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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>THE LEFT: December 3, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that&rsquo;s all we would need to know about the person. We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person. To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad.</p>\n<p> SUCH is the case regarding the left&rsquo;s hatred of The Salvation Army. You don&rsquo;t have to be a Christian &mdash; I am not &mdash; to appreciate the goodness of the people who run and work for The Salvation Army. They devote their lives to helping the poorest, the saddest, the loneliest and the most troubled among us &mdash; completely irrespective of race, gender, transgender identity, faith or no faith. And they do it for almost no money. They do it because of their Christian faith.<br />\n They provide these downtrodden people with not only food and shelter but also human warmth and love. And they offer the people they care for the one thing most likely to get them out of their predicament: meaning. They offer it; they do not coerce it. And while the vehicle for this meaning &mdash; Christian faith &mdash; may not be your faith or mine, so what? It takes a truly narrow-minded bigot to want to deprive people of meaning just because that meaning is rooted in faith or in a faith other than their own.<br />\n Yet, leftists &mdash; most especially LGBTQ groups, which spread a remarkable amount of hate in the name of &ldquo;love&rdquo; &mdash; seek to crush The Salvation Army. They threaten and pressure whoever supports The Salvation Army. &ldquo;British pop singer Ellie Goulding,&rdquo; the Wall Street Journal recently reported, &ldquo;threatened to cancel an appearance at the Dallas Cowboys&rsquo; Thanksgiving halftime show, which will celebrate the army&rsquo;s red-kettle campaign, unless it made a &lsquo;pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.&rsquo; She backed down after the Salvation Army assured her it serves needy members of that community.&rdquo;<br />\n Most depressing of all, Chick-fil-A, a business owned by a Christian and heretofore run according to Christian principles, caved in to LGBTQ organizations&rsquo; pressure and stopped funding The Salvation Army, while it has also donated to a left-wing group that hates the good, the Southern Poverty Law Center.<br />\n I never thought I&rsquo;d see the day when The Salvation Army would be hated by a substantial number of Americans or lose the support of a Christian-run business.<br />\n But given the left&rsquo;s loathing of virtually all things good &mdash; such as America, Israel, traditional Christianity and Judaism, the Boy Scouts, the nuclear family ideal, Thanksgiving and America&rsquo;s founders &mdash; it is not surprising.</p>\n<p> AS I HAVE said for years, the left destroys everything it touches: music, art, Christianity, Judaism, economies, universities, high schools, late-night comedy, pro football, women&rsquo;s likelihood of finding happiness, men&rsquo;s likelihood of maturing, the Boy Scouts and the innocence of children (think &ldquo;Drag Queen Story Hour&rdquo; for 5-year-olds at libraries), to cite some of the more obvious examples.<br />\n And while it destroys good institutions, the left never builds a viable replacement. Is there a left-wing equivalent to the Boy Scouts, a left-wing institution that helps mold boys into responsible men? Of course not. The left destroys, but it builds nothing &mdash; except state power. Or, to take the present example, is there a left-wing equivalent to The Salvation Army? No, there isn&rsquo;t.<br />\n &ldquo;We believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population,&rdquo; The Salvation Army said in a statement after Chick-fil-A announced its decision. As the Wall Street Journal concluded, &ldquo;Considering it serves nearly 25 million people every year, that&rsquo;s likely true.&rdquo;<br />\n But all the good The Salvation Army does means nothing to the left. The left judges people or institutions not by their behavior but by their beliefs. And The Salvation Army believes &mdash; as has every civilization in recorded history, and as former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did until a few years ago &mdash; that marriage should be defined as the union of a man and a woman. To the left, that belief outweighs helping 25 million people including married gays.</p>\n<p> ONE OF the great puzzles in contemporary American life is whether there is anything the left could do to make Americans understand how destructive it is. If suppressing free speech at colleges and on the internet, fomenting interracial anger, supporting those who wish to annihilate Israel, allowing (and even encouraging) teenage girls to have their healthy breasts surgically removed if they think they are a boy and trying to crush The Salvation Army don&rsquo;t do it, probably nothing will.</p>\n', created = 1575842202, expire = 1575928602, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:dbbdf5ed4ae142d01c520d7da6191e82' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>FREEDOM OF SPEECH: October 15, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.