Views on the News
Views on the News*
May 20, 2017
Nothing angers the ruling class more than Donald Trump’s utter indifference to its sham conventions and proprieties. This has produced a culture of pauseless fury, which grows louder with each passing day, even as ordinary Americans increasingly tune it out. The American people are already shrugging at Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Yet from the hysterics of the ruling class, one would think that America stands on the edge of a political apocalypse. In its clawing fury over Trump, the ruling class reveals nothing but its own impotence and insularity. They are just a collection of unconvincing bores talking to themselves. One can only laugh at the delusional quality of their mutterings. Comey wasn’t getting to the “bottom of Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign”; he had launched a wobbly investigation into whether or not such ties even existed. As Obama appointees Jim Clapper and Mike Morrell acknowledge (not to mention Comey himself), no evidence so far has emerged to establish any collusion, even on the part of lowly campaign volunteer Carter Page. The Times establishes nothing, yet tells us the underlying matter of the investigation is all very, very grave. If the propagandistic heavy-breathing over the Trump-Russia fable points to any historical parallel, it is to the show trials of the old Soviet Union. Trump is the victim of bullying members of a ruling class who operate in the mode of “verdict first, trial later”, a partisan witchhunt that hasn’t indicted his credibility but theirs.
(“The Impotence of the Anti-Trump Ruling Class” by George Neumayr dated May 12, 2017 published by The American Spectator at https://spectator.org/the-impotence-of-the-anti-trump-ruling-class/ )
For all his faults, and there are many, the President is blessed with one important thing: opponents so unhinged, so irrational, that even when compared to him, he comes off better. The ham-handed and classless way in which the President fired FBI Director James Comey could have and should have been handled better. Democrats who days or even hours earlier had been hyper-critical of Comey spun on a dime to proclaim his firing an affront to justice. Nearly every Democrat, journalist, and cable news personality clutching their pearls over Comey’s firing has a trail of pronouncements expressing disgust at one or more of his actions in the recent past. This leaves these leftists having to argue that a man they declared unsuited for the job should not have been removed from it. President Trump is known for contradicting his staff and himself. Liberals appear to have a lack of self-control when it comes to all things Trump. Every move, every tweet is a threat to democracy, an affront to humanity, and surely will lead to the end of life as we know it. No conspiracy, no anonymous source is too far-fetched to be believed about the President. This week saw the media fall flat on their faces time and again. Anonymous sources, it seems, are the order of the day. As if whispers from the shadows weren’t enough, many have taken to simply lying. The truth is bad enough sometimes, but to be compelled to lie on top of it must be some sort of disorder. If you got your “news” from Rachel Maddow you were lied to; you were misinformed, but liberals don’t care. No lie is too much, no conspiracy too extreme to be believed as gospel truth, because they’re irrational. Those irrationals are helping Donald Trump. If they could control themselves, be honest, or just silent and rational for a while the President could find himself in trouble, but they can’t. The juxtaposition between anything Trump does or says and dozens of journalists and cable news talking heads screaming “the sky is falling” is no contest. There is no media monopoly anymore. When reporters lie, people find out about it. The old model just doesn’t work. Even people who don’t like Trump like irrational Chicken Littles less, and they may be Donald Trump’s greatest asset.
