Leftists

Left-wing activist wants to replace 'Star-Spangled Banner' with Lennon's 'Imagine'

Robert Knight, Washington Times

Left-wing activist, Kevin Powell made the suggestion after rioters in San Francisco toppled a statue of Francis Scott Key. We don’t have to imagine what life would be without hope in Heaven, a nation of laws to secure life, civil rights and property, or faith in God to keep people from worshiping the state, themselves or other idols.  It would be Hell. Psalm 2 begins by asking, “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing?” It’s been in front of us ever since protests of George Floyd’s killing on May 25 morphed into a violent revolution and societal cleansing worthy of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

Welcome to America’s Cultural Revolution

David Harsanyi, National Review

Virtually anyone in the public square who doesn’t conform (save those who work for conservative political journals, perhaps) risks being humiliated and ruined by the mob. Social media have finally given our “little generals” the tools to ferret out suspicious characters and drag them in front of the digital tribunal. By my count, there have been around a dozen struggle sessions for crimes against Black Lives Matter or related issues since last week. Of course everyone should genuinely listen. In a free and healthy nation, no issue should be above criticism or debate. We once called that liberalism.

‘Defund the Police’ Would be a Catastrophe for Black People Especially

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Nearly everything that is declared as righteous or politically correct by our liberal/progressive elites (for ten minutes, anyway) and then trumpeted as such by the media is the reverse. It is usually a horrendous idea. Nothing is more so than “Defund the Police.” Defunding the police hugely harms the very people it’s supposed to help. So why is it proposed? The only conclusion I can think of is that it’s part of a propaganda campaign whose goal is not just putting Donald Trump out of office, but ultimately overthrowing the state. A massive cloud has fallen over America—and it isn’t from tear gas or smoke bombs.

The left's poisoning of the educational infrastructure

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The result of educational infrastructure having been transformed into leftist indoctrination centers is politicians who care only about ideology where citizens are collateral damage. Our media is populated with news-actors who are similarly bound to their teachers’ idols of social justice, political correctness and identity politics. All of our institutions are suffering from the twin masters of identity politics and woke philosophy. As leftists consumed public education, they accepted open-minded young people into their realm and are now vomiting them back up as heartless anarchists. The issue is a systemwide problem.

The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party

Steve McCann, American Thinker

Not content to have been greatly responsible for the ascendancy of the American Left, Republican establishment politicians (such as Jeff Flake) and self-absorbed intellectuals (such as George Will) are now willing to cast their country into the permanent clutches of the Marxist Socialists because of a personal vendetta against Donald Trump and his supporters. For the love of God, they should please just go away… while the rest of us join Donald Trump in trying to do everything possible to repair the nearly irreparable damage that has been done to this nation as the result of 25 years of failed policies and obsequiousness to the American Left and the Democratic Party.

Smollett and AOC: Dems Reach New Heights of 'Magical Thinking'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Unwinding this is not going to be easy. The therapeutic community is, alas, awash in the same manner of thinking and then some. But the left may have gone so far into the magical realm this time that the old silent majority, what Kurt Schlichter calls "the Normals," may be shaking their heads and starting to act. Things are beginning to backfire, sometimes with surprising speed. Keep on shaking. Meanwhile... do you believe in magic?

Mueller, An Odd Hero for the Lawless Left

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

During the Clinton years, we heard a lot from the left about the “criminalizing of political differences.” We don’t hear those laments anymore. Liberals used to tell us that Trump had no intention of winning in the first place and was as surprised as anyone by his victory. They champion Mueller not because he is protecting “our sovereignty,” as one Hollywood starlet recently put it, but for the simple reason that he is tormenting their political opponents.

What Will It Take To Make You Understand And Accept That They Hate You?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s not about race or gender or orientation, but about power – they want to take yours, to strip you of your sovereignty and make you kneel. Their SJW posturing is all a lie and a scam. They don’t care about ending racism, sexism, homophobia, or any of the myriad other -isms and -phobias they blather about. Those poses are just weapons to be used to capture what they really want – total power over you. They seek to shame you into submission, and if that won’t work, then they’ll do whatever it takes.

The New, New Anti-Semitism

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The new, new anti-Semites do not see themselves as giving new life to an ancient pathological hatred; they’re only voicing claims of the victims themselves against their supposed oppressors. In our illiterate and historically ignorant era, the new, new hip anti-Semitism becomes a more challenging menace than that posed by prior buffoons in bedsheets or the clownish demagogues of the 1980s such as the once-rotund Al Sharpton in sweatpants. And how weird that a growing trademark of the new path-breaking identity politics is the old stereotypical dislike of Jews and hatred of Israel.

