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  • Joy Behar Calls for Deception to Confiscate Guns

    11/11/2019 5:08:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( Joy Behar revealed a key piece of the Progressive Project to her listeners on 4 November, 2019. She advised politicians who want to confiscate guns from U.S. citizens to deceive the voters so the politicians could get elected; then confiscate the guns.To the Left, this is nothing controversial. The whole point of Progressivism is the electorate is too stupid and ignorant to govern themselves. They believe the purpose of an elite is to deceive the governed (through manipulation of the information they receive, and controlling the narrative), so as to allow the elite to keep power and govern...
  • Shouldn't all of the states be taken off of welfare?

    11/03/2019 12:52:26 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    There's an interesting headline out there today, which can serve as a good educational moment. Due to the ravages of the fires out in California, the White House is threatening to cut off federal funding. Now first off, The notion of this phrase "federal funding" (the article also uses the phrase "state funding") is offensive because it's dishonest. It's welfare, that's what it is. I'm not interested in P.C. comfort terms. As I wrote in May of 2017, when the progressives were starting off building their nanny-state empire, they had a very specific list of welfare queens - 48 of...
  • Eric Zemmour’s Blockbuster Speech (must read)

    10/04/2019 12:28:12 PM PDT · by NRx
    The American Conservative ^ | 10-03-2019 | Rod Dreher & Eric Zemmour
    ...Progressivism: the religion of progress, a form of millenarianism that makes a god of the individual and a sacred and divine right of even his most capricious desires. Progressivism is a form of deified materialism that sees men as undifferentiated and interchangeable beings without sex or origin, beings that, like so many Legos, have been entirely constructed and may thus be deconstructed at will. Progressivism is a form of secularized messianism, as were Jacobinism, communism, fascism, Nazism, neoliberalism and the ideology of human rights. Progressivism is a revolution. Indeed, you may recall that our dear President titled his campaign book,...
  • Elites against western civilization

    10/04/2019 8:29:14 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10-3-19 | Joel Kotkin
    The intellectual class across the West—encompassing its universities, media, and arts—is striving to dismantle the values that paced its ascendancy. Europe, the source of Western civilization, now faces a campaign, in academia and elite media, to replace its cultural and religious traditions with what one author describes as a “multicultural and post-racial republic” supportive of separate identities. “The European ‘we’ does not exist,” writes French philosopher Pierre Manent, assessing the damage. “European culture is in hiding, disappearing, without a soul.” The increasingly “woke” values of the educated upper classes reflect, as Alvin Toffler predicted almost half a century ago, the...
  • Ilhan Omar says Biden isn't progressive enough to be Democratic presidential nominee

    09/23/2019 3:50:24 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 September 2019 | Devan Cole
    "I think it has been very clear to many of the people who have been creating the kind of movement that is exciting generations, that we want somebody who really has a plan that is going to tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have, and he doesn't."
  • Edmund Burke replies to Samuel Johnson about slavery and slave holders

    08/31/2019 7:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The propaganda that progressives employ is in full bloom, now that they've spent the last 120 years dumbing us down through government controlled grade schools. One of the favored propaganda devices that they use is that of Samuel Johnson, a well known British author at the time. Johnson examined some of what he heard coming from the Continental Congress and among other observations, asked this question: We are told, that the subjection of Americans may tend to the diminution of our own liberties; an event, which none but very perspicacious politicians are able to foresee. If slavery be thus fatally...
  • The New York Times uses the British Empire's propaganda in order to smear the US (1619 Project)

    08/25/2019 2:20:04 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    There is an interesting line in the 1619 Project that many would have perhaps glossed over because they have heard it so many times. It is this: The United States is a nation founded on both an ideal and a lie. Our Declaration of Independence, approved on July 4, 1776, proclaims that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." But the white men who drafted those words did not believe them to be true for the hundreds of thousands of black people in their midst. No, no, don't gloss past this. Stop right...
  • Why Pay Attention to Hong Kong?

    08/25/2019 7:05:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Aug, 2019 | Mark Deutschle
    …..Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a similar struggle, where those on the Left share Beijing's desire for totalitarian control. As is so clearly laid out in the Democrats' proposed Green New Deal, the Left desires government to be empowered to dictate almost all aspects of life in America, including but not limited to medical care, energy usage, food consumption, housing, taxes, and so on. Unfortunately, many Americans haven't got the street smarts to see where the Left wants to take them. They haven't been educated in American history, government, or economics, but instead have...
  • Marianne Williamson Reveals the Democrats Are a Cult - Greenfield

    08/13/2019 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 39 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 13, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Marianne Williamson Reveals the Democrats Are a Cult How Hillary's seances led to the rise of the Left's New Age guru. August 13, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 47 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. How did Marianne Williamson, the author of 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, and other stuff you might see on the bottom layer of a garage sale, end up on the 2020 debate stage? The obvious answer is that she’s been there for a very long time....
  • Leftists' effective dirty trick

    07/22/2019 12:27:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Jul, 2019 | Lloyd Marcus
    I heard another black pastor's sermon attacking Trump while listening to Christian radio with ear buds on my phone during my daily walk. He said President Trump's MAGA slogan does not include all Americans. He bitterly asked his congregation, "When was America ever great?" As a proud, grateful black American, I thought, "One of numerous occasions in which America was great was when 600,000 Americans sacrificed their lives in the Civil War to liberate blacks from slavery." America's enemies within use churches, schools, corporate advertising, entertainment, fake news media, and social networks to spread lies about Trump and our wonderful...
  • The demon in liberalism

