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Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor of social studies at the University of New Brunkswick Saint John, was a guest on Red Ice Radio, speaking about his book, the Uniqueness of Western Civilization, on April 18, 2014.

Here were some of the highlights I noted:

  • Cultural Marxist professors who criticize Western Civilization highlight a dilemma, of criticizing the very civilization that has allowed them to be critical, compared to other civilizations where there is no such opportunity at all, or to the same extent
  • They say that Western Civilization is only one civilization among many others, with no special significance attached to it
  • Frankfurt School behind notion that Western Civilization had to change
  • Reasons for notion of universalism in Western societies:
    • Europe the most connected with the rest of the world
    • Greek Empire, Roman Empire
    • Universalism of Christianity
  • Systematic development and application of the scientific method
  • While Europeans adopted inventions of others, they also improved upon them, and came up with completely new inventions
  • Western Civilization unique because of interconnectedness with the rest of the world, systematic exploration and settlement of parts of the globe, compared to the Chinese, who mostly wanted to explore and show off their big ship technology

For more on Dr. Duchesne, see my April 12, 2014 interview with him here.

From the March 29, 2012 news release, Ontario Increases Funding Per Student:

The 2012-13 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) will rise this coming year to $11,189 per student. That is an increase of about $4,000 per student since 2003.

According to StatsCan, the median Canadian family income in 2013 was $76,000.

From the Ernst & Young 2013 Tax Calculator, the tax bill for an Ontario median family income household was $16,967, where less than 35% of that would be provincial tax.

That is, the provincial tax bill would not exceed $6000.

Does it make any sense that the per-student funding is higher than the median family household income?

When it is said that private education isn’t affordable for most with the same approach as public education, that is true, and that’s precisely because the public education system isn’t financially sustainable.

In a free market of allowing for an opt-out of public education, education wouldn’t be this expensive, just as food and basic shelter isn’t expensive enough for the vast majority of people in the Western world.

The claim is made that education is a public benefit and therefore the public should pay for public education, regardless of how many children one has who attend public school. Indeed education is a public benefit, but how are families incapable of providing that benefit to their own children, through private means?

From this April 15, 2014 CNN video, they start the six minute segment with talk of suspicious backpacks near the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon, then talk about some purported video of a recent Al Qaeda demonstration in Yemen, and CNN’s “Terrorism Expert” Peter Bergen comes on to scare the viewers about Al Qaeda’s Number Two there, saying: “To me it doesn’t make any sense that they wouldn’t take the shot if they had it in their sights.”

Then he mentions some bomb maker in attendance at the gathering, who wasn’t shown, saying he is the one who can sneak bombs in on planes undetected.

Enough fearmongering for you yet? It really is this easy to scare the people into giving away their rights. But if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also got so-called alternative media personalities like Alex Jones pumping you full of fear.

If you want drama, tune into a soap opera, and save yourself from the fear.

On the April 12, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor of social science at the University of New Brunswick and author of the article, Multicultural Madness, and author of the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization. Here is the audio of the interview.

We discussed the following issues:

  • Cultural Marxist White European professors who think that we should be above race and ethnicity, even if the rest of the world isn’t, including some of their fellow professors, like Dr. Henry Yu from the University of British Columbia.
  • Dr. Henry Yu, who makes the ahistorical claim (on the backs of Canadian and B.C. taxpayers, no less), that the Chinese were a founding peoples of Canada. This despite Canada being founded as the merger between two British colonies, with 96% of its population being from Europe as late as the 1971 census, and Chinese only accounting for up to 10% of B.C’s population at their height at the start of 1900.
  • Selective history presented of slavery by White Europeans, and hardly any mention of slavery by Chinese, Indians and Arab Muslims. Black African slaves brought to the Southern U.S. were already enslaved by fellow black Africans, compared to Arab Muslim Barbary pirates who enslaved White Europeans.
  • Chill on free speech in academic circles and mass media of these issues.
  • Hardly a word spoken against Chinese Han supremacism and ethnocentrism in China, and the bogus claim that China is a multicultural country, when 92% of its population is of the single ethnicity of Han Chinese.
  • Neocons who say that Western civilization has universal principles that can and should be exported to the rest of the world, and that race and ethnicity play no role in Western civilization.
  • Only Western countries are expected to bring in large numbers of immigrants from around the world, with completely different histories, cultures and world views. Why?
  • The current mass media and academia as enemies of the people in expressing their nature, history, culture and aspirations
  • Common excuses for mass immigration debunked.
  • The rise and dominance of multi-national corporations isn’t a sufficient explanation for mass immigration, with the example of Japan, which has many huge multi-national companies, yet has almost non-existent permanent immigration.
  • Low natural birth rates also not a valid explanation for mass immigration, with the example of Japan, which has one of the world’s lowest birth rates, and has an enviable economy compared to Western countries like Greece, Iceland and Cyprus.
  • Canada and U.S. being relatively young countries not a valid explanation for mass immigration, because for most of their history to this date, they were overwhelmingly European in ethnicity, and older countries like England have still adopted mass immigration since the late 1970s.

Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, April 12, 2014 on Truth Frequency Radio audio here:

Action-packed, energetic show! Bitcoin, Libertarian interview, Lyndon LaRouche’s disinfo, “Multicultural Madness,” Andy Gause on Karen Hudes’ gold claims, Lew Rockwell tones down an-cap rhetoric, his phony anti-state slogan, and paying taxes under protest of duress.

My finding of this statute allowing for recovery of the payment of property taxes in Washington State under protest of duress is in response to a commenter laughably claiming that purported anarchist, Lew Rockwell, seeking a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for the Mises Institute wasn’t a voluntary agreement.

Here’s what a real anarchist would do if he/she chooses to pay taxes, and that’s pay under protest of duress, as I suggested in my response to his comment.

From the Washington State Department of Revenue’s document, Paying your Property Taxes Under Protest:

To preserve your right to seek a court ordered refund, you must submit a separate written statement to the county treasurer at the time you pay the tax stating (1) you are paying the tax or a portion of the tax under protest and (2) all of the reasons why you believe the tax paid is unlawful or excessive.

Ellen Brown, president of the Public Banking Institute and candidate for Treasurer of California, has a new radio show, It’s Our Money, every Wednesday from 3 to 4 PM Eastern on the Progressive Radio Network, prn.fm.

For more on Ellen Brown, including my past interviews with her, see here.

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