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  • Cut the Chaff

    09/20/2020 8:08:42 AM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 20, 2020 | Clarice Feldman
    In all the perfervid reporting this week (Victor Davis Hanson calls this “concocted melodramas”) there are only three big stories to my mind: The President’s stunning success in the Middle East, Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos’ brilliant parlay to Princeton’s virtue-signaling president and the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Each of these are likely to further tip Trump toward an election victory in which according to Rasmussen he’s already reached 53% approval among likely voters.No one has better described the significance of the Abraham Accord than Spengler (David Goldman). The President, defying the conventional wisdom of decades of...
  • The News as We Once Knew it Is Dead

    09/17/2020 4:30:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 17, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN's coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The center found similarly negative Trump coverage at other major news outlets. The election year 2020 has only accelerated that asymmetrical bias -- to the point that major newspapers and network and cable news organizations are now fused with the Joe Biden campaign. Sometimes stories are covered only in terms of political agendas. Take COVID-19. The media assure us that the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic has been a disaster. But...
  • Victor Davis Hanson | Plague, Panic, and Proteststhe Weird Election Year of 2020 (video)

    09/05/2020 12:51:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    hillsdale college ^ | 9/3/2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "Everybody says each election is the most important in their history. But I think this election is one of the four or five most important..." Join us in listening to Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College. 1 hour video
  • Theyre Gonna Want to Hunt Eradicate Their Opponents. Victor Davis Hanson On Americas Future If Democrats Win in 2020 (VIDEO)

    09/06/2020 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 9/5/20 | Joe Hoft
    The election comes down to this Victor Davis Hanson was on with the Hon John Anderson AO, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, to discuss the upcoming 2020 election. The interview was excellent throughout but the key points were made by Hanson at the end of the interview when talking about the upcoming election at the 9:35 mark: We are going to wait and see what happens in November to finish and theres three or four things that we dont know whats going to happen. Either the virus is going to wane. If it wanes by November, Trump will...
  • Biden Is a Prisoner of His Own Paradoxes

    09/03/2020 4:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 3, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Joe Biden and his handlers know that he should be out and about, weighing in daily on the issues of the campaign. In impromptu interviews, Biden should be offering alternative plans for dealing with the virus, the lockdown, the economic recovery, the violence and the looting, and racial tensions. Yet Biden's handlers seem to assume that if he were to leave his basement and fully enter the fray, he could be capable of losing the election in moments of gaffes, lapses or prolonged silences. So wisely, Team Biden relied on the fact that the commander in chief is always blamed...
  • California Apocalypto

    08/30/2020 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | August 25,2020 | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    We can expect power outages, because we dont believe in releasing clean heat to make energy. Note that we do not mind people heating up in their 108-degree apartments without power. The planet is always more important than the non-privileged people who inhabit it. For some reason, solar panels dont create much power when the state is engulfed in dust, haze, and smoke. Note the synergism of the California postmodern apocalypse: The hotter it gets, the more fires burn on ecological fuel and hillside natural compost, the smokier the air becomes, the less efficiently Californias solar pathway to the future...
  • California Apocalypto

    08/26/2020 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Aug 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Power outages, fires, water shortages, rising taxes, crumbling and congested highways, dismal schools, lawlessness It is now August in California. So we can expect the following from our postmodern state government. There are the now-normal raging wildfires in the coastal and Sierra foothills. And they will be greeted as if they are not characteristic threats of 500 years of settled history, but leveraged as proof of global warming as well as the states abject inability to put them out. When the inept state cant extinguish them as it has in the past, it suggests that its more natural to let...
  • VDH: From DNC Irony to Parody

    08/25/2020 5:26:41 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 8-23-2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The point is not what Democrats say against Donald Trump, or the irony of their rhetoric, but the very fact that their opposition somehow exempts them from the absurdities of their own paradoxes.If nothing else, the architects of the 2020 Democratic Convention appeared to be ignorant of irony. Either that, or they know irony so well and cared so little that they wished to ram it down the throats of the few who watched the nightly taped speechesas if to say, Were hypocrites and proud of itand what are you going to do about it? It all reminded me of...

    08/17/2020 8:46:30 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 69 replies
    The VDH Podcast on Spotify ^ | Victor Davis Hanson This was the weekly podcast. Hanson has been hinting about how difficult things will be to turn around politically and culturally for a while. In this podcast he said a blunt truth no one has touched. That blacks hate non blacks. That has not been stated by a mainstream thinker. It made me pause for many reasons. And you should too.
  • The Thin Veneer of American Civilization

    08/17/2020 6:20:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11 Aug, 2020 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    In a flash, its been blown away, revealing the barbarism beneath. The seeds of destruction were planted long ago. SNIP The point was never to fixate on the sins of the ancient slaveholder, or the European discoverer of America, or the author of Don Quixote. Nor was the point to topple the bad in order to commission the better to take its place. (After all, for these statue-topplers, what icon might be substituted, given the array of their progressive heroes such as Wilsonian racists, mass-murdering Maoists, thugs masquerading as revolutionaries such as Che, or liberal icons like the eugenicist Margaret...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: US Constitution and traditions are under attack by Democrats

