• 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 Democrat’s Socialists’ Fusion Collusion

THE FUSION COLLUSION

by Scott Johnson  at PowerLine:

If we were ever to get to the bottom of actual collusion in the course of the 2016 election, it would be that of the Democrats with the Fusion GPS smear outfit. Kim Strassel’s Wall Street Journal column updates the story of the appearance of two Fusion GPS principals before the House Intelligence Committee. In “The case of Fusion GPS,” I noted the intention of company witnesses to claim the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to maintain their silence. They refuse to tell the committee who paid for the infamous Trump Dossier or whom their clients were. Kim now reports that they proceeded to do just that on Thursday. In the heart of her column Kim explains:

[Fusion GPS is] the firm behind the infamous “dossier” accusing Donald Trump of not just unbecoming behavior but also colluding with Russia. Republicans are investigating whether the Fusion dossier was influenced by Russians, and whether American law enforcement relied on that disinformation for its own probe.

But Fusion’s secret weapon in its latest operation is the Democratic Party, whose most powerful members have made protecting Fusion’s secrets their highest priority. Senate Democrats invoked a parliamentary maneuver in July to block temporarily Mr. Browder’s public testimony. Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, has been engineering flaps to undercut and obstruct Mr. Nunes’s investigation. Democrats on the House Ethics Committee have deep-sixed what was meant to be a brief inquiry to clear Mr. Nunes so as to keep him sidelined.

Then there is the intel committee’s meeting this week. Despite the spin, forcing Fusion to appear was Republicans’ only recourse after months of stonewalling. Fusion’s letter ludicrously claimed that Mr. Nunes’s subpoenas were invalid, which essentially forced the committee to show otherwise. It was a question of authority.

Florida Rep. Tom Rooney put the Fusion attendees through a series of questions not out of spite but to clarify finally just what topics the firm is refusing to talk about. The Fifth Amendment doesn’t provide protection against answering all questions. It only protects against providing self-incriminating evidence. It is therefore revealing that Fusion took the Fifth on every topic—from its relationship with British spook Christopher Steele, to the history of its work, to its role in the dossier.

The untold story is the Democrats’ unprecedented behavior. Mr. Rooney had barely started when committee staffers for Mr. Schiff interrupted, accused him of badgering witnesses, and suggested he was acting unethically. Jaws dropped. Staff do not interrupt congressmen. They do not accuse them of misbehavior. And they certainly do not act as defense attorneys for witnesses. No Democratic lawmakers had bothered to come to the hearing to police this circus, and Mr. Rooney told me that he “won’t be doing any more interviews without a member from the minority present.”

Private-sector lawyers also tend not to accuse congressmen of unethical behavior, as Mr. Levy did in his letter to Mr. Nunes. But Fusion’s legal eagle must feel safe. He’s former general counsel to the Senate’s minority leader, Chuck Schumer. He has also, I’m told by people familiar with the committee’s activities, more than once possessed information that he would have had no earthly means of knowing, since it was secret committee business. Consider that: Democratic members of Congress or their staff providing sensitive details of an investigation to a company to which the committee has given subpoenas.

You’d think all this would be big news in the context of the hysteria over alleged collusion of the Trump campaign with the Russian. A special counsel with a virtually unlimited mandate to torment President Trump, his family and his associates past and present has left the Fusion GPS/Trump Dossier matter untouched. The hysteria over alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia appears to be little more than a pretext for the Mueller operation.

NOTE: Mollie Hemingway has much more here.

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Washington Post’s Frederica Wilson’s Ditsy, Loony-Lefty World

I wonder if the Obama fascist left’s Washington Post editorial staff pays Florida’s Frederica Wilson  to be ditsy and loony in order to advance their Stalinist agendas.   I know they love scatterbrained Maxine Waters “the ancient”  from California.   She is nastier and  has a bigger mouth and spews less humor  against Truth when featured on CNN.

And then there is  Representative Hank Johnson  from Florida who in legislative conference (televised) was either drunk or entered second childhood early by worrying for sake of the republic  about the island of Guam sinking if too many  American troops were to set up shop on that small island.

This is a black racist bunch of the Democrat Party paid to keep America’s urban colored dependent upon government  handouts to maintain the Party’s control of their votes.  The Party can’t win national elections without their urban slaves’ and servants’ votes.

JudeoChristian values have become the enemy of the American Left.   Lying, distorting, contriving are all  essential for Schumer’s leftist Democrats and their CNNs to secure  final control of our government.   That Party is  already quite Leninist in its religious and political  actions  established  to do so without competition.    Fake news is its political book of worship.

