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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS OF ANTI SPANKING INDOCTRINATION


CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS OF ANTI SPANKING INDOCTRINATION
By Domenick J. Maglio, PhD. Traditional Realist


Modern parents are raising their children without the best arrow in the quiver. They have been coerced through the media, government schools, agencies and evolving case law that parents no longer have the right to use corporal punishment with their own children. Parents are unable to quickly establish their power and authority.

This one change in parental rights has had devastating impact on the development of our children. Children are not learning to listen and obey.

Parents giving a lecture to a toddler, before they get the child’s undivided attention, is futile. Parents saying a firm “no” and appropriately spanking the child on the behind when their command is ignored is an attention getter.  All the words in the world have little to no impact on a toddler who has not been trained to listen.

Modern children are immune to parent lectures. The words enter the ears but cannot penetrate the brain’s thinking process. The child appears to listen for an acceptable interval to the parent. Then the child goes back to his business of doing what he wants.

 When the disobedience is too blatant, the child might suffer the traumatic “time out.” The modern child learns the “time-out shuffle” going in and out of the chair, but does not learn boundaries. The child is usually dismissed from time-out or leaves of his own accord with little or no notice by the parent. The child realizes he can do anything and everything that pops into his head without concern for physical or legal risks.

“Time out,” like anything used carelessly or too much loses its effectiveness as a consequence. Some experts are even saying that time out is psychologically harmful and even abusive.

Modern children who are being deprived of time tested moderate spanking become victims of permissive materialistic parents. Giving children permission to do whatever they want and material objects to bribe them to do what the parent wants has become a complete failure in our affluent world.

Parents need to return to their natural instincts to firmly demand that their offspring do what the parents want. Parents are more experienced and wiser. They need to take control of their children’s lives to prepare them to take flight on their own by age 18.

When parameters are firmly established at an early age, the parent’s authority becomes more meaningful for the child.  The youngster realizes that certain  unacceptable behaviors will bring on the wrath of the parent. This response should be taught early through a “no” that is followed by a stinging spank when not listening and a direct discussion as to why the behavior was wrong.

We are witnessing too many children doing bizarre and hideous acts. These children have difficulty controlling their impulses. They have not been taught by their loved ones that they cannot always get what they want when they want it.
A child needs to ask for permission to do anything that he has not been previously been approved by their parents. This simple rule cuts down on outrageous behavior.

Children without parameters are a danger to themselves and others. The basic rules of conduct have to be established by the parent or society steps in. These children end up in mental health facilities or incarcerated. It is preventable when limits are established in the child’s life.

This virtual ban on spanking for most parents has weakened the power status in the eyes of their children. The child continually pushes the envelope until parents give into the demands of the child. The child supposedly wins this and following battles but eventually falls victim to his own overinflated sense that he is more powerful than he really is. He becomes delusional.

The parents allow him to believe he is more powerful than they are. This sets the child up. He assumes he has the right and ability to do and demand things from acquaintances and strangers.

His response is to become more aggressive and hostile in order to attempt to create a tough image. This strategy can result in unnecessary anti social behavior that leads to more anger. On the other hand, he might go into a shell, avoiding the normal challenges of growing up. 

When parents do not train their child to be respectful to authority figures they are jeopardizing the child’s future. This vacuum predictably will lead to trouble for youngsters. This person raised with permissive parents will be less prepared to deal with the reality of power figures.

Today’s parents may not understand that they will be unable to overturn the socially approved decisions of law enforcement, mental health and the judicial system.  The ultimate victim is not the parent, who will vouch that the child has never done “anything wrong,” but their child.




Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.








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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL DUMB DOWN STANDARDS EVEN MORE


FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL DUMB DOWN STANDARDS EVEN MORE
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist

Free community college will be a poison pill for the local governance of the institution and its quality of education for students. There will be an increasing population of unmotivated and non-caring students who believe they are entitled to a two year Associates Degree with little or no effort. They think the government will pay for it all.

The government will not pay for the community college proposed bill but our citizens will and students will be nickeled and dimed. Currently the projected cost has been stated to be $16 billion over 10 years. This estimate will substantially rise as government bureaucrats low ball start up costs of federal give away programs. The scheme is always the same with government money. In this case community colleges will find creative ways to inflate the cost per student.

