bankruptcy of the White House.  Bankruptcy goes along with only one candidate among all the Republican and Democratic candidates who sought to be president of the United States and that person is Donald J. Trump.  Even today he is convincing people who don’t need convincing that he will find a way to prevent a recession.  Trump the genius, if he had known what to do, would have prevented the great recession that started under George W. Bush which made parking lots where people who worked and parked their cars look like ghost towns.  The “stimulus” under Obama added to the national debt but sped up the recovery.  Do I have to repeat that Trump was alive and well and did nothing to show us how to get out of that recession and he was a Democrat in those days? 

So what is it?  Just imagine if something happened to a close member of the Trump family (Brandon his son, Ivanka his daughter, Donald Jr. or Eric or their loved ones.  And let’s imagine that the doctor who could treat that family member for a life-threatening condition were in Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, or some other country and our doctors recommended that he seek out the doctor.  It should be obvious to anyone that Trump is for Trump and Americans have been trumped or conned.  That brings us to the health care that Trump never brought to the table, even as he promised to repeal Obama Care and replace it on his first day in office.  I feel for the people across our nation who are suffering with no health coverage.  That means that Trump has bankrupted millions of people.  He is not a banker, but he has bankrupted millions of people by playing with their lives.  And I can assure you that it is not about the recent polls that show that Trump has fallen below 40 percent approval to 38 percent approval.  And there appears to be nothing in sight to elevate him above 40 percent at this time in 2019.  And there is now talk that he will be looking at cutting Social Security and Medicare in 2020.  He doesn’t have enough support to accomplish that either.  Getting back to health care, his own hypocrisy holds the answer to the bankruptcy of the White House as it did when he failed with his casinos.  He lost expensive possessions, including a yacht and a private jet.  He may not lose any of that now or in 2020, but the American people are losing and volunteers all over the United States are going to undo all of Trump’s speeches, actions, rhetoric, mistakes, misinformation, lies, and lack of attention to real problems facing Americans.

When the Vietnam War took place, Lyndon Johnson and others were not honest about that.  Although we keep hearing that we have the strongest and best trained army in the world, there are conflicting reports from our own sources.  Even during the Korean War, China’s military might was highly respected and limited our own operations in Vietnam until we withdrew.  Trump was talking about withdrawing, but his military advisers would not allow that to happen.  The killing of Americans in Afghanistan, though small in number, is the highest death toll that we have had there in five years and the continued terrorism taking place under American eyes shows failure, even as Trump attempts to make peace with the Taliban.  There will even more volunteers around that as well.  And I have not even mentioned Trump’s taxes and the Mueller Report.  Have I?  They will surely come up again and maybe sooner than later, but Trump is still in power.  But what does that power mean?  Not as much as it did in 2016 when he was untested.

The average American does not care enough of his attacks on undocumented immigrants and his detention centers which have been likened often to concentration camps.  They are out doing a job and taking care of their own lives.  But there comes a time when a light goes on inside a person’s head about something and that person gets fed up.  That is exactly where the bankruptcy will hit the American people.  Yes the White House is going bankrupt as I write.  Republicans are beginning to make the move to challenge God’s self-chosen American leader who is no greater than the greatest hypocrite that we learned about in other countries (and he admitted later that he was being sarcastic about God).  The tariff war just advanced a notch and the Chinese are not like us as we really care whether our people die or survive.  In the War in Vietnam it was the known that the Vietnamese would tolerate hundreds of thousands of their people being killed to get rid of the corrupt government that they had and people everywhere joined the Vietcong.   And today Vietnam is a trading partner to the world and one of the places that manufacturers turn to in this tariff war.  The Chinese government just like the North Korean government does not have the safety net to help people either through government programs or through the great charitable donations of the American people.

That change of two percent in the Trump support has weakened Trump and there will be more coming.  It’s like a beach erosion that we don’t see or like the erosion of topsoil affecting farm life, food production, and our national economy.  At one point everyone knew of the “dustbowl” that turned Republicans over to Democrats in power.  All of this has to be taken into consideration as 2020 comes and all races from president to congressman will be in the balance.  A lot has happened since the inauguration of Trump and a lot more will happen.  Everything matters!  And Trump voters will begin to feel less secure and less respected even though on some issues he has their back. 

The nation is getting upset over the fact that Trump continually says that he doesn’t think this and doesn’t think that and then the public finds out that Trump was not in control of the real facts surrounding the matter.  And his blaming of everyone else, but himself is catching up with his own supporters.  This kind of thinking was dangerous in Germany as fascism swept through Germany to win elections, resulting finally in Americans going off to war to fight for freedom and democracy.  Times are different in America right now, but the American people are slowly waking.  And remember that if Ivanka ever needs medical attention from a doctor in a nation that Trump has bashed, he’s not going to take her to a doctor in some American medical insurance plan.

