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  • Biden Mocks Trump's "Don't Be Afraid of COVID" Advice [semi-satire]

    10/09/2020 11:28:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2020 | John Semmens
    President Trump's brief bout with COVID-19 was followed by him urging the American people to "not let it control your life. Don't be afraid of COVID. Go on and live your lives like Americans always have with courage, enterprise, and optimism." Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called Trump's advice "demented. If it weren't for fear of the virus we never would have been able to achieve much of what Democrats around the nation have these last six months. We have shown that it is possible to identify the essential industries and ensure their survival. At the same time we have...
  • The Left’s Normalization Of Collective Guilt Is Ripping America Apart

    06/05/2020 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 5, 2020 | Joshua Lawson
    All decent Americans stand against racism. But if weÂ’re to live as brothers, we must stop indicting all those who share a skin tone for the sins of others. I was nowhere near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street when George Floyd tragically lost his life. I wasnÂ’t in Minnesota. I was more than 500 miles away. With the exception of the officers at that heartbreaking scene, there are more than 329 million additional Americans who had no part in that terrible evening.So why are so many people acting as if it were their knee, not Derek ChauvinÂ’s,...
  • Dozens of Hippies Stuck at Festival in Panama Due to Coronavirus Realize Collectivist Utopia is Actually “Hell”

    04/29/2020 3:09:40 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 168 replies
    The Summit News ^ | April 28, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Dozens of hippies who got stuck at a festival in Panama due to coronavirus realized that the collectivist utopia they sought after is actually “hell” as they bicker over food and territory.
  • Lessons Unlearned That Have Come Back to Haunt Us-A pandemic reveals the collectivist enemy

    04/27/2020 7:56:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 27, 2020 | David Horowitz
    As I write this, there are over a quarter of a million recorded deaths from the corona virus and many many more to come. We know now that the virus originated in Wuhan China, probably in its virology lab, and that the Chinese concealed the fact that it was contagious between humans and deadly for weeks. They allowed a Lunar New Year celebration in Wuhan that involved tens of thousands of people, and also permitted 5 million inhabitants of Wuhan to leave the city and spread the virus. Moreover, they permitted hundreds of thousands of Chinese to travel abroad to...
  • American Left’s Tribal Collectivism Has No Future-Identity politics and big government don’t mix

    04/13/2020 8:21:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 13, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The great paradox of the American Left is that it aspires to collectivism, but can only get it through tribalism. Every Democrat presidential primary is a frantic effort by collectivist candidates to amass enough tribal support from different identity politics groups to secure the collectivist nomination. Senator Bernie Sanders, the great socialist hope of collectivism, tried to rope in Latinos and black Democrats, succeeded with the former, failed with the latter, and lost South Carolina. And everything. When lefties switched from class warfare to identity politics, they became hopelessly mired in tribalism. Their old animating principle of an egalitarian...
  • 8 Crazy Things Bernie Has Said To Propagandize Socialism

    03/17/2020 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2020 | Katya Sedgewick
    Bernie comes with baggage, and the American public rejected him. Looking at how his campaign is awash in money, however, indicates socialism is not going away. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders likes to say his political ideology never changed. In his case, consistency is not a positive.Over the course of decades in public life, Sanders has made multiple statements praising and apologizing for socialism all over the world. Here are a sampling, as well as explanations for why he’s dangerously wrong.1. Bread Lines Are Great “It’s funny sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are...
  • Warren Boasts About Taking Half a Bank Account [semi-satire]

    02/17/2020 12:38:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    This week, fading presidential aspirant Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) boasted of receiving half of a low-income supporter's total wealth to carry on her fight for the nomination. The "half" consisted of $3 out of a net worth of $6. To many it seemed a callous act to take so much from someone who had so little. Warren didn't see it that way. "In a way, it's like buying a lottery ticket," she contended. "If I'm elected I'm going to cancel her college debt. That's thousands of dollars in return for her $3 donation." "It's also a model for the kind...
  • Democrats And The ‘Reeducation’ Of The American People

    01/19/2020 3:23:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 19, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Leftists love the concept of “reeducating” the public, the idea that we, the great unwashed, are too simpleminded to understand both complex issues of policy and what is best for ourselves in our own lives. (See this Bernie Sanders campaign employee advocating Gulags and reeducation camps for conservatives.) They have the answers, we’re just too stupid to allow them to impose those solutions. It’s the cornerstone of the progressive political philosophy – our moral and intellectual betters need to be empowered to shape our lives so they can make the world a better place. Hitler believed this, as did Stalin,...
  • Cruz Health Care Reform Mocked [semi-satire]

    01/07/2020 9:18:08 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) proposed a four-page Personalized Care Act that would replace the 955-page Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The gist of this legislation would be to put individuals in charge of their own health care choices. Unlike Obamacare, individuals would be permitted to choose coverage more suitable to their needs instead of being forced to buy coverage for procedures they don't need. Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) blasted Cruz's proposal. Sanders called it "entirely antithetical to the concept of the common good. Individuals will selfishly buy only the coverage they...
  • 30 Years Later, 3 Lessons From The Fall Of Romanian Communism

