• 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

Prager’s WHY CONSERVATIVES STILL ATTACK TRUMP

Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

by Dennis Prager at Townhall:

“When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options:

1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds.

In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I have rejected option one. The reason — beside the fact that I simply like many of them — is what I refer to as “moral bank accounts.”

Every time we do good, we make a deposit into our moral bank account. And every time we do something bad, we make a withdrawal. These conservatives have made so many deposits into their moral bank accounts that, in my view, their accounts all remain firmly in the black.

That means my only choice is option two. But to try to change their minds, I must first try to understand their thinking.

I have concluded that there are a few reasons that explain conservatives who were Never-Trumpers during the election, and who remain anti-Trump today.

The first and, by far, the greatest reason is this: They do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake.

While they strongly differ with the left, they do not regard the left-right battle as an existential battle for preserving our nation. On the other hand, I, and other conservative Trump supporters, do.

That is why, after vigorously opposing Trump’s candidacy during the Republican primaries, I vigorously supported him once he won the nomination. I believed then, as I do now, that America was doomed if a Democrat had been elected president. With the Supreme Court and hundreds of additional federal judgeships in the balance; with the Democrats’ relentless push toward European-style socialism — completely undoing the unique American value of limited government; the misuse of the government to suppress conservative speech; the continuing degradation of our universities and high schools; the weakening of the American military; and so much more, America, as envisioned by the Founders, would have been lost, perhaps irreversibly. The “fundamental transformation” that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 would have been completed by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

To my amazement, no anti-Trump conservative writer sees it that way. They all thought during the election, and still think, that while it would not have been a good thing if Hillary Clinton had won, it wouldn’t have been a catastrophe either.

That’s it, in a nutshell. Many conservatives, including me, believe that it would have been close to over for America as America if the Republican candidate, who happened to be a flawed man named Donald Trump, had not won. Moreover, I am certain that only Donald Trump would have defeated Hillary Clinton.

In other words, I believe that Donald Trump may have saved the country. And that, in my book, covers a lot of sins — foolish tweets, included.

The Never-Trump conservative argument that Trump is not a conservative – one that I, too, made repeatedly during the Republican primaries – is not only no longer relevant, it is no longer true.

Had any Never-Trump conservative been told, say in the summer of 2015, that a Republican would win the 2016 election and, within his first few months in office, appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court; begin the process of replacing Obamacare; bomb Russia’s ally, Assad, after he again used chemical weapons; appoint the most conservative cabinet in modern American history; begin undoing hysteria-based, economy-choking EPA regulations; label the Iranian regime “evil” in front of 50 Muslim heads of state; wear a yarmulke at the Western Wall; appoint a U.N. ambassador who regularly condemns the U.N. for its moral hypocrisy; restore the military budget; and work on lowering corporate tax rates, among other conservative achievements — that Never-Trump conservative would have been jumping for joy.

So, why aren’t anti-Trump conservatives jumping for joy?

I have come to believe that many conservatives possess what I once thought was a left-wing monopoly — a utopian streak. Trump is too far from their ideal leader to be able to support him.

There is also a cultural divide. Anti-Trump conservatives are a very refined group of people. Trump doesn’t talk like them. Moreover, the cultural milieu in which the vast majority of anti-Trump conservatives live and/or work means that to support Trump is to render oneself contemptible at all elite dinner parties.

In addition, anti-Trump conservatives see themselves as highly moral people (which they often are) who are duty-bound not to compromise themselves by strongly supporting Trump, whom they largely view as morally defective.

Finally, these people are only human: After investing so much energy in opposing Trump’s election, and after predicting his nomination would lead to electoral disaster, it’s hard to for them to admit they were wrong. To see him fulfill many of his conservative election promises, again in defiance of predictions, is a bitter pill. But if they hang on to their Never-Trumpism and the president falls on his face, they can say they were right all along.

That means that only if he fails can their reputations be redeemed. And they, of course, know that.

But there is another way.

They can join the fight. They can accept an imperfect reality and acknowledge that we are in a civil war, and that Trump, with all his flaws, is our general. If this general is going to win, he needs the best fighters. But too many of them, some of the best minds of the conservative movement, are AWOL.

I beg them: Please report for duty.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2017/05/30/why-conservatives-still-attack-trump-n2332924

Are All Female Professors at Harvard Loony?

Well, yes, yes, very likely yes, especially those in the social sciences.   Yet, who would conduct the poll taking?  Think of the screams, the weeping, the swearing in leftism’s language, the fainting and spitting.

