• 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

Yes, I Don’t Like OUR America’s President, Donald J. Trump, EGO and All…..I LOVE HIM for it!!

Forget What You Hear: Our Narcissist President Is Winning

By William L. Gensert   at American Thinker:

 

“I first became aware of Donald Trump in the late seventies.  I was not impressed.  In fact, I didn’t like him.  I thought he was a braggart and a man who went out of his way to disrespect women.  I wouldn’t have said so at the time, but he was clearly a narcissist.

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, I have been around men like him all my life.  They’re going to do this; they’re going to do that.  They have this; they have that.  I took him to be a person so full of himself that his company would be unbearable.

I didn’t give him much hope of winning the presidency, either, but as election day neared, friends would ask what I thought a Trump presidency would look like.  Forced at that point to think about it, I would say that as a businessman, at least he would make quality appointments to the power positions in his administration – you can’t run a successful business without being able to delegate authority to a strong team of employees.

As far as Trump’s narcissism, I’m not sure that hurts him as a president.  Sure, he could show better discretion with what he says – he does seem to have an almost Plaxico Burress-type dedication to shooting himself in the foot (see L’Affaire Comey).  Yet I think you need to have a certain amount of narcissism to be a successful president, although it doesn’t guarantee success.

Just look at our second-most recent president, a solipsist so narcissistic he actually thought his mere presence would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.  Barry took narcissism to a new level, seemingly believing himself some kind of god, a belief fed by the nearly total hagiographic coverage he received from the Fourth Estate, our once nationally treasured free press, reduced to sycophantic (more like “sycofanatic”) exaltation of the “light bearer,” the man with the “crease.”

The difference between Barry’s narcissism and Trump’s is this: Trump is the guy who looks at the most beautiful girl at the party and says, “I can get her number.”  Barry would look at the same girl and say, “She wants me.”  Trump would then pursue the girl, and Barry would walk away, because obviously, she is not good enough for him, and besides, someone told him there’s a mirror in the next room.

In any case, while I didn’t hold out much hope of Trump winning the election, I wasn’t exactly terrified of a Trump presidency.

Of course, Trump could cure cancer, and the New York Times headline would be “Millions Die before Trump Acts.”  The newspapers (newspapers were something people used to buy on their way to work in the morning before Barry, back when there were jobs) have no use for Donald Trump, therefore you will never hear a word of credit given to the man for anything he ever does, no matter how efficacious.  It will never matter how much he succeeds; to the media, he will never be a success.

Yet I have to admit I am impressed with what he has done since assuming the mantle of the most powerful man on the planet.

He restarted the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, a surefire signal to the fossil fuel industry that they are no longer the enemy.  Reversing another of Barry’s foolish policies, he has opened the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Arctic Ocean to fossil fuel exploration.  In addition, he has shown rightful skepticism for global warming religious cultism, which demands we destroy our economy today to prevent something that may or may not happen in a hundred years.

He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and deftly allowed the Democrats to burn themselves to the ground, negating any possibility they might have ever had of stopping his next Supreme appointment.

Just as Obama talked up illegal immigration, Trump has talked it down, resulting in an astounding reduction in illegal border crossing.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “We’ve seen a dramatic reduction in illegal migration across the southwest border.  In fact, March apprehensions were 30 percent lower than February apprehensions and 64% lower than the same time [last] year.”

Unlike that petty scold Barry, Trump understands that onerous regulation stunts business growth.  Using his pen, his phone, and the Congressional Review Act, he has cut costly business regulations implemented in the frenetic closing days of Obama’s reign here on earth.  He also established a rule whereby for every new federal regulation implemented, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

In early May, the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The measure still has to go through the Senate, but at least the process to rid the nation of Obama’s crowning achievement has begun.

