Friday, June 2, 2017

Being Liberal and Hysterical Is Fun Because It Removes You From Reality. Will We Drown Before N Korea and Iran Nuke Us?

Germans have a lingering problem:
Has the radical left wing actor, Dreyfuss, come to his senses?

See the astonishing reason actor Richard Dreyfuss left Tucker Carlson absolutely speechless

Actor Richard Dreyfuss, known for roles in “Jaws,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” left Fox News host Tucker Carlson utterly speechless on his show last Friday night.

Dreyfuss, according to Carlson, emailed the Fox host a few days prior asking to appear on Carlson’s show to talk about a recent issue that Carlson and another guess sparred over: the federal judge’s recent ruling which said that it’s unconstitutional for President Donald Trump to unilaterally withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” for not complying with his demands.
Carlson’s point was there was no outcry from Democrats when former President Barack Obama threatened to withhold federal funds from North Carolina last year over the state’s controversial “transgender bathroom law.”
Dreyfuss explained to Carlson that the president and the executive branch, constitutionally speaking, don’t have the right to withhold funds from states. 

That job, Dreyfuss explained, belongs to Congress.

But Dreyfuss didn’t want his conversation with Carlson to end there.
“I want to mention one thing,” the actor told Carlson. “You were talking about the speakers on university campuses. And I am totally, incontrovertibly on your side about this.”

“I think any intrusion into freedom of speech is an intrusion into freedom of speech. And when one of the presidents of one of the colleges said, ‘this is a school, not a battlefield,’ I said, no, it is a battlefield of ideas and we must have dissonant, dissenting opinions on campuses and I think it’s political correctness taken to a nightmarish point of view,” Dreyfuss explained.

The star actor continued:

I have withdrawn from partisan politics. I am a constitutionalist who believes that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights must be central and the parties must be peripheral. What’s most important for me is what you just mentioned haphazardly, we are over 30. Civics has not been taught in the American public school system since 1970. And that means everyone in Congress never studied the constitution and the bill of rights as you and I might have. 

And that is a critical flaw because it’s why we were admired and respected for so long, it gives us our national identity, it tells the world who we are and why we are who we are, and without a frame that gives us values that stand behind the bill of rights, we’re just floating in the air and our sectors of society are not connected.

What’s really important is that the assumptions of the left and the right are all skewed wrong. We have to find areas of agreement and areas that we share. And we do share the notion that education accomplishes certain things. One, it turns students into citizens. And, two, it teaches students how to run the country before it’s their turn to run the country. And, three, it teaches the values of this nation.

People come from all over the world or are born into this nation without the values that we have here. That’s why they came here, to get them. And what are they? You can put them in opportunity, rise by merit, mobility, and freedom. That’s what we sell. And if you don’t want that, you’ve chosen the wrong place. And you don’t get a pass by being born here, you have to learn it. Even the Ten Commandments are not known at birth. You must learn them. And we must learn our values and if we don’t, we are fatally, fatally wounding ourselves. We will not have any way to really combat the ideas behind ISIS because we won’t know our own. And we have to.

Carlson, who is known for grilling his guests and engaging in combative debates with liberals, was left speechless.

“So I—typically I interrupt our guests and I expected to debate you, but—I agree with every single word of that and I just want to say thank you very much,” Carlson said. “I think it’s important.”

To Watch interview in its entirety, please use link above. 
The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative

Ex-UN envoy: Once N. Korea has nukes, Iran could have them next day

US President Donald Trump should have kept his election campaign promise to scrap the Iran nuclear deal “debacle,” former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton told the Jerusalem Post in a recent interview.

Bolton said that pulling out of the deal upon his election “would have shown unambiguously that this was a mistake,” adding he believed that there are “clear indications that Iran has violated” the deal in the areas of ballistic missile testing, heavy water and uranium enrichment.

Criticizing a large number of experts who might have been skeptical pre-deal, but who have supported maintaining the deal now that it is in effect, he said that “those who say we should keep it, and strictly enforce the deal” are “trying to nail jello to a wall.”

