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The George Soros Paid Antifa Terrorists Blocked Another Road – Get A Brutal Lesson On What A Toyota 4 Runner Tastes Like

And once again we have another weekend of George Soros sponsored anti-Trump shenanigans by the Democrat Party terror group known as ANTIFA!

But this time an SUV driver in Boston wasn’t about to have any of it. So the law-abiding American citizen did what any of us would do when surrounded by a gang of thugs wanting to cause him and his vehicle harm. So when the Antifa thug gave him the order to “Stay right there” he stepped on the accelerator and ran their communist behinds over. Score one for the rule of law!

After two people were hurt because of the SUV another member of the terror group surrounded the vehicle and was about to drag the citizen out of the car and do who knows what to him, but luckily police officials were able to get there first and come to the rescue of the driver. Glad to see the mayor of Boston didn’t order the police to stand down, like the mayor of San Jose did when the gang of illegal aliens attacked Trump supporters after the rally he had there.

Of course in the video, you can hear the terrorist Antifa members cursing up a storm in disbelief that the police would actually side against them. I guess they aren’t too accustomed to the idea of not getting their way, after all, I’m sure they have gotten their way since birth from the parents who gave them everything and who now own the basement they dwell in.

Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children Reports:

ANTIFA VIOLENCE AT BOSTON RALLY? TEARING DOWN THE CONSTITUTION

With mainstream media endorsing the actions of Antifa at Charlottesville, it’s no wonder that now Antifa violence is going to become “normal” in order to “combat hate.” The concerted efforts of left-wing groups to foment violence in the name of “peace and tolerance” has become flat out insane. Our Constitution is being torn down by anarchists.

A “Free Speech” rally in Boston on August 19 is set to become yet another mess. Rally organizers have been granted a legal permit to march, not that Antifa will care about “legal.”

Who will screw that up first?

Note on this flyer that supporting police with the thin blue line flag is considered “fascist.” Any InfoWars reporters will be considered fascist and open to attack. So much for the US Constitution and any “Free Speech.” The First Amendment is now equated with Nazis and racists.

No such thing as utopia

Here we have a pledge to purge the earth of whites and the children of whites. And by the way, they don’t really believe that line about “after the purge, we will live in a worker’s paradise free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and oppression.”

First off, none of them “work” so having a “worker’s paradise” would be laughable if these weren’t such vicious people. And the only “oppression” is the kind they are creating. There is no such thing as a worker’s paradise – ask the common man in China, North Korea, and Cuba. It is impossible. There is no Utopia.

Targets by design

Never forget that these are paid anarchists, paid protesters, all designed to destroy the Trump presidency and tear down the fabric of the United States.

Boston planned 8 “anti-hate” rallies and vigils leading up to the “Free Speech” rally on Saturday according to Boston.com. Boston Magazine printed an article that was titled “How to protest the free speech rally,” which advises people not to bring weapons, and to be civil. It appears from the flyers that Antifa has no desire to be “civil.”

A Facebook page has been setup to protest the “White Nationalists” that are coming to Boston. Have you noticed that advocating free speech is now automatically labelled as ‘White Nationalism?’ And that the whites are automatically there to “intimidate” people?

“On Saturday, August 19th, White Nationalists are converging on Boston Common to reinforce their white supremacist ideology and attempt to intimidate queer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, POC) communities.

As we have seen with the events in Charlottesville and around the country, white nationalists are emboldened by the current political administration and growing police state. Rallies and marches organized by white supremacists are more prevalent than in recent years, and—as always—it is the most marginalized who are left vulnerable.” Counter Protest Facebook page

Remember this from Saul Alinsky, one of Hillary’s mentors:

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.

These terrorists better be very careful. The American Public is a peaceful bunch. They don’t put up with lawlessness like this for long, and they are already growing very weary of constantly seeing scenes like this every time they watch the evening news. The late 60s were also tumultuous times, but in those days the Democrat Party wasn’t the one who was fanning the flames and instigating the violence because they lost an election!

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Megyn Kelly Is Finished

Megyn Kelly was her own ruin. The former Fox News host has no one to blame for the failure of her Sunday night news magazine show but herself.

Last week, Kelly received the bad news that her new NBC offering, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, will be taken off the air early due to disastrous ratings. Kelly’s fate was sealed this week. Deadline reports that last week’s season finale of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly was surpassed by reruns of NBC’s Dateline aired last Sunday.