He has proposed tax reform, with key points being:

  1. A reduction of the corporate tax rate from 39.1% to 15%
  2. Year one total expensing of most equipment purchases
  3. Special one-time tax on repatriated monies held overseas
  4. Establishment of a territorial tax system eliminating double taxation for American companies
  5. Reduction of the seven current tax brackets to three, 10%, 25%, and 35%, as well as doubling the standard deduction
  6. The elimination of the Estate Tax
  7. Elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes, while keeping the charitable contributions and mortgage interest deductions
  8. Repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax
  9. Repeal of the 3.8% Obamacare Tax

Just a word about number 3: A tax-free, one-time repatriation of after-tax monies now held overseas by U. S. corporations hiding from the 39.1% additional tax they would now pay bringing that money home is something we conservatives have been urging for years.  Today, companies feel it’s better business leaving cash earned and taxed abroad, overseas, out of Uncle Sam’s confiscatory understanding of corporate profits.

Some say this figure is as high as 2.5 trillion dollars, and enticing business to put that money to productive use here in America would juice the economy and create jobs by empowering businessmen to do the investing, unlike with Barry’s stimulus, which was more of a reward for unions and “Friends of Barack.”

Democrats believe that the government knows best how to spend our tax money – certainly better than any businessman, who during the eight years of enlightened progressive leadership has become synonymous with evil.

My personal favorite on the list of Trump’s successes is how he has behaved internationally.

On April 6, while having dinner with the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping, Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against the Assad regime in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed women and children.

China led by Xi considers itself a potential military peer-level competitor with America.  Xi has been pushing poor Barry around for eight years.

There Xi is, his fork full of chocolate cake frozen in midair halfway to his mouth, a brown smudge of icing on his chin, staring into space as an aide whispers in his ear, telling him the U.S. has just attacked Syria.

Trump, with the hint of a smile says to him, “Enough about us.  Let’s talk about you.  How do you feel about our attack on Syria?  Another piece of cake?”

You have to admit that was the best use of 59 cruise missiles in the history of cruise missiles.  In one fell swoop, Trump sent a message to Russia, Iran, Syria, China, and North Korea.  Immediately afterward, China halted the purchase of North Korean coal, the Hermit Kingdom’s only source of hard currency, and started to move troops to the border between itself and North Korea.

It also showed the world that Barry is history, that there’s a new, stronger American president, unafraid to use military might in support of the nation’s interests.  No more bowing and scraping, and no more apologies.

I thought I would never say this about Donald Trump, but…brilliant!

The reception, red carpet and all, Trump received in Saudi Arabia was nothing short of revelatory, demonstrating how little respect the world had for Barack Obama and how much respect they have for a man of action.  Remember that the last time Obama went to China, they made him deplane from the rear of Air Force One.

The $100-billion-plus arms deal Trump signed during his visit is historic.  Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir declared, “We expect that these investments over the next ten years or so will provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in both the United States and in Saudi Arabia.  They will lead to a transfer of technology from the US to Saudi Arabia, enhance our economy and also enhance the American investments in Saudi Arabia, which already are the largest investments of anyone.”

Can anyone recall Obama ever in his eight years of being our president creating even one job?

Yes, Trump may be a narcissist, but he’s our narcissist.  I’ll take that any day over Obama, who was more of a world citizen acting as if he was doing us a favor being our president.

I first became aware of Donald Trump in the late seventies.  I was not impressed.  In fact, I didn’t like him.  I thought he was a braggart and a man who went out of his way to disrespect women.  I wouldn’t have said so at the time, but he was clearly a narcissist.

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, I have been around men like him all my life.  They’re going to do this; they’re going to do that.  They have this; they have that.  I took him to be a person so full of himself that his company would be unbearable.

I didn’t give him much hope of winning the presidency, either, but as election day neared, friends would ask what I thought a Trump presidency would look like.  Forced at that point to think about it, I would say that as a businessman, at least he would make quality appointments to the power positions in his administration – you can’t run a successful business without being able to delegate authority to a strong team of employees.

As far as Trump’s narcissism, I’m not sure that hurts him as a president.  Sure, he could show better discretion with what he says – he does seem to have an almost Plaxico Burress-type dedication to shooting himself in the foot (see L’Affaire Comey).  Yet I think you need to have a certain amount of narcissism to be a successful president, although it doesn’t guarantee success.

