Don’t Write off a GOP November Yet

Republicans could soar this election year thanks to their massive tax cut or sink if voters are swayed by stock market’s fluctuations and fear of downward spiral.

Source: Economy offers political promise and peril for Democrats’ bid to win back power – The Washington Post

Or, Republicans could soar if the House Democratic Caucus insists on retaining Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader and presumptive Speaker.

Indeed, one is compelled to wonder how many more Americans would tick the box next to the Democratic candidate if the Dems would simply shed their tired, pedantic old-school progressives in favor of someone more inspiring and less, well, scolding.

 

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Easy, Pentagon

The military is currently eroding under cuts from the Budget Control Act.

Source: Rebuilding the Military Comes With a Price Tag. But the Price of Waiting Is Higher.

Yes, the military needs rebuilding. But not with gold-plated white elephant programs and outdated weapons systems sucking up the lion’s share of the budget.

We need to start rebuilding the military by rebuilding procurement and by taking a flamethrower to the military-industrial-congressional iron triangle that is turning the military that won WWII into the one that lost at Dien Bien Phu.

The Red Line on White Power

Photo from WIkipedia. Using a CC Attribution license.

True conservatives want no truck with white supremacists.

White supremacy – indeed, ethnic chauvinism of any ilk – is reactionary in both nature and origin.

To be a white supremacist is to be a reactionary, not only opposed to progress but desirous that the march of progress be reversed.

For the record, this author and this blog want no truck with reactionaries, and that includes the hate-spewing rabble who continue to treasure a vision of an America dominated by any faith, gender, or ethnic group.

 

Protecting the Un-scum

Facebook confirms it’s suspending the accounts of women who call men “scum” in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals that have sparked the #MeToo conversation on social media and beyond.

Source: Facebook defends blocking women who call men ‘scum’ – Tech News | The Star Online

 

I support feminism to the point that I once called myself a feminist. I maintain that gender balance in all aspects of society is not only a necessary precondition to a just civilization, it is also the antidote to many social ills that plague traditional patriarchies, whether in the workplace, the statehouse, or the home.

But when feminism crosses the line into misandry, when it engages in or tolerates behavior that incites hatred against the male gender as a whole, feminism mocks its own goals and becomes unsupportable.

There are many men who are deserving of the worst unflattering epithets known to language. But to draw from that fact the conclusion that “men are scum” (or worse) is to put us all on a pathway to oppression and injustice from which no person would be safe.

Misandry disguised as feminism is hypocrisy. Facebook was right to take the actions that it did.

Yes, They Really Do Despise Their Civilization | The American Conservative

Thank God that the deracinated, de-Christianized EU elite plan to integrate Turkey into the European Union did not work. And if I were a Turk, I would thank Allah for preserving my Islamic country from that fate too. Elites in both countries wish to deny the religious basis of their respective cultures, and pretend that we’re all a bunch of universalists. We’re not, and never will be.

Rod Dreher,
Yes, They Really Do Despise Their Civilization
The American Conservative