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The Blame Game is not a game. It is serious business, particularly at this point of implosion. We still have the capabilities to think and speak and even act, but they should no longer be regarded as an open-ended proposition.

At this perhaps precious moment, then, it is important not to waste the opportunity to assess blame (and, best case scenario, regroup) in yet another aerobic exercise of venting at the Left (self-congratulation). Especially not when we -- our side, not the Left -- are to blame.

I refer to ... everything.

That's right. Whatever it is, it's not really Obama's fault, the DNC's fault, Al Sharpton's fault, even (gasp) the media's fault, etc. Not entirely, to be sure. After all, like Tiggers, Obamas do what Obamas do best. The DNC, Sharpton, the media do what they do best. The Right Wing, however, fails to do what it should do best -- fails to behave according the...

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Believe it or not, another attack on American Betrayal -- the fifth sixth* such attack on me and my book at National Review Online, which started on the high road back in 2013 by questioning whether I was "house-trained."

[*I just noticed that NRO forgot to include its infamous "house-trained" attack in its queue of "Related" stories.]

And now?

For new readers, a note of explanation. I am once again compelled to respond to attacks as distinguished from normal, even critical reviews. After, by my count, 21 --...

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Once upon a time in 1970, fewer than 1 in 21 residents in the USA was foreign-born.

Now we approach a ratio more like 1 in 7, or even 1 in 6, or even higher.

What kind of "nation" is that? No nation. No wonder the social engineers implementing this deographic war on our nation have effectively erased our borders. 

Breitbart reports:

Unless Congress moves to limit current legal immigration rates, the U.S. will add at least 10 million more legal immigrants over the next decade — more than the combined populations of seven major cities, according to GOP staffers on the Senate’s Immigration subcommittee.

"Unless Congress moves," say hellow ("hola") to 10-plus million new legal immigrants in the near...

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I titled this post "The Statue of Lars Vilks" although no such statue exists -- not in Lars Vilks' native Sweden or anywhere else.

I wanted to see what the words looked like; if, in black and white, they provide the formula for a society conceived in liberty and dedicated to preserving it. 

Such a society might well commission a statue to honor this "mild-mannered, friendly and polite professor of art history," as Fjordman describes the 68-year-old cartoonist who so believes in freedom of speech that he never stops exercising it -- no matter how many threats, assaults, and attacks on his life he must endure. These attacks come not from other believers in liberty, of course, but from believers in Islam.

Prime ministers and presidents who also believe in liberty would honor Vilks -- just as they would have already honored Geert Wilders of the Netherlands and Lars Hedegaard of Denmark and Elisabeth...

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Spring is here and I just ordered the lovely bird book above.

Why not? I love garden birds -- and I also love (in a different way) Soviet agents. It turns out that author Henry Hill Collins, Jr. was an ornithologist and a Soviet agent! With his BA from Princeton '26 and MA from Harvard '27, Collins was also an American blueblood whose line went so far back it hit the Magna Carta

What a truly epic disagrace, then, that Collins was also a core member of the key Communist cell known as the Ware Group. This was the Washington cell of Americans loyal to Stalin's regime organized by Harold "Hal"...

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Toward the end of Blacklisted by History, the late M. Stanton Evans' magnus opus on the "blacklisting by history" of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Evans takes pains to convey the "scalding invective," "the sharp exchanges with other members of the Senate" that "McCarthy's "endless verbal battles" entailed.

He writes:

To gauge the ferocity of debate, we need only note that there were occasions on which members of the Senate were accused, in effect, of being agents of the Kremlin. Nor was it necessarily conceded that, in serving the nefarious ends of Moscow, the lawmaker thus assailed was mistakenly acting out of good intentions. Consider the following Senate broadside against one member of that body, accused of being a useful tool of Red subversion.

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From Gates of Vienna -- another brilliant speech by the Great Geert Wilders, this time from inside the historic Gates of Vienna where Christian armies stopped Islam's advance into Europe in1683.

[Above] is a subtitled version of the speech Mr. Wilders gave in the Hofburg on March 27, with an introduction by Heinz-Christian Strache. Many thanks to Henrik Ræder Clausen for recording this video (and taking the photo), and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

And now, the punchline. The leader of a Muslim organization in Austria is calling for the public prosecutor to investigate Wilders speech for "denigration" -- i.e., speaking honestly about Islam and urging his listeners to reject its ever-expanding dominion. 

Also from Gates of Vienna, the Austrian government broadcast report, translation courtesy...

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Part 2 is here.

The Washington Examiner has published a fascinating follow-up to the Mickey-Tucker-Fox breach by T. Becket Adams. I will preface Adams' piece with his last line: "A spokesperson for Fox News did not respond to the Examiner's multiple requests for comment."



Comment about what? For starters, Fox's "blacklist" of critics Fox doesn't like (Gee, ya think...?) The piece also answers a question I've had about how exactly Tucker Carlson would go about his own damage control. After all, he's the editor-in-chief who pulled the Kaus piece for its critique of Fox coverage -- and lack thereof  -- of anti-amnesty conservatism. Apparently, Carlson has chosen to revel in his dependence on Fox's good graces as a matter of professional desperation: as in, What choice does a conservative have in the conservative company town that is Fox News?

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has done something truly extraordinary for one freshman, or even for one senior senator. First, he reminded the mullahs of Iran, the Obama administration, the media and the rest of the world about the Senate's constitutional powers and duties. Now, even his own colleagues seem to be catching on, including Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

Could the light be dawnething that Obama is not a king?!

Reuters reports:

The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations...

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As noted in passing here, over at the blog Here's the Right Side of It, John L. Work responded to the latest blip from the anti-American Betrayal cabal. Cabal membership, it becomes plain, is limited to writers of multiple entries on my book that, as a condition of membership, must fail...

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