School Walkouts: An Irresponsible Tool of Mob Rule (Ochlocracy)



Photo: 1969 Harvard Walkout

There are many ways to demonstrate for policy change. We would expect places of learning for intelligent students led by mature and erudite teachers, to choose methods like debates, briefings, seminars, and councils. The school walkout is not new, nor is it clever, nor does it present its teachers and students in a respectable manner. It is nothing more than the schoolhouse version of the syndicalists’
general strike. Consequently, it should not shock anyone that the 2018 school walkouts are “astroturfed” by unions through their Women’s March influence operation.

Observant citizens will recall the marketing style, branding, sponsors, and partners of the One Nation Rally from the Obama years. The “Women’s March” is just a new face on the same organizations and ideological interests. The confluence of interests includes radical environmentalists, feminists, communists, democratic socialists, SEIU, AFL-CIO, syndicalists, social justice redistributionists, abortion advocates, racial activists, LGBT activists, felon activists, and public-school unions. Their goal? To elect democrats, and shepherd the democratic party towards their interests. To use a phrase from one of their most popular communist bands:

“Ain’t the new sound
just like the old sound
just like the noose wound
over the burning ground”

Liberty advocates and conservatives have waited thirty years for their own version of Rage Against the Machine. I’m a huge fan of tunes like Way Back Home as well, but conservatives continue losing the 100-year culture war for banal reasons. I digress.

A school walkout is the childhood emulation of a general strike. The syndicalist general strike punishes consumers, business owners, the government, and the workers themselves. It’s an act of passive aggression writ large. The workers most likely were perpetrating level-one-and-two passive aggression in their workplace (temporary compliance, intentional inefficiency). In the general strike, they escalate to levels three, four, and five (problem instigation, hidden revenge, self-harm).

Acknowledging the behavioral and social manipulation of the general strike, it’s easy to understand the uncreative and irresponsible school walkout. The activist teachers and their student pawns seek to punish school administrators, school boards, parents, and the students and teachers themselves. Inspiring a minor to forego precious instruction time in order to parrot the democratic party activism of their teachers and parents is the height of irresponsibility.

Instigating school walkouts seeks to use the natural restlessness of youth, which would prefer to be whimsical and unproductive, and direct it towards rebellious mob activism. Would most students prefer to quietly and tediously solve math equations, or would they prefer to chit chat and fool around with friends in a circus atmosphere? What kind of political party would abuse the education of children for their own policy agendas? The democratic party should sanction the partners of the Women’s March and disavow this terrible influence operation.

Even worse, the school walkout can potentially turn students against their parents, their communities, and indoctrinates them with collectivism. They have not earned the moral justification for activism by first reviewing all of the evidence and opposing arguments. Like many foolish adults, they are consequently just parrots of whichever influencer they trust. The school teacher is gifted a near-monopoly of trust by the community and parents, and in that abused gift lies the betrayal of a teacher who instigates school walkouts.

If we agree that these acts of passive aggression are damaging to children, and that the teachers and parents who enlist child-pawns to do their political bidding are grossly abusing their power – then the question becomes, how do we confront this gaggle of lost souls? Our constitution affirms our natural rights to free association and assembly. That should apply to people within schools, businesses, and unions equally. In the workplace scenario, so long as right-to-work laws are advanced, the coercive aspects of union membership will be balanced by those of non-members.

Likewise, students should have the right-to-learn:

  1. A student should be free to walk out – and they should be subject to the same consequences for walking out as any other reason.
  2. A teacher should be free to incite her students towards her own ideological crusade and choose an unexcused absence from her job – and she should be subject to the same consequences for incitement and absenteeism as any other reason.
  3. The school administrators should be free to use their school as a tool of democratic party activism, by either permitting the walkouts without consequence, or by advocating them directly – and the school board and voters should then replace the administrators with ones who actually respect education.

A school under my management would never use education time for biased activism, even if we would encourage civic engagement in other ways. Nor would we harbor, protect, and apologize for deranged young killers who might someday come upon the tools of arson, shootings, or vehicular homicide. Mind-wiped products of “elite” teachers colleges continue to scapegoat failures of their own responsibilities.

