04/19/17

We lost a good friend on Sunday

By: James Simpson | American Thinker

Those of us who have been in the conservative movement for a while know it to be a movement of extraordinary people. Many have given years, decades of their lives, fighting on for no other reason that it is the right thing to do — even when spirits are low and resources are slim or nonexistent. I have been honored to personally know some of these people and we lost one of the really good ones, unfortunately but fittingly, this past Easter Sunday.

Susan Fries Falknor, activist, editor, published poet, committed Christian, and wife of fellow commentator, Richard Falknor, passed on following a brief illness. Although I know she is in a better place, it never diminishes the sense of loss. She will be sorely missed.

I came to know both Rich and Susan through their leadership of the Maryland Center Right Coalition, which brought a small, very lucky group of Marylanders together for  regular presentations by state and local luminaries as well as nationally known conservatives. We enjoyed freewheeling discussions on issues of the day with these people. The meetings went for hours and we were always reluctant to leave.

Today I count Rich and Susan among my good friends. Rich worked on Capitol Hill for many years and his learned perspective is always apparent in his blog posts at Blue Ridge Forum, an excellent site you should get to know. In her typically quiet, unassuming way, Susan worked in the background, editing and otherwise polishing Rich’s great work.

A writer in her own right, Susan served as a researcher and editor at the American Enterprise Institute, the Urban Institute, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Population Reference Bureau and others. She was also president of Friends of Bluemont, an organization dedicated to preservation of this historic Virginia town formerly known as Snickersville.

Susan was usually quiet, working in the background, while Rich took the lead in articulating their views and concerns on issues of the day. But perhaps because she was usually quiet, her strong encouragements to me always had a profound effect.

While readers of this site may not have heard of her, she had a similar impact on others she met. Gates of Vienna writes:

Susan was a behind-the-scenes worker on behalf of liberty in America, so she didn’t boast: you had to know what questions to ask. [She] certainly picked a beautiful feast day on which to take leave of this world. I’m in awe of her choice, but a little envious if truth be told. I hope her going was easy, at least for her. It never is for those who are left behind — and Susan’s goodbyes must have been numerous indeed.

Michael Giere of the Bull Elephant writes:

The world of words and the world of conservative activism is now less for her passing, yet richer for her time with us.

William Shakespeare was a man who knew something about a good turn of phrase, so I send my friend away with his words;

I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.

To my friend Rich, I join him in his mourning. To Susan I say Godspeed and God Bless you! And I am sure she is now hearing our Lord tell her: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

For those able, there will be a service for Susan this Saturday at 10 am Eastern at the Bluemont United Methodist Church, 33843 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, Virginia.

04/13/17

Leftists Are Mean!

By: Lloyd Marcus

Mary and I are in Georgia working to stop Nancy Pelosi’s far-left-radical hand puppet Jon Ossoff from stealing the GOP congressional seat vacated by Tom Price who is our new Secretary of HHS.

Our numerous Conservative Campaign Committee initiatives include waving signs on street corners. Folks, it is not pretty. While the majority of drivers honk their horns in favor of the GOP keeping the seat, Leftist Ossoff motorists are aggressive, mean-spirited and vicious, screaming at us across busy intersections, “F*** you!” and “Go F*** yourselves!” They are angry and filled with hate.

Ironically, Leftists are always accusing conservatives of being intolerant and mean-spirited. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Leftists hate and disrespect the U.S. Constitution and voters who disagree with them. Arrogantly, Leftists feel justified in cussing us out with impunity.

As a veteran black conservative Tea Party activist with 8 years and 500 Tea Party rallies under my belt, I can testify that our side does not behave like rude, crude and violent liberals behave. My mind flashed back to when I was on a national bus tour. Andrew Breitbart and our Tea Party Express tour bus were egged by viscous Leftists. On another occasion, a Leftist smashed a beer bottle against our bus and ran away.

Folks, this race is about turnout, turnout, turnout. If Ossoff gets 50% of the vote April 18th, he wins the seat; empowering the Dems anti-Trump narrative. We need Republican voters to turnout to force the race to continue to the June 20th election. http://eepurl.com/cKqzNb

Our CCC team will be back out there on another street corner tomorrow. Please pray for us. Leftists are mean.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

10/25/16

Goodbye, Fox! CRTV launches digital network with ‘honest and informative conservative content’

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

CRTV

CRTV

Here is their press release:

LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2016) – Media company CRTV® has announced the formation of a new digital network uniquely rich with honest and informative conservative content seen nowhere else in any medium anywhere. CRTV brings together top thought-provoking personalities Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn who will share their knowledge, insightful and powerful ideas, stories and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere on television.

“We have partnered with the best thinkers and storytellers out there and given each the resources to design their own show in their own voice on their own custom set reflective of each of their personalities” according to Chris Crane, Chief Content Officer. “When CRTV officially launches in December 2016, subscribers will be able to access new and original shows in development from Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn, joining Mark Levin’s highly successful Levin TV®.”

“With the huge success of LevinTV launched earlier this year, we decided to accelerate plans. We know people have rejected liberal media bias and there is an enormous demand for straight, bold, conservative talk and they will get it here from a wide variety of talent. This is much bigger than any of us. It is about our beloved audience.” said Mark Levin. “This is a movement with millions of liberty lovers who know cable TV content doesn’t square with their world-view. Proudly conservative in content, CRTV will allow popular personalities, presenting scholarly thought, culture to comedy, the liberty to be themselves. And, viewers will have the freedom to consume straightforward, candid, unfiltered, commercial-free, content whenever and wherever they want.”