Just look at our second-most recent president, a solipsist so narcissistic he actually thought his mere presence would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.  Barry took narcissism to a new level, seemingly believing himself some kind of god, a belief fed by the nearly total hagiographic coverage he received from the Fourth Estate, our once nationally treasured free press, reduced to sycophantic (more like “sycofanatic”) exaltation of the “light bearer,” the man with the “crease.”

The difference between Barry’s narcissism and Trump’s is this: Trump is the guy who looks at the most beautiful girl at the party and says, “I can get her number.”  Barry would look at the same girl and say, “She wants me.”  Trump would then pursue the girl, and Barry would walk away, because obviously, she is not good enough for him, and besides, someone told him there’s a mirror in the next room.

In any case, while I didn’t hold out much hope of Trump winning the election, I wasn’t exactly terrified of a Trump presidency.

Of course, Trump could cure cancer, and the New York Times headline would be “Millions Die before Trump Acts.”  The newspapers (newspapers were something people used to buy on their way to work in the morning before Barry, back when there were jobs) have no use for Donald Trump, therefore you will never hear a word of credit given to the man for anything he ever does, no matter how efficacious.  It will never matter how much he succeeds; to the media, he will never be a success.

Yet I have to admit I am impressed with what he has done since assuming the mantle of the most powerful man on the planet.

He restarted the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, a surefire signal to the fossil fuel industry that they are no longer the enemy.  Reversing another of Barry’s foolish policies, he has opened the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Arctic Ocean to fossil fuel exploration.  In addition, he has shown rightful skepticism for global warming religious cultism, which demands we destroy our economy today to prevent something that may or may not happen in a hundred years.

He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and deftly allowed the Democrats to burn themselves to the ground, negating any possibility they might have ever had of stopping his next Supreme appointment.

Just as Obama talked up illegal immigration, Trump has talked it down, resulting in an astounding reduction in illegal border crossing.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “We’ve seen a dramatic reduction in illegal migration across the southwest border.  In fact, March apprehensions were 30 percent lower than February apprehensions and 64% lower than the same time [last] year.”

Unlike that petty scold Barry, Trump understands that onerous regulation stunts business growth.  Using his pen, his phone, and the Congressional Review Act, he has cut costly business regulations implemented in the frenetic closing days of Obama’s reign here on earth.  He also established a rule whereby for every new federal regulation implemented, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

In early May, the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The measure still has to go through the Senate, but at least the process to rid the nation of Obama’s crowning achievement has begun.

He has proposed tax reform, with key points being:

  1. A reduction of the corporate tax rate from 39.1% to 15%
  2. Year one total expensing of most equipment purchases
  3. Special one-time tax on repatriated monies held overseas
  4. Establishment of a territorial tax system eliminating double taxation for American companies
  5. Reduction of the seven current tax brackets to three, 10%, 25%, and 35%, as well as doubling the standard deduction
  6. The elimination of the Estate Tax
  7. Elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes, while keeping the charitable contributions and mortgage interest deductions
  8. Repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax
  9. Repeal of the 3.8% Obamacare Tax

Just a word about number 3: A tax-free, one-time repatriation of after-tax monies now held overseas by U. S. corporations hiding from the 39.1% additional tax they would now pay bringing that money home is something we conservatives have been urging for years.  Today, companies feel it’s better business leaving cash earned and taxed abroad, overseas, out of Uncle Sam’s confiscatory understanding of corporate profits.

Some say this figure is as high as 2.5 trillion dollars, and enticing business to put that money to productive use here in America would juice the economy and create jobs by empowering businessmen to do the investing, unlike with Barry’s stimulus, which was more of a reward for unions and “Friends of Barack.”

Democrats believe that the government knows best how to spend our tax money – certainly better than any businessman, who during the eight years of enlightened progressive leadership has become synonymous with evil.

My personal favorite on the list of Trump’s successes is how he has behaved internationally.

On April 6, while having dinner with the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping, Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against the Assad regime in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed women and children.

China led by Xi considers itself a potential military peer-level competitor with America.  Xi has been pushing poor Barry around for eight years.

There Xi is, his fork full of chocolate cake frozen in midair halfway to his mouth, a brown smudge of icing on his chin, staring into space as an aide whispers in his ear, telling him the U.S. has just attacked Syria.

