You are the Someone | Belmont Club: "The West is filled with millions of people like Alex, all of them waiting for Someone. They are the product of a multi-decade campaign to deliberately empty people of their culture; to actually make them ashamed of it. They were purposely drained of God, country, family like chickens so they could be stuffed with the latest narrative of the progressive meme machine. The Gramscian idea was to produce a blank slate upon which the Marxist narrative could be written.The first thing that must strike any outside observer is that Socialism, in its developed form is a theory confined entirely to the middle classes. The typical Socialist is not, as tremulous old ladies imagine, a ferocious-looking working man with greasy overalls and a raucous voice. He is either a youthful snob-Bolshevik who in five years’ time will quite probably have made a wealthy marriage and been converted to Roman Catholicism; or, still more typically, a prim little man with a white-collar job, usually a secret teetotaller and often with vegetarian leanings, with a history of Nonconformity behind him, and, above all, with a social position which he has no intention of forfeiting."
Too bad for the Gramscians that the Islamists are beating them to the empty sheets of paper. And they are better at it too. Maybe the old Bolsheviks could have given ISIS a run for its money, but today’s liberals have declined from their sires. George Orwell observed the takeover of hardcore Bolshevism by the periphery in the 1930s.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE HIGH PRICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS: Consider Tesla. The purchaser of each Tesla Model S th…: "AKA, “The Drawbridge Effect,” as James Delingpole dubbed it: “You’ve made your money. Now the very last thing you want is for all those trashy middle class people below you to have a fair shot at getting as rich as you are. That’s why you want to make energy more expensive by opposing Keystone XL; why you’re all for environmental land sequestration (because you already own your exclusive country property); and Agenda 21 – which will make all Americans poorer, but you not so much, because you’ve enough cash to cushion you from the higher taxes and regulation with which the greenies want to hamstring the economy.”"
Posted by Bob at 12:45 PM
Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies Under Obamacare « CBS DC: "“The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange established by the State’ it means ‘Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government.’ That is of course quite absurd, and the Court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so,” Scalia wrote. Scalia added, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ It is hard to come up with a clearer way to limit tax credits to state Exchanges than to use the words ‘established by the State.’ And it is hard to come up with a reason to include the words ‘by the State’ other than the purpose of limiting credits to state Exchanges.”"
Posted by Bob at 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Charleston shooter Dylann Roof’s ‘manifesto’ revealed on ‘Last Rhodesian’ website | Daily Mail Online: "Roof says that East Asians could be 'allies' and some South Americans are 'worth saving'
Said Jews count as whites but wants to 'destroy Jewish identity'
Wished he could 'turn every Jew blue' to emphasize that they are different
Also contained stash of photographs showing Roof pointing a gun, posing with a Confederate flag and burning the Stars and Stripes"
And apparently he couldn't find Robert Byrd to help him.
Oh, and Sheriff Joe is going to protect his local black churches. That should make the progs heads spin.
Posted by Bob at 2:09 PM
Friday, June 19, 2015
Ace of Spades HQ: "Well we are in the Crazy Times. But the good news is that they won't last. Because they can't. The bad news is something will eventually bring the Crazy Times to an end and if we're lucky it'll just be very unpleasant."
Posted by Bob at 9:51 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Why The Left Needs Climate Change: "Try this out as a thought experiment: what would happen if, tomorrow morning, we had definitive proof that catastrophic climate change was impossible, wasn’t happening, and would never happen. Would Al Gore breathe a big sigh of relief and say—“Well good; now we can go back to worrying about smoking, or bad inner city schools, or other persistent, immediate problems.”
Of course not. The general reaction from environmentalists and the left would be a combination of outrage and despair. The need to believe in oneself as part of the agency of human salvation runs deep for leftists and environmentalists who have made their obsessions a secular religion. And humanity doesn’t need salvation if there is no sin in the first place. Hence human must be sinners—somehow—in need of redemption from the left."
Posted by Bob at 10:17 AM
Friday, June 12, 2015
Fascism and Communism – sister ideologies [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "This morning’s history lesson:"
Posted by Bob at 11:26 PM