Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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I was very happy today to return to "Update Brazil," now in its 8th week, with Jeff Nyquist and Allan L. Santos, for an extended conversation about "Who Are the Enemies of Civilization?"  

Don't miss the unexpected mystery guest. With so many enemies to contend with, it doesn't hurt to hear once in a while from a four-legged friend.  

 

 

Today's De Telegraaf features an extensive interview with Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, leader of anti-Islamization, anti-EU PVV, now polling as the No. 1 political party in the Netherlands.

In a process alarmingly remininscent of old Soviet show trials, Wilders once again must stand trial for exercising his freedom of speech -- the subject of this interview. Backgrounder here.   

NB: I have lightly edited the following English translation. 

'The verdict seems to be ready'

by Wouter de Winther and Ruud Mikkers

PVV leader Wilders feels provoked. He says he will not get a fair chance to defend himself in the trial in which he is being sued for "group insult" and "incitement to hatred and discrimination." Almost all of his requests to hear experts or to examine...

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In this interview, Rep. Louie Gohmert explains that some conservatives were persuaded to support Paul Ryan for Speaker after phone calls with GOP Bigfeet Gingrich and Demint.

It sounds like two-dimensional thriller-stuff, but I guess that's how it's done.   

As Gohmert notes, it is Demint's role that is most shocking. That is, here we see a leader of a flagship conservative think tank pressuring conservatives to abandon conservative principles to support pro-amnesty Ryan.

Why the surrender on core conservative issues -- issues, I am assuming, Heritage itself has advanced and defended? Is this more donor-mania? To be sure, the process is perverted.

The conservative House members on the other end of the telephone line, of course, didn't have to be persuaded. But (sigh) precious few take their conservative principles as seriously as Louie Gohmert.

It is a difficult thing to expose the machinations of the powerful. There are undoubtedly unpleasant consequences. But it is...

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Young Communist Angela Merkel

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Robert Strauss sent in the AFP story headlined, "Merkel says migrant influx a fallout from globalisation," adding: "If Mark can sound like Walter, Angela can sound like Angela."

He's right. That is, just as Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, and Walter Luebcke, a German regional council president, speak as if from the same talking points when lecturing their constituents (if you don't like the massive waves of Third World immmigration waving over your state/region, leave), there are echoes to be heard in what longtime Communist revolutionary Angela Davis and long ago Communist nomenklatura member Angela Merkel are saying about same.

Davis calls the...

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Writing at Vdare.com, Paul Kersey makes an important link between two recent sets of political remarks -- political lectures, more accurately.

One was given in St Cloud, Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton (Target heir, 1960s radical); the other was given in the central German town of Lohfelden by a local official named Walter Luebcke. As Kersey points out, the messages are interchangeable -- and, I would add, interchangeably Leftist.

And what is that message? In Montana and in Germany, citizens are being told by their elected officials that if they do not like the masses of immigrants from the Third World transforming their state or city respectively, they should leave.

Leave? It is hard to know which is more shocking: the animus or the synergy. 

Here are...

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Earlier this year, I watched a video  via Refugee Resettlement Watch of Angela Davis meeting with "refugees" in Berlin. Listening to their grievances -- they had not received housing, access to good healthcare, etc. -- she thanked the "refugees," and went on to frame their "struggle" as "The Movement of the 21st century."  

Such loaded ideological language belies the "humanitarian" narrative that Leftist European Union officials (and US officials) are using to cloak a political agenda as fanatical, as unhinged as that of any Hitler, Stalin or Mao. No, they are not carting off Jews or dissidents by the million. This is "soft" totalitarianism (so far). But their schemes are no less grandiose. These...

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A new round of lush profiles re-examines the 14-ct mystique of Tom Wolfe now that his papers, which he sold to the New York Public Library for $2.15 million, are available for research.

