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  • Dear America, The LEFT Has Declared War On You

    06/24/2018 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear America, the societal left has declared war on you.While you’ve been busy enjoying your new jobs, improved wages, lower taxes, and less government interference in your life the left has decided that all of those things are immoral. They must be undone. And those who enjoy them must be made to understand that they are not good American citizens, but some sort of participant to hurt others. They would love to say it makes you a racist, except that African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the best economy they’ve ever known in American history. They would love to say...
  • The conservative free speech dilemma

    06/17/2018 11:45:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jun, 2018 | Joshua Broom
    In a democratic republic, freedom of expression and enlightened, open-ended debate are paramount. Yet in America in 2018, First Amendment rights are vanishing for conservatives. There's a reason: Powerful entities such as online and televised media, many of whom are left-oriented, have gradually shape-shifted our nation's speech to match their political flavor. For progressives, this uneven playing field is a seismic boon. For conservatives, not so much, nor is it good for even moderate left-wing thinkers. Under such a regimen, though, a land and people once revered as freedom-loving now creep closer toward socialism. Yet there they stand: the venomous...
  • Prof. Bret Weinstein: ‘What I have seen functions…like a cult’

    06/15/2018 7:58:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 46 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-14-18 | John Sexton
    Last month, Professor Bret Weinstein gave testimony before Congress on his experience at Evergreen State College and what he believes it means for our future as a nation. Weinstein posted video of his testimony on YouTube last week (see below). Here’s a bit of what he said: Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the day that 50 Evergreen students–students that I had never met–disrupted my class, accusing me of racism and demanding my resignation. I tried to reason with them. I felt no fear because I knew that, whatever my failings might be, bigotry was not among them… The...
  • Miss America, The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left. What's Next?

    06/14/2018 10:37:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/14/2018 | Dennis Prager
    As I have documented repeatedly, the left ruins just about everything it touches: the universities, the arts, the elementary schools and high schools, religion, sports and ordinary, everyday interactions between human beings — especially human beings of different races. The latest examples — in just the last few weeks — are the Boy Scouts, sculpture and the Miss America pageant. The left's decadeslong attempt to radically change the Boy Scouts has ended in triumph. Now that the Boy Scouts is admitting not only older girls but also younger girls — as Cub Scouts — it is dropping "Boy" from its...
  • Size of North Korea's letter to Trump sparks jokes

    06/01/2018 7:45:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | Morgan Gstalter - 06/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter - 06/01/18
    Social media users poked fun at President Trump on Friday after the White House unveiled photos of him receiving a letter in a large envelope from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump is seen in the photos smiling while posing alongside Kim Jong Chol, North Korea’s former intelligence chief and tope aide to the regime’s ruler. Trump initially said that he had received a "very nice letter" from Kim Jong Un, but acknowledged just minutes later that he hadn't yet opened or read the letter. The letter was presented as Trump revived plans for a June 12 summit with...
  • Progressives on the Brink

    05/24/2018 4:35:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Because they view President Trump in these extreme terms, progressives view themselves not as violent extremists, but as "the resistance."  But resistance implies that there exists something worthy of resisting.  The progressive resistance began just seconds after Trump was declared the victor on election night.  The resistance was not engendered by anything Trump had actually done.  It was just a refusal to accept any candidate who varied from the left's own line of thinking. That sort of reaction, reminiscent of what happened with the election of George W. Bush, is a dangerous turn in American politics.  It implies that the left refuses to accept any...
  • George Lucas and James Cameron discuss Sci-Fi regarding the Vietnam War and populism [BARF alert]

    05/20/2018 4:29:14 PM PDT · by otness_e · 28 replies
    AMC ^ | May 7, 2018
    Transcript: GEORGE LUCAS: In school, I was of the, I don't know, angry young man... JAMES CAMERON: Sure, you were a rebel. GEORGE LUCAS: I come out of anthropology. JAMES CAMERON: Yeah. GEORGE LUCAS: So, my focus is social systems. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: And in science fiction, you've got two branches: One is science... JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS: ...And the other is social. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: I'm much more of the 1984 kind of guy. JAMES CAMERON: Sure. GEORGE LUCAS: I am... JAMES CAMERON: THX-1138 GEORGE LUCAS: ...the spaceship guy. JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS:...
  • The Myth of Conservative Feminism [NYT Barf]

    05/19/2018 7:45:28 PM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jessica Valenti
    There is a distinct lack of feminist celebration over these women ascending in these jobs — an absence that Republicans have criticized as hypocrisy. Shouldn’t we feminists be pleased by these shattered glass ceilings? ...Feminism isn’t about blind support for any woman who rises to power. The real political duplicity here is Republicans’ continued efforts to co-opt feminist language while actively curtailing women’s rights.
  • Sickle, Hammer, and Iron Cross strike in Texas

    05/19/2018 7:20:49 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    The ideological affinity of all leftists means that all these leftist movements pursued the same portions of the electorate. Perhaps that is why the USSR fought on the side of the Third Reich about one-third of the Second World War and two-thirds against it (unlike other allied countries that ideologically were on the opposite end of the political spectrum both from the USSR and the Third Reich). ... Nowadays, as in the last century, few people pay attention to details. As before, it is enough to add prefix "anti" to something hated to be known as a humanist. But this,...
  • Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed [Left's true view of race]

    05/18/2018 1:42:33 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5-18-18 | Andrew Sullivan
    (Skip) Nothing could be further from the left’s current vision, which is that the very concept of post-racial integration is an illusion designed to mask the reality of an eternal “white supremacy.” ... there is no recovery from the original sin, no possible redemption, and certainly no space for the concept of an individual citizenship that transcends race and can unite Americans. There is no freedom here. There is just oppression. The question is merely about who oppresses whom. The idea that African-Americans have some responsibility for their own advancement, that absent fatherhood and a cultural association of studying with...
  • It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan

    05/14/2018 2:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 14, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Students at the University of Michigan, beware. If you say anything politically incorrect or out-of-line with the political and social orthodoxy on your campus, you may get a knock on your dorm room door from the university’s equivalent of the Thought Police, and be forced into a re-education camp. Or you may be suspended or thrown out of school, potentially damaging your educational prospects and your entire future professional career. If this sounds like an exaggeration, consider a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan by Speech First, Inc., against the president of the University of Michigan, other...
  • What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People [TEEN VOGUE]

    05/13/2018 7:49:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    TEEN VOGUE ^ | APR 11, 2018 | KIM KELLY
    What it is, how it works, and who is for and against it. Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which a country’s trade, industry, and profits are controlled by private companies, instead of by the people whose time and labor powers those companies. The United States and many other nations around the world are capitalist countries, but capitalism is not the only economic system available; throughout history, other countries have embraced other systems, like socialism or communism, so it’s important to explore what capitalism actually is. CNN recently reported that 66% of people between the ages of 21...
  • I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?

    05/07/2018 9:06:32 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 116 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5-4-18 | Leonard Pitts
    <p>She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump’s supporters. As Rose put it, “We need to not close ourselves off to how the other side thinks.” It’s a sentiment I hear a lot from progressives, and it bespeaks a great generosity of spirit.</p>
  • What Ken Burns Omits From The Vietnam War

    05/05/2018 8:52:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    providencemag ^ | May 2, 2018 | Mark Moyar
    Jim Webb, the decorated Vietnam combat veteran, writer, and former US senator, wrote “Heroes of the Vietnam Generation,”which pairs well with an earlier essay, “Peace? Defeat? What Did the Vietnam War Protesters Want?,” published by the American Enterprise Institute, in 1997. Both are very useful, especially for those who didn’t live through the Vietnam era, for understanding some of that generation’s dynamics. Webb discusses how it was really the first time in US history when a lot of people argued not going into the military was actually a good thing, and this sentiment has guided how a lot of people...
  • Fear of the Left: The Most Powerful Force in America Today (Conservatives keep quiet)

    05/01/2018 9:09:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2018 | Dennis Prager
    Conservatives are keeping quiet about their beliefs. The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the Left.This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world. Leftism — in its incarnations, such as Marxism, Communism, and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism, and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on...
  • Chick-fil-A and the Christian Infiltration

    04/22/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 20 Apr, 2018 | Barton Swaim
    Even the headline of the short essay in the New Yorker was meant to offend, and it did: “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” The piece, by Dan Piepenbring, has been read, attacked, defended, and ridiculed by far more people than ordinarily read the New Yorker. If the editors’ goal was to attract online readers, they succeeded. Piepenbring makes no effort to veil his contempt for the famously clean and friendly fast-food restaurant, of which there are now four in Manhattan. He visited the grand opening of the largest and most recently built one, on Fulton Street in Lower...
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 4/20/2018

    04/21/2018 9:35:30 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-18 | Brother Bob
    Welcome back everyone - straight to the crazy! 4/12 - Government of Canada launches Expert Panel to help Canada tap into trillion-dollar opportunity from clean growth and climate actionFor some reason this press release showed up in my LinkedIn feed. In other words, governments authorize a scam to transfer wealth from the productive segment of society into their pockets 4/13 - Polar Opposite: NY Times Outraged by Climate ‘Denialists’ Pointing Out Polar Bear Population IncreaseUsing facts, reality, and science to make an argument? How dare they! 4/13 - Laura Ingraham Advertiser Comes Back With Tail Between Its Legs…I guess that...
  • Jacksonville business asked to take down military flags

    04/17/2018 9:47:04 PM PDT · by jonascord · 44 replies
    WABC TV ^ | April 17, 2018 03:06PM | Staff
    The mayor of Jacksonville has responded to growing outrage after Jaguar Power Sports was issued a warning citation for their patriotic rooftop flag display. Store employees say the incident also involved mistreatment of a veteran....snip...On Monday, Melinda Power, a city of Jacksonville inspector, issued a warning citation for the display, saying the military flags were in violation of city code. She entered the store accompanied by her supervisor.
  • Jonah Goldberg’s "Suicide Of The West"

    04/16/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 4-16-19 | John Sexton
    Jonah Goldberg has a new book coming out next week and today National Review published a lengthy piece adapted from the book. There’s a tremendous amount to unpack in this piece so I won’t even try to do it justice in a single blog post, but there is an idea here that really struck me as insightful and worthwhile: Conservatism is a form of gratitude. There’s a foundation to this idea. According to Goldberg, we’re living through a historical “miracle” brought about by the triumph of liberal-Democratic capitalism. On any longer time scale, Goldberg points out, our current lives are...
  • Jordan Peterson- "Personal political beliefs are largely determined by temperament & personality"

    04/16/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Voption · 36 replies
    Youtube/Peterson/Carelton Place Arena ^ | June 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of "thou shalt not" statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not...