Tearing Down Confederate Monuments

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, Gone With the Wind, 1939

I have no love for the Confederacy. Slavery was evil. The cause of Southern secession was unjust and deserved to be defeated.

However, this abrupt cultural paroxysm in which monuments honoring rebel leaders and soldiers are torn down or removed in the dead of night is not a healthy development. Decisions like this should be made by townships and cities after a healthy debate and then a vote.

This rush on the part of craven politicians and crazed activists is just virtue signaling. They are more righteous than you. They are better people than those Southern rednecks.

But just as same sex marriage wasn’t really about same sex marriage. And Obamacare wasn’t really about health care. We will all discover that the tearing down of these monuments is not about Southern monuments.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I find it so boring to talk about myself. I don’t remember the last time I did an interview. Somebody came to my house and I thought I’d never get rid of him. That sort of cooled me off.”
—Irene Dunne (1898 – 1990)

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Mae Clarke: Girl, Gangster, Grapefruit

The infamous grapefruit scene in The Public Enemy (1931), with Mae Clarke and James Cagney.

Most actors are remembered for their unique personae. Clark Gable was a man’s man. The humorous gleam in his eye sent daggers to the knees of women everywhere. Bette Davis practically cornered the market on the deeply neurotic woman clawing at the boundaries of love with baroque fury. Gary Cooper was the classic taciturn American, a solid, self-confident Yankee who spoke eloquently through his silences. Marilyn Monroe is the paradigm of the woman as vulnerable child waiting to be rescued by a knight in shining armor.

Of course Fay Wray, who played in over eighty motion pictures, is only remembered for her role in King Kong. Thus, for better or worse, Wray is the eternally shrieking woman.

Less common is the actor who is identified and remembered for a single brief scene.

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How Democrats Can Stop NeoNazis

My good friend Daniel Greenfield analyzes the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In Dallas, a black nationalist activist shot and killed 5 police officers at a Black Lives Matter anti-police rally. Instead of condemning BLM, Barack Obama defended a racist hate group whose role model is Assata Shakur, a wanted black nationalist cop killer, at the funerals of the murdered officers.

The left killed civil rights and replaced it with black nationalism. The racial supremacism of black nationalism that killed those officers is everywhere.  Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ibram X. Kendi are lionized as brilliant thinkers instead of hateful racists, Amazon has ordered a black nationalist secessionist fantasy from Aaron McGruder and Showtime aired ‘Guerilla,’ a miniseries glamorizing Black Panther terrorism.

But racism is a two-way street. So is violence. Extremists feed into each other.

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How Iraq Was Won and Lost

What if people have the war in Iraq backwards? What if George W. Bush and the U.S. military won it, and Barack Obama and the Democrats gave it away? Well, we don’t have to wonder what if, because Pete Hegseth, who served in Iraq, explains what happened.
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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Listen, there is no acting style. Most people just play themselves.”
—Myrna Loy

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Stalinists on the Fainting Couch

Feminist fainting couch

Google believes in diversity… but only if the diversity heads left.

James Damore, a Google engineer, went Jerry Maguire: He pumped out a cultural memo and distributed it in-house. In his memo, he argued (among other points) that Google was an ideological echo chamber and that men and women were different. Eventually, the memo was leaked. Since then, the left has gone full medieval church on Damore, describing the memo as “anti-diversity.”

In short, the left has found Damore guilty of heresy. Google says that the memo is “not okay,” which is postmodern speak for “Burn the witch!”

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How Europe Is Being Destroyed From Within

The following is by Melanie Phillips, from her website.

One of the most assiduously cultivated myths of modern times is that antisemitism is a pathology of the political right. The truth is that today, while antisemitism certainly persists in right-wing circles, the main driver of contemporary Jew-hatred – centred upon the demonised figure of the collective Jew in the state of Israel – is the left, acting in concert with the Muslim and Arab world.

A TV documentary commissioned by the Franco-German culture channel ARTE, with the support of one of Europe’s biggest medias companies, the Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) chronicles the acceptance of antisemitism by the mainstream mass media, politicians, left wingers, Muslim “Palestine” activists, rappers and church organisations. Now the Gatestone Institute reports that the German and French TV networks have tried to bury it and subjected its creators to a smear and hate campaign.

