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Bill Lockwood: Bart Lubow and Social Justice 0 (0)

by Bill Lockwood

Bart Lubow has been a left-wing radical for many years. Once a member of Students for Democratic Society (SDS), a front-group for communism which terrorist Bill Ayers helped to found, Lubow was even at one time deported from the Philippines for attempting to distribute communist anti-government literature. However, like the ascendency of other Marxist-oriented agitators during the current White House Administration, Lubow, having directed the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) for the Annie E. Casey foundation since 1994, is becoming influential in states such as Texas. The JDAI program is to “require states to work to reduce the disproportionate representation of minority juveniles in secured facilities.” Plainly, the goal of the JDAI is the revamp the detention and incarceration procedures in the United States along “social justice” lines.

Social Justice

Social Justice has little to do with actual “justice” but focuses attention upon “outcomes.” Decrying disparities in society, social justice advocates cry continually about unequal distribution of properties, of monies, of college degrees, and even jail sentences in America. As Walter Williams puts it, “Outcomes of human relationships are often seen as criteria for the presence or absence of justice or fairness. Outcomes frequently used as barometers of justice and fairness are: race and sex statistics on income and unemployment, income distribution in general, occupational distribution, wealth ownership, and other measures of socio-economic status.” In other words, no attention at all is paid to any underlying reason for differences, it is simply assumed that different outcomes among people is the result of crass prejudices or favoritism.

If, for example, wealth distribution is uneven among various races of people, “social justice” demands the assumption that foul play must be involved. So also, if as is the case, a greater percentage of a minority population is incarcerated than is the case with white America, the automatic conclusion among socialists is that injustices have been committed by “white society” against people of color. Differences among people or subcultures as a possible cause is never considered as that would be the “politically incorrect” thing to do. The underlying assumption by Lubow is that the American system of justice is “profoundly racist” given the statistics. And for socialists on the rise, that is all that is required—show disparity in statistics. No examination of personal choices, no study of various cultural differences between races, no time wasted pondering divergent habits or pressures among minority populations—simply announce that America continues to be a “racist” state.

For obvious reasons Lubow does not seek to show that disparities between races in other areas are also caused by “white racism.” For example, the out-of-wedlock birth rates for different racial and ethnic groups in 2008 was just over 40%. The breakdown of that statistic shows that among white non-Hispanic women, the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 28.6 percent while among Hispanics it was 52.5 percent and among blacks the figure jumps to a startling 72.3 percent. Consider abortion. In 2005 the abortion rate for blacks in the United States is almost 5 times that for white women. Similar “disparities” are found in almost every measurable statistic. It is clearly evident that minority cultures are fostering immoral lifestyles to an alarming degree. Yet, when it comes to discrepancies among incarceration rates, Lubow wishes us to believe that sub-culture has nothing to do with it, but that it is the result of “white racist attitudes.” That is what a good communist would do. Drive that “racist” wedge.

Lubow on “Structural Racism”

In a 2007 speech before the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, Lubow laments the “grossly disproportionate representation of people of color” in the criminal or juvenile justice system. That 30% of African American males born “into this society will spend part of their lives in prison” should be reason enough to infuriate Americans, says he. “More than two-thirds of youth confined in secure detention nationally are youth of color” is demonstration to Lubow that our nation “mocks our claims to freedom and justice for all and, therefore, undermine[s] the very fabric upon which this society is supposedly founded.” “White people,” Lubow pontificates, “have been and still are the purveyors of racial injustice.” The blanket indictment against white society is that “white people accrue and rely upon” privileges “by virtue of skin color.”

To remedy racist America, JDAI has begun to implement core strategies “through racial equity lens.” In other words, force diverse population representation in incarceration facilities. Further, like the communist strategy of manipulating American citizens to their own demise, Lubow preaches that it is “white responsibility” to take on the issue with great fervor to change the system. We must create a “level playing field.”

So, for the citizen who thought that racial hiring quota’s were an assault on real fairness and individual responsibility, not to mention a vast overreach of federal government, much more seems in store regarding incarceration rates, if Lubow and the Annie E. Casey foundation have their way. And if Americans thought that the financial market fiasco, caused in part by federal officials leaning on lending institutions to provide loans to low-income persons who would not otherwise qualify, was a total disaster to the Housing Market, wait until our streets become more populated with criminal elements because of “racial quotas” that govern incarceration. Chaos in the streets is what socialists have always wanted. Old SDS members have not changed their stripes.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Broward County, Bart Lubow and Nicolas Cruz 0 (0)

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Broward County, Bart Lubow and Nicolas Cruz“Chaos in the streets is what socialists have always wanted.”

by Bill Lockwood

What is going on in Broward County, Florida? The story is deeper and wider than most might imagine. After the horrific shooting by suspect Nikolas Cruz, a troubled teenager who had been expelled from school for “disciplinary reasons,” national attention is focused upon gun control. An easy “target” for the thoughtless. Much more sinister, however, and much more to the point is the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) program that was put in place several years ago in Broward County by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its leader, a former SDS member (Students for Democratic Society), Bart Lubow.

