Views on the News

Views on the News*

September 15, 2018


Republicans, you must know that Democrats hate you personally, your agenda and your base, the “deplorables.” While you have done incredibly well over the last 19 months, I am offering some suggestions to deal with this unprecedented political threat and the uncontrollable level of hatred that you are facing.  With two months until the mid-term elections, it is imperative that these ideas be followed, otherwise we risk Democrats taking control of the Congress and sidetracking your plan to “Make America Great Again.”

·    Declassify. Turn the tables on your enemies within the media, the Democrat Party and the Justice Department and declassify all the documents requested by House Republicans.

·    You’re Fired.” Clean house by firing the “Deep State” operatives in your administration, who are leaking to the press and the ones who are actively trying to thwart your agenda.

·    Border Wall. We desperately need a border wall to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.  If the money is not allocated for this project, the government must be shut down.  

·    Media Blackout. Stop giving interviews to hostile media entities like Reuters, Bloomberg, etc. who are antagonistic toward your agenda and attempt in every way to harm you.

·    Reward Conservative Media. There are many conservative commentators and hosts who would be happy to interview you, not subject you to hostility, and will treated you fairly.

·    End White House Press Conferences. Free your hard-working Press Secretary from the drudgery of dealing with mean-spirited, nasty liberals in the White House Press Corps who only try to pose gotcha questions and harm your administration.

·    Keep Tweeting. The best way for you to communicate an unfiltered message directly to the American people without the bias of the hopelessly liberal mainstream news media.

·    More Rallies. Keep scheduling these popular events all over the country. It motivates the base, draws tremendous crowds, provides an opportunity for you to speak to the American people and helps candidates in tough mid-term elections.

·    No Special Counsel Interview. Under no circumstances should you be interviewed by Robert Mueller or his team of attack Democrat attorneys, because it is just a perjury trap.

·    Reward Loyal Supporters. Stop reaching out to Democrats, they are trying to remove you. Also, stop filling your administration with “Never Trump” and establishment Republicans.

President Trump, if you implement these suggestions, not only will the Republicans win the mid-term elections, but you will be re-elected in 2020, otherwise, the toxic “swamp” will win once again, and the consequences will be devastating.

(“Trump Top 10 To Do List” by Jeff Crouere dated September 8, 2018 published by Town Hall at https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2018/09/08/trump-top-10-to-do-list-n2516978 )

Barack Obama gave a speech in Illinois bitterly attacking President Trump and talking about his favorite subjects: himself and slavery.  Obama is angry, calling on his followers to get out and vote in November to defeat Trump.  He is angry that the voters rejected him in 2016 by electing Trump instead of Hillary.  He knows that this was a rejection of his policies, and more importantly, it was a rejection of Obama personally.  Black and Hispanic voters ignored Obama's orders.  Trump got more black and Hispanic voters than Romney in 2012.  Obama cannot stand the success of President Trump.  The economy is booming, the stock market is booming, and unemployment is down, but Obama does not care that our country is doing well.  Obama has to give a speech to again try to divide us.  Obama went so far as to claim that the economy is doing well because of his policies.  He cannot accept that Trump turned around the weak Obama economy.  Obama trotted out the same class warfare talking points.  Obama said Trump is "cozying up" to Putin.  Obama and Hillary approved the sale of 20% of our uranium to Putin's Russia, but this isn't "cozying up."  Obama cannot accept that Trump is dismantling Obama's legacy.  Trump canceled the Iran sellout deal, where Obama gave Iran 150 billion dollars, plus billions in cash, and Trump is applying sanctions against Iran.  Trump has rejected the Paris Climate Accord, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the N.Y. Times called "Obama's Signature Trade Deal."  Obama knows that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and that Kavanaugh was brilliant in the hearings, making the Dem senators look foolish.  Unlike Obama, Trump does not apologize for American power, because Trump is proud of our country.  The bottom line is that Obama is angry.  He did all he could to defeat Trump and elect Hillary.  His corrupt FBI/DOJ whitewashed the Hillary email scandal and used the unverified, Hillary-paid-for Steele dossier to obtain FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, leading to the Mueller investigation, but Obama's efforts failed to elect Hillary.  Further, a grand jury is investigating Andrew McCabe, the second in command at the Obama FBI.  Obama knows that this investigation will lead to Comey; his A.G., Lynch; Hillary; and ultimately himself.  The major players in the Obama FBI and DOJ will be investigated.  Obama failed to defeat Trump.  He is angry and desperate and will campaign to elect enough Dems in the November election to impeach Trump.  Obama's campaigning will have the same success as his campaign to elect Hillary.

