Mar 14 2023
Karen Siegemund - Unpacking CPAC
I had a great time at CPAC and made lots of new acquaintances while catching up with many old friends too, including our guest this episode.
Karen Siegemund is the President of American Freedom Alliance and I had the privilege of meeting her at the 'AFA Propaganda conference' in LA last year.
Karen has been a regular face at CPAC where this was my first time, so she joins us live to compare notes and to give her thoughts on this years 'Conservative Political Action Conference' which was held in Washington DC.
It was a packed 4 days attended by all the nations top conservative faces, featuring special guests such as Senator Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Matt Gaetz, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lt. Governor Mark Robinson with the memorable event concluding with a 90 minute key note speech by the man himself, President Donald J Trump.
As the daughter of a man who grew up in Hitler’s Berlin, Dr Karen Siegemund has always been keenly aware of how precarious freedom is, and how tyranny typically begins not with a revolution, but with a slow erosion of rights and freedoms. For this reason, Karen has dedicated her life to fighting against this erosion on every level.
During the Cold War, Dr. Siegemund worked in the field of underwater acoustics, developing new sonar systems and testing them during sea trials around the world.
After the defeat of the Soviet Union she turned her sights first to earning a Master’s Degree in International Relations, then a doctorate degree in “Education and American Culture.” Recognizing that only with an educated citizenry could we hope to maintain our freedoms, she became an educator; for over ten years she has taught in a number of areas, from Latin and French to Science and Mathematics, at the middle school, high school and University levels. Along with these specific academic disciplines, of course, she strives to educate her students about the values that make Western Civilization generally, and America specifically, as exceptional as we are.
As another result of the recognition that totalitarianism creeps in with baby steps, and that our media has been complicit in its advance rather than the bulwark against it that it us supposed to be, Karen had founded and was president of “Rage Against the Media,” an activist group in Los Angeles which fought against the propagandistic nature of our news media.
Since becoming the President of the American Freedom Alliance, she’s been part of the fight against a longer list of encroachments on our freedom, and has been hosting exceptional events ranging from World-Class Conferences to Literary Cafes, Lectures to Movie Premieres, all on topics relating to Freedom, how it’s being attacked and how we can preserve it.
She has also paid a price for the position she takes in defense of Western Civilization and for her political activity outside the classroom. Karen became a victim of the very “cancel culture” she warned about when her teaching position at a local private school was not renewed. Among countless articles, the Epoch Times ran a feature article about her, and she was a guest on The Huckabee Show, a frequent speaker at clubs, organizations and events, and is published in a wide range of publications.
The American Freedom Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which promotes, defends and upholds Western values and ideals. AFA sponsors conferences, publishes opinions, distributes information and creates networking groups to identify threats to Western civilization and to motivate, educate and unite citizens in support of that cause.
American Freedom Alliance links
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