Trump, with the hint of a smile says to him, “Enough about us.  Let’s talk about you.  How do you feel about our attack on Syria?  Another piece of cake?”

You have to admit that was the best use of 59 cruise missiles in the history of cruise missiles.  In one fell swoop, Trump sent a message to Russia, Iran, Syria, China, and North Korea.  Immediately afterward, China halted the purchase of North Korean coal, the Hermit Kingdom’s only source of hard currency, and started to move troops to the border between itself and North Korea.

It also showed the world that Barry is history, that there’s a new, stronger American president, unafraid to use military might in support of the nation’s interests.  No more bowing and scraping, and no more apologies.

I thought I would never say this about Donald Trump, but…brilliant!

The reception, red carpet and all, Trump received in Saudi Arabia was nothing short of revelatory, demonstrating how little respect the world had for Barack Obama and how much respect they have for a man of action.  Remember that the last time Obama went to China, they made him deplane from the rear of Air Force One.

The $100-billion-plus arms deal Trump signed during his visit is historic.  Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir declared, “We expect that these investments over the next ten years or so will provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in both the United States and in Saudi Arabia.  They will lead to a transfer of technology from the US to Saudi Arabia, enhance our economy and also enhance the American investments in Saudi Arabia, which already are the largest investments of anyone.”

Can anyone recall Obama ever in his eight years of being our president creating even one job?

Yes, Trump may be a narcissist, but he’s our narcissist.  I’ll take that any day over Obama, who was more of a world citizen acting as if he was doing us a favor being our president.”

Comment:   I am considerably older than the American Thinker writer above.  Yet,  I discovered Donald J. Trump through the national press about the same time and developed nearly the same assessments of the man….a wealthy New York brat who really enjoyed life in the faster lane than most Americans.   My prejudices against him increased as his divorces multiplied.  I didn’t then, and don’t now watch television.

And then there was that evening, August 6, 2015, when Our American Donald caught my attention and lit in me my adoration, and even now, my love for this American of Americans……the night he matched and conquered feminist sexist, Megyn Kelly, Fox Star at that time, regarding his disdain for certain disgusting American feminists of his day.   In two seconds he responded to her attack by regarding his disdain for these modern leftist foul fems as, “only” Rosie O’Donnell.

The entire audience, a majority the GOP enemy of this, Our Donald exploded in laughter.   Friend and foe alike knew exactly what Our Donald meant about an important core of today’s American CANCER…..the power of the PIG PEOPLE overwhelming our once honorable American Godfearing population.

Being a former public school teacher of Modern Problems early in my adult life, I wanted to know more about Our Donald than his divorces, his arrogance, his tone and talk, and the key to his incredible success in wagering with life.

I read a letter to the editor from his first wife in the Washington Post, now days Joseph Stalin’s Pravda for American leftists and other feminazis.   Despite her pain and memory from his past, she underscored the profound kindness as the core of the man….and that he LOVED HIS COUNTRY as a primary devotion in his life.

Those upon whom he has relied as a part of his business empire are from all walks of American life and respect him…..and remind “probers” all, he has always loved and worried about  his country.

Best of all, in my own personal view….I came to love Donald for his citizenship rather than being a today’s fascist, racist, sexist feminized Democrat, or a Country Club Republican reader of the Wall Street Journal.

To today’s Democrats of all colors, shapes, sizes and sexes, I am a ‘DEPLORABLE’…an American who  still works for a living….and still loves his democratic, but badly damaged by the fascist Left,  United States of America.

 

Time for America to Confront the Democrat Party Fascist Left and Its Strangle Hold on Communication

It is certainly understandable that the American atheist, fascist Obamaling Democrat  savage Left is enjoying its total control over the nation’s press and indoctrination institutions called courts, school, and university.

There is a lot rotten in America’s “State of Denmark” in the left wing of the recently beaten Obama fascist, racist, sexist Democrat Party determined  to continue control the Presidency……feminist fangs, black racists and gangsters, the smug Hollywood millionaires and friends, 20 million or more illegal immigrants hidden and protected by taxpayer money in political cells called “Sanctuary Cities”  weren’t quite enough to con enough Americans to send that oily, noisy,  political slimy criminal, “Crooked” Hillary to the White House.   She should be sent to jail for her crimes against the State.