Kelly’s news magazine style show was originally scheduled for a 10-episode limited summer run. However, NBC canceled the run after only eight episodes due to an underwhelming performance, according to Breitbart.

Undoubtedly, Kelly was the problem with Sunday Night. NBC executives are attempting to paint the show’s cancellation in a positive light, but TV ratings reveal that Kelly is unpalatable to the majority of Americans. This is consistent with her declining performance at Fox News before her departure with the network. A source for Fox News told Breitbart that “there is ‘no way’ Kelly could come back to the network.”

The season finale of Sunday Night featured an interview with British comedian Ricky Gervais and was watched by only 3.5 million people, scoring a meager 0.5 rating in the key 18 – 49-year-old viewer demographic. The following week, NBC aired a rerun of Dateline in the same 7 PM Sunday night time slot.

The Dateline rerun drew an audience of 4 million viewers and received a rating of 0.6. This reveals that Kelly’s poor viewership was not a matter of the time slot or the news magazine format of the show, but rather Kelly, who is responsible for the NBC failure.

This is not the first time that Kelly was beaten by reruns of NBC’s original news magazine show, Dateline. A Dateline rerun outperformed the last three weeks of original episodes of Sunday Night when the new show enjoyed a week off for the extended Fourth of July weekend.

However, NBC is not deterred. The network is dedicated to generating a return on the $17 million contract they signed with Kelly to steal her from Fox News. NBC explains that the cancellation of Sunday Night will offer the news anchor the time she “needs to be freed up to focus” on her other roles at NBC.

NBC didn’t just buy a failing Sunday night show for $17 million, but also a daily morning show offering and special event coverage from Kelly. Now, the network is desperately prepping Kelly for her role as the host of the third hour of the Today show now ominously named Megyn Kelly Today. This is the final test for Kelly’s career.

Before the launch of her primetime show, an executive from a rival network told CNN Money that “daytime is a huge gamble and the whole thing unravels if it fails.” Adding, “The verdict will be in very fast in daytime and very fast in prime time.” But if the show fails “she could end up fading into obscurity.”

Well, the verdict is in for Kelly’s primetime show. The success of Megyn Kelly Today is the only thing standing between Kelly and a complete end to her TV career.

IN MY OPINION BY BOB LIVINGSTON

 

Throughout the history of civilization, empires rise and then fall.

Although the final stages of collapse can be rapid and violent, the actual collapse is gradual and occurs over years and decades. Because of gradualism, the collapse is usually imperceptible to the people. Only a handful observe the increasing oppression of the people and recognize it for what it is. And no one, it seems, learns from history.

There are several schools of thought as to what precipitates the end of empires. Two years ago Stratfor, the globalist think tank for multinational corporations, posited two of them. Citing the 1987 The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, it pointed out that western powers since 1500 AD all fell after they were drawn into foreign entanglements that forced them to spend more of their wealth for wars. This created underinvestment in domestic needs, sending the country into an economic and social decline that emboldened more enemies. This created a cycle of more war and oppression.

In The Collapse of Complex Societies, author Joseph Tainter suggested that empires collapse following a loss of confidence in the ruling elite and traditional institutions. This idea was echoed in the book, Empire and Civilization by Niall Ferguson.

Do you see this in America today?

I believe both of these are true and would add another. There is a direct connection between debauching of the currency and the moral and social breakdown of society. America is experiencing all three simultaneously: engagement in multiple foreign entanglements (wars), loss of confidence in the ruling elite and traditional institutions and debasement of the currency through money printing.

The first is only made possible by money creation. Wars and foreign entanglements are always funded by fiat currency. The second is the result of the first. So the three causes go hand-in-hand.

When people are forced into impoverishment by devaluation and depreciation of their money, not only will they be impoverished, but they are headed for social and moral breakdown and finally internal war and revolution.

The devaluation of the currency as in the United States today is nothing less than undeclared war between the government and the people. This is all under the umbrella of patriotism and benevolence.

What the American people don’t understand is that when the Federal Reserve creates trillions of dollars that it calls “quantitative easing,” it does two things. No. 1: It dilutes the currency, thereby reducing the value of all currency in circulation. No. 2: It is transferring wealth to the government away from all dollar holders.

