The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly. By Kurt Schlicter.

Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.

Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social media. Find a leftist – it’s easy. Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they really think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots.

They will tell you that Christians are idiots and vets are scum.

That normals are subhumans whose role is to labor as serfs to subsidize the progressive elite and its clients.

That you should die to make way for the New Progressive Man/Woman/Other.

Understand that when they call Donald Trump “illegitimate,” what they are really saying is that our desire to govern ourselves is illegitimate. Their beef isn’t with him – it’s with us, the normal people who dared rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture.

They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion. Our rebelliousness has denied them the state of grace they seek, exercising their divine right to dictate every aspect of our puny lives. Their sick faith gives meaning to these secular weirdos, giving them something that fills their empty lives with a messianic fervor to go out and conquer and convert the heathens.

And the heathens are us.

Sounds odd, but there may just be a grain of truth in this. Read the whole thing.

Western Authorities Anticipate Christmas Market Terror Attacks

Western Authorities Anticipate Christmas Market Terror Attacks, by Patrick Poole.

But gift-wrapping traffic bollards and painting concrete barriers to look like Legos barely conceal the new grim reality.

Liberal Senator delivers damning assessment of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership

Liberal Senator delivers damning assessment of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, by Joe Kelly.

Veteran Queensland Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald has vented his disappointment with Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, arguing the 2015 switch from Tony Abbott was the beginning of a political “disaster.” …

He said while voters knew exactly what Tony Abbott and John Howard stood for, the electorate doesn’t know what Mr Turnbull stands for. …

“There’s no doubt about it — Malcolm is not seen as representing people in northern and regional Queensland,” Senator Macdonald said. “They see him as a city person with city values.” …

“It seems to a lot of people, a lot of people where I come from, Malcolm tries to pick the issues that everybody likes.

“But he doesn’t seem to understand that 60 per cent of those or a lot of those people who he’s appealing to are people who are never going to vote for us, never in a month of Sundays will they vote for us.

“Even if we give them everything they ask for, they will never vote for us. Whereas often the people on the other side of the argument are our traditional supporters and we are losing them to people like Hanson and Katter”

The Nationals are now distancing themselves from the Liberals, because the Liberals are too PC. They “want their corflutes to show Mr Joyce and not Mr Turnbull.”

Beijing Hinders Free Speech in the West

Beijing Hinders Free Speech in the West, by Wang Dan.

I spent nearly seven years in a Chinese prison for being a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. I was freed in 1998, and the Chinese government let me leave the country. I chose to go to the United States, where I could freely speak my mind without fear of being thrown in prison. …

Given the long tradition of free speech in the United States, I assumed that the forums would fare even better in America, where some 329,000 Chinese students attend college. I hoped that public discussions of topics off-limits in China might challenge visiting Chinese students and encourage them to embrace Western democratic values.

But instead, over the past three months, my efforts on American campuses have been stymied. The Chinese Communist Party is extending its surveillance of critics abroad, reaching into Western academic communities and silencing visiting Chinese students. Through a campaign of fear and intimidation, Beijing is hindering free speech in the United States and in other Western countries.

The Chinese government, or people sympathetic to it, encourage like-minded Chinese students and scholars in the West to report on Chinese students who participate in politically sensitive activities — like my salons, but also other public forums and protests against Beijing. Members of the China Students and Scholars Association, which has chapters at many American universities, maintain ties with the Chinese consulates and keep tabs on “unpatriotic” people and activities on campuses. Agents or sympathizers of the Chinese government show up at public events videotaping and snapping pictures of speakers, participants and organizers.

Chinese students who are seen with political dissidents like me or dare to publicly challenge Chinese government policies can be put on a blacklist. Their families in China can be threatened or punished. …

And in one egregious example of intimidation, in March 2016, the police in China abducted the relatives of the Chinese journalist Chang Ping, who lives in exile in Germany, after he published an article in a German publication that was critical of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on free speech.

