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More Than Ever, It’s Time to Unleash the Power of 'No'

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s time to push back on these punks. They leverage our natural politeness and tendency to try to avoid conflict to take advantage and seize the high ground. Refuse to play along. They leave you spinning your wheels by drawing you into trying to reason with them when reasoning is beside the point. You do not owe them a debate. Mock them instead, and stubbornly defy their commands. A strategic information operation like the one designed to control the acceptable (Read “Leftist-friendly”) scope of thought and speech in society can only work with your complicity. It fails completely when you refuse to play along.

Welcome to Maoist America

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

This American cultural revolution began decades ago on our campuses and in our media. Now it is taking over our streets. Viewpoint diversity is a thing of the past with faculty meetings morphing into our own versions of Maoist “struggle sessions,” teachers and professors first shutting their mouths if they disagree, then exercising what amounts to “self-criticism” to save their jobs or just to gain some peace. Students have gotten the message, writing their papers and editing their classroom speech in a manner not to offend the politically correct faculty, administration, and fellow students that surround them.

Yesterday The S&P 500 Erased Its Losses For 2020 – Liberals Puzzled

The economy and the stock market have come roaring back because the government is getting out of the way – ending lockdowns and promising more deregulation. As obvious as this is, it apparently surprised Democrats, such as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden. Plus, good news for America, especially good economic news, is bad news for Democrats, so the media continues to downplay the good news.

After More Than 2,000 Minutes of Coverage...Russiagate Conveniently Vanishes

Tim Graham, CNS News

The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts devoted 2,202 minutes of coverage to the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory from Jan. 21, 2017 to Feb. 10, 2019. When the Senate Intelligence Committee announced on Feb. 12, 2019 that there was no collusion? There was zero coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC. The short answer for that? Politics. A politicized "air of criminality" still wafts over President Trump's administration, thanks to the "objective" media. But they offer no apologies, no retractions, no admissions of fault on the overall Russia mess. Their drumbeat of collusion "news" turned out to be..."fake news."

This Is What Social Justice Looks Like

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Socialism saw its representation in the sickle and hammer. Social, when used as a noun, serves as one of the most pleasant words in the English language. Think: the ice-cream social. When used as an adjective, critics say it can turn a fine profession into a despised one (social engineering), the best subject (history) in school into the worst one (social studies), a phrase, as R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. points out, into an oxymoron (social distancing), and a solid noun into mush (social justice). That’s why this weekend served as a prolonged teachable moment. Americans finally saw with their own eyes what social justice looks like.

Democrats, rioters don't care about George Floyd -- they're just using him

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Rioters are worthless criminals who belong in jail for the rest of their lives. But is it any different than the example set by Democratic politicians in Washington today? The really sad part of all this is that George Floyd deserves better. Now, we don’t know everything that led up to his unfortunate death. But certainly, he did not deserve to die. At a time when very few things unify America, Mr. Floyd’s death unified the country. But that spark of hope was quickly doused. Soon, lawless looters and violent thugs decided to exploit Mr. Floyd’s death for their own gain. Like the man said, never let a crisis go to waste.

Misquoting MLK to Legitimize Violence

David Catron, The American Spectator

The media ignores facts and includes fictions to conjure up an image of Dr. King as an advocate of violence in the cause of social justice. Among those offended by this mendacious exploitation of King’s words to validate violence is his niece, Alveda King. She writes, “I am saddened yet undaunted that a quote from my Uncle Martin is being taken out of context.… Some people are calling this an endorsement of violence, but nothing could be further from the truth.” This MLK isn’t easy to square with the figure now being portrayed by the media. It’s an election year. They have to stoke as much racial tension as possible.

Let Elon Musk Show the Way for America, Not the Rioters

Roger Kimball, The Epoch Times

The rioters—whether they are antifa-types who wish to “smash the state” or just greedy looters— who are running rampant in our cities do nothing of value for anyone, least of all black people. They depress us, and they depress the decent people of their own communities, and they have, alas, succeeded to a great extent. America needed a feel-good story right now and Elon Musk gave it to them. On the surface, this does nothing for the race situation, but on a deeper level it does. Everybody dreams—all races and creeds—and Musk has given us a chance to dream together, if we decide to take it. Skin color does not apply.

Blaming White Supremacists For The Riots Is Nonsensical Gaslighting

David Marcus, The Federalist

The blatant lying by news outlets is getting dangerous. During the coronavirus it helped spur panic that devastated countless lives. Now that they have decided the lockdown is over and massive gatherings are all of a sudden fine. They are pretending that black people looting flat screens on video have no agency, and white supremacists made them do it. It has to stop. I call on every journalist who amplified this insanity to put up or shut up. Prove that most of the criminal actions were committed by white supremacists. For once hold yourself accountable to the people you claim to serve with your work. And do it now.

Liberal Media Showboats with 100,000 Dead

Tim Graham, CNS News

The nation’s largest national newspapers have all made dramatic front pages out of the 100,000 number. The New York Times came first on Sunday, USA Today followed on Wednesday with photos of the dead. The Washington Post waited for the number and printed some actual news stories on the front page. CNN promoted each and every one of these performative pages, which strongly enhanced the notion that this wasn’t just a number. It was a political strategy. We can all lament this death toll, but some clearly are beating their breasts in the most opportunistic way imaginable. It doesn’t honor the victims. It merely exploits them.

