• 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

How Long Must Our Universities be Savaged by Feminazis, Black Racists, and the Usual Marxist Gangs?

A Plan to Reform Our Failing Universities

by David Solway  at American Thinker:

“How can we save our universities from the rot that has invaded their precincts, eroding the traditional core of Western literary, cultural, scientific, technological, and professional instruction? What would such a makeover involve?

To begin with, Title IX should be abolished a.s.a.p. Originally intended to prevent sexual and racial discrimination — a well-intentioned but ill-conceived bipartisan measure signed into law in 1972 — Title IX has been corrupted beyond recognition, trampling due process in sexual harassment cases, feeding the campus rape panic, curtailing free speech rights in an effort to avoid “offense,” diluting the curriculum via “trigger warnings” and “microaggression” claims, establishing a culture of grievance, allowing talks and lectures by conservative speakers to be cancelled or disrupted, gutting men’s sports programs, and surrendering to the most absurd and untenable student demands. This abomination was promoted under the rubric of “equality” in a world where natural and imprescriptible inequalities abound in both the physical and intellectual domains. The casualties are merit and individuality. As R. B. Parish writes, in the name of equality our universities “renounce culture and strive to reduce everyone down to a common level… There must be no excellence.”

Additionally, measures should be taken to prevent universities from raising tuition fees irresponsibly (which, among other advantages, would also go a long way toward reducing unsustainable student debt). According to HSDC’s (Homeland Security Defense Coalition) annual report for 2016, the average cost of tuition fees in the U.S. is in the vicinity of $33,000 per academic year, rising in the elite universities to $60,000 and more. This is unacceptable. As I’ve written previously, “Tuition fees will need to come down, perhaps by decoupling Pell grants from tuition hikes,” and subsequently capped at a rate tied to inflation.

Universities will then have to devise ways of living within their means, by drastically shrinking administrative bloat, reducing professorial salaries by a percentage to be determined, and downsizing or eliminating Humanities departments that are either irrelevant or marginal, that is, courses of study that cannot deliver basic competence in reading and writing, knowledge of civics and history, familiarity with the classics of the Western tradition, and economic productivity……..”    Please continue reading below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/a_plan_to_reform_our_failing_universities.html

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BEAUTY IN AMERICA’S GODLESS, FASCIST, LEFTIST WORLD TODAY

Beauty:  — arrives to  America rarely these days.   It has become a Godless place, this United States of America ruled by Democrats and other such leftist, fascist kind trained by the Godless at your university and college from American coast to American coast.  Shakespeare was “raised” a human male during the latter part of the 16th century England.

I am in my dying years of a wonderful American Godfearing life.  I was taught to discover God and “his” beauty, at home, school, Church, at newspaper, by family  and society….after all, if one wants to be simple about JudeoChristianity, God and Beauty both govern the Soul….as I was taught by old maid school teacher after old maid school teacher of the most learned Godfearing kind during my most formative years of learning right from wrong, beauty from ugliness.

I was in ninth grade when I was forced to read and learn the words of the following  written utterance by William Shakespeare by a red-wigged, 100 year old appearing,  90 pound or less relic of a magnificent world passing by,  Mabel Wicker.

I couldn’t read books….Dyslexia hadn’t been ‘invented’ then.   But, I could read encyclopedias, newspapers and remember  words if I had heard such words before reading them….

Sometimes Beauty appears in Life rising  from the Ugly, the Evil and Wicked, I was told.   Miss Mabel Wicker made me recognize and seek beauty in  this Shakespeare, a craving which has never left me  to this very day.

I was forced to learn the following soliloquy for its beauty and content…at age 14……

Its utterance was designed to occur in Scotland of yesteryear, Thane Macbeth and his wife, had slipped into evil  to gain power by  plotting and committing a murder…..one of the Ten Commandments a JudeoChristian of that period and ours, must avoid committing to remain in the world of God’s Grace….in the thinking animal’s war between   good and evil….

