Archive for May, 2016

the Socialist apocalypse

May 20, 2016

One wonders if American Leftists believe that if they were in charge in Venezuela, Socialism would have worked.

on the Ferguson effect

May 19, 2016

The so-called “social justice movement” as typified by the “Black Lives Matter” group has led to significant changes in policing in major cities, and crime is on the rise as a result. Note that it started well before the actual incident in Ferguson. Unfortunately, a lot of innocent people will become crime victims who might not have been. Hundreds of people will be bereaved of loved ones who wouldn’t have been. And no one on the Left will ever be asked to give an account for the results of their policies and activities.

quote of the day

May 17, 2016

“So if you’re getting an itchy feeling between your shoulderblades when you contemplate your child’s hyper-sexualized reading list and gender-bending sex education curriculum, you need not fear that you have turned into a repressed, homophobic Victorian. Instead, there’s an excellent chance that you are someone with a deep respect for individual freedom who resents the Leftists’ efforts to co-opt your child’s body as a necessary sacrifice to the State.”

Read the whole thing:
h/t Ace of Spades

on low information voters and their Trump support

May 13, 2016

Reflecting on Hanson’s piece in¬†National Review¬†linked to yesterday, here’s an acknowledgement that Republicans and conservatives have not been very successful in teaching and persuading voters about principles and good governance.

on the strength of support for Trump

May 12, 2016

Victor Davis Hanson, who is always worth reading and considering, writes about what has engendered the impenetrable support for Donald Trump among many Republican voters. Again, it’s the society we’ve allowed to be created. The question is what might be developed in its place.

a Donald Trump election

May 12, 2016

Nothing has really changed much from early in the primary season. No one has the slightest clue how to address the policy and persona of Donald Trump, and the press is still chasing eyeballs for money. What a mess.

Why culture is unlikely to improve

May 11, 2016

Despite clear knowledge about what promotes human flourishing and what leads to the degrading human lives, our culture is to cowardly to call out people for their poor choices. It’s leading to a lost generation.

the type of people who might elect Donald Trump President

May 10, 2016

This is a sobering look at the culture.