I learned a lot about “black lung” while visiting the coal mines of West Virginia over a decade ago.  There are illnesses and medical conditions that are overwhelming families in Republican states that include injuries and violence, environmental quality, mental health, substance abuse (and not just Trump’s mania for Opioid addiction), poor nutrition, and other things.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia (and Dementia is not part of aging) are taking their toll on millions of Americans and little or nothing has happened to help people.  Even sleeping disorders are affecting two of ten Americans.  And environmental diseases are affecting lots of Americans including the “rustbelt” where Trump was talking about bringing back all those jobs that didn’t happen and “rust” brings people more illness.  The 2016 Campaign was a con job. 

I have had almost ten years of excellent health care that is partly related to my being a senior citizen who has Medicare and I want that for all Americans as they reach the qualifying age.  Healthcare for all is badly needed now.  And Trump’s women should do more to advocate along with everyone else since a mother’s health should be assured in this Fatherland climate.    And people of faith who have medical insurance across our nation will greatly benefit and get the most out of life.  Conservative forces in our nation are keeping people without coverage from obtaining the insurance needed.  All of us need assurance and insurance to go on with life and we will have a much more confident nation once this matter is finally resolved.

In closing this article, I must mention that I recently played golf with a man who told me that our previous two presidents were terrible and he mentioned how bad news coverage was.  When I asked him to tell me three things that he was upset about, he clammed and could not tell me anything at all.  I do not think that he is typical of Trump supporters, but Trump supporters sure know how to talk about fake news and the stupid things that Trump says and tell you to look at the great things that he has done with the economy (jobs, etc.)  Keep your eyes on the medical insurance factor and social security.  Trump’s tax reform didn’t work out that well even by his own standards.  He even said that he should have done tax reform sooner, which we now know would have contributed much more to our nation’s debt.  And now there is talk of his stimulating the economy by reducing workers’ taxes adding to their take home pay.  We know that those workers will still be responsible after filing their taxes and may not have the money as they notice again that tax refunds are smaller in 2020.  Trump has no way out of this mess.  So when Trump took power there were two things tax reform and giving Americans better and cheaper health care.  The wise as a fox news people at Fox News have shot the fox in Fox News since Trump did not achieve his goal.  Where is the health reform even today to show Americans that is cheaper and better?  The United States has been put in the hands of an American who knows bankruptcy.  As much as anything else that, Bankruptcy® has been his trademark.  And Twitter doesn’t help put out a fire in your community or provide health benefits to people in need.  Let’s volunteer for a great change in America right now.

This was a very sad evening as I watched 60 Minutes interview the doctor who was deeply involved in the opioid epidemic in Florida (a repeated show), where Pain Clinics could number 31 on a single block, selling pills in incomprehensible quantities, except for the profit motive.  The doctor was making $6,000 a day on those pills.  The doctor sat there lying on camera, posing as a healer of people.  His life sentences resulted in 157 years behind bars.  The lies do not compare to all the deaths that resulted from the sale of opioids.  One patient was permitted 60 pills in a day which is well beyond belief and he said that some people need that dose.  I don’t have to write who that doctor reminded me of.  More people have died of overdoses in the last year than were killed in the Vietnam War.  That doctor was providing “alternate” facts and made it appear that 60 Minutes was presenting “fake” news.  And he did not believe what he did was wrong and he said that his patients were “genuine” patients who needed help.  A young man who died from overdoses was not even examined.  Was that practicing medicine by Twitter or something.  I cannot say that I noticed the doctor blame someone else, but the rest of the report is factual.  Not one executive of the distributors has been sent to jail, but hundreds of doctors have been found guilty.  And in fairness, the report said that no executive went to jail during the crisis under Obama and Trump.   If I had lied that much when I was teaching, I would have been terminated if charges had been brought against me.  And talking about “four more years” in another context, the doctor got “four more years” and more.

The South Bronx: Just Do It

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Eric Stevenson

That has a familiar ring, doesn’t it?  And there is one more thing about politics in the 15th Congressional District as the Power and Politics Special Report on News 12 Bronx at 6 P.M. on Monday August 26, 2019 takes you on a visit of the candidates who are running.  Eric Stevenson will be there.  And my words to you are that the other candidates “Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer).” 

Title 1 Parent meetings usually have a sign in list of 25 or less.  At the National Black Violence Convention in Philadelphia. I mentioned that number and a woman fired back “twenty-five…how about fifteen?”  There could be fifty parents attending, but what if those parents continue to lead a school which is either failing or continues to fail or where ten percent of the students are proficient in English Language Arts and Mathematics?

