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  • Victor Davis Hanson: How California’s Paradise Become our Purgatory

    06/20/2024 5:05:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 20 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    How and why did California end up as a warning to Western civilization of what might be in store for anyone who followed its nihilism? California has become a test case of the suicide of the West. Never before has such a state, so rich in natural resources and endowed with such a bountiful human inheritance, self-destructed so rapidly. How and why did California so utterly consume its unmatched natural and ancestral inheritance and end up as a warning to Western civilization of what might be in store for anyone who followed its nihilism? The symptoms of the state’s suicide...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: How Left-wing Conspiracies Work

    06/17/2024 4:26:57 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 17 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When we hear such things in the months to come, remember that these mythologies are usually a warning: what the left is alleging is, quite often, precisely what the left is already doing. Since 2016, there has been a clear pattern to left-wing conspiracies—beyond the obvious fact that they traffic in lies, stereotypes, and paranoia to serve precise political agendas. We now know that the conspiracy to cook up the Russian-collusion hoax—Donald Trump allegedly conniving with Vladimir Putin to rig the 2016 vote—was perpetrated by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Its funding was hidden by the Democratic National Committee, the law...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "We Have Never Seen Anything Like This Before..." (VIDEO)

    06/17/2024 3:30:23 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    Point of View YouTube Channel ^ | Jun 13, 2024 | Point of View
    Are America’s cultural institutions in decline? In this insightful interview, Victor Davis Hanson explores how the left's dominance in Hollywood, professional sports, and media has led to significant disengagement from the public. With NBA ratings at record lows and Hollywood relying on Chinese markets, Americans are opting out of what they perceive as a socialist-dominated culture, creating a "monastery of the mind." Hanson discusses the broader implications of this shift, noting that traditional cultural monopolies are crumbling as people reject network news, blockbuster movies, and even major sports events. This disengagement poses a dilemma for the left, which has leveraged...
  • The West Is Sick of the New Woke Jihadism

    06/14/2024 7:51:16 AM PDT · by artichokegrower
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 14, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The West Is Sick of the New Woke Jihadism By Victor Davis Hanson - RCP ContributorJune 14, 2024 The West Is Sick of the New Woke JihadismFR159526 AP What are the mobs in Washington defiling iconic federal statues with impunity and pelting policemen really protesting? What are the throngs in London brazenly swarming parks and rampaging in the streets really angry about? Occupations? They could care less that the Islamist Turkish government still stations 40,000 troops in occupied Cyprus. No one is protesting against the Chinese takeover of a once-independent Tibet or the threatened absorption of an autonomous Taiwan.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The West Is Sick of the New Woke Jihadism

    06/13/2024 4:37:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 13 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The more violent campuses and streets become, the more clueless the mobs seem about the cascading public antipathy to what they do and what they represent. What are the mobs in Washington defiling iconic federal statues with impunity and pelting policemen really protesting? What are the students at Stanford University vandalizing the president’s office really demonstrating against? What are the throngs in London brazenly swarming parks and rampaging in the streets really angry about? Occupations? They could care less that the Islamist Turkish government still stations 40,000 troops in occupied Cyprus. No one is protesting against the Chinese takeover of...
  • It All Started With Obama | Victor Davis Hanson (VIDEO)

    06/04/2024 8:52:22 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 29 replies
    Victor Davis Hanson YouTube Channel ^ | Jun 7, 2023 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson delves into a critical topic: the worst thing any president has done in his lifetime. Drawing upon his vast expertise and deep knowledge of American history, Hanson offers thought-provoking insights and analysis on this significant subject. Through meticulous research and captivating storytelling, he uncovers the actions and decisions that he believes have had the most detrimental impact on our nation.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Left Knows Leftism Doesn’t Work

    06/10/2024 4:41:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    If Biden and his handlers have taught us anything, human nature cannot be fooled, and the current four-year experiment will have to end before it ends us—and soon. Do not expect the radical left to survey the wreckage of socialism and communism in history and accept that statism impoverishes people and erodes their freedoms. There will never be admissions by our elite that progressivism exists mainly for the acquisition of power by the utopian and virtue-signaling few, who ensure that they are never subject to the baleful implementation of their ideological agendas on the rest of us. Still, leftists look...
  • "I Can't Believe This is Actually Happening in America!!" | Victor Davis Hanson (VIDEO)

    06/10/2024 1:01:30 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 32 replies
    MotivHolic YouTube channel ^ | May 21, 2024 | MotivHolic
    In this short video, VDH discusses the lies that the Democrats are selling that are destroying the economy, the middle class, the military and the moral fabric of America.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Myth That Biden Had Nothing to Do with the Prosecutions of Trump

    06/06/2024 5:27:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 6 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It is past time for the media and Democrats to drop the ruse of Biden’s “neutrality and admit that they are terrified of the will of the people in November and so are conniving to silence them. The five criminal and civil prosecutions of Donald Trump all prompt heated denials from Democrats that President Biden and Democrat operatives had a role in any of them. But Joe Biden has long let it be known that he was frustrated with his own Department of Justice’s federal prosecutors for their tardiness in indicting Donald Trump. Biden was upset because any delay might...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Destructive Generation—Proving America’s Weakest Link

    06/03/2024 4:48:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 108 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3 Jun, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A single generation has broken apart the great chain of American civilizational continuance. Governor Ronald Reagan, in his 1967 inaugural address, famously remarked, “Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction.” Reagan today might have expanded on his theme by declaring that civilization itself is both fragile and can lost by a generation that recklessly spends its inheritance while neither appreciating nor replenishing it—if not ridiculing those who sacrificed so much to provide it. Such is the noxious epitaph of the Baby Boomer generation that is now passing after a half-century of preeminence...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Our Revolutionary Times

    05/30/2024 4:16:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 30 May, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sometimes unexpected but dramatic events tear off the thin veneer of respectability and convention. What follows is the exposure and repudiation of long-existing but previously covered-up pathologies. Events like the destruction of the southern border over the last three years, the October 7 massacre and ensuing Gaza war, the campus protests, the COVID-19 epidemic and lockdown, and the systematic efforts to weaponize our bureaucracies and courts have all led to radical reappraisals of American culture and civilization. Since the 1960s, universities have always been hotbeds of left-wing protests, sometimes violently so. But the post-October 7 campus eruptions marked a watershed...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Fear Trump—or Bust?

