• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

That “Charming”, but Senile Evil, America’s 46th President!

CHILLING: Biden’s Domestic Terror Agenda Confirms Conservatives’ Worst Fears

BY TYLER O’NEIL at PJMedia:

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden released a blueprint for his New War on Terror. In the “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism,” the Biden White House pledges that the administration will combat domestic terrorism “while vigilantly safeguarding peaceful expression of a wide range of views and freedom of political association.” Yet the administration’s biases give conservatives good reason to doubt this pledge.

The White House claims that the “two most lethal elements” of domestic terrorism are “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race” and “anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists, such as militia violent extremists.”

The document lays out four elements of a strategy to fight domestic terrorism: sharing domestic terrorism analyses at all levels of government and occasionally with the private sector; preventing domestic terrorism recruitment and mobilization to violence; disrupting and deterring domestic terrorism activity; and confronting “long-term contributors to domestic terrorism.”

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Each element should raise alarms for conservatives and Republicans, given the Biden administration’s hyperbolic rhetoric on racism and the Capitol riot. Biden has condemned commonsense election reform as “Jim Crow on steroids” and said the Capitol riot was worse than the Lincoln assassination, the John F. Kennedy assassination, and multiple violent attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

The Biden White House’s pledge to share domestic terrorism data “throughout law enforcement at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels” seems innocent enough. However, the document states that the Treasury Department “is exploring ways to enhance the identification and analysis of financial activity of domestic terrorists.”

While it makes sense to throttle terrorist organizations that raise money for violence, this targeting of financial activity seems reminiscent of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s attempts to cut off conservative groups from charitable funding by branding them “hate groups” and listing them alongside the Ku Klux Klan. In March, an information leak at a crowdfunding website led to a witch hunt against police officers who had contributed to the legal defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Biden’s plan also pledges to “prevent domestic terrorism recruitment” — an extremely ambitious goal — by targeting “online terrorist recruitment and mobilization” and “eliminating terrorist content online while safeguarding the freedom of online expression.”

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Ironically, the president from the very Democratic Party that swelled with chants of “Defund the Police” last summer pledged to allocate “over $77 million” to “state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to prevent, protect against, and respond to domestic violent extremism.” This Democratic president will increase funding for law enforcement, so long as the police are pushing his New War on Terror. The Biden document also calls for more than $100 million in additional resources for the DOJ, FBI, and DHS for this effort.

When it comes to disrupting and deterring domestic terrorism, the Biden document touts new “employee screening to enhance methods for identifying domestic terrorists who might pose insider threats.” Similarly, DOD, DOJ, and DHS aim to “ensure domestic terrorists are not employed within our military or law enforcement ranks.” Whistleblowers in the military have warned that these efforts to combat “extremism” have pushed critical race theory and demonized white people. Various training materials used for “extremism” trainings pit service members against one another and suggest that conservative views are dangerous.

Yet the fourth pillar of Biden’s domestic terror agenda — “Confront long-term contributors to domestic terrorism” — may be the most chilling.

Every component of the government has a role to play in rooting out racism and bigotry and advancing equity for all Americans,” this section of the fact sheet reads. “The U.S. Government, in close partnership with civil society, will address the long-term contributors that are responsible for much of today’s domestic terrorism.

While it makes sense to study the ideologies behind acts of violence, the Biden administration’s biased focus on specific types of terrorism will result in a dangerous double standard. Nowhere does the document mention radical Islam — the ideology behind the Pulse Nightclub shooting and the September 11, 2001, attacks — or the demonization of police — the motive behind the Dallas shooting in 2016.

In fact, the document references a long list of terrorist attacks, focusing on the white supremacist terror of the Ku Klux Klan and claiming that “in recent years, we have seen a resurgence of this and related threats in one horrific incident after another.” The document mentions the Dallas shooter, who appears to have been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to assassinate police officers he assumed were white, but it describes this shooter as “an anti-authority violent extremist.” Similarly, it mentions the congressional baseball game shooting in 2017, in which a leftist terrorist attempted to assassinate Republican members of Congress, but the document describes the shooter as “a lone gunman.”

It seems particularly curious that Biden describes white racism and militias as the key terror threats while ignoring the underlying motives of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the Dallas shooting, and the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen.

Most terrifying, however, Biden pledges that “the U.S. Government will also work to find ways to counter the polarization often fueled by disinformation, misinformation, and dangerous conspiracy theories online, supporting an information environment that fosters healthy democratic discourse.”

During the 2020 presidential election, Biden and his allies in the legacy media dismissed as “misinformation” and “conspiracy” many claims that proved to be true. The Hunter Biden laptop and the possibility that COVID-19 leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology provide the most glaring examples of “misinformation” that turned out not to be misinformation. A CNN director even told Project Veritas that his network ran “propaganda” to help defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

When Big Tech and the legacy media clamp down on “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories,” this “fact-checking” bias disproportionately hits conservatives and conservative media (you can subscribe to PJ Media to help us survive these threats). If the Biden administration is getting in on the act, that bodes ill for the free speech of anyone to the right of Nancy Pelosi.

In his speech to commemorate the Tulsa Race Massacre early this month, Biden not only compared the Capitol riot to the Tulsa massacre (a true act of white supremacist violence that killed at least 39 people) but he explicitly connected this “through-line” to his upcoming “broader strategy to counter domestic terrorism.” This latest document confirms conservatives’ fears about the tenor of this New War on Terror.

