You may have found Hillary’s Strategy to defeat ISIS a little vague, as it amounted to: “ISIS is bad. We should defeat ISIS. It’s not Islam’s fault.” But fortunately, there are some others on the left with more nuanced approaches:
Macho posturing will only make matters worse. Which, of course, is exactly what one learns in the practice of meditation. It is possible to coexist with difficult emotions and set down the burden of trying to make them go away.
Bernie Sanders, not Clinton or Trump, will refrain from sending more Americans back to failed counterinsurgency wars in the Middle East…. The willingness of Bernie Sanders to move beyond the traditional American paradigm of continual war, in the hopes of ending continual terror, is why Sanders has the right formula to defeat ISIS.
This is what passes for Very Deep Thought on the Progressive Left.
Bear in mind, Bernie Sanders also famously stated that Global Warming causes terrorism. The Democrats are much more eager to fight Global Warming than terrorism because it involves doing stuff they want to do any way; expand Government control, dismantle capitalism, and redistribute wealth. It’s the geopolitical equivalent of blowing off your math homework because you’d rather hang out with the Drama Club.
This might be satire, but satire looks an awful lot like stuff Progressives actually believe, these days. Apparently, the Eighties-Era John Hughes movie “Sixteen Candles” is racist and promotes date rape. Thus, it must be censored and banned.
The racism and sexism in Hughes’ movie is so over-the-top I have to hope any teens watching it today would view it as a shocking, old-timey artifact. Perhaps most glaringly, there’s Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe), the Chinese foreign exchange student whose every mention is accompanied by the sound of a gong.
I stand by my prediction that a day will come when all pre-Obama film and television will be censored and banned as “culturally insensitive” and subversive. Here’s a few other things that might be banned.
- Some Like It Hot -Classic Comedy, offensive to transgendereds, celebrates alcohol abuse, depicts violent gun play, and furthers the patriarchal narrative that women want to get married to men.
- The Wizard of Oz - Offensively and derisively portrays little people and Wiccan-Americans.
- Seven Samurai and all other Akira Kurosawa films – Because they encourage other directors to culturally appropriate them.
- ‘Roots’ – Depictions of slavery may be traumatic or trigeering to African-Americans
- Bosom Buddies - Tom Hanks small screen debut is offensive to the transgendereds.
- Die Hard - Promotes the offensive ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ myth that liberals despise; also portrays Government authority figures as less competent than individuals with initiative.
- All episodes of M*A*S*H - Hawkeye was a serial sexual harasser, the show portrays Asians as violent people who don’t speak English very well, depicts Middle-Eastern transvestites as mentally unstable and dishonest, and to cap it all off, early seasons featured an African-American character called ‘Spear-Chucker.”
- Also, White Chicks, for reasons that should be obvious.
Have you ever noticed that
- Progressives hate Conservatives who want to defend and protect the US Constitution, but support Islamists who want to impose Sharia law.
- Progressives hate Christian Conservatives for maintaining that real marriage is between a man and a woman; but they acquiesce in the face of Islamists who throw gays from rooftops.
- Progressives support a candidate who insists that Islam has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with terorrism, but who is proud to name Republicans as her enemies.
- Progressives claim that to oppose Government subsidies for birth control amounts to a literal “War on Women” and “Rape Culture,” but they support Islamists who punish women who’ve been raped by stoning them to death.
It’s not a coincidence that Progressives and Islamists are an awful lot alike. The fundamentals of both ideologies are the same:
Neither believes in free speech, as progressives put clamps on expression wherever they can, especially in higher education, by forbidding outside speakers to lecture and by doubling down on trigger warnings, microaggressions, miniscule free speech zones, and “safe places” for suffering souls overcome with a case of the vapors after being exposed to a dissident thought. Meanwhile, Islamist punishments for blasphemy are unforgiving, brutal, and nefarious.
I remind you that Progressives have suggested that people should be sent to prison for questioning Global Warming, and that those who have opposed gay marriage have lost their jobs and livelihoods.
