Thursday, November 26, 2015

Views From the Left

As college students are treated like children by their leftist professors and college administrators, and are provided "safe zones" from speech they may find offensive, the belief in the First Amendment is rapidly being extinguished. A Pew Research Poll from April and May, 2015 shows declining support for speech from generation to generation. Support for the government to prevent free - but offensive - speech now reaches 40% of millennials, compared to 27% for Gen-Xers (ages 35-40), 24% for Boomers (ages 51-69) and only 12% of the Silent generation (ages 70-89). I wonder what the generation that fought and defeated the Nazis - the Greatest Generation - would think of today's enfeebled generation.

In Utah's Salem Junior High School, freshmen students were given a rather unusual assignment. They were told to create a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization, such as ISIS. This is how the left believes we get insight into why terrorists do what they do. The left always feels a need to "understand" evil. Here's a clue - there is good and evil in this world, period. Currently, nearly all terrorists are driven by the same ideology - Islam. Yes, I know that all Muslims do not share the same interpretation of Islam; but contrary to the beliefs of leftists/Democrats, Islam is the motivating factor for terrorists.

The name for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University has to go. Wilson had been president of Princeton, then Governor of New Jersey and then US President. But, Wilson was a racist. The NY Times supported changing the name of that school because of Wilson's "toxic legacy." Said one letter writer to the Times: "Why stop with Woodrow Wilson? Take Washington, Jefferson and Jackson off the $1, $2 and $20 bills...and their names off all public places. They were slave owners." Said another writer: "If the message is that leadership can't be accompanied by blemishes, what member of this self-aware generation will be willing to stand up to lead?"

The Truth-Uncensored has previously expressed our displeasure with the changing of historic definitions, such as for marriage. Now, the left wants to rewrite history altogether. Will we rewrite history and get rid of all references to Wilson, Washington, Jefferson, Jackson and others? Or, are we willing to accept the "blemishes" of past leaders, understanding that like most of us they were molded by the times in which they lived.

The Swedish Foreign Minister was asked why people get radicalized and fight for ISIS. With her leftist view of the world she replied: "Here, once again, we are brought back to situations like the one in the Middle East, where not least, the Palestinians see that there isn't a future. We must either accept a situation or resort to violence." Aside from the historical inaccuracy, it is another example of the left explaining and even justifying terrorism.

Our Secretary of State, John Kerry, was not to be outdone and gave his own justification for Islamic terror. "There's something different about what happened (referring to the recent Paris attacks) from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. (No, we would not, you moron!) There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of...not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they're really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate, it wasn't to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong..."

How embarrassing that this man is Secretary of State. A "legitimacy" or "rationale" to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. What would that be Mr. Kerry? The terrorists killed people at Charlie Hebdo for exercising what would be their First Amendment rights in the USA. And that gives a certain legitimacy or rationale? "Moron" is not nearly a strong enough term to describe Kerry, but as readers of the Truth-Uncensored know, this blog is an intellectual discussion of real issues, and "moron" is the worst I will say in the blog. However, regardless of how moronic his comments are, they do reflect leftist thinking.

Obama wants to keep bringing in more and more Syrian refugees to the US, while many states are saying they do not want them. The Feds are now threatening the states, advising them they have no legal authority to refuse the refugees. House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, noted the irony in the Administration's threat. Said Goodlatte: "It's hypocritical for Obama Administration officials to threaten enforcement action against these states when they refuse to enforce the vast majority of our immigration laws, such as cracking down on sanctuary cities that openly defy federal law and endanger the American people."

The Truth-Uncensored has written extensively on the harm ("fundamental change" per Obama) done by the left. From negating the importance of the First Amendment's freedoms of speech and religion, to the right to keep and bear arms, to controlling who gets to run a business based on their political beliefs, the left seeks to undermine basic American values. Who knew that today's leftists would turn out to be supporters of Joe McCarthy, although, they probably do not know who McCarthy was, or how they ideologically align with him. If you agree with all of this you should vote for Hillary Clinton. If you disagree but will vote for Hillary anyway - shame on you!