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  • Why Is Our Society Degrading So Badly, So Fast?

    12/07/2019 5:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 7, 2019 | K.S. Guardiola
    Our Founders created a nation in which the rule of law would prevail and be applied equally to citizens from all walks of life and also would act as a restraint on the power of our leaders. The tradition also includes the assumed duty of all Americans, including our political leaders, to live within the established and agreed upon laws of society. The Democratic Party's increasingly progressive, left-leaning, radical political agenda contests this fundamental and longstanding American tradition of the law applying equally to all our citizens. Whether I am walking on the streets of my city or viewing the...
  • Jonathan-Ismael Diaby: Does ice hockey have a racism problem?

    11/26/2019 1:43:51 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Stock Daily Dish ^ | November 26, 2019 | Jonathan Ismael-Diaby
    A racist incident at a Quebec hockey arena has reopened old wounds about what some former players are calling the dark side of Canada‘s national pastime. Jonathan-Ismael Diaby is not used to quitting. At 24, the defenseman has been playing semi-pro hockey hockey for almost a decade. On the ice, he is focused, methodical and surprisingly agile for his 6‘5″ frame. He also happens to be black. But after fans hurled racial insults at him and harassed his family, he decided to walk out mid-game. “I was conflicted… I just wanted to fling my stick in the guy‘s face,” he...
  • Have You Noticed That The Crazy People Are Starting To Take Over Our Society?

    11/19/2019 5:02:06 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 75 replies
    eotad ^ | 11/14/19 | Michael Snyder
    It is getting scary out there. In order for society to function properly, we need to be able to assume that most people are going to behave rationally. And when I was growing up, it was generally safe to make that assumption. But now things have completely changed. No matter how hard one may try, there is simply no avoiding the hordes of crazy people that seem to be taking over our society. It is almost as if millions of us never learned the basic rules for how civilized people should treat one another. Sometimes this manifests in behavior that...
  • Journalist Tries To Shame Man For Proposing In KFC, But It Backfires Hilariously

    11/18/2019 7:24:41 AM PST · by steveben · 44 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | November 18, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Journalist Tries To Shame Man For Proposing In KFC, It Backfires Hilariously As The Biggest Companies Are Offering To Fund Their Wedding. Recently, one man in South Africa proposed to his girlfriend at a KFC chain restaurant. The heartwarming moment was captured by a passer-by who spotted the man kneeling down on one knee at the KFC restaurant in Vaal, South Africa. In the video, the girlfriend can be seen tearing up and saying yes. The two seemed incredibly happy and were grinning from ear to ear to onlookers who were taking photos and videos. However, this journalist dragged the...
  • The US needs a Secretary of Loneliness (Not Satire)

    11/10/2019 11:43:54 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 10 2019 | Alex Smith
    A year ago last month, I welcomed former UK Prime Minister Theresa May to a community center tucked under a bridge in rapidly-changing south London. She was there to meet younger and older neighbors who were enjoying a quiz hosted by the charity I run, and to launch the world's first ever government-level loneliness strategy. As May mingled with octogenarians and millennials and shared local trivia over tea and biscuits, her strategy was being met with a mixture of derision, gratitude and curiosity. For critics, loneliness was nothing more than a natural and episodic personal emotion an unavoidable part...
  • God and the Double BBQ Sandwich

    10/26/2019 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Return to Order ^ | March 2017 | John Horvat II
    It is no secret that America is polarized. This is a fact that is manifested in so many different ways. Traveling down the highway to Chicago, for example, I came upon two successive billboards that I thought were striking examples of our divided culture. The first billboard caught me by surprise: it consisted of an electrocardiogram of a heart that suddenly stops beating. The caption read: When you die, you will meet God. As we were passing through the snowy night, I was unable to catch more details of this billboard. I do not know who put it out or...
  • Things Libs Say

    09/12/2019 10:01:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 09/12/2019 | Chicagoconservative27
    I was eating lunch yesterday in the marketing dept at work with a few people. This lady who is a lib who never really talks politics brings up a story about going to dinner with her boyfriend. She was at a small mom and pop fast food restaurant in the drive up. The girl behind the counter give them the food without asking for payment. My coworker says, i would never not pay for food at a small mom and pop business! I would feel guilty. But, if it was McDonald's or a big fast food chain i would take...
  • Visit to the New York Historical Society (barf alert)

    09/11/2019 5:33:47 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 19 replies
    Sept 11, 2019 | ML/NJ
    I visited the NY Historical Society today for the first (and probably last) time. When I paid to get in, I told the lady who took my money that I was embarrassed to say the I had never been there before and I asked some basic questions about the museum. I mostly knew that the museum housed the Thomas Cole Course of Empire paintings which was why I went there but I did expect a reasonable historical collection (deeds, letters, etc.*). But my first stop in one of these museums is usually their book store. Brace yourself! Here is part...
  • THE DEVON WHEELER EXPERIMENT