Chinese students abroad hear these stories and, with good reason, tread carefully. Many have become too afraid to attend open forums like my salon, and those who do show up mostly keep a low profile. …

Chinese PC:

Nationalism is rampant in China and many students, who grew up subjected to the full force of the Chinese government’s “patriotic education program,” carry it abroad. They blame Western powers for causing a “century of humiliation” before the Communist takeover in 1949 and for instigating trouble and constraining China’s growth as a global power. These “patriotic” students and scholars team up with the Chinese consulates to sabotage protests critical of the Chinese government. Many resort to online harassment of Beijing’s critics. …

Australia:

The country’s growing influence abroad has received a lot of attention in Australia, where journalists have detailed how Chinese money has infiltrated the political process. Chinese students in Australia can come under heavy pressure and shaming from other nationalist Chinese students for criticizing Beijing.

Recently, Clive Hamilton, a professor of public ethics in Australia, said that his publisher delayed the release of a book of his that investigates the rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia for fear that the Chinese government may sue for defamation. We can be certain that Mr. Hamilton’s name has been added to a list of Western scholars who are banned from China, another common tactic used against outspoken China scholars whose work the Chinese government dislikes.

Miranda Devine: Telling the truth has a price

Miranda Devine: Telling the truth has a price, by Stephen Brook.

Telling the truth has a price, controversial conservative columnist Miranda Devine says.

“I personally have lost friends over it,” The Daily Telegraph columnist Devine tells podcast “Behind the Media,” speaking about her decision to label supporters of deposed prime minister Tony Abbott “delcons”, or delusional conservatives.

Abbott was one friend she lost. Conservative columnist and colleague Andrew Bolt another.

“Andrew Bolt and I don’t talk any more,” Devine says, recounting how Bolt thought Devine was criticising him personally in the delcon column.

Devine says she wasn’t, instead targeting writers for the Quadrant and Spectator magazines. …

Devine had already lost her friendship with Abbott, whom she had known for 25 years, since he worked for her father, Frank Devine, a former editor of The Australian.

“We talk when we see each other and it’s very cordial. Well, it’s relatively cordial,” she says, adding that she still likes and admires him.

“I guess I had this mistaken idea that as a columnist I should be writing what I think is the truth and I have done that rather than help him run his insurgency, which I don’t think is my role.” …

The same-sex marriage debate supercharged the atmosphere and Devine was one of the few people in the media to advocate a no vote. “I was personally insulted by the idea that anyone voting no was a homophobe or a bigot.” …

Surprisingly, Devine started out working in the textile division of the CSIRO while completing a science degree majoring in mathematics and computer science. “Both parents had been journalists and both very much tried to talk me out of it. My mother I remember saying to me, “Journalism makes women very hard.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Germany’s green energy drive left Merkel vulnerable

Germany’s green energy drive left Merkel vulnerable, by Charles Moore.

The … Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) … really does offer something different. Given its pariah status, people assumed that parties would happily coalesce against it after its electoral breakthrough. But in fact its presence opens up two big discontents — mass immigration and energy prices — forcing other parties to consider their positions. Immigration gets most of the headlines here, but the energy issue is almost equally problematic.

Germany’s consumers have to pay huge bills because of their government’s determination to go green. …

In the current revolt against the elites in the West, few issues more divide the many from the few than energy prices and the bogus religion which is forcing them up. Strange that this issue should give the right its chance.

Man arrested over alleged Melbourne New Year’s Eve terror plot plans

Man arrested over alleged Melbourne New Year’s Eve terror plot plans, by Aneeka Simonis.

POLICE say they have foiled a frightening terrorist plot to shoot revellers celebrating New Year’s Eve at Melbourne’s Federation Square, with a ‘high risk’ person they had been watching for some time arrested in a counter-terrorism operation in the city’s west.

