• 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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Krauthammer Warns America of Obama’s OFA Creep to Communism

Bruce and Arlene Taber sent the following outstanding article in the New York Post by Charles Krauthammer:

”There’s a reason why in New York Harbor we have the Statue of Liberty,
Not the Statue of Equality.”An article from the New York Post:I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change. Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.”

OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.”

Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his wife will oversee the operation from their home/ office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works.. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president’s signal that he is heartened by the protests..

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a “PERFECT TARGET” for our enemy!

Charles Krauthammer

 The Taber duo sent the following rejoinder:

“The Enemy Among Us” Commentary By Charles Krauthammer- Incorrect Attribution!

Summary of eRumor:

Charles Krauthammer has penned a column under the headline, “The Enemy Among Us,” about President Obama’s use of a group called Organizing for  Action (OFA) to advance his political agenda after leaving the White House.

The Truth:

We couldn’t track down the author of the “The Enemy Among Us” commentary, but it was not written by conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer or published by the New York Post.

The column first surfaced in discussion forums and on social media in February 2017. At the time, it was attributed to the New York Post, but no author was listed. A quick read of those early versions reveals that the column wasn’t published in the New York Post — but it cited and was largely based on a commentary written by Post columnist Paul Sperry under the headline, “How Obama Is Scheming to Sabotage Trump’s Presidency.”

Sperry argues in the column that Organizing for Action (OFA), a 501c4 nonprofit group derived from Obama’s reelection campaign that works to organize and mobilize support for the former president’s agenda, has  undermined President Trump by planning protests and coordinating opposition to Trump’s presidential agenda.

“The Enemy Among Us” has a similar premise, but it goes a step forward by arguing that Obama is using OFA to not only undermine Trump’s presidency — but to undermine America. Some version even reference a coming civil war:I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

“The Enemy Among Us” column was first attributed to Charles Krauthammer by Before Its News, a website that publishes user-generated (and conspiracy-minded) commentaries with no editing or fact-checking, on October 12, 2017. However, the commentary can’t be found at places where Krauthammer’s work regularly appears, including  Fox News, the National Review and the Washington Post.

And we’ve seen columns inaccurately attributed to Charles Krauthammer before. Because he’s a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and a household name in conservative circles, Krauthammer’s name has been falsely used to help raise the visibility of essays and commentaries like this one in the past. The idea is that people give more weight to a column by Krauthammer, a well-known conservative thinker, than to a column by somebody they’ve never heard of. That appears to be the case here. Krauthammer didn’t write “The Enemy Among Us.”

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 10/18/2017

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.

 

Alan Dershowitz, 2017

I am sure Alan Dershowitz is in his 80s.  I have had to put up with his obnoxious loudmouth salesmanship and temper selling  fascistic leftism since my 30s….He pretended to be a Democrat “Liberal” when dictating at the so-called American Civil Liberties Union, which I confess I used to donate to  during my “university” youth learning days about Communism practiced home and abroad.  Eventually,  I earned a graduate degree in Soviet Studies and had learned Russian and USSR’s horrible Communism.

I traveled to the Soviet Union on a National Defense Education Act in 1966 when that nation was still a first class police state, and in 1990  as an interpreter for a local Twin City Christian group which had raised nearly  a million dollars to aid victims of the atomic disaster at Chernobyl not far from Kiev in the Ukraine when the nooses around the citizens’ necks were beginning to loosen up and even disappear…..yet nothing had yet collapsed for fifty or more tanks were neatly and openly gathered only a mile from my hotel in Kiev.

That hotel had just been built and opened…..In unfree USSR such hotels were not scheduling local customers, only foreigners who could return home to advertise how modern the Soviet Union had become.   My room was on the eleventh floor (of maybe 15 floors) and was ‘modernly’ reached by a single  four passenger elevator!

On my fourth day in Kiev, the elevator died and remained dead for the rest of my two week visit there.

On about my sixth day   one early morning while shaving at the sink in my room, I hear a horde of whistles, blown in cadence outside through my permanently closed window eleven floors above the street …..the kind American high school sports coaches   wear around their necks and blow to get attention.

Life in this  successful dictatorship was quite programmed for everyone.   One did not chat much  outdoors.  If a chat occurred it was very, very quiet whether shopping, walking through a park or any place else.    This noise was something else!

I knew it immediately.   With shaving lotion still on my face, I ran down all eleven floors of stairs, for the whistles were now being blown in cadence.   There had to be thousands of whistles.  Something had to be happening in a nation devoted to silence.   I had to know and see what was going on!

Some kind of a revolt had arrived.   Thousands upon thousands of people, mostly males, were shoulder to shoulder, twenty and more abreast marching from my right to left clogging more than one street, each with a whistle blown in rhythm.   The sidewalks were jammed with people watching the spectacle as surprised as I was.  Some observers  joined in the marshal  walk where space permitted.  No one I talked to knew what was going on  any more than I did except they noted nothing official was being celebrated.

I found a street lamp I could climb up on to be secure and take pictures at a good angle with my camera…..after others were doing so just to watch sans camera.

I would have been arrested in 1966 for doing so….without a doubt.  Some poor college kid from Arkansas had taken an ashtray from a Soviet hotel that summer for a souvenir to take home.   He was arrested, roughed up a bit and sent to jail for a year…..to send a message to all in a Soviet Union and its visitors.

Before noon, I learned the thousands of whistlers had marched to the Communist government headquarters in Kiev and surrounded it.   I did not know Ukrainian the language,  although Ukrainians had to know Russian.    I wore Soviet clothes.  I bought them the first day in the USSR….black baggy pants, white baggy shirt was all I needed to blend in.  I wanted to control to whom I spoke.   The secret police were everywhere during my first visit in 1966.  No one spoke much in public then.

