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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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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 – GINGRICH SILENCED ON FOX NEWS WHEN MENTIONING SOROS

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

 

 Fox News’s reporting on some important subjects in the last few years has been greatly curtailed.  I’ve started watching One America News, especially for more international news that Fox does not seem to cover extensively anymore. If you subscribe to  DirectTV, you can find One America News at 347.    Nancy   
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VIDEO:  FOX NEW HOST SLAMS ON THE BRAKES WHEN NEWT GINGRICH MENTIONS GEORGE SOROS IN BIZARRE SEGMENT
September 16, 2020
Video of a bizarre moment on Fox News captured a host slamming on the brakes when Newt Gingrich said that billionaire financier George Soros was supporting efforts behind the Black Lives Matter protests.

The interaction resulted in a long awkward silence from hosts Harris Faulkner and Melissa Francis during “Outnumbered” on Wednesday.

“The number one problem in almost all these cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said.

“Both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money. And they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street,” he added.

“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” interrupted Francis.

“He paid for it,” responded Gingrich.

“No he didn’t,” said Democratic strategist Marie Harf. “I agree with Melissa, George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation.”

“OK?” said Gingrich, puzzled. “So it’s verboten?”

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VIDEO – WHITE PRIVILEGE ON STEROIDS

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

Saw this video on facebook last night and now it is all over the internet.  Nancy  

Video: Race-baiting turmoil on airplane caused by woman lambasting ‘white privilege’

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