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  • Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?”

    03/17/2018 8:20:50 AM PDT · by Mafe · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 17, 2018 | Hunter Lewis
    In a recent article, David Brooks (New York Times “conservative” columnist who — surprise — writes as a “progressive”) suggests that “the culture war” is over or close to over: progressives have already won. Their opponents, “the … less educated ... tribalists” have “self-marginalized over the past two years.” In addition, progressives “are getting better and more aggressive at silencing dissenting behavior. ...” As a result, they could now “be on the verge of delegitimizing their foes, on guns but also much else, rendering them untouchable for anybody who wants to stay in polite society … [avoid being] morally illegitimate...
  • Laughing At The Fake Feminists [Video only]

    03/08/2018 10:26:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-8-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] When it comes to the ongoing wave of migrant rape and sexual assault in Europe the people I feel most sorry for are the refugee-friendly Progressive feminists because, when they get raped, they won't even know who to blame without being a racist. What am I saying... of course they will. They'll blame all men as usual while telling everybody else not to generalize. I hadn't intended to talk about this subject again for a while but it’s International Women’s Day so, how can I resist? You may know that a couple of recent videos of mine have been...
  • Press Release: The Launch of National Security Action

    02/27/2018 1:45:39 PM PST · by smileyface · 33 replies
    National Security Action ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
    “National Security Action” Launches to Take on Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy, Offer Affirmative Progressive Vision More than 50 national security leaders and experts advise the new group Washington—More than 50 preeminent national security leaders and experts have come together to launch National Security Action, an advocacy organization committed to advancing a progressive vision of American global leadership and opposing the Trump administration’s reckless foreign policy. Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Jake Sullivan, who held senior foreign policy positions during the Obama administration and served as the Clinton campaign’s Senior Policy Advisor in 2016, are Co-Chairs of the...
  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • The Curious Progressive Love of Islam

    12/29/2017 1:00:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 29, 2017 | David Carlin
    Among present-day American leftists (who prefer calling themselves progressives), a curious characteristic is their sympathy for Islam. They deplore what they call Islamophobia, regarding it as a sin as bad as racism or sexism or homophobia or transphobia; and they are horrified that a man they consider to be an Islamophobe, Donald Trump, should be in the White House. Why is this sympathy for Islamic “curious”? Because no religion could be more at odds with progressive ideas than Islam. For one thing, Islam believes in God, an all-powerful God who controls everything in the created world. Progressives, on the other...
  • Gun Control is in Progressivism’s DNA

    12/16/2017 4:54:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Progressive infatuation with gun control and population disarmament stems from their foundational premises about the nature of reality.Progressivism was born out of the end of the frontier and of frustrations with the restraints of the Constitution.  Politicians wanted more power than the Constitution allowed.They rejected the entire theory of natural rights and the idea that governments exist by the consent of the governed.From, a quote from Charles Merriam, an early, leading Progressive political scientist: The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated…. The origin of the state is...
  • Cyborg Sunday: Brain Maps

    12/03/2017 6:17:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-3-17 | MOTUS
    I’m so old that I remember when Democrats were all about lower taxes for the working class and could care less about the national debt. Now - of a sudden - they are all concerned about the deficit and don’t want to lower taxes for the middle class? It’s enough to make me ask if I’m totally misremembering; to give me pause and wonder if I’m showing the first signs of dementia. Perhaps I should have my brain examined.The drawing above came to me courtesy of American Digest’s impresario, Gerard Vanderluen. He scours the corners of the innertubes for facts...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • New Movie “Hostiles” Comes With Progressive Depiction of the Wild West

    11/23/2017 11:55:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    We just got word of yet another guilt-ridden, feel-bad flick from our enemies in Hollyweird, this time a so-called western dubbed “Hostiles. And yes, this is a progressive (as in a politically correct) Western. John Wayne rolls into his grave like a ventilator. The movie can be described as the latest attempt from the leftists in Hollywood to edulcorate and/or falsify America’s history. In case you didn’t notice, movies about the Wild West all but vanished from the 3D silver screens due to Hollywood’s obsession with perceived mysoginism, racism and what have you which is inherent in such a genre....
  • Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment by 8 women

    11/20/2017 2:59:55 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 20, 2017 | Danika Fears
    Eight women have accused TV journalist Charlie Rose of sexually harassing them — including groping them and prancing around naked in front of them, according to a new report. “It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” Reah Bravo, a former intern and associate producer for Rose’s PBS show, told The Washington Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.” The women, who range in age from 21 to 27, described several incidents of sexual misconduct, including Rose groping their body parts and...
  • The Twitter Gestapo [video only]