The bloated federal government makes an outlandish promise like free community college. The state pays a small amount, in this case a quarter while the debt ridden federal government finances ¾ of the program. The state portion will increase with time. As the number of “free service” participants increases to more than anticipated the middle class finds there is a new state or federal tax robbing and redistributing their money. This is a hijacking of their property for a service that most of the recipients will not appreciate or will not take advantage to benefit their situation.

The main issue is that the “free funds” dilute the quality of the service.  The money comes with government strings attached that cause unintended consequences for the community college programs and all the levels of education. In this federal proposal, students will have to maintain a 2.5 grade point average to continue in the federal community college give away. This would put pressure on the administration and staff for students to receive at least this low grade. A 2.5 will become the new F. The federal and state bureaucrats will set quotas and retention percentage requirements in order to receive funding.

Most professors will be encouraged enough by salary, promotion and misplaced sensitivity to the student’s plight of flunking out of the program to lower their grading standards.

External and internal political factors will cause grade inflation by dumbing down all standards to keep the students and the funding. The community college degree will lose its value of being accepted into four-year degree programs and as a job entry credential. The community college experience will become a socially approved and attractive place for hanging out to pass the day away.

The value of education comes from the individual’s desire to improve personal knowledge, as well as economic and social status for it to be meaningful and appreciated. A student not having skin in the game (money) for his own education decreases his personal involvement and stake in the education process. Being in a community college might impress others that he is attending college but he knows he has not earned it.

The throwing of trillions of federal dollars at a problem, like we have seen in public education over the past five decades, does not even improve and certainly does not result in excellence in education. Presently 50% of college freshmen are required to take remedial courses. Free education from kindergarten- high school, has not produced high academic performance as compared with other nations.

Community college was first established in 1901 as a liberal arts school. In the 1930s most focused on job training. Community colleges from their inception have had a mission to address local needs. They have been laboratories of innovative ideas to promote better higher education.

The federal government is too far removed from any real communities to understand their needs. Under Article I Section 8 of the Constitution the federal government has no standing to be involved with education. This was left to the states. The founders realized the federal government would not have its finger on the pulse of each community.

They understood control of education by the federal government would enable government to indoctrinate the people rather than allow their citizens to learn from historical and current sources to learn how to critically think in order to draw their own conclusions. Community college gives many students a second chance to develop stronger academic skills.

The community college system should determine its own educational community desires. This could be a certification, trade or liberal arts emphasis. The central government should keep their paws off attempting to control education from Washington, D. C.

Central government’s intrusion into community colleges will make the credential irrelevant to the graduates. It will be nothing more than an extension of high school.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.




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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

TRADITIONAL FAMILIES ARE BECOMING A RADICAL SOCIAL UNIT


TRADITIONAL FAMILIES ARE BECOMING A RADICAL SOCIAL UNIT
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist

In our current culture traditional families are not only becoming unpopular, but are being viewed as a hostile unit to our social engineers.  These experts see the family as relics of the past that impede the transformation to a more equitable society.  The education and allegiance of the people should be to the state and not to the family. Families only hinder this process of establishing a conforming culture that glorifies the state. Families, meaning a husband, wife and children, are under attack on every front.

Families have traditionally inculcated moral values. These moral values taught that first you honor God, and then your mother and father leaving out any thought of a government entity. Government institutions have to be dealt with judiciously but certainly are not considered sacred. These attitudes are prevalent where the government serves the people.

As the “nanny-papa” state proliferates throughout the world, people have to be taught the antiquated notion that the people serve the ruler of the government. They do this by meeting basic needs and even by government promising elaborate give-away programs. The more centralized the government, the more it can take from certain parts of the population and give to other parts. This redistribution of assets from the producers to the non-producers eventually leads to common mediocrity. No one does more than they have to since there is no benefit to them. Only political leader’s selected friends, intellectual supporters and government bureaucrats stand above the insignificant “stupid people” through their power.

