Culture Wars: Obama Bathroom directive vs. Freedom of Speech

Culture Wars:

Obama Bathroom directive vs. Freedom of Speech

obama-tyrant‘Toilet terrorists’ get U.S. military hero canned

Lt. Gen. Boykin targeted for comments on president’s bathroom order

Boykin once commanded the Army’s elite Delta Force and currently is vice president of Family Research Council. He’s also a WND board member.
Bob Unruh, WND

 

PC-Truth“When I said in Orlando that ‘… the first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery,’ the LGBT community once again came after me, claiming that I was calling for violence against ‪#‎transgender people.”

Sign the petition demanding an end to the madness! No men in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms or showers! Just say no!

Boykin said “that is simply not the case and I have never called for violence against anyone.”

He explained he was “referring to perverts who will use these policies to get into locker rooms with girls and women, and I object to that.”

truth-orwell-quote“My statement was meant to be humor and not a call for violence, which everyone in my audience understood as humor,” he said.

“Nonetheless, I gave the LGBT community just what they needed to pressure the college leadership to terminate me and they did.”

But the LGBT community has no sense of humor. ~C.D.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/toilet-terrorists-get-u-s-military-hero-canned/#Uc1ux6jZMH1E1qk0.99

 

Family advocate: Impeach Obama over bathrooms

Hey!

I just signed a petition to keep men out of women’s bathrooms. This issue became even more important when President Obama mandated that public schools in every state open up girls bathrooms and locker rooms to boys.

Petitions are going to be delivered to state governors. Go here to sign:

http://www.grassrootsaction.com/201599/share.asp

Thanks!

C.D.

 

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/family-advocate-impeach-obama-over-bathrooms/

 

Great Artists, Praying Hands, and Albrecht Durer

Dinner Topics

keyHappiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

prayinghandsQGreat Artists, Praying Hands, and Albrecht Durer

Late in the fifteenth century, two young and zealous wood-carving apprentices in France confided in each other their craving to study painting. Such study would take money and both Hans and Albrecht had none. Their joint solution was to have one work and earn money while the other one studied. When the lucky one became rich and famous, he would work and aid the other one. They tossed a coin and Albrecht won. Albrecht quickly went to Venice to study painting while Hans worked as a blacksmith.

After many hard years, at last Albrecht returned home as an independent master. Now it was his turn to help Hans. However, when Albrecht looked at his friend, tears welled in his eyes. Only then did he discover the extent of his friend’s sacrifice. The years of heavy labor in the blacksmith shop had calloused and enlarged Hans’ sensitive hands. Hans could never be a painter. In humble gratitude to Hans for his years of sacrifice, the great artist, Albrecht Durer, painted a portrait of the work-worn hands that sacrificed so much so that he might develop his talent. He presented this painting of praying hands to his devoted friend. Today, this master piece is a symbol of love and sacrifice and is familiar to millions of people throughout the world.

Dinner Talk Topics, a Family Tradition

 Dinner Topics for Monday

 

Dinner Talk—The Universal Parable

“All happenings great and small are parables whereby God speaks. The art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge

dinnerConversation as a teaching modality in families has presided at mealtime for generations. Until now. In today’s stressful society, everyone is seeking comfort. Here we are, surrounded by plush furnishings, super-abundance of delicious food, the latest electronic marvels, fancy cars, costly apparel, and every need met at the touch of a button. Still, something is missing.

What lack we yet? I draw comfort from our family dinner talks decades ago. And from reading out of the best books— classics, and scriptures. We talked about politics, history, religion, science, literature, the arts. Perhaps there would be a Beethoven sonata playing on the phonograph. It was the most well-rounded education a person could receive.

But the most precious part of those teaching moments is not expressed in words. There was never any question whether we would show up for dinner. Presence at the family dinner hour was a given— something almost sacred. I never had to worry if Mom and Dad would be there. And when it came to right and wrong, I always knew where they stood.  That foundation gave me something solid to hang onto as I struggled through the years to maturity.  It gave me a legacy to pass on to my children. But is it enough?  For many, deep down, an unnamed hunger remains.

At the Meridian of time, people followed Jesus everywhere, irresistibly drawn to His message. Whether they were few or many, each walked away with that portion of the bread of life that fed his own soul, having connected at last with his divine heritage.

