Earlier this week, St. Cloud area educator and DFL activist Eric Austin tweeted:
I bet Bob Frey learned all his science from Kent Hovind. http://t.co/esUYLAn89G— Eric Austin (@e_austin) July 14, 2014
The July 14 tweet was a response to Bluestem posts (here and here) that first unearthed "dinosaurs live among us now" views held by Minnesota House District 47A Republican candidate Bob Frey. Frey and Waconia mayor Jim Nash are seeking Republcian endorsement in the August 14 primary.
We can't ascertain who taught whom what about creation science, but creationist and conspiracy theorist Kent Hovind recommends Frey as an authority on the connection between public education and Karl Marx in the slide above, part of a long slide presentation, Kent Hovind Seminar Slides - Part 5 Evolution and Racism Communism Hitler.
As I showed in my presentation, if anyone has any proof at all of evolution, let's see it. My friend has $250,000 for it and many other similar awards for it.
The anti-public education slide recommending Frey as an authority is included in a bizarre online 494-slide pdf of Kent Hovind Seminar Slides - Part 5 Evolution and Racism Communism Hitler. The headnote on the Scribd document notes:
Creation Science Evangelism was started in 1989 by Dr. Kent Hovind (a high-school science teacher for 15 years). This ministry exists to support and proclaim the truth of God's Word, demonstrating the perfect harmony of the Biblical record with factual science and history.
Additionally, CSE sets out to demonstrate the fallacies and deceptions of modern evolutionary thinking. We believe the Bible is literally true and scientifically accurate. We believe the earth was created in six literal, 24-hour days, about 6000 years ago. We believe dinosaurs have always lived with man. They were called "dragons" throughout most of human history. Noah took them on the ark (probably juveniles--just be sure to get a pink one and a blue one!). After the Flood, people killed most of them. There are probably a few small ones still alive today in remote parts of the world. See our video, Dinosaurs and the Bible for much more on the topic.
“Evolutionism is a religious worldview not supported by science, Scripture, popular opinion, or common sense. The exclusive teaching of this dangerous, mind-altering philosophy in tax-supported schools, parks, museums, etc. is a clear violation of the First Amendment.”
- Dr. Kent Hovind
Not only does Hovind recommend Frey as a resources on career education programs in the slide, but the entire show links evolution to a launudry list of conspiracy theories: chemtrails, plots by Monsanto to make the planet sterile, vaccination as a plot by pharmaceutical companies to make money while pursuing Satan's agenda of killing off the human race, and much, much more.
Attributing such diabolic motives on behalf of corporations and pharmaceutical companies (which Bluestem was surprised to learn were such communist tools, all things considered) is nothing new for Hovind. In 2001, his Creation Science Evangelism website (via a mirror here) opined in Patented plagues yield misery and money:
What do HIV, West Nile Fever, Gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Wegener's disease, Parkinson's disease, Crohn's colitis, Type I diabetes, and collagen-vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's have in common? These plagues were all developed as a joint effort by the money masters and governments of the world under the guise of biowarfare research. Dr. Leonard Horowitz detailed this in his book and video, "Emerging Viruses: AIDS, Ebola and Vaccinations". It's worse than we thought. Much worse. The same folks who give us the diseases are selling us the treatments. It's a racket and it involves our heads of state.
In laboratories throughout the United States and a certain number in Canada, including the University of Alberta, the U.S. government provided the leadership for the development of the AIDS virus for the purpose of population control. (I personally suspect it's more about resource extraction by the people who have the gold) After they had it perfected, they sent medical teams from the Centers for Disease Control to Africa and other mid-eastern countries where they thought the population was becoming too large. They gave them all a free vaccination for smallpox, with a 'tainted batch'. Five years after receiving this smallpox vaccination, 60% of them were suffering from AIDS. They tried to blame it on a monkey, which is nonsense.
But it doesn't stop there...the money masters aren't done yet, not by a long shot. It's not even about war, it's about global economic domination, and spreading disease is only one of the things they're up to.
Where have we heardthat sort of malarkey before? Oh, we recall writing in the March 2014 post, Gruenhagen's campaign chair & candidate for HD47[A] circulates awful DVD about anti-bullying bill, about the anti-Safe Schools bill DVD Frey was distributing as a candidate:
Gay marriage or Sexual Orientation is not about gays, bi's, heterosexuals, marriage, right, wrong, etc., that is just a diversion. It is deceitful and most cases a downright lie.
It is about legalizing sodomy, causing avoidable pain, suffering and death, and financial ruin, [departs from printed text] while making the elite doctors, lawyers, pharmaceutical companies rich [returns to text]. . . .It is a public health assault by the elite to the unsuspecting public to reprogram the public under the Affordable Health Care Act [departs from text] commonly known as [returns to text] Obama Care. . . .
Do we give our precious gifts of children, freedom and responsibility to the elite and world powers? The Common Core standards are corrupt in every subject. . .
