from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Regarding socialism, it wasn’t that long ago, only about 10 years, that Democrats were singing a different tune. In reaction to a 2009 Newsweek cover entitled, “We Are All Socialists Now,” then Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., at a town hall meeting in 2010, exclaimed, “I don’t think anybody in this country believes in socialism. I don’t know ’em, and I don’t hang out with ’em, but maybe you do.”
You can’t hardly say that anymore. Socialism/communism/leftism is on the rise, especially among younger voters. A Fox News poll from just a couple of weeks ago “finds 31 percent of voters view socialism favorably, up 6 percentage points since February (the first time the question was asked).”
This is lunacy, of course. But the poll is likely fairly accurate. So what can be done?
In the past, I and many other conservatives have insisted that we on the right must educate the electorate. But this requires us to hold their attention long enough to do so.
by: Brent Smith
We all know that thousands of pro-Iranian thugs attempted a siege of the US embassy in Baghdad on New Years Eve.
And by now we’ve heard that president Trump retaliated rather quickly by offing the man behind the attempted embassy siege.
I ask, if not swift retaliation, what was Trump supposed to, as well as discuss his not going to Congress, the similarities of these Islamists with American leftists (how dare I), and the juxtaposition of Trump to Ronald Reagan.
We owe everything to a tiny sliver of the population, about 2/3 of one percent, who wear the uniform. They put up their lives each and every day to save us. There are about 1.45 million of them out of a national population of about 330 million. We do virtually nothing for them. They do everything for us.
A newly published study has described the successful results in mice of a novel vaccine designed to prevent neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers suggest this “dementia vaccine” is now ready for human trials, and if successful could become the “breakthrough of the next decade.”
While I’m not onboard with some of what the author writes, this is a pretty interesting piece.
from the American Thinker:
Does William Barr Have the Guts?
When asked if William Barr has the guts to do what needs to be done, a semi-famous conservative Twitter pundit answered that Barr has the guts, but what he lacks is prosecutable crimes.
If this seems like utter nonsense to you, you are not alone. It is nonsense until you consider that successful prosecution also requires an unbiased jury willing to convict. The point might have been that Barr lacks a D.C. jury pool that would be eager to impugn swamp creatures with the same zeal demonstrated for the prosecution of Roger Stone. This is a particularly tough pill to swallow for the sober masses who are watching our nation be systematically imperiled by Democrats and the media.
by: Brent Smith
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It’s dawned on me what should be the most obvious argument for the individual right to “keep and bear arms.”
The primary purpose of the 10 Amendments that form the Bill of Rights is to protect the natural rights of the individual from an encroaching federal government function. The only way someone would not know this is if they have not read them.
In fact, each of the Bill of Right’s 10 Amendments, of which there were originally 17, states this by use of the words person, people, owner, or accused. The only two that do not expressly state the individual are the 7th and 8th. They do however use inference to make the point that both pertain to the individual.
So when a leftist begins to spout off about the Second Amendment, that it applies only to militias, we must remind of them of this. If necessary, review each of the 10 and it will become clear that the founders did not intend for nine of the 10 to pertain primarily to the individual and yet single out just the Second as not having any individual protection component. It defies logic. But then so does liberalism.
by: Brent Smith
I truly feel sorry for Greta Thunberg.
This poor kid has been so utterly brainwashed that there may be no coming back from it.
She has not only bought into the climate apocalypse lie, but has been successfully sold the entire anti-capitalist, anti-freedom agenda.
Leftism is a religion. It is the religion of everything anti-capitalist, anti-individualism, anti-individual freedom and rights. It’s communism dressed up as utopian socialist collectivism. And she and countless other lost souls of her age have found a warped purpose doing the bidding of their elder radicals.
Scientists at the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have achieved quantum teleportation between two computer chips for the first time. The team managed to send information from one chip to another instantly without them being physically or electronically connected, in a feat that opens the door for quantum computers and quantum internet.
by: Brent Smith
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So the United States wants the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire in Afghanistan. Isn’t that special.
Politico reported a couple of days ago that a peace agreement is what America is seeking, but first the Taliban must agree to a ceasefire.
Apparently, long defunct peace talks began again after president Trump made his surprise stop in November to see the troops in Afghanistan.
It’s my opinion that Trump really wants a deal with the Taliban in order to fulfill his promise to wind down the endless wars and American presence all over the world. And for Trump, it’s not just some hollow political slogan – “bring our boys (and girls) home.” He really means it.
It’s a laudable goal to be sure. One I agree with – particularly regarding Afghanistan.