This is pretty bad stuff. People worried about the border invasion are, of course, racists.
As I have said before, I like Jack Hunter, but he is unfortunately still trying to pay penance for his Southern Avenger days. No self-respecting conservative should make the charge of racism because it is a meaningless Trotskyite slur term that is meant to thoughtstop rather than illuminate. Perhaps what the town hall folks said was insensitive, but to use the r word is cheap. Since Jack likes wrestling, it’s the political equivalent of cheap heat. The issue of disease also misses the main point. The real issue is where are these kids parents. Kids from distant Central American countries don’t just show up in mass. This is part of a systematized program.
Sorry, this is a couple of weeks old now, but it just came to my attention. The Editor of The Washington Free Beacon, which specializes in neocon hit pieces, published this blog post attacking J. Arthur Bloom (a.k.a. Jordan Bloom).
Goldfarb criticizes a passage Bloom wrote as obvious “Jew-baiting.” While the passage is harshly critical of neocons, it doesn’t strike me as “clear as day” Jew-baiting. In fact, the references are kind of inside baseball so you have to know a little something to even get some of the references, “casino magnates” for example.
Note the distinction mentioned in the article between Freedom Conservatives and Liberty Conservatives. (Follow the link in the article also.) While I’m not sure how helpful the distinction really is, it seems to be an increasingly popular formulation that I suspect you will be hearing a lot about.
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Russia Today reports on ISIS’s destruction of the Tomb of Jonas. RT estimates the original site dates back to the eighth century BC.
The Tomb was a holy site for both Christians and Muslim (as well as Jews?). It is just one of a number of holy sites recently destroyed by ISIS, which must view them as false idols. According to RT: “Thirty shrines and 15 hussainias and mosques in the Mosul area have been destroyed by IS in recent months.”
ISIS would have never risen to power without US aid given to Syrian rebels. Whenever the US gets involved in the Middle East, we see archaeological sites and museums looted, ancient ethnic minorities chased out (especially Christians, some of the oldest Christian communities), and world heritage sites destroyed.
And of course in America, there are increasing calls for destroying native heritage sites here.
Created Equal, which is the same group depicted in the video posted below, is suing the Jackson Mississippi police for standing around with their thumbs up their bums while some pro-abort malcontents stole their signs. I have no idea what the cops were thinking. Had I been there I think I would have physically restrained the thief and would have been well within my rights to do so, but they chose to implore the cops to help, and the cops just stood their uselessly rather than doing their jobs.
The problem with Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie is that it propagates the myth of American exceptionalism and the related “proposition nation” dogma.
Here is Jack Kerwick at TownHall.
Here is Paul Gottfried at Unz.
Gottfried is particularly harsh.
Ron Paul’s Voices of Liberty is now up and running. It looks good.
Here is a Tom Woods discussing the site.
Is there something in the water libs drink?
Appointed Montana Democrat Senator John Walsh is busted. Read the link. This is incredibly bush league stuff.
It will be called Voices of Liberty.
Paul has a pay channel, an institute, a homeschool curriculum, etc. One thing he doesn’t have is a free web platform. I think this is a good idea.
Voices of Liberty will offer more video, audio and editorial from well-known champions of liberty as well as everyday citizens in the freedom movement. We are also producing new shows that offer valuable information you can use in your daily life — from learning and practicing your constitutional rights to the future of monetary policy, business and technology.
With your participation, Voices of Liberty will be the go-to social platform for liberty-minded people. Together, we will challenge the status quo through staying informed on today’s most pressing issues and engaging in constructive discourse to develop actionable solutions to achieve the change the liberty movement demands.
The Neocons clearly have Rand Paul in their cross hairs.
Now they are going after him for his suggested reading list.
Here is the initial Weekly Standard article.
The Washinton Free Beacon, which apparently specializes in neocon thought enforcement, ran this Weekly Standard inspired hit piece.
Tom Woods has replied to the Free Beacon piece here, in the sarcastic way that he has perfected.
The neoconservatives over at the Free Beacon, a thought-monitoring website in the mold of ThinkProgress on the left, took time out of their customary schedule of spreading Islamic radicalism around the world to criticize Rand Paul for recommending a few books on foreign policy whose conclusions are not “USA! USA!” and “they hate us for our awesomeness.”
I hope to have more to say on this issue later, but I wanted to get a quick post up now.
This time it’s Scientific (sic) American doing the scalping. What have we come to when a scientific magazine feels obligated to enforce Cultural Marxist PC social “science” doctrine?
Here’s John Derbyshire’s take at VDARE.
