Protesters Interrupt Trump As He’s Sending Prayers For Scalise. WATCH Trump And The Crowd’s Response.

Protesters Interrupt Trump As He’s Sending Prayers For Scalise. WATCH Trump And The Crowd’s Response, by James Barrett.

At a rally in Iowa on Wednesday, protesters interrupted President Trump as he was in the middle of offering “thoughts and prayers” for Steve Scalise, the Republican congressman who was critically wounded by an unhinged left-wing gunman last week. The reactions of both Trump and his supporters to the tasteless timing of the interruption is worth watching.

And the version on the mainstream media, which of course omits the crowd’s chanting of “USA, USA!”:

The left has one more argument: kill them!

The left has one more argument: kill them! By Ann Coulter.

After a Bernie Sanders supporter tried to commit mass murder last week — the second homicidal Bernie supporter so far this year — the media blamed President Trump for lowering the bar on heated political rhetoric by calling his campaign opponents cruel names like “Crooked Hillary” and “Lyin’ Ted.”

As soon as any conservative responds to Trump’s belittling names for his rivals by erupting in a murderous rage, that will be a fantastically good point. But until then, it’s idiotic. Unlike liberals, conservatives aren’t easily incited to violence by words.

What we’re seeing is the following: Prominent liberals repeatedly tell us, with deadly seriousness, that Trump and his supporters are: “Hitler,” “fascists,” “bigots,” “haters,” “racists,” “terrorists,” “criminals” and “white supremacists,” which is then followed by liberals physically attacking conservatives.

To talk about “both sides” being guilty of provocative rhetoric is like talking about “both genders” being guilty of rape. …

In the past year, there have been at least a hundred physical attacks on Trump supporters or presumed Trump supporters. The mainstream media have ignored them all. …

Schoolchildren across the country are being hospitalized from beatings for the crime of liking Trump. In Pasco, Oregon, a 29-year-old Trump supporter was stabbed in the throat by a Hispanic man, Alvaro Campos-Hernandez, after a political argument.

Last month, the anti-jihad scholar Robert Spencer was poisoned in Iceland by a Social Justice Warrior pretending to be a fan, sending Spencer to the hospital.

It’s become so normal for leftist thugs to assault anyone who likes Trump that, in Meriden, Connecticut, Wilson Echevarria and Anthony Hobdy leapt out of their car and started punching and hitting a man holding a Trump sign, rolling him into traffic right in front of a policeman.

If any one of these bloody attacks had been committed by a Trump supporter against a Muslim, a gay, a Mexican, a woman or a Democrat, the media would have had to drop its Russia conspiracy theory to give us 24-7 coverage of the epidemic of right-wing violence.

The liberal response to this ceaseless mayhem toward conservatives is to produce a single nut, who fired a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., last December (hurting no one) to “rescue children,” after reading on obscure right-wing blogs that the restaurant hid a Democratic pedophilia ring. (They’ve also hyped a long list of “hate crimes” that were utter hoaxes.)

Congratulations, liberals! You got one. And some tiny number of girls raped men last year. QED: Both sexes have a rape problem. …

For the past few years, the media have enthusiastically promoted Black Lives Matter, hoping to galvanize the black vote. The mother of Michael Brown was even invited to appear on stage at the Democrats’ convention. But, as the British discovered with their Indian auxiliaries during the Revolutionary War, having ginned them up, they couldn’t calm them down.

As a result of the media’s tall tales about homicidal, racist cops, Black Lives Matter enthusiasts staged sneak attacks, executing two policemen in Brooklyn, five in Dallas and three in Baton Rouge.

Liberals know damn well that their audience includes a not-insignificant portion of foaming-at-the-mouth lunatics, prepared, at the slightest provocation, to smash windows, burn down neighborhoods, physically attack and even murder conservatives. But instead of toning down the rhetoric, the respectable left keeps throwing matches on the bone-dry tinder, and then indignantly asks, “Are you saying conservatives don’t do it, too?”

No, actually. We don’t.

Hollywood YUUUGE Loser in Georgia Sixth

Hollywood YUUUGE Loser in Georgia Sixth, by Roger L. Simon.

The local entertainment industry went in big time in support of Jon Ossoff …  in his quest to win the election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district.

Rosie O’Donnell [ je suis shockay], Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Sean Daniel, Connie Britton, Sam Waterston and Kyra Sedgwick are among those who have donated to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign, while others have been participating in phone banks to get out the vote and a few, like actress Alyssa Milano, have volunteered to go door to door in the suburban Atlanta district.

Will these moral narcissists talk with Ossoff again, now that he has lost by a solid margin, more than predicted, failing to do any better than Hillary against their Public Enemy #1  (Donald J. Trump) despite having by far the largest war chest in American congressional history, nine times bigger than his opponent’s?

I would think not.  These celebs have better things to do behind the walls of their twenty-million-dollar mansions, especially now that, thanks to Trump, although they would never acknowledge it in a million years, their already fat stock market portfolios have grown roughly 17% since Donald was elected.

How much money has Hanoi Jane made from Trump? Fonda’s net worth is said to be $200 million. If half that is invested in stock, she has made roughly seventeen million off Trump. If one quarter is in stock… well you do the math. Rosie’s net worth is estimated at $120 million. Deprivation! No wonder she’s so angry at Donald. He didn’t earn enough for her.