The 20-year-old Werribee man – born in Australia to Somalian parents – was taken into custody by Special Operations Group police just before 3pm in Werribee yesterday.

It is alleged he planned to shoot “as many people as he could” in the attack, police say. …

The man, who grew up in Victoria, worked at a computer business. Police say his extremist behaviour had gradually escalated over time.

Werribee man arrested over alleged Melbourne New Year’s Eve terrorism plot, by the ABC.

Police said they moved in because the man had been having face-to-face meetings about getting a gun. The man, who police said was connected to other extremists, did not manage to obtain one, Deputy Commissioner Patton said. …

The man is described as a Muslim, who is an Australian citizen with Somalian parents.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific

Cool reception as JJJ moves its Hottest 100

Cool reception as JJJ moves its Hottest 100, by Emily Ritchie.

ABC radio station Triple J is facing a backlash over its decision to move the Hottest 100 away from Australia Day, with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield warning that the national broadcaster should “not mess” with the national day.

The youth-focused station yesterday announced its popular music countdown instead would be broadcast across the fourth weekend in January each year because of indigenous concerns that the national day is held on January 26, which commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in 1788. …

“The constant push to politicise and delegitimise Australia Day being held on 26 January is pathetic and out of step with most Australians’ views,” [Liberal Senator Alex Hawke] said.

The Hottest 100, which charts listeners’ favourite songs from the previous year, has been held on January 26 for almost two decades. This year the station conducted two listener surveys and canvassed the opinions of music industry professionals and indigenous groups, saying a majority of respondents favoured a change of date.

Supporting the move of Australia day away from Jan 26 has become a method of virtue signaling for the PC crowd. Therefore they won’t stop agitating until the day is moved — whereupon they’ll have to congregate around something else to show who’s the most virtuous.

WaPo Busts James O’Keefe’s Failed Attempt to Fool Them With Fake Roy Moore Accuser

WaPo Busts James O’Keefe’s Failed Attempt to Fool Them With Fake Roy Moore Accuser, by Ken Meyer.

An undercover endeavor from James O’Keefe seemed to crash and burn after Project Veritas was caught as they tried to feed disinformation about Roy Moore to Washington Post.

WaPo released a story tonight about how their reporters were contacted by a woman who claimed that she had an abortion after Moore impregnated her as a teenager decades ago. This account came after WaPo released their report on the first four women who came forward with claims about the Alabama Senate candidate.

The report said that this new accuser frequently asked about what could happen if she went public with her story. The newspaper never posted anything about her accusations before, however, due to a number of red flags that came up while they profiled her.

A sting operations attempting to uncover fake news is itself uncovered. Our postmodern elite says there is no such thing as truth … yet spend so much time and effort trying to find it or obscure it!

The big slide in renewable energy tells the real story

The big slide in renewable energy tells the real story, by Bjorn Lomborg.

We have spent the last two centuries getting off renewables because they were mostly weak, costly and unreliable. Half a century ago, in 1966, the world got 15.6% of its energy from renewables. Today (2016) we still get less of our energy at 13.8%.

With our concern for global warming, we are ramping up the use of renewables. The mainstream reporting lets you believe that renewables are just about to power the entire world. But this is flatly wrong.

The new World Energy Outlook report from the International Energy Agency shows how much renewables will increase over the next quarter century, to 2040. In its New Policies Scenario, which rather optimistically expects all nations to live up to their Paris climate promise, it sees the percentage increase less than 6 percentage points from 13.8% to 19.4%. More realistically, the increase will be 2 percentage points to 15.8%.

Most of the renewables are not solar PV and wind. Today, almost 10 percentage points come from the world’s oldest fuel: wood. Hydropower provides another 2.5 percentage points and all other renewables provide just 1.6 percentage points, of which solar PV and wind provide 0.8 percentage points. …

Most people tend to think about electricity for renewables, but the world uses plenty of energy that is not electricity (heat, transport, manufacture and industrial processes).

The wrath of the do-gooders

The wrath of the do-gooders, by Patrick West.

Everyone agrees that to be left-wing and liberal is to be a better, more caring and compassionate human being. It proves what an enlightened and open-minded person you are. It sets you apart from conservatives and right-wingers, those selfish and nasty folk who are obviously racist, oafish and horrid. I mean, just look at Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and people of that ilk. Aren’t they ghastly?

All this is true, right? Wrong. Being caring is actually a licence to be nasty. Not only this year have we witnessed a torrent of abuse and slander from the supposedly caring left, directed at so-called populists in the UK and the US, we have also seen physical violence acted upon them.

Consider the aftermath of the US presidential election. On the New York subway, someone tried to strangle a 24-year-old wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. … The list of attacks goes on. …

There has always been a malicious, vengeful streak in sections of the compassionate new left. Consider how they have always boasted about ‘hating the Tories’, as if hatred is an emotion to be proud of. The far left always talk of ‘smashing’ or ‘fighting’ things, whether it be capitalism, racism or the system. The rhetoric of caring and combat paradoxically go hand-in-hand.

As Albert Camus observed in his attack on Sartre in his 1951 L’Homme révolté, the more someone professes to care about humanity, the more they tend to dislike people as human beings.

To be of the left these days is to assume a sanctimonious mindset. The more people are possessed of self-righteousness, the more they are convinced of the inherent goodness of their beliefs, and the moral deviance of their enemies, the more they feel at liberty to abuse others. …

The more caring a pose someone assumes, the more shrill and wrathful they become. For the righteous, anything is permitted. Conversely, the more one embraces the virtue of doubt, the less likely one is to want to smash things.

“Our ends justify the means” is alive and well in the left at the moment.

Why this Hong Kong-born mother won’t send her kids to selective schools

Why this Hong Kong-born mother won’t send her kids to selective schools, by Masako Fukui.

Dr Ho, who researches diversity as a senior lecturer in social and political sciences at UTS in Sydney, is decidedly against sending her two children to a selective high school.

The reason? According to her, the ethnic makeup of selective schools now no longer reflects Australian society.

In Dr Ho’s graduating class of 1991, Asians were in the minority. Today, there are more than 20 fully selective high schools in NSW and 25 partially selective high schools, and students with an Asian background dominate most public high schools for the gifted and talented.

A disproportionately large majority of these elite institutions are in NSW, and education commentators estimate that some Sydney school populations could be as high as 90 per cent Asian Australian. …

According to Trissha Varman, a 15-year-old selective school student who was born in Malaysia, south Asian kids tend to hang out in “curry groups”. Alissa, 17, who would rather be known by her first name, said a group dominated by white kids would be referred to as “skips”, short for Skippy the bush kangaroo.

Dr Ho points to terms like “the Asian five” — a cluster of maths-heavy subjects including science — which are contrasted against “white subjects”, mainly the humanities.

Many immigrants are selected for being smart:

In recent decades, Australia’s immigration policy has shifted, to rates skills, wealth and educational background over other factors like family reunion.

In education, too, government policies have shifted from more broad-based comprehensive models to a hierarchical, competitive system based on NAPLAN testing.

Dr Ho says the overall result is that Australia has hyper-selected migrants from countries like India, China and South Korea, who are on average more highly educated than Australians.

Private tutoring now the norm to gain entry to a selective school:

According to her, these aspirational migrants value education as the key to a successful future for their children, and to gain a competitive edge, they’re more likely to encourage attendance at private coaching colleges and tutoring.

In fact, extra-curricular academic support is now the norm for any family wanting their child to gain entry into any of the prestigious and public, selective programs around Australia. Unsurprisingly, the private tutoring industry has almost doubled in the past decade.

This trend is now a major cause of tension, especially in NSW. Coaching and tutoring is expensive, and can lead to inequities. But mostly, it’s considered unduly taxing for kids.