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The Biden administration is using the awesome might of the U.S. government to demonize conservative critics as abettors of extremist ideology, if not enemies of the state.

Senior editor of PJ Media, Tyler O’Neil is an author and conservative commentator. He has written for numerous publications, including The Christian Post, National Review, The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Signal, AEI’s Values & Capitalism, and the Colson Center’s Breakpoint. He enjoys Indian food, board games, and talking ceaselessly about politics, religion, and culture. He has appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan declared a mistrial…

Judge declares mistrial in case of professor accused of hiding Chinese connections

JOHN SEXTON Jun 16, 2021 at HotAir:

Last February I wrote about the arrest of Dr. Anming Hu who was accused of failing to inform NASA that he was working for a Chinese university while doing government funded research here in the U.S. Today, the judge overseeing the case declared a mistrial after only one day of jury deliberations:

An East Tennessee jury couldn’t reach a verdict Wednesday afternoon in the trial of a former University of Tennessee researcher accused of failing to report his ties to a Chinese university.

As a result, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan declared a mistrial…

Jurors began deliberations Monday afternoon, took Tuesday off and then worked throughout Wednesday in weighing the case.

They sent a note to Varlan on Wednesday afternoon saying they were at an “impasse.”

As issue in the case was whether Dr. Hu had intentionally hidden is work at the Beijing University of Technology. His lawyers claimed he simply didn’t mention it because he considered it a summer job.

Prosecutors alleged that Mr. Hu, who specializes in nanotechnology research, misled his university and the U.S. government by not reporting his Beijing post in University of Tennessee conflict-of-interest forms and in applications for National Aeronautics and Space Administration grants.

Mr. Hu, who lost his job at the University of Tennessee after his February 2020 indictment, testified during the trial that he saw his post in Beijing as a summer job that didn’t meet his U.S. school’s conflict-of-interest guidelines and so didn’t need to be disclosed.

“This job he had, this chair, a part-time, couple of weeks per year, it wasn’t a conflict of interest under the policy, and he was not required to report it,” his attorney, Philip Lomonaco, said in summing up the case for the jury on Monday.

There was a threshold set in the universities employee handbook which indicated you didn’t need to mention any work that earned less than $10,000 per year. Apparently, Dr. Hu only earned about $2,000 per year for this job, putting it well below the limit. But the prosecution painted the same information in a decidedly less innocent light:
He held a “chair professor” post and supervised graduate students and research, including projects funded by the Chinese government, according to documents introduced at trial. He didn’t report the post in his application for tenure at the University of Tennessee, the documents showed.
“Where do you work? Is that a difficult question or is that an easy one?” Assistant U.S. Attorney Casey Arrowood told the jury in closing arguments. “That question is difficult only if there are consequences for a truthful answer,” he said.
One reason this trial may have faltered is that an FBI agent who launched case against Hu admitted during the trial that he had created a Power Point which falsely accused Dr. Hu of being a spy for China without any evidence:
The agent ultimately admitted he presented UT officials with a Power Point that labeled Hu as an operative for the Chinese military and never followed up to say it wasn’t true.
“Based on my summary translations, my reports and my outline, no, Hu wasn’t involved in the Chinese military,” Sadiku testified.
Lomonaco said, “This is a false statement you put on the (presentation to UT officials), isn’t it?”
“Can you repeat the question?” Sadiku replied before answering, “If you’re talking about the power points, I prepared those, yes.

It’s not clear what will happen now. The judge could toss the case on the grounds that the prosecution lacks evidence. Even if he doesn’t do that there’s no reason to think the outcome would be different if prosecutors were given a second chance.

Remember the Devious DEM McCabe?

‘Nothing to see here, move along’: McCabe claims he’s clueless about motive of Bernie Sanders–supporter who tried to kill GOP senators

By Monica Showalter at American Thinker:

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for dishonesty, is showing his dishonesty (and callous coldness) once again.

According to Fox News:

Former Deputy FBI Director-turned-CNN pundit Andrew McCabe was slammed on Tuesday for asserting that the motive behind the 2017 shooting of Republican lawmakers is still unknown. 

Monday marked the four-year anniversary of the attack at a baseball field in Alexandria where top Republicans were practicing ahead of the congressional baseball game. The shooting nearly took the life of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise. 

James Hodgkinson, the shooter who was killed by police at the scene, was apparently a campaign volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign and an avid viewer of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” who left a heavy social media footprint. He allegedly had a list of names of Republican lawmakers in his pocket and asked a witness if the players on the baseball field were Republicans before he began his shooting rampage. 

Here’s what McCabe actually told some television host on CNN:
[W]hile discussing the rollout of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s new efforts to combat domestic extremism, McCabe seemed perplexed by the DOJ boss’s reference to the attack against Republicans. 
“[Garland] did it very carefully by saying the shooting by someone who committed the shooting only after he confirmed that the players were Republicans,” McCabe said. “So, I think that reflects at the fact that the FBI still doesn’t exactly know what that shooter was up to. They never really uncovered the sort of detailed evidence that laid out a specific plot or an objective, but it is undeniable that he was targeting Republicans.”
This is well within McCabe’s character, given that he was fired from his FBI job for lying.
But it’s also amazingly callous toward the victims of the shooting.  It would be callous for any law enforcement officer in charge of an investigation to say that in the light of the evidence out there, no matter who the victims were, but in this case, the victims were Republicans, and the law enforcement officer closely linked to Democrats, so it seems to be selective and politicized justice.
Here is what near-murder victim Rep. Steve Scalise, a top Republican, had to say about it:

Unbelievable. Andrew McCabe says the FBI isn’t sure why we were attacked playing baseball. Seriously? – The gunman came with a list of Republicans – He verified we were Republicans before shooting – He was in the Facebook group “Terminate the Republican Party” A real mystery.

