Category Archives: Conservatism

November 13, 2017

In the Heart of ‘The Resistance,’ California Conservatives Are Invigorated

“It’s almost an inverse proportion: The less powerful we got in California, the more powerful we got nationally,” said Ben Shapiro, a writer and commentator from Southern California.

California conservatives are feeling a strange sense of invigoration these days. Yes, they are vastly outnumbered, shouted off college campuses and scolded that their way of politics is an anachronism in this bright blue bulwark of the liberal resistance.

But California has become, however improbably, a leading exporter of the energy that is animating the conservative movement, and it is giving rise to some of the loudest new voices on the right, from the West Wing to the radical fringe.

Some of the most strident conservatives in President Trump’s orbit have honed and hardened their political identities in California. There is Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s ousted but still influential chief strategist, who was showered with standing ovations when he spoke at the state Republican convention in Anaheim last weekend. And there is Stephen Miller, a senior White House adviser from Santa Monica who has helped shape the White House’s restrictive immigration policy.

Several of the most aggressively pro-Trump media outlets and personalities, which provide a critical line of support between the president and his base, are based in California, like Mr. Bannon’s nationalist-oriented Breitbart News and Michael Savage, a radio host who has raised the specter of civil war if Mr. Trump is removed from office. Two of the far-right’s best-known pro-Trump conspiracy theory peddlers, Mike Cernovich and Charles C. Johnson, work from California.

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October 27, 2017

Trump Jr: Universities are ‘captive to political hatreds’

Donald Trump Jr. blasted America’s universities for condemning conservative viewpoints as “hate speech” while failing to “teach civility or intellectual openness” during a speech in Texas on Tuesday, remarking that colleges are happy to “train your children to hate our country” for $200,000.

Donald Trump, Jr. blasted America’s universities for condemning “hate speech” while failing to “teach civility or intellectual openness” during a speech in Texas on Tuesday.

“A lot of other universities don’t teach civility or intellectual openness anymore,” Trump said during a speech at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas that was sponsored by the University of North Texas, as reported by The Star-Telegram. “They’ve become captive to political hatreds. That’s how innocent questions become verbal assaults.”

Trump argued that those who oppose “hate speech” actually seek to stifle conservative viewpoints by portraying them as hateful and extremist.

“Hate speech is anything that says America is a good country and our founders were great people, that we need borders,” Trump said. “Hate speech is anything faithful to the moral teaching of the Bible.”

Echoing Republican concerns about the value of higher education, President Trump’s son further berated universities for straying from their educational mission, stressing that parents often get a bad deal when spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a college diploma.

“We’ll take $200,000 of your money; in exchange we’ll train your children to hate our country,” Trump said, speaking from what he considers the perspective of a typical American university.

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October 24, 2017

Republican students harassed, threatened for wearing MAGA hats

Members of the University of California, Riverside’s College Republicans chapter were threatened and harassed for holding a “#MAGA Monday” event on campus last week. One social media comment compared MAGA hats to “Nazi armbands,” while another warned that “SOMEONE IS GONNA GET SMACKED” for donning the headgear.

Members of the University of California, Riverside’s College Republicans chapter were threatened and harassed for holding a “#MAGA Monday” event on campus last week.

Members of the group, wearing “Make America Great Again ” hats, posted a photo of the event on Facebook, instantly sparking backlash and threats of violence.

Joseph Avila, former assistant news editor for the school’s newspaper, went so far as to suggest that the hats signify support for white supremacy, sarcastically asking the group to explain “the difference between Nazi armbands and those MAGA hats.”

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Conservative Professor Banned By University From Speaking. Here’s His Terrific Rebuttal

“If you were smart, you would lift the ban on me speaking at UM. Then, you could hire me as your new Dean of Journalism.”

After being “disinvited” from speaking at the University of Montana because of his conservative views, UNC-Wilmington Criminology Professor Mike Adams penned an open letter to the UM president that not only defends his own track record but also succinctly highlights several key conservative stances in the face of the increasingly fascistic campus left.

Adams, who writes columns for Town Hall, where he published his open letter, is one of the very limited number of professors who actually holds mainstream conservative views and who has the guts to openly voice and promote those views. For that, he has been the target of much antipathy among his peers and the administration, but he’s also become somewhat of a celebrity among conservatives who appreciate his willingness to push back against the overwhelmingly left-wing forces in academia.

As Adams explains in his letter, after being invited earlier in the summer to speak at UM’s journalism lecture series, which he notes is funded by an outside source, he was “banned from speaking” on the campus. The decision was made by the Dean of Journalism Larry Abramson, who took the position after a career with NPR.

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October 23, 2017

“Your Enemies Are the Following” Laura Ingraham Lays Out ENEMIES LIST For Conservative Voters (Video)

The Values Voter Summit continued its annual conference in Washington, D.C. Speakers included former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, and former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka.

