Saturday, August 19, 2017

Seek Peace Through Violence

How a CNN headline describes Antifa:
Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement: Activists seek peace through violence

Even stalwarts of America's Leftist intellectual elites come under fire for daring to warn of the dangers of the Left's new Antifa darlings.

Many jump to embrace Antifa cuz Antifa says it's anti-fascist.

The rub comes when you see how wide and deep Antifa's definition of fascism goes.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Media's all in with the Alt-Left

Stopped by Twitter lately?

Here's a deputy editor from Esquire (a Hearst publication):



Editor in Chief of The Atlantic:


A CNN contributor, and former spokesman for Hillary Clinton:



It's been a while, but I've seen self-proclaimed anti-fascist rock and bottle throwers up close. It's sheer madness to dismiss or defend their actions.

And down-right defamatory to our heroes of World War II to make linkage between them and Antifa. These media elite morons can't see the differences between a World War and supposedly civil domestic protest?

Perhaps open war in our streets is what the Alt-Left cheering media is pushing for.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trading constitutional protections for mob rule

Screw rule of law, screw constitutional protections. Marco Rubio sides with vigilantism, and says white supremacists deserve whatever vengance a mob wants to unleash.
"They are adherents of an evil ideology which argues certain people are inferior because of race, ethnicity or nation of origin," Rubio added. "When entire movement built on anger & hatred towards people different than you, it justifies & ultimately leads to violence against them." 
If this story is accurate, it would seem Sen. Rubio fails to abide by his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Guys like Rubio seem pretty damn smug has they trade away the fabric that once made us the greatest nation on earth.

Democrats set the stage

"When you spend enough time accusing everyone who doesn’t share your politics or even your race of racism, you make the term meaningless. That’s what the left did over eight years of Obama. By the time the election rolled around, Hillary was defining all Trump voters as racists and sexists. When you spend enough time crying wolf, eventually a real wolf appears. A real wolf showed up in Charlottesville." - Daniel Greenfield

How'd we get here?

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."- George Santayana

Trump train cartoon triggers trauma for media

Via Twitter. Kyle Griffin is a producer at MSNBC
Over the past century and a half, media's dished out countless cartoons of presidents running over (or about to run over) this or that with a locomotive.

But let Trump retweet a cartoon with a Trump train and a CNN figure?

Media freaks.

Seriously?

Do those expressing shock, horror, or other condemnation not realize trains can't randomly target stuff? Trains can only hit what gets in their way.


The meme of a president running a locomotive toward obstructions or obstructionists is one of the oldest and most used in political cartoonery.

I seriously doubt anybody freaked when Grover Cleveland was shown barreling through legislators with one.

Get beyond the sanitized messaging

Understand how the radical Left portrays itself for internal consumption.

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Plenty more out there too. Most on this list seem legit.

Don't let the facts get in the way of story

The CNN story may predate the victim's mother's statement. But still, who vetted the guest, and why does CNN still have the story up on its website without correction or update (I checked).

Via Twitter:


Thoughts in the later hours of a Monday evening

I wish I had the school books my mom and uncles had in the 1930s. I read them as a teen spending summers on my grandma's farm in rural Kentucky.

What struck me most about them is how wrong the most learned scholars can be in interpreting current events or history in the short term. For instance, these text I read from the mid-1930s gave much praise to the fascists and communists of Europe for their progress in modernization of their countries.

Mussolini got the trains to run on time. Germany advanced public works, tamed hyper inflation. But less than a decade after those texts were written, the touted fascists had plunged the globe into world war.

I also read a set of encyclopedias from around 1911 pretty much from cover to cover. The idealism of America in the blossoming "progressive" age was fascinating. But the views, presented as current for the era, often conflicted or contrasted with the views of the era in which I read them, the late 1960s.

In reading such things, I formed opinions that have stayed with me. Among them: Societies that build on tradition, respect their past, and move forward in a measured direction tend to do well. Those that jump headlong into rapid change or that trust in revolutionary leaders who promote Utopian radical change often soon realize they've made deals with devils who take them down a destructive road.

Monday, August 14, 2017

More alike than different

Saw this. Grabbed it. Apparently the author is a Brit writer.


Capital of Resistance

Charlottesville's mayor wanted his city to be recognized as a "Capital of Resistance" to the Trump presidency. 

Did Mayor Signer, Gov. McAuliffe,  and perhaps other political higher ups let political ideology overrule any duty to provide public safety when they withheld police protection in Charlottesville on Saturday?

Via the Daily Caller:

Law enforcement was on hand at the dueling demonstrations on Saturday, decked out in riot gear and looking prepared for the worst. Except they weren’t allowed to do their job. Police on the scene were reported to have been ordered to “not intervene until given command to do so,” according to the ACLU. That kept them from suppressing the numerous scuffles that broke out. 
When police were ordered to disperse the alt-right rally, that act directed the white nationalists into the antifa demonstrators, leading to further street brawls. Police didn’t seem to try to get in between the two groups or suppress the fights. 
As ProPublica reported, state police and National Guardsmen mostly stood aside and watched as the violence grew worse. 
This appears to be a direct result of what appears to be a stand down order from higher-ups.
It is entirely plausible the political structure in Charlottesville, a city declared a "capital of resistance" to the Trump administration, wanted to cement its reputation with clashes in the streets. Political power structure also likely knew that media would dutifully report any violence that transpired could and would be blamed on "white nationalists."

When a mayor preaches doctrines of political extremism, no one should be surprised if opposing extremists eventually clash under his watch.

From earlier this year: