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  • Progressivism would not exist without Henry George

    06/21/2017 10:15:21 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    I've eluded to this before, but I am more convinced of this than ever. A "Progressive" gets his name; or rather, originally got his name - because of the book "Progress and Poverty". That is, this: A "Progressive" is someone who "is in favor of Progress and poverty" (The contents of the book; George's arguments, etc.) But they can't call themselves Progressandpovertyists, who are in favor of Progressandpovertyism. I feel silly even typing that, yet that's ultimately the most accurate way to describe it. That's what a progressive is. That's how it started. Henry George. Progressivism is progressandpovertyism. Now, you...
  • Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Latest In Pattern Of Violence Against Republicans

    06/15/2017 11:15:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:56 AM 06/14/2017 | PETER HASSON Associate Editor
    The shooting at a congressional GOP baseball practice is just the latest in an escalating pattern of violence and intimidation against Republicans. James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on GOP lawmakers and staffers with a rifle on Wednesday morning as they prepared for the annual summer baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. The shooter wounded several victims, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, before heroically being taken down by Capitol Police. If not for the attendance of Scalise — whose leadership position comes with a security detail — “it would have been a...
  • Comparing the radicalism of Charles Beard and Howard Zinn

    06/13/2017 2:40:31 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    The American Thinker has an interesting piece today about Howard Zinn, in which the claim is made that: "Zinn, more than any other man, turned our history books on their heads, and in a way, changed the contemporary course of history." Honestly, I'm not sure that's true. In comparing Zinn to Charles Beard, one of the main issues is the simple expanse of time. Sure, Zinn is more acute in the lies he has written, but Beard has had over a century for his poison to become foundational thinking. Here's the thing: Howard Zinn never knew the real America, so...
  • Woodrow Wilson deported 556 communists and anarchists

    06/08/2017 1:39:50 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Common knowledge has it that the Red Scare involved Joseph McCarthy, HUAC, and Cold War highlights. While all of this is true, that's the second Red Scare of the 1960's. The first Red Scare is far more interesting. The first Red Scare involved progressives using the force of big government against their ideological opponents, the communists. While it is true that (probably) the two most high profile people to be deported were Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman - both anarchists(not communists) - that does not change the fact that one of the main goals of the 1917-1919 purge was to...
  • A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left

    06/05/2017 10:42:42 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6-3-17 | Matt Teitelbaim
    (Skip) So why are these left-wing extremists attacking one of their own liberal comrades? The answer is simple: they are not liberals. They are illiberal, left-wing fascists. These so called “activists” are not interested in dialogue — one of them said exactly that in a video of their confrontation. They are only interested in their political agenda being enacted at all costs, without any negotiation with dissenters. To me, that mentality is inherently illiberal and undemocratic. It is close enough to fascism to warrant use of the label “fascist” at this point. (Skip) As a label, “social justice warrior” just...
  • Bret Weinstein on Evergreen: ‘it is very cult-like’

    06/04/2017 12:08:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-4-17 | John Sexton
    Professor Bret Weinstein, who has been at the center of the chaos unfolding at Evergreen State College, gave an interview to Joe Rogan Friday in which he describes what has been going on at the college both before and after this story became national news. It’s a long interview but a compelling one. I’ve transcribed some of the most interesting bits for those who don’t have time to listen to all two and a half hours of it. Many of the points Weinstein makes here have been made by conservatives many times, but the fact that he is a progressive...
  • Who were America's first 48 welfare queens?

    Initiate a discussion about welfare, and inevitably the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt pops up. Often times FDR comes up in the first sentence. Problem is, this simply is not historically accurate. It is true to say that FDR supercharged welfare, but anything else is fake history. Not only did welfare in America exist prior to FDR, but the first welfare program for citizens was repealed in 1929. The interesting story, however, is that it was not people who were first at being put on welfare by the federal government. That's what makes the issue of the first 48 welfare...
  • CNN Reporter Admits: We Report from Progressive 'Arc of History' As Defined by Obama, Hillary

    05/27/2017 2:30:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    MRC NewBusters ^ | 05/27/2017 | Tim Graham
    Soopermexican at The Right Scoop caught an amazing admission in the midnight hour on Friday morning, as CNN was beginning to mourn another Democratic loss in a special election for the House of Representatives. Media reporter Dylan Byers lamented that voters in Montana weren't even really paying attention to their incessant coverage of GOP candidate Greg Gianforte's violent treatment of Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the leftist British newspaper The Guardian, on the night before the election. {..snip..}
  • The 5 Biggest Things Liberals Get Wrong About Themselves

    05/20/2017 4:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2017 | John Hawkins
    If self-delusion were magic, average liberals would be David Blaine, David Copperfield and Houdini all rolled up into one. Most of what they say has no relation to what they’re doing, the policies they push rarely work and logic might as well be a strange, alien language to them. Since that’s the case, explaining all the things liberals get wrong about themselves could easily be the topic of my second book (Here’s a link to my first one), but since we only have so much space to work with in a column, here are the top five.1) Liberals Are Better...
  • The Liberal Cult attacks Trump (Saturbray)

    05/20/2017 8:30:56 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/20/17 | bray
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 How can a turd of the people still be running around with their hair on fire after six months? It is actually pretty easy they are the fundamentalist of the liberal cult. Their world is worshipping the halls of gummit from morning to night seven days a week. They look at their faith as the only true belief and anyone taking their religion away from them is an infidel who needs to be burned at the stake. This is not a political war but a spiritual one as...
  • Where’s the ACLU When You Need It?