The clues were right in front of McCabe’s face, the would-be killer left them as a courtesy to McCabe and the entire FBI for their investigative convenience, and McCabe can’t see them.

It’s perfectly well known that the would-be killer was an unhinged leftist fully intent on killing Republicans.  Imagine being one of the victims of that shooting and suddenly hearing that the FBI doesn’t really know what happened or why the shooter did it.  Feel confident in that investigation?  Feel confident they’ll catch the next one?

What’s so hard about admitting the identity of the bad guy and vowing to be on the lookout for more crazy leftists and admitting that crazy leftists are a problem?  McCabe’s statement is redolent of the one that current FBI director Christopher Wray made last year, stating to Congress that Antifa is “an idea” and then pretending that these politically motivated violent thugs were not a problem either.

In saying what he’s saying, McCabe is pretending the whole thing was just random senseless violence, nothing to see here, move along, even though the killer spelled out for the investigators what he intended to do and what he actually tried to do.

We sure as hell don’t see that attitude in the bureau’s investigation of the 1/6 incident, where the FBI focus is relentless and, in their minds, they know the motive perfectly.  But when the victim is a Republican, somehow, motive becomes impossible to determine and therefore is best swept under the rug.

McCabe may not “know” Hodgkinson’s motive, but based on his remarks, we all sure as hell know McCabe’s motive.

What Hodgkinson did is embarrassing to the left, which is currently in power, and now bills itself as the big upholder of democracy in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.  In that instance, where a crowd got out of control owing to errors, forced and unforced, by the Capitol Police as the House and Senate ratified Joe Biden’s fraudulent election victory, Democrats and Rep. Liz Cheney billed the whole thing as a grave and dreadful assault on democracy itself, worse than 9/11, given the supposed gravity of the moment that had been temporarily interrupted by the unruly crowd.

Yet this attempted mass assassination of a group of senators was a far more serious an attack on our representative democracy: it was someone who attempted to kill sitting congressmen elected by voters so that some others could take their place.

What better way to destroy representative democracy than to kill the leaders?  In Colombia, during the 1990s, Pablo Escobar used this method to create a shambles of Colombia’s representative democracy, once even blowing an airliner full of people with a targeted politician on it out of the sky.  He nearly destroyed the country by doing what Hodgkinson did.  Killing the leaders is how you kill a democracy.  The leftist drug cartel kingpin in bed with leftist guerrillas was rightly considered a threat to the republic in that country, where, against humongous odds, a small unit of police took him down in a herculean effort in the early 1990s.

Those cops understood Escobar’s motive very, very well, and that was why they were effective.

McCabe, though, likes to play Mr. Magoo and doesn’t care if leftists shoot congressmen or not.  One can only compare him to the bad cops in bed with Escobar and his corrupted Deep-State apparat embedded within that country who tried to thwart the effort to take Escobar down.  A hero he is not.

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Feminist Feminizing of Boys at Home, School, and in Society a Prescription for Violence

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Glenn H. Ray | Edit

The human female is born ditzy. Her instincts drive her to avoid thinking beyond the moment. She craves security and disdains liberty. Liberty causes disagreement and upset……change….a threat to the peace of the present, whatever the present might be. Whereever dictators thrive, their most devoted screamers are female……usually those single and if married, without boy children. They worship peace, quiet, the cuddly, security….no need for deep thought, review of consequences; no need for curiosity, dream, liberty, search for truth or test to study what works in order to plot solutions, test possibilities to discover victory, achievement, and success…..basic drives within the human male animal .

She energizes to expunge memories of challenge and disorder….to forget the bad of the past and freeze the order of the present. Failure in society doesn’t matter much as long as she has female friends and feels safe. In America these days, she is programmed to have a career, not children.

The human male animal is born a killer, a sexual predator to continue and protect the life of the species. He is born driven to be curious, be a builder, a problem solver, a protector, a space seeker to ‘collect’ some degree of realm……with some capacity to sacrifice to attain something of importance, not consciously knowing what that importance might be.

Today’s American cultural insane asylum is the university social science department which trains the feminist inane and other females and many Democrat Party leaders to think that there is no real difference between the human female and human male, except for socializaion.

Men flee where shallow, self esteem women rise to power positions pretending to know something to solve. Teen age boys have no interest in ditzy females beyond the physical. Men generally loathe the phony, especially the female kind.

It is in our genetics folks. It is a dying civilization that is feminized, a culture unwilling, uninterested, unable to solve problems for fear of insult and hurt feelings and even tears if things don’t go her and her society’s way.

A female culture is based upon let’s pretend.

Tomorrow’s human male animal will still be born a killer, a sexual predator, a builder, a problem solver….and a violent one, if need be.

Please read the following article about ‘the boys of our American day’ of feminized ditziness in Washington, at university, and in American schools:

FAILING A GENERATION OF AMERICAN BOYS

By Ross Kaminsky article sent by Mark Waldeland

A pervasive anti-boy culture is wrecking our nation’s very future.

As I look at my 5-year old son, I hope that I am helping to mold a young man who lives his life with integrity and self-reliance, understanding the value of hard work and good manners and the true self-esteem that only these things can create within a productive life.