The nation’s inhabitants need to be led by insightful intellectual experts representatives of the ruler. They can inform the people how to act and think for the common good. Obamacare allows the government to dictate what are good and healthy practices supposedly to prevent illness to keep down the cost of this national health insurance. This encourages local, state and federal leaders to pass laws to dictate the way people should live for the people’s sake. This rationale allows the elites to decree in PC language, no 32-ounce sodas, no salt and sugar and calls for numerous vaccines that have to be given to our children. The parent’s power to be responsible for their children has been usurped by government mandates. President Obama recently went so far as to advocate women not be stay-at-home moms not to handicap their careers. He did not seem to have any concern with how it negatively affects the family.

At government schools lunch menus have been changed to meet the latest nutritional fads, types of lip chap and sunscreen have to be approved by the school board while sex education and pregnancy advice can be given to students without parental approval. Even where and at what age children can play in their own neighborhoods can be second-guessed by child protective agencies. This process of government intervention has undermined the power and sanctity of the family.

The social unit of the family has to be attacked to undermine the legitimacy of parental rights. Worst of all, child protection agencies and government schools have gradually eroded parent’s rights. They no longer feel comfortable disciplining their children. Sex education, dispensing of contraceptives and even state giving medical advice on unwanted pregnancies is done behind the backs of many parents. Some parents are being second-guessed about what their children can eat and how to get them to eat these foods and the types of physical activities that are appropriate for them. Even moderate spanking is becoming a government issue. A Florida man called the police to supervise the spanking of his 12-year-old child to avoid his daughter’s threat to call the police. The state is moving parents away from being responsible for raising their own children.

The biological and close social relationships of a family interfere with indoctrinating the individual.  People with close families have too many beliefs and viewpoints. Praying, eating, playing, helping and discussing issues together results in people resistant to government promises. These people with strong family ties do not make good candidates for accepting an all-powerful government. They are more likely to resent government stripping them of their freedoms.

The family has been the most essential social unit for free, civilized societies. It is the most aversive, radical social unit for any government trying to control the people. It has to be undermined, attacked and plowed under for government programs to have reason to grow until it becomes a totalitarian state.

This battle between parental rights and government telling parents how to raise their own children is fundamental to the direction our nation will take. Parental authority naturally limits government penetration into the hearts and minds of future generations.

It is no wonder why intrusive governments have a strong motivation and vested interest in defining traditional families as an absurd radical bastion of regressive thinking and believing. The open attack on the family is presently obvious for all of us to see. Realize that the breakdown of the family will initially result in less freedom and eventual tyranny.



Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.






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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE OR FINE TUNING FOR QUALITY


CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE OR FINE TUNING FOR QUALITY
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD., Traditional Realist

The more our society moves towards service and away from an agricultural and manufacturing economy, the less we appreciate the effort it takes to retain a quality operation. The consumer approach of getting our needs and wants met by hiring others is becoming more prevalent. In the recent past it was more common to do things ourselves. We are losing practical knowledge of the time, effort and ability it takes to do a quality job

Many Americans have too little time and too much available credit to avoid doing mundane activities that their parents had learned to do. These modern day consumers have high standards and expectations for what they want others to do. The consumers have become “experts” in telling others how to do their jobs without understanding the intricacies and complexity of doing the project themselves.

The Hope and Change philosophy is becoming more prevalent in our culture. Media, corporate and political promises, have inflated people’s expectations. Most of us no longer appreciate the difficulties of developing structure and systems in an organization. This ignorance of what it takes to operate a business is a formula for failure or decline, not perfection or utopia.

Change for the sake of change is often a function of a person’s ego. The person who has promoted or made the change happen will know the untested new approach. The more drastic the change in the approach, the more difficult it will be to reach an immediate high level of efficiency and the easier it is to make excuses. A significant wholesale change in approach takes a great deal of preparation and ongoing revisions to have it work effectively.

It is easier to be a sidewalk superintendent and tell others what is the best approach in getting something done but it is another to accomplish it. There have been many generals who have gone through the military academies throughout our history who talked a good game, had great political and intellectual credentials but could not produce on the battlefield.

There are other leaders sometimes rising through the ranks who could not or would not promote themselves although they inspired others through their ability to grasp the whole picture and were able to persevere until victory.  They learned by doing, making the little necessary changes and seizing upon opportunities to out maneuver the enemy. The success they achieved was based on time tested previous methods with necessary mini changes to meet the specific conditions at that moment.

