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Video: Why I Left The Left

Progressives see people as members of groups, not as individuals.  Group identity disparages individual rights, supports politicization of group identities, and fragments society.

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive. He even had a show with The Young Turks! But now he’s not a progressive. He has left the left. Why? Dave Rubin shares his story.

List Of Over 200 People Arrested At The Inauguration Riots In DC

A list of more than 200 arrested anarchist/rioters at the Inauguration in DC.

A GotNews source has obtained the full list of 231 people arrested at the Washington, D.C. riots on President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

The list includes more than 200 people of all ages and parts of the country. The violent riots caused more than $100,000 of damage to the downtown D.C. area. Many were clearly Marxists, ANTIFA, anarchists, and other sorts of violent leftists.

You can download the list in Microsoft Excel format right at GotNews.

The first one is Duke Mabirou from Southfield, MI. Duke is NOT a registered voter in Michigan like his relatives. GraniteGrok

UK Parliament Is Now A Safe Space

The UK Parliament – supposed home of free speech.

Commons Speaker John Bercow, whose post is supposed to be politically neutral, vetoed President Trump addressing Parliament during his state visit to the UK.

Commons Speaker John Bercow has dramatically vetoed President Trump addressing Parliament during his state visit to the UK later this year.

The Speaker was cheered loudly and applauded by MPs after he denounced the President and said he would refuse to invite him to Westminster.

The applause came at the end of a lengthy statement from Mr Bercow in which he said the House of Commons believes in equality and an independent judiciary.

Mr Bercow’s bombshell announcement came in response to a plea from Labour MP Steve Doughty, who has tabled a Commons motion calling on the parliamentary authorities to withhold permission.

Responding to Mr Doughty, Mr Bercow said there was no automatic right for foreign leaders to address Parliament during a visit to the UK, it was an earned honour.

He told MPs: “There are many precedents for state visits to take place to our country which do not include an address to both Houses of Parliament.”  Sky

Barnard College Pledges To Hire Professors Based On Skin Color, Mandates Social-Justice Workshops

The left being racist and passing it off as tolerant and inclusive.

A women’s college is planning to hire new professors based on the color of their skin because of the “demonstrated benefits” of nonwhite faculty.

Whether such faculty benefits the college enough to be paid for a full teaching load remains to be seen, however.

After a year of deliberation, the Barnard College Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released a set of draft recommendations last week with the aim of improving “representation, inclusion, and social justice” in the classroom and on campus.

Beyond hiring a new C-level official to oversee diversity efforts, the recommendations include mandatory social justice workshops for all community members and extra academic support specifically for racial minorities.

The effort is so expensive that Barnard, which is affiliated with Columbia University, will have to launch a new fundraising campaign to pull it off, as the recommendations acknowledge. TheCollegeFix

Austria Notes Migrant Crime More Than Doubles In Two Years

After findings in Austria that migrant crime has more than doubled in two years, sex attacks had gone up 133 percent in 2016, and that 90 percent of the migrants are unemployable and are on government benefit payments, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka suggests annual migrant intake of 37,500 be reduced to 17,000 per year.   Also if the number of migrants entering Austria exceeds 17,000 they will be housed in centers.

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has announced there were a total of 22,000 criminal complaints against migrants in 2016 – a significant increase since 2015.

The Interior Minister said the migrant criminal statistics had rapidly increased since 2014 causing a stir on social media. “In 2014, we had 10,400 asylum seekers who were suspected and reported, 2015 were 14,000, and 2016 were 22,000,” he said during an interview with Austrian television station ZiB 2. Mr. Sobotka then advocated a continuation of a limit on asylum applications per year, Kronen Zeitung reports

The report comes after Sobotka announced in December, having been probed by the anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ), that migrant sex attacks had gone up 133 percent in 2016.

Mr. Sobotka also spoke on the subject of employment for asylum seekers and claimed that up to 90 per cent of them had no prospects of finding work in Austria at the present time and have ended up on government benefit payments.

Jobs are an important part of the integration process, Sobotka argued, claiming that real integration can only work “if we can offer jobs to people”.

Sobotka’s party, the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), have proposed that the current migrant limit of 37,500 be reduced to 17,000 going forward. When asked what the government would do with any asylum seekers who came after the number had been reached, Sobotka said that many would be housed in reception centres near the border or near airports.

Sobotka noted that Austria had been more successful in carrying out deportations than many other European Union (EU) member states saying that the country had become the “European repatriation champions”. He said that Austria had provided the most help to migrants who were being sent back to their home countries.  BreitBart

Swedish Policeman Reported To The Police As A ‘Racist’ For Telling The Truth

In an exasperated rant on Facebook in Swedish, Peter Springare a police investigator and former deputy head of the Division for serious crimes at the police in Örebro spoke plainly about those who are behind the serious crimes in Sweden.

