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  • Socialism: The elite and the rubes

    04/03/2019 10:35:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/3/2019 | Earick Ward
    For a century, the socialist movement has been content to advance their ideology through the cover of darkness and deceit — reforming education, infiltrating Hollywood and the news media, and stretching their tentacles throughout state and federal government agencies. As Norman Thomas famously stated: The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. Today, socialists seem confident enough in their reach to come out from the cover of darkness to proudly proclaim...
  • Our Revolution: Marxist Trojan Horse Inside The Democratic Party

    03/26/2019 7:41:57 AM PDT · by gattaca · 20 replies
    New Zeal ^ | January 29, 2019 | Trevor Loudon
    In the 2018 election cycle, a Marxist-led organization claiming more than 100,000 members in 50 states helped elect one U.S. senator, 10 members of Congress, around 70 state, county, and municipal officials, and contributed to the victory of more than 20 left-wing state and county ballot measures. Our Revolution, the vehicle organized in 2016 to carry on the Bernie Sanders movement, endorsed several hundred candidates and ballot measures. Most fell short of victory, but six new leftist members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and a slew of socialist state representatives, county commissioners, and school board...
  • Why Socialism ALWAYS FAILS: Political Iatrogenics & Causal Opacity

    03/22/2019 4:52:12 PM PDT · by Thalean · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 22, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    "…We wonder—and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro’ the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chase, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in that annihilated place." Published in 1818, Horace Smith’s “Ozymandias” imagines a London long-since abandoned—the English civilization is gone. Collapsed. The city is a new Rome. A half-forgotten memory like Babylon. Troy. Perhaps this is London’s destiny—perhaps it’s ours too. After all, many of America’s greatest cities are decaying before our very eyes. Consider Detroit. Its population plummeted by 63 percent since 1950,...
  • Progressives Desire to Kill the King by Impeaching Trump

    03/19/2019 6:34:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Donald Trump is the personification of all that the Socialists/Commuinists hate Last week Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),made a statement in an interview with the Washington Post that impeaching President Donald Trump was “not worth it…” For intelligent people who do not buy into the mainstream media’s non-stop barrage of attacks against the president, it seemed an idiotic statement. Anyone who understands how the process of impeachment works also understands there are not enough votes anyway to move to convict Trump of something that would qualify as “impeachable.” Certainly, since the 2016 election the “Democrat” Party has attempted to manufacture some type...
  • MASSACHUSETTS COUNTY RANKS AS AMERICA'S MOST INTOLERANT 95% of residents identify as ... Democrats

    03/17/2019 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 17, 2019 | Unattributed
    A new study reveals the most intolerant county in America is not Rabun County in northeastern Georgia, where the film “Deliverance” was shot. “Nor was it Albany County, Wyoming, where Matthew Shepard was killed. And it was not Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, where Emmett Till was lynched more than a half-century ago,” explained a report by the Foundation for Economic Education. It’s Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and its mostly white population of just under 800,000 that includes the heart of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton region. “Politically, Suffolk County is about as progressive as America gets. The county’s three congressional districts – the 5th, 7th,...
  • The Cult-like Psychology of the Progressive Movement

    03/04/2019 2:24:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    The non-stop push by the American left to dismantle existing American time-honored and time-tested institutions is how they will force socialism and central control on the American people. They’ll continue to destroy the bedrock institutions of Western culture, such as religion, schools, family, capitalism, businesses, law and order, the Constitution including the First and Second Amendment, and the rule of law. When those pushing back surrender at the ballot box, the scales will tip, and the left will achieve their ultimate plan to destroy America. Has anybody noticed the ideology of the Progressive movement has significant similarities to the psychology...
  • The Democratic Party is getting less white, more educated -- and significantly more liberal

