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Persia 2018

“Transparency International has placed Iran [Persia] among the most corrupt states.”  Keyvan Salami

“In 2013, Reuters revealed an entity worth over $95 billion belonging to Supreme Leader Khamenei.” Ibid

Iran — What Will Come Next?

By Keyvan Salami, American Thinker, January 31, 2018

After three weeks of unrest in most parts of Iran, the situation now seems to be calm, although some protests still continue. Does this mean that the revolt has lost steam and that the government has managed, at least for a period of time, to postpone the final confrontation?

Certainly not. Despite the slump in demonstrations and attacks on state buildings, the motives for the uprising still remain. The regime of the Ayatollahs has no cure for the bankrupt economy that ignited the protests. The wealth of Iran has been plundered by the government and spent for terrorist activities and meddling in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen. Above all, grave violations of human rights inside Iran are still continuing.

To judge what the Ayatollahs have done to Iran’s economy, it may be sufficient to notice the price of dollar which was less than 100 rials in 1978, when Ayatollah Khomeini grasped power, comparing to that of today, which is over 40,000 rials. Officials in Tehran are worried. Salimi, a member of Iran’s parliament, said, “One of the problems in our country today is the increasing number of graduates who can’t find a job. We are facing with an army of the unemployed.” Another member of Iranian parliament said, “Many of our banks have gone bankrupt, government is facing a budget deficit of 50,000 billion rials.” Continue reading

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Meet Jordan Peterson

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“Peterson objects to speech police tactics, and he does it eloquently.  “That’s a threat to and dangerous for the academic poohbahs who live and breathe censorship and intellectual tyranny.”  J. D. Dunn

“Peterson says honesty is the key to civil behavior, and courage and fortitude are essential.” Ibid

Editor’s Note:  While Peterson is not a Christian he reminds me of Theodore Dalrymple and his Life At The Bottom—a work that most Christians would agree with from first page to last. The fact that the Left is worried about Peterson’s influence in the Cultural wars is a good indication that he has some important things to say…even if he quotes Marcus Aurelius to say it.  By the by, the Aurelius quote is quite good!

Why the Academic Left Fears and Loathes Dr. Jordan Peterson

By John Dale Dunn, American Thinker, January 26, 2018

Who is this man, this Jordan Peterson, academic clinical psychologist, tenured at the University of Toronto with hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers, who has made a splash recently as a voice of reason, battling the political correctness elites and upsetting the academic grandees?

Less than a week ago, we got a stormy weather alert in an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “What’s So Dangerous about Jordan Peterson?” by Tom Bartlett, with the tease “Not long ago, he was an obscure psychology professor.  Now he leads a flock of die-hard disciples.”  One might suppose, considering Mr. Bartlett’s choice of words, that Peterson is a Jim Jones-style cult-leader, but instinctively, I knew I would like to find out about anybody described as dangerous by the trade paper of American higher education.

Mr. Bartlett considers Dr. Peterson a threat because Peterson deviates from the leftist academic canon – a conservative, traditionalist, moralist anti-political correctness psychologist academic.  He objects to the speech police and the tyranny of the left.  He that a totalitarian-speech police state is developing in Canada, and, by instinct and conviction, he objects strongly to the “good speech” laws demanding the use of concocted or inapposite pronouns and labels preferred by the little darlin’s of the newly concocted gender-identity claxon, cowbell, and tin drum army.

Peterson objects to speech police tactics, and he does it eloquently.  That’s a threat to and dangerous for the academic poobahs who live and breathe censorship and intellectual tyranny.  Bartlett’s essay is an alert: watch out for this conservative who has a bad attitude on lots of things and opposes our new pronoun gender identity group project and our promotion of the grievance status of the newly formed sex-gender-dysmorphist deviant group. Continue reading

The Sexual Revolution Revisited

dixon-247820-f-wp-content-uploads-2017-11-885931_1bb2abdf38d3518-e1510497983843-1200x800“As is always and ever the case, liberalism, the ideology of neurotic females and beta males, degrades everything it touches.” J. R. Dunn

“This is typical of postmodern liberal ideology, which is unparalleled at destroying things but has no skill at construction.” Ibid

Failed before it Began: The Great Sexual Harassment Revolution

J. R. Dunn, American Thinker, January 2, 2018

The great Sexual Harassment Panic of 2017 is at last dying down.  We can safely look at a screen without being overwhelmed by stories in which yet another loser – or more than one – has been outed for mistreating or exploiting women.  Resignations have been myriad, careers have been destroyed, and one suicide has occurred.  We’re assured that the entire episode has been a watershed, that Things Have Changed permanently.  It’s an earthquake, says Meryl Streep.  Others hail “a new socio-sexual revolution.”

But what exactly has changed?  Earthquakes are noted for massive and universal destruction, revolutions for the guillotine and the firing squad.

In fact, a cursory examination of the scene reveals…absolutely nothing.  We stand at the same point we were at before it all happened.

A large number of creeps have been outed and ejected, and that’s generally a good thing.  These were all trash – Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, John Conyers.  They will not be missed.  They should have been nailed a long time ago, and they would have been nailed for something eventually.

But apart from that, nothing.  A new day?  Where?  A new system?  In what sense? Continue reading

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