I have often written about the current dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community. With some three quarters of them identifying with the universalist, left-wing mindset, both in religious and secular life, they are positioning themselves on the wrong side of the war of civilisation being waged against the west from within while their children are progressing from indifference towards Israel to outright hostility. So much is the common source of much anguished discussion amongst those who care about this decline.
An astute and moving article in The American Spectator takes this one stage further. Dov Fischer, an adjunct professor of law and American orthodox rabbi, writes that a huge change is under way amongst American Jews analagous to the way the southern Democrats turned into Republican voters. It took them a century but, eventually repelled by the Democratic party, they did it.
See also…The dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community
A new season begins, and fans are wondering about more than just What Happened last Sunday.
Television ratings declined, last season, for the National Football League’s games. This came as a shock to the Lords of the NFL. Ratings are not supposed to decline. The NFL’s ratings never decline. This is a law of nature. The popularity of football is always on the increase even as its presence spreads, with games now being played in London and Mexico City, with other venues under consideration. Football is expanding and inevitable.
So how, then, to account the falloff in the ratings?
And you have to see this to believe it- Trainwreck: ESPN’s Attempt at Diversity on Monday Night Football Goes Horribly Wrong
An online game reviewer lets fly the ‘N-word’ over chat while playing a video game and all hell breaks loose. Now the game manufacturer wants to prevent “Pewdiepie” from ever playing his company’s games in a public forum.
Yeah, right, jerk-off!
Video at bottom
EDIT: 4chan is offended at the video game company and the autists on /pol/ vow revenge.
Almost everyone except those psychologically and politically dependent on accusing others of being racists can agree that racism is evil. I think almost everyone except those malignant defamers, who denounce all with whom they disagree as racist, can agree that all people are fundamentally equal and must be treated equally; that all definable groups of people are equal in their human merit; and that all such groups, unless they are defined by sociopathic goals, should be proud of whatever it is that defines them as a group.
Meanwhile in Canada… The Prime Minister consorts with Drag Queens.
Forget about the ‘culture wars’. What Australia, and indeed the West, is now being subjected to, and in many ways torn asunder by, is The Great Cultural Swindle. This is a mammoth rort whereby normal, hard-working, decent, trusting people and their families are being conned by a group of cultural charlatans and frauds: best known as our progressive media, political, academic and business elites.
Yet rather than stealing their wealth – although they are doing that too – this new gang of con artists is pick-pocketing mainstream Australia’s, and the West’s, cultural values.
These values are being pilfered from the decent, freedom-loving, overly-complacent majority by a growing leftist, socialist minority for whom the hard-working Aussie is a figure of ridicule and contempt.
Americans are being emotionally manipulated to take up cause with those whose ultimate purpose is the repeal of the First Amendment and erasure of national memory.
Wars are won or lost based mostly on perceptions of events, not on what actually happens. This is true for any given battlefield, whether it’s the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam or the ideological battlefield over the future of the First Amendment as played out in Charlottesville in 2017. The reality of what takes place in the public arena is always secondary to any projected illusion.
So let’s never forget this: Whoever has the power to dictate public perceptions of reality is in a position to dictate public opinion and behavior. Abusing language and images to stir up emotions is an ancient trick of power-mongers. And once journalism turns into unchecked propaganda, we become trapped in its dangerous illusions.
Where you’ll be Shocked! Shocked I tell you, to discover that the Rebel sometimes says unkind things about ISLAM!!!!! (Warning quotes by Bernie Farber and Michael Coren ahead)
The Rebel has had a tough week no question but the only thing stories like this show is how threatened by the Rebel the dead tree media is in Canada. Postmedia is begging for government handouts, the Rebel relies on subscriber fees, donations and online advertising. Government subsidized rags like Macleans are on life support and have about 4 staff left and very few people actually watch CBC news. Meanwhile the Rebel is hiring and the author of the Post’s “Shocking Expose” just can’t understand why the Rebel business model is working and the PC swill of the MSM is failing. But you get the drift.
The MSM in Canada has always been a pretty small pond and it’s shrinking fast, everyone is vying for a well paid government job at the CBC as this latest virtue signaling job application … sorry “scoop” by the NatPo amply illustrates.
Update: Ezra Levant’s response on Twitter is a fun read.
“We have had a long run of left-wing, secular, often atheistic rules and regulations imposed on our country. We’ve had a coalition that grew up in the universities, the newsrooms, in Hollywood, that are really opposed to what everyone on this call believes in.
“We have begun, I think, to turn the corner in winning the fight and what really is, as Dennis Prager has said, “A cultural civil war. The second American civil war…”
Conservatives will never turn back the leftist tide swamping our society unless they adopt the techniques the Left uses to push its agenda down our throats. Conservatives, being decent and reasonable, often assume that the Left will be reasonable too, if only everyone can sit down and talk things over. Dream on. If conservatives want to avoid living in a leftist dystopia they must stop pussy-footing around and get tough.
That’s not going to happen of course, not yet anyway. Conservatives are too insulated by the belief that democracy will ensure that everything comes right in the end to appreciate the full extent of the damage caused by leftist legislation at all levels of our over-governed nation, from the daily narrowing of our freedoms to the raid on our pockets by ‘clean energy’ fanatics. If power bills went up by 40 per cent in some countries there’d be riots. Here we just pay up.
The Left is no longer subtle about its hatred. It comes shining through like a beacon on a black night. Liberals hurl abuse at these people, attack them on social media and reward liberals who make the most vicious attacks on those groups.
Yet, over time, liberal complaints have become a badge of honor. In fact, if there aren’t liberals lobbing hate at you, you’re probably doing something wrong.
If you look at the groups liberals hate the most, you’ll usually find they’ve got their sh*t together. More.
Reality check: Being loved by progressives (liberals) and other deadly serious authoritarians means one is a failure of some sort, if only in lack of self-respect.
See also: Students think their loans are free The loans WILL be free, once Jackboot U graduates infiltrate the system and barter your right and mine to live in peace in exchange for loan forgiveness and cushy crat jobs. On the other hand, what if progressives never hold power again?
The elitists in the media hold a clear bias against the white working class, says Frederick Lynch, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. After an op-ed in The New York Times derided academia and the media for ignoring the concerns of the white middle class who feel threatened by the Left’s “diversity machine,” Lynch spoke to The Poynter Institute and called out this “Harvard grads v. high school grads” class bias.
Perhaps one James Woods said it best on Twitter (@realjameswoods) over the weekend: “I’ve never witnessed such hatred for a man who is willing to work for free to make his beloved country a better place. It is pathological.”
Mr. Woods did not exaggerate. The last time the United States saw such a wholesale refusal to accept the result of a national election – and to overturn it – the year was 1861.
On being gay: “In my mind, I play the role gays were always meant to in polite society: I test the absolute limits of acceptability. The social and religious convictions I represent do not map onto the norms of nihilism and self-esteem peddled by social-justice warriors (SJWs) and progressives since the 1960s. But they have set me, and my army of fans, free” (p. 11)
On being conservative: “I look and dress and behave as though I should have safe, MTV friendly feminist opinions. But I don’t. I am the Ken doll from the underworld. Social taboos for the past ﬁfteen years have all come from the progressive left. They’re a hideously ugly army of scolds who want to tell you how to behave. Libertarians and conservatives are the new counter-culture.” – Dangerous, p. 11
Is he onto something? Have young conservatives lost the dorky look? Have they become fun?
See also: ‘Dangerous’: Milo Yiannopoulos delights to provoke: The book by the gay conservative provocateur is not nearly as Dangerous as the social media world he exposes.