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Majority of Americans fear U.S. headed for major war

 

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Fully 36 percent of Americans say they fear the United States is headed for war within the next four years, a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll found.

The breakdown of respondents is as follows: 36 percent say they’re “very worried;” 30 percent, “somewhat worried;” 25 percent, “not too worried;” and eight percent, “not at all worried.”

It’s mostly the Democrats who believe war is looming.

Eighty-eight percent of Democratic-leaning Americans expressed worry about war breaking out sometime during the years of President Donald Trump’s White House, compared to only four-in-10 of Republicans. Sixty percent of Republicans participating in the poll said they’re not at all worried about war.

The poll also measured Americans’ thoughts on NATO.

And 62 percent replied that America “should take into account the interests of its allies, even if it means making compromises with them,” NBC News reported. “An overwhelming majority of Americans agree that NATO is good for the United States, with strong majorities from both parties saying the alliance is beneficial.”

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The finding comes just after Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered remarks to assure European allies that America does indeed stand firm in its commitments to NATO and to the European Union.

Only 19 percent of the poll respondents held a “very favorable” view of the United Nations, however. Forty-two percent said their thoughts on the United Nations were “somewhat favorable,” but nearly a third expressed outright disfavor about America’s involvement with the world body.

And on Russia?

While Trump has underscored the importance of improving relations with Russia – albeit, not compromising his America-first policy-making principles – Americans by and large don’t care for the country.

“Overall, 61 percent of Americans consider Russia unfriendly or an enemy of the United States,” NBC News reported, citing the poll findings. “Only seven percent consider Russia to be an ally, and 28 percent consider the country friendly but not an ally.”

Again, the differences in opinions about Russia differ sharply by political party.

Fifty percent of self-described Republicans say Russia’s friendly; 49 percent, unfriendly. Seventy-five percent of Democrats consider Russia unfriendly.

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Obama’s DHS tried to hack Indiana’s election system

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EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor
By Richard Pollock
Reprinted with permission of The Daily Caller News Foundation

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security.

Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald Trump to overturn it. (RELATED: State Officials Want Trump To Reverse Obama’s Last-Minute Election Power Grab)

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Former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was also Trump’s vice presidential-elect during much of the period covered by the DHS scans of the Indiana system.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the incoming president of the association, told TheDCNF Tuesday that, “we know that between November 1 and December 16 we were scanned with about 14,800 scans, nearly 15,000 different times.”

The state’s IT team traced the intruder to a DHS computer’s IP address. The same DHS unit attempted 10 times in 2016 to hack into the Georgia electoral system.

Federal officials are barred under DHS rules from trying to penetrate a state system without the express approval of the state. Neither Georgia nor Indiana approved the DHS scanning attempts.

The DHS inspector general has launched an official investigation into the Georgia breach attempt.

Thomas Vessely, IT director for the Indiana secretary of state, told TheDCNF that “we kindly declined [DHS] assistance because we were very comfortable in the work we were doing in monitoring our election system.”

Lawson said she “always assumed it was because I was the incoming President of the National Association of Secretaries of State and because we declined their assistance.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told TheDCNF Jan. 24, 2016, he was suspicious because four of the 10 attacks against the Georgia election network occurred as he was about to talk to DHS officials, or coincided with his public testimony opposing the critical infrastructure designation.

It’s certainly concerning about the dates,” Kemp said.

Kemp hopes the IG can determine if the hacks were timed to intimidate him.

Lawson said despite the scale of the scans, the DHS efforts to attack its election system was unsuccessful. “Our voter registration system was not penetrated.”

She said there was “one slight penetration on an (election) website that was actually old and out of date, so it didn’t go anywhere.”

Governmental deployment of IT technology could be an evolving new tool against political opponents or to impose censorship, according to James Scott, a senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a cybersecurity think tank.

“Censorship has always been an issue in the brick-and-mortar world. So, censorship in the digital landscape is simply just transference of methods,” Scott said. “I think within federal agencies it is possible to imagine that there are some overreaching, aggressive managers.”

Indiana officials have not yet asked the DHS IG to look at their state’s situation. “We’re