(“The Irrationals: Trump’s Opponents Are His Greatest Assets” by Derek Hunter dated May 14, 2017 published by Town Hall at https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/05/14/the-irrationals-trumps-opponents-are-his-greatest-asset-n2326570 )
There is a particular strain of humanity now deeply rooted in Western culture that we can refer to as the Ivory Tower Man. This individual is the product of an entire cultural philosophy composed of several generations that have faced no immediate danger or challenge to life itself; he is the spawn of the Nanny State. The Ivory Tower Man is found throughout all current age groups and academia is especially rife with this character. The rise of this Ivory Tower Man can be attributed to the rapid urbanization of our society combined with an abundance of resources and technology that has made it possible for people to be soft. Wimps can now survive and thrive. Everyone gets a trophy. Our lifestyle is less strenuous than has been the experience for all past generations. Also, due to scientific advancements life is now more secure than it has ever been in human history. Sure, bad things happen to others, but the Ivory Tower Man does not personally see these things on a daily basis in his own nice neighborhood. He is insulated and thus willfully naive. The Ivory Tower Man is a man who might be good at a particular profession, but he is not capable, and he delights in his modern lack of ability and wears it as a mantel of intellectualism. The Ivory Tower Man is the guy who lives through his career, which is a desk job in front of a computer or pontificating in front of impressionable youth with a similar worldview. This guy depends on the institution that is the State for his every need. Most troubling, he believes that this current order in the universe, the Almighty State, will never fail him. The Ivory Tower Man is weak. Not necessarily weak in charisma, but in body almost assuredly. He is not necessarily fat as he often eats healthy because he is intent on maximizing his utopian duration. He may exercise because his doctor says it will add years, but he does not lift heavy things. He may jog while wearing a special running shirt that won’t chafe his nipples or play tennis while wearing white shorts, but he does not dead lift, squat or do pullups. He has no strength; he does not fight; he does not do MMA or Box; and he has never been punched in the face; except maybe as a kid when the grade school bully roughed him up. Of course, the bully was swiftly disciplined by the State after the incident and Ivory Tower Man was told that violence is never the answer. Therefore, what role does individual strength play in his world? The Ivory Tower Man has been raised to think that being powerful is a bad thing. After all, the bully was more powerful than he, fortunately the State’s representatives at the school interceded and saved him from that brute! Ivory Tower Man learned a valuable lesson: be sure to ask the State for help immediately the next time a bully comes around. Ivory Tower Man’s parents gave him a pat on the shoulder for handling things the right way, not with your hands, but with the State. Ivory Tower Man would not dare to maximize his biological tendency towards being strong. That is apparently an aptitude that should be buried in shame, not developed and celebrated. How strong do you have to be to type emails or use the coffee machine? Only the State needs strength, not the Ivory Tower Man himself. A prime characteristic of the Ivory Tower Man is: He despises those who still believe in strength, skill, and self-reliance. He hates the old-fashioned warrior. The man in uniform is a needed inconvenience. The Ivory Tower Man despises any who would consider relying on themselves. After all, the State ensures that the subway runs. The State ensures that the grocery stores stay stocked. The State ensures the roads get plowed. The State ensures that the power stays on and the water is clean. There is one absolute and defining characteristic of this creature: he hates those who believe in being strong and self-sufficient because those that do so might expect the same from the Ivory Tower Man himself. The Ivory Tower Man would never embrace strength; he would much rather get loaded into boxcars than ever become a warrior himself. The Ivory Tower Man only associates with other gentle and weak creatures so he convinces himself that this is the norm among humanity. How dare you be strong, skilled, prepared! How dare you be armed! That is a direct challenge to the State! What if you and your kind get all uppity and pose a threat to the great provider and protector, the State! The Ivory Tower Man can’t have that, so he certainly can’t tolerate the warrior or the independent citizen that does for himself, especially those with guns. Well, my fellow barbarians who remain unenlightened, you crude admirers of the Spartans and the American Minuteman, you intellectually stunted creatures who lift heavy things, you that would never get into the boxcar without fighting to the end, you that think you should protect your own tower instead of relying on the State to do so, I tell you this: when it all comes crashing down, and history suggests that it again will, the Ivory Tower Man will be good at only one thing: being in the way.
(“The Ivory Tower Man: Why Academia Hates Guns” by Salvatore DeGennaro dated May 13, 2017 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/the_ivory_tower_man_why_academia_hates_guns.html )
The national media and the Democrat Party have gone stark raving mad over President Trump's election victory; they refuse to accept it. Their paroxysms of fury are evident all day long on every network and cable news outlet and every mainstream newspaper. Hillary's team concocted the "Russia collusion" hoax within twenty-four hours of her defeat. Hillary is the one with all the Russia connections; lots of them, all financially benefitting her personal foundation. They, the media, have come up with numerous other schemes with which to attack Trump: taxes, emoluments, tweets, family, even his ice cream servings. The Democrats in Congress dutifully follow suit like Pavlov's dogs. They care not a whit whether their charges are based in fact, hence, "fake news." The mainstream media folk invented it, this "resistance," and they are running with it, day after day after day. They devised the game plan, and they are sanctimonious in their defense of it. Like the Russia meme they keep peddling, they go at it from every angle in the pitiable belief that they can convince the American people that they elected the wrong person. Yet the more they double- and triple-down on their strategy and tactics, the more the American people realize how thoroughly demented are the media and their Democrat lapdogs. The more they contrive new tales of misconduct, chaos and/or incompetence, the more the rest of us realize how threatened they are by his successes: unemployment is down, illegal border crossings are down, the stock market is just fine, and the rescue of our medical care has begun. The more the media and the Democrats are driven mad by his policies: the reining in of the EPA, reviewing Obama's federal land grabs, enforcing immigration laws that Obama did not, taking hard lines on Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, ISIS, the more we anti-establishment folks out here in flyover country cheer his every move. Donald Trump is not an experienced politco. He's a no-nonsense businessman with a style completely at odds with the DC establishment swamp. One only has to listen to Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Mark Warner, Adam Schiff, and the rest, to their ridiculous pretentions and imputations, to grasp the nature of the depth to which these media leftists and Democrat toadies are willing to descend to oppose President Trump. They are making complete and utter fools of themselves. The left is not the brain trust they think they are. They are the victims of their own calculated undermining of American education. With their paid, activist-trained protesters at virtually all Republican townhalls, the violence these resistance PACs foment on our university campuses, their Soros-funded protest marches, their almost venal pro-abortion litmus test, their blatant hypocrisy re: the firing of Comey, the media and the Democrats may think they are winning over all those ignorant Trump supporters, but they are not. They are demonstrating for all to see just how elitist they are, how dismissive they are of those of us who voted for him, and how disparaging they are of the US Constitution. They are confirming that they value illegal immigrants over citizens, Muslims over Christians, criminals over law-abiding persons. They support calculated gender confusion, speech codes, the tyranny of political correctness, and the construction of victim groups. All humans, with the exception of heterosexual white males, are victims of oppression of one kind or another. The left revels in pitting people against each other. Our media and our Democrats seem to think that with all their hateful, childish behavior, their tantrums, they can win back the House and Senate in 2018. They seem not to realize that they are going to lose more seats in both houses. Their strategy and these vile tactics are a suicide pact. When the mainstream media and the Democrat Party die by their own hands, only the mind-numbed elites on both coasts and the denizens of the editorial offices of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Las Angelos Times will be surprised, because no one else will care.
(“The Media-Democratic Party Suicide Pact” by Patricia McCarthy dated May 16, 2017 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/the_mediademocratic_party_suicide_pact.html )
The American left has been afflicted by a serious and complicated illness: denial of reality combined with the invention of and surrender to every wild conspiracy theory that the media invent, propagate, and exaggerate to undermine Trump. So shocked by their candidate's loss in the 2016 election, they have devolved to the wholesale embrace of a witch hunt worthy of the 1600s. They believe that Trump is an illegitimate president, despite his clear electoral victory, and so spend their days in the conviction that the election results can and must be overturned. They are determined to make that happen, no matter how deep into the sewer they have to descend. Blind commitment to one's conspiracy is part and parcel of conspiracy theory. Like those whose belief in catastrophic man-made global warming is so unshakable no amount of scientific truth to the contrary can be allowed to exist, the left is certain that any skullduggery, any fabrication on leftists' part, any laws broken in furtherance of their agenda to destroy the man is righteous. Truth has no place in their grand design. For eight years, the many crimes of the Obama administration were dismissed as trivial by the media and the Democrat left. On the rare occasions Republicans called for investigations, they were shot down by the criminally racist and unethical Eric Holder and Obama: voter intimidation, Fast and Furious, green energy scams, Benghazi, Clinton's private server and