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The Left is whipping their little useful idiot minions into a frenzy. They’ve made Trump into Hitler and us into Nazis so that anything they do to us is deserved, and I don’t have a good feeling about it at all. A systematic disinformation campaign by the media and the school system has resulted in […]

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City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo joins Brian Anderson to discuss an increasingly influential progressive faction in many cities—one that seeks to rebuild the urban environment to achieve a wide range of environmentalist and social-justice goals. According to Rufo, these “New Left urbanists” rally around controversial (and often dubious) ideas like banning cars and constructing new public housing projects. While […]

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“Trump will never step down.” “Nazis deserve to be punched.” More

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The Quiet Ones

 

There are some causes worth speaking out about. And then there are those causes that one dare not utter a word for fear of retribution. Pope Francis and Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, are quite sympathetic and at times vocal about certain causes – LGBTQ rights, gun violence, diversity, and climate change to name but a few — but they’ve both gotten noticeably quiet about two movements that have surfaced in the past year or so. One that promotes free speech and one that would crush it. One that seeks to live in freedom in one of the great success stories of enterprise and capitalism and the other that seeks to impose communist rule through a blood-soaked revolution.

Clearly, Apple has a great deal to lose if Cook speaks up about the Chinese government’s moves to bring Hong Kong under a more oppressive yoke, taking direct control of Hong Kong’s banking sector, and cracking down on any dissent. The financial hit to Apple would be in the billions if President-for-Life Xi Jinping became upset with a positive statement from Cook about the democracy movement in Hong Kong and ordered that factories where Apple products are manufactured be shuttered.

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Antifa Is Not the Problem

 
Members of Antifa march in Portland, Oregon, in this August 4, 2018, photo from shutterstock.com

Last week, Republican Congressman Jim Banks responded to the Antifa violence in Portland with the following tweet:

In light of events this weekend in Portland, Oregon, I call on @POTUS, @TheJusticeDept, & @FBI to investigate #Antifa & declare them a domestic terrorist organization. Their avowal of violence & routine intimidation, harassment, & assault of Americans has no place in our country.

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Food for Thought, Towards 2020

 

Green shoots or suckers? Time will tell, but consider a few recent stories from diverse sources. Will this collection of dots end up forming a map to President Trump’s reelection in 2020? Perhaps.

We are told that the left has a lock on the minds of the youngest eligible voting cohorts, “Millennials or Generation Y” and “Generation Z.” Gen Y, the generation born near the turn of the millenium, is now 25-42. Gen Z, little talked of, like Gen X, is now 7-24. So, they are experiencing the craziness of the left’s cultural crusade first hand. Consider three articles on this latest voting-age generation.

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Police, Andy Ngo, and, Antifa Violence in Portland, OR

 

This past weekend, a quiet, unassuming journalist, Andy Ngo, was roughed-up and badly injured by an Antifa mob in Portland. That was bad enough in itself, but multiple media outlets note that the Portland Police seem to have stood by and let it happen. There have been a number of stories lately about the Portland Police’s passive attitude toward Antifa thugs who bring their brand of “demonstrations” to downtown Portland often. So, the well-known Leftists who run Portland (and Seattle, for that matter), who constantly deplore all sorts of violence, don’t seem to mind this kind of violence.

Well, this particular journalist is fighting back. He has lawyered-up and is planning to sue any and all organizations who contributed to his injuries. More power to him, and may he be successful.

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Says this article. They are mightily worried about the “far-right”, and get their information from the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center (excuse me while I gag). No mention of Antifa, which was born and continues to thrive all over the Pacific Northwest, creating havoc and destruction wherever it shows up. More

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Tomorrow is May 1, which is the collectivist “May Day” “holiday”. All over the world, collectivists celebrate “worker and immigrant rights”, among other things. They march through city streets, clogging traffic, yelling, and sometimes destroying private property along the march route. In Seattle, business owners know to board up their windows, and hire security guards […]

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Max Boot Was Clearly Correct

 

As many of you know, Max Boot was among those calling for Republicans to elect Democrat Representatives, because Orange Man bad. I am, personally, shocked at how many of you people could not, or would not, see the faultless logic of this plan.

Clearly, the way to fight back against the mean, racist bully Trump is to vote for the party that embraces political violence, is devoutly committed to letting mothers murder their children, and is now openly, proudly racist.

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The aftermath of this midterm election has reenergized the perennial “straight ticket” versus “vote for the candidate, not the party” dispute. Some argue that President Trump, apparently uniquely among modern presidents, must be kept in check. Others argue that the Democrat Party has encouraged and condoned political violence and assaults on the fabric of our Constitution, […]

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America tackle three crazy martinis today. They wade into the battle of monstrous egos as CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta grandstands and tries to debate President Trump about the migrants headed for the U.S. border and Trump responds by calling Acosta a “terrible person” […]

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We are now living in the post-Kavanaugh confirmation hearing era. The hard left gallery of rogues – Democrat senators, including “Spartacus” and that Hawaiian man-hater– lost the battle they so desperately and shamelessly waged. What will be the fall-out? Hopefully, Republicans will hang onto the House in the midterms, though that still remains a long […]

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Andy Ngo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the recent outbreak of violence in Portland between far-left activists, commonly referred to as Antifa, and right-wing groups that gathered to oppose them. Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle have long been hotbeds for extreme left-wing political movements. Recently, video emerged of black-clad Antifa activists directing midday traffic and harassing drivers in […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate floor speech blasting Senate Democrats for their conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. They also unload on Antifa and the other menacing groups who berated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife and forced them […]

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Just do it, Nike. Come on. You know you want to. Afraid to make the sacrifice? More

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I spent part of last week watching and reading accounts of the marches in Charlottesville. The media scrum was predictably the same at this year’s event as it was last year. There were roughly a couple dozen white nationalist marchers on display. Far lower than last year. Whereas there was a dramatic uptick was the […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are encouraged to see a pathetic turnout at the white nationalist rally in Washington D.C. on Sunday, and they hope the media will stop giving airtime to this fringe group. They also call on the media to cover the violence of the leftist protest […]

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Portland: “Lord of the Flies” Redux

 

The “occupation” of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist “Antifa” groups and a Patriot Prayer/Proud Boys group on August 4, both occurring in Portland, OR, are reminiscent of the tribalism and descent into depravity depicted in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, first published in 1954.

Golding’s classic novel depicts the fate of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island during an unnamed war. The boys organize into two groups, one led by Ralph, assisted by bespectacled, overweight Piggy, and another led by the malevolent Jack. The two groups have conflicts over hunting, work rules, and power on their remote island.

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Seems like a bit of an overreach to me for “black block” to be made a federal crime. I appreciate the sentiment and in general I am OK with local police declaring certain zones to be “mask free” for certain periods. But I would like to hold back on the federal law until it has […]

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