Best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and social media pioneer, Michelle Malkin, will bring CRTV subscribers a groundbreaking investigative program: Michelle Malkin Investigates. Michelle’s exclusive, on-the-ground investigative reporting of stories ignored by the “mainstream media” will only be on CRTV. “I’m excited to join CRTV—soon to be a leader in the digital media world. We plan to deliver news-breaking, substantive content to an underserved audience” said Michelle Malkin. “After years of digging deep for the truth and uncovering hidden scandals, I look forward to my over 2 million social media followers being able to watch my original show direct and unfiltered.”

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top Five jazz recording artist, and a leading Canadian human rights activist. He is also a popular guest host of The Rush Limbaugh Show. Mark’s writing on politics, arts and culture has been published in almost every major newspaper around the English-speaking world and he has entertained sold-out crowds from the American Midwest to the Australian Outback. The Mark Steyn Show harks back to when television was worth watching with real content, real guests, and real intellectual debate. Steyn said, “In this day and age of news lacking substance and entertainment lacking style, I’m honored to join two of my favorite writers Mark Levin and Michelle Malkin at CRTV where the content always come first.”

How to Watch

CRTV launches in December and can be accessed on any digital or mobile device.  Enjoy an entire year of CRTV for $99, available directly to you, commercial free, to watch when and what you want, where and when you want it. Save $10 by subscribing before December launch, with a yearly subscription of $89. Monthly subscriptions are $12. Current LevinTV subscribers will receive a free upgrade to a CRTV subscription until their next renewal date.

About CRTV

CRTV is your source for the most thought-provoking personalities and conservative ideas that are not available from traditional media outlets. CRTV has developed a new style in producing compelling content with stunning production quality and unique broadcast sets built to capture the individual personality and passion of each program. CRTV is developing the best programming – advocating freedom and liberty – that is delivered directly to viewers – when and where they want it. For more information, visit www.CRTV.com.

10/19/16

The Trump Treatment for a Campus Conservative

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

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I was disinvited from a college debate on the campus of the State University of New York in New Paltz last March. Left-wing professors didn’t want to hear me debate a left-winger on media coverage of the elections. It was the first time in academic history, to my knowledge, that an actual debate was cancelled because of faculty objections to one side of the debate.

The ban proved to be embarrassing to the president of the university. Reminded in a letter from me that his campus website proclaims a devotion to free speech, he invited me back on October 20. Security was demanded and will be provided.

Before my rescheduled appearance, however, psychologist Dr. Jonathan Haidt was brought to SUNY New Paltz to discuss the controversy over the cancellation, in the context of whether “trigger warnings” should now be used to warn students of speech that may offend them. It looks like he got paid $10,000 for a couple hours’ work, to counsel students about the trauma from a debate that didn’t take place. Those assembled for his lecture then discussed whether a university can be for truth and social justice at the same time.

Any responsible conservative who has found himself on a “list” maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Council on American Islamic Relations knows that these groups target and try to destroy anybody who stands in the way of their achieving political power in this country. Their charges are picked up repeatedly by the media without any supporting or substantial evidence. They were used by SUNY New Paltz faculty members to create the controversy that forced the cancellation of my debate.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, a student journalist wrote a story about the Haidt lecture that included the allegations that I had “previously claimed that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and that the LGBTQIA+ community is responsible for global warming.” Neither of these statements attributed to me were ever uttered by me. I didn’t even know what all those initials meant. After I brought these falsehoods to the attention of University President Donald P. Christian and other officers, a correction and apology were issued. Here is the correction:

“It has come to the attention of The Oracle that the Oct. 6 article entitled ‘NYU Professor Talks Trigger Warnings on Campus’ misattributed two claims to Cliff Kincaid, director of investigative journalism for Accuracy in Media. Mr. Kincaid has not claimed that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya nor that the LGBTQIA+ [community] was responsible for global warming.”

Here is what the student journalist attached at the end of the correction:

“Dear Mr. Kincaid,

I want to clarify a sentence in my article on Oct. 6, ‘NYU Professor Talks Trigger Warnings on Campus.’ There seems to be some misinterpretation on my part about past statements you have made, namely that, ‘President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and that the LGBTQIA+ community is responsible for global warming.’

Misinterpreting a web page detailing your past statements on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, I incorrectly attributed those aforementioned claims to you and for that I apologize. It was not my intention to misrepresent you and there was certainly no intent behind it.

To be clear, I am at fault and take responsibility for my mistake. I take great pride in my work as an aspiring journalist and it has been a humbling experience to make a mistake of this degree. We will make the necessary corrections to the article and work to improve our fact-checking process for the future.

I look forward to your appearance on campus for the rescheduled debate with Steve Rendall on Oct. 20.

Sincerely,

Jack O’Brien, Managing Editor,

The New Paltz Oracle”

By the way, the final two parts of the “LGBTQIA+ community” apparently mean “asexuality” and the “+” symbol “stands for all of the other sexualities, sexes, and genders that aren’t included in these few letters.”

