“The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that."
---Marco Rubio (American Politician)
Education in the United States has nearly rotted to the core because we have allowed it to rot. As a nation, we’ve largely forsaken the principles that hold us together: that we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are our God-given rights. And guaranteeing the pursuit of happiness does not imply that we have a right to have all our fantasies fulfilled.
Our world turned toward hell after Adam & Eve took a bite out of the apple, and the evil that stained the Earth after the original sin has largely consumed the spirit and purpose of the American educational system. We are no longer focused on forming young minds to set their ambitions high and think for themselves. Instead, we lead them astray by focusing on feelings and telling students what to think.
Our schools have largely become breeding grounds for the seven deadly sins largely because we have banished our divine Creator from our classrooms and replaced Him with a slew of demigods. What we refer to today as diversity, equity and inclusion are nothing new. They are simply Marxist slogans rebranded for two generations largely ignorant of world history and lacking guidance.
Hate runs rampant in their lesson plans. Courses and materials derived from Critical Race Theory are a good example. It is an envious premise that produces nothing but jealousy, contempt and mistrust. The unholy doctrine ignores a universal truth: that no one has a choice over the circumstances of their birth.
Some people are born into wealth and luxury, and some into abject poverty. Similarly, some are born into abusive homes and others into nurturing environments. No matter, we are all equal in the eyes of our divine Creator at birth. What we decide to do with the time we are afforded here on Earth, and what we accomplish with that time are what truly matter.
No other nation on Earth affords its citizenry the guaranteed liberties and freedoms that we are afforded under The Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution. With the blessings of our divine Creator, every one of us is free to employ our God-given talents to their very limits.
There is no secret that our nation is presently divided against itself, and you can place much of the blame for this on our school systems. Teachers and administrators who develop and promote false doctrines like Critical Race Theory are a cancer within our nation and the whole of Western civilization. Rather than equip our children with necessary survival skills, they prepare our lambs for slaughter.
Much of the root of our nation’s current sickness can be traced to a 1947 U.S. Supreme Court decision: Everson v. The Board of Education set precedent that the establishment clause of our First Amendment applies not only to the federal government, but also at the state and local levels as well. This case paved the way for decisions like Engel v. Vitale in 1962.
That case ruled that organized prayer in our public schools is unlawful and effectively shut God out of the classrooms. Our Supreme Court rendered unto Cesar a sovereign right afforded every citizen by our divine Creator: freedom of expression. The standards and curriculum within the public schools have eroded since that point.
Abject lies are told to our children within our public schools every single day by heretical teachers. Take for instance the myth of gender identity: a belief that our divine Creator could mistakenly assign a soul to the wrong body at birth; and that our lustful sexual urges are genetic.
Another example is the egalitarian theory of social justice: an envious and deliberate attempt to bind people to their immutable characteristics; and blind them to the truth about the power of faith, hard work and perseverance.
These heretics divide our nation and blind us to the truth: that the Marxists behind all this have unholy spiritual agenda. They are attempting to corrode young minds with distorted narratives about the origins and history of our Constitutional Republic and the whole Western civilization much like the Book of Timothy 2 describes:
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
The 1619 Project is one such myth. This drivel wrathfully focuses on the ills of American slavery to sow racial division for political ends. It ignores our nation’s virtues, fails to mention that slavery was and still is a world-wide occurrence, and bends the facts.
The Marxists pushing this propaganda are covetous. They sow seeds of division and pull the wool over the eyes of our children with one hand, so they can steal the fruits of our labor with the other. And sadly, some school districts throughout the United States have already injected this treasonous venom into their daily lesson plans.
Parents deserve much of the blame for allowing this evil to propagate. We allowed Congress to dump our children into the hands of organized labor in 1979 under the Carter Administration; and they have been progressively poisoning their minds ever since.
Rather than equipping our flock to become productive members of society and think for themselves, the U.S. Department of Education instead prepares lamb for wolves. Specifically, money lenders that fund the rising costs of college tuition and a corporatocracy that profits from the wages of sin.
Our nation’s founders drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with a Biblical framework. Judeo-Christian values birthed our rights, and the Ten Commandments established our rule of law. Nearing the end of the Cold War, we largely began to ignore this fact. Consequently, we have allowed lustful, gluttonous and prideful agendas to eat into the roots of educational institutions.
