• Pragerisms

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    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

Universities to “Return” Beliefs to Aboriginal Basics?

IS IT THE NEW YORK TIMES, OR THE ONION?

“A friend sent me a link to this New York Times article, published on Monday, that is headlined “A College Built for Canadian Settlers Envisions an Indigenous Future.” It reads like a parody, but I have verified that the Times actually did publish it. It is about how universities across Canada are “indigenizing.” I will turn the floor over to my friend; the comments on the Times piece are his.

The college was built in the last century, modeled on the great American and British universities. It was imagined as a grand preserve of Western thought for the children of Canadian settlers, then flooding into the country’s youngest province in the prairies. …

Now, all that has changed. Universities across Canada are “indigenizing” — a new, elastic term that means everything from drawing more aboriginal students and faculty members onto campuses built largely for white settlers, to infusing those stodgy Western institutions with aboriginal belief systems and traditional knowledge.
***
Two smaller Canadian institutions introduced indigenous learning requirements for all undergraduates this past school year.

Hilarious! Yes, those “stodgy Western institutions” like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Bologna, Harvard and Yale. Sure…let’s “infuse[e]” them with “aboriginal belief systems and traditional knowledge” whatever that is…..

Of course, this is a problem:

Aboriginal scholars say that colonial education philosophies and aboriginal theories of knowledge are incompatible.

Just laughable! I can’t wait to compare and contrast “aboriginal theories of knowledge” with Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein…for starters…and I can’t wait to see, to paraphrase a snide remark made in a not dissimilar context, who is the Dostoyevsky of the aboriginals? (Answer: Dostoyevsky is the Dostoyevsky of the aboriginals — a universal, non-tribal greatness accessible even to aboriginals, raising them up as he raised up his own cultural confreres. That is the greatness of those “stodgy” universities.)

I’m also looking forward to all aboriginal “theories of knowledge” concerning physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics, architecture…who is the aboriginal Euclid, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, Gauss, etc. ad infinitum.

This, however, has to be among the most fatuous, risible and utterly clueless remarks uttered by a university factotum, and there is plenty of recent competition:

Even Peter Stoicheff, the university’s president, recognizes the challenges.

Universities are so inherently white and Western, when you start to push against it, you realized how intractable a lot of that is,” Mr. Stoicheff said.

Everything is based on reading stuff,” he explained. “Everything is laid out in a hierarchical and linear fashion. Look at the aboriginal ways, from visual expression to the wampum belt, dances and oral storytelling. It’s not linear. Everything is based on the circle.”

“Universities are so inherently white and Western.” Well, duh! One of the great glories of our civilization, and one which the benighted of any tribe are invited to partake of!

This, however, IS right out of The Onion: “Everything is based on reading stuff.” Beyond belief.

Note, too, the New York Times using, intentionally and deliberately, left-wing terms of political correctness: “white settlers,” “colonial educational philosophies” and, of course “indigenous” and “aboriginal”. As the “woke” multi-cultural left well knows, “settler” is an especially loaded term. The anti-Israeli left uses it to describes Jews, and the ANC in South Africa to describe Dutch origin Afrikaners —- with the shared slogan, “one settler, one bullet”.

But you’ll never see the “woke” multicultural New York Times and its rabid left wing allies use the term to describe “refugees,” “migrants” or “undocumented workers” (“immigrants”), will you? So, the Canadians are “white settlers” but the waves of Asian and Muslims arriving are “immigrants.” OK. I wonder what they think of “aboriginal theories of knowledge.”

That was all from my friend. The Times article also says this:

Last year, the academic governing body agreed that all of the 17 colleges and schools, from dentistry to engineering, should include indigenous knowledge.

I am not sure what the Stone Age engineering of Native Americans can teach modern engineering students, but I know this for sure: when it comes to “indigenous” dentistry, count me out!”

Article by John Hinderaker at PowerLine.

The Democratic Party ISN’T Democratic Anymore. It’s Selling Fascistic Leftism, a Religion!

The Democrats’ Deadly Rhetoric

By Daniel John Sobieski  at American Thinker:

“As moving as the “Kumbaya” moments at the Congressional baseball game were on Thursday, we cannot and should not forget that it was a Bernie Sanders supporter, inspired by what Illinois Republican Congressman Rodney Davis called “political rhetorical terrorism,” that inspired the leftist loon who set out to assassinate Republicans practicing for the charity game.