It’s easy to make fun of these celebrities who sit in the lap of luxury while mouthing liberal, even Marxist, pieties. But the truth is, forget Georgia, they are living in a city with a mammoth homeless problem. The L.A. Times is reporting that as of 2017 Los Angeles has a staggering 57,794 homeless, up from 44,359 in 2015. I see them every day with “mine own eyes.” Everywhere you drive in this city you see tent encampments under the freeways, as if the City of the Angels had turned into Calcutta.

Surely these Hollywood grandees have seen it too, unless they never go out of the house. If they seriously wanted to do something substantive with their largesse, other than political virtue signaling, they would contribute to dealing with this catastrophic, rapidly growing problem.

They should also examine what it is about Donald Trump that actually makes them so angry. The tweets? That he opposes radical Islamic terrorism? That he is colluding with Russia? (The idea of that being of concern to Fonda, who actually did collude with North Vietnam in the most obvious way, is hilarious.) What specifically? Not gay marriage. He supported that long before Obama or Hillary came around.

In actuality, I submit that what angers them most is that Trump is not interested in them.

Study supports Trump: Up to 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes

Study supports Trump: Up to 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes, by Rowan Scarborough.

A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.

Just Facts’ conclusions confront both sides in the illegal voting debate: those who say it happens a lot and those who say the problem nonexistent.

In one camp, there are groundbreaking studies by professors at Old Dominion University in Virginia who attempted to compile scientifically derived illegal voting numbers using the Harvard data, called the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

On the other side are the professors who conducted the study and contended that “zero” noncitizens of about 18 million adults in the U.S. voted. The liberal mainstream media adopted this position and proclaimed the Old Dominion work was “debunked.”

The ODU professors, who stand by their work in the face of attacks from the left, concluded that in 2008 as few as 38,000 and as many as 2.8 million noncitizens voted.

Mr. Agresti’s analysis of the same polling data settled on much higher numbers. He estimated that as many as 7.9 million noncitizens were illegally registered that year and 594,000 to 5.7 million voted.

These numbers are more in line with the unverified estimates given by President Trump, who said the number of ballots cast by noncitizens was the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.

Last month, the president signed an executive order setting up a commission to try to find on-the-ground truth in illegal voting. Headed by Vice President Mike Pence, the panel also will look at outdated voter lists across the nation with names of dead people and multiple registrants.

For 2012, Just Facts said, 3.2 million to 5.6 million noncitizens were registered to vote and 1.2 million to 3.6 million of them voted.

Mr. Agresti lays out his reasoning in a series of complicated calculations, which he compares to U.S. Census Bureau figures for noncitizen residents. Polls show noncitizens vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

Donald Trump: Republicans win in Atlanta in blow to Democrats’ morale

Donald Trump: Republicans win in Atlanta in blow to Democrats’ morale, by Conor Duffy.

A special election in Atlanta, Georgia is the latest election victory for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

Mr Trump promised he would win so much, his side would be sick of it — but after the latest win, he was quick to rub his opponents’ noses in the smell of defeat.

The loss came despite Democrats spending $US30 million ($39.6 million [over $100 per voter]) — the GOP also spent big — trying to take advantage of the Trump administration’s rocky start to steal the traditionally Republican seat. …

The Republicans are up 4-0 in special elections since the inauguration and, while they are all in Republican strongholds, Democrats thought they were in with a shot. …

CNN upon hearing the results in Georgia. Look at those long faces. As biased as.

It is certainly morale-sapping for Democrats who still have not figured out how to secure a win over Mr Trump.

Influential voices like former vice president Joe Biden believe the Democrats still have not heeded the lessons of last year’s loss and continue to ignore working class voters.

“When was the last time you heard us talk about those people?” Mr Biden asked a rally — an extraordinary question for a former leader to ask a party that once considered itself the natural home of the worker.

Message from Georgia: Hating Trump is not a platform, by Liz Peek.

Democrats pulled out all stops in their effort to show that the #Resistance isn’t just about marches and slogans and insulting the president, but also about flipping the House in 2018. They poured tens of millions of dollars into what became the most expensive House race ever, trying to elect 30-year-old nonentity Jon Ossoff to fill the seat of HHS head Tom Price. They cast the race as a referendum on Donald Trump, and a bellwether for 2018. …

What is undoubtedly true is this: despising Donald Trump is not much of a platform.

Ossoff, who received gobs of money from outside Georgia and doesn’t even live in the 6th District, started his campaign by exhorting voters to “Make Trump Furious.” But more recently he backed off that attack line, and ran what even the New York Times called a “milquetoast” campaign. He portrayed himself as a centrist, with a platform about as thin as his resume. Apparently he came to realize that those activists sending contributions from LA and New York would not be showing up in the voting booth, and that he had to win the hearts and minds of Georgia Republicans.

Michael Moore: Dems have ‘no message, no plan, no leaders’, by Jonathon Easley.

Moore and others on the left are furious with what they view as a rudderless Democratic Party that has failed to develop a new strategy or message in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s surprising election loss in November.

Moore ripped the Democratic National Committee and its House campaign arm for having “no message, no plan, no leaders.” Democratic leaders “hate the resistance,” Moore said, underscoring the lingering tension between the party’s grassroots base and the establishment in Washington.