The report to the police came after the local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda found the outspoken policeman to be racist, the usual solution to silence any criticism in the politically correct country. Speisa

Springaree added, in a new post: “If you can’t discuss the problem of crime among immigrants without it being called racist propaganda, things are very bad.”

Here is what he wrote:

“I’m so fu*king tired. What I will write here below, is not politically correct. But I do not care. What I will tell to you taxpayers is forbidden to tell by us state employees. It results in the loss of career and loss of individual salaries. Even if it’s true. I do not care about all this. I will soon retire anyway, after 47 years in this business. I will now and every week going forward, in detail account for what I as an investigator of the serious crimes unit of the police in Örebro work with. It will not harmonize with BRÅ’s (statistics) perception or other leftist criminologists perception in the public debate.

Our pensioners are on their knees, the school is one of chaos, health care is an inferno, police have been completely destroyed, etc, etc. Everyone knows why, but no one dares or wants to talk about the reason, because Sweden has always lived on the myth of the magnificent ultimate society that has unlimited resources to be in the forefront when it comes to being the only politically correct option in a dysfunctional world that has bend over itself, through the destructive behavior of various religions name.

Here we go; This I have handled Monday-Friday this week: Rape, rape, aggravated rape, assault, rape, extortion, blackmail, abuse of judicial procedure, threats, violence against the police, threat to the police, drug trafficking, aggravated drug offenses, attempted murder, rape again, extortion again and beatings.

Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohamad Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again, Christoffer … huh, it is true. Yes a Swedish name popped into the outskirts of a drug offense, Mohammed Mahmod Ali, again and again.

Countries represented this week, all crimes: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden. Half of the suspects, we can not know for sure because they have no valid papers. Which in itself often means that they lie about the nationality and the identity.

Now we’re talking only about Örebro. And these crimes occupy our investigative capacity to 100%.

This is how it looks and has looked like for the last 10-15 years.

Will return next Friday with an account of the past week.”

Protesters Block Ambulance Rushing To Hospital Carrying A “Critically ill” Patient

They have the right to protest.  They do not have a right to block roads.  This is not the first time paid agitators have blocked an ambulance.

The protesters “obstructed an ambulance carrying a critically ill patient,” the state police report read, according to the New Haven Independent. “Due to this delay, ambulance personnel were required to perform an emergency medical procedure in the ambulance instead of at the hospital.”

One protester in particular who stood in the ambulance’s path refused to move when asked by police to do so.

“The officers tried to guide him out of the way. He pushed an officer trying to get back,” Shift Commander Lt. Sam Brown told the Independent, noting that the man was brought to the ground and arrested. Lifezette

Protesters temporarily shut down a New Haven highway Saturday afternoon, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient.

More than 100 people protesting President Trump’s travel ban blocked Route 34 in New Haven, according to the New Haven Register.

As protesters were being cleared from the road, state police say ambulance workers had to perform a procedure on a critically ill patient in the vehicle instead of at the hospital.

State police say they found the leader of the protest, who immediately ran away, knocking over several of his supporters, before being caught.

Authorities say they used pepper spray on Norman Clement, 66, after he resisted arrest. Clement faces numerous charges including inciting a riot.  Boston Globe

State Lawmakers Are Cracking Down On The Biggest Protests Since ’60s

Some of the proposed laws are needed.  The laws we have need to be enforced, especially in Democratic states where the motto seems to be ‘give them space to destroy.’

The people, businesses, and organizations funding the paid agitators, who are becoming more violent, need to be investigated and charged.

Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising legal tools to regulate public dissent as demonstrators take to the streets to protest President Donald Trump in waves not seen since the Vietnam War.

At least 10 bills to limit protests have been introduced in recent months. North Dakota is considering protection for motorists who unintentionally kill protesters blocking roads. Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen would punish those who “disrupt our economy.” Next week, North Carolina Senator Dan Bishop will call for imprisoning people who intimidate ex-officials, after former Governor Pat McCrory was pursued down a Washington, D.C., alley by a group chanting “Shame!”

“That extends over the borderline of decency,” Bishop said in an interview. Though such demonstrators are “constitutionally entitled” to express their views, he said, they aren’t free to threaten violence.

Many of the bills, which critics say impinge on constitutional freedoms, were filed before Trump’s election in response to Black Lives Matter and oil-pipeline protests. They’ve gained fresh relevance amid global women’s marches and nationwide airport demonstrations over Trump’s immigration ban. On Wednesday night, black-clad protesters set fires and smashed glass at the University of California at Berkeley, forcing the cancellation of a speech by a conservative writer.  Bloomberg

As our National Review editorial observed in the aftermath of this week’s Berkeley rioting, “there is within the American Left an increasingly active element that is not only deeply illiberal — fundamentally opposed to free speech — but also openly violent.”

