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NOTICE: This Wiki is a fork of content from 3 main sources: the libertarian InfoGalactic, Conservapedia and the conservative nationalist Metapedia.org.

Conservapedia, launched on November 21, 2006, is a conservative, family-friendly Wiki encyclopedia. It was founded by teacher and attorney Andrew Schlafly with the help of several students from his fall 2006 World History class. In May 2008, Schlafly and some of his homeschooled students appeared on the CBC news program The Hour. On July 4th, 2013, Conservapedia was ranked the 65th most popular conservative website. Alexa was used as a benchmark.<ref>Conservapedia - 65th most popular conservative website</ref>

When a student handed in her paper using the date-markers “BCE” and “CE” from Wikipedia, Schlafly realized that Wikipedia, despite its claim of neutrality, contained bias against the achievements of Christianity and conservatism. Other occasions of liberal bias, including the reversion of factual edits about the 2005 Kansas Evolution Hearings, led to the creation and launch of Conservapedia.

Though Conservapedia originally contained mostly history articles, it has grown over several years to be a general reference, with information about history, math, science, politics, religion and other topics. It also contains debates, essays and educational resources.

In March 2007 it was picked up by the media, and faced a barrage of vandalism (See Examples of Moronic Vandalism by the "tolerant"). Ever since then, it has continued to grow, and now has tens of millions of page views, and enjoys prominence on search engines.

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Unlike Wikipedia, which bills itself as a democratic system and ends up functioning as a mobocracy, Conservapedia employs a hierarchy based on a merit system.

Andrew Schlafly is the chief administrator and is the most prolific editor, followed by bureaucrats, administrators, and regular editors. Editors who contribute substantial content may be promoted to administrator and bureaucrat, or gain extra user rights such as blocking power and uploading images.

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Due to the existence of essays and debates on Conservapedia, and conventions such as the “90/10 rule” and the use of real names, Conservapedia successfully fosters an educational environment. Because liberal bias is not allowed, much information that would be elsewhere censored can be found on Conservapedia; often it is one of the only places to find such information in one place.

Differences with Wikipedia

Conservapedia strives to keep its articles concise, informative, family-friendly, and true to the facts, which often back up conservative ideas more than liberal ones. Rather than claim a neutral point of view and then insert bias, Conservapedia is clear that it seeks to give due credit to conservatism and Christianity. Schlafly said in regard to the point of view issue, “It's impossible for an encyclopedia to be neutral. I mean let's take a point of view, let's disclose that point of view to the reader.” <ref>Robert Siegel. Conservapedia: Data for Birds of a Political Feather?, npr.org, November 29, 2009.</ref>

Wikipedia articles may contain trivia, gossip, profanity, and even pornographic/sexually explicit images. The latter three are prohibited on Conservapedia and trivia is largely discouraged.

The administrative hierarchy prevents Conservapedia from being hijacked by a faction, and thus preserves it from mobocracy, as discussed above.

Impact

Conservapedia has been praised and ridiculed in the media, on blogs, and on rival sites. Critics claim that it contains fringe viewpoints, while supporters note that it simply provides another viewpoint and an alternative to liberal bias.

  • Conservapedia provides information about the American people that liberal critics would rather hide: for example, nearly 50 percent of Americans reject evolution and embrace creationism, and even more want creationism taught alongside evolution in school. <ref>Bootie Cosgrove-Mather. Poll: Creationism Trumps Evolution, CBS News, November 22, 2004.</ref> Another example is the fact that atheists- often claiming to be more equipped to help their fellow men than religious people- actually give less to charity than believers, even when church giving is excluded.
  • Many biographical articles contain religious references and information about the person’s religion, much more so than Wikipedia. Editor and college student Tasha Jones, said of this aspect, “It gives me a better understanding of how people feel religion relates to our lives.” <ref>Stephanie Simon. A conservative's answer to Wikipedia, Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2007.</ref>
  • Conservapedia is active in political advocacy. For example, it chartered a bus for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 March for Life.

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Conservative Christian Libertairian - "Prepper-Patriot" Politics to Understand "The System"

The Systems of support or simply “The System” are the collection of systems which provide for and maintain modern life. Many of these systems could be considered necessary to modern life. However, since many of these systems are unsustainable, extremely fragile, and already failing, developing alternative systems of support and investing in tangibles is an extremely important mission for communities.

continued [[survival]] of all of the innumerable good things of "[[The West]]" including its systems is one of the particular missions of [[conservative]]s, [[libertarian]]s, [[prepper]]s-[[survivalist]]s, and [[American patriots]]. This mission particularly means the [[survival]] of the [[limited government]] [[Republican]] system (not [[Democracy]]) established by the [[United State Constitution]] and its [[Bill of Rights]], the survival of the [[liberty]]-oriented [[American values]] - [[Small town values]] of [[Real America]] that built the success of these [[United States]] over the last two "America centuries". This also implies the [[traditional values]], [[capitalism]] and [[free enterprise]] supported by [[modern conservatism]] - [[preparedness | modern preparedness]], which are the original [[American]] [[patriot]] [[Founding Fathers]]' [[values]]. For the survival of these systems and values, it requires [[preparation]].