She’s free, however.   She’s a feminist, leftist Democrat…an Untouchable?

Our Donald was fairly, cleanly, honestly, Constitutionally elected to become the Nation’s 45th President…..and BEST yet, he is not a crooked Democrat, or sleazy Republican….but a businessman skilled at solving problems to build matter.

Over 90% of the American communications empire is grease-mouthed by the Charles Blows,  nearly all of television “news” at the level of Rachel Maddow, the Washington Post’s billionaire,  and the  Jake Tapper “boys” at CNN……folks of the same bath tub oils.    Then there are CBS, NBC, PBS, ABC,  and the Ninth District Courts politically, educationally crippled enough to make certain TRUTH AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH ARE LOST IN THE PAST to make room for the goons of their religion, their gods of feelings over Truth!

Will these Obama fascists join the NeverTrumpers…the Bushes et alia to sabotage our refreshing, America-loving, America built, Donald Trump…..or will one party fascism finally kill the United States of America?

OUR AMERICA IS IN TROUBLE, FOLKS.   The Charlie Schumer people of Communist George Soros land are leading our nation  to a Venezuela future!    PAY ATTENTION….AWAKE!  Please read the following article by Newt Gingrich!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/18/gingrich-surrender-or-fight-our-country-is-at-stake.html

The Left’s War on Free Speech

by Kimberley Strassel  at  IMPRIMIS       (article sent by Mark Waldeland)

“The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 26, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

I like to introduce the topic of free speech with an anecdote about my children. I have three kids, ages twelve, nine, and five. They are your average, normal kids—which means they live to annoy the heck out of each other.

Last fall, sitting around the dinner table, the twelve-year-old was doing a particularly good job at this with his youngest sister. She finally grew so frustrated that she said, “Oliver, you need to stop talking—forever.” This inspired a volley of protests about free speech rights, and ended with them yelling “shut up” at each other. Desperate to stop the fighting and restore order, I asked each of them in turn to tell me what they thought “free speech” meant.

The twelve-year-old went first. A serious and academic child, he gave a textbook definition that included “Congress shall make no law,” an evocation of James Madison, a tutorial on the Bill of Rights, and warnings about “certain exceptions for public safety and libel.” I was happy to know the private-school fees were yielding something.

The nine-year-old went next. A rebel convinced that everyone ignores her, she said that she had no idea what “public safety” or “libel” were, but that “it doesn’t matter, because free speech means there should never be any restrictions on anything that anybody says, anytime or anywhere.” She added that we could all start by listening more to what she says.

Then it was the five-year-old’s turn. You could tell she’d been thinking hard about her answer. She fixed both her brother and sister with a ferocious stare and said: “Free speech is that you can say what you want—as long as I like it.”

It was at this moment that I had one of those sudden insights as a parent. I realized that my oldest was a constitutional conservative, my middle child a libertarian, and my youngest a socialist with totalitarian tendencies.

With that introduction, my main point today is that we’ve experienced over the past eight years a profound shift in our political culture, a shift that has resulted in a significant portion of our body politic holding a five-year-old’s view of free speech. What makes this shift notable is that unlike most changes in politics, you can trace it back to one day: January 21, 2010, the day the Supreme Court issued its Citizens United ruling and restored free speech rights to millions of Americans.

For nearly 100 years up to that point, both sides of the political aisle had used campaign finance laws—I call them speech laws—to muzzle their political opponents. The Right used them to push unions out of elections. The Left used them to push corporations out of elections. These speech laws kept building and building until we got the mack daddy of them all—McCain-Feingold. It was at this point the Supreme Court said, “Enough.” A five-judge majority ruled that Congress had gone way too far in violating the Constitution’s free speech protections.

