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  • After the Republic

    09/28/2016 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    CRB ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Angelo Codevilla
    over the past half century, the Reagan years notwithstanding, our ruling class’s changing preferences and habits have transformed public and private life in America. As John Marini shows in his essay, “Donald Trump and the American Crisis,” this has resulted in citizens morphing into either this class’s “stakeholders” or its subjects. And, as Publius Decius Mus argues, “America and the West” now are so firmly “on a trajectory toward something very bad” that it is no longer reasonable to hope that “all human outcomes are still possible,” by which he means restoration of the public and private practices that made...
  • Evil And The Intellectuals

    09/18/2016 7:50:21 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 6 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2016 | Michael Ledeen
    Roger Simon’s fine book on moral narcissism—I Know Best—provides the basic insight into the mostly silly “debate” about the Hillary vs Trump contest. Roger understands that our ruling class isn’t much interested in understanding the real consequences of policy. With rare exceptions, the debate is about how the American “nomenklatura” feels about advocating one policy or another. It’s all about them, not about the election. In twenty-first century America, almost all of us seem to have concluded that “You are what you say you are. You are what you proclaim your values to be, irrespective of their consequences.” That is...
  • How To Destroy America From Within

    09/10/2016 5:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    As Adam Smith, the Godfather of capitalism, once said, there’s a “great deal of ruin in a nation.” That’s doubly true when you’re talking about a nation like America, the world’s last remaining superpower. How do you destroy a country with a powerful economy, a strong military, and a moral and decent people? It has to be a long, slow process that moves subtly on many simultaneous fronts. If you become too bold, too fast, people will catch onto what you’re doing and even many of your biggest supporters will be forced to distance themselves from you
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  • How to Be a Liberal(What to avoid)

    09/05/2016 6:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/5/2016 | Matt Patterson
    It’s easy to be an American liberal. All that is required are hypocrisy and ignorance. Ignorance is an absolute must, but especially ignorance of three things: economics, human nature and all of recorded history. One has to be truly economically illiterate to believe that high taxes encourages productivity, that union-imposed labor regulations don't dis-incentivize hiring, that energy regulations don't raise prices on the poor and working class. Likewise, to be a liberal you must pretend that men and women are exactly alike in every respect and that communism produces the most happiness for the most people. Of course you can...
  • Liberals Are The Sort Of People Who….

    09/04/2016 6:01:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Liberals are the sort of people who eat cheeseburgers while they send vulgar messages to hunters who post pics of their kills. They're the sort of people who ride in a private jet to an overseas conference where they claim our extravagant Western lifestyle is destroying the planet. They're the sort of people who oppose drilling any new oil wells and then complain because gas prices are so high. Liberals love America. Except for our past. And our capitalistic economic system. And our flag. And most of the people who don't want liberals micromanaging their lives. But, don’t you call...
  • How and Why Progressives Keep Changing What's Offensive

    08/31/2016 8:27:29 AM PDT · by OddLane · 21 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Woods, Michael Malice
    Good Morning America's Amy Robach came under overwhelming pressure after she used the term "colored people" on television, instead of the approved phrase "people of color," which is completely different because it contains a preposition. Michael Malice returns to the show to get to the bottom of what's really going on here, and how progressives use race and terminology as means of control.
  • As police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt laid out his dreams for benevolent dictatorship

    08/24/2016 8:03:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    If this country could be ruled by a benevolent czar, we would doubtless make a good many changes for the better. - Theodore Roosevelt, 1897 In most of the puff piece biographies written about Theodore Roosevelt, one will read about the valiant days of TR as police chief, cleaning the joint up, and rooting out the bad guys. But is that really all that happened? Nothing more? Why is it that the full story is never told, rather, it has to be pieced together? During his time as a police commissioner, TR was actually quite unpopular. There were many who...
  • Understanding the non-marxist left

    08/12/2016 8:14:02 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    In 2008 Daniel J. Flynn published A Conservative History of the American Left, which he ends chapter 8 this way: Despite his loyal namesake's best efforts, Henry George is not imagined as a Christ-like figure by contemporary leftists. This is because, overwhelmed by Marxism, few contemporary leftists remember their non-marxist forebears. But George's contemporaries certainly did. He flashed, burned white hot, and was gone. In a fit of overly generous praise, which ages poorly, philosopher John Dewey held: "It would require less than the fingers of the two hand to enumerate those who, from Plato down, rank with Henry George...
  • Margaret Sanger's father was an ardent Georgist

