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Ron Nutter

The Left’s Middle Finger To The Middle Class: Beware The Wrath of ‘The Forgotten Man’

Thus, Hillary pretty much set the standard reaction that stands to this day when the elite A’s and B’s are confronted by resistance from the C’s: dismissive derision and libelous claims of being racists, white supremacists, misogynists, etc., as well as attempts to remove them from their jobs or any other sphere of influence. And what was the real violation these Trump supporters exhibited? Simply, they had said with their voices and with their contributions and with their votes, “Enough”!

Legitimate Journalists Used To Cover McGovern And Nixon, Today’s Clowns Lie About Joe Rogan

More importantly, Rogan respects the average person, the working stiff, the middle-class subscribers who listen to his podcast. He doesn’t tell them what to think. That is fundamentally different from the credentialed elites of the mainstream media, who simply impose their own point of view when not ignoring and dismissing the vast majority of Americans as an ignorant mass of unwashed white supremacists and racists.

Is Whoopi Goldberg the Dumbest Woman in America?

The View tries to pass itself off as a gathering of insightful and caring women commenting on the issues of the day. In fact, it is a collection of poorly educated and loud-mouthed lunkheads, ideologically Progressive all, who bleat their inanities while beating up on a lone representative of a conservative viewpoint.

Is Trump The One For 2024?

At present, I am very impressed with Ron DeSantis in Florida. He takes no guff from the media, giving at least as good as he gets, and often giving a good deal more. He has managed the improbabilities of the COVID pandemic about as well as any governor in the country, and his actions as chief executive in Florida demonstrates a clear preference for individual liberty for citizens confronted with governmental power and arrogance.

The New Educational Rage: Identify Your Privilege Bingo

It reminds me of what in Philosophical Logic is known as the “Argument of the Beard,” which asks: How many hairs does it take to make a beard. If someone answers 500, the next question becomes: But how about 499? That’s only one hair’s difference. Why can’t that be a beard? If you allow it, then why not 498, and on and on. So how many boxes need to be checked to lead a fully privileged life?

MLK And Podhoretz: Two Classic Essays Still Relevant Today

In fact, Podhoretz claims, this emphasis on victim culture has undermined the very “habits and behaviors that are essential to the achievement of independence and self-respect, and it has thereby helped consign three generations of black kids to the underclass while contributing to the immiseration of countless black lives.” Affirmative Action, instead of promoting integration, has instead brought about self-imposed segregation on college campuses and in the workplace.

The Reading Of Books Is Now A Cudgel In The Ongoing War On Excellence

Similarly, I don’t know if Rodgers was trolling the Mannings, but the Twitter mob’s response reveals that they take Rodger’s literary tastes quite literally, so their response is fair game. And their response is essentially to dehumanize Rodgers. Why? Because of the books he reads. How shallow. How ignorant and stupid. How Progressive.

Some Accept Responsibility While Others Slink Away

That can be a ponderous weight, indeed. Existentialists in particular emphasize the singular individual as the one making ethical decisions and bearing full responsibility. Hence the emphasis of existentialists on guilt and dread experienced by those whose decisions – sometimes lack of decisions – lead to tragic and heart-rending results.

One Of The Drivers Behind Our Society’s Woes: We Are Surrounded By Immoral Literary Fiction

After moderate success with novels like The Resurrection and The Wreckage of Agathon, Gardner found fame with the immensely popular Grendel, a telling of the Beowulf saga from the monster’s point of view, and The Sunlight Dialogues, in which a hippie-like character conveying Mesopotamian myths disrupts the lives of various townspeople much as was happening in the urban tumult of the late 1960s.

The Problem Is The Ideology: Progressive Dreams Lead To Chaos

American citizens have had enough of the abstract theories of the “anointed” and their unconstrained pipedreams of what they think a Just society is and ought to be. We’ve had enough of their fanciful theories of how society should be drastically changed, re-ordered and imposed from the top down.

