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  • Russia And The West's Insane Syrian War

    09/26/2016 3:45:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Russia and the West are fighting to decide whether Syria will be run by Sunni Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia or Shiite Islamists backed by Iran. This insane civil war has burned up countless lives, not to mention plenty of dollars, rubles, euros and pounds. The only certain winners of this war, once the dust has settled, will chant “Allahu Akbar” and call for the death of the infidels. Sadly this is nothing new. Russia got the PLO started before Bill Clinton decided to become its sugar daddy. Smuggling weapons to the Mujahedeen to fight the Russians got us into...
  • A Wise Honest Arab MuslimMan Tells Muslims The Truth About Themselves - A Must See

    09/11/2016 6:03:22 PM PDT · by beejaa · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/5/11 | thesanctfy
    Listen to it on YouTube. The conversation is in Arabic accompanied by English subtitles.
  • Islam and the West’s Death by “Freedom”

    09/01/2016 9:31:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Selwyn Duke
    If our current ideals don’t allow us to exclude people who vow, “With your democratic laws, we will colonize you,” then those ideals are only for schlemiels It can be a good thing to be idealistic. But you’d better make sure you have the right ideals. As to this, the modern West is quickly becoming something non-Western — precisely because our ideals are now far less than ideal. It has often been noted that some among us use our freedoms to destroy our freedoms. George Soros, a real-life James Bond villain, comes to mind; other leftist entities such as the...
  • “The Super-Secret Handshake of the Black Community”

    08/31/2016 6:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 31, 2016 | Allen West
    Something is happening in this presidential election cycle that has some folks totally up in arms. A white GOP presidential candidate is addressing the issues in the black community. And, of course, Donald J. Trump has kicked the hornet’s nest and is consistently castigated with the ultimate denigrating moniker of “racist.” Trump is finding out that there is a super-secret club handshake in the black community. And the only white people who have been provided that code are white liberal progressive socialists. What amazes me is that here we have someone challenging the failed progressive policies of the inner city...
  • Dennis Prager: Pope Francis And The Decline Of The West

    08/10/2016 7:07:31 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Pope Francis made comments last week that reveal the most important single thing you need to know about the modern world: The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity, and not Islam, but leftism. Leftism has taken over the world's leading educational institutions, the world's news media and the world's popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything. On July 26, two Muslims slit the throat of a French Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, while he was saying Mass in his...
  • I have a PERSONAL message for the Muslim father whose son was killed in Iraq

    07/31/2016 10:19:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Alan West ^ | 7/31/16 | Alan West
    Everyone’s talking about the speech delivered by Mr. Khizr Khan, accompanied by his wife Ghazala at the DNC that focused on the loss of his son, U.S. Army Captain Humayan Khan. It appears things have devolved into such a level of immaturity relating to the speech that I believe there’s a need for a clear analysis of Mr. Khan’s address, and what he should have presented. First, let me offer my condolences to the Khan family for their sacrifice, as they are now an American Gold Star Family. Their son and I share an unbreakable bond. We both served our...
  • Man’s death shows the enticing beauty — and deadly power — of Yellowstone’s colorful hot springs

    06/09/2016 1:09:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9 2016 | Katie Mettler
    <p>Colin Scott and his sister, Sable, came Tuesday for the mesmerizing hot springs, a favorite sightseeing stop for millions of tourists each year at Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, where mineral deposits tint crystal-clear pools of steaming water brilliant shades of blue, green, orange and yellow.</p>
  • Is This the West’s Weimar Moment?

    05/31/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/31/2016 | Jochen Bittner
    Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism. Setting aside debate about whether...
  • The West must stop kissing butt and start kicking butt!

