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  • Specialization in progressivism: gun control, car control, etc.

    11/15/2017 5:28:12 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In my last blog post, I wrote about how critical specialization is to progressive ideology, and the weaknesses that get bred in because of that. I also wanted to point something out, and I don't think very many people will like it. Culturally, I am quite certain that progressivism would be hard pressed to justify its own existence without specialization, and gun control is one of those topics that is probably the easiest to dissect. One of the main stated goals of gun control is to get guns out of the hands of pretty much everybody, but the only people...
  • Why Haven't Individual Jurists Been Exposed Publicly?

    09/28/2017 9:11:34 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    Vanity | 9/28/17 | RinaseaofDs
    Question for the esteemed forum, and those in the conservative media: The Judiciary gets a pass for their ongoing misdeeds. It's clear the left has set it up so whatever they need to do they do it in court, at every level of the judiciary. They can't win in the arena of ideas, nor in the legislature (except with ongoing, reliable GOP help). The Court is their stronghold. Why hasn't the conservative media made this an ongoing feature? O'Reilly had Pinhead of the Day, and Rush has his updates, which I love. I'd like to see someone prominent highlight a...
  • Viral: Liberal Lady Dumps Leftist Ideology Ė Hereís 10 Reasons Sheís Finished With The Left

    07/31/2017 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | July 31, 2017 | Doug Giles
    This lady used to be a real hardcore Leftist, but she suddenly switched and voted Republican in 2012. What made her change? Read on to find out.Dr. Danusha V. Goska has abandoned the Leftist philosophy for good. She wrote a long article that explains each point in detail at American Thinker. It also includes a bio of Dr. Goska that shows her Leftist ‚Äėstreet cred‚Äô.To sum up, here are her Top 10 Reasons for Dumping Leftist Ideology:10. Huffiness We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in...
  • Woodrow Wilson deported 556 communists and anarchists

    06/08/2017 1:39:50 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Common knowledge has it that the Red Scare involved Joseph McCarthy, HUAC, and Cold War highlights. While all of this is true, that's the second Red Scare of the 1960's. The first Red Scare is far more interesting. The first Red Scare involved progressives using the force of big government against their ideological opponents, the communists. While it is true that (probably) the two most high profile people to be deported were Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman - both anarchists(not communists) - that does not change the fact that one of the main goals of the 1917-1919 purge was to...
  • When Reality Meets Ideology: How the Left is Responding to Syria

    04/10/2017 5:52:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When President Trump authorized the bombing of Syrian airfields in response to what his office said was an Al-Assad chemical weapons attack, not only was this in line with what many Syrian refugees want, it is also what Barack Obama famously called for with his ďRed LineĒ in 2012. It is also in direct opposition t the Kremlin, who claim that the attacks were carried out by Syrian rebel groups. But, but, but, Itís Trump!!! They cry. And how could any self-respecting person agree with the actions of him? At the point when the most ďmouth-frothingĒ occurs, I like to...
  • May-June 2006 Message from Dan (Fallout from Century War with Islam story)

    02/25/2017 4:37:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | May 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: It never occurred to me in my earlier creations of these freewheeling monthly or bimonthly "Messages from Dan" that I would have to write a Message about a previous Message. But it seems obvious that I must do just that. (For those visitors who may have missed the April 2006 Message, please find it in the archives linked above‚ÄĒor be warned that what follows here will be very cryptic, at best.)This writing a message-about-a-message feels incestuous. But there‚Äôs nothing to be done about that except to get it done and go on to other...
  • The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

    11/19/2016 2:00:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 11-16-16 | Martin Cothran
    The anti-Trump demonstrations we now see in the streets are not just examples of the immaturity of many modern secular liberals, who seem to think that everyone else is somehow obligated to agree with them. Theyíre also a symptom of the distorted influence politics now exercises over our culture. But in addition to being a symptom of our culture, the dominance of politics in every aspect of life is also a consequence of liberalism itself. The tendency of liberalism has always been to politicize everything. Thanks to liberalism, we have a politicized media that has abandoned journalistic standards in a...
  • Don King: 'All Lives Matter Is a Diversion'