From then on,  evening rain or no rain, it was early October, every evening THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, thousands of Ukrainians gathered before dusk and began their ‘chants’ about horrors in their Soviet  past….each, a wife, a brother, a son, a friend in a ritual,  thrust an arm to the sky holding a picture, two or three, one at a time  naming their family or friend  victims of Soviet murder who disappeared never again to be seen by family and friends….many announcing the date and hour, or the circumstance and location of their last day of known life.   I stood in that park area every night the rest of the week  until three o’clock AM,  holding back tears in contrast to the  hard faces and cold anger of those   telling their story in paragraph time to the silent others waiting their turn to share their woe.

I am sure Alan Dershowitz didn’t speak Russian then ….nor did he visit the USSR as I did, yet he seemed to be very arrogant selling Soviet life for America in those days..

….those times when America was free, JudeoChristian, tolerant, and facing its democratic and religious responsibilities to put and end to the Democratic Party’s Southern racial segregation and begin its JudeoChristian duties to bring Negro and white America united together as families,  brothers and sisters.

Today’s enemy of freedom in America is Alan Dershowitz’s sculptured sexist, racist, socialist Democrat Party, the one financed by famous Communist, George Soros.

And yet, may God Bless Alan Dershowitz for discovering the goodness and greatness in Our Donald despite the builder’s  New York eccentricities.  Alan even speaks like an American dedicated to truth and freedom these days.  Mr. Dershowitz lawyers up with the professional NFL football war against America below.  Please read on:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/17/alan-dershowitz-free-speech-for-nfl-players-but-not-president.html

 

 

Could Megyn Kelly Come Home to Fox? I Miss Her!

Megyn Kelly was my favorite gal at Fox….despite advertising herself as a “feminist”!

The Leftist industry doesn’t seem to approve of her intelligence, skills, charm, honesty and frankness.   She should have expected that when she left Fox….but, then she has family to care for.   She is wonderfully unditsy!

Please read her alleged plights working among the more fascistic news for America folk:

http://www.realclearlife.com/media/celebrity-publicists-starting-bail-megyn-kelly-today/

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….”

American Lloyd Marcus to Black Leftists: “LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception

By Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker:
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“Flipping through my TV channels, I stumbled upon the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Prayer Breakfast on the Word Network; the world’s largest black religious channel. This year’s theme was, “And Still I Rise”.

Folks, I thought, “Oh my gosh, these people have no shame.” This breakfast was all about exploiting black’s Christian heritage to deceive them for the purpose of furthering Leftists’ anti-Christian agenda. Every musical performance praised Jesus. Leftists despise Jesus, aggressively seeking to ban the God of Christianity from the public square. Several of the all-Democrat speakers quoted the Bible to strengthen their political deceptions. The truth is, quoting the Bible is as repulsive to Leftists as showing Dracula the cross.

I thought, does anyone in that hall know Obama led a leftist war on Christianity, making him the most anti-Christian president in U.S. history? Do y’all know the 2017 Women’s March and Trump resisters whom you’ve praised at this breakfast seek to continue the Leftists’ war on Christianity?

The CBC Prayer Breakfast had nothing to do with Jesus or spreading His Love. Quite the opposite. It was about spreading hate for police, strengthening the Trump resistance, and strengthening black’s bogus belief that they are victims in America. The breakfast was also about despicably instilling hate and fear to register new Democrat voters.

Oh, how I wish I could grab my fellow black Americans by their collar and slap them into reality. America is the greatest land of opportunity on this planet for all who choose to go for it. Forget the Democrat/Leftist victim nonsense and pursue your dreams.

My 89-year-old black dad was extremely active in the early civil rights movement. As a kid, I accompanied Dad to the 1963 March on Washington at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his remarkable, “I Have a Dream” speech. The modern civil rights movement has abandoned the vision of unity articulated by Dr. King in his speech, “I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” Oh, how the civil rights movement has fallen.

Though opposed by his peers, Dr. King stood firm on the principle of nonviolent activism. Today, Democrats praise violent hate groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Obama honored Black Lives Matter at the White House. You have not heard a single word of criticism from the CBC against Black Lives Matter calling for the killing of cops and whites.

Dad pressured/shamed me and my four younger siblings into voting and joining the NAACP. Dad said, “A lot of folks suffered and died to give y’all the right to vote.”

As a young man in the 1970s, I joined the NAACP. Upon attending my first meeting, I thought, “What is wrong with these people?” It felt like I stepped back into 1950s. The vibe was depressing. I was surrounded by long-faced blacks singing, “We Shall Over Come.” I commented to Dad that the meeting felt like I walked through a time warp into days of black misery. Dad chuckled.

I was a young black man enjoying the fruits of Dad’s and his fellow civil rights activist’s labors. I attended the mostly white Maryland Institute College of Art on scholarships. I was the first black graphic designer employed at WJZ-TV, ABC affiliate in Baltimore. Life was good. But the folks at the NAACP meeting were sad, depressed and angry; acting as though black slavery was alive and well in America.

Watching the 2017 CBC Prayer Breakfast, I witnessed the same absurd lie that America is still a hellhole of racism for blacks. The “And Still I Rise” theme means blacks stand strong despite being persecuted daily in America.

All that hate promoted at the Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast was insidiously shrouded in Christianity. As a Christian, I found the so-called “prayer breakfast” a sad, evil deception.

As a black American, in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I command Leftists to, “Let my people go!”

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

(God bless you, young man…from ghr)

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/the_congressional_black_caucus_prayer_breakfast_the_great_black_deception.html