    05/13/2016 8:58:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The West (meaning Western Europe and the US and Canada) is at war with ISIS and radical Islam, yet it won’t admit it. The West is at war with ISIS and radical Islam, yet it won’t do what needs to be done to rid the world of this evil. The West deliberately weakens itself every day through insane political correctness and unrealistic attempts to placate people who are determined to destroy us. The West is a weak sister, and no doubt the marauding monsters of ISIS, the maniacal Mullahs of Iran, and every other foe of ours in the world...
  • West Point Photo Inquiry Clears Cadets

    05/11/2016 6:31:20 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 62 replies
    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, NEW YORK ^ | 10 May 2016 | Robert L. Caslen, Jr. Lieutenant General, US Army Superintendent
    Members of the United States Corps of Cadets, the Long Gray Line, Ladies and Gentlemen: I know that you are all acutely aware of the recent photo that has garnered the national spotlight by showing a group of cadets posing in full dress uniform with their fists raised.
  • Feds: Deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion was criminal act

    05/11/2016 12:36:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | May 11, 2016 | CBS, AP
    The fire that caused the deadly and destructive fertilizer plant explosion in April 2013 in West Texas was set deliberately, a federal investigator announced early Wednesday afternoon. "This fire was a criminal act," Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Robert Elder said.
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists [#BLM]

    05/06/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
  • Allen West for VP (vanity)

    05/03/2016 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 75 replies
    Joni Ernst would also make an interesting choice. Discuss.
  • Will vs. Way Explains Islam vs. West; Islam Has the Former But Not the Latter, the West, Vice Versa

    04/19/2016 10:02:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In the ongoing struggle between Islam and the West, one important fact is regularly overlooked: one civilization has the will to triumph, but not the way; the other has the way to triumph, but not the will. Some who fear Islam do not seem to understand this. They think that Islam is an irresistible force to be reckoned with; they see Muslim migrants as hordes of violent men invading Europe; they call on Western men to make a stand, resist the onslaught, save their women and children. To be sure, this portrayal is historically valid: for one thousand years, Muslims...
  • A Slow Motion Train Wreck-Watching the end of Western civilization unfold

    04/13/2016 4:28:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | April 13, 2016 | Phyllis Chesler
    Reprinted from The four horsemen ride again; no, the bloody beast is back, slouching its' way towards Bethlehem; no, it is an ancient genie unbound and its’ foul breath smells of more and more blood and human anguish as it grows ever-closer. Yesterday, I screened a superb film about terrorism and anti-Semitism: "Watching the Moon at Night." It is written and directed by two Swedes: Joanna Helander and Bo Persson. We see, on camera, the late, great Robert Wistrich and Andre Glucksman—and Walter Laqueur, Anthony Julius, Vladimir Bukovsky, Zuhdi Jasser, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Hannah Rosenthal—and Dan Alon, one of the...
  • Obama: ISIS plotting nuclear attacks on the West

    04/02/2016 2:21:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 73 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    World leaders gathered on Friday in Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss the growing threat of nuclear terrorism. Noting the chilling possibility of a nuclear attack, US President Barack Obama remarked that Islamic State terrorists have already made use of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, and that there is evidence ISIS has made efforts to acquire nuclear material. "ISIL has already used chemical weapons,” Obama said. “[T]here is no doubt if these madmen ever got their hands on a bomb or nuclear material they would use it to kill as many as possible". "It would...
  • Y’all can attack me for saying, but here’s the GOP ticket I see emerging…

    03/10/2016 1:44:43 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 98 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Allen West
    There are lots of political machinations going on with the GOP presidential primary. Word is that former Florida Governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be meeting with remaining candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich. We know Neil Bush is a Cruz campaign finance committeeman. And after what can only be referred to as poor performances this past Tuesday, I surmise there are growing behind-the-scenes calls for Rubio and Kasich to exit. Man, there are probably some serious “Godfather”-type discussions going on. Here’s what’s at risk. If Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich remain in...
  • Trump Weak in the West

