The Israel, Palestinian conflict isn’t really a conflict, or war, or however we wish to describe it, at all. It’s simply the good guys, Israel, defending themselves against the bad guys, radical Islamic terrorists like Hamas, who’s charter requires them to eradicate Israel and the Jews.
from the Daily Caller:
Conservatives Should Start Paying Attention To Language
In certain ways, it must be fun to be a left-winger. Pushing for any policy that seems socially just without the constraint of how it actually works out for people (i.e., ignoring the horrors left behind in socialism’s wake throughout history) makes things a whole lot easier. Sounds fun, too. Just going with your heart and hoping for the best must be liberating. But the most fun leftists have must be when they sit around to talk about some of the dumb ways conservatives talk.
by: Brent Smith
Technology has proven to be a very worrisome double edged sword. On one hand, it has never been easier to disseminate your views and opinion.
You can self-publish an entire book for next to nothing, start your own news, opinion or entertainment website. You are able to “go live” on the internet whenever the spirit moves you.
But on the other hand, if your news, opinion or entertainment is somehow displeasing to the corporation providing you the platform, the corporation, not the government, is who you have to fear from them shutting you down.
It is a strange time we live in that we have to fear both the power of the government and so-called private industry. But which is to be feared most?
from the Federalist:
Is Big Business Now A Greater Threat To Free Speech Than Government?
As I wrote in a preceding essay, the First Amendment was written to limit the government’s power. In the 18th century, only the state was conceived as possibly wielding the power to keep free people from speaking their minds. Thus, if maintaining a free people requires free speech, it followed that the government must be kept from controlling speech. For a long time, no more was necessary, but that would change.
As the United States grew in population and prosperity, there was very little agitation against business. There did not need to be. Most businesses were small affairs, owned by one man or one family, employing a handful of workers. Relations between labor and management were dealt with between individuals.
In 1854, Abraham Lincoln summarized this small-scale economy, speaking of a system in which a man “may look forward and hope to be a hired laborer this year and the next, work for himself afterward, and finally to hire men to work for him! That is the true system.”
Yet as corporations grew in size and power, that “true system” changed. Instead of one apprentice negotiating with an owner, a company that employed thousands would tell workers what they would get: take it or leave it.
In response, workers began to join together in trade unions, leveling the playing field, although diminishing their own independence. The balance between workers and management was restored, but the growing power of corporations still overpowered that of individual consumers.
Antitrust and utility laws were the response, but none of this much affected the realm of free speech. There was no news monopoly — newspapers were more plentiful than today — and restrictions on the new technology of radio came from the government, not the station owners. The biggest threat to the practice of free speech remained the state.
by: Brent Smith
There have been so many half-truths and outright lies swirling around the justified shooting of 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant by officer Nicholas Reardon.
And virtually every claim of the incident by the left has been proved to either just be wrong, misinformed or malicious lies, purposely put forth to advance an agenda, with little to no regard for human life.
When I post other writers articles, my normal want is to preface the article with commentary or thoughts to compliment or stress a particular portion of the article. Maybe it’s something I see that I believe some may miss, or may require further explanation.
However, the following Newsweek piece by, former Trump administration adviser, needs no such preface. It’s just that spot-on!
Enjoy the article:
When Everything is Racist There’s No Room for Reason
by Brent Smith:
If you still harbor the notion that CNN is in any way a legitimate news outlet, you can finally let it go.
And frankly it’s worse than even the way President Trump described them – as fake news. They lost ‘fake news’ miles back. The network is and has been for many years, nothing more than the shameless propaganda department of the democrat party, and will do and say anything to advance the leftist/democrat agenda.
by: Brent Smith
Well gee. Now that the left doesn’t have president Trump to kick around, vilify and lie about everyday, they have to quickly segue into the next man up.
And who better than one the most successful and high profile governors in the nation – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. And as is there usual M.O., the despicable main stream media goes about doctoring and selectively editing their 60 Minutes piece on the salacious, and provably false claim that DeSantis effectively ran a ‘pay-for-play’ scheme to administer the Covid vaccine.
by Brent Smith
By next week, maybe not even that long, this Colorado “mass shooting” event will have evaporated into nothing, for it blows up the left’s narrative.
As they always do, their knee-jerk vilification of the “white man” is astonishing. This narrative, thanks to the main stream media, has been beaten into minds of leftists. And their hatred for whites and conservatives is only amplified by these events.
by: Brent Smith:
Someone, or gang of someones, needs to be punished for this. But the press is protected by the First Amendment. At least that is what the howling radicals at places like the ACLU would likely exclaim.
However, this isn’t a simple misquote, typo, or journalistic faux-pas. This was a fabrication from word go. This was a demonstrable and now admitted lie. This was and is slander – pure and simple – done only to drag Trump into the mud where the Post resides.
And all those other leftist outlets who claimed they verified the Post’s claim should also be held accountable. In fact, if you look back you’ll find they all pretty much took turns quoting one another as proof of verification.
by Brent Smith:
Just a few things I thought I would point out as you read the following article.
The most glaring is the main stream media’s response to what’s happening, or not happening, at our Southern Border. As you read, just substitute the “Biden” administration with the Trump administration and imagine how different things would be. Imagine the press’s reaction to DHS being ordered not to talk to the press or answer any questions.
Then just imagine the press accepting being told by a Trump administration that you may not accompany administration officials to a detention facility. Naturally they would claim that Trump is trying to prevent us from seeing “kids in cages.” But the response from the press this time is nothing – crickets.