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The Myopia of the Left

Myopia of the Left

The perspective they have on - well, everything now - begs the question: Are they intentionally misleading folks, or are they really that clueless? There is no third option. If one were to believe the American Left - and unfortunately many people do - one would also have to believe that the ills of America are uniquely our own. If only we were like the rest of the world, all would be fine. Most recently, the moral degenerates at the Democrat Convention blamed Trump for the 170,000 COVID-related (as opposed to COVID-caused?) deaths. The fact that they trot out New York's feckless governor, he whose state has helmed a state with more death than any other, to call Trump a clueless virus

What is the Value of Amazon, If Not for Government?

Bezos Laughing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently sold about $3.1 billion worth of shares in his company, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission compiled by OpenInsider. Bezos says he was selling about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Amazon shares are on a terror this year and are up an impressive 73% for the year.  Though Amazon has done some amazing things, one does have to ask the question of how much Amazon is a company or an extension of government, often called corporatism. Corporatism is the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation of government and exercising control over persons and activities

Fighting Over the Crumbs, the Great Diversion from Class to Race

Fighting Amongst Ourselves

The police killing of George Floyd has prompted a remarkable increase in the public's receptivity to the Black Lives Matter movement. Just as noteworthy, though, is a parallel rise in support for more wide-ranging policy solutions to address the broader problem of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination - tribalism. However, most of the focus on policy solutions is on the tribal differences and little on class differences - especially when it comes to income wealth inequality. This is a stark difference from prior class protests like Occupy Wall Street. Just how did this narrative change from class to race? First, let's take a look at income wealth inequality between race and class. In terms of race, it is true that there

Let’s Go All-In With Communism In Minneapolis

Seatle Homeless

Powderhorn Park, an older neighborhood consisting of upper-middle-class, white leftist families South Minneapolis, is a microcosm of what happens when leftist policies are actually implemented without restrictions. You may recall a New York Times article from a few weeks back that quoted local resident Mitchell Erickson as saying he regretted calling the police after a few young, black thugs held him at gunpoint while demanding his car keys. His - anyone's - natural response was dialing 9-1-1 and reporting the crime. However, because he has also accepted the narrative that blacks commit crimes because we call the police, or something to that effect, he chose not to cooperate with them. Did those young gangbangers go on to commit more violent crimes?

Is the Federal Reserve Sowing Seeds of Marxism?

Poor Rich

Wealth inequality has become a major talking point for those primarily on the Left who are vehemently against capitalism. Often espoused by leftist professors, lawmakers, and think tanks, the increasing disparity in wealth among Americans has been a growing concern. Many have questioned for years whether the Federal Reserve and their fiat currency monetary system is a fundamental fraud in our economy today. Is the Federal Reserve causing wealth inequality, thereby sowing the seeds of Marxism? Wealth inequality is an issue that both political sides should be willing to tackle because it can cause terrible consequences for a cohesive society. One can easily go off on the issues of personal responsibility and envy politics, but the reality is society must deal

Elites Running Scared of #BLM?

Mitt Romney Marches BLM

French Revolution, the rebels today are reactionaries tomorrow. Maximilien Robespierre led the reign of terror until he was guillotined as one of its last victims, and the farcical scenes of Marat ended with his own stabbing in a bathtub in retaliation for his bloody excesses. It is a cycle repeated in history. When the music stops, fewer and fewer chairs can be found by those who readily embraced extreme measures. Right Wire Report has a passionate discussion on why elites are supporting Black Lives Matter. Check out other videos from the Right Wire Report - click here. Editor's note: This video was taken down by YouTube and the Right Wire Report is challenging YouTube for their action as a violation of the

Will You Bend the Knee?

Democrats Take The Knee

Democratic lawmakers knelt in silent tribute to George Floyd in the US Congress in response to the killing of African Americans by law enforcement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were joined by some two dozen lawmakers in Emancipation Hall - named in honor of the slaves who helped erect the US Capitol in the 18th century. They knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds to mark the length of time a white police officer pinned his knee on the neck of the 46-year-old Floyd, whose May 25 death in Minneapolis unleashed protests and riots against believed racial injustice across America. Our thoughts turn toward, what does it really mean to take the knee? Kneeling has a certain

Sunday Thoughts: Is God an Egalitarian?

Egalitarian

So often we hear about "social justice" or even "economic justice" by many on the Left of the political spectrum. They blame many people of the Christian faith of being hypocritical on this subject. So we ask a provocative question: Is the (Christian) God an Egalitarian? For the purposes of this article, perhaps we need to define egalitarianism. Egalitarianism is generally characterized by the idea that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth. For many, this definition sounds reasonable, but the devil is in the detail. Some go further and argue that egalitarianism is where people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights and advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people.

Coronavirus Crisis Gives Universal Basic Income a Second Life

The ghost of Richard Cloward and Frances Piven's radical dream, commonly known as the Cloward - Piven Strategy is reincarnated in the flesh of Coronavirus, which presents an opportunity for its proponents to implement the scheme laid out in a 1966 article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." The piece, written by Cloward and Piven, appeared in a liberal Magazine called, The Nation, outlined a strategy to overwhelm the welfare system to such a degree that it would collapse and usher in an era of a Universal Basic Income, or UBI.  As with most radical plots of this nature, the creators disregard the reality that the fiscal burden falls on the taxpayer, who sooner or later

To Save Humanity Leftists Believe they Must Kill God

Flying Spaghetti Monster

It seems that the Christian religion is under attack everywhere one looks. One of the drivers behind this is a belief that religion is not compatible with science and serves to block human advancement. Some have advocated that in order to save humanity we must kill God.  There are many examples of these anti-religionists. Historian Violet Moller (author of "The Map of Knowledge"), is just one of many. She echoes the cries of many anti-religionists that: "... religion blocks progress and the advancement of science." Others are a little more sympathetic with religion - perhaps merely a political ploy, as voter demographics would suggest that direct attacks against religion may not be wise electorally. Christian Apologetics (philosophical) concerns itself primarily with arguments