    07/20/2016 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Boxing promoter Don King at the Republican National Convention, Photo Credit: Tyler O'Neil, PJ MediaIn an interview with PJ Media on the Republican National Convention floor on Tuesday, boxing promoter Don King shared his surprising views of the Black Lives Matter movement. He seemed to be all over the board, hitting on America's history of racism, his friendship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and his full-throated support for Donald Trump.When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, King admitted that "the natural response would say All Lives Matter, but that's a diversion." He admitted that "my friend"...
  • No, Trump is not especially ideological . . . and thatís not such a bad thing

    06/12/2016 8:12:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/16 | Herman Cain
    Relax. If one theme is constant among conservative #NeverTrumpers, itís that Donald Trump is not really a conservative. People cite his past support for things like single-payer health care and abortion rights, as well as his fondness for eminent domain Ė which heís used to his advantage as a real estate developer. People like me counter by citing his current policy proposals Ė cutting taxes, replacing ObamaCare with market-based health care mechanisms, unleashing domestic energy Ė as evidence that his current thinking is much more in line with conservatives than his thinking of the past.
  • Investigators: Soldier shot terrorist due to 'twisted ideology'

    04/30/2016 1:08:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/16
    "A 'twisted ideology' drove an Israeli soldier to fatally shoot a Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay subdued in the road," the US news site Vice claims, based on a classified IDF report on the recent incident. "A few seconds before the attack, few seconds before the attack, as came up in the investigation with Sergeant M, (Azariya) told him that 'a terrorist that wounded their friend needs to die," the site reported, adding that "Sergeant M tried to calm the soldier down telling him, 'Relax, our wounded friend will be just fine.'" Despite this, Azariya still shot...
  • Cuba calls Obama visit 'an attack' as Communists defend ideology

    04/18/2016 2:20:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 4/18/16 | Frank Jack Daniel and Nelson Acosta - Reuters
    HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Communist-led Cuba was an "attack" on its history and culture aimed at misleading a new business class, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Monday, the latest sign of blow-back after the ground-breaking trip last month. "In this visit, there was a deep attack on our ideas, our history, our culture and our symbols," Rodriguez said at the Communist Party congress. Cuban leaders have hardened language against the United States since Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the island in 88 years, with Fidel Castro accusing him of sweet-talking the...
  • Socialismís Lonely Eden

    04/09/2016 4:00:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christ and Pop Culture ^ | 3/22/16 | Chad Ashby
    Politics Socialism’s Lonely Eden by Chad Ashby March 22, 2016 The rise of Bernie Sanders this election cycle has American voters dusting off an old question: What is socialism? In 2016, the Cold War is a distant memory, and many millennial voters were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In a political race shaped by tweets and sound bytes, it’s tempting to think socialism is just a catchall term for a hodgepodge of liberal policies like free college, universal healthcare, wealth redistribution, and tax plans. Such assumptions suggest that socialism is misunderstood in the 21st century—in fact, even...
  • Only Divisive Racial-Identity Politics Can Save Hillary Clinton

    02/11/2016 5:50:43 PM PST · by rmlew · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | David French
    Let‚Äôs pause for a moment and ponder the sheer, breathtaking magnitude of Hillary Clinton‚Äôs collapse. In Iowa, she once held a 56-point lead over Bernie Sanders in the polls. She finished in a dead heat, with the Iowa Democratic party, led by a woman whose car reportedly sports an ‚ÄúHRC2016‚ÄĚ license plate, brazenly stonewalling an inquiry into numerous voting irregularities. In New Hampshire, her lead over Sanders also peaked at 56 points, and she lost by 22 ‚ÄĒ a stunning 78-point turnaround. It would be a partial consolation (very partial) if she lost to a young, charismatic firebrand, but she‚Äôs...
  • Bernie Sanders's huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party

