Posted onAugust 30, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Prager: Those Who Don’t Fight Evil Fight Statues
With regard to fighting communism — which, aside from Nazism, has been the greatest evil in the modern world (it killed and enslaved far more people than Nazism) — the left was an obstacle, not an ally. The left in the West and elsewhere did far more to enable communist evil than to stop it.
All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don’t fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils.
This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed American military buildups and regarded the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union as nothing more than two scorpions in a bottle fighting to the death. They loathed Presidents Nixon and Reagan, not Communist Party Secretary-General Brezhnev.
They regarded Reagan’s labeling of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” with contempt. Typical was the reaction of one of America’s best-known intellectuals, Henry Steele Commager, then a professor of history at the Amherst College. He said, “It was the worst presidential speech in American history, and I’ve read them all.”
Posted onAugust 30, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Berkeley Mayor Wants To Cancel Milo’s ‘Free Speech Week’
Free Speech Week will tackle threats to free speech endemic in movements and ideologies such as feminism and Islam.
The Berkeley mayor advised UC Berkeley to cancel conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned September Free Speech Week.
Jesse Arreguin, mayor of Berkeley, expressed concern on Monday about the Sept. 24-27 slew of events planned by Yiannopoulos after the Aug. 27 Antifa violence, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I don’t want Berkeley being used as a punching bag,” Arreguin told the Chronicle. “I am concerned about these groups using large protests to create mayhem.”
“I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some of these other right-wing speakers coming to the Berkeley campus, because it’s just a target for black bloc to come out and commit mayhem on the Berkeley campus and have that potentially spill out on the street,” Arreguin said.
UC Berkeley stressed that cancelling invitations to the university is not within its prerogative and that the school is helping the conservative student host group, Berkeley Patriot, to find a time and place for Yiannopoulos’ appearance.
Posted onAugust 30, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Cernovich: Pelosi Disavows Antifa In Major Win For New Media (Video)
According to Mike Cernovich, CEO of Cernovich Media, Nancy Pelosi’s disavowal of Antifa’s violence is a major victory for new media because it shows new media’s ability to force even the unlikeliest of elected officials into submission.
“It’s interesting that I did a Periscope a couple hours ago where I said there are two issues that can sink the Democrats,” Cernovich stated in a Periscope following Pelosi’s disavowal of Antifa.
“Tearing down the statues and Antifa.”
“The issue was that until us,” he continued, “nobody was ever able to make Pelosi and the Democrats own Antifa. That’s why this is such a big victory for new media – because we made Pelosi own Antifa.”
Posted onAugust 28, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on The Five Buzzwords Used by the Left to Control Public Debate
Terms and phrases misused, misunderstood and misapplied by liberal pundits and activists.
George Orwell knew that the way to control the debate is to control the language. “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Truth,” he wrote in his science fiction classic, “1984.”
But even Orwell might blush today at the way progressives have mastered the tactic. To take just one example, illegal immigrants became “undocumented immigrants” and then — in some circles — “undocumented Americans.” Use of such terms as “illegal immigrants” or “illegal aliens” — the legal moniker — became tarred as racist, with those who utter those words shunned.
Here is a list of left-wing buzzwords and phrases that are overused and should be retired from political speech:
1.) Alt-Right. The problem with this descriptor is that no one can seem to agree what it means. Some white supremacists and neo-Nazis have embraced the term as an effort to rebrand themselves. Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon once said he wanted the news website to be the “platform of the Alt-Right.”
Posted onAugust 28, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on The left is alienating its allies by shutting down free speech
So-called progressives celebrated last week after Ryerson cancelled an event featuring controversial speakers.
Earlier this month, in an ironic but somehow all too predictable turn of events, Ryerson University announced that it would be cancelling its event called “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses.”
The event was to be held last Tuesday and panel members included Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto professor who opposes Bill C-16’s mandate for gender-neutral pronouns, Gad Saad, an evolutionary behavioural scientist at Concordia University, Oren Amitay, a clinical psychologist and Ryerson University sessional lecturer and Faith Goldy, formerly of Canada’s Rebel Media.
Ryerson cited safety concerns as the reason for shutting the event down, saying in a statement that “Ryerson is not equipped to provide the necessary level of public safety for the event to go forward.” Safety concerns have obviously been heightened in the wake of the events in Charlottesville earlier this month, when a car allegedly driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. ran into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one.
Safety or pressure?
But the “safety” concern is a dubious one, considering that Sarina Singh, organizer of the Ryerson event and an alum of the university, said in an email that far-left groups including No Fascist T.O. had been harassing Ryerson’s administration to cancel the event, calling the panel speakers “Nazis.” Once the event had officially been cancelled, the group’s “anti-fascism” rally turned into a celebration on Ryerson’s campus.
