Comment: “A gay politician pushed for pride events in a Maryland suburb — and was targeted by hate”

Excerpt: “This year, for the first time, Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction formally recognized June as Pride Month — an effort spearheaded by Evan Glass, the first openly gay member of the Montgomery County Council....Behind the scenes, however, the at-large Democrat was battling a deluge of hate-filled messages.”


“It began in May....The outpouring intensified when the county government lowered a POW-MIA flag...and raised a rainbow-colored pride flag in its place....he...(Glass) did not make the decision to replace the flag that honors prisoners of war and troops missing in action.”


“Barry Hudson, a spokesman for County Executive Marc Elrich (D), said the government intended to fly both the POW/MIA flag and the rainbow flag on the center flagpole, but it could accommodate only one flag. After an outcry, Elrich’s staff lowered the county flag, which flew on a separate pole, to make room for the rainbow flag, returning the POW/MIA flag to its original position.”


Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/gay-politician-pushed-for-pride-events-in-a-maryland-suburb--and-was-targeted-by-hate/2019/07/08/bbfda4d8-9def-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html


My comment (first posted on LinkedIn to Glass’s post):


There should never be a time when the POW/MIA flag is removed because there “isn’t enough room” for two celebrations. This creates a false narrative that the County does not care for all its residents equally. 


Yet another example of how poor planning and miscommunication creates anger and hate. 


That said, I am grateful for the integrity and bravery you displayed here. 


The older I get the more I learn. One thing I am becoming more sensitive to is that people who identify as heterosexual generally have no idea what the LGBTQ (sorry if I missed a category, I mean to be inclusive) community goes through, and this flood of hate is just a small sample. Maybe some of it had to do with the flag. I am betting that much of it did not.


As adults in a free country people have the right to their choices and their privacy, and to be supported for who they are, not who someone else wants them to be. We should not be force-fed in the most sacred of all spaces, your physical and emotional and spiritual sense of who you are.


Respect should never be politicized. I pray to God that we as a Nation can learn to see beyond our differences of opinion and unite again as a nation under the law and under simple human decency to one another.

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.

Seditious Conspiracy

* By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. Opinions my own. Public domain. 
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What is the difference between nonpartisan discussion, policy differences, politics, sedition, and seditious conspiracy?

Nonpartisan discussion encompasses all subjects with an equal critical eye, regardless of political party or political candidate. 

Nobody says: “But that will hurt _____ in the election.”

Policy differences encompass all aspects of a stated potential approach to an issue and can include partisan angles of argument. 

Example: “The Administration has an X policy. In 2020 this helps them in Y state but not in Z. Another policy would get X and Y support.”

Political discussion centers on strategies for facilitating the success or failure of a political candidate or political party.

Seditious conspiracy is when people get together to overthrow the government.

Since such people are not going to announce their intent, we have to look at their behavior to assess intent.

Let’s read the law.

18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy

“If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them,”

“or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States,”

(Remember this)

“or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof,”

 “they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

 Laws are not written for lawyers to play games with. Laws are written by the people, for the people, so that the Nation can operate in an orderly and humane fashion.

 When a law is not good law, there is a process for the people to change it.

When a law is not humane, the same holds true.

When 1 law conflicts with another.

When there are simply too many laws.

There is a process.

The law applies equally to all people.

If you are a member of Congress and you are either rebelling or inciting rebellion against the government, YOU ARE A CRIMINAL.

 Let’s analyze some words.

“radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children”

Who said that?

 6/22/19: “Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued the following statement:”

 https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/progressive-congresswomen-joint-statement-ice-and-cbp-not-one-more-dollar 

“The Trump Administration would rather criminalize immigrants, separate families, and detain refugees than practice empathy and compassion.”

“Recent reports of a massive deportation operation, targeting thousands of immigrant families in major cities across the country are further evidence that this President will stop at nothing in order to carry out his hateful agenda.”

 “These radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children.”

“It is absolutely unconscionable to even consider giving one more dollar to support this President’s deportation force that openly commits human rights abuses and refuses to be held accountable to the American people.”

“That is why in good conscience, we cannot support this supplemental funding bill, which gives even more money to ICE and CBP and continues to support a fundamentally cruel and broken immigration system.”

“If these blatant human rights abuses were taking place in any other country, the United States government would rightfully demand transparency, accountability and call for international organizations to investigate abuses and assist in the safe, swift delivery of humanitarian aid. We cannot turn our backs on the abuses taking place on our own soil, executed by our own government.

