Revolution

Portland’s Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler Is A Worm

For the better part of four years, rather than protect the citizens of the city he was elected to administer, Portland's Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler has hamstrung the police and done his best to prohibit any law enforcement activity in the city center and downtown parks. Even after years of coddling left-wing extremists, Wheeler could control Portland’s streets if he had the will, but because he is a spineless worm the riots and revolution in Portland will continue. It's time to federalize the fight for law and order in Portland.

David Franke: Socrates, Galileo, and Today’s Covid-19 Authorities

At every turn, we are admonished to accept the dictates of the Authorities regarding the Covid-19 epidemic. It can be intimidating to fight back when their official wisdom consumes every pixel of the Washington Post and the New York Times, of CNN and MSNBC and all the rest.  All the more important, then, to put our current Authorities into historical context.  We need to remind ourselves how the Authorities and Wise Men of any era can easily become the fools and villains of history.

Waiting for the Counterrevolution

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

At some point, if the rioting and revolution and overt socialism continue, the majority will weigh in, likely from mid September to mid October. The Democratic Party knows this. So its functionaries are now frantically trying to portray Trump as the instigator of the violence — or claim there is no violence at all. They permanently script and seclude the cognitively challenged Biden, and redefine Antifa and BLM as our own sons and daughters who, if a little rowdy and zealous at times, have their hearts in the right place and soon will calm down and join the victorious Democratic war wagon. Pushback is coming this fall.

Where Are the New Heroes of the Revolution?

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

There are few progressive icons past or present who by the rules of the revolution would not be canceled out. Cultural revolutions are suicidal, nihilistic, and incoherent. Those who survive such cannibalism do so by arbitrarily exempting their leaders from their own rules of mandated purity, anti-Western cant, and no statute of limitations. If there is any coherent message in this otherwise incoherent summer, it is that a few thousand wannabees have launched a revolution with the full expectation that their own careers will be thereby enhanced in the most remuneratively Western and capitalist fashion possible.

David Franke: The Second Wave of the Fear Campaign

We have been inundated, 24/7, with TV, print, and online warnings that the United States is entering a disastrous “second wave” of the Covid-19 pandemic. What we’re really witnessing, however, is a second wave of the relentless fear campaign to keep the American people obedient to their state and local dictators, and to keep the economy prostate so the Democrats can win the trifecta—the White House, Senate, and House—in November.

Conservative Leaders: History Matters, Protect America’s Monuments

Over 100 leaders of the conservative movement have joined together to issue a “memo to the movement” applauding President Trump’s “Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence” and decrying the vandalism and assaults on revered American monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

David Franke: The Cultural Revolution Comes to America

The riots and demonstrations are about revolution, not white racism or justice for law-abiding blacks or real history. As with the Maoist Red Guards in China’s Cultural Revolution, it is about destroying the “four olds” in America–old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas. So let’s call this fight what it really is—a Maoist-style revolution—and then let Americans take sides, just as they did in 1776. I know which side I’m on.

The Bitter Irony of Revolutions

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Throughout history, revolutions often do not end up as their initial architects planned. The COVID-19 epidemic, the nationwide mass quarantine, and the massive protests, looting, rioting, and arson that all followed the police killing of George Floyd have resulted in paradoxes. Mayors who did not protect supermarkets and discount warehouse stores from burning and looting now demand that such terrified chains do not abandon their inner cities. As these natural and mandate catastrophes continue, we see raw human nature stripped of its pretenses. The result is tragically ironic and not a pretty sight.

Revolution and Worse to Come

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The danger to the country this time around is that the Left has so destroyed the old protocols of the opposition party that it will be hard to resurrect them when progressives return to power. We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary.

The Revolutionary War was conservative

Editors, Washington Examiner

American independence and the revolution that put it in place were necessary not because the revolutionaries and their leaders wanted everything to change. The revolution here was about upholding timeless ideals. America itself was a new idea, but the unalienable rights we fought for of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are those with which we have been endowed by our Creator since the dawn of time.