Donald R. McClarey

Victim Card Open Thread

  We haven’t had an open thread in a while.  The usual rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!

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American Values

  The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too — great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such

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Donald R. McClarey

Columbus and Black Arm Band History

“He was the first to open the doors to the ocean sea, where he entered the remote lands and kingdoms which until then had not known our Savior, Jesus Christ, and his blessed name.” Bartolomé de las Casas The attacks

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Donald R. McClarey

Liberals and Leftists

An interesting video distinguishing between Liberals and Leftists.  Classic Liberalism of the 19th century variety has much in common with variants of modern American Conservatism.  Liberalism in the twentieth century is a long tale of the interaction between it and

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Gray

Despite everything, liberals cannot help thinking of history as a story of redemption. That is why they cannot help seeing Putin and Xi Jinping, Orbán and Salvini as reverting to the past. A future that contains hyper-modern tsars, technocratic emperors

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Liberty Enlightening the World

The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and

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Victory in the Cold War

Historian Andrew Roberts reminds us of our victory in the Cold War.  Today when so many idiots, especially among the young, seem eager to embrace socialism, it is good to remember the crimes committed by the Communists, the foremost advocates

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3/5

Here then, are those provisions of the Constitution, which the most extravagant defenders of slavery can claim to guarantee a right of property in man. These are the provisions which have been pressed into the service of the human fleshmongers

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Donald R. McClarey

Freedom of Speech is a Wonderful Thing to the Shock of our Bishops

For these reasons, States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employ­ ees. Under Illinois law, if a public-sector collective-bargaining agreement includes an agency-fee provision and the union certifies to the employer the amount of the

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Grant: The Successful Failure

Dear Sir:  I hope you will allow one who, when a boy, laid down his arms at Appomattox and pledged allegiance to the Union, to express his warmest sympathy for you in your suffering. I have watched your movements from

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Intersectionality

One aspect of Leftist politics that has been true since the French Revolution is the tendency of the Left to shatter into hostile factions.  During the French Revolution we have the Jacobins and the Girondins.  The reign of Stalin in

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Jordan Peterson: Dangerous People Are Teaching Our Kids

Jordan Peterson explains what a sham much of higher education today is:     The Left poisons everything it touches.  Higher education is largely in the hands of a cult that substitutes indoctrination for education, and hates traditional Western Civilization. 

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June 4, 1940

May it not also be that the cause of civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of a few thousand airmen? There never has been, I suppose, in all the world, in all the history of war,

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Our Second War For Independence

And what a disastrous Second War for Independence the War of 1812 tended to be for the infant US with the major exception of the Battle of New Orleans fought after the treaty of peace was signed.  Theodore Roosevelt in

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Playing the Race Card

“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Ga., to go to a white

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Europe is Committing Suicide

And the Argentinian Pope is cheering the process on at the death bed.  Ironic that a continent which survived two world wars and the outbreak of two of most destructive ideologies in the History of Man is succumbing to the

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Three Cheers for the Lex Talionis

23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.24 If Cain shall

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The Republican Party, the Democrat Party and Race

Retired Professor Carol Swain, currently running to be Mayor of Nashville, gives us some basic history about the Republican Party which will come as an immense revelation to too many Americans brought up in a country where almost all of academia, entertainment

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Let Kids Be Kids!

Bravo!     When I was a kid back before Dinosaurs ruled the Earth, the norm was for parents to throw kids out of the houses on weekdays during the summer, with the offspring only coming back for meals.  The

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What You Need to Know About Worse Than Murder Inc.

Another first rate video from Prager University.  Lila Rose of Live Action explains what we need to know about Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder Inc:       The Prager videos are quite effective in conveying information on a whole

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Donald R. McClarey

Two Minutes to Change the World

        Presidents during their presidencies make hundreds of speeches.  Most are utterly forgotten soon after they are delivered.  Even most of the speeches by a president who is also a skilled orator, as Lincoln was, are recalled only

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Jordan Peterson: Fix Yourself

“In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at

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Life Everlasting

[18] And there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying: [19] Master, Moses wrote unto us, that if any man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no

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Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Naked partisanship, raw ignorance and insufferable arrogance come to mind.  It would also help if most of them were not manifestly incompetent at covering the news.     Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop

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Thank the British Empire?

OK Prager U this video might be too much for me.  I fully share my sainted Mom’s ambivalence to all things British.  She taught me all the Irish rebel songs, but she also loved the Queen.  The speaker on the

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Welcome to the Ranks, Jay Stephens

  Colleges, ironically, are helping to produce very tough minded conservatives.  Most of us learn by examples, and a negative example is often a very possible motivator indeed.

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The Mainstream Media is Fake News

  Andrew Klavan for Prager University explains how the Mainstream Media is the essence of Fake News.  We have  hyper partisan journalists who report upon the world through leftist glasses and who will not allow mere reality to stand in the

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Being Student Commissars for Fun and Profit

        This has raised a firestorm:   The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to assume the responsibilities of “Social Justice Advocates.”   According to an online job description, Social Justice Advocates, or SJAs

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Nazism and Communism

It is not Germany that will turn Bolshevist but Bolshevism that will become a sort of National Socialism. Besides, there is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it…. I have always made allowance for this circumstance,

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The Korean War: It Was Worth It

    My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, explains the Korean War courtesy of Prager University.  Was it worth it?  Look at the picture below and judge for yourself:              

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