Both parties are at odds with their bases.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific

A Russian’s Take On The Benedict Option: Retreat is premature

A Russian’s Take On The Benedict Option: Retreat is premature, by Boris Mezhuez.

In the US this year quite a bit of attention has been generated by a book urging genuine Christians to abandon the struggle to salvage a dying post-Christian world; to instead withdraw to their religious communities, continuing to observe Christian norms and maintaining those prohibitions against which secular society rebels. The book is “The Benedict Option,” and its author, Rod Dreher, is a religious conservative who writes for The American Conservative. …

St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of Catholic monasticism, carried the fire of Christianity’s truth through the “dark ages” of Europe and actually saved Western Civilization from complete decay. The Christians of the modern world, Dreher advises, should do the same. It is impossible and senseless to struggle against the consequences of the victorious sexual revolution. The post-Christian world is now a terrifying reality — the task of believers today is to leave that world to its own devices and put as much distance as possible between its toxic fumes and Christian community.

Dreher, a Protestant by birth, later converted to Catholicism, from which he then moved, in 2006, to Eastern Orthodoxy — a choice, incidentally, that has been made by many other paleoconservatives. His turn away from Catholicism came about after discovering the strength of the so-called Pedophile Lobby which had tried to hush up the numerous scandals associated with sexual harassment of parishioners by individual priests. …

Dreher considers Trump the perfect embodiment of both personal moral debauchery and political braggadocio. A person who promises “to make America great again” but is incapable, even outwardly, of properly controlling his own behavior. In general, for the author of The Benedict Option, Trump presents evidence plain as day that America is doomed, and that traditional conservatism in the U.S. has let itself fall victim to false temptations.

Dreher does not skimp on making alarmist statements about the consequences of the sexual revolution. From his perspective, the victory of the LGBT community and the legalization of same-sex marriage is not just the opening of Pandora’s box, it’s more like our first direct acquaintance with what that box contained. As one can judge from his current journalistic output — and he literally on a daily basis puts out a stream of articles and blog posts on The American Conservative’s website — the next step towards the Omega point of the history of Western Civilization will be society’s full acceptance of the idea of “open marriage.” …

Christianity, when you come right down to it, is really not a very demanding religion. It permits believers to eat pork and drink wine except on days of fast. On lay people it does not impose particularly harsh domestic norms. In fact, the only strictly tabooed side of life in Christianity relates to sexuality. Sex is permissible only in marriage and preferably for the purpose of giving birth to children, while deviations from this norm give rise to various suspicions. For the modern world, such a stance sounds terribly depressing. …

Among the things common to all religions is that they all impose taboos on female promiscuity, and on same-sex sex, but it is Christianity that adds that a person is obliged not only externally, but also internally, to be free from attraction to what is prohibited by the tradition. …

Dreher’s position amounts to religious libertarianism as regards his relation to society. Instead of fighting for the dominance of our faith in the public sphere, we are only trying to achieve corporate independence from the pressures of the secular state. …

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Australia’s arch-deplorable Pauline Hanson says kids allowed to run riot in schools

Australia’s arch-deplorable Pauline Hanson says kids allowed to run riot in schools, by Renee Viellaris.

PAULINE Hanson has demanded teachers wield more discipline in their classrooms and failing students repeat grades, ahead of crucial talks with the Federal Government over contentious school funding reforms. …

Senator Hanson said she had told Mr Turnbull that teachers should be stricter, including forcing kids to do “lines” and be booted out of class if they distracted others. It is understood Senator Hanson knows the issues are a state matter but wants to explore if the states can be forced to become tougher. She has not advocated for physical punishment.

Senator Hanson also believes too many students are progressing up the grades when they are not ready.

She also dismissed teachers’ union criticisms that classrooms had become too big. Senator Hanson said she was the top of her class when she shared a teacher with at least 50 other students.

“I have long said throwing money at education is not always the answer. We have an obligation to children and their parents to ensure teachers are at a high level of teaching standard, coupled with a restoration of discipline in the classroom. Classrooms are not some Brisbane Ekka show stall where everyone gets a prize.

“We have to recognise children’s strengths and weaknesses and teach them accordingly, even if that requires failing some and having them repeat a grade.

Yep.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Professor will flunk students who refer to students as ‘male’ or ‘female’

Professor will flunk students who refer to students as ‘male’ or ‘female’, by Lisa Bourne.

Multiple professors at one college are using their positions of authority to regulate their students’ speech, threatening to flunk or even expel young people from class if they use certain offending phrases in class – like “referring to women/men as females or males.” …

White students in another Washington State class will also be penalized if they do not “defer” to their non-white peers.

And in another, they will have their grade lowered one point for each use of the terms “illegal aliens” and “illegals.”

In Michael Johnson Jr.’s “Race and Racism in U.S. Popular Culture” class students are required to “acknowledge” existence of various oppressions, including “heterosexism.”

Accuracy in language is out the window; Orwellian thought control is in.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Democracies are Going Broke, Especially the Leftist Ones

Democracies are Going Broke, Especially the Leftist Ones, by Ted Abram. Illiniois, run by Democrats for decades, is flat out broke now. Illinois state — capital Chicago, population 13 million — is on the forefront but many US states and many western democracies are close behind.