This is stealth or silent warfare against the American people. This is serious because it leads to impoverishment of the middle class and finally to complete economic collapse. This is happening now and has been occurring since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913!

How is it that not everyone knows about this? Many people see the chaos and feel the economic oppression, but they refuse to believe the cause. Yet it is laid bare for all to see. By refusing to look, we are sanctioning our own enslavement.

We are square in the middle of decadence masquerading as civilization. Social and economic oppression is closing in, but we accept it under all manner of rationalization and government propaganda. Declining morality is further evidence of empire in decline.

While most of the people may be oblivious, the elites and ruling powers are well aware of what is transpiring. The Pentagon recently published a study in which it makes clear it is aware that the primacy of America in the world order developed after World War II is rapidly coming to end, that the American empire is collapsing and it is making plans for this “post-primacy” environment.

And its conclusions, though not surprising because failing regimes have always used oppression, manufactured enemies and psychological warfare in their last days, are frightening prospects for liberty.

The solution proposed to protect America in the “post-primacy” era includes more of what the establishment is doing now: more surveillance, more propaganda and more military expansionism.

According to the study, the future without American dominance will be one in which there are Arab Spring-style events, not just in the Middle East, but all over the world, because of loss of confidence in traditional institutions and what the Pentagon describes as a breakdown “traditional authority structures.” The report notes the U.S. homeland is especially vulnerable to breakdown of traditional authority structures, stating:

The United States and its population are increasingly exposed to substantial harm and an erosion of security from individuals and small groups of motivated actors, leveraging the conflu­ence of hyperconnectivity, fear and increased vulner­ability to sow disorder and uncertainty. This intensely disorienting and dislocating form of resistance to author­ity arrives via physical, virtual and psychological vio­lence and can create effects that appear substantially out of proportion to the origin and physical size or scale of the proximate hazard or threat.

But the report ignores the role of the ruling establishment in these attitudes.

The report notes that one of the great drivers of the decline is the loss of message control due to the rise of alternative media which challenges conventional wisdom. To counter this, the report proposes stepped-up use of mass surveillance and psychological warfare.

Additionally, the report says efforts by Russia, China and, to a lesser extent, North Korea and Iran, to improve their economic status and act in their own best interest pose a grave threat to American dominance.

Karl Marx long ago suggested that capitalist economies escape from their “internal contradictions” by going to war. So the U.S. government is poised to turn its attention from its constitutional duty of assuring the general welfare of Americans to assuring the general welfare of the global elite and their global economy in order to maintain world dominance.

Governments since the Roman Empire have created enemies to instill fear in the population so that the people are manipulated into giving more police power over to the government. Politicians always go along with this Machiavellian deception.

Another great danger to the American people is that the elite who are presiding over the downfall of America will create a new tyranny disguised as a new and better system. We do not wish to exchange organized crime for organized crime under another name.

The world is bound up in a paper money/credit explosion that can only end badly. What it really means is impoverishment for millions of people, most of whom are totally oblivious to the roaring undercurrent.

There is little wisdom in announcing an economic crash after the fact. Yet some people get upset that I continue with ongoing warnings of a coming financial “pandemic.” Seeing the probabilities before they happen is the only prediction that is worthwhile. Afterwards is merely reporting the obvious.

My findings are that the American people don’t believe that we can have economic collapse followed by economic and social chaos. They suffer from normalcy bias. We need to pay more attention to history of the United States and the world.

The U.S. dollar is progressively buying less and less. The middle class and savers are impoverished. The process of currency destruction is getting faster and faster. This always happens in the final stages.

Even former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, whose policies have contributed to the collapse, is sounding the alarm, stating to CNBC on Friday that the bond market is on the cusp of a collapse that also will threaten stock prices:

The current level of interest rates is abnormally low and there’s only one direction in which they can go, and when they start they will be rather rapid… I have no time frame on the forecast. I have a chart which goes back to the 1800s and I can tell you that this particular period sticks out. But you have no way of knowing in advance when it will actually trigger.

And that is the point. No one ever knows exactly when the collapse finalizes. That’s why we preach preparedness ahead of time. Hold some cash in your possession, along with gold and silver. You should have food and water stockpiled, along with guns and ammo.

