Wednesday, December 13, 2017
   

 

American Betrayal

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"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."

-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Stalin's Secret Agents and Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies

"It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history. ... "

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

-- Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston Unversity, and fellow of the Claremont Institute. 

"A brilliantly researched and argued book."

-- Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War between the KGB and the CIA, The Annals 0f Unsolved Crime 

"American Betrayal is absolutely required reading. Essential. You're sleepwalking without it."

-- Chris Farrell, director of investigations research, Judicial Watch

"As Diana West writes in her remarkable book, American Betrayal, we have `new totalitarians who look to Mecca instead of Moscow.' "

-- Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives 

"I've been, quite frankly, mesmerized by Diana West and her new book American Betrayal. If you get it (a) you won't put it down, and (b) you'll be flipping back to the notes section because every paragraph your hair's going to be on fire."  

-- Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News Radio

"Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event."

 -- Henrik Raeder Clausen, Europe News

No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... [West] patiently builds a story outlining a network of subversion so bizarrely immense that to write it down will seem too fantastic to anyone without the book’s detailed breadth and depth. It all adds up to a story so disturbing that it has changed my attitude to almost everything I think about how the world actually is. ... By the time you put the book down, you have a very different view of America’s war aims and strategies. The core question is, did the USA follow a strategy that served its own best interests, or Stalin’s? And it’s not that it was Stalin’s that is so compelling, since you knew that had to be the answer, but the evidence in detail that West provides that makes this a book you cannot ignore. 

-- Steven Kates, RMIT (Australia) Associate Professor of Economics, Quadrant

Her task is ambitious; her sweep of crucial but too-little-known facts of history is impressive; and her arguments are eloquent and witty. ... American Betrayal is one of those books that will change the way many of us see the world.

-- Susan Freis Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum

“What Diana West has done is to dynamite her way through several miles of bedrock. On the other side of the tunnel there is a vista of a new past. Of course folks are baffled. Few people have the capacity to take this in. Her book is among the most well documented I have ever read. It is written in an unusual style viewed from the perspective of the historian—but it probably couldn’t have been done any other way.”

-- Lars Hedegaard, historian, editor, Dispatch International

"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."

-- Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College

Although I know [Christopher] Andrew well, and have met [Oleg] Gordievsky twice, I now doubt their characterization of Hopkins -- also embraced by Radosh and the scholarly community. I now support West's conclusions after rereading KGB: The Inside Story account 23 years later [relevant passages cited in American Betrayal]. It does not ring true that Hopkins was an innocent dupe dedicated solely to defeating the Nazis. Hopkins comes over in history as crafty, secretive and no one's fool, hardly the personality traits of a naïve fellow traveler. And his fingerprints are on the large majority of pro-Soviet policies implemented by the Roosevelt administration. West deserves respect for cutting through the dross that obscures the evidence about Hopkins, and for screaming from the rooftops that the U.S. was the victim of a successful Soviet intelligence operation.

-- Bernie Reeves, founder of The Raleigh Spy Conference, American Thinker

Diana West’s American Betrayal — a remarkable, novel-like work of sorely needed historical re-analysis — is punctuated by the Cassandra-like quality of “multi-temporal” awareness. ... But West, although passionate and direct, is able to convey her profoundly disturbing, multi-temporal narrative with cool brilliance, conjoining meticulous research, innovative assessment, evocative prose, and wit.

-- Andrew G. Bostom, PJ Media

Do not be dissuaded by the controversy that has erupted around this book which, if you insist on complete accuracy, would be characterized as a disinformation campaign.

-- Jed Babbin, The American Spectator

The most important anti-Communist book of our time. ... Mrs. West is one of the most important writers on the strategic and moral consequences of Communist penetration of the U.S. Government.

-- J.R. Nyquist, contributor, And Reality Be Damned ... What Media Didn't Tell You about the End of the Cold War and the Fall of Communism in Europe

The polemics against your Betrayal have a familiar smell: The masters of the guild get angry when someone less worthy than they are ventures into the orchard in which only they are privileged to harvest. The harvest the outsider brought in, they ritually burn.