Feeding5000How did the Savior do it? With Parables. He broke bread with His friends. He fed them, taught them parables, and changed their lives. We call this “Dinner Talk.”

Dinner Talk Topics

  1. Why would something as simple as family meals have such an impact?
  2. Why is it important to have family meals every day?
  3. What can we learn from the Savior’s example?
  4. How can this simple tradition bless people of all faiths?
  5. List specific ways that you will improve relationships in your family.

 

Copyright © 2010 by C.A. Davidson


Jesus Christ: Christian Art

Dinner Topics for Friday

keyThe best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ChristsermononmountCarl Heinrich Bloch (May 23, 1834 – February 22, 1890) was a Danish painter.

He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and studied with Wilhelm Marstrand at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) there. Bloch’s parents wanted their son to enter a respectable profession – an officer in the Navy. This, however, was not what Carl wanted. His only interest was drawing and painting, and he was consumed by the idea of becoming an artist. He went to Italy to study art, passing through the Netherlands, where he became acquainted with the work of Rembrandt, which became a major influence on him.[1] Carl Bloch met his wife, Alma Trepka, in Rome, where he married her on May 31, 1868. They were happily married until her early death in 1886.

His early work featured rural scenes from everyday life. From 1859 to 1866, Bloch lived in Italy, and this period was important for the development of his historical style.

His first great success was the exhibition of his “Prometheus Unbound” in Copenhagen in 1865. After the death of Marstrand, he finished the decoration of the ceremonial hall at the University of Copenhagen. The sorrow over losing his wife weighed heavily on Bloch, and being left alone with their eight children after her death was very difficult for him.

In a New Year’s letter from 1866 to Bloch, H. C. Andersen wrote the following: “What God has arched on solid rock will not be swept away!” Another letter from Andersen declared “Through your art you add a new step to your Jacob-ladder into immortality.”

Temptation of Christ by Carl Bloch

Temptation of Christ by Carl Bloch

In a final ode, from a famous author to a famous artist, H.C. Andersen said “Write on the canvas; write your seal on immortality. Then you will become noble here on earth.”

He was then commissioned to produce 23 paintings for the Chapel at Frederiksborg Palace. These were all scenes from the life of Christ which have become very popular as illustrations. The originals, painted between 1865 and 1879, are still at Frederiksborg Palace. The altarpieces can be found at Holbaek, Odense, Ugerloese and Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as Loederup, Hoerup, and Landskrona in Sweden.

Through the assistance of Danish-born artist Soren Edsberg, the acquisition of “Christ healing at the pool of Bethesda,” [formerly owned by Indre Mission, Copenhagen, Denmark], was recently made possible for The Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.[1]

Carl Bloch died of cancer on February 22, 1890. His death came as “an abrupt blow for Nordic art” according to an article by Sophus Michaelis. Michaelis stated that “Denmark has lost the artist that indisputably was the greatest among the living.” Kyhn stated in his eulogy at Carl Bloch’s funeral that “Bloch stays and lives.”

A prominent Danish art critic, Karl Madsen, stated that Carl Bloch reached higher toward the great heaven of art than all other Danish art up to that date. Madsen also said “If there is an Elysium, where the giant, rich, warm and noble artist souls meet, there Carl Bloch will sit among the noblest of them all!” (From Carl Bloch Site).

Bloch’s influence

healingsickFor over 40 years The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made heavy use of Carl Bloch’s paintings, mostly from the Frederiksborg Palace collection, in its church buildings and printed media. The LDS church has produced films depicting scriptural accounts of Christ’s mortal ministry, using Bloch’s paintings as models for the colour, light and overall set design as well as the movement of the actors in many of the films’ scenes. The most notable example of this is the movie The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd.

You can see a scrolling set of his pictures and schedule a visit to the Museum of Fine Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.[1]

YouTube Music: Classic Wagner

YouTube Music: Classic Wagner

 

key Don’t ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person.

 

Sometimes we need to ignore the life and philosophy of the composer, and just enjoy the music.

Wagner Tannhauser Overture

 Lohengrin Overture

musicnotesWilhelm Richard Wagner; 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, “music dramas”). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music; his Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.