    08/09/2016 10:39:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    Everywhere you look in early progressivism, the influence of Henry George and his ideals as espoused in the book Progress and Poverty can be found. So when doing some digging around this morning, I was surprised to learn that Sanger's father Michael was ardently in favor of George's ideas. My surprise was only in the individual,(my reaction was more like "Oh wow - now, that figures. It makes perfect sense.") for in the aggregate it is impossible to have progressive ideology without Henry George. The Higgins family was so impacted by the work of George that one of Margaret's brothers...
  • Trans National America

    08/05/2016 9:14:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 1916 | Randolph Bourne
    TRANS-NATIONAL AMERICABy Randolph Bourne, 1916 No reverberatory effect of the great war has caused American public opinion more solicitude than the failure of the "melting-pot." The discovery of diverse nationalistic feelings among our great alien population has come to most people as an intense shock. It has brought out the unpleasant inconsistencies of our traditional beliefs. We have had to watch hard-hearted old Brahmins virtuously indignant at the spectacle of the immigrant refusing to be melted, while they jeer at patriots like Mary Antin who write about "our forefathers." We have had to listen to publicists who express themselves as...
  • How did progressivism get re-branded as liberalism? Who did the re-branding?

    08/03/2016 7:51:39 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Coming off of the Woodrow Wilson years, the Democrat Party was the de-facto Progressive Party in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt's efforts had failed, and the GOP remained as having some constitutional elements in it. With the rise of Calvin Coolidge and the roaring 20's coupled with a reduction in government that makes most of us jealous, progressivism was looking like it was permanently eliminated. Technically, it was. In order to ensure its own survival, progressivism had to lie and say it was something else. That chosen title was "liberalism". Most of the time, when you and I think about...
  • Wealth Redistribution: the original "American Dream"

    08/02/2016 3:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    When James Truslow Adams invented the phrase "American Dream" in 1931, did he have in mind some nebulous tabula rasa that you or I could put anything you or I wanted to put onto it? Or did Adams have something specific in mind? What was James Truslow Adams' dream? When Adams invented the phrase, here is what he wrote: (the most widely quoted paragraph, seen everywhere around the internet) If, as I have said, the things already listed were all we had had to contribute, America would have made no distinctive and unique gift to mankind. But there has been...
  • Philip Dru turns 6000

    07/30/2016 8:52:12 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    It's been quite a long time since I completed the audiobook version of Philip Dru: Administrator. Since then, the archive page has been accessed 6000+ times. There are several ways to download the audio: directly from librivox, librivox has an app you can download to your phone, plus mp3 files can be shuffled about in a multitude of ways - so this metric is not entirely accurate. But its the only one I've got. Over the course of several years, I've helped drive forth the education about progressivism to over 6000 people, just with this one thing. I could clearly...
  • Burning the Israeli Flag is the Quintessential Progressive Act

    07/28/2016 7:59:37 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/16 | Ben Weingarten
    Four years ago, the Democratic rank-and-file showed its true stripes in booing references to G-d, and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, both of which had been omitted from the party’s original platform but were rammed through over a failed voice vote by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Would it come as any surprise then that in 2016 the younger, angrier, true-believing progressives outside the Democratic National Convention would literally burn that wretched sign of “Zionist imperialism” that is the Israeli flag? In fact, such anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism represents the quintessential act of a progressive movement dedicated to...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • Cultured Hicks

    07/05/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4 Jul, 2016 | ROD DREHER
    Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists — and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their “out group” is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. More: But it’s a problem that our tribe of self-styled cosmopolitans doesn’t see itself clearly as a tribe: because that means our leaders can’t see themselves the way the Brexiteers and Trumpistas and Marine...
  • The Unique Evil of the Left

    07/05/2016 7:01:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 3 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Lew Rockwell
    The right according to the great classical liberal Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, “stands for free, organically grown forms of life.” The right stands for liberty, a free, unprejudiced form of thinking; a readiness to preserve traditional values (provided they are true values); a balanced view of the nature of man, seeing in him neither beast nor angel, insisting on the uniqueness of human beings which cannot be transformed into or treated as mere numbers or ciphers. The left is the advocate of the opposite principles; it is the enemy of diversity and the fanatical promoter of identity. Uniformity is stressed in...
  • The Democratic vs. Republican Constitutions (Part I)