To be clear, the rot we speak of goes beyond our public k12 schools. Most of our nation’s colleges and university are past the moral tipping point. This is especially true at the Ivy’s. In general, developing discipline, character and integrity are no longer paramount concerns for the faculty and administrators at these elite schools. Instead, they horde grant money, act much like country club resorts, and wave the middle finger at the God written into their charters.
Take Harvard University for example. America’s oldest academic institution once rooted in Puritan beliefs had the audacity to hand the reigns of their chapel over to an avowed atheist earlier this year. When asked of his philosophy, Chaplain President Greg Epstein pridefully boasted: “We don’t look to a god for answers…We are each other’s answers.”
Princeton University’s response to last year’s nation-wide riots provides another example. Following the George Floyd incident, University President Christopher Eisgruber issued a gluttonous and prideful statement condemning his own institution as racist to students, alumni and faculty. In his letter, Eisgruber also wrathfully convicted the officers involved in the incident prior to their jury trial.
The fact that a man chartered with leading one of our nation’s top universities is willing to cast stones at the students and faculty he claims to shepherd bares true testimony to how sick and perverted our schools have become. It belies the need to gut our entire education system and build again from scratch. For our nation to flourish once again, this is a strategic imperative.
Author: Erik Gagnon - Managing Partner, Chi Rho Consulting
Why You Should Add Prayer and Meditation to Your Arsenal of Weapons
“The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.”
---Jocko Willink (Author & former U.S. Navy Seal)
Over the course of our careers, prayer and meditation have become our greatest assets. That’s how we’ve become thought leaders, innovators and rainmakers. The source of our inspiration is none other than our lord & savior Jesus Christ. We owe everything to Him… Truly.
In 2013, I was intentionally thrown off an elevated bus terminal at Denver International Airport. I broke numerous bones including my skull; and severely damaged my internal organs. Miraculously however, despite falling from over 40 feet, my spine and my neck received no damage.
That’s because angels sent from heaven guided my descent into darkness. In fact, they protected me from further harm before the paramedics arrived.
The emergency care team rushed me to Denver Health Medical Center in an ambulance in the dead of the night, where the trauma care team decided to induce a coma. I was in the coma for nearly two and a half weeks, and it was a hellish ordeal.
I do not recall going to the hospital in an ambulance in the dead of night. My body may have taken that journey, but my soul went elsewhere.
They flew me to a serene looking treatment facility by helicopter on a bright sunny day. They’d strapped me to a gurney much like a wounded Vietnam combat soldier being evacuated off the front lines. The door was open, and I looked out as we descended.
I was isolated and tortured for those two and a half weeks. The pain was excruciating, and the mental anguish almost unbearable. During my last hours there, the devil’s minions tormented me as they prepared to open the Gates and send me into the depths of Hell.
As I lay there cowering in fear, a human figure approached my bed. At first, I thought He was death personified: a sinewy muscular figure most awesomely terrifying. So much so, that I turned away from him and curled up in a fetal position.
Some time passed without incident. So, I glanced back at Him not knowing what to expect. There and then, I found Him sitting on the floor near my bed, and my fears subsided.
After that, I woke up in Denver Health’s ICU unit. I spent the next five months at that hospital, and another year and a half in outpatient rehabilitation.
This tragedy turned out to be one of the greatest blessings of my life. Jesus Christ had delivered me from Satan himself; and my relationship with Our lord and savior has grown closer since.
In this time of healing, I have begun to realize how impactful our thoughts truly are. Every thought we spawn goes out into the universe to some effect. Meaning that every idea we have produces energy through the Holy Spirit.
Consequently, meditation and prayer have become invaluable tools in my daily regimen. Through meditation, I’ve begun to distinguish my wild thoughts and my crazy thoughts from my sane thoughts. And through prayer, I give thanks for the blessings in my life and ask God for clarity of vision and purity of thought.
When meditating, I begin with a prayer and then clear my mind of all thought for as long as possible. As my thoughts manifest, I start to picture a narrow mountain top pathway. To my left is a cliff, and to my right is a thicket. Upon that pathway, I imagine my thoughts as sheep.
That said, it’s a difficult exercise to master. All sorts of temptations creep in, and I eventually wind up breaking my concentration. That’s when wild and crazy thoughts occur.
Every wild thought I have fattens my sheep. The longer I hold on to them, the fatter they become. Eventually, they waddle off the cliff, blurting out a hopeless last “Baaaa!” before falling into the vast unknown below.