Joe Biden's disturbing pattern of putting down minorities

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Joe Biden said in an interview last week: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Biden has made many demeaning comments about minorities for many years. One definition of pattern is: “a combination of qualities, acts, tendencies … forming a consistent or characteristic arrangement.” Biden’s “record” of putting down minorities is also part of his pattern. In 2007, speaking of Barack Obama, Mr. Biden: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

The Mainstream Media’s Malignant Moral Narcissism

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

The moral narcissism of our media has become more severe almost by the day. They admit nothing. What was their role in the promulgation of the Steele dossier when so many, it has become obvious, knew it was a fraud? Do they wish they had said something as it took off and became the bogus linchpin of the Russia investigation? We are now a nation divided as never since the Civil War and these media lies are largely the instigator of that. This is especially bad because, coming out of a pandemic, the likelihood of our society to have the ability to work together is seriously undermined, perhaps for years to come.

The Late Unpleasantness

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Inciting animosity by the constant reiteration of a racial grievance narrative is, it seems, the only way white liberals can prove their bona fides, or assuage their guilty consciences, in the Age of Trump. So the names of such facilities as Fort Benning and Fort Bragg are now to become a subject of controversy, as if our armed forces had nothing more serious to worry about. Never mind that there have been two terrorist attacks on U.S. military bases, the most recent last Thursday, when a Syrian attacked a Navy base in Texas. No, according to the Times, we must rename everything to appease the arbiters of “wokeness.”

Joe Biden gets racist; Media immediately forgive, forget

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

One guy didn't fall for Mr. Biden’s phony apology — Charlamagne tha God. The radio host said he was not impressed with his conversation with the former vice president. “My takeaway from the conversation was I heard him talking about things he did for black people back in the day, but you know ‘What have you done for me lately’ is my motto,” he said Friday. By Sunday, he was still steaming. “I don’t even care about the words and the lip service. The apology is cool but the best apology is actually a black agenda,” he said in an interview with MSNBC. “You know, they got to make some real policy commitments to black people.”

Trump's political education should make him wary

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Election officials in swing states have hatched new plans to push mail-in voting for the 2020 election. This is not a remotely honest universe. These very same people who are driven by a demonic possession to destroy Mr. Trump, the very same people who will do anything to destroy integrity in American elections, now want to hand the entire 2020 election over to the United States Postal Service. Gee, what could go wrong? These people do not labor under the false confidence that Mr. Trump cannot win. This time, they are armed with the knowledge that Mr. Trump can win. And there is nothing they will not do to stop him.

Across the Wide, Growing American Divide

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Is there any agreement between them? Perhaps. Red-staters are not flocking to blue-state urban corridors, where the virus hit hardest. They are happy to live in less crowded places, have detached homes, and be free of government edicts that often make little sense other than to showcase the dictatorial powers of petty bureaucrats and local officials. Even blue-staters are beginning to see their mass transit, high-rise living, and clogged streets more as incubators of disease than as the circulatory system of an exciting, high-end life.

An Aristocracy of Losers

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Victims are the aristocrats of 21st-century America. To be a victim is to be exempt from criticism, to be empowered with moral authority, so that anyone who refuses to kowtow to you is condemned as a racist, a sexist, or some other kind of bigot. Democrats have embraced this concept because it makes them feel good about themselves and also because they believe it can help them win elections. Competition is fierce, because there are too many victims and not enough gigs. Only a lucky few can be anointed “rising stars,” elected to the Aristocracy of Losers, and celebrated the way the liberal media celebrates Stacey Abrams.

Oh Good, We’re Doing The Civility Thing Again

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The big problem with the idea of “civility” is that the people honestly advocating it do not understand that real civility can exist only after victory. It is a construct that allows people to work together on contentious issues only after the really contentious issues – like who will be impoverished, enslaved and/or killed – are solved. Civility is not an end in and of itself. Rather, it is a means to facilitate the functioning of a civil society. So, spare us tiresome demands for unilateral rhetorical disarmament. If you want “civility,” you need a society where the left has been crushed. Until then...

Feminist Hypocrisy Is a Fact, Not a 'Right-Wing Trap'

Tim Graham, CNS News

Feminist author Susan Faludi claimed feminists never said you should believe all women. Feminist hypocrisy on public figures accused of adultery, sexual harassment, and rape isn't a canard. It's been a reality since the 1990s. Faludi attacks conservative media because we're the ones who keep pointing it out. We're decrying the feminist habit of excusing the Bill Clintons and slut-shaming the accusers of Democrats. We're the ones asking unwelcome questions such as "Why hasn't Christine Blasey Ford said a word about Tara Reade?" We also provide the answer: Because Ford knows the hypocritical feminist media won't ask her.

American media undercutting Trump’s tense battle with China

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Even conceding the American media’s hatred of Trump, you might assume the deaths and devastation caused by the coronavirus would at least lead them to view China’s denials of any wrongdoing with suspicion. If you made that assumption, you would be wrong. For the left, Trump and America are to blame. That’s where they begin and end. No other living Republican would dare to face off with China if it meant also standing up to the Times, The Washington Post, CNN and the establishment of both parties. Were it not for Trump, the WHO still would be a revered institution instead of being unmasked as China’s gofer.