Please recall that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was responsible for helping tocreate the controversy that resulted in the original decision to ban me from campus. Faculty members used information from the SPLC website to argue that I was a threat to the university. None of the faculty members who used their information and raised concerns about my status as a “hatemonger” ever bothered to contact me. I was notified of the cancellation as I was sitting on the tarmac at Reagan National Airport on the way to the event. I got off the plane, got my bags, and went home. I got paid anyway (considerably less than Professor Haidt for his counseling session).

You can see the malicious pattern. The student journalist at the New Paltz Oracle goes back to the same organization responsible for the cancellation of the event to provide an “update” on how I sparked another campus event on “trigger warnings.” And he gets the facts wrong again, since he never contacted me.

On another occasion, the New Paltz student paper published an article insisting that I should have been heard because I represented the Republican Party and Donald J. Trump. This was completely false as well. Nothing in the materials from our speaker’s bureau about this debate or my speech in particular suggests that I represent the Republican Party or Trump, and I do not and never have represented either. Ironically, my prepared speech for our scheduled March 30 debate included remarks very critical of Trump. Our debates have always been portrayed as a debate between right and left, conservative and liberal. That’s all.

With Gallup reporting that trust in the media is at an all-time low, one wonders if it can get any lower. The conclusion has to be that it can, it must, and it will. After all, look at the “education” and “fact-checking” methods being used by tomorrow’s journalists. They are non-existent. The student O’Brien is identified as being in his fourth-year of journalism.

I am participating in the October 20 debate on the assumption that the atmosphere will be civil and that the 1984 George Orwell totalitarian attitude of “Newspeak” that has emerged at SUNY New Paltz will not silence opposing voices. We shall see.

At SUNY New Paltz there is an Office of Compliance and Climate Control, the CCC. In 2013, the SUNY New Paltz LGBTQ Campus Climate Task Force issued a report that reveals the extent to which the CCC plans to control every aspect of the “campus climate” inside and outside of classrooms. The report even discusses “preferred names for food and beverage orders” and gender-neutral housing accommodations.

As Orwell wrote in 1984, “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

This “Climate Control” agency is combined with the administration bureaucracy to enforce “compliance” with federal administrative discrimination and diversity protocols, which Dr. Tina Trent calls in our new book, Marxist Madrassas, “a threat in a velvet glove.”

But that is not the worst of it. She points out that universities in America are already using the Climate Control-style initiatives to ban public speakers and monitor the content of what is taught in classrooms.

Regarding my case at New Paltz, she writes, “Kincaid’s mere presence was described as a threat to both student safety and ‘campus climate.’ In essence, Kincaid wasn’t merely banned from campus: he and his ideas were labeled as creating actual danger and harm. He was also blamed by the administration for the protests being fomented against him, thus tacitly endorsing the protesters’ threats. This is rewarding the mob.”

She adds, “The purported threat Kincaid was said to pose to ‘campus climate’ by his mere presence contains a warning for all of us: we are much further down the road of entirely banning mostly conservative ideas and speech, not only within our institutions of higher education but everywhere. This road will end with the suppression of all sorts of speech and ideas and ultimately people, not only in higher education but everywhere. And the source for this censorship lies in a hate crimes industry that is currently operating from a dual power base within the Federal Departments of Justice and Education.”

SUNY has a 35-page “Campus Guide for Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Plan” that says nothing about the crying need for intellectual diversity on the New Paltz campus. There is a passing reference from a SUNY Student Assembly noting how SUNY Buffalo State “supports diversity of thought,” in theory, but no follow-through on how this is to be done in practice on any campus in the system. This is just window dressing to mask the assault on free speech.

Yet the SUNY New Paltz website says: “The faculty encourages students to question, experiment, and discover in ways that lead to innovative thinking, fostering our creative environment of discovery.”

That’s false.

The website says a New Paltz education is one that involves “exposure to differing perspectives, open-minded inquiry, and a spirit of inventiveness.” Again, false.

Having Professor Haidt on campus to address the trauma caused by my scheduled appearance, and my re-scheduled appearance, means that the university was so embarrassed over its management of thought control on campus that it had to act to save face.

Dr. Michael Rectenwald, a Marxist professor in Global Liberal Studies at New York University, is opposed to speech and thought control on campus. He writes, “A singular orthodoxy has infiltrated the discursive parameters of U.S. and other universities and colleges. This orthodoxy now constitutes the ethical vocabulary of academia. Adopted from feminism, anti-racism, and LGBTQ theory and practice, the language, doctrines, and mechanisms of this orthodoxy now dominate academia’s policies, procedures and handbooks. The terminology has become the vernacular among the swelling ranks of administrators, especially the relatively new cohort of chief diversity officers, directors of diversity, associate provosts of diversity, assistant provosts of diversity, diversity consultants, and so on and so on. I refer not merely to the orthodoxy of ‘diversity,’ but in particular to ‘diversity’ initiatives as they are currently administered, using a particular set of policies, procedures, and mechanisms: trigger warnings, safe spaces, bias reporting, and the like.”

The professor tells me that “I completely reject the no-longer-so-implicit assumption that academia’s role, if not its only role as some see it, consists of liberal indoctrination—as if the main mission of the university were to produce good liberals. This is appalling beyond words. I teach people how to think, not what to think.”

He went on, “I recently came upon a status update of a professorial Facebook friend, which basically amounted to a celebratory announcement that by the end of the semester, all of her students had finally declared their commitment to ‘feminist Marxism’ as such. Of course, until I chimed in, all of the comments were congratulatory, as if she had done her job and done it well. I demurred, to say the least. Now mind this; I happen to be a Marxist myself. But I vehemently protested this professor’s obviously teleological model of teaching, as if the university classroom could or even should be conducted after the model of a communist indoctrination camp, and a sectarian one at that!!! Such ‘teaching’ represents an enormous swindle and even a criminal undertaking as such.”

Under attack by the mainstream media for his politically incorrect views, Trump recentlytold a group of college students: “In the past few decades, political correctness…has transformed our institutions of higher education from ones that had fostered spirited debate to a place of extreme censorship where students are silenced for the smallest of things.”

After laying out a program to control college costs, he said, “I will also make it a priority to protect students’ rights to free speech on campus. Do you want free speech? You’ll have it.”

These comments were greeted with a standing ovation from the millennial voters at the rally. They liked lowering costs, but wanted their free speech rights protected even more.

It is a troubling sign of the fundamental transformation of America that freedom of speech on campus hangs in the balance in 2016.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

09/23/16

Exhibits You Won’t Find in the New National Museum of African American History and Culture, Part 1

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

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Many exhibits in the new $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will be worthwhile. They will highlight the struggle to overcome slavery and give black people the rights they were promised in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Many black Americans have achieved great success. But black leadership in America, which is viewed by the media as almost exclusively liberal and Democratic, is not without major flaws. In addition, we think that the growing black conservative movement will not be given the attention it deserves. In the spirit of truth and transparency, we offer examples of exhibits that we have reason to believe, based on advance publicity, will not be available to those visiting the museum:

  • The Democratic Party’s history of slavery. The Republican Party was born in 1854 in opposition to slavery, and the Democratic Party was the party of slavery. As documented in Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, “Hillary’s America,” the Democratic Party is historically racist. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson attended a screening of the pro-KKK film, “The Birth of a Nation,” in the White House itself. Wilson was so racist that liberal Princeton students have demanded removal of his name from campus buildings. Hillary Clinton once called former Ku Klux Klan member Senator Robert K. Byrd (D-WV) her “mentor,” saying after his death, “Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.” As noted by The Daily Caller, Byrd joined the Klan because he was worried that during World War II, he might have to fight alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” Yet, no Republican presidential candidate has gotten more than 15 percent of the black vote since 1965.
  • Black Lives Matter is a racist organization that praises cop-killer Assata Shakur. A Black Lives Matter T-shirt is on display in the museum, in order to highlight “contemporary” black issues. The “Black Lives Matter Exposed” project of Accuracy in Media looks at the violent nature of the organization, including its support for Assata Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA), a group that worked with the communist terrorist Weather Underground. Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster “execution style” by shooting him in the head as he lay wounded by gunfire. Obama has highlighted the killings of black people in a campaign carried forward by his own Department of Justice against local police forces. Yet, Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute notes that, as of July 9 of this year, whites made up 54 percent of the 440 police shooting victims, compared to 28 percent who were black. In 2015, whites made up 50 percent of the 987 fatal police shootings, while blacks made up 26 percent.
  • The Communist mentor of the first black President. Barack Obama’s election as the first black president was facilitated by liberal media bias, since his father-son relationship with black Communist pornographer and pedophile Frank Marshall Davis was deliberately ignored by the liberal press. Liberals in the media knew that his association with a prominent communist would sink his campaign. In 2008, during his first run for office, the relationship was ignored by influential reporters like David Maraniss of The Washington Post, whose own parents were Communist Party members. Even the Drudge Report would not sell advertising to tell the story of Frank Marshall Davis. In 2012, newspapers like The New York Times and USA Today and conservative media like Newsmax refused advertising for the film, “Dreams from My Real Father,” which cited evidence that Davis was actually Obama’s real father. Obama admitted that Davis, a writer for communist publications, had instructed him that black people have “reason to hate.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s womanizing, plagiarism, and communist advisers. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a fighter for civil rights and showed unique courage in opposing racism, he has his own serious flaws. The evidence shows that both President John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby obtained and passed on information about King’s extramarital affairs and womanizing. It was information that had been obtained from FBI wiretaps on King authorized by Bobby himself. The Kennedy brothers, both anti-communist Democrats, were alarmed by King’s communist associations. One of King’s closest advisers was J.H. O’Dell, also known as Hunter Pitts O’Dell. He was a secret member of the Communist Party who would later join Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH. Another King adviser was New York attorney Stanley Levison, who had been involved in Communist Party financial affairs and was helping to arrange funding of the party by Moscow. He had recommended O’Dell to King. Despite his reputation as a moderate, Martin Luther King, Jr. paid tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois, who had joined the CPUSA himself in 1961, at an event sponsored by the Soviet-funded journalFreedomways in New York City. King’s opposition to American involvement in the war against communism in Vietnam was strongly influenced by his communist associations. The facts also show that the famed civil rights leader was a plagiarist who stole material from other people and claimed it as his own.
  • Unpatriotic black sports figures. The sports exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights the positive impact of black athletes such as Jackie Robinson on American society. But unpatriotic displays have been more common recently. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. Kaepernick also has worn socks depicting police as pigs. President Obama commented, “I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.” Kaepernick, the child of a black man, was raised by white parents and is making an $11.9 million base salary this year. Black athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave a Black Power raised fist salute, common among communists and socialists, during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Black Muslim boxer Cassius Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, refused Army induction in 1967, saying, “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?” Protests against the Vietnam War, which were backed by the Soviet bloc and organized by domestic communist groups, forced a U.S. military withdrawal from Vietnam, leading to a communist takeover that produced hundreds of thousands of political prisoners and Vietnamese “boat people” trying to escape. Almost two million people were then murdered in a campaign of genocide in neighboring Cambodia, carried out by the communist Khmer Rouge. More than 58,000 Americans died trying to stop a communist takeover of Southeast Asia.
  • Paul Robeson: a black dupe of reds. A Soviet campaign was launched after the Russian revolution to exploit the “Negro question” in the U.S. and manipulate blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The goal was a “Soviet America.” Although he invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked by a congressional committee about his party membership, the CPUSA admitted, after his death, that actor and singer Paul Robeson had been a party member. Former CPUSA official Manning Johnson had testified in 1949 that that he saw Robeson “a number of times in the headquarters” of the CPUSA and that Robeson was, in fact, a party member. Johnson said Robeson wanted to be “the Black Stalin among Negroes.” Johnson testified, “Paul’s assignment was to work among the intellectuals, the professionals, and artists that the party was seeking to penetrate and influence along Communist lines.”
  • Why Richard Wright broke with the Communist Party. Richard Wright, author of the classic texts Black Boy and Native Son, was a prominent black American author who joined the Communist Party but then became disillusioned by the party’s corruption and authoritarianism, and left it in 1942. He wrote an essay published in Atlantic Monthly in 1944 called “I Tried to Be a Communist,” which was later reprinted (with Wright’s permission) in the book, The God That Failed, a collection of anti-communist essays by ex-Communists.
  • The NAACP once opposed communism. For many years, black groups such as the NAACP were bitter foes of the Communist Party USA, knowing that its politics were divisive and not designed to foster racial harmony. NAACP official Herbert Hill wrote a famous article, “The Communist Party—Enemy of Negro Equality.” Hill said American blacks desired “integration and assimilation into all aspects of American life on the basis of complete equality,” but that the communists promoted separatism and what he called “super-jim-crowism.” Hill referred to “Communist carpet-baggers” who used nice-sounding front groups to dupe blacks, and called the Communist Party one of the “implacable enemies” of black equality.
  • The Black Conservative Movement. African-American Conservatives, Project 21,Black Conservatives Fund and Blacks for Trump are just a few of the black conservative groups in existence. Leading black conservatives include Jason Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed; Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution; former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; D.C. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown; South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott; and businessman Herman Cain.