    03/02/2016 1:12:32 AM PST · by dschapin · 116 replies
    3/2/2015 | Vanity
    Now that we have the results from Super Tuesday a weakness is starting to show in Donald Trump's support. He seems to be mainly an East Coast Candidate. There have now been seven states that have voted west of the Mississippi. Of these seven elections Trump has only won two (Nevada, and Arkansas) while he has lost five (Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, and Alaska).
  • Four corners of winning the anti establishment goal

    02/21/2016 11:17:46 AM PST · by inchworm · 9 replies
    2/21/16 | inchworm
    Name your four corners of election 2016 anti-establishment dream team. Let's face it Trump will walk away with this so what helps him move on and unite a common goal to move forward in taking on the Clinton, welfare, borderless, anti military establishment. I think Trump, with Cruz as VP, Carson at Surgeon General, and Alan West at Secretary of Defense would make for 4 corners to a great foundation that would carry the common goal to victory in November. Realistically, what would your four corners to a great election 2016 look like at this point?
  • Kanye West reveals he is $53 million in debt...

    02/15/2016 7:23:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/2016 | HEATHER WAUGH and KAYLA CALDWELL
    Kanye West stunned fans on Saturday night after declaring he was $53million in debt. The rapper made the claim on Twitter ahead of his Saturday Night Life appearance, his latest headline-making tweets in recent days. The father-of-two, who is known for his extravagant lifestyle with wife Kim Kardashian, tweeted: 'I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart...'
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund chairman congratulates Senator Ted Cruz on victory in Iowa

    02/01/2016 8:15:46 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement tonight congratulating Senator Ted Cruz on his victory in the Iowa Caucus. "On behalf of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our grassroots activists around the country, I'd like to congratulate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his record-breaking victory tonight in Iowa. Senator Cruz was able to harness the power of grassroots activists in Iowa because he is a trusted conservative who not only shares our values and principles, but has consistently proven his courage to keep his promises. When Senator Cruz says he will repeal Obamacare,...
  • 'Most pro-Israel administration evah' issues executive order calling for labeling of 'West Bank'

    01/28/2016 10:32:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/28/18 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Greetings to all of you from Boston. Just last night, we had reports of a 'thaw' in Israel's relations with the 'most pro-Israel administration evah.' William Daroff âś” @Daroff Obama speaks at the #Israel Embassy amid a thaw in relations between U.S. and Israel  (@Kevinliptakcnn in @CNN) 6:30 PM - 27 Jan 2016 Obama speaks at Israeli embassy amid thaw in relations - President Barack Obama will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Israeli Embassy as relations between the U.S. and Israel have shown new signs of improvement. I'm sorry to report that the 'thaw' has...
  • Islam and the West: An Irreconcilable Conflict?

    12/22/2015 10:22:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | December 22, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'" So said Hillary Clinton in Saturday night's New Hampshire debate. Yet, that phrase was not popularized by Donald Trump, but by Harvard's famed Samuel Huntington. His "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" has been described by Zbigniew Brzezinski as providing "quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time." That Clinton is unaware of the thesis, or dismisses...
  • Dhimmitude and Trump {Reaction to Trump's Muslim Position in Historic Context}

    12/15/2015 4:05:18 AM PST · by drpix · 19 replies ^ | 12/13/15 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Although this journalist has not been a fan of Donald Trump, the man's latest idea of barring the entry of Muslims into America hit a bull's eye. The hysterical reaction by Americans of many stripes is evidence of that, but also of a terrifying reality: the growing triumph of dhimmitude in the United States... ~ ~ clip ~ ~ Dhimmitude, she said, was taking root in Europe as Europeans began to retreat and kowtow to Muslim demands. Europeans have been gradually morphing into a simulacrum of medieval Jews and Christians under Islam when non-Believers kept their heads down and bowed...
  • Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post

    03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jim Kouri
    In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive. California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department. Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's...
  • The Radical Muslims Are Waging A Silent War Against The West By Flooding Us With Muslim Immigrants

