Part Two: Opinion. Is DeSantis the new Millie Rutherford? "Millie" Rutherford On October 7, 1919, in Atlanta, Georgia, a committee led by an invited speaker, Miss Mildred “Millie” L. Rutherford, met to discuss how Southern history should be, “correctly taught in our school.” Born into a wealthy slave-owning family in 1851, a devout Christian and a … Continue reading Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "Cernovich is one of America’s most visible right-wing provocateurs, known for boosting or generating massively successful conspiracy theories like #Pizzagate. He made his career on trolling the liberal establishment by accusing people of pedophilia or child sex trafficking. Armed with a law degree, Cernovich claims to defend 'free speech,' … Continue reading Tiffany Justice Retweets @Cernovich.
Little-known for decades outside of extremist circles, The Turner Diaries is now well-established as a core text due to its use as, essentially, a training manual for America’s largest neo-Nazi organization. The internet has made it more accessible than ever. Nick Statt of the verge wrote that “the novel espouses ideologies that overlap with those of QAnon believers, … Continue reading A Training Manual for the Neo-Nazis. Heed Notice
By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for Johns Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science. He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué.We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about the … Continue reading FIDDLING WHILE THE PLANET BURNS: The Facts
Vero Communiqué reported on May 25, 2022 about the lack of verbal civility during public comments at Indian River County school board meeting. Comments cited in our report and written in comments received from the article included: "What a bunch of cowards." “You’re all racists…each and every one of you are racists. ““We’re sick and tired of … Continue reading Jennifer Pippin: “She Spews Hate.”
"Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it, and … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson, June 12, 1816
Teaching tolerance and respect for difference. Here is a first grader, reported by Paul Emerich France* “Paul, do you have a girlfriend?” Parker asked me. “I don’t,” I replied succinctly, hoping to avoid the topic altogether. “Why?” she queried. “Because I don’t want one,” I said. “Why?” she asked again, smiling up at me. It … Continue reading Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary Schools
Trump praises "very smart" Putin for invading Ukraine. Salon.com By Bill Britton. Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science. He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. Donald Trump said that Vladimir Putin is “very savvy” and made a “genius” move by … Continue reading Op-ed: Of Embarrassment, Vanity, Viciousness
Republican State Senator Danny Burgess’ Senate Bill 512 would preempt “certain regulated activities of public lodging establishments (to include a non-transient apartment, transient apartment…vacation rental) and public food service establishments to the State. They would require vacation rental homes to be licensed through the Florida Department of Professional Registration (DBPR). Florida State Representative Jason Fischer presenting Florida state … Continue reading A Dangerous False Sense of Security Over Short-Term Rentals. Indian River County, FL.
According to Shannon Prince, a lawyer at Boies Schiller Flexner, and a legal commentator, “Moves to silence critical race theory have only amplified its virtues. As Douglass taught us, the knowledge that is forbidden to us is the knowledge that frees us. The instruction that we are told is unsafe, leads only to mischief and that … Continue reading “Moves to Silence Critical Race Theory Have Only Amplified its Virtues.”