When the leadership is keeping students back from learning many or lots of things that other students know, that is a big problem.  Let me turn to a conversation that I overheard years ago in Central Islip that will tell you what could be happening.  A teacher-aide spoke with a person she knew and said that when the Common Core was instituted in the state, the teacher could not keep up with the material to teach the students.  So they fell behind.  Then a deputy commissioner of education in Albany told me that 75 percent of the test that year was basic material and 25 percent was Common Core and that the students were failing because they did not know the basics.  I wrote to Governor Cuomo asking him to tell the public that, but it didn’t happen. 

Improving parent involvement is one of the keys to success, either by attending the school meetings or by using technology to reach the parents while the meetings are taking place or by providing the parent and his/her child with the material related to those basic and advanced things that the students still cannot perform.  There are lots of ways to master those things outside of the classroom and avoid what is known as “teaching to the test” but think of all the students that are not proficient on the 2019 test and think about helping them catch up as your favorite team has to catch up when it’s behind.

Let’s go back.  The G.E.D. test used to be designed using material that 40 percent of the students who were expected to graduate from high school on time could not answer.  You can see that those children in grades 3-8 already fall pretty much in that category of not knowing 40 percent (or more or less) of the material.  We can start to help those children catch up in September.

Here is a good example of what I mean taken from some of my old G.E.D. materials.  When I was still teaching in 1999, I would hand out to each student exactly what he or she had gotten wrong and I provided the pages in the G.E.D. that the person had to study to improve.

Algebra                                          Questions 1,4,6,10         Pages in GED book 194-241

Positive/Negative Integers              Question 4                        Pages in GED book 242, 244

Equations/Inequalities                     Questions 1,4,6,14          Pages in GED book 202-215

Application                                         Questions 6,16,17            Pages in the GED book 227-241

Powers and Roots                             Questions 13,22,25          Pages in the GED book 46-50

Geometry                                           Questions 20,22.24          Pages in the GED book 237-241

And the same thing was done for Science, Social Studies, Literature and the Arts, and Writing Skills.  Of course I was the only teacher of nine teachers doing that for the students and program suffered from vitamin deficiency.  Those students listened to everything that I said and they cracked up watching me eat Jamaican patties with Coco bread on Nostrand Avenue.  I have such fond memories.  And keep this in mind as well as we can begin to help the adults in the South Bronx.  I created a list of things that I placed on one sheet each for math, writing, social studies and science skills, and literature and the arts just as you see the information above, but I had a list of all my students and their needs on that sheet of paper.  When other teachers gave the Official Practice Test and put the results away after they were scored, I had a living plan of action always to address the weaknesses of my students.  Even as they walked in after several days of absence, I knew what to assign to them in an instant to make them stronger.  In the South Jamaica Houses I even gave out “Hip Hop” cards which were cards that I created to show mastery of the skills.   The students called me “Marty Hip Hop” and those cards impressed individuals that saved the cards for feeling proud and even one parent bought her daughter sneakers because of the cards that her daughter earned.  Long before George W. Bush gave us “No Child Left Behind,” nobody was left behind in my class.

The system that I developed made me much more productive than most teachers and I did not sit around during the lesson drinking coffee.  Students came first.  I know that some aspects of my methodology can be implemented at all grade levels in schools, but I really do not wish to see teachers teaching to the test.  When catching up is part of the strategy of providing help, tutoring is provided as it always has.  Technology and right choice of materials by teachers in school can be the biggest assist to bringing students to much higher levels of proficiency.  Just Do It!  As a quick comment about the Khan Academy

We need for community leaders to go into the Title 1 Parent meetings in the failing schools and speak up so that we can all unite to help the students all year long.  I know how tough it can be but it is about doing the right thing and not doing what appears to be the right thing.  We need that dialogue now so that history doesn’t almost exactly repeat itself in 2020 as the students take another test.  I feel that we can achieve greater gains by using the JDI Method.  Just Do It!

I want to see community leaders sign up to get things done in those schools and you can count on my support.  The flow of material to the home that hits the target long before the state tests and the increase in student achievement will result in hitting the bulls’ eye instead of missing the 2020 target altogether.

Passing a G.E.D. test with the minimum passing score or a low score is not the kind of proficiency demanded on the state tests (3-8 grades).  I knew back then that the GED book was like a Bible to be read all the time until all the material was mastered.  I have come across G.E.D, graduates who have tossed their book in the garbage after passing, but that was clearly the wrong thing to do.  I have to share another story that took place outside the Vatican in Rome as I was waiting to take a tour.  There was a Polish family on vacation standing with us (my wife and I) and I asked a youth a question and his answer in perfect English was “I’m on vacation.”  I respected him and stopped right there.   Remember that I am a professional with a vast amount of experience, but I wish he had engaged himself in that question that was about his education. 

