Friday, February 15, 2019
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Take a look at the teeny tiny face of Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne (above). It is drastically dwarfed by that giant "Soviet banner of victory," which becomes a visual metaphor for the Washington Post itself as it enters a more florid stage of being Bezos' Red Banner. "Trump's war on socialism will fail," the op-ed headline declares, Pravida-pitch-perfect. 

Why "will Trump's war on socialism fail"? Grit your teeth as we enter a new era of New Deal Nostalgia. Because, Dionne tells us, socialism is actually the saving grace of democracy or some such rot. He invokes a "cheeky" New Deal lawyer named Jerome Frank to make this historically obscene case, quoting Frank as saying: “We socialists are trying to save capitalism, and the damned capitalists won’t let us.”

"Jerome Frank was right," Dionne writes. "Those slurred as socialists really do have a good track...

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Kudos to The Daily Caller News Foundation's Andrew Kerr who has teased out the multiple identities of one enemy within -- a self-described Communist and Antifa leader, also founder of Smash Racism DC, variously known as Joseph Alcoff, Jose Martin, Chepe, and various social media handles. As Kerr reported last month, Alcoff/Chepe et al "advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich and claims to have international involvement in left-wing movements."

This is huge, but not only because of the individual's revolutionary activities.

As Joseph Alcoff, this same "Chepe"-person was working by day in a "respectable" job at Americans for Financial Reform (AFR),  a Washington, D.C. non-profit that  lobbies members of Congress on the issue of "predatory loans." Andrew Kerr explained: "Meanwhile, in his professional capacity as Alcoff, he’s been quoted in press releases from Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and appeared at an event with Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in March and has been pictured alongside Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters."

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Now at The Epoch Times

Ordinarily, I wouldn't make more than a mental note; however, the "evolution," as they say, of historian and professor Paul Kengor's verdict on pro-Soviet, FDR advisor Harry Hopkins seems worth marking.

Last Sunday, Kengor joined Mark Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin" to discuss actual Russian influence over the life of this nation. As the author of The Communist, a book about Obama's Communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, and Dupes, a chronicle of Communist manipulation, Kengor certainly makes a knowlegable guest for any such interview, even if one mere hour of TV can do little more than skim the vastness of the dark, deep subject. Indeed, the pair were able to spent much of the show discussing just one treacherous...

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Some things never change, it's true, especially in the affairs of nations. But if we forget, or never knew, or never understood the immutable nature of the fundamental debate over our character and destiny -- of the fundamental threat to our character and destiny -- we certainly are at risk of losing both.

By chance, I came across a remarkable editorial from the Chicago Tribune, back when probably it really was "the world's greatest newspaper." It is titled "Nationality and the Yellow Campaign" and I have posted it below.

I confess I have not looked up the "Yellow Campaign." In the long-running war between globalism (socialism) and the nation-state, which President Trump re-introduced to us in his "America First" presidential campaign, the Yellow Campaign is clearly home to globalists (socialists).  While the editorial is compatible with "America First," it appeared long before 1940-1941, when the grass-roots movement of that name flourished. It was published on November 7, 1916. So much -- everything -- has changed since then. But the central, animating theme, also its warnings, are directly relevant to the life of our nation in 2019.

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