Rod Dreher, Uncategorized

Deracinated?

Thank God that the deracinated, de-Christianized EU elite plan to integrate Turkey into the European Union did not work. And if I were a Turk, I would thank Allah for preserving my Islamic country from that fate too. Elites in both countries wish to deny the religious basis of their respective cultures, and pretend that we’re all a bunch of universalists. We’re not, and never will be.

American Conservative white nationalist writer Rod Dreher, July 7, 2017

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David French

Superior to… many?

The ideas that define and govern our nation come from a specific culture, and that culture comes from (and has defined) a specific place. The Founders were heirs to a specific intellectual and religious tradition — one that is both alien and superior to many competing cultures and faiths.

– Conservative Writer David French, July 7, 2017, in the National Review, shabbily dressing his white supremacy up in pseudo-intellectual language

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Donald J. Trump

Tough hombres, part deux

You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out.

– President Donald J. Trump, January, 2017, to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

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Donald J. Trump

If I Were Black

Now, he’s African American. If I were African American, I wouldn’t like him very much… I will do more for the African American people in one year than Barack Obama has done in his seven years, soon to be eight years — and then, by the way, he’s out and thank goodness.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 19, 2016

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Tucker Carlson

Elites are Worse than ISIS

Undermine our courage, sap our spirit. ISIS isn’t doing that to us, our elites are — when they tell us to hate ourselves and our culture and our history, when they teach our children to despise the country that produced them, when they claim that percentage point of annual economic growth is more important than the bonds that connect us to each other.

America isn’t falling to foreign invaders, it is rotting from within because the people in charge don’t think it’s worth preserving. You have to love a civilization in order to save it, and they don’t.

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We don’t hear it that much, but all of that is true. We are different from other societies. We speak freely, we protect the individual. We do write symphonies. We have no reason to be ashamed. We’ve got a lot of reasons, countless reasons to be proud, and not just of our wealth.

A civilization is not merely the sum of a country’s GDP, it’s a constellation of values, and norms, and traditions, heroes and villains, and yes, even religious beliefs. Ours is the most successful and benevolent in human history, but it is still vulnerable. All civilizations are vulnerable. Rome looked invincible at one point too, it turned out not to be.

– C+ Santa Monica Fascist Tucker Carlson, July 6, 2017

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