Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 8, 2015
Many Americans on right of center politically are aghast at how Political Correctness has ruined intellectual discourse in the country. What started innocuously has morphed into a form of modern fascism. Those that do not agree with Progressive views are disparaged and marginalized. Nowhere is the PC problem worse than on America’s college campuses that should instead be the bastion of free speech and opposing views.
The Left is pleased to accept the current direction of Political Correctness since it favors their narrative. However, they would do well to recall that just a few decades ago Political Correctness supported the Radical Right in a way similar to that it currently favoring Radical Left.
Dr. Ben Carson, current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, came to national prominence chastising the Left and President Obama concerning Political Correctness at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. That video clip is included below. For Millennial’s with a shorter attention span, also included is a clip of comedian Colin Quinn exposing the lunacy of PC.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 17, 2015
The spread of Islamic extremism and the disintegration of Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa are spiraling out of control. While President Obama’s policies are note fully responsible, it is undeniable that the problems have become progressively worse under of his Administration. Some of his policies have exasperated the problem include:
- The decision to withdraw all American forces from Iraq, including intelligence and training personnel. That decision allowed Al Qaeda to make a comeback in Iraq now under the banner of ISIS.
- Obama dithered when it came to the Syrian protests/revolution. That allowed the radicals to gain control of the events in Syria.
- The President made a decision to help take down the Libyan dictator Gadhafi. While possibly an appropriate decision, just like in Iraq, Obama left the vacuum that has since been filled by radical Islamists.
Obama has taken the naïve position that America and its previous projection of power created many of the world’s ills. The President’s retrenchment in the past six years and the significant increase in the radical Islamist’s power projection prove this policy wrong. The President also believes that by not calling the battle a “war on terror” or the enemy radical Islamists that there is no war. Since Obama’s election six years ago, terrorism has increased throughout worldwide and the radical Islamists control more territory in the Middle East and North Africa than ever. There is a war ongoing and it has been declared by the enemies of the West.
One of the GOP presidential contenders is Dr. Ben Carson, a world renowned neurosurgeon. Carson has proven his intellect in the field of medicine. He has yet to prove his mettle in the politics. Still, Carson offers clarity and conviction when he speaks on issues. When asked how he would handle the problem of the Islamic State, Carson said:
“They’re extremely sophisticated and they have tentacles that are growing throughout the world. They’re still in their adolescent stage and this is the time when we can crush them. But if we allow them to mature into a full-grown tree, with deep roots and thick branches, it’s going to be almost impossible. We need to do it now. I would use every resource available: military, banking, sanctions, you name it. And I would not hesitate to put boots on the ground. We need to be the leaders. The coalition will form if it has a leader. But you can’t sit around saying, ‘Oh, you guys do this.’ … This is serious. So I would commit everything to eliminating them right now.”
Carson then quoted Winston Churchill: “Fight your enemy while you can beat them.” Agree with Carson or not, he has a vision and strategy that is clear and definable.
The West needs to define a strategy to fight the war against terror and Islamic extremism. This strategy must first be defined prior to implementing a plan of action. It is unlikely that President Obama has the ability or the will to define such a strategy, which will result in further dithering by the United States until after the next president is elected. The question is whether our enemies will wait that long.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 9, 2014
Former NFL linebacker, Garry Cobb, played college football at USC and then went on to an 11 year pro football career. He is now running for Congress in New Jersey as a Republican in an area that typically votes Democratic.
In a television interview (video below), Cobb discusses why he switched parties and became a Republican years ago. He explains that as a child in the 60s his parents instilled in their large family a strong work ethic. At the same time he watched some of his cousins’ families break up as a result of Lyndon Johnson’s antipoverty programs, which that offered financial incentives for fathers to leave their households. As a result, Cobb also watched some of his cousins take the wrong path, ending up in jail. He contrasts this to the success that he and his siblings have, a result of his parents not getting sucked into the Progressive’s vortex.
Cobb’s explanation of the damage done to the African-American community by governmental programs is compelling. It should be the centerpiece of the Republican Party’s domestic agenda. However, Republicans often cower from the fear of being called racist. As an African-American, Cobb has no such fear. He is joining a still small, but growing list of African-Americans who are becoming a more vocal part of the Republican Party including Col. Allen West and Dr. Ben Carson.
Republicans would do well to elect leaders like Cobb who have the ability to articulate a cohesive domestic policy. Their current leadership is lacking in these important skills.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 14, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Carson is at it again. In the video below the clear-thinking surgeon proffers the view that Obamacare is a form of slavery, making people subservient to the state for their needs instead of the plantation owners.
Over the years, the Left has often used hyperbole to paint those with opposing views as somehow being uncaring or against the less fortunate in society. It is been a successful tactic in deflecting open debate on important issues and furthering Progressive policies. Those on the Right are beginning to take a page from the Left, now using similar tactics in return. While this Blog is not a proponent of the use of such tactics no matter whose cause is being served, it is difficult to put weapons back into your canister after one side begins using it.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 23, 2013
Bill Maher hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”. He is one of the high-priests of the new religion of Progressive Politics. During last Friday’s show Maher went on the attack of African-American surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson. It is interesting to compare the credentials of both gentlemen, starting with Carson:
- Carson was raised by a single and poor mother in inner-city Detroit.
- He graduated from high school with honors.
- Undergraduate degree was in psychology at Yale University.
- Graduated University of Michigan’s school of medicine, focusing on psychiatry and neurosurgery.
- At 33 years of age, Carson became the youngest physician to head a major division at Johns Hopkins.
- Carson was the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins at the head.
- Carson is a director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, as well as a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatric medicine.
