The Second Civil War

Last Sunday, my friend Daniel Greenfield delivered a brilliant speech to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.

Daniel explains that no matter how many elections Republicans win, the Democrats, which is to say the radical left, always nullify the election by waging a ruthless a culture war that is a toxic mix of Orwellian Newspeak, and Bolshevik ruthlessness.

As the late great Andrew Breitbart said: “Politics is downstream from culture.”

Daniel is one of the smartest people I know. Thus, I hope that you will take the time to watch this video, or if you prefer, read the transcript below.

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Sorry For the Silence


My computer is having a nervous breakdown, hence the silence these past few days. I’ve been consulting with computer people all over the place but my little laptop seems to have gone blooey.  Thanks for all your concerned emails, comments, and for your patience. I’m hoping to be back online in a few days.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“She didn’t want to be famous. She wanted to be happy.”
—Clark Gable on Jean Harlow

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IslamoNazi Abbas Digs His Own Grave

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who knows more about the Arab-Muslim world than most Arab-Muslims, explains the two-and-a half-hour rant delivered by Mahmoud Abbas.

World leaders seemed shocked, just shocked by the sheer looniness and Castro-like length of the Abbas rant. But these overbred, overeducated members of the diplomatic corps have conveniently ignored Abbas’ infamous history: he received his, ahem, Ph.D from Moscow Central with a dissertation denying the Holocaust. During the 60s and 70s he was the bag man for various Islamist terrorist activities, most prominent, the Munich massacre. He’s as corrupt as the rest of the PA, stealing millions from international aid and enriching his clan.

In short, Abbas is an IslamoNazi who should have been put in the ground a long time ago.

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The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S. history—and remains the champion of equality to this day.

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Protests in Iran Undermine a Key Premise of the Nuclear Deal

I’m pretty sure that most of us agree that a nuclear North Korea is a global threat.

Four American administrations and the best and the brightest in the State Department have misread and mishandled the North Koreans at every step. Instead of accepting the obvious fact that some cultures do not share the same values we in America cherish, the chattering classes have chosen a delusional belief that our Democratic values are, um, universal.

Barack Obama and his gang of overbred, overeducated leftists pursued the exact same course with the IslamoNazis of Iran, arguing in favor of, get this, “rational anti-Semites.”

The only thing worse than a nuclear North Korea is a nuclear Iran.

My good friend David Gerstman explains why the current riots in Iran—23 Iranians have been murdered by the regime so far—are proof that the Obama-Iran nuclear deal is foolish.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much… My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he’s sixty. But not a woman… The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.”—Joan Bennett in a 1984 interview

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The Murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l

Rabbi Raziel Shevach with his family.

Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered by IslamoNazis on Tuesday night in the land of Israel. The 35 year old father of six was driving on a highway when his car was sprayed with bullets.

The Arab Muslims who call themselves Palestinians—a faux nationality dreamed up by the KGB during the Cold War—are publicly celebrating the slaughter of another Jew.

The murderers will soon be arrested because:

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Democrats Go Full Soviet Medical

Communist regimes have aways made common cause with useful idiot intellectuals to oppress the enemies of the state.

The old Soviet Union routinely used morally pliable psychiatrists to make the case for the “insanity” of their opponents. In this way dissidents were imprisoned and, um, treated, which is to say tortured, by state psychiatrists.

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How to Turbocharge the American Economy

Roughly half of the United States’ workforce depends on small businesses thriving. But high taxes and intrusive government regulations hurt these businesses and their workers. How would tax cuts for these small businesses benefit the U.S. economy and help just about everyone?

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“It wasn’t the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it.”
—Gloria Grahame

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Iran and the Moral Cowards of the Left

This dumb tweet blaming Trump is typical of the left. There are no reformers in the Iranian government. That was a fiction cooked up by the failed fiction writer Ben Rhodes.

Former members of the Obama administration are lining up to lecture President Trump and the rest of us that the best thing to do in support of the oppressed Iranian people is… silence.

Was that their position when it came to apartheid South Africa?

Of course not.

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New Year, Old Hollywood: 2018

Livia Yarden wishes all our readers a Happy New Year.

After one year of the Trump presidency we are hopeful and optimistic.

Obama’s JV team, ISIS, has been nearly wiped out. Neil Gorsuch sits on the Supreme Court. The Keystone pipeline is, at last, open. The individual mandate is gone. Which spells the beginning off the end for Obamacare. More and more federal lands are being privatized. Trump is rolling back government regulations at a steady clip. The economy is humming along, and the GDP promises to continue rising. Unemployment is at a record low. The DJIA and the NASDAQ are at record highs.

Here’s a simple truth: the more capital in the private sector, the better for all American citizens, which then translates into growth for the world economy.

Trump is doing what he can with an impossible situation in North Korea. As for Iran, we are learning more about Obama’s duplicity regarding the Iranian deal, best summed up in one infamous word: appeasement.

Meanwhile, Israel and America have reached a secret security agreement regarding nuclear Iran. It’s about time.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn

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Berniacs Get Burned by Republican Tax Plan

Would Progressives support the Republican tax bill if they thought it was really a Bernie Sanders proposal? That’s the question filmmaker Ami Horowitz asks in his latest man-on-the-street style interview short. This time he queries passersby in New York’s East Village, a “liberal Mecca,” to see how uninformed and biased people are about the GOP tax plan.

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Where Does the Federal Government Get All That Money?

Did you know that the U.S. federal government collects more than $3 trillion in taxes each year? Where does all that money come from? Find out in this short video.

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Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

Mary Pickford helps Hollywood celebrate Christmas, 1920s.

Mary Pickford helps Hollywood celebrate Christmas, 1920s.

There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.”

Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday.

But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in the coffin of American culture; another instance where a minority of obnoxious liberals bully the larger culture into secular nothingness.

American Christianity is a unique force for good in world history. It is not the Christianity of Europe that is poisoned with genocidal Jew-hatred.

Hollywood used to celebrate Christmas using every tool in the cinematic playbook.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy… And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference? Myrna Loy. And to see what lady in what picture did John Dillinger risk coming out of hiding to meet his bullet-ridden death in an alley in Chicago? Myrna Loy, in Manhattan Melodrama.
—Lauren Bacall on the greatness of Myrna Loy

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Why the International Community Should Follow Trump’s Lead on Jerusalem

President Trump in Jerusalem, at the Western Wall, remnant of the Second Temple which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 ACE.

President Trump has fulfilled a promise that, frankly, I did not believe he would keep.

But by recognizing Israel’s capital as Israel’s capital he has proven himself a friend of Israel and the Jewish people in a manner that is unique among American presidents. It would be interesting to discover how Trump arrived at this important decision, but ultimately it is Trump’s decision and he should be applauded by those who cherish truth and by those who hate the default Islamic appeasement that has taken hold of the chattering classes in the West.

Lt. Col (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a man who knows the Arab world inside out, has written a valuable guide to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital.

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Social Security Won’t Give You Security

If you’re counting on Social Security to finance your retirement, you’re in for a big surprise. Money expert Chris Hogan explains why.

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