But Canadians are too passive and if they don’t stand up to and remove this petty tyrant soon, what is left of their democracy will be gone. Canada has been trending toward a socialist dictatorship for years, but as with Australia and NZ, Covid supercharged it.
Excellent though long speech. Well worth it.
The speaker lays out that you should never use the term again unless you are a Marxist. Social justice means whatever the Marxist wants it to mean, but really it is state-run socialism. Tyranny with a pretty wrapper. Like most of their fields of study and nomenclature (CRT, gender studies, safe space, microaggression, trigger warning, institutional racism) the left simply makes up things without any sources and it becomes “academic”. No attribution is necessary, it is just one persons thoughts, and then it becomes “science”. Weasel words and garbage academics. He also destroys the narrative the Christians should be all-in on social justice, since those pushing it view Christians as part of the “oppressor” class.
And are in turn trying to destroy America. An alternate title for this article could have been “Revenge of The Hippies”. The author does an excellent job documenting how 1960’s radicals infected higher education in the 1980’s and 90’s and gradually transformed traditional, classical fact and reason based education into agenda driven indoctrination. They in turn “educated” a whole new generation (the millennials and Gen Z-ers) who are today’s cancel culture social-justice warriors. These people flock to the fields of education, destroying primary and secondary schools, media and “journalism” (he correctly calls it “infotainment”), technology, social media and government. The evidence he offers is overwhelming: as late as the 1980’s college faculty identified as liberal or conservative at roughly a 50-50 split. In fact I am old enough to recall that my elite, now horribly leftist alma mater was relatively conservative as late as that era. I would not go anywhere near the place now. Nowadays most “elite” colleges and universities are virtual leftist monopolies, self identified.
The article is long but very important: (Higher) Education Is Destroying America – New Discourses
Nothing says “socialist” like shelling out $60 for a “tax the rich” sweatshirt. AOC probable had these sourced from a foreign sweatshop as well. Is there anything more annoying, more odious, more unserious than rich leftist elites?
This woman is so stupid it is a wonder she remembers to breathe.
Joe Biden has served in government for 40 years with virtually no major accomplishment. He is an opportunist, a plagiarist, and a known liar. He has spent his entire career feeding at the government trough and enriching himself and his family. He has no principals, no morals and no ethics. He has repeatedly switched positions whenever it suited him. And now he is likely slipping into dementia and may become president. Simply put, Joe Biden is an empty vessel for the far-left Marxists who now run the Democrat Party. His (and Ms. Harris’) reign (and that is what it will be, or reign by the Marxists behind the scenes) has the potential to destroy America as a Constitutional Republic.
Now, there are some caveats to this. If the GOP were to keep the Senate, gain the House or both, his occupancy of the White House should be largely harmless assuming Republicans have the guts to stop the left’s extreme agenda. Another possibility is that conservative cities and states simply refuse to comply with DC’s orders. Think Portland, Seattle or California under Trump in reverse. No state that opposes socialism should bow to it. Another possibility is that with a narrow majority Democrats would not have enough power to wreak havoc. Finally, there are the courts. President Trump duly recognized that the courts, having been used aggressively by the left for decades, are a bulwark against socialism. He has done a tremendous job appointing hundreds of conservative jurists to the bench. Conservatives should be prepared not only to ignore DC diktats, but to file suit and obstruct every legislative and executive action by the Marxists, er, Democrats. Worst case? Here are some of the things you can expect:
Attacks on the second amendment, gun control and possible confiscation.
The shredding of the first amendment, speech codes, more censorship, elimination of “hate speech”.
Attacks on religious liberty in the name of “tolerance” with the “rights” of the LGBTQ crowd trampling those of religious people. An attempt to shutter religious schools.
Legalization of millions of illegal aliens, all in the attempt to gain a permanent voting edge.
Peaceful, prosperous towns and suburbs ruined by new “fair-housing” laws designed to spread the misery of inner cities to other places. Think I am kidding? This quietly started under Obama and was eliminated under Trump.
National mail-in voting.
