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The system is rigged and The Idea of a meritocracy has turned out to be a “myth”

President Donald Trump was right; the system is rigged. Dozens of parents are spending in some cases between $200,000 and $6,5 million US to ensure their children could gain entry into some of America`s most competitive colleges.

More than 50 wealthy individuals were charged this week in purportedly the largest college admission scam ever in th U.S. The scam reveals the depths parents will allegedly go so their kids can have an upper hand and tout first-class higher education credentials.

Critics of the U.S college admissions system say it also exposes a rigged playing field for admissions and who gets left behind, according to Cbc.

The Justice Department said wealthy parents paid a consulting firm to falsify athletic credentials with Photoshopped pictures of their children playing competitive sports they never played.

They also paid for arrangements to have SAT test-takers pose as their children, fabricate medical conditions to allow their children extra time to take tests, and bribe administrators of college entrance exams to look the other way when it came to their children`s cheating.

The $25-million scheme «drives home the reality that the education system is stacked in favour of the rich. The Idea of a meritocracy has turned out to be a «myth,» with the SAT acting as a form of «affirmative action for rich white kids,» author Joseph Soares said.

I`m not shocked at all, The West have lost its greatness long time ago and this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can imagine how it is if your soccer team have low-skilled players. You will lose every battle. So is it for a country.

You will end up with bad politicians, weak business leaders and fake news. If the kids learn to cheat at the school it will be worse in real life. Nothing is worse than a rotten elite. Just take a look at the real life among the elite Trump is trying to fix now. Manaford is the latest but I guess it will be more.

Trump has done a lot of thing to make America great again and this is the latest case. Trump who is a business man. Not a politician. The same can be said about president Macron. He started his own political party in the middle because people in France was sick and tired of the establishment.

The establishment is France didnt even follow their own constitution. They probably didnt learn it at their elite school. How is it possible? Look at the situation with the Yellow Vest protesters in France. This has been going on not only for years but decades.

Meritocracy is an Academic discipline from Ancient Greek. Philosophers tried to build a system and a great democracy but look at it today. They are not following the rules.

Meritocracy is a political philosophy that holds that certain things, such as economic goods or power, should be vested in individuals on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than factors such as sexuality, race, gender, age, or wealth.

Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination or demonstrated achievement. The Meritocracy is the society in which the gifted, the smart, the energetic, the ambitious and the ruthless are carefully sifted out and helped towards their destined position of dominance.

In the United States, the assassination of President James A. Garfield in 1881 prompted the replacement of the American Spoils System with a meritocracy. In 1883, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was passed, stipulating government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit through competitive exams, rather than ties to politicians ar political affiliation.

The concept has existed for centuries but the term «meritocracy» is relatively new. The earliest example of an administrative meritocracy, based on civil service examinations, dates back to Ancient China.

The concept originates, at least by the sixth century BC, when it was advocated by the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who «invented the notion that those who govern should do so because of merit, not of inherited status.

Ass the Qin and Han dynasties developed a meritocratic system in order to maintain power over a large, sprawling empire, it became necessary for the government to maintain a complex network of officials.

Prospective officials could come from a rural background and government positions were not restricted to the nobility. Rank was determined by merit, through the civil service examinations, and education became the key for social mobility.

One of the oldest examples of a merit-based civil service system existed in the imperial bureaucracy of China. Tracing back to 200 B.C, the Han Dynasty adopted Confucianism as the basis of its political philosophy and structure, which included the revolutionary idea of replacing nobility of blood with one virtue and honesty, and thereby calling for administrative appointments to be based solely on merits.

This system allowed anyone who passed an examination to become a government officer, a position that would bring wealth and honor to the whole family. In part due to Chinese influence, the first European civil service did not originate in Europe, but rather in India by the British-run East India Company.

Company managers hired and promoted employees based on competitive examinations in order to prevent corruption and favoritism.

Both Plato and Aristotle advocated meritocracy. Plato in his «The Republic,» arguing that the wisest should rule, and hence the rulers should be philosopher kings.

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MAGA hat-wearing students who were “marching for life” was wrongly accused for being racists

On Friday last week, a video with young teenagers and Native Americans with a drum went viral on social media. An hour later you could see it on MSM (Mainstream Media). It exploded and it became a rush to judgment. A Native American singing along with a drum with teenagers wearing trump`s «Make America Great Again» MAGA caps.