Wagner inspired great devotion. For a long period, many composers were inclined to align themselves with or against Wagner’s music. Anton Bruckner and Hugo Wolf were greatly indebted to him, as were César Franck, Henri Duparc, Ernest Chausson, Jules Massenet, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Hans Pfitzner and numerous others.[194] Gustav Mahler was devoted to Wagner and his music; aged 24, he sought him out on his 1875 visit to Vienna,[195] became a renowned Wagner conductor,[196] and his compositions are seen by Richard Taruskin as extending Wagner’s “maximalization” of “the temporal and the sonorous” in music to the world of the symphony.[197] The harmonic revolutions of Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg (both of whose oeuvres contain examples of tonal and atonal modernism) have often been traced back to Tristan and Parsifal.[198] The Italian form of operatic realism known as verismo owed much to the Wagnerian concept of musical form.[199]

Wagner made a major contribution to the principles and practice of conducting. His essay “About Conducting” (1869)[200] advanced Hector Berlioz‘s technique of conducting and claimed that conducting was a means by which a musical work could be re-interpreted, rather than simply a mechanism for achieving orchestral unison. He exemplified this approach in his own conducting, which was significantly more flexible than the disciplined approach of Mendelssohn; in his view this also justified practices that would today be frowned upon, such as the rewriting of scores.[201][n 16] Wilhelm Furtwängler felt that Wagner and Bülow, through their interpretative approach, inspired a whole new generation of conductors (including Furtwängler himself).[203]

Wagner’s concept of the use of leitmotifs and the integrated musical expression which they can enable has influenced many 20th and 21st century film scores. The critic Theodor Adorno has noted that the Wagnerian leitmotif “leads directly to cinema music where the sole function of the leitmotif is to announce heroes or situations so as to allow the audience to orient itself more easily”.[204] Amongst film scores citing Wagnerian themes are Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now, which features a version of the Ride of the Valkyries, Trevor Jones‘s soundtrack to John Boorman‘s film Excalibur,[205] and the 2011 films A Dangerous Method (dir. David Cronenberg) and Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier).[206]

Amongst those claiming inspiration from Wagner’s music are the German rock band Rammstein,[207] and the electronic composer Klaus Schulze, whose 1975 album Timewind consists of two 30-minute tracks, Bayreuth Return and Wahnfried 1883. The Slovenian group Laibach created the 2009 suite VolksWagner, using material from Wagner’s operas.[208] Phil Spector‘s wall of sound recording technique was, it has been claimed, heavily influenced by Wagner.[209]

 

Comments from You Tube

Wagner was dead 6 six years before Hitler was even born and 37 years before the formation of the Nazi Party.

I lately saw a BBC-documentary search on “Stephen Fry on Wagner” it’s also on youtube, Stephen a Jew himself is one of the biggest fans of Wagner’s music since he was child, some of his family died in the camps, is he allowed to like Wagner’s music? The conclusion is, many dictators (Mao, Stalin etc.) misused great artists like Wagner and Wagner never knew Hitler.

 

More about Wagner from Wikipedia

More music on You tube

 

 

Character Education, Social Media, and Earning Self Esteem

Character Education, Social Media, and Earning Self Esteem

Finding Self-Worth in a Selfie World

What if pouring yourself—the good and the hidden—into those around and beyond you afforded you the kind of self-worth you can’t get from social media or one of the thousands of self-help books crowding our shelves?

By Henry Unga

self-esteem-worth-SelfieworldI was 28 years old when my wife was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease. And beyond how many friends I had, how good-looking I felt I was, how respected I was by my peers, how glamorous or rich I was or wasn’t, my understanding of self-worth became how I used my new pain and past experiences to acquire the compassion necessary to truly love someone other than myself. And what if that’s the secret? What if pouring yourself—the good and the hidden—into those around and beyond you afforded you the kind of self-worth you can’t get from social media or one of the thousands of self-help books crowding our shelves? What if outward compassion rather than inward reflection is the barometer with which God measures our intended purpose and value? Well, I think it might be. Or at least it’s a strong component. Because I’ve never felt more worthy as a son of God than when I first started washing my wife’s hair because lifting her own arms to shampoo her hair became too much for her lungs to handle. I’ve never felt so purposeful and satisfied than when I made the obvious choice of disappearing into the full-time care and round-the-clock concern of a most precious and delicate daughter of God.