Bernie Sanders rightly and correctly disavowed the crimes of a volunteer whose actions he could not envision or control. Yet he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have spent the time since President Trump’s election yelling fire in the political theatre we call democracy, warning endlessly that people will die because of the Trump agenda, painting apocalyptic visions of planetary doom. With them claiming the Republican agenda is dooming the sick, the elderly, and the planet itself, was it so surprising that another liberal infused with the left’s messianic complex, would try to save us all by killing Republicans trying to implement Trump’s agenda?

There sat House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a pregame interview making nice and channeling Rodney King’s mantra of can’t we all just get along. As The Hill reported:

Republican and Democratic leaders stressed unity Thursday night as members of both parties gathered for the annual congressional baseball game a day after a gunman opened fire at a practice, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three others.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared together in their first-ever joint interview on CNN, where they offered well wishes for Scalise, who remained in critical condition Thursday evening.”

Gingrich: Media and Elites Still Don’t Understand Trump

Please read the following article from the astute American conservative Newt Gingrich.  He lives and mingles close to those Congressional  warriors who have come to  hate America and our very intelligent,  capable,  America loving Donald J. Trump.   What if American voters do finally discover the tremendous talents now available from the White House from a builder who loves, not a racist who hates, his America?

But Mr. Gingrich doesn’t seem to understand that a fascist movement is  now afoot, led  by the once honorable Democrat Party of John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman.

Where is there any evidence Trump’s ‘enemies’ have any interest in draining the swamp they have built and enjoyed for the past decades?

We traditional voting age Americans of all colors, sexes, shapes, and sizes should all fear the powerhouse of Obama’s legacy of   fascism and its hate and violence  with the arrival of fifteen to twenty million illegal  immigrants guarded by and available to the Left  now organizing in  Sanctuary Cities uniting  with  the rise of black racism violence during the past eight years of his New America one party fascist dream regime.

Is not this fascist feminized and black racified Left the regime dedicated to the defeat of America’s political freedom,   to rewrite history by  selling fake news, fake feminism, fake black history, fake everything in order to unite its flock to destroy this Donald J. Trump dream and drive to drain THE SWAMP?

These fascists spent  $3,000,000,000 beyond the fake news from  print and vision to bury Our Donald last year.   With their shocking  defeat they now are relying on spies and tricks of the fascist leftist  lawyer trade, starring James Comey, Robert Mueller, and that Rosenstein guy to sneak things up.

And the Republican Party remains silent.   GO DONALD!  Beat ’em all!  Save Our America and its precious freedoms now so brazenly under siege!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/13/newt-gingrich-media-and-elites-still-dont-understand-trump.html

Watch Fired FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Here

I didn’t have an opportunity to watch the political  leftist arranged television event today starring former FBI director, James Comey…..the one newly elected President Donald J. Trump fired recently…..the one Democrats hated for sniping publicly about one of countless Hillary crimes while running for the American Presidency, the one she and all of her devoted racists and feminists felt she deserved for being Hillary.

I had to go to work.

On my way to work, and until 11AM I caught the event on radio.

Our American deviates in Washington, the  Axis concocted by Hillary sore losers,  Chas  Schumer deviates, you know the creepier Al Franken types, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, MNBC and nearly all of the rest of the media including Fox on a bad day;   the new leftier klutzes causing American President Donald J. Trump trouble in Washington.  I follow American national politics closely…and have so since the Dewey-Truman presidential campaign in 1948.  (It sure beats going to the horse races.)

I admit I love our American 45th President.   I love him for his obvious traits and gifts…and his honesty according to what he sees and senses.  He loves his country.  He sees it, knows it is in financial and moral decay.

We haven’t had a really gifted and astute, uplifting  President during  my life with the exception of  Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy,  and Ronald Reagan.  Worse, the country was profoundly struck down by American hater, racist, feminist, open borders for illegal voters foreigner Barack Hussein Obama for the past eight years of national disorder and decline.