I think my wife and I are doing well, being conscious of these things, but as I look around us, what is happening — what has happened — to a generation of boys and young men in America is saddening and frightening.

About a month ago, my wife handed me a book and said “you really have to read this.” She sounded like she meant it, so I did. She was right.

The book is Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men, by Dr. Leonard Sax.

If you are the parent of a boy under the age of 18 or so, this book is a must read. Really… must read.

Dr. Sax describes and explains how changes in our educational system, such as removing competition and “zero tolerance” policies for even pretending to use fake guns, along with over-prescription of ADHD drugs and — a particularly damaging aspect of modern life — over-playing of video games are creating a generation of unmotivated, unaccomplished slackers.

American society, perhaps as an unintended consequence of our 1960s-1980s frenzy of “women’s rights,” is leaving boys behind.

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Sax on my radio show recently. Again, if you’re a parent of a boy, it is well worth 40 minutes of your time to listen.

Have you ever had an experience, such as with a new word or new concept, when after the first time you hear it, you then run across it again two or three more times within just a few days?

Although reading Boys Adrift was not the first time I’ve thought about being a good parent, it was the first time I thought deeply about how our current culture is impacting millions of American males soon to reach what should be their most enjoyable and productive years.

But over the following week, I ran into multiple reminders of the lessons of the book, of the longer-term consequences of an anti-boy culture on America’s future men and on our nation itself.

First, at a recent event, I heard Andrea Tantaros of Fox News’ The Five speak. She touched briefly on this topic and mentioned how hard it has been for her — a smart, accomplished, and attractive 34-year-old woman — to find a quality guy to date. I suppose that’s good news for high-quality men, but as we see males becoming smaller and smaller percentages of college students, and larger and large percentages of college drop-outs, as we see 20-somethings sitting in parents’ basements playing video games, the situation inspires fear for our nation’s future, both economically and culturally.

These changes in higher education can turn into a self-reinforcing problem if women’s perception of American men leads them to believe that career is a better opportunity than family. With the plunging odds of finding a quality man, a man who can adequately support a family and also be an excellent husband and role model for children, the single, career-minded life becomes a better bet for American women. And intentional single motherhood becomes a more rational choice, although I wonder if most single moms know just how important it is for their sons to have exposure to good male role models — something a woman, by definition, simply can’t be.

A decline in birth rate, especially among the most educated and most wealthy sector of American society, bodes ill for our nation’s prospects of remaining the envy of the world.

I was reminded again of the idea of men acting like “real men,” rather than like spoiled children or sitcom characters, by a column by Steven Crowder. Steven is best-known for his hilarious-while-insightful videos, but he recently penned a piece entitled “Be a Real Man, and Honor Your Wife!” which I encourage you all to read.

I have to admit: I have very rarely bad-mouthed my wife to a friend, but Steven’s column made me feel quite bad about the count-on-one-hand number of times I’ve done it — because I know he’s absolutely right. And while even his serious work is funny, Crowder’s article should be widely shared and its admonition appreciated by women and men alike.

But perhaps the most dramatic illustration of the relative decline in the strength of men versus women came in visiting the Colorado State Capitol to report on testimony before State Senate committees regarding a raft of anti-gun legislation being foisted on Colorado by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his useful Democrat tools in my state’s legislature.

Sure, there were a lot of men (and women) around wearing “I’m pro-gun and I vote” stickers. Most of them were over 40 years old, and many were over sixty. And the state sheriffs, who were uniformly (if you’ll pardon the pun) excellent witnesses against the various bills, were all men — men whose planned pay increases are now being threatened by Democrats.

(Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), was sadly not a great role model as he testified for the Democrats’ radical gun restrictions while claiming to be a supporter of the Second Amendment. When questioned, he did not know the details of the bill he was testifying for. Astonishingly, Capt. Kelly’s testimony in Denver was given the day after he reportedly purchased an AR-15 rifle with “high-capacity” (liberal-speak for standard capacity) magazines and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Does anybody believe Kelly when he suggests he bought the “assault rifle” just to prove how easy it was to buy? When American astronauts can’t be counted on as role models, you know something is wrong with the country. But I digress…)

The most effective and bravest testimony that day in Denver came from young women, including two rape victims (Amanda Collins testimony here, radio interviews with Amanda and with Kim Weeks here) and the daughter of a woman who was murdered by the last person to be executed in Colorado (more than 15 years ago).

The courage and strength shown in their testimony was not only remarkable in its own right, but highlighted for me the absence of similarly strong, principled, and articulate young men.

Our nation’s future depends on men acting as men should act. Women are great, and women are equal to or better than men in many aspects, but not in every aspect. There are things that (in most cases) only men can do and, more importantly, there are things men should do.

Men should be strong yet well-mannered, courageous without being boastful, protective without making a woman feeling incapable. This is of course far from a complete list, and each person will have his or her own priorities and values. But men should be what good men by nature are, not what a radical-feminist gender-neutral zero-tolerance ADHD-overdiagnosing Xbox-addled society is turning the next generation of American males into.

Through an overzealous feminism which abandoned boys in a supposed effort to boost girls, through political correctness, a leftist educational establishment, and a horribly damaging-to-boys psychology-pharmacology complex, America has created a functional analog to China’s demographic problem.

