Quick Thoughts on Yesterday’s Press Conference

I think an important point needs to be made. Yes, antifa are violent thugs who purposefully hurt innocent people to make a political point. They should be condemned by everyone, and the people comparing them to WWII vets are insulting the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy. 

The problem with Trump’s statement yesterday is not that antifa are the good guys; they’re not. The problem is that that is not the issue at hand. There is a time and place to condemn antifa, and it is not after a white supremacist murders a woman.

There were people wearing MAGA hats mixed in with those waving swastika flags and chanting racist slogans. The organizers of the rally publicly claim Trump as an ally. The country needed to hear the president disavow any association with those who idolize America’s greatest sin or our greatest enemy. Instead he claimed many of those on the side with swastikas were “very fine people.” This completely nullifies earlier statements that did condemn racist groups because it convinces white supremacists that when he disavows them he is just saying what is expected of him but does not mean it. 

Whatever you think Trump believes in his heart, the scum who look up to Hitler believe he supports them. Trump’s statement yesterday only reinforced that belief and emboldened them. That is why yesterday’s press conference was so horrifying. That is why Trump cannot be trusted. 

#fascism, #protest, #racism, #trump

If Ignorance is Bliss, Why are People so Angry?

Sarah Silverman, the comedian/provocateur, may have provided a valuable service in a roundabout way. I know, I was surprised too.

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The Boy Who Cried Racist

Recently I wrote a post about what it is like as a conservative to be consistently called sexist and racist because we disagree with liberals on policy ideas. Although I explicitly stated multiple times that it was not the point of the post, I can see how it could be taken as little more than complaints that someone hurt our feelings. But it is about so much more than that. Liberals who engage in this type of indiscriminate character assassination were instrumental in electing President Trump.

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#racism, #sexism, #trump, #unintended-consequences

Character Assassination on a Massive Scale

As a politically engaged conservative, it is nearly impossible to go long stretches of time without someone impugning my motives. I am regularly accused of racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, and a myriad of other bigotries for disagreeing with liberals on which policies are best or who should implement them. I do not write this to engender pity, but because despite this attitude being pervasive throughout American society, I don’t think many on the left understand that it is happening.

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#media, #racism, #sexism

Stop It With the Race Baiting. It’s Boring.

On Tuesday night, President Trump officially nominated Judge Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump had not even finished his short announcement when former senior adviser to former President Obama snarkily tweeted “what were the odds that Trump was going to nominate a white man to the Supreme Court?”

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#gorsuch, #racism, #scotus

Victims of the Victimized

On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. On January 21, the nation’s capital will witness what organizers hope will be a massive protest against the new president, known as the Women’s March on Washington. However, there is a small group of people working to undermine the protest by discouraging women from joining the march. That group is made up entirely of the organizers of the march.

Buckle up.
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#racism, #sexism

In Defense of Trump Voters

I have not exactly been reserved in my opposition to Trump. From the moment he entered the election, I was concerned he would corrupt the Republican Party and that people would confuse his positions with my conservatism. And, to be clear, I did not vote for Trump and am still no fan of his now that he will be president, so this is not personal for me.

But all of that aside, the campaign quickly devolved into personal partisan insults amongst and against the candidates’ supporters, a trend that only accelerated after Trump won the election. Is this a problem on both sides? Sure. But it is much, much more pronounced on the cultural left.

Trump voters have been repeatedly slandered after the election. I touched on this a bit in an earlier post, but did not do the issue justice. There have been an astonishing number of liberals who have claimed that all 63 million Trump voters, people they have never met, are racist, sexists, or espouse various other types of bigotry. It takes an incredible lack of self-awareness to claim a whole category of people you don’t know share a set of negative attributes, and condemn them for bigotry.
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Why Did Hillary Lose?

Faced with a surprising electoral defeat on November 8, many Democrats seem determined not to learn any lessons. They deny that Hillary lost because Obama tried to take the country too far to the left, or because Hillary was a deeply flawed candidate who could not connect to the average American or explain why she wanted to be president, or because people grew fed up with being told any political disagreement was a hate crime. Instead, many Democrats have come up with two explanations for their defeat.
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Are Hate Crimes on the Rise?

The last year has seen a large increase in news and social media reports of hate crimes, often accompanying speculation that it is tied to Trump’s campaign. This picked up significantly after the election. So, is the impression real? Is there a rise in hate crimes tied to Trump’s campaign?

Well, maybe. The FBI reported a 6% increase in hate crimes nationally, and while the largest targets remain blacks and Jews, the largest increase in reported hate crimes was against Muslims. Intuitively, this makes sense. Trump used hateful rhetoric and urged his supporters to violence.
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#islamophobia, #racism