The Biblical Roots Of Anti-Semitism: Jew-Hatred And Its Origins

There is another group, the Essenes, quite out of the mainstream but nonetheless influential, who gather themselves around the Dead Sea community at Qumran. They believe other Jewish groups had corrupted Jerusalem and the Temple and thus seek to isolate themselves in a more barren place conducive to spiritual seeking with strict dietary rules and a celibate lifestyle.

We Dare Not Forget Hitler And The Jews

So, when activists in the BDS movement say they are critical not of Jews, but of Zionism, it would be fruitful to ask of just what form of Zionism are they critical. If they bother to answer at all, what they say will likely be superficial and have little to do with Zionism as it actually existed historically or exists today.

What Can We Conclude From The Rittenhouse Saga? America Needs A Lesson In Civics

Pay attention to how space is used in a typical American court, where the judge is always placed higher than any other person in the courtroom. The jury generally is placed in the second highest position. The witness stand is often raised a step or two. As for the prosecutor, defense attorney and defendant, they are equally at ground level, though the prosecutor, representing the state, almost always is placed between the jury and the defendant to protect the jury, again symbolically.

Religion, Spirituality, And Tolerance – Part III

Being tolerant is not possible if one’s religious views are grounded in a revelation that dismisses in the most heinous ways those outside that religious community. A centrally important part of tolerance is to be able to maintain a faithful skepticism about that which is revealed in one’s own religious tradition.

Patrick Leahy Is Retiring, And It’s About Damn Time

His participation in the “Saturday Night Massacre” during the whole Watergate saga was explained in a rational way to show the danger facing the Justice Dept. Though hesitant to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and saying he would quit were he to do so, he eventually acceded to requests from Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. He did so to save the Justice Dept. and the country.

Religion, Spirituality, And Tolerance – Part II

Sometimes the quest for spirituality can take bizarre – and even dangerous – forms. In another Internet group dealing with the intersection of medicine and spirituality, those same “New Age” ideas that appear to have taken over the religious section of bookstores seem poised to take a run at Western allopathic medicine as well.

Religion, Spirituality, And Tolerance – Part I

It is accurate to say that Jews, Christians and Muslims all point to the same God in worship – the God of Abraham. The problem is that each group, and groups within each group, have varying interpretations of God’s activity in human affairs. The troubling issue is that all three religions consider themselves “revealed” religion, that God is “self-revealing” through the prophets and messengers.

Critical Race Theory: From Whence Did It Come?

Ultimately, CRT will fall of its own accord because of discordant facts and because of its internal incoherence, as has already happened to Marxism. In the meantime, though, it is used as an ideological hammer to re-shape people’s – and school kids’ – idea of society and of what constitutes justice.

Remembering The Yesterdays Written In The Book Of Life

It is no accident that the root word of “decide” means “to kill,” hence words like homicide, fratricide, suicide, etc. To decide on a path is, in effect, to kill other options that one has as a youth. Like Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” to choose a certain path where “way leads on to way” is a luminous moment in one’s life, a moment which “has made all the difference.”

Racist And Anti-Semitic Professors: When Will Rutgers University Respond?

So quick is Rutgers when responding to injustice and racial animus that it disinvited her, apparently without bothering to investigate the claims in the petition. For her part, Daftari said the petition was made up of “baseless allegations and falsified quotes.” After some blowback from the media, the university decided to go into Public Relations mode and contacted her to say the talk was merely “postponed” and asking that a new date be set.

Joe Biden Has a Very Quirky Notion of Freedom

Personally, my wife and I have been vaccinated. We chose to. I exercised my freedom to choose what I believe is best for me. That’s a far cry from Biden’s refusal to allow free choice in such a personal matter, especially given the efficacy of immune protection for those who have already experienced the virus. Not to mention the special medical conditions of some people such that it mitigates against their using the vaccine.