In an article posted January 5, 2017, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which began in 1948 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD, showcases one of its successful “detention alternative” pilot programs — Broward County, Florida. The specific project, JDAI, has as its goal is to reduce “incarceration rates” among juveniles—especially kids of color and ethnic minorities.

Lubow, officially the “Senior Associate and Initiative Manager” of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, touts that the JDAI program in Broward County saves taxpayers $5 million by reducing “detention population” sixty-five per cent. This, it is said, “without any sacrifice of public safety.”

Lubow’s JDAI program began in 1992 “to reduce he number of children inappropriately incarcerated; to minimize the number of youth who fail to appear in court or commit delinquent acts; to redirect public funds towards successful alternatives; and to improve the conditions of confinement.”

How to achieve these goals? Bottom line: Law enforcement is pressured to stop incarcerating teenagers of color by de-classifying their offenses or ignoring them. Student arrests therefore drop and juvenile delinquency is decreased. Who can argue with statistics?

However, like the quota system in hiring, the JDAI program that Broward County Schools has been involved in only changes statistics—not real behavior—as the Nicolas Cruz shooting amply demonstrates. Now you know why the Sheriff’s office in Broward County refused to arrest a young man who had publicly threatened so many that even his fellow students at school speculated that he would become a school shooter. Let’s back up for an overview.

Bart Lubow and Social Justice

Bart Lubow has been a left-wing radical for many years. Once a member of Students for Democratic Society (SDS), a front-group for communism which terrorist Bill Ayers helped to found, Lubow was even at one time deported from the Philippines for attempting to distribute communist anti-government literature.  However, like the ascendency of other Marxist-oriented agitators during the Obama Administration, Lubow became influential in various states, even conservative ones such as Texas. 

The JDAI program specifically states that it is to “require states to work to reduce the disproportionate representation of minority juveniles in secured facilities.” The goal of the JDAI is the revamp the detention and incarceration procedures in the United States along “social justice” lines.

Social Justice

Social Justice has little to do with actual “justice” but focuses attention upon “outcomes.”  Decrying disparities in society, social justice advocates cry continually about unequal distribution of properties, of monies, of college degrees, and even jail sentences in America.

As Walter Williams puts it, “Outcomes of human relationships are often seen as criteria for the presence or absence of justice or fairness.  Outcomes frequently used as barometers of justice and fairness are: race and sex statistics on income and unemployment, income distribution in general, occupational distribution, wealth ownership, and other measures of socio-economic status.”  In other words, no attention at all is paid to any underlying reason for differences, it is simply assumed that different outcomes among people is the result of crass prejudices or favoritism.

If, for example, wealth distribution is uneven among various races of people, “social justice” demands the assumption that foul play must be involved.  So also, if as is the case, a greater percentage of a minority population is incarcerated than is the case with white America, the automatic conclusion among socialists is that injustices have been committed by “white society” against people of color.

Differences among people or subcultures as a possible cause is never considered as that would be the “politically incorrect” thing to do. The underlying assumption by Lubow is that the American system of justice is “profoundly racist” given the statistics. And for socialists on the rise, that is all that is required—show disparity in statistics. No examination of personal choices, no study of various cultural differences between races, no time wasted pondering divergent habits or pressures among minority populations—simply announce that America continues to be a “racist” state.

For obvious reasons Lubow does not seek to show that disparities between races in other areas are also caused by “white racism.” For example, the out-of-wedlock birth rates for different racial and ethnic groups in 2008 was just over 40%.  The breakdown of that statistic shows that among white non-Hispanic women, the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 28.6 percent while among Hispanics it was 52.5 percent and among blacks the figure jumps to a startling 72.3 percent.

Consider abortion.  In 2005 the abortion rate for blacks in the United States is almost 5 times that for white women. Similar “disparities” are found in almost every measurable statistic.  It is clearly evident that minority cultures are fostering immoral lifestyles to an alarming degree.  Yet, when it comes to discrepancies among incarceration rates, Lubow wishes us to believe that sub-culture has nothing to do with it, but that it is the result of “white racist attitudes.” That is what a good communist would do. Drive that “racist” wedge.