    11/20/2017 1:54:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies Thinkery ^ | 11-18-2017 | Sargon of Akkad
    Ein volk, ein tweet, ein Jack.
  • California Democrats growing tired of Nancy Pelosi

    09/14/2017 10:27:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 13, 2017 | by CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    ... The statewide survey of California Democrats by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found only 30 percent believe House Democrats should choose Pelosi to stay on as their leader should they win back the House of Representatives in 2018. Some 44 percent prefer somebody else taking over. Democrats have long watched in disappointment as Republicans consistently use Pelosi as “one of their main battering rams” in competitive House races, said Mark DiCamillo, director of the poll. “What California Democrats see is that Pelosi’s image in other parts of the country is not positive,” DiCamillo said, “and it becomes a...
  • Greenfield: The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

    09/08/2017 2:44:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/7/17 | Greenfield
    The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left Dinesh D’Souza’s new book takes on the real fascists of the Left. September 7, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Almost a century ago, President Woodrow Wilson watched approvingly as the title card appeared on the screen, "The former enemies of North and South are united again in defense of their Aryan birthright." Birth of a Nation was the first movie to play inside the White House. Many...
  • Confederate Statues are Just the Beginning

    08/25/2017 12:18:36 PM PDT · by John Conlin · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/25/2017 | John Conlin
    David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, once noted “I look back on my liberal political beliefs with a sort of wonder – as another exercise in self-involvement – rewarding myself for some superiority I could not logically describe” At the age of 60 he meet first conservative thinker. Upon closer examination he discovered that most conservative thoughts were based on real-world facts while “Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.” Sadly, he captures the reality and emotional allure of...
  • FOX has gone TOO far progressive, liberal and a snow storm of snowflakes. (my rant)

    08/16/2017 9:52:55 AM PDT · by DOC44 · 47 replies
    Been watching FOX and MSM the last couple of days. Getting tired of trying to tell them apart based on their guests' stances on political/Trump issues on everything current and past. Juan Williams seems to be empowered and out of ranting control talking over people and yelling. Him along with a couple of females and Sheppie are repulsively biased which is now festered and oozing out.
  • No Escape from Liberal Indoctrination from Artists

    08/08/2017 10:18:49 AM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 14 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | 8/8/2017 | Christian Toto
    A simple Colorado jazz concert reminds us how every element of modern culture is saturated with progressive talking points.
  • With Trump’s presidency, unfalsifiable Progressive delusions thrive

    07/13/2017 3:19:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 7-12-2017 | Bookworm
    The banal news that Donald Trump Jr tried to get dirt on Hillary exposes Progressive delusions as a collective dementia unresponsive to actual facts.In 1848, Charles Mackay published Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The preface to his first edition explains the idea behind the title: THE OBJECT OF THE AUTHOR in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative and gregarious men...
  • Making the Left Bleed! (Trumps fights!!!)

    07/05/2017 6:49:09 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/5/17 | William L. Gensert
    Donald J. Trump is on the precipice of history; he is there because he is a man who will fight. He is on the verge of greatness with what could possibly be a truly transformational presidency, unlike that of the counterfeit hero, Barack Obama whose phony dreams and aspirations exposed him as a small man a mile wide yet less than an inch deep totally possessed with delusions of grandeur. Donald J. Trump is a man whose promise is greater than even the storied accomplishments of the greatest president of my lifetime, Ronald Reagan. Reagan gave his life to give...
  • Stop Calling Them Progressives

    06/30/2017 11:33:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | June 30, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    Years ago Marxist-socialist leftists, embarrassed at being Marxist-socialist leftists, made up a shiny new name for themselves, “progressives.” It’s a word that sounds like a garden of forward-thinking delights, but is simply code for the failed, human-spirit-destroying government-command-and control that birthed all the evil “isms” of the past. That’s why every time I hear a conservative commentator in print, radio, or on TV call lefty-socialists “progressives” my 200 billion brain cells swoon. The Fourth of July brings to mind how far alleged progressivism deviates from this nation’s founding freedoms. The government command-and-control against which the American revolutionaries fought was King...
  • Wrestling’s new villain calls himself ‘Progressive Liberal.’ Hillary’s on his shirt.

    06/28/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    **SNIP** His shtick is simple. He plays a smug liberal elitist who lectures the audience on political matters. His enemies are “Fox News maggots.” His fictional character hails from Washington, D.C. His wrestling shorts bear a donkey. He insults his fans’ Appalachian accents, correcting them — “Do you live in a holler? No, you live in a hollow.” He even calls his finishing signature wrestling move the “Liberal Agenda.” In one promo video, he wore a shirt patterned with dozens of photos of Hillary Clinton’s face, patched together in a strange collage, and he addressed AMW’s fans: “You people need...