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  • The Business Behind the Left’s Pay-to-Protest Scheme [ Antifa , George Soros ]

    08/19/2017 1:30:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
     LifeZette ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | Margaret Menge
    Big-money groups are helping to organize and fuel 'AstroTurf' progressive uprisings. ... The housing, the food, the organized activities and the defense attorneys at the ready made the riots possible. But why did news reports never mention that the riots were being funded? ... The DisruptJ20 website says its efforts are "nationally supported" ... The Black Lives Matter movement, one of the organizers of the violent counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, does take money ... Open Society Foundation documents showed that the George Soros-funded group gave Black Lives Matter groups $650,000. The Ford Foundation subsequently announced that it was...
  • The Jacobins of the Democratic Party

    04/28/2017 3:55:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | April 28, 2017 | David Prentice
    Rather than accept electoral defeat, the mainstream of the Democratic Party now believes in “resisting” -- resisting anything the party in power enacts into law, does, wants to do, or even wants to think. Their new goal is to disrupt, obfuscate, destroy, and neuter their opposition. They are doing it with revolting politicians who think their job is to say anything incendiary, nasty, boorish, off the wall, and destructive. Ditto with their “journOlists.” And, unfortunately, ditto with far too many of their voters. None have a clue that they are beyond the bounds of what was once called civilized discourse....
  • How Catholics brought Napoleon to his knees

    01/02/2015 2:07:21 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 2, 2015 | Andrew Roberts
    Pius VII sits behind Napoleon in Jacques-Louis David’s coronation painting (1807) Locking up the Pope alienated millions of the faithful and was one of Bonaparte’s most stupid mistakes“She was on her way home from church when she felt labour pains,” Napoleon would say of his mother Letizia, “and had only time to get into the house, when I was born, not on a bed, but on a heap of tapestry.” Napoleon Bonaparte’s fraught relations with the Catholic Church started early in life, for although his mother was a devout Catholic, his father was a Voltairean who despised popular religion....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934)

    02/09/2014 11:20:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1934 | Harold Young
  • Reflections on Burke's <i>Reflections</i> (Edmund Burke)

    02/04/2009 11:24:06 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies · 411+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | Gertrude Himmelfarb
    Edmund Burke was, and still is, a provocative thinker—a provocation in his own day, as in ours. At a time when most right-minded (which is to say, left-inclined) English literati were rhapsodizing over the French Revolution—Wordsworth declaring what “bliss was it in that dawn to be alive”—Burke wrote his Reflections on the Revolution in France, a searing indictment of the Revolution. He was accused then, as he often is now, of being excessive, even hysterical, in his account of the Revolution: "a ferocious dissoluteness in manners, an insolent irreligion in opinions and practices, … laws overturned, tribunals subverted, industry without...
  • Vive La Revolution:Obama Brings Spirit Of The French Revolution To America

    01/28/2009 7:47:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies · 974+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 28, 2009 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Last week, before an audience of millions of Americans, the new president made a telling statement. Alluding to the American founders, President Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, stated: “The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.” This seemed to be a reference to the Declaration of Independence, or at least to the principles in that sacred...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Roots of Subversion (Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbé Augustin Barruél, SJ

    03/04/2006 9:40:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 487+ views
    The New American ^ | 09.30.96 | William H. McIlhany
    Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbé Augustin Barruél The years 1796 to 1798 saw the publication of two important presentations of evidence concerning an international conspiracy, then only decades old, which had devastated France and was threatening the entire civilized world. That conspiracy had coalesced into a continuing organizational structure with the founding of the Order of the Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. The conspirators in the Order came from the top levels of society, and their ultimate goal was the destruction of all existing religious and political institutions, all forms...
  • Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State?

    07/25/2005 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 727+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 07-25-05 | Reese, Charley
    Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State? Should your personal life be an affair of state? That's what divides libertarians and true conservatives from the modern Jacobins who falsely wear the label of "liberal" or "moderate." The libertarian/true-conservative position is that your private and personal affairs are not the business of the state as long as you refrain from applying force or fraud against your fellow citizens. The Jacobin position is that your life belongs to the state and your personal interests may be sacrificed for the common good, which, of course, the Jacobins will define. The most...
  • Against Neoconservatism (It's the new Jacobinism, says Claes G. Ryn.)

    05/05/2004 9:55:43 AM PDT · by u-89 · 77 replies · 2,230+ views
    Lew ^ | 5 May 04 | Claes G. Ryn
    Which American? by Claes G. Rynby Claes G. Ryn The just-concluded 40th anniversary meeting of the Philadelphia Society, held in Chicago, featured a panel on US foreign policy. Midge Decter, the controversial new president of the society, praised the United States as embodying universally applicable principles, and endorsed the aggressive foreign policy that is the hallmark of the Bush administration. On the same panel, Claes Ryn, the 2001–2002 president of the Society and the author of the recently released America the Virtuous, criticized this kind of universalism as "neo-Jacobin" and as incompatible with traditional American views on government, not...
  • A Leftist Professor Strikes Again

    01/24/2004 10:23:02 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 5 replies · 175+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1/23/04 | Nick Bahl
    A Leftist Professor Strikes Again By Nick Bahl | January 23, 2004 I am a 22-year-old senior planning to graduate with a journalism degree and a political science minor from Metropolitan State College in Denver this May. This past semester I took a class called Latin American Politics taught by Dr. Oneida Meranto, a political science professor at Metro State. When I registered for Dr. Meranto’s class, I didn’t know what I was in for. During the past semester Dr. Meranto has wrongfully dropped me from her class; threatened to throw a campus Republican group that I belonged to...
  • America's New Agenda

    11/27/2003 7:25:14 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 128+ views ^ | 11-27-03 | Roberts, Paul Craig
    America's New Agenda Paul Craig Roberts Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 Are the consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq likely to be a secular, democratic Middle East and a victory over terrorism, as the Bush administration claims? Or has the Bush administration embarked on an adventure with unintended consequences beyond its imagination? Hegemonic powers are not immune from miscalculation. When Napoleon marched his Grand Army into Russia, he overlooked that defeating Russia was different from seizing its capital, and that wintering in distant Moscow would give his European enemies ample opportunity to plot against him. In his haste to return...
  • Columnist Charley Reese's "Idle Thoughts On The Road To Understanding"

    08/08/2003 8:15:49 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 201+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 08-08-03 | Reese, Charley
    Idle Thoughts On The Road To Understanding Here are a few random thoughts that might help you to figure out the world in which we are currently living: The U.S. dollar is backed up by nothing and is convertible to nothing. It is a medium of exchange, and compared with the Euro, the currency of the European Union, it has lost 30 percent of its value since 2001. This is bad news for those of us whose investments, savings and life insurance are denominated in dollars. These dollars are exchangeable for less and less in goods and services. If the...