“We must be equitable in our outrage. We must abolish ICE. We must invest in community-based alternatives to detention. We must end the system of mass detention and deportation of immigrants.”

“We must create an immigration system that reflects our values and respects the dignity and humanity of all.”

Having read all of that, go back to the beginning.

What is the difference between nonpartisan discussion, policy differences, politics, sedition, and seditious conspiracy?

 When an American citizen criticizes the government, particularly on humanitarian grounds, that is the most fundamental expression of our values imaginable.

But—

 When an American citizen, particularly a LAWMAKER, calls the President illegitimate (“hateful agenda”) WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY CALLING the government agencies he operates illegitimate (“criminal”), only one of two things can be true.

Either they are right, and the President must be removed from office (impeachment for “high crimes”), per Article I § 2 of the Constitution, or they are conspiring to overthrow the government by making false claims.

Remember, Article 1 Section 2 says: “The House of Representatives...shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”

The House of Representatives.

These are 4.

 https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_United_States_of_America 

How do we know these 4 members of the House of Representatives are engaged in a seditious conspiracy?

How do we know they seek the overthrow of the government, and not the welfare of detainees?

Briefly, because all 4 were recruited and trained by the same organization: “Justice Democrats” to run for office. They share the political goal of beating Trump, which is of course fine.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/us/politics/justice-democrats-ocasio-cortez.html 

 Justice Democrats is a kind of corporate brand. These legislators are brand ambassadors.

 Second on 1/3/19, “just hours after being sworn in, Tlaib...said...’we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker!’”

Tlaib declared intent to commit this act AS A GROUP.

 https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/4/18168157/rashida-tlaib-trump-impeachment-motherfucker 

Third, AOC and progressives across the board expressed strong support for illegal immigration on the basis that it is an urgent human rights issue (meaning that border law is inherently criminal when the border crossers come from countries where conditions are poor).

AOC explicitly made the analogy to Jews trying to escape the Nazis.

 https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-jews-torn-over-ocasio-cortez-comparing-asylum-seekers-to-jews-fleeing-nazis-1.6695510 

Exploiting a loophole meant to protect trafficked children, and encouraged by lawmakers’ support Stateside, illegal immigration attempts exploded.

 https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enforcement-statistics 

Of course, this means that law enforcement agents operating detention facilities near the border were flooded, swamped, overwhelmed and crushed with the flow.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/02/dhs-inspeotor-general-cbp-migrant-detention-facilities-overcrowded-dangerous/1633984001/ 

 The baton was tossed to Rep. Omar, who conveniently urged us to have a heart and tried to throw in the idea that the US is anti-Muslim (we are pro everyone who wants to be a good citizen).

 https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/26/we-are-not-rising-to-the-moment-ilhan-omar-on-border-detention-facilities/ 

All of this, this whole charade, these crocodile tears, are very coordinated and calculated. Although AOC says she and her colleagues are being singled out racially.

 https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/11/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-nancy-pelosi-freshmen-congresswomen-of-color-serfaty-ebof-vpx.cnn 

The conspirators are aided by the media who seek to incite public hatred for @ICEgov agents doing their jobs to support legal immigration.

 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ice-raids-who-will-be-targeted-expected-roundups-of-immigrant-families-2019-07-13/ 

The candidates at the Democratic debate universally argued for healthcare for illegal immigrants.

In effect they were campaigning among illegal residents of this country.

 https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-2020-healthcare-undocumented-immigrants-democrats-20190709-story.html 

 The four legislators who seek to criminalize law enforcement are not acting alone.

 They are the face of a much larger, well-organized and well-coordinated criminal conspiracy that uses the wonderful ideals of the Democratic Part as its face. That used women of color as its honeypots. 

These criminals are absolutely disgusting.

There is not one thing about this criminal conspiracy that involves care for human beings. Definitely not trafficking victims.

It is all about getting the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump ASAP. 

Because they know he cannot be beat politically.

If anyone sane is listening, please stop this madness.  

The Social Function Of Systematic Child Abuse



How do we understand our selves, in a world where our identity is perpetually divided up by others?

This image brings to my mind the MK-Ultra victim who is traumatized into having dissociated identity disorder so as to carry out the will of his or her captors.

Of course the survivor of MK-Ultra develops severe symptoms and is considered mentally ill (an individual problem) although we know that the illness is actually socially constructed and that the residue manifests in their brains.

In sociology when a person has a divided self we say they're experiencing role conflict. Here is a paper I wrote in 1999 when my kids were young and I was struggling with being a young wife, mom, and fledgling sociologist.