The State of Illinois has promised pensions to its employees – a contract. Illinois has not saved or secured $83 billion to honor these contracts. Therefore, the State of Illinois must extract billions of dollars from present and future taxpayers. Worse, the Illinois Policy Institute estimates the State of Illinois — the taxpayers — have an additional $54 billion of unfunded health obligations over 30 years.

How could Illinois politicians do this to taxpayers?

Most Americans work hard, raise their children, and participate in their community. Also, they trust government to be honorable and just. With the exception of voting and generally knowing the hot political issue of the day, hard working Americans are rationally ignorant of legislation and the political process. This is rational, they do not have the time to follow and comprehend everything government is doing – for example legislation, regulations and taxes.

Just the opposite of being rationally ignorant, there are people who come together for the sole purpose of using the power of government to extract special favors. These are predatory special-interest groups. Big business, big unions, [the American Association of Retired Persons], education, and hundreds more exert enormous time and money to manipulate politicians and the process for their advantage.

In the past, government employees of Illinois formed a union and began paying dues to become politically powerful. Next, full time lobbyists hired by the unions became acquainted with every legislator, and gave every friendly legislator campaign donations. Additionally, the lobbyists stayed in constant contact with legislators and participated in all aspects of the political process.

Hence, while the hard working American was raising their family, the government unions were manipulating the enormous power of government to their advantage.

Additionally, the union lobbyists and the politicians were very savvy political operatives. They knew they could not extract too much too fast from the taxpayers. They knew a sharp increase in tax rates would have awaken the masses. So, union lobbyists and the politicians made a deal. The perfect deception was a contract for “gold plated” pensions and medical benefits for government employees. This pleased the special interest predators, who would continue to finance the politicians’ campaigns. Better yet, the hard working American was not taxed –- at least not immediately.

Because of past manipulations and deceits Illinois has a fiscal crisis. Last year, in a lame duck session, the legislature increased the income tax by 66 percent. Today, Illinois has a combination of two solutions – increase tax revenues or default on their promises to government retirees.

The ancient Greeks had hundreds of years of experience with democracies. They found that democracies last until the voters learn to vote themselves the contents of the treasury. Then financial ruin follows, and a strong man takes over.

Most of all, popularly elected governments have this dilemma, e.g., Greece, Illinois, America, and California. Structural changes to governance must occur. Otherwise, democracies will be in perpetual financial crisis.

Structural changes should include making the offending politicians responsible. For example, should former Illinois State Senator Obama be responsible for Illinois’ present crisis? Most likely. Many Senators, Representatives and Governors should be held responsible. How? Have a law akin to the fiduciary duty of corporate officers to shareholders.

hat-tip Charles

Trinity College Professor on Congressional Baseball Shooting: ‘Let Them F*cking Die’ because they are white

Trinity College Professor on Congressional Baseball Shooting: ‘Let Them F*cking Die’ because they are white, by Tom Ciccotta.

A professor at Trinity College wrote that the first responders to last week’s congressional shooting that nearly took Rep. Steve Scalise’s life should have let him and others die because they are white.

Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams seemed to argue in a June 18 Facebook post that first responders to the shooting should have let the wounded individuals die.

“It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system. #LetThemFuckingDie,” Williams, an Associate Professor of Sociology, wrote on Facebook.

In another post, Williams wrote that he is “fed the fuck up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexual and racially oppressed people. ” He added that “the time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now.

Williams shared an anonymously-authored Medium post entitled “Let Them Fucking Die,” which argued that the first responders to the congressional shooting should have let Representative Scalise and others die. The inflammatory post calls on minorities to refuse assistance to whites in potentially fatal situations, like choking, bleeding out, or drowning. The post then calls for those persons to not only watch as others die but to “smile” as they watch, for letting them die is a “great service” to the “universe.”

“If you see them drowning. If you see them in a burning building. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: do nothing,” the article proclaims.

Read the next post on the privileged anger of the left. This isn’t compatible with a civil society.

hat-tip Charles

Anger Privilege: Only leftists are allowed to be angry

Anger Privilege: Only leftists are allowed to be angry, by Daniel Greenfield.

If you want to know who has privilege in a society and who doesn’t, follow the anger.

There are people in this country who can safely express their anger. And those who can’t. If you’re angry that Trump won, your anger is socially acceptable. If you were angry that Obama won, it wasn’t. …

But if you’re white and angry that your job is going to China or that you just missed being killed in a Muslim suicide bombing, your anger is unacceptable.

If you’re an angry leftist, your party leader, Tom Perez will scream and curse into a microphone, and your aspiring presidential candidate, Kirsten Gillibrand, will curse along, to channel the anger of the base. But if you’re an angry conservative, then Trump channeling your anger is “dangerous” because you aren’t allowed to be angry.

Not all anger is created equal. Some anger is privileged rage.

Good anger gets you a gig as a CNN commentator. Bad anger gets you hounded out of your job.