-- Hans Jansen, former professor of Islamic Thought, University of Utrecht 

West's lesson to Americans: Reality can't be redacted, buried, fabricated, falsified, or omitted. Her book is eloquent proof of it.

-- Edward Cline, Family Security Matters

In American Betrayal, Ms. West's well-established reputation for attacking "sacred cows" remains intact. The resulting beneficiaries are the readers, especially those who can deal with the truth.

-- Wes Vernon, Renew America

After reading American Betrayal and much of the vituperation generated by neoconservative "consensus" historians, I conclude that we cannot ignore what West has demonstrated through evidence and cogent argument.

-- John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Enlightening. I give American Betrayal five stars only because it is not possible to give it six.

-- John Dietrich, formerly of the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy.

If you're looking for something to read, this is the most dazzling, mind-warping book I have read in a long time. It has been criticized by the folks at Front Page, but they don't quite get what Ms. West has set out to do and accomplished. I have a whole library of books on communism, but -- "Witness" excepted -- this may be the best.

-- Jack Cashill, author of Deconstructing Obama: The Lives, Loves and Letters of America's First Postmodern President and First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America

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Does Ana Marie Cox blame women assaulted by rapists for their own violent attacks? 

I ask because this is exactly the stance she takes regarding Donald Trump and the deviant invective one Rick Wilson (among many others on the GOP/Right) uses against Trump and his supporters. Wilson is the GOP Rubio strategist and commentator whose violent and depraved public ravings deserve a chapter of their own in The Right's Anti-Trump Lexicon, or, perhap better, in a psych textbook.

Cox opens her back of the book interview with Wilson in the NYT Sunday Magazine, "Rick Wilson Would Take Clinton Over Trump," thus:

You've gained lots of fans on the left thanks to your vicious descriptions of Trump and his supporters. 

(Lovely.)

Once, on MSNBC, you called his base "childless single men...

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What's more important? Both

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Part 13 of The Post-Constitutional Election is here.

The overload factor may be high, but the answer to my title-question is all of the above and more.

1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved...

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As Brussels convulsed in bloody jihad on the morning of March 22, 2016, Ivar Mol sent out this tweet (above). 

Translation from the Dutch: "How can you continue teaching when Muslims in your class are cheering?"

I don't know who Ivar Mol is. His twitter account identifies him as a meditation and yoga teacher.   

His tweet certainly caught my attention, along with that of many others, including some casting doubt on what is, after all, a rhetorical question.    

The implications of Ivar Mol's question shouldn't be shocking, however; not at this late date. From the attacks of 9/11 to Gaza every day, we should be well used to bloodthirsty demonstrations of approval for jihad carnage, as inculcated in followers of Islam by every single authoritative Islamic (not "radical" Islamic) text. That is not to say that many among us will not be shocked -- if they ever even hear of such things.

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They both want to stop Trump through their own brands of activism that lie outside the normal political process -- "by any means necessary," at least as differently defined inside their own spheres of influence.

Take GOPe. No one better personifies a Republican/conservative "establishment" voice than the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol. He is now actively organizing what he calls a two-track process to block Trump's road to the nomination. Likely failing at Track 1 -- the primary process where Trump is winning -- Kristol has announced a switch to Track 2-- creating a third party to try to deny Trump the nomination or later...

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Separated at (political) birth?

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Part 13 of "The Post Constiutional Election" series is here.

The common ground of Left and Right against Trump seems to be expanding before our eyes, but, in fact, it has long been a shared political realm. We might have missed this because the core issues Left and Right stand together on have been successfully removed from public view, political discourse, and thus the people's judgement -- at least, that is, until Donald Trump.

For example, the Obama administration has already "re-settled" more than one million refugees in...

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From the Sandinista mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, a Bolshevik thought for the day:

 

 

It's all connected.

 

 

The Angry Man by Daumier

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Part 12 of The Post-Constitutional Election series is here.

Marten Gantelius first caught my attention with the following comment posted at Gates of Vienna during the early days of the American Betrayal wars.