The elimination of the electoral college, meaning that it will be likely that California will determine every presidential election for the foreseeable future. Do you want the USA to become California, a completely failed state?
The elimination of private health insurance.
Infringement upon states’ rights like we have never seen before. Look above for three examples.
Abortion on demand up until the moment of birth paid for by the taxpayers.
Government corruption like we have never seen…well, maybe like the Obama administration. Billions or maybe trillions wasted on leftist vanity projects like the “Green New Deal”. Higher taxes, economic malaise.
I am sure I am missing a few things, but if this vision of a future America frightens you, vote for Donald Trump. He is often crude, but he is a patriot, he fights and he gets things done. Trump is to America what General George Patton was to the US Army. He was a bull in a china shop that America couldn’t spare…he was a fighter…for the right things.
It was conventional wisdom that a radical socialist like Bernie Sanders could not have possibly won the 2020 presidential election and was therefore tanked by the Democrat establishment. Sadly, like a monster that is back from the grave, Bernie Sanders and his radical Marxist kin AOC, Talib and the like have apparently taken over Joe Biden’s barely functioning mind. It is clear at this point that Biden’s cognitive function is declining rapidly and he has now become the empty vessel for The Democrat’s Marxist agenda. The same Democrat establishment must now believe that what would not sell a mere five months ago in terms of a radical Marxist agenda now will with Trump damaged from Covid, the lock downs, and large-scale unrest. We’ll see, but if you think Obama’s “fundamental transformation” was bad, wait till you see what the Marxists have in store. Here is a partial list:
Instant or accelerated citizenship for millions of illegals, giving the Dems a rock solid majority for decades.
The green new deal that will wreck our economy.
Wealth and possible property confiscation.
“Fair housing” zoning forcing all but the “elites” into cramped unsafe cities and “affordable housing” in once desirable subdivisions.
Government mandated school curriculum.
An end to school choice.
Religious liberty under attack – only positive recent court decisions can fight this.
Speech codes – goodbye first amendment.
Gun control – goodbye second amendment.
Reduced policing and more criminals on the streets leading to soaring crime.
A return to male bashing Title IX witch-hunts.
This is probably just a partial list. That the left-wing media is championing this trash is despicable. They want to turn the US into Venezuela. It is the Marxist’s Utopia and they think this is their best shot to get it, so don’t kid yourself. This is the platform of the radical left Democrat Party. If any or all of this scares you, you must vote for Trump and all Republicans.
As anyone who knows me will tell you I am not a believer in conspiracies. No, I don’t think Covid is a Chinese bio-weapon intentionally released on the world. But in the spirit of “never let a crisis go to waste” many in government on both sides of the aisle, both elected and appointed, are letting their inner authoritarian shine through. Just look at all that has happened in a few short weeks:
Airlines probably shutdown. Restaurants and bars closed, as well as schools. Banning public gatherings of more than 50. Some countries have curfews. What’s next, martial law? Rate cuts to zero, massive liquidity injections, Feds basically guaranteeing all kinds of debt, massive benefit extensions, now they are talking about massive spending programs, giving people cash, etc. They are talking about mortgage guarantees. Supporting everything EXCEPT stocks which will likely continue to crater. I have seen this crash as a historically good buying opportunity and by every measure it should be. Not so sure now. Most indices are off 30-40% and the average stock is down 50%. The bottom could well be another 20-30% down though there were a few positive signs the past three days. At least volatility is falling from historical levels. People will soon demand their retirement money be guaranteed. The leftists and statist Feds have always wanted to get hands on 401k and IRA money.
I do not think this was planned, but the statists and globalists are grabbing as much control as quickly as they can. The response is totally disproportionate to the problem right now. Scare everyone shitless and then we will save you. It’s insane. Projections of millions of deaths if we don’t ‘”do everything” are based on models, not reality. The same type of garbage models told us the Earth would be uninhabitable by now some 20-25 years ago. Junk science. What if we instead end up with tens of thousands of deaths, less than the seasonal flu? We are looking at fundamentally changing our country possibly forever in ways a leftist/Commie like Bernie Sanders could only dream of. Constitution be damned!