Further, secular progressives and radical Islamists hold America in contempt, and they favor rule by an unaccountable elite – an administrative-bureaucratic class of experts, in the progressive case, a vision that has lurked in the progressive imagination since Teddy Roosevelt’s days, while Muslims insist on obeisance to sharia enforced by religious overseers. Both aspire to totalitarian rule under dictatorships of those who are self-selected by political or religious criteria. These presiding masters are radically anti-modern and yearn to establish or recreate primeval societies based on apocalyptic rants of environmental cultists on the one hand and atavistic seventh-century radicals on the other. Both movements lie habitually, with the assurance that deception is justified by the needs of their religious-political movements, and with the assurance of never having to face the consequences of their words and actions. Finally, both are supported by very large segments of their societies.
The Progressive Mentality in a Nutshell. *I* don’t like it, so *you* should not be allowed to have it.
District Mayor Muriel Bowser said that she does not favor changing Washington’s strict gun control laws to let people defend themselves from an “active shooter” because “I don’t like guns.”
Easy for her to say; she is constantly surrounded by armed, taxpayer-provided security.
Every major holiday unleashes a flood of articles from left-wing blogs advising their readers “How to Survive the Holidays,” and their horrible, horrible families. (Mostly by telling them to inject left-wing politics and Obama Talking Points into every family occasion.)
And many, many more
Note the language. Not “How to engage” but “How to survive.” Because, I guess all those Heteronormative Microagression Triggers and contrary opinions are too much for the Special Snowflakes to even live through.
“Thanksgiving dinner is stressful for just about everybody…” reads one of them. No, it isn’t. For normal psychological together people, it’s just about eating and giving thanks. Is that why leftists hate it? Because gratitude is a difficult thing for the spoiled, entitled, and perpetually aggrieved?
Why do leftists need this? It almost makes the members of the left come off as horrible, dysfunctional people, hostile to their flesh-and-blood kin, and incapable of normal, human interaction without guidance from their ideological peer group.
The FBI’s Terror Watch List violates civil rights, and is a masterwork of bureaucratic malfeasance according to numerous left-wing sources and the Obama Justice Department.
New York Times:
- The FBI Terror Watch List contains outdated, inaccurate, and uncorraborated information.
- The FBI does not remove names from the Terror Watch List even after they have been investigated and cleared.
- The process for putting a person on the Terror Watch list violates civil liberties and “core American values.”
- No objective criteria or standards exist for including someone on the list; it is entirely subjective and subject to bureaucratic whim.
- There is no due process, no opportunity to challenge inclusion on the list. Because the list is secret, persons listed on it are not allowed to know they are on it. Nor is there a process for contesting inclusion on the list. The Government will not share its criteria for putting individuals on the list because of National Security.
- The Terror Watch list contains over 1.5 million names, the great majority of whom have not been charged with a crime, much less a crime of terror.
- According to a Justice Department review, there was no justification for at least 35% of the people being on the list.
- The Terror Watch list is “a massive, virtually standardless government watchlisting scheme that ensnares innocent people and encourages racial and religious profiling.”
- Many of the people on the list are not suspected terrorists, but just “non-investigative subjects” who might know something about a suspected terrorist. Yet, they are profiled the same way as a suspected terrorist.
Then, about a week ago, the Democrat Left figured out that the Terror Watch List was an ideal vehicle for implementing gun control. All of a sudden, the entire left agrees that it is okay to deny people the right to self-defense based on a flawed, outdated, inaccurate, arbitrary, and completely subjective list drawn up by Government bureaucrats in secret with no due process and no appeals.
So, here we are two days from Thanksgiving and by odd coincidence, that other Turkey is in the news. That other Turkey shot down a Russian military jet overnight, which may have been prompted by Russia attacking the oil shipments Turkey has been receiving from ISIS-held territory in Iraq. (That Turkey’s population has a certain amount of sympathy for the Islamist cause is not much of a secret.) Since other news sites are all over this, there’s probably no need to get into it here, unless there’s a gay angle.
Guess what, there’s totally a gay angle. It has to do with the Turkish Army. Turks can still avoid military service by claiming to be gay, but the Government has always demanded proof.