Such an assessment sounds shocking; but, I will add, it is one I have heard in hardly dissimilar terms and separately from experienced intelligence professionals, who, having studied the "disinformation campaign" against American Betrayal, have explained it to me as an effort to destroy my work and "kill" me -- my reputation as a reputable author -- for the future.

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I always enjoy speaking with John Gilmore of "Gilmore & Guests." In what has become an occasional series pegged to campaign inflection points, here is our new conversation following Super Tuesday 3, surveying Trump soaring and the Right shattering.

Listen or download here.

  













What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon.

It is still a work in progress, but I find that it no longer fits inside even the broadest satirical framework, if it ever did; hence, the name change. There is nothing, but nothing, to poke "fun" at here. There is much, however, to poke a stick at.   

More to come.

A is for Abortion



-- Jim Geraghty, regular contributor to National Review, March 3, 2016

A is for Abyss

1. "Republicans are not merely making a choice; they are looking...

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C. Boyden Gray

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Part 11 is here.

Part 10 of the "Post-Constitutional Election" series opens this way:

Just when we thought our fellow Americans, voting in droves in the early primaries not for Jeb Bush, had prevailed through the ballot box against the rigged wheels and multi-millions of the permanent insiders of Bush, Inc., we find that Jeb Bush's finance committee has attached itself, leech-like, to "outsider" Ted Cruz.

And vice-versa.

On March 3, eight former members of the Jeb! team joined the Cruz campaign:

Paul Dickerson of Houston, TX 

C. Boyden Gray of Washington, DC  

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Bill Ayers protesting Donald Trump in Chicago with the rest of the Marx-hard Left (photo via Gateway Pundit from Rebel Pundit) 

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Part 10 is here.

Donald Trump's presidential candidacy threatens the Left's strangehold in this country more than any other movement in American politics in my memory, if not modern history.

That's the simple reason thousands of Leftists mobilized in Chicago last week to shut down the democratic process -- to seize the space inside and around a Trump political rally and transform it into a morass of menace, sirens, chaos, and mobs.  

Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rachel Maddow, Jake Tapper, Megyn Kelly et al to the woeful contrary: Nothing, but nothing, Donald Trump has said from his podium about protestors disrupting his rallies (punch him in the face, get him out of here, beat the crap out of anyone that throws tomatoes at me, I'll defend you in court -- the works) drives the anti-USA agendas of these Leftist groups; nor did it inspire them to organize the mobs that "successfully" interupted the democratic process last week in Chicago.

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Neil Bush, wearing a Cultural Revolution red star on his cap, a 'Serve the People' shoulder bag, and holding a tin Mao mug, uploaded this pic in 2012 with the caption: 'I'm thinking of joining the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). What do you think of my accessories?'



Pt. 9 is here.

Just when we thought our fellow Americans, voting in droves in the early primaries not for Jeb Bush, had prevailed through the ballot box against the rigged wheels and multi-millions of the permanent insiders of Bush, Inc., we find that Jeb Bush's finance committee has attached itself, leech-like, to "outsider" Ted Cruz.

And vice-versa.

On March 3, eight former members of the Jeb! team joined the Cruz campaign:

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This chart based on US Census figures and produced by the US Senate in January 2016, estimates that the immigrant population residing in the USA to be a staggering 42.4 million.

It already looks way out-of-date.

A new report from CIS indicates that an even more staggering 61 million immigrants (plus their children) live in the United States today. This means that nearly one in five people in the USA are immigrants, three quarters of whom are legal. While our leaders sworn to uphold the Constitution and defend the United States all look the other way, population-replacement is getting...

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"Lars Hedegaard vs Basil Mouse" by Danish artist Uwe Max Jensen

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Pt. 8 is here.

One of the critically important issues ignored by the Fox panel in last night's debate was Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States. 

Naturally, then, inquiring Fox minds also ignored the globe-shifting migration of hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim men into Europe in the last year alone. Thus, there were no questions about how the candidates might seek to protect the USA from the effects of mass Islamic immigration, such as the largely Islamic epidemic of violence...

