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  • George Lucas and James Cameron discuss Sci-Fi regarding the Vietnam War and populism [BARF alert]

    05/20/2018 4:29:14 PM PDT · by otness_e · 27 replies
    AMC ^ | May 7, 2018
    Transcript: GEORGE LUCAS: In school, I was of the, I don't know, angry young man... JAMES CAMERON: Sure, you were a rebel. GEORGE LUCAS: I come out of anthropology. JAMES CAMERON: Yeah. GEORGE LUCAS: So, my focus is social systems. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: And in science fiction, you've got two branches: One is science... JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS: ...And the other is social. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: I'm much more of the 1984 kind of guy. JAMES CAMERON: Sure. GEORGE LUCAS: I am... JAMES CAMERON: THX-1138 GEORGE LUCAS: ...the spaceship guy. JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS:...
  • The Myth of Conservative Feminism [NYT Barf]

    05/19/2018 7:45:28 PM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jessica Valenti
    There is a distinct lack of feminist celebration over these women ascending in these jobs — an absence that Republicans have criticized as hypocrisy. Shouldn’t we feminists be pleased by these shattered glass ceilings? ...Feminism isn’t about blind support for any woman who rises to power. The real political duplicity here is Republicans’ continued efforts to co-opt feminist language while actively curtailing women’s rights.
  • Sickle, Hammer, and Iron Cross strike in Texas

    05/19/2018 7:20:49 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    The ideological affinity of all leftists means that all these leftist movements pursued the same portions of the electorate. Perhaps that is why the USSR fought on the side of the Third Reich about one-third of the Second World War and two-thirds against it (unlike other allied countries that ideologically were on the opposite end of the political spectrum both from the USSR and the Third Reich). ... Nowadays, as in the last century, few people pay attention to details. As before, it is enough to add prefix "anti" to something hated to be known as a humanist. But this,...
  • Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed [Left's true view of race]

    05/18/2018 1:42:33 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5-18-18 | Andrew Sullivan
    (Skip) Nothing could be further from the left’s current vision, which is that the very concept of post-racial integration is an illusion designed to mask the reality of an eternal “white supremacy.” ... there is no recovery from the original sin, no possible redemption, and certainly no space for the concept of an individual citizenship that transcends race and can unite Americans. There is no freedom here. There is just oppression. The question is merely about who oppresses whom. The idea that African-Americans have some responsibility for their own advancement, that absent fatherhood and a cultural association of studying with...
  • It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan

    05/14/2018 2:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 14, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Students at the University of Michigan, beware. If you say anything politically incorrect or out-of-line with the political and social orthodoxy on your campus, you may get a knock on your dorm room door from the university’s equivalent of the Thought Police, and be forced into a re-education camp. Or you may be suspended or thrown out of school, potentially damaging your educational prospects and your entire future professional career. If this sounds like an exaggeration, consider a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan by Speech First, Inc., against the president of the University of Michigan, other...
  • What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People [TEEN VOGUE]

    05/13/2018 7:49:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    TEEN VOGUE ^ | APR 11, 2018 | KIM KELLY
    What it is, how it works, and who is for and against it. Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which a country’s trade, industry, and profits are controlled by private companies, instead of by the people whose time and labor powers those companies. The United States and many other nations around the world are capitalist countries, but capitalism is not the only economic system available; throughout history, other countries have embraced other systems, like socialism or communism, so it’s important to explore what capitalism actually is. CNN recently reported that 66% of people between the ages of 21...
  • I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?

    05/07/2018 9:06:32 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 116 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5-4-18 | Leonard Pitts
    <p>She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump’s supporters. As Rose put it, “We need to not close ourselves off to how the other side thinks.” It’s a sentiment I hear a lot from progressives, and it bespeaks a great generosity of spirit.</p>
  • What Ken Burns Omits From The Vietnam War

    05/05/2018 8:52:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    providencemag ^ | May 2, 2018 | Mark Moyar
    Jim Webb, the decorated Vietnam combat veteran, writer, and former US senator, wrote “Heroes of the Vietnam Generation,”which pairs well with an earlier essay, “Peace? Defeat? What Did the Vietnam War Protesters Want?,” published by the American Enterprise Institute, in 1997. Both are very useful, especially for those who didn’t live through the Vietnam era, for understanding some of that generation’s dynamics. Webb discusses how it was really the first time in US history when a lot of people argued not going into the military was actually a good thing, and this sentiment has guided how a lot of people...
  • Fear of the Left: The Most Powerful Force in America Today (Conservatives keep quiet)

    05/01/2018 9:09:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2018 | Dennis Prager
    Conservatives are keeping quiet about their beliefs. The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the Left.This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world. Leftism — in its incarnations, such as Marxism, Communism, and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism, and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on...
  • Chick-fil-A and the Christian Infiltration

