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THE REIGN OF THE ELITES IS CRUMBLING IN EUROPE, TOO

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

 

ON THE RUN EVERYWHERE  – THE REIGN OF THE ELITES IS CRUMBLING IN EUROPE, TOO
 – – Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The natives are restless everywhere, and they’re frightening the elites. The political parties of the social democrats, and even the Socialists, are crumbling all across Europe. A new version of class war is shaping a new kind of politics, and the implications are worldwide.

Trying to find clues to what’s ahead for America by examining the entrails of European politics is a fool’s errand. Europe, even with its treasures of arts, literature and music, is after all what the first settlers escaped from.

Barack Obama and his friends set out to “transform” America into a version of the European welfare state, but the republic was saved, at least for a while, by the bell that tolled in November 2016.

The Trump phenomenon, with all its populist bells and whistles, echoes across Europe. The Socialist Party in France was the governing majority only two years ago, and last year it won only 7 percent of the vote. The party has all but disappeared in the parliament. Germany’s prevailing Social Democrats fell to winning only 20 percent in elections this year, and the Democratic Party in Italy didn’t do much better.

The story is similar in Poland, Hungary and the Czech State, with echoes in Spain, the Netherlands and Scotland, where liberal, leftist, and progressive (pick a label) parties were kings of the mountain only yesterday.

It’s not difficult to discern the reasons why, observes the perceptive John O’Sullivan in National Review, “because so many agonized social democrats have already done so.” The liberal parties, much like the Democrats in the United States, abandoned their base among those who take pride in their blue-collar origins. “The crumbling happened,” he writes, “because social democrats, who were increasingly progressive middle-class intellectuals, usually working in the public sector, lost interest in blue-collar issues and were actively hostile to the conservative social values — patriotism, hard work, church — that appealed to workers as much as to the [property class]. Eventually the workers noticed and began to drift off to other parties.”

The socialist parties, like the Democrats and other liberals (or “progressives”) here in America, forgot who they were, where they came from and where they promised to go. Extreme environmentalism, radical feminism, undisciplined immigration and aggressive gay rights replaced the values and interests of the European working class. David Goodheart, a reformed leftist and a prominent British journalist and author, identifies this phenomenon as a division of the “somewheres,” locally rooted workers, and the “anywheres,” rootless professionals at home wherever they go. The disaffected “somewheres” were replaced in the blue-collar base by those gays, feminists, minorities and highly educated professionals. So far there aren’t enough of them to make up for the shrinkage.

This collapse of the social-democratic parties seemed like manna from heaven for parties on the European right, or at least a gift from the left. The Conservatives in Britain, for example, celebrated what they reckoned was their “permanent victory.” But they had not reckoned with the iron law, first identified in the United States but a law that applies everywhere, that “nothing recedes like success.”

Decisive victories in national elections in the United States were confidently said at the time to have buried the Democrats forever after George McGovern lost 49 states in 1972, and again after Walter Mondale carried only his home state of Minnesota in 1984. Mr. Mondale would have lost that but for the kindness of Ronald Reagan, who declined to make a late appearance in Minneapolis that his pollsters said would push him over the top. With the election won he wouldn’t embarrass a man in his home state. In the event he lost the state by only 10,000 votes. No presidential candidate is likely ever again to have the opportunity to win every state.

The French political scientist Pierre Manent sees the turmoil in loyalties and long-standing ties as pitting “populist demagogy of the left against the fanaticism of the center” in a struggle that will only become more bitter. The center, or the elites, will try to keep out the barbarian horde but the voters will keep trying to go around the establishment center, and will finally break it down.

The elites everywhere regard themselves as much aggrieved. They think themselves entitled to control everything because they’re wiser, smarter, of a higher morality, and thus entitled. The barbarian horde everywhere is not always right, but the elites in Europe, as in the United States, are learning that the horde will be accommodated, the hard way or the easy way

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VIDEO TRUE COMMUNISM HAS BEEN TRIED BEFORE !

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

 

Excellent !   Please share with your email lists. Nancy 

A great synopsis on the history of communism. Something all our children and grandchildren should see and understand, especially with the high percentage of millennials thinking that Bernie Sanders and Socialism is the answer.

www.trevorloudon.com/2018/03/communism-has-never-been-tried/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewZeal+%28New+Zeal+Blog%29

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ANTI-NRA STUDENT WALKOUT FEATURES CHE GUEVARA AS POSTER CHILD

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

 

This school demonstration happened in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a very liberal college town.   Perhaps students should be taught the violent and true history of Che Guevara  (Guevara’s history included in this article).    Nancy
Please click on the link to read the article

TOWNHALL.COM

Anti-NRA Student Walkout Features Che Guevara as Poster Child

Humberto Fontova   March 17, 2018
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VIDEO – AHMAD AND HIS THREE WIVES IN GERMANY

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

 

VIDEO   – AHMAD AND HIS THREE WIVES  – A TV  INTERVIEW WITH A MUSLIM FAMILY IN GERMANY 

GATES OF VIENNA
VIDEO

Last week we posted about Ahmad, a Syrian “refugee” who was permitted to bring two wives and numerous children with him to Germany. The whole polygamous family is being housed and maintained under congenial conditions, at the expense of the state.

Below is a longer video about the fecund Ahmad and his culture-enriching brood. Anton, who translated the video for subtitles, includes this introduction:

“ As far as emancipation is concerned, the refugee wave has not brought only progress to Germany.[1].