October 22, 2017

Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote (Video)

Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon delivered a fiery keynote address to about 500 people at the opening dinner of the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention Friday night, praising President Trump and declaring war on the GOP establishment.

Stepping out from behind the podium, comfortably walking about the stage, Bannon gave a forty-minute-long speech covering a myriad of issues that began with effusive praise of President Trump, the importance of winning and how victories beget victories, and about the great challenge ahead in taking on the, “corporatists, lobbyists, consultants, and the politicians they control.”

In referring to his work with President Trump, Bannon said early in his remarks, “I’ve had the honor of being the CEO of his campaign, the chief strategist in the white house — and now I’m proud to say his wingman outside.”

“Donald Trump has been an existential threat to the system,” Bannon declared to overwhelming applause from the audience.

Bannon went on to talk about the importance of the recent victory of Judge Roy Moore in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff election in Alabama.

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October 1, 2017

The Long Game: Bannon Creates Political Coalition to Advance Populist Economic Nationalist Agenda and Smash the Establishment

Former White House strategist and current Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon has teamed up with conservative donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer to promote insurgent candidates to challenge the GOP establishment and create an organizational apparatus to advance the populist and economic nationalist policies championed by those candidates.

Kenneth P. Vogel and Jeremy W. Peters report in the New York Times:

“We’ve got a long haul in front of us,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview at the Capitol Hill townhouse that doubles as his part-time residence and as the Washington headquarters of Breitbart News, the website owned in part by the Mercers and run by Mr. Bannon.

[Bannon] and Mr. Mercer began hashing out a rough outline for a “shadow party” that would advance Mr. Trump’s America First agenda — even if Mr. Trump himself strayed from it — during a five-hour meeting last month at the family’s Long Island estate a couple of days before Mr. Bannon’s resignation from the White House.

Early plans call for the creation of a sort of think tank to articulate the animating issues of the coalition, according to donors and operatives who have talked to Mr. Bannon, the Mercers or their allies. They say the coalition will ally with existing groups on specific issues and will support vetted candidates and causes.

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September 17, 2017

Why Israeli Jews are Conservative and American Jews are Leftist

The Left lost in Israel, but still rules over American Jews.

The Israeli left as a democratic political movement is dead. That piece of bad news was delivered by a recent survey which shows that only 8% of Israeli Jews identify with the left, 55% with the center and 37% with the right.

In the last election, the establishment Labor Party had to dress up as a wolf in Zionist centrist clothing by renaming itself the Zionist Camp (it still lost). The left had to create two other fake centrist parties to stop Netanyahu, but just ended up having to roll them into his center-right coalition.

The Israeli left still controls the usual undemocratic elitist outposts of the Deep State, media, academia, popular culture and the judiciary, but it can no longer even call itself the left and still hope to win. All it can do is undermine the will of the people and sabotage the country out of selfishness and spite.

The situation in Israel stands in sharp contrast to the United States where 49 percent of Jews lean to the left, 29 percent tend to the center and only 19 percent identify as conservative.

It’s a popular and simplistic conclusion on both the left and the right to attribute this split to terrorism. But if Muslim terrorism made people move to the right, New Yorkers would all be Republicans. And until the latest Knife Jihad, the Israeli right’s policies had ended Islamic terrorism as an everyday problem.

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September 2, 2017

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ actress: I came out as a conservative in Hollywood. Here’s the incredible story of what happened next

Members of the Hollywood left don’t want to listen, discuss, or even see a dissenting viewpoint that challenges their own comfortable echo chamber. It’s ironic that an industry that constantly talks about diversity is so judgmental, hateful and utterly rigid in its groupthink.

By Julienne Davis

About a year ago I made one of the more risky decisions of my life – one that I knew could hurt my career as an actress. I decided to come out of the conservative closet and admit to my peers that I was a conservative in Hollywood.

Yes, hard as it is for some to believe, not everyone in the entertainment industry on the Left Coast is a left-winger.

An acquaintance had asked me to write for a right-of-center political magazine. I realized I would be outing myself by doing it, but I ended up writing a few dozen articles with a right-leaning libertarian slant that were well received.

Sadly, the magazine closed and I was faced with two options.

Option 1: I could start apologizing to all my Hollywood liberal friends and associates who’d been shocked by my writing and tell them: “I didn’t really mean it … it was a paid gig and I was simply doing it for the work.”

Option 2: I could have the courage of my convictions and continue down the conservative path.

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August 21, 2017

Ex-Google employee says Silicon Valley blacklists conservatives (Video)

Damore gained national notoriety when an internal memo that he penned faulting Google for its diversity policies went viral.

Google and other companies based in Silicon Valley “blacklist conservatives”, according to a former Google employee who was fired after sending a company-wide memo criticizing the internet giant.

“If someone shows that they’re a conservative, they’ll be blacklisted between different companies and different teams … And that really needs to change,” James Damore, the fired Google engineer, told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.”

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“It was sort of forbidden knowledge at Google,” he said. “But it’s common sense to many.”

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