    11/16/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Vanity | November 16, 2015 | Self
    It should be absolutely clear to anyone with a brain that the Muslims have watched nations like France, Germany and the US that we have a soft heart for why not send their Jihadist fighters into our countries and rage war against our populations and win instead of trying to wage war with our superior military in their countries and lose! Unfortunately, we have a Muslim in the White House who wages war against cops, Christians and white people right here in our own country setting the example for the Muslim crazies everywhere else to wage war on the...
  • Paris Carnage: How The West Will Respond

    11/15/2015 12:49:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | James Delingpole
    Does the West yet have the resolve to deal with the Islamist threat? Douglas Murray thinks not. As he argues here and here it will take more than the deaths of a mere 128 people in Paris – and the wounding of many more – to concentrate the minds of our pusillanimous leaders as they seek to persuade us for the umpteenth time that this has “nothing to do with Islam” which is, of course, a “religion of peace.”
  • Erdogan Is Proving Samuel Huntington's 'Clash of Civilizations' Right

    11/04/2015 8:27:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/02/2015 | BehlĂĽl Ă–zkan
    ISTANBUL -- Turkey held its early parliamentary elections Sunday, on Nov. 1, a date fraught with historical significance for the Turkish nation. It was on that date in 1922 that the seven-century-old Ottoman sultanate was finally abolished by AtatĂĽrk, the leader in the country's war of independence and the founder of the secular Republic of Turkey. This revolutionary act -- along with the abolition of the Islamic Caliphate two years later -- sent shockwaves throughout the entire Islamic world. For the first time in history, sovereignty over a Muslim-majority society had been wrested from the sultan -- who exercised it...
  • Patriarch Kirill: The West is no longer Christian

    10/28/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 24 replies
    CypLive ^ | October 28, 2015
    Western countries do not identify themselves with the Christian tradition and harass those who defend Christian values, said Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on Wednesday at a meeting with US preacher Franklin Graham at the St. Daniel Monastery. "Russian Church during the Cold War was actively developing relations with Western Christians. We were living in difficult conditions of atheistic ideology and perceived Western civilization as Christian civilization. We appreciated the freedom in which they lived, Christians in the West, and considered them our brothers and allies" - said the Patriarch. He stressed with regret that in recent years...
  • Direct Experience: The One Benefit of Accepting Muslim Migrants

    10/26/2015 6:18:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islam’s Rule of Numbers: women and children will be exploited and raped; the elderly will be mugged; churches and other institutions will be attacked; terror will set in A silver lining exists in the dust cloud being beat up by the marching feet of millions of Muslim men migrating into the West: those many Europeans and Americans, who could never understand Islam in theory, will now have the opportunity to understand it through direct and personal experience. Perhaps then they will awaken to reality? The fact is, most Western people have had very little personal interaction with Muslims. Moreover, because...

    10/23/2015 3:11:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | October 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last April, police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya. The motive was that the victims “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim.” Another report cited a boy seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying “Here, we only pray to Allah.” Eventually the Muslims “went mad,” in the words of a witness, started screaming “Allahu Akbar!” and began hurling Christians into the sea.
  • Christians Persecuted by Muslims Even in the West

    10/21/2015 7:49:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    As Muslims continue to flood the continent, they will not be limited to expressing their anti-Christian hostility on the unprotected dead in cemeteries, or on inanimate church buildings, statues, and crosses. but on native Christians themselves Last April, police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya.’ The motive was that the victims “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim.” ‘Another’report‘cited a boy seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying “Here, we only pray to Allah.” ‘Eventually the Muslims “went mad,” in the...
  • Does the West Prefer ISIS to Putin?