That is, I think he sold them in exchange for that goodly fortune. Vanity Fair's Michael Lewis reports the transaction more tastefully: "Back in November 2013, the New York Public Library announced that it would pay $2.15 million to acquire Wolfe's papers...."    

Lewis then samples the trove for Vanity Fair. The results are Vanity Fair to a vanity-fair-thee-well, as when Lewis, taking his reluctant young daughter along on his reportorial travels, writes: "So I try all over again to explain why, to travel quickly from Martha’s Vineyard to Long Island, you can’t fly in a normal...

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Speaking of 9/11 and who was responsible, when Jeb Bush was asked at a New Hampshire townhall in August about whether he would try to help release the 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 report, he said he didn't know what they are.

From the website 28pages.org.

There are two potential explanations for Bush’s answer, and neither is flattering to the former Florida governor. Bush is either so poorly informed on national security matters that he is truly unaware of a well-documented and intriguing 13-year old controversy surrounding his brother’s decision to classify a full chapter in the report of a 2002 joint congressional inquiry into September 11, or he was feigning ignorance to dodge discussion of yet another sensitive Bush family topic.



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A report from the cultural death spiral shows there limits live. Lines of behavior, too. Too bad they are meaningless. Kardashian Inc., having pioneered new frontiers of exhibitionism, eradicating what tatters of private life and public decorum might have remained in common code, has, in a moment of family grief (see below), agreed to pause the "app" windows on their joint existence.

Not that I consider the K-clan to be evil geniuses, or anything. They are one entrepreneurial family.

They are also a mirror.

From the Daily Mail (of course):

The Kardashians have suspended all activity on their paid-for apps while they focus on the recovery of Lamar Odom.

Khloe, Kim, Kendall, Kylie and Kourtney...

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France24 reports on a popular French TV weatherman who is off the air after committing the thoughtcrime of publishing a book criticizing the so-called climate change "war machine aimed to keep us in fear."

As reported below -- but too far below for such a sensational fact -- weatherman Phillipe Verdier says he was inspired to write his book "after France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with TV meteorologists and asked them to highlight climate change issues in their broadcasts."

France's Foreign Minister met with TV weathermen? Local weather reports as a tool of state and diplomatic propaganda?

How do you say "you betcha" in French?

“I was horrified by this speech,” said Verdier -- a bona fide free-thinker,...

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In my in-box today from the Lepanto Foundation, an important elucidation of high-level Catholic discussions about the end of ... sin.

This internal religious debate over moral absolutes mirrors that in the secular world.

Why, if I didn't know better, I would suspect that the Catholic Church, too, had been subverted by Marxism from within  ... 

From Rorate Caeli

Roberto de Mattei

Corrispondenza Romana

October 14, 2015

The work at the Synod is confirming the existence of a strong clash between two minorities inside the Catholic Church. On the one side we have a maniple...

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The most striking thing about Bernie Sanders'  socialist agenda is the dictatorial strain. "It is immoral and wrong," he says (yells), that there is more wealth in the hands of some Americans than in most others, and he is the man to redistribute it.

The next most striking thing about it is how how closely this confiscatory and redistributionist agenda meshes with that of every other Democrat on the stage. That includes James Webb, who indicated support for amnesty and Obamacare for illegals, two of the most powerful engines of confiscatory, redistributionst and, bonus, globalist change. Webb rather naively tells Sanders his  "revolution" isn't going to come, but, gosh, hate to tell you, it already did, and with a bang, 80-odd years ago in FDR's New Socialist Deal. Ever since, and with few exceptions, the Democrat and Republican Parties both have driven the socialist agenda forward,...

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One thing The Death of the Grown-Up (2007) does is revisit the post-9/11 fate of Western civ as defended (or not) by its own leaders, beginning, perhaps unexpectedly, with Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian prime minister's spirited declamation in favor of "Western values" in the aftermath of the 2001 Islamic attacks was, shall we say, not well-received in the West. Indeed, European leaders swiftly and widely attacked Berlusconi, demanding that he instead pay homage to "universial values." The "universal values" slogan would be much pressed by George W. Bush and Tony Blair throughout their terms of office.