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The South Bronx Definitely Needs Much Better Leadership

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Eric Stevenson

We have to learn from each other.  Right now the Eric Garner decision is not going away and there really is no resolution in sight that will make things better for everyone.  The police union has its attitude and the community has another attitude, although there are people caught in the middle in both groups.  That is understandable, but we have to make tough decisions based on the facts.  I should tell you that the Suffolk County Police Department where I live just donated $150,000 to save the football team of the Wyandanch School District.  What?  Police providing their own money to save an educational system?  There are other donors as well.  The police know (when they choose to know) the importance of education in keeping people away from prison and this is a minor effort as the problem is much greater than just Wyandanch.  But maybe the New York Police Department should be informed and learned from this news.  And there is more news for the South Bronx.

As my readers know very well, I wrote about the disparity among ethnic groups in relation to the G.E.D. test in New York (now the T.A.S.C. HSE).  And I asked that the most enlightening information should be provided about college placement tests.  And now I have something important to share with you that is in the 2019 New York State Education Department report of the recent state math test.  You will see the consistent problem that I wrote about in full honesty and concern for the South Bronx (and all other communities across our state and nation).  School is about to open in the city and there was an improvement from 2018 to 2019.  And keep in mind that in the past I have reached out to certain cities across the state including Rochester.

Measuring Student Proficiency in Grades 3-8  English Language Arts and Mathematics August 22, 2019

Check these things out and share the important news with others.

Statewide from 2018 to 2019 the students went up 0.2 points in English Language Arts

Statewide from 2018 to 2019 the students went up 2.2 points in Mathematics

That is consistent with what I tell candidates for the high school equivalency.  It is easier to prepare people for the math than for the reading subjects.  And I tell that to candidates who told me that they were never good in math.

New York City students made bigger gains on both subjects.  In English Language Arts up 0.7 points and in Mathematics up 2.9 points.

Keep in mind that it is really very hard for people already at the top to get higher marks.  It’s easier for people at the bottom to progress and bring the city and state scores up. 

So never be deceived by leaders in education and elected officials that stray from the truths that I have explained to you here.

As an example, allow me to tell you one of the first things that I learned about praise given to the G.E.D. program of the state of Delaware.  Delaware has had one of the highest passing rates in the nation on the G.E.D. test, but and allow me to write BUT this way hardly anyone took the test in the entire state.  What was Delaware doing?  It was sending only the most qualified candidates to take the test and holding back everyone else.  The truths that I reveal are universal truths that are not being spoken about and that is why we have to thank Eric Stevenson for his strong heart and mind.

Please permit me to mention Rochester here and I know it has nothing to do with the South Bronx.  Rochester has had very bad results throughout the years on state tests and graduation rates from high school.

Rochester students gained 1.8 points in English Language Arts and 2.3 points in Mathematics.  What could have happened there is that the school system was determined to get those students to read much more providing the tools that were needed to jump up in reading (keeping in mind my last comment that the scores were low and there was lots of room for improvement.  The jump in math was not as high as New York’s jump, but it was at least in a good zone of improvement.  There surely can be other factors as well that produced the improvements in Rochester.

2019 Summary Proficiency by Race and Ethnicity

Whites declined 0.6 points from 2018 to 2019 on the English Language Arts as all other groups went up.  Asian/Pacific Islanders were the best performing group by far at 67.1 percent proficiency.

Every group went up from 2018 to 2019 on the Mathematics.  Asian/Pacific Islanders were the best performing group by far with 73.4 percent proficiency.

Here is what you have to know about the other three large race and ethnic groups in 2019.

Whites              Black                     Hispanics         

English Language Arts/Mathematics

51.2/55.5            35.3/32.1            35.7/34.6

English Language Arts/Mathematics Changes from 2018 to 2019 in New York City

Whites                Blacks                Hispanics

0.1/ 3                  1/ 2.8                     0.5/2.9

The gap that I mentioned in relation to high school equivalency success in New York continued every year and has hurt in employment opportunities all those years.  I have put out the word to some organizations that things have been so bad that employers shouldn’t even require the high school equivalency from people coming out of jail or prison and for jobs where it really isn’t needed.  Give people a chance based on other aspects of the job interview.  And you would cry if you lived in Rochester to learn about the results there or in other cities in New York.  I knew the results would be bad and Rochester came in at 30 points below on each test in proficiency.  And you are going to find schools in the South Bronx that have results that compare to Rochester in the report.

Eric Stevenson is committed to the South Bronx where he is opening up an avenue for educational success that nobody has opened before.  This avenue will open things up wide so that the students stay on track and improve faster than the 2019 test results show.  The South Bronx can do it!