</p>\n<p> I WAS CHOSEN because I was a committed Jew and because I knew Hebrew and Russian. I was no hero, but the trip did entail risk. The Soviets did not appreciate people smuggling out names of Soviet citizens who sought to emigrate, information the Israeli government and activist groups in America used to advocate on their behalf.<br />\n My four weeks in the USSR were, of course, life-changing. This young American, lucky beyond belief to have spent his entire life in the freest country in the world, experienced what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state. People feared merely being seen speaking with a Westerner, lest the KGB arrest and interrogate them. People arranged to meet me at a certain tree in a certain park and only spoke to me while walking to avoid eavesdroppers. I met with Jewish engineers, doctors and professors who could find no work because they were known to the government to be &ldquo;otkazniki,&rdquo; or &ldquo;refuseniks&rdquo; &mdash; Jews who had applied for exit visas to leave the Soviet Union and been refused permission. I&rsquo;m sure you know of them from your parents.<br />\n I left the Soviet Union angry and grateful &mdash; angry there are people who have the audacity to tell other people what they could and could not say, and grateful beyond measure to have been born in America, where no one could tell anyone what they could say. From that day to this, I have never taken freedom, especially freedom of speech, for granted.<br />\n Why I am writing to you about this?<br />\n Because, beyond my wildest dreams, two things are happening in America.<br />\n One is that for the first time in America&rsquo;s history, free speech is seriously threatened.<br />\n In 1977, when Nazis sought to march in Skokie, Illinois &mdash; those terrible human beings chose Skokie because it was home to many Jewish Holocaust survivors &mdash; virtually every liberal and conservative organization, including Jewish organizations, defended the Nazis&rsquo; right to march. Because in America &mdash; and only in America &mdash; it was understood that even if the most loathsome speech was not protected, all speech was at risk.<br />\n That has changed.<br />\n Today, decent people &mdash; people who abhor Nazism and every other form of evil, left or right; people like Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro and Ayaan Hirsi Ali &mdash; are shouted down, threatened, disinvited or never invited to speak at America&rsquo;s universities.<br />\n The other thing that is happening is even more frightening. The company that you co-founded, Google, the greatest conduit of speech in world history, is also suppressing speech. I have asked myself over and over: How could the company founded by a man whose parents fled the Soviet Union do this?<br />\n It so boggles the mind that I have to hope you are simply not fully aware of what your company is doing.<br />\n So, in a nutshell, let me tell you what Google has done to one organization, Prager University (better known as PragerU). Every week, PragerU releases a five-minute video on virtually every subject outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Some of the finest minds in the world have presented these videos &mdash; including professors from Harvard, Stanford and MIT; four Pulitzer Prize winners; three former prime ministers; liberals; conservatives; Democrats; Republicans (including never-Trumpers); gays; and, of course, many women and members of ethnic and racial minorities.<br />\n Yet YouTube, which Google owns, has placed hundreds of our videos on its restricted list. In addition to the inherent smear of being labeled &ldquo;inappropriate for children,&rdquo; this means no family that filters out pornography and graphic violence, no school and no library can see those videos. Among those restricted videos is one during former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper defends Israel. Had someone told me 50 years ago that a company led by the son of Soviet Jewish refuseniks would suppress a video by a world leader defending the Jewish state, I would have told them they were out of their mind. That&rsquo;s one reason I can only assume, or at least hope, that you are not fully aware of what your company is doing.</p>\n<p> OR HOW ABOUT a video series I present on the Ten Commandments? YouTube is suppressing a number of those, too. When Sen. Ted Cruz asked a Google official why Google restricted one of my videos on the Ten Commandments, the official responded (it&rsquo;s on YouTube) that it was because the video &ldquo;contains references to murder.&rdquo;<br />\n In fact, PragerU has repeatedly asked Google over the past several years why any of our videos are on the restricted list, and we have received either a runaround or silence. We have never received a substantive explanation. We have no desire to see government intervene in private business to protect free speech. But your company has availed itself of protections under law that shield it from liability for defamation, copyright infringement, etc. Your company&rsquo;s arrogance is such that a vast number of Americans &mdash; liberals as well as conservatives &mdash; are worried that the major conduit of speech in the Free World doesn&rsquo;t care about free speech.