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What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon.

It is still a work in progress, but I find that it no longer fits inside even the broadest satirical framework, if it ever did; hence, the name change. There is nothing, but nothing, to poke "fun" at here. There is much, however, to poke a stick at.   

More to come.

A is for Abortion



-- Jim Geraghty, regular contributor to National Review  

A is for "Anal"



-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant with "informal ties" to...

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Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, late of Sen. Jeff Sessions' staff, went on with Breitbart News Saturday Stephen K. Bannon, as reported here (including audio).

Breitbart emphasized Miller's "epic" case against Marco Rubio, but Miller's opening remarks about Ted Cruz were to me more illuminating, especially in the context of the "post-constitutional" election series I've been writing.

In the course of this series, I've examined Ted Cruz's branding as the "consistent conservative," also the constitutional conservative, and found it wanting on several levels. For one thing, Cruz has flip-flopped in the space of the primary cycle on vital immigration and trade issues.

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Pt. 7 is here.

This (above) is a scene of "epuration sauvage," one of thousands of summary executions of accused Nazi collaborators in France at the end of World War II. 

Now (below) a GOP consultant named Rick Wilson is invoking such executions for collaborating with Nazis as a means of characterizing Americans who are voting for Donald Trump. 



Rick Wilson first came to my attention in August 2015 when he infamously revealed his own depravity by asking Ann Coulter on Twitter: "Does Trump pay you more for anal?"

I say "infamously," but I recogize it's probably not the case that in our widely debased society...

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Part 6 is here.

When Elites meet ... they have so much in common.

Maybe I first saw this synergy in action at the advent of the Obama administration when I witnessed Obama-niks and Bush-ites come together to concoct the doomed, see-no-Islam plans for America's nation-building defeat in Afghanistan.

The unity of these same elites, from Left to Right, is now tighter than ever, solidified by shared fear and untrammelled loathing of Donald Trump, which cause poisonous snakes and toads of...

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This week marks the tenth anniversay of the Netherlands' Party for Freedom, or PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid), founded by Geert Wilders to de-Islamize the Netherlands and regain Dutch sovereignty from the EU in Brussels.

This riveting interview, subtitles courtesy H. Numan and Vlad Tepes, is, as is usual with Wilders, a tour de force of the clarity and courage that have marked his party's first decade, and leave supporters everywhere steeled and hopeful for the next.     

Via Gates of Vienna.

 

Instant classic.



Pt. 5 is here.

In addressing the Rubio-Cruz exchange over/in Spanish at last week's debate in South Carolina, Allan Wall notes that Sen. Cruz has a Spanish-language campaign website and Donald Trump "apparently" does not.

Having searched to the best of my ability, I can say that Trump does not have such a site. It would not make sense for him to have one, given his bell-clear statements on...

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Part 4 is here.

Glenn Beck may believe The Lord took Justice Scalia so The People would vote for Ted Cruz, but I think something else has been revealed by the justice's sudden death. That is the extent to which the Constitution's balance of powers lies in ruins; and, much worse, the extent to which these ruins are accepted as the not-so-new normal.

This lesson emerges from the reaction to Scalia's vacancy. I don't mean the chatter over whether Obama has the right to appoint a new justice: of course, he does; just as the Senate has the right to confirm or reject his appointment. That's just politics as usual.

But the weight of...

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Unveiling a work in progress, The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump. 

The fun part about The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump is that it is brought to you by the political Right, from GOP strategists to erudite conservatives, who, some even between birthing the stink bombs below, endlessly deplore crudeness and "tone" in simply scads of elevating sermons and television lecture-bytes. (See "Rudeness Is not a Conservative Value,"  "Against Trump," etc.). 



Here we go -- so far.

A is for "Anal"



-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant with "informal ties" to...

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The breathtaking rage of this recent tweet by Charles Murray may be submerged in the masses of words of his latest article, "Trump's America"  --  but I find both hard to fathom.

