My Newswithviews Column, July 15 (‘Are You An “Extremist”?’)

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Nope, no extremists here!

Some of you have received these Facebook “extremist” warnings. Honk if you think “extremist” means Antifa or BLM.

Not to Facebook, it doesn’t.

Are You an “Extremist”?

And note the continuing efforts by leftids worldwide to train people to rat each other out. Do you know someone “at risk of becoming an extremist?”

Well, yeah, it happens that I do! Her name is Nancy Pelosi and she’s really gone off the deep end, I think she might be crazy. Isn’t it about time you guys carted her off?

They are out to erase our liberties, and they don’t mean maybe.

Yes, They Really Do Mean to Enslave Us

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Before the doddering dolt announced he was going to send goons door to door to make sure we’ve all been injected with an experimental drug–indeed, just two days before the Fourth of July, called “Independence Day” without a conscious irony–Facebook started issuing “extremism” and “extremist content” warnings.

Honk if you’ve ever heard them define “extremist.”

Check out those messages. “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” My cousin voted for John Kerry once; that concerned me. “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently” and it’ll make your ass glow in the dark or something. If either of these warnings applies to you, you can click “Get Support.” They’ll send someone over to write it all down when you rat out your brother-in-law.

The only extremists I ever come into contact with are the Far Left Crazies running our country into the ground. I am not impressed by imaginary “threats” posed by “white supremacists,” a dozen hillbillies with a 1970 pickup truck and a shotgun that sometimes goes off.

I’ll tell you what’s an extremist threat. Critical Race Theory.

Let’s see Facebook warn you about that.

This age is morphing into a mass frontal assault against what’s left of our freedom and dignity.

May the Lord our God defend us.

My Newswithviews Column, July 8 (‘Can They Hijack Our Dreams?’)

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Are there any good ideas out there, anymore, or only bad ones?

How about letting advertisers target us in our dreams, while we sleep? How does that rate as a truly wretched idea?

Can They Hijack Our Dreams?

Our ruling class is in love with Manufactured Consent–so much more convenient than real consent!

Maybe they’d like manufactured people, too.

We Wish ‘Make-a-Wish’ Would Clarify Its Position

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First we heard the Make a Wish Foundation wouldn’t grant any wishes to terminally ill children unless the child and his or her whole family had been vaccinated against King COVID. (And we thought Scrooge was flinty-hearted!)

Yesterday they changed their tune: “We respect everyone’s freedom of choice… Make a Wish will not require anyone to get vaccinated to receive a wish,” said the foundation’s CEO on Sunday (https://www.newsweek.com/make-wish-flip-flops-wont-require-terminally-ill-kids-vaccinated-1604561).

But! he also said, “All wish participants, including your wish kid and any siblings, will need to be two weeks past completion of either a one-dose or a two-dose vaccine.”

Does that sound like an order to march in two different directions?

The government can’t force you to take an experimental drug without your informed consent–so they’re relying on the private sector to do it for them. They think you’ll decide it’s a lot easier to let them shoot you up with whatever rather than to embark upon a lawsuit that might take years to decide. And so we wind up with two tiers of citizenship, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

And leftids get the kind of America they’ve always dreamed of.

As of now, we can’t tell where Make a Wish stands. Their CEO is definitely speaking with a forked tongue.

 

U. of Oklahoma: Only One Way to Think

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Are we in China?

As part of mandatory “diversity training” (barf bag, please), students at the University of Oklahoma are compelled to say what the “trainers” want them to say, in order to complete the course (https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17627). For instance, your responses to questions must show total approval of all things “transgender.”

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has tried to reach a compromise by asking the looniversity to make the program optional instead of compulsory–well, you can guess how far they’ve gotten with that. The villains have rejected any compromise; so probably the only way to restore a semblance of liberty to the campus is to win a lawsuit.

Where is it written that as soon as you enroll in college, you lose your First Amendment rights? All of a sudden they can compel you to say what they want to hear? As if you were a parrot?

And I hope this puts to rest the idea that just because your school is located in a Red state, it’s immune to Far Left Crazy.

Defund the universities.

And stop sending your kids there to have their brains sucked out.

P.S.–More key words: Shameful. Degrading. Insulting. Oppressive. Evil. Stupid.

This Book Has Got Me Cranking!

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I spend hours every week studying the follies and deficiencies of our public education system, the costliest ever created in recorded history. I know it’s awful.

But just one chapter into this book–The Dumbest Generation, by Mark Bauerlein–had me shaking my head and muttering to myself.

It’s far worse than I thought.