Best of all, Donald J. Trump is an American non-politician.   He’s “Ugely” American bright….and the fascist-feminists leftist hounds controlling  our today’s  education world hate him  and all the rest of us over age 60 as well who aren’t drugged by the glory of ignorance, atheism,  and meaningless unemployment.

THE COMEY PERFORMANCE

Mr. Comey seemed a good man….a gentle man…..or perhaps not quite a man, but rather a boy scout determined to do good by obeying Obama’s urban  scoutmasters……a  2017 man, that is, not quite a man at all.   Gentle, plotting, polite, shy-pretending, a person who loved his job station in life…..an almost man, a bureaucrat who wanted to do good to honor his name….an almost man who had worked in the political maneuvering world all of his adult life, who tried to do good so others would know him as good.

And then along comes businessman, Donald J. Trump winning a presidential election beating the  government establishment, the Hillary establishment, the newsprint establishment, the television news establishment, the leftist college urchins without knowledge and careers, countless  programmed black racists, 12,000,000 illegal voting immigrants….some less illegal than others whose arrivals were all seen by leftist fascists as  votes for their inevitable forever dictatorship  future.

Business man Trump is hated by countless Republicans as well….news industry people.   His  nose isn’t sufficiently perfect for the manikin they could display as their toady.   Mr. Trump reeks leadership.  He builds towers, golf courses, skating rinks.  He likes people.  He is a Republican who  loves his country and is fed up with those GOPers who have colluded with   leftist leaches draining our America of blood for more than a decade in  the name of the  gods of global warming, sanctuary cities,  brainless screamy coeds, and Windy City urban murderers.

Be sure to enjoy this spectacle presented below….how these Democrat vermin and their Republican compatriots welcomed President Donald J. Trump to the 45th presidency of these “United” states of America to solve our nation’s countless problems…..

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP and Marco Rubio!

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/08/watch_live_fired_fbi_director_james_comey_senate_testimony.html

 

Hooker Appearer Starts NBC Career in Moscow

Megyn Kelly Returns

by  Daniel John Sobieski  at American Thinker:

Former Fox News star and now NBC darling Megyn Kelly has a new show starting June 4 on the peacock network, appropriately nicknamed considering the prima donna status of its new centerfold, er, centerpiece of NBC. For her first show, she interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin at an international economic forum in St. Petersburg. NBC released a publicity photo of her sitting with Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Her attire seemed somewhat inappropriate for a past victim of sexual harassment and a self-proclaimed opponent of sexism in politics and the workplace. As Kristinn Taylor noted at Gateway Pundit:

NBC News starlet Megyn Kelly dressed like a hooker for her interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that is scheduled to air on Sunday. A publicity photo shows Kelly interviewing Putin while wearing a low-cut, off the shoulder blue velvet dress that is slit to mid-thigh, accented by black open-toe shoes with stiletto heels.

Kelly has posed, no pun intended, as a champion of empowered women an opponent of a culture which objectifies women in and out of the workplace. Yet, like Hillary Clinton, who rode her husband’s coattails to political prominence, Kelly has shown no reluctance to put her feminist mindset aside for the sake of her career. Some may know of her claims of harassment from former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, but maybe not that she kept it hidden from public view until she could use it to sell her book, Settle For More. As Kate Scanlon wrote last November in The Blaze:

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that she did not come forward sooner with allegations that former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her because it would have been a “suicide mission” for her career.

During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about her new book, “Settle for More,” Kelly said that in the beginning of her career at Fox News Ailes tried to kiss her three times in his office and that when she rejected his advances “he asked me when my contract was up”…

Kelly called Ailes’ actions “disturbing” but said she didn’t immediately come forward because “realistically, that would have been a suicide mission for me and my career.”

“I wasn’t Megyn Kelly of today. I had no power, and he was on the cover of industry magazines as the most powerful man in news,” she said. “There was no one to go to.”

Well, the Megyn Kelly of today remains the same opportunist she was then. Certainly, the first GOP presidential debate on August 6, 2016 was an opportunity she wouldn’t let pass her by. Her question, directed at Donald Trump was incendiary and provocative and, in retrospect, a bit hypocritical:

KELLY: Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women.

You’ve called women you don’t like “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

(LAUGHTER)

Your Twitter account…

TRUMP: Only Rosie O’Donnell.