As harrowing as that sounds, the fate of my crazy thoughts is often worse. Those thoughts send my sheep running into the thicket. If I become panicked and set off after that sheep without stopping to ask God for guidance, my lamb will become tangled up in the underbrush.
More and more, I am learning to rely upon Jesus to guide my sheep safely down the path toward their happy destiny. He alone ensures that my flock doesn’t wander off the cliff or end up prey for wolves in the thicket. And when my efforts are fruitful, he expands my resources to grow more sheep.
Whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor, the same should be true for you. Abandon your ambitions and channel your hopes, dreams and goals toward Our Father. Set your sights on Godly pursuits and follow the path Jesus walks. He’ll guide us well beyond what our limited imaginations ever thought possible.
Author: Erik Gagnon - Managing Partner, Chi Rho Consulting
“And He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
---Wayne Dyer (American Psychologist)
If the news media, certain elected officials and/or your schoolteachers have you in a panic over our changing weather patterns, you may want to study a concept known as Radiative Forcing. Specifically: the independent factors that contribute to this effect; as well as the relative impact each individual factor over time.
Here’s how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes Radiative Forcing in layman’s terms:
"The concept… is fairly straightforward. Energy is constantly flowing into the atmosphere in the form of sunlight that always shines on half of the Earth's surface. Some of this sunlight (about 30 percent) is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed by the planet. And like any warm object sitting in cold surroundings — and space is a very cold place — some energy is always radiating back out into space as invisible infrared light. Subtract the energy flowing out from the energy flowing in, and if the number is anything other than zero, there has to be some warming (or cooling, if the number is negative) going on."
We draw your attention to this because people who are fanatical about “Climate Change” are either lying to your or they’re grossly ignorant.
A number of credible studies comparing and contrasting anthropogenic factors (i.e. man-made carbon emissions) to natural effects (i.e. solar activity & geophysical phenomenon) are deliberately buried by wolves in sheep’s clothing. Specifically, opportunists who are hellbent on enslaving your mind.
Plenty of political and financial opportunists stand to profit personally from regulatory programs designed to restrict your liberties. Most notably, carbon taxes and plans to eliminate gasoline powered vehicles by the year 2050. These vultures present the public with lies and half-truths through corrosive media establishments that prostitute themselves for ratings. They also pocket immoral elected officials who sell their souls to the devil.
It's little surprise that reports like the one published in Science Direct’s March 2017 edition of the Quarternary Science Review are buried by the press and grossly ignored by bureaucrats in Washington D.C.. Simply put, they can’t scare you with the truth.
There’s strong evidence that solar radiation and geophysical phenomena have more of an affect on the weather than human factors ever could. Yet, some of the most well-educated among us have the gall and the hubris to presume that human beings control the fate of our planet.
Scientists who shine light on the truth like Dr. Roger Higgs are ostracized by pagans who’ve embraced an esoteric mantra known as “Climate Change” as their almighty deity. He writes:
“We urgently need to expose the ‘CO2 = pollutant’ fallacy being forced upon your children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces by schools, universities, governments and mainstream media worldwide, and to denounce it in scrupulously truthful terms easily understood by the public, including those youngsters themselves.”
Don’t be fooled: People with bad intentions have created a cult around Climate Change, and the lot of them seem intent on organizing a religion around this unholy deity.
None of this should surprise you. All throughout history, sycophants have capitalized on shifts in weather patterns to stoke fear and hysteria, simply to line their own pockets and ultimately seize power.
Students of history should take note of the eerie parallels between what’s happening today and the events that sparked the Dark Ages, also known as the Migration Period. The weather cooled over the European continent then, congruent with the fall of the Roman Empire. Panic and mass hysteria ensued which destabilized their economy and enabled barbarian marauders to seize power and tyrannize the populace.
Similar events also took place on the European continent when the weather warmed during what’s known as the Medieval Warming Period. Increased precipitation disrupted crop cycles, causing famine and death. Unscrupulous noblemen exploited the conditions to rob farmers of their property, and send the populace into serfdom and indentured servitude.
In other words, shifts in weather patterns are nothing new; and despotic opportunists often gain political leverage through the chaos of uncertainty when this happens. They fuel mass hysteria to feed their own selfish interests and breed a demon of despair.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.