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Release Date: 09/02/2019

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Just today, I put up a post challenging the gun control that is dear to the hearts of Bernie (the current Democrat candidate of the week) and the other Democrat candidates. I've done a 180 since my younger days, when I too advocated gun control, and I've made this transition because I've learned that the only way a society can remain safe and free is for moral, law-abiding citizens to have the right to arm themselves. This isn't just my opinion. The data is overwhelming.

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Over the past week, I’ve put up two posts about something that really gets my goat, which is the way in which those who contend that it’s possible to change ones gender — that is, to be “transgender” — are leading a very aggressive war against reality. In doing so, they are accidentally or deliberately partnering with Marxists to destroy Western culture. Reality will always win, but that fallout from a society’s break with reality can be terrible.

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Over the past week, I’ve put up two posts about something that really gets my goat, which is the way in which those who contend that it’s possible to change ones gender — that is, to be “transgender” — are leading a very aggressive war against reality. In doing so, they are accidentally or deliberately partnering with Marxists to destroy Western culture. Reality will always win, but that fallout from a society’s break with reality can be terrible.

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Faux impeachment proceedings aren't going to help the Democrat Party faithful's deadly lack of enthusiasm; they're paralyzed by their own ineffectiveness.

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Having looked at what Trump and the Republicans stand for in terms of values, practical politics, and long-term goals for America, and compared that to what the Democrats have offer, I've concluded that I'd vote for Trump no matter how awful a person he was (and I don't think he's awful). On all things -- the Constitution, an armed citizenry, binary sexes, the free market, climate, the national debt, immigration, the rule of law -- Trump is not just the lesser of two evils, he's also the greater good.

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This podcast reflects ideas set out in the following posts at Bookworm Room:

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1. The IG Report re the FBI that was released today.

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In this podcast I discuss the many things for which I am grateful this Thanksgiving. They include friends and family (and the wisdom to attain them), the many blessings of living in America, and my incredible gratitude that Donald Trump is the American president (along with all the reasons why I feel that way).

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Although the world applies the terms "Left" and "Right" to the American political scene, those words fail to distinguish American conservatives from the rest of the world's political "Right." We conservatives are different and we're better.

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Help me develop a polite, persuasive argument to challenge a  young friend of mine who has bought into the media narrative about right-wing extremism.

 

 

I have a young friend — my children’s age — who is an extremely bright, thoughtful, and (so he believes) informed young man who wants to pursue a graduate degree in politics and terrorism. His biggest concern is “right-wing extremism in America.”

When I first heard this, my initial impulse was to say, “That’s just wrong. It’s a stupid Leftist lie. You’re being brainwashed. If you want to make a difference in the world, tackle left-wing extremism.”

Fortunately, I’ve finally figured out that insulting people is not the way to get them to agree with you. There are better persuasion techniques. Because I respect my young friend’s intelligence, I want to take some time to assemble an argument that will present data in a way that challenges his beliefs without insulting his intelligence. This post represents the first draft of that email.

Maybe it’s my legal training, but I believe that one of the best ways to challenge an argument is to start by identifying bias, both my own and the bias of the person(s) advocating the opposite view. I’ve been open with my friend about my bias. My problem is to convince him that the media from which he gets his ideas about right-wing extremism is biased too. Very biased.

The other day on his podcast, Andrew Klavan played two videos, one of the media celebrating Trump’s anticipated downfall and the other celebrating Obama’s allegedly scandal-free presidency. In both videos, raw partisanship is on display. The video below is Andrew Klavan’s show, which I’ve queued up to those back-to-back videos, starting at 19:15:

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