Federica Wilson is an old timer selling her ditsyness, that is fake news filled with lies, assault, charm and a smile.

JOHN KELLY OWES THE CONGRESSWOMAN AN APOLOGY

(by the Washington Post’s fascistic editorial staff, the congresswoman being the reliably ditsy, Fredericka Wilson from Florida:)

“WHITE HOUSE Chief of Staff John F. Kelly owes Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) an apology. That is the only conclusion that can be drawn after watching a video of the representative’s remarks at the dedication of an FBI building in Miramar, Fla., in 2015.

Mr. Kelly took to the lectern in the White House briefing room Thursday to defend President Trump’s handling of a condolence call to a widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger and to attack Ms. Wilson as selfish and politically motivated for her criticism. To bolster that characterization, he offered up his remembrance of the dedication of the FBI building in memory of two FBI agents who had been killed in the line of duty. He claimed Ms. Wilson used the occasion to take unseemly credit for securing federal funding for the building. “We were stunned,” he said, “stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”….)  Please continue reading below:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-kelly-owes-the-congresswoman-an-apology/2017/10/20/c81205e2-b5c1-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.51f527b3f4d2

Goodbye Roger Goodell and the NFL! Stop Supporting Black Fascists and Their Racism!

I’ve bought season Vikings tickets for twenty years.   I found the NFL’s brand of football the most challenging, exciting, enticing sport of all even though the Vikings are perpetual losers.

Overall, its players are ever so much more skilled at every position than they were 50 years ago when I first followed Viking losings.  My favorite football running  back of all time is Barry Sanders; quarterback is Tom Brady,  wide receiver is Chris Carter, coach is Bill Belichick, and team is the Vikings.

But we Americans now live in a time of supreme vulgarity, deceit, and the rot of the Hillary Roddham Clintons and today’s American universities whose social preachers today teach fascist  leftistm….whose power comes from fanatic feminists and  the rise of the uneducated American Black whose urban slavery over the past sixty years as been controlled almost entirely by  power brokers  in the Democrat Party, today’s  racist NAACP, and the corrupt eight years of antiAmerican, Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.

A few years ago a Colin Kaepernick at quarterback led the San Francisco 49ers into the NFC playoffs.  He displayed  a great arm and great legs.  Thereafter, he seemed to have troubles following  the quickness of plays and became confined to rely on his own running ability….which opponents seemed to feast on.  He soon was replaced by other  qbs, and the 49ers have been losers ever since.  So has loser Colin Kaepernick, now famous for sulking and black politics, a creature of a different world than playing and trying to win playing football.

Roger Goodell, starring in the video below,  is a creature of another world.   For his 40 million dollar income he’s supposed to be ‘running’ a professional football league.  Instead, he seems to be more interested in toting a nursery for black racism, its hatreds and its profound ignorance of reality,    to be sold by millionaires  playing from  football field to football field and  to the American people to vote   Democrat Party and points leftier.

What do you think these football players ‘studied and learned’ at the football college of their choice which ‘trained’ these skilled athletes….Climatology,  Biochemistry, Geomorphology,  Chinese,  Roman Catholicism perhaps, as their knowledge of language of their future?  American History?…are you kidding?

Barry Sanders had a wonderful father who guided him to athletic fame.   Without a doubt many of the more than  1500 football  players who are listed as active players each NFL season do have fathers who protected, disciplined them, and guided them to athletic stardom.  Yet, something like 80% of our American black families today are fatherless……a gift of ‘goodness’ from Democrat President, Lyndon Baines Johnson in the 1960s whose handouts to families with children without fathers turned out to be much richer than handouts to those with fathers.

I attended a mixed race high school from 1952-56.  Blacks were called Negroes then.  Like everyone else in America those days Negroes had fathers, period!   Knowledge was taught in schools then.   That is what schools were for…..to teach knowledge, skills, decency, and respect for others.   People regularly  went to Church and Synagogue on weekends then to impress the importance of honesty, righteousness, and respect for others in our blessed democratic America.

Feminist fascism hadn’t been born yet!  Democrats were civilized then.  When of age, I used to vote for them.

Roger Goodell below, claims NFL football players….referring to the black ones in particular,  feel,  have a “tremendous knowledge and deep understanding” of issues going on in our communities….working together on issues of social justice.  He didn’t mention how many graduated from college or what their majors were besides football.

