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AND STILL ANOTHER FORMER LIBERAL SPEAKS OUT ON WHY HE GOT FED UP

why-i-left-the-leftTo give readers a break from my blog posts about how much contempt I’ve come to feel for the political left that I used to be a part of, I periodically post these articles about others who have come to feel the same way.

In this case it’s Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report fame. The link to the full item is below. First some excerpts:  

“Do you believe in free speech?

“Do you believe that people should be judged by their character, not their skin color?

“Do you believe in freedom of religion?

“If you believe these things, you’re probably not a progressive. You might think you’re a progressive. I used to think I was. My show, The Rubin Report, was originally part of the progressive The Young Turks network.

rubin-report“Progressives used to say, “I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” Not anymore.

“Banning speakers whose opinions you don’t agree with from college campuses – that’s not progressive.

“Prohibiting any words not approved of as ‘politically correct’ that’s not progressive.

“Putting ‘Trigger Warnings’ on books, movies, music, anything that might offend people – that’s not progressive either.

“All of this has led me to be believe that much of the Left is no longer progressive, but regressive. This is one of the reasons I’ve spent so much time on my show talking about The Regressive Left. Continue reading

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DR GAD SAAD DENOUNCES ANTI-TRUMP HYSTERIA AS “COLLECTIVE MUNCHAUSEN”

gad-saad“As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ‘I’m scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,’ because it trivializes what true trauma is.” — Gad Saad

That quote from Dr Gad Saad nicely captures the contempt that so many around the world feel toward privileged Democrats in America because of their increasingly hysterical reactions to United States President Donald Trump’s defeat of California President Hillary Clinton.

Dr Saad is an authority on Behavioral Science and Evolutionary Psychology as well as the author of a column in Psychology Today. I appreciate the way that Saad always criticizes BOTH LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES just like Balladeer’s Blog does.

Recently Dr Saad was interviewed by Malhar Mali for Areo magazine. Below is a link to the entire interview but first some excerpts:

anti-trump-hysteria“Everyone who is suffering from collective Munchausen and mass hysteria are obviously of a particular political bent — the ultra-Left (who typically belong to the Democratic party). And these people have built their whole ethos, edifice, zeitgeist on Identity Politics. Identity Politics leads to victimology poker and the oppression olympics.

“These groups just end up competing to see who is more oppressed because it is the mechanism through which they attempt to solve problems. If you and I are having a genuine debate, I would present my evidence and you yours. The better evidence would win out.

“That’s not what happens in an Identity Politics debate. My victimology card has to trump yours! (Laughter) therefore people have to come up with ever stronger cards and hands and end up falling into victim mindsets.

anti-trump-hysteria-2“This leads to people thinking absurd lines of thought like — and I’m being satirical here — : “How will I go to the store and feel safe buying tomatoes once Trump is in office?” or “What will happen to my children? Will Trump cause us to cannibalize our children?” “Will sex still be permitted?”

“When you’re getting into that kind of delusional discourse it seems extraordinary that this is viewed as reasonable discourse. These are professors, these are colleagues of mine who feel perfectly comfortable departing from reality in this way.

“Hate Trump as much as you want. Hate specific policies by him but don’t engage in this grotesque discourse.

“The problem arises when you have a discourse fully detached from reality. It’s beyond satirical and grotesque in how much stupidity is exhibited. A typical comment on my social feed might state something to the following effect, “I’m a woman of color,” she’s attending some school in Maine and she’s saying, “I’m afraid. Can I still go to class?” Continue reading

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MOTHER JONES: TRUMP IS THE NEW FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND HARRY TRUMAN

mother-jonesBalladeer’s Blog has long been a proponent of the need for Third Parties here in America. Those additional political parties would provide much-needed competition to the corporate owned Democrats and Republicans who hijacked our electoral system long ago.

Donald Trump is a de facto Third Party President since the bloated rich pigs who own both parties are all against him. Even Mother Jones – Mary Harris Jones herself – agreed in another posthumous interview with me regarding Trump.

MOTHER JONES: Donald Trump is infuriating ALL the right people to infuriate! Just like  Franklin Roosevelt was accused of being “a traitor to his class” for the relief he brought to the long-suffering working class so President Trump is being regarded with the same hostility by the selfish moneyed interests.

trump-rogue-wonBALLADEER’S BLOG: And I imagine the Harry Truman comparison is the obvious shared trait?

MOTHER JONES: Damn right! President Trump reminds me of Harry Truman because of the way the prim cowards of the American media act shocked and offended whenever the Donald gives ’em hell!  

BB: Now that you mention it Give ‘Em Hell, Donald would make a great one-man show.

MOTHER JONES: You bet it would, young fella. Combine a few of the best qualities of Truman and FDR and you get President Donald Trump. Like FDR he may be a rich man himself but only someone with a lot of capital and a lot of gumption could take on the entire political and financial establishment like he has.

BB: I agree that Trump is neither a Democrat nor a Republican, neither Liberal nor Conservative and that is a plus. But do you think he’ll be able to continue fending off all the selfish interests attacking him? Continue reading

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