Blue v. Red

Hasbro building on a red sky

At this point, just assume that every company and organization is out to indoctrinate your children.

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

In recent years, one worrisome question as political stories have unfolded has been:  Where are the whistleblowers? James O’Keefe has found another one for Project Veritas.  David Johnson is a packaging contractor with Rhode Island–based toy company Hasbro, who is also a Black man, and couldn’t watch the company go down the path of using packaging…

GoFundMe Campaign Not Found

GoFundMe’s bigotry has become so predictable.

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

Speaking with John DePetro this week, I suggested that competing GoFundMe campaigns around the controversy on Sayles Street in Providence showed a healthy social response to cancel culture and institutional biases.  I did predict, however, by way of noting it as something to keep an eye out for, that GoFundMe would cancel one campaign and…

"Injustice Won't Be Postponed" sign

Turning students into trend-following activists is not evidence of civics “proficiency.”

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

The headline over Alexa Gagosz’s Boston Globe article is misleading: “Civics proficiency now a requirement for all Rhode Island public school graduates.” Just look: … this new law does not necessarily require that students take a separate civics course or civics exam. Instead, individual school districts will determine how their students can “demonstrate proficiency” because according…

Robert Chiaradio testifies

Demise of “Divisive Concept” Ban in Westerly Schools Outs Radical Activism

By Justin Katz | July 19, 2021 |

By creating incentives for activism, providing manufactured materials, and ignoring the substance of legislation, progressive advocates are providing cover for radicals to transform the teaching of civics and history into indoctrination into a divisive ideology that is tearing communities apart.

Nicholas Poissin, The Judgment of Solomon

Everything we’re seeing in “our democracy” comes down to the reemergence of an entitled class.

By Justin Katz | July 19, 2021 |

Angelo Codevilla’s essay in American Greatness on May 17 is worth catching if (like me) you missed it.  In the various tumultuous issues the United States as been facing in recent years, he sees an emerging insistence by a governing elite that we are not, in fact, equal, but that their superiority is so manifest that…

Prolife prayer in NYC

It’s not difficult to see where the urge for fascism really is on the American political spectrum.

By Justin Katz | July 14, 2021 |

Nobody should ever accuse progressives of spending too much time on self reflection.  Consider the following, from an article for Catholic News Agency by Joe Bukuras about pro-abortion protesters’ blocking a Catholic pro-life procession: “Violence can look like a man throwing punches,” a copy of a [New York City for Abortion Rights (NYCFAR)] flyer says.…

Chess versus checkers

Nesi’s Non-Notes and O’Neil’s Telling Fears

By Justin Katz | July 10, 2021 |

Differences in where people draw their condemnation lines prove that something has changed and we’re on a very dangerous course.

The Statue of Liberty and U.S. Flag

Do American teachers’ unions love (or even like) their country?

By Justin Katz | July 8, 2021 |

In fairness, it’s possible that GoLocalProv didn’t quote part of a statement from Frank Flynn, the president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, which is the Ocean State’s branch of the national American Federation of Teachers, and I couldn’t find it in full on the labor union’s website or anywhere else. As…

Chart of overt and covert white supremacy

Here are some pointers to unspin critical race theory framing.

By Justin Katz | July 6, 2021 |

Given the unintended theme of the posts on Anchor Rising, today, it seems like a good day to direct readers’ attention to a post on PJ Media by Bryan Preston, with the summary title, “Leaked Docs: Critical Race Theory Seeks to Undermine Equality and the Constitutional Order.” Preston posts screen grabs from a mandatory presentation for Iowa school…

A hypnotic background

Be aware that the pro-CRT activists are organized and relentlessly on-message.

By Justin Katz | July 6, 2021 |

Have you ever noticed that the talking points for progressive causes coalesce and spread amazingly quickly?  One moment, the general public is trying to figure out what this critical race theory (CRT) thing is and why districts are pushing it on children, and the next minute activists, public figures, and journalists appear to be all…

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