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And This Is Why They Call It MSLSD

Posted by V the K at 2:47 pm - December 31, 2015.
Filed under: Socialism in America

2015 as seen on the Official Network of the American Left:

 

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What’s Next? Predictions and Resolutions

Posted by V the K at 8:10 am - December 31, 2015.
Filed under: Uncategorized

So, after three posts of looking back at 2015, it’s time to look ahead a bit. So, here’s a handful of can’t miss predictions:

  • Hillary Clinton — whose history of enabling sexual predators goes back decades – will attack her Republican/Third Party rival as “anti-woman.”
  • The Republicans, having completely sold out and fully-funded the Obama Agenda through 2018 — will now go back to playing Pretend Opposition for the election year, perhaps even passing bills they know Obama will veto to try and fool the yokels into thinking they are a legitimate opposition party. Republican leadership has more or less admitted this is the plan.
  • The Cry-Bullies, #BlackLivesMatterers, and Social Justice Wankers will be even more outrageous next year than this year. I would not be surprised to see #BlackLivesMatter activists demand separate drinking fountains and lunch counters as part of the ‘Safe Space’ campaign.
  • Obama will take “Executive Action” on gun control that will, naturally, target law abiding gun owners and not the gang bangers that killed 390 in Chicago and 343 in Baltimore this past year. BTW: the State People’s Republic of California will begin confiscating guns beginning tomorrow and 123 Democrats have signed onto a gun confiscation bill in Congress.
  • More people will be murdered by Mohammedans screaming “Allahu Akhbar” both internationally and in the United States. After each incident, the Obama Administration and their Democrat Media Complex will express puzzlement as to the motive, but declare the need to strip law-abiding people of gun rights in order to prevent more attacks.

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2015: The Year of the Hissy Fit

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The shrieking harpy in this video was upset because the gentleman in the video sent an email in which he expressed an opinion that it really wasn’t the university’s business to regulate how students should dress up for Halloween.

2015 was the year every college campus (seemingly) became Berkeley. College students at the University of Missouri threw a massive hissy fit (led by the privileged black son of a millionaire father) because they didn’t think their solidly-left-wing president expressed sufficient solidarity with students upset over racial incidents of dubious providence occurring on or near campus. Students at Oberlin College in Ohio threw an end year tantrum because cafeteria food was servedin a manner deemed insufficiently culturally sensitive.

In Baltimore, #BlackLivesMatter activists (and the people they claim to represent) burned out their own neighborhoods and killed each other some 343 times so far in order to teach the White Power Structure a lesson; the White Power Structure in this case being a city run by a black mayor, a majority black city council and a majority black police force led by a black police chief. Activists in Oakland CA and Ferguson MO made their feelings known in a similar matter. Other activists took on the white power structure by shutting down shopping malls and highways and by staring at white liberals eating Sunday brunch.

Viewers of the entertainment industry’s annual Orgy of Self-Celebration And Repugnant Smugness (OSCARS) were treated to the spectacle of a millionaire actress whining about income inequality. Another mentally ill feminist spent two years dragging a mattress around a college campus because university officials refused to prosecute a boy for refusing her sexual advances after accepting her sexual advances. In Oregon, a student was allegedly banned from campus because he resembled a boy a mentally ill feminist had had an unhappy sexual encounter with.

Other feminists showed their outrage at being objectified as sexual objects by joining in Slut-Walks and parading around half-naked.

There was also the Mohammedan woman who became a hero to the cry-bully left when she threw a tantrum because a flight attendant didn’t give her a full can of soda (which nobody gets in the Age of the Flying Cattle Car).

Black activists, spoiled college brats, and feminists were joined in 2015 by science fiction writers… of all people. The Hugo awards were effectively sabotaged by Social Justice Warriors, who decided if awards couldn’t be given on the basis of Victim-Group Identity, they would rather give no awards at all.

And it wasn’t all on the social justice left. Some of the most epic tantrums came from the Republican Establishment as they realized their plans for a Bush sequel were being shot down by vulgarian with a ridiculous hairdo.

The really scary part of this is look at the video again. The target of that deranged woman was forced to resign. Also, the president of the University of Missouri was forced to resign. And Oberlin officials apologized for serving ethnic food in a culturally insensitive manner and promised to do better in the future. The tantrum-throwers are winning. So, it’s only going to get worse.