Turkey makes it difficult for potential conscriptees to avoid the draft, generally making exceptions only for those who are sick, disabled or homosexual. To receive an exemption based on their sexuality, men must publicly declare they are gay — a declaration that ensures discrimination will follow them for the rest of their lives. It’s either that, or they must successfully hide their gay identity for a year.
Last week, however, the military silently amended the most controversial provisions in the regulation. Doctors will now merely observe the behaviors homosexuals display and the verbal declarations they make.
By not electing the lecherous creep David Vitter to Governor of Louisiana, Republicans demonstrated that they, at least, will not elect a bad man to higher office just for the sake of clinging to power.
Now, for some contrast:
- California Democrat Gavin Newsom, who had an extra-marital affair with the wife of one of his aides, is strongly favored to win his party’s nomination for Governor and hence the Governor’s office in that one-party state.
- Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy, re-elected to office six times despite being complicit in the death of one of his aides and sexually assaulting a waitress at La Brasserie restaurant with fellow (also multiply-re-elected) Democrat creep, Chris Dodd of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Democrat Gerry Studds, re-elected nine times after admitting that he molested a 16-year-old Congressional page.
- Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, allowed a boy-toy to run a prostitution business from his condo, fixed his boy-toy’s parking tickets, and later had an undisclosed relationship with an executive in a government eneterprise his committee was in charge of regulating. Also, re-elected.
- Bill Clinton, perpetrator of sexual assault on Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey; hero and scion of the Democrat Party.
Some giggling leftist brownshirts vandalized some guys pickup because it had a Confederate flag. Taking their cue from the leadership of the Democrat Party, they thought they were completely justified in vandalizing the other person’s property because he offended them. Judge Judy smacked them down the way we only wish college administrators would smack down the crybullies at Yale and Missouri.
“You three are a bunch of morons,” Sheindlin told the defendants. “You don’t vandalize someone else’s property because you don’t like what it says. That’s not America.”
“You may disagree with the statement but the response to that is not to vandalize somebody else’s property.”
The smirking bullying buttheads later admit that they lied about finding the flag on the ground. Because leftists lie about everything. They can’t help it.
Cops in North Carolina held a “Turn In Your Guns” event and netted 1 BB gun and 1 knife. Oh, they also got a thousand pledges not to be violent from people who were probably not inclined to be violent anyway.
At the other end of the country, the next Governor of California, the lecherous creep Gavin Newsom, said something that is awesome in its pure stupidness. In the event of a mass shooting or a terrorist attack, it’s better if the victims are disarmed, because someone might get hurt if they start shooting back at the terrorists. I am not making this up.
The Democrats are also distributing a phony talking point that the NRA wants to arm terrorists. This is patently stupid and false. What the Democrats are calling for is to premptively deny civil rights to people based on Government profiling. The NRA opposes this. Also, remember, a lot of Leftist Democrats would like to label the NRA a “Terrorist Organization.” You could make, I would bet, an interesting Venn diagram of Democrats who say the NRA is a terrorist organization and Democrats who wouldn’t give the same label to Hamas or Hezbollah, with Obama being in the middle of that intersection.
A big reason we don’t trust that the antigun left when they say “We only want a few reasonable gun restrictions” is because they lie about everything else, why would they not be lying about their true intent?
Democrats have come under criticism for refusing to label the people who killed 40 people in Beirut last Thursday, 130 people in Paris last Friday, and 28 People in Mali this morning as “Radical Islamists” or “Islamic Extremists.”
Put on the defensive, Democrats have responded with a propaganda commercial accusing Republicans of hating Mohammedans.
The problem is that no Republican has accused all Mohammedans of being terrorists. The Democrats couldn’t even find one quote from any Republican to distort in their ad into making this accusation. Republican candidates for president have been extremely careful to draw a distinction between “Radical” Mohammedans and non-violent Mohammedans.
The only people who aren’t making this distinction are the Democrats. Thus, the Democrats imply, through their propaganda ad, that there is no distinction to be made between Islamic Terrorists and All Muslims. Republicans say, “We want to keep terrorists out and defeat Islamic Extremism.” Democrats say, “You just attacked all Muslims.”