We see the same scenarios in other endeavors. Over the past half century public education has grown through consolidation of local community schools. Every three to five years a new fad educational approach is introduced at great expense to revolutionize our schools.

Yet the quality of this educational approach has stagnated or has declined.
The pendulum swings one-way and then another. Teachers have to be retrained stifling their knowledge and creativity, which they had learned from classroom experience. Instead they have to become robots often doing what they do not believe, frustrating themselves and confusing the students.

It is not the recommendations made from intellectuals of the ivory tower without real world experience that has led our nation to be the envy of the world. Individual initiative by creative doers has shaped our greatness. These people work hard at turning out a better product. They tweak the system that they developed over time, not change it willy-nilly on the whim of a so-called expert.

If it is an effective and efficient operation do not “fix it” by rushing into an untested speculative program.

These doers know a radical change affects everything in the organization. They know their system and think it through making only an experimental gradual change to see the overall impact in their actual operation. They may make changes to increase the quality by making small, calibrated tweaks.

People throughout the country have developed quality businesses. People seek them out. The quality results of these doers are learned through modeling from others in their lives. They take this knowledge and focus it on a particular area. It is commitment, hard work, learning from others and a large dose of perseverance until they get it to work right.

Like any winner the hard part is to maintain a high level of performance. These individuals are the real experts on how to continue to have a quality product by making reasonable and well thought out, gradual changes. This approach is done to keep the organization viable by fine-tuning it for quality rather than as grandiose schemes that lose the essence of the operation.


Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA’S TREATMENT OF THE TWO “BILLS”


THE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA’S TREATMENT OF THE TWO “BILLS”
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist


Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky instructs his followers how to marginalize traditional leaders. Rule #13 states: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.” The point is to target and vaporize, eliminating the adversary. It is defined strategy to win the war of establishing Marxist ideals in the minds of the people.

The different way the media treats the same alleged behavior of the legendary “Bills”, Clinton and Cosby, should be instructive to thoughtful people. Why is the media targeting one and giving the other a pass? During his first term, President Clinton was accused by several women who came forward saying that he raped them. This was buried as old news that had no bearing on his ability to be president of the United States. According to the progressive media the “Bimbo Eruption” was nothing more than dirty political tricks.  These women were portrayed as self-serving, gold diggers and trailer trash.

National Organization of Women remained silent choosing not to defend these women and condemn the most powerful male’s exploitive behavior. He lied under oath in his sexual harassment trial undermining the moral value of truthfulness. Even the affair between President Clinton and his young intern, Monica Lewinsky, did not get a peep out of this hypocritical organization condemning his despicable behavior. His behavior of using the power of his office while on duty as president was dismissed as a simple indiscretion. The political progressive ideals took precedence over the stated mission of promoting and protecting women’s rights.

The treatment of the other Bill (Cosby) was entirely different. The beloved comedian has been viciously and relentlessly attacked as a hideous hypocrite by the same media. His crime was criticizing black males for not doing their duty as role models for their children. He noted the lack of a strong black family unit was the root cause of much of the existing problems of blacks, not white racism.

Bill Cosby’s admonishing black youth to pick up their pants and get a job has been twisted to use against him. The “ingenious media” has created and repeated a catchy phrase that “Cosby should keep “it” in his pants.”

The attack on this black man of conviction who used his popularity, not for his own self-interest but to share his concerns and insights to help his people is a high crime against progressivism.  Instead of “pimping off” his people to keep them dependent on big government, he audaciously encouraged them to become self-reliant. This is also a high crime against Marxist dogma that is justified as an all out attack on Cosby.

The alleged incidents did not take place recently but were supposed to have taken place decades ago.  None of these allegations were ever found to be true in a court of law. The statute of limitations has run out a long time ago. These incidents were dredged up and revisited to eliminate a viable spokesman who could express common sense solutions for the good of the black subculture. Bill Cosby has been targeted by the progressive media to render him worthless as an advocate for blacks. This was done since his ideas could not be refuted.

The same formula that was used on Cosby had been successful with Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain to marginalize them through sexual innuendo destroying their credibility. As self-made successes these men have earned the right to be legitimate spokespeople for black advancement.