As the collapse continues and escalates, look for violence to also escalate. People get more desperate as they get hungrier. Desperate people do desperate things. Arab spring was just a picnic.

Better times are coming, but the firestorm comes first.


Yours for the truth,
Bob Livingston
Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter™

Trump’s new plan could force Congress to pass a health care bill

President Donald Trump announced on July 29, 2017, that if Congress doesn’t act soon on health care, he could end federal “BAILOUTS” for insurance companies, which could effectively force Congress to act on health care reform legislation. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

 President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that if Congress doesn’t act soon on health care, he could end federal “BAILOUTS” for insurance companies, which could effectively force Congress to act or else put health insurance companies in the difficult position of having to raise rates on people who can’t afford to pay them or to leave Obamacare exchanges entirely.

“After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” Trump continued.

The “BAILOUTS” to insurance companies Trump referred to in his tweet are “cost sharing reduction” payments, which help health insurance companies keep premiums, deductibles and copays lower than they might otherwise be for lower-income Americans.

If Trump were to withhold these funds from health insurance companies, it would likely result in many insurers choosing to leave the Obamacare health insurance exchanges or pass on insurance costs to lower-income people, who likely can’t afford to pay the added costs.

If health insurance companies choose to leave the insurance exchanges, which is the most likely response, it could catalyze the collapse of the Obamacare exchange system, making it more difficult for members of Congress to wait on implementing a repeal and replace bill.

In June, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its county-level projections for Obamacare exchanges in 2018, and it found 1,300 counties, more than 40 percent of all counties, are expected to have only one Obamacare health insurance provider available to consumers, according to a report by CNBC. That means 2.4 million people will be forced to buy health insurance from their one and only option or else pay the Obamacare penalty imposed on those Americans who don’t have qualifying health insurance.

CMS also predicts there will be 49 counties in which consumers will have absolutely no health insurance options on their Obamacare exchange.

“I am deeply concerned about the crisis situation facing the individual market in many states across the nation,” Seema Verma, CMS administrator, said in the report.

In reaction to Trump’s threat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Trump is “playing politics with people’s lives.”

“If the president refuses to make the cost sharing reduction payments, every expert agrees that premiums will go up and health care will be more expensive for millions of Americans,” Schumer said.

“The president ought to stop playing politics with people’s lives and health care, start leading, and finally begin acting presidential,” Schumer added.

f @POTUS refuses to make CSR payments, every expert agrees that premiums will go up & will be more expensive for millions.

HOW OLD IS GRANDPA?

Stay with this — the answer is at the end. 
 
It may blow you away. 
 
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. 
 
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. 

The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before: 

‘ television 
‘ penicillin 
‘ polio shots 
‘ frozen foods 
‘ Xerox 
‘ contact lenses 
‘ Frisbees and 
‘ the pill 
 
There were no:
‘ credit cards 
‘ laser beams or 
‘ ball-point pens 
 
Man had not invented : 
‘ pantyhose 
‘ air conditioners 
‘ dishwashers 
‘ clothes dryers 
‘ and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and 
‘ space travel was only in Flash Gordon books. 
Your Grandmother and I got married first,… and then lived together.. 
 
Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every woman older than me, “mam”. And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.” 
 
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy. 
 
Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. 
 
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege… We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus. 
 
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. 
 
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started. 
 
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums. 
 
 We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. 
 
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios. And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. 
 
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan ‘ on it, it was junk. 
 
The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam…. 
 
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of. 
 
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. 
 
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, … but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. 
 
In my day: 
‘ “grass” was mowed, 
‘ “coke” was a cold drink, 
‘ “pot” was something your mother cooked in and 
‘ “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby. 
‘ “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office, 
‘ “chip” meant a piece of wood, 
‘ “hardware” was found in a hardware store and 
‘ “software” wasn’t even a word. 
 
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. 
 
No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap. 
 
How old do you think I am? 
 
I bet you have this old man in mind….you are in for a shock! 
 
Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time . 
 
Are you ready ?????
 
This man would be only 70 years old today.  
 
 
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT…

HILLIE

Welfare Leech Brags About Taking Government Assistance

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A viral clip uploaded to the internet depicting a Brooklyn mother and welfare leech bragging about raping taxpayers of their hard-earned money is a must-see video for any naive liberal who believes unchecked welfare somehow benefits the country.

