Two battles were joined this week, one on Capital Hill and another at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (the symbolic core of which is known as Bascom Hill). In both cases, free men who refused to be cowed struck back at overreaching tyrants. (a) The Battle of Capitol Hill As the Republicans and Democrats squared off on spending, World War II and Korean War vets were making their way to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flights, a charitable program to bring these folks to see the memorials to service members who fought in those wars. Many are aged and infirm -- especially those who
Re. Bascom Hill, there is obviously rampant, malignant Leftist madness afoot on our college campuses. Comparisons to the Chinese Cultural Revolution seem alarmingly apropos. And when we hear that half of all college grads can´t find work these days, perhaps there´s more to it than just a bad economy.
WWII vets and a university TA. God bless ´em! Hearing truth is a powerful thing. It makes us think. It makes us reason. It makes us free. When I see or hear examples of truth being told I am so proud. It takes courage to stand up to the Marxocrats and their fellow travelers because they are vicious and will extract their pound of flesh. Everytime an American stands up to this tyranny, it gives us hope that all is not lost. Standing for freedom in an Obama world may cost you but the rewards are worth it. God bless anyone who stands against the tyranny of this administration. There really are more of us than there are of them. We are a free people. Never foret it. It is our birthright.
I knew that the universities were bad.....but I never imagined them to be this bad. I spent 4 years working on campuses in the 90´s....I see that a lot has changed.
Somehow, we have to regain control of higher learning and immediately apply common sense, actual history and logic, or the republic is doomed. Least we forget that many leftists revolutions are spawned on college campuses.
Like the diversity forums at U of Wisconsin, the Common Core curriculum discussed in an earlier post is merely disguised national indoctrination.
The all-out national assault by Leftists on every institution in this country has gained a foothold, but it´s not yet carved in stone. We have a chance to roll back the Red tide if only we make ourselves aware aware of what is going on in academe from K thru grad school. Then we fight it.
Thank you, Clarice, for this article that pinpoints with such clarity and precision the character and personality of this nasty little man. Obama, of course - who else? He´s running the show, and we all know it.
Thank you – thank you!, Clarice Feldman, for two outstanding exposés.
The e-mail reprinted from Jason Morgan, the TA was chilling and infuriating. At the same time, reading that such a wonderful and courageous young man is refusing, "to bow to intellectual tyranny and mandatory radicalism”, is overwhelmingly heartening and heartwarming.
Jason Morgan is indeed a hero – God bless him and encourage him and all of those like him.
I watched Hannity with a group of "college kids". The robot from harvard was so indoctrinated, and not an attractive person, that God help us if he ever gets into the mainstream of life whether business or government!! The total arrogance he perpetuated in view that he was in fact "educated at harvard" was appalling and very disconcerting!
A couple of "nuggets" jumped out at me: "...he (Obama) made clear that he didn´t understand the difference between liability and collision insurance." Seriously??? Heck...any sixteen-year old kid with a spanky new drivers license knows THAT.
If you think Obama is losing the first battle because of his petulant, spiteful handling of the national park shutdowns, think again. The complaints I´m hearing come from people who blame congress for not doing its job. We fell down the rabbit hole long ago.
While this reads like two articles, #12, there really is an important connection. Namely, what we´re seeing in the petulant shutdowns of the monuments is the present, but the Kafkaesque travails of Jason Morgan is our future. You won´t just be obstructed from going to monuments, you´ll even be harassed for THINKING of them.
Communism (and that´s what this is, not socialism) is all about total control of the individual. What you do. Where you go. What you say. What you think. It all belongs to them. And contrary to the common definition of communism, it has less to do with the control of the means of production (which is actually just a by-product) than about the total control of the individual.
We are in fact in the early stages of a communist takeover. They are merely doing a "sound check" right now to see how compliant we will be.
These are but two examples of the apparent opinion on he left of their position in this country.
It used to be that the hard core leftists, like the politicians and academia in this article, went out of their way to deny their true intent. Now, they are so sure of their power that they have given up all pretense, and are willing to openly force their world upon us. They believe they can finally close the deal.
Our WWII vets, and a student in the belly of the beast, have said "enough!".
Oh how I loved Morgan´s Homeric references. Get me this scholar; I need him for an intellectual pet even though I can´t pay him what he is worth. The proles will off him somehow, we predict, and the pols will scourge him. But for one shining example of ´´we ain´t taking it no more´´ brilliance, he excels.
No one aside from us has ever heard of Clarice. However, Joe Pags has a talk show millions can tune into. Yest. he asked callers to relate their closings, from the fishing on the Carolina outer banks, football teams, the Grand Canyon to a bed & breakfast ( Rush & Hannity are helping ). As is becoming clear, any property remotely connected to the feds is being ridiculously ´enforced´. Our biggest problem, as usual, is that the rest of the media will NOT report any of this. Keep the public in the dark and feed them ___. We the informed are learning just how much the feds own and how much force they can exert.