National Museum of African American History and Culture’s top donors (as reported by The Washington Post):

  • Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, $21 million
  • Lilly Endowment, $20 million
  • Robert Frederick Smith, $20 million
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $12 million
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies, $12 million
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $10 million
  • Rhimes Family Foundation, $10 million
  • David M. Rubenstein, $10 million
  • Ford Foundation, $8.6 million
  • Target, $7.05 million
  • Kaiser Permanente, $7 million
  • Robert L. Johnson, $6 million
  • General Electric, $5.5 million
  • 3M, $5 million
  • American Express, $5 million
  • Boeing, $5 million
  • Rockefeller Foundation, $5 million
  • UnitedHealth Group, $5 million
  • Walmart, $5 million

Part 2 will be published on September 23.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

07/19/16

GOP Convention: The Former Party of Law and Order Goes Bananas (as in Banana Republic)

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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The odds were against those who opposed Donald Trump at the Republican Convention from the outset. They did not prevail yesterday and what I briefly witnessed was jaw-dropping. It shows an utter contempt for the grassroots and the intentional eradication of conservatism in the Republican Party. If I hadn’t already been staunchly against Donald Trump before yesterday, I certainly would have been by today. I’ve also developed an uber aversion to nationalism and populism. It reminds me far too much of Germany in the 1930’s.

I’m well aware mine is not the popular stance. Everyone wants on the Trump train… even many of those who staunchly stood against Trump after what he did to Ted Cruz are beginning to warm to him. Many are in a panic to keep Hillary Clinton out of office and I can understand and appreciate that. What I can’t do here is follow evil to keep evil out of power. I can’t and won’t do it, no matter the cost. When this started, I was gently warned that if I stood against Trump, it would destroy me. So be it. I will raise my voice and keep speaking out as long as I can, regardless of what they do.

I am far from alone in this. Many constitutional conservatives have been threatened by Team Trump. We are told to get out of the party and that our viewpoints and votes don’t count. We are also told that if Trump loses to Clinton, it will be our fault. You can’t have it both ways… either we are irrelevant or too relevant. We are told that if we don’t vote for Trump, it is a vote for Clinton. What hogwash and that is a monstrous lie all in itself. I and many others will vote our conscience and stand by our principles and no one… I mean NO ONE is going to bully us into following their dear leader.

Yesterday, on the first day of the convention, I watched the former attorney general of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli and Senator Mike Lee of Utah call for a roll call of the states. This is normal and they wanted a vote on the rules going forward in the party. What wasn’t normal was the chairman first calling for a voice vote, which he gave to the Trumpsters and then walked off the stage, initially denying the roll call vote. After some time, he finally came back and took another voice vote, which he again gave to the Trumpsters. I listened and it sounded like a tie to me, but it wouldn’t have mattered… the fix was in. All you had to do was look at the seating arrangements at the convention to know that. The ones for Trump were given prime seating.