Bauerlein, a college English professor, realizes something I realized years ago. The single worst thing about public school is, it makes your age-group peers the most important people in your life. That in itself was one of the worst ideas ever. But now, says Bauerlein, social media and a plethora of electronic gizmos have made an atrocious situation horrifyingly worse.

Kids and teens now live in the moment, cut off from the past, never pondering the future, unable to look any farther than their own little social media bubbles–obsessed with what other kids are doing, saying, playing… And they know… nothing.

All those boxcar-loads of money spent on “education,” and they come out of college knowing bloody nothing. They’re fixated on their peers in the social media. They never look beyond it. No history, no civics, no literature, no nothing. Maybe they’ll read a comic book now and then. And watch TV.

The author bases these claims on the results of many authoritative studies involving hundreds of thousands of school and college students.

What’s to worry?

Well, they can all vote, can’t they? And they’re always ready to Protest For Social Justice. Because it’s expected of them. Because their peers do it.

It is literally the march of ignorance.

I’m going to review this book for Chalcedon, so I have to read the rest of it. And I think I’d better pray harder! We are talking about creating a country full of conformist know-nothings who will not be able to sustain a constitutional republic. I’m a political scientist, I know these things, trust me: you can’t have a republic of idiots.

Are We in North Korea?

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Throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we’ve picked up a couple of new followers every week. That’s how we wound up with 1,700 of them.

But in the past several weeks, no new followers at all. Not even one.

What happens if you try to follow me? Do they tell you they’ve made the connection for you–only it doesn’t show up at my end? Is Big Tech trying to cut off our communication with each other? Go ahead, tell me that would astonish you.

It’s like we just woke up in North Korea.

I wish a few of you would help me in an experiment. Just click whatever you need to click to follow this blog, and let’s see what happens. And please tell me if you’ve tried. If I hear from five new followers, but my follower stats remain totally unchanged, I’ll know something’s fishy.

Note: There is a “Following” button in the lower right-hand corner of this page.

I don’t think they’re letting us follow each other’s blogs.

Let’s try to find out.

City Drops ‘Difficult Citizens’ List

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Some citizens really are “difficult,” though…

The Palm Coast, Florida, City Council has voted unanimously to do away with a secret list of “difficult citizens,” just a few days after the public learned of its existence (https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/article/city-watch-palm-coast-to-stop-using-secret-list-of-difficult-citizens).

All four council members said they didn’t know about the list, and blamed the previous administration for it. But its purpose, said officials, was “to protect city workers” from citizens who might harass them or even attack them.

If your name wound up on the list, you weren’t informed and there was no way you could get it removed.

Okay–tell me the police in lots of towns and small cities don’t have a list of “Oh, him!” and “Oh, her!” If it isn’t written down, it’s in the cops’ minds–it would have to be.

We wonder about those unspecified “city workers,” though. Are they the ones who hassle you if you have a Trump sign on your lawn? The ones who decide your house needs to be painted a different color? Little tinpot tyrants who throw their weight around. Yeah, some normal people are bound to lose their tempers.

Those questions haven’t been answered. They found out about the list and got rid of it, end of story.

But the cops probably know who the real trouble-makers are.

‘Yeah, They’re Still Crazy’ (2017)

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Yes, they’re all barking, howling mad.

There’s no one like the assorted fascist wackos who run Canada’s “human rights” (LOL) tribunals and commissions: they’re in a class by themselves.

Yeah, They’re Still Crazy

Do you think the government ought to decide who your friends are? They do. Do you think “feelings” should constitute proof of a criminal act? They do.

If your country doesn’t yet have a “human rights” meat-grinder, send up a prayer of thanks and a heartfelt request for continued protection. But if it does, repent and pray for deliverance.

(I have rerun this post as a public service.)

Book Review: ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Sen. Josh Hawley

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Senator Hawley wants Congress to rein in the oligarchs and world government wannabes who own and operate Big Tech–before they can stomp our constitutional republic out of existence.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/the-tyranny-of-big-tech-by-sen-josh-hawley-book-review

The tech giants tried to suppress this book, but Regnery has published it and it’s doing very well. In fact, he’s already made a success of it just by delivering his message. These are things that rich and powerful bad guys don’t want us to know.

Hawley analyzes and explains the various dirty tricks Big Tech pulls on the American people. The light bulb clicks on: “Oh! So that’s what they do with all that information they have on me!”

As yet the people can’t stop these abuses. We are waiting eagerly to support powerful competition that’ll draw millions of customers away from the existing tech monsters by not spying on us, not selling our private information–and by not censoring us!

Because in addition to getting richer than anyone has ever been before, the Big Tech honchos are fully committed to reshaping the world according to their own mad utopian vision of it.

May the Lord confound them as He confounded the builders of Babel.