Asked why Trump was not maintaining the deal even as he criticizes its provisions, the former ambassador said, "I don’t know why. Maybe the influence of the [US] State Department bureaucracy.” Pressed that Trump had promised to “drain the swamp,” including overturning bureaucracy positions he disagreed with, he responded, “the swamp is pretty powerful, the swamp is pretty powerful.”

Bolton was pushed hard on the idea that Iran has violated the agreement in light of official and unofficial statements from the Trump administration and Israeli defense officials, including from deal critics, that Iran has overwhelmingly complied with the deal, minus some minor violations.

He responded that those calling Iran’s violations of the deal minor, whether they were technically minor or not, were like people “throwing out smoke detectors and then having people jump on them.”

Further, he stated, “You have absolute confidence that you know everything Iran is doing on the nuclear front? I don’t…The problems with intelligence services and those monitoring the deal is they know what they know. They don’t know what they don’t know.”

“For 20 years or more Iran’s nuclear policy has been to cheat and then retreat. Do things in a clandestine way, lie about – then say ‘Oy I was just about to disclose that,’” he said, listing off Iran’s clandestine Fordow nuclear facility as one of many examples.

For example, Bolton said he believed that Iran had funded Syria’s clandestine nuclear reactor, which was “built in the middle of the desert unconnected to Syria’s electrical power grid and built like North Korea’s reactor,” probably as a joint Iran-North Korea project.

Foreign reports indicate that Israel destroyed the reactor in 2007, but Bolton’s point was that catching such a hidden site was lucky, luck which could run out, and that Iran’s alliance with North Korea could enable it to surprise the West with new capabilities that would otherwise be beyond its know-how.

He said “it is only a matter of time” before North Korea successfully places miniaturized nuclear warheads on missiles…plenty of people have already done it and the day North Korea gets nuclear weapons, Iran could have it the next day by wire transfer.’

But those supporting the deal say that walking away from the deal would free Iran to dash to a nuclear weapon and leave the US with no option but using military force.

Bolton said, “I have been saying for 10 years that unless you want Iran to get nuclear weapons, you must consider using military force,” as well as to eventually generate regime change.

Can Iran’s 38-year-old regime really be brought down? He said “many authoritarian regimes look very powerful, but are actually rotten. Just as the Shah fell, the ayatollahs can fall too.”

He said while using force has its own risks, “the alternative is Iran being able to deliver nuclear weapons. Which is worse? The answer to that is pretty obvious.”

Regarding the possible end scenario of Iran getting nuclear weapons, former intelligence minister Dan Meridor recently told the Post that the Arrow 3 missile system was quite capable of shooting down such weapons.

Confronted with Meridor’s confidence, Bolton said that during the Obama years, “of the last nine tests, only nine defensive missiles hit their targets. I’m glad that Meridor is 100% confident…I want greater defenses. The whole purpose of the Bush national missile defense program was to protect against a limited number of missiles. We don’t have that protection in place.”

“I don’t think you can say with complete confidence that the US could protect from a North Korean strike. I don’t want to miss and see a US city fried because we were wrong,” he said.

Discussing fears of collusion between Russia and Trump, Bolton said, “I’d be worried if I’d

Also, now that Trump has put jobs above climate change there is no doubt we are doomed and we will all drown before N Korea and Iran launch their nuclear tipped missiles.

My advice, is sell your home, buy enough food to last 30 years and move to high ground

If you think I am reacting hysterically you are correct but being liberal is fun because it removes you from reality.


This from a long time and very dear family friend who also is a fellow memo reader. 

"Dick, thank you for referencing Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"in your  blog.  I fear that hardly anyone now has heard of this book, let alone read it.  I think Hayek's main argument is addressed to broad legislation lazily written so that it leaves the real power with the unknown and un-elected bureaucrats who write regulations that governs (mis-govern?) every aspect of our lives.

Another missed opportunity to serve reality rather than mealy mouth mush to bullies:

And then think of how guilty being liberal makes you because PC'ism has turned being a white conservative into being privileged. In fact, being white has become synonymous with being a pin cushion because black lives matter more than whites who are deplorable racists.
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