The Citizens United ruling was viewed as a blow for freedom by most on the Right, which had in recent years gotten some free speech religion, but as an unmitigated disaster by the Left. Over the decades, the Left had found it harder and harder to win policy arguments, and had come to rely more and more on these laws to muzzle political opponents. And here was the Supreme Court knocking back those laws, reopening the floodgates for non-profits and corporations to speak freely again in the public arena.

In the Left’s view, the ruling couldn’t have come at a worse time. Remember the political environment in 2010. Democrats were experiencing an enormous backlash against the policies and agenda of the Obama administration. There were revolts over auto bailouts, stimulus spending, and Obamacare. The Tea Party movement was in full swing and vowing to use the midterm elections to effect dramatic change. Democrats feared an electoral tidal wave would sweep them out of Congress.

In the weeks following the Citizens United ruling, the Left settled on a new strategy. If it could no longer use speech laws against its opponents,  it would do the next best thing—it would threaten, harass, and intimidate its opponents out of participation. It would send a message: conservatives choosing to exercise their constitutional rights will pay a political and personal price……..

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/lefts-war-free-speech/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=april17&hootPostID=1cc5fb9c0443fe5c1329715435c94eac

America’s Schools of the New Fascist Social Order?

Education: When the Dare’s on to Build a New Social Order

by Anthony J. DeBlasi       at  American Thinker:

“Progressive Education” came to my school when I was a student at Halsey Junior High School in the 1940s (P.S. 85, Brooklyn, N.Y,).  Principal Stella Sweeting was thrilled as a little girl getting a doll house for Christmas, but the rest of us, teachers included, thought this “experiment” in schooling was silly.  Oh, it was fun to cut classes and paint murals in the hallways – the brainstorm of class buddy Bob and I that, to our surprise, was approved.

Such “official cheating” didn’t faze those with A’s and B’s in their subjects – we’d catch up later (in high school maybe?) – but what of the students who might stumble from such sliding and find it difficult to overcome the challenges ahead?  While this loosening of educational standards at Halsey was, in a word, pleasant, most of my teachers took a dim view of a theory of education that not only ditched authority and tradition but dismissed academic achievement as well – the stance of early 20th Century Marxist education reformers with a mission to prepare America for a socialist future.  Why did the “progress” they envisioned in their “progressive” educational method of indoctrination include dumbing?

How serious a problem this watered-down schooling would be became clear to me when the principal of my high school (Bushwick High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.), Milo F. McDonald, published a report entitled “‘Progressive’ Poison in Public Education” which he delivered to the American Education Association in 1951.  The McDonald Report exposed in detail the so-called “activity program” – better known as “Progressive Education” – that was sprung on the New York City Schools in 1935 in the guise of an experiment, and was being pushed since then.  It was in fact a stealth program launched by John Dewey and a group of like-minded educational theorists to prepare future citizens for a coming socialist age.  It was time, claimed one of them, George S. Counts, to “dare the teachers to build a new social order.”

Since the facts presented in the McDonald Report and the strong case it made against Progressive Education would undermine the Progressive agenda, the one path open to the report was to the bottom of the dustbin of education history.  I have kept a copy of that forgotten report all these years, aware of its importance; it is now accessible at Don Potter.

The dumbing down of successive generations of school children has become documented history.*  The contrast in general school smarts before and after 1960 is plainly visible to older Americans. Less conspicuous is the collateral damage to our culture.  A hint of this negative “side effect” showed in the blight that crept into entertainment in the second half of the 20th Century.  I call it blight because increasing groupthink and decreasing originality fed my perception that independence and creativity in the communication and other arts was declining.  The trend, in numerous ramifying ways including academics, was diminishing the quality of mainstream life in America.

This dumbing trend became the subject of books like The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom in 1987. Much has been written about this trend since, but little has been done to correct it.  The intellectual dimming and cultural downsliding in America long before alarms sounded in books and alternative publications was more than worrisome for those of us who became culture warriors.  Even The American Scholar, signature publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, was showing signs of cultural decrepitude after 1960.  An article by Ruth Bader Ginsburg on “sex discrimination” was a hint of the lunacy infecting America’s mental assets.  Ginsburg’s intellectual hubris on the pages of a respected journal was for me a warning that academics were slipping away from reality.  (Ruth Bader Ginsburg would go on to become a Justice of the Supreme Court.)