People who study this subject spend a lot of time trying to understand how the group constructs the mind of the individual. George Herbert Mead is the father of symbolic interactionism, which argues that we all have a real self (the "I") and a socially imposed constructed self (the "me").

The "I" and the "Me" are ever changing, as the "Me" becomes more integrated into the "I."

The changed "I" seeks new experiences and people or reacts differently.

This in turn changes our "Me."

Etc.

R.D. Laing, a psychiatrist, understood that the sick society produces people who must insulate themselves from reality in order to function. In other words, they must develop non-real selves.

He said: “Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.”

The sick society is characterized by people who dehumanize those they interact with. The philosopher Martin Buber called this the "I-It" relationship.

I am I, and you are a thing.

If you are a thing, I don't care how many of you there are.

All these 9 people are human beings.

But in Hollywood they are numbered.

Interchangeable.

Robots.

Makenna Berry describes the healthy alternative as Buber formulated it.

"In the I-Thou encounter, we relate to each other as authentic beings, without judgment, qualification, or objectification. I meet you as you are, and you meet me as who I am."

In the healthy society, people have one integral self.

The one integral self, or soul, travels through life, a learning journey.

There are ways of discerning whether the "stuff" we learn is true.

Sarah Ashcraft wrote a brilliant blog about this.

The world we live in right now is on the verge of a mental breakthrough.

We are about to take two completely distinct and opposing realities, and comprehend how they are actually one.

Because what we are seeing is not just one Jeffrey Epstein, but many.

And so we have to ask ourselves:

How is it possible for people to be normal, law-abiding, intelligent, respectable citizens during the day...& turn into monsters at night?

The sociologist Erving Goffman explained this dichotomy in his 1956 book The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life. (Summary)

Karl Thompson explains Goffman's theory: "In the social world we are called upon to put on various fronts depending on the social stage on which we find ourselves and the teams of actors with whom we are performing."

"On these social stages we take on roles, in relation to other team-members and carefully manage the impressions we give-off in order to ‘fit in’ to society and/ or achieve our own personal goals."

Sounds like...personal branding.

"Impression management involves projecting an ‘idealised image’ of ourselves, which involves concealing a number of aspects of a performance – such as the effort which goes into putting on a front, and typically hiding any personal profit we will gain"

"Acting out social roles is quite demanding and so in addition to the front-stage aspect of our lives, we also have back-stage areas where we can drop our front and be more relaxed, closer to our ‘true-selves’, and where we can prepare for our acting in the world."

So if you think about "Mad Men," which was set in the same era, it was all about putting on the show.

But behind the scenes...

Tension. Drama. Rage. Release. 

As epitomized in "Revolutionary Road."
 
The fundamental assumption of American public life, until the election of President Trump, was that a public figure must have a "persona."


The problem with the "persona" approach to life is that there has to be a back-stage behind which the steam is released, the secrets are kept, and so on.

A former Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, suffered from depression so bad he actually wound up resigning.

The Begin Heritage Center (sort of like a Presidential Library here in the States) was very not happy that this came out.

We don't really think about this a lot, but it has always been taken for granted that public officials did not just talk to the public. Instead they relied on talking points, which are not at all the same thing.

"Talking points" are the same as a movie script.

You're not supposed to go "off topic".

If you're asked a question "off topic," you're supposed to ignore it and just stick with what is written down for you.

Talking points are notoriously stale and boring, which is why I always go off-topic, and I encourage other people to do so as well.

The main thing is to engage the audience with the truth.

When you understand that for public figures, identity is very much a CONSTRUCT and not real, you understand the deep existential threat of a popular leader like President Trump.

Google the words "Trump off script," "Trump rambling."

His approval rating is remarkable for a man who does not need his truth written by committee, interest groups, or best friends.


President Trump's popularity was foreshadowed by a book called The Cluetrain Manifesto (2000), which was all about the upheaval that social media would bring to the markets, because social media represents real conversations between "I" and "Thou."


The real reason Hillary lost the campaign, in my personal opinion, is the same reason Establishment words (Democratic or Republican) don't resonate with people.

They just seem so fake.

In 2016, people used the word "refreshing" a lot to describe Donald Trump. "I don't know if I agree with everything he says, but he's just so REFRESHING."
Trump was refreshing because for the first time, we didn't have to sit there and listen to a politician lying.

(And I know the haters will get on here and say yes he's a liar...you're a cultist...but please. We aren't being literal.)