American Betrayal (2013), the "prequel" to The Death of the Grown-Up, revisits this same theme, I realize, by returning to a historicial...

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Surely, we can no longer say it is still in the process of dying when English girls are prostituted by Muslim immigrant gangs and English men and women do nothing; French girls are slapped around by African immigrants and French men and women do nothing; Sweden is the rape capital of the world (2nd only to Lesotho) and the Swedish authorities (it can hardly claim to be a democracy anymore) open the nation to still more accelerated rates of Islamic/Third World immigration. Germany drives the entire continent to ruin by inviting the Islamic world onto a global dole ... Soon there will be nothing to do.

Video h/t Walid Shoebat.

 

 

After the US embraced its "noble ally,"  the Soviet dictatorship, in December 1941, Harper & Brothers' Cass Canfield (left) called back already distributed review copies of Trotsky's biography of Stalin. Canfield later withdrew My Year in the USSR by New York Times correspondent G. E. R. Gedye. Doubleday, Doran next canceled the spring 1942 publication of One Who Survived, the reminiscences of ex-Soviet diplomat and General Alexander Barmine. Random House's Bennett Cerf (right) takes the cake, though, for proposing that the entire U.S. publishing industry withdraw from sale all books critical of the Soviet Union. No more would be published until after World War II was over. 

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It is curious feature of Banned Books Week, which...

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From the Guardian:

"Hospital moves RAF sergeant over fears his uniform would upset patients"

"Should older people downsize to solve the housing crisis?"

From Soeren Kern:

Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out, The Death of Property Rights.

From Reuters:

"Russian envoy withdraws assertion of Polish blame for Nazi invasion"

This last...

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Dear Glenn Kessler,

First of all, how come your "Fact Checker" column of 9/22 awarding Dr. Ben Carson "Four Pinnochios" for his statement regarding "taqiyya" is running for a second time? It first appeared last week, but there it is again in today's paper, 9/27, on p. A5.

Oh well, I missed it the first time. It's definitely worth revisiting. 

Dr. Carson said the following: "`Taqiyya' is a component of sharia that allows, and even encourages you to lie to achieve your goals."

You then write: "In other words, he appeared to be saying that this tenet of Islam offered some kind of loophole that would allow the Muslim to lie about his or her religious beliefs to pursue other objectives. Is this the case?" (Emphasis added.)

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This map really is a beauty.

It makes it easier to envision how it could be that some very senior U.S. generals favored an offensive against Nazi Germany not from Northern France (or Northern France exclusively) but from Southern Europe -- famously described by Winston Churchill, who agreed with them, as Europe's "soft underbelly."

As noted in American Betrayal, among them were Gen. Ira Eaker, commander of Allied air forces in the Mediterranean theater; Gen. Carl Spaatz, U.S. commander of strategic bombing in Europe; Gen. Mark W. Clark, commander of the U.S. 5th Army in Italy, and, not least, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, soon to become Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

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A thought to hang onto as we sink deeper into the toxic mush: We are not imploding, we are converging. Which isn't to say that convergence doesn't cause implosion, but first things first. 

Below is a fleeting snapshot along the way to convergence (and implosion), a story about story about a map.

The story and map (above) both appeared in the New York Times on September 12, 1943, and, at least in cool, clear hindsight, have become a perfect indicator of just how successful the Marxist war of deception was and is. On the surface, the logic of the map -- underneath, the hidden war of deception. In the end, convergence. Or something.

From Chapter 9 in American Betrayal

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With thanks to H. Numan, Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna.

Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders delivers a bravura performance, debating the Islamic invasion of the Netherlands with fellow parliamentarians who seem keen to turn the Netherlands into one big refugee center. Three thousand refugees, who are mainly not refugees and are mainly Muslim, are flooding the Netherlands each week. Wilders is calling for a halt and for closing the Dutch border. 