2015: The Year of the Bully

Posted by V the K at 9:04 am - December 29, 2015.
Filed under: Political Correctness

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Bullies are people who delight in using a position of power to inflict suffering on people with little or no power. As the progressive left accumulated unprecedented power in the Obama Era, they have demonstrated themselves to be peerless bullies.

The Progressive Left dominates the judiciary, the media, and nearly all Government bureaucracies. As such, they were able to force the public to accept gay marriage as a matter of law. The gay left had previously claimed that all they wanted was ‘Equality,’ defined as state recognition of gay relationships as marriages. As it turned out, achieving this goal was not enough. Those who did not support gay marriage had to be punished, had to be forced to acknowledge the greatness of the gay left; whether it was a Silicon Valley Executive who donated to a group supporting traditional marriage, or a mom and pop bakery who declined to participate in a gay wedding. The gay left used their control of the courts, the media, and some government agencies to punish their defeated opponents. They became bullies.

The path from “victim” to bully was even shorter for the sexually dysphoric. Refusing to believe that a human being with a penis is a brave and stunning woman brought down the wrath of the gender-bullies. By the end of the year, the city of New York announced a plan to inflict fines of tens of thousands of dollars on those who offended the sexually dysphoric by not using their preferred made-up pronoun or in any other way offending their self-proclaimed “gender identity.”

2015 also brought the rise of the ‘Cry-Bully.’ The Cry-Bully is a product of what happens when a spoiled and coddled generation of ‘Special Snowflakes’ is incubated in a college environment where victimhood is prized above all else. Above all else, cry-bullies seek the power to deny Free Speech to those who would disagree with them, claiming that such words and opinions are traumatizing to them. Their inability to deal with mere words is to be seen not as neurosis or weakness, but as something ennobling.

As 2015 closes, the front-running candidates for both the Democrats and the Republicans could be described as bullies. Hillary Clinton has a long history of treating underlings, critics, and her husband’s women with abuse and contempt, and her position of power within the Democrat Party has enabled her to construct a primary process that amounts to an anointment. Jeb Bush thought his network of cronies and power players would assure him a walk to the Republican nomination. Instead, he ran into a more traditional type of bully, Donald Trump. To a segment of the Republican Party dispirited and demoralized by their party leadership’s consistent knuckling under to Democrat bullying; Trump’s swagger and insults make some people feel like they are on the other side of the power equation for once. After decades of ‘Go Along to Get Along,’ it can be hard to blame them?

2015: The Year of the Big Lie

Posted by V the K at 6:27 am - December 28, 2015.
Filed under: Ideas & Trends

In politics, there are all kinds of lies. For example, there are campaign promises. Like when the Republicans promised that if they won the House and the Senate, they would use their power to reverse, halt, or at least put a few speed bumps in front of Barack Obama’s Transformational Agenda. Those lies have a specific purpose (to get elected) and an expiration date (the 2nd Wednesday in November of election years).

Then there are the lies politicians tell in order to hide their criminal activities. Hillary Clinton’s constantly shifting “explanations” about her email server fall into this category. The point of these lies is to drag out a story until she can say, “Why are we still talking about that? Can’t we move on?”

Then, there is the Big Lie. The Big Lie isn’t about an individual politician, or even a party. The purpose of the Big Lie is to advance a massive social agenda… a Fundamental Transformation of a Nation… for example.

In 2015, the Democratic Party and its Media Operation collaborated on an unprecdented scale to advance a number of Big Lies in order to advance a sweeping socio-political agenda. Just to name a few:

The Big Lie of ‘Rape Culture’ – In order to advance the Feminist Transformation, there was a huge push to advance a Narrative that all universities and colleges were essentially Rape Zones where privileged white males raped women at will with no consequences. This lie was advanced by Rolling Stone’s discredited Virginia Tech Gang Rape story, by the completely discredited claim that 1 in 5 college women are raped, and by lying drama queens like Emma “Mattress Girl” Sulkowicz and Lena Dunham. The left advanced this Big Lie in order to advance a comprehensive feminist indoctrination agenda beginning in kindergarten, to shut down criticisms of the radical feminist agenda, and, of course, to label political opponents of the radical feminist agenda as anti-woman. Also, the Rape Culture myth requires universities to create phony-baloney jobs for otherwise unemployable ‘Womyn’s Studies’ majors.

