In the wake of last weekend’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries, Dana Loesch has set the record straight on identity politics.
“I want to make something incredibly clear,” explained Dana on her Facebook page. “The alt-right is NOT conservative. … It is an identity politics movement. It is based in identity politics just like ‘Black Lives Matter’ is based in identity politics, just like Antifa is based in identity politics. ”
Dana continued on “Dana” today saying, “Alt-right is antithetical to conservatism.” She went on to explain that alt-right shares the same values and belief sets as Antifa and other political groups such as neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan that “look at identity over the animating principles of freedom.”
“Can we stop making everything about right and left, left and right?” asked Dana. “Either you are for individual freedom, either you are for liberty and you believe in the Constitution, or you don’t. There are no sides.”
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The violence in Charlottesville reveals not who we are as Americans, but who we might become if we allow radicalism and totalitarianism to become normalized. In America today, that possibility is most likely to come, not from the radical Right, but from the Left.
To understand this trajectory, we need to know who the players were in this weekend’s violence. Those behind the protest and the counter-protest were not average Americans, but two extremist groups: anti-fascists (Antifas) on the Left (the counter-protestors) and white supremacist nationalists on the Right (the protesters).
With the contentious campaign and election of Donald Trump, Antifa exploded onto the scene, along with its counterpart, the neo-Nazis. The radical Right—a tiny but despicable group—saw in Trump’s America First agenda an opportunity for legitimization.
Despite Trump and his supporters condemning racism, the Left characterized everyone who supported him as “the radical Right.” Loose and even unwanted associations were seen as blood alliances. Never mind that grandma, who wants better border control and loves Trump because he stands for American interests, has nothing to do with a neo-Nazi thug. She and everyone wearing a MAGA red hat have been deemed white supremacists and racists by the Left.
Antifa’s violence is closely connected to leftist labeling of Republicans—an important point politicians, thought leaders, and the media need to take seriously. Going back to the 1960s when conservatives were called Nazis for supporting law and order, the label of racist has been a club Democrats have used to beat Republicans into submission. If you’re for border control, you’re a racist. If you oppose affirmative action, you’re a racist. If you want greater opposition to radical Islam, you’re a racist. If you don’t believe there’s institutionalized racism in America, you’re a racist. Basically, if you don’t agree with Democrats, you’re a racist.
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From November 2016…
President Obama won’t try to call off protests against Donald Trump, he said Thursday, ignoring pleas from the president-elect’s advisers to denounce the nationwide demonstrations.
“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world.
“I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years,” he said. “And I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests.”
The comments were Obama’s most extensive about the demonstrations against Trump that have sprouted up in numerous major cities.
Read more at The Hill…
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Some “upset” women in the echoing halls of Google decided to stay home from work after their feelings were hurt by a ten-page memorandum written by an anonymous employee who — trigger warning — acknowledged the general differences between men and women.
A former Google software engineer says some women at the company skipped work today, upset by the leaked memo. https://t.co/Uuvd5CBKv7
— NPR (@NPR) August 8, 2017
NPR reported that former Google employee Kelly Ellis said “some women who still work at the company stayed home on Monday because the memo made them ‘uncomfortable going back to work.’”
James Damore, who penned the politically incorrect memo, was canned by the corporation intolerant of viewpoint diversity on Monday for allegedly “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”
Ironically, the women too “upset” to go into work over a science and evidence-backed note are indeed playing into the worst gender stereotypes of all — the overly-emotional and irrational woman — and inadvertently proving what they are so fiercely attempting to deny: men and women are different.
Is NPR implying women disproportionately had an emotional reaction? �� https://t.co/TiPIfP4Tji
— Jeff Giesea (@jeffgiesea) August 8, 2017
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