In the first decade of the 21st century, we easily see these values and way of life being imperiled when faced with the destructiveness of a diverse collection of forces

All of the above forces can become major hindrances to the survival of the American system and its “systems of support”.

The broad categories that summarize what systems are key to the survival of the American modern world are listed below.

Systems of Support

Water Distribution System

Water is vital for all known forms of life. As such it is the greatest human need, after oxygen. Humans need clean water for drinking because if you don't drink water or take it in through the food you eat you die. It is also important for the water to be clean because drinking water with harmful substances can cause major illness and death in humans.

Threats

MAKE THE LIST

Food Distribution System

The food distribution system consists of a fragile interdependent chain of transportation, warehousing, and retail facilities which move food from the production system to consumers.

Threats

Food Production System

The food production system consists a large number of growers, livestock producers (usually in CAFOs), processing facilities, and inspectors.

Threats

MAKE THE LIST

Possible Remedies and Antidotes

MAKE THE LIST

Economic System

The economy is the system of trade and production which we depend on today to meet the complex needs of our society. Our economic system is capitalism and the free market.

Concepts

Common Financial Investments

Common Investments in Survivalism

Risk to Investments

Support for your Investments

Threats

Possible Remedies and Antidotes

Energy System

including the Power grid

The Energy system is the totality of all the smaller systems that together provide the infrastructure for energy based systems. These include mining and harvesting materials as energy sources. Examples are drilling for oil, mining coal, or on a smaller scale collecting firewood. The transportation, refinement, and sales of these raw materials is also a large part of the system. Knowing the ins and outs of these complex systems allow you to actively choose which energy sources to use, create stockpiles of raw materials, and acquire the hardware and knowledge to convert energy source to a usable form. Creating alternatives to this system is also important.

The power grid is a part of the larger Energy system that consists of numerous production facilities (Coal, Natural gas, Nuclear, Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar), distribution networks (lines, transformers, etc.), and maintenance and monitoring personnel.

Threats

Possible Remedies and Antidotes

Education System

Education is the process through which one learns useful skills or obtains knowledge. This includes the educational systems available to education our children as well as looking at what and how adults learn. The systems available for education our children include government run school system, home schooling, unschooling<ref> http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/courtney-clay-on-unschooling Accessed April 4, 2014</ref>, and online education. When discussing adult education topics of interest include coyote teaching, the value or lack thereof of college, student loans as it relates to debt slavery, and learning skills useful to both success] and survival as a modern person.

Government Run Educational System

The United States government run school system is a Prussian model system that began in the late 1700s. Although several of the innovations and standards established in these systems can be considered positives the system also instills many negative affects on those forced to participate in it. These systems have been reluctant and slow to adapt to new technological breakthroughs.

These schools are some what good at developing the basic level of reading, writing, and math but do not do a particularly good job of teaching children to think for themselves. This system is almost very good at producing “ teacups” and does not promote resiliency.

College

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Possible Remedies and Antidotes

Self Directed Education

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

Alternative Educational Systems

The trends of homeschooling, unschooling, and using online educational resources have continued to change the paradigm around the state school systems]] and are a prime examples of an alternative systems of support replacing the mainstream system. Many of these educational models allow children to decide what is important or interesting to them (an example of self directed learning) while mentors, teachers, and parents simply guide and challenge the learner to come to their own conclusions, complete specific projects, or challenge them to see things from a different perspective. The Internet allows for access to a vast amount of raw information (see Conservapedia for instance) as well as forming learning communities not available with a physical location school.

Permies Kids Community

PERMIE KIDSs is an online community of parents and educators empowering children to take a solutions-based, active approach to life by learning to care for people and the Earth (see Permaculture). Jen Mendez is the founder of PERMIE KIDs. Although the exact processes of the system are currently be developed you can learn more about PERMIE KIDs and join in the discussion and development at ://www.permiekids.com.

PERMIE KIDs is an acronym that stands for the key principles and characteristics it aims to cultivate in students.

Problem solver<br/> Emphatic<br/> Resilient<br/> Mindful<br/> Innovative<br/> Ethical<br/>

Kind<br/> Inquisitive<br/> Driven

List of online education resources

The legal system consists of the enforcement officers, courts, judges, lawyers, prisons, and numerous support staff responsible for administering the law in any state or country.

Threats

MAKE THE LIST

Possible Remedies and Antidotes

MAKE THE LIST

Law Enforcement System

Threats

MAKE THE LIST

Possible Remedies and Antidotes

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