grossly negligent handling of classified documents, the doubling of the national debt, etc. The Clinton Foundation alone is perhaps the biggest scandal of all, a pay-to-play scheme that dwarfs any such operation in history, perhaps even bigger than the U.N. oil-for-food disgrace. The Benghazi hearings were a sham meant to protect the pathological liars at the top, Obama and Hillary Clinton. That truth has yet to be revealed by any mainstream outlet. As usual, with a few exceptions, the Republicans in Congress were and remain submissive and pliable. The Democrats, on the other hand, go to the mat for their own, no matter how serious the crimes of which they are guilty. The Trump-colluded-with-Russia story is a big lie. Our conniving leftists all know it's a lie, too. Adam Schiff knows, Schumer knows, the anchors at CNN and MSNBC know it's a lie. But they still are running with it in their self-righteous mission to take Trump out. The American left operates and is structured like a street gang, with a similar hierarchy. Bullies like Soros and Schumer are at the top. Soros funds and operates the militant arm, the one that foments and participates in orchestrated violence. Schumer and his ilk raise the money and do the dirty verbal violence along with the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NBC, etc. Both sides work to destroy their opposition, and neither "arm" has scruples. The congressional left has no moral core beyond destroying traditional American values and dividing us all into various victim groups. Despite months of speculation, media hyperbole, and frantic accusations, no actual evidence of Trump colluding with Russia has emerged. Even Waters and Schiff admit this. Yes, Flynn and a few others "spoke" with their Russian counterparts during the transition, but it was nothing more than what would be usual for any new administration. The hysterical left knows this as well. Our mild-mannered, supplicant Republicans know it, too, but are the flawed ones, the innocents. The Democrats always united in their determination to destroy their opposition. It's what they do, and they are good at it. If the facts are not on your side, invent them, embellish them, magnify them. For them, there is no objective truth! They are playing an Alinskyite "inside game, cold, sure, undistracted[.] ... The conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach." The Republicans had better begin fighting back, or the nation will be lost to the left's despicable, dishonest will to power.
(“A conspiracy of leaks, the perversion of truth” by Patricia McCarthy dated May 19, 2017 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/a_conspiracy_of_leaks_the_perversion_of_truth.html )
Pity the Democrats, to the extent you can without bursting into hysterical laughter at their agony. America has thoroughly rejected them in every branch of the federal government plus out in the states, and on top of that they were utterly humiliated by the guy they all claimed was a complete moron. They still haven’t realized what’s going on. Their ego-driven drive to dominate normal people and shape us into New Socialist Non-gendered Beings has blinded them to the bitter reality. We think they, along with their minions in the media, in Hollywood, and on campus, suck. They are baffled at our refusal to acknowledge their moral, intellectual, and political superiority. All this insanity is going to help us normals retain power, from your gyno-hat marches to the fake hate crimes to your insistence that the Russians are responsible for everything from Hillary losing the election to the rarely-discussed but well-known liberal epidemic of ED. No one who voted for Trump has ever said that they regret their vote because Hillary Clinton would have done a better job. Oh, they might have voted for him reluctantly, but no statistically significant slice of them wish they hadn’t. The Democrats work under the assumption that such folk exist and are receptive to their tantrums. These liberals are crazy, and they’re stupid, and we totally need to encourage them to keep doing crazy, stupid things. We conservatives are supposed to be terrified by polls that say that the House could flip to the Dems in 2018. Just ask President Clinton about how the liberal wishcasting multiplier effect on the polls worked for her, but the fact is that we have 18 months to go. We get that a GOP Congress is a necessary evil, but we also get that a Democrat Congress is an unnecessary evil. While these liberal spazzes and their fussy Fredocon gimps are shrieking about the coming Armageddon in their high-pitched, girlish voices, Trump is just rolling along. The Democrats, along with the media and Team Tinfoil, keep whining about Russians Russians Russians, and normal people keep tuning them out. While they’re babbling about nonsense that means nothing outside of the coastal looney bins, normal people are tuning into how the stock market and the job market just keep getting better, how we’re not taking guff from foreign creeps anymore, and we’re not talking about how much taxes will go up but about how much they’ll go down. Tax reform is going to pass. ObamaCare is getting repealed. Our military is getting rebuilt. We’re going to stop leading with our chin on trade. Things are going to keep getting better, and people will see it. Keep tweeting those twerps into a sputtering rage! It pays dividends every time he provokes them to new heights of lunacy. The Democrats are being crazy and it’s a bad look, so let’s keep helping them do it, because we can pity them even as we laugh at them.
(“Liberals Are An Inferno of Flaming Crazy and We Should Pour Gasoline on the Fire” by Kurt Schlichter dated May 15, 2017 published by Town Hall at https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/05/15/liberals-are-an-inferno-of-flaming-crazy-and-we-should-pour-gasoline-on-the-fire-n2326754 )
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