    08/14/2020 4:14:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Tribune Media Services via Fox Newws ^ | August 13, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Electoral College lessens the chance of voting fraud affecting the outcome of a national vote [Video] Victor Davis Hanson By Victor Davis Hanson -- Tribune Media Services Democrats are waging war against traditions and the Constitution. Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates favored the abolishment of the Electoral College. Or, as once-confident candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it, I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. Furor over the Electoral College among the left arose from the 2000 and 2016 elections. Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, respectively, won the popular...
  • Democrats Are Waging War Against Tradition and the Constitution

    08/13/2020 4:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 13, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Several of the 2020 Democratic primary candidates favored the abolishment of the Electoral College. Or, as once-confident candidate Elizabeth Warren put it, "I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College." Furor over the Electoral College among the left arose from the 2000 and 2016 elections. Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, respectively, won the popular votes. But, like three earlier presidents, they lost the Electoral College voting -- and with it the presidency. The Founding Fathers saw a purpose in the Electoral College. It ensured that small, rural states would retain importance in national...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: America Has Chance To Save Itself Thanks to 3 Woke Industries That Just Suicided

    07/31/2020 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 77 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 30, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit.</p> <p>Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions and cultures simply died off.</p> <p>Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation and transcendence.</p>
  • Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

    07/29/2020 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUL 29, 2020 10:07 AM EST | BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    But viewers do seek out theaters for more lectures from beautiful multimillionaires on their racist, sexist, homophobic country. Professional sports, universities and the motion picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business. But they still believe they are rich and powerful, and thus invulnerable. They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves. At this late date, all that matters is that the country itself learns from these suicidal examples and heals itself. If the U.S. is not to become an extinct Easter Island, it must rediscover a respect...
  • Will 2021 Be 1984?

    07/20/2020 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 19, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Cultural revolutions are insidious and not just because they seek to change the way people think, write, speak, and act. They are also dangerous because they are fueled by self-righteous sanctimoniousness, expressed in seemingly innocuous terms such as social activism, equality, and fairness.The ultimate aim of the Jacobin, Bolshevik, or Maoist is raw powerforce of the sort sought by Hugo Chavez or the Castro dynasty to get rich, inflict payback on their perceived enemies, reward friends, and pose as saviors.Cubans and Venezuelans got poor and killed; woke Chavezes and Castros got rich and murderous.Leftist agendas are harder to thwart than...
  • Trump needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020

    07/15/2020 8:59:25 AM PDT · by SueRae · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 7/12/2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump is trying to break through a 2020 wall. By January 2019, after over three years of failed efforts to impeach him, sue him, indict him, impoverish him, and destroy him, the Left had failed. The economy was booming. Trumps tweets were mostly bragging about his accomplishments. And the Left was dumbfounded that both impeachment and Mueller, in Nietzschean fashion, had only made Trump stronger.
  • Year Zero

    07/08/2020 5:13:41 AM PDT · by billorites · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Every cultural revolution starts at year zero, whether explicitly or implicitly. The French Revolution recalibrated the calendar to begin anew, and the genocidal Pol Pot declared his own Cambodian revolutionary ascension as the beginning of time. Somewhere after May 25, 2020, the death of George Floyd, while in police custody, sparked demonstrations, protests, and riots. And they in turn ushered in a new revolutionary moment. edit... The counterrevolution will be easy to spot. Suddenly a left-wing institution will refuse to change its name. Gone with the Wind will insidiously reappear on the schedule of TBN classic movies. Statue topplers all...
  • Victor Davis Hanson Lays the Hidin Biden Charade Bare

    06/30/2020 12:22:18 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 38 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Victor Davis Hanson is without question the finest true conservative thought leader alive today. He is the William F. Buckley/Emmett Tyrell of his time, and his commentaries are not to be missed. Writing at The National Review online today, Hanson pens an absolutely devastating takedown of the Democrat Partys Unfrozen Caveman Presumptive Nominee, Joe Biden. He eviscerates Bidens elder-abusing handlers for their craven strategy of hiding their obviously cognitively-impaired candidate in the basement of his home, and scorches the Democrat Party for its despicable effort to saddle the nation with a man who is clearly incapable of holding a simple...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Only Trump Win Can Stop Cultural Revolution

    06/30/2020 6:38:47 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 06/29/2020 | Robert Kraychik
    Should Trump win, I think there are going a lot of recriminations like there were after the McGoven wipeout or the Carter wipeout, remarked Hanson. People are going to say, You guys did this to us, and Black Lives Matter and Antifa are going to be the culprits. This election is very important, not so much to get Trump in, but to stop although I think he will win, itll be iffy this Maoist tradition, this direction that were having thats really dangerous. Hanson concluded, I think the only way itll stop is for them to lose and...
  • The Strategies of Dementia Politics: Stoke chaos, obstruct economic recovery, hide Biden until Election Day

    06/30/2020 5:23:13 AM PDT · by billorites · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate. Understandably, his handlers have kept him out of sight. He stays off the campaign trail on the pretext of the virus and his age-related susceptibility to COVID-19 morbidity. I say pretext without apology. Quarantine should not have otherwise stopped Biden over the past three months from doing daily interviews, speeches, and meetings. But each occasion, however scripted, rehearsed, and canned, would only have offered further daily proof that Biden is cognitively unable to be president or indeed to hold any office. Often Biden cannot finish...