“F*** the government,” the woman, who identified herself as a mother of three, proudly hollered at the camera. “F*** Trump. I’m gonna rape that s*** sitting on my ass.”

She continued by bragging about how she lives the high life courtesy the government, all while everyone else works eight or more hours per day to eke out a living.

“What you gonna say?” she said. “Welfare b****? Food stamp b****? Well, (this) welfare b****, food stamp b**** still got more than you, b****, and you working 9 to 5, b****!”

The video may be seen in its entirety here, though be warned that it contains a litany of profanity.

The average liberal would likely shrug his shoulders at the video and falsely claim that the potty-mouth welfare leech pictured in it represents an anomaly in the welfare system. He would be wrong — very, very wrong.

Despite fraudulent assertions by the leftist media, which continues to claim welfare fraud is rare, the abuse of social services costs American taxpayers billions annually.

In Massachusetts alone, an estimated $13.7 million in welfare benefits were obtained fraudulently in 2015, according to an investigation by the state’s Bureau of Special Investigations.

“BSI examiners completed 10,784 investigations in FY15, with fraud identified in 1,131 of those cases, a 37 percent increase in fraud identification from FY14,” state auditor Suzanne M. Bump announced in a statement last year. “These cases included individuals or groups defrauding the state of public assistance benefits like: food stamps (SNAP), childcare services, health care benefits, and cash assistance.”

Four years prior to the release of this report, it became known via 2010 data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that for every $100 of a total of $130 million in welfare benefits doled out in Maryland and Virginia, $6.11 and $5.04, respectively, were given “to those not eligible” (aka fraudsters), as reported at the time by The Daily Signal.

If one were to add all the fraud that hasn’t been caught, the total money wasted would be in the billions. And the reason for all this waste would be two-fold: First, because of people like the woman pictured in the video above, and second, because of naive liberals who still think every welfare user is a deserving recipient.

WHO STOLE OUR CULTURE?

Revealing the subversive and shocking roots of ‘political correctness’

By William S. Lind
Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. In the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.
Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the ’60s feel like its a foreign country? Did it just “happen”?
It didn’t just “happen.” In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and leave a new and very different one in its place. The story of how and why is one of the most important parts of our nation’s history – and it is a story almost no one knows. The people behind it wanted it that way.
What happened, in short, is that America’s traditional culture, which had grown up over generations from our Western, Judeo-Christian roots, was swept aside by an ideology. We know that ideology best as “political correctness” or “multicultural- ism.” It really is cultural Marxism – Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms in an effort that goes back not to the 1960s, but to World War I. Incredible as it may seem, just as the old economic Marxism of the Soviet Union has faded away, a new cultural Marxism has become the ruling ideology of America’s elites. The No. 1 goal of that cultural Marxism, since its creation, has been the destruction of Western culture and the Christian religion.
To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of “political correctness.”
EARLY MARXIST THEORY
Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn’t happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country’s enemies. Finally, in 1917, a communist revolution did occur, in Russia. But attempts to spread that revolution to other countries failed because the workers did not support it.

a program sponsored by a young Marxist named Felix Weil who had inherited millions. Weil and the others who attended that study week were fascinated by Lukacs’ cultural perspective on Marxism.

THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL
Weil responded by using some of his money to set up a new think tank at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally it was to be called the “Institute for Marxism.” But the cultural Marxists realized they could be far more effective if they concealed their real nature and objectives. They convinced Weil to give the new institute a neutral-sounding name, the “Institute for Social Research.” Soon known simply as the “Frankfurt School,” the Institute for Social Research would become the place where political correctness, as we now know it, was developed. The basic answer to the question “Who stole our culture?” is the cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School.
At first, the Institute worked mainly on conventional Marxist issues such as the labor movement. But in 1930, that changed dramatically. That year, the Institute was taken over by a new director, a brilliant young Marxist intellectual named Max Horkheimer. Florkheimer had been strongly influenced by Georg Lukacs. He immediately set to work to turn the Frankfurt School into the place where Lukacs’ pioneering work on cultural Marxism could be developed further into a full-blown ideology.
To that end, he brought some new members into the Frankfurt School. Perhaps the most important was Theodor Adorno, who would become Horkheimer’s most creative collaborator. Other new members included two psychologists, Eric Fromm and Wilhelm Reich, who were noted promoters of feminism and matriarchy, and a young graduate student named Herbert Marcuse.

