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  • 'American Pie' singer Don McLean says music no longer exists because of 'nihilistic society'

    04/11/2020 9:01:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/11/2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Don McLean, the 74-year-old singer best known for his 1971 hit “American Pie,” says he is not impressed with the music of today. The singer-songwriter believes times have certainly changed since his early days in the music industry, and he’s claiming there is no longer music of substance when he turns on the radio. The folk-rock singer sat down with Tom Cridland for his YouTube series “The Greatest Music of All Time” to reflect on his musical career highlights. During the candid conversation, McLean partially discusses his political views, claiming that politics no longer “really mean anything,” and he likened...
  • Colorado passes bill for Cabrini Day to replace Columbus Day

    03/11/2020 6:32:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | March 10, 2020 | By Sommer Brokaw
    Colorado lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday to replace Columbus Day with a new state holiday honoring Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini on the first Monday in October. Cabrini Day is believed to be the first paid state holiday to recognize a woman anywhere in the country, the Denver Post reported. It now needs the governor's signature to become law, and he is not expected to oppose it. Honoring Cabrini, an Italian American and patron saint of immigrants, was a compromise with Italian Americans, who take pride in the Italian explorer, lead bill sponsor Adrienne Benavidez said. Benavidez has been trying for...
  • Putting the Culture Wars In a Multigenerational Perspective

    03/02/2020 6:41:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | March 2, 2020 | Michael Brown
    It’s the question I’ve heard now for many years, specifically from evangelical Christians. “Since the world is only getting worse, why bother fighting the culture wars? What’s the use? What’s the point? Isn’t it better for us simply to share our faith and prepare for the return of Jesus?” To be sure, if I knew for a fact that Jesus was coming back in a week, I would not spend that week writing articles about transgender activism. Or trying to change hearts about abortion. In fact, I would not spend that week teaching a class in our ministry school. Or...
  • The Roots of Our Partisan Divide

    02/23/2020 3:25:33 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 39 replies
    Imprimis, Hillsdale College ^ | 2/23/20 | Christopher Caldwell
    Here's a part: Let’s say you’re a progressive. In fact, let’s say you are a progressive gay man in a gay marriage, with two adopted children. The civil rights version of the country is everything to you. Your whole way of life depends on it. How can you back a party or a politician who even wavers on it? Quite likely, your whole moral idea of yourself depends on it, too. You may have marched in gay pride parades carrying signs reading “Stop the Hate,” and you believe that people who opposed the campaign that made possible your way of...
  • The Cost of America’s Cultural Revolution

    01/12/2020 5:06:34 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12/09/19 | Heather Mac Donald
    Social-justice ideology is turning higher education into an engine of progressive political advocacy, according to a new report by the National Association of Scholars. Left-wing activists, masquerading as professors, are infiltrating traditional academic departments or creating new ones—departments such as “Solidarity and Social Justice”—to advance their cause. They are entering the highest rung of college administration, from which perch they require students to take social-justice courses, such as “Native Sexualities and Queer Discourse” or “Hip-hop Workshop,” and attend social-justice events—such as a Reparations, Repatriation, and Redress Symposium or a Power and Privilege Symposium—in order to graduate. But social-justice education is...
  • A threat to Europe’s beauty

    01/05/2020 7:39:10 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    Modernists are trying to reverse trends in cultural-heritage preservation by subtle interventions in several key conservation standards of the European Union. Writing from Norway, Audun Engh of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) warned me today that the modernists plan to “introduce recommendations that modernism (‘contemporary design’) should be a required style for new construction at EU-funded cultural-heritage sites.”
  • Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas

    12/17/2019 3:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is. There is a mind-blowing chutzpah or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing it. But the evidence is overwhelming. The left has stopped schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name -- the name schools called them throughout American history until the last couple of decades. Almost every non-Christian school in America now calls Christmas vacation "winter break."...
  • Pornography Creates a Vicious Cycle of Abuse, Trafficking, and Abortion. It Needs to Be Regulated.

    12/12/2019 6:09:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | December 12, 2019 | Ryan Neuhaus
    Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire recently published a piece citing the need to involve government intervention in the fight against hardcore pornography. The counterargument to his assertion is that it’s a problem for parents to handle, not government, and that pornography is protected under the First Amendment as a matter of freedom of expression. These counterpoints ignore the truth that parents alone cannot handle a public health crisis and that pornography is obscenity, which is not protected by the Constitution. However, federal obscenity laws have not been enforced for the past 10 years, resulting in the National Center on...
  • Feminists Exalt the Wonder of Abortion

    12/06/2019 4:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | December 6, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Abortion is the highest expression of feminism. It's the only concern of feminists. Just ask the first lady how many feminists came to her defense after her son's name was dragged through the mud on Capitol Hill. Ask Kellyanne Conway how many stood behind her when she was insulted as a terrifying killer clown on "Saturday Night Live." Ask Juanita Broaddrick who came to her defense when she declared that the (liberal) president of the United States had raped her. But abortion? Anyone who dares to oppose abortion is a sexist, a racist and maybe even a Christian. You could...
  • How to Bring Down the Ideology of the Left

    10/27/2019 9:03:06 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-27-19 | Diana Mary Sitek
    (Skip) Cries of "social justice," "affirmative action," "racial prejudice," etc., ad nauseam, enfranchise the Left to wallow in a fictitious self-regard of moralizing sentimentality. Anyone who opposes leftists is automatically demonized as inhumane. Cowardly Republicans, large corporations like Procter & Gamble, and bureaucrats are shaken down and extorted to comply, for fear of appearing insensitive toward "oppression." Any evidence of political incorrectness can damage employment prospects or even get one fired. We are being thought-controlled and speech-tyrannized. How can we push back against such imperious "bleeding heart" compassion? The ideology has a stranglehold on academia and is being rolled out...
  • The Army Is Looking for a Few Good Art Experts[New Reserve Group]