Yet these loonies keep conning their idiot students that there are no differences between the human female animal and the human male animal……a lie equal to any championed by German Nazism or Stalin’s Communism, particularly the latter due to the Soviet’s greater control over citizen breathing.

The human female animal, at least in the norm, isn’t particularly driven to seek or receive TRUTH.  It can happen upon occasion among the world’s left, but isn’t usually allowed to be breathed.  Here feelings usually overwhelm reality.

Conservative females are  far more aware of male-female differences, the animal and the cultural.    The majority of them are still married and have children.  Mothers of sons and daughters  of conservatives still respect Truth…..

Not so among Hillary feminists, especially the ones more butch….if truth in today’s America be allowed at university, in the press,  or in public where forced equality is, well, FORCED!

Mark Waldeland sent the following article from Witherspoon’s Public Discourse:Ted Cruz Is Right: The “International Community” Did Not Create the United States

Ted Cruz Is Right: The “International Community” Did Not Create the United States

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/06/19539/

 

Leftist Alan Dershowitz Turns Honest for a Change?

I remember Attorney Alan Dershowitz  as a leftist extremist from many yesterdays with a foul temper who, over the decades, managed to manipulate the American Civil Liberties Union into an agency to stifle religious speech with the advancement of the freedom of scenes and noises to conquer and replaced the civil.

He worshiped his “I” counts for posterity then when he was never known for anything conservative.  I wonder what he now eats for breakfast.  Oatmeal might have caused it…..But then, where would this mouthy Dershowitz heat  his oats?   Please read below regarding his today’s claim to ‘righteousness’.

I’m glad he is right for a change….Aren’t you?   Perhaps he’s gaining a number of important perspectives of life old age offers when one gets old enough to be OLD.

Welcome, Alan!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/08/dershowitz-comey-confirms-that-im-right-and-all-democratic-commentators-are-wrong.html

Mass Media Infected with Deadly Mental Disorder: Feminist Fascism

The Mass Media Cult Goes Pathological

By James Lewis at American Thinker:

“In the five months since the election, the media haven’t been able to get over getting Trumped.  They’ve gone through the five stages of grief, some of them over and over again, and still The Donald drives them crazy.  Hillary was one of the worst candidates in history, but it didn’t matter.  In our Mass Cult mind, she couldn’t lose.

This is a mass media pathology, as we can see from their uncontrolled emotional outbursts.  The latest is Comeygate, which looks like a trap Trump laid for James Comey, who came out of the White House babbling that the president had demanded Comey’s personal loyalty – a no-no by Watergate standards.  But Comey has no Oval Office tapes, so it’s his word against Trump’s.  Comey has no evidence, while making an “impeachable” allegation against POTUS.

Where’s John Dean when they need him?

Every time they lose another power player in D.C., like Clapper and Comey, they have to go through the five stages of grief.  First denial.  Then tears.  Then asking God to make it not so.  On and on.

If these people weren’t so malignant, I’d feel sorry for them.

This is a kind of death anxiety for the American ruling class, which is also why they constantly fantasize about killing Donald Trump.  For psychiatrists, it’s an interesting mental disorder, and it’s too bad that millions of Americans still depend on Mass Cult for their daily news.  This is not a college textbook; it’s America today.

When Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo first showed how normal Stanford students could be cultified, I felt skeptical.  It couldn’t be that easy.  Basically, the kids were voluntarily isolated, so all their daily sources of real news were blocked.  Then some authority figure sold them a bill of goods, and the test was whether they would obey a plainly illegal command – to give “dangerous electrical shocks” to a confederate, who yelled in pain.

(Today this experiment is illegal, but it has been repeated in other countries with low-level shocks given to animals.)

History books have been written about crazy cult behavior, especially utopian cults.  But we think they have no real lesson for our lives because we aren’t crazy.

Most people don’t realize that “media concentration” – a functional news monopoly, day after day – has the same effect as cult indoctrination.  It doesn’t matter if Disney Corp. has a different name from the New York Times.  It matters only that they tell the same “news” story every day.  For a mental mass monopoly, you don’t need to violate anti-trust law.  All you need is mass media that make up the “news” by consensus, not by empirical reality.  Dr. Michael Barone actually looks up facts for his political column, but he is a rarity in the media business today.  The Big Media are basically playing telephone.

Closed cults like Jim Jones and Scientology do some very nasty stuff, and when it gets to the Kim Jong-un level they build nukes and fire ICBMs over countries like Japan.  Today, Kim III is pushing his WMD program as fast as he can, and where Kim goes, the mullahs follow.  Iran and North Korea co-develop those weapons and test the bombs underground in Korea, but the mullahs get the same technology.