“Instead, our reporter Andrew Musa found the Syrian family living in a form of mini-harem…. apparently without legal difficulties, although so-called polygamy is prohibited in this country.”[2]

1. resent also that SPIEGEL TV suggests there is any progress whatsoever. There isn’t.
2. Any polygamy is not “so-called” as the TV presenter suggests. It is polygamy. And polygamy is illegal.
3. They headed straight for Germany past many safe countries. They entered illegally.
4. Families of this size get around 13K USD tax free every month. Free maternal care. Free child care. Free medical care. Free housing. Free schooling. Free TV. Free telephone. Free everything.
 

Costing the tax payer around 150K-180K USD NETT!!! 

They can even travel home on welfare to Syria to visit relatives. No problem.

ALL ILLEGALLY.

Note: The average GROSS German wage is around 41K USD per annum.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE IN CANADA

Monday, January 29th, 2018

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Single-Payer Health Care Isn’t Worth Waiting For

An orthopedic surgeon challenges Canada’s ban on most privately funded procedures.

January 22, 2018
  By

Sally C. Pipes   Ms. Pipes is president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and author of “The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care,” forthcoming from Encounter.
 
When Brian Day opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996, he had a simple goal. Dr. Day, an orthopedic surgeon from Vancouver, British Columbia, wanted to provide timely, state-of-the-art medical care to Canadians who were unwilling to wait months—even years—for surgery they needed. Canada’s single-payer health-care system, known as Medicare, is notoriously sluggish. But private clinics like Cambie are prohibited from charging most patients for operations that public hospitals provide free. Dr. Day is challenging that prohibition before the provincial Supreme Court. If it rules in his favor, it could alter the future of Canadian health care.

Most Canadian hospitals are privately owned and operated but have just one paying “client”—the provincial government. The federal government in Ottawa helps fund the system, but the provinces pay directly for care. Some Canadians have other options, however. Private clinics like Cambie initially sprang up to treat members of the armed forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, those covered by workers’ compensation and other protected classes exempt from the single-payer system.

People stuck on Medicare waiting lists can only dream of timely care. Last year, the median wait between referral from a general practitioner and treatment from a specialist was 21.2 weeks, or about five months—more than double the wait a quarter-century ago. Worse, the provincial governments lie about the extent of the problem. The official clock starts only when a surgeon books the patient, not when a general practitioner makes the referral. That adds months and sometimes much longer. In November an Ontario woman learned she’d have to wait 4½ years to see a neurologist.

 

Single-Payer Health Care Isn’t Worth Waiting For
PHOTO: ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES
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PRESIDENT NOBAMA – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
President Nobama
BY Victor Davis Hanson     January 16, 2018
Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.
Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration.
Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.) Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents.
To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity.
In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgeon of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

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DRAINING THE EDUCATIONAL SWAMP

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Drain the education swamp: College students’ tyrannical behavior must be stopped

by Tammy Bruce  Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.      December 13, 2017
In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, demonstrators clash during a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, file)

 

How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech?

There’s more than one swamp eating away at this nation. The ignorant and intolerant meltdown of students is brought to us by a “liberal” education system determined to replace teaching with propaganda and logic and reason with unmoored emotion.

One of the more recent examples comes from last week. College students in New York were thrown out of a student-run coffee shop because their “Make America Great Again” caps violated the “safe space” rules. The offending students were accused of being fascists and given three minutes to leave the premises.

 PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
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VIDEO – DINESH D’SOUZA AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY – ‘THE BIG LIE’

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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ARE 345 DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COURSES AT UNC CHARLOTTE TOO MUCH ?

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

 

www.wbtv.com/story/36488337/are-345-diversity-and-social-justice-courses-at-uncc-too-much

ARE 345 DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COURSES AT UNC CHARLOTTE TOO MUCH ?

by Dedrick Russell   September 29, 2017

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HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN – HERE’S WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

 

www.wsj.com/articles/heres-what-really-happened-to-hillary-1505431677?tesla=y

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Here’s What Really Happened to Hillary

Voters found her unappealing, and they rejected Bernie’s ideology too.

By Kimberley Strassel   September 15, 2017

Republicans have issues, but Democrats have them too. Witness the two individuals who dominated this week’s news—and who conveniently represent the left’s most crippling problems.

Hillary Clinton is again everywhere, touting her new memoir and adding to the list of who and what are to blame for her loss: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, James Comey, Jill Stein, Vladimir Putin, Julian Assange, Anthony Weiner, sexism, misogyny, the New York Times , lazy women, liberal activists and the “godforsaken Electoral College.” All she’s missing is climate change.

Hillary’s take on “What Happened” has unsurprisingly unleashed another round of analysis about her mistakes—Wisconsin, deplorables, email. These sorts of detailed postmortems of failed campaigns are popular, but they tend to obscure the bigger reasons for failure. In this case: The Democratic Party saddled itself with an ethically compromised and joyless candidate, because it had nobody else.

Hillary spent eight years planning her first presidential bid, and the next eight warning Democrats not to get in the way of her second. The Clinton Foundation was erected to serve as bank and Rolodex, and to enable the Clintons to retain their grip over the party. And that party was committed to a Clinton coronation, right up to Mr. Sanders’s cheeky assault.

Mr. Obama aided Mrs. Clinton’s ambitions by decimating his party. By the time Barack Obama finished his eight years in office, his party held 65 fewer House seats, 14 fewer governorships and controlled 30 fewer state legislatures. It had turned a once-filibuster-proof Senate majority into minority status. The big-tent Democratic coalition shriveled to a coastal, progressive minority, wiping out a generation of Democratic politicians and most of the party’s political diversity.

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