Thursday, February 22, 2018

OK These Are Pretty Funny

They were absolutely outstanding.


But the Tweets are really funny. 

History Geek Out: New Colourized Pictures of the Heroes of D-Day

You're welcome. 

Clifford Orwin: What Would John Stuart Mill Think About Today's Campus Free Speech Debates?

Good piece by my former professor with some thoughts about free speech in general and the Lindsay Shepherd inquisition in particular

"This rejection of adverse opinions as "unsafe" would have driven Mill up the highest wall in Westminster. He argued the opposite: that we are safe only for so long as we are exposed to opinions contrary to our own – safe from our unfortunate proclivities to sloth, narrowness and prejudice, safe from forever riding in triumph over the corpses of straw men. He thought that there was no surer sign of a bad argument than its holder's insistence on its immunity to challenge. He also held that once any group claimed for itself the pious right to police unwholesome views, woe to any that differed from its own. Mill thought this the clear lesson of history – and he was right."

Who Are the Rich, White Men At the Helm of the Transgender Ideology?


As always, follow the money.

"Fear Is Not In My Vocabulary"


The Israeli Deep State's War on Binyamin Netanyahu

Super smart Jew Daniel Greenfield hits it right out of the park: 

As in America, leftists reject the democratic will of the people when the people decide not to vote left. They do not accept the peaceful transfer of power as final. They reject it and then start working to delegitimize the non-leftist leader. 

And, as Mark Steyn often points out, in America, the government may change, but change isn't really possible when the bureaucracy is permanent (and leftist). The same is true in Israel. 

"Labor’s deep state still runs much of Israel the way it did when Ben-Gurion was still alive. It doesn’t just have the media and academia, the non-profits and the elites, the way most national ‘lefts’ do. It also controls the old machinery of government that it spent generations running and robbing.

"Ben-Gurion’s tenancy may be a factoid to most, but it’s a sore insult to Labor. And its deep state is working overtime to force Netanyahu out of office using fake scandals, fake news and fake police."

"Labor failed to stop Netanyahu at the voting booth despite Obama’s experts working for them. And Obama isn’t around to restrain Netanyahu. A deep state coup against democracy is its last option."

"The people won in America and Israel. But that just means that the deep state in both countries is becoming more ruthless in its efforts to defeat the voices, hopes and dreams of Americans and Israelis."

Things That Make Jew-Haters Sad

Hotovely: "10 More Countries in Talks To Move Embassies to Jerusalem."