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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.

Why I Hate Soccer

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 17 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Selwyn Duke: "But why do human beings, with their particular anatomical configuration, want to use their feet for a task performed infinitely better by the hands? It’s no wonder the scoring in soccer tends to hover around Joe Biden I.Q. territory."

Why I Hate Soccer

This article will be a departure from my usual fare. I will not claim there is some Absolute Truth deeming soccer the bane of humanity’s sports. I do not contend that some objective, divine standard places it in Dante’s ninth circle of athletic arenas, though I wish I could. Sport is a matter of taste, and, as G.K. Chesterton said (okay, so this isn’t a complete departure for me — I’m quoting Chesterton), “There are no uninteresting subjects, only uninterested people.” I get it. And I, I confess, like golf. So mock away. But in this piece I’ll ditch the Mr. Spock act, let my human side emote, may even contradict myself, and will say something.

Are Most Mass Murderers Really White?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The progressives on the Left think that most mass murders are committed by white men. Statistics don't support their claims.

Are Most Mass Murderers Really White?

Aside from attacks on the Second Amendment, there is a certain theme that’s now repeated after every massacre committed by an unhinged individual: that most all mass killers are white. After the recent Elliot Rodger murders, for instance, Michael Moore said that he no longer had “anything to say” before immediately saying, “Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males.” Not to be one-upped in the inanity department by a mass of male whiteness, one Brittney Cooper at Salon wrote, “How many times must troubled young white men engage in these terroristic acts that make public space unsafe for everyone before we admit that white male privilege kills?” Ironically, Cooper had mentioned, parenthetically, that “as many commenters have pointed out, [Rodger] had a white father and mother of Asian descent,” but, hey, you can’t let a minor detail get in the way of a good racial screed. And perhaps mass killing is such a Caucasian domain that perpetrating one bestows a person with honorary whiteness. Yet about this we should ask a question:

How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 06 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

You can make gun control the same everywhere, but you can’t change the fact that people will be very, very different.

How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control

Commenting recently on the Elliot Rodger killings, arch-leftist Michael Moore wrote that while “other countries have more violent pasts…more guns per capita in their homes…and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do….” From a man who used to take the simple-minded gun-control position “fewer guns=less homicide,” it was surprising evidence of growth. After making his point, however, Moore made a mistake in following up with, “and yet we don't seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: "Why us? What is it about US?” It’s not, however, that we don’t want to ask the question.

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 27 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Marxism, and its infuriating and insulting double standards, is flourishing in America. Take a look, for example, at Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

It’s increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Writes East Greenwich Patch:

Michelle Obama in 1954

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Obamas are masters of progressive propaganda, and by employing it they destroy society and undermine civilization.

Michelle Obama in 1954

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco — and Michelle Obama left her brain in 1954.

A Question for those Who Believe in Homosexual Scouts

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

If homosexuality and heterosexuality are equivalent, as the radical progressives insist, then why shouldn't men be Girl Scout troop leaders?

A Question for those Who Believe in Homosexual Scouts

Not satisfied with having pressured the Boy Scouts of America into lifting their prohibition against openly homosexual scouts, activists now want homosexual scoutmasters to be allowed as well. Equality, you know, is the order of the day. Yet the truth is that virtually all of you who advocate this social change operate with a certain bias — you just don’t realize it.

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