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EX-LIBERAL RELUCTANTLY SUPPORTS TRUMP

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

An Ex-Liberal Reluctantly Supports Trump

How historian Fred Siegel came to appreciate the president’s defense of ‘bourgeois values’ against the ‘clerisy.’

An Interview with Fred Stegel by Tunku Varadarajan  Mr. Varadarajan is a Journal contributor and a fellow at New York University Law School’s Classical Liberal Institute.   October  17, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Donald Trump can count at least one new supporter in this year’s election. “I had a close friend who’d been a business partner of Trump in the ’90s,” the critic and historian Fred Siegel tells me. “Trump ripped off a quarter of a million dollars from him. He told me this when we were discussing the election” four years ago. “Trump just said, ‘So, take me to court.’ I couldn’t vote for him.” Mr. Siegel couldn’t abide Hillary Clinton either, so he “slept through” the 2016 election. Next month he’ll be wide awake—though not woke—and will vote for Mr. Trump.

Joe Biden needn’t worry too much, perhaps. Mr. Siegel, 75, has only twice backed a winning presidential candidate since he reached voting age. But while he’s no bellwether, he does make an energetic case for the incumbent.

Mr. Siegel, a professor emeritus at New York’s Cooper Union and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, says he overcame his distaste for Mr. Trump for three reasons. First, foreign policy: “Crushing ISIS, pulling us out of the Iran nuclear deal, moving our embassy to Jerusalem, and making fools of those people who insist that the Palestinian issue is at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict.” Second, by his “ability to withstand a prolonged coup attempt by the Democrats and the media,” which started with the Steele dossier: “If I’m saying what I find impressive about Trump, it’s that he’s survived. He has an extraordinary amount of arrogance, egotism, and self-confidence.”

Mr. Siegel’s third reason goes to the heart of his own political philosophy. He sees the president as a champion of “bourgeois values,” under threat from the “clerisy,” Mr. Siegel’s word for the dominant elites who “despise” those values. He regards Mr. Biden as a “captive” of this clerisy, and running mate Kamala Harris as the “embodiment of it.”

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THE TYRANNY OF THE ‘TOLERANT’

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
THE TYRANNY OF THE ‘TOLERANT’

They’ll tear you down if you use the wrong word, have a flawed past, fail to salute the fashionable woke flag.

By Joseph Epstein   October 10, 2020

The tyranny of tolerance—a fetching phrase but a contradiction, perhaps, even an oxymoron? How can the tolerant be tyrannous, when tolerance, by its very nature, is supposed to be benign and above all understanding and forgiving? Yet in the current day, who is more intolerant, more close-minded and unforgiving, more malicious than those who officially pride themselves on their tolerance for sexual difference, minority mores, protest in all its forms—namely, those who march under the banners of the woke, the politically correct, the progressive?

Herbert Marcuse, of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, published an essay in 1965 with the provocative title “Repressive Tolerance,” in which he argued that “liberating tolerance” would entail “the withdrawal of toleration of groups and assembly from groups and movements” on the right, while encouraging all aggressive movements on the left. His dream, it would seem, has come true.

Use the wrong word, have a political flaw in your past, fail to line up for the next obviously good cause, and the tolerant will be the first to come after you. They may not be able to burn you at the stake, à la the Spanish Inquisition, but they will make sure you don’t get the job, promotion, prize or leg up. They will instead see you castigated, fired, consigned for life among the mean, ignorant and lumpen.

Here are five opinions and views—one could add many more—the tolerant absolutely won’t tolerate:

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VIDEO THE TOLERANT LEFT

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

 

This well known broadcaster is a stark example of the thinking of the Left today. How the Left can present itself as tolerant and compassionate is a mystery to me !  Nancy
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Keith Olbermann: Trump supporters ‘must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society’
The longtime broadcaster did not say what they should be prosecuted for
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“So, let us brace ourselves,” he continued, saying, “The task is two-fold: the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs, and Sean Hannitys, and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Gullianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
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VIDEO – KAMALA HARRIS TARGETS CATHOLICS

Friday, October 9th, 2020

 

 

Catholic — Campaign 2020 — Kamala Targets Catholics  Oct 8, 2020

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CRITICAL RACE THEORY

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Truth About Critical Race Theory

Trump is right. Training sessions for government employees amounted to political indoctrination.

By Christopher F. Rufo  Mr. Rufo is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty.    October 5, 2020

Moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump during last week’s debate why he “directed federal agencies to end racial-sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory.” Mr. Trump answered: “I ended it because it’s racist.” Participants “were asked to do things that were absolutely insane,” he explained. “They were teaching people to hate our country.”

“Nobody’s doing that,” Joe Biden replied. He’s wrong.

My reporting on critical race theory in the federal government was the impetus for the president’s executive order, so I can say with confidence that these training sessions had nothing to do with developing “racial sensitivity.” As I document in detailed reports for City Journal and the New York Post, critical race theory training sessions in public agencies have pushed a deeply ideological agenda that includes reducing people to a racial essence, segregating them, and judging them by their group identity rather than individual character, behavior and merit.

The examples are instructive. At a series of events at the Treasury Department and federal financial agencies, diversity trainer Howard Rosstaught employees that America was “built on the backs of people who were enslaved” and that all white Americans are complicit in a system of white supremacy “by automatic response to the ways we’re taught.”