(LAUGHTER)

KELLY: No, it wasn’t.

(APPLAUSE)

Your Twitter account…

(APPLAUSE)

TRUMP: Thank you.

KELLY: For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.

TRUMP: Yes, I’m sure it was.

KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?………”

There’s more:  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/megyn_kelly_returns.html

The Leftist Climate Change Fraud Has Been Exposed?….Delayed?

Democrats Have Lost On Climate Change, And It’s Their Own Fault

“This is what happens when science is hijacked in pursuit of ideologically driven economic policies.

Whenever the United States fails to adopt climate-change policy favored by the Left, advocates like to point to polls that allegedly illustrate how a vast majority of Americans support “fighting climate change” or “reducing carbon emissions” or “believe in global warming.” These vague, feel-good moral declarations are equivalent to voters saying they are in favor “reducing poverty” or “helping children.” The more useful question is what are you willing to do? Give up one of your cars? Pay more for energy, food, housing, and everything else? Do you want to empower government to run the economy to help fix the problem?

When it comes to perfunctorily treating global warming as an evil, Democrats have won. The importance of “greening” everything has saturated society.  Everyone gets it. When it comes to policy that supposedly mitigates climate change, though, they lose. Mostly, because they’ve hijacked “science” in pursuit of ideologically driven economic policies.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/02/democrats-have-lost-on-climate-change/

(Commentary:   What all voting citizens should know……

During its five or so billion of years of existence that the climate of the Earth has warmed and cooled is nothing new to folks  moderately aware of Earth’s climate past to present.   According to accepted research, the planet’s surface has survived both major ‘sudden’ catastrophes and major long term cyclical  changes  either suddenly or over “huge”   periods of time.

Until something like 65,000,000 years ago, North and South Dakota used to be home to dinosaurs including Tyrannus Rex during a jungle like climate that reeked over ten times today’s percentage of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide……the gas considered a terror poison to all things alive and decent by vast numbers of Hillary and other leftist Democrats.

The vegetative world cannot exist without CO2, and neither can we humans and our animal ‘kin’.”  ghr)

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/02/democrats-have-lost-on-climate-change/

Paris…Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

Paris: Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

by Roger L. Simon   at PJMedia:

“Sometimes — maybe almost always — the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama’s supporters — and Obama himself, literally and by implication — calling Donald Trump “authoritarian.”

But in non-projected reality, during his administration, Obama is the one who imposed what we might deem — in appropriately Maoist parlance — the “Three Authoritarianisms.” They were the Paris climate accord, the Iran deal, and US intelligence agencies being used to surveil American citizens.

All three of these “authoritarianisms” were entirely ex-Constitutional.  The first two were in essence treaties on which Congress (and by extension the American people) never got to vote or, for that matter, discuss in any serious way.  The Paris accord probably would have failed. As for the Iran deal, we still don’t know the full contents and therefore debating it is somewhat moot. We have, however, seen its consequences — corpses littered all across Syria, not to mention untold millions of refugees.

Admittedly, too, the third of “Three Authoritarianisms” is still, shall we say, occluded.  We don’t know the extent of this surveillance and may never. But this too is typical authoritarian behavior.

Even a cursory look at history reveals that totalitarianism does not always come with the obvious iron fist of a Comrade Stalin.  Sometimes it arrives in a subtler manner, as it did in the Obama administration when the then president’s amanuensis/lackey Ben Rhodes was so naive or arrogant (or both) as to brag to a New York Times writer how he duped young and uneducated reporters into parroting what the administration wanted them to say about the Iran deal.  The KGB couldn’t have done it better.

In the cases of Paris and Iran, it’s clear the (totalitarian) decision to avoid Congress was deliberate.  But now Trump has put a crimp in the former by pulling out of the Paris climate ( global warming) accord. The international chorus of hissy fits was so instantaneous and predictable — no more eminent scientist than actor Mark Ruffalo has declared “Trump will have the death of whole nations on his hands” — one must ask the obligatory question: Was it ever really about climate or was it, in the immortal words of  H. L. Mencken, “about the money“?”

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/06/01/paris-trump-blocks-first-of-obamas-three-authoritarianisms/