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Reclaiming Our Culture from the Left

My latest in the American Thinker:

Everyone knows it: the death of George Floyd was just a pretext. The rioters who continue every night to wreak havoc in Portland, and who are poised to engage in new orgies of destruction all over the country don’t know much and care less about Floyd. They’re quite open about engaging in a “revolution” with the goal of destroying the existing order and replacing it with an authoritarian Marxist regime. But what we are seeing today is not new. Its seeds were planted decades ago. Now the question before us, if we want to preserve the United States as a free society, is what we must do to counter this violent, hate-filled movement.

There will be no easy fix. The Left’s long march through the institutions began in the 1960s and has ended in total victory; only a reverse march through the same institutions will ultimately overcome the catastrophic effects of the Left’s advance. The leftist stranglehold on the educational system is a big part of the problem: the Antifa and BLM barbarians of today learned their hatred at our colleges and universities. Our children have been taught to hate the land of their birth. Who didn’t think this would bear bitter fruit? There was some indignation among conservatives over the 1619 Project, which portrays the entire American enterprise as racist, oppressive, and hateful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, but that was just the culmination of decades of miseducation and propaganda disguised as education. I wrote Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster as an antidote, to remind Americans, or show them for the first time, the heroes who made America great — and the failures and sellouts who got us into this fix.

But the education most of the rioters have received has made them abjectly incapable of thinking rationally and evaluating claims on the basis of their logical coherence and supporting evidence. No amount of careful reasoning, no amount of evidence is going to convince most of the rioters that their rage is based on false premises, because they have been carefully educated throughout their lives to feel rather than think, and to believe that America is a nation of deep injustice with a shameful history and an equally condemnable present. It doesn’t matter that the claims that the rioters and their defenders are making are false. It doesn’t matter that police brutality affects people of all races. It doesn’t matter that thoroughgoing civil rights legislation has made “systemic racism” a thing of the distant past.

There is much more. Read the rest here.

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Islamic State Celebrates the George Floyd Riots: ‘O Allah, burn them’

Once again we see Islamic State jihadis failing to realize what every non-Muslim politician in the U.S., Canada, and Europe knows: that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam and actually twists and hijacks its peaceful teachings. As with all ISIS communications, the celebrations of the riots are expressed wholly and solely in Islamic terms. Despite this, establishment counterterror analysts such as the Useful Idiot Max Abrahms will continue to insist that ISIS is un-Islamic.

“Sick ISIS thugs celebrate George Floyd riots as ‘divine retribution for treatment of Muslims,’” by Jon Lockett, The Sun, June 1, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

JUBILANT ISIS thugs are hailing the bloody George Floyd riots as ‘payback for the treatment of Muslims’.

They have been rejoicing at the outbreaks of violence across the US on the anonymous chat app Telegram.

Some twisted channels have been covering non-stop footage of the riots dubbing them a ‘civil war’ and calling for them to rapidly escalate.

One pro-ISIS user even called on muslims in the U.S. to buy guns for ‘self-defense’ reasons claiming they may be targeted during the unrest.

Another post used the hashtag #AmericaBurning and the text: ‘The anarchy in the U.S. is continuing.

‘Many police vehicles are being burned in Philadelphia, Dallas, and Los Angeles.’

Some sick ISIS supporters are calling the worrying riots and protests as ‘divine retribution.

Another chilling message read: ‘You are waking up this morning to news of the destruction of America, the dismantling of its States, and civil war.

‘May Allah give them them a taste of what they did to the Muslims in Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine, and may be save the Muslims there from all evil.’

Another wrote: ‘The American civil war: dozens of security force vehicles were destroyed in the riots.’…

News of the sickening posts were revealed by monitors from The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

They revealed the channel Iraq News posted: ‘Praise be to Allah, the American people are rising against their government.

‘Destruction, fragmentation. America is burning. On the other hand, there are powerful storms, floods, and earthquakes….

‘Rejoice at the infidels. This is the state of those who attack Muslims and the Religion of Allah.’

Another warped ISIS supporter posted photos of the riots writing: ‘O Allah, burn them like they burned the lands of the Muslims.’…

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