Selwyn Duke

Where is the Rehabilitation for “Racists”?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 12 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

On matters of race, as on everything else, today's progressive liberals are hypocrites, as any relativist must always be.

Where is the Rehabilitation for “Racists”?

For decades liberals have lobbied against punishment and for rehabilitation. The argument was that a mugger or murderer was just a victim of his environment, someone caught in the crosshairs of bad nurturing and neighborhood. Accountability is unwarranted because the person bears no responsibility: he knew not what he did. And so successful was this movement that our penal system was largely reorganized based on the rehabilitation model. Why, I’ve even argued with people who insisted that “punishment doesn’t work” (apparently, they’d never heard of Singapore, caning and virtually zero crime).

The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting

Written by Selwyn Duke on Sunday, 04 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Most of the lib outrage over “racism” is, when not downright phony, motivated by selectively triggered emotion. It’s a ploy used to tear down tradition and traditionalists on specious grounds.

The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting

Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release of the Don Sterling audio, liberals haven’t missed a chance to play the race card for all its worth. One of the worst offenders is a New York Daily News columnist named Harry Siegel, who — in a piece of pablum bearing a picture of NBA owners portrayed as Klansmen — bemoans the lack of Diversity™ in league ownership and management. Unfortunately for Siegy, his points, which start with the Klan hoods, only get worse from there. 

So What if Cliven Bundy is a “Racist”?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 01 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

"Racism" is a term of the Left. The real problem is bigotry, but that doesn't fit the progressive strategy.

So What if Cliven Bundy is a “Racist”?

For the record, I don’t believe Cliven Bundy is a “racist.”

For the record, I don’t even care.

The New York Times Discovers the Rule of Law

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Times proves once again that it is a mouthpiece for statist propaganda, rather than a tool of journalistic integrity.

The New York Times Discovers the Rule of Law

Leave it to The Gay Lady to be a day late and a few brain cells short. The New York Times recently published an article by some journalism-school retread about the Cliven Bundy situation, a piece containing all the usual talking points about how the “racist” rancher’s reasoning is really risible. Rinse, wash and repeat. What interests me right now are not the facts of the case, however, but one particular line in the Times commentary.

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 28 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Some commentators wonder if Putin is trying to bring back the Soviet empire. In all likelihood, though, he is looking further back for inspiration, and further ahead for his intentions.

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

We are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire’s fall. Vladimir Putin is making a move — and it’s not just against Ukraine. It may not be just a move against Eastern Europe. It’s not even, perhaps, just a move against US world dominance.

University Wants Fewer Whites — Fears "Mediocrity"

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

In falling all over themselves to demonstrate their "tolerance," some liberals announce themselves to be both ridiculous and intolerant.

University Wants Fewer Whites — Fears

If you thought the “educator” who saw “racist” intent behind offering someone a peanut-butter sandwich was a loon, consider Western Washington University (WWU) president Bruce Shepard. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his institution’s academic integrity, he recently circulated a school-wide questionnaire and asked, “How do we make sure that in future years ‘we are not as white as we are today?’” 

Saving Civilization Means Killing Equality

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 04 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Since equality is wholly unnatural, its mullahs must violate man’s nature, must trump it and twist it, in an effort to pound their sinister square peg into the round hole of reality. And woe betide he who defies their self-deified will.

Saving Civilization Means Killing Equality

If a famine befell us and you couldn’t save everyone, would you withhold the food you had and let every citizen starve rather than endure the inequality of just saving some? If recent history is any guide, certain leftists just might say yes.

Top Ten Things Putin Said to Obama about Ukraine

Written by Selwyn Duke on Sunday, 30 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Was it Vlad Putin who figured he had more flexibility after Obama's reelection?

Top Ten Things Putin Said to Obama about Ukraine

While Barack Obama’s recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the Crimean standoff has been widely reported, the exact substance of the discussion has remained a mystery.