Maybe not having friends in 5th grade meant I wasn’t being a friend to my classmates. Maybe not feeling attractive in high school meant I needed to step away from my mirror and look out my window. Maybe not receiving the leadership roles I felt I needed in order to really make a difference as a missionary meant that I wasn’t fully serving those closest to me—my missionary companions and the families who were looking to us for gospel understanding. Maybe feeling enslaved to a job that wasn’t the coolest or most lucrative meant that I didn’t yet understand that it would be outside the hours of 9 to 5 where my happiest, hardest, and most sacred work would be done. And maybe feeling cheated by 78 “likes” on a posted picture that I thought deserved a million means I’ve swung too far from what I once understood about self-worth and have parlayed my divine identity into an idea of someone I’m not quite and perhaps never will be.

I’m now 29 years old. And maybe that’s too young to know exactly who or what I am. But being 29 is probably old enough to know what I’m not. I know I’m not merely a resume or a cultural demographic or a body type or a tax bracket or a profile picture. And I know I’m not reduced to those arbitrary things because I know I am more than simply myself.

I am what I am to my wife and to my friends and family and to my neighbors and coworkers and fellow freeway drivers. I am what I am to the 54-year-old server who cleans up after me and thanks me for coming in even though I under-tipped. I am what I am to the person who doesn’t like me and especially to the person I’m not too fond of either. I am what I am to those I should be serving more, to those I should be reaching out to more, to those I should be writing to instead of writing this. I am how I love others because that’s one of the few things I can actually control in this life, and it’s possibly the only way I can tangibly measure my true self-worth. But mostly, I am how I love others because that’s all God asks of me—and because that’s all I can give Him. And maybe that’s good enough.

Gospel Teachings: Teaching Children to follow the Holy Spirit

Gospel Teachings:

Teaching Children to follow the Holy Spirit

A Child’s Guiding Gift

By Mary R. Durham

keyHow do we teach our children to kick off worldly influences and trust the Spirit?

“Thou shalt teach [the Lord’s words] diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”7 Immersing our families in the Spirit will keep our children’s hearts open to His influence.

A young father was literally sinking. He, his two children, and his father-in-law had gone for a walk around a lake. They were surrounded by majestic pine-covered mountains, and the sky was blue, filled with soft white clouds, emanating beauty and serenity. When the children grew hot and tired, the two men decided to put the children on their backs and swim the short distance across the lake.

person-drowningIt seemed easy—until the moment when the father began to feel pulled down, everything becoming so heavy. Water pushed him to the bottom of the lake, and a frantic feeling came over him. How was he going to keep afloat—and do so with his precious young daughter on his back?

His voice disappeared in the distance as he called out; his father-in-law was too far away to answer a desperate plea for help. He felt alone and helpless.

Can you imagine feeling as alone as he felt, unable to reach anything to hold on to and struggling in a desperate situation for your life and your child? Unfortunately, all of us experience some degree of this feeling when we are in situations where we desperately need to find help in order to survive and to save those we love.

Near panic, he realized that his water-saturated shoes were weighing him down. While working to stay afloat, he began to attempt to get his heavy shoes off his feet. But it was as if they were held on with suction. The laces were swollen with water, cinching the grip even tighter.

In what may have been his last moment of desperation, he managed to pry the shoes from his feet, and at last the shoes released their hold, quickly falling to the bottom of the lake. Free from the heavy weight that had been dragging him down, he immediately propelled himself and his daughter upward. He could now swim forward, moving toward safety on the other side of the lake.

At times we may all feel as if we are drowning. Life can be heavy. We live in “a noisy and busy world. … If we are not careful, the things of this world can [drown] out the things of the Spirit.”1

walking-at-night_lightHow do we follow the example of this father and kick off some of the weight of the world we carry, so we can keep our children’s heads and our own worried minds above the water? How can we, as Paul counseled, “lay aside every weight”?2 How can we prepare our children for the day when they can no longer cling to us and our testimonies—when they are the ones swimming?

An answer comes when we recognize this divine source of strength. It is a source often underestimated, yet it can be used daily to lighten our load and guide our precious children. That source is the guiding gift of the Holy Ghost.

At age eight, children can experience baptism. They learn about and make a covenant with God. Those they love surround them as they are immersed and come out of the font with a feeling of great joy. Then they receive the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, a gift that may guide them constantly as they live for that blessing.

Elder David A. Bednar said: “The simplicity of [confirmation] may cause us to overlook its significance. These four words—‘Receive the Holy Ghost’—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon.”3

Children have a natural desire to do good and to be good. We can feel their innocence, their purity. They also have a great sensitivity to the still, small voice.