The “one child” policy in China resulted in the murder or abandonment of millions, perhaps tens of millions, of female Chinese infants and children over several decades, leaving a country with far more men than women and a tremendous challenge for their future. There are not enough women for the men to marry in order to sustain adequate population growth (and there is almost zero immigration into China). As I heard someone once say, China may grow old before it grows rich.

American society has not caused the preferential murder of boys, but the factors mentioned above have created a generation of young men who are less productive, less ambitious, less marriage-worthy, less interested in doing anything that is of more than the smallest benefit to themselves or to society.

To be clear, I am not talking about doing something with the specific purpose of benefiting society, but rather having a job or a family or anything else that would tend to benefit the nation indirectly. Indeed, to the extent that more young adult Americans are spending their weekdays in volunteer work or “community service” I would suggest that is a sign of cultural decay (and lack of economic opportunity) rather than progress, of irresponsiblity rather than the hard work and psychological and economic risk of being judged by the brutally honest free market. Rather than a symbiotic relationship with the country, we have a large cohort of young men who should be the foundation of our nation’s future but are instead little more than parasites.

So whereas men can’t find women in China, young adult women struggle to find young adult men, at least men worth finding, in the United States.

But the primary blame for these boys not living up to their potential does not lie with the boys themselves. It takes a truly unusual person to escape by his own efforts the educational and cultural quicksand into which so many American boys are being casually tossed.

The only solution to the disaster that is befalling our nation’s boys is good parenting. The same forces which are, even if mostly unintentionally, causing the intellectual and emotional atrophy of these boys have purposefully endeavored to replace parents with teachers, school counselors, coaches, psychologists, and every other poor substitute from the “it takes a village” faction of the American left.

Just as liberals believe Americans are too stupid to make our own economic or health or soda size decisions, they also believe we are too stupid to properly parent our children. And just as with everything else in life, if something is everybody’s responsibility, it is nobody’s responsibility — despite the concern of many truly caring teachers, principals, and others who are not our children’s parents.

While those who incessantly beat the “it takes a village drum” are partly responsible for causing many parents to shirk their most important duty, American adults must also look in the mirror when seeking someone to blame for the rude, slothful slacker playing Xbox in the basement who feels that stealing a virtual car and murdering a virtual prostitute or policeman is the greatest satisfaction life can offer.

Parents, especially of boys, take control! Be a parent, not your kid’s best friend. Create and enforce boundaries. Limit video games, both in time and content. Don’t look in a pill bottle for answers. Don’t fear competition, even aggressive competition, or the use of plastic or imaginary guns. And perhaps most importantly, recognize that words are cheap, and that your children will internalize what you do, not what you say.

Having an unmotivated, unproductive, fundamentally unhappy son is a difficult and sad situation for a family. Having a generation of them is a disaster for a nation.

Voting Dems Have Allowed Themselves To Be Habitual Black Racists For More Than A Century! Racist Bidens Have Led The Pack!

Biden Privilege: A Tale of Two Racists

By Edward Kennelly at American Thinker:

We are living in a P.C. culture. In the past few years, we’ve seen multiple celebrities canceled for comments that have been taken to be offensive against African Americans or Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, get a free pass when openly insulting Black people.

There’s a long list of celebrates who got canceled after they purposefully or accidentally said or tweeted offensive remarks against Black people, including remarks that were not objectively racist but were perceived as racist. For example, Roseanne Barr, Megyn Kelly, and “The Flash” star Hartley Sawyer were each fired from their positions after either tweeting or making remarks the cancel culture perceived as racist.

Barr tweeted that President Barack Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarret was the “offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.” She was subsequently fired from the Roseanne Barr Show. Kelly was fired for simply talking about the changing attitudes of black face on NBC. Sawyer was fired for racist and misogynistic tweets. 

Many individuals who have used the n-word were either fired or pressured into resigning. Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned from the company after he was set up to use the n-word on a conference call. Paula Deen was let go by the Food Network for admitting she said the n-word decades before.

Things are different if you’re a Biden. Throughout his political career, Joe Biden has regularly made racist remarks. Beginning in the 1970s, when he started his career, Biden proudly associated with segregationists and said busing would lead to a “racial jungle.” As a U.S. Senator, he said quoted the n-word thirteen times during Senate hearings in 1985. Just fifteen years ago, Biden said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

The 2020 presidential campaign again brought out Biden’s inner racist. While running for president, Biden said, “If you have trouble figuring out whether you are for me or Donald Trump, then you ain’t Black.” He also said, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

During Biden’s more than forty years of public service, the mainstream media never criticized him for his racist rhetoric. None of Biden’s comments made it difficult for him to run for president. 

Just this week, more revelations came from Hunter Biden’s confiscated laptop revealing that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 

On Monday, June 7, 2021, it emerged that Hunter Biden sent racist text messages to his attorney George Mesires. This revelation came from Hunter’s laptop and was reported in the Daily Mail. Joe Biden’s son continuously referred to his lawyer as the n-word. Additionally, he shared a meme of his dad calling Obama the n-word.

Since this disclosure, none of the major progressive news sources have covered the story. The New York TimesThe Washington PostCNNNBC, and MSNBC have all remained silent on the matter. This is a common example of the mainstream media covering up for fellow leftists. If one of Donald Trump’s children had made such a comment, then the media would have crucified Trump. They would have constantly reminded the public that Trump raised awful racist children. There would have been calls for Trump to resign. He might even have been impeached over it. 

Back in February, President Biden accidentally said the n-word when speaking at the Virtual Munich Security Conference. While a mistake, imagine what would have happened if Trump had said the same thing as president? The press would have vilified him. 

