Posts Tagged ‘leftists’

Trump’s Tempestuous Tweets

July 19, 2019

It has become a familiar story. Once again President Donald Trump has used Twitter to express what was on his mind before thinking very deeply on whether the world needs to read those particular thoughts. Once again Democrats, the party of racism and national division have come forward to denounce Mr. Trump’s tweets as racist and divisive. Sadly, once again, too many Republicans, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taken the opportunity to stab a fellow Republican in the back by echoing the criticisms of leftist extremists who hate them every Republican, even the ones they happen to be using at the moment.

Why do Republicans do this? They are always so quick to denounce their fellow Republicans for allegedly uncivil, inappropriate, or racist statements, that are only uncivil, inappropriate or racist by the definitions that progressives are using. Nothing any Democrat ever says or does is ever considered uncivil, inappropriate or racist by definition. Democrats always stand by each other no matter how vile their statements or actions are. It is as though Republicans are always agreeing to play the game in which their opponents set the rules and appoint the referees. Why not defend Trump by pointing out that what he tweeted was not racist, at least by the definition that normal people use for the word racism,

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or

ability and that a particular race is superior to others.

which is notably different from the leftist definition

Any statement that might disagree with leftist orthodoxy on race, or really any subject.

Maybe we should look at what Trump tweeted before condemning him for racism.

 

 

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Where did he mention race? I don’t see any reference to anybody’s race at all. Trump’s tweets may be racist in the demented minds of the left, but then, they think everything is racist and should be disregarded.

I do have one problem with Trump’s tweets, though. These tweets were directed towards “The Squad“, that group of four extreme left-wing Democratic Congresswomen who manage to make Nancy Pelosi look like a moderate. The problem is that only one of the four is actually from another country, Ilhan Omar, from Somalia. The other three are native-born Americans, so they have no other countries to go to unless you count their ancestral origins. This makes the tweets factually inaccurate, as well as giving the tweets a somewhat xenophobic tone that perhaps might better have been avoided.

The Squad, or the Axis of Evil in American Politics

 

On the other hand, I believe Trump is stating a larger truth here. These four women, Colin Kaepernick, and many, many others of the left should be getting down on their knees and thanking God every day that no only do they live in the greatest and freest nation on Earth but also that they have been able to take advantage of opportunities that would not be available to them at any other time and place. These people have gained success in this country that simply would not be possible anywhere else in the world and they repay all the advantages the country that gave them so much with the worst kind of ingratitude and scorn.

They hate America. These are not patriots seeking to correct their country’s problems. These are people who despise their country. They believe America is flawed from beginning to end. The United States was founded on the principles of slavery and White supremacy. Its history is a history of genocide and oppression against people of color. Contemporary America is a mean country that builds concentration camps to house undocumented immigrants, permits the police to shoot African-Americans with impunity, and has an unjust economic system that takes from the poor to give to the rich. How could they not loathe such a horrible country? I would hate America too if I were as uninformed as they.

The question, then, is why are these people still here? Why do they continue to reside in a country that is so hateful to them? There are many places in the world where their talents could be put to good use. Why don’t they go there? Why doesn’t Ilhan Omar return to Somalia, if the United States is so oppressive? Why doesn’t Alexandria Occasio Cortez immigrate to Mexico or Venezuela? And, why do we put up with these ingrates, anyway? Why are we electing people who hate America to Congress where they can act to undermine the country and act as a fifth column for our enemies.

Trump is right. He may be obnoxious, xenophobic, or racist, but he is right about the Squad and leftists in general. If they truly believe America is a land of racism and oppression, they should go elsewhere.

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Is Our Children Learning?

June 2, 2013

Not about important stuff like the concepts of freedom, our constitutional rights, and respect for the opinions of people you don’t happen to agree with. At least not if this story at Breitbart.com is typical of the way college students think.

On Thursday, the Centennial Institute released a video from Caleb Bonham, a conservative pundit, touring a local college campus and asking the students to sign a thank you card to the IRS for targeting tea party groups. Predictably, the geniuses that represent the future of our country were quick to sign off on IRS discrimination against conservatives.

“I think it’s a fake scandal and it makes sense to prosecute the 501(c)3s or whatever it is,” says one bike-riding, bearded, long-haired torch-bearer for American values. “I think this is pretty rad,” says another Phi Beta Kappa member. “I read about that, I thought it was pretty funny because the IRS is actually doing the right thing but the wrong thing at the same time, you know what I mean?” babbles one behatted female student.

“I love discrimination!” says one student. “Support Obama, target the tea party!” says another.

A huge number of student loans are subsidized by taxpayers.

And the taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth.