    02/09/2016 8:25:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | Philip Bump
    The results in New Hampshire show a Democratic Party in the state that is deeply ruptured demographically and ideologically -- in a way that happened to very much favor Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night. [Snip] Sanders won two out of every three men, and notably slightly more women than Clinton, according to the most recent exit polls. Sanders won young voters -- those under 30 -- by about 70 percentage points. He won those aged 45 to 64 with a slight majority. He won two-thirds of non-college graduates and a little over half of those with degrees. Sanders won six...
  • Trump's convenient conversions on conservative issues

    01/27/2016 1:39:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The central question for conservatives, on these and other issues, is whether Trump truly experienced radical conversions on issues they care about, or whether he has just learned to say the right things when he needs conservatives' votes. Even on his signature issue of immigration, Trump faulted Mitt Romney for being too tough as recently as 2012. In 2013, he told a group of immigration activists that he supported giving DREAMers a path to citizenship, and was shocked that they didn't have one already. Only now, running for president, has he sung a different tune.Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed...
  • Who is Right about Donald Trump's Political Party Affiliations?

    01/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Vanity
    I've seen a photo copy posted on FR threads that purports to prove that Donald Trump has been a Republican since 1980. "Smoking Gun" has reported that Trump has often changed parties citing the same source - New York City Board of Elections. I don't know if this New York City Board of Elections information sourced in this article has been added to the mix [showing party affiliation changes on forms signed by Donald Trump] so I'll add it here for discussion. ".......According to the New York City Board of Elections, Trump has changed his party affiliation five times since...
  • Seven Bad Habits of Highly Progressive People

    01/16/2016 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    It's been 50 years since the War on Poverty was launched and after all that time and trillions of dollars spent about one of every seven people in the country is still living below the poverty line. Everyone on the right and the left seems to agree: in the war on poverty, poverty is clearly winning. So what should be done? You may have noticed that Paul Ryan and the Republican presidential candidates were guests of the Jack Kemp Center in North Carolina the other day, trotting out their ideas on how to combat poverty. But what about the Democrats?...
  • Who is Donald Trump?

    01/13/2016 12:42:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 276 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2016 | Steve McCann
    I applauded when Donald Trump jumped into the Republican presidential nominating fray. Here was someone with overwhelming national recognition due to his celebrity status, as well as someone who was politically independent due to his wealth. Someone of that stature could potentially drive a stake through the heart of the Republican establishment and forcefully blunt the folly of political correctness that has inundated American society. During the early stages of his campaign Trump exceeded all expectations in both of these arenas. However,as the novelty has begun to wear thin and his speeches and talking points have become annoyingly repetitive the...
  • "Scientists" & AlGore claim High Levels of CO2 Making People Dumber(But maybe not Dumb Enough)

    10/28/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 18 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 10/28/2015 | RedNeckoblogger (kinda)
    A coupla links on the subject... observations to follow. http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/27/scientists-claim-high-co2-levels-are-making-people-dumber/ http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/09/climate-change-aliens-exoplanets The ďproblemĒ (IMHO) is itís not making people dumb enough! Tons of Bee Ess ideology pretending to be ďscienceĒ (Global Warming/Climate Change on cold days... or AGW/CC))Ö is dumped daily into our biosphereÖ far more damaging to the people of Earth than CO2. For liberty and prosperity (to be replaced with a rationed subsistence) must be surrendered to central hyper-nanny-bureaucrat authority to ďsaveĒ the planet! ("dear leaders" exempt... of course) But in spite of a media full court press, not enough people are dumb enough (yet?) to buy the...
  • What Does it Mean to Be a Democrat?

    08/08/2015 4:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    On ABC¬ís This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Matthew Dowd identified four factions that make up the Republican Party: the Tea Party, libertarians, social conservatives and establishment Republicans. Note that three of these groups are identified almost exclusively by how they think. Arguably the fourth is as well. The Republican Party definitely attracts people who take ideas seriously.What about the Democratic Party? It¬ís tempting to say that Democrats are liberal. But did you know that the base of the party ¬Ė those that are the most reliable supporters of Democratic candidates ¬Ė are not particularly liberal at all?According to Pew research,...