Cosby was dropped from a project at Netflix and TV Land decided not to air reruns of the Cosby Show. He decided to resign from the Board of Trustees at Temple University after serving as a member for over 30 years to avoid controversy at his alma mater.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson are protected by the media as well as all card-carrying progressives because they are on the “left wing” of the political argument. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s, senator from Illinois, blatant corruption scandal was deemed not to be newsworthy to protect one of their own, although it had all the elements of a Greek Tragedy.

These Marxist tactics of “politics of personal destruction” can only continue to work if we allow the media to black list speakers of logically reasoned arguments without resistance. Being passive is a losing strategy against the Alinzky, Rules for Radicals.  

In order to maintain a free country, we must foster an open and free exchange of ideas by informing the media we will no longer accept ad hominem attacks on people.

Believers of Marxism have no right to censor the speech of their opponents by falsely discrediting them. The people of all political stripes have to declare an end to the media’s retro McCarthyistic shenanigans. It is becoming too obvious for fair-minded people of either party to condone as politics as usual.

When the “end justifies the means” becomes business as usual, we have lost our freedom and the world will no longer have the free America it needs.



Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.





























Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BE RESPECTFUL TO POLICE FOR YOUR OWN GOOD


BE RESPECTFUL TO POLICE FOR YOUR OWN GOOD  
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist

Police have the important function of enforcing the law to keep the peace. They have been given immense power by the community to protect everyone from people who do not respect the rights of others. The police uniform should be a warning to anyone approached by the officer to follow his commands or things could get out-of-control.

It is dangerous for a cop to confront people they do not know. Every officer is vulnerable to unpredictable actions of strangers in our transient communities. There is rarely a relationship to build upon to make a friendly contact with the suspect regardless of the “sensitivity training” he completed.

Most of us never find ourselves feeling warm and fuzzy when a police officer questions us about our behavior. The police normally are straightforward and formal in their mannerisms for their own protection. Nearly everyone, regardless of their race or ethnic background, who is confronted by the police, feels the process violates their dignity.  No one: white, black or Asian, is happy to be pulled over by a flashing police car in the rear view mirror.  Most of us are anxious anytime we are questioned by a policeman. A few individuals become extremely belligerent and usually cause themselves greater problems than they would have had.

Police officers should not play the role of the social worker when approaching someone who might be breaking the law. There is no way he can know how the person on the street or in a car he is stopping might react. The individual might have a weapon that could wound him or worse. Cops have to always be in control of the situation to minimize it from getting out of control or they may be seriously hurt.

Stress increases in an officer whenever the person he is addressing is powerfully built and does not comply with his instructions or commands. Often these circumstances trigger an adrenalin response. Any sign of backing down by the officer would encourage an aggressive offender to escalate his non-compliance.  Law officers have to walk a tight rope of appearing physically formidable while not being physically or verbally abusive. This is an extremely difficult and dangerous role to perform.  

In order to deescalate a potential incident the person approached should be respectful or he will start down a road that does not end well. When the officer sees deference in the person he is facing he feels more in control. Any sign of hostility by the individual increases the natural instinct to regain the upper hand.

Acting respectfully to authority figures has become uncommon. Too many families are comprised of single parents. Respect for male authority has practically vanished due to absentee fathers.  Modern parents avoid obedience training. Too many youngsters have a “chip on their shoulder” when they are approached by an adult.  This often leads to future difficulties.

Schools no longer require students to be respectful to each other, to staff and anyone else. Corporal punishment and consequences for outrageous behavior have for the most part been banished in public schools. Without reality training by the parents, especially by the father, young adults are reckless in their disrespectful behavior toward law officers.

It is the youngsters who need training in respect for authority figures rather than the authority figures needing special sensitivity training to deal with punks or each of the special interest groups. Our nation is built on the rule of law not on the media’s self-righteousness or sensitivity training for criminal behavior.

It is foolish for our culture to place the onus on law enforcement to be “sensitive” to the feelings of: LGBT, ethnic groups, illegals, blacks or feminists. The law should be enforced in the same manner for all. Everyone should follow an officer’s instructions regardless of the group to which they belong.

If officers had to shift their approach when dealing with a criminal because of a minority designation their normal response time would be inhibited. This would greatly hinder their ability to do the job of protecting citizens. The reaction time of the officer would become a problem endangering everyone. The officer should not have to be concerned about winning the trust of the civilians who should automatically comply with his commands.