The strain of the lie is the strain of going back and forth between your true self, which is to say your back stage self, and your fake image self, which is the self you feel you must display to the world.

The strain is compounded exponentially for every instance of role conflict you have - significant other, professional work environment, friendship group, and so on.

As an example, I think of the social stigma around openly telling synagogue people I support President Trump.

It is the social stigma around openly telling my Federal colleagues that I believe we are in the midst of a coup, and seditious conspiracy surrounds us.

Since there is no answer to that, one "reprimand" was to send a link to my Gab profile.

The entire phenomenon of anonymous speech on social media, including on Twitter (where this post was first shared), exists for two basic reasons.
  • #1, personal safety
  • #2, social stigma
And now we get to child sex trafficking, which is the real concern for many of us, including me.

The sick society depends fundamentally on having an active supply of children to abuse.

We say: "Don't come home and kick the dog."

Who is the dog in most scenarios?

The abuser presents a composed face to the world.

But they are barely holding it together.

And there is something about the presence of that innocent, vulnerable child - it brings out the worst in the sadist.


Now, picture the aristocrat. Gigantic ego. Gigantic pressure. They have to hold it together. Nobody can see what is building up inside.


Beating after beating after beating after beating.

It never satisfies that beast.



But what happens to the victim?

Pain becomes dissociation becomes splitting into a thousand different selves, egged on by the handler who wants that mind in different rooms, each one with a purpose.


Victims trained to have many minds are useful as spies.

Their trainers are absolutely ruthless and have no conscience at all.


The abuse victim who is trafficked as a combined rape-victim-for-hire and message-deliverer enables the psychotically split society to function.

Like Cathy O'Brien - she can get word where it needs to go.

She can facilitate any operation.



People whose minds are inherently humanistic ("I-Thou"), who cannot relate to others as things (or whose programming is broken), are a threat to the social order as it has been from time immemorial.

There is no secret cabal necessary here.

It's just life.

Good girls never do great things.

Traditional, psychotic leaders are split between "public (benevolent)" and "private (murderous)" self.

They therefore can't have strong, self-contained, SOVEREIGN (to borrow the word from Sarah Ashcraft and Chris Cronsell) humans running around free.

And this is why Tracy Twyman is dead.

Because she stood up to the psychotics and studied their ways.

Tracy turned the SUBJECT into an OBJECT of study.

She stripped them of their all-encompassing power - just a bit.

And for that she had to pay the ultimate price.

I've lost count of all the dead journalists and researchers by now.

The seemingly unending list of "way too soon" deaths, seemingly without retribution, is a warning sign to the rest of us, and the warning sign is very effective.

In the world we live in right now, every moment of freedom is inexpressibly precious air.

This is how the bad guys want to see us - restrained and submissive and afraid.

And so they will try, to the very end, to fracture our selves and divide us, stressed out within our bodies and minds, psychologically distant and hateful from one to another.

For this reason, war is a lie.

And the end of this terrible war will come when we unite to save the children.

Our collective future.

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.

Excellent Federal Communication Should Be Ordinary



How much should you pay for a good crisis communications specialist on retainer?

According to this article, $2,500-$4,000 per month: https://www.agilitypr.com/pr-news/public-relations/cost-pr-much-charging/
 
One of the most important functions of a crisis communication specialist (or any public affairs representative) is to alert the client to issues on the horizon.

The US government employs thousands of communication specialists. We don’t know exactly how many because they work under different occupational codes, including but not limited to Public Affairs Specialist and Writer-Editor.

This is not to mention the untold number of contractors who support civil servants in their work.

We know the government spends about $1,000,000,000 per year on communication (GAO, 2016). This includes salaries and contracts. (The cost may be higher than this depending on which contracts you measure.)

Is the government getting its money’s worth?

You can assess the return on investment of a communication campaign based only on its goals.

To date, the government has not established goals for communication. Only “requirements” as specified in contracts; “performance goals” as specified in civil servants’ performance plans; and “justifications” as specified in program documents.

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (2019) became law under the Trump Administration but was initiated under President Obama (2016) with the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. 

Under the new law, agencies will be required to show documented evidence (data) of progress on their programs.

This is part of a bipartisan wave of demand for accountability and transparency heretofore unseen in government.

We are all familiar with the colossal waste that results when government oversight does not occur.

Within agencies, communication is supposed to serve as a “management control” to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

For 11 years I have studied institutionalized child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. I know how coverups work. Chiefly the whistleblowers are punished - called “crazy,” threatened, marginalized, and silenced. Sometimes they take their own lives.