    02/21/2019 11:46:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | February 21, 2019 | by Grace Sparks
    The early days of the 2020 presidential primary have shown the Democratic Party is in flux and having a robust debate about what its future will look like. And while that debate is centered on progressive policies like "Medicare-for-all," the Green New Deal and how much to tax the rich, it's being fueled by shifting demographics within the party. New research from Gallup released Tuesday reveals the party is getting less white, more educated, less religious and progressively more liberal since 2001. Notably, the party's liberal shift is mostly driven by white Democrats, while nonwhite Democrats make up a larger...
  • JUSSIE SMOLLETTNOW A 'SUSPECT'... Grand Jury Hearing Case

    02/20/2019 2:48:13 PM PST · by maggief · 95 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 20, 2019
    Jussie Smollett is now officially in the crosshairs of law enforcement, because Chicago PD said he's now "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation ... for filing a false police report." The cops say detectives are currently presenting evidence to a Cook County Grand Jury. If Smollett is charged the felony carries a maximum 3-year prison sentence. We're told the 2 brothers are at the courthouse now and are expected to testify ... most probably today.
  • How President Trump helps divide Democrats by fanning the flames of socialism

    02/20/2019 9:22:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | February 20, 2019 | BY ANDREW MALCOLM
    For someone who never held elective office before the presidency, Donald Trump has made some savvy political moves during these first 25 months in office, many of them aimed at earning another 48 months in this job come 2020. Of course, his undisciplined remarks often create stumbles, handing opponents openings and verbal ammo to use against him, though few of those seem to have left lasting marks so far. But a recent astute move came in probably the most-quoted part of his 5,100-word State of the Union address earlier this month. The president had scorned Venezuela’s slide into turmoil and...
  • The True Meaning of That Green New Deal

    02/18/2019 12:11:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake. The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the culmination of a 90-year campaign, begun with FDR and the first New Deal. “The first obligation of government is the protection of the welfare and well-being, indeed the very existence, of its citizens,” presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt said that in...
  • 'Big Bang Theory" creator mocks Sarah Sanders

    02/08/2019 3:02:23 PM PST · by Shark24 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 8, 2019 | Brian Flood
    CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” snuck another anti-Trump message into the popular show’s credits on Thursday night, taking aim at press secretary Sarah Sanders’ appearance and Christian faith. “God told me he hasn't spoken to Sarah Sanders since she was fourteen years old and praying for her skin to clear up. I have no reason to doubt Him,” an on-screen message during the show’s closing credits said.
  • Democrats’ new ‘woke’ standards mean hell for 2020 contenders

    02/08/2019 12:05:09 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | 07 Feb 2019 | Rich Lowry
    ...Democrats are about to ­embark on the first woke primary, a gantlet of political correctness that will routinely wring abject apologies out of candidates and find fault in even the most sure-footed. The passage of time will be no defense. Nor the best of intentions. Nor anything else. Any lapses will be interpreted through the most hostile lens, made all the more brutal by the competition of a large field of candidates vying for the approval of a radicalized base. The Democratic nomination battle might as well be fought on the campus of Oberlin College and officiated by the director...
  • Exclusive – D’Souza: The Hitler-Sanger Connection

    09/02/2017 10:53:21 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    "More children from the fit; less from the unfit—that is the chief issue of birth control." [1] –Margaret Sanger, Birth Control Review Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has an ignoble legacy as a racist who addressed the Ku Klux Klan and initiated a Negro Project to reduce the population of poor, uneducated African Americans whom she considered unfit to reproduce themselves. This Margaret Sanger—the real Margaret Sanger—is completely whitewashed in Parenthood propaganda, which deceitfully portrays Sanger as a champion of reproductive “choice.” Even more incriminating than Sanger’s racism, however, is her close association with Nazism. Sanger was part...
  • ‘Mary Poppins,’ and a Nanny’s Shameful Flirting With Blackface (The NYT Op-Ed finds it racist)

