The West Is Dying of Natural Causes

Jonah Goldberg, a well known “conservative” on National Review and Fox, is out with a book claiming that liberal western democracy is under assault by the forces of tribalism, nationalism and populism. He is blaming forces on the far-left and right. I think he totally misses the point. Conservatism is essentially liberal, a term the far-left has coopted. I would argue that it is largely under assault by leftism, socialism and big-government statism. The problem is that with great advances has come the rise of secularism and an erosion of morality. These things are intrinsically part of leftism. There is no longer a sense of right and wrong, there is a rise of moral relativism, and a feeling that people can “do what ever they want”. When things don’t work out there is a backlash against the system and opposing groups.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/14/west-isnt-committing-suicide-dying-natural-causes/

 

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Those Most Concerned About “Climate Change” Least Likely to Take Action

Typical of leftists. Make other bear the brunt. Or even better, have government force people to take action. But individual responsibility? Forget it. This is just like charity, where study after study has shown that people who lean conservative are far more charitable than those on the left, who expect government to do everything.

The discussion of “moral licensing” is fascinating and seems to be very similar to “virtue signaling”. In the mind of the leftist, if I support the right causes and think the right thoughts I can do what I want because I am “morally superior”.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/05/study-concerned-climate-change-least-likely-take-individual-action/

 

 

Progressive Activist SJW Feminist New York AG Beats Women

Background: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a rising Democrat star, rumored to be a future front-runner for the NY Governor and possibly a future presidential candidate. His career is now in ruins – couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. This is a man who saw himself as a crusader against all things Trump, filing suits against numerous Trump policies over things where I claim he had no jurisdiction. This is a man who threatened oil companies and their executives over so-called “climate change”. Pick a progressive cause and he was at the center of it. He held himself out to be a defender of women and a leader in the “MeToo” movement. Well, instead of fighting FOR women he apparently likes to simply FIGHT women. Four have come forward documenting his domestic abuse and more are certain to follow.

I always thought this guy was a power-mad scumbag and now we know it is true. Add “hypocrite of the year” to his title now.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/08/schneiderman-hypocrisy-leads-to-downfall-taunting-from-republican-foes.html

Kudos to Ronan Farrow for first taking down Harvey Weinstein and now this rat. Farrow may be the only honest leftist (or maybe we can call him a liberal) on the planet. What he is doing shows a lot of guts. Dozens of people have been covering for these powerful progressives.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse

 

The War On Wisdom

More from Dennis Prager. A good follow up to his “fear of the left” piece. Besides a war on society, culture and language, the left is waging war on wisdom literally making our country dumber and less sensical. Some of it is simply silly, but much of it is very dangerous. Leftists do not want people to think, they want them to emote. They want a bunch of senseless drones who march in lock-step with leftist ideology. This is what has become of the Democrat party.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/war-on-wisdom-venerating-feelings-over-truth/