For 3 years I have studied government corruption specifically as evidenced in cult-based ritual child sexual abuse and trafficking by people at all levels of power in different social institutions.

I feel confident in saying that a well-functioning government is one that uses its communicators to transparently address real concerns and provide real information, no matter how it makes the government look.

Doing so is not just our job, but it promotes the smooth functioning of government because people know they can trust the people in charge.

As I start my new grassroots government group focused on excellence in communication standards, I am encountering some personal attacks based on my personal use of social media.

I am confident that this will fall away in time. The restoration of our Nation is not about one person, or anyone’s personal views, or differences of opinion.

I stand with all good people.

Here is the website if you’re interested. Be sure to read the disclaimers, etc. http://federalcommunicationstandards.wordpress.com/

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. Opinions are the author’s own. Public domain. Free photo via Pixabay.

The New York Times Is Back



July 11, 2019 - The New York Times is back to reporting the news. Let’s look.



“The Trump administration’s long push to curtail the arrival of migrants at the southern border is finally showing results.”

MAZEL TOV!!!!!!!!!



The British ambassador is on his way home because Washington is in “chaos” as the once all-powerful shadow government is dislodged in favor of WE THE PEOPLE.

WOO-HOO!!!



The Federal government put forth its own leader to answer for himself, uncensored and unscripted, to the press.

There was finally some outrage about Jeff Epstein.

FREEDOM!!!!!

JUSTICE!!!!!



Where did Epstein really get his money?

Why?

WE’LL FIND OUT!!!!



The inextricable link between illegal immigration, human smuggling and sex trafficking is front page news. The victims are “DUPED.” There is no better life on the other side.

THIS IS LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!!!



The Federal Reserve is about to cut interest rates, which will boost our already-great economy even further.

The market responded instantly.

Stock market BOOM!!!!!!




BEST

PRESIDENT 

EVER.

THANK YOU SIR!!!!
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By Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.

Letter to Someone Who Thinks We Run Concentration Camps At The Border

I am one of the few in my family who survived the Holocaust. I am especially sensitive to the way that government propaganda can be used to play on the emotions of sympathetic people like you. This propaganda is a national security problem for the United States. It causes us to turn on each other, and to be weak and susceptible to invasion.

To describe our detention centers as “concentration camps” is propaganda. The purpose of doing this is to make citizens hate the government. The conditions may be terrible, but terrible conditions are not even in the same universe as concentration camps. This is where fact-based messaging and transparency from the government would stop bad actors from making comparisons that don’t fit.

Regardless of what you have read, it is a fact that “concentration camp” has historically only been used in the context of the Holocaust. It has a very specific meaning. It refers to Nazi-controlled mass-murder centers, where Jews and other “undesirables” were forcibly kidnapped and transported. There, were stripped, brutally beaten, starved, gassed, raped, tormented, medically experimented upon, and shot in mass graves.

Nazi victims were citizens of their respective countries until the regime selected them for torture and execution.

On the other hand, undocumented migrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families have voluntarily crushed the border at rates that are rising exponentially each year. This is in addition to the known terrorists, drug traffickers, human traffickers, gun runners, and so on. 

Common sense dictates that individuals not truly needing asylum should be deported immediately. The remaining individuals need to be cared for properly while their claims are assessed. For this, funding is needed urgently.

All of the above should be clarified by the Federal government and they should open the border detention facilities with 24/7 cameras so that the public can see exactly what is going on. 

I know DHS/CBP/USBP extraordinarily well. There is no culture of criminals, there is no radicalization, there is no interest in harming people. The “cages” were implemented under President Obama because of a law that was passed under President Bush. 

At no time that I can recall have the facts been so twisted to create such hate.

My grandmother, who was in Auschwitz, who was a victim of Mengele, who was told that as a “stinking Jew, you will never have children” – because he opened up women’s bellies and sewed cats into them - would be shocked. Truly, terribly shocked.

Very respectfully,

Dannielle Blumenthal

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All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain. This letter has been edited/condensed for posting.

"The Federal Communicators Network now provides reinvention news to the editors of over 350 agency newsletters and similar publications."

The following is a reprint of a Department of Defense article from 1997.

Gore Tells Federal Workers Reinvention Efforts Are Working

By Master Sgt. Stephen Barrett, USA
American Forces Press Service

BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 1997 – With federal workers finding ways to better serve their customers -- the American public -- Vice President Al Gore said government reinvention efforts are now restoring public confidence in government.