Another Big Lie that dominated the culture was the narrative of ‘Racist Cops Gunning Down Innocent Black Men with Impunity.’ This is a useful Big Lie to an administration that seeks to radically alter American society. It advances the myth that the only reason some people don’t achieve as much as other people is because of racism, and the only way to solve that problem is for a massive, all-powerful Government to redistribute wealth from those who have it to those who have been denied it because of racism. This Big Lie was promulgated through the ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ myth after the shooting of violent, drug-addled thug Michael Brown and fueled the rise of the violent hate group ‘Black Lives Matter.’ It also allows racial con artists like Shaun King, Ta-Nehisi Coates and DeRay McKesson to become rich.

In pursuit of the leftist agenda to prohibit the private ownership of firearms, the Democrat Media Complex (DMC) has promulgated a mythology worthy of the Church of Scientology. The anti-gun left falsely claimed that mass shootings were a daily occurrence in the USA. Democrat politicians at the highest level repeat the discredited myths such as that gun manufacturers are uniquely immune from liability laws or that 40% of gun sales occur without a background check. The policies intended to be advanced by this mythology have nothing to do with stopping the criminal use of firearms, and everything to do with inhibiting the lawful ownership of firearms by law-abiding citizens. The Democrat Party has rallied to the cause of suspending Due Process and using a secret Government List to deny citizens the Right to Self-Defense, along with other laws that have repeatedly been shown to have no effect on the criminal abuse of firearms.

And, of course, there is the Mother of All Big Lies: Global Warming Caused by Capitalism Is Going to Burn Up the Whole World Unless Liberty and Free Markets Are Subjugated Under Global Totalitarian Socialism.

To me, those were the Big Lies of 2015, but I guess you could also throw in Bernie Sanders’s entire socialist economic scheme as well. The Big Lie that socialism in the USA would be Sweden and not Venezuela may be the Big Lie of 2016. It depends on what politically useful narrative the DMC needs to advance.

 

The Progressive Left Hates Christmas; And Other Forms of Joy

Posted by V the K at 11:39 am - December 24, 2015.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

Christmas is another occasion to remind ourselves, Progressive Leftists are miserable bastards and they want you to be miserable, too.

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As for me, I will be happy to spend Christmas with that family that some deranged commenters think loathe and hate me. I hope the GayPatriot roundtable will also be spending Christmas with the families that leftists think hate and despise them as well.

The Gift of the Magi – Progressive Version

Posted by V the K at 11:36 am - December 24, 2015.
Filed under: End of Human Race

A single mother in what was once Great Britain did porn in order to buy Christmas presents for her son.

Megan Clara spent the last year starring in porn movies so she could afford everything on her 5-year-old son Ashton’s Christmas list. The 20-year-old UK resident says she was devastated last holiday season when Ashton complained he didn’t have the same expensive presents as his friends.

“Ashton has wanted a bike for over three years and I’ve finally been able to make his dream come true. It’s an amazing feeling. The only downside is that he now bribes me into buying him toys for being well-behaved,” she said.

There is so much ruin in this story I don’t know where to begin. Commercialized sex – check. Empty materialism – check. Passing on those values to the next generation – check. Defending all of these bad choices – check.

Lame WaPo Hack Attacks Ted Cruz’s Daughters

Posted by V the K at 10:46 am - December 23, 2015.
Filed under: Media Bias

If a Conservative publication published a cartoon depicting Obama’s children as monkeys, the Washington Post would probably be pretty outraged about that. On the other hand, a cartoon depicting Republican Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys… completely okay.

Can I just add something else? That cartoon is incredibly lame. There’s no humor, no irony, no cleverness. Just a hack cartoonist depicting the children of someone she disagrees with as monkeys. Is this what passes for insightful commentary at the Washington Post?

AIDS, Terrorism, History, and Political Correctness

Posted by V the K at 8:18 am - December 23, 2015.
Filed under: History

Donald Trump’s suggestion that Muslim immigration be temporarily suspended while we improve our immigration controls and terror screenings has been — like most other common sense suggestions these days — met with howls of outrage. Both sides of the Washington Uniparty have denounced the idea of controlling who can enter our country as an unconscionable assault on the rights of Muslims by hate-filled bigots. It has reached the point where a highly compensated Republican consultant has suggested that Trump should be shot in the head for suggesting such an outrageous thing.