    02/05/2019 3:44:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/28/2019 | Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
    “Mary Poppins Returns,” which picked up four Oscar nominations last week, is an enjoyably derivative film that seeks to inspire our nostalgia for the innocent fantasies of childhood, as well as the jolly holidays that the first “Mary Poppins” film conjured for many adult viewers. Part of the new film’s nostalgia, however, is bound up in a blackface performance tradition that persists throughout the Mary Poppins canon, from P. L. Travers’s books to Disney’s 1964 adaptation, with disturbing echoes in the studio’s newest take on the material, “Mary Poppins Returns.” One of the more indelible images from the 1964 film...
  • Bill Bennett: Democrats have made a sharp left turn - Here's what's behind it

    02/04/2019 12:43:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 4, 2019 | by William J. Bennett
    It’s been two years since the end of the Obama presidency and in that span, the mainstream Democratic Party has made an extreme shift to the far left. In 2019 the Democrats have put their weight behind increased taxes, universal health care, open borders, and third-trimester abortions. How do we account for this radical trend? A journalist friend of mine reports that his generally liberal college son was somewhat somnolent and indifferent during the Obama years, lulled into quiescence by liberal policies and moderate talk. Then came Trump. A huge splash of cold water hit his face and he and...
  • High Profile Democrats call on Northum to Resign, As Governor Vows to Finish Term

    02/01/2019 7:27:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 223 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-1-2019 | Dan Merica
    A series of prominent Democrats demanded Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's resignation on Friday, excoriating him for appearing in a racist yearbook photo showing one person dressed in blackface and another in the KKK's signature white hood and robes. The calls came from a number of 2020 presidential candidates, members of Congress and prominent liberal organizations, all of whom said Northam's apology on the issue was not enough. The NAACP also called for Northam to leave office. Those calls, however, were not echoed by Virginia Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. Both said they were shocked and offended by...
  • Vice Media Hit with Huge Layoffs, 250 Workers Let Go

    02/01/2019 7:23:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc announced to employees Friday morning that the news outlet will slash its headcount by 10 percent as part of a “strategic” restructuring. A Vice Media spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that 250 of its 2500 staffers will be let go to refocus its growth efforts in production and branded content. Employees from departments, including finance and IT, are expected to be impacted by the decision. “Having finalized the 2019 budget, our focus shifts to executing our goals and hitting our marks,” Dubuc (pictured) wrote in a company-wide memo. “We will make Vice the best manifestation...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for sharp tax increases on the wealthy: 'We've had it as high as 90 percent'

    02/01/2019 9:08:30 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/29/2019 | Rebecca Corey,
    “Through Her Eyes” is a new weekly half-hour show hosted by humanitarian and women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi that aims to explore a hot button news issue through the lens of a female newsmaker. You can watch “Through Her Eyes” every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the Roku channel, and see full episodes at yahoonews.com. Weeks after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made headlines by calling for a top marginal income tax rate of 70 percent in an interview with “60 Minutes,” her fellow freshman congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggested that the rich could pay even more. “There are a...
  • Amid cries of 'traitor,' Canada's Trudeau set for ugly election

    01/31/2019 11:46:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 31, 2019 | by David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, is set for an ugly reelection campaign this October, judging by exchanges with voters in public town halls this month where he was grilled on topics ranging from immigration to housing affordability. Public unhappiness over illegal immigrants crossing the border from the United States is so great that the party will consider a promise to clamp down further. A woman at a town hall in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada’s west, a region where the Liberals are in trouble, accused Trudeau...
  • Democrats introduce equal pay legislation 10 years after passing first fair pay act

    01/30/2019 11:02:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 30, 2019 | BY GRACE SEGERS
    House Democrats were joined by Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the fair pay act signed by President Obama in 2009, to introduce supplemental legislation they say gives women "new tools" to challenge the gender pay gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., addresses modern-day salary imbalances between men and women, which can be exacerbated when women are unaware of their male coworkers' salaries. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, said while introducing the bill that women could use a Google sheet to share salaries. Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive and the most...