<br />\n Mr. Brin, along with millions of other Americans, I fought to bring your parents from a land with no freedom to the Land of the Free. None of us has ever asked for anything in return. It was our honor to work for liberty in general and for Soviet Jewry specifically.<br />\n What Americans most want from immigrants is that they help keep America free. I never had any doubt that those leaving the Soviet Union would fulfill that mission.<br />\n Until now.</p>\n<p> FREEDOM OF speech is the most fundamental of all freedoms. It&rsquo;s what your parents yearned for and bequeathed to you. Please don&rsquo;t help take it away from those who made it possible &mdash; the people of America.<br />\n Sincerely yours,<br />\n Dennis Prager</p>\n<p> Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in April 2018, is &ldquo;The Rational Bible,&rdquo; a commentary on the book of Exodus. His film, &ldquo;No Safe Spaces,&rdquo; comes to theaters fall 2019. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.<br />\n COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1575842203, expire = 1575928603, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:3882f99668bec6c95eda2620dd4dbe37' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>THE LEFT: October 8, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences.</p>\n<p> THE LEFT, not liberalism. (I have written a column and done a PragerU video on the differences between liberalism and leftism.)<br />\n To this list, we can now add childhood and children.<br />\n 1. The left robs children of their innocence and has helped produce an unprecedented number of anxious and depressed young people.<br />\n Most of us are aware of how the left prematurely introduced sexuality into young children&rsquo;s lives under the guise of &ldquo;sex education.&rdquo; That was just the beginning. Then the left changed same-sex college dorms, which had been the norm throughout American history, into coed dorms on virtually every American campus. Then came coed bathrooms. And just in case college students were not thinking about &mdash; or having enough &mdash; sex, the left introduced sex columns in college newspapers and &ldquo;sex week&rdquo; on virtually every college campus. One is more graphic than the other. After reading a college newspaper sex column or experiencing the college&rsquo;s sex week, a student could easily conclude that without having experienced a menage a trois and mastering cunnilingus or fellatio techniques, life is neither exciting nor fulfilling.<br />\n There are many reasons a greater percentage of college students are more depressed than ever before. But the immersion in loveless and romance-less sex is undoubtedly one of them. That is what contributes to the especially high rate of female depression on campuses.<br />\n The left hypersexualized colleges and now laments that colleges are all filled with a &ldquo;rape culture.&rdquo;<br />\n 2. The left has devalued marriage.<br />\n An unprecedentedly large percentage of young Americans are not married, and more of them than ever do not consider marriage important. The left has indoctrinated a generation (or two) of young Americans into believing that marriage is unimportant &mdash; career alone is the road to a meaningful life for both men and women. Throughout American history, until the left took over the culture and universities beginning in the 1960s, it was a given, as Frank Sinatra sang, that &ldquo;love and marriage ... go together like a horse and carriage.&rdquo;<br />\n 3. The left has devalued having children.<br />\n The left is ambivalent and often hostile to people having children. That&rsquo;s why people on the left have the fewest children of all political and religious groups.</p>\n<p> THE LATEST reason not to have children is that much of humanity is doomed if global warming is not immediately reversed. But since the 1970s, the left has offered other reasons not to have children including that the world would not produce nearly enough food and other basic resources to sustain the growing world population. Thus began the zero population growth (ZPG) movement.<br />\n But the left&rsquo;s ambivalence over having children isn&rsquo;t just hysteria over too many people, lack of food or global warming. Many people on the left (again, unlike liberals or conservatives) just don&rsquo;t particularly want kids. Children are a nuisance: They interfere with one&rsquo;s career; they cost too much; and dogs and cats are perfectly acceptable substitutes.<br />\n In sum, the left doesn&rsquo;t particularly like children.<br />\n 4. The left is ruining the childhood of many children by depriving them of the joys and excitement of growing into men and women. The left has invented a new idea in history: that human beings are not born male or female but are &ldquo;assigned&rdquo; their sex at birth by sexist parents, physicians and a society that is not yet &ldquo;woke&rdquo; to this &ldquo;fact.