Standards

163fc699-b972-4f88-85c1-8a1808fb102a“After decades of considering this question [Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization], I have concluded the answer is this: standards. The left hates standards.” Dennis Prager

“Why does the left hate standards? It hates standards because when there are standards, there is judgment. And leftists don’t want to be judged.” Ibid

Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization

Dennis Prager, dennisprager.com, April 26, 2016

This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s.

Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means “upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations.”

The vote — and the column — encapsulated the left’s view: In Europe, Latin America and America, it loathes Western civilization.

Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist or of European roots — and the non-West, the left portrays the West as the villain.

I am referring to the left, not to liberals. The latter generally venerates Western civilization. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for example, frequently spoke of defending “Christian civilization.” Today, the left would likely revile any Westerner who used such language as xenophobic, racist, and fascist. Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Finest

“In places like Edina, Minnesota, the Left [Communists, Socialists, Progressives etc.] has transformed K-12 schools into indoctrination factories whose overarching purpose is to train students to be reflexively racist and anti-American.” Matthew Vadum

“A is for Activist. Are you an Activist?” Ibid

“F is for Feminist.”

“T is for Trans.”

GETTING THEM YOUNG

Minnesota is Ground Zero in the Left’s efforts to brainwash young people.

Matthew Vadum, Frontpagemag.com, October 12, 2017

​In places like Edina, Minnesota, the Left has transformed K-12 schools into indoctrination factories whose overarching purpose is to train students to be reflexively racist and anti-American.

Educators in Edina, a wealthy Minneapolis suburb, don’t even try to conceal their sinister goals. Elementary school students there are subjected to an A-B-C book titled A is for Activist. Among the alphabetized propaganda points are these gems:

“A is for Activist. Are you an Activist?”

“C is for … Creative Counter to Corporate vultures.”

“F is for Feminist.”

“T is for Trans.”

“X is for Malcolm as in Malcolm X.”

When Donald Trump won the election last November, anarchy and partisan bullying paralyzed the high school. Continue reading

Abolition of Whiteness

compass_“Colleges have courses and seminars on ‘whiteness.’ One college even has a course title ‘Abolition of Whiteness.’” Walter Williams

OUR BROKEN MORAL COMPASSES

The nonsensical thinking preventing us from solving our major societal problems.

Walter Williams, Frontpagemag.com, October 10, 2017

As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Let’s look at a few stupid ideas peddled by intellectuals.

During the Cold War, academic leftists made a moral equivalency between communist totalitarianism and democracy. Worse is the fact that they exempted communist leaders from the type of harsh criticism directed toward Adolf Hitler, even though communist crimes against humanity made Hitler’s slaughter of 11 million noncombatants appear almost amateurish. According to Professor R.J. Rummel’s research in “Death by Government,” from 1917 until its collapse, the Soviet Union murdered or caused the death of 61 million people, mostly its own citizens. From 1949 to 1976, Communist China’s Mao Zedong regime was responsible for the death of as many as 78 million of its own citizens.

On college campuses, the same sort of equivalency is made between capitalism and communism, but if one looks at the real world, there’s a stark difference. Just ask yourself: In which societies is the average citizen richer — societies toward the capitalist end of the economic spectrum or those toward the communist end? In which societies do ordinary citizens have their human rights protected the most — those toward the capitalist end or those toward the communist end? Finally, which societies do people around the world flee from — capitalist or communist? And where do they flee to — capitalist or communist societies? Continue reading