    10/21/2019 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Ralph Blumenthal and Tom Mashberg
    A new reserve group, inspired by the Monuments Men of the World War II era, will aim to protect antiquities and important cultural sites in war zones. It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures. But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex? The Pentagon’s answer, announced...
  • Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate

    10/21/2019 1:47:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    medium ^ | Jan 10 | Stuart Basden
    Yes, yes, I know. The climate is breaking down. It’s urgent. An emergency. We’ve only got a few years left to ‘fix’ it. Indeed, we won’t fix it. Weather patterns will become increasingly unstable and unpredictable, and the effects it will soon have on how humans around the world grow food will be devastating, likely causing harvests to fail across entire continents and food prices to sky-rocket. Millions have already suffered due to the amplified instability. We’re facing imminent societal collapse (whatever that means), both around the world and in the UK. All of our lives are soon going to...
  • Bannon Fights Eviction From Italian ‘Gladiator School’

    10/16/2019 7:06:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/16/19 | Martina Moyski
    A fundamentally political move against the conservative populistVIA TRISULTI, Italy ( - Italy's ministry for culture is claiming it has evicted Steve Bannon's "Gladiator School" from a 13th-century Italian monastery, 38 miles south of Rome. "As the DHI indicated when the Ministry for Culture first announced this politically motivated manoeuvre back in May, we will fight our case in court with every resource at our disposal," said Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, in comments to Church Militant. "We look forward to demonstrating that the objections against the DHI promoted by the Left over the last two years...
  • The Cultural Civil War and Trump Derangement Syndrome - Greenfield

    10/11/2019 12:32:15 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10/11/19 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Cultural Civil War and Trump Derangement Syndrome And what happens when politics becomes culture. Fri Oct 11, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 130 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The Black Death originated in Chinese rats, Ebola in monkeys in the Congo, and Trump Derangement Syndrome in furious liberal suburbanites who swarmed D.C. wearing pink hats and screaming at the sky. To understand the virology of Trump Derangement Syndrome, it’s important to distinguish between ideological and cultural lefties. Contrary to expectations, TDS is...
  • Library hires blasphemous adult entertainer for toddlers’ drag queen story hour

    10/08/2019 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/2/19 | staff
    A public library in the Midwest has invited a drag queen known for his adult entertainment show titled “Gender Fluids” to read to toddlers during its Saturday story hour on multiple occasions. Billing himself as “Miss Richfield 1981,” Russ King is a drag artist who has previously been photographed in a sacrilegious pose, spread eagle on top of what looks like an altar beneath a large cross at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco. King’s website and Facebook page display many disturbing photos of him dressed in garish clothing in exaggerated feminine poses, sometimes with nearly naked or naked...
  • Elites against western civilization

    10/04/2019 8:29:14 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10-3-19 | Joel Kotkin
    The intellectual class across the West—encompassing its universities, media, and arts—is striving to dismantle the values that paced its ascendancy. Europe, the source of Western civilization, now faces a campaign, in academia and elite media, to replace its cultural and religious traditions with what one author describes as a “multicultural and post-racial republic” supportive of separate identities. “The European ‘we’ does not exist,” writes French philosopher Pierre Manent, assessing the damage. “European culture is in hiding, disappearing, without a soul.” The increasingly “woke” values of the educated upper classes reflect, as Alvin Toffler predicted almost half a century ago, the...
  • Biden Spells Extremism L-G-B-T

    09/24/2019 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    They may only be four percent of our country -- but the LGBT community is getting 100 percent of the Left's attention. Over the weekend, 10 of the Democrats vying for President Trump's job tried to persuade Americans that the most pressing issue facing our country is the pursuit of taxpayer-funded gender surgery. If pandering were an Olympic sport, Joe Biden could have medaled. Instead, he settled -- like they all did -- for new records in extremism. GLAAD CEO Sarah Ellis would have you believe that "LGBTQ issues have been... left out of the 2020 presidential primary conversation." That's...
  • St. Paul police release body camera video of officer-involved shooting of Ronald Davis

    09/24/2019 12:54:10 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 19 replies
    Body camera footage from St. Paul Police Officer Steven Mattson from the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis on Sept. 15 near the intersection on Thomas Avenue West and North Griggs Street. WARNING: This video contains graphic images and language that may be disturbing to some viewers...
  • Fear, Silence and Inaction: Eroding Catholic Civil Rights

    09/19/2019 9:38:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | September 17, 2019 | Bob Marshall
    Fear, Silence and Inaction: Eroding Catholic Civil Rights The following is written by Hon. Robert Marshall, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates The so-called Equality ActOn October 30, 2008, Barack Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”   The legal policy changes wrought under the Obama Administration paved the way for the so-called Equality Act, HR 5, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 17, 2019 by a vote of 236 to 173.  The Equality Act would fundamentally and radically alter Civil Rights Law to prohibit “discrimination” on the...
  • Trump's total culture war

    09/19/2019 9:04:12 AM PDT · by billorites · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | September 19, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a Kulturkampf. As a result, not even former President George W. Bush has incurred the degree of hatred from the left that is now directed at Trump. For most of his time in office, Trump, his family, his friends and his businesses have been investigated, probed, dissected and constantly attacked. In 2016 and early 2017, Barack Obama appointees in the FBI, CIA and Department of Justice tried to subvert the Trump campaign, interfere with his transition and, ultimately, abort his...