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The Social Justice Warrior Anthem

How Deep Is Your Rug

This is a parody of the Bee Gees Song "How Deep Is Your Love?" misheard lyrics....

Arizona House of Representatives bans newspapers.

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a passed a bill making it a felony to publish or edit a newspaper within the boundaries of the territory. Penalty for violation was set at 10 to 20 years in the penitentiary.

St. John's Herald takes legislation very seriously.

Countries where socialism doesn't work.

The Exhaustion of Americanism Liberalism by Shelby Steele

Now, this is frustrating, because I read the entire article on my phone earlier on the WSJ site, which I can't do now, but I will link to the site and post the best of a very well written article.

The recent flurry of marches, demonstrations and even riots, along with the Democratic Party’s spiteful reaction to the Trump presidency, exposes what modern liberalism has become: a politics shrouded in pathos. Unlike the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, when protesters wore their Sunday best and carried themselves with heroic dignity, today’s liberal marches are marked by incoherence and downright lunacy—hats designed to evoke sexual organs, poems that scream in anger yet have no point to make, and an hysterical anti-Americanism.

Today’s liberalism is an anachronism. It has no understanding, really, of what poverty is and how it has to be overcome. It has no grip whatever on what American exceptionalism is and what it means at home and especially abroad. Instead it remains defined by an America of 1965—an America newly opening itself to its sins, an America of genuine goodwill, yet lacking in self-knowledge.

This liberalism came into being not as an ideology but as an identity. It offered Americans moral esteem against the specter of American shame. This made for a liberalism devoted to the idea of American shamefulness. Without an ugly America to loathe, there is no automatic esteem to receive. Thus liberalism’s unrelenting current of anti-Americanism.

Let’s stipulate that, given our history, this liberalism is understandable. But American liberalism never acknowledged that it was about white esteem rather than minority accomplishment. Four thousand shootings in Chicago last year, and the mayor announces that his will be a sanctuary city. This is moral esteem over reality; the self-congratulation of idealism.

American Liberalism, white guilt, allowed an unknown and untested black man to ascend to the white house. Eight years later it could no longer do so for a white woman. Hopefully, we are reaching the loud screeching end of an era when the mere claim of liberalism grants some sort of false moral authority that must be regarded.

What they won't tell you about the day without a woman.

The absolute truth being laid down about "A Day Without a Woman".

I expect many fingers to be jammed in the ear as rich leftist feminists will refuse to hear.

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