No wonder Wilders' PVV is the most popular party in the Netherlands polls. His is the only party fighting to save the nation from Islamization and financial ruin. 

 

A reporter just asked me if Dr. Ben Carson was correct to rule out a Muslim in the presidency. Below is my reply -- the short version. No caliphate, no jihad, even. First things first.

Is this the first time the media have focused directly on such a question regarding Islam? It feels that way, which, in itself, is an astonishment.

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Your question: Do I support Dr Carson’s comments on a Muslim in the presidency? 

Yes, I do, and resoundingly so — as I assume anyone familiar just with the intractable differences between the U.S. Constitution and the tenets of Islam would agree.

Let’s look at just a couple of the basic contradictions. 

1) We have freedom of religion under the Constitution. 

Under Islamic law (sharia), there is no freedom of religion. Jews and Christians live as “dhimmi," without equal rights (and with many burdens which may include the “jizya” tax and other humiliations).

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Photo by Paul Avallone, former Green Beret and author of Tattoo Zoo: a Novel of the Afghan War

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Why did we do it? Why did we send and spend so many precious lives and billions dollars for a nation of pedophiles and child rapists? And why do we tolerate our own leaders, military and civilian, who have known all about it all along and done nothing but condone and cover it up?

The rampant pederasty of Afghans was already in the media back in 2008. The...

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Map from "Pinsk under Soviet Occupation" blog.

Americans with any feel for 20th century history may be reliably expected to know the significance of the date September 1, 1939 -- the day the Nazis started World War II from the West by invading Poland.

September 17, 1939, however, is the date that the the Soviets, our "premature allies," started World War II from the East by invading Poland. That's another story altogether. This date is not well known. Nor, really, is the Soviet rampage through Poland -- or even, much, the period of Nazi-Soviet alliance (1939-1941) in which Hitler and Stalin secretly divided up Europe. This same heinous division, by the way, was ultimately observed, sans Nazis, by Churchill and FDR and utlimately would set the...

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Says the child: "Why, the refugees are an invading army!"

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Video via Vlad Tepes blog.



US Army soldier at Saddam Mosque, Al Zarai, Iraq, 2008 / DVIDS photo.

Four months ago, when "Iraq" first popped up as an presidential campaign prompt, I posted the following essay. Consider it an introduction, or re-introduction, to further commentary on last night's debate.

"Something Is Missing from the Iraq War Story, As Usual"

The Iraq debate that has erupted three, seven, eight, twelve years too late may end up disproving the old adage, "Better late than never." Why? Too many glaring omissions from the conversation.

Let's start with Numero Uno: Islam. 

Once again, Islam is not part of the discussion. 

This omission, as readers of the website know, is nothing new in discourse about American wars in the Islamic...

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A story going around Twitter tells us that a 61-year-old former Stasi agent, Anetta Kahane (above), will become Angela Merkel's new Facebook censor.

As in: Zere vill be no creetsissum on Facebook of zee "migrants"! (Und no kwotashun marx!)

In searching for confirmation of the horrendous story, I came across a brief interview of Kahane that is certainly for real -- and really chilling.

In it, Kahane explains the ideological framework in which Merkel's "migrant" madness fits, making clear how it fulfills the 21st-century totalitarian plan to destroy what remains of the West.  

Kahane, founder of a Leftist foundation (funded in part by Soros' Open Society Foundations),...

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It's not every day that the opportunity comes along to talk Communist subversion in the Americas with experts from California -- Jeff Nyquist -- to Brazil -- Olavo de Carvalho. Thanks to hosts Jeff Nyquist and Allan Dos Santos for inviting me on.  

