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When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Multiculturalism is the cancer afflicting Western civilization, and which threatens its ultimate destruction.

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States.

The "Bright Side" to Amnesty

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

When chroniclers finally write "The Rise and Fall of the American Republic," they may record that the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was the most destructive legislation in her history, a turning point from which there was no turning back.

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To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat Buchanan used one of my lines in his book Death of the West; and Congressman John Conyers quoted me in the House on May 16, 2007, saying, "[C]onservative commentator Selwyn Duke just yesterday inveighed against any immigration (legal or not). He warned, '[R]eplace our population with a Mexican or Moslem one and you no longer have a Western civilization, you no longer have America. You have Mexico North or Iran West.'" (Conyers wasn’t exactly in agreement.) And, no, it’s not that a pod from outer space has taken over my body or, worse yet, that I’ve become a liberal. I inveigh against all immigration still. I still oppose amnesty in all forms and under all guises. Nonetheless, the latter would have, perhaps, a small bright side. 

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

There’s stupid. There’s really stupid. There’s really, really stupid. Then there’s Democrat stupid.

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

A prime example is a Friday Wall Street Journal article titled “This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare.” It’s penned by one Burke Beu, someone I describe as “ethnically Democrat,” as he says “I grew up in a Democratic family. I have been a registered Democrat since age 18.” He also tells us, “[I was] a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns. The 2014 election results were extremely disappointing for me….”

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Obama is an internationalist first, not an American patriot. This explains many of his policies, including the administration's position on the Ebola crisis.

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

A well-known phenomenon in the animal kingdom is that when taking over a new pride, a lion will sometimes kill all the cubs. We don’t know exactly what kind of feeling drives him in this bloody act, but there’s obviously a lack of attachment. Suffice it to say the problem can be summed up thus: it’s not his family.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

One of our major parties is so closely associated with godlessness, with evil, with everything so antithetical to the divine that even the mere mention of God’s name in a polling place constitutes a message in opposition to that party.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Perhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official:

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Dems health care policies are not only bad, but they are dangerous too, especially when they intersect with their immigration policies.

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Little Eli Waller will never grow up to be president. The four-year-old New Jersey boy will never grow up to be anything because enterovirus D68 took his life — quite possibly because a boy who did grow up to be president, but not really a man, invited the virus into our country.

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Homosexual activists don't want the Catholic church merely to accept them (as it does with all sinners). Instead, they want Catholicism to be equated with hate. They don't want acceptance - they want destruction.

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family.

Equal Work? Government Has No Idea What That is

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Bureaucrats, politicians and judges are not qualified to determine what equal work might be in the thousands of professions in America.

Equal Work? Government Has No Idea What That is

“Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again during the Fall campaign with the War on Women afoot. Now, going beyond the rhetoric, it’s not widely known but nonetheless true that the intersex pay gap is attributable to different career choices men and women make: women tend to choose less lucrative fields (e.g., soft sciences instead of hard ones), work shorter hours even when “full time,” are more likely to value personal fulfillment and job flexibility over money, are more inclined to take time off, generally have less job tenure and more often decline promotions. But while I’ve examined these factors at length in the past, the topic today is something more fundamental. This is that there would be a problem with even a well-intended equal-pay-for-equal-work scheme:

Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 14 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

If we actually had to live with the reality of “equality” instead of just its rhetoric, lobbying for equality might go out the window really, really fast.

Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one could point to how Eric Holder’s DOJ is currently suing the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women equally (how dare they!), but there’s perhaps no better example than a recent BBC writer who asks, “Is sport sexist?”

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 14 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

If anyone would get us into a really big war, it would be someone who misreads situations and other people, fails to take necessary preventive action, and then reacts rashly. It would be a liberal.

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the U.S. was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. But the second Great War needed to be fought, four conflicts aren’t exactly a scientific sample, and some could contend that these men were, to some extent, victims of timing and circumstance. It also should be said that with modernity’s characteristic flaw of relativism causing ever shifting social visions, yesterday’s liberals aren’t like today’s. As to this, some may mention that it’s a tad tendentious to limit the conflict timeframe to the 20th century, with George W. Bush getting us into Iraq and Afghanistan. But like his father, Bush was always a traditional statist, an old-line liberal in the mold of JFK. Moreover, our Middle East adventures weren’t quite like Korea or Vietnam: the wars were won fast. The problem was winning the peace.

Immigration: The Ultimate Get-out-the-vote Drive

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Liberals are seeking to consolidate political power by overwhelming what they call "white America" through demographic change powered by immigration.

Immigration: The Ultimate Get-out-the-vote Drive

One reason predictions of a Mitt Romney victory in 2012 were inaccurate, say analysts, is that the turnout among certain Democrat constituencies — in particular blacks and Hispanics — was greater than expected. And what a significant factor this is. Whether we call it getting out the vote, having a great “ground game” or just turnout, it can make or break an election.

Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

Written by Selwyn Duke on Saturday, 09 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

There is a inextricable link between law and morality. For a law that isn’t the imposition of morality is one of two other things: the legislation of nonsense or, worse still, the imposition of immorality.

Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the “Liberty Kids” are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn’t the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple. 

Teacher Killed in Front of Class

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

A terrible crime in France unmasks the mainstream media's double standards.

Teacher Killed in Front of Class

It was headlining AOL on Friday, a story about a woman stabbing a schoolteacher to death in front of a class of five and six-year-olds. The gruesome and bloody crime occurred in the southern French town of Albi; the victim was a 34-year-old mother of two.

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Our modern fantasies of nation building have been revealed, at long last, as the dangerous frauds they always were.

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

Western civilization lied and people died. 

It lied, that is, to itself.

Benedict Obama’s Invasion of America

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

When liberals say “Our strength lies in our diversity,” they really mean their strength. They’re building a solid socialist majority that won’t blink at leftist corruption because the new arrivals are inured to it.

Benedict Obama’s Invasion of America

If millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we would easily recognize the threat. And if some amongst us were aiding and abetting this invasion — purposely lowering border security to facilitate it — we’d know what to call them. And we’d know how they should be dealt with.

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