&rdquo; In schools throughout America, teachers are told to no longer call their students &ldquo;boys&rdquo; and &ldquo;girls,&rdquo; just &ldquo;students,&rdquo; lest they impose a gender identity on them. Mattel has released a doll that has no gender. A New York Times columnist whose photo shows him with a beard has requested that his readers refer to him only as &ldquo;they,&rdquo; as he believes gender is useless. Teenage girls who declare themselves boys are allowed to have their breasts surgically removed without their parents&rsquo; permission. Divorced parents who tell their 5-year-old male child who feels he is a girl that he is a boy risk losing custody or parental rights if the other parent affirms the child is a girl. Girls who compete in sports against boys who identify as females and complain that they lose unfairly are attacked as &ldquo;transphobic.&rdquo;<br />\n 5. The left has convinced innumerable young Americans that their past is terrible and their future is terrible.</p>\n<p> THE LEFT tells American children that their past &mdash; the American past &mdash; is shameful and their future is even worse: They will likely die prematurely as a result of global warming.<br />\n Whatever the left touches it ruins. The latest example is children.</p>\n', created = 1575842203, expire = 1575928603, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:690815974a0c969312b88383b35c9197' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>VALUES: October 1, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Ask any young person &mdash; even a young child &mdash; &ldquo;What do you want to be?&rdquo; and just about everyone will answer, &ldquo;a doctor,&rdquo; &ldquo;an engineer,&rdquo; &ldquo;a teacher,&rdquo; &ldquo;a firefighter,&rdquo; &ldquo;an airplane pilot&rdquo; or a member of some other profession.<br />\n This is completely understandable.</p>\n<p> BUT I HAVE a suggestion that would change your child&rsquo;s life &mdash; and the world &mdash; for the better. Tell your child to answer, &ldquo;I want to be a good person.&rdquo; This would completely change the way your child sees himself or herself.<br />\n As a rule, people become what they want to become. If you devote the entire first half of your life including your most formative years to being a good student in order to be a good professional, you probably will become ... a good student and a good professional.<br />\n Think of how long it takes and how hard one has to work to accomplish those two goals. Why wouldn&rsquo;t it take as much time and effort to become a good person? How would anyone become proficient at anything that wasn&rsquo;t his or her goal to achieve?<br />\n Every generation in recorded history has witnessed a terrible amount of evil. One would think that making good people would therefore be the first goal of every decent society, indeed of every society that wishes to long survive. But with a few exceptions, this has not been the case &mdash; and is not the case today.<br />\n What preoccupies parents today is not that their child be a good person but that their child be a good student, get into a &ldquo;good&rdquo; school and become good at some profession. You can test this. Ask your child, whether he or she is 5 years old or 50 years old, &ldquo;What do you think I, your mother (or I, your father) most want (or most wanted) you to be: smart, successful, good or happy?&rdquo;<br />\n For 30 years, I have suggested listeners of my radio show do this, and for 30 years, parents have called to tell me how disappointed they were that their children did not answer, &ldquo;good.&rdquo;<br />\n But given how few parents make goodness their children&rsquo;s primary goal, why should they be surprised?<br />\n To be fair, one obvious reason few children respond, &ldquo;a good person&rdquo; to the question &ldquo;What do you want to be?&rdquo; is that the question (often ending with &ldquo;when you grow up&rdquo;) implies a profession.</p>\n<p> BUT THE very fact that the question is only understood to mean &ldquo;What type of work do you intend to do?&rdquo; is precisely the problem. Therefore, parents need to change the meaning of the question, and they can easily do so by having their children answer, &ldquo;a good person.&rdquo;<br />\n Just imagine how adults asking the question would react to a child who gives that answer.<br />\n And that answer would force you, the parent, to work on your child&rsquo;s goodness. The moment you tell your child to answer, &ldquo;a good person,&rdquo; you will have to start communicating that you value their character more than their grades.<br />\n There is another reason virtually no parent tells his or her child to answer, &ldquo;a good person.&rdquo; Most secular parents think that human nature is basically good and, therefore, that all most children need to be good is love, not moral instruction.<br />\n Unfortunately, even the answer &ldquo;a good person&rdquo; does not ensure character development. Among too many parents, &ldquo;a good person&rdquo; has come to mean holding the proper political positions. Many parents, especially among the best educated, believe that if their child believes that America is racist; that all whites have &ldquo;white privilege&rdquo;; that patriarchy is a serious problem and needs to be eradicated; that carbon emissions threaten life on Earth, that economic inequality is a great evil; that there are scores of genders; that Republicans are deplorable people; and other left-wing positions, then their child is good person.