Little barry is not stupid or a tyrant, he is seriously mentally ill. Nowadays when I think of barry I hear the song "Lather" by Jefferson Airplane playing. For those of you too young to remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVstafKZDYY
This is a brilliant writing. Clarice Feldman is one of the best. Two seemingly separate subjects combine to show the incredible petty, powerful, downward communist style pressure on both our elderly decorated warriors and a young, super bright Teachers Assistant. Both suffer crazed quietly established propaganda policies. WWII vets plan a year ahead for a special memorial trip, only to be barred from entry. A teacher of ancient Japanese history is pressured to bow to contemporary sexual fetishes. The only thing missing from Feldman’s superb message is this reminder: it is time for all her readers, all our L dotters, to begin reading up on the brutal techniques, the propaganda rules of communism. Last week, lucianne.com ran an amazing article by Monica Showalter, of Investors Business Daily, on the subject of Lenin´s early rules of communist propaganda. The most chilling was Lenin´s own quotes on how he murdered, mass hangings of innocent peasants simply to create horror and fear among the peasants, those same masses he openly despised. Has a familiar ring to it, remembering the steady flow of mass killings of innocents taking place here and now. And these killings deliver the instant opportunity for the Feinsteins, Schumers and Rieds to propagandize, ban, confiscate, control the guns of all honest law abiding citizens. It makes one wonder if those killings are not all planned simply for the purpose of putting fear into the minds of the masses, to add anti gun pressure.
Clarice Feldman´s words are pure brain candy. And here she also gives us the pleasure of reading Jason Morgan. The pleasure of their written words is akin to that which we felt listening to the spoken words of Ted Cruz during his superb speech.
But there is a problem here. And that problem is perhaps best summed up in the Maryland state motto:
Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, Womanly words)
[Now don´t get all hissy on me. We´ve thrashed this out before in Maryland. The motto comes from the Calvert family, and the "Womanly words" are best thought of as diplomacy, mediation. In any case, we have a wimp, PC version: "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." End digression.]
With all due respect to the writers and speakers mentioned here, we are well past the point of "parole femine." It is now time for some well-advised "Fatti maschii."
#15, I too saw that Hannity student forum program Friday night. The producer should be fired... The Leftists were committed and articulate, albeit misinformed and/or lying. Meanwhile the Conservative/Republican students were tentative and far less assertive and articulate... One embarrassingly so. The Lefties should have been forcefully challenged a number of times, and weren´t. I wrote Hannity about this, thanking him for the show, but requesting significant improvements in the future.
´´The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they´re ignorant; it´s just that they know so much that isn´t so.´´ --- Ronald Reagan
I was told at Mass this morning that the priest who says Sunday Mass at the Air Station here in Beaufort, SC was told he´d not be compensated because he´d been furloughed. If any priest volunteered to perform the sacrifice of Mass, he´d be arrested! I ask you, how is this different from Nazi Germany?
#35 Who is the honcho that issued that order? The left has been telling us for years that there is a separation between church and state and we must obey that part of the Constitution.
So, why now is "state" getting involved in "church" matters? I guess the Constitution is only relevant when it suits the needs of the Left. Also, if a volunteer isn´t concerned about being paid by the government, why should he be arrested for volunteering to do his job without pay?
This will really confuse the lo-infos as well as smart people.
He has no ability to freelance his way through this... TOTUS can´t help him here. He´s over his head not only in debt and invective, but also in trying to improvise in dealing with a grassroots movement.
Luckily Boehner is proving to be more sure-footed... but it helps when O-Bomber looks dumber than Jesse Jack-Ass...
I agree with another poster insofar as the email from the Wisconsin student runs way too long for me to care about... excessive detail there. I skipped through it... but the intention is good.
Growing up in Lily-White northern NH, i didn´t form much of an opinion of our very very few and very very cold negroes. Sounded poorly spoken, but worked hard... they had to; like us all, to survive.
Selling important encyclopedia (Big B) in very dark Grove Hall district in Boston, during University days (and nights), i had few sales that weren´t taken over by my so-called supervisor. But, those negroes wanted to learn for their kids. At least i thought so. They were trying.
Today, looking at the behavior, decisions and lies of our first genuine black President and his largely black staff and appointments, i am not so sure they are trying or capable. Perhaps they are not yet ready for prime time. If this is their best guy, he doesn´t seem like much more than an old union longshoreman from San Pedro, who used to haggle and scream about Gov. Reagan´s threat to the working man...
OK, as a Warton grad, i don´t expect that any Harvard dude with attitude knows much about either the Venona Intercepts, Milton Friedman´s advice to Reagan, or even JFK´s tax reductions to reverse the near-war recession he necessitated as Krushoff´s plebe-boy.
But, just because a leader may have Marxist intent, doesn´t mean he isn´t also very stupid. O´s frozen ideological and theological preferences will likely be his undoing.
As long as it isn´t our undoing.
After all, Alinsky´s playbook, Rules for Radicals, is still freely available on the net.
When the Pelosi-Reid-Obama troika triumphantly celebrated cramming through the ACA (Affordable Care Act) over majority sentiment, they crowed that this was the president´s signature achievement and ACA soon took on the name of its creator, ObamaCare. Though not one of them, nor any of the Democrats in the Senate who voted it into law uni-partisanly had read it, they all assured us that we´d grow to really, really like it. Boy, were they wrong.
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A great deal of attention has been focused on the political fallout that Democrats in Congress will face because of their support for ObamaCare. Beyond video of Mary Landrieu in 2009 saying just what Obama was saying about people being allowed to keep their old health plans, surely the video of Nancy Pelosi that we had to "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" ought to be part of any Republican´s campaign against Democrats in the congressional midterm elections.
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