Good anger isn’t described as anger at all. Instead it’s linguistically whitewashed as “passionate” or “courageous”. Bad anger however is “worrying” or “dangerous”. Angry left-wing protesters “call out”, angry right-wing protesters “threaten”. Good anger is left-wing. Bad anger is right-wing. …

Why were chants of “Lock her up” immoderate, but not Bush era cries of “Jail to the chief”? Why were Tea Party rallies “ominous” but the latest We Hate Trump march is “courageous”? Why is killing Trump on stage the hottest thing to hit Shakespeare while a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask was hounded by everyone from the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri to the NAACP? …

The left prides itself on an unearned moral superiority (“When they go low, we go high”) reinforced by its own echo chamber even as it has become incapable of controlling its angry outbursts. The national tantrum after Trump’s victory has all but shut down the government, turned every media outlet into a non-stop feed of conspiracy theories and set off protests that quickly escalated into street violence.

But Trump Derangement Syndrome is a symptom of a problem with the left that existed before he was born. The left is an angry movement. It is animated by an outraged self-righteousness whose moral superiority doubles as dehumanization. And its machinery of culture glamorizes its anger. The media dresses up the seething rage so that the left never has to look at its inner Hodgkinson in the mirror. …

The left is as angry as ever. Campus riots and assassinations of Republican politicians are nothing new. What is changing is that its opponents are beginning to match its anger. …

The outrage at the left is no longer ideological. There are millions of people whose health care was destroyed by ObamaCare, whose First Amendment rights were taken away, whose land was seized, whose children were turned against them and whose livelihoods were destroyed.

The angry left has gained a great deal of power. It has used that power to wreck lives. It is feverishly plotting to deprive nearly 63 million Americans of their vote by using its entrenched power in the government, the media and the non-profit sector. And it is too blinded by its own anger over the results of the election to realize the anger over its wholesale abuses of power and privileged tantrums.

But monopolies on anger only work in totalitarian states. In a free society, both sides are expected to control their anger and find terms on which to debate and settle issues. The left rejects civility and refuses to control its anger. The only settlement it will accept is absolute power. If an election doesn’t go its way, it will overturn the results. If someone offends it, he must be punished. Or there will be anger. …

Anger privilege is used to silence opposition, to enforce illegal policies and to seize power. But the left’s monopolies on anger are cultural, not political. The entertainment industry and the media can enforce anger privilege norms through public shaming, but their smears can’t stop the consequences of the collapse of civility in public life. There are no monopolies on emotion. …

Leftist anger is a privileged bubble of entitlement that bursts every other election. Its choice is to try to understand the rest of the country or to intimidate, censor, oppress and eventually kill them.

James Hodgkinson took the latter course. His personal leftist revolution ended, as all leftist revolutions do, in blood and violence. The left can check its anger privilege and examine its entitlement.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

No royal wants the throne, says Harry: Prince’s astonishing claim about the future of the monarchy is revealed in extraordinary interview

No royal wants the throne, says Harry: Prince’s astonishing claim about the future of the monarchy is revealed in extraordinary interview, by Rebecca English.

Prince Harry[, who is fifth in line to the throne,] says no one in the Royal Family wants to be king or queen.

In an extraordinary interview he insists however that Britain and other countries still need ‘the magic’ of the monarchy. …

On the monarchy, he asks: ‘Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.’

Harry has never kept secret his lack of desire for the ‘top job’ – and now appears to be suggesting that no one else in his family, including his brother William, wants it either.

But he adds: ‘The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won’t be trying to fill her boots. We are involved in modernising the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people.

‘The Queen has been fantastic in letting us choose. She tells us to take our time.’

‘I think leftism is a disorder’: is this artist the rightwing Banksy?

‘I think leftism is a disorder’: is this artist the rightwing Banksy? By Rory Carroll.

The guerrilla art movement is usually associated with leftwing politics. Banksy targets capitalism, consumerism and inequality. Blek le Rat, the father of stencil graffiti, depicts oppression and resistance. …

In the Trump era, the right, however, has its own guerrilla artist: Sabo, a former US marine who works from an apartment-cum-studio in Los Angeles …

Under cover of darkness, he peppers public spaces in LA with images and slogans targeting liberals, whom he associates with “pot-smoking lazy bums” hostile to western values. He puts the same images and slogans on posters, T-shirts and pins which he sells from his website and at Republican party gatherings across the US.

“I think leftism is a mental disorder,” Sabo, 49, said in an interview at his home. “I truly believe I’m fighting the good fight.” …

In a city thrumming with opposition to the president, the artist is part of the resistance to the resistance …

“Republicans are the new punk,” said Sabo, echoing a slogan on his T-shirt also adorned with an image of Trump in a three-piece suit, looking rather rakish, giving the finger. “I’m pretty much the only right-winger doing guerrilla art. I’m like patient zero, the first one doing this on our side.”

Several other rightwing street artists are in fact active in LA but prefer anonymity, thinking that gives their work more power. Some on the right consider Sabo a showboater. …

Sabo – a pseudonym derived from a tank munition called sabot – made his breakthrough in the GOP primaries with a poster of Ted Cruz as a tattooed, muscled convict. It went viral and Cruz’s campaign embraced the bad boy image, though later distanced itself when Sabo was accused of racism.  …

Ironically, Sabo deplored Trump during the primaries, calling him a circus clown who would hand the White House to Clinton. He said the average Trump voter was a “moron” and depicted Trump as “Il douche”, a play on Il Duce, with his hair forming a Mussolini-style helmet.