People tweeted they wanted their names. They said it was a shame. Hollywood film maker Jack Morrissey tweeted he wanted the boys killed. MSM jumped on the wagon and attacked the boys, but as usual, they didn`t check the facts before they told the story. You can see how fast they can destroy persons. Just how they did it with Brett Cavanaugh. MSM should be sued for this.

The students on the video got death threats, was smeared as racists and Covington canceled the school for safety concerns earlier today. All this trouble because people have wrongly accused them for being racists, but that was wrong.

The fact is that this video was all about «A March For Life». Can you belive that? A March for life, and people called them racists. Not only that. The boys were from a Catholic school, so they were all christians.

The Destroy-Trump-Media are obviously desperate to bring down Trump and kick him out of the White House, but they should start to learn a lesson soon. So should people higher up in the hierarchy. This story is not about race. Nor is it about a war between left and right. It is about People in power that is protecting their own power. We can see exactly the same going on in France and Paris.

They are destroying and mocking people who are weaker than them. Powerful people know very well that they have failed in their own society but they can`t admit that because it will discredit them and make them look weak. Instead, they attack the same people they have failed.

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The safety of the people shall be the highest law

Emergency! Emergency! People in France are putting their yellow vests on because they are in an emergency situation. This is a yellow vest that everybody have in their own car in case of an accident. The yellow vest protests started in November last year because the authorities was planning to rise the cost of fuels, which is something most people in France can`t afford.

President Donald Trump doesn`t wear a yellow vest, but he is also in an emergency situation. He recently announced that he could “call a national emergency” to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Is that really a national emergency?

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A morning consult poll show that 42% of all voters belive there is a major crisis at the border while 72% of the Republicans agree. Former president Barrack Obama said it is a crisis at the border and so did Chuck Schumer. But now, most of the Democrats are against it.

Mr Trump said in a speech that more people die at the border than American lost in the Vietnam war. So, the situation at the border can be described as a war zone. Worse than the Vietnam war. Isn`t that an emergency situation?

A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowering to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted. A government can declare such state during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict.

Such declaration alerts citizens to change their normal behaviour and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans.

In the United Kingdom, only the British Sovereign, on the advice of the Privy Council is able to proclaim emergency regulations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 in case of any seriously fatal threats to their human welfare, their human society, and their environment, such as warfare or terrorism.

A state of emergency was last invoked in the U.K in 1974 by Prime Minister Edward Heath in response to increasing Industrial action.

Industrial action (or job action – North American English) is a temporary show of dissatisfaction by employees, especially a strike or slowdown or working to rule to protest against bad working conditions or low pay and to increase bargaining power with the employer and intended to force the employer to improve them by reducing productivity in a workplace.

Industrial action may take place in the context of a labour dispute or may be meant to effect political or social change. This form of communication tends to be their only means to voice their concerns about safety and benefits.

On December 10, 2015, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains. The U.S states of South Caroline, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland declared states of emergency on September 8, 2018 in advance of Hurricane Florence.

Another ongoing national emergency, declared after the September 11 attacks, authorizes the president to retain or reactivate military personnel beyond their normal term of use. Former President George W. Bush and Barrack Obama, and current President Donald Trump, have chosen to extend the duration of the proclamation each year following its original declaration. Currently, the proclamation will remain in effect until September 14, 2019, unless it is extended again by the president.

President Trump are doing everything he can to protect the American people. He cut taxes, boost the stock market, lowering the unemployment rate and increase wages. He want to build the wall because so many people die at the border with Mexico.

There are drugs, criminals, rape and murders at the border, and this makes it an emergency situation for Mr Trump. He sounds like Marcus Tullius Cicero at the Roman Empire who said the safety of the people shall be the highest law.

Unfortunately, the same can not be said about Macron. He`s brain seems to be in Brussels and not in France. He should be more Nationalist like Trump and Ghandi and protect his own citizens. Rising fuel costs is not the right medicine for the people in France with an unemployment rate of 9,1%.

Don`t blame on Macron for everything because the record low of the French unemployment is 7,2%, and personal income tax rate is 45%.

Salus populi suprema lex esto (latin: the health, welfare, good, salvation, felicity) of the people should be the supreme law, Let the good (or safety) of the people be the supreme (or highest) law», or «The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law») is a maxim or principle found in Cicero`s De Legibus (book III, part III, sub. VIII).

