August 4, 2018
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
“Conservative” Leaders Collapse, Embrace Leftist Narrative
Two remarkable examples of a theme I’ve been stressing for some time: that the mainstream so-called “Conservative Movement” (i.e., under the leadership of the Neoconservatives and establishment GOP) has been moving to the Left…and at an increasingly rapid pace.
First, there is fair-headed youngster Ben Shapiro, so favored by Fox News as a pundit “on everything,” and boosted as the “conservative spokesman” on college campuses. His latest move is to defend the viciously and radically hateful anti-white Sarah Jeong, who has been hired on as editorial page writer for The New York Times. Not one word, not a peep about Jeong’s vitriolic, foul-mouthed hatred and encouragement to commit violence against white folk, just Shapiro’s praise for the increasingly Leftist Times’ defense of Jeong (“free speech,” you know). Shapiro congratulates the Times for resisting the calls for Jeong’s correction or dismissal, yet this is the same “little Ben” Shapiro who praised ABC’s summary firing of Roseanne Barr immediately after she made some supposedly racist comments (which pale in comparison with what Jeong has tweeted out). So, Ben, is it okay to make horribly disparaging racist comments about white people, but it’s a fireable offense to do so against blacks? Is this where your Never Trump increasingly Leftist conservatism is leading? Ever hear of the “Pied Piper of Hamelin”—the ancient German legend, “Rattenfanger von Hamelin”—who led the town’s children astray?
Huh? BEN SHAPIRO Heaps Praises on the NY Times For Standing by Racist Sarah Jeong After Defending Pedo-Tweeting James Gunn
Jeong’s Twitter feed is .
“Her journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her the subject of frequent online harassment. For a period of time she responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of her harassers,” The NY Times said in a PR statement.
: “Good for The New York Times. This will blow over, but it does indeed demonstrate that there is a massive double standard on such hirings in the media, and in media coverage.”
The second example comes in the less exalted realm of politics, and it involves the latest antics of inveterate Never Trumper Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), who, thankfully, is not running for re-election to the US Senate from Arizona (his poll numbers were dismal). Flake was over in Zimbabwe to observe that country’s first real election in three decades and since the death of unhinged dictator Robert Mugabe. Recall, Flake has been an acerbic critic of President Trump, accusing him of being an “authoritarian dictator” who wished to “destroy our democracy.” Yet, there he was in Zimbabwe, which has absolutely no experience in free elections, praising the contested razor-thin victory by Mugabe’s political party—“Democracy doesn’t get any better than this”! Well, maybe in Major Daley’s Chicago or in the inner city of Philadelphia, or perhaps when Republicans like Jeff Flake are in the driver’s seat lecturing us on the dangers of Donald Trump’s “authoritarian impulse”?
Jeff Flake on Zimbabwe’s Disputed Election: ‘Democracy Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This’
3 Aug 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is in Zimbabwe to observe the country’s first elections after the ouster of tyrant Robert Mugabe last year — and although the opposition claims the vote count was rigged, and the army has killed six protesters, Flake has blessed the result.
“It’s time for a new era of peace and prosperity,” Flake tweeted on Thursday, a day after the protesters were killed demonstrating against what the opposition alleges is fraud by the ruling party.Emmerson Mnangagwa of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union -Popular Front (Zanu-PF) party was declared the winner by the curiously narrow margin of 50.8% — “just enough to scrape through the constitutional threshold of 50 percent plus one vote required to avoid a runoff,” according to the . Mnangagwa defeated Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which the result “fake.”
Flake had made no comment about the violence as of Friday morning. He also seemed less concerned than other international observers.According to the , “So far international observers have issued mixed reviews, calling Monday’s election peaceful and a break from the past but expressing grave concern about the military’s ‘excessive’ use of force. They criticized the [three-day] delay in releasing the results of the presidential vote, saying it raised concerns about possible manipulation.”
Flake seemed unconcerned about the Zimbabwean military, or whether the election was free and fair. At one point, observing a primitive hand count of votes by the light of kerosene lamps, he even tweeted: “Democracy doesn’t get any better than this.”Flake, a prominent figure in the “” movement, has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vociferous critics, the president to totalitarian dictators like Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin. “How did we get swept up in this global resurgence of the authoritarian impulse, which now has democracies teetering on the brink, strongmen placing themselves above the law, and in our own country a leader who reveres some of the most loathsome enemies of democracy in our time?” Flake Harvard Law School graduates in May. [….]
Last month, Flake Trump for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, declaring that Trump had “failed to summon reality in the face of a despot.”
These examples can—each week—be multiplied.
Isn’t it time that the “deplorables” stopped giving support to such dubious characters whose goals and objectives are like the deceptive Pied Piper? What is really needed in this critical age are “chevaliers sans peur”—champions without fear—willing to go to bat for the heritage and traditions that have created our civilization and culture. Nothing less will suffice.