...Even a few years ago, how many parents thought sodomy would be legalized and mandated to be taught it is a safe, normal sexual behavior? However horrible you may think things are, the situation is much, much worse. in the name of health, children are systematically being reprogrammed and stolen from you to serve the government, the rich, and elite. Only you can stop this assault. The children and your freedom are at stake...
. . . If Minnesota legalizes the gay agenda and lifestyle, it is equal to legalizing sodomy and the taxpayers are going to pay for it. It will shift money from public necessities and services to paying the elite under the guise of healthcare.
That's specific to HIV, but it's a piece of the same paranoid thinking: that the government and corporations (the elite) are plotting to make the masses sick and miserable for the sake of money.
While Bluestem is never surprised to learn of cases where people try to make money off misery--those mortgage modification scams are a good example--we suspect that few actually conspire to set up mass suffering on the scale that Hovind and Frey envision.
Earlier this month, Frey reiterated the point about science and money to MinnPost's Cyndy Brucato in Minnesota House candidate makes AIDS, 'Gay Agenda' campaign issues:
Of the financial impact, Bob Frey says, “It’s about sodomy. It’s huge amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain, suffering, death, a long-term illness that’s very expensive to treat.”
Does Frey share Hovind's view of the purposeful origins of AIDS? How did they come to know each other to the extent that the conspiracy theorist and founder of Dinosaur Adventure Land cited Frey in his teaching materials?
Will anyone in the media ask?
Bob Frey on education
In the MinnPost article, Brucato reports that education is passion but does not spell out what that passion might be. She writes:
Frey says he’s also talking about business and taxes. He says education is a particular passion, developed while working with then-state senator Michele Bachmann to defeat the “profiles in learning” education platform.
Here's the content of the education platform from Frey's campaign site:
Common Core must be stopped in Minnesota because of it’s political agenda to indoctrinate instead of educate. School choice should be implemented to foster a competitive motivation in communities.
We'll leave the cheap shot about a homophone error in a statement about education to others. It's more important to note that parents in Minnesota already enjoy a range of "school choice" from home schooling, charter schools, free PSEO classes if their children qualify, and open enrollment in public school districts other than where they live.
What Frey means is having the public pay for religious education. Perhaps TiZA was simply ahead of its time.
The items listed on Hovind's slide--presented to prove that public education is part of the long term agenda of Satanic Marxists a bugaboo of the Christian right in Minnesota in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In School-to-Work: The Heart of Educational Reform, a column prepared for the Minnesota Family Institute, MFI education advisor Michele Bachmann wrote:
While the Profile of Learning may prove to be an unworkable burden let alone an academic failure for those most closely affected, citizens will certainly be perplexed when they discover the controversial Profile is not the centerpiece of Minnesota's educational reform movement.
According to Making Connections, Minnesota School-to-Work Resource Guide, (published by a joint partnership between the Department of Children, Families and Learning, the Minnesota Dept. of Economic Security, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, among others), the heart of the state's educational reform movement is the Minnesota School-to-Work Initiative, (STW), a firmly entrenched, egregiously expensive feature of the current K-12 education system.
School-to-Work alters the basic mission and purpose of K-12 academic education away from traditional broad-based academic studies geared toward maximizing intellectual achievement of the individual. Instead, School-to-Work utilizes the school day to promote children's acquisition of workplace skills, viewing children as trainees for increased economic productivity.
In both Making Connections and the Minnesota School-to-Work Initiative, school children are referred to as human resources. . . .
In 2001, CNS News reported in Minnesota Taxpayers Balk At 'Bolshevik Style' Education:
Radical education reformers are "using your tax money to sell their ideas," warns Michael Chapman, a Minnesota father and education activist. Chapman addressed a handful of state legislators, political candidates and several hundred other concerned Minnesotans who gathered in Minneapolis on September 29 to learn about a fundamental change in how American children are being educated. Critics charge that the new style of education stresses early vocational training over academics, expressions of feeling over objective standards of learning, federal standards over local control and, ultimately, government control over the workforce.
Career education? Job skills? A commie plot. Given the current river being cried by Minnesota employers seeking works prepared in STEM fields and other technical training, Bluestem is hoping that someone asks Frey just what he means by "school choices" and if he still shares an antipathy to vocational training.
Phil Davies at the Federral Reserve Bank of Minneapolis talks about STEM education in Getting to the root of STEM. However, Hovind and others see central banking as part of the road to serfdom as designed by Karl Marx....
Maybe voters and the press will ask Frey details about his passion for education--and his connection to Hovind--before the primary.
Screenshot: Kent recommends Bob Frey as an expert on education in this slide, one of 494 used in Kent Hovind Seminar Slides - Part 5 Evolution and Racism Communism Hitler..
Bonus: Wikileaks released Hovind's doctoral thesis in 2009. Read it and some recent biography of Hovind here.
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