Monday, February 29, 2016
We all know that American universities have become places of intense psychological indoctrination. We also know that kids often go into college malleable, immature, and oversensitive, and come out even more malleable, immature, and oversensitive. We all read the stories about college kids constantly having conniption fits whenever confronted with words, opinions, and ideas that upset them. Indeed, only on a modern American college campus could you find actual adults unironically demanding “safe spaces” and the like.
But I think there’s a deeper reason for the epidemic of wimpiness in our universities and in my generation as a whole. I think it stems from the idea that we as individuals are supreme, and as the supreme beings in the universe, our feelings and thoughts should be the primary concern of everyone else. In this view of things — the progressive view — I am the greatest, most important, most special creature in all of creation, and everyone and everything else is secondary. It stands to reason that, as a god among mortals, my emotions ought to be the top priority in the world.
I wrote this to help dispel that notion. There are three hard truths — all centered around this faulty belief — that I attempt to very delicately and diplomatically explain here. But the first and most important is that your feelings aren’t nearly as important as you think. Of all the things a young adult should learn, that might be the most crucial lesson of all:
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Today I’m going to test Trump fans to see if they really respect and appreciate “politically incorrect tough talk.” This whole piece — along with being the truth — is an experiment. Trump’s fans say they support him largely because he’s blunt and brash and he “speaks his mind” and “tells it like it is.” As I cover in my column, they excuse or overlook every vile thing he’s ever done or said on the grounds that, well, at least he’s being honest.
If these folks REALLY respect straight talk and brutal honesty, they should LOVE what I’m about to say to them. I’m ruthlessly critical of them and they’re chosen leader, but, by their own words, they ought to respect the heck out of me for it. Sure, they may not agree, but isn’t my candor refreshing?
So consider this my anti-Trump magnum opus, doubling as a test of the Trumpling commitment to the politically incorrect “tellin’ it like it is” approach. I suspect they’ve already failed just based on my description of it. Indeed, they’ve failed the test many times over the last 7 months, proving over and over again that they ONLY appreciate hard criticism and tough talk when it comes out of the mouth of Donald Trump. When anyone else does it, they curl into a ball and sob.
I believe all the reasons Trump fans give for their support of him are bogus. I don’t think they respect someone who “tells it like it is.” I don’t think they care that much about immigration or the economy or whatever, as evidenced by their infatuation with a guy who has contributed heavily to every problem they now expect him to solve. I certainly don’t think they care about corruption, and I don’t think they’re angry at Washington. At least not angry in any meaningful sense. I think they’re simply bored, intellectually lazy, and apathetic:
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
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Guys, don’t blame me for the title. I’m merely repeating what’s being implicitly AND EXPLICITLY said by progressives. The point was driven home this week by an incident in Seattle where a man, taking advantage of the state’s new “transgender” bathroom ordinance, walked into the girl’s locker room at a swimming pool right when young girls were getting changed for swim class. Upon being confronted by management, the man said the law protected him. And he was right.
Progressives told us this wouldn’t happen, but of course it happened within weeks of the law being passed in the state. After all, the law is specifically designed to allow men into the women’s bathroom. Sure, it only wants men who think they’re women in the women’s bathroom, but a man is a man is a man all the same.
I think, as we discuss in my piece today, there are two lessons we learn from this story. You’ll have to read it for the first lesson, but the second — and this isn’t really news — is that progressives frankly don’t give a crap about the safety of women and kids. In fact, I quote one liberal writer in my article explaining — and these are her words — that women “WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL” with dangerous men invading their privacy and security in public restrooms. They’ll “just have to deal” so that “transgenders” are not made to feel uncomfortable.
Incredible. Nothing matters to these people but the agenda. Everything else is a distant second place:
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
If I could get every Christian in the country to read just one thing I’ve ever written, it would probably be this. I just want all Believers in this country stop being ashamed of their faith, and I especially want them to stop backing away from their faith when the peanut gallery has a hissy fit about it. Seriously, if you decide to read one of my rambles all the way to the end, make it this.
There’s a reason I’m bringing this up. A prominent athlete was the latest Christian to get beaten into submission because he spoke boldly about the Bible’s teachings on homosexuality. In the span of about 36 hours he went from highly respected to roundly despise, all because he revealed himself to be a Christian who actually believes all that stuff in his Holy Book. Imagine that. But then, when faced with the backlash, he apologized. It seems like they always apologize. The progressive hordes almost always get their apology if they stomp their feet loudly enough.
But this is just the most recent example. I’m using it to make a broader point. Overall, it seems we have four types of Christians in this culture: 1) Those who’ve effectively renounced their faith and adopted liberal positions on things like gay “marriage” and abortion, etc. 2) Those who hold to their faith but remain silent for fear of mockery and persecution. 3) Those who speak but then apologize for speaking. 4) Those who stand by their faith publicly and never, ever, ever apologize for it, no matter what happens.