Their evil was exposed….punishment was approaching.  Lady Macbeth’s wife chose to  commit suicide, leaving the  Thane  alone to face  his impending doom,  as the ‘righteous’ were advancing to  claim society’s  justice.

Shakespeare’s Godless Macbeth turns to Truth of his  atheist’s  death…..in words, never, never made more beautiful for the Godfearing human ear and soul to absorb…..

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.”

Shakespeare is no longer taught in feminized, black racist, and leftist Latino America today!   Beauty and God have been made to disappear at Harvard!!!

Ignorant Media

Ignorant Media

by John Stossel  at  realclearpolitics:

“Has the media gotten worse? Or am I just grouchier?

Every day I see things that are wrong or that so miss the point I want to scream.

Four examples:

Storm Coverage

As this week’s storm approached the East Coast, the media reverted to breathless hype: “monster storm … very dangerous.” Here I blame my beloved free market: Predicting scary weather works. Viewers tune in.

What galls me more is the reporters’ government-centric thinking. “Everything is closed,” they say. “Employees can’t get to work.”

But the corner grocery stayed open. So did many gas stations and restaurants.

Why is it that when government buildings close, so many private businesses stay open? Because their own money is at stake.

The store’s employees probably make less money than government workers. They are less likely to own all-wheel-drive cars. But they get to work. Some sleep there. Their own money is on the line.

Reporters don’t think about the distinction.

The Deep State

Monday, The New York Times ran the headline “What Happens When You Fight a ‘Deep State’ that Doesn’t Exist?”

The article explained that unlike Egypt or Pakistan, America doesn’t really have a powerful deep state, and to claim that it does “presents apolitical civil servants as partisan agents.”

Give me a break. “Apolitical civil servants”?

A deep state absolutely exists. Some call it “administrative state” or “regulatory state.” These are the people who crush innovation and freedom by issuing hundreds of new rules. Regulators, if they don’t pass new rules, think they’re not doing their job.

Even “anti-regulator” President George W. Bush hired 90,000 new regulators. Calling them “nonpartisan” doesn’t make them harmless — it just means we put up with them through multiple administrations.

Even if you exclude the military and post office, more than 20 million Americans work for the government. Because of civil service rules, it’s almost impossible to fire them.

The Times calls these 20 million people “apolitical”. Please. Most are just as partisan as you or I. Maybe more so, as leaks and signs of bureaucratic resistance to presidential edicts demonstrate.

People who choose to work for, say, the EPA, tend to be environment zealots. This should surprise no one. Somehow, New York Times reporters don’t see it…….”

There’s more, so please read the rest of the report below:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/03/15/ignorant_media_133337.html

Today’s Feminist-Feminazi Invasion of the University Mind

Presented by

CHRISTINA SOMMERS

Is there a gender wage gap? Are women paid less than men to do the same work? Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains the data.

Note from Glenn:  (Truth is not a value cherished by the animal in the human female.  Throughout her human struggle she has been programmed to act, react,  far more  by emotion including hysteria,  than  seeking and performing  the rational.   The animal prefers chatter over problem solving,  designed automatically to scream to seek safety, assistance, rather than growl, gesture or commit to silence to sense the Nature, degree,  and direction of the threat or problem.

The human animal  he, not the she, is still  the primary warrior, the primary defender, the primary inventor,  discoverer  animal by instinct…..even among so many Americans  of our present leftist, feminized era.

It is likely many, perhaps most of today’s most popular American propagandists, story tellers, and law makers are feminists of all colors, sex, shapes and sizes.  Despite obvious differences in build and other features, these folks insist there is no difference whatsoever among we human animals , male and female.

Therefore, they ‘fascist’ for equality….. and complain about a gender-wage gap.)