In explicating "Trumpism," Charles Murray argues that our Anglo-Protestant heritage (bad) has "inevitably faded" (good). This ignores, first, the 1965 Immigration Act that, in effect, made war on that heritage, and the nation and culture that had grown from it. He ignores also the dire toll that the unceasing wave of mass immigration ever since has had on cultural cohesion -- and now even national existence. His is a purely economic and class related analysis which misses so much of the living, breathing cultural core of Trump's appeal.

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Part 3 is here.

It's an unanswered question.

Lawrence Sellin takes the prize for cogent thinking and also courage for asking it and other unanswered questions concerning Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility for the presidency, as stipulated by the U.S. Constitution.

Writing at Family Security Matters, Sellin highlights the contradictions around what we might think of as Sen. Cruz's own "pathway to citizenship." Sellin also notes the senator's continuing failure to release a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

Above is a picture of one such document, as provided by Ken Sikorski, an American whose children were...

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Meanwhile, back in the Netherlands...

nltimes.nl reports on poison on the political Left, which continues its demonization of Geert Wilders, recklessly echoing the drumbeat that preceded the assassination of Pim Fortuyn in 2002.

Wilders' PVV party is currently leading in Dutch political opinion polls.

Local Labour leader wishes for Wilders death in Tweet

PvdA leader in Katwijk Willem den Hertog wished that PVV leader Geert Wilders will die of a heart attack in a post he distributed through his Twitter account late Thursday morning. Following the commotion [the death-wish-tweets] caused, [den Hartog] said the messages should not have been published,...

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This video, this woman, her words, her simplicity, her humanity, need no introduction except to say that this is a warning from the edge of hell -- La Belle France, which today exists only in the hearts and souls of its good citizens. Not its government mininsters; its police; its privileged. 

Thanks to Vlad Tepes blog for subtitles and Oz-Rita for translating.

This is why there is such vitality to Donald Trump's campaign. He is the only U.S. candidate who seems prepared even to pause Islamic civilization jihad, and to stop the de facto illegal merger with Mexico now underway.





Part 2 is here.

Dr. Ben Carson calls it "dirty tricks," "blatant lying" and wants someone fired. Donald Trump calls it fraud, a stolen victory, and wants a redo. Ted Cruz calls it a "mistake" and clearly hopes to move on, as they say, after apologizing to Carson.

What is "it"? The false rumor that Carson was suspending his presidential campaign which Cruz campaign people used to urge Carson supporters to support Cruz on caucus night in Iowa. 

Evidence includes the email (image above) that CNN, Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and other media outlets have reported that the Cruz campaign sent to Iowa precinct captains. 

As super...

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Meanwhile ... Bernie Sanders could possibly become the Democrat nominee for president.

A reader wrote in:

My wife and I have been looking forward to a Trump/Bernie general election precisely because we could witness a national MMA fight between capitalism and communism, and finish this thing once and for all.

He called my attention to a recent Sanders column by smear artist Ronald Radosh. 

First, Paul Sperry wrote a column in the New York Post arguing that "self-described socialist" Bernie Sanders was also a "communist." Small-c.

Radosh replied with a dissent posted at PJ Media arguing that Sanders was not a "Communist." Large-C.

Typo? A large-C communist is a party member -- a claim Sperry does not make....

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The great Geert Wilders addressed the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in Milan today.

Excerpt: 

Most of us here are leading in the polls in our respective countries. We are politically successful because we stand for the following five principles.

The principles of the new patriotism.

One, we want to close our borders for mass immigration from Islamic countries and the asylum tsunami. If I become Prime Minister of the Netherlands next year, I will close the Dutch borders at once.

Two, we must protect ourselves against the terrorist threat.

We do not want jihadis in our countries. And we must restore the safety of our citizens, especially our women. No more rape, no more sexual jihad. On New Year’s Eve in Cologne alone, over 1,000 women were assaulted,...

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**See latest edition here.

Unveiling a work in progress, The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump. 

