The young generation that would, you'd think, be whole hog left, has noticed that the Left is actually the Authoritarian Enemy of the people. That Obama spied on Them. That the Establishment worth rebelling against is, in fact, CNN, MSNBC, and the other tools of the rich to rip off the stupid as sh $# public.
I really, really hope that is true. I have a hard time believing it though.
It may be a minority today, but the number is growing. Soon enough and big enough to change the "current generation" from idiot snowflakes to concerned Citizens? I can't tell yet.
I think it possible that while the pundits will say it was Snowden was the turning point in the youth blindly following the Holy State, that the real reason will be CNN viciously attacking a meme maker.
It's not that kids today are stupid, in fact they have a chance to be smarter than we are, because of the lowering of Atmospheric lead. ( cleaning up actual environmental problems is The American Way )
It's that this is the most lied to generation in history. Well, American History. The folk from the Soviet Empire, Red China, and Palestine still have us beat.
I've told my kid that any person or party in power asking for people to sacrifice their most basic rights for promises of handouts (we all pay for) cannot and should not be trusted. Our freedom is, and should always be the most important factor.
He asked me questions about Hillary and Trump one morning as kids in school were discussing ridiculous mainstream media talking points.
It's time we stop using the term fake news and just admit it's deliberate lies.
There are multiple lawsuits ongoing and upcoming. The legal system protects the journalists who tell the truth. Not those who lie. Don't know who is behind the lawsuits but it actually could be grass roots not astro-turf, distribute the load on those who insist on truth and focusing it on the dishonest.
Meanwhile "this is CNN" memes are proliferating like termites.
That Beinart stipulates as an article of faith at he start that Trump is racist, etc. and builds the rest off that. If you reject that or just want actual examples, the rest of his piece falls apart.
As Goldberg says, Japan is Western because of the values they adopted post-WW2. Recall how their military would assassinate political enemies, not to mention their war crimes. They don't do that anymore.
So true. The one Republican that seems to never catch heck on the news is Senator McCain. Who appears to be on the D side a lot.
Otoh, the Koch brothers actually are classic liberal thinkers, firm backers of the little guy. They are Satan since the only thing liberal about progressives is the name they stole to hide their Marxist/Alinsky roots.
A quick rant on Warren Buffett. You'd expect me to be a fan since he's the Nebraska guy done good.
But his willingness to pander to Obama to keep his jet rental business profitable annoys me. Barry instantly stopped his use of the "rich enemy of the people with private jet" propaganda campaign when Buffet publicly sided with Barry on soaking the rich with higher taxes. While Warren was spending millions on lawyers to avoid paying the existing taxes.
Pragmatic, yes. Honorable? I'm doubtful.
His opposition to pipelines because he owns the railroad tank car business? Greed or rational defense of stockholder value? You be the judge.
The Times, who proudly display a Pulitzer prize given to their reporter who covered up millions of murdered Russians and Ukrainians, now claim 3 anon people have inside knowledge of Russian-Trump conspiracy to something something election with lots of words and........
Let me rephrase.
The prestigious award winning Times made more crap up. Frankly I wouldn't believe them reporting the Rapture, even as the dead rose before me.
Besides. They'd blame it on Donald. Gabriel would be quoted as announcing Trump's deal with Satan as Hillary's face in flames in the skies swore allegiance to Lucifer.
The National Inquirer has more credibility with me and I publicly say opening that paper causes brain damage.
Not a surprise that prayer is a scary and alien thing to a CNN minion. Faith in the gods instead of the Holy State is an odd and forbidden thing to these folk. As is the notion of personal responsibility and a personal relationship with your deity. Raised as a drone of the Collective with no spiritual life, is depressing to many. Absent self worth outside of your position in the herd, is the path that leads to death camps and mass graves.
I frankly don't care what anyone's beliefs are so long as they're not pushing them on me. Anything that can bring hope, compel people to be better and have purpose can't be that bad.
That said this undying, fanatical belief in government and their obsessive fetish with Islam is a bit weird. We're all about women and gays so we'll import cultures that are...uh...these aren't the Muslims you are looking for...
There is zero effort, and in fact massive efforts to shroud and disguise the fact that there is a corrosive fundamentalist sect of Islam seeking to destroy all that oppose them.
I'm all for immigration, being an immigrant myself, but promoting this multicultural ideal to mass immigration and encouraging and condoning illegal immigration is insane and antithetical to a healthy, functioning, free society.
The left makes it all about race but it's really all about culture.
We can look up north and see where Canada will be in a few decades. Probably right behind France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and others.
I consider my position and standing in life lucky. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have grown up here. I cherish what we have left as a semblance of freedom. Those that share opposite sentiment are entitled to their opinion but have no business claiming this country as their own.
Guys like this, ignoring the world to signal their virtue in support of statism and collectivist ideologies under the guise of compassion. RINO, no more.