A reasonable suggestion about better protecting our country from terror threats is treated like the ravings of mad man. A temper tantrum by spoiled brats that serving Sushi and General Tso’s chicken in a college cafeteria is an offensive “cultural appropriation” is treated like a reasonable and legitimate thing.

There is historical precedent for this.

Some thirty-odd years ago, not much was known about HIV and AIDS, except that it was deadly and it was spread through sexual contact. Some suggested that a reasonable, common sense precaution that might save lives would be to close the bath houses where gay men hooked up with strangers for unsafe anonymous sex. This was also decried by the politically correct left as an unconscionable assault on gay men by hate-filled bigots.

Ideology in 1983 demanded that AIDS had absolutely nothing to do with gay sex. Ideology in 2015 demands that Terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Mohammedism.

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do study history are doomed to watch in horror while those who didn’t repeat it.

Obama’s Sanctimony Making Life Harder for Gays in other Countries

Posted by V the K at 9:27 am - December 21, 2015.
Filed under: Gays in Other Lands

The Obama Administration has an uncanny knack for making everything they touch worse. For the domestic political advantage of gaining money from LGBT’s in the United States, the Obama Administration has made gay rights the primary focus of its foreign policy. The result of their meddling and public hectoring has been a push-back in the form of new anti-gay laws around the world.

Anti-gay sentiments are widespread across Africa. Same-sex relations remain illegal in most nations, the legacy of colonial laws that had been largely forgotten until the West’s push to repeal them in recent years.

Fierce opposition has come from African governments and private organizations, which accuse the United States of cultural imperialism. Pressing gay rights on an unwilling continent, they say, is the latest attempt by Western nations to impose their values on Africa.

“In the same way that we don’t try to impose our culture on anyone, we also expect that people should respect our culture in return,” said Theresa Okafor, a Nigerian active in lobbying against gay rights.

Americans really don’t care for having a Government forcing its moral viewpoint down their throats. Other countries don’t much care for it either. But at least American liberals get to sanctimoniously praise themselves for all the awareness they’re raising.

Also, Islamic countries like Iran are spared Obama’s lectures on gay rights because… well, you figure that one out.

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Hat Tip: A Guy Who Used to Comment Here

Democrats Go Full-On Totalitarian

Posted by V the K at 7:44 pm - December 20, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

It ain’t me saying it.

Donald Trump may talk like a brownshirt, but the Democrats mean business. For those of you keeping track, the Democrats and their allies on the left have now: voted in the Senate to repeal the First Amendment, proposed imprisoning people for holding the wrong views on global warming, sought to prohibit the showing of a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton, proposed banning politically unpopular academic research, demanded that funding politically unpopular organizations and causes be made a crime and that the RICO organized-crime statute be used as a weapon against targeted political groups. They have filed felony charges against a Republican governor for vetoing a piece of legislation, engaged in naked political persecutions of members of Congress, and used the IRS and the ATF as weapons against political critics.

On the college campuses, they shout down unpopular ideas or simply forbid nonconforming views from being heard there in the first place. They have declared academic freedom an “outdated concept” and have gone the full Orwell, declaring that freedom is oppressive and that they should not be expected to tolerate ideas that they do not share. They are demanding mandatory ideological indoctrination sessions for nonconforming students. They have violently assaulted students studying in libraries and assaulted student journalists documenting their activities. They have staged dozens of phony hate crimes and sexual assaults as a pretext for persecuting unpopular organizations and people.

Sadly, a lot of people will vote absolute tyranny as long as it includes gay marriage and free contraception.

And as long as the boot is stomping on the throat of people they don’t like.

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Kakistocracy – Look It Up

Posted by V the K at 11:39 am - December 20, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

One cannot help but wonder if lying, corrupt, and power-hungry is what Democrats want in a president.

Admit it, last night, when Hillary said, “Maybe the backdoor is the wrong door,” your inner twelve-year-old giggled. I know mine did.

By the way, Hillary previously said that ‘Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.’ But in the debate, said Muslims were becoming terrorists because of things Donald Trump was saying about Muslims. How can that be if terrorism has nothing to do with Islam?

