Monthly Archives: January 2019

Meet Vladimir Bukovsky

“Bukovsky spent years in the Gulag, but the KGB was unable to break him, and his first book, To Build a Castle, will long remain one of the classic testimonies to the evils of Soviet Communism.” Michael Ledeen

“Bukovsky’s Judgment in Moscowwill soon appear in English.  Time for you to catch up on the corruption of our elite, on the basic facts of the Cold War, and on one of the most remarkable men I know.” Ibid

Vladimir Bukovsky’s book exposes the Soviet regime’s collaboration with our own political class.

Michael Ledeen, Frontpagemag.com, January 16, 2019

I will never forget the day Vladimir Bukovsky, the celebrated Soviet dissident, walked unsteadily across a bridge to freedom, having been swapped with the head of the Chilean Communist Party.  He was one of my heroes, and became a friend while studying psychology at Stanford University. He spent years in the Gulag, but the KGB was unable to break him, and his first book, To Build a Castle, will long remain one of the classic testimonies to the evils of Soviet Communism.

When the Soviet Empire fell, in part as the result of Bukovsky’s tireless efforts to destroy Communism, many of us hoped it would be possible to get our hands and minds on the Kremlin’s archives, but there were endless bureaucratic hurdles, some of them shamefully on our side of the great divide. In the end, many of these were overcome by a handful of private citizens. A group of us bought a laptop computer and a scanner, taught Bukovsky how to use them, and off he went to Moscow. Continue reading

Meet Benicio del Toro

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“I don’t understand what’s going on with the United States government…It’s cruel. What’s the morality inside this monster (Donald Trump) for separating children from their parents?  I don’t know.  The bottom line: this has to stop.”  Benicio del Toro

“Ideologically I feel very close to Che Guevara.” Ibid

Hollywood golden boy Benicio del Toro smacked down for praising Che while calling Trump ‘a monster’

By Monica Showalter, AmericanThinker, December 23, 2018

Every now and then, a Hollywood hypocrite gets the smackdown he deserves.

Author Humberto Fontova, writing at Townhall, did the honors, starting with this:

Hollywood’s Benicio Del Toro Eulogizes Che Guevara in Havana but Denounces President Trump as “Cruel Monster!”

Fontova then laid out the quotes, side by side like this:

“I’d like to dedicate this award to the man himself, Che Guevara!  I wouldn’t be here without Che Guevara, and through all the awards the movie gets you’ll have to pay your respects to the man!…Ideologically I feel very close to Che.” Thus gushed Benicio Del Toro (made a multi-millionaire mostly by American audiences) while accepting the ‘best actor’ award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role glorifying Che Guevara (who denounced Americans as “hyenas fit only for extermination!”)
But on the other hand:
”I don’t understand what’s going on with the United States government… It’s cruel. What’s the morality inside this monster (Donald Trump) for separating children from their parents? I don’t know. The bottom line: this has to stop.” (Benicio del Toro earlier this year.)

Doctrine of Equality

“Indeed, if there is a dominant feature of mankind, it’s that we differ significantly over a host of socio-economic characteristics by race, sex, ethnicity and nationality.” Walter Williams

“Blacks are 13 percent of the U. S. population but, in some seasons, have been as high as 84 percent of NBA players.” Ibid

“There are loads of other disparities based upon physical characteristics, but it would take a fool to believe that we are all equal and any difference between us is a result of some kind of social injustice that begs for a society remedy.” Ibid

A truth about the only equality.

Walter Williams, Frontpagemag.com, December 31, 2018

Much is made about observed differences between sexes and among races. The nation’s academic and legal elite try to sell us on the notion that men and women and people of all races should be proportionally represented in socio-economic characteristics. They make statements such as “Though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 32 percent of the US population, they (constituted) 56 percent of all incarcerated people in 2015” and “20 percent of Congress is women. Only 5 percent of CEOs are.”

These differences are frequently referred to as disparities. Legal professionals, judges, politicians, academics and others often operate under the assumption that we are all equal. Therefore, inequalities and disparities are seen as probative of injustice. Thus, government must intervene, find the cause and engineer a policy or law to eliminate the injustice. Such a vision borders on lunacy. There’s no evidence anywhere or at any time in human history that shows that but for some kind of social injustice, people would be proportionally represented across a range of socio-economic attributes by race and sex. Continue reading