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What’s Holding the Arab World Back

What’s holding the Arab world back? Why, by nearly every measure, are Muslim nations so far behind the West economically, culturally and scientifically? Bret Stephens, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explains.
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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Career is too pompous a word. It was a job and I have always felt privileged to be paid for doing what I love doing.”
—Barbara Stanwyck

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How IslamoNazis Use Foreign Aid to Fund Terror AKA Pay for Slay

The so-called Palestinians spend over half their annual budget on payments to murderers and their families. The more Jews who are murdered and the more gruesome the slaughter, the more money these savages receive as lifelong stipends.

This is your American tax dollars at work.

It’s also European money, but I don’t expect Europeans to care since they are a bunch of cowardly appeasers who use hatred of Israel as a mask for their foundational Jew-hatred. They didn’t manage to exterminate all the Jews of Europe during World War II. But now they see a golden opportunity to finish the job with their IslamoNazi Euro settlers as the point of their genocidal spear.

If America takes the lead and cuts the flow of money to the IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians—a faux nationality dreamed up by the Kremlin back in the 60s—then European aid will quickly fade away because, quite frankly, they need every Euro they have in order to prop up their fragile welfare economies.

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Tisha B’Av 2017

Tisha B’Av prayers at the Western Wall (Photo: Eli Mendelbaum)

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the ninth of Av.

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The War on Cars

There is a war against cars in America. Regulators want Americans out of cars and onto trains, buses, and bicycles. Why? Because of what cars represent — freedom. Automotive expert Lauren Fix (“The Car Coach”) explains.
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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Q. Your zombies have always walked with a meandering shuffle, but modern zombies seem to be becoming more aerobic. Why is that?
George A. Romero: I think it’s video games, man. Zombies are always moving fast in video games. It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you. So the zombies have to keep coming at you, crawling over the walls and across the ceiling.
Zombies are perfect for a first-person shooter game, because they exist to be damaged…Filmmakers saw what was happening in video games and started thinking, “Well, we’ve got to keep pace and make our zombies fast too.”
I still don’t agree with it. If zombies are dead, how can they move fast? My guys don’t run. They never have and they never will. They’re just lumbering oafs that are easy to dispose of unless you make a mistake. Those are the rules, and I’ll stick with what I’ve got. via: Vanity Fair, 2010. RIP George Romero, 1940 – 2017

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California Imam Calls for Murder of Jews

 

We hear endless warnings from the left about Islamophobia. Every time an IslamoNazi terrorist leaves a pile of bloody corpses the coastal elite self-righteously posture about a backlash against Muslims.

But because the west is incredibly tolerant such a backlash has never taken place.

In fact, the only Islamophobia that exists is between Sunni and Shia, an endless loop of sectarian slaughter that has been going on since the 7th century.

Thus, all across the middle east we have endless warfare between Islamist sects. But the liberal western media takes no notice. It’s as if the mountains of dead are invisible because when Muslim kills Muslim—according to the soft bigotry of the postmodern liberal—it’s, y’know, natural.

This is the same grotesque psychological mechanism whereby black-on-black violence in the inner city is a non-issue for all those social justice warriors who are invested in painting white America as racist.

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Rewarding IslamoNazi Violence

A photo released by the Israeli military shows the bloody scene of the July 21, 2017 massacre of the Solomon family in Halamish, Israel.

You and I and everyone we know must pass through metal detectors at the airport, sports stadium, concert halls, the Vatican, Mecca, the Western Wall, and thousands of other venues.

A security guard waves a wand over congregants as they enter my shul on Shabbat.

Why?

Because of IslamoNazi terror, which has spread like a cancer across the globe.

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How to Be a Conservative

“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I’ve had a beautiful life, I’ve tumbled into the most beautiful life in the world. I’d never change it.”
Mary Nolan
In 1948, Nolan’s body was discovered in her shabby Los Angeles bungalow, dead from an overdose of Seconal. It was never determined if death was accidental or by design. She was 46 years old.

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Propaganda in the Jury Room

First Street Courthouse, downtown Los Angeles.

A few days ago, a close friend, a good citizen, responded to a summons for jury duty.

My friend was dismayed when, in the jury assembly room, CNN was switched on the big screen TV. The nonstop barrage of anti-Republican, hate-Trump propaganda was, to say the least, inappropriate for potential jurors. This kind of bias has no place in our courts.

My friend penned a letter to the Court Clerk.

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Government Can’t Fix Healthcare

Why is the government so bad at healthcare? Why did Obamacare make it more expensive than it already was? Is there a solution? Former Member of Congress Bob McEwen explains.

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