As the graduates of a system of education that was geared to a socialist restructuring of society gained positions of responsibility and leadership in education, publishing, entertainment, and public service, the writing on the wall of the early 20th Century became the nightmare we face today.

A disheartening fact of American education is that public school teachers don’t know the ugly facts of their own history.  Their collective loss of memory of what made them what they are – the stealth Marxist transformation of the public schools – is one of the great tragedies of the 20th Century.  Those of us who have remained awake through the years must make it our mission to enlighten the young, with the hope and prayer that the 21st Century restore the sanity that once prevailed in our country.

[*See the deliberate dumbing down of america by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, Conscience Press, 1999.]

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/education_when_the_dares_on_to_build_a_new_social_order.html

DEMOCRATS PLAY SOVIET FASCISM IN ATTEMPT TO DUMP TRUMP

Democrats project their own Soviet betrayals on Trump

by James Lewis   at  American Thinker:

“Democrats acted in close collusion with the Soviet Union when Lenin, Stalin, and all the other Red totalitarians were in power.  In some cases, leftists betrayed U.S. national security secrets to the Soviets, the most famous being the atom bomb secrets.  Today, Democrats are accusing Donald Trump of plotting with Vladimir Putin to steal an election.  They have convinced themselves that Trump is giving away national security secrets, right in the Oval Office.

This is, in fact, what Bill Clinton did by re-classifying U.S. missile launching secrets to become non-secrets, allowing them to be sold to China.  It is also what Hillary may have been doing with Huma Abedin (from the Muslim Brotherhood family) and letting her email server be so easily hacked that any knowledgeable foreign power could get the U.S. SecState’s confidential information.  Hillary took Muslim Brotherhood money through the Clinton Foundation, and now we know that Bill and Hillary were both involved in a Russian buyout of 25% of U.S. uranium sources.

During the Cold War, when conservatives criticized Soviet Russia, they were viciously slandered by liberals.  Americans in the Cold War always had two great enemies: the Soviet Empire and the domestic left.  If you doubt it, look back at Vietnam, Korea, and other big flare-ups in the Cold War.  The left was always 100% predictable.

If Democrats had a conscience, it would sink them from their weight of guilt.  Fortunately, their media dominance can block out a whole century of pro-totalitarian agitation and propaganda.  The left is utterly deaf, dumb, and blind, most of all to their own guilty collusion with Marxist totalitarianism wherever it spread.

So be it.

But now that Trump and Putin are seeking a way to work together to defeat today’s greatest dangers, the North Korean-Iranian Axis of Evil, the Dems are accusing the president of ratting to the Russians.

Weird, isn’t it?

Ego defenses are very simple.  Let’s say you hate Donald Trump with a deadly passion and have wishful dreams of murdering him, along with Ivanka and the rest of the family.  But you believe you’re a loving peacenik, so you can’t actually admit your hatred to yourself.

So you end up believing:

1. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think he is an idiot who will sell us out to the Russians. My hatred is righteous anger.

2. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think he’s guilty of firing the FBI director to cover up his criminal collusion in stealing the election with Putin’s help.

More righteous anger.

3. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think Trump hates women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, militant atheists, and me.  (Projection.)

All the defense mechanisms are lies.  They distort our feelings in different ways.  The more you distort your feelings, the more primitive and infantile your defenses are.

Obama has pretty primitive defenses, which is why he keeps tossing out blatant lies to the public and praising himself.  Narcissists start with infantile grandiosity and sometimes hatred for others, because deep inside, they are extremely insecure and self-critical.

When Obama did his “blame America” bowing trip eight years ago, he never, ever blamed himself.  Or the left.  Even though the left killed 100 million people in the 20th century, according to Marxist historians.

Obama seems to be utterly incapable of saying, “I was wrong.  I’m sorry I ordered the disastrous invasion of Libya, for no reason whatsoever.”

He will never apologize to Egypt’s President Sisi for overthrowing his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, and installing an M.B. stooge instead.

Today, Sisi is still in a civil war with the M.B.s in the Sinai Desert and Gaza.