Now let’s take a look at Maher’s resume:
- Born in a well-to-do white family with his father, William Maher Sr., being an editor for NBC.
- Graduated with a degree in English from Cornell University in 1978.
- Appeared in comedy clubs in New York and Los Angeles.
- Had bit roles in films and television including D.C. Cab (1983); the TV series Sara (1985); and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989).
- Maher made stand-up appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
- In 1993 he began Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. The show was canceled in 2002 after Maher said that the United States had been more “cowardly” than the 9/11 terrorists for using cruise missiles.
- Since 2003 Maher has hosted HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
So we have African-American Dr. Ben Carson, who came from poverty to become a self-made world-famous surgeon. He has saved countless lives and served many thousands. On the other hand we have Bill Maher, who came into this earth with a silver spoon in his mouth and his lily white. His only claim to fame is that he makes some people laugh and others cry. Not one life has been saved by this gentleman. With this background, he has the gall to say of Dr. Carson:
“And he [Carson] believes the Earth is 6,000 years old, and that homosexuality is akin to bestiality, and that the Bible calls for a flat fax. He’s half brilliant brain surgeon, half Tea Party dumbass. He doesn’t just operate on conjoined twins, he is one. “He’s also someone who many Republicans are encouraging to run for president in 2016, and why not. There’s no more attractive figure in the Republican Party these days than an anti-intellectual with an advanced degree. People like Antonin Scalia, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal who are accomplished scholars on the outside, and on the inside a creamy layer of Michele Bachmann.”
Maher’s attack on Carson is a disgrace. It is typical of how white elitists treat successful African-Americans who do not ask for the plantation owner’s assistance. It is also an example of what serves for intellectual discussion on the Left. Instead of addressing issues, the Left attacks any who dares to disagree with their positions and responds with mudslinging and intellectual bigotry. If those who disagree with the Left’s neo-religion happen to have darker skin or be female, the attacks are especially gruesome. Their new fanaticism has dangerous similarities to fascism.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 2, 2013
The fascist side of Leftists continues showing its teeth through political correctness and outright squelching of speech that involves opposing opinions. The most vicious attack from the Left against free speech is specifically targeted to two groups; women and African-Americans. Both of these segments of the American society are significant supporters of Progressive agendas. Therefore, the Left especially fears dissent from within either group as it could erode their base of power.
Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned surgeon and philanthropist, is now on the receiving end of Leftist vitriol. Not surprisingly, since obtaining national stature for stating his traditional views, Carson is on the receiving end of attacks from the Left and especially from its members within the African-American community. Typical of these attacks, he has been accused of being an Uncle Tom for daring suggest opposing solutions for Progressive government and its encroachment on society. These attacks not only are grossly unfair to Dr. Carson, but also allow the Left to avoid discussion on the logic of Carson’s positions.
Earlier this week a discussion/debate was held on Fox News’ “Hannity” demonstrating the vitriol and illogic of the Left’s position on dissent from African-Americans. Representing a conservative position from an African-American was Niger Innis, national spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality. Justifying attacks on the Left was African-American attorney Leo Terrell with a video clip posted below. The outrageous position expressed by Terrel says should scare anyone who believes in free speech and free thought.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 16, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Carson, chief neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, garnered a national attention earlier this year when he lectured Pres. Barack Obama and his fellow Leftists at the National Prayer Breakfast. That was the subject of this Blog posting of February 8 titled Dr. Benjamin Carson Lectures Washington at National Prayer Breakfast. This week the good Doctor was at it again making a 24 minute presentation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
In his concluding comments, Dr. Carson said: “It is only the political class that that derives its power by creating friction. It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction, that uses every little thing to create this chasm between people. This is not who we are. We have much more in common with each other than we have apart.”
It is evident that Dr. Carson has bigger future plans than merely garnering national media attention. As a man of color with Conservative political and Constitutional views, the Left already views Carson as particularly dangerous to their future aspirations and power. It is likely that Carson will be viciously attacked, as have other African-Americans and women who has preceded him and dared to attack Leftist dogma. Given Carson’s experiences and intelligence, he is likely up for the task.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 8, 2013
President Obama is a gifted orator who typically has his way at public appearances. In addition it is rare for the President to be challenged by the mainstream media.
The President attended the National Prayer Breakfast this week where he made a speech. Prior to his presentation, Obama was lectured by its keynote speaker, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As Carson made his 30 minute presentation, Obama was forced to listen to his conclusions that included:
- Carson called political correctness “a horrible thing” and “dangerous”. He stated: “We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended.”
- Carson pointed to importance of family and education, connecting these items to his marvelous advancement from poverty. While Progressives often pointed to the importance of education, this is but code words for paying off their union constituents. They rarely talk of the importance of family.
- The doctor also expressed concern for the moral decay and fiscal mess of the United States: “I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful – nobody could even challenge them militarily … they destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility.”
- The Country’s $16 trillion deficit was also addressed: “And one of our big problems right now…our deficit is a big problem. Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars.”
- Carson criticized the complex and progressive federal tax system suggesting instead a flat tax: “What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle. When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see — I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called tithe.” One does not have to be religious to appreciate the logic here.
Finally, Carson went after the President’s plans for the medical system. He suggested an alternative that would include a tax-deductible health savings account for all Americans that is initiated on the data their birth. Those without means would receive funds for the account from the government. This account would be used for healthcare, as determined by each individual. Any amount remaining at death could be passed on to the individuals heirs. The idea is beautiful in its simplicity and understanding of human nature. It offers individuals the ability to manage their healthcare spending, treating this account as a valuable asset.
Dr. Carson’s presentation at the national prayer breakfast is posted below. It was a good lecture for the President and it is appropriate for all Americans.
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