ADVANCES IN CULTURAL MARXISM
With the help of this new blood, Horkheimer made three major advances in the development of cultural Marxism. First, he broke with Marx’s view that culture was merely part of society’s “superstructure,” which was determined by economic factors. He said that on the contrary, culture was an independent and very important factor in shaping a society.
Second, again contrary to Marx, he announced that in the future, the working class would not be the agent of revolution. He left open the question of who would play that role – a question Marcuse answered in the 1950s.
Third, Horkheimer and the other Frankfurt School members decided that the key to destroying Western culture was to cross Marx with Freud. They argued that just as workers wereoppressed under capitalism, so under Western culture, everyone lived in a constant state of psychological repression. “Liberating” everyone from that repression became one of cultural Marxisms main goals. Even more important, they realized that psychology offered them a far more powerful tool than philosophy for destroying Western culture: psychological conditioning.
Today, when Hollywood’s cultural Marxists want to “normalize” something like homosexuality (thus “liberating” us from “repression”), they put on television show after television show where the only normal-seeming white male is a homosexual. That is how psychological conditioning works; people absorb the lessons the cultural Marxists want them to learn without even knowing they are being taught.
The Frankfurt School was well on the way to creating political correctness. Then suddenly, fate intervened. In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, where the Frankfurt School was located. Since the Frankfurt School was Marxist, and the Nazis hated Marxism, and since almost all its members were Jewish, it decided to leave Germany. In 1934, the Frankfurt School, including its leading members from Germany, was re-established in New York City with help from Columbia University. Soon, its focus shifted from destroying traditional Western culture in Germany to doing so in the United States. It would prove all too successful.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Taking advantage of American hospitality, the Frankfurt School soon resumed its intellectual work to create cultural Marxism. To its earlier achievements in Germany, it added these new developments:
Critical Theory: To serve its purpose of “negating” Western culture, the Frankfurt School developed a powerful tool it called “Critical Theory.” What was the theory? The theory was to criticize. By subjecting every traditional institution, starting with family, to endless, unremitting criticism (the Frankfurt School was careful never to define what it was for, only what it was against), it hoped to bring them down. Critical Theory is the basis for the “studies” departments that now inhabit American colleges and universities. Not surprisingly, those departments are the home turf of academic political correctness.
Studies in prejudice: The Frankfurt School sought to define traditional attitudes on every issue as “prejudice” in a series of academic studies that culminated in Adornos immensely influential book, “The Authoritarian Personality,” published in 1950. They invented a bogus “F-scale” that purported to tie traditional beliefs on sexual morals, relations between men and

women and questions touching on the family to support for fascism. Today, the favorite term the politically correct use for anyone who disagrees with them is “fascist.”
Domination: The Frankfurt School again departed from orthodox Marxism, which argued that all of history was determined by who owned the means of production. Instead, they said history was determined by which groups, defined as men, women, races, religions, etc., had power or “dominance” over other groups. Certain groups, especially white males, were labeled “oppressors,” while other groups were defined as “victims.” Victims were automatically good, oppressors bad, just by what group they came from, regardless of individual behavior.
Though Marxists, the members of the Frankfurt School also drew from Nietzsche (someone else they admired for his defiance of traditional morals was the Marquis de Sade). They incorporated into their cultural Marxism what Nietzsche called the “transvaluation of all values.” What that means, in plain English, is that all the old sins become virtues, and all the old virtues become sins. Homosexuality is a fine and good thing, but anyone who thinks men and women should have different social roles is an evil “fascist.” That is what political correctness now teaches children in public schools all across America. (The Frankfurt School wrote about American public education. It said it did not matter if school children learned any skills or any facts. All that mattered was that they graduate from the schools with the right “attitudes” on certain questions.)
Media and entertainment: Led by Adorno, the Frankfurt School initially opposed the culture industry, which they thought “commodified” culture. Then, they started to listen to Walter Benjamin, a close friend of Horkheimer and Adorno, who argued that cultural Marxism could make powerful use of tools like radio, film and later television to psychologically condition the public. Benjamin’s view prevailed, and Horkheimer and Adorno spent the World War II years in Hollywood. It is no accident that the entertainment industry is now cultural Marxism’s most powerful weapon.