    05/27/2024 5:20:33 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 27 May, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trumpophobia (fright over Trump) is cresting with his polls. As Trump continues to show leads in critical swing states, as various lawfare-inspired cases against him seem to the public to be more persecutions than prosecutions, and as Joe Biden appears daily more incoherent and lost, the left on spec has resorted to warning the nation about all the supposedly catastrophic consequences of a future Trump presidency. Ironically, the left seems oblivious to the reality that one reason Trump leads Biden in the polls is precisely because voters can compare the four-year record of the prior Trump presidency to Biden’s last...
  • Will Biden Take Us Down With Him?

    05/24/2024 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 33 replies
    X ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Biden’s handlers thought it was a sly Machiavellian move to coordinate local, state, and federal prosecutors to wear down Trump, bankrupt him, destroy him mentally and physically, and brand him as a criminal felon—through a long winter, spring, summer, and fall of lawfare of the sort never witnessed in America before.But the latest Michael Cohen iteration—Liar, Crook, Spy, Grifter, and now Thief—along with Judge Merchan’s one-sided, adolescent pouts, have blown up Alvin Bragg’s circus—even if the biased judge warps the proceedings and a slanted jury were to nullify the evidence and convict Trump. (snip) The prosecutors, the judges—and the White...
  • President Trump Shares VDH “Brace Yourself” Outline

    05/23/2024 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Posting to Truth Social account, President Trump shared a video with the background narration of Victor Davis Hanson last night.The outline as spoken eloquently by VDH, walks through the fear of the entire apparatus of the political left; a fear created by their inability to destroy everything that Donald J Trump represents. { REMEMBER: The need for control is a reaction to fear. Often people write the professional political leftists within the IC, Deep State and DOJ/FBI apparatus do not look fearful, act with fear, nor do they operate from an appearance of fearfulness. However, that counterpoint is wrong. It...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Loose Talk About the End of Everything

    05/23/2024 4:09:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 23 May, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    If the past is any guide to the present, we should take heed that what almost never happens in war can certainly still occur. After a recent summit between new partners China and Russia, General Secretary Xi Jinping and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin issued an odd one-sentence communique: “There can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be fought.” No one would disagree, even though several officials of both hypocritical governments have previously threatened their neighbors with nuclear attacks. But still, why did the two feel the need to issue such a terse statement—and why...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "I'm EXPOSING the whole damn thing..." (Video with transcript included - formatted by ChatGPT)

    05/20/2024 4:44:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    To be a college president, you have to go through the faculty ranks with one fear: you do not want to get on the wrong side of left-wing students and left-wing faculty. They're not just Democrats; they're hard left now and are predominantly taking over the general education curriculum. It's a diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology. You see the Columbia president, someone promoted not on merit but on the idea that they are acceptable to the hard left and will continue this drift. The problem they're having is that the nation hadn't seen this. The nation just thought, "Well, it's...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Disgrace and Fall of the American Elite Campus

    05/20/2024 5:56:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 20 May, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    These infantile campuses have a rendezvous with adult accountability, both public and governmental. And they won’t like what is coming. Anti-Israel/pro-Hamas campus protests have engulfed hundreds of college campuses. But the more coastal, blue-state, and supposedly elite the campus was, the more furious the violence that sometimes followed these demonstrations. Even rowdier and more vicious street analogs shut down key bridges, freeways, and religious services. Protestors often defaced hallowed American monuments, national cemeteries, and iconic buildings. Visa-holders were among the worst perpetrators, adding ingratitude to their criminality. The vast majority wore masks, not to protect from infection but to hide...
  • "Final Warning: America's Last Chance Before Collapse" | Victor Davis Hanson (VIDEO)

    05/17/2024 11:08:00 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 109 replies
    Victor Davis Hanson YouTube Channel ^ | Apr 14, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Video is 8:36 in length Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture. Victor discusses current political and social events and ideas, and current and past cultural trends.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: “The Biden Reelection Strategy”

    05/16/2024 4:40:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 16 May, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Bidenites believe they can reelect an unhealthy, unpopular, and unsuccessful president by any means necessary. And they may be right. Joe Biden polls at or below 40 percent approval. Historically, such unpopularity has made it almost impossible for a president to be reelected. His age advances by the hour. His voice falters, his memory fades, and his gait is reduced to short steps, with his arms, winglike and in tandem, offering balance. Biden is not so much an octogenarian as an unhealthy and prematurely aging 80-year-old. It is America’s irony that he is fit for almost no other job in...
  • America Has Finally Had It With Lyin’ Joe Biden

    05/15/2024 10:31:33 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | 5/14/2024 | Pamela Geller
    Victor Davis Hanson knocks it out of the park. from VDH twitter account Joe Biden’s personal approval rating is at historic lows; almost all his policies do not poll fifty percent. He is behind Trump in almost all the swing states. And now he lies serially even to sympathetic interviewers. In short, finally Biden has been exposed for what he always was and represented. Senator and Vice President Joe Biden was always sort of a buffoon. He is by nature a grandstander who handsomely profited from his office while posing as good ole Joe from Scranton. He is a...