Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Anthony Daniels

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less

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Donald R. McClarey

There is No Right Not to Be Offended By Ideas

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell British comedian John Cleese has usually, but not entirely, been on the political left, but his stand against

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Donald R. McClarey

Kipling Wouldn’t Have Been Surprised

  During five literary generations every enlightened person has despised him, and at the end of that time nine-tenths of those enlightened persons are forgotten and Kipling is in some sense still there. George Orwell, on Kipling      

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Donald R. McClarey

Jordan Peterson: Political Correctness Debate

In a time when much of the Left seems dedicated to shouting down or ignoring most conservatives, Jordan Peterson gets different treatment.  Due to his huge internet following among the young, Peterson is viewed as a threat.  Along with their

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Donald R. McClarey

West Point Has Become a Bad Joke

Duty, Honor, Country” — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when

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Donald R. McClarey

I Guess They Don’t Teach History at UW Madison

My bride obtained her master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Judging from a recent event, I guess they don’t teach history, at least American history, there anymore:   The University of Wisconsin-Madison certainly shows

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Niall Ferguson

    Freedom is rarely killed off by people chanting “Down with Freedom!” It is killed off by people claiming that the greater good/the general will/the community/the proletariat requires “examination of the parameters” (or some such cant phrase) of individual

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Politically Correct Eat Their Own

  Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787   This is too hilarious:   Several professors on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion

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Muslim Appreciation Month

    Coming soon to a state near you.  The California Assembly has designated August Muslim Appreciation Month.  Here is the text of the resolution:   WHEREAS, Freedom of religion holds distinction as a cherished right and a foundational value upon

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Your Tax Dollars at Play

      The Department of Homeland Security is fully on board with the policy of the Obama administration of let’s pretend that Islamic terrorism does not exist:     A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting use

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Political Correctness Kills

  Apparently Omar Mateen was questioned by the FBI three times, twice in 2009 and once in 2014.  The two times in 2009 were because Mateen liked to flaunt his jihadist sympathies to his co-workers.  In 2014 it was because

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Thou Shalt Not Offend

    That seems to be the only commandment that some Catholics apparently think is important:   Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told

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Home, With Propaganda, For the Holidays

    This is beyond parody.  Harvard decided that it would be a grand idea to give students talking points for the holidays so that they could follow the politically correct line on various topics.   Harvard has advised students

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Our Will Be Done

  “Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat“     My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson has a brilliant post on the rot that infects the West:   Sanctuary cities illustrate how progressive doctrine can by itself nullify the rule

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Gee, I Wonder Why Army Morale Stinks?

  Faithful readers of this blog will recall a recent post about low morale in the Army.  Go here to read about it.  Now we have this story which succinctly demonstrates why the morale is plummeting.   On Monday, Army

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The Left Eats Their Own

  Well this is interesting.  Jonathan Chait, uberliberal, writes an article for New York Magazine decrying political correctness: But it would be a mistake to categorize today’s p.c. culture as only an academic phenomenon. Political correctness is a style of

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Science Fiction as Politicized Drek

They began by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressures; there was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid

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Of Camels, Humps and Chumps

One of my more cherished photos is of my three kids when they were little riding a camel.  The kids had a great time and the camel was gentle, obviously well cared for and very patient with the kids.  My bride

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Science Fiction and Tolerance

Nothing is so unworthy of a civilised nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. From a White Rose resistance pamphlet (1942)     I am happy that Dale

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Political Correctness Made Cowards of Them All

    The farce that is the courtmartial of mass killer Major Nidal Hasan  is wending on its way with the military judge restricting evidence of Hasan’s jihadi motives: Prosecutors will not be allowed to enter evidence that Nidal Hasan intended

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Fear of the Cross

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: Saint Paul:  1 Corinthians 1:23 The current administration has certainly emboldened bigots.  Case in point: Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the

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Army Values

  There is an old saying in the military:  once is an accident;  twice is carelessness;  third time is enemy action.  Faithful readers of this blog will recall this post here about an Army briefing which labeled Christians, including Catholics, as

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Hypocritical Prudes

  Horace Walpole once famously observed that the world is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel.  The times in which we live certainly gives support to the sometime accuracy of that maxim.  My favorite living historian,

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Tuition Money at Work

    Eliana Johnson at National Review Online helps explain why college costs a gazillion dollars: A construction crew working on the campus of Ohio’s Sinclair Community College was forced to halt work until it removed a “Men Working” sign

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Recently I followed the twitter feed of the National Institute of Marriage (NOM), an organization that is fighting efforts to permit gay marriage.  There is another twitterer with the blog handle Ifollowhate, and he (or she, or maybe they) follows

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Yeah, I Feel So Much Safer Now

Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  The United States Army has a long and proud history of defending this country, often engaged in combat in the most deadly situations imaginable against very tough adversaries.   I was proud in

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