Conservative Political Commentary

CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL COMMENTARY
[Under the Radar?] Anti-socialist, anti-communist, anti-globalist, pro-Constitution, and usually with an attempt at historical and economic context (This blog was given its name before I decided it was going to be a political blog.)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

America vs. the Marxist Left

By Eddie Howell

In the following brief video, Professor Jordan Peterson outlines the relationship of Marxism to Postmodernism and explains why the argument is false that what the Russian Revolution produced was not “true Marxism,” which would have brought about the desired utopia without all the bloodshed.



His explanation is so obviously correct that it's difficult to see how anyone can maintain the contrary. Marxism's historical track record amply demonstrates that it is the road to mass murder and dire poverty for the “masses” that are supposed to benefit from it. To prevent our country from being under socialism is a cause worth fighting for, to the death if necessary.

Socialist leaders have no moral objection to anything that would help bring about their desired form of collectivist government. It would be a murderous and lawless disaster. The main incentive it provides is not national prosperity or peace or virtue, but the possible opportunity to control others. A collectivist economy cannot produce anything above bare subsistence or starvation for most of the people. It would produce a fear-driven society. The “free” things offered would ultimately be worthless or nearly so. Security is a condition that many would never experience. Truth from any official source would seldom if ever be heard.

Yet that is what the “democratic socialists” in America are working to bring about. The absurdly unhinged rhetoric and behavior of the rabid anti-Trump left, including violent acts and threats of violence, should be sufficient warning that the leaders of this movement would be willing to seize power by committing atrocities if they thought it necessary.

There is no likelihood of reasoning with these people. They must be defeated. They are led by radicalized anti-American, anti-liberty, and anti-white fanatics. This characterizes much of the Democratic Party leadership today. They are not merely political opponents of non-leftists, but, rather, domestic enemies of the United States.

In America, organized socialism equals communism.

It is time that the American people understood this fact. The principal leftist practitioners of it agree. As Far Left Watch, an anti-socialist website, points out, the tactics and goals of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the U.S., are the same as those of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), with whom they work very closely with Democrat politicians, as documented by Trevor Loudon.* This is nothing new. What's new is their willingness to openly and plainly tell us what and who they are.

Far Left Watch notes that when one of DSA's leaders tweeted that “communism is a good thing,” several other DSA leaders of various chapters joined in praising communism.
This far-left political organization previously made headlines when leadership from their Iowa State campus chapter encouraged people to shoot President Trump and when leadership from their University of Georgia Chapter called for the execution of house GOP members. Now multiple DSA leaders are publicly endorsing communism, an ideology responsible for the oppression, incarceration, and murder of tens of millions of people.
To slow or stop this push toward socialism will require strong citizen opposition and a better understanding of what we're up against. It is not simply mass hysteria but planned and coordinated action to undermine and bring down America as a sovereign and free nation. Fortunately, the socialists are not as numerous or powerful as they pretend to be.

*Trevor Loudon, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, 2013-2015 Edition. Las Vegas: Pacific Freedom Foundation, a Nevada Not for Profit Corporation. Original ed. published in 2011.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Quick Note to Socialist Americans

Memo to: (Mostly Young) Followers of Leftist Political and “Cultural” Leaders
From: Eddie Howell

Subject: “People who don’t understand socialism always fall for it.” -- W. Cleon Skousen

Do you have nothing worthwhile to say to patriotic, loyal, hard-working, decent Americans, whom you obviously disdain and despise, and who are waking up to who and what your leftist heroes are? Deceivers and/or deceived by fakes, frauds, phonies, traitors, cowards, and murderers!

Would you like to go live in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, or your other communist paradise of choice, where you would undoubtedly be much happier than in your hated America that is such a bad place you can hardly stand it? After all, aren’t most people here racists, sexists, and homophobes? White supremacists, Nazis, and micro-aggressors? Profit-mad capitalists who, unlike yourselves aren’t willing to define “compassion” as taking things away from those who earned them and giving them to those who didn’t?

Wouldn’t you be happier among your own supposed kind, the truly communist Bolshevik lost souls? But you might soon be joining their permanently down-trodden class of slaves or facing prison or execution, depending on the leaders’ whims.

With the load of politically-correct nonsense you are trying to dump on America, shouldn’t you expect some resistance? Do you think that Americans regard the Constitution as unimportant, or our freedoms as negotiable? Or that we don’t recognize that communism and socialism are inherently and historically murderous and evil?

You may think Americans should care nothing for our national history and heritage, our glorious founding, and our tradition of having and defending liberty. But, if so, you are very, very wrong.

How dare you call conservatives “Nazis,” when you often resemble Nazis -- you who promote the leftist dogma, and approve of the violence of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, etc., and of the lying Southern Poverty Law Center and others calling conservatives and traditionalists “hate groups?”

