Why can’t progressives reach white Southern men? Reply

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By Lynn Parramore

Why can't progressives reach white Southern men?

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

AlterNet

The South’s comfort with the GOP is understandable, even predictable. But it shouldn’t be inevitable

Ever since Neil Young sang about him, the white Southern man has been the symbol for all that is wrong with America to urban lefties. He is a redneck. A gun-toting, rebel flag-waving racist whose sinister activities wreak far more havoc on the country than, say, the wily Wall Street financier. If you can’t hate the white Southern man, who can you hate? More…

Don’t Worry About A Romney Appointed Court Reply

By William Kaufman

Halloween has been over for nearly a week, but prepare yourselves for another autumn haunting this Tuesday: a swarm of Democratic liberal zombies, perhaps numbering in the millions, will darken the streets of the nation, staggering in desperate half steps toward the nearest polling place, lifeless bloodshot eyes peering into the political void, robotically intoning, “Must . . . vote . . . Obama . . . save . . . Supreme . . . Court.”

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Fascism Under the Cloak of Liberalism Reply

By Norman Pollack

I use “fascism” here not as a cliché, but as an historical-structural formation principally rooted in the mature stage of capitalism, in which business-government interpenetration (what the Japanese political scientist Masao Maryuma called the “close-embrace” system) has created hierarchical social classes of wide differences in wealth and power, the militarization of social values and geopolitical strategy, and a faux ideology of classlessness to instill loyalty for the social order among working people.  In fact, each of these factors is already present to a high degree in America–superbly disguised however by the rhetoric of liberalism, as in Mr. Obama’s presidency.

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The Conservative Vote: A Symposium Reply

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Independently minded conservatives may have no obvious candidate in this election, which pits two major-party exponents of the welfare-warfare state against one another, as well as a handful of minor-party contenders. Obamacare or Romneycare? Guantanamo or double Guantanamo? In this symposium, 29 of our writers confront the choice and explain their reasoning.

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No More Hope and Change! Reply

Obama’s buildup of the military state has been at least as bad as Bush. The last 3 people to leave Guantamo have left dead, and many remain who are not guilty of any crime. We tripled the number of armed forces in Afghanistan. The DEA has engaged in four times as many raids on marijuana grows than Bush did in two terms. Police departments spy on the public with a growing number of drones. The president claims the right to kill anyone who he thinks is a terrorist (the dreaded “kill list”). And last but not least, Obama improved upon the PATRIOT Act by passing the NDAA. And this is Change? http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/ndaa
-Jim Caton

Presidency 2012 Reply

President Obama is seeking re-election to a second term in 2012. A large crowd of Republican candidates are competing for the GOP nomination. Plus there are LOTS of third party and independent P2012 hopefuls. So, if a person is running –regardless of party, ballot status, or chances of winning — we have him or her listed below. Incumbent party first, following by the main opposition party, then the third party candidates, and finally the independent and write-in hopefuls.

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Social Adjustment: Washington’s young conservatives ponder life in the minority Reply

By Michael Brendan Dougherty

America’s Future Foundation (AFF), a group geared towards ambitious young Washington conservatives like me, usually holds its monthly roundtable discussions at the Fund for American Studies on New Hampshire Avenue. At each meeting, a spread of wine, beer, chips, and guacamole makes a welcome appearance, and afterwards we head to a bar in Dupont Circle.

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Déjà Vu: Fascism on the Rise Reply

By Justin Raimondo

Here in America we have only just begun to feel the social and political effects of the worldwide economic crisis: rising unemployment, a wave of bankruptcies and foreclosures, and a general contraction in economic activity. State and local governments are imposing austerity measures, and the federal government faces a “fiscal cliff” that may be much steeper than anyone now imagines. In Europe, however, they are already halfway down into the abyss, with Greece falling faster and harder — and several southern European countries not too far behind.

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A Goldwater of the Left Reply

By Pat Buchanan

Early in Ronald Reagan’s second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement.

Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater’s role.

Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement.

I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, “Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?”

The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in presidential history.

McGovern was an unapologetic liberal from South Dakota. Goldwater was Mr. Conservative and proud of it. Both had been World War II pilots. Goldwater had flown “over the hump,” the Himalayas, into China. George McGovern flew bombing runs over the Ploesti oil fields.

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Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins 1

By David Daley

If Obama wins, Frank Rich says the GOP’s fury will intensify, and the party will only get more extreme

Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins

Ever since the days of Barry Goldwater, many liberals have assumed — or naively hoped — that each national defeat would teach Republicans that they had overreached, and pull them back from the extremes. Instead, the opposite has happened: The lesson of every loss, even the routs, has been “we were not conservative enough.”