<br />\n But, while political/social positions do indeed have a moral component, they are not necessarily related to a person&rsquo;s character. With regard to young people, we should be much more concerned with how they treat their parents and teachers, how they treat their peers, whether or not they cheat on tests and how honest they are in general than their position on carbon emissions.</p>\n<p> FINALLY, if &ldquo;a good person&rdquo; strikes you as too corny or objectionable for some other reason, how about telling your child to answer the question &ldquo;What do you want to be?&rdquo; with one or more of these responses:<br />\n &mdash; &ldquo;A good man.&rdquo;<br />\n &mdash; &ldquo;A good Christian (or Jew).&rdquo;<br />\n &mdash; &ldquo;A good American.&rdquo;<br />\n &mdash; &ldquo;A good father and husband.&rdquo;<br />\n &mdash; &ldquo;A good mother and wife.&rdquo;<br />\n They&rsquo;re all better answers than any profession.</p>\n', created = 1575842203, expire = 1575928603, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:eda875822c90190ca21e2100dcbea779' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>ENVIRONMENTALISTS: September 24, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The entire American left &mdash; the mainstream media, the environmentalist movement and Democratic politicians in particular &mdash; are celebrating the involvement of teenagers and even younger children in protesting the world&rsquo;s &ldquo;inaction&rdquo; with regard to global warming.</p>\n<p> AND NOT JUST the American left, of course. The left throughout the world is celebrating. A 16-year-old Swedish girl whose contempt for adults is breathtaking is an international hero. Congressional Democrats invited her to testify in Congress, and the United Nations has likewise invited her.<br />\n The mayor and city council of New York City further politicized their city&rsquo;s public schools by allowing students to skip school to actively participate in a global warming protest.<br />\n The message of young climate change activists is: &ldquo;You adults aren&rsquo;t doing your job. As a result, we have no future.&rdquo; As a sympathetic reporter &mdash; are there any non-sympathetic reporters? &mdash; for the Los Angeles Times put it, &ldquo;(T)eens are still waiting for a sign that their elders get it.&rdquo;<br />\n The Times&rsquo; coverage is typical. It reported: &ldquo;Underneath the activism lies a simple truth: Young people are incredibly scared about climate change. They see it as a profound injustice and an existential threat to their generation and those that will follow. ...<br />\n &ldquo;&rsquo;They do worry, and they worry kind of a lot,&rsquo; said Maria Ojala, an environmental psychologist at Orebro University in Sweden. ...<br />\n &ldquo;Arielle Martinez Cohen&rdquo; &mdash; an 18-year-old Los Angeles activist with the youth climate group Zero Hour &mdash; &ldquo;remembers reading a report from an Australian think tank that warned the human species could face extinction by 2050 if society doesn&rsquo;t get its act together.<br />\n &ldquo;&lsquo;I almost imagine, like, an apocalypse-type thing happening,&rsquo; Arielle said.<br />\n &ldquo;Many young people say they can&rsquo;t fathom bringing kids of their own into the world. ...<br />\n &ldquo;&lsquo;It&rsquo;s not ethical. It&rsquo;s literally a burning house,&rsquo; Lana said.<br />\n &ldquo;&lsquo;That&rsquo;s something that&rsquo;s not realistic,&rsquo; agreed her twin sister, Yena.<br />\n &ldquo;And how can they even think about college or contemplate their careers when faced with so much uncertainty?<br />\n &ldquo;&lsquo;It&rsquo;s something I feel every single day,&rsquo; Yena said. &lsquo;I work really hard at school and I do all these things, and I&rsquo;m like, &ldquo;What am I working for? Do I have a future?&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n It is critical to remember that hysterias &mdash; such as Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, &ldquo;endemic and systemic racism in America,&rdquo; the heterosexual AIDS &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; in America and the &ldquo;rape culture&rdquo; on American college campuses &mdash; are to the left what oxygen is to biological life. No oxygen, no life; no hysteria, no left.</p>\n<p> APPARENTLY, however, the left-wing hysteria about global warming leading to the virtual extinction of life on Earth has not moved enough adults. Many adults who do not deny that the Earth is getting warmer &mdash; such as Danish writer and environmentalist thinker Bjorn Lomborg &mdash; do deny that the threat is &ldquo;existential&rdquo; and do believe that the left&rsquo;s solutions, such as the Green New Deal, will damage the world far more than will carbon emissions. Proof that the left is hysterical is its unwillingness to promote nuclear power &mdash; a completely clean, non-fossil fuel-based source of power. It provides France with 70 percent of its energy. Anyone who really believes life on Earth is endangered would grasp at the nuclear power lifeboat. That they do not proves what many of us have believed from the beginning: The &ldquo;existential threat&rdquo; scenario is another left-wing falsehood used to whip up hysteria that will lead to the left&rsquo;s control of the economy and society.