Reggae Hawaiian band “The Green” said it aptly in their song “Power in the Words”: words can come out of us so easily – positive or negative – if we don’t think first, and words have power. Power to heal and power to hurt. What we saw in the Senate Judiciary committee the last few weeks has been all about words, mostly words intended to hurt. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was subjected to one of the most vicious character assassination attempts of any presidential nominee in our history. Despite the committee’s ranking Democrat having possession of the “evidence” of Kavanaugh’s supposed malfeasance in hand since July 30, she would not share the contents of the letter with anyone or even address the claims made in the letter until the 11th hour.
What followed was an absolute circus that made a mockery of the presumption of innocence by attempting to use innuendo, rumor, guilt by association, and every other rhetorical device of demagoguery to cast Judge Kavanaugh into such a despicable light that he would either be defeated in committee or withdraw from consideration. In the end it was a left-leaning woman, Sen. Susan Collins, who decided she’d had enough, said she did not believe Kavanaugh’s accuser, and voted to confirm him despite phenomenal pressure against her. So Brett Kavanaugh will be sworn in as a supreme court justice. But the words used to destroyed him will undoubtedly linger a long time for him and his family.
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As David Horowitz has said, the Left itself is a totalitarian movement. At first we didn’t understand specifically what he meant by that. Most leftists (i.e. “liberals”, “progressives”, the politically correct) we knew or knew of didn’t appear in any way to be totalitarians themselves. And many leftist organizations I’ve known over the years were mostly democratic in their operation. But over time we’ve learned more fully what Horowitz was getting at, and in stating this observation he was echoing the same viewpoint Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek had expressed in the mid-20th century: “Socialism can be put into practice only by methods of which most socialists disapprove”.
A similar way to phrase the idea is, Leftist movements tend over time towards totalitarian governing models. Hayek arrived at this realization from an economic perspective in early 20th century Central Europe. Horowitz arrived at the same conclusion through his activism as a political leftist in 1960s and ’70s America. The concept has been clear to some for many decades. For others it’s becoming clearer by the week in these more turbulent times of western politics and culture, namely: that leftist organizations, as if by some irresistible gravitational force, slowly but steadily repudiate the basic principles of free society, with Freedom of Speech being the usual first casualty.
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This piece is slightly off topic from our usual politically-focused articles. However, with the tremendous increase in abuse against women that’s been taking place in America and western Europe, not only because of the influx of Muslim males who often lack a distinct cultural and moral respect for women as God’s creation to themselves, but also because of the collapse of western male’s traditional respect for the dignity of women, articles like this are increasingly important to post.
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Since when did police just stand down and watch while people assembling peaceably, as is their right under the First Amendment, are viciously attacked by masked punks wielding nail-driven boards? Since 2017. But the last time before that, which we as a nation remember of course, were the race riots of the ’60s. The police stand down when they’re told to by local or state authorities, and that’s exactly what happened this weekend. It was wrong in the ’60s and it’s wrong now.
James Queally, the crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted, “There is a complete mob mentality here. People are randomly accusing random people of being Nazis.” Another Tweet added, “The moderate counter protesters are livid with the violence. ‘We need to get Antifa out of here.’ said man who helped break up fight.’”
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Can an ordinary conservative American guest-conduct a symphony for one night at a no-name, municipal orchestra without the national media weighing in to destroy the event? No. Apparently it’s just too much to handle for NPR, the New York Times, and the LA Times to fathom that Dennis Prager, a conservative radio show host and commentator (who also happens to be a musical conductor) could accept an invitation from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra to do something he’s done many times before with no fuss: guest conduct the city orchestra through a Haydn Symphony for one evening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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Democrats have lost the White House and Congress. Their statewide losses are catastrophic. But the institutional strength of the left has only grown stronger. Each Democrat defeat hollows out the party but increases the power and influence of the left to move the party in an undemocratic direction.
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