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Obama Supporters Actually Hate Obama’s Policies Reply

Luke Rudkowski hits the streets of NYC to find out where Obama supporters really stand on his policies. Now he did this in an underhanded way where the policies where presented to be Romney’s, but this was only done to get an honest opinion. The reactions when the truth was uncovered varied but they were very telling to say the least.

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“For America to Live, Europe Must Die” 20

By Russell Means

Speech given at the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, July 1980

The only possible opening for a statement of this kind is that I detest writing. The process itself epitomizes the European concept of “legitimate” thinking; what is written has an importance that is denied the spoken. My culture, the Lakota culture, has an oral tradition, so I ordinarily reject writing. It is one of the white world’s ways of destroying the cultures of non-European peoples, the imposing of an abstraction over the spoken relationship of a people.

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United Nations organization set to monitor US polling places on Election Day Reply

By Jessica Stanton

The Daily Caller

The United Nations-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy election monitors around the United States on Election Day in an effort to monitor conservative groups for voter suppression or intimidation at polling places.

Led by Ambassador Daan Everts, the election monitors will include a total of 57 international experts and observers — 13 placed in Washington, D.C. and 44 placed at polling places on other cities.

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“Kick-a-Nigger” Politics 3

Welfare is back as the handiest weapon in the racist rhetorical arsenal. It’s back in the speeches of Republican candidates and surrogates, on right wing radio, and even in the language of those young “individualists” who see themselves as politically hip because of their perceived proximity to anarchist types. They believe the poor are poor because they want to be poor. Or are failed individuals. Or have grown so used to poverty that they are satisfied waiting for a check, that they like making the often humiliating trek to the local Department of Social Services office. ‘Welfare’ is back, which is to say ‘kick-a-nigger’ politics is in full swing. More…

More “Anarchist” Phantom-Chasing 2

This stuff is an embarrassment to anarchists.

With the rise of the Golden Dawn fascist group in Greece, and their attempts to build a base here in the U.S. (link) , anti-fascist strategies are becoming more and more crucial. 

I guess this is the Left’s version of the hysteria over the mosque at Ground Zero.

Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the police continue to “out- source” political repression to private groups (fascists, gangs, white supremacist populists, private security forces, etc.) as budget crises deepen.
Interesting how they think cops and neo-nazis are somehow on the same side of the fence. I guess it would upset their worldview to recognize that “fascists” are actually an outgroup.

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Trotskyites for Romney Reply

By Justin Raimondo

Back in the early 1990s, before Antiwar.com was founded, I was a regular at a roundtable discussion group sponsored by the late Bill Rusher, a founding editor of National Review: these seminars were organized by a young man associated with a prominent conservative educational organization. Bill lent us a room at the posh Union Club, at the top of San Francisco’s Nob Hill, where every month we would hear a speaker give an informal talk: we would then retire to the lounge, where refreshments and a lively discussion were enjoyed. I became friendly with the young organizer, and we had several interesting discussions about various matters: one day he confided to me how he had become involved conservative politics.

He had been attending a college somewhere in the Midwest, at which time his politics were vaguely conservative: one day he saw an advertisement for a lecture and meeting “in solidarity with Poland’s Solidarity” – the Polish anti-Soviet labor group that eventually overthrew the Communist party’s dictatorship – and decided to attend. Although he didn’t know it at the time, it was the beginning of his ideological hegira….

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Robert Stark Interviews Siryako Akda Reply

Topics discussed:

– The New Right as an alternative to Left-wing anti-globalism
– What does the New Right have to offer the non-white world?
– The material benefits of colonialism to the Third World vis-à-vis its harm to traditional culture and religion
– The narrative of the Left with regard to colonialism
– Why no non-white culture has return to its traditions since the end of colonialism
– What do we replace modernity with?
– Alain de Benoist’s The Problem of Democracy
– Individualist liberal values vs. collectivist democratic values More…

Shot fired at Obama campaign field office in Denver, Colorado Reply

By John Ingold

Jason Payseno, 39, of EAP Inc. Glass Service, replaces a window shot out at the Obama for America headquarters near 9th Avenue and Acoma Street in Denver, Colorado on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (Daniel Petty – Denver Post)

Police say someone fired a shot at an Obama campaign field office in Denver, Colorado on Friday afternoon.

No one was injured, though people were inside the office when the incident occurred, said Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.

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