Here is the video

 

This doesn’t surprise me. Part of the reason I detest Leftists as the worse sort of intolerant bullies is because of the sort of things I witnessed while attending Indiana University twenty years ago. One episode I remember in particular involved a pro-life activist who the student pro-life organization invited to speak on the campus. I don’t remember name. I wish I did. Anyway, the local Left were not about to let anyone get away with expressing unorthodox opinions in public, so a crowd attended the meeting solely in order to shut him up. Every time the man tried to speak, they would wave coat hangers around and scream as loudly as they could so no one could hear him. Finally the situation became so volatile that the police escorted the speaker out of the room.

The student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student, published an editorial condemning the hecklers, stating that even if you disagree with someone, you should still respect his right to speak. The newspaper received and published letters from these people saying that they were not the least bit ashamed of how they behaved as it was the right thing to do. The speaker was an anti-choice religious fanatic, and so had no right to to speak at a bastion of learning and tolerance such as Indiana University.

That is why I hate these people. I really hate these totalitarian wannabees because the only reason they aren’t shipping millions of people off to concentration camps is because they do not currently have any opportunity to do so. If some dictator came to power here in America, the idiots I saw shouting down the speaker and the idiots who signed this card would happily join whatever equivalent of the SS he might establish.

 

Superman Writer Blacklisted

February 12, 2013

DC Comics has recently hired science fiction writer Orson Scott Card to write stories for their Superman comic. Considering that he is a Hugo and Nebula award winning author, this might seem to be quite a coup for DC Comics, except for one minor detail. Orson Scott Card has had the audacity to express politically incorrect opinions. Naturally, the enlightened, tolerant Left is trying to get him fired. Here is the story as related by The Guardian.

fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel’s latest adventures.

Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender’s Game sci-fi series, to write for DC’s Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April.

The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card’s critics. Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage “the end of democracy in America”. In 2009 he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage.

“Superman stands for truth, justice and the American way. Orson Scott Card does not stand for any idea of truth, justice or the American way that I can subscribe to,” said Jono Jarrett of Geeks Out, a gay fan group. “It’s a deeply disappointing and frankly weird choice.”

A film of Ender’s Game, co-produced by Card and starring Harrison Ford, is set to be released in November. Jarrett speculated DC was hoping pre-publicity for the movie would drive sales for the comic.

“I feel like they were hoping that no one will notice. It’s a free country, and what’s important is what we do here. This is a man who wants to take away my civil rights, and I will not be giving him my money,” said Jarrett.

Actor Michael Hartney, who describes himself as “as big a Superman fan as you’ll ever meet”, has written to DC voicing his concerns about Card.

“If this was a Holocaust denier or a white supremacist, there would be no question. Hiring that writer would be an embarrassment to your company. Well, Card is an embarrassment to your company, DC,” he wrote in a letter also published on Tumblr.

“And of all the characters Card could have been hired to write, you give him Superman? The character that taught me to lead by example? To do the right thing, even when it was hard? To keep going, even when it seemed hopeless? What an insult. Kids are killing themselves. They are killing themselves in a climate of intolerance and homophobia publicly fostered by people like Orson Scott Card. You don’t have to contribute to this. You shouldn’t. You mustn’t,” he wrote.

Do you see what is going on here? Card’s opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage has been declared ( by who?) to be beyond the limits of acceptability and therefore he is to be shunned, denied employment, if possible. Being against a radical redefinition of marriage and in support of traditional, Biblical values is now the equivalent of being a white supremacist or Holocaust denier.

One of the reasons that I have been against same-sex marriage is precisely because of this sort of behavior on the part of the activists. If it were simply a matter of everyone doing their own thing and live and let live, I might be indifferent on the matter. But, it is not, and perhaps never has been, a matter of live and let live. It is instead a matter of enforcing a certain viewpoint and limiting any debate.

I have never heard or read any logical or coherent arguments on why a radical redefinition of marriage is necessary or desirable. Instead, all I have heard is word games (marriage equality) and name calling (bigot! hater! homophobe!). What civil rights is Jono Jarett being denied exactly? He has the right to marry any one of the opposite sex he may want to, just the same as the rest of us. He has the right to indulge, in private, any sexual deviancy he wishes. What he, and others, do not have a right to is demand that a millenia old institution be changed to suit his desires. He, and others, do not have the right to demand that we fully appreciate and support any life style he wishes to indulge in. He does not have the right to demand that people act against their sincere religious beliefs, as they are with Orson Scott Card.

As for the intolerance, it seems to me that it is entirely on the side of the homosexual activists, as the President of Chick-fil-A and Carrie Prejean can attest. It is these people on the left who are the intolerant, hate filled bullies, and I don’t like bullies.


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