Lubow on “Structural Racism”

In a 2007 speech before the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, Lubow laments the “grossly disproportionate representation of people of color” in the criminal or juvenile justice system.  That 30% of African American males born “into this society will spend part of their lives in prison” should be reason enough to infuriate Americans, says he.  “More than two-thirds of youth confined in secure detention nationally are youth of color” is demonstration to Lubow that our nation “mocks our claims to freedom and justice for all and, therefore, undermine[s] the very fabric upon which this society is supposedly founded.”  “White people,” Lubow pontificates, “have been and still are the purveyors of racial injustice.”  The blanket indictment against white society is that “white people accrue and rely upon” privileges “by virtue of skin color.”

To remedy racist America, JDAI has begun to implement core strategies “through racial equity lens.” In other words, force diverse population representation in incarceration facilities. Further, like the communist strategy of manipulating American citizens to their own demise, Lubow preaches that it is “white responsibility” to take on the issue with great fervor to change the system. We must create a “level playing field.”

So, for the citizen who thought that racial hiring quotas were an assault on real fairness and individual responsibility, not to mention a vast overreach of federal government, much more seems in store regarding incarceration rates, if Lubow and the Annie E. Casey foundation have their way.

And if Americans thought that the financial market fiasco, caused in part by federal officials leaning on lending institutions to provide loans to low-income persons who would not otherwise qualify, was a total disaster to the Housing Market, wait until our streets become more populated with criminal elements because of “racial quotas” that govern incarceration. Chaos in the streets is what socialists have always wanted. Old SDS members have not changed their stripes.

This is exactly what has occurred in Broward County, Florida. Nikolas Cruz was a threat to society. Instead of local law enforcement handling their own problems as it deems necessary, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office bought into the JDAI lie.

More frightening still is the fact that the JDAI program will not likely go away quietly. With continual Justice Department backing and financial grants flowing to various counties, the Casey Foundation now boasts that its JDAI program is already followed by over 300 counties nationwide. Neither is it likely to go away easily. It is hard-wired into George Soros’ Tides Foundation as well as scores of other ultra-liberal policy-changing clubs, and thus has deep pockets.

Marxism on the March 0 (0)

 Marxism on the March-“President Obama has been marching with these socialists/Marxists his entire life.”

by Bill Lockwood

Make no mistake. Marxism is on the move. As reported by NPR News, protests against Donald Trump’s election are erupting across the country. Crowds gathered in Union Square in New York City; in Chicago and Washington, D.C. barricades are now erected around Trump properties to keep the potential violence at bay; in Los Angeles protesters shut down the 101 Freeway and Trump was burned in effigy while others beat a Trump piñata.

Similar scenes are being witnessed in Philadelphia, Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami, Richmond, VA; Providence, RI, Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO and Portland, ME. American flag burning was featured at least at one of the rallies. Obama did his job well.

Sponsored by such well-known communists as George Soros, who poured millions of dollars into front organizations across America in order to influence elections, young ignorant violent millennials are stunned, to say the least. These young socialists, instructed diligently by collegiate Marxist professors, led by a Marxist president, sponsored by Marxist money, are in total disbelief that freedom-loving Americans are trying to get America back.

One picture is worth a thousand words. Photos from protests in Seattle show mass-produced signs by the organization socialistalternative.org. Socialist Alternative claims to be “in political solidarity with the ‘Committee for a Workers’ International, a worldwide socialist organization in 47 countries, on every continent….”

These socialists demand $15 an hour minimum wage; free education from preschool through college [read, paid for by the American taxpayer]; stop the drive to “privatize” education [read, disallow parental choice and instruction]; free health care [read again, taxpayer funded, government-controlled]; major tax increases on ‘the rich’; a minimum guaranteed weekly income of $600/week for the unemployed, disabled, stay-at-home parents, the elderly, and others unable to work; public ownership of bankrupt and failing companies; demands public ownership of the top 500 corporations and banks and dole out its earnings to the “broader public,” and on and on. One can read the rest in cliff-note form by perusing the Communist Manifesto.

Upheld as great reformers by socialistalternative.org are well-known American socialists of yesteryear such as Eugene Debs. Vladimir Lenin is lionized as a Soviet icon to follow. Socialistalternative.org members are encouraged to read Lenin’s book that “shook the world” entitled State and Revolution. The online review opines, “If we want to change society, we must first understand the laws that govern its development, including the repressive institutions of the state which reflect the division of society into social classes with opposed interests.”

Though it was written 100 years ago, the ideas in State and Revolution are still relevant for socialists who seek to connect with current consciousness and point the way towards the socialist transformation of society. Every socialist can gain valuable insight on how we work today for the socialist future where a state, with all its coercive power to compel people to maintain ‘order,’ is no longer necessary, and we can finally live in free association with one another.”