Sadly, I feel like the Christians in category 4 are a small, minuscule, rapidly disappearing minority. But if the Christians in category 2 and 3 would join those in 4, we might just stand a chance. Please read this all the way to the end, and share if you think it warrants it:
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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I have many things to say about some of the news surrounding the death of the great and brilliant Justice Antonin Scalia. I hope you’ll read and share this because I think we are witnessing the beginning moments of the most important political fight of our lifetime. If you are not paying attention, you should be.
I discuss three elements to this story in my post today. First, before we move on, I do not want to just breeze right over the fact that many, many, many liberals reacted in despicable, grotesque, subhumans ways when they first heard the news of Scalia’s passing. The internet was flooded with expressions of joy and jubilation from leftists of all types, famous media figures and regular folks alike. I know we may expect this kind of behavior, but that doesn’t excuse it or mitigate it.
Moreover, as I outline in the piece, it’s worth reflecting on WHY leftists hated the man so much. The why is really the worst part. They hated him BECAUSE he was decent, courageous, and right. It’s bad enough to hate in the first place, but to hate a man for being right is demented. Yet that is the case with liberals. They are driven by a hatred for truth.
The final two parts have to do with the political fight. Republicans must now spend almost a year blocking Obama’s Supreme Court picks. They MUST do this. There is no choice in the matter. If Obama is allowed to replace Scalia with a progressive — and he will only nominate progressives — the consequences will be catastrophic. A hard-left Supreme Court would spell the end of the Constitution and the Rule of Law in this nation, once and for all.
That means Republicans must hold the line and win this fight, no matter what. The cost does not matter. The fallout does not matter. All that matters is winning this battle. If they do anything less than win, I swear I will leave the Party forever. It will be a treason so unthinkable that I could never forget or forgive it. There is far too much at stake to fail now:
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Our culture is very dedicated to the false notion of “gender equality.” We’ve been working for many years to achieve an androgynous utopia where women are treated as men and men as women, and where there is no distinguishable difference between the sexes.
For the most part, the process has been voluntary. The truly helpless victims of gender equality have been the babies sacrificed and murdered on its altar. But now the drive to make the genders equal has brought another heinous evil upon us, and a new crop of victims.
I mentioned earlier this week that top military brass just endorsed the idea of forcing women to sign up for the draft. It’s not a law yet, but it seems inevitable that it will be. For some reason, this news has been met with only moderate outrage. They’re talking about giving the government the power to send OUR DAUGHTERS off to be blown apart on the battlefield, and very few people seem to be upset about it.
Even if a war necessitating a reactivation of the draft never comes — and I believe it will, eventually — it’s still an unspeakable disgrace that our country would be prepared to forcibly ship a bunch of teenage girls off to fight. I cannot put into words just how utterly reprehensible it is. My disgust with this nation knows no bounds at this point.
Of course, some conservatives have celebrated it with a kind of “that THAT, feminists” attitude. These people seem to forget that my daughter isn’t a feminist, my daughter never asked for this, but my daughter will be the one who pays the price. Or maybe yours will, because, actually, my daughter will not participate. If I have to break the law, I will. If I have to leave the country, I will.
Gender equality has claimed many victims, and my daughter will not be one of them:
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
As you probably heard, Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus in dominating fashion last night. He outperformed his polls by 5 points, outdid Trump by 4, and earned more Iowa caucus votes than any Republican in history. Trump, meanwhile, almost came in third due to an impressive surge from Rubio. If Carson, who sucked 9 percent of the social conservative vote from Rubio and Cruz, has dropped out before Iowa, Trump would have landed in a distant third.
As you can imagine, I’m pretty ecstatic. It’s still early, but the great “winner” was given a chance to prove he can win, and he lost. And I couldn’t be more delighted about that.
But there’s another reason why the Cruz victory, and his success in the polls leading up to last night, brings me hope. People say Ted Cruz is awkward, boring, weird looking, and lacks any semblance of style or charm. And they’re right. I agree with those observations. The guy is a total bummer on a personality level. If we were in fifth grade I probably wouldn’t invite him to my sleepover.
Yet he has a lot of support in spite of these stylistic flaws. What does that tell us? It tells us a sizable portion of the conservative base wants to vote for ideas, principles, and substance. It tells us that a lot of us don’t care if the guy is cool or entertaining or fun, we just want a candidate who shares our values and has the competency to lead the nation. That’s all we care about.
Whether you like Cruz or not, you should agree that it’s a good sign when voters flock to the ideas guy rather than the circus clown. There’s reason to celebrate that, no matter which candidate you prefer.
I’ve also got some other observations about Hillary, Bernie, Trump, Carson, and the kid who appeared to be on some very powerful drugs at the Hillary rally last night. Read on:
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