Keyword: tribalism

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  • How Trump used the incredible power of rejection to win the White House

    12/19/2016 3:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jia Jiang
    I am not a Trump supporter, to say the least. And I don’t agree with most of his policies and rhetoric. That being said, as an entrepreneur and researcher on the subject of fear and rejection, I see all people through the lens of their relationship with rejection. As a result, I found Trump's candidacy fascinating. In my newly published TED talk on rejection, I discussed this phenomenon: that the people who changed the world, against overwhelming odds, were not the people who avoided rejection, but those who embraced it and used it as their power. Unfortunately, the power of...
  • Latin American election observers cheered by FEC Dem

    11/07/2016 7:35:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    One of the pictures showed a member holding a folder from the National Democratic Institute, funded in part by Soros' Open Society Foundation. On Election Day, the observers will fan out across Washington, Maryland and Virginia to observe presidential election polling places. On the day after the election, the group plans to address the results. . . . The group sponsoring the convention Ravel is speaking to "free and fair" elections around the world. It has advocated especially for women candidates, and with along with the State Department it called for candidate quotas favoring women.
  • White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people

    10/01/2016 2:48:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    USATODAY | Oct. 1, 2016 | Gregory Korte
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  • Somebody GOTTA Pay!

    08/30/2016 8:53:29 AM PDT · by AuntB · 31 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | TheTownCrier
    It's the prejudiced, ignorant tribal cry of every violent group of people who 'feel' they are being taken advantage of. "Somebody GOTTA Pay!" Headline: 17-year-old to be charged with bus assault on 5-year-old (Black thug hits white girl) WRDW WAGT NBC26 [snip]He says the daycare workers told him 17 year old Tavon Walters, a high school student, hit his daughter on the bus ride from the schools to the after school program. "He had reached over that seat and telling another girl if you don't hit her then I'm going to hit her for you," the father said. The same...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Should Focus On The White Vote

    07/22/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Gibbs
    Prepare to be mindblown. A black dude is going to tell you why the GOP’s winning strategy is to focus like a laser on the white vote. One key result of the increased polarization happening in America under President Obama is that Republicans have a chance to decisively capture the white vote in a historic fashion. In fact, the key to a Trump victory will be the white vote, not the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or any other vote. Why? For one, the Democratic Party has already lost the white vote, and lost it big. Mitt Romney won the...
  • A bar bet on Trump’s appeal to African-Americans(Says Trump can reach 20% of black voters)

    05/29/2016 2:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    If you had a decent history teacher in high school, you were taught that European democracies are slightly different from those in the Americas, both north and south. Democracies in this Western Hemisphere tend to be ethnic stews governed, with varying degrees of faithfulness, by constitutions and compacts. European democracies are built around nationalities — tribes of same-language peoples. A President Donald Trump and his “great again” appeals would push us closer toward the European model than we already are, his critics contend. If they’re right, a heightened season of racial tension could be in our Southern future. Some of...
  • Greenfield: Why Islam is a Religion of War

    11/16/2015 1:31:07 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 Why Islam is a Religion of War Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." Koran 61:9 Islamic violence is a religious problem. Islam derives meaning from physical supremacy, so war becomes an act of faith. To believe in Islam, is to have faith that it will conquer the entire world. And to be a true Muslim, is to feel called to aid in that...
  • It’s Not Just Islam, It’s the Tribal Mentality

    03/13/2015 4:57:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The “nothing to do with Islam” mantra took a hit recently in one of the premier organs of liberal received wisdom, The Atlantic. Many have greeted as a revelation Graeme Wood’s article on the Islamic doctrines behind ISIS’s atrocities. Regular readers of FrontPage and Jihad Watch will not be as impressed. For years they have understood the link between jihadism and Islam. In 1994 Andy McCarthy made this connection when he prosecuted the perpetrators of the first World Trade Center bombing the previous year, a connection that the FBI ignored or discounted at the time––a failure, by the way, that...
  • Uganda: Museveni Dedicates Uganda to God

    10/09/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    New Vision ^ | 9 October 2012 | Moses Mulondo
    President Yoweri Museveni has repented his sins and the sins of Uganda as a nation in a move aimed at establishing Uganda as a God-fearing nation. The President made this historic move at Mandela National stadium Namboole in the early morning of today (Tuesday) at 2:00am during national prayers for dedicating Uganda to God. "I denounce witchcraft and satanic practices. I repent on behalf of Uganda. We confess our sins. We repent of the sins of shedding innocent blood, corruption, bribery, sexual immorality, drunkenness, rebellion, insubordination, tribalism and sectarianism," Museveni repented amidst ululations from the Christians. The president dedicated Uganda...
  • Tribalism and Peak Left

    01/01/2015 2:22:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 30, 2014 | Nicholas M. Gallagher
    “Where you stand depends on where you sit” is favorite aphorism of progressive activists. It’s used to imply that “privilege” can blind someone to inconvenient facts, e.g. police aggression against minorities. But based on the events of the past few months, from Ferguson onward, it has become pretty clear that both left- and right-leaning groups suffer from this sort of narrowed vision. Writing in USA Today, Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a. Instapundit) points out that tribalism—the desire to identify “your” group and stick with it, no matter what—explains an awful lot about these recent national tensions: [T]here is much opportunity for political...
  • The Temptations of Tribalism

