• 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

The New Obama Aristocracy

“THE NEW ARISTOCRACY WAS MADE UP FOR THE MOST PART OF BUREAUCRATS, SCIENTISTS, TECHNICIANS, TRADE-UNION ORGANIZERS, PUBLICITY EXPERTS, SOCIOLOGISTS, TEACHERS, JOURNALISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS.”

I believe the above description is a very accurate summary of the new Leftwing, anti-American coalition which stirred the cakemix to create the Obama presidency. These are the “socially and educationally privileged” who have graduated beyond any classical religious restraints. A little graft here, subterfuge there, a lot of fraud everywhere…and plenty of hate to throw around!

“We’ll pretend to be honorable, fair, democratic, but our cause is more important!” “We are the ‘One’. We are college ‘educated’. We know the better learnings….We are the New American Left”!

Enter stage left, Barack Hussein Obama, community organizer. “VICTIMS ARISE!”

Is there any fiction anywhere in the above paragraphs? Do you believe “anti-American” might be a bit harsh…strident..a description?

Where is the Americanness in the Democrat Party assaults on LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and, E PLURIBUS UNUM, much less the leftwing’s corruption of a media, educational and judicial systems, and entertainment industry already a generation in progress? Where, anywhere in the contemporary American leftwing movement, especially in universities, are their any traces of advancing the ideals of the American democratic movement?

Most conservatives graduate from the same educational institutions as the victimhood collectives. They bear the same intellectual emptiness and confusion. They endure the same Marxist, anti-American monologues, and by not joining in, have become the great American “unwashed”, somehow immune to that rinse or bath of Obama modernity. They are isolated and often loathed by the stampeding hordes. Polls everywhere show that every year there are fewer and fewer of these Americans. Should anyone be surprised?

The Left has long preached that the unwashed were washed with money….and these folks had to be murdered…somewhat akin to the teachings of certain Koran verses on how to handle the unMoslemed. Today, in America, the New Left Obama folk are not without money, nor are most of the Americans who actually paid for and supported the community organizer’s election.

Many national journals, especially those emanating from blue American communities, are pointing to the growing wealth accumulated by middle America between 1990 and 2007 to help explain the wealthier voters’ new love for the Leninist crowd. Fevered by their ever growing collections of possessions, and pressured by the same in order to keep up or move to upperscale America, these former ordinary Americans became dissatisfied with America as it was. They felt deprived as those wealthier on the scale of financial success literally exploded with ever more wealth. Even the Weekly Standard on several occasions reports these changes in American personality and behavior in this rather Marxist view, in a way, since everything is thought to arise from economics. I take no issue with these interpretations in general. I offer the following:

The quotation in capital letters introducing this article describes today’s Barrack Obama population, the 65% of those salivating over his leadership away from traditional America. The article, “Millionaires’ Brawl” by Andrew Stuttaford in the June 8, 2009 “Weekly Standard”, referred to this quote to identify this Leftwing organizer’s new disciples.

The quote was written over 60 years ago by George Orwell, in his description of Leftwing rule in his novel, “1984”. The Weekly Standard writer correctly notes that America is not yet Oceania. But then George Orwell did not give us a specific history of how “1984” became the “1984” of Oceania. Nor did he intend to, for the “free” world then already could measure the world of “1984” through the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the “Denocratic Peoples’ Republics of Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Albania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, Rumania, and North Korea, and still later, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, the Peoples’ Republic of Viet Nam. Over 100,000,000 dead in these “Peoples’ Republics leftwing experiments in equality!

Over 100,000,000 people were intentionally murdered for the advancement of Leftwing Equality, managed, by the way, by the same people described by Orwell 60 years ago as those who ran Oceania…and the USSR.

These pages are now absent from modern day texts. The Obama era educators have indoctrinated the present American voters to believe that the threat by the Marxist-Leninist Left in its Cold War to defeat America and world democracy was exaggerated or non-existent. In fact, they continue the lie by preaching there was essentially no difference between Soviet Union and America in this struggle anyway.

This is the world of Obama education which preceded his election.

We don’t know the future of America. With these Obama educators running America’s school rooms, Americans don’t even know their past.

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Remembering Normandy

Today is the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy in WW2.  The following is a post copied from the blog powerline.  The words included from President Reagan’s speech given on the 40th anniversary are inconceivable from the mouth of our current commander-in-chief.

Professor David Gelernter of Yale University is a man of formidable learning with little patience for phonies. In his Wall Street Journal column “Too much, too late,” he detected a tidal wave of phoniness in the celebration of “the greatest generation” by those of us in the next generation. As a remedy for the phoniness he detected, Professor Gelernter prescribed the teaching of our children the major battles of the war, the bestiality of the Japanese, the attitude of the intellectuals, and the memoirs and recollections of the veterans. I would also suggest reflection on the subject of martial sacrifice. Do we deserve the sacrifice made on our behalf? What we can do to become worthy of it?

The battle of Omaha Beach that occurred sixty-five years ago today of course represents only a small part of Operation Overlord and the other battles that occurred on the Normandy beaches. But the story of Omaha Beach is deserving of special recognition.

S.L.A. Marshall was commissioned to serve as a combat historian with the Army in World War II. By 1960, he was already concerned that “the passing of the years and the retelling of the story have softened the horror of Omaha Beach on D Day.” In 1960 the Atlantic Monthly published Marshall’s essay on Omaha Beach based on the Normandy field notes he had compiled during his service as combat historian. Marshall’s essay “First wave at Omaha Beach” is now available online. The essay was the original source for some of the telling details that Stephen Ambrose used for his account of Omaha Beach in his book on D-Day. It remains part of the required reading for the course Professor Gelernter has prescribed, though it is subject to correctives such as the ones here and here.

Ronald Reagan’s fortieth-anniversary salute to “the boys of Pointe du Hoc” gets to the heart of it:

The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead, or on the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.

In 1984 Reagan drew a contemporary lesson from the events of 1944:

In spite of our great efforts and successes, not all that followed the end of the war was happy or planned. Some liberated countries were lost. The great sadness of this loss echoes down to our own time in the streets of Warsaw, Prague, and East Berlin. The Soviet troops that came to the center of this continent did not leave when peace came. They’re still there, uninvited, unwanted, unyielding, almost forty years after the war. Because of this, allied forces still stand on this continent. Today, as forty years ago, our armies are here for only one purpose: to protect and defend democracy. The only territories we hold are memorials like this one and graveyards where our heroes rest.We in America have learned bitter lessons from two world wars. It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.

Reagan concluded:

Here, in this place where the West held together, let us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Let our actions say to them the words for which Matthew Ridgway listened: “I will not fail thee nor forsake thee.”

Strengthened by their courage and heartened by their value [valor] and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.

It doesn’t take much imagination to adapt Reagan’s lesson to the struggle we face today.