(“Obama cracks up with Trump Derangement Syndrome” by J. Marsolo dated September 8, 2018 published by American Thinker at https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/obama_cracks_up_with_trump_derangement_syndrome.html)

One explanation for the ferocity of modern politics is that The Political Party That Is Never Wrong is getting a frightful drubbing today.  Moreover, it is coming from a man who has only sought political office once in his life, our president, Donald J. Trump.  He is beating the Democrats with policies that have revived the economy and rendered laughable Ex-President Barack Obama’s pathetic claim that the “new normal” is someplace around 2% growth.  President Trump responds that his economy is now growing at a rate of some 4.2%, most likely even higher.  President Trump is also beating The Political Party That Is Never Wrong with his judicial appointees.  He has had confirmed 67 to the courts.  Finally, he is beating The Political Party That Is Never Wrong by rolling back that party’s stifling regulations and antiquated procedures.  The Political Party That Is Never Wrong is led by septuagenarians who are exhausted and feckless, and they are about to be replaced by greenhorns who are self-proclaimed Socialists.  That is to say, the septuagenarians are about to be replaced by Machiavels whose politics are at best lifted from the European left or at worst lifted from Venezuelans, some of whom have to stand in line for toilet paper.  The Democrats, at various times in our history, have called themselves Liberals, Progressives, the left, and now Socialists.  Accepting defeat is quite incomprehensible to the left.  That is why every contested presidential election of the modern era, every contested presidential election in any era, has been contested by the left, not the right. Interestingly, in recent years, as the left’s power dwindles, the number of contested elections has increased and grown more rancorous.  Nineteen-sixty was a very close election, but if it were to be contested Richard Nixon would have had to do it.  Nixon would not put the country through the ordeal of a recount.  His reelection of 1972 was one of the greatest landslides in American history, and The Political Party That Is Never Wrong immediately put our country through the travail of Watergate.  Nixon went quietly and with dignity. He had after all lied.  When Bill Clinton faced impeachment in 1998 there was no dignity.  There was in 1998, as Clinton’s wife is demonstrating today, only “resistance.”  The elections of 1980 through 1996 were pretty much normal, though The Political Party That Is Never Wrong did sense a glimmer of hope in 1986 when Iran-Contra inspired dark murmurings about President Ronald Reagan’s possible impeachment and, who knows, possible incarceration for life without parole?  Then came the election of 2000 with all the left’s talk of “hanging chads,” replacing the Electoral College, and, in Florida, dark cabals.  In Florida George W. Bush won by 537 votes and with it won in the Electoral College.  To this day there are Democrats who will tell you that their candidate won, but not according to the Constitution, which is still in effect.  In 2016 as in 2000 The Political Party That Is Never Wrong won the popular vote, but it lost in the Electoral College by 304 to 227.  Two years later we are still wrangling about the outcome with Democrats in the FBI, the CIA, the Democratic National Committee, British Intelligence, a law firm hired by the Clintons, and the mysterious Fusion GPS claiming Russian collusion though no Russian has been found.  Once again there is talk from the Democrats of a Republican president’s impeachment, though this time the Republican President might not be as nice as Richard Nixon in 1960 and 1974.  This time the Republican is Donald Trump.

