liberals

The Strange Career of White Privilege

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The terms “diversity” and “white privilege” have now been stretched to denote so many things, and yet they encompass so many paradoxes and contradictions, that they have become words that mean nothing much at all. How odd that the current revolutionary mode is to keep these reactionary Byzantine classifications and programs that no longer sync with reality, and to damn as reactionary the truly revolutionary act — which would be to start treating people as unique individuals whose appearance is a secondary consideration.

Why Are Liberals So Violent?

Craig Shirley and Scott Mauer, CNS News

Both individual and state-sponsored terrorism and murder and violence is nothing new, but there’s something to be said when an ideology places the collective over the individual. To place the group before the individual is to deny the humanity of the person, where the means of achieving a “utopia” is justified. Violence, murder, slave labor – all is right in the collectivists’ minds.

It Is Terrible To Be A Liberal In 2018 – Which Is Awesome

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Just look how unhappy the libs are. It’s all outrage, all the time. You can’t be happy if you are constantly agitated. It’s unhealthy. It makes you look like a wacko. Yet they go nuts on social media, they go nuts at awards shows, and they go nuts when conservatives are trying to scarf down some tacos. If you are always going nuts, maybe that’s an indicator that you are nuts.

There’s A Reason Liberals Are Always So Angry

Derek Hunter, Townhall

When you’re angry or when you’re scared you aren’t thinking straight, you’re acting on emotion. That’s the state liberals have been keeping their base in since Donald Trump won the presidency. To one degree or another, modern liberals have always used fear and anger to motivate their voters. After 9/11, Democrats ran on variations of “Republican policies are making us less safe.” With the terror attacks of that September morning still fresh in people’s minds, that was not designed to inspire.

Defeating The Top Five Obnoxious Liberal Argument Cheats

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Liberals don’t argue in good faith because they can’t, and Normal people who don’t argue every day as part of their job often don’t see the argument grifts they are being side-swiped by. Normals are direct and honest folks, and often (though much less frequently than they used to since Normals began to get militant) they labor under the illusion that debates with liberals involve honest exchanges of facts and evidence that can lead people to change their minds. No. Liberal “argument’ is a bludgeon designed to beat you into submission with distraction and deception.

The Carnivores of Civil Liberties

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

Public opinion has radically changed. A majority of Americans believe the Muller investigation is politically motivated, according to a CBS News poll. Already, a few liberals and former Clinton supporters are warning the left that it is on the wrong side of history and about to reverse the entire post-Watergate liberal tradition. There is a reckoning on the horizon. It has nothing to do with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, the traditional, self-appointed watchdogs of government overreach have turned into the carnivores of civil liberties.

Real Conservatives Refuse To Kneel Before Their Liberal Overlords

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Here’s how we roll. When the enemy deploys its power against us, whether it’s some football jerk dissing us via Old Glory or some tech titan deciding to not allow us access to social media, we will fight back using whatever power we have. We’ll bankrupt the NFL before we just sit there watching them flip us off. And we’ll leverage our political power to regulate the Twittfacegrams into submission if they keep trying to exclude us from participation in our own culture. Laugh at them and their fussy complaints about how you fail to conform your life to their labels. Fight back.

Why Do Liberals Think We Are Morally Obligated To Die To Make Them Happy?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Today, we side with our friends. And we celebrate the defeat of our enemies. We’re done with bleeding for liberal feelz. One of the beautiful aspects of the Trump revolution is that America is no longer afraid to take our own side, and the side of our allies, in a fight. Pity the poor liberals. The Normals are no longer cooperating, and it has to be frustrating for their putative superiors. How dare normal people refuse to die to make liberals feel better?

The Nature of Progressive Insensitivity

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Those who are by nature or habit intolerant mask their resulting guilt or fear by progressive virtue-signaling and occasional inadvertent revelations of their own moral selves. In other words, perhaps liberal Harvey Weinstein and social-justice kingpin Eric Schneiderman really did have more contempt for their non-white targets, just as Harry Reid may feel more comfortable with his own kind. And one way that such progressives square the circle of that reality is with an unimpeachable progressive façade — and just maybe that reality is now becoming widely known.