    06/28/2016 1:35:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 27th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    This squib began as a review of Professor Randy Barnett’s latest work, Our Republican Constitution. However, once I got into his explication of the two contradictory visions of the Constitution and what it means for Western Civilization, I decided to linger on the high points. If the Leftist avalanche of executive branch lawmaking, group rights, collegiate snowflakes, moral relativism, and horrid supreme court decisions under a Constitution designed to secure unalienable rights leaves you puzzled, then Professor Barnett’s latest book will help clarify the insanity that is modern progressivism. For those familiar with his previous works going back to The...
  • Indecent Exposure: The ‘Gender Identity’ Agenda

    06/12/2016 5:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength. This was the slogan of George Orwell’s fictional English Socialist Party (INGSOC) of Oceania, from his timeless dystopian novel “1984.” Orwell depicted a mind-control technique employed by INGSOC called “doublethink,” which “describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.” If the malleable masses could be made to believe self-contradictory, patently absurd and empirically impossible concepts as true, went Orwell’s thesis, they could then be made to believe, or do, anything. We have entered an age that George Orwell might never have imagined....
  • School play depicts rape, filthy language and public urination

    05/24/2016 7:11:16 AM PDT · by Pollard · 50 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11 May 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Carnegie Vanguard High School’s one act play had a little something for everyone: depictions of male-on-male rape, male-on-female rape, filthy language, on-stage urination, and an actress who simulated wiping her private parts at center stage. Oh yes, there was also a scene where a male cast member turned his back to the audience and dropped his pants, as fellow cast members deliver dialogue about the size of his appendage. “People were disgusted and there was complete shock at what they had just seen,” he told me. “Elementary-aged children were exposed to this show.” The district released a statement defending the...
  • Party of Jim Crow vs. that of Abraham Lincoln

    05/05/2016 9:33:20 AM PDT · by walford · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/05/2016 | walford
    Some have complained about my use of certain phrases in reference to the two major American political Parties. I therefore offer the following explanations for future reference: I call the Democrat Party the Party of Jim Crow because to this day, it stands for division on racial and class lines. it is elitist and holds that the majority cannot be trusted to run their own lives and need the "benevolent" management of those who are smarter, know more -- and are of better character. That is the essence of Progressivism, which itself is a socio-ideological carry-over from the Plantation owners'...
  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 178 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)
  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 6:47:15 PM PDT · by MLL · 212 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | Mark Levin
    On Thursday night, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin took on the rising tide of "populist nationalism" with a history lesson. Populism, Levin explained, is really just progressivism. The populist movement in America was the forerunner of the progressive movement, and both populism and progressivism share the same disdain for constitutionalism that conservatives reject.
  • Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    02/17/2016 6:06:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive. Clinton teased Sanders as being the "self-proclaimed gatekeeper for progressivism." Bernie Sanders said that Hillary Clinton can't be both a moderate and a progressive and that most progressives don't take millions from Wall Street. But let's talk about the origins of progressivism. It's only historical ignorance that could explain black affinity for progressivism. The Progressive Era is generally seen as the period from 1890 to 1920. President Woodrow Wilson, a leading progressive, had a deep contempt for...
  • Henry George and the Beginnings of Revolutionary Socialism in the United States

    02/05/2016 2:56:40 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    1884 | Richard T. Ely
    Henry George And The Beginnings Of Revolutionary Socialism In The United States.Part two of "Recent American Socialism", by Richard Theodore Ely Henry George's work, "Progress and Poverty," was published in 1879. In 1885, not six years later, it is possible to affirm without hesitation that the appearance of that one book formed a noteworthy epoch in the history of economic thought both in England and America. It is not simply that the treatise itself was an eloquent, impassioned plea for the confiscation of rent for the public good as a means of abolishing economic social evils, but rather that the...
  • The Dark God of Gnostic Progressive Spirituality

    02/04/2016 4:35:11 AM PST · by spirited irish · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Linda Kimball
    We are at the dawn of a new consciousness, a radically fresh approach to our life...Perhaps the best name for this new segment of historical experience is the Interspiritual Age." Wayne Teasdale, "The Mystic Heart" "At the outbreak of the modern era, the (gnostic) system of inverse biblical exegesis was once again activated." Ioan Couliano, "The Tree of Gnosis" The Gnostic system of inverse exegesis begins with evolution, which has persuaded people, "...to think of everything in nature as the fruit of a gradual growth rather than an original creation." Such inverse thinking means it is now impossible for educated...
  • The Landlord's Game