The Plan for Police Nullification

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Duke: “If your area is electing a sheriff, there must be an explicit litmus test: Will you protect constitutional rights? And will you disobey unconstitutional orders, no matter their origin? Any waffling or hesitation should disqualify the candidate.”

The Plan for Police Nullification

“I [sic] give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun,” said the cop. This statement, made by Branford, Ct., police officer Joseph Peterson in a Facebook conversation earlier this month, created quite a blogosphere firestorm. Internet commenters from Sacramento to Saratoga struck a note of defiance and e-shouted the ancient words of Spartan King Leonidas, “Molon labe!” On the other side there’s Ct. governor Dannel Malloy (D), who said to a gun owner at a March 13 town-hall meeting that the anti-Second Amendment set won and “you lost.” But it occurs to me that in-your-face actions can go both ways.

Cop: I’d Love to "Bang Down Your Door and Come for Your Gun"

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Police officers sometimes argue that their job is to enforce all laws equally. But should unjust laws be enforced?

Cop: I’d Love to

How would you feel if a police officer you knew for 20 years told you that if an order was issued to confiscate your guns, he wouldn’t hesitate to “kick your door in”? This was precisely the experience Connecticut resident, Navy veteran and former firefighter John Cinque had after commenting on his state’s 2013 violation of the Second Amendment.

Razing Arizona: Conservatives Succeed at Failing Again

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The progressives have stepped up their totalitarian campaign against freedom of association as evidenced by the veto of SB 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

Razing Arizona: Conservatives Succeed at Failing Again

Perhaps Arizona governor Jan Brewer was sincere when saying that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 1062) she vetoed yesterday could “create more problems than it purports to solve.” After all, observers such as Napp Nazworth at The Christian Post contend that SB 1062 might actually — contrary to all the hysteria — have made it harder for most business owners to refuse service to homosexuals. This analysis may have merit and can be read here, but it’s irrelevant to a larger point:

Why Obama is Uneducated

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Our republic is now infested with millions of fiction voters who elected a fiction president based on fairy-tale promises. And it’s looking less and less like our story ends with “happily ever after.”

Why Obama is Uneducated

A few years ago I participated in a radio debate on “white privilege” with a certain man, whose name is unimportant, who had a Ph.D. in “ethnic studies.” At one point he introduced an argument by saying, “If whites are 80 percent of the population…,” which prompted me to interject and point out that whites (non-Hispanic) are now only 63 percent of America. Of course, you might think that someone with a doctorate in “ethnic studies” would know what the ethnic and racial composition of the country is.

Suing Americans under International Law — in American Courts

Written by Selwyn Duke on Saturday, 22 February 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Americans can conceivably be punished under legislation that they had not even an indirect hand in creating.

Suing Americans under International Law — in American Courts

Imagine you go overseas and give a speech advocating a cause, only to come home and find you’re being sued for “crimes against humanity.” No, what you did wasn’t illegal under American law or under the laws of the nation in which you expressed your words. 

Immigration and National Survival

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

We have a civilization here, now, today, and the question is always the same: is it worth preserving?

Immigration and National Survival

When pondering our obsession with immigration, I’m reminded of how people in the ridiculous dystopian film Idiocracy were watering their crops with an energy drink called Brawndo. And even though the crops weren’t growing, the suggestion to try water instead was met with the following conditioned response in the drink’s defense: “It’s got what plants crave! It’s got electrolytes!” No one knew what electrolytes were. No one could explain why they were in Brawndo. It was all sloganeering.

America Has Lost Her Will to Live

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

We’ve forgotten that robust, healthy America was a result of a specific recipe, and we cannot perpetuate that republic unless we remember the recipe.

America Has Lost Her Will to Live

Perhaps we should have chosen the turkey as our national bird, as Benjamin Franklin suggested. It would certainly be more appropriate for our times. But if any flying creature would do, a moth might be more fitting still — with political correctness playing the role of that devilishly irresistible flame.

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