This Jewish Boy Is Going to Buy a Gun

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Hitler took the guns away from the German Jewish population in 1938. We all know what happened. It's actually too grisly to contemplate, even for this author of Holocaust movies. I will buy a gun with a heavy heart. It's not something I really want to do. I don't enjoy hunting (I've tried it) and find target practice only mildly diverting, something I would only want to do a few times a year. (I'll have to do more.) But the world gives me little choice, not just as a Jew but as a citizen. Self-defense is common sense.

Judge Tells New Citizens to ‘Take A Knee’

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

We are told Trump is a monstrous nativist. In fact, he is simply espousing principles of nationalism both parties at one time shared.If a liberal activist had asked, say, LBJ, or even JFK, to support professional athletes boycotting the American flag, they would have told the activist to go jump in a lake. Now the Dems are the party of flag boycotters in the NFL. It is pitiful, and dangerous. The breakdown in a nationalism common to both parties has given us a judiciary chock-a-block full of subversive hacks like LaShann DeArcy.

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In truth, elite education has become a cattle brand. It signifies lots of things other than knowledge. The Trump revolution is often attributed to the angry pushback of the deplorables and irredeemables and all those who lacked the knack for getting with the global agenda. Perhaps. But it was also a popular consensus that our experts in government, the university, and the media were not very expert, and the résumés and letters behind their names increasingly denoted nothing much at all.

The Origins of Our Second Civil War

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

We are now nearing a point comparable to 1860, and perhaps past 1968. Left–Right factionalism is increasingly fueled by geography — always history’s force multiplier of civil strife. Red and blue states ensure that locale magnifies differences that were mostly manageable during the administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, the Bushes, and Clinton. Whether we all take a deep breath, and understand our present dangerous trajectory, will determine whether 2019 becomes 1861.

Fall Forecast: An Anti-Leftist Electoral Rout

Michael Ledeen, PJ Media

It seems that the leftist takeovers of the media and the education system are running out of steam. I’ll not be astonished at violence in the streets over the Kavanaugh nomination, but I don’t think it will lead to mass protests of the sort that accompanied the McGovern disaster. Worst of all for the Dems and their “intellectual” fellow-travelers, their distortion of the history of the past couple of centuries has caught up with them, and they are now speaking and writing on behalf of the modern world’s biggest losers.

When the left can't come to grips with losing power

Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

To progressives, Mr. Trump became not an opponent to be beaten with a better agenda, but an evil to be destroyed. Moderate Democrats were written off as dense; left-wing fringe elements were praised as clever. Voters in 2016 bristled at redistribution, open borders, bigger government and higher taxes, but progressives are now promising those voters even more of what they didn’t want. Furious over the sudden and unexpected loss of power, enraged progressives have so far done almost everything to lose even more of it.

A Fascist Right -- or a Hysterical Left?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The left, to the point of irrationality, despises a triumphant Trumpian right and believes that to equate it with fascists is not only legitimate, but a sign that the accusers are the real moral, righteous and courageous dissenters in these terrible times. Historians are calling the outbursts of hate unprecedented. They are not. When it comes to the rhetoric of hate, the cursing of politicians, the shouting down of speakers, the right is not innocent, but the left is infinitely more guilty. It was to the Donald Trump rallies, not the Bernie Sanders rallies, that the provocateurs came to start the fights.

Why the Left Is Having a Nervous Breakdown

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump is what the shrinks call the "presenting complaint." The real problem, as is often the case in psychotherapy, is something entirely different. And it is this: The left is dead. It's not only dead, it's decomposed with no there there or anywhere. The left has nothing to say, only most of them don't quite realize it yet. But this blockage, this reluctance and even inability to deal with what is actually happening shuts down the brain and emerges as anger, the hamster wheel of constant rage against Trump.

Liberals’ Hatred Will Inevitably Turn Into Violence

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Only liberals can choose not to go down the road to widespread, systematic violence. But if they choose poorly, Normals are ready, willing, and able stop them. Last month, Normal Americans bought over two million new guns. They’ve got 400 million already. Normals are sitting on a towering mountain of lead-launching freedom. But we’d prefer the option the liberals have ignored – a return to a society where disputes are resolved via the processes outlined in the Constitution and the individual rights set forth within it are respected.

Fear of the Left: The Most Powerful Force in America Today

Dennis Prager, American Greatness

Leftism—in its incarnations, such as Marxism, communism and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on Christianity and Judaism; in its celebration of race; and in its replacing of reason with romanticism—has almost completely taken over the news and entertainment media and institutions of education. There is a largely (though not entirely) nonviolent reign of ideological terror in America. In almost every area of life, people fear antagonizing the Left.

The New Left Trumps the Old Right

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Progressives are not much upset about the notion of foreigners meddling and warping U.S. politics. They indeed seem to approve of the idea that an American campaign would hire a British subject who, colluding with Russians, could help their candidate, Hillary Clinton, derail Donald Trump. And Russians aiding American greens to shut down fracking? Progressives shrug. A major Mexican politician moves to the U.S. to help Clinton organize Mexican-Americans voters to stop Trump — more shrugging.