The fun part about The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump is that it is brought to you by those erudite conservatives who, some even between birthing the stink bombs below, endlessly deplore crudeness and "tone" in simply scads of elevating sermons and television lecture-bytes. (See "Rudeness Is not a Conservative Value,"  "Against Trump," etc.). 



Here we go -- so far.

A is for "Anal"



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This is not a parody.

From The Local (Aus.):

An Austrian parent has complained after his daughter was given an altered version of a popular children's hymn in which the word 'God' was replaced with the word 'Allah'.

The woman told local media she was shocked when her daughter came home with the text to learn from the school in the Upper Austrian town of Wels.

The original song "Gottes Liebe ist so wunderbar" which means "God's love is so wonderful" is an extremely popular song for young children in Christian Austria. However, the teacher had decided to rewrite the text, replacing the word God with the word Allah.

The teacher justified the action by saying that the majority of children in the class of 10-year-olds were Muslims,...

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The Local (It.) reports:

Hassan Rouhani visited the Capitoline Museums with premier Matteo Renzi, having signed contracts worth up to €17 billion ($18.4 billion) on Monday.

And Renzi was clearly keen to avoid offending his new business partner. The nude statues and sculptures in the museum were completely covered by large white boxes ....



The decision to cover up nudity was seen as a mark of respect for the traditions of the Muslim country, which has only just had its trade sanctions lifted.

Ansa reported that as a further mark of respect, no wine was served at the official dinner during Rouhani's visit.

The vineyards await Allah's...

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Part 1 is here. 

A word cloud envelops the Ted Cruz campaign for president. "Consistent." "Conservative." "Reliable." "Consistent conservative," "reliable conservative." "Trusted." Or, as the tagline goes, "TrusTed."

This branding does not serve Ted Cruz well. After all, he is a politician. In his short career as a senator and presidential candidate, Cruz has already flip-flopped on vital immigration and trade issues. There is a pattern to his political "evolution." As a measure of the Trump effect, Cruz has moved from the globalist position to the nationalist position on Syrian refugess (for to against), Obamatrade (for to against), H1B visas (from calling for expansion to calling for a moratorium), birthright...

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On with Sam Sorbo to dispel the Cruz "consistency" myth and talk NR's backfire.

   



Below is an excerpt from a story appearing at WBUR, Boston's NPR, which includes an exchange with LaurenceTribe, a leading constitutional lawyer and professor, who taught constitutional law to Sen. Ted Cruz (also Cheif Justice John Roberts) at Harvard Law School. Tribe epitomizes the Left's approach to the Constitution as a "living" document. As such, Tribe says he would, as a Supreme Court justice, vote that Ted Cruz was eligilble for the presidency -- "but Ted always made fun of that way of looking at the Constitution." 

From the January 15, 2016 WBUR article:

Questions about his birth and eligibility to be president have become a major irritant for Cruz, who was also in New Hampshire this week. He wanted to focus on Second Amendment rights, terrorism and his effort to unite conservatives,...

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Rush Limbaugh said today that nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism in terms of appeal. 

I would add that until Donald Trump's candidacy, neither nationalism nor populism were political choices. Both had been demonized into oblivion.

I would also add that since the heyday of William F. Buckley, Jr., conservatism has been synonomous with internationalism, which overrides nationalism, and has nothing to do with populism.

It is for this reason I suspect that many Americans who love Donald Trump will be voting for the first time. 

And it is for this reason I suspect that many of them would never vote for a Ted Cruz, because, no matter where he ends up in terms of political positioning, he, too, springs from the internationalist camp when it comes to immigration and economics, trade and borders: the existential issues that Donald Trump has made this presidentiail primary about. 

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For some of us, this is not about gotcha games, cresting news cycles or even, as Sen. Ted Cruz suggests, supporting Hillary I have endorsed Donald Trump (here), but I have also been writing about the natural born citizen issue and an array of eligibility-related issues (e.g., fraud, forgery) at least as long as Barack Hussein Obama has been president. Not that our best, brightest, bravest and most brilliant wanted to touch any of it then, either. But never have I seen advanced the crazy-if-you-believe-this-one definition of a "natural born citizen" attributed to Donald Trump by Sen. Cruz in Thursday night's debate (also discussed here). 