    12/18/2015 9:54:42 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Land and Freedom: An International Record of Single Tax Progress, Volume 2 | 1904 | Lizzie J. Magie
    THE LANDLORDS' GAME-AN INTERESTING INVENTION OF A YOUNG LADY IN WASHINGTON BY WHICH CHILDREN AT THEIR PLAY MAY BE TAUGHT THE TRUE LAWS OF ECONOMICS. Miss Lizzie J. Magie, a single taxer of Washington, D. C., has invented an ingenious game, played with checkers and dice as is parcheesi, and thus describes it for the REVIEW : "It is a practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences," says Miss Magie. "It might well have been called the 'Game of Life,' as it contains all the elements of success and failure in the...
  • Woodrow Wilson’s racism isn’t the only reason for Princeton to shun his name

    12/04/2015 11:44:33 AM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    El Posto de Nueva York ^ | December 3, 2015 | David Boaz
    He re-segregated the federal workforce after gains made in the Reconstruction era, and removed black officials. This was no accident. In his 1901 book, “A History of the American People,” he extolled the Ku Klux Klan for helping “the white men of the South” to rid themselves of “the intolerable burden of governments sustained by the votes of ignorant Negroes.” But here’s the thing: Racism isn’t the only aspect of Wilson’s character and career that should give Princeton pause about honoring him. Most notably, President Wilson led the United States into an unnecessary and disastrous war. World War I has...
  • Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson?

    11/21/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by celmak · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2015 | William R. Keylor
    On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians of the Wilson presidency who have mentioned it in their works). Later, professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center quoted extensively from my article to call for the removal of Wilson's name from all public buildings in the country. The issue of Wilson's racial views and policies then virtually disappeared from the public discourse until students at...
  • Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman

    11/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | John Fund
    The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday. Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton administration's offices. They demanded that officials acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson - who was president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States and expunge his name from anything named after him. They further demanded "cultural competency training" for anyone teaching at Princeton, courses on the "history of marginalized people," and a designated public space for...
  • America's Collegiate Shop of Horrors

    11/16/2015 6:35:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Matt Barber
    If you're outraged and don't know why, but, since your BFFs are, you are too, then this column is for you.Trigger warning: If you're one of those precious little snowflakes who #StandWithMizzou and support the #MillionStudentMarch, be warned: the following contains potentially "hurtful" microaggressions that may invade the reality-free sanctuary of your Safe Space and leave you cowering in the fetal position.If this is you, then read at your own risk.For everyone else, let's define the terms: Trigger: noun, 1. potentially distressful words or learning materials likely to cause PTSD in Millennials who've been helicopter-parented into a frozen state of...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Obama DID teach me a lesson

    11/15/2015 5:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 11/15/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    If the aim were to punish him for criticizing the president and his leftist agenda, the Obama administration failed, contends author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza in his new book, “Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.”(snip)“Here, among the hoodlums, I learned how to see in the dark, and through this “night vision” I began to see politics very differently,” he says. “I got to know the hoodlums and read some of their case files. I learned how they think and how they operate, how they organize themselves into gangs, how...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • True Socialist Methods - Reform Movements Fail

    10/30/2015 6:39:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    One of the most fascinating things, I think, about the history of progressivism, is the convincing of Revolutionaries that rejecting the revolution and accepting Evolutionary Socialism is the better way forward. Tied in with this, is the timeline of when it all occurred. In 1910, in "A Talk with the Richest Socialist in America", the following was a part of the discussion: True Socialist Methods "What," I asked, "would be true Socialist methods?" The millionaire who would abolish all those methods by which most millionaires have been created in this country opened his big eyes (which had for a long...
  • White House Agenda Has Turned U.S. On Its Head!

    10/27/2015 7:31:59 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Finally common sense floats to the top. FBI Director, James Comey, speaks out about the “Ferguson Effect.” Are we seeing an increase in crime across the country as a result of the after effects of Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities where police have been thrown under the bus driven by activists and politicians supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement. To date, we have seen a 20% increase in violent crimes across the country. “The question that has been asked of me, is whether these kinds of things are changing police behavior all over the country,” Comey said during a speech...
  • George Soros Is Trying to Influence Local Politics in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

    10/25/2015 7:51:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | October 19, 2015 | C. L. Bryant
    Have you ever heard of Shreveport, Louisiana? George Soros has and is evidently concerned enough about the outcome of a District Attorney's race in Caddo Parish to give $256,000 to a PAC in order to effect the outcome of this local election. The question for all of us across the nation is, why? I offer to you the same possibility that I shared at a press conference in my hometown of Shreveport. Billionaire George Soros is a social engineer in an age where America is susceptible to "progressivism," a cancer that has always been heavily funded by billionaires like Soros...
  • Flo and her Boss Progressive Insurance

    10/06/2015 10:11:22 AM PDT · by dvan · 47 replies
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  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walsh’s New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walsh’s new book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain “ideas have consequences,” too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walsh’s important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...
  • The Democrats’ Socialist Surge

    08/12/2015 6:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2015 | JASON L. RILEY
    People who follow politics probably know that Bernie Sanders, the U.S. senator from Vermont who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a socialist. Whether they give a fig is a separate matter, which may tell you something about today’s Democrats. Mr. Sanders is currently drawing the largest crowds of any candidate in either party. On Monday, he drew a crowd his campaign estimated at 27,500 to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, including those in an overflow area outside, watching on giant video screens. Over the weekend, 28,000 people turned out to see him in Portland,...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • Why do some socialists gravitate to evolutionary tactics over revolutionary tactics?

    08/10/2015 10:05:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Why do some socialists gravitate to evolutionary tactics over revolutionary tactics? And why do some statists gravitate to progressivism instead? Evolutionary socialism or revolutionary socialism? That is the question. William James Ghent wrote a pamphlet titled "Reds Bring Reaction", which is a seemingly thin-veiled attack from one leftist on the rest of his fellow leftists. But within these pages lies the answer. Substantively the pamphlet is not what it seems to be. On page vii: "The revolutionary Communist, for all his stage-play, is a fanatic and a firebrand. So long as society insists upon keeping on hand such stores of...
  • The Forgetting - Robin of Berkeley

    08/04/2015 6:13:58 PM PDT · by SuzyQue · 7 replies
    Robin of Berkeley blogsite ^ | July 28, 2015 | Robin of Berkeley
    "Life is a long series of forgetting. . an abandonment of the knowledge we entered this world with, so natural and obvious to anyone, including a child. What is truth, what is deeply known and felt, what is bestowed on us by our Creator, slowly drains from our minds, like water from a sieve. Sometimes we remember again, usually in bits and pieces, in fragments of memory that pierce the darkness. Like light unfolding into day, we get a hint of what was forgotten; and then we have a choice to make: to keep remembering, or to remain, like an...
  • DOES TRUMP TRUMP? ANGELO CODEVILLA ON OUR PRESENT MOMENT

    07/27/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7/27/15 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “In the land of the blind,” so goes the saying, “the one-eyed man is king.” Donald Trump leapt atop other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination when he acted on the primordial fact in American public life today, from which most of the others hide their eyes, namely: most Americans distrust, fear, are sick and tired of, the elected, appointed, and bureaucratic officials who rule over us, as well as their cronies in the corporate, media, and academic world. Trump’s attraction lies less in his words’ grace or even precision than in the extent to which Americans are searching for...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    There’s a basic difference in the traditions of political science between “authoritarians” and “totalitaritarians.” People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, they’re using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long...
  • Curing American Sclerosis (A Call for Civil Disobedience)

    07/09/2015 4:32:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2015 | Charles Murray
    ...The operational plan I propose in the book is reasonably straightforward. The reasons that I think we are driven to that plan speak to some complex realities facing the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century. First, the operational plan: to make large portions of the Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable. I want to make government into an insurable hazard, like flood, fire, or locusts. The way I want to do it is through massive civil disobedience underwritten by privately funded defense funds. [....] That brings me to the ambitious proposition I want to defend tonight: we...
  • The False Flag of Humanity

    06/30/2015 11:12:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Me
    The growing crescendo of outrage over confederate flags, a flawed American legacy and maligned monuments isn’t about hate or even racism for their embodiments exist in all facets of our society. No, this entire orchestrated cultural purge isn’t about addressing justice or protecting our fragile future from enduring embers of animosity. Otherwise, everyone would simply be held to the same standard of accountability and the results would speak for themselves: end of syndicated story. This casting call for immediate retribution is, however, unequivocally about shoving and reshaping America into a progressive mold of mass conformity: a soulless, dependent, unarmed, uninformed,...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/18/2015 1:21:42 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 49 replies
    Acuracy in Academia Address ^ | February 5, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American University Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion

    06/15/2015 10:23:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2015 | Stella Morabito
    Nearly 100 years ago, Walter Lippmann wrote about “the manufacture of consent” in his classic work, “Public Opinion.” On the heels of that book, Edward Bernays penned a little volume called “Propaganda,” in which he stated that an elite would always be responsible for making the public aware of “new ideas” which the public would then act upon as the elite nudged them into it. Related, but more in-depth is Jacques Ellul’s 1962 book, “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes.”