05-02-21 Moocher in Chief
President Joe Biden goes on the trail promoting his more than $6 trillion big government expansion plans with no means and no intention of paying for it.
milestones: His speech was pandemic political theater designed to justify a miasma of government spending.
The House chamber is usually packed to capacity when the president speaks. But Wednesday night, only 200 people were allowed in to watch Biden’s address. Why? Every member of Congress has had the opportunity to be vaccinated. So have the president, vice president and House speaker, as well as Cabinet officials and Supreme Court justices. They could have filled the House chamber with an audience of fully vaccinated officials. read more
Contributed by Sam Jacobs:
Nationalism vs. Patriotism: What's the Difference and Why it Matters
The terms “nationalism” and “patriotism” are often used interchangeably. This is understandable, as they have somewhat overlapping meanings, both of which suffer from a certain amount of vagueness. However, there are a number of key differences between the two that are worth shedding light on. In the final analysis, we believe that the term “nationalism,” while not denoting anything totalitarian by its nature, is not an accurate term for the sentiment that exists in the United States. Nationalism, it would seem, is more suited to Europe or Asia, places with historic nations, united by common language and ethnicity that are necessarily tied with a certain area of land.
There’s a lot to unpack here and the differences are extremely subtle. And to give a bit of a spoiler, we’re not going to be taking the position, as is often the case, that patriotism is fine but nationalism is simply a metastatic and malignant form of patriotism. read more
Cultural Marxism's Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America
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