In accompanying documents, Mr. Ross argues that whites share an inborn oppressive streak. “Whiteness,” employees are told, “includes white privilege and white supremacy.” Consequently, whites “struggle to own their racism.” He instructs managers to conduct “listening sessions” in which black employees can speak about their experience and be “seen in their pain,” while white employees are instructed to “sit in the discomfort” and not “fill the silence with your own thoughts and feelings.” Members of “the group you’re allying with,” Mr. Ross says, are not “obligated to like you, thank you, feel sorry for you, or forgive you.” For training like this, Mr. Ross and his firm have been paid $5 million over 15 years, according to federal disclosures.

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VIDEO – BRAINWASHED – SOCIALISM BEING TAUGHT AT OUR SCHOOLS

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

 

Since this Glenn Beck  video is from facebook, I am not sure those of you who are not on facebook will be able to view the video.   Nancy


 This is what parents of school aged children should be aware of.


www.facebook.com/ GlennBeck/videos/ 318000429651200/?vh=e&extid= SpZGFPl8oKkBoIE4&d=w


BRAINWASHED: How Black Lives Matter Hijacked Our Schools (Preview)

Leaked documents reveal exactly how the Left is turning our children’s schools into massive brainwashing centers for radical Marxists. With many classes now going virtual, tonight I highlight how teacher-activists have become concerned that parents will learn the truth about their disturbing lesson plans. Parents MUST be armed with the tools to fight back. Plus, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks to parents frustrated with public school and unions that care more about pushing progressive agendas than educating America’s children.

 







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VIDEO – BLACK CONSERVATIVE TURNS A BLACK BIDEN SUPPORTER INTO A TRUMP SUPPORTER

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

 

Thanks to Dee Sams for sharing. this very encouraging video. The black community is finally waking up to how they have been told by the Democrats  for so many decades that they were oppressed  victims and that Trump is now here to change that narrative!   Nancy

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Black Patriot  Turns a Black Biden Supporter Into a Trump Supporter

 

 

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WHAT ISLAMISTS AND ‘WOKEISTS’ HAVE IN COMMON

Friday, September 11th, 2020

 

The author of this article is world renowned  Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her very extensive bio can be read by clicking on this link
Nancy
 

What Islamists and ‘Wokeists’ Have in Common

Adherents of both pursue ideological purity, refuse to engage in debate and demand submission

by Ayaan Hirsi AliMs. Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003-2006.

  September 11, 2020

excerpt from this article: Both ideologies aim to tear down the existing system and replace it with utopias that always turn out to be hellish anarchies: Islamic State in Raqqa, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle. Both are collectivist: Group identity trumps the individual. Both tolerate—and often glorify—violence carried out by zealots.

This Sept. 11, then, let’s dismiss the fairy stories about the enemies of a free society. Their grievances aren’t merely economic and they won’t be satisfied with jobs or entitlements. Their motivations are ideological and they will be satisfied only with power.

I cling to the hope that most Americans are still willing as a nation to fight and, if necessary, to die to preserve our freedoms, our rights, our customs, our history. That was the spirit of Flight 93. It was the spirit that ultimately defeated al Qaeda and Islamic State. But it is not the spirit of today’s “woke” protesters. And it is time that we all woke up to that reality.

There were many American heroes on 9/11, but the greatest were the passengers and crew of Flight 93. Not only did they avert what al Qaeda planned—a direct hit on the White House—but they also embodied Patrick Henry’s credo “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

Do those words still have a meaning in the America of 2020? For two decades, I have opposed the fanatical illiberalism of those strands of Islam that gave rise to al Qaeda. I broke with my Somali family and ultimately with their faith because I believed that it is human freedom that should be sacrosanct, not antiquated doctrines that demand submission by the individual.

So implacable are the proponents of Shariah that I have faced repeated death threats. Yet I have always consoled myself that, in the U.S., freedom of conscience and expression rank above any set of religious beliefs. It was partly for this reason that I moved here and became a citizen in 2013.

It never occurred to me that free speech would come under threat in my newly adopted country. Even when I first encountered what has come to be known as “cancel culture”—in 2014 I was invited to receive an honorary degree at Brandeis University and then ungraciously disinvited—I didn’t fret too much. I was inclined to dismiss the alliance of campus leftists and Islamists as a lunatic fringe.

But the power of the illiberal elements in the American left has grown, not just on campus but in the media and many corporations. They have inculcated in a generation of students an ideology that has much more in common with the intolerant doctrines of a religious cult than with the secular political thought I studied at Holland’s Leiden University.

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VIDEO – STORMTROOPERS – HOW BIG TECH WILL SILENCE YOU AND STEAL THE ELECTION

Friday, September 4th, 2020

 

DIGITAL STORMTROOPERS – HOW BIG TECH WILL SILENCE YOU AND STEAL THE ELECTION    GLENN BECK WITH DR. ROBERT EPSTEIN – BLAZE TV
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VIDEO – BISHOP WOODEN FROM UPPER ROOM CHURCH, RALEIGH, NC RE KAMALA HARRIS

Friday, September 4th, 2020

 

Bishop Wooden From Raleigh, NC “Harris is not good for #Blackoeople nor the country and she supports LGBT

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