Considering that this school walkout is a leftwing influence operation to scapegoat guns for failures of law enforcement, schools, and mental health professionals, it is egotistically self-serving in its whitewashing of teachers’ and school administrators’ responsibility to detect, isolate, correct, and neutralize predatory students – who could choose any weapon of mass killing. That is why the confluence of democratic party interests are astroturfing the event. Their sacred belief in the public education model is currently at risk, so they must deflect at all costs – in this case, towards their profane item of self-defense: guns. While the actual policy goals are laughable and cannot stand against rigorous debate, the school walkout is a more insidious beast, using our education to inculcate a mob mentality in our youth. A healthy nation prefers academics to enlighten with reason, civility, and evidence, rather than to incite with propaganda, disobedience, and emotion. Perhaps the Women’s March and its affiliates use these methods because they know that their gun control agenda would never survive an honest, civil, and intellectual contest.

The front-persons of the Women’s March (Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland)

The partners of the Women’s March:


The misguided influence operation of the Women’s March:

Syndicalism:

Cite Me, Invite Me, Please Don’t Rob Me – Killing Intellectual Subversion


Let’s assume that you devoted decades of your life to guiding your beloved children to independence, joy, peace, and success. There are dozens of ways for other people to ruin your children with crime, immorality, or even legal forms of aggression. Whether your children ended up maimed for life from assaults, bankrupt from corrupt spouses, or on the couches of psychologists from relational and psychological abuse – you would feel as if your life’s most precious work was violated. This is similar to what we experience when corrupt people violate and steal our intellectual work. The difference is, parenthood is so common that most people can relate to the violation of their children. Because fewer people have chosen to spend decades of their lives in spreadsheets, books, deep thought, experiments, revisions, writing, and painstaking formulation, intellectual violation is poorly understood.

The most obvious indicators of insufficient empathy are not even diatribes from socialists who foolishly demand the end of intellectual property. Blatantly callous norms are captured in the language used to describe intellectual subversion, such as academic dishonesty and academic misconduct. It’s as if we set loose a gaggle of nursery school babysitters into the adult population whose sole purpose is to protect our most corrupt peers from even experiencing guilt for their fraud. Their attitude:

“Woops! Well, nobody is perfect, you know! A little dishonesty here, a little misconduct there – completely conducive to a normal society. And of course, it’s only relevant for academics.”

Intellectual subversion extends far beyond academic institutions. Direct victims include independent researchers, professionals in various fields, analysts, journalists, fiction writers, comedians, software developers, historians, engineers, and scientists. They are the creators, and violating them does not just harm them. There are severe consequences for intellectual consumers, and the progress of humanity itself. In reality, there is no level of intellectual subversion that is acceptable; we must detect and punish it with vigor.

Intellectual subversion is the disruption of society’s system of creation and discovery. There are multiple tactics that frauds use:

  • Bribery – offering a creator money, contracts, privilege, reputation, or promotions if they use their creative talents to produce content or results that satisfy a predetermined agenda
  • Cheating – helping a creator to gain an edge by providing them with resources and information that their competition does not have, and that will surely damage their competition. Coworkers can be cheated by cronyism when management provides their favored employees with opportunities and resources denied to the ones delivering the results.
  • Deception – giving false information to resource providers in order to gain advantage in competition. For instance, an entertainer can currently buy one-hundred YouTube likes for five dollars. So a person with a $50,000 marketing budget can buy a “viral” video with one-million likes. In this way, purely idiotic ideas make untalented hacks famous while genuinely good creations are crowded out of the public’s attention.
  • Fabrication – falsification of data and evidence
  • Impersonation – assuming the identity of a creator to give them an advantage. Shadow writers are paid impersonators, but they make their agreements without coercion.
  • Plagiarism – the reproduction of another creator’s work without crediting, citing, or acknowledging them
  • Sabotage – interfering with the completion of or attention to another creator’s work
  • Appropriation – taking the ideas, methods, findings, and conclusions of the original creator and rewording them without crediting the creator. This is an insidious form of intellectual subversion that combines sabotage and masked plagiarism. It’s not necessarily illegal, because we can’t copyright an idea.

All of these tactics destroy the lives’ work of creators – robbing them in ways that a common thief could never fathom. They also rob the public of the best creations, and lift up incompetent people who then destroy the work that they stole with their inexperience and unfamiliarity with the content. The public not only loses access to the best creations; the intellectually subverted creations they consume are only distorted shades of the original. The process of intellectual subversion also breaks the chain of creation. The original creator with all the knowledge and skills to refine and adapt the work efficiently and superiorly is cut out of the future of the creation.