Sabo now says he is “cautiously optimistic” about the president. “The day I came to love Donald Trump was when I saw how hard he was kicking liberals in the teeth.” …

The left, he said, has mastered cultural and political “dark arts” and “weaponised” Hollywood, the FBI, the IRS, universities and other institutions to promote a nefarious agenda.

Rudd claimed warming policies would cost us just “$1 per year”

Rudd claimed warming policies would cost us just “$1 per year”, by Andrew Bolt.

A decade ago Kevin Rudd swore these global warming policies would cost us just “$1 per person per year”.

On the ABC’s 7:30 Report with Kerry O’Brien:

KEVIN RUDD, OPPOSITION LEADER: Oh, good grief Kerry. Our manageable renewable energy target policy, 20 per cent by 2020, we’ve been working on that for ages…

Our position on this is consistent and clear cut. One, unlike the Howard Government, we accept a robust target of 60 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 against 2000 levels…

We have taken this position of a new ambitious but responsible nonetheless renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020 based on modelling which has been done by MMA, a modelling firm which is in conjunction with Monash University, looked at all the variables which go into the economic impact of such a renewable energy target…

That is that they calculate that between now and about 2045 that you’d be looking at a total impact on the economy of somewhere between $600 and $800 million or something in the vicinity of $45 per person over that period of time or something like $1 per person per year.

Totally fanciful, and obviously so at the time. Greatest moral challenge of our times? Too much of a challenge just telling the truth, more like.

Masks slip to reveal the ugly face of the future

Masks slip to reveal the ugly face of the future, by Maurice Newman.

In his 1960s bestseller, The Naked Communist, former FBI agent W. Cleon Skousen lays bare an ambitious Marxist manifesto. He identifies 46 goals ranging from reordering Western values and institutions to a one-world government under the UN.

A major objective was the capture of one or both of the major US political parties. Marxists would use the courts to weaken US institutions through technical decisions based on human rights. Schools would become transmission belts for socialist propaganda and, by softening the curriculum, teachers’ associations would carry the party line in textbooks on the list of required reading. Loyalty oaths would be abolished

They aimed to infiltrate the media and control editorial writing, book reviews and student newspapers.

Where possible, key positions in radio, television and film would be filled with sympathetic presenters, actors and producers.

“Cultural Marxism” would target all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship”. Lower cultural standards of ­morality would be encouraged through wider acceptance of pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, movies, radio and TV. Degeneracy and promiscuity were to be presented as “normal, natural and healthy”.

Even churches would be targeted. Traditional religion would be replaced with “social” religion. The aim was to discredit the Bible and mock those who saw a need for a “religious crutch”. …

Today, “cultural Marxism” is pervasive.

In Australia, parliaments have surrendered traditional values with scarcely a sigh.

The curriculums in our schools and universities drill “progressive” ideology into the hearts and minds of students. A recent Institute of Public Affairs survey found almost 80 per cent of Australia’s universities stifle intellectual ­debate. Moral relativism reigns supreme.

Our courts are thick with politicians in robes. Conceited judges seek unnecessarily to bully critics into silence while, in sentencing, we are accustomed to criminals being treated as victims of an unjust society.

Our public broadcasters drip with fashionable left-wing causes. Cultural institutions foster leftist activists and socialist propaganda. Even our armed forces have been infiltrated. Shouting at subordinates is now outlawed and trainees who find instructors overbearing can hold up red cards. Ensuring that the navy focuses on all aspects of diversity, a strategic adviser on Islamic cultural affairs was appointed at the same time a 102-year-old motto was removed from chaplains’ badges lest it cause offence.

As US commentator Paul Murphy writes, the left seeks “non-violent revolution through their work in the rights and race businesses. Specifically, they defend ‘revolutionary subjects’ such as Islamists, Islamic terrorists, sexual groomers, rapists, criminals, leftist activists and so on. The rights of minorities are fought for and given a superior status vis-a-vis what they call the ‘dominant culture’.”

Now, with the finish line in sight, the seductive mask of socialism is starting to slip, revealing the brutal authoritarian face behind. We hear of meetings being abandoned because of threats of violence from left-wing activists. Hotel staff receive physical threats should a Christian meeting, opposed to same-sex marriage, proceed. Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels her Australian speaking tour, citing safety fears. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson withdraws from a forum because her security cannot be guaranteed. Conservative Sky News commentator Andrew Bolt is set upon by leftists. The list is endless. Yet we tolerate the intolerant and defend the indefensible, cravenly shouldering the blame.

Read it all. Wait, just a little more:

But this is nowhere as irresponsible as the ratification of the Paris emission targets, which effectively cede de facto control of the Australian economy’s commanding heights, critical sectors that dominate economic activity, such as electricity generation, heavy manufacturing, mining and transport, to unelected UN ­bureaucrats in Geneva and Bonn.

The Prime Minister described this as “a watershed, or turning point”. Indeed it is. Such meek surrender brings the Marxist dream of one-world government another step closer.

Australian Law Reform Commission President Rosalind Croucher will today be appointed as the new president of the Australian Human Rights Commission to replace Gillian Triggs.

Australian Law Reform Commission President Rosalind Croucher will today be appointed as the new president of the Australian Human Rights Commission to replace Gillian Triggs. By Chris Kenny.