Jesus-angels-childrenIn 3 Nephi 26, the Savior showed us the spiritual capacity of children:

“He did loose their tongues, and they did speak unto their fathers great and marvelous things, even greater than he had revealed unto the people. …

“… They both saw and heard these children; yea, even babes did open their mouths and utter marvelous things.”4

How do we as parents increase the spiritual capacity of our little ones? How do we teach them to kick off worldly influences and trust the Spirit when we are not with them and they are alone in the deep waters of their lives?

Let me share with you some ideas.

First, we can bring to our children’s attention when they are hearing and feeling the Spirit. Let’s go back in time to the Old Testament to see how Eli did just this for Samuel.

Young Samuel twice heard a voice and ran to Eli, saying, “Here am I.”

“I called not,” responded Eli.

But “Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.”

By the third time, Eli perceived that the Lord had called Samuel and told Samuel to say, “Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.”5

samuel-prophet-boySamuel was beginning to feel, recognize, and hearken to the Lord’s voice. But this young boy didn’t start to understand until Eli facilitated this recognition. And having been taught, Samuel could become more familiar with the still, small voice.

Second, we can prepare our homes and our children to feel the still, small voice. “Many teachers of foreign languages believe that children learn a language best in ‘immersion programs,’ in which they are surrounded by other speakers of the language and called upon to speak it themselves. They learn not just to say words, but to speak fluently and even to think in the new language. The [best] ‘immersion’ setting for a spiritual education is in the home, where spiritual principles can form the basis for daily living.”6

“Thou shalt teach [the Lord’s words] diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”7 Immersing our families in the Spirit will keep our children’s hearts open to His influence.

Third, we can help our children understand how the Spirit speaks to them. Joseph Smith taught, “If He comes to a little child, He will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.”8 One mother discovered that since children learn differently—some learn visually, auditorily, tactilely, or kinesthetically—the more she observed her children, the more she realized that the Holy Ghost teaches her children in ways they each learn best.9

holyspiritAnother mother shared an experience of helping her children learn to recognize the Spirit. “Sometimes,” she wrote, “[children] don’t realize that a recurring thought, a feeling of comfort after they cry, or remembering something at just the right time are all ways that the Holy Ghost communicates [with them].” She continues, “I’m teaching my [children] to focus on what they feel [and act on it].”10

Feeling and recognizing the Spirit will bring spiritual capacity into our children’s lives, and the voice they come to know will become clearer and clearer to them. It will be as Elder Richard G. Scott said: “As you gain experience and success in being guided by the Spirit, your confidence in the impressions you feel can become more certain than your dependence on what you see or hear.”11

We need not fear as we see our children enter the waters of life, for we have helped them rid themselves of worldly weight. We have taught them to live for the guiding gift of the Spirit. This gift will continue to lighten the weight they carry and lead them back to their heavenly home if they live for it and follow its promptings.

Culture Wars: Facebook Censorship

Culture Wars:

Facebook Censorship

Why the Fakebook Scandal Is Important

Rush Limbaugh

social-media-Facebook-TrendingWell, of all people, of all places, Gizmodo exposes the fact that there weren’t any algorithms being used. That in fact it was a bunch of Ivy League 20-something Millennials who were nothing but a bunch of young, average liberals who were actually choosing the news.  They are making it all up, not the news, they were making the list up.  There was no algorithm being used.  They simply decided amongst themselves what they wanted to appear as the most-read news story.  A classic illustration is Black Lives Matter.

It turns out that Black Lives Matter is exactly, it’s a replica of Occupy Wall Street.  It’s not real.  Black Lives Matter is made to look as massive and big as it is because of fake news construction on places like Fakebook and the Drive-By Media.  You know, Occupy Wall Street was not organic.

Occupy Wall Street was not happening until the Tea Party came along.

The Tea Party was organic.  The Tea Party was genuine.  It was actual Americans fed up and ticked off, and they began to organize, and many of them had never been involved politically at all beyond voting.

They found a way to organize.  It was leaderless.  There wasn’t one person you could focus on to destroy or impugn and thus destroy the whole movement.  And so the left didn’t know what to do with it.  They couldn’t censor it.  They couldn’t stop it because they couldn’t control it and there wasn’t one person that was in charge that they could destroy and thus destroy the movement.