<br />\n And that takes us back to the children: If you can&rsquo;t sell your hysteria to adults, try kids. And that is what the left has done. After all, no one is as malleable or as easily indoctrinated as children.<br />\n Consider this: If the left didn&rsquo;t tell them the world is going to end, they wouldn&rsquo;t worry about it. They&rsquo;d be enjoying their young lives, maybe even learning to appreciate that they live in the freest country at the most prosperous time in human history. Instead, thanks to leftists (who are children in adult bodies), they live in their grip of &ldquo;existential eco-anxiety.&rdquo;<br />\n This is but one more way in which the left abuses children (along with telling them they are neither boys nor girls but whatever they later choose to be; teaching them contempt for their country; and depriving them of the greatest source of morality, meaning, community and happiness &mdash; any of the Judeo-Christian religions).</p>\n<p> IT&rsquo;S DEPRESSING, and it&rsquo;s frightening.<br />\n The scariest movies are those featuring brainwashed children. This horror show is happening in real life.<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1575842203, expire = 1575928603, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:789fca113298b1af76d1c126adf3db6d' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>This week&#39;s conservative focus ... Democratic Debate</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The last debate among 10 Democrats seeking their party&rsquo;s nomination for president set a new low for demagoguery, contempt for America and just plain foolishness.</p>\n<p> HERE ARE some examples:<br />\n Andrew Yang: &ldquo;In America today, everything revolves around the almighty dollar &mdash; our schools, our hospitals, our media, even our government.&rdquo;<br />\n It is difficult to imagine a more contemptuous, not to mention erroneous, view of America.<br />\n I would like to ask Mr. Yang: Does everything in your life revolve around &ldquo;the almighty dollar&rdquo;? In your friends&rsquo; lives?<br />\n If his answer is yes, he is projecting the shallowness of his life onto that of all Americans &mdash; a common trait on the left (&ldquo;All whites are racists,&rdquo; white leftists tell us, admitting to how contemptible they are).<br />\n If his answer is no, he thinks he is morally superior to all other Americans.<br />\n In either case, what is clear is his disdain for his country, a disdain that underlies all leftism.<br />\n Andrew Yang: &ldquo;We have to get our country working for us again, instead of the other way around.&rdquo;<br />\n Yang&rsquo;s statement is literally the opposite of one of the most famous lines spoken by an American politician since World War II: &ldquo;Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country,&rdquo; from John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inaugural address in 1961.<br />\n Upending JFK&rsquo;s message is a perfect example of what the left has done to the moral fabric of America.<br />\n Kamala Harris: &ldquo;President Trump, you&rsquo;ve spent the last two-and-a-half years full-time trying to sow hate and division among us ...&rdquo;<br />\n In reality, it is the left that has spent full-time &ldquo;trying to sow hate and division among us&rdquo; &mdash; and not for the last two-and-a-half years but for the last 50. It is the left that has mocked the notion of America as a &ldquo;melting pot.&rdquo; It is the left that has defined Americans by their race and ethnicity.<br />\n Kamala Harris: &ldquo;We know that the vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us, regardless of our race, where we live or the party with which we&rsquo;re registered to vote.&rdquo;<br />\n This is false on two grounds.<br />\n First, the left constantly tells us that every American who voted for Donald Trump or supports him is a racist at best and a white supremacist at worst. Does Harris have more in common with people whom she considers white supremacists &mdash; or does more separate her from them?</p>\n<p> AS I CONSTANTLY note, truth is a liberal and a conservative value but has never been a left-wing value. The left&rsquo;s only criterion in determining whether or not to say something is not whether it is true or false but whether it is effective or ineffective.<br />\n Second, the notion that we all have more in common than what separates us is not true no matter who says it. The only thing that the left and the non-left have in common is biological &mdash; we are all homo sapiens. Valueswise, we are utterly different.<br />\n Elizabeth Warren: &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s be clear: I&rsquo;ve actually never met anybody who likes their health insurance company.