Politically Incorrect Question

Posted by V the K at 8:15 pm - December 19, 2015.
Filed under: Religion Of Peace

If extreme Mohammedans are only an itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy fraction of Arabic Islam, why did a bigger crowd turn out to see ISIS murder a gay guy than Hillary gets at an average campaign rally?

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Damn Widows and Orphans

Posted by V the K at 2:32 pm - December 18, 2015.
Filed under: Religion Of Peace

Another anti-gay hate crime committed by the Mohammedan refugees progressive leftists have welcomed into the Civilized West. In a crime regarded by the left as almost (but not quite) as evil as declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding, a Gay Swedish man was tortured and murdered by Mohammedan refugees.

A 16-year-old is now charged with hate-crime murder. Simultaneously a 19-year-old is prosecuted for aiding and abetting a criminal.

According to the prosecutor, the motive for the murder was to violate the victim because of his sexual orientation.

The two accused are unaccompanied refugee children from Morocco in North Africa, who went to the gay man’s apartment in Bergsjön in June.

The main evidence is a film from the murder scene found on the accused’s mobile phone. The film was deleted but could be recreated by police technicians and shows the battered, bound and humiliated man lying on the floor in his own apartment.

Bear in mind, Obama is importing Mohammedans into the United States at a clip of a quarter million per year. Most of them settle in the same large urban areas leftist gays prefer. Also, as a matter of policy, the Obama administration does not screen the social media of Mohammedan immigrants to determine whether they are radical or dangerous.

Michael Moore Is a Fat, Washed Up, Drama Queen

Posted by V the K at 10:17 am - December 18, 2015.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

Michael Moore’s value to the left has faded since his anti-Bush propaganda film Fahrenheit 911. In the Obama Era, with socialists in charge of the Government, the responsibility for creating propaganda has passed to the mainstream media; who have happily taken up the cause. But it’s really tough for drama queens to deal with being out of the spotlight.

Once way for a faded has-been to get attention is to attach oneself to someone whose star is rising. So, Michael Moore held up a protest sign outside one of Donald Trump’s building and begged the news media to pay attention to him.

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It’s only a matter of time before a dead screenwriter winds up dead in Michael Moore’s swimming pool; probably a non-union writer he refused to pay for his work.

 

Can Hillary Use the Affluenza Defense?

Posted by V the K at 7:19 am - December 18, 2015.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton

The Infamous “Affluenza Teen” Ethan Crouch is on the loose. Crouch gained notoriety after he stole beer from a WalMart, got drunk, and then smashed into a disabled car killing four people and severely injuring two others. Other wealthy, spoiled brats have been able to parlay getting drunk and killing people with a car into a careers such as Democrat Massachusetts Senator or Sarah Jessica Parker’s husband. But Crouch was sentenced to ten years of probation after his lawyers argued that he was so rich and so spoiled he could not be held responsible for his actions, a condition his psychologist labeled ‘Affluenza.’ Couch couldn’t handle even that little baby slap on the wrist and now he’s a fugitive.

I can’t help wondering if this defense is also available to Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton. After all, her rich and powerful husband escaped punishment for sexual assault and perjury. She worked for five years under a boss who acted like the law didn’t apply to him.

Coming from such an environment, how could Hillary possibly have known it was wrong to violate the law by running Government business on a private email server, storing classified documents on a private server, destroying evidence, and peddling influence to foreign Governments?

Hell, you’d have to be a lawyer to know all that stuff.

Anyway, here’s a little forgotten eighties mystery click for Ethan Couch, Hillary Clinton, Jon Corzine and all the other rich spoiled fugitives out there.

 

Ann Coulter Has a Point

Posted by V the K at 9:26 am - December 17, 2015.
Filed under: Ann Coulter

Donald Trump is beating the GOP because he’s not shackled by the PC DC Mindset.

After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, committed by Muslim immigrants — which followed the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack committed by Muslim immigrants; the 9/11 terrorist attacks committed by Muslim immigrants; the Fort Hood terrorist attack committed by a Muslim immigrant; the Boston Marathon terrorist attack committed by Muslim immigrants, and on and on — Trump suggested a temporary pause on Muslim immigration.

The other candidates responded by attacking him viciously. Now, the eunuchs are duking it out over who has the most aggressive approach to … fighting ISIS!

Why are Republicans talking about starting a war in Syria to stop Muslim immigrants from killing Americans in America?