Former President Donald Trump never even had to say something as remotely racist as what the Biden’s said for the mainstream to crucify him. In fact, the mainstream media and Democrats perpetrated a false narrative for nearly four years accusing Trump of praising Neo-Nazis.  

For nearly four years Trump has been wrongly accused of praising Neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville, Virginia rally. Neo-Nazis and Antifa got into an altercation over removing Robert E. Lee’s statue. While Neo-Nazis and KKK were calling for violence, not everyone who participated in the protests was violent. Trump said that there were, “very fine people on both sides.” As he instantly made clear, he was referring to peaceful protestors who did not want the statues removed. He was not referring to either Neo-Nazis or Antifa. He condemned the Neo-Nazis during this same speech. 

Even though Trump condemned Neo-Nazis it did not stop the mainstream media from painting Trump as a racist. News outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and NPR constantly accused Trump of not condemning Neo-Nazis. In fact, they blatantly lied to the public telling the public that Trump praised Neo-Nazis and the KKK. 

Throughout the years this lie has continued. Biden used this false narrative to challenge Trump for the presidency. In painting Trump as some evil racist, the mainstream media and Democrats convinced many voters that Trump actually is a racist. The left has continued to push this narrative to win support among African Americans. 

On June 8, 2021, Obama continued to push this false narrative by criticizing congressional Republicans who did not speak out about Trump’s “very fine people” remarks in regards to the Charlottesville rally. Of course, congressional Republicans did not correct Trump because they knew he was not referring to Neo-Nazis, as would anyone who was paying attention.  

The liberal media are able to convince many Americans that Trump is a horrible racist because they continue to twist his words. Ironically, the ones who are really racists are Biden and his son. They, however, get a free pass when insulting African Americans because they are leftists.    

How is it that the party that preaches diversity and inclusion has as its leader a man who has an ugly history of insulting black people? Why are there different standards of rules when dealing with celebrities, Republicans, and Democrats over racism? 

As between Trump, Joe Biden, and Hunter Biden, there are only two racists: One is the man in the White House who thinks he owns the black vote; the other is his son, a White man who is fine with using the n-word.   

The Bidens can be racist while accusing Republicans and most Americans of being racist because of their leftist privilege. If Biden wants to root out racism, he should deal with his own family first.

IMAGE: Joe Biden (cropped) by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0); Hunter Biden (YouTube screen grab).

“This affair reeks of politics. And under Merrick Garland, Vanita Gupta, and the rest of the Biden DOJ gang, there’s more stench where that came from.”

BY PAUL MIRENGOFF at PowerLine:

THE STENCH OF RAW POLITICS AT THE BIDEN DOJ

This week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a crack offender is eligible for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act only if convicted of a crack offense that triggered a mandatory minimum sentence. Even Justice Sotomayor agreed with this result. It was a no-brainer.

Yet, the Biden Justice Department refused to defend this result after it was reached at the court of appeals level. It went so far as to “confess error” in taking the position the Supreme Court eventually embraced unanimously.

Ed Whelan calls the Court’s decision “a huge embarrassment for the Biden administration, the Biden Department of Justice, and the Office of the Solicitor General in particular” one that “powerfully exposes the falsehood that the Biden DOJ is abiding by nonpolitical norms of independence.”

Ed explains:

The Department of Justice routinely defends criminal convictions and sentences in cases on appeal that it is almost certain to lose, yet it refused to defend this case that informed observers recognized that it was very likely to win. The only plausible explanation is that the Biden administration confessed error in this case in order to pander to the Black Lives Matter crowd and other constituencies in the Democratic Party.

(Emphasis added)

The timing of the confessions of error reinforces the view that the SG bowed to political pressure from an administration desperate to please the BLM crowd:

By confessing error only on the date the government’s brief was due, SG Prelogar deprived the Court of enough time to appoint an amicus to prepare a brief defending the judgment below before the scheduled oral argument in April. The Court instead was forced to reschedule the oral argument for a special sitting in May. It is highly unlikely that a talented Supreme Court advocate like Prelogar would have pulled this stunt on her own.

Bill Otis agrees. Based on his experience at the Justice Department drafting Supreme Court briefs, he writes:

I can tell you that it’s overwhelmingly likely that a brief advancing DOJ’s original position — a brief prepared by top-notch career attorneys in the SG’s Office — was ready to be filed on the original filing date, and was pulled back at the last minute on the orders of political appointees.

Bill summarizes the story this way:

DOJ had a brief ready to go, a brief taking a position that a unanimous Court, and the great majority of legal observers, viewed as legally correct. At the literal last minute, it tanked that brief in favor of a position so flimsy it could not command a single vote — but did command, so it surely seems, the enthusiasm of the powerful pro-drug, pro-criminal contingent that, operating from behind the curtain, ordered its filing.

All of this from an administration that, as Bill reminds us, “promised ever so solemnly last year that the Justice Department would end its supposed political slant and return us to the point where, for example, the law-centered judgment of seasoned, non-political attorneys in the SG’s Office would tell the tale.”

This affair reeks of politics. And under Merrick Garland, Vanita Gupta, and the rest of the Biden DOJ gang, there’s more stench where that came from.

Breaking From The Slobbering Coverage Of Joe Biden!

Has the media’s romance with Biden hit the skids?