    05/12/2017 10:07:42 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2017 | Wendy Kaminer & Alan Dershowitz
    (Skip) The ACLU was once a nonpartisan organization focused on liberty and equality before the law. In recent years it has chosen its battles with an increasingly left-wing sensibility. In doing so, it has become considerably more equivocal and sometimes even hostile toward core civil liberties concerns of free speech and due process. (Skip) On balance, the organization has been a quiet friend more than an active opponent of campus censorship. How often have you heard the ACLU speak out against progressive censors? How often have you seen it quoted defending speech in coverage of censorship news, like the violent...
  • Donald Trump targets the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt

    05/11/2017 9:58:32 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica
    The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led to the beginning of a major transformation of wine country. It’s been just seven months, but already investors are snapping up property where wine was once produced. Vineyard operators are developing expertise in cannabis cultivation. New, specialty marijuana businesses are sprouting up in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. And farmers...
  • Yes, a welfare program has in fact been repealed.

    05/09/2017 2:42:49 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Have you ever heard of the Sheppard-Towner Act? No, of course not. That's because it was repealed in 1929. Specifically it was allowed to expire and congress did not move to act, to renew the bill. In 1921, this bill created the first national welfare program in the United States, which as you probably guessed it, was "for the children", and "for the women", and blah blah blah. Progressives always recycle the same foolishness. "For the children" and "for the women" - these are generally the primary schemes that the progressives always use as an excuse to grow government, isn't...
  • Colbert, Trump, and the Roots of Liberal/Progressive Rage

    05/03/2017 11:13:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-3-17 | Roger Simon
    (Skip) We all know the endless litany of events, from pussy hat parades to smashed windows and fires at our most famous public university to people marching through the streets of Philadelphia calling for the death of the president and his vice president, so I'm not going to bore you with them all. I am only going to ask the simple question: Why Trump? (Skip) I don't think we have a choice but to say the explanation is in the realm of human neurosis, not politics. And make that pretty severe neurosis, almost psychosis. Something about Trump's character and appearance...
  • Liberal

    04/29/2017 7:55:22 AM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies
    http://www.conservapedia.com ^ | unknown | Editorial
    A liberal is someone who craves an increase in government spending, power, and control, such as ObamaCare. Liberals also support the censorship and denial of Christianity. Liberals who are a part of the secular left prefer the atheist religion over the Christian faith, as atheism has no objective morality to hinder their big government plans. Increasingly, liberals side with the homosexual agenda, including homosexual "marriage". Liberals favor a welfare state where people receive endless entitlements without working. The liberal ideology has degenerated into economically unsound views and intolerant ideology. All liberals support, in knee-jerk fashion, the opposite of conservative principles,...
  • Clearing the Cobwebs

    04/27/2017 11:01:57 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-27-17 | Deana Chadwell
    (Skip) The Top 10 Liberal Confusions 1. Feminism can’t decide whether women are superior to men or victims of them. They can’t decide whether they’re proud of the physical capabilities of their bodies or so anxious to deny them that they have to kill their babies. (Skip) 2. Liberals don’t like law, but love government. (It doesn’t seem to occur to them that government is largely made up of law.) They depend on it for everything... Yet, in reality, they want what they want regardless of law. (Skip) 3. ...the left openly hates the Constitution and seeks to weaken it...
  • Couple charged in connection with shooting during Milo Yiannopoulos protest at UW

    04/24/2017 12:11:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Q13 Fox (Seattle) ^ | APRIL 24, 2017
    SEATTLE — The King County Prosecutor’s Office charged a 29-year-old woman in connection with the January 20 shooting on the University of Washington campus. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was shot once in the abdomen outside Kane Hall during a protest. The defendant, Elizabeth Hokoana, was charged with Assault in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement on Monday. Her husband, 29-year-old Marc Hokoana, was charged with Assault in the Third Degree for his involvement in the incident. “The evidence will show that these defendants took a gun into a volatile protest in Red Square, and that Marc Hokoana engaged...
  • Time, Nat Geo push 'astonishingly perverse covers'

    04/10/2017 4:38:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 04/09/2017 | Paul Bremmer
    'What kind of journalist can glorify the channeling of innocent children into a lifetime of misery?' “Why Amnesty Makes Sense” reads the cover of a June 2007 issue of Time magazine, teasing an immigration story inside. “Is Your Baby Racist?” asks a 2009 Newsweek cover. And “Gender Revolution” blares a January 2017 National Geographic cover featuring a “transgender child.” These three magazine covers, and many others like them, have something in common: They all reflect the increasingly irrational “progressive” worldview, according to journalist and best-selling author David Kupelian. .. Alex Newman, an international journalist and educator, attempted to explain what...
  • The Left, Political Correctness and Cult Behavior

    04/10/2017 6:35:04 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 10, 2017 | Carl Lasner
    Michael Savage famously said that liberalism is a mental disorder. I think it is more precise to say that liberalism is a cult. Isolation, threats and routine shaming all serve to silence cult members who cross them, exactly as happens with political correctness. The dreaded label of racist or bigot chills most opposition. Those closest to you will ostracize you for expressing an incorrect view, exactly as in a cult. Eventually, the inclination is to censor what you not only say but what you think. Most people upon being intimidated will rein in their perceptions and even their curiosity because...
  • Why Do Leftists Hate America?

    04/10/2017 5:01:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 10, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few days ago, I caught Trump's speech to the Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference. In a nutshell, Trump vowed to fix the job-killing, out-of-control, crazy regulations harming businesses. Trump said, "One of my first acts as president was to stop one of the great sellouts of the American worker." Calling NAFTA a disaster, Trump said he took us out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The audience erupted with applause. Trump is swiftly dismantling many of Obama's anti-America agenda items. It dawned on me: this guy is simply implementing commonsense policies in the best interest of America and her citizens...