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  • Liberal Congressman's Gay Son Comes Out...As a Trump-Supporting Republican

    01/11/2018 4:10:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Here we have an interesting 'coming out' tale from a young man whose liberal family was "overjoyed" when he told them he is gay.  The real trouble began, you see, when he started having impure thoughts.  Political thoughts.  Adam Levine is the son of a former Democratic Congressman from southern California.  And now he's telling the world about how he came to realize that he's a conservative, and how his vote for Donald Trump has made him a pariah within the "open minded" circles in which he's operated for most of his life.  Before I start quoting his piece, allow...
  • Greenfield: Identity Politics Works Until You Run Out of Other People

    01/03/2018 4:58:18 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 01, 2018 Identity Politics Works Until You Run Out of Other People Posted by Daniel Greenfield Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other peoples money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other peoples money can be borrowed against. Thats why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet...
  • Identity Politics Works Until Your Run Out of Other People

    01/02/2018 8:32:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 1-2-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other peoples money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other peoples money can be borrowed against. Thats why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet of sexual identities, a Big Bang of ethnicities, national, cultural, racial and religious, each with its own microaggressions,...
  • Animal Farm, SJWs, and Identity Politics

    12/08/2017 8:48:22 AM PST · by Discoshaman · 4 replies
    Byte-Size Politics ^ | 12/8/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    Many social justice activists have become the very thing they originally hated -- racist, sexist, marginalizing, and bigoted.
  • Why Liberal Democrats Ignored Sexual Harassment for So Many Years

    12/07/2017 7:06:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    The quick answer is that liberalism is no longer an ideology, focused on ideas. It is a sociology, bent on acquiring political power and social dominance. George McGovern was the last Democratic presidential nominee who ran an issues campaign. That was 45 years ago. Since then Democratic politicians and their liberal supporters in the mainstream media have moved steadily away from issues and toward the politics of identity. Can you think of a single issue highlighted in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign? I bet you can’t. For the most part, all the issues we have been discussing since the days of...
  • The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

    12/06/2017 4:00:20 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Imprimis ^ | November 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    The beginnings of identity politics can be traced to 1973, the year the first volume of Alexander Solzhenitsyns Gulag Archipelagoa book that demolished any pretense of communisms moral authoritywas published in the West. The ideological challenge of socialism was fading, its fighting spirit dwindling. This presented a challenge for the Left: how to carry on the fight against capitalism when its major ideological alternative was no longer viable? The Left found its answer in an identity politics that grew out of anti-colonialism. Marxs class struggle was reformulated into an ethno-racial strugglea ceaseless competition between colonizer and colonized, victimizer and victim,...
  • New Yorks Leadership is Mostly White. Thats Roiling the Speakers Race.

    11/07/2017 8:54:35 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2017 | Shane Goldmacher
    Rarely is the question asked: Is New York ready for a white male political leader? But with a white man widely expected to be re-elected as mayor (Bill de Blasio), a white man as governor (Andrew M. Cuomo), a white man as attorney general (Eric T. Schneiderman), and white men as city and state comptroller (Scott M. Stringer and Thomas P. DiNapoli), race has emerged as a flash point in the elbows-out battle to lead the City Council for the next four years. The speakership contest, for arguably the second most powerful elected post in city government, has raged behind...
  • Kremlin-Connected Troll Farm Organized Facebook Event To Protest Donald Trump

    10/31/2017 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/2017 | Bre Payton
    Days after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, thousands flocked to the streets of New York City to demonstrate against the president elect in a protest organized by a Kremlin-connected Facebook page called BlackMattersUS, The Hill reports. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people attended the protest organized by the Facebook page, which, according to an archived screen grab, had more than 99,000 likes.“Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” the Facebook event page reads for the protest, which was called “Trump is NOT my President. March against Trump.” “Divided is the reason we just fell,” it reads. “We must...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obamas entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • The Lefts Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

    10/10/2017 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war. Is there anything left in American public life that isnt an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with Indigenous Peoples...
  • Nazis and Commies and Tranzis... Oh My!