Speaking to the Reinvention Revolution Conference held here in early April at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Center, Gore told over 800 federal workers and military leaders that their energy, creativity and innovation is changing the way government does business. Because of their efforts, the vice president said, public confidence in federal government is up for the first time in 35 years and continues to rise.

"It's no accident," he said. "I attribute it [government confidence] entirely to you, the federal employees, and your sustained efforts to reinvent government. Obviously, we still have a long way to go. We understand that clearly. You understand it better than anyone. But we are absolutely on the right track."

After decades of what Gore called "being demoralized by bureaucrat bashing and victimized by shutdowns," he said, federal workers have overcome obstacles and risen to the reinvention challenge.

"Who else knows better where the waste is, what pointless regulations and rules need to be changed or abolished, and how partnerships can replace rivalry and replace confrontation," said Gore. "You proved that you are the solution to reinventing government."

Gore said one positive measure of their reinvention efforts is in improving customer service. "Surveying and listening to customers is making us change the way we do everything," he said. "It's just common sense. Like the private sector, we have to look to our customers to measure our success."

After defining a federal "customer" as a regular patron of goods and services, Gore said over 150 agencies surveyed their customers to find out how they're doing. He said those surveys are revealing answers the government will publish in a report later this year.

Gore then gave a sneak preview of those results.

"One hundred percent of calls to U.S. Customs are now answered in 60 seconds or less," he said. "Second, in February of this year, 97 percent of the Social Security Administration's callers got through in five minutes or less."

He cited the Federal Emergency Management Agency's toll-free customer help line following disasters in Pennsylvania and New York, saying they handled all inquiries with a single call. He also praised the National Park Service visitors centers for receiving "good" to "very good" comments for customer service.

Saying there were many beachheads of revinvention, Gore said government must now extend the D-Day analogy in a series of breakouts from these beachheads. "We need to move from liberating single airports or offices or state parks to liberating whole agencies ... to liberate the entire federal government from the obsolete, old, suffocating, inefficient, wasteful, terrible ways of doing things," he said.

To do this, Gore said, government must adopt the customer-oriented stategies that empower government employees to streamline agencies, cut red tape and promote common-sense innovation.

"That means we have to break through some barriers in order to do it," he said. "First, you told me that communications to the front lines were poor. Committed reinventors didn't know what was going on in Washington and didn't know what was going on with other reinventors. Second, you said the top brass, or the 'higher ups,' as one person put it, 'just don't get it.'"

In helping communications, Gore said the Federal Communicators Network now provides reinvention news to the editors of over 350 agency newsletters and similar publications. He also mentioned the National Performance Review home page (www.npr.gov.) which Gore said a whole array of materials and services that now keep federal workers well-informed and able to share ideas.

He then spoke of the Blair House Papers -- a small booklet containing 15 principles designed to educate senior executives on lessons already learned through reinvention. "I'm convinced that if every federal manager applied these 15 principles, reinvention breakouts would start happening tomorrow," said Gore. "We're using the Blair House Papers to tell your bosses to 'get it.'

Gore said reinvention will not stop until the job is done. "That is what will amaze the benchwarmers -- those who believe that reinvention was just going to go away like all of the other attempts at reform in this century," he said. "We knew it would be a challenge when we took on this job, and I am committed to see this through with you. I am with you all the way. So together let's just do it."
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https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=40951

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.

Nobody Flocks To A Concentration Camp

1) Let’s spend some time exploring the between the @DHSgov @CBP @USBPChiefBorder Patrol and Nazi concentration camps.

This is an exhausted migrant resting in a Border Patrol vehicle after being rescued 6/20/2019. 
6) July 16-17, 1942. This is a picture of French Jewish CITIZENS (13,152 total, more than 4,000 minors among them). 

They were INVOLUNTARILY KIDNAPPED and rounded up for MASS MURDER in the AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel%27_d%…
7) Auschwitz existed because a plot to mass murder Jews served someone’s political aims very well. 
11) The open borders crowd cannot have a thing and the opposite at the same time.

That is basic logic.

They know the analogy is poor.

What they want is to release the prisoners into the country that is supposedly oppressing them. 
12) They are not crazy. They are very very smart. They prey on the minds of good people.

It often works. 
13) And who is helping them?
Who is standing at the forefront?

Of course.

My fellow Jews. 
14) The same secular, self-hating liberals who wouldn’t go to bat for their Eastern European brothers and sisters in the Holocaust...advocate for people who are willing to rape, kill, steal and worse.

All for the price of entry.

To where?

An American detention center.

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