THE GROWTH OF MARXISM IN THE UNITED STATES
After World War II and the defeat of the Nazis, Horkheimer, Adorno and most of the other members of the Frankfurt School returned to Germany, where the Institute re-established itself in Frankfurt with the help of the American occupation authorities. Cultural Marxism in time became the unofficial but all-pervasive ideology of the Federal Republic of Germany.raditional beliefs on sexual morals, relations between men and

But hell had not forgotten the United States. Herbert Marcuse remained here, and he set about translating the very difficult academic writings of other members of the Frankfurt School into simpler terms Americans could easily grasp. His book “Eros and Civilization” used the Frankfurt Schools crossing of Marx with Freud to argue that if we would only “liberate non- procreative eros” through “polymorphous perversity,” we could create a new paradise where there would be only play and no work. “Eros and Civilization” became one of the main texts of the New Left in the 1960s.
Marcuse also widened the Frankfurt School’s intellectual work. In the early 1930s, Horkheimer had left open the question of who would replace the working class as the agent of Marxist revolution. In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question, saying it would be a coalition of students, blacks, feminist women and homosexuals – the core of the student rebellion of the 1960s, and the sacred “victims groups” of political correctness today. Marcuse further took one of political correctness’s favorite words, “tolerance,” and gave it a new meaning. He defined “liberating tolerance” as tolerance for all ideas and movements coming from the left, and intolerance for all ideas and movements coming from the right. When you hear the cultural Marxists today call for “tolerance,” they mean Marcuse’s “liberating tolerance” (just as when they call for “diversity,” they mean uniformity of belief in their ideology).
The student rebellion of the 1960s, driven largely by opposition to the draft for the Vietnam War, gave Marcuse a historic opportunity. As perhaps its most famous “guru,” he injected the Frankfurt School’s cultural Marxism into the baby boom generation. Of course, they did not understand what it really was. As was true from the Institute’s beginning, Marcuse and the few other people “in the know” did not advertise that political correctness and multi-culturalism were a form of Marxism. But the effect was devastating: A whole generation of Americans, especially the university-educated elite, absorbed cultural Marxism as their own, accepting a poisonous ideology that sought to destroy America’s traditional culture and Christian faith. That generation, which runs every elite institution in America, now wages a ceaseless war on all traditional beliefs and institutions. They have largely won that war. Most of America’s traditional culture lies in ruins.

A COUNTER-STRATEGY
Now you know who stole our culture. The question is, what are we, as Christians and as cultural conservatives, going to do about it?
We can choose between two strategies. The first is to try to retake the existing institutions – the public schools, the uni

versities, the media, the entertainment industry and most of the mainline churches – from the cultural Marxists. They expect us to try to do that, they are ready for it, and we would find ourselves, with but small voice and few resources compared to theirs, making a frontal assault against prepared defensive positions. Any soldier can tell you what that almost always leads to: defeat.
There is another, more promising strategy. We can separate ourselves and our families from the institutions the cultural Marxists control and build new institutions for ourselves, institutions that reflect and will help us recover our traditional Western culture.
Several years ago, my colleague Paul Weyrich wrote an open letter to the conservative movement suggesting this strategy. While most other conservative (really Republican) leaders demurred, his letter resonated powerfully with grass-roots conservatives. Many of them are already part of a movement to secede from the corrupt, dominant culture and create parallel institutions: the homeschooling movement. Similar movements are beginning to offer sound alternatives in other aspects of life, including movements to promote small, often organic family farms and to develop community markets for those farms’ products. If Brave New World’s motto is “Think globally, act locally,” ours should be “Think locally, act locally.”
Thus, our strategy for undoing what cultural Marxism has done to America has a certain parallel to its own strategy, as Gramsci laid it out so long ago. Gramsci called for Marxists to undertake a “long march through the institutions.” Our counter-strategy would be a long march to create our own institutions. It will not happen quickly, or easily. It will be the work of generations – as was theirs. They were patient, because they knew the “inevitable forces of history” were on their side. Can we not be equally patient, and persevering, knowing that the Maker of history is on ours?