Perhaps some of you, someday, will understand that the real wealth of America is in her godliness, liberty, and virtue, concepts foreign to leftists, who, when they gain power, trade in murder, theft, and general perfidy.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

If Civil War Happens, for Leftists, It’s the Communist Revolution, But They Won’t Win

By Eddie Howell

Charlie Hurt of The Washington Times, appearing on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight program, stated that the new crop of Democrat candidates, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are Communists. This is a term we haven’t heard used very often on Fox News or anywhere else, apart from Trevor Loudon, Cliff Kincaid, and some other right-leaning sources, but it’s a term that’s quite accurate when describing leftist Democrats, from Barack Obama to the socialist candidates running in the Democratic primaries.



In fact, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), some of whose members harassed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a restaurant, is extremely close to Democrats in Congress as well as the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). They’re virtually the same, and that can be accurately said of just about any socialist organization in America. Books by Trevor Loudon and others extensively and undeniably document these connections.*

With incendiary rhetoric, Socialist-communist Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has encouraged people to harass Trump Administration members in public places, and this has led to apprehension over possible violent clashes that might take place as a result. Harassment in public at the homes of people with whom one disagrees politically? The possibilities are frightening.

Austin Red Guards
Socialists in America use the term “Democratic” to mean what it means in countries like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e., North Korea). It’s not really Democratic there nor in Bernie Sanders’ socialism. It is essentially communism, and many Democrat politicians are somewhat openly associated with communism, whose principles and goals have not changed since the Cold War, nor are communists more loyal to the U. S. now than they were then. These days, communists have the advantage of having no government agencies publicly going after them as such, and they know they can rely on protection under First Amendment free speech rights, especially as understood by liberal judges.

For the information of those who perhaps haven’t noticed, the Democratic Party today is further to the left than ever and is essentially in the grip of communism. Communists are always looking to a future of violent seizure of government, and the overthrow of capitalism. They still view the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Marxism-Leninism as positive things. These organizations also include Maoist groups who are pro-China. If they and their ignorant followers were to gain power, they would not hesitate to do however much violence their leaders wanted, having seized power by committing atrocities. This would follow the pattern of the Russian Revolution and also the French Revolution: Mob action leading to maximum violence during and afterward. These people would not hesitate to murder American citizens in order to advance their agenda if they believed they could get away with it. Communist true believers believe they would be entirely justified by whatever means might seem necessary to achieve their ends.

Communists today are no less subversive than they ever were, but they have influence over several sectors of our society, and currently enjoy those protections: liberal academia, mainstream media, labor union leadership, etc. So, we have Antifa, Black Lives Matter, etc., in (temporary, it would seem) alliance with radical Islam, such as the Muslim Brotherhood (CAIR, Hamas, etc.) and now they are openly anti-white racists.

Opposed to this, we have “normal” Americans, who value American liberty and sovereignty, and are not willing to sign our nation over to foreign-controlled or subversive interests. They also value stability, law and order, and peace and quiet, and aren’t overly sympathetic to phony victimhood, or the snowflake mentality. They still respect independent action and rugged individualism, as well as traditional femininity and masculinity as gender appropriate. They (mostly) know that there are not more than two genders and that climate change is a leftist hoax and fraud.

Also, many must wonder if civility can ever be restored. Is compromise possible? It has been in the past and has contributed to American success and prosperity. But how do you compromise with people who not only hate you but are trying to stir up hate among different groups, depending on group identity? Make no mistake, the communist elite hate the productive middle class and ordinary Americans. They do not respect their rights nor the Constitution.

Leftists will not succeed if indeed it does come to civil war because such rebellion can and will be put down with overwhelming force. First, because “normal” Americans won’t put up with it. Second, because the typical conservative or non-leftist household is well armed and trained in firearm use, and third, because this is America and not Europe. The strength of the socialist-communist movement is far less than the media would have us believe.

Note to young socialists who think the country would be better under socialism: Where has actual socialism ever worked? Nowhere. If socialists took over America, you, the millennials, would be among the most sorely disappointed, and there would be no recourse available for you. Remember, under socialism, the most clever deceivers and criminals would soon be in charge. The promised benefits are never delivered. The people are enslaved. The violence never ends. Nor does the widespread poverty. Study Soviet Stalinist communism, Mao’s Chinese communism, Hitler’s National Socialism (Nazism), and George Orwell’s novel 1984 for an idea of how things would go. Remember that socialism has brought about the murders of over 100 million people by their own governments since the beginning of the 20th century.

*Further reading:

Trevor Loudon, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U. S. Congress, 2013-2015 Edition. Las Vegas: Pacific Freedom Foundation, a Nevada Not for Profit Corporation.
Original ed. published in 2011.