    10/03/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by pinochet · 37 replies
    Russian jets are bombing ISIS targets, and Western nations (the US, France and Britain) are denouncing Putin for those attacks. It is obvious some governments of the Western world want ISIS to win and take over the Middle East. For Heaven's sake, Putin is the only major world leader who is outspoken in defending the Christians in the Middle-East. Western governments do not care about Christians, whether in the Middle-East, or in America and Europe.
  • It’s Not Just al-Qaeda Anymore: ISIS Now Targeting West at Rate of More than 2 Attacks Per Month

    09/30/2015 7:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/30/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Posted By Stephen Kruiser On September 29, 2015 @ 7:02 pm In Europe,Foreign Policy,Homeland Security,Islam,Islamic State,News | 1 Comment Via The Telegraph: Islamic State-linked terror plots are increasing with attacks on the West foiled or taking place at a rate of more than two a month, according to a new study.Since the declaration of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (Isil) “caliphate” last year, nine attacks unfolded out of a total of 32 Isil-inspired plots, or 2.3 a month, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) said.The think tank’s latest study of Isil-related terror found that the extremist group’s slick media...
  • The New Naqba

    09/27/2015 5:06:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Catastrophe. Not just the displacement of millions of people who have suffered under the hands of barbaric terrorism by Islamists, but the refusal of Muslims the world over to care for their own while blaming others for the displacement In 1948, five Arab countries attacked the new country of Israel, sure of their success. They failed. But Jordan conquered part of Jerusalem in the war, annexed it, ethnically cleansed the Jews whose ancestors had inhabited Jerusalem for thousands of years, destroyed the Holy Sites just as today ISIS has destroyed the Holy Sites in lands they take. The Arabs demolished...

    09/10/2015 2:43:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | 9 September 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    It has become well-accepted in the West that Europe and the United States ought to welcome hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Based on the available evidence, that accepted perspective spells disaster for the character and safety of the West.

    09/07/2015 3:41:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only does the West facilitate the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, but in the West as well. According to a recent NPR report, the U.S. supported “moderate” coalition fighting both Bashar Assad and the Islamic State in Syria “has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homes”—just as IS has done.
  • Life Coach Says Texas Deputy's Murder "Is What Justice Looks Like"

    09/05/2015 10:47:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | September 5, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Another patently offensive reference to the cold blood execution of Texas deputy Darren Goforth: a “life coach” in Florida, named Jaxi West, said the murder “is what justice looks like.”
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT WESTERN 'COLONIALISM': How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth

    07/27/2015 8:12:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/27/2015 | Bruce Thronton
    Language is the first casualty of wars over foreign policy. To paraphrase Thucydides, during ideological conflict, words have to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which is now given them. One word that has been central to our foreign policy for over a century is “colonialism.” Rather than describing a historical phenomenon––with all the complexity, mixture of good and evil, and conflicting motives found on every page of history––“colonialism” is now an ideological artifact that functions as a crude epithet. As a result, our foreign policy decisions are deformed by self-loathing and guilt eagerly exploited by our adversaries....
  • What's Trump's Position In Cruz's Cabinet ?

    07/25/2015 10:00:38 AM PDT · by knarf · 82 replies
    self, various ^ | July 25, 2015 | knarf
    And Col West ... where will HE go ?
  • Western parents need to chill out about their kids

    07/23/2015 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 17 replies
    Spiked online ^ | June 9, 2015 | Frank Furedi
    The author of Paranoid Parenting says that far from needing a stricter ‘Asian’ approach, Western parenting is already way too intensive. Last night, in a debate in London titled ‘Western parents don’t know how to bring up their children’, regular spiked contributor Frank Furedi clashed with Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother , and others. Furedi’s opening remarks are published below. When it comes to discussing parenting, everyone thinks they are warranted to take their own personal story and recast it as a philosophy. On no other issue are you allowed to communicate such prejudices and...
  • Cornel West: ‘All Our Phones Are Tapped’

