Sunday, January 29, 2017
How Liberals Really Feel About Black People
Liberal "elitist" students in the bastion of Liberal Hypocrisy – U.C. Berkeley – were asked about voter ID laws and black people. Then, "blacks" in Harlem, NY were asked their thoughts on what they just heard. Boom! Liberal lies and looney-bin "logic" exposed and utterly devastated!
‘Let’s stand together and halt eclipse of the West,’ says British PM to Trump
Theresa May offered to help President Trump to prevent the West from being “eclipsed” by China last night as she urged him not to shirk his “obligation” to lead the world.
In a speech to a Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia the prime minister matched parts of Mr Trump’s controversial foreign policy.
She criticised China’s increasingly “assertive” posture, promised to help to curb Iran’s “malign influence” in the Middle East and to do more to defend allies such as Israel in “tough neighbourhoods” while admitting that it was time to engage Russia in the search for peace in Syria.
Mrs May offered an updated edition of the special relationship, one that would be shorn of illusions about “making the world in our image” and without the baggage of “failed” interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Her central message, however, was that Mr Trump, whom she will meet on Friday night, had an obligation to accept US responsibility to take an active role in the world. She called on him to assume the “mantle of leadership”.
“An emboldened, confident America is good for the world, a nation that is strong and prosperous at home is one that can lead abroad,” she said. “We — our two countries together — have a joint responsibility to lead. Because when others step up as we step back, it is bad for America, for Britain and the world.”
She insisted that China’s economic rise, along with that of India, was hugely welcome because billions were lifted out of poverty and new export markets were created. However, she also said that China had little tradition of democracy, liberty and human rights and there was no guarantee that it would acquire one.
China’s rise, she said, coming at the same time as the financial crisis and a loss of confidence after 9/11 and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had led many to fear that “we will experience the eclipse of the West”.
“But there is nothing inevitable about that,” she added. “Other countries may grow stronger. Big, populous countries may grow richer. And as they do so, they may start to embrace more fully our values of democracy and liberty.
“But even if they do not, our interests will remain. Our values will endure. And the need to defend them and project them will be as important as ever.”
Mrs May was met with cheers and rapturous applause. Observers confirmed that her speech had been well received. It appeared to mark a shift towards the US and away from efforts, led by George Osborne, to foster a “golden age” in relations with China. Beijing officials, nettled by her decision to pause the Hinckley C nuclear power plant, were growing increasingly frustrated at the apparent indifference towards them by No 10.
Senior political figures told The Times that Beijing had complained that Chinese diplomats had been blocked from seeing Nick Timothy, one of Mrs May’s chiefs of staff, in recent weeks. A Downing Street source disputed that.
Mrs May said that it was right to “engage” Russia in the search for a peaceful solution to Syria, marking the latest stage of a gradual retreat from Britain’s hardline stance. “There is nothing inevitable about conflict between Russia and the West,” she said. “And nothing unavoidable about retreating to the days of the Cold War. But we should engage with Russia from a position of strength.”
In her strongest language yet on Tehran she said that she was committed to reducing “Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East”. Her rhetoric, however, prefaced strong support for the nuclear deal that it signed with world powers last year.
Mr Trump has described the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and threatened to scrap it. Mrs May said: “The agreement must now be very carefully and rigorously policed — and any breaches should be dealt with firmly and immediately.”
Mrs May’s aides emphasised that she was appearing at the Republicans’ retreat as a Conservative Party leader. She underscored the shared values that she said bound the parties together after Brexit vote and US election. She said that Mr Trump’s victory had been “achieved in defiance of all the pundits and the polls and [was] rooted not in the corridors of Washington, but in the hopes and aspirations of working men and women across this land”.
Asked on the flight to the US in what way the outcome of the Brexit vote was similar to Mr Trump’s victory she said: “I think we both share a desire to ensure that governments are working for everyone and particularly that governments are working for ordinary working families and working-class families.”
A powerful woman who is no feminist
Last August, Kellyanne Conway told Donald Trump she would not call him by his first name.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Conway says that she told then-candidate Trump her reasoning for this in 2016 when she was hired as Trump's campaign manager.
"I told him when he offered me the job, the very last thing I said to him was I don't consider myself to be your peer, and I will not call you by your first name. And some of the feminists may go crazy…but it's called respect, and it's called deference, and it's called hierarchy."
The profile in the Reporter by Michael Wolff goes on to describe Conway, who is now an advisor to President Trump, in military terms:
In sum, if Donald Trump is going to war with the media — if he is to continue his war — Kellyanne Conway will be both his general and, likely, his cannon fodder. In this role, she has become an extraordinary focus of liberal rage in "the public cesspool that is Twitter," whose users refer to her, she summarizes, as "ugly, stupid, liar, meth queen." She is the kind of weapon that causes media heads to blow up in incredulity and frustration.
Asked about the recent social media campaign for a news program boycott of her as a guest, Conway replied, "I can put my shoes and panty hose back on and go on any show at any time."
Conway added, "I am just trying to stand up to the cacophony, sameness and myopia of the media world."
Wolff also notes the reaction that occurred when Conway visited Michael’s a New York restaurant that is popular with the media:
A few weeks ago, when Conway paid her first visit to Michael's restaurant, the media canteen on West 55th Street in New York, the front room — always a study in power dynamics — fell into a kerfuffle. Charlie Rose, at an adjacent table, shifted his chair around to Conway's party. Former New York politician and current socialite Andy Stein tried to invite her to an event. Washington lawyer and Obama book agent Bob Barnett lingered a bit too long at Conway's table. Tom Rogers, former head of TiVo, hastened to recall a meeting he had with Conway more than 10 years ago (she remembered it, too). Equally, a prominent advertising executive at a nearby table, himself an adviser to Republican presidents, said, as he looked at her with intent fascination, "I can't even look at her."
Those Awful People With Kids
Liberals love to pretend they are nice and tolerant, until you take a closer look at how they talk in their own world. They love to mock people who live in a “cisgender normative society” – in other words, normal.
Another word they deploy to bash opponents is “breeder.” Urban Dictionary calls it a slang term, “used by people of homosexual persuasion to refer to heterosexual couples.” But it’s what liberals would call hate speech if our side used it. “A female breeder is commonly called a moo, and a male breeder a duh.”
Yeah, perfectly nice. So when Salon runs, “Thirtysomething, bisexual, single and satisfied: Your breeder friends can’t bear it,” you know the agenda. Actual quote: “If I’m not intentional about how I apportion time and on whom I focus, I wind up spending a majority of my life immersed in a sanctioned heterosexual culture that at best I can’t relate to whatsoever and at worst I find patriarchal and oppressive.”
The article is full of alt-left whining about the “erasure of non-conformist identities” and “structural oppression.” Mostly it’s just a long sip of bitter whine as the author copes with a liberal midlife crisis. But it’s filled with left-wing catchphrases and a nice peak at the lefty world.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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