Now, there will likely be some positive long-term changes brought about, so it might not all be bad. Globalism is dead. Nationalism is on the rise. Trump was right and the world government globalists like Obama, the Clintons, Soros and the minions of the EU have been discredited. Borders matter and an open border is not just crazy, it is potentially suicide. Illegal immigration may end. Key manufacturing will no longer be outsourced but will be moved back to the US. What will incentivize this to happen is lower taxes and regulatory roll-back, something that Trump has been able to implement. There will be a battle between this and the potential need to pay for more trillions in new welfare programs and heightened concern about public safety, so that bears watching.
Phony leftist vanity projects like “climate change” will go nowhere. The “Green New Deal” is dead. Catastrophic climate change is a massive con anyway. Fossil fuels are now the cheapest in over a decade and have just made “alternatives” uneconomical. A recession/depression is going to cause emissions to plummet. Nobody will worry about climate change except for the hard-core leftists: hard to be concerned about phantom warming when you fear a pandemic, never mind there is evidence that warm weather wipes out the Covid. Other leftist vanity projects like LGBTQ indoctrination will likely take a back seat as well.
Remote learning will take off. This will hurt the educational industrial complex hard, mostly a good thing. Public schools in the US, most of which are failing in their mission, will either reform or die. The public teacher’s union may be hurt badly. Higher education, already reeling from declining enrollment, skyrocketing tuition, providing a poor product and the elite’s admission scandal will see their market hit hard. This is a good thing: higher education, mostly run by leftist elites who are unemployable elsewhere are damaging this country immeasurably with their phony degrees, safe spaces, trigger warning and microaggressions. It is time the entire business needs a great big cleansing.
Far-left media may collapse. The credibility and favorability of this business is already at an all-time low, but media has particularly disgraced itself with its panic-inducing hyperventilating and outright cheerleading for an epidemic, as it might be the one thing that will take down the Bad Orange Man. It isn’t working, other than the panic part. People will grow sick of these swine, and quickly.
Not to be outdone by Joe Biden’s 150mm firearm deaths (half the US population mind you), two journalists said “hold my beer”.
Brian Williams, one of NBC’s top anchors for years, and some nobody from the NYT repeated a Twitter rant that Michael Bloomberg’s flushing of $500mm down the election toilet could have instead been doled out to EVERY American to the tune of $1mm per person! Amazing! Uh, no Brian and whatever your name is…it would be $1. Or closer to $1.5 given that the US has around 330 MILLION people.
“Dumb as a post” does not begin to describe Mr. Williams and Ms. Gay. This is embarrassing. Either these two are so stupid they cannot do basic math, or they are so inept to not even check what is being fed them, or they are so dishonest they feel they can say anything and people will believe it. I am going with dumb, because who could be this dishonest and think they could get away with it?
This is the problem with the left – they are this stupid. They also feel they can say anything and you will believe it. Like if we tax all the billionaires we can pay for healthcare for all, forever. Classic Marxist socialist crap.
The Iowa Democrat Party cannot even run a simple caucus. As of now we STILL have no idea who won. The confusion and gross incompetence is mind-numbing. This is what happens when you allow socialists/communists to run things. And these are the people 40% of the country or more wants to entrust with our healthcare system, banking, the military, energy and oh, 50-75% of the economy. These buffoons cannot even count heads in a room! This should effectively end the Democrat party’s claim on the presidency this year.
I guess Russia (aided by Trump) must have hacked the DNC caucus app.
I “Never Trumper” becomes a Trumper. Here is a good quote:
“We have a party that is increasingly hostile to religion and now applies religious tests to blocking judicial nominees. We have a party that believes children can be murdered at birth. We have a party that would set back the economic progress of this nation by generations through their environmental policies. We have a party that uses the issue of Russia opportunistically. We have a party that has weaponized race, gender, and other issues to divide us all while calling the President “divisive.” We have a party that is deeply, deeply hostile to large families, small businesses, strong work ethics, gun ownership, and traditional values. We have a party that is more and more openly anti-Semitic…”