The bottom line is that any ideological monopoly creates cults.

Where the United States used to have about 80 different newspaper owners in 1980, today we have fewer than a dozen conglomerates, with only one storyline.

The JournoList scandal showed that 400 “journalists” (propaganda liars) were able to drive the “news” in the U.S. and Europe.  They are still doing it, because nobody can stop them.

What we are seeing is cult pathology on a mass basis.  That is pathogenic (it makes people genuinely crazy), because cults that hear only one mental channel become delusional.  (The “Russian election hack” scam is a classical mass delusion.)  Fear gets amplified enormously by the headline rumor machine, which cult followers can no longer distinguish from reality.  The old 24-hour news cycle is now every hour on the hour, and human beings can easily get flooded with too much information, so their judgment is impaired.  We are seeing all of that in the media today.

Everybody has defense mechanisms, even healthy people, but healthy folks tend to ward off anxiety by rationalizing danger, both real and imagined.  But medical students, for example, can become hypochondriacs with whatever disease they are studying this week.  You study heart attacks twelve hours a day without enough sleep, and you start wondering if your heart is okay.  Medical students are physically very healthy, but med school is what it is.

Healthy people do get over all that, but if you’re caught up in the Mass Media Cult, every single day, and you don’t get enough time to recover, you become stressed out and ultimately dysfunctional.

Historians will look back at this time as a case of mass hysteria on the national level.  Ph.D. dissertations will be written about the Trump Mass Hysteria of 2016-17, but by that time the grad students will be lolling in easy chairs and chatting about the Third Millennia Frenzy, like Orson Welles’s radio drama of 1938, The War of the Worlds.

Technology gets faster and more powerful, but human beings don’t change.

I suppose it’s a kind of poetic justice, the biter being bit, but it’s sad to see.  Maybe conservatives should get together and send them all a good supply of cheap whiskey, the traditional newsman’s medicine.  I’m sure it’ll work for newswomen, too.

(http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/the_mass_media_cult_goes_pathological.html)

Money Making, Notoriety are Still THE MAJOR VALUES FOR JEWISH EXISTENCE IN AMERICA

If this were the age of Orwell’s “1984”, I’d already be dead.  The above headline to this writing would be enough evidence that I am living outside of the world of those worth living…..my days would be numbered…..as they would have been twenty years ago….forty years ago as well as today.  I DARED TO UTTER A REMARK, no matter how true,  UNFAVORABLE TO AMERICA’S LEFT WING JEWISH ENTERPRISE.

I was raised in a very modest section of once very Jewish Highland Park in St. Paul over eighty years ago.  My schooling, K through 8th grade and on through  high school, the stream to which I was channeled, was based on learning knowledge.  It was in this milieu of human animals of similar age as I, that became so profoundly interested in seeking answers to the mysteries of Life and the World around me.

Like my parents, I liked people, and I loved being alone where I could think,  live, and explore as I liked.  I’ve discovered now in my 80s, that I have never changed for that is what I was taught in school to do.

I couldn’t read, however.   Dyslexia hadn’t been invented then.   Memory, the visual kind united with my natural male sense of curiosity, allowed me to join, remain, and occasionally star among the intellectually gifted or driven.

My dad was a North Dakota farm boy.   My Mother graduated school at age 13, from eighth grade to conquer her world starting as a cashier at Friedman’s Super Market in downtown St. Paul in the 1920s.    They met competing in ball room dancing in the mid 1920s.   They adored each other, so I was lucky on this account.

Roman Catholics ruled our neighborhood.   I was raised Lutheran…my Mother’s choice of church….It was a more strict synod, but driven to be modern in teaching and preaching.  The only minority in the neighborhood was Jewish….During the war there were only two families of twenty four on our street who were Jewish.

Although they were always invited to our major neighborhood gatherings, one in Spring, the other in Autumn, they never participated….and one family never bothered to speak to anyone even those living next door.

I began kindergarten at Horace Mann School in 1939 a couple years after it had been built.  It was located toward a wealthier, much wealthier neighborhood than mine.   Pistners, Goldbergs, Greenbergs, Bernsteins and such lived there….They attended Hebrew School every Tuesday afternoon, cutting regular school hours a bit those days.

These were war years.  It was then I learned nationalities based on names, given or family.   I learned Luigi wasn’t Norwegian, and Johnson  was not Jewish.   I also learned my geography very well.  I was born curious regarding these matters.

I am not fond of Michael Medved boasting about himself as a major reason for  his radio show.  Years ago I guessed he was Jewish.   He follows the Dennis Prager show  five days a week here in the Twin Cities. Until two years ago, I tolerated his braggings about how clever his behavior  and  thinking were.  He’s shallow even as he sells ideas.   He claims to be a conservative, but sells himself instead  as his cause on radio.

