Just a little school board news for the local crowd. It’s relevant to the larger audience due to its importance in the scheme of things. All school boards are essential, so I hope that by watching what goes on in my local school district of Lakota, other communities will learn a few things for their sakes. A short time ago, I reported that Brad Lovell, an activist toward Critical Race Theory on the Lakota school board, took a significant six-figure job at Sycamore schools across town. His wife is still a teacher belonging to the teacher’s union at Lakota. It was always a problem for Brad in this upcoming election as his seat was up this fall because he was double-dipping in many ways. The wife, as an employee of the school he has managed, was a conflict of interest. Then his Critical Race Theory activism was a real problem that had stirred up quite a hornet’s nest of angry, high-heeled moms recently activated to all this Lakota progressive activism by staying home with their kids due to Covid. Before the Covid shutdowns, many people didn’t know about the massive radicalism penetrating all public schools from the state school board that had put their arms around the Marxist Black Lives Matters movement. They were looking to impose it on all students, everywhere. So with all that to consider, it was brilliant for Brad to take his big administrative job using the Lakota school board as a springboard and stay out of the upcoming election. But of course, the other progressive activists on the Lakota school board would want a Brad replacement. The currently liberal activists voting for all progressive causes like transgender rights and BLM are Julie Schaffer, Kelly Casper, and the newest member Michael Pearl. They had been in lockstep with Brad toward the BLM movement, putting Michael Pearl in front as a kind of shield from reality. They needed another Brad to keep things going on the board, so they picked a bobblehead candidate who would surely rubberstamp every vote the three activists came up with by the name of Douglas Horton.
Like I said in the video above, I’m not the one who made a bobblehead of myself and put it on a Facebook page. And that says a lot about who Douglas Horton is as a person. I have committed hundreds of thousands of words toward the psychology of school board members, and there is no question that the roles typically inspire the more liberal activists in any community. I also talk a lot about the nonpartisan nature of school boards, which is dangerous because it hides liberal activism. For instance, a candidate like Horton will likely claim to be a Republican by voting record, just as Brad claimed to be. Still, in reality, they know that they’d have no chance in a Republican stronghold like Butler County unless they did claim to be conservative. The problem is always in how left or right-center on a political scale is measured. Modern media and the soccer mom sentiment think that being right of center politically measures socialism and communism. Not free-market capitalism and regulated commerce. When media people talk about candidates being hard right or hard left, their scale is measured with the center of those indications already being in the world of communism. So everything is on the left, and that is where we start with people like Brad Lovell and his school board replacement, Douglas Horton. As long as nobody digs too deep into their minds, nobody, including themselves, knows what the hell they are, which is why sports is always a good distraction for them. It allows them to hide their liberalism from even themselves because sports is generally an excellent neutral ground in the world, except for the recent politics of wokeness, which is changing rapidly.
The candidates I am supporting for the three seats coming up this fall on the Lakota school board are Vanessa Wells, Issac Adi, Karine Causse, and Darbi Boddy. I know all those names very well, just as I know the needs of the Lakota school board, and am excited at the prospect of any three of them replacing the incumbents. Another thing I say all the time, especially these days, is if you don’t like the management of your government, then replace them. And that certainly holds on school boards. Instead of crying and whining about how evil Critical Race Theory is and being a victim of transgender progressive values, replace the school board, and this year, voters will have that chance. One thing that concerns me is that there are many candidates and voter engagement in school board elections is generally 5% to 10%. That makes it hard to beat incumbents, and they will always get the standard teacher’s union activist vote to protect the high wages that unionized teachers always get. These elections work because the top three vote-getters will be the new board members, so any challengers to the incumbents will have a steep hill to climb in voter engagement. But that problem can be solved with increased voter engagement. I think these school board challengers I mentioned that I liked are all outstanding, very articulate, and genuinely have their hearts into what is best for Lakota. We’ve had a mismanaged mess of liberalism and progressive sentiment loaded with problems, so it will be interesting to see how things flush out.
But as an example of everything we don’t want in one of these school board positions is Douglas Horton, who is tone-death that he thought it wise to display a bobblehead of himself and use it as a Facebook profile picture. It might be a cute thing to do for someone’s mancave or as some joke at a fraternity party. People might giggle over it at a drinking party of young thirty-somethings who are new in life and have kids just going to Lakota who have no idea what they are doing in the world. But Lakota is made up of a lot of older people who are staunch Trump supporters. Their kids have long ago left the house, and they are stuck paying all the extraordinary taxes that this current school board has imposed on them, and they aren’t happy about it one bit. And they are not pleased about the Critical Race Theory commitment that this current board has allowed infecting their community. I don’t want to pick on Doug, but a quick check on his name brought up that bobblehead which is more than just a metaphor. Knowing that Brad wasn’t going to file for another term because he needed to move on before the brand damage of this upcoming election smeared him for good says everything about how Douglas Horton ended up on the list. He thinks he has a chance based on the types of people he associates with. But the rest of the school board members do too, and they think that’s the world we live in, where bobbleheads rubberstamp whatever comes out of the Ohio School Board, and ultimately, the crooked Biden White House. Yet, I have news for those who think that way, it will take more than a bobblehead to run Lakota, and I don’t think anybody in that camp understands to what degree.