    04/22/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 20 Apr, 2018 | Barton Swaim
    Even the headline of the short essay in the New Yorker was meant to offend, and it did: “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” The piece, by Dan Piepenbring, has been read, attacked, defended, and ridiculed by far more people than ordinarily read the New Yorker. If the editors’ goal was to attract online readers, they succeeded. Piepenbring makes no effort to veil his contempt for the famously clean and friendly fast-food restaurant, of which there are now four in Manhattan. He visited the grand opening of the largest and most recently built one, on Fulton Street in Lower...
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 4/20/2018

    04/21/2018 9:35:30 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-18 | Brother Bob
    Welcome back everyone - straight to the crazy! 4/12 - Government of Canada launches Expert Panel to help Canada tap into trillion-dollar opportunity from clean growth and climate actionFor some reason this press release showed up in my LinkedIn feed. In other words, governments authorize a scam to transfer wealth from the productive segment of society into their pockets 4/13 - Polar Opposite: NY Times Outraged by Climate ‘Denialists’ Pointing Out Polar Bear Population IncreaseUsing facts, reality, and science to make an argument? How dare they! 4/13 - Laura Ingraham Advertiser Comes Back With Tail Between Its Legs…I guess that...
  • Jacksonville business asked to take down military flags

    04/17/2018 9:47:04 PM PDT · by jonascord · 44 replies
    WABC TV ^ | April 17, 2018 03:06PM | Staff
    The mayor of Jacksonville has responded to growing outrage after Jaguar Power Sports was issued a warning citation for their patriotic rooftop flag display. Store employees say the incident also involved mistreatment of a veteran....snip...On Monday, Melinda Power, a city of Jacksonville inspector, issued a warning citation for the display, saying the military flags were in violation of city code. She entered the store accompanied by her supervisor.
  • Jonah Goldberg’s "Suicide Of The West"

    04/16/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 4-16-19 | John Sexton
    Jonah Goldberg has a new book coming out next week and today National Review published a lengthy piece adapted from the book. There’s a tremendous amount to unpack in this piece so I won’t even try to do it justice in a single blog post, but there is an idea here that really struck me as insightful and worthwhile: Conservatism is a form of gratitude. There’s a foundation to this idea. According to Goldberg, we’re living through a historical “miracle” brought about by the triumph of liberal-Democratic capitalism. On any longer time scale, Goldberg points out, our current lives are...
  • Jordan Peterson- "Personal political beliefs are largely determined by temperament & personality"

    04/16/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Voption · 36 replies
    Youtube/Peterson/Carelton Place Arena ^ | June 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of "thou shalt not" statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not...
  • Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics

    04/16/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Big Think via YouTube ^ | April 12, 2018 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. "What’s interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum we’ve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, 'No, you’re outside the domain of acceptable opinion,'" says Peterson. But where's that line for the Left? There is no universal marker of what extreme liberalism looks like, which is devastating to the ideology itself but also to political discourse as a whole....
  • 'Industrial Society and Its Future" [PDF]

    04/14/2018 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Voption · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | June, 1995 | Dr. Theodore Kaczynski
    "The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down. If it survives, it may eventually achieve a low level of physical and psychological suffering, but only after passing through a long and very painful period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently reducing human beings and many other living organisms to engineered products and mere cogs in the social machine. Furthermore, if the system survives, the consequences will be inevitable: There is no way of reforming or modifying the system so as to prevent it from depriving people of dignity and autonomy....If the system breaks down the...
  • War on Science

    04/11/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | John Stossel
    We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on science is the one from the left." Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists -- denying evolution. "Right," says Tierney. "But creationism doesn't affect the way science is done." What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? "He didn't stop stem cell research,"...
  • Whatever the Left Touches it Ruins

    04/10/2018 9:43:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    DennisPrager.com ^ | 4-10-18 | Dennis Prager
    The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism — not liberalism — is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins. So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party: The most obvious — and, therefore, the one more and Americans can resonate with — is the near destruction of most American universities as places of learning. In the words of Harvard professor Steven Pinker — an atheist and a liberal — outside of the natural sciences and a few other disciplines (such...
  • Is Progressivism Satanic?

    04/09/2018 7:18:57 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 38 replies
    New Zeal ^ | April 9, 2018 – 9:05 am EST | Thomas Wigand
    Yes, at first glance the title of this piece appears to be provocative (indeed, some probably stopped there and refused to continue reading). However, it is provocative only under two conditions. First, it is provocative when viewed within the frame of reference to which we’ve become conditioned – that is, that Progressivism and religion are examined as totally separate and distinct topics, a conceptual version of the so-called “separation of church and state” if you will. Second, it is provocative if this writer had deliberately crafted it just to get a reaction..... More at Link:
  • The Right Should Never Cede MLK to the Left

    04/04/2018 12:02:15 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 25 replies
    Vanity | April 4, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, if you can indulge me a quick soapbox about the political use and abuse of his legacy. I'm not going to argue that MLK was exclusively a man of the right. He wasn't and his legacy isn't. Most of us know of his too close for comfort associations with Communists, as well as the extent to which some of his ideals and rhetoric veered off into leftist territory, particular in his later (and less successful) years. But there is far too much that is valuable about...