Police officers are people. Some can be jerks abusing their power and should be weeded out. It is up to each citizen to go up the legal ladder when they have been wronged. Any person who feels he has been mistreated by the police for any reason should take his complaint to a superior in law enforcement or the judicial system to address the alleged issues.

Policemen have an essential function to perform which is to enforce the law creating a secure and safe society. Let us grow up and accept the power of law enforcement by fully complying with them instead of inappropriately resisting them.  This behavior would decrease the danger for both the suspect and the officer.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

RABBLE ROUSERS NEED TO BE MARGINALIZED NOT ENCOURAGED


RABBLE ROUSERS NEED TO BE MARGINALIZED NOT ENCOURAGED
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D.  Traditional Realist


Life is full of instances of being wronged. It can be a family member, friend, stranger or public official that has grieved us. Prejudice is faced by most of us. One’s height, weight, gender, facial features, religion, politics, skin color, ethnic roots, race as well as personal preferences in clothing, food or music can cause it. Whatever is the cause of the discrimination, it is part of human nature and is real.

People who fixate on these unfair, inappropriate and even serious injustices are limiting their future development. These people live in the past using a past discriminatory incident as an excuse for one’s failure to overcome a common human failing. It becomes a formula for being left behind, a loser.

Too many “community leaders” agitate groups of alienated people to increase their own power base.  These rabble-rousers do not solve problems but blow them up. A self proclaimed leader pitting one group against another is playing with fire that can cause greater injustice and devastation to the group and destabilize the entire society.

The French Revolution of 1789 was supposed to correct real social inequality. “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” was a slogan that resonated with the poor and aspiring middle class. By some instigators using disinformation, false promises, malice, envy, jealousy and exaggerated abuse a mob mentality took on a life of its own. During this “social justice” upheaval, 40,000 people were guillotined, 300,000 were executed and millions more were murdered. The underlying problems were worsened, not solved.

  The Ku Klux Klan arose from ashes of the American Civil War.  These KKK members, during Reconstruction used inciting language and acts of terror to impose fear and hatred on the “emancipated” blacks. They employed these tactics to make blacks submit to their will. This again did not lead to solutions to integrate blacks into society but further divided the people in the south.

In 1891, a jury of their peers found nine Sicilian immigrants innocent of murdering police chief, Dennis Hennessy. These nine men and two other Italians were pulled out of the jail by a mob and lynched. This happened after local political leaders agitated the populace into mob frenzy. This was the largest mass lynching in the USA. Yet this ethnic group did not turn to rioting but to individual perseverance to succeed regardless of the injustices they received.
                                           
Mob violence under the guise of social justice does not serve anyone’s interest. When a specific person is tried by a jury of peers and found innocent or guilty of a crime, justice is served better than any other known system. The Ferguson, MO grand jury found there was no basis for indicting Darren Wilson. There was strong forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts that corroborated Wilson’s testimony.

However, when people are encouraged to blame all their problems that they face on being a certain ethnic group or race then we have created a potential time bomb for mass hysteria. There cannot be social justice or stability by resorting to mass chaos.
Rioting and looting and destruction of building and businesses is not a strategy for seeking justice. It is a way of satisfying base urges and instincts while illegally obtaining goods. It hurts the very community where the rioters and looters live.

Rabble-rousers have existed since there was rabble to rouse. Al Sharpton and others of this ilk should be exposed as the charlatans they are. They are destroyers, not creators of a more just and equitable community. Certainly Sharpton should not have been invited to the White House to share his thoughts on how to prevent future outbursts.  

President Obama bringing Rev. Sharpton to the White House sent the wrong message to the rioters. The focus of the conference was to place the blame on the Ferguson police department’s tactics and poor community relationships rather than squarely on progressive activists, professional rioters from across the country and opportunistic looters. Many of the organizers of the riots throughout the country were leaders in Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and other leftist causes.

People of all ethnic groups and socioeconomic levels are witnessing with their own eyes the results of the work done by these conveyers of hate. These individuals should be exposed for the self-promoting agitators dividing rather than bringing people together to exist in harmony and peace.

Only by shining light on their obvious lies and actions can they be seen for what they are- nothing but the same old intellectual haters of self-reliance, freedom and American exceptionalism. “Burn, baby, burn” is their perverted Marxist view of America.