(“The Democrats: The Party of Resistance” by E. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. dated September 12, 2018 published by The American Spectator at https://spectator.org/the-democrats-the-party-of-resistance/ )

Beginning in early K-12 and continuing to the highest levels of university education, Leftist indoctrination is the gravest dilemma that afflicts education in North America, rendering it perhaps the most powerful instrument of anti-Western bias and socialist propaganda of the modern era.  The abandonment of genuine scholarship, fact-based historical research, familiarity with the “Great Books” and the development of critical thinking habits, particularly in the humanities and social sciences is a key concern.  The curriculum now in place is one of intellectual dysphoria promoting the circulation of false or unprovable narratives, such as anthropogenic global warming, Islam as a religion of peace, the campus rape epidemic, toxic masculinity, the scandal of American history, the glories of “diversity and inclusion,” the benefits of socialism, to cite just a few among a veritable encyclopedia, and furthering the revolutionary project of social and political deconstruction.  Education has transformed into a grooming operation for social justice warriors, radical feminists, anti-white vigilantes and budding socialists.  Moreover, to compound the septic plunge into calamitous absurdity, the self-contradictory adoption as a kind of state religion of postmodern thought and doctrine: the suspicion of reason, the belief that reality is a conceptual construct, the rejection of fixed or objective truth, has served to turn the university into a parody of its original purpose, the pursuit of genuine knowledge.  Since the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the Left has been busy replicating itself in the universities via targeted recruiting, to the extent that today 90% plus of faculty members are liberals or progressivists, if not outright Marxists.  As H.G Wells said in a fawning 1934 interview with Josef Stalin, “There can be no revolution without a radical change in the educational system.” To which Stalin replied, “That is a correct observation.”  The “radical change,” of course, is socialism, which a craven administration and a squalid faculty are assiduously promoting.  Government funding should be drastically reduced, and strict oversight procedures predicated on standards of disciplinary excellence and free inquiry set in place, in order to render these de facto industries rational and culturally competitive.  A parasitical administration should be lopped in half.  The burgeoning numbers of noxious “diversity and inclusion” officers should be summarily dismissed, preferably without pensions because they have done enough damage.  As in Hungary, gender studies departments need to be shuttered as non-scholarly and doctrinaire induction centers for social inadequates.  Unqualified university applicants, regardless of politics, race, gender, creed or ethnicity, should not be admitted: all students should be judged solely on merit and desert, irrespective of parenthetical concerns.  It should be acknowledged that social justice is not in the academic purview: truth and scholarship are its reason for being.  These are optative proposals, but the chances that they will actually be put into cumulative effect strike me as bordering on zero.  After all, with the wavering exceptions of MBA programs and of STEM, the universities are no longer knowledge guilds, but self-regulating commercial and doctrinaire systems interested primarily in profit and social revisionism.  They will double down to preserve their turf.  The Academy is now enemy-occupied territory, defended by a formidable army of the ignorant, the corrupt, the vulgar and the perverse, and they are not about to surrender their sinecures.  It may be preferable for real scholars and concerned parties to begin planning for a parallel university structure, whether as online sites or physical plants or both.  Insuperable as the task may seem, perhaps something truly new will emerge on which, with patience, experience and foresight, we can build.  In a time of civilizational decline, a wholly new university may serve to prolong our historical tenure. The key is to resist despair, strategize effectively, remain prepared and remember the principles of moral reason and intellectual excellence on which restitution depends.  The modern university it is a moribund institution and cannot be reformed; it is ripe for replacement.

(“The University is Ripe for Replacement” by David Solway dated September 7, 2018 published by PJ Media at https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-university-is-ripe-for-replacement/ )


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·    Politics at http://www.returntocommonsensesite.com/intro/politics.php

·    Terrorism at http://www.returntocommonsensesite.com/fp/terrorism.php


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY