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  • George Washington’s Rules for the Radically Right

    03/31/2017 7:16:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | Selwyn Duke
    If George Washington gives up power in the wake of American independence, “he will be the greatest man in the world.” Thus remarked our first president’s adversary, King George III, after being told that Washington would likely follow his victory by retiring to his Mount Vernon home. Yet the king’s incredulity would be met with a striking reality: Washington would relinquish power twice. Once “at the end of the revolutionary war, when he resigned his military commission and returned to Mount Vernon,” wrote the Cato Institute in its 2006 piece “The Man Who Would Not Be King,” “and again at...
  • BBQ Bushwa: When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are

    07/06/2016 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    The Rauzi realm’s dietary and voting decisions make plain that nuts abound in our nation today — and all of America is descending into anaphylactic shock. It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” From demonizing toy guns to banning dodgeball and sweets to stigmatizing innocent jokes as “racist” to, generally, ensconcing everyone in bubble wrap, never was a rainbow born the libs couldn’t turn gray (except, you know, for the rainbow cause they’re obsessed with). A good example of this is a recent Lost...
  • I Identify as Barack Obama

    05/10/2016 7:01:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Selwyn Duke
    It’s always hard coming out. But it’s even harder not being true to yourself. So, inspired by Bruce Jenner and other intrepid souls, I’ve decided to finally start living the life I was meant to: I identify as Barack Obama. Oh, I can hear the cynical statements now. “Duke, your I.Q. is 50 points too high.” “Duke, you can speak fluently without a Teleprompter.” “Duke, you know there aren’t 60 states and can pronounce “corpsman.” “Duke, you’re melanin compromised.” All these things are inconsequential details, the stuff of tiresome prigs -- sort of like genitalia on a man. Given my...
  • Is Trump the First “European-conservative” American Presidential Candidate?

    02/03/2016 9:48:24 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 34 replies
    American Prophet.org ^ | February 1, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    Ever since Donald Trump’s rise to 2016-contender prominence, the rap on him, and perhaps part of his broad appeal, has been that he’s not a conservative. And he’s not — he’s a nationalistic populist. Yet there’s another way to understand The Donald’s professed politics: as that of the first prominent “European-conservative” American presidential candidate. He’s not so much America’s next Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater, but her first Marine Le Pen. A prerequisite for grasping this is understanding the true natures of liberalism and conservatism. While many have their own definitions of the latter — and will stubbornly insist they’re...
  • GOP Debate: Trump Was the Winner

    01/30/2016 3:50:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Video of Senator Ted Cruz supposedly supporting the Gang of Eight bill also was played, and, even though Cruz said he was manipulating the Democrats at the time, I suspect it didn't help him with the voters. Cruz explained his position better in an interview with Kelly after the debate than he did during it, pointing out that he was exposing liberal hypocrisy. To wit: the Democrats claimed they just wanted to "bring people [illegals] out of the shadows," so Cruz introduced an amendment that would remove the promise of citizenship from the bill but allow for "legalization." The idea...
  • The Voters' Trump Love Affair Explained in Terms Even Beltway Pundits Can Understand

    01/25/2016 5:20:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Selwyn Duke
    In an earlier piece -- which I strongly urge you to read -- I expanded on certain factors evident in the Trump phenomenon. Trump is tapping into anger against the Establishment and over immigration and is a plain-spoken breath of fresh air. sounding a nationalistic note in an age where it is not the "elite" norm. not campaigning as conservative but a populist, which, almost by definition, tends to make one popular in an era of mass discontent. a crusader against hated political correctness, which has stifled tongues and killed careers nationwide. And in being the first prominent person to...
  • Was Politician Forced Into Mental Institution for “Islamophobia”?

    05/26/2015 12:12:01 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    The new american ^ | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    One tactic Soviet-bloc countries would use to stifle dissidents was involuntary confinement to mental institutions. After all, you have to be crazy to oppose state ideology, right? Now, though, 26 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall comes a similar shocking story — from well west of where the wall stood. It is alleged that a French mayor has been involuntarily confined to a mental asylum for “Islamophobia.” The story involves Robert Chardon, mayor of the southern French town of Venelles; the problems began when, participating in a public Twitter discussion initiated by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the mayor proposed...
  • Why Not One Governor is Qualified to be President

    02/19/2015 3:35:21 AM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Our Constitution has become a suicide pact.That’s the view of Thomas Jefferson, expressed in an 1819 letter to jurist Spencer Roane, when he said “If this opinion be sound, then indeed is our constitution a complete felo de se” (suicide pact). The opinion Jefferson referred to is the legitimacy of judicial review, the idea, as he put it, that “gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres.” He warned that accepting such a doctrine makes “the Judiciary...
  • Is Pedophilia Okay if You’re “Born That Way”?