KAREN TOWNSEND at HotAir:

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

It may not be a break-up but it looks like some of the media is ready to take a break from its slobbering coverage of Joe Biden. Biden’s first trip overseas as president has been notable for his continual gaffes and breaks in the traditional protocol. The press is beginning to report on a lack of accessibility to Biden and his events overseas.

Biden will continue to receive glowing coverage from most media outlets, there is no delusion about that. But it is noticeable that some reporters are beginning to speak out publicly with complaints. Biden continued in the same manner as at the G7 when he spoke to the press in Brussels during meetings with NATO leaders. At the G7 Biden said he had to stick to a pre-approved list of reporters to call on for questions or else he would be in trouble with his staff. In Brussels during the NATO summit, Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The U.S. press pool traveling with Biden was granted access to the meeting only to have access denied by the White House at the last minute. Reporters were left outside the room and only learned that the meeting had begun by reading tweets from the Twitter account of Erdogan’s press office. When reporters were allowed in after the meeting, both Biden and Erdogan sat silently at the table. Finally, Biden said it was a good meeting and that he “didn’t say anything”. What?

After waiting outside the room for close to two hours, U.S. reporters were allowed into the room where Biden and Erdogan were seated across a table joined by their respective staff.

“We had a very good meeting,” Biden said.

A reporter explained that the pool had a difficult time hearing the president.

“Because I didn’t say anything,” Biden retorted.

The U.S. press pool was then promptly escorted from the room.

He had a meeting with a frenemy like Erdogan and he wants the press to report that he didn’t say anything? The press wasn’t amused, even those who routinely cover for Biden.

“Biden is abroad doing a big push on democracy v autocracy. BUT the U.S. press — a key part of any functioning democracy — has gotten less access than under previous administrations. And is now forced to resort to updates on from…the Turkish government Twitter account,” Washington Post White House bureau chief Ashley Parker wrote.

“The U.S. press pool has been holding for more than hour outside this meeting with limited access yet again today at @POTUS — after significant access issues over the weekend at the G-7,” CBS” Ed O’Keefe noted. “Meanwhile, the Turkish president quickly posted photos from their ongoing meeting.”

“US press is still waiting on access to President Biden’s meeting with the Turkish president,” CNN’s Kaitlyn Collins said. “The Turkish government is tweeting out photos of their meeting that is apparently underway.”

Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News said the press pool was forced to wait outside the room in the hallway.

“Turkish officials are tweeting photos of President Biden meeting with Erdogan, while the White House traveling press pool, which was supposed to cover the beginning of the bilat, is outside waiting out in the hallway,” she wrote.

WaPo, CBS, Bloomberg, and CNN? Those are all some of Biden’s biggest cheerleaders. If we are to speculate, it would be easy to blame Erdogan. He likely demanded that the American press be excluded because he’ll get positive press from the Turkish reporters. Biden is weak enough to cave to such treatment. That conclusion, though, is murky, given how Biden has avoided the press consistently since the very beginning of his campaign for the presidency and up to the present time. When he does hold a press availability, his staff makes sure he only answers a few questions (usually 5 at the most) and that’s that. The press has gone along with protecting Biden up until now.

Biden has delivered many verbal gaffes. He confused Libya and Syria, for example during a press conference. It looked as though he had symptoms of a stroke during an answer about his upcoming meeting with Putin – there was a random long pause as he began to answer the question. Biden is also breaking domestic and international protocol on this trip.

During his visit with the Queen at Windsor Castle, Biden left on his sunglasses when he greeted her. This is a faux pas known to anyone bothering to ask. It is a breach of protocol to not look the Queen in the eye when addressing her. It is noted that many people will simply remove sunglasses when they first greet her and then put them back on in the sunlight. Then, after he and Jill had tea with Queen Elizabeth, Biden spoke of what they talked about. That’s a no-no. Conversations are to be kept private.

“We had a great talk. She wanted to know what the two leaders that I … the one I’m about to meet with, Mr. Putin, and she wanted to know about Xi Jinping, and we had a long talk, and she was very generous,” Biden said.

But revealing private details of a conversation with the Queen is a royal faux pas.

“The Queen is supposed to have told Michelle Obama that royal protocol was rubbish. It has nonetheless been a rule that an audience with the Queen is strictly private and to reveal its contents is a breach of trust,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told the Daily Mail.

“President Biden, by revealing that the Queen had asked about the Russian and Chinese leaders, did breach this rule. It is very possible that, as the G7 sees itself as a bulwark of democracy against regimes such as Russia and China, that this comment may have been prearranged in line with this theme,” he added.

Biden slammed Republicans and the Republican Party to reporters in Brussels. He said he assured NATO allies that the Republican Party is greatly diminished.
“The Republican Party is vastly diminished in numbers, the leadership of the Republican Party is fractured, and the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people,” he said at a press conference in Brussels.
Speaking after a day of meetings at the NATO summit, Mr. Biden said America’s allies view the U.S. as a “decent, honorable nation.”
“I think that they’ve seen things happen as we have that shocked and surprised them, but I think they believe, like I do, that the American people are not going to sustain that kind of behavior,” he continued.
Imagine that. The president announces to the world that all is well because he and his party are in control now. The protocol breaches and the verbal gaffes may not be much of anything in the grand scheme of things but remember – Joe Biden ran on his decades of experience, having spent more than forty years in elected office. He promised a return to “normal” and the ability to bring both parties together. Yet, every time he speaks, he takes a swipe at Republicans. Now he is doing it overseas. What ever happened to the unspoken rule that politics ends at the water’s edge?