Here is a Washington Post story on the matter.
Curtis Brainard, the blog’s editor, needs to grow a pair of nads and stand up to the PC jihadists. Hey Curtis, see what I just did there? I suggested that standing up to (intellectual) bullies is a masculine action that is generally aided by the presence of a couple of testosterone producing organs. I just spoke crimethink. I must be purged.
Left-wing academic superstar, Slovoj Zizek, has been caught plagiarizing, but the best part of the story is what he plagiarized and how he was caught. Read the story here, and that the story made Newsweek is an indication of how big Zizek is in certain circles. He was caught by Steve Sailer and some sleuthing blog commenters plagiarizing a book review from American Renaissance of Kevin McDonald’s Culture of Critique. It just doesn’t get any more sweetly ironic than that.
Here is an article that contains Zizek’s explanation, and it contains some interesting commentary on the nature of academic publishing as well.
His explanation is plausible, but my first thought when I read his explanation was the same as the authors. I suspected he has others doing substantial parts of his writing for him, although he vehemently denies that here.
Then I read a little of his work. It is so obnoxiously obtuse that I suspect it would be difficult for someone else to reproduce.
In a polity as left-wing as the US is today, a neutral position on contraceptives can be risky. In theory neutrality should appease all sides, but Antifa views the world as “with us or against us”.
Whole Foods, whose higher prices exclude many with families and thus the more conservative customers, has bravely chosen to continue selling pro-life Eden Foods, which have been banned at similar health food stores for opposing the funding of contraceptives in Obamacare, for its employees. Forbes reports:
Whole Foods has no plans to discontinue Eden Foods products, telling Forbes: “When reviewing products for our shelves, our primary consideration is whether a product’s ingredients meet our Quality Standards.”
“We recognize and respect that customers have their own personal criteria for buying or not buying a product, and it’s every shoppers’ right to vote with their dollars on that basis,” said spokesperson Michael Silverman. “We hope that if people have feedback for Eden Foods, they share it with them directly.”
The war on Eden Foods is reminiscent of the Maurice’s BBQ sauce war that saw Maurice’s empire of BBQ sauce crushed, and his Piggy Parks nearly so. Maurice insisted on including a Confederate Battle flag on his sauce jars. For those few descended from historic Southerners, the flag is not a symbol of hate but rather of the South. And it’s a reminder of the persecution and hardship we ourselves have suffered as well as of a brave past attempt at taking a stand. Because we’re the only ones who still honestly study the history, still read primary sources, our view of the war is different from the myth-makers in the rest of the country, who view the war as serving an ideological function, not as true history.
Time and again Antifa crushes all opposition. Perhaps finally that trend is changing. I personally shop at Whole Foods frequently, though I only buy certain well-priced items, for the most part. Whole Foods’s brave stance of true tolerance makes me look on it more favourably.
Great news! The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity has moved from its former location in Washington, D.C.’s Virginia suburbs down to its new headquarters in Clute, Texas. The Institute is setting up its office next door to Ron Paul’s FREE Foundation and not far from the Ron Paul Channel.
What a relief to escape the corrupt corridors of Mordor! A beachhead of peace and liberty is expanding in south Texas. And if you’re wondering why Texas and not D.C., it is because we are not trying to play nice with the Beltway elites. Our audience is informed readers like yourself, who continue to question the pablum served up by politicians and the mainstream media.
The move down to Texas means that the Institute will be working much more closely with its founder and CEO, Dr. Ron Paul. A book is on the near horizon as well as a couple of other media-related projects. And of course, the Institute will continue its main focus: bringing hard-hitting analysis of important news events that readers will not see in the mainstream media. As people continue to turn off the mainstream media, we want to be the resource they turn to.
Dr. Paul has also invited more Ron Paul Institute participation in the Ron Paul Channel — what a great new way to get our message out!
Read more here…
I have mixed feelings about this. I’m sure the move is a good thing for the reasons stated above, but DC really does need a non-interventionist presence. This is not a criticism, because everyone has there niche, it’s just an observation. If the Institutes audience is us readers, then it is doing a lot of preaching to the choir. Non-interventionism needs someone in the fray attempting to influence the debate. National politicians already have many organized voices pulling on their ear. There are very few organized voices for non-intervention countering that message.
This is an outrage!!!
Seriously, surely The Walking Dead deserves a nomination for best dramatic series. And surely David Morrissey (a Brit) deserves a best supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of The Governor and Robert Taylor (an Aussie) deserves a best leading actor nomination for his role as Sheriff Walt Longmire.