The 'Uncle Tom' Card Is Dead

Michelle Malkin, Townhall

Ultimately, the problem with the whinnying Michelle Wolf's schtick isn't that it's mean and divisive. It's that it's boring, unfunny and ineffectual. When everyone qualifies as an "Uncle Tom" in the eyes of the left's raging resistance, there will be no one left to pretend to laugh at their anemic jokes.

Tax Reform for Progressives

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Obviously, the choices available in a free society are preventing progressives from living their lives according to Left-wing scripture. So friends of freedom should get behind tax reform to help prevent liberals from backsliding and acting like greedy conservatives, thereby denying Uncle Sam needed revenue that should be treated as his in the first place. Then Washington could, in its beneficence, decide how much the rest of us get to use for our own selfish purposes. In fact, liberals need a special tax code.

Revolution and Worse to Come

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The danger to the country this time around is that the Left has so destroyed the old protocols of the opposition party that it will be hard to resurrect them when progressives return to power. We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary.

Campus 'snowflakes' are piling up in the workplace

Editors, Washington Examiner

Confronted with reports of safe spaces and disinvitations, many an exasperated parent has wondered, “What’s going to happen to these kids when they have to work in the real world?” Increasingly, it seems as though the real world is conforming to the standards of the campus. If MTV were to brand the drama poised to grip American workplaces with a familiar tagline, it may sound something like, “Find out what happens when people stop being respectful and start getting woke.”

Does the Pope Believe in Hell?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

However much one may applaud Francis’s stance on social justice, on matters of faith and morals he has called defined doctrine into question and created confusion throughout the Church he heads. There is a division inside Catholicism that is widening, between a third world and traditional church that are growing, and a mainstream Church in Europe and here that is taking on aspects of the Anglican Church of the 20th century. And how did that turn out, Your Holiness?

Don't Go To College

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Luckily the college as booze cruise model is collapsing under the weight of its infinite expense and finite returns, as well as under pressure from technology that allows people who really want to learn to use the same machine you are reading this on to find pretty much any knowledge they seek. The academic monopoly is slowly breaking apart, and that’s good. So let’s hope this is the last generation that has to spend the rest of its life paying off a grift.

Don't Let Liberals Win By Making You Care

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Perhaps we fail to meet the moral standards of people who already call us racist, sexist, greedy, stupid, and all sorts of other stuff. You heard what Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit said about us. Hell, we are murdering children by sticking up for the Constitution, remember? But gee, it seems that this time we have really disappointed them. This time it’s totally serious. We’ve really done it now. Now our enemies are going to think really, really badly of us.

The Rapid ‘Progress’ of Progressivism

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In the eternal search for perfect justice and equality, what starts out as liberal can quickly end up as progressively absurd. The logic of equality of result, rather than equality of opportunity, demands that there is always one more group, one more grievance, one more complaint against the shrinking and overwhelmed majority.

Why I Didn't Vote in the Oscars

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We are in a time when award ceremonies are, to put mildly, inappropriate.  It's not just the Oscars.  It's all of them.  Enough of prizes for a while. Time to take a timeout. Think I'm being excessive?  I'll take it a little further.  When prizes are being presented, I almost automatically smell a rat of some sort.  Someone's trying to sell somebody something or winning something they didn't deserve.

Trump's election finally has liberals taking Putin's threat seriously

Editors, Washington Examiner

As difficult as it is for many liberals to admit that Obama could be wrong about anything, they must now shrug ruefully and grimace at his once-celebrated joke about how the 1980s are calling and demanding their foreign policy back. For the 1980s are indeed calling, and they are wondering what it finally took, 30 years on, to get liberals to stop sucking up to Russian leaders.

Kill Chic

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In 2017, the obsessive hatred of Trump led to many obscenities: Madonna told us she dreamed of blowing up the White House, comedian Kathy Griffin posed with a bloody facsimile of Trump’s head, Snoop Dog shot a Trump likeliness in a video, a Shakespearean company ritually stabbed Trump-Caesar every night on stage, Johnny Depp joked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? … It has been a while, and maybe it is time.” But such kill chic is hardly new — and hardly a result of Trump’s sometimes reckless tweets or undisciplined outbursts.