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Why I Hate Soccer

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 17 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Selwyn Duke: "But why do human beings, with their particular anatomical configuration, want to use their feet for a task performed infinitely better by the hands? It’s no wonder the scoring in soccer tends to hover around Joe Biden I.Q. territory."

Why I Hate Soccer

This article will be a departure from my usual fare. I will not claim there is some Absolute Truth deeming soccer the bane of humanity’s sports. I do not contend that some objective, divine standard places it in Dante’s ninth circle of athletic arenas, though I wish I could. Sport is a matter of taste, and, as G.K. Chesterton said (okay, so this isn’t a complete departure for me — I’m quoting Chesterton), “There are no uninteresting subjects, only uninterested people.” I get it. And I, I confess, like golf. So mock away. But in this piece I’ll ditch the Mr. Spock act, let my human side emote, may even contradict myself, and will say something.

Are Most Mass Murderers Really White?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The progressives on the Left think that most mass murders are committed by white men. Statistics don't support their claims.

Are Most Mass Murderers Really White?

Aside from attacks on the Second Amendment, there is a certain theme that’s now repeated after every massacre committed by an unhinged individual: that most all mass killers are white. After the recent Elliot Rodger murders, for instance, Michael Moore said that he no longer had “anything to say” before immediately saying, “Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males.” Not to be one-upped in the inanity department by a mass of male whiteness, one Brittney Cooper at Salon wrote, “How many times must troubled young white men engage in these terroristic acts that make public space unsafe for everyone before we admit that white male privilege kills?” Ironically, Cooper had mentioned, parenthetically, that “as many commenters have pointed out, [Rodger] had a white father and mother of Asian descent,” but, hey, you can’t let a minor detail get in the way of a good racial screed. And perhaps mass killing is such a Caucasian domain that perpetrating one bestows a person with honorary whiteness. Yet about this we should ask a question:

How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 06 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

You can make gun control the same everywhere, but you can’t change the fact that people will be very, very different.

How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control

Commenting recently on the Elliot Rodger killings, arch-leftist Michael Moore wrote that while “other countries have more violent pasts…more guns per capita in their homes…and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do….” From a man who used to take the simple-minded gun-control position “fewer guns=less homicide,” it was surprising evidence of growth. After making his point, however, Moore made a mistake in following up with, “and yet we don't seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: "Why us? What is it about US?” It’s not, however, that we don’t want to ask the question.

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 27 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Marxism, and its infuriating and insulting double standards, is flourishing in America. Take a look, for example, at Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Leftists Cancel School Honors Night — Too “Exclusive”

It’s increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Writes East Greenwich Patch:

Michelle Obama in 1954

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Obamas are masters of progressive propaganda, and by employing it they destroy society and undermine civilization.

Michelle Obama in 1954

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco — and Michelle Obama left her brain in 1954.

A Question for those Who Believe in Homosexual Scouts

Written by Selwyn Duke on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

If homosexuality and heterosexuality are equivalent, as the radical progressives insist, then why shouldn't men be Girl Scout troop leaders?

A Question for those Who Believe in Homosexual Scouts

Not satisfied with having pressured the Boy Scouts of America into lifting their prohibition against openly homosexual scouts, activists now want homosexual scoutmasters to be allowed as well. Equality, you know, is the order of the day. Yet the truth is that virtually all of you who advocate this social change operate with a certain bias — you just don’t realize it.

How Demagogues Con People

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 15 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

In our educational system, in our popular culture, and definitely in our political system, we have abandoned reason, leaving us prey to demagogues.

How Demagogues Con People

How do you know you’re being had by a slick politician? Writing in Mein Kampf about how to manipulate people and win power, Adolf Hitler said that since the average person had a very limited memory and a “slowness of understanding,” it was necessary to use only short, catchy slogans and repeat them often. Sound familiar?

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.

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