The Emmys did get it right by recognizing Fargo with multiple nominations. If Billy Bob Thornton doesn’t win his category, something is wrong with the world.
On a side note, as Dr. Clyde Wilson has pointed out before, it is probably of interest to our “thing” to note that so many stereotypically masculine American males (for example, The Gov. and Sheriff Walt) are played by foreigners.
The NBA is generally the last sport, well, save soccer, where one finds a story relevant to dissident conservatives–and we have now had two in a matter of months.
LeBron James, the present day, best player in the game, has decided to sign with his hometown team, and he explains his reasoning in an essay carried by Sports Illustrated.
It is my opinion that he had a ghostwriter put it together for marketing reasons, but the key points have the smell of sincerity. Cleveland hasn’t won anything since Frank Gifford played running back for the Browns. LeBron writes:
My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.
In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.
I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.
Juxtaposed with Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty.
This video has been making the rounds. I’m not sure that I agree that graphic pictures of aborted babies is really the best way to win hearts and minds and make political headway. But that said, just how out of touch and ensconced inside a leftist Cultural Marxist bubble do you have to be to think that calling a pro-life activists a misogynist and accusing him of privilege is actually a persuasive arguing technique? Her Burger King uniform suggests she is a working woman, but surely she is attending college somewhere, because only a clueless mush brain routinely bathed in such Cultural Marxist PC nonsense could actually think that a normal guy is going to care if you accuse him of privilege. What did she expect? “Oh my! I didn’t realize I was guilty of privilege. Thanks for informing me. I’ll go on and take these pictures down now.”
Hawthorne will like this.
Here is a link to a Lew Rockwell post by Charles Burris. Burris is the LRC blogger who frequently posts about Elite theory. I believe he calls it Libertarian Class Analysis. I post this for the post itself, but also for the links. Since we are likely to be discussing the virtues and flaws of Nixon a lot with the release of Pat Buchanan’s new Nixon book, I think this is an important aspect for understanding Nixon and his milieu.
There is a link to a Kirkpatrick Sale column that can be read in whole. Sale seems to be more overtly leftist at this point in his life, and that bleeds through into the article, but it still transmits a lot of knowledge and sets the stage. There is also a link to the underground classic, The Yankee and Cowboy War, by Carl Olgesby, also a leftist but a somewhat eclectic one. The book is prohibitively expensive on Amazon. (I wonder why someone doesn’t reprint it.) The most I have found available online is part of the introduction, but even that gives you a sense of what the book is about.
Basically the idea is that there was a feud between Northeastern old money elites (Yankees) and what Sale calls Southern Rim (essentially the California through Florida Sun Belt region) new money elites (Cowboys). I don’t know if it is really the conspiracy/Elite Unified Field Theory it is presented as, but it explains the shift in the base of the GOP as much as does racial issues, and it clarifies the Nixon milieu. IMO, Nixon’s paranoia and other personal quirks can not be understood without understanding his deep seated resentment against the Yankee Establishment.
I’m really curious to see how much Buchanan covers of this vs. just Nixon’s political comeback, which is what the book is billed as being about. Buchanan is too loyal to disparage his old boss, but hopefully we will get a feel for the man’s personality from someone who was close to him.
Jack Kerwick gets it. Here is his recent column on American Exceptionalism. He mentions a Jonah Goldberg column, but I suspect it is also motivated by Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, America. I’m surprised that Townhall prints his columns.
Maybe this interview will cause Catholic pundits like Michael Novak and George Weigel to take notes, and do a lot of earnest soul-searching about having supported the neoconservative foreign policy program.
The Americans were here and made many mistakes. The present situation is their fault. Why replace a regime with a situation that is worse? That happened after 2003. The Americans deposed a dictator. But at least back then under Saddam Hussein we had security and work. And what do we have now? Confusion, anarchy and chaos. The same thing happened in Libya and Syria.
But I wouldn’t hold my breath. Novak & Co. are at least as likely to accuse the patriarch of flirting with bigotry, since he makes the “racist” claim that “[i]t is impossible to establish here a democracy on the Western model.”
Personally, I think His Excellency errs in criticizing the West’s lack of interest in the situation. Were I in his shoes, the last thing I’d want is more deranged Western busybodies poking their noses into Iraq. In lamenting the flight of Christians from the troubled region and warning that “[o]ur identity is threatened,” the patriarch reveals that he doesn’t really understand his Anglo counterparts. A few honorable exceptions aside, American Catholic leaders are no different from other members of the Western political elite, in that they see the elimination of inherited identity and historic community as a good thing. Hoo-ray diversity!