I’d further contend that the problem is not confined to this increasingly active element, the Left’s “progressives in a hurry.” Whether it is Berkeley or Benghazi, it is standard operating procedure among the most influential, most allegedly mainstream Democratic politicians to rationalize rioting as mere “protest.” In their alternative reality, violence in the name of sedition is “free speech” — a passionate expression of political dissent — while the actual political speech they so savagely suppress is the atrocity….

The message could not be clearer: For the political Left in this country, violence in the pursuit of “social justice” is not to be condemned, it is to be understood. There is the occasional winking rebuke of the forcible methods, but the underlying “progressive” cause is always endorsed, and the seditionist vanguard is the object of adulation.

It is a huge problem in our country.

What is being championed is not dissent. It is the destruction of the right to dissent. It is the suspension of the rule of law, without which a free society protective of life, liberty, and property is impossible.  National Review article makes a good case for sedition charges.

Guess Who Funds The Group Behind The Call To Arms At Milo’s Berkeley Event

George Soros.

The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.

The Alliance for Global Justice, based in Tucson, is listed as an organizer and fiscal sponsor for Refuse Fascism, a communist group that encouraged left-wingers to shut down the Yiannopoulos event…

Refuse Fascism, which includes Princeton professor Cornel West as one of its founding “initiators,” defended the response, issuing a statement on its website that called the shut down “righteous.”…

According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.

Other notable donors include the city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union. The former gave $10,000 to AfGJ while the latter contributed $5,000. DailyCaller

 

Jordanian Prince Faisal bin Hussein On Syrian Refugees: ‘We Can’t Vet These People’

Faisal bin Hussein is the younger brother of King Abdullah II.  At times he has served as regent when the King is out of the country.

There also was a 2015 glitch in U.S. officials vetting refugees, the FBI is revetting Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S.

Prince Faisal bin Hussein told GOP North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker the Jordanian government could not vet Syrian refugees, The Washington Examiner reports.

Walker, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, was in Jordan at the time of the comment for a fact finding mission. The U.S. Department of State reportedly tried to tell Walker that the vetting process was thorough, just hours before Hussein told him, “we can’t vet these people.”

The United Nations High Committee on Refugees believes 655,000 Syrian refugees currently reside in Jordan, dispersed across multiple camps.

Hussein’s comments echo the security concerns expressed in the executive order by President Donald Trump Friday that indefinitely suspended the Syrian refugee program. The suspension came just days after news broke that the FBI is revetting Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S. that must be revetted.

The lapse in vetting reportedly stems from a 2015 glitch that prevented U.S. authorities from gleaning possible “derogatory” information about the refugees at the time. The glitch prevented relevant personnel from searching CIA databases, which included potentially compromising information on refugees. New investigations include several dozen Syrian refugees, and began before President Donald Trump took office.

Federal agents speaking to The Los Angeles Times elaborated that one of the admitted refugees may have been in contact with an Islamic State operative, and another failed a polygraph test.

Former President Barack Obama’s administration repeatedly emphasized the rigorous nature of the refugee vetting process. Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in August that the administration was able to increase Syrian refugees in 2015 “without cutting any corners when it comes to security.” Earnest continued, claiming that “significant screening was put in place to ensure that these individuals don’t pose an undue threat to our national security.”  DailyCaller

Christian Ethics And The Refugee Problem

The selective moral outrage of Leftist is self-elevating, fake moral outrage used as means of control and shaming.

Interesting article.

America is in the midst of an ideological civil war.  The division is deep and wide, and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm.  Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical.  The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open-door refugee policy are appealing to Christian morality, calling it unchristian not to let them all in.

When the left starts appealing to Christian morality, it is worth taking note.

These are the people who want to banish Christianity from every aspect of American culture.  Their leader and former president, Barack Obama, famously said, “We are not a Christian nation.”  Suddenly, his liberal cohorts are asserting Christianity to buttress their position.  Nice try, but there is no biblical case for opening the floodgates to refugees infiltrated by Islamic terrorists.

Some Americans are making the dangerous mistake of applying biblical principles of personal morality to matters of national security.  This is one of the passages being quoted in support of an open door refugee policy: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels” (Hebrews 13:2).  That verse imposes a moral obligation on individuals to be hospitable.  Governmental policies are quite another matter.  When these texts were written, cities were surrounded by walls and secured behind gates.

The highest moral obligation of the president of the United States is to protect our citizens.  You cannot apply the personal ethic of turning the other cheek to national security any more than you can to the security of your spouse or child.  No sane human being would say to a loved one under attack, “Turn the other cheek so that you may be attacked again.”  Just as it is your moral duty to protect and defend your loved ones, the president is under a sacred oath to protect and defend America.

Read the full article at AmericanThinker.