Posted onAugust 27, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Dinesh D’Souza mops the floor with Saul Alinsky’s son in C-SPAN debate (Video)
In a two-on-one debate at FreedomFest 2017, Dinesh D’Souza dominated the stage as he exposed the sordid past of Saul Alinsky and the Democratic Party. Even teaming up, David Alinsky and Ralph Benko were no match for D’Souza’s intellect in this C-SPAN debate.
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Posted onAugust 26, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Country-rock star Charlie Daniels: Beware of ‘tipping point’
‘Once we’ve reached it there will be blood’
Country-rock superstar Charlie Daniels, who at 80 years old is still performing, regularly encourages patriotism, faithfulness to the American ideal and support for America’s troops.
He’s also calling out the extremists on both ends of the political spectrum for endangering Americans’ lives.
In a new Soap Box commentary, he warns that both have their radicals, and they are becoming a threat.
“Basically what we are seeing in the streets of America doesn’t resemble mostly peaceful civil rights marches as much as it resembles anarchy, pure and simple, aided by milksop politicians who so fear they might lose a vote, they allow part of the population to run all over the rest of the population, claiming to act in the name of freedom of speech, while half of the free speech in the affected cities is being drowned out by shrill, fanatical voices and the deafening silence of any media to tell their side of the story,” he writes in a piece published Friday.
He said the radicals are taking all the oxygen out of the coverage, referring to the KKK and other white supremacists, and the anti-Trump “Antifa” and their far-left cohorts.
Posted onAugust 26, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Columbia Professor Urges Democrats to End ‘Disastrous’ Identity Politics
“American liberalism in the twenty-first century is in crisis,” writes Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla, due in no small part to its embrace of a “disastrous” identity politics that divides instead of uniting.
In his newly released book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, Lilla, a self-described “frustrated American liberal,” decries the implosion of the Democratic Party and liberalism itself, brought on by a growing disconnect from middle America and the inability to paint a compelling vision for the future.
Lilla’s new work expands upon “The End of Identity Liberalism,” an essay he wrote shortly after last November’s Presidential election. In it, he urged fellow liberals to face up to their party’s share in responsibility for Trump’s victory, which Lilla attributed to the rise “identity liberalism.”
Liberalism, Lilla contends in his book, is rightly considered by many “as a creed professed mainly by educated urban elites cut off from the rest of the country who see the issues of the day principally through the lens of identities.”
The core of their error, Lilla suggests, is that Democrats have thrown themselves headlong into identity politics, focusing on what divides rather than what unites. As a result, many feel alienated from a party that once knew how to bring people together.
Posted onAugust 25, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on The Future of Bannonism: ‘The Judeo-Christian Liberal West Won’
President Trump’s former chief strategist and current Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon invited the editors of The Economist to his home for a candid discussion about the future of the populist economic nationalist movement and the civilizational challenges that will pit “the Judeo-Christian liberal West” against globalist “mercantilist” forces from China to Silicon Valley.
Bannon openly acknowledged his animus for the “Party of Davos” editorial positions of The Economist, referring to them as “the enemy” of economic nationalism for their “radical” obsession with free trade at all costs.
He also affirmed his loyalty to Trump and his desire to help him. Breitbart “will never turn on [Trump],” Bannon said, “But we are never going to let him take a decision that hurts him.”
Bannon acknowledged that in the White House he had “influence,” but outside at Breitbart he has “power.” He said he intends to use that power to “rally the base” and “have [Trump’s] back. The harder he pushes, the more we will be there for him.”
The discussion soon turned to what Bannon sees as the inevitable civilizational struggle between the Judeo-Christian classical liberalism of the West — which affirms human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and self-governance — versus the “mercantilist, Confucian system” of an ascendant China.
We fought a civil war 150 years ago to force Democrats to give up slavery. They’ve become so desperate for servants that now they’re importing an underclass to wash their clothes and pick their vegetables. This mass importation of unskilled immigrants is the left’s new form of slavery.
Apparently, my position on immigration is that we must deport all 12 million illegal aliens immediately, inasmuch as this is billed as the only alternative to immediate amnesty. The jejune fact that we “can’t deport them all” is supposed to lead ineluctably to the conclusion that we must grant amnesty to illegal aliens — and fast!
I’m astounded that debate has sunk so low that I need to type the following words, but: No law is ever enforced 100 percent.
We can’t catch all rapists, so why not grant amnesty to rapists? Surely no one wants thousands of rapists living in the shadows! How about discrimination laws? Insider trading laws? Do you expect Bush to round up everyone who goes over the speed limit? Of course we can’t do that. We can’t even catch all murderers. What we need is “comprehensive murder reform.” It’s not “amnesty” — we’ll ask them to pay a nominal fine.
If it’s “impossible” to deport illegal aliens, how did we come to have so much specific information about them? I keep hearing they are Catholic, pro-life, hardworking, just dying to become American citizens, and will take jobs other Americans won’t. Someone must have talked to them to gather all this information. Let’s find that guy! He knows where they are.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart