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Confucius Institute Merges with Maine State Inc and English becomes a Second Language



The film Conspiracy is described like this: 
This is the story of the top-secret Nazi meeting to debate the merits of Hitler's 'Final Solution,' the extermination of the entire Jewish population of Europe. Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci star in this gripping drama. 
The film is based on document of record about a meeting that took place among the power elite of Nazi Germany (excluding Hitler) . The meeting took place in a very wealthy home which once belonged to a Jew.
Although the meeting is billed as a "debate" about policy, it is actually an announcement about policy that is already being implemented on a mass scale. The film is a dramatization of what a corporate state looks like in action and taken to its worse degree. The board sits around the table and every one has their folders and they discuss the merits of "the program" in a very businesslike manner.  
As the drama evolves it becomes clear that it is not just the human population that is being "cleansed" but also the language. Eventually the chief corporate executive officer played by Kenneth Branagh says that the most effective way to sterilize the Jews is by the method of death. There is silence around the room and many of the characters are struck with sickened looks until the silence is broken by a joke.  
The choice of language used to describe what is undergoing is important to the incremental acceptance by those who struggle with a conscience. In the beginning of the film there is much hedging about the language but in the end there is no longer any hinting excepting hints about what might happen to those who do not go along with the program. Even those who are clearly disturbed by the program agree to go along with it. 
As I seek a way to find a public for my research work on the transformation of the state of Maine from government by its Constitution to government by corporate boards and bylaws I am encountering a publishing industry which is said to be implementing a system of language regulation billed as "marketable language" and measured by a seventh grade reading level. Journalists are reporting that their clients require their manuscript be put through a program which identifies words deemed to be outside of a seventh grade reading level and replaces them with acceptable words.  
In Maine the legislature granted itself jurisdiction over the entire public educational system . Who ever controls the educational system controls language deemed acceptable at a seventh grade level. The Constitution of Maine is not taught anywhere within the Maine public educational system where in a minor on Marxist and Socialist Studies is entrenched at the University of Southern Maine since 2004. There are no courses on fascism at the University of Maine, why would there be? Fascism is an unacceptable word and so few are educated about what it is. It is identified with the end product of its incremental evolution allowing the structure of fascism to remain unexamined and to be implemented across the globe under a kinder and gentler language,
In 2015, the University of Maine sold a chunk of itself to the Confucius Institute . The Confucius Institute is billed as a language school but it partners with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics which has a listing of departments sounding like a university of global capitalism. 
The University Of Southern Maine- Confucius Institute Website identifies the goals of the new union between the two institutions: 

The primary goals of the USM CI are: to meet the demand for and to ensure the quality of Chinese learning and teaching in Maine by training teachers in Chinese language and culture and by reaching out to elementary and secondary schools in the Greater Portland region; to raise the quality and scope of Chinese cultural activities, festivals, and events in Maine; to become the major provider for executive training for the business, nonprofit, and public sector communities seeking to build greater awareness and cultural competency in Chinese language, culture, and trade opportunities; to facilitate activities relative to Chinese language and culture among the seven universities in the University of Maine System; and to facilitate and advance collaborative research between Chinese and Maine universities.

The speakers for the University of Maine maintain that the Chinese will have no say over curricula at the University of Maine. It must be a co-incidence that in a 2015, the same year the University made a deal with the Confucius Institute, a Maine statute called " Industry Partnerships ", describes English as a second language :

1.Objectives. H. Help companies identify and collaborate to address common organizational and human resource challenges, including, but not limited to….. hiring foreign-trained professionals [ 2013,c. 368,Pt. FFFFF,§1(NEW).]
5.Agency cooperation.

                     D. The Department of Education shall:

(2) Support innovative programs to address literacy,   including English as a second language  , numeracy shortcomings and soft skills training, especially in those occupations critical to targeted industry clusters;  ( emphasis mine  }

The directive to include English as a second language is repeated under:  

G. The Maine Community College System
H. The University of Maine System 

A system arguably modeled on Mussolini's Doctrine of Fascism is being aggressively implement in Maine and marketed as "public private relationships" Will the seventh grade measure of acceptable language implemented under the guise of marketability require that all instances of "fascism" be replaced with "public private relationships" which in itself is a more marketable way of saying government by and for special interests ?  
Can the seventh grade measure used as a limiter of published vocabulary be used for something far more diabolical than "marketing" ? Does the term "fascism" pass the low bar test? Will politicization of language be integrated into the measure of marketable language ? By definition "public private" means the merging of business interests and the state. On that basis it is entirely probable that the seventh grade low bar will be used to control public vocabulary for political purposes.  
The movie, Conspiracy portrays a historically documented conspiracy. As the meeting commences sterilization of the Jewish people has become socially acceptable but "sterilization" is code for "extermination' as is revealed towards the end of the film when the CEO of the meeting declares that the most effective method of sterilization is death. 
I changed my cover for Beacon, agreeing that it is not the best way to market my book. My cover no longer displays the visual symbol of fascism and uses the word, fascism, instead. I am told people do nor respond as much to the word as they do to the image. Now I am being told by a different set of authoritarians to dump this cover as well. It is not marketable. The title of my book is also not marketable. Marketable to whom? The title says what my book is about. The cover is a diagram of what the book is about. The word "fascism is barely visible in the darkness and is only noticeable when one looks closely. There is a division sign on top of the ever expanding grids upon which is the phrase "medium income"- a term which is gradually replacing "middle class' in language of popular use. Hidden even more deeply inside the ever expanding grids are the words "Agenda Twenty One", a term sounding like it was invented to be as marketable as was "the final solution". We know all too well what "the final solution" meant, but the public did not know then. The characters in the movie ask probing questions seeking straight answers about what intent lies behind the terms used to speak about "the program" of genocide, The environment is so civilized and the language is so copacetic. 
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