President Obama has been marching with these socialists/Marxists his entire life. Hence, the divided country that we are witnessing. To the stree-protestors the promise of a New Socialist Country was within reach. And now they are beside themselves as Americans are moving toward liberty under Trump.

To those who are about 100 years behind the learning curve and are disposed to contest what is the cloth out of which Obama is cut, consider:

Obama grew up in a household that admired socialists; he was personally mentored by communist Frank Marshall Davis; his biography was ghost-written by communist Bill Ayers, with whom he began his political career for president; he joined socialist organizations during his college career; his cabinet as president originally was composed of some who were card-carrying communists (Van Jones, for example); his “pastor” for two decades, Jeremiah Wright, is a communist-sympathizer; his White House open-door policy to communist agitators such as Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter (began by communists); and his agenda reflected Marxist ideals.

This all merely demonstrates how close modern-day socialists have believed their dreams of a United Socialist States of America were believed to be. Now that Obama has been booted from the White House, they will increase pressure to threaten peace and liberty.

Socialists do not want truth from Trump or freedom for Americans. They want radical unconstitutional lawless change in which our liberty is traded for a bowl of pottage: slavery. The real hate is pouring out into the streets, threatening to disrupt peaceful society.

Hit-Piece Inspired by Fellow-Traveler SPLC 0 (0)

Hit-Piece Inspired by Fellow-Traveler SPLC

by Bill Lockwood

Journalism seems to have reached an all-time low with the recent hit-piece against Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel by Claire Galofaro of Associated Press. Staver is Kim Davis’ attorney, the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to have her name on same-sex marriage licenses because of the Bible’s teaching. Galofaro labels LC as a “hate group” twice in the article, quoting as her source the thoroughly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Liberty Counsel’s stand for limited government and Christian freedom has earned it the ire of the SPLC. Founded in 1971 by Morris Dees and Joseph Levin, Jr., the Montgomery, AL-based SPLC has labeled anyone who believes in biblical values—such as those opposed to abortion or homosexuality— as “purveyors of hate.” Since its inception, the pedigree of the SPLC has been communism. For instance, SPLC has for a long-time glowingly promoted the self-confessed communist Bill Ayers. Gabrielle Lyon of the SPLC gushed how wonderful is Bill Ayers with an article entitled, “An Unconditional Embrace.” She wrote, “Throughout his career as a civil rights organizer, radical anti-Vietnam War activist, teacher and author, Ayers has developed a rich vision of teaching that interweaves passion, responsibility and self-reflection.” Just makes one long to meet the one who has such a “rich vision” as to want to kill innocent Americans.

One of the SPLC’s board members, James Rucker, co-founded with communist Van Jones ColorOfChange.org and became a leader of STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement), an ultra-radical collective that declared its commitment to “revolutionary democracy, revolutionary feminism, revolutionary internationalism, the central role of the working class, urban Marxism and Third World Communism.” SPLC gives annually its “Roger Baldwin” award. Baldwin was a co-founder of the ACLU along with William Z. Foster, long-time head of the Communist Party, USA. Baldwin bragged, “I am for socialism…. I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal…. I don’t regret being part of the communist tactic. I knew what I was doing. I was not an innocent liberal. I wanted what the communists wanted and I travelled the United Front road to get it.”

One of the writers for SPLC is Chip Berlet who operates the Political Research Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. Berlet at one time assisted the Socialist Workers Party and was a staff member for the National Lawyers Guild, which was described in a U.S. congressional investigation as the “foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, USA.” His articles have appeared in the communist Guardian newspaper of New York, as well as other communist-front groups.
As true with all communist or fellow-traveler organizations, the ignoble campaign of the SPLC is to smear any patriotic American who stands for limited government and liberty under God. Its hate “watch list” in 2014 included presidential candidate Ben Carson because he opposes homosexuality and socialistic ObamaCare. It has also maligned James Dobson, Beverly LaHaye, Dr. James Kennedy, David Barton, the American Family Association, Tony Perkins and his The Family Research Council, the NRA, and of course, all Tea Parties which are supposedly “shot through” with “racism.”

One of the worst slanders performed by the fear-mongering SPLC was to label Dr. Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University and member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, as “an apologist for white supremacists” in 2009. Bizarre label for a conservative professor who happens to be black. But Dr. Swain spoke out against our open border policies and promptly made it to the communist “hate watch list.”
Predictably, Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel is in the cross-hairs SPLC for defending a lone woman in Kentucky who wishes to stand upon Christian principles. That an AP “journalist” would source her material to the SPLC illustrates the complete leftist partisanship role played by the media.

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