Seating

This whole thing was over a rules package. This package was not just an anti-Trump package, but also included a number of reforms that conservatives – including some pro-Trump delegates have been supportive of. But it wasn’t even allowed to be brought forward. Originally, 11 states supported the package. According to RedState, the secretary was literally physically hiding from delegates who were attempting to file petitions to force a roll call vote. Other witnesses allege that delegates who attempted to force the issue were prevented from approaching by armed guard. The petitions were finally filed and accepted.

Those delegates were hoping for a state-by-state vote on the rules that bind delegates to back Trump.

“I have no idea what’s going on right now,” Utah Sen. Mike Lee said Monday, who helped lead the failed uprising. “This is surreal.”

Mike Lee

Deputy Chair Steve Womack eventually recognized the delegation from Utah, who requested a roll call vote. Womack stated that initially, 9 states had filed petitions, but three withdrew, leaving the motion under the 7 states required for a roll call vote. Therefore, he says, a roll call vote cannot happen. The convention has moved on to the platform committee consideration. It appears the rules challenge and the roll call vote is dead. The three delegations that dropped out of the effort to challenge the rules package were the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Maine. Alaska did not file the paperwork properly, while Iowa dropped out after the fact. As I said before, there were 11 states, not 9. What I can tell you is there was strong arming and bribing going on. If Trump is elected, his presidency will certainly be known for its heavy-handed, unconstitutional, thuggish ways. Not to mention pathological lying.

Rory Cooper, senior adviser with the Never Trump group, blasted party officials, saying in a statement: “Delegates presented party officials with more than enough states to force a roll call vote on the floor. There is no excuse for strong arming delegates and skirting the rules to silence these members of the party.”

North Dakota delegate Gary Emineth, who had a role on the Trump Victory fundraising committee, resigned in protest following the floor fight over the way the anti-Trump forces were treated.

“They want a kumbaya moment. Why can’t we have a little drama?” he said. He also had strong words for RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; asked if Priebus should resign, he said “yes.”

“We won’t sit around and coronate a king,” said Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, who like many insurgents backed vanquished presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Many delegates began chanting: “Roll Call. Roll Call,” effectively calling for a lengthy process that would allow every state to weigh in. Following the votes, almost all of the Colorado and half of Iowa’s delegations walked out. Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli and members of his state’s delegation were screaming “shame” amid the vote; he later told CNN the RNC “violated its rules.”

“This entire system is rigged to force the vote for Donald Trump,” said Kendal Unruh, one of the Colorado delegates. Cuccinelli called the situation “appalling”.

“This is the party of law and order. … If you won’t obey your own rules there is no reason to think you’ll obey any others,” Cuccinelli told MSNBC.

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Trump’s son and adviser, Donald Trump Jr., threatened the leaders of the attempted revolt, saying: “Your careers are finished” in a message posted on Twitter. Trump’s campaign had the names of the delegates standing against him and they were hounded and threatened yesterday.

A Utah delegate also claims to have been confronted:

A Utah delegate was reportedly threatened inside a bathroom at Quicken Loans Arena during the Republican National Convention Monday.

According to NBC, Utah delegate Kera Birkeland was on the floor during the Rules vote as one of the delegates calling for a roll call vote.

Birkeland reportedly went to the women’s restroom and when she emerged from a stall, a group of Trump supporters surrounded her and threatened to kill her, urging her to leave the party and the state.

Birkeland is 33 years-old, a Mormon and a Cruz delegate.

After all this occurred and Trump continued with the convention, I just sat in wonder at how easily those I thought were conservatives, eschewed their values to follow the cult of personality in Donald Trump. An unprincipled, dishonest, vile and vicious man, who is Godless in my opinion. He is using people left and right and manipulating the system expertly. We had a real chance to elect a constitutional conservative… a man of faith and principles… and we turned away not only from everything this country was founded upon, but God Himself. As this plays out, there will be a heavy price to pay and America has earned it every step of the way over this. I know Cruz is slated to speak… I wish he would cancel. It would be way more than appropriate here.

Eerily, Melania Trump’s speech sounded like a retread of Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. Looks like the RNC has bought into the same type of leadership that the left bought into in 2008. It’s a repeat, only on the right.

The Republican Party is now more of a banana republic than a political force, where only those who support Trump have a voice. Conservatives and constitutionalists are being purged just as promised by Trump and his minions. They show an overwhelming tendency to violence, force and mafia-tactics.

The moment that spoke the most to me was Trump’s theatrical entrance, where he walked in slowly with dim lights and fog surrounding him. It was the counter to Greek columns. This is what we have chosen as our candidate. God help the Republic, but I doubt it.

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06/30/16

Leftist Nightmare: Black Conservatives Running for Office

By: Lloyd Marcus

Colorado

Someone passed on to me the latest video commentary by black conservative AlfonZo Rachel. http://bit.ly/28WbjVI Awesome! The brother boldly speaks the truth with humor, passion and intelligence. I first met Zo about 7 years ago.

His video caused me to reminisce about how we black conservatives have been out there on the front lines for many years; trying to wake up fellow blacks, encouraging them to liberate themselves from government and Democrat party slavery.

Some blacks are just plain stuck on stupid. Sorry folks, but that’s the truth. I have an idiot relative in mind. No matter what facts I show him about how blacks continue to suffer greatly due to Obama and democrat policies http://bit.ly/1OpoIk9, his reply is I should be ashamed of myself for not supporting our black president.