Relative to their per cent of population today, murderers in America are overwhelming black and male.   Interracial murders are overwhelming blacks killing whites.   Murders within a race are overwhelmingly black killing black.   Roger didn’t mention anything like that.

I no longer attend nor do I watch any NFL football games.   Over 600,000 American whites died to save this nation and free its Negro slave population.   This American trained side by side his Negro American brothers six decades ago in the U.S. Army.

My favorite American ‘tribe’ hero today is the conservative American black who has broken away from 75 years of enslavement dependent  upon  Democrat Party’s government  handouts….free, free at last!

Roger Goodell is  delivering another verbal leftist, racist  political party handout Colin Kaepernick seems to be selling.   He seems so sold, he repeats and repeats.   I shall not visit anything football advancing  racist politics, whether black or white.   Good night, Roger!    Let us know if there is a change in your weather.

 

Forget NFL’s Traitors Corrupting America! They may grow up someday.

Forget NFL Players: These Roofers Stood and Saluted the Flag for the National Anthem

by Nancy Flory  at the Stream:    (article sent by Mark Waldeland)

https://stream.org/forget-nfl-players-roofers-stood-saluted-flag-national-anthem/

“With all of the news about NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem, some workers are still paying respect. Take three roofers in Maine.

Working near Waterville High School’s football field, the roofers stood for the Star-Spangled Banner while standing on top of a house.

Michelle Lyons Cossar, a resident of Old Town captured the moment. She noticed the men standing as she stood for the National Anthem at the football game. “When I looked over the fence, I saw them standing and respecting the flag,” she said. “I just thought the world could use a little more of that right now.”

One of the roofers, Dwayne Harrison, told Fox News that standing for our National Anthem “was the right thing to do.” “It is a respect thing for myself — we did not do this to prove a point.” He added that the men were not aware they were being photographed.”

 

 

Today’s American Street Savages Doing their Thing

OUR UNDER-INCARCERATION PROBLEM, MARYLAND/DELAWARE EDITION

by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

“America has an under-incarceration problem. Too many people whose history of criminality shows they should be in jail are on our streets committing crimes, including heinous ones. I’ve written about this hereherehere, and elsewhere.

Today’s news brings more evidence of the problem. Radee L. Prince killed three co-workers and wounded two others at his workplace in northern Maryland and then drove to Delaware where he shot a sixth victim. Police apprehended him early this evening after a manhunt.

The shootings occurred only hours ago, and Prince’s full criminal record has not yet been reported. However, he has a lengthy criminal history in both Maryland and Delaware, according to court records and law enforcement officials.

Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy says that in Delaware alone, Prince has a total of 42 arrests, including 15 convictions for felonies and several for misdemeanors. That’s quite a record for a 37 year-old.

Prince has also had trouble with the law in Maryland. For example, in 2015 he was pulled over for driving with his front headlight out, and became “extremely loud and aggressive,” according to court records. Police found a pistol in the card, and Prince was charged with multiple handgun violations. However, prosecutors dropped these charges three months later.

Earlier this year, Prince was fired from a job in Maryland for punching a co-worker and threatening other employees. As far as I can tell, he was not prosecuted for this, and a judge declined to issue a “peace order” when another co-worker applied for one.

We don’t know yet whether Prince has committed drug offenses. Reportedly, however, he has been ordered in recent years to undergo counseling for drug abuse.

I probably will have more to say about Prince as additional information about his history becomes available. But even with what we now know, it seems almost certain that, in a properly functioning criminal justice system, this 15-time loser with a recent history of violence against co-workers would have been behind bars when the day began, and lives would have been spared.”

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/our-under-incarceration-problem-marylanddelaware-edition.php

“Nothing Sounds as Beautiful as the MUSLIM EVENING PRAYERS FROM THE TOWER” = Barack Obama

Arlene and Bruce Taber sent the following history lesson regarding Islam’s war against Christianity and the West….consistent in content with the history course I studied at the University of Minnesota to date in 1974.
I am not sure history of anything is taught truthfully at the fake news University of Minnesota these days.   Feminists, atheists, fascist blacks, Islamists, Marxists, Communists have been hired to sell their hate white man  fantasies to make their fascist world more equal:
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The War started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century.
Many will contend it never stopped;
In 732 A.D., the Muslim Army,
which was moving on Paris, was Defeated and turned
back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.
In 1571 A.D., the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated
by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the
Mediterranean to Attack Southern Europe
in the Battle of Lepanto.
In 1683 A.D., the Turkish Muslim Army,
Attacking Eastern Europe,
was finally Defeated in the Battle of Vienna
by German and Polish Christian Armies.
The following events are true historical facts.
.
… History keeps repeating itself.
1. In 1968,
Robert Kennedy was Shot
and Killed by a Muslim Male.
2. In 1972,
at the Munich Olympics, Israeli Athletes
were Kidnapped and Massacred by Muslim Males.
3. In 1972,
a Pan Am 747 was Hijacked
and eventually Diverted to Cairo
where a Fuse was lit on Final Approach.
Shortly after Landing, it was Blown up by Muslim Males.
4. In 1973,
a Pan Am 707 was Destroyed in Rome With 33 People Killed,
hen it was Attacked with Grenades by Muslim Males.
5. In 1979,
the United States Embassy in Iran
was taken over by Muslim Males.
6. During the 1980’s,
a number of Americans were Kidnapped
in Lebanon by Muslim Males.
7. In 1983,
the United States Marine Barracks
in Beirut was Blown up by Muslim Males.
8. In 1985,
the Cruise Ship Achille-Lauro was Hijacked,
and a 70-year-old American Passenger was Murdered
and thrown Overboard in his Wheelchair by Muslim Males.
9. In 1985,
TWA Flight 847 was Hijacked at Athens, and a
United States Navy Diver, who was trying to
Rescue Passengers – was murdered by Muslim Males.
10. In 1988,
Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim Males.
11. In 1993,
the World Trade Center was Bombed
for the First Time by Muslim Males.
12. In 1998,
the United States Embassies
in Kenya and Tanzania were Bombed by Muslim Males.
13. On 09/11/01,
FOUR Airliners were Hijacked.
Two of the Planes were used as Missiles
to take down the World Trade Centers. 
One Plane Crashed into the United States Pentagon,
and the other Plane was Diverted
and Crashed by the Passengers.
Thousands of People were Killed by Muslim Males.
14. In 2002,
the United States fought a War
in Afghanistan against Muslim Males.
15. In 2002,
reporter Daniel Pearl was Kidnapped and Beheaded by
you guessed it – a Muslim Male.
(Plus two other American Journalists
who had just recently been Beheaded.)
16. In 2013,
the Boston Marathon Bombing
resulted in Four Innocent People, including a Child,
being Killed and 264 other People injured by Muslim Males.
As Barack Obama said in his book:
“Nothing sounds as Beautiful
as the Muslim Evening Prayers from the Tower.”

Will America’s “Democrat-Marxist” Tiger Sharks Tear the Nation Apart with Their Leftist Lies at School?

The Left’s Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

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“The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war.

By John Daniel Davidson at realclearpolitics: John Daniel Davidson

Is there anything left in American public life that isn’t an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” because Christopher Columbus is apparently the new Robert E. Lee. And it’s only Tuesday.

It should be obvious by now that our culture wars will henceforth be constant and unending; the next battle could be triggered by almost anything. Whether it’s the reactions (or non-reactions) of Hollywood celebrities to the unsurprising news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misdeeds or the outraged calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment the instant news broke of the Las Vegas massacre, very little can happen in America now without it being an occasion for an appeal to one’s own political tribe. No matter how tawdry or horrifying the news, there is vanishingly little room for solidarity because there is no appetite for it. Not even late-night comedy shows with their shrinking audiences can resist the urge to devolve into partisan political rants.

For all his eagerness to wage the culture wars in his improvised, bombastic style, this didn’t begin with Donald Trump. It didn’t begin with Barack Obama, either, but a recent studyby Pew Research Center found that divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values reached record levels during the Obama administration. You don’t need a Pew survey to tell you that, of course, but the data helps illuminate an otherwise vague feeling that American society is coming apart at the seams, and has been for years.

Right and Left Are Moving Farther Apart, And Fast

The Pew study measures responses to issues Pew has been asking about since 1994, things like welfare, race, and immigration. On almost every count, the gaps between Republicans and Democrats held more or less steady up until around 2010, when they began to widen. Today, “Republicans and Democrats are now further apart ideologically than at any point in more than two decades,” with the median Republican more conservative than 97 percent of Democrats and the median Democrat more liberal than 95 percent of Republicans. Here’s what that looks like in a chart:

Pick your issue. On immigration, 84 percent of Democrats say immigrants strengthen the country, while only 42 percent of Republicans say the same. Ten years ago, those percentages were nearly identical. On environmental regulation, 77 percent of Democrats say more regulation is worth the cost, compared to just 36 percent of Republicans. A decade ago, that spread was 67 and 58 percent, respectively. On whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence, 65 percent of Republicans say it does while 69 percent of Democrats say it doesn’t. When Pew first asked that question in 2002, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the partisan gap was just 11 points.