    07/15/2019 3:14:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2019 | Daniel Pipes
    Now, along comes Ryszard Legutko, a Polish professor of philosophy and leading politician, with a better answer. His book, translated by Teresa Adelson, “The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies” (Encounter), methodically shows the surprising but substantial similarities between Soviet-style communism and modern liberalism as defined by Sweden or the European Union or Barack Obama. First, the ideologues retreat into fantasy which they fervently try to impose on unwilling subjects. Communists make colossal efforts to convince their vassals that they prosper far more than those wretches living in capitalist countries; liberals turn two genders into 71 or make...
  • Where the Democrats are Trying to Take Us

    07/01/2019 10:55:12 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-1-19 | Steve McCann
    (Skip) The primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump nor his supporters but an evolving autocratic oligarchy made up of the hierarchy of American Left, which includes elements of the political class, the mainstream media, the education establishment and, most recently, the titans of Silicon Valley. (Skip) The common mindset of all those determined to seize power in perpetuity, either by force of arms or the ballot box, is a profound contempt for the dignity and sanctity of human life. (Skip) Additionally, over the past 90 years virtually all potential oligarchs or tyrants have utilized the following six...
  • The Red Decade, Redux

    06/23/2019 8:26:57 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2019 | Harry Stein
    It may be that the best book that will ever be written about today’s progressive mind-set was published in 1941. That in The Red Decade author Eugene Lyons was, in fact, describing the Communist-dominated American Left of the Depression-wracked 1930s and 1940s makes his observations even more meaningful, for it is sobering to be confronted with how little has been gained by hard experience. The celebration of feelings over reason? The certainty of moral virtue? The disdain for tradition and the revising of history for ideological ends? The embrace of the latest definition of correct thought? Lyons was one of...
  • Nondelegation and the heart of progressive ideology

    06/22/2019 7:07:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    One of the most damaging yet least-known Supreme Court cases is J. W. Hampton, Jr., & Co. v. United States (1928). This case is much, much worse than the more well known case of Wickard v. Filburn. Wickard enables the bureaucracy to distort the commerce clause to do damage to our lives. Hampton enables the bureaucracy to exist. Without Hampton, Wickard is effectively repealed. A Twofer! Hampton also has another effect that is usually missed. There is a question as to when the Supreme Court decided it was fit to become involved in the process of creating law. This is...
  • ‘Most of Government Is Unconstitutional’

    06/21/2019 1:50:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2019 | Nicholas Bagley
    On Thursday, the conservative wing of the Supreme Court called into question the whole project of modern American governance. In Gundy v. United States, which concerned the constitutionality of a law requiring the registration of sex offenders, four of the more conservative justices endorsed a controversial legal theory according to which Congress lacks the power to delegate broad powers to agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Heath and Human Services. For now, the four more-liberal justices have brushed back the challenge, ruling 5 to 3, with Justice Samuel Alito, that Congress can give to the...
  • THE NEW BARBARIANS: how the left erasing America's history, culture, institutions and blessings

    06/14/2019 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | David Kupelian
    “Socialism or barbarism!” That’s the classic Marxist theme, the title of many far-left books, and the stark existential choice posed by socialists of all stripes: Either adopt our enlightened way – or sink into barbarism. However, as with most everything else on the left, this is pure projection since history proves that, intentionally or not, barbarism is precisely the end result of socialism. Really? you ask. I know socialism ignores all the laws of economics and always seems to fail, but BARBARISM? Yes, barbarism. And we’re not talking just about the unprecedentedly barbaric death toll of over 100 million during...
  • Bipartisan Senate Effort Predictably Kills Rand Paul's Plan to Balance the Federal Budget

    06/09/2019 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | June 3, 2019 | Eric Boehm
    This year, Sen. Rand Paul's (R–Ky.) effort to balance the federal budget didn't even get a floor vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Paul's so-called "Pennies Plan" failed a procedural vote on Monday evening when only 22 senators voted in favor of a cloture motion that would have brought the bill to a final vote. A majority of Republicans and all Democrats voted against proceeding to a floor vote on the bill. It's another sign that fiscal responsibility is all but dead in Congress, even as the national debt heads toward record highs and the budget deficit approaches $1 trillion this...
  • Millennial dads are not lazy. They are indoctrinated

    06/08/2019 8:31:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 97 replies
    Here is an interesting news item, right out of progressive ideology. I wanted to highlight this because the role of expertise has been, in my experience, one of the most misunderstood aspects of progressivism. Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomersIn this story, the "shocking" statistics are reported: Many millennial dads reported not owning a cordless drill (46%), a stepladder (49%), a set of screwdrivers (38%) or even a hammer (32 percent) — an item owned by 93% of boomer dads. Why the decline in DIY? Now this article tries to chalk it up to increases in...
  • How did republican senator Sherman describe Philip Dru?

    06/04/2019 6:32:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    PGA Weblog
    The progressive era is a mystery to far too many people, and this is by design. One example of this is the book "Philip Dru: Administrator", which is in reality a blueprint of progressive action. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is an agenda - a provable fact. But due to the progressives' need for shadows and darkness with which to hide in, they have erased their own history and put a nice shiny bow on it. At the time of its publication, Dru was a big deal. We don't know that today, again, by design, but it...
  • James 3:15--An American pastor prays to Progressivism's golden calf

    06/01/2019 10:22:34 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 27, 2019 | Linda Kimball
    Dan Freemyer, the pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, has obviously been drinking very deeply of Progressive Leftism's poisonous propaganda of the lie. To cheers from the crowd at Baylor University's 2019 commencement, Freemyer delivered a poison-loaded prayer to a 'god' that is not the Holy Triune God but pagan Progressivism's golden calf: "God, give them the moral imagination to reject the old keys we are trying to give them to a planet that we are poisoning by running it on fossil fuels and misplaced priorities – a planet with too many straight, white men like me behind...