Professor Croucher is a legal academic who has held senior positions at Sydney University and been published widely. She is highly regarded and not considered overtly political or ideological.

Her task will be to take the AHRC off the front pages, restore its credibility and ensure it focuses on its core tasks rather than major public debates.

However, after conducting a report for the ALRC, Professor Croucher has expressed her support for reform of the controversial Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

“While recognising the need for racial vilification laws, the ALRC has concluded that section 18C may be too broad,” she wrote for The Australian in 2016, “because it can capture conduct that “offends” people on the basis of their race. “Offence” may be too low a threshold.”

Too bad Augusto Zimmermann didn’t get the job — would have been an interesting restorative after the Triggs debacle.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Australian couple seeks asylum in Iceland

Australian couple seeks asylum in Iceland, by The Australian.

An Australian transgender couple is seeking asylum in Iceland, claiming their lives are in danger from Sydney’s “homophobic street life.”

Ashley Ihasz and Stephanie McCarthy claim they are in fear for their lives after Ms McCarthy, 45, was beaten up in a Newtown pub in 2015, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The couple, who raised $1890 to flee Australia in a Go Fund Me page, claimed they were “threatened” by NSW Police after the attack.

“Stephanie has been continually harassed and threatened by the NSW police,” Ms Ihasz wrote on the Go Fund Me page. “Escalation of threats towards her and myself as her partner have forced us to flee from Australia in fear of our lives … To get (to Iceland) we have sacrificed our families, our friends, our cat and my life savings.”

She claimed the couple now faced homelessness as their money runs out.

NSW Police denied the couple’s allegations of threats.

The women are living in the town of Keflavik in southwest Iceland.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Some European Countries Take Firmer Stance Against Anti-Israel NGOs

Some European Countries Take Firmer Stance Against Anti-Israel NGOs, by Joesph Puder.

The recent terrorist attacks in Europe by Muslim jihadists using car (truck) ramming’s and knifings to kill innocent civilian bystanders may have jolted some European governments to recognize that Israel is indeed “the canary in the coal mine.” The car ramming’s and knifings first occurred in Israel with Palestinian jihadists using this method to kill Israelis.

It has been emulated by Jihadists in France, Germany, and Britain. It was however, the regime of Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and Hamas in Gaza who have used their mosques, media, and educational systems to spread incitement and hate of non-Muslims, particularly Israelis and Jews …

Some European governments have finally awakened to the reality that their charities, particularly those funding Palestinian NGO’s, are in essence supporting incitement to hate and anti-Semitism. The Swiss parliament decided to change the country’s policy with regards to funding Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) that are involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The new policy would bar funding of organizations that participate in incitement and spreading of hate propaganda, racism and anti-Semitism. …

The governments of Switzerland, Denmark and Norway have finally recognized that they have been duped by numerous Palestinian NGO’s. These NGO’s have shown that behind their innocuous names and advertising façades lurks hateful missions to do harm to Israel and Jewish people.  … The actions of the above mentioned European governments is a welcomed sign that they are waking up to the evil of Islamic jihadism, be it against Europe or Israel.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Nigel Farage’s Fiery Response To JK Rowling’s “Radicalisation” Tweet

Nigel Farage’s Fiery Response To JK Rowling’s “Radicalisation” Tweet

The LBC presenter was left furious with the Harry Potter author after she suggested to her 10.7 million Twitter followers that Nigel was responsible for motivating extremists.

The accusation came in the wake of a van attack on worshippers outside a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park.

After challenging the world-renown author to call LBC to justify her remarks, the angry LBC presenter called out Ms Rowling’s “prejudice and ignorance”.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Last Remaining Police Station in Migrant-Dominated Swedish Suburbs Forced to Close

Last Remaining Police Station in Migrant-Dominated Swedish Suburbs Forced to Close, by Virginia Hale.

The last remaining station in the troubled Järva area will most likely have to close, police sources have said, due to lack of staff.

The police station in Kista is the only one still open in the Järva area, in which lie the suburbs of Rinkeby, Tensta, and Husby — migrant-dominated neighbourhoods classed by Sweden’s National Police Operations Department (NOA) as “vulnerable”.

According to police sources, the move to close the station has already begun, and there are no plans for it to be reopened. …

Leading terror researcher Magnus Ranstorp called the decision to close Kista’s police station a “disaster”, tweeting, “They should open four more instead!” …

Last year Breitbart London reported how Sweden’s police were facing a “major crisis”, with up to three officers quitting each day and 80 per cent of the force considering switching careers due to the danger they face in the field.

Giving up. Why does this remind me of Rome in the 400’s?

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS

Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS, by Ann and Phelim media.

For the last several years we’ve been keeping tabs on Josh Fox, the godfather of the anti-fracking movement and the director of Gasland I and II.

And he just came out with an extraordinary claim that giving love to the Islamic State instead of sending bombs is a much better approach.

So we’re going to give him a chance to do just that. Today we’re launching a $2,500 fundraiser to send Josh Fox to ‘hug it out’ with ISIS. …

The fundraiser will pay for Fox’s airfare to Afghanistan, 2 nights in a hotel and a dozen roses so Fox can show ISIS how much he really loves them.