The idea that invading an occupying Syria will stop Mohammedan terrorism makes about as much sense as the idea that outlawing “assault” rifles will stop Mohammedan terrorism.

Within the DC Progressive circles, it is axiomatic that “Immigration is an unqualified good.” Within the upper ranks of the Democrat and Republican parties, that dogma cannot even be questioned. Any criticism of mass immigration is simply not tolerated. It would be like going to ComicCon and proclaiming “Phantom Menace was the Best Star Wars Ever!”

Jeb, Hillary, Karl Rove, Joe Scarborough, and all the rest pretty much don’t have to worry that their livelihood or security is going to be compromised by the next Tashfeen Suleman that slips through refugee screening, or MS-13 gang-banger that crosses the border. They aren’t going to lose their job because their employer used the H-1B program to import someone cheaper from South Asia or Latin America. But when you’re not living in a gated community, surrounded by armed guards, sending your kids to private schools, and connected to wealthy and powerful people who assure that you and your kids will always have money and security… the facts on the ground look a lot different.

Obama’s FBI Director Doesn’t Know Gun Law

Posted by V the K at 12:17 pm - December 16, 2015.
Filed under: Gun Control

The Director of the FBI apparently thinks anybody can buy a gun on the internet and have it shipped to their home.

During a December 9, 2015, Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina asked, “If I buy a gun on the internet is it delivered to my home?” Comey responded, “I assume it is shipped to you but I don’t know for sure actually.” The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

The Director clearly is unaware that if you buy a firearm online it is shipped to someone holding a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Then the FFL holder is required to have the purchaser fill out an Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) form 4473, contact the FBI and get the purchase authorized through the NICS process his organization administers.

Wow.

We knew that the majority of Democrat voters think it’s easier to buy a gun than a candy bar. They are basically cattle who unquestioningly believe whatever the party tells them. But that the Director of Federal Law Enforcement thinks this is just… damn.

The Dumb Leftist Fear Meme

Apparently, the Talking Point has gone out to all organs of the left to promote the “Republicans are running on FEAR” meme.

This ‘Fear’ rhetoric is a back-handed way for the left — people so frightened by words that they require Speech Codes and Safe Spaces — to call Republicans cowards, and portray themselves as brave for standing strong in their politically correct Groupthink. The meme is summed up by this has-been, washed-up blogger desperately trying to suck up to the Democrat Left:

“Fear is what the Republican Party’s selling this election. Well, every election to be precise, but this time around it’s pretty much taken over all the messaging: fear of immigrants, fear of refugees, fear of liberals, fear of Hillary Clinton, fear of socialism and communism and all kinds of imaginary stuff that goes bump in the Republican night. And above all, fear of Muslims. Since fear’s closest cousin is hatred, we’ll be getting a serving of that, too, but it’s really just a thin layer on top of a rich base of pure fear.”

The thesis that all of the “fears” raised by Republicans are illegitimate would only be (somewhat) valid if there had been no Islamist terror attacks under Obama, that there were no Islamist terror organizations threatening future terror attacks against Americans, and is there were no possible way that terrorists would enter the USA (or France) under a refugee, visa, or immigration program.

Look, just because I fasten my seatbelt when I drive, does that mean I’m “living in fear” of other drivers? Does the fact that I wash my hands after handling raw chicken mean that I’ve “given into fear” of Salmonella? No, it means I am taking common sense measures to protect myself against tangible dangers.

Securing the border, making sure the people we let into the country aren’t going to murder Americans… these aren’t crazy, fear-driven ideas. They are utterly rational and common sense. And so is Donald Trump’s idea of suspending immigration from hotbeds of Islamist terror until we get a better handle on how to manage it.

Irrational fear would be something like, oh I don’t know, suspending Constitutional Rights to deny law-abiding Americans the right to own a gun.

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Too Boring, Didn’t Watch (TBDW): Stuff I Heard Second-Hand About the GOP Debate Thingy

Posted by V the K at 6:06 am - December 16, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

I didn’t watch the debate. Not because I had something better to do. (Actually, I cooked some delicious hamburgers, played Fallout 4, and put more stuff on the Christmas tree for Dewey to knock down while I’m at work.)  I just didn’t think the debate (or, more accurately, mass interview opportunity) mattered very much. Here is what I picked up from comments in other forums, tho’

That’s pretty much what I got out of it. Any observations from our astute commenters?