There are over one-hundred citations and credits in Economic Sovereignty. I would be glad to discuss the results, collaborate, or present to any interested party. I believe that I speak for all creators when I kindly request for readers to cite me, invite me, but please don’t rob me. Everyone loses when intellectual subversion is perpetrated – society at large and the thieves included. When the public discovers the truth, the thieves should be made infamous and lose any advantage they robbed from the devoted lifetimes of honest creators. We will kill intellectual subversion by bringing consequences to the thieves – including the ones who technically did not break intellectual property laws. Making them infamous by exposing their fraud, and persuading the public to choose genuine creations will go a long way.

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World Population, Depopulation, Immigration, and the Cliffs of Saipan – Part One, World Population & The Saipan Analogy

Last night I successfully derived the most accurate population estimate for practical use in analytics that exists today. It is incredibly alarming; this is one “hockey-stick” curve that is accurate, with dire consequences. The blue line shows global population, from 10,000 BC to 2014 AD. The orange line shows annual growth of human population for the same time range.

The Population Situation

The global population is sustainable for now; however, there are billions of lives that hang on invisible stuntmen wires, and the only thing that keeps them from plummeting to their deaths is a crew of devoted workers who they cannot see and do not appreciate. If one crew member gets sick, and takes a day off, the fanciful actor will fall, and his entire illusion will come crashing down with him – millions will die. To understand how fragile our global population is, we should look to the things that balanced it in the past.

Prior to the Age of Science & Materialism

There were only five population declines, caused by war, disease, and natural disaster, and they all occurred prior to the advent of Sir Francis Bacon’s Scientific Method. As with most things in nature, human population growth was cyclical and nearly flat. Culling the population from ancient to medieval times was done by famine, maternal death, serfdom, slavery, constant warfare, disease, and cultural injustices posing as social justice. A disordered society could not maintain the balance needed to keep food production sufficient. As a consequence, social misfits were subjected to executions, torture, honor duels, human sacrifice, gladiatorial combat, and instant justice – no matter how misconstrued their offenses were.

Brutal Native American Indians like the Iroquois and Sandwich Islanders resorted to cannibalism, widespread infanticide, and torture of derelicts and enemies. The Incans, Mayans, and Aztecs of Latin America perpetrated human sacrifice and hellish forms of slavery that made the U.S. cotton fields feel like purgatory. Building ziggurats and breathing in pulverized limestone were not tasks that a free man would choose. Across the globe, China’s first emperor would also put his slaves to task on brutal construction jobs. In Africa, the Dahomey Kingdom, which supplied many African slaves to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, slaughtered the wives of the king when he died, along with thousands of prisoners. Dahomey soldiers had decapitation quotas when they went on raids. If they returned without enough grotesque skulls, their own head would be taken to make up the difference. In Asia and Europe, centuries of brutality were colored by wars of religion, oppressive serfdom, and control of resources. European and Asian witch hunts, vendettas, and honor culture supplanted their old human sacrifice, gladiatorial combat, ancient, and barbarian carnage that was similar to more recent African, Latin American, and Native American brutality.

Across the entire globe, there was always a reason to kill, and always a reason to put transgressors, opponents, and misfits in their place. When human beings are competing against hard limits for survival, culture develops systematic ways to rationalize adaptation – even when it involves slavery, killing, stealing and rationing resources. Religion, government, and family tradition were the vehicles for these rationalizations (excuse-making), prior to the age of science.

The flat-line of human growth was held in check by nature, and brutal culture kept mankind in check as it competed at the limits of its own sustenance.

During the Scientific Revolution

The following chart shows a higher resolution sample of the last five-hundred years of population growth:

The natural and manmade limits that kept the human population under one billion for 11,800 years suddenly began to change with the advent of the scientific method. American and European discovery shifted the growth curve for the first time in millennia. Europe and America then spread these scientific discoveries by means of colonialism, trade, war, and agreements. Since recorded history, technological and scientific discovery has been motivated by security, so military application is usually the first venture. In the civilian realm, the fruits of the scientific method were first applied for basic civilian medical developments, food, and shelter production, which enabled families to support more children. You can see the incremental growth on the orange line above, from the 17th century, through 1900 AD.

The most profound changes came afterwards, including motor oil, canneries, cars, railroads, mechanized agriculture, vaccines, antibiotics, and most importantly, the complete mitigation of infant mortality and maternal death. As it turns out, the men who solved these problems for the women and children they loved, would inadvertently turn population growth onto an exponential trend. Not even the bloodbath of imperial and socialist war and democide of the 20th century could slow the victory of science over premature human death.

