Selwyn Duke

Je ne Suis pas Charlie — I’m Sane

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

An enemy at the gates carrying his banner openly is less formidable than those within the gates who rot the soul of a nation, work secretly in the night to undermine the pillars of the society, and infect the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

Je ne Suis pas Charlie — I’m Sane

It’s so often the case that the best thing a person can do to improve his reputation is die. John F. Kennedy is now a legendary president, but would he be estimated so highly if he’d been able to end his political career as a man and not a myth? Ah, the power of martyrdom. 

Muslims and the Left’s Death by Tolerance

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Secular and Islamic fundamentalists have something in common. Both groups perceive negatives that aren’t objectively negative, so they try to wipe out the wrong things. Thus do they work together to destroy Christianity and Western civilization?

Muslims and the Left’s Death by Tolerance

Aside from the three Muslim men who perpetrated the deadliest terror attack in France since 1961, there are some other individuals complicit in the Wednesday massacre. They have names such as Hollande, Merkel, Löfven and Obama. Their connection to the act will largely go unnoticed and unapprehended — and they likely will never be held to account.

The Deadly Paris Terror Attack and the Myth of Religion

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Muslims have bad “religion.” We have bad philosophy. Both our civilizations believe in things that are untrue. It’s the “tolerant” meeting the intolerable, a match made in Hell — and poised to create exactly that on Earth.

The Deadly Paris Terror Attack and the Myth of Religion

“Another attack in the name of religion,” I heard someone say after the vicious and vile Wednesday assault on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. And there is a huge problem with “religion.” But it’s not what you think.

The Bad Christian and the Good Secularist

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

It isn't a scandal that Christians don't live up to the tenets of the faith. Rather, it would be a scandal if they could.

The Bad Christian and the Good Secularist

“If not for my faith, I would be barely human.” That was the answer English writer Evelyn Waugh gave when asked, as all Christians will be at some point, how he could call himself a Christian given his behavior. Often rhetorical, the question is sometimes a ploy used to gain leverage and discredit the target by painting him as a hypocrite or to discredit the faith through guilt by association. Yet it can also be sincere, and it is then, especially, that it warrants a response. 

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Multiculturalism is the cancer afflicting Western civilization, and which threatens its ultimate destruction.

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States.

The "Bright Side" to Amnesty

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

When chroniclers finally write "The Rise and Fall of the American Republic," they may record that the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was the most destructive legislation in her history, a turning point from which there was no turning back.

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To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat Buchanan used one of my lines in his book Death of the West; and Congressman John Conyers quoted me in the House on May 16, 2007, saying, "[C]onservative commentator Selwyn Duke just yesterday inveighed against any immigration (legal or not). He warned, '[R]eplace our population with a Mexican or Moslem one and you no longer have a Western civilization, you no longer have America. You have Mexico North or Iran West.'" (Conyers wasn’t exactly in agreement.) And, no, it’s not that a pod from outer space has taken over my body or, worse yet, that I’ve become a liberal. I inveigh against all immigration still. I still oppose amnesty in all forms and under all guises. Nonetheless, the latter would have, perhaps, a small bright side. 

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

There’s stupid. There’s really stupid. There’s really, really stupid. Then there’s Democrat stupid.

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

A prime example is a Friday Wall Street Journal article titled “This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare.” It’s penned by one Burke Beu, someone I describe as “ethnically Democrat,” as he says “I grew up in a Democratic family. I have been a registered Democrat since age 18.” He also tells us, “[I was] a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns. The 2014 election results were extremely disappointing for me….”

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Obama is an internationalist first, not an American patriot. This explains many of his policies, including the administration's position on the Ebola crisis.

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

A well-known phenomenon in the animal kingdom is that when taking over a new pride, a lion will sometimes kill all the cubs. We don’t know exactly what kind of feeling drives him in this bloody act, but there’s obviously a lack of attachment. Suffice it to say the problem can be summed up thus: it’s not his family.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

One of our major parties is so closely associated with godlessness, with evil, with everything so antithetical to the divine that even the mere mention of God’s name in a polling place constitutes a message in opposition to that party.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Perhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official:

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Dems health care policies are not only bad, but they are dangerous too, especially when they intersect with their immigration policies.

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Little Eli Waller will never grow up to be president. The four-year-old New Jersey boy will never grow up to be anything because enterovirus D68 took his life — quite possibly because a boy who did grow up to be president, but not really a man, invited the virus into our country.

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.

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