I didn’t agree with having a vote but why have one then ignore the result?
While Nichols calls these people the “new totalitarians,” they’re not all that new. They’ve been with us for decades. The difference is they have now accumulated a significant amount of power, and the Silent Majority has now become the Silenced Majority.
While we may say it is always “irresponsible” to get drunk and have sex, this is something college kids do quite routinely. When two people are both in “these circumstances,” how can anyone fairly assert that the male is guilty of a felony, while a drunken hookup makes the female a helpless victim? How does such a claim — that males bear 100% responsibility in heterosexual encounters, and that females never bear any responsibility — comport with the idea that feminism is about men and women being equal?
If Republicans consider Trump a danger to the Republican party in the 2016 general election, then they should start by feeling the people’s pain over illegal immigration, standing with the victims, and looking in the mirror — not at Donald Trump.
It’s curious. So many families, fathers and mothers, tell me, “We are at the table with our children and they have their cellphones and…” It’s another world. It’s true that the virtual language is a reality that we cannot deny. We must take it on the good path because it is a progress of humanity, but when this takes us away from communal life, from family life, from social life and even from sports, from art and I remain hooked to the computer, this is a psychological illness, for sure.
Yes I get that there is some irony in typing this quote while my wife lies in bed next to me
the list of admired (or once-admired) writers who in turn admired fascism is quite long; some later paid a price in terms of their reputations, others—in common with the large cadre of writers who embraced the Soviet Union—have had their embarrassing politics reduced to footnotes.
Nothing says “Hero of feminism” like a video destined for Xhamster.
When higher education was a booming industry, and when Democrats controlled most state governments, turning academia into an activist arm of the Democratic Party seemed like a good idea. Now academia’s seen as bloated and dysfunctional, the party it’s tied itself to is at record low influence in state governments, and the chickens are coming home to roost. It would have been better to have stayed out of politics, and focused on providing value to students.
Colleges were once the way to escape poverty, now it’s an extended high school drinking party that leaves you in debt for life.
The United States lacks the will for this fight: Americans could defeat the Islamic State on the battlefield – certainly in Iraq, and probably in Syria, too. But the odds of this administration, or even one led by a Republican successor, being willing to make the necessary commitment to both battlefields, seem very small indeed.
I’ll say this for Lindsey Graham he’s going nowhere but he’s exactly right about what is needed to defeat ISIS.
Do any liberal activists ever have their motives similarly questioned? How often did CNN wonder if protesters in Ferguson were hoping to get their heads cracked open by police batons in hopes of generating sympathy for their cause? When lefties agitate against police violence, they’re speaking truth to power; if violence results, it only proves how right they were. When Geller agitates against jihadi violence, she’s a cynic trying to bait unrepresentative members of a particular group into lashing out so that she can falsely claim vindication. How does that work?
I still think the reaction is all about her courage highlighting others cowardice.
After World War 2 we were not only a superpower but Europe was decimated, Asia was in ashes, Africa was, as always, a non starter and the Muslim word was primitive. We held in our hands a weapon that all we had to do is go to any other nation and say: “We will use this if you don’t let us take you over.” We had that power and we didn’t even take over Canada!
We are bombarded daily with news that even a few short years ago would have been unimaginable.
A recent article in Salon written by an abortion worker refers to an aborted baby as an “unwanted growth” and by removing it they “preserved the woman’s chosen course.” Seeing tiny arms and legs floating in a bowl made her even more pro-choice pro-abortion.
Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the country, tweeted that they thought telling girls to protect their character on prom night was “despicable.”
And the latest Gallup poll states:
Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000’s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage, and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level. source
One glaring observation of this poll is that while support for abortion has gone up by three points, support for the death penalty has gone down by the same three points.
To see these findings in action, I need go no further than my own very conservative area where the illegitimate birth rate among teenagers has skyrocketed. Marriage is no longer important, and multiple children by different fathers is common.
Marriage and family, the bedrock of a civilized nation, is all but destroyed. I have no doubt that when the Supreme Court issues it’s ruling on same-sex “marriage”, it will come down on the side of the homosexuals, thereby completely changing the definition of marriage.
Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
When was the last time you even heard the word “virtue”? If people conformed to accepted virtues, none of what is going on would be possible.
There is much talk on many sites, usually the ones focused on the economy, about some big event coming along to collapse our country. Trust me on this, it won’t happen like that. In fact, it’s already happening and has been for decades. The slow drip of immorality and depravity has already transformed our country into something most of us don’t recognize anymore.
The elites don’t want a collapse, they want slaves who will be willing to do their bidding.
John Adams, in a letter dated October 11, 1798, to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts said:
[…]we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I have no intention of being anyone’s slave, and I hope you don’t either.
The best way to discredit Feminism to normal people is to quote feminist leaders verbatim
this situation could have been avoided had the Obama administration heeded the warnings of military brass that urged them to keep a residual force in Iraq to maintain the peace that America and our allies fought so hard for.
In fairness this line could be repeated on a daily basis concerning almost everything the left does.
One of the biggest of The Big Lies the Left has successfully sold to the peoples of The West is that Man is, in fact, not Fallen, that the mass of Mankind can achieve Perfection, that Heaven On Earth, as it were [since they’re Atheists], can be brought about if just everybody would wake-up and drink the Kool-Aid of the Masterminds, of the Enlightened possessors of the Gnosis [‘Secret Knowledge’].