Today’s Medved performance was selling Professor at American University, Allan Lichtman….both Allan and Lichtman are usually Jewish names when put together, my life’s experience has taught me.    Michael was interviewing Lichtman, selling Professor Lichtman’s book, ‘THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT’…..referring to an inevitable, perhaps even immediate impeachment of the 45th American President…..via the “Russian” affair.

Mr. Medved has never liked Our Donald.

Throughout my lifetime, about 70% of the American Jewish population is leftist, including for years a large number active in  the American Communist Party movement….anything anti-Christian, the farther the better.   Achievement in school was almost universally a requirement.   At Horace Mann I remember being shocked when in fifth grade I saw cheating during school tests.  Even girls!  They were all Jewish.   Achievement…. success was vital, in this community, I learned from observation…..and through friendships among the more conservative Jews of those days, the ones who were so much more like Dennis Prager.

In my family school grades were incidental.  It was behavior in the presence of God that mattered.   We were, after all, Christians, where behavior was far more valued than making money or a name for ones self.

Telling, selling  untruths was, is, evil….Michael Medved!

Status in life was not important.  Status within God and family were……I was told by the Christian fellowship of that day!

I was born curious.   I had amassed over 700 quarter credits of college undergraduate and graduate learnings in my lifetime…..Anthropology, Astronomy,  Biochemistry, Geomorphology, Russian, Finnish, Chinese, German, Soil Chemistry, American History,  History of the Soviet Union, for starters.  One could in those days at $75 or so PER QUARTER.

I also learned that where Jews lived in Christian Europe over the past thousand years or so, they were usually not allowed to own land.    Christians in many areas were not allowed to loan money.   I also had to read, to learn Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice for its message and incredible beauty of words and the story of Shylock demanding his pound of flesh.

I also had to learn things Beethoven, Verdi, and Puccini……

I am religiously supposed to forgive these pretender Michael Medveds of our world.   I’ll keep trying. I know he has some qualities.    Perhaps if I last through my 87th birthday I shall.   In the mean time, in between time, I have my gifted, blessed American,  Dennis Prager  to listen to, who has but once let me down…. when he failed to invite the  Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, to his radio show during the 2016 Campaign.

Dear Crooked Hillary…..Please Disappear!

Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods

 by A.B. Stoddard  at realclearpolitics:

“Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit.

While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy — it’s self-sabotage.

Last week Clinton sat in sanguine reflection at a carefully timed interview at a Women in the World Summit event and blamed everyone but herself for her staggering loss five months ago. After telling New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof that personally she’s just fine, but that “as an American, I’m pretty worried,” she listed the causes for her loss: WikiLeaks, for publishing real emails about her campaign; Russia, for interfering in the campaign; FBI Director James Comey; and misogyny. When asked about future office, she did not rule it out, repeating that she wants to do “interesting things” and has “no plans” to ever run again. It was, well, Clintonian in its predictability.

Days after her remarks, a devastating tell-all was published that renders the same conclusion — no matter how badly things go, it’s never on Hillary. In “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” a new, second book on Clinton by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, the toxic Clinton cloud returned, worse than ever before. The book portrays the distrust and dysfunction inside the bunker of a campaign where Clinton never took any blame, and aides were terrified to attempt to break through her denial with suggestions for any course corrections. Huma Abedin, the candidate’s closest aide, “couldn’t be counted on to relay constructive criticism to Hillary without pointing a finger at the critic,” the authors write………”   There’s more below.  Please read on.  Reading about Hillary always increases ones blood pressure:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/04/21/dems_tell_hillary_to_go_back_to_the_woods_133672.html#2

Hillary Still in Love….with Herself

Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods

 by A.B. Stoddard   at realclearpolitics:

“Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit.

While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy — it’s self-sabotage.

 Last week Clinton sat in sanguine reflection at a carefully timed interview at a Women in the World Summit event and blamed everyone but herself for her staggering loss five months ago. After telling New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof that personally she’s just fine, but that “as an American, I’m pretty worried,” she listed the causes for her loss: WikiLeaks, for publishing real emails about her campaign; Russia, for interfering in the campaign; FBI Director James Comey; and misogyny. When asked about future office, she did not rule it out, repeating that she wants to do “interesting things” and has “no plans” to ever run again. It was, well, Clintonian in its predictability……..”   Please read on below.   With Hillary there is always more, more, and more!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/04/21/dems_tell_hillary_to_go_back_to_the_woods_133672.html#2