    10/22/2014 7:55:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/22/2014 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    WASHINGTON – Author and political activist Cornel West told an audience that the criminal justice system in America is criminal itself, calling out JP Morgan president/CEO Jamie Dimon. “The criminal justice system in America is itself criminal. You’ve got Wall Street criminals walking free, sipping tea at the White House. Jamie Dimon, we might as well call names,” said West during a speech and book signing at Busboys & Poets in Washington on Thursday. “What does he do? He basically negotiates how much he wants to pay given his criminality and then writes it off as a tax write-off. And...
  • Cornel West on Obama: "The First Black President Has Become The First Niggerized Black President"

    06/22/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 22, 15
    Reacting to President Obama's use of the n-word on Marc Maron's podcast, (Princeton / Harvard Professor) Cornel West called him the first "niggerized" president in an appearance on CNN. West criticized Obama as "a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy." "Too many black people are niggerized," West said Monday on CNN. "I would say the first black president has become the first niggerized black president." "A niggerized black person is a black person who is afraid and scared and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy...
  • Mexico Straddles the Fence Between the West and Russia

    06/21/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Mexico is playing a duplicitous game with the West, and it is time to take a more serious approach towards the geopolitical risk emerging south of the Rio Grande As the United States and Canada struggle with geopolitical challenges abroad, the potential weak link in continental defense sits at the U.S. southern border. For too long has Mexico forged a political path that often acts at cross-purposes to the goals of its democratic northern neighbors. And the problems run far deeper than just Mexico’s internal difficulties with the drug cartels. The nation’s true allegiances remain undefined. The Mexican ambassador to...
  • Dumbledore and Gandalf to marry in front of Westboro Baptist Church

    06/08/2015 8:19:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The extremist Westboro Baptist Church won't have to travel far for its next protest. That's because on Sunday afternoon, Planting Peace, "a non-profit organization founded in 2004 for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world," plans to hold a wedding between Gandalf and Dumbledore across from the hate group's headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. The marriage of the characters, played by volunteer actors, is a culmination of tweets between a fan of JK Rowling and the author's spat with the anti-gay 'church' on Twitter. Shortly after Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, @justaoifethings tweeted: "@jk_rowling proud to see us...
  • Thomas Jefferson & Radical Islam’s War on the West

    05/21/2015 6:42:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | May 21,2015 | David L. Hunter
    Those that assume that radical Islam is a modern phenomenon that became prominent during Bill Clinton’s tenure as president in the 1990s merely scratch the historical surface of America’s complicated political entanglement with the Middle East’s supposed “religion of peace.” In truth, the tentacles of radical Islam go all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.
  • You’re on the Front Line of the Islamic War

    05/11/2015 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Al Caruba
    When are Americans going to realize that the Islamists do not need any provocation? When are we going to start acting like we are at war? A good first step would be to stop inviting Muslims to immigrate to America. Does anyone remember what happened on September 11, 2001? Or is it just “ancient history” at this point? Some three thousand totally innocent Americans were murdered by a sneak attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Who did it? The same murderous Islamists who attacked an event in Garland, Texas, to focus attention...
  • The South and the West, Part 1

    05/08/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by SeeSharp · 10 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | May 6, 2015 | Clyde Wilson
    When our ever-wise leader set up a program on the American West, he obviously had in mind the geographic west of North America—the Great Plains, mountains, and Pacific coast beyond the Colorado, Red, Arkansas, and Missouri rivers. But when Americans emerged onto the Great Plains in the second third of the 19th century, they were already the inheritors of two centuries of American Westering. The further West was but the last phase of this experience. Permit me in my two talks to deal mostly with that two century prelude, which is where my knowledge and my bent lie. When settlers...
  • Morgantown Bans Sofas From Being Kept Outside In Attempt To Stop WVU Couch Fires

    04/13/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 11, 2015 | Tyler Kingkade
    Morgantown, West Virginia's city council passed a law Tuesday to ban upholstered furniture outdoors, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Why? Because West Virginia University students won't stop burning couches outside. The new law prohibits people from keeping couches in their yards or unenclosed porches. According to WV Public, violators will receive a written warning, and then fines of up to $500.
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? It’s not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the world’s fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the world’s largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...