William S. Lind, director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation, graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth in 1%9 and received a Masters in History from Princeton in 1971. A military historian, Lind is the author of the “Maneuver Warfare Handbookco-author; with Gary Hart, of “America Can Win: The Case for Military Reform* and co-author, with William H. Marshner, of “Cultural Conservatism: Toward a New National Agenda”
The preceding is excerpted from Dr. Ted Baehr and Pat Boones “The Culture-wise Family: Upholding Christian Values in a Mass Media World

CAN WE SUCCEED IN AFGHANISTAN?

In Afghanistan, we’re the Redcoats. And for a substantial portion of the country’s ethnic-Pashtun majority, the Taliban, however cruel and odious we find them, are the Minutemen.

The stock response you’ll get from any US general is that “the Afghans hate the Taliban.” If that is so, how is it that, after 16 years of US and NATO expenditure of blood and treasure, the ragtag Taliban, backed only by Pakistan, dominate or contest half the country?

Even our politically correct counterinsurgency doctrine — which has not achieved enduring success anywhere — acknowledges that insurgencies require the support of the population to succeed. Since 2001, the Taliban have faced as many as 140,000 US and NATO troops (the peak number in 2011). And no one supplied the Taliban with helicopters, artillery, armored vehicles and training, as we did for the Afghans.

Yet, the Taliban continue to defeat the Afghan National Army, on which we have lavished so much money and training. They could not do this without active support and passive tolerance from the population. Nor can we insist that the population only cooperates because they’re afraid.

Pashtun sons still join the Taliban, despite the heavy casualties we’ve inflicted.
One of our most-revered generals has told me repeatedly over the years that the Taliban are inept on the battlefield. Mimicking his Vietnam-era counterparts, he misses the point. No, Taliban fighters can’t compete one-on-one with US troops. Yet, they keep on fighting, against terrible odds, while the Afghan forces we back seek to avoid battle.

Isn’t it time to stop lying to ourselves?
Now President Trump must decide whether to send several thousand more US troops to Afghanistan to serve as trainers and facilitators (we currently have 8,400 troops in the country). Shouldn’t we ask ourselves how a total of 14,000 US troops (plus a few thousand allies) will achieve what 140,000 US and NATO troops could not?

Consider just a few of the problems we face:
* Our military leadership clearly doesn’t grasp the principle of “sunk costs,” that you can’t redeem a failed investment by investing more.

* While fighting the Taliban we continue to raise the prospect of bringing Taliban elements into a unity government. Is that what our troops died for over 16 bloody years? We’re failing, and we’re desperate.
* Then there’s the complaint that “If we leave, we’ll have to go back.” Well, going back and whacking terrorists every decade or so would have proven a lot cheaper than trying to turn Kabul into Denver. Strategic raids work — precisely what we initially did in Afghanistan in 2001. Nation-building in traditional cultures doesn’t work — what we tried from 2002 on.

* Knowing the risks, young Afghans volunteer to fight for the Taliban but are reluctant to serve in the Afghan National Army — where officers sell ammunition to the enemy and steal the money intended to feed their troops. Meanwhile, we defend a shamelessly corrupt elite whose thieving of billions we enabled out of expedience. Why would Afghans fight for a government that robs them?

* If Afghans won’t unite to save their own country, we cannot do it for them, no matter how many troops we send, how much we spend or how long we stay.

* Horrid though the Taliban are to us, we must accept that many Afghans just don’t want what we want them to want. We won’t accept that people choose to live in devotional squalor and torture their women, but they do.

Sending a few thousand more troops to Afghanistan sounds like small change, but it would tie down many more. That matters because Afghanistan is strategically worthless to us, even as we face a grave challenge from North Korea, an all-but-inevitable clash with the Revolutionary Guards holding Iran and the Middle East hostage, and a civilizational threat from Russia’s reinvigorated barbarism.

What should we do? A reasonable compromise would be to reduce US troop numbers in Afghanistan to those essential for targeting Islamic State in Khorasan (the local ISIS franchise) and al Qaeda. Use contractors to train Afghan forces. Continue to equip those forces — but under strict anti-corruption guidelines.

And if Afghans won’t fight for their own country, be ready to leave completely.
During our Revolution, the wealthy Tories of Manhattan supported the Crown because it served their interests. Today, corrupt Afghans in Kabul whom we have enriched support our presence and tell us everything we want to hear. But the ill-armed, shabby rebels are out there, determined to win.