In short, science and engineering are responsible for this exponential population growth, and now our entire population is dependent upon the stability of energy, food, and trade, in order to stay alive. We are once again approaching limits that will contain the population, except a disruption in these times means death-in-the-millions, instead of death-in-the-thousands. Along with these new limits, we are facing cultural tricks and rationalizations; only this time, it is not religion and family tradition that is coercing compliance – it is secular journalism, government, education, and entertainment.

Banzai Cliff & Culturally Coerced Compliance

The 20th century showed us how culturally coerced compliance was transitioning from religion and family tradition to the other cultural industries. Hirohito, Japanese god-in-the-flesh, demonstrates this transformation. So we begin by thinking of this chart in terms of Banzai Cliff in Saipan, rather than a “hockey-stick.” The implications of the world population explosion are in fact national suicide – not a fun hockey game. On July 1st, 1944, Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s suicide order reached his civilians of Saipan. He was worried that Japanese defection would demonstrate the civility of Americans, encourage more defection, reduce the will to fight, and thus decrease Japanese victory prospects. Hirohito promised civilians who committed suicide equal spiritual status in the afterlife to that of soldiers killed in combat. This was accompanied by disinformation about the American forces, claiming that they were redheaded, sadistic, hairy monsters who will rape, torture, and murder every man, woman, and child. Considering that the Japanese soldiers were doing that to Chinese and Indian victims, this quasi psychological projection must not have been difficult for the inhabitants of Saipan to believe.

The U.S. Marines used loudspeakers to tell Saipan’s civilians to come out, surrender, and that they would have safety, shelter, food, and water. Only some obeyed the U.S. Marines – most of them obeyed their Japanese government. Over 8,000 Japanese civilians committed mass suicide. Many jumped from two-hundred foot cliffs, plummeting to agonizing deaths on the jagged rock formations below. Determined fathers slit the throats of their children before tossing them off the cliffs in an Abrahamic rampage. Despairing and terrified mothers leapt from the cliffs with their babies in their arms. Others engaged in suicide ceremonies in which families clustered together and then pulled the pins of grenades that they held to their chests.

In modern terms, this single Japanese democide event, perpetrated with their own disinformation and intelligence operations, is close to three 9/11 terror attacks in its death toll. As I look at the world population cliff on my chart, and I think of all the population dynamics I have observed in my study of history and modern cultural institutions, I see that the modern Hirohito is dispersed throughout mass media and social media rather than concentrated in one man. The modern Hirohito has thousands of voices, operating on TV, in schools, newsrooms, government offices, nonprofits, music, and movie studios. Modern covert influence (CI), groupthink, and propaganda is decentralized.

These modern Hirohito voices speak of “sustainability,” “climate change,” “immigration,” “refugees,” “family planning,” “abortion,” “depopulation,” “economic redistribution,” “social justice,” “equality,” and all things related to manipulating sex and population dynamics. They use fear, ignorance, and the psychological drives (Fight, Flight, Feed, Fornicate) to coerce the sociological results that they desire. The army of voices does not even need to be cognizant of the total system of influence – there is no conspiracy required. They are useful fools (polezniye duraki) who operate on unjustified visions, propaganda, misinformation, or disinformation. They think they are heroes of humanity. Those who make the charts like I do, know better.

For those chart-makers, who feed the intelligentsia with half-truth straw men, their social and economic agenda will be affected with culturally coerced compliance. They are unlikely to debate people who will prove them wrong in a matter of moments. We have already seen the complete blackout of intelligent analysis of sustainability, family issues, population growth, depopulation, and immigration. This series is another spark in the darkness, with information that has never been presented elsewhere. Even the unprecedented global population estimate that I produced with sophisticated Transact-SQL code, synthesizes the thirteen major estimates that exist today. I am now confident that all of my per-capita historical calculations are more accurate than any other researcher in the world.

The continuation of this research will explain how Japanese, Russians, Americans, Europeans, and Canadians have depopulated themselves. You will be astounded by the way that the numbers contradict the popular narrative.  They will be presented in the second book of the Alvarism series.

How to Use the News in The Information Age

“He who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Norvell, Jun. 11, 1807

We’re supposed to use the news to understand the world beyond our direct experience. That simple purpose is often neglected, as people unconsciously take stories for granted. I’m often asked by my audience where I find the time to discover such great information. My secret has nothing to do with spending more time than them. It has to do with leveraging self-awareness, analytical thinking, memory enhancement, simple technologies, wise friends, and valuable sources. Increasing cognitive skills, and developing a beneficial social network will take patience and devotion. Developing technology skills and finding better news sources can be achieved in one weekend. The following practices comprise my formula for success.

Self-Awareness & Analytical Thinking

We must be aware of our own bias, and then seek out sources that support and oppose it. The reason we are spending time on the news is to gain an accurate understanding of the world beyond our direct experience. We need diversity in our news diet. Feeding from one kind of source will leave our minds malnourished and increase our bias. If we approach the news to serve our feelings, ego, and entertainment then we will not get much out of the experience. We’ll become our own worst enemies, and our understanding will be less accurate.

We have to divorce our identity from the stories we hear. If we mingle our own ego with the events in the world around us, we will feel as if conflicting information is a personal attack. When that happens, we have no chance of being reasonable and fair. Our prospects of accurately understanding the situation can go to zero very quickly without self-control. It is a great challenge to regulate our feelings and distance ourselves from the story, but we must always do our best.

We need to know ourselves. We need to identify our dispositions on politics, religion, culture, and class. What political parties do we vote for most of the time? What news sources do we typically access? What are our familial and cultural backgrounds? What are our religions, philosophies, morals, and worldviews? What kind of financial and class backgrounds do we have? Once we know our leanings, we can select a diverse array of sources for news. For instance, it would be benefit an atheist to follow a Christian news source and try to see things from their perspective.

We must be rational when we consume news. If there is information that makes us uncomfortable or angry, we must be patient and logical. It helps to discern the reasons for our anger before we get trapped in an irrational conflict. Consider the source. How was the information obtained? Is it hard evidence, or just hearsay? Is it a video that has been truncated? Be wary of incomplete information, as it could be an indicator of half-truth propaganda. The smallest omission can change an entire story. One way that a news organization can produce false perception is to simply not report important facts. This is why it is wise to check more than one source on stories we wish to deeply understand.

We must study common fallacies and propaganda techniques so that we can identify them in practice. In my experience, every ten minutes of news presents at least a few fallacies or propaganda tactics. A journalist does not have to deliberately make those mistakes. The sensational nature of commercial news encourages a certain level of fallacy and propaganda. Rivalries and conflicts drive ratings and revenues.

Finally, we must put case studies and personal interest stories in their proper place. We often listen to stories about people, incidents, and special events, and then make generalizations based on the dramatized narratives. For instance, we may hear a dozen stories about murders in our metropolis and come to a false conclusion that we live in a very dangerous place. Yet the murder rate is very low, and we are not likely to be in a scenario that would even expose us to such dangers. If we hold generalized beliefs, they must be justified with generalized evidence. An array of stories can toy with our emotions and beliefs, and create unjustified stereotypes in our minds. At the same time, generalized evidence like statistics can be erroneously constructed. When reviewing statistics, we have to question how they were made.

Simple Technologies

Centralize Your News with News Aggregators

You can spend a lot of time waiting for web pages to load, or fishing through printed pages. If you’re not using a News Aggregator you’re spending too much time on the news. These apps go to the websites that you want to read and extract the content from them for you to browse. Not only are they faster than browsing the web, they also collect the latest articles from all of your websites in one location.

If you have Microsoft Outlook, then you already have one of the best News Aggregators. It will download your articles automatically if you tell it to. Your database can be enormous, and you will be able to search through articles in the same way you search through emails. If you load feeds from multiple websites, you can read the same stories from different sources to help eliminate spin and bias. Learning how to use this feature of Microsoft Outlook is very easy.

If you do not have Microsoft Outlook, there are many free News Aggregators for any device. Some software like FeedReader allows you to set up SmartFeeds that automatically pull articles from your sources with keywords. If you are following a certain story, they can do the leg work for you.

Create Your Own Digital Archive

The web can be fickle. Valuable information can disappear overnight, even from major sources like CNN. If you hope to recall notable articles later, especially for research, you’ll need to make copies of the articles on your local computer or personal cloud. The best technology for this is Microsoft OneNote. It allows you to copy and paste text and images from web pages, and it will automatically insert the original link. It will also give you the ability to take screen clippings for content that is harder to extract.

Once you have your own digital archive, you’ll be able to organize it, search through it, and access your sources with ease and confidence. Think of it as a huge filing cabinet filled with organized notebooks, and compacted to a small spot on your personal computer.

Social Networks

You can follow people that you trust on Twitter. Facebook allows for a more personalized interaction between trusted friends. Choose your sources wisely. Social networks are not substitutions for publications. Academic, government, think tank, and news organizations spend a lot of time and money to deliver information. The social network only acts as a filter and lead generator amongst your trusted friends. If you know that a certain friend is tracking particular issues, be sure to share related content with them. They will appreciate it and return the favor. If you’ve already created your own digital archive as previously described, you can even search for older gems related to your friends’ interests, and help them out by pointing them to older items of value.

