Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mitch McConnell: "crush them everywhere"

Chief Justice Roy Moore aims for Supreme Court -- of Alabama, or U.S.?

That’s what Mitch McConnell told the New York Times he planned to do to any conservative who dared challenge one of his Republican cronies in the U.S. Senate.
McConnell is determined to do whatever it takes to prevent another true conservative from joining Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the front lines of the fight in the U.S. Senate.
That makes me McConnell's latest target in his all-out war on conservatives.

Mitch McConnell already admitted to CNN that he’s “alarmed” by the strength of my campaign.
In fact, when asked what he thought about the possibility of Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate, McConnell “made it clear he does not want a conservative rebel in a GOP conference already difficult to manage.”
Remember, McConnell made these comments before Tuesday when no one thought my campaign had a shot.
After Tuesday’s first-place finish over McConnell's hand-picked candidate, the entire establishment is trembling in fear. 

They're about to unleash a FLURRY of nasty attacks against me and my campaign as part of a last-ditch effort to defeat me and keep me out of Washington.
All you and I have to do is look at what happened in 2014 during the run-off election for U.S. Senate in Mississippi between conservative Chris McDaniel and McConnell’s hand-picked candidate Thad Cochran to understand just how nasty they’re going to get between now and the September 26 Republican Primary.

My campaign is holding a Conservatives United Money Bomb to help raise the resources necessary to fight back against McConnell and Rove and get my winning message out to as many voters as possible before the run-off election.
Whether it’s $500, $250, $150, $100, $75, $50, $35 or $25, all I’m asking is that you please do what you can at this time to help fund our critical programs.
Every dollar matters in a fight like this.
And McConnell and Rove are planning to unleash another multi-MILLION dollar negative attack campaign against me.
I must be prepared to fight back and get my message out far and wide to as many voters as possible before September 26

And that depends on the generous help and support of patriots like you.
Thank you so much for all you do.
Together, you and I can put an end to McConnell’s iron rule over Washington.

Judge Roy Moore

Flashback: American Treasure Destroyed in ’50s Because of “Offensiveness”

“William Gropper’s America: It’s Folklore” and its creator.

One of the left’s favorite pastimes in 2017 is statue-destroying. First it was Confederate statues, but now the outrage has spread to statues of our founding fathers and other major American political figures — Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln among them.
Even though these statues are part of American history — history that should be contextualized for men and women in the modern era — liberals feel that history can be erased simply at the flick of a wrist.
Yet, bring up the specter of McCarthyism and you’d find few liberals who would co-sign the excesses of that period. However, during that period, a priceless American treasure was destroyed — all because it could be considered “offensive” due to the artist’s political beliefs.

According to Atlas Obscura, William Gropper was a left-leaning artist who was commissioned by the government to paint a number of propaganda and posters and paintings during the Second World War. His relationship with the government continued after the war, as well.
“Between 1946 and 1953, the State Department’s Overseas Library Program collected and distributed some 1,744 copies of ‘William Gropper’s America: Its Folklore,’ a colorful depiction of 61 legends, tall tales, and literary heroes — characters like super-sized cowboy Pecos Bill in New Mexico, steel-driving phenom John Henry in Alabama, and witty trickster Br’er Rabbit in Georgia — superimposed over a familiar projection of the Lower 48,” Atlas Obscura reports. 

The distribution of the poster was a sort of soft propaganda; it represented the folklore of the United States in a manner both entertaining and approachable, something that most propaganda coming out of the Soviet Union would never be able to accomplish. However, things took a turn in 1953. That’s when Joseph McCarthy’s assistant, Roy Cohn, discovered Gropper’s works in libraries overseas.
Cohn had said Gropper was one of the “fringe supporters and sympathizers” of communism in America, and he wasn’t entirely wrong. While not a member of the Communist Party USA, Gropper had contributed to a panoply of communist publications, and had once toured the Soviet Union with noted American leftists Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreiser.

When he was called before Congress to answer whether or not he was a communist, Gropper took the Fifth Amendment. Given the environment of the era, it wasn’t long before the State Department was tracking down and destroying as many of the 1,744 copies of “William Gropper’s America: Its Folklore” as it possibly could. Today, very few survive; three are in the care of the Library of Congress.
Now, it’s worth pointing out that while Gropper wasn’t a card-carrying communist, he certainly was one of the “fringe supporters and sympathizers” of the movement; he wasn’t one of the innocent people caught up in McCarthyism. This was hardly a man who had mere dalliances with the far left. In the age of Stalin, he contributed to publications that thought the Soviet Union was a pretty swell place. And, lest we acquit him via ignorance, let’s please not forget that he toured the USSR and saw it firsthand.

And yet, the destruction of his work was wrong. Gropper’s political opinions and ideological shortcomings did not erase the fact that he was not only a skilled artist, but also one who served his country with his artistic talents in a time of war. Destroying his works erased neither his good qualities nor his reprehensible ones. It simply made us look like a bunch of fools who cannot reasonably and soberly face our history.
Does that sound familiar?
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Radical Left Now Assaulting Civil War Re-Enactors with Pepper Spray

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By Andrew West 

The left has long been attempting to spark a New Civil War in this country, and the Battle of Charlottesville may have only been the beginning.

In the week following the tragic clashes in Virginia, a number of new offensives have been opened up by the radicalized left, many centered around their disdain for American history; specifically, the War Between the States.

The left tends to blame long dead southerners for the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, a piece of opinion that defies the logic of even the most ignorant of Americans.  In this pursuit, the left has targeted the history of the American Civil War as their newest target for extermination.  While liberals have long had it out for the Confederate flag, this new frontier in their war of perception aims to completely nullify and and all attempts at discussing the historic significance of the event.
Worse yet, the radical left is continuing to resort to violence in the name of historical revision.

“Tension continues to mount nationwide over Confederate statues and monuments, and Thursday morning, President Donald Trump defended the statues, tweeting, ‘You can’t change history.’
“Thousands filed into Newton Thursday afternoon for the 128th annual Soldiers Reunion Parade.
“During the parade, Channel 9 saw that one man with a gun was taken into custody. Eyewitness News reporter Dave Faherty witnessed the incident and said the man went over to some Civil War re-enactors and pepper sprayed them.
“Two parade participants notified police that a man with pepper spray was following the Confederate veteran re-enactors.”
One of the most harrowing concerns regarding this new offensive in the liberal war on history is how far they will take it.
Violence aside, there is an enormous difference between attempting to curb free speech and history in public through counter protesting, and actively destroying museum pieces and monuments.  Our nation has seen dark times, and the only way for Americans to avoid repeating those follies is by education.  Removing Civil War history sets up a dangerously undereducated populace, malleable in their youth, that can be made to dance as puppets for the radical leftist leadership.

Our future depends on our willingness to respect and protect the past.