Monthly Archives: November 2018

Conservatism Lives

Conservatism Isn’t Dead Yet“Marriage and intact families are correlated with higher incomes, stronger economic growth, upward mobility, higher workforce-participation rates, decreased child poverty and lower dropout rates.” Bobby Jindal

Editor’s Note: The Christian worldview as outlined in Understanding The Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews (Jeff Myers/David Noebel) parallels closely to Jindal’s understanding of what “Conservative” means in everyday living. The answer to poverty is still Marriage and the family! The answer to crime is still Marriage and the family! The answer to ignorance is still Marriage and the family! The answer to the destructive “sexual revolution” is still Marriage and the family! In other words, the answer to 90% of societies disfunctions is Marriage and the family! With Christian Marriage and family sweeping up the other 10%.

Conservatism Isn’t Dead Yet

The great contradiction is between what liberals claim to believe and the way they live their own lives.

Bobby Jindal, The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2018, p. A17

The paladins of political correctness continue to enforce prohibitions on taboo ideas on campus, in the workplace and in the national conversation. Thankfully, many brave and vocal conservatives remain willing to question conventional wisdom. For the remainder, a little hypocrisy can work wonders as they seek to reconcile radical liberal orthodoxy with their own observations and experiences. These conservatives, looking to survive, increasingly opt to “talk left” and “live right.”

Liberals rail against supposedly rampant structural inequalities, and cite disparate impacts as proof of inherent racism and sexism. Women and minorities are broadly disadvantaged, according to this perspective, due to the evils of “white privilege.” Structural bias counts more than individual effort, so that neither success nor failure is truly earned.

Yet, in red and blue states, parents warn their children not to blame their teacher for a bad grade, coaches counsel players not to blame the referee for a loss, and employees know that a bad boss is no excuse for shoddy work. There’s a reason Americans continue to flock to rags-to-riches stories and the ideal of the American dream in popular culture. Personal responsibility and effort aren’t substitutes for rigorous enforcement of antidiscrimination statutes, but the claim that economic outcomes are socially predetermined contradicts most people’s real-world experience and can sometimes become self-fulfilling. Continue reading

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Left, Leftists, Leftism

“Let’s start with the avant-garde of the American leftists—the Communist Party USA.” Gary Gindler

“Another well-known left-wing party—the Democratic Socialists of America (the party that young Barack Obama joined immediately upon arrival in Chicago)—clearly positions itself as the leader of the left-wing movement in the United States.” Ibid

“The loudest-voiced leftist party in America is the Revolution Communist Party USA.” Ibid

What Do Leftists Think about the 2018 Election?

By Gary Gindler, American Thinker, November 17, 2018

Only a few of the left-wing parties expressed themselves directly after the midterm elections, while others took some time to formulate their position.

Let’s start with the avant-garde of the American leftists — the Communist Party USA.  Immediately after the elections, the communists declared a “historic victory.” Communists clearly do not hide their sympathies.  They fully support their ideological fellows — the Democrats — and rejoice in the loss of a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.  Consequently, one gets the impression that they both receive talking points from the same source.  The rhetoric of the Communists and Democrats is similar.  They say all the followers of Trump are fascists, as they relentlessly talk about the “blue wave.”  And now, after tirelessly speaking out against U.S. Attorney General Sessions for the last two years, they turn to come to his defense after his dismissal by Trump.

Another well-known left-wing party – the Democratic Socialists of America (the party that young Barack Obama joined immediately upon arrival in Chicago) — clearly positions itself as the leader of the left-wing movement in the United States.  In their statement after the elections, the Democratic Socialists do not hide the fact that the young communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and the anti-Semitic Rashid Tlaib from Michigan are members of the DSA who went to Congress under the banner of the Democrats.  At the post-election victory party, the fresh member of Congress Tlaib danced, not with the U.S. flag, but with the flag of Palestine.  So it is not surprising that this party’s position towards Israel, for example, parallels that of the Democrats and the Communists.  Democratic Socialists also talk about “global warming,” support for LGBTQIA + (I still can’t remember what the Q stands for, and now + sign has appeared), and about Trump-the-racist.

The loudest-voiced leftist party in America is the Revolution Communist Party USA.  This party, as usual, is trying to look like an “independent left party.” Immediately after the elections, they tried to distance themselves from both Republicans and Democrats.  The Communist revolutionaries brought down all the standard epithets of Marxism to the “ruling class,” and they did not forget, of course, to add the phrase that Trump is Hitler reincarnated.  In fact, what else could be expected from those who seriously propose changing the U.S. Constitution to the constitution of the “Socialist Republic of North America”? Continue reading

Left, Leftists, Leftism

“Let’s start with the avant-garde of the American leftists—the Communist Party USA.” Gary Gindler

“Another well-known left-wing party—the Democratic Socialists of America (the party that young Barack Obama joined immediately upon arrival in Chicago)—clearly positions itself as the leader of the left-wing movement in the United States.” Ibid

“The loudest-voiced leftist party in America is the Revolution Communist Party USA.” Ibid

What Do Leftists Think about the 2018 Election?

Only a few of the left-wing parties expressed themselves directly after the midterm elections, while others took some time to formulate their position.

Let’s start with the avant-garde of the American leftists — the Communist Party USA.  Immediately after the elections, the communists declared a “historic victory.” Communists clearly do not hide their sympathies.  They fully support their ideological fellows — the Democrats — and rejoice in the loss of a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.  Consequently, one gets the impression that they both receive talking points from the same source.  The rhetoric of the Communists and Democrats is similar.  They say all the followers of Trump are fascists, as they relentlessly talk about the “blue wave.”  And now, after tirelessly speaking out against U.S. Attorney General Sessions for the last two years, they turn to come to his defense after his dismissal by Trump.

Another well-known left-wing party – the Democratic Socialists of America (the party that young Barack Obama joined immediately upon arrival in Chicago) — clearly positions itself as the leader of the left-wing movement in the United States.  In their statement after the elections, the Democratic Socialists do not hide the fact that the young communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and the anti-Semitic Rashid Tlaib from Michigan are members of the DSA who went to Congress under the banner of the Democrats.  At the post-election victory party, the fresh member of Congress Tlaib danced, not with the U.S. flag, but with the flag of Palestine.  So it is not surprising that this party’s position towards Israel, for example, parallels that of the Democrats and the Communists.  Democratic Socialists also talk about “global warming,” support for LGBTQIA + (I still can’t remember what the Q stands for, and now + sign has appeared), and about Trump-the-racist. Continue reading

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