David Horowitz, Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model. Sherman Oaks, CA: David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2009.

Robert Gellately, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe. New York: Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., 2008.

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story. New York: Anchor Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., 2006.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Good-bye, Miss America

The contestants of the first Miss America pageant, 1921. The winner was the third girl from the left,
16-year-old Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC
     Links for photos above and below

Norma Smallwood, the first Native
American Miss America,
 wearing the title sash.
(Photo courtesy of ICTMN,
 via the-american-history.blogspot.com)

 It looks like the leftist SJWs, in their determination to bring down things that might suggest American tradition, have affected one of the popular long-term programs, the Miss America Pageant. It’s no longer to be a “pageant,” let alone a beauty pageant, so theoretically, good looks are not required, Whaat?? That changes the thing into something totally unlike what it has always been. As Paul Joseph Watson aptly points out, this move has destroyed the event.




Sigh.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Leftists In America: Toward the New World Order

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders graciously sat
 through Michelle Wolf's obscene roast of Sanders and other Trump-
connected people.  --   novafm.co.uk screenshot.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which President Trump wisely avoided, demonstrated that the leftist political media today is behaving as though they were the “journalistic” scum of the earth. The whole MSM together is, in politics, a net negative for America, and those who cheered “comedian” Michelle Wolf’s disgusting jokes should be banned from further attendance at White House briefings for a long while.

Trevor Loudon is right about socialists and communists in our government being America’s enemies within. They are just as much enemies of America as anyone in Cuba, China, Russia, North Korea, or Iran, or the Mafia. They are dangerous office holders. The leftist Democrat politicians are not loyal Americans in the sense of supporting the Constitution, as their oath of office requires, and so they behave more like enemies instead of simply opponents. Many are very active in socialist and communist organizations.

The same applies to leftist teachers and school administrators, who are busily destroying the youth of America through socialist-communist indoctrination dating back to John Dewey and before, but which has picked up speed in the past 30 to 40 years.

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They are poison to American society and to our nation. They hate America, and America shouldn’t be tolerant about that. They are at present the greatest danger our country faces, and they can be formidable. The conservatives and traditionalists are not exactly blameless in allowing this situation to develop. One problem is Americans tend to be trusting of others, and tend not to follow politics beyond the most superficial level if at all. It’s like ignoring cancer until it spreads to destroy the whole body. And leftist politicians are cancer on the body of the United States of America. But they have the power to wake up and change. Those in control of the far-left movement in the U. S. are attempting to sow chaos in hopes of bringing about a communist revolution, and an eventual world government.

Little do most realize that in following what is “fashionable” among leftist thought leaders, they are participating, often unwittingly, in the middle-class-hating global elitists’ plan for world domination under a communist system. Actually, the middle-class members of American government, journalism, and academia, and entertainment are among those most hated by the elites*, although they are able to manipulate and control them through false propaganda and false promises. A look at leftist empires of the 20th century and leftist (socialist-communist) nations today should be enough to convince a reasonable person that the road they (leftists) are on leads to hell on earth. The fact that 44% of millennials reported in a poll that they would prefer to live under socialism instead of capitalism shows a tragic ignorance of history and a serious lack of knowledge about collectivist government.

But – Hate the sin, love the sinner, as Christianity teaches? It’s easy for the average American to hate the sins if they are aware of them and too tempting to hate the sinners as well. But to think that loving the sinner requires one to silently accept their sin is wrong. Ignoring reality is largely what brought us to this point.

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*The globalist elites hate the middle class because
They are seen as competitors to the elites who believe they have the right to rule.
Middle-class people have ideas about their rights, which elites do not accept.
Elites regard all individuals except themselves as expendable, and any of the anointed elites who don’t follow the higher leaders are themselves expendable.
The elites want a two-class system: Rulers and everyone else (slaves, serfs, peasants, and servants, in a fixed, permanent class). Only the rulers will be recognized as having rights. The system they prefer is inherently violent and criminal and would result in the murders of many citizens by the authorities.

Human vanity and pride lead people to think they could prosper in the elites’ desired system, but only the established mega-rich would be allowed to rule, and those outside their families and bloodlines would have no status higher than servants. That is, no rights. Also, world population would be greatly decreased through wars, disease, imprisonment, and direct murders. Study Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Mao’s China for some understanding of how things would work if the New World Order were in place. That is what leftists today are working toward, wittingly or not.

Further reading: Wayne Jett, The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now. Launfel Press, Los Angeles, 2011. Also, view Mr. Jett’s videos on YouTube.

W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom. Izzard Ink Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017. Originally published, 1958.