 

Just to recap -- and rerun Pat Crowley's excellent artwork:

Yale sold itself out in 2009 -- or tried. That was the year that Yale University Press submitted to the dictates of sharia and eliminated the 12 Danish cartoons of Mohammed in a book about the 12 Danish cartoons of Mohammed. That was the year "Middle East outreach" openly trumped freedom of speech, and the corruption was complete. But where was the Big Islamic Oil Money payoff?

Somehow, Yale wasn't as tempting as Harvard and Georgetown and so many other recipients of Muslim World lucre -- although the Yale business school did mange to net undisclosed sums from the Maktoun family of Dubai. So, Old Eli kept those tweaks and lifts kept coming: the fellowship to an Alwaleed-bin-Tala-connected daughter of a Muslim Brotherhood kingpin; the cold, locked-down "master's tea" Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was given on his American tour marking the fourth anniversary of the cartoons' publication (where Yale's Muslim chaplain messed with the elderly Dane);  the fawning over over Jordan's Queen Rania on the occasion of opening a Palestinian agit-prop exhibit, and more. A partial chronology is here. Yale would also kill a ballyhooed interdisciplinary initiative to study anti-Semitism after hearing from "critics" including the PLO rep to the UN "complaining of the attention paid to anti-Semitism among Palestinians and [other] Muslims."

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I always enjoy speaking with radio host John Gilmore of Gilmore & Glahn out in the PRM (People's Republic of Minnesota), but today was an especially good conversation.

Must be all of that happy news we had to talk about. 

Happy or not, the hour flew by.

Click here to listen or download the podcast.  







The city of Buda (today's Budapest) in the 15th century

You've heard of "redistribution of wealth." We are now watching in Europe something  even more ghastly take shape.

It's a phrase I'd never heard of before this week (although we suffer from the syndrome, too): the "redistribution of refugees." It is even worse than the redistribution of wealth because it makes you a stranger in your own land.

I have seen this before on my travels in Europe. There is vast pyscholgical and spiritual dislocation. There is permanent destruction of the cultural home. Such costs, such losses are gigantic, incalculable, but never considered -- at least not by our leaders.

Meanwhile, the masses of foreigners, to use the old-fashioned word, coming to Europe (or the US) from the Islamic world, from Africa (from South...

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In just two minutes, Geert Wilders, who leads PVV, the largest political party in the Netherlands, addresses the refugee-invasion crisis and what to do about it.

Transcript courtesy Gates of Vienna.

0:00   Hello everyone. In The Netherlands 0:02   We’re overloaded with asylum refugees. 0:06   It’s an invasion threatening our prosperity and our country. 0:14   The Hague blandly abandons us. 0:17   Premier Rutte keeps our borders wide open for fortune-hunters. ...

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This essay (below) just went up at Breitbart News.

About that Hugh Hewitt interview of Donald Trump. It amazes me.

It amazes me that Trump's inability to name the top sheiks of jihad is Page One News to our Twitter-tagged #GOPSmartSet. I do not, however, detect similar alarm over how many of those sheihks' foot soldiers, both killers and colonizers, are streaming into borderless Europe, also the USA.

They are too busy with deep anaylsis of Hewitt's pop quiz 

This in itself produces a kind of Eureka moment. Little Picture people deal in factoids. Donald Trump is a Big Picture kind of guy.  

I offer Hewitt's Trump interview as Exhibit A. According to the radio host, knowing...

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I wish I could put American Betrayal on the shelf and call it an old, if storied, chestnut, and be done with it. But it is more acutely relevant than ever as the crisis in our past we call "victory" now fires and burns anew.

I refer to the "alien hordes" overwhelming Europe, tipping-point style -- 800,000 expected this year in Germany alone. In descriptive terms, the old cliche for this press of people -- mainly young, most likely mainly Muslim, mainly healthy-looking, and mainly men in recent news photos -- conveys a meaning and connotation, also an emotion, that the term "migrant" does not, cannot and is not supposed to.

"Migrant" disarms us.

"Alien" puts us on our guard.