Obama took the side of the Moobers against Sisi, and in Syria and Libya, he took the side of al-Qaeda.

If you’re having trouble understanding the twisting party line of the left, just take a look at Wikipedia’s article on ego defenses, and you can pretty much put a check mark next to whichever one they are using today.

It’s sad.  I wish they would grow up.

But so far they are stuck in denial and infantile rage.

When Communism first swept European universities, a wise man remarked, “These people think they are physicians to society, when they are only the disease.”

It’s their only playbook, and they never stop following it.

Conservatives haven’t fought the left nearly hard enough, because we keep thinking they will change and be open to reason.  But they haven’t.  When they were discredited after the 1940s and ’50s, they just went into hiding to come back in the 1960s.  They are a stubborn virus, and they prey especially on the young and historically ignorant.  They have turned our universities upside-down with malice aforethought.

Nobody in Russia and China seriously wants to bring leftism back.  They are still suffering from the effects.  But in many Western universities, the toxic doctrine of violent utopianism is being preached, along with violent jihadism (which is another utopian cult belief).

We failed to stop them when the virus was still controllable.  Let’s hope the administration can appoint enough constitutionalist judges to help us return to a free and open society.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/democrats_project_their_own_soviet_betrayals_on_trump.html

Hate Hoax Celebrated At Once Lutheran, “Saint Olaf” College

St. Olaf College used to be civil.   Northfield, Minnesota used to be civil once Jesse James’ gang was routed from pillaging the city.

In my lifetime, Minnesota used to be JudeoChristian, even civilized.  Sundays were a day for Church, rest, and family.    Savages, drugs, crime, Democrats and their immigrants, millionaires, feminism, Socialism, and the disappearance of family and manhood  have rallied to eliminate all remembrances of things past.  Burkas walking around in Minneapolis expose the degree of modernity now overwhelming the Land of Lakes’ Crooked Al Franken, loud mouth of the Senate in Washington.

How are the boastful ‘educated’ know-nothings doing these days at St. Olaf…..or it could be Carleton…..or both”

Let’s peek at some news from hotair:

Oh, look, another campus hate hoax, this time in Minnesota

by John Sexton  at HotAir:

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/10/oh-look-another-campus-hate-hoax-time-minnesota/

David French on “Liberalizing”…the Way to Dusty Christian Death

Comment on the following article by David French regarding making folks feel  at home or play when attending Christian Church religious services.

I admit I am a devoted JudeoChristian regarding thought, word, and deed.  However, I am unChurched….and have been for 60 years or more…..a person who loved the beauty and word of Sunday Church services as a child and young man.

I also loved and do still love the beautiful language and its messages in the King James Bible.

Two years ago Christmas Day I attended my first Christmas Day service in more than 60 years, hoping, “praying”,  the music and spirit and  joy of the day, reviewing the miracle  of birth and life  and struggle for goodness that was indoctrinated so profoundly  unto me from all fronts as a boy and teenager,  would return in spirit.

Fewer than half of the several hundred parish visitors that morning were able to sing the hymn, “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing” to open the service.   Within five minutes of some words of welcome, a subordinate pastor invited the audience to stand and sing along, “Happy Birthday Jesus”.

I left immediately, but very quietly.

I have in the past 40 years however attended two Christian services unmatched in language, unmatched  in  beauty for  eye and ear and imagination of the mind, chants from its  priests, its  choir, its ancient mysticism, its fragrance all causing  inspiration and wonder, feeling you are in touch with the countless yesterdays of a thousand years of worship and 75 years  Socialist-Communist evil.

Both were Russian Orthodox….one in New York City at Manhattan’s St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the other on a Sunday in  October, 1990 in Kiev  where in attendance I saw thousands upon thousands of Ukrainians, defying their Communist dictators,  lined up for blocks, holding their  lit candles, awaiting their turn to enter God’s house for blessings and God’s spirit.   No one spoke a word while waiting.

Liberals can be as dangerous to liberty as Leftists.   Please read the following article by David French sent by Mark Waldeland:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417931/liberalization-great-way-shrink-church-extinction-david-french