Liberal mainstream media have done an excellent job keeping black conservatives off American’s radar. Leftist’s greatest fear is for the masses to hear blacks expressing love for their country; saying they don’t hate or resent fellow Americans who are white; blacks who don’t believe they are owed anything and believe they can succeed without democrats lowering standards or government intervention.

When I toured on Tea Party Express, CNN was embedded, producing a documentary. They were with us for at least 35 tea party rallies. I spoke and opened each rally singing my “American Tea Party Anthem.” https://youtu.be/q1byTDgu7iA Also traveling with us were various black conservative speakers, politicians and authors. And yet, when CNN aired their documentary, not a single black participant was featured. CNN’s sin of omission contributed to my dad believing the left’s lie that the tea party movement is racist, a bunch of scary redneck white people.

As I stated, the liberal mainstream media have done a great job keeping black conservative sightings almost as rare as Bigfoot sightings. Race exploitation profiteers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are household names among blacks. Meanwhile, my dad and most blacks that I know never heard of black conservative national radio talk show host, entrepreneur and businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain until his brief presidential campaign. http://www.caintv.com/

Leftists claim to be advocates for blacks. Given the epidemic of black school dropouts, fatherless households, unemployment and crime plaguing urban blacks, one would assume Leftists would celebrate Herman Cain as a role model of what can be achieved via hard work and right choices. Instead, Leftists (liberal media, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus and so-called civil rights advocates) despise Herman Cain. Cain contradicts Leftist’s story-line that America is racist and only voting for democrats and total dependency on government can save blacks.

For years, the only black conservatives I knew of and heard on national media were Walter Williams http://walterewilliams.com/, Dr Thomas Sowell http://www.tsowell.com/and Mychal Massie http://bit.ly/28X7sqx of Project 21. http://bit.ly/28VdSpV I first met Mychal about 6 years ago and was pretty starstruck. Today, Mychal is a dear conservative friend, still fighting the good fight.

There’s a new crop of black conservatives entering the political arena. It does my heart good hearing about young blacks who rejected drinking the Left’s America-sucks-and-you’re-entitled-to-other-peoples’-hard-earned-stuff Kool-Aid.

I am extremely excited to report that black conservative/Republican Darryl Glenn is running for the Colorado US Senate seat. Glenn, endorsed by Ted Cruz, plans to knock off Democrat incumbent Senator Michael Bennet. Anything you can do to assist this rock-solid conservative is greatly appreciated. http://eepurl.com/b7h3kv

A black conservative whom I greatly respect told me he dislikes adding race into the equation. He dislikes saying we need more black conservatives. He thinks we should say we need more conservatives. Period. While I see his point, the reality is the Left has made race an issue. They say if you’re black and conservative, you are stupid, mentally ill and a betrayer of your people. We need more black conservatives in office, in the high-profile big arena, spreading truth.

Another powerful black conservative still out there fighting the good fight is Niger Innis. http://bit.ly/290yLTG Niger’s late dad was civil rights icon, Roy Innis. Unlike the despicable race profiteers of today, Mr Innis was a “for real” civil rights activist. I came across a debate on Youtube between Al Sharpton and Roy Innis on the Morton Downey Jr TV show. It got so heated that Mr Innis physically pushed Sharpton out of his chair. http://bit.ly/28WCptZ While I have never seen Niger get up into liberal’s grill, he is the Left’s worse nightmare; a black articulate upbeat advocate for conservatism; a politician, tea party activist and spokesperson.

I met sister Dr Alveda King years ago when we were panelist at a DC press conference. I was a bit starstruck meeting the niece of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As a black conservative activist, Alveda’s calling and passion is centered around the issue of abortion. http://bit.ly/1R0emg4 Blacks are aborting themselves into extinction. http://bit.ly/1oGRjVA

Years ago at an event, a hostess approached me with a black conservative she wanted to introduce to me. He planned to run for congress. It was Col. Allen West. Wow, need I say more. http://www.allenbwest.com/

Black conservative powerhouse, Star Parker is a former welfare cheat. You can imagine how upsetting it is to liberal democrats to have lost her. http://bit.ly/296GlJZ Using her personal story, Star exposes how welfare dependency destroys black families. http://bit.ly/28X6zOJ

There are numerous other black conservatives out there that have been spreading the good news of conservatism for a long time; underfunded and underexposed due to liberal mainstream media bias.

It took years, but I finally led my black brother to the light of conservatism. He had dinner with a group of black buddies. After one guy had a few adult beverages, he verbally attacked my brother for his conservative political views. “You’re a white man! And I bet you’re even a Republican!” My brother took out his voter registration card, held it up for them to see and proudly proclaimed, “You’re right, I am a Republican.”

Folks, we black conservatives still have much work to do, breaking down old stereotypes and democrat/liberal media lies and deceptions.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee
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05/11/16

A Matter of Principle – a Note from a Constitutional Conservative

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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Many of my readers have noticed that suddenly I am no longer with the USA Transnational Report and that I have departed the Watcher’s Council. I felt I should let you know what is going on and to assure you that I am going nowhere and am in the fight for the long haul.

I’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks mulling over events related to my stance on Donald Trump.

I am appalled at the rancor and abusive tenor of some of the remarks that have come my way, as well as what amounts to slander of the character of a good and decent man, a fighter who has, quite literally, given up everything to save the country he has adopted as his new home – Trevor Loudon. I find this unconscionable.