    08/30/2002 1:58:16 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 29 replies · 718+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | August 30, 2002 | Richard Poe
    FIRST THERE WAS COMMUNISM. Then Fascism. Then Nazism. Then Communism again. Now theres a new ideology in town. Its called Tranzi-ism. Like previous "isms," Tranzi-ism has the potential to plunge our world into a howling maelstrom of war, poverty and dictatorship. Yet, weirdly, most Tranzis dont even know they are Tranzis. Some call themselves "progressives." Some affect free-market sympathies. Some espouse a "Third Way" between communism and capitalism. Dont be fooled. They are Tranzis, one and all. Tranzi stands for Transnational Progressive a term coined by Hudson Institute researcher John Fonte, in a new article entitled, "The Ideological War...
  • Everything (That's Not Sexism) Is Racism

    10/01/2017 9:55:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 1, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    For some time now, Democrats have played the identity politics game, revving up grievances -- real or imagined -- of different ethnic groups with the only commonality a dismissive prejudice against middle-class white men. This divisive disunity strategy served them well for a while, but no longer. With nothing else to replace it, it’s between Scylla and Charybdis -- risk losing the base and seek broader appeal or crash into obscurity. They continue to choose poorly. I don’t know the name of the person who created this, but it shows rather well the arguments of the everything-is-racism in their deck...
  • Greenfield: The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech

    09/29/2017 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/29/17 | Greenfield
    The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech Standing for the anthem is the new counterculture. September 29, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Dont like millionaire black nationalists in the NFL refusing to stand for the anthem? Too bad! Its freedom of speech. The same left that decided James Damore didnt have freedom of speech at Google now insists that football players have it at the NFL. Never mind that the Google engineer was unknown until his...
  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • Conservative Americans Experience Progressive Identity Politics as Hatred

    09/21/2017 7:07:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | September 21, 2017 | David French
    In the days following Donald Trumps surprise election win, progressive Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla published a thought-provoking, viral essay that took direct aim at identity politics: In recent years American liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender and sexual identity that has distorted liberalisms message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing. Lillas essay became a book that has sparked debate, withering reviews, and general disdain across wide swathes of the political and academic Left. Yet as I read the attacks on Lilla, I was struck by the extent...
  • Soross Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of wait for it xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia. Constituents are urged to use those precise words to forcefully condemn President Trumps immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • AMC Developing Series Based On Black Lives Matter Book They Cant Kill Us All

    09/12/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 11, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowerys bestselling nonfiction book They Cant Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in Americas Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Westons Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washingtons Spies). Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of...
  • Donald Trump is the First White President (Mega Barf Alert)

    09/07/2017 9:34:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2017 Issue | TA-NEHISI COATES
    IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trumps predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whitenessthat bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trumps forefathers and barred others from it. Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the...
  • Harvey hysteria: Women's March touts 'race-based' rescues

    08/30/2017 9:57:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    WND ^ | August 30, 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The Womens March Wednesday got slammed on social media for launching a bid to recruit help for victims of Hurricane Harvey based on their race. The organization that has sponsored far-left political activism to oppose President Trump published a link to a list of orgs working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx & other communities safe after Hurricane Harvey. Explained Twitchy: Unity is clearly Kryptonite for the Womens March. Weve watched Texans of all colors, sexes, creeds and abilities help, support and even rescue one another for the past several days, none of them concerned about the difference they may...
  • Ed Skrein Leaves Hellboy Reboot After Whitewashing Backlash; Lionsgate & Millennium Respond

    08/28/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 28, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Last week, when Ed Skrein was excited to announce that he would be playing the character of Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. In the comics, the character is of Asian heritage and there was an immediate backlash from the APA community. Today, Skrein took to Twitter responding to the public outcry saying, I must do what I feel is right and announced that he would be stepping down from the role. Hellboy producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Lionsgate & Millennium made a statement to Deadline saying, Ed came to us and...