So they did what they always do.  They created their own response to it called Occupy Wall Street.  It was like Wag the Dog.  Wag the Dog happened on TV but it never really happened.  The movie about a fake war that some political consultant arranged to make it look like it was actually happening on TV to help this candidate when there was no war.

Well, there was no Occupy Wall Street.  You had some people, you had some ragamuffins, you had some protesters, and they pitched tents in various places, but it was all bought and paid for.  It looks like Black Lives Matter is the same thing.  It never did have the massive popular support that Fakebook and other leftist organizations wanted people to think that it was or had, and that is the case with so much of popular culture liberalism.

pc-bullyConservatism being censored because curators at Fakebook were simply eliminating anything that had anything to do with conservatism except things that portrayed it in a negative light. 

Now, while all that’s going on, conservatism is being censored, actively censored, not by virtue of algorithms, not because Fakebook users are not reading conservative things, but because these 20-something Ivy Leaguers hired as news curators at Fakebook were simply eliminating anything that had anything to do with conservatism except things that portrayed it in a negative light.

It’s the same thing.  It’s no different.  That’s the point.  Fakebook has editors, Fakebook has curators, Fakebook has people selecting the news, and also selecting what isn’t news.  We’ve talked I don’t know how many times about something as important as deciding what is news is deciding what isn’t news, what people never hear about.

PC-TruthBy the way, that explains the success of conservative media.  Whenever conservative media is allowed to be heard, it triumphs, it wins big time.  That’s why the left has to suppress it.  That’s why the left has to censor it.  They’re scared to death of it.  When they can’t control it, look it, of all the news organizations that the Drive-By Media controls, what are they focused on?  Fox News and this program, they’ve got to shut us down.  They’ve got to shut this show down, they’ve gotta shut down Fox News, even though they own 90% of mainstream news.  And it’s not news.  It’s another thing.  It isn’t news.  It’s the Democrat agenda.

Look at precedence.  They censor anything and anyone that says something that threatens them, something they disagree with.  But folks, it’s a bigger story than you’re gonna see reported on the Drive-Bys, and that is the evidence of how big it is. It’s basically a one-time shot. They report it, and then they move on.  The reason it’s so big is because, sadly, but it’s the reality. Fakebook has quickly become the primary news source for a whole lot of Americans, because they trust it.

Now, Fakebook is denying that they did any of this.

But it’s silly to deny it because it’s eminently and totally believable.  But it’s big because this is how… The same thing with pop culture.  It’s how most people find out what’s going on. You know people are followers. If something’s hot and popular, they want to be in on it, and they want people to think they agree with it and see it the same way.

So it’s pretty hideous.  And once again, all it does is confirm — amplify — that the left really has to censor its opposition because it cannot compete.

cowardice1pcGutfeld, he says this pretty well.  This was on The Five yesterday on the Fox News Channel, and Kimberly Guilfoyle was asking the group there on the show, “Why wouldn’t [Fakebook] want those messages there?  Because they have an agenda?”

GUTFELD:  The reason why they don’t want it there is because it always wins.  Wherever restrictions are removed, conservative thought takes over.  If you think about talk radio in 1987 when all of a sudden those restrictions were gone, Rush Limbaugh took over.  When the internet became a thing, what was the biggest site?  Drudge Report.  Cable news, CNN for a little while; then all of a sudden, boom! Fox News comes in; becomes number one.  Wherever restrictions are pulled, conservative thought takes over because it’s thought.

RUSH:  And it does win, and it triumphs, and the left can’t deal with it, and the left can’t legitimately debate or fight, so they choose not to.  They just censor it.

That’s what political correctness is: Censor it or eliminate it, or stigmatize it or attack it, and criticize leaders of movements that they perceive to exist and discredit them to discredit all the followers and discredit the thoughts and the beliefs. 

Anyway, nothing new here that you haven’t heard before, other than the left has found a way to corrupt yet another what turns out to be sizable element of major, big time media.