&rdquo;<br />\n One can only marvel at the ease with which leftists lie. In Warren&rsquo;s case, she had decades of practice, having promoted herself as one of Harvard&rsquo;s Native American professors of law. The fact is, tens of millions of Americans like their health insurance company just fine (I was one of them until I was forced onto Medicare) &mdash; far more than veterans who like their single-payer government health care.<br />\n Bernie Sanders: &ldquo;&rsquo;Medicare-for-All&rsquo; ... allows you to go to any doctor you want.&rdquo;<br />\n Why did none of the moderators ask him the most obvious question: How is that possible?<br />\n Let&rsquo;s say an oncologist in Dallas had a stellar reputation and, therefore, tens of thousands of Americans wanted to see him either because they or a loved one had cancer. How would Medicare for All make that happen? Again, leftists will say anything to further their agenda.<br />\n Pete Buttigieg: This debate &ldquo;reminds everybody of what they cannot stand about Washington: scoring points against each other, poking at each other and telling each other that &mdash; my plan, your plan. ...&rdquo;<br />\n Mayor Buttigieg seems incapable of uttering anything that isn&rsquo;t pablum. Even his fellow Democrat Julian Castro immediately responded: &ldquo;Yeah, that&rsquo;s called the Democratic primary election, Pete. That&rsquo;s called an election.&rdquo;<br />\n ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis: &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to start with young black voters. Several recent polls indicate their No. 1 concern is racism.&rdquo;<br />\n Nothing more clearly divides left from right than this statement. The left says the No. 1 problem facing black Americans is racism. No one else does. Anyone who says racism is a greater problem than, for example, the absence of black fathers (more than three-quarters of black children are born to unwed mothers) either is woefully ignorant or purposefully wants to spread racial division.<br />\n Furthermore, if such polls exist and they are right, there is no hope for black America in this generation. It means that the left has successfully indoctrinated young Americans, white and black, into believing that a truly decent country is so indecent it hates its black population.<br />\n Beto O&rsquo;Rourke (in response to Davis): &ldquo;Racism in America is endemic. ... It is found in our education system, where in Texas, a 5-year-old child in kindergarten is five times as likely to be disciplined or suspended or expelled based on the color of their skin.&rdquo;<br />\n This is one of the left&rsquo;s &ldquo;proofs&rdquo; of &ldquo;endemic&rdquo; American racism: America is so racist even kindergarten teachers and school principals &mdash; all notorious Trump supporters &mdash; expel black students solely because they are black, not because black students are disruptive at rates higher than their percentage in the classroom. Yet, despite the contempt in which Democrats hold teachers, teachers will overwhelmingly vote Democrat.<br />\n Joe Biden: &ldquo;Nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime.&rdquo;<br />\n After such a statement, that this man is taken seriously is a comment on those who take him seriously.</p>\n<p> UNFORTUNATELY, the left and right do, in fact, have far less in common than what unites them. 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Dennis Prager

12/04/2019 - 6:19pm
THE LEFT: December 3, 2019 We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that’s all we would need to know about the person. We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person. To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad. SUCH is the case regarding the left’s hatred of The Salvation Army. You don...
10/16/2019 - 12:33pm
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: October 15, 2019 Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel. I WAS...
10/09/2019 - 1:32pm
THE LEFT: October 8, 2019 A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences. THE LEFT,...
10/01/2019 - 10:13pm
VALUES: October 1, 2019 Ask any young person — even a young child — “What do you want to be?” and just about everyone will answer, “a doctor,” “an engineer,” “a teacher,” “a firefighter,” “an airplane pilot” or a member of some other profession. This is...
09/24/2019 - 10:16pm
ENVIRONMENTALISTS: September 24, 2019 The entire American left — the mainstream media, the environmentalist movement and Democratic politicians in particular — are celebrating the involvement of teenagers and even younger children in protesting the world’s “inaction” with regard to global warming. AND NOT JUST the...
09/18/2019 - 11:51am
This week's conservative focus ... Democratic Debate The last debate among 10 Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for president set a new low for demagoguery, contempt for America and just plain foolishness. HERE ARE some examples: Andrew Yang: “In America today, everything revolves around the almighty dollar — our...
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