    09/10/2019 4:21:00 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 13 replies
    9/10/2019 | Chris Volkay
    THE DEVON WHEELER EXPERIMENT There are two very famous psychology experiments and the one I inadvertently tripped face first into (Devon Wheeler above) clearly illustrate a lot of what is wrong with us grand as gravy people. How many of us have one ounce of individuality, of independent thought, or are we all just the same as sheep or dogs that blindly follow the pack wherever it goes? Merely rhetorical, of course. Firstly, the Stanford Prison Experiment is probably the most famous one. Briefly, in 1971, at Stanford, Phillip Zambrano conducted an experiment. He randomly selected 24 male students to...
  • The Great Scattering: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life

    09/10/2019 4:19:13 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Quillette ^ | 08/26/2019 | Mary Eberstadt
    Who am I? is a universal human question. It becomes harder to answer if other basic questions are problematic or out of reach. Who is my brother? Who is my father? Where, if anywhere, are my cousins, grandparents, nieces, nephews and the rest of the organic connections through which humanity up until now channeled everyday existence? Every one of the assumptions that our forebears could take for granted is now negotiable. The panic over identity, in short, is being driven by the fact that the human animal has been selected for familial forms of socialization that for many people no...
  • Can the Mad and Lonely Shooter Be Stopped?

    08/23/2019 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2019 | John Horvat II
    Recent shootings serve to highlight how we live in times that are violent and lonely. Young shooters are breaking the precarious rhythms of our daily lives with tragedy. We know little about them. However, one thing they all have in common is loneliness. The Loner as Ideal Revolutionary In times past, subversives would seek strength in organization and numbers. They would conspire with others to carry out their nefarious deeds. Intelligence services could trace links and patterns to uncover vast conspiracies. The loner finds his strength in loneliness. He does not need or seek others. There is no organization or...
  • Man Gets His Racist Tattoos Removed After Becoming A Dad

    08/10/2019 4:02:21 PM PDT · by steveben · 16 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | August 10, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Bryon Widner by name, became a skinhead at the age of 14, and he spent 16 years involved with racist organizations in the midwest. He earned the nickname of pit bull, and went on to co-found Vinlanders Social Club, a white power group in Indiana. In 2005, Widner married Julie Larsen and a year later, the couple had a son. The responsibilities of fatherhood gave Widner the desire to reform and leave the racist movement, a desire shared by his new wife. Widner has the following words of advice for you
  • Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, 1851 (Christianity in the South Pacific)

    08/07/2019 11:38:56 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 1, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "There she blows!" cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in 1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab's ship, the Pequod, included: Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: "Call me Ishmael"-the name of Abraham's son who was sent away; Chief Mate Starbuck, a Quaker from Nantucket, for whom the Seattle-based coffee franchise took...
  • Peter Thiel The Portal with Eric Weinstein

    08/01/2019 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    The Portal ^ | 07.17.19 | Weinstien/Thiel
    This is a almost three hours podcast with Peter Thiel and Eric Weinstien. They speak together on a far ranging set of topics. I downloaeded it into my device to listen as this conservitive and leftist discuss topics in an honest and respectful manner. If you like this sort of thing, I recommend it highly. Thiel has a good brain, and an ethical heart. https://podcastnotes.org/2019/07/17/thiel/
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatisms best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been vanquished after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause. The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cookes blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • America Awash in Lies and Disloyalty

    07/07/2019 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jack Wisdom
    The lyrics of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe include the words "With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me ..." The enemies of our Republic need to be transfigured. Rep. Ilhan Omar, tweeting her thoughts about July 4 stated, "Today gives us all a chance to reflect on how far we have come as a country and how much further we have to go to achieve full equality for all people. We are at a tipping point for progress." This rebuke of our socio-political system contrasted with her joyful dancing at the...
  • When Apathy Rules The Day

    07/06/2019 9:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2019 | Matthew Betley
    Our society is sick, not in a twisted and deranged way, but in a manner that’s more subtle, much more dangerous and self-destructive to the moral fabric of our social construct.   Experts have been screaming from the rooftops for years about the detachment children and adolescents feel in today’s modern age of social media.  We’re assaulted 24/7 with a relentless drumbeat of political noise and continuous news coverage that would beat a dead horse not just into the next life but into another dimension eight times removed.  So when something like what happened to me last week occurs, I...
  • What will it look like when we lose our civilization?

    06/25/2019 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 29 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 06/25/2019 | John Dietrich
    The values that allow advancement in a society are often described as "Western values." They are not "Western," "Chinese," or "Catholic." They are universal values and no more "Western" than 2 + 2 = 4.
  • Arguing with Liberals

    06/22/2019 8:47:23 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies
    Amazon ^ | 06-22-19 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    The is an art to debating the political left. This goes beyond attempting to argue with people that have a skewed perception of reality. Gaining debate skills is useful for winning the battle of ideas with people who are yet to take a political ideological stance. I created a political debate guide for conservatives and I would like to give a FREE audiobook copy to anyone who wants one. If you are interested, simply email ibbetson91.9@gmail.com and ask for a FREE audiobook copy of "Eat the Liberals!: A Pocket Guide to Debating the Political Left" Put "free audiobook" in the...
  • Willie Nelson Picks A Candidate: Im With Beto

    06/20/2019 9:07:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 97 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06-20-2019 | Karen Townsend
    Just as it looked as though Beto ORourkes star was fading fast in the 2020 Democrat primary of presidential hopefuls, he secured the endorsement of country music legend Willie Nelson. Stand back and watch as Betos poll numbers soar now.