Our president should not certify a forum to foment the seeds of a progressive revolution. He should denounce rabble rousers for destabilizing our nation. President Obama should use this educational moment to communicate to the people the difficulty of law enforcement officers in making split second decisions to enforce the law.




RABBLE ROUSERS NEED TO BE MARGINALIZED NOT ENCOURAGED
By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D.  Traditional Realist


Life is full of instances of being wronged. It can be a family member, friend, stranger or public official that has grieved us. Prejudice is faced by most of us. One’s height, weight, gender, facial features, religion, politics, skin color, ethnic roots, race as well as personal preferences in clothing, food or music can cause it. Whatever is the cause of the discrimination, it is part of human nature and is real.

People who fixate on these unfair, inappropriate and even serious injustices are limiting their future development. These people live in the past using a past discriminatory incident as an excuse for one’s failure to overcome a common human failing. It becomes a formula for being left behind, a loser.

Too many “community leaders” agitate groups of alienated people to increase their own power base.  These rabble-rousers do not solve problems but blow them up. A self proclaimed leader pitting one group against another is playing with fire that can cause greater injustice and devastation to the group and destabilize the entire society.

The French Revolution of 1789 was supposed to correct real social inequality. “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” was a slogan that resonated with the poor and aspiring middle class. By some instigators using disinformation, false promises, malice, envy, jealousy and exaggerated abuse a mob mentality took on a life of its own. During this “social justice” upheaval, 40,000 people were guillotined, 300,000 were executed and millions more were murdered. The underlying problems were worsened, not solved.

  The Ku Klux Klan arose from ashes of the American Civil War.  These KKK members, during Reconstruction used inciting language and acts of terror to impose fear and hatred on the “emancipated” blacks. They employed these tactics to make blacks submit to their will. This again did not lead to solutions to integrate blacks into society but further divided the people in the south.

In 1891, a jury of their peers found nine Sicilian immigrants innocent of murdering police chief, Dennis Hennessy. These nine men and two other Italians were pulled out of the jail by a mob and lynched. This happened after local political leaders agitated the populace into mob frenzy. This was the largest mass lynching in the USA. Yet this ethnic group did not turn to rioting but to individual perseverance to succeed regardless of the injustices they received.
                                           
Mob violence under the guise of social justice does not serve anyone’s interest. When a specific person is tried by a jury of peers and found innocent or guilty of a crime, justice is served better than any other known system. The Ferguson, MO grand jury found there was no basis for indicting Darren Wilson. There was strong forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts that corroborated Wilson’s testimony.

However, when people are encouraged to blame all their problems that they face on being a certain ethnic group or race then we have created a potential time bomb for mass hysteria. There cannot be social justice or stability by resorting to mass chaos.
Rioting and looting and destruction of building and businesses is not a strategy for seeking justice. It is a way of satisfying base urges and instincts while illegally obtaining goods. It hurts the very community where the rioters and looters live.

Rabble-rousers have existed since there was rabble to rouse. Al Sharpton and others of this ilk should be exposed as the charlatans they are. They are destroyers, not creators of a more just and equitable community. Certainly Sharpton should not have been invited to the White House to share his thoughts on how to prevent future outbursts.  

President Obama bringing Rev. Sharpton to the White House sent the wrong message to the rioters. The focus of the conference was to place the blame on the Ferguson police department’s tactics and poor community relationships rather than squarely on progressive activists, professional rioters from across the country and opportunistic looters. Many of the organizers of the riots throughout the country were leaders in Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and other leftist causes.

People of all ethnic groups and socioeconomic levels are witnessing with their own eyes the results of the work done by these conveyers of hate. These individuals should be exposed for the self-promoting agitators dividing rather than bringing people together to exist in harmony and peace.

Only by shining light on their obvious lies and actions can they be seen for what they are- nothing but the same old intellectual haters of self-reliance, freedom and American exceptionalism. “Burn, baby, burn” is their perverted Marxist view of America.

Our president should not certify a forum to foment the seeds of a progressive revolution. He should denounce rabble rousers for destabilizing our nation. President Obama should use this educational moment to communicate to the people the difficulty of law enforcement officers in making split second decisions to enforce the law.