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Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds.

Much of the Trump Effect today is due to Donald Trump's rejection of what we all know and instantly recognize as "PC." But what is political correctness? Where does it come from? The origins and seeding of "PC" into American culture are topics of much scrutiny in American Betrayal. Here is one excerpt that I just read for the upcoming audiobook.

Under discussion is the process by which what was at one time common knowledge, or a fact-based conclusion  -- for example, that the Communist Party USA was controlled and directed by Moscow -- could be un-learned by society at large. 

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Their frustration is palpable. All those sparkling, witty gambits by conservative pundits to denigrate Trump supporters -- as, for example, when National Review's Kevin Williamson wrote in a column that Trump supporters are "engaged in the political version of masturbation: sterile, fruitless self-indulgence" -- has earned little more than approbation from their own kind -- as when Commentary's Noah Rothman, for example, responded with equally sparkling wit: "Man. This piece. @KevinNR grabs Trump supporters by the ... well, you know."  

Do they ever. But no matter how many conservative websites take the dirty thang forward -- "Donald Trump Is Porn for Nativists" The Federalist recently declared -- Trump's support continues to rise. 

And that's what's so frustrating for these gentleman-pundits. Unable to reckon with Trump -- namely, with his unique ability to bring the crisis of the immigration invasion to national attention, giving last-ditch hope to many that he is a man who will actually do something about it -- their strangely, sexually framed hostility has proved to be (borrowing from their thesaurus) impotent.

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My thoughts -- more apostasy from brave new world -- on the anticipated graduation of two female Army Rangers tomorrow are encapsulated in the column below. I wrote it in January 2013 in response to the decree by SecDef Pannetta and JCC Dempsey that turned combat into an "opportunity" for women, making tomorrow's ceremony, and others like it, inevitable.  

"When Women Fight, Civilization Loses"

And so it came, the coup de grace. The final “barrier” to “opportunities” for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey decreed that no battlefield mission or military role is off-limits to the female sex. The defense secretary and the general thus liberated mothers, daughters, sisters and wives to kill and be killed in the infantry, commando raids, even in Obama administration “overseas contingency operations.” In so doing, they also slashed away at that last institutional protection for the space that separates men and women, where civilization once grew.

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The derangement over Donald Trump and his supporters is nowhere more evident than in the rank, rancorous reactions by anti-Trump journalists, pundits and political strategists on the Right. It's one thing for the Washington Post to run pictures of Trump grimacing under the headline, "Trump Runs for the Spite House," etc., but the intensity -- the crudity -- of the voices of brand-name conservatism is nowhere exceeded. 

Cindy Simpson has collected a recent sample of the visceral, even pornographically-themed hostility to Trump and his supporters erupting amid the punditry on the Right. Even when some of these wordsmiths reach for the bon mot, it comes out graffiti. Simpson sees the trend as off-putting not only to Trump supporters but also to those seeking a "Big Tent" more generally. After...

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To say the Media-Political Complex has really lost its cool over Donald Trump, also every marble, is barest understatement.

From lib's lib Chuck Todd, gasping for oxygen here, to Fox princess & former "W" spokesgal Dana Perino, exasperation disarranging her 'do here, their frustration and even apoplexy are perfect foils to Trump's calm (yes, calm). The Huffington Post has responded oh-so-rationally by relegating coverage of Trump's presidential campaign to its entertainment pages. Can you spell d-e-n-i-a-l

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The media are trying to eject Donald Trump & his Border Wall from the presidential primaries before a single voter gets the chance to pull a lever.

And they say Donald Trump is a disgrace. 

Some thoughts while trying to keep pace.

1. "News" organizations should not run presidential debates.

As Michael Savage noted on his radio show, the first GOP debate this week was co-sponsored by Fox News and Facebook. Fox News is owned by pro-amnesty Rupert Murdoch and Facebook is owned by pro-amnesty-Mark Zuckerberg.