Always Write Digitally

Always keep a local copy of your own writings, and create them digitally. When they are digital, they are searchable, easy to share and edit, and you can back them up for security.

Wise Friends

Develop a network of friends who have different political, religious, cultural, and economic experiences. People from different walks of life can be very helpful to you. Don’t dismiss a friend’s opinion because they disagree with you. You should however, keep news-friends who think critically and are rational, intellectually honest, and fair. Everyone suffers from fallacies, and propagandistic thinking from time to time. Help your friends to avoid these mistakes by advising them when you see flawed thinking. Be willing to tolerate different ideas and agree to disagree. If you grow comfortable with your own flawed thinking habits, then you will only attract people who agree with you. You could find yourself in a hollow echo chamber. The value we seek is information exchange. If your end of the exchange is not logical, accurate, deep, and mature, it will not be valuable to people who differ from you.

Lastly, don’t be intimidated by deceptive and dysfunctional people who might wander into your circle. There are many bad actors who will spoil the pot, attack you personally, and try to discourage you. It’s unlikely that you’ll change them, so never forget that you’re exchanging information – not recruiting tribal members. The only thing you can directly control is your pattern of thoughts and actions. Confront bad actors with dignity, conviction, zeal, and honesty.

Valuable Sources

Not all sources are equal in value or purpose. You should follow more than just raw news sources like Reuters, CNN, Fox News, or the New York Times. Add some collegiate journals, think tanks, government sources, and trusted public figures to your News Aggregator. Be open minded to new sources and test them out. You never know what value you might find. The feeds listed at the end of this post will get you started.

Memory Enhancement & Happy Discovering!

In the 20th century, false beliefs about memory were popularized by D. G. Treichler, Edgar Dale, Paul John Phillips, and many professors. They claimed that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 50% of what they see and hear, 70% of what they collaborate upon, 80% of what they do, and 90% of what they teach. There is no empirical evidence to support these ideas. Empirical evidence has shown that stress is correlated with memory. That means the more pressure that you put upon yourself, or that others put upon you, the more likely you are to remember something. If you are apathetic, you won’t remember very well. If you are enthused about a topic, you’ll do better.

Because pressure aids memorization, stress can lock horrible experiences in your memory. Ironically, extreme stress and trauma has a tendency to make your memories less accurate but more vivid. Eustress (positive stress) can act as a poison as well. If you’re listening to a comedy news show, and receiving shallow, inaccurate messages, the positive stress is going to do a better job at locking the falsehoods into your head.

Remember that the purpose of spending your time on the news isn’t to entertain yourself, gratify your feelings, or to get a comedic experience. Those motivations will dumb-down your news and decrease the accuracy of your understanding. If you want to be entertained, spending your time on a stand-up comedian or watching a movie will do a better job. Investing time in news consumption should pay off by giving you an accurate understanding of the world that is beyond your direct reach. Anything that decreases accuracy is going to hamper your understanding – including fallacy, propaganda, distractions, entertainment, or your own biased interpretations. Take Thomas Jefferson’s advice and concern yourself with truth and accuracy. Happy discovering!

Sample Feeds

https://alvarism.com/feed/
http://www.hoover.org/rss.xml
http://www.aei.org/feed/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/CatoHomepageHeadlines
http://www.heritage.org/static/rss/reports.xml
http://www.heritage.org/static/RSS/Factsheets.xml
http://www.heritage.org/static/RSS/events.xml
http://imaginingamerica.org/feed/
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/feed/
https://www.americanprogress.org/feed/
http://webfeeds.brookings.edu/brookingsrss/topfeeds/latestfrombrookings?format=xml
http://www.un.org/apps/news/rss/rss_top.asp
http://www.un.org/apps/news/rss/rss_edculture.asp
http://www.un.org/apps/news/rss/rss_peacesecurity.asp
http://feeds.feedburner.com/BreitbartFeed
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/feed/
http://www.theblaze.com/feed/
http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss
http://feeds.foxnews.com/foxnews/latest
http://feeds.foxbusiness.com/foxbusiness/section/news
http://www.forbes.com/most-popular/feed/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/zerohedge/feed
http://pjmedia.com/feed/
http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/feed/
http://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/feed/
http://www.creators.com/opinion/thomas-sowell.rss
http://hosted2.ap.org/atom/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305
http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/topNews?format=xml
http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/MostRead?format=xml