The acceptance of this deranged way of thinking, or looking at the World, leads inevitably to a profound and utter disappointment when Reality finally intrudes and the Believers find themselves threatened with Destruction, Misery, and Death.
Actually I suspect with our modern left they would be the first to convert and demand the execution of those who do not.
I would like to thank Turd Burgelstein for pointing out that all the whiners offended by micro-aggressions, BMI’s, white privilege and harsh stares are really just this year’s crop of POWS – People of Occupy Wall Street.
What do these three things have to do with each other? Glad you asked.
Have you noticed that over the past 10 or so years, it seems like everyone is “offended.” Sometimes these offended people act out in murderous rage, since their level of “offendatitis” has reached some sort of critical stage.
It has become a national past-time to be offended. I’m rarely offended. Put a crucifix in a jar of urine? Ho hum. These things are just stupid things, done by stupid people, who don’t deserve any sort of attention for being stupid.
To be so constantly offended is a sign that you consider yourself the center of your own little universe, and all these so-called offensive things going on somehow hurt your precious little psyche. I’d have to label that sort of thinking as narcissistic.
Facebook is a breeding ground for a budding narcissist. Spend some time randomly scooting around Facebook, and you will witness not only the narcissistic habit of posting selfie after selfie to garner unwarranted praise for your beauty, but also the daily complaints over everything and anything. To complain about every trivial thing in one’s life is a form of attention seeking. “Oh, look at me. Poor me. Feel sorry for me. Pay attention to me.”
The next logical step is to be “offended” over the perceived injustices being heaped upon your pitiful puny little self.
My advice is to get over yourself. You’re not the center of the universe, or even the world. And, by the way, you’re not as pretty as your friends are telling you.
Adrienne blogs at Adrienne’s Corner. Her writing muse has been released from Purgatory, but is making a slow (very slow) recovery.
It only takes a little digging to see that if racism were to die in America… hell, you’d be out of a job. Nobody has more of a financial interest in the continued systemic racism in this country than you, Al Sharpton.
Black America has paid a high price for Obama bragging rights, I don’t’ think it was worth it
Hillary will not be the next President of the United States.
However, Barack and Michelle Obama will be the next Bill and Hillary Clinton when it comes to running a multi-million (billion?) dollar foundation whose existence outwardly is predicated on being philanthropic, but whose main purpose is to be a means by which the couple makes lots of money and remains relevant among the power set globally.
There is nothing that produces more anger in this modern world than a faithful Catholic living their faith.
Wait … what’s that? A date? Are you kidding? No way! The nice guy doesn’t set off sparks. No sizzle. Oh, he’s good for comfort when the boyfriend goes wrong. But to actually be the boyfriend? Are you crazy? He’s just the nice guy. No way could he be Mr. Right. Just no way. Besides, what if you did date him and things went wrong? Who would you turn to? No, can’t risk it. Gotta keep him at arm’s length.
Unfortunately it will take some time to repair the damage done both internationally and nationally by President Obama and his policies.
Right Wing Granny Losing Friends in the Middle East
In fairness to the president I don’t think he’s been a failure, I suspect the end result we have is what he was shooting for from the start
How did they turn out the way they did? Nobody knows. We wanted our kids to have a better life than we did. We didn’t want them to have to fight to preserve their way of life; we just wanted them to enjoy the freedom we fought for. We thought we gave them that; but they took that freedom and buried it in the mud at Woodstock. They burned that freedom in smoke that tuned out their brains. They blurred that freedom in kaleidoscope eyes. They degraded that freedom in wanton and perverse sex. They stomped out that freedom with their heels on an American flag that we died defending.
Then they had children. And their children had children. And here you are today: An amoral generation spawned by an immoral generation.
Frankly that title would qualify as an uncomfortable Truth as well.
“Spoiled, intolerant, ignorant brats.”
Elizabeth Price Foley writing about Brandies Students “Microagression” issues at Instapundit
If PT Barnum was alive today he would be running a university, because that’s where the suckers willing to pay $60K for this is.
“Why is this being taught in a Catholic university? Do the parents who are paying $33,060 a year to send their children to Regis University have any clue what is being taught there? Does anyone even care?”
And in my experience the answer to his question is “No” the parents don’t know but most importantly the old faithful catholics who give money to the university don’t know. It would be interesting to see what happens to that money if they were informed.
The HipHop generation parents quickly are appreciating that time outs, going to ones room and much of this new age feel good malarkey doesn’t work for childhood recalcitrant behavior.
We didn’t spoil the child by sparing the rod, we spoiled an entire generation.
when you speak the hard truth about race issues in America – and not just the liberal progressive talking points – and you’re white, you’ll be branded a racist. And if you’re black, well, y’all just watch the comments below and see the denigrating drivel.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, except when it’s dissent from the liberal line of course.
There are a lot of people in this country who feel disrespected, and who are increasingly seeing the law as “hollow” and the current social order as “failed,” and most of them don’t live in poor black neighborhoods. What “forest fire” might result from that, and has Coates — or The Atlantic — given this any thought at all?