No wonder the fix seemed to be in. No wonder the Fox-Facebook debate demonstrated there is no mythological "balance" to be found between "conservative" and "mainstream" media; nor, I would add, is baiting candidates the best use of the public airwaves to inform the electorate. That said, they have to get used to it -- and so should we, and *even* from Fox.

Fox News,...

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Robert Conquest has died at age 98. He was a gigantic hero of truth and the voiceless.

On a professional note that is also personal, Robert Conquest's tremendous body of work -- and, I would add, the consternation and controversy his work engendered amid the "intelligentsia"  -- has been and will remain a guiding inspiration. 

In many ways, American Betrayal is itself a paean to Conquest. 

Some relevant passages from the book follow. 

p. 94

British historian Robert Conquest is one such magnificent exception. Conquest’s special branch of Soviet history might well be called Soviet exterminationism—a new “ism,” perhaps, but one that fittingly encapsulates the history of mass murder Conquest has immersed himself in, cataloging and analyzing the boggling scale of murder and tragedy deliberately wrought by the Communist regime in Russia. His macabre exercise began, most notably, with his history of Stalin’s purges of the 1930s, The Great Terror. The book came out in 1968, a time when no other historians were even acknowledging the existence of this hulking wound of a subject, a time when, amazingly, Joseph E. Davies’s twenty-seven-year-old pro-Stalin tract, Mission to Moscow, was still the first and last word on the subject. Noting the Conquest book’s uniqueness in 1968, Andrew and Mitrokhin called it “a sign of the difficulty encountered by many Western historians in interpreting the Terror” (emphasis added).45 When Conquest finally marshaled the available research and put a number on the horror— twenty million killed during the Stalin period—it was as though the historian had additionally become a cold-case criminologist and, further, by implication, a hanging judge. As crunched by columnist Joseph Alsop, commenting in 1970 on a particularly callous review of the Conquest book and its themes, those twenty million souls killed by the regime represented one-eighth of the entire Russian population “of that period, in peacetime and without provoking a whisper of protest.”46

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As we approach the 70th anniversary of the atomic age, inaugurated in a radioactive blast at Hiroshima, know that the information below, which will prove shocking to some, has previously been collected, developed, verified in both newspapers and research tomes. It has been reported by time-tested journalists and noted historians. It has been confirmed and declared by top military figures and world famous political leaders. It is information that belongs to the American people, but it is information that is virtually lost to us, "disappeared" from what is well-described as our "court history," written not to shed light on events but to burnish the ideologies that be. Yes, more American betrayal.

Today's subject, then, is not only the two atomic bombs that the US dropped first on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki, but also the fairy tales we tell each other about them.

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The quotations below are found (and end-noted) in American Betrayal.

In a 1951 letter to Norman Thomas, perennial Socialist candidate for president in the 20th century, novelist and onetime Socialist candidate for Congress Upton Sinclair wrote:

"The American people will take Socialism, but they won't take the label."

Norman Thomas  wrote in 1953:

"Here is America more measures once praised or denouced as socialist have been adopted than once I should have thought possible short of a Socialist victory at the polls."

Thomas wrote in 1958:

"The United...

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Last-of-the-Mohicans-style, the New York Times remains synonomous with being the so-called paper of record. "All the news that's fit to print," according to its avowedly judgemental motto. At this precarious point in its history, however, any brand-sense of selection or discernment is purely a matter of vaporous pretentiousness.

Take today's "Arts and Leisure" section. The title promises arts and leisure, but, of course, it showcases fare once relegated to "pulp magazines" or even wrapped in a paper bag.  

What we are looking at (above) is (1) Blood and gore lede: " `Fear the Walking Dead,' " a spinoff of `The Walking Dead' on AMC, goes back to the early days of the zombie plague."

Excerpt: "The two shows fit under the same mythological umbrella created by Mr....