If Fox refuses to go and turns out to be the hypocritical coward we believe him to be, then we’ll donate all the funds raised to the Wounded Warrior Project.

hat-tip Joanne

Trump Is Western Democracy’s Last Man Standing Against the Green Terror

Trump Is Western Democracy’s Last Man Standing Against the Green Terror, by James Delingpole.

Donald Trump is the only leader left in the world defending Western democracy against eco fascism.

Don’t just take it from me. Read this Belgian philosopher, Drieu Godefridi, interviewed in the French liberal newspaper Contrepoints and translated hereby Friends of Science Calgary.

He believes that the Paris climate agreement was a global socialist plot which the U.S. was absolutely right to escape:

[President Trump] perfectly grasped the essence of the Paris Agreement, which is to redistribute the wealth of the West to the rest of the world — he expressly declared it on the Lawn of the White House, on June 1st, 2017 when making the American exit from Paris official. In so doing, he has stopped the formidable internationalist socialist machinery that was in the process of being set up. In other words, he has refused to validate the third-world moral intuition, and the scientific pretext that gave birth to the Paris Agreement.

Environmentalism, argues Godefridi, is just another facet of the left’s ongoing war against democracy:

What we have been seeing for the past two decades, in the areas of climate, gender theory, immigration and terrorism, and so on, is that activist minority ideologues have confiscated democratic debate.

What makes it so especially dangerous is that unlike, say, gender theory — which everyone knows to be made-up leftist nonsense — climate change has a superficial scientific plausibility capable of fooling people who ought to know better. But really, it’s just another mask for globalism.

Climate is something else! Every time since its birth in the fold of the IPCC, the ideology of the climate has claimed science as its foundational authority –- and science in its most precise version! Physics! The politicized IPCC has never stopped claiming it is presenting science since. So, it is this second globalization, a prelude to a world government that is openly called for by the elites of internationalist socialism, which is threatened today by the American exit of the Paris Agreement.

hat-tip Charles

Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later

Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later, by Justin Sink.

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would eliminate dozens of paperwork requirements for federal agencies, including an obscure rule that requires them to continue providing updates on their preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century. As another example, the Pentagon will be freed from a requirement that it file a report every time a small business vendor is paid, a task that consumed some 1,200 man-hours every year.

“We’re looking for stuff everyone agrees is a complete waste of time,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters at the White House. …

Seven of the more than 50 paperwork requirements the White House eliminated on Thursday dealt with the Y2K bug, according to a memo OMB released. Officials at the agency estimate the changes could save tens of thousands of man-hours across the federal government.

Seriously? For 17 years lots of people have been filling out forms to do with the Y2K bug (which occasionally occurred when computer clocks went from year 1999 to 2000), and no one just got rid of it? No one in government is ever held accountable, and presumably it was less work for any individual to let it go on than to eliminate it. Sigh.

It took a businessman as President to get rid of it? There is something so epic in its wastefulness about bureaucracy.

hat-tip Charles

Waiting for the left’s light bulb moment

Waiting for the left’s light bulb moment, by Janet Albrechtsen.

The boss of the Australian Human Rights Commission is the walking, talking, media-seeking epitome of the new class chasm in the West. In one package, Triggs represents the three Ds: the left’s disdain for large swathes of ordinary people, its delusional claims to righteousness, and the inevitable disunity that arises from the clash of values.

In an interview with The Age last weekend, Triggs cornered the market on the three Ds in one sentence: “The eye opener as an international lawyer has been to realise how isolated an exceptionalist Australia is in relation to human rights issues — that we don’t see things through the prism of rights and freedoms.”

Notice not just the values chasm but the disdain for those with different views to hers. It’s fine that the international lawyer prefers “international laws” that are no more than broadbrush ­aspirations drafted by UN bureaucrats not answerable at a ballot box. But why must Triggs demean those who believe full well in human rights and freedoms as ­enacted by our democratically elected parliament? After a while, disdain tends to sow the seeds of disunity because it’s tiresome to be treated as morally inferior. ..

“Anywheres” and “Somewheres”, a new terminology by author David Goodhart.

The Anywhere tribe: the well-educated, geographically mobile class bound together less by place than by socially liberal values and professional success. Accounting for about 25 per cent of the population, Anywheres cling to their values from anywhere in the world and are found most often in politics, higher education, the professions and, of course, the media. …

Stability-minded Somewheres … account for about half the population and are rooted by geography and community and hold strong values of tradition and country. …

Anywheres don’t argue with Somewheres, they just dismiss them as morally inferior. Which leads to conflict.

Rather than understand that Somewheres have their own ethnic culture and values, Anywheres deride opposing views as racist if you notice, discuss or feel uncom­fortable about immigration, homo­phobic if you don’t embrace the full gamut of same-sex, LGBTI politics, Islamophobic if you question Islam, and misogynist if you critique someone who happens to be female.

Rather than understand that Somewheres have their own ethnic culture and values, Anywheres deride opposing views as racist if you notice, discuss or feel uncom­fortable about immigration, homo­phobic if you don’t embrace the full gamut of same-sex, LGBTI politics, Islamophobic if you question Islam, and misogynist if you critique someone who happens to be female.

A good summary of much that has happened in the last few years. The rise of the Anywheres, or the new left, is threatening to lead to civil war in the US — where the rise of the new left on the back of immigrant votes is most advanced.

hat-tip Stephen Neil