Ipso Facto, Democrats have just said that Mohammedans are radicals and terrorists
An alpha feminist kindergarten teacher in Washington State won’t allow boys to play with Legos in her classes, because feminism.
The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos.
“I always tell the boys, ‘You’re going to have a turn,’” Keller told the Review. “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, when hell freezes over’ in my head.”
President Hillary will probably make her Secretary of Education.
This woman is being praised by the left as a secular folk hero for bravely standing up for her right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her drivers license photo.
I think she’s a couple tacos short of a combo meal.
I got $50 that says she believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming.
The Huffington Post slipped and let us know what they really thought, then memory-holed it.
Do you still think the Progressive Left isn’t feminizing the Culture?
As part of a study of 2,412 people (50pc men and 50pc women), male participants were asked if they frequently suffered the same common side effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that women experience during their menstrual cycle, including tiredness, cramps and increased sensitivity.
And whilst 26 per cent of men revealed that they did experience these feelings on a regular basis, perhaps a more shocking statistic is that 58pc of their female partners believed them.
I believe the politically correct thing to do is to indulge their delusions and provide them with tampons, pints of ice cream, and reruns of HBO’s ‘Girls.’
Imagine this: The haggard survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse are holed up in the ruins of their redoubt, approached by a herd of shambling zombies who want to eat their brains. The leaders grimly draw their weapons and prepare to dispatch the threat.
Suddenly, a chunky woman in a poncho and a bad haircut jumps between the men with guns and the zombies. “No, you mustn’t,” she insists. “That’s what the Zombies *want* you to do!”
This is precisely the behavior of the American Left as represented by Sally Kohn, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and… naturally… MSDNC.
This is the infantile psychology of the left at work. If they think that terrorists want you to do X, it doesn’t matter if X is the most reasonable course of action for stopping the terrorists, and that the terrorists would be irrational to *want* us to bomb them or to *want* us to stop taking in communities of “refugees” they can easily infiltrate to bring us harm. We must not do X.
The Left also… for all of their supposed wisdom about “what ISIS really wants” is ignoring or pretending not to believe what ISIS is actually doing and saying what they want… to come to the west and kill as many infidels as possible.
They seem to treat this whole matter as if it is a game; not as though lives and civilization itself are at stake.
I can’t say if this is legit, or just internet-pseudo-psychology, but it seems to explain everything from Obama’s constant hostility toward those who disagree with him, to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, to #BlackLivesMatter #YesAllWomen and #SpoiledCollegeBrats, down to the behavior of comment-trolls.
Does anyone care to dispute this?
“No one, other than the Butcher Assad and the unspeakable al-Baghdadi, is as responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria as is President Obama. No one has committed more sins of omission, no one has so ruthlessly sacrificed the well-being of Syria’s people for his own ends, as the man in the White House. In all the world, only President Obama had the ability to do anything significant to prevent this catastrophe; in all the world no one turned his back so coldly and resolutely on the suffering Syrians as the man who sits in the White House today—a man who is now lecturing his fellow citizens on what he insists is their moral inferiority before his own high self-esteem.”
The Portlandia City Council demonstrates the fanaticism and weapons-grade-stupidity of the Gaia Cult.
Portland’s city council unanimously approved a resolution Friday effectively preventing any new gas stations from being built.
The city’s resolution prevents the construction of new facilities to transport or store oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas within Portland, Ore.
“Our work is not done yet, but we feel that with this unanimous vote, there is good chance that the codifying language is going to be strong and signal to the fossil fuel industry that Portland is not open for their business” Adriana Voss-Andreae, director of a local environmental group, told the left-wing news site Climate Progress.
Environmentalists claim the resolution is a huge victory over energy interests. Not passing the resolution would have been “apocalyptic” according to activists, because Portland is an important crossroad for the global energy trade and contains several oil refineries and pipelines.
Does anyone see, now, that the stereotype of the Democrat Left as anti-business, environmental extremist fanatics ia more than a little bit justified?