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I don't know what came over Chris Matthews, putting the DNC's Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the spot like that, calling on her to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. 

What was the poor "chair" supposed to say? One party believes in free enterprise and limited government and other doesn't? Such a lie (no problem!) would "alienate the base." Admitting that both creeds are identical in their drive to "redistribute the wealth" -- Marx 101 -- would blow the smiley-face off the Democrat brand.

Then again, what if the DNC honcho-ess had decided to say something like: Well, Chris, maybe it's time to recognize the outmodedness of the "Democrat" label. We were, after all, the party of...

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This just in from Angelo Codevilla.  

After reading my essay, "On Myths and `Farragos,'" which comments on his recent exchange with Conrad Black in National Review, he writes:

Dear Diana

[Quoting from my essay]: "If Codevilla ever gets a chance to read American Betrayal, he will find additional evidence supporting the opposite point of view: that the Soviet Empire was not inevitable, but was rather crucially assisted by veritable armies of agents and other assets."

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Venona intercepts indicate that Soviet GRU officer/State Department official Alger Hiss was awarded the USSR Order of the Red Star (above) after the Yalta conference.

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Readers of the often-perverse National Review will have noticed that FDR biographer and convicted felon Conrad Black has opened an extended firefight with Angelo Codevilla over Codevilla's review-essay in the Claremont Review of Books about Henry Kissinger's recent book. 

Codevilla notes



My review’s one and only reference to Conrad Black was to quote his praise of Kissinger’s book: “brilliantly conceived and executed . . . even by Henry Kissinger’s very high standards.”...

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As the majority-European-minority-African experiment that made America disappears into a Third World maelstrom of population-replacement and culture-eradication, the question, as we approach 2016, is whether there remains enough patriotism -- love of country that is also openly declarable -- to try to save it.

There is, alas, little good news. Yes, Trump, the man with the mouth who has at least blurted out the all-important message about borders, illegal aliens and sovereignty, has been surging on that message. This is evidence of rebellion in the land, and rebellion is good. It comes from a vestigial survival instinct; also from the bitter life experience...

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Hillary for Iowa Photo

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The pulse rises on reading Breitbart's rundown of the Central-Americanization of Virginia, but the pulse really rises on reading that Trump may be pro-amnesty! Even the Washington Post headline -- Reach of the Day -- pales a little, although it is pretty good: 

"During Iowa campaigning, Clinton confronts enthusiasm gap." 

The Enthusiasm Gap -- makes...

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As I have learned, and particularly since the publication of American Betrayal, history is far too important to be left to professional historians content (ordered?) to trudge along the familiar groove of false narrative (until roused to any-means-necessary search-and-destroy missions against those who venture off-road in search of buried truth).

This is a matter of more than academic import. It is of much wider concern than to students or buffs. History is, should be, the guidestar of our conduct as a nation.The fact that we founder so dangerously today is directly related to the continuous loop of falsehood and misunderstanding about exactly how we got this way.

Take the 1940s international war aid program for anti-Axis powers known as Lend Lease. This program, which passed into law in 1941,...

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Watch the video (click "Read More" below).

Read Sharyl Attkisson's Fact Check.

Donald Trump has absolutely nothing to apologize for, even before we turn our attention to all of the noxiously fake concern currently being avowed by the Establishment-Political-Media-Complex for the plight of the American POW as exemplified by Sen. John McCain -- who himself has done more than anyone to cover up the plight of American POWs who did not return home!

In other words, where was all of this now-pained, -etched, and -so-serious concern for POWs then?

Nowhere. It just wasn't a useful mechanism of the political agenda. Today, that agenda is to Get Trump, and by any means necessary. Even by making and blowing things up, drenching them in crocodile tears, hoisting an American flag over the steaming mess, and saying Trump, the candidate leading the way on a real border, immigration control, and maybe even survival as a nation, "crossed the line" and, thus, according to the Establishment-Political-Media-Complex, is out.

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