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  • New York’s Leadership is Mostly White. That’s Roiling the Speaker’s 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 Obama’s 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 Left’s 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 isn’t 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 there’s a new ideology in town. It’s 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 don’t even know they are Tranzis. Some call themselves "progressives." Some affect free-market sympathies. Some espouse a "Third Way" between communism and capitalism. Don’t 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, itÂ’s between Scylla and Charybdis -- risk losing the base and seek broader appeal or crash into obscurity. They continue to choose poorly. I donÂ’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. Don’t like millionaire black nationalists in the NFL refusing to stand for the anthem? Too bad! It’s freedom of speech. The same left that decided James Damore didn’t 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 Trump’s 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 liberalism’s message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing. Lilla’s 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...
  • Soros’s 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 Trump’s 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 Can’t 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 Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s 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, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that 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 Trump’s 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 Women’s 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 Women’s March. We’ve 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...
  • The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon

    08/26/2017 8:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Spectator ^ | August 26, 2017 | James Kirchick
    In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his enemies within the administration, and the futility of military action against North Korea generated the most headlines. But it was a widely overlooked comment about identity politics that offers the most important insight into the brilliant and cynical political mind of President Donald Trump’s now-departed counsellor and former campaign CEO. ‘The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ‘em,’ Bannon gloated to Kuttner. ‘I want them to talk about racism every day....
  • Donald Trump’s Identity Politics (Barf Alert)

    08/24/2017 6:19:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    In the wake of the presidential election, we’ve all been asking simplistic questions about how Donald Trump won. Was it economics? Was it racism? Was it misogyny? Did it come down to identity? We know that it can’t have been just one thing, and that President Trump’s triumph was a concoction of many things. Nonetheless, several factors came together in a peculiar way, with serious electoral consequences. Millions of white voters began to see themselves more openly not as white supremacists but as white identified. It is no secret that the president has capitalized on the increasing salience of race...
  • Take The Left’s Race Card, And Shove It In Their Faces

    08/21/2017 7:04:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 21, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Are you tired of hearing about “White Supremacy”? Frankly, I am tired—really tired—of the race card dominating our national and particularly our political discourse. This is beyond childish. To wit, my fellow activists in Los Angeles County for Trump have Jewish, Black, Hispanic, and Asian members. But we still get hammered with “You are all a bunch of white supremacists!” One hateful agitator even claimed that white supremacy is not just about skin color, but ideology! Yes, in their view, men and women of non-European backgrounds can still be white supremacists. Frankly, if I had a black wife, Hispanic children,...
  • Weimar America

    08/17/2017 12:08:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to cheer on Communists and Nazis punching each other in major American cities while civil society disintegrates around them. In Dallas, a black nationalist activist shot and killed 5 police officers at a Black Lives Matter anti-police rally. Instead of condemning BLM, Barack Obama defended a racist hate group whose role model is Assata Shakur, a wanted black nationalist cop killer, at the funerals of the murdered officers. The left killed civil rights and replaced it with black nationalism. The racial supremacism of black nationalism that killed those officers is everywhere....
  • How Identity Politics Poisoned My Race and Destroyed this Nation

    08/16/2017 10:18:48 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Street Senses ^ | 02/13/2017 | Jeffery McNeil
    When I was young, I was taught to hate Black conservatives. I regarded African-Americans like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson as Uncle Toms and sellouts. However, after the age of Barack Obama, I had to reassess my thinking about Clarence Thomas. Was he right all along and the civil rights establishment wrong? What have Black Republicans done, how have they harmed the Black community? How has being loyal to Democrats benefited the Black masses? Recently, the civil rights establishment jumped on Steve Harvey and Ray Lewis for meeting privately with Donald Trump. It gets irritating that the liberal establishment hand-picks...
  • The Curse Of Identity Politics

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08/13/2017 | Rod Dreher
    Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being. It’s time for straight talk about that. On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized. The president’s coy rhetoric, dancing around these people for fear of alienating them, has to end. (I don’t expect it to end, but others on the Right need to speak up to condemn him.) It is not enough for conservative politicians and thought leaders to condemn these incidents. In their rhetoric, they need to start criticizing...