Trevor Loudon, Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U. S. Congress, 2013-2015 Edition. Pacific Freedom Foundation, A Nevada Not for Profit Corporation, Las Vegas, NV, 2013. Also, see Loudon's films and videos.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Lowering of Higher Education in America


Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” – George W. Bush


Apparently, President Bush 43’s famous grammatically incorrect quote is not being effectively answered by anyone with the power and will to do anything about it in many high schools, colleges, and universities today. It’s pretty well established that many students who are admitted to college are unprepared for college work, yet have no trouble getting in, and once there, many learn little to nothing over their years of “study.” Tucker Carlson on Fox News clearly described problems with colleges and universities on his April 25 program, in a segment series called “Is College Worth It?” (Video below).





Test scores are dropping, but grades are getting higher. College costs are steadily increasing, while the value of the college experience is dropping, and in many cases is actually negative. Student loan debt is beyond what many loan recipients will ever be able to repay. Carlson says, "Colleges barely teach, yet every year they increase their fees. Try that in a private business, you might get indicted for fraud. Do it at an American university and you get billions in taxpayer subsidies."

More rigorous work could help, but college work is much less rigorous than it was not so long ago.
In his excellent blog, Confessions of a College Professor, (linked on this blog), Professor Doom gives us a continuing account of these troubles and their causes. Administrators now rule the higher education world and capitalize massively on the student loan scam. To do this, they try to make sure that students are “happy,” and the Admins penalize the instructors if the students complain about anything.

Administrators use the student loan funds to provide “palaces” and high six-figure salaries for themselves, while most faculty is adjunct (part-time), often qualifying for food stamps, few ever get tenure, and the emphases of the “study” curricula are more on political correctness and SJW topics, and less on academic achievement.

Dr. Doom points out that accreditation is a matter of paying the accreditation fees, and little else, so nothing changes unless criminal charges are brought. Administrators typically get a golden parachute whenever they leave, even if they leave under a cloud. Colleges these days are awash in cash, yet little of it benefits the students in terms of the supposed purpose of the university, and school policies add little to the academic or social quality of the college years, and actual results often demonstrate that it can be a very big waste of time and money.

With all the leftist-socialist-communist indoctrination going on, I repeat my statement from a previous article that colleges are some of the stupidest places in America. A prospective entrant should thoroughly check out any school he or she plans to attend, or risk a very disappointing result if the goal is a true education that can lead to a good future.

As Dr. Doom suggests, the solution would seem to be: Rein in the administrators, who have a chokehold on the system, dismantle the scandalous student loan program, upgrade academic standards, and restore accreditation rules with teeth. Sounds simple, but it’s like trying to get rid of cockroaches, termites, and bedbugs. Not easy, maybe not even possible without serious and strong intervention.
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Update 05/01/2018: Removed Twitter link for video and added YouTube embed, removed Carlson photo.

This article does not address the fact that education has been deliberately dumbed down in America since the days of John Dewey and his associates. That’s an article for another day. There are good books on the subject, such as Samuel Blumenfeld and Alex Newman, Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools To Destroy America’s Children. WND Books, Washington, DC, 2015.

Friday, April 13, 2018

My Theory of California Politics: “Progressive” Leaders Don’t Care

(Also applicable to American far leftists in general)

By Eddie Howell

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA)
If they did care, they’d act much differently. But the worsening situation is what they prefer.
Their plans seem to be working perfectly.

California is deeply in debt and it’s getting worse.     Leaders* do not care. Middle-class people are leaving in large numbers to escape high taxes, the high cost of living, 
and worsening living conditions. Leaders do not care.  Many people are homeless and living in filth. Leaders do
not care.

Illegal immigrant policies are endangering citizens.     Leaders do not care. State budget: 3/4 of money is to be spent on illegal immigrants. Leaders do not care. Middle-class people who stay will be in increasing danger from crime, disease, etc. If they are wiped out, leaders don’t care. The poor think they’ll eventually benefit from the money and property to be taken from “the rich.” They won’t. Instead, they will face chronic shortages and greater poverty.

Why don’t the leaders care?

CA politics is very largely communist. Leaders hate the middle class “bourgeoisie.”  Leaders will be kept in power by votes of illegal immigrants. Leaders want a two-class system -- mega-rich and serfs.

Leaders will work to silence or destroy opposition as much as they can get away with. It’s OK if the state has no money as long as the leaders have theirs, and they will get more from the state for as long as possible. It will take some time for the illegals to realize they’ve been thoroughly swindled, and by the time they do, it will be too late.

*“Leaders” refers to people in political office, currently in power, in California, who are of the “progressive,” “liberal,” socialist or communist persuasion. Fortunately, there are conservatives and others who oppose their policies.


Illustration: By Don Bachardy - http://www.calwatchdog.com/2011/06/13/higher-taxes-dont-make-us-better-people/jerry-brown-official-portrait-5/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42730573