Biden’s trip has produced nothing. He too busy begging to be a member of the club. Biden looks like a feeble and clueless old man.

https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2021/06/15/has-the-medias-romance-with-biden-hit-the-skids-n396865

Reviewing Some Of The Fascists Running Today’s DEMS…

What Ilhan Omar’s latest scandal reveals about Democrats

by Melissa Langsam Braunstein at the Washington Examiner:

It’s striking how rapidly things have changed since January 2019.

Back then, congressional Democrats still felt empowered to stigmatize leftist extremism, including open antisemitism. That month saw Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, so repulsed by the Women’s March leadership’s overt antisemitism that she penned an op-ed about why she wouldn’t march with them (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did). Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, publicly called out antisemitism from then-new Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, in February 2019 and urged the House of Representatives to “singularly condemn antisemitism” in March. In August 2019, Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, criticized Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, by name for sharing a political cartoon by Carlos Latuff, the runner-up in Iran’s 2006 International Holocaust Cartoon Contest.

House Democratic centrists are more muted now.

They’ve seen the House’s failure to condemn Omar by name for repeated antisemitism, Omar’s winning reelection with antisemitic smears, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s endorsing and donating to that reelection bid. Those concerned about leftist extremism are essentially on their own. So, when Deutch and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a New Jersey Democrat, recently criticized their leftist colleagues for endangering Jews with inflammatory anti-Israel rhetoric, they did it without naming names.

In that context, it’s notable that 12 of the House’s 25 Jewish Democrats signed a mild statement, requesting that Omar “clarify” her “offensive” and “misguided” comments. Their statement came after Omar compared the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban — earning Hamas’s denunciation. The other 13 Democrats either don’t mind a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s blurring the line between democracies and designated terrorist groups, or very likely, they’re terrified of publicly criticizing her.

Those opposing Omar’s latest provocation should have been more numerous. Omar’s was conduct unbecoming for a member of Congress. One also needn’t be Jewish to find it offensive. Where was the rest of the Democratic caucus? And why did the Democratic leadership subsequently issue a statement pretending yet again that Omar didn’t mean exactly what she said? As Pelosi made crystal clear, Democrats won’t be censuring Omar or stripping her committee assignments, even though Omar deserves both.

Too many Democrats prefer ignoring Omar’s egregious remarks to confrontation, lest they harm their reelection prospects or attract harassment.

Twitter mobs have a way of forming in support of Omar. Her friends on the Hill are consistently vocal in the media and on social media. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that those 12 Democrats are endangering Omar. Tlaib said her “colleagues (both D+R)” are “demonizing” Omar. Rep. Cori Bush accused critics of “anti-Blackness and Islamophobia.” And Omar herself charged that the group statement used Islamophobic tropes — but identified none.

Public attacks and a lack of support from House colleagues, including Democratic leadership, raise the stakes. They also help explain why Rep. Brad Schneider, an Illinois Democrat who led the group statement, told Jewish Insider, “I am pleased Rep. Ilhan Omar heard our concerns about her tweet, issued a clarification, and agrees with our point,” and Rep. Lois Frankel, a Florida Democrat, said, “I am pleased that Rep. Omar has clarified her remarks. I look forward to talking to her in person next week.” Of course, nobody clear-eyed believes Omar agreed with any raised points or clarified anything beyond her hostility toward the 12 signatories. That Schneider and Frankel felt compelled to race past this scandal is instructive.

If Omar were a Corbynist caucus of one or were effectively marginalized by more centrist Democrats, her extremism might be considered eccentric. The reality, though, is that congressional leftists wield greater power than their numbers imply because more mainstream Democrats avoid necessary confrontations. Omar and her ideological allies are the tail-wagging Democratic dog.

The 12 Jewish Democrats who very gently disagreed with Omar’s radical comparison were serving the nation and their party. Their cowardly colleagues won’t thank them, and Omar won’t reciprocate the collegiality. In fact, Omar’s already fundraising off the incident. But if more congressional Democrats don’t start speaking up, and forcefully, for fear of losing power, they’ll likely regret it. American Corbynists will take that failure as fuel and act more ardently to replace them.

Melissa Langsam Braunstein (@slowhoneybee) is a former State Department speechwriter and an independent writer in Washington, D.C.

BEAUTY BEYOND THE SOUL!

I was introduced to musical classics when I was in the first grade at Horace Mann School in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1939. Every once or twice a month forever elderly music teacher, Matilda Heck, would enter our room, wind up the class victrola to play the disks of the beauties of Beethoven and his like. I loved every minute of her visit and its music. German Ricard Strauss composed my favorite 15 minutes of aural beauty I have enjoyed ever since. This Strauss was an atheist. I am not. Much of the most powerful beautiful classical music has had a breathtaking moment when I am caught in its delivery. I am also always moved at the climax of the Tannhauser Overture, that the Strauss added a religious AMEN musical moment added in the climax of the above Tannhauser Overture beauty to ear. mind, and soul.

The Tannhauser Overture

President Trump Will Visit THE BIDEN DESTRUCTION OF OUR SOUTHERN BORDER

 BY JOHN HINDERAKER at PowerLine:

TRUMP GOING TO THE BORDER

Donald Trump sent out this email a few minutes ago:

I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone.

We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis.

If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible.

What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.

My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation—and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.

It will be hard for the press to continue averting its eyes from the border with Trump there. It’s a great look: Biden and Harris won’t go to the border, but Trump does–on an official visit with the Governor of Texas. And, of course, everything he says in his email is true.