I really cannot stand idly by as capricious accusations impugn the foremost researcher and subject matter expert on topics relating to communist and socialist subversion and corruption of our system of government, while a vile, unprincipled, arrogant, ego-maniacal narcissist is held up as the nation’s “last best hope” after a campaign devoid of any ethical foundation, fraught with pandering and unironic contradictory promises, espousing positions exactly opposite those he has spent decades and hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting, offering not so much as a pivot point or epiphany to account for his positional gymnastics.

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05/10/16

Who The Heck Do These People Think They Are?

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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As Dana Loesch succinctly put it, “Who the hell is this chick?” I’ve listened to a lot of bull crap over the last few days, but this one takes the cake. Kayleigh McEnany, some wannabe Trump sycophant on CNN, bluntly stated that you aren’t a conservative if you don’t support Donald Trump. What a freaking lie. There’s certainly an argument to be made that if you ARE a Trump supporter, you are not a true conservative, but that’s neither here nor there. Where the hell does she get off claiming that? Who does she think she is?

This airhead gets up on CNN mouthing lies and expects to be applauded for it. Matt Lewis and Ben Howe are both conservatives. They just can’t stand a liberal Progressive on the right like Donald Trump and are being slammed for it. Lately, I’ve been called a traitor, a liberal and a Clinton supporter. Anyone who knows me at all, knows that is nothing but lies. I’ve literally been chased out of groups because I would not fall in line behind Donald Trump. I used to think that thuggery was the purview of the left, but I gotta tell you… the right is giving them a run for their money. The brown shirt mentality around Donald Trump is frightening… it doesn’t matter what he says or does, he can do no wrong. He stands for everything conservatives have fought against and yet we are told we must make him king. No thanks.

Listen to Dana nail her:

Dana went on a fiery tirade yesterday on her show and it was epic. She had never heard of McEnany before and neither have I. Suddenly, she’s some blonde mouthpiece for Trump. This started when Caleb Howe said he would vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in order to block Trump from winning the presidency. Personally, I won’t vote for either of them, because when given the choice between a Marxist and a Fascist, I choose neither. Trump is Clinton in drag – they are pretty much the same. But I can understand where Caleb is coming from and he has a right to his opinion. Until one of these candidates gets in and suspends the Constitution at least. Caleb Howe is a smart guy and a conservative… if he is doing this, he doesn’t do it lightly.

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05/4/16

Campus Conservatives and Pro-lifers Fight for Truth

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

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Discrimination against conservatives on campus is a dramatic story being told by Peter Fricke and other great reporters at CampusReform.org. In many cases, however, pro-lifers at colleges and universities across the country are pushing back. Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, has been reporting not only on how “progressives” are running rampant, but how pro-life students are making their views and presence felt. Her organization has sponsored more than 900 student groups on campuses representing all 50 states. Here are some recent examples of where conservative and pro-life students and faculty are fighting back:

  • Notre Dame will be giving pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden the oldest and most prestigious honor accorded to American Catholics at their graduation ceremony this spring. The Notre Dame Chapter of University Faculty for Lifeopposes the University’s decision, saying it’s “a scandalous violation of the University’s moral responsibility” and that Catholics should never honor “those who act in defiance of fundamental moral principles about the sanctity of life.” It notes that Biden “has for decades conspicuously rejected Church teaching about life. He has rejected it repeatedly and consistently in the context of abortion, where (he has been quoted as saying) he would not want to ‘impose’ this teaching upon a woman and her doctor. He also favors killing embryonic human beings for research purposes, even to the extent of committing taxpayers’ money to support it.”
  • Loyola Marymount University, another well-known Catholic university in California, has asked disgraced, pro-abortion former President Bill Clinton to give their 2016 commencement address. The Cardinal Newman Society called it “a new low in the University’s repeated betrayal of its Catholic mission.”
  • At the University of Iowa, the school administration decided that Students for Life sidewalk chalk messages were too “offensive” and had them removed. Themessages included “abortion stops 3200 hearts each day in the US,” “women deserve better than abortion,” “Students for Life supports pregnant and parenting students,” and “Smile, your mom chose life.”
  • At Southern Methodist University, the Students for Life group created a cemetery with 3,000 crosses to represent the number of lives lost to abortion every day. Members came out the next day to find out their entire display had been taken down.
  • The University of North Georgia Students For Life revealed photographs of decapitated baby cookies taken at a pro-abortion rally held by the North Georgia Skeptics Society, an atheist group on campus. The pro-abortion table includedbaby-shaped cookies, some with their heads cut off to signify dismemberment. The North Georgia Skeptics Society said it was a misunderstanding and that “many of the fetus shaped cookies broke of their own accord.”
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder initially rejected funding for the campus Students for Life group to host Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Director and now pro-life advocate, as a speaker. The funding to the group from the university’s Cultural Events Board was denied because the Johnson speech was not considered “educational” and balanced. The Alliance Defending Freedomwas consulted for help in the case, and noted in response that speakers that the Board had previously funded included one-sided lectures from Angela Davis, recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize and former leader of the Communist Party USA; transgender activist Janet Mock; Bernie Sanders’ socialist buddy Cornel West, and Jose Antonio Vargas, a pro-illegal immigration activist. Eventually, the event received full funding and Johnson was able to come and give her speech.

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