    12/23/2019 2:00:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2019 | Jayme Metzgar
    When communism collapsed across Eastern Europe in 1989, the process was swift and surprisingly peaceful. Decades of terror and tyranny came to a sudden end with hardly a shot fired: governments stepped down, borders opened, walls fell. One country, however, proved to be the exception. Thirty years ago this week, citizens of Romania were being killed by the hundreds as they took to the streets to demand liberty from their brutal communist regime. Unrest that had begun December 16 in the southwestern city of TimiĹźoara soon spread throughout Romania, fueled by the news that protesters were being gunned down by...
  • AOC Says Choice in Health Care "Unwanted" [semi-satire]

    12/23/2019 12:49:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dismissed complaints that the "medicare for all" plan she supports would eliminate freedom to choose one's own doctor. "The so-called freedom the Republicans are trying to force on everyone is actually an unwanted burden for most people," she contended. "Few people know enough to choose wisely. Eliminating the need to choose as the universal medicare for all that Sen Sanders proposes and I support delivers a much more valuable freedom from responsibility. Letting government experts determine who should receive what treatment and from which doctor will lead to better results than relying on ignorant and hapless...
  • Hillsdale College Survey ... Take the 2019 National Survey on Socialism

    12/22/2019 5:40:36 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | December 22, 2019 | Hillsdale College
    Give your opinion on socialism. Socialism appears to be on the rise in our country, especially among the young, and we want to understand the extent of that support. That’s why you have been selected by Hillsdale College to represent your state in a National Survey on Socialism. With your response, you will help Hillsdale College more clearly understand the views of mainstream Americans—views that we will make available to policymakers and opinion leaders. Every month, Hillsdale College is reaching millions of Americans with educational outreach. Your response to this National Survey on Socialism is essential in helping us form...
  • Nothing Exemplifies the Political Divide More Than The Issue Of Firearms

    08/31/2019 8:44:17 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | August 30, 2019 | Roger Katz
    New York – -( The Radical New Progressive Left abhors guns as much from an aesthetic standpoint as from a political, social, and ethical one. Thus, they never fail to use a particularly tragic albeit rare instance of misuse of a firearm by the criminal and the occasional lunatic to denounce firearms ownership and possession generally, vociferously, and this is reflected in the question they ask and the manner in which they ask it: How can society protect itself from the “scourge” of guns? You will note that their professed concern is that of society, of the Collective, the Hive,...
  • Sanders Praises China's Progress in Addressing Poverty [semi-satire]

    08/30/2019 5:02:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt) praised the Chinese government for making "more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization. While it is unfortunate that millions had to die in order to achieve these results, we shouldn't let bourgeois prejudices totally blind us to the positive aspects of their accomplishments. Sometimes harsh methods are required to do hard tasks." "If a country as backward as China was decides to sacrifice tens of millions of people now so that hundreds of millions may prosper later, can we really say that a wrong has been...
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • She Survived China’s Forced Labor Camp. Now She’s Urging Americans to Reject Socialism.

    07/09/2019 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong. Arrested four times as a young adult and held in as a prisoner in a labor camp, she quickly woke up to the horrors of living in a socialist state. After being subject to brutal torture, Zeng managed to escape China and now tells about the evils of socialism and communism. At a time when more Americans are embracing Karl Marx’s teachings, Chris Wright...
  • Stalin Rises in Polls [semi-satire]

    04/20/2019 12:47:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2019 | John Semmens
    A recent poll showing that 70% of Russians approve of former dictator Josef Stalin's role in history was warmly greeted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as "proof that socialism is the type of government that the people want. If he were the kind of brutal tyrant that the enemies of socialism claim he was why do the people love him so much?" "A majority of Russians now believe that the millions of people he had tortured and killed was justified," the Congresswoman also pointed out. "He was trying to save his nation from individualistic greed and transform it into a...
  • Court Rules Against Health Care Choice [semi-satire]

    04/02/2019 10:27:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2019 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled against a Trump Administration policy that permits small businesses to join health care associations in order to gain some of the same economies of scale available to larger corporations. “The premise of this policy that these businesses ought to be able to decide what kind of coverage they want to purchase violates the Obamacare requirement that all must purchase the coverage dictated by the federal government,” Bates said. “Complaints that the mandated coverage is unnecessary and too expensive are irrelevant. It is not for private sector firms or individuals to decide what they want...
  • The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

    01/07/2019 6:27:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to tax the rich to make her Green New Deal a reality. “People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” the recently elected New York Democrat told TV show “60 Minutes” in an interview set to air Sunday. Speaking of prior decades’ taxation rates in the country, Ocasio-Cortez added, “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.” It shouldn’t be a surprise that the avowed “democratic socialist” went with the predictable “tax the rich”...
  • How Havana is collapsing, building by building

    12/03/2018 8:52:00 PM PST · by Enterprise · 55 replies
    "In Havana, some of the same architectural gems that draw tens of thousands of American tourists crash to the ground every year. Causes range from weather and neglect to faulty renovations and theft of structural beams."