    02/01/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | February 1, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    “Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality ... a deep-rooted predisposition ... that becomes clear during puberty and does not change.”The above idea was expressed with respect to homosexuality decades ago and since has become left-wing dogma. The thinking is that if someone was “born that way,” if the behavior is “natural” for him and he didn’t choose his feelings, how could it be wrong?Yet the opening quoted line wasn’t penned decades ago — it’s only two years old. And homosexuality wasn’t the focus.It was about pedophilia.Here is the complete quotation, as published by...
  • Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

    01/06/2015 7:30:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.24.14 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that one must not say “Merry Christmas” and that doing so is worse than “killing someone,” as an Islamic “scholar” I recently cited did. But then we have the people born into the Christian tradition who join the anti-yuletide chorus, albeit with a tad more subtlety (usually).  This is generally typified by those objecting to store employees wishing others “Merry Christmas” or to having Nativity displays on public property, but now we have a new twisted twist:Some liberals are saying that the Virgin Mary was raped.  At issue here is a...
  • White Man With Pellet Gun Shot Dead by Cops; Media Silent

    01/06/2015 7:21:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.05.15 | Selwyn Duke
    White is right — in activists’ book.  That is, the right color to ignore when it comes to stories of people shot by police.So says American Thinker editor Rick Moran while reporting on the shooting of a pellet-gun wielding white man on Sunday by San Francisco police. The Washington Post describes the incident: The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station [at 5:20 p.m. PT]. In a statement, the department said that the confrontation began when police sergeants asked a man in the station’s restricted lot to leave. Instead, the man stood in...
  • When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

    12/07/2014 1:17:49 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-7-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States. It was discovered recently that Muslims in seven London schools were indoctrinating children with Islamic propaganda, ignoring Western culture and refusing to inculcate the “British values” of the moment. The situation was such that all of one school’s library books were in Arabic and many...
  • The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

    10/27/2014 7:35:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 10-26-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers, and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family. As many know, the synod made news with an unwisely released and widely misrepresented mid-term report containing language that the secular media interpreted as signaling church capitulation on the...
  • Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

    09/28/2014 2:15:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 22Sept14 | Selwyn Duke
    It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one could point to how Eric Holder’s DOJ is currently suing the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women equally (how dare they!), but there’s perhaps no better example than a recent BBC writer who asks, “Is sport sexist?” The author, Aimee Lewis, poses the question because there are still sports where the women’s categories don’t precisely correspond to the men’s; for example, she mentions how women gymnasts and...
  • Libertarian folly: why everybody is a social-issues voter

    08/10/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-9-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. "Social issues are not the business of government!" says thoroughly modern millennial. It's a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the "Liberty Kids" are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn't the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple. If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that "social issues"...
  • Top 10 things Putin said to Obama about Ukraine

    03/29/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3-29-14 | Selwyn Duke
    10. Look, the Ukrainians have a country; they didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. 9. I’m just fulfilling the dreams from my father. 8. I can’t help myself; I’m a typical white person. 7. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of your country. 6. Yes, we can. 5. No, you can’t. 4. No matter how this turns out, Barry, I’ll R-S-P-E-C-T you in the morning. 3. I promise never to threaten any of your 58 states. 2. If I had a new province, it would look like Ukraine. And number 1… If you...
  • Killing Christianity with Sex

    03/15/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    In recent times, there has been a development quite odd and unprecedented in the annals of the sexual “revolution.” When America’s traditional sexual mores started to break down, it always took the form of slouching toward “tolerance.” For example, consider fornication. Two unmarried opposite-sex individuals cohabitating was once known as “living in sin” and was not something any couple could do in their community. But as pedophile Alfred Kinsey’s fraudulent science and the phenomenon whereby, as Confucius said, no one likes “virtue as much as sex” eroded moral barriers, this started to change. And then one thing led to another,...
  • Why "equality" must die

    10/03/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-3-13 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find much talk of equality – that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues – which are defined as "good moral habits" – is that their...
  • The Slippery Slope to Pedophilia

    09/26/2013 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 September 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    If you had told someone in the 1950s that, in about two generations, homosexuality would largely be normalized and faux (same-sex) marriage would be gaining widespread approval, they’d have called you crazy. Never, ever under the stars and stripes. Why, pugnacious pundit Bill O’Reilly himself opined as recently as 10 to 15 years ago that faux marriage would never be accepted in America. Ah, what a difference a decade makes in the (mis?)information age, where ideas can be transmitted worldwide at a button’s touch. I can’t tell you exactly when I knew faux marriage would gain traction — not in...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...