Here’s the other notable thing about Pew’s findings. Among the ten questions about political values that Pew has asked since 1994, the partisan gap is much larger than divisions based on demographic differences like age, race, and education. For example, the average partisan gap has increased from 15 to 36 points, whereas 20 years ago the average partisan differences on these issues were “only somewhat wider than differences by religious attendance or educational attainment and about as wide as the differences between blacks and whites (14 points, on average). Today, the party divide is much wider than any of these demographic differences.”

The Pew survey is a rich trove of fascinating survey data, but it mostly confirms what we can all see for ourselves: Americans are sorting themselves into political tribes that have less and less in common. Partisanship has even crept into the online dating scene. Last month the dating website OkCupid announced a partnership with Planned Parenthood that allows users to attach a badge to their profile, the obvious purpose of which is to avoid accidentally going on a date with someone who doesn’t share one’s views on abortion.

Identity Politics Is Poisoning American Civic Life

That brings us to something else that might get lost in the Pew numbers: the median Democratic voter has radicalized much faster than the median Republican voter, and most of this radicalization happened while a Democratic president was in office. That counterintuitive trend points to a larger problem with how the Left in particular understands the American project and our prospects for living together in peace and prosperity. Although it’s true that Republicans have moved further to the right as Democrats have moved further to the left, it’s the leftward slide that should worry us.

For all their shortcomings, conservatives at least have a limiting principle for politics. Most of them believe, for example, in the principles enshrined in the Constitution and maintain that no matter how bad things are, the Bill of Rights is a necessary bulwark, sometimes the only bulwark, against tyranny and violence. In contrast, here’s Timothy Egan of The New York Times arguing unabashedly for the repeal of the Second and Fifth Amendments.

The rapid radicalization of Democrats along these lines follows a ruthless logic about the entire premise of the American constitutional order. If you believe, as progressives increasingly do, that America was founded under false pretenses and built on racial oppression, then why bother conserving it? And why bother trying to compromise with those on the other side, especially if they reject progressives’ unifying theory that America is forever cursed by its original sin of slavery, which nothing can expiate?

Before you scoff, understand that this view of race and America is increasingly mainstream on the American Left. To read someone like Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose recent article in The Atlantic is a manifesto of racial identity politics that argues Trump’s presidency is based on white supremacy, is to realize that progressive elites no longer believe they can share a republic with conservatives, or really anyone with whom they disagree.

Coates has attained near god-like status among progressives with his oracular writings on race and politics, which take for granted the immutability of race and racial animus. So it’s deeply disturbing when he writes, as he does in a new collection of essays, that “should white supremacy fall, the means by which that happens might be unthinkable to those of us bound by present realities and politics.”

What does Coates mean by that? It isn’t hard to guess, and lately Coates isn’t trying too hard to disguise it. In a recent interview with Ezra Klein of Vox, Coates expanded on this idea. Writes Klein:

When he tries to describe the events that would erase America’s wealth gap, that would see the end of white supremacy, his thoughts flicker to the French Revolution, to the executions and the terror. ‘It’s very easy for me to see myself being contemporary with processes that might make for an equal world, more equality, and maybe the complete abolition of race as a construct, and being horrified by the process, maybe even attacking the process. I think these things don’t tend to happen peacefully.’

This is the circuitous, stumbling language of man who knows precisely what he wants to say but isn’t sure if he should come right out and say it. Coates isn’t alone in feinting toward violence as a means—perhaps the only means, if Coates is to be taken at his word—of achieving social justice. On college campuses, progressive activists increasingly don’t even bother mincing words, they just forcibly silence anyone who disagrees with them, as a Black Lives Matter group did recently during an event featuring the American Civil Liberties Union at the College of William and Mary. (Ironically, the talk was supposed to be about students and the First Amendment.)

For a sincere progressive, almost everything that happened in the past is a crime against the present, and the only greatness America can attain is by repudiating its past and shaming—or silencing, if possible—all those who believe preserving our constitutional order is the best way for all of us to get along.

Seen in that light, the radicalization of Democrats is something qualitatively different, and much more dangerous, than the radicalization of Republicans. It means, among other things, that the culture war is now going to encompass everything, and that it will never end….”