The phrase is the state motto of Missouri, accepted, like many other states, as an element of its state seal. Macron has probably something to think of.

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Who are the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protesters?

Mainstream Media (MSM) is telling you that the protesters in France are Far-Right or hooligans, but that`s a big lie. The protesters are people in all ages from both left and right and from all different classes. This movement is different from all other movements we have seen in France so far.

70 percent of the people in France support the movement and it`s not only about gas prices but also about their standard of living. This is happening in a country with an Unemployment rate of 9,1 percent and a wage growth of 0,4 percent. On top of that there is a Youth Unemployment rate of 21,5 percent. Not only that; the unemployment rate reached a record low of 7,2 percent in 2008. I repeat; Record low of 7,2 percent.

Protesters in France are chanting “We want Trump”, but why are they doing that? The difference between Trump and Macron couldnt be more clear. Trump are on the peoples side and cut taxes, while Macron is doing the opposite; increase the taxes which in unpopular to the people.

Yellow Vest Protest will pick up again on Saturday.

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President Emmanual Macron criticized President Donald Trump for being a Nationalist but should take a lesson from him

French President Emmanuel Macron criticized the U.S President Donald Trump a few weeks ago. Macron said Trump was a Nationalist, and Mainstream Media (MSM) followed up to say that Hitler was also a Nationalist. Wow, what a comparison.

What journalists in the MSM is not telling people is that even Mahatma Ghandi was a Nationalist. The National Movement in India and the role of Mahatma Ghandi and Non-Violence is an example. Employing nonviolent nationalist movements as his weapon, Ghandii stirred Indian men and woman to «fight» for independence without shedding blood. But Ghandi was also a populist. Just like Trump.

Ghandi considered himself one, and his mission was primarily the establishment of a free, independent, culturally distinct Indian nation. He used to say that “nonviolent nationalism is a necessary condition of corporate or civilized life.” (As opposed to violent nationalism).

In the book “Autobigraphy of a Yogi” the writer, Paramahansa Yogananda, quotes Ghandi`s own words on nationalism:

“I call myself a nationalist but my natioanlism is as wide as the universe; it embraces all nations. My nationalism includes the prosperity of all nations. I do not want my India to raise on from the ashes of other nations. I do not want India to ever exploit any human. I want a strong India able to transfuse its strength to other nations.Today, none of the European countries does this; they do not transfer power to other nations.”

Ghandi was also a populist. Who know that? Populist rule is bad for democracy, but despite that, we can see that populists are being voted into office in country after country. Narendra Modi win elections when the institutionalized ties between non-populist parties and voters decay.

But there is a big difference between the populism we see outside of the U.S than inside. Trumps populism is good populism while many of the other populists are bad. Trumps plan is “America First,” and that`s why he is cutting taxes, made a lot of reforms and negotiated better trade deals.

There is no doubt that European Union is important, but at what cost? Take a look at President Macron. The man who talked about Trump`s Nationalism in his speech while MSM followed up with Nazi stories.

But who is in real trouble here? Rebels in Paris blasts Mr Macron for his gas tax hikes. The opposite of what Trump did. He cuted the taxes and the U.S economy is booming. The U.S unemployment is low while it remain high in France.

This is not the fist time I`m writing about the protesters in France. This is something that has been going on for years and decades. France need to do something to make a change, but do Macron have something to learn from Trump? It remains to see.

But it seems like Macron is doing the opposite of Trump who are a Nationalist and a Patriot. Trumpis doing what he can to protect his own citizens. Its all about "America First" and he wants to Make America Great again. Whats wrong with that?

President Macron is a part of the European Union which is driven by faceless bureaucrats. A collaboration the United Kingdom wants to leave. A collaboration that communist Jeremy Corbyn want to join again. Done by a second referendum.

But Paris rioters steal police rifle and torch cars while they are protesting fuel taxes, but the demonstrations are also an indication of growing animosity toward Macron. President Trump is on his own people`s side but President Macron seems to be against his own people with bad decisions.

People in France believe that Macron is serving the interest of the EU and not the French workers. A President should represent the people, “We the People,” but the French protest movement, known as jilets jaunes (yellow vests), are protesting against its own President and the state of France`s economy as well.

President Macrons popularity is low and will be so for quite some time, because he has given no indication he will bend to the peoples demand. This will give Macron`s political competitors like Marine Le Pen a huge advantage.

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