    08/22/2014 9:32:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    The one-sided media and the mob aim to beat doubters into silence, but striking back is not the answer. I stayed silent, like a lot of white folks, while events unfolded in Ferguson, Mo. I was flabbergasted at the anger of the protesters and their certainty, which seemed to doubt any narrative but the one presented by the family attorney, who replayed his Trayvon Martin appearance: Brown was “executed in broad daylight.” A young man — not a boy — lay dead in the streets of a quiet suburb that, whatever its flaws, does not fit our usual image of...
  • Man Without a Country [Must read]

    08/16/2014 9:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | August 16, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    The statement of the convenience store owner allegedly robbed by Michael Brown seemed almost straight out of a 1950s TV show. The owner, of subcontinental or Middle Eastern appearance on the robbery surveillance tape, issued a statement to the public through his lawyers. Leave me out of it. The store’s owners, through their attorney, sent the message that they want to stay as far away from the situation as possible. In fact, he said, even after the initial alleged theft, it was a customer who called police. “It’s not about them. They didn’t call the police, they didn’t ask the...
  • The Case against Reparations - A reply to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    05/24/2014 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    It may very well be the case that African Americans will never, no matter what policies are enacted, catch up economically with whites. Even assuming that invidious racism were an entirely negligible factor, it is likely that economic development will tend to proceed along broad racial channels if, for example, people of various ethnicities tend to largely marry within their ethnic group, live in neighborhoods largely populated by co-ethnics, and engage in other social-sorting behavior that is racial at its root but not really what we mean by the word “racism.” If that is the case — and it seems...
  • Patriotism from Life-Saving to Destructive Force

    03/17/2014 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is one of the most lucid and insightful analyses of patriotism I've come across, dissecting the various stages through which this sentiment can go and clarifying at which of them it can or does become toxic. "All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.", said the Swiss Paracelsus, one of the early chemists, founder of the discipline of toxicology. Even the best life-giving medicine, capable of restoring health if used in the appropriate way, may cause serious harm if misused and administered in the wrong...
  • There was something about the 20th Century, something awful. Did Pope Leo have the answer?

    03/30/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 29, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What are we to make of the 20th Century? Like any period it is marked with its glories and its horrors. In his now classic work Modern Times, historian Paul Johnson gives a sober assessment of the 20th century and estimates, many think conservatively, that 100 million died in war and for ideological reasons in that violent century. Perhaps no century can be said to have been bloodier.It was a century of the imposition of every sort of collectivism from communism, fascism, tribalism, and socialism , all with catastrophic results. Whole populations were the subject of social experiments; and here...
  • S.African royals concerned at Mandela family 'instability'

    12/29/2013 2:20:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Cape Town (AFP) - The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Nelson Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled. The AbaThembu royal family called the meeting in Qunu where Mandela was buried on December 15 and "shared their concern" amid reports of internal strife and warring over his estate. ... The meeting also backed Mandela's grandson Mandla as head of the family, dismissing as "disrespectful" his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's naming of his surviving daughter Makaziwe in the position.
  • Have you heard and seen the Cattle Death Low? (Vanity)

    03/18/2013 7:02:40 PM PDT · by One Name · 37 replies
    N/A ^ | 3/18/2013 | One Name
    I was on my way home today when my mom texted me that my dad's next younger brother had died of surgical complications. He was a great guy, took over my granddad's gun business, solid dude all the way. Pulled into the drive wanting to get more info and noticed something awry in the cow lot. The cows are still on hay welfare as it has not warmed up enough to spring the incipient grass up, though they are starting to pick around a bit for something fresh and green. One of my oldest cows, the last full-blood Texas Longhorn...
  • ‘Racially Motivated’: Black Attackers Allegedly Yell ‘Trayvon’ Before Beating White Man

    04/10/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/10/12 | Christopher Santarelli
    Gainesville, Florida, police are investigating what they believe may have been a “racially motivated” attack early Tuesday morning stemming from the nationally covered Trayvon Martin case involving the tragic death of an unarmed 17-year-old. According to local news affiliates, a 27-year-old Gainesville man was walking home from the bars early Tuesday morning when he said he was jumped by five to eight men who yelled “Trayvon” before the attack. The call before the attack appears to be in reference to the Sandford case that has rocked national headlines, and led to broader societal discussions on crime and race.
  • African-American Lynch Mob

    03/25/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 91 replies · 2+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 3-25-2012 | David Horowitz - Commentary
    March 25, 2012 African-American Lynch Mob David Horowitz Is anybody else out there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (vide: Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse kids) who don the mantel of the “civil rights” movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them? Yet that is exactly what they – and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a...
  • Back to the Byzantine Blues and Greens? (Tribalism in US politics)

    03/13/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | March 13, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Ethnic politics have always been a facet of American politics. But recently the frightened Obama reelection campaign seems to be going to unusual lengths to appeal overtly to voters by virtue of Obama’s race — a sort of retrograde tribalism that Obama in 2004 promised that we would transcend. What are we to make of the coach of the Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith, announcing on a campaign video, “I have the president’s back and it’s left up to us, as African Americans, to show that we have his back. Also join African Americans for President Obama today.” Does Coach Smith...