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He says: "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?"

She says: "Ja!"

This, as far as I can tell, is NOT a tasteless spoof of the rape jihad (I discuss it here with Frank Gaffney) sweeping Europe and the wider West. It is the cover of a German primer for sale for 14.90 Euros by a company called smarterGerman. 

Crystal clear is right.



Anti-Islam PEGIDA demo in Cologne

Some comments of mine in a recent report at WND.com on the Islamic war on women that erupted across Europe on New Year's Eve:

Conservative commentator Diana West also pins the responsibility squarely on Merkel.

“History should remember Angela Merkel...

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Dr. Peter V. Pry, former CIA analyst and author, came on Update Brazil this week with Allan Dos Santos and Jeff Nyquist to discuss the recent North Korean nuclear test, how very little the "experts" actually know about it, and why it is all too likely they (and we) have been deceived.

Pry believes it is likely that the North Koreans were testing a low-yield hydrogen bomb -- a neutron bomb, or, more likely, a super EMP weapon. Pry notes that, among other sources, South Korea military intelligence indicates that Russians are in North Korea helping them.

"Peter's initial presentation and analysis was one of the most profoundly disturbing things I have ever heard in an interview," Jeff told me after the interview -- which, given Jeff's expertise and experience, is saying something! 

 





 





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Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Mark Levin and Andrew C. McCarthy have taken strong positions on the constitutional eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz for the presidency. In fact, they assert there is only one position -- that Cruz is eligible -- and, further, that it is (1) "wise" of Cruz to laugh off the question (McCarthy), and (2) that questions about Cruz's eligibility are "for the kooks" (Levin).

The issue recently resurfaced after the Washington Post asked Donald Trump about it. (Trump's remarks here.)

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Geert Wilders, whose Party for Freedom tops Dutch polls, has written an open letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. It concerns rampaging mobs of Muslim men on New Year's Eve in Germany, particularly in Cologne/Koln, which is about 50 miles east of the Dutch border.

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

Yesterday and today, I received hundreds of emails. Hundreds of emails full of fear and indignation. About the horrific events on New Year's Eve in Cologne.   I have not heard you about those events. I find that very strange. After Paris last November, we now have Cologne. After the Islamic terror, the sexual jihad. But we do not hear you. Hello, Mr. Prime Minister? Are you still there?

What happened in Cologne is repulsive. Fear reigns in Germany, but also in the Netherlands. Don’t you notice it? Thousands of Dutch women worry about their safety. Thousands of Dutch men fear for the safety of their...

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MRCTV reports on astronomical immigration projections based on Census data compiled by the Senate Subcommittee of Immigration and the National Interest.

Looking on the bright side, I didn't know the Senate (Jeff Sessions aside) deliberated on "the National Interest." But the rest isn't so nice -- that is, if the national interest is your bag.    

The U.S. immigrant population is projected to increase by 715% from its 1970 level – hitting 78.2 million by 2060, Census data show. ...

Today, the foreign-born population is already at an all-time high of 42.4 million. Measured as a percentage of total national population, it is set to soon surpass the highest levels ever recorded and continue rising to new unseen records every year and decade to follow.

Left unchecked, immigrants...

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Image by Bosch Fawstin

I keep scrolling up and down the interview of Bosch Fawstin at National Review Online looking for something that is amazingly not there.

Fawstin, of course, is the talented artist who in 2015 won the Draw Mohammed contest in Garland, Texas, becoming internationally famous after the contest was attacked by Muslims seeking to carry out Islam's death penalty for making images of Mohammed.

I keep looking for his cartoon (posted above) in the article, written by Andrew C. McCarthy. The cartoon, after all, is the raison d'etre of this interview concerning the infinite chasm between free speech and Islamic blasphemy law.

I see Fawstin's face, his Pigman comic, his quotation in bold: "I draw Mohammed because...

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