Please read the following Prager University  presentation regarding this  alleged gender-wage gap:

 

https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/there-no-gender-wage-gap

Obama and The American Drift toward Stalinism

A note to  CJack……With the exception of the few spaces upon the computer where I prepare these articles and issues, I am quite illiterate of things “Computer”.  After all, I am in my mid 80s , still work for a living as co-owner of a local landscape gardening business which art allows me to express my soul.    Because of my Prager article, my computer was hacked about a month ago….and have lost contact writing to you ever since.

Thank you for adding information to this site still free to write Truth as we know it.

My worry in life besides the health of my family, is the state of my country.   Beyond my graduate studies in Horticulture, my formal learnings and interest have been in Soviet Studies, and at one time years ago, I was quite fluent in Russian.

I was able to visit the soil of the ghost of Josef  Visarianovich on two occasions, midsummer of 1966 and autumn of 1990…..when Russia was still the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics…..in 1966 when Stalinist evil had been reduced by about 20% and in 1990 when Stalinism was about to collapse from poverty and disorder.

I am curious to know how you came to learn of Stalin so well.     I feel that there might be only 50 people in our America left who know of Stalinism as it truly was expressed.

Even in 1966 thirteen years after the ghastly tyrant’s death, in the cities both major and minor I visited, no one spoke in public…..for fear of immediate arrest for making an error in the content of a conversation.   Whether outdoors in  Moscow, Leningrad, or Rostov  only the sounds from tens of thousands of footfalls hit the cobblestone pavements free of human conversation one person to another from fear of police in or free of uniform.

In 1990 the settings had changed…..with authorities  behaving more like those in the German movie of about ten years ago, “The Lives of Others”.

No one seems to mention here in America that THE MAJOR FUNDER OF THINGS LEFTWING INCLUDING THE OBAMALING DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THE STREET PROTESTS AND RIOTS IS NOTED BILLIONAIRE AND COMMUNIST, GEORGE SOROS.

Have you ever been to the USSR, Communist  George Soros’ paradise, CJack?  Thank you for your following article:

-The Ghost of Josef Stalin—by CJack

“What I am saying is that since the 1930s the Kremlin had been trying to plant a ‘spook’ (spy/mole) in the highest office of the US government, and, ironically, that mole may have turned out to be our first black president; a man of contradictions schooled from a tender age to align himself with iconic doctrinaires of the International Socialist Movement/Marxism/Communism—such as Frank Marshall Davis, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Franz Fanon, Patrick Lumumba, Nkrumah, Kaonde, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

Our first black president, methodically steered by powerful family figures into the dark labyrinthine world of dialectical materialism, was taught that a sense of suspicion, distrust, deceit and concealment were necessary traits to advance all political objectives to attain the desired goals; that power and influence could only be attained through the ruthless application of radical rules that can only be designed and imposed by the most disciplined political revolutionary. So why should we act so surprised by the surreptitious surveillance actions carried out by Barack Obama during his administration, actions which are continuing to be carried out by his loyal minions actively employed throughout the US government? Of course Obama orchestrated the electronic surveillance of the GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, his campaign’s team, and supporters; and of course Obama’s operatives were listening and leaking General Flynn’s private conversations at Trump Tower to Obama’s left wing stooges in the media. What else could you have expected from the master of deceit Barack Obama trained from a very tender age to hate the racists/militarists/imperialists/capitalists Americans?

Unfortunately for America, unwittingly or by design, it is that Ms. Ann Durham’s pampered little boy Barack Hussein may have become the ‘Kremlin mole’ Josef Stalin tried so hard to plant in the White House during the most critical days of the FDR administration, when depression and poverty ravaged our land. And so it was on the night of November 4, 2008 that Stalin finally had his wish come true; for on that dark day at Chicago’s Grant Park the ghost of Josef Stalin posited its hands on the shoulders of America’s first black president, Barack Hussein Obama; and the American republic has since tumbled down the hill, the light of its lamp dimmed by the moral and legal transgressions of its counterfeit first black president.”