 

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/05/10/why_the_fakebook_scandal_is_important

 

 

Culture Wars: Donald Trump vs. Political Correctness

Culture Wars:

Donald Trump vs. Political Correctness

Political Correctness Won’t Hurt Trump

Rush Limbaugh

TrumpPCRUSH:  So there’s the ad.  I’m trying to gauge the facial expressions of admitted Trump supporters on the other side of the glass here.  They’re all laughing uproariously.  Is this gonna be harmful to Trump?  “Nothing new in here.  Ah, nobody’s learning everything they haven’t heard before.  Everybody’s heard all this.  Everybody’s heard this.” That’s what the reaction is?  Nothing new here.  Everybody’s heard Trump say this.  Everybody knows Trump is joking about it.  Let me…

It’s supposed to so offend people that they’re not gonna want another thing to do with Donald Trump. They’re supposed to shriek in outrage.  And I think we are witnessing… I want to really get this right. The left has been able… For at least the 28 years I have been doing this, and probably longer, the left has been able to destroy conservatives, dispatch conservatives, to ruin conservatives simply on the basis of accusing them or illustrating them supposedly violating political correctness, by virtue of exposing what they think or say.

The dirty little secret is that a minority is making all of this happen, and they’re using the punitive powers of political correctness and the assumption that it is a majority of people that share the same outrage, and it’s happening here.  And this has been the left’s technique.  The technique is to portray a political enemy of the left as this outrageous caveman or whatever decrepit form of humanity that you can describe, and then assume that everybody else agrees, and then cover the story as though everybody agrees.

When in fact, a majority probably doesn’t agree; they’re just cowed into silence because of political correctness.  Well, the left succeeds at this every time they try to take somebody out this way if they are conservative.  Why? I ask you guys, “Could Rubio get away with it?” No.  Could Cheney get away with it?  No.” Can anybody? Could Chris Christie, could Jeb Bush, could Ted Cruz? Could anybody get away with any of this?  No.  But Trump can.  Why?

Now, let me get to this Paul Johnson piece.  It ran in Forbes.  “The mental infection known as ‘political correctness’ is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind. The fact that we began by laughing at it — and to some extent, still do — doesn’t diminish its venom one bit.

cowardice1pc“PC has an enormous appeal to the semieducated, one reason that it’s struck roots among overseas students at minor colleges. But it also appeals to pseudo-intellectuals everywhere, since it evokes the strong streak of cowardice notable among those wielding academic authority nowadays.”

 In other words, those guided by and enforcing political correctness are cowards, and most of the them, many of them, are found on campus. 

“The insidious thing about PC is that it wasn’t — and isn’t — the creation of anyone in particular. It’s usually the anonymous work of such Kafkaesque figures as civil servants, municipal librarians, post office sorters and employees at similar levels. It penetrates the interstices of society, especially those where the hierarchies of privilege and property are growing. To a great extent PC is the revenge of the resentful underdog.

“Nowhere has PC been more triumphant than in the US.

This is remarkable, because America has traditionally been the home of vigorous, outspoken, raw and raucous speech. From the early 17th century, when the clerical discipline the Pilgrim Fathers sought to impose broke down and those who had things to say struck out westward or southward for the freedom to say them, America has been a land of unrestricted comment on anything — until recently. Now the US has been inundated with PC inquisitors, and PC poison is spreading worldwide in the Anglo zone.” Meaning among Caucasian western civilizations. 

“For these reasons it’s good news that Donald Trump is doing so well in the American political primaries. He is vulgar, abusive, nasty, rude, boorish and outrageous.

He is also saying what he thinks and, more important, teaching Americans how to think for themselves again.

obama-bows-saudi“No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless, pusillanimous and underdeserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination. The fact that he was elected President — not once, but twice — shows how deep-set the rot is and how far along the road to national impotence the country has traveled.

“Under Obama, the US –

by far the richest and most productive nation on earth — has been outsmarted, outmaneuvered and made to appear a second-class power by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. America has presented itself as a victim of political and economic Alzheimer’s disease, a case of national debility and geopolitical collapse.

“None of the Republican candidates trailing Trump has the character to reverse this deplorable declension. The Democratic nomination seems likely to go to the relic of the Clinton era, herself a patiently assembled model of political correctness, who is carefully instructing America’s most powerful pressure groups in what they want to hear and whose strongest card is the simplistic notion that the US has never had a woman President and ought to have one now, merit being a secondary consideration.

“The world is disorderly and needs its leading nation to take charge and scare it back into decency.

Donald Trump fits the bill. Other formidable figures, including Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, have performed a similar service in the past. But each President is unique and cast in his own mold. Trump is a man of excess — and today a man of excess is what’s needed.”

 

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/05/10/this_ad_won_t_hurt_trump

 

 

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