Donald R. McClarey

D-Day: Seventy-Five Years Ago

Seventy-Five years ago what General Eisenhower called The Great Crusade began:     Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The

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Donald R. McClarey

1984 Was Not a How To Book

  Prager U has just released the above video, Big Tech as Big Brother.  The humorless would be commissars of YouTube, rushing to support the thesis, restricted access to the video.  It is one thing to be bullied by clever

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Donald R. McClarey

A Chosen People and A Chosen Hate

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12: 31 As an amateur historian I am always impressed by those things of

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Donald R. McClarey

He God

Always call God by His preferred pronoun.  A nice video, but Dennis Prager is a Jew and of course for Christians there is another dimension.  Jesus, the Second Person in the Trinity, is male.  Jesus called the First Person of

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism and Facts: A Continuing Series

I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy. The

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Donald R. McClarey

Western Civilization

  Cardinal:  But, may I suggest, in the manner of the Greeks. Michelangelo:  No, in my own manner! Cardinal:  True, no modern artist can hope to equal the Greeks! Michelangelo:  Why not? Why shouldn’t we equal them? Surpass them, if

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Donald R. McClarey

The Great Chicago Fire

  Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have

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Donald R. McClarey

Tempt Not a Desperate Man

    One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no communism. General Francisco Franco in a private conversation with

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Donald R. McClarey

Argument and the Left

“How many people here believe that the earth is increasingly polluted and that our natural resources are being exhausted?” Naturally, every hand shot up. Julian Simon said, “Is there any evidence that could dissuade you?” Nothing. Again: “Is there any

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Trump Won

  In America class differences in politics tend to be concealed by other differences, usually race, cultural issues, ideological battles, etc.  Trump however, the blue collar billionaire, tapped into the resentment of a great many Americans who have been the

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Donald R. McClarey

The Diversity Scam Comes for the Real Sciences

  When you see diversity today, read the word as politicization.  What this is all about is ever expanding empires for the Left and has nothing to do with the only real diversity worth anything:  intellectual diversity.

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Donald R. McClarey

No World War I

Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue! Othello, Act 3, Scene 3     Alternate history has always fascinated me, and Andrew Roberts, a great contemporary historian, I heartily recommend his recent biography of Churchill,

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Donald R. McClarey

TheirTube

The above video is one of the Prager University videos that have been placed involuntarily in restricted mode by TheirTube Youtube.  Go here to view a list of the Prager University videos so restricted. What is restricted mode?  Here is

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Donald R. McClarey

Lincoln and the Creation of Thanksgiving

    In the midst of this, however, He, from Whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated. Abraham Lincoln, from his last public address, April

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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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

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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