MARCH 8…THE DAY OF THE BRATS ON PARADE

Yesterday, America’s feminists, feminazis, and other leftists went on strike and parade for the sake of “women’s pride”.   Poor dears have been working too hard?  Inventing too much?  Solving too many problems on the moon or near Jupiter?  Producing too many children?

Watching too much CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC,  PBS, NPR, ABC television?

Or spending too much time learning Fascism and Violence 101 at Middlebury College,  University of California at Berkeley or at Anywhere University America?

Please read the excellent article below by Audrey Rabenberg at the Federalist:

“This day of demonstration assumes a set of elitist and inegalitarian privileges for participants and further marginalizes an already-marginalized group of women.

On March 8, political organizers have called women around the globe to “act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity” by “tak[ing] the day off, from paid and unpaid labor,” “avoid[ing] shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses),” and wearing red as a sign of solidarity. The goal is a women’s strike.

This event, “A Day Without A Woman,” is the latest in a string of public events and personal efforts organized by the Women’s March folks to ostensibly raise awareness of the value of women. It reaffirms participants’ commitment to the Women’s March Unity Principles and to the principle that women’s rights are human rights……”

Please read on:

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/08/womens-strike-self-indulgent-day-privileged-females/

THE STALINIST FEMINIST RIOT NURSED AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

How Middlebury College Enabled The Student Riot During Charles Murray’s Visit

School administrators must stop abasing themselves to student outrage. Colleges should foster intellectual community—not progressive appeasement.

“The fracas at Middlebury College on March 2 has been widely reported. Both the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal covered it, though perhaps no report improved on the local Addison County Independent: Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker.” Web coverage and commentary has also been ample. The American Interest was among the first to post.

This is an ongoing story with important details to come. The links above provide concise versions. What follows is a zoomed-in look at the events that preceded the apparent effort by a protester to inflict serious harm on a Middlebury professor, a professor who herself played an ambiguous part in the disturbance.

The Middlebury Students Who Invited Charles Murray

A Middlebury College student group, the American Enterprise Institute Club, invited Charles Murray to speak on campus. Murray, a well-known social scientist of generally libertarian views, is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has been demonized by many on the left since the publication of his book, “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life,” in 1994, co-authored with Richard J. Herrnstein.

“The Bell Curve” has very little to say about race. But it argues that a considerable portion of intelligence—40 to 80 percent—is heritable; and it also argues that intelligence tests are generally reliable. Those ideas irritate people who have a deep investment in three beliefs: extreme human plasticity; the social origins of inequality; and the possibility of engineering our institutions to create complete social justice.

Murray’s 1994 argument that intelligence is mostly fixed at birth runs afoul of the hope or the belief that children who have significant intellectual deficits can overcome them with the right kinds of teaching……”   Please read on, for there is much more to consume.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/07/middlebury-college-enabled-student-riot-charles-murrays-visit/

I have a personal attachment to Middlebury College;  a seasonal one.   Some 50 years ago I earned my Master’s degree there  in Soviet Studies over a three year Summer program where speaking Russian was a requirement.   Thereafter, I taught Russian here in Minnesota  for many years and in Summer,  1966, and again in Autumn, 1990 actually wound up in  the “good old Soviet Stalinist Union”, the “Union” so many Leftist American feminists, Latino invaders, and black racists dancing and rioting  in our streets today  admire.    The school population  of the main course season was, by rumor, considered very isolated, spoiled, adolescent, and snooty by reputation.

Seeking Knowledge for the sake of  Truth seems to have disappeared from today’s  Socialist-Fascist curriculum at our American universities and colleges.   Communism’s dictate, the dictatorship of the equal,  apparently has returned to America’s campus and streets.  Being young, bored, and unlearned is always a problem for any civilized society.

And don’t forget, noted long time Communist, billionaire George Soros, has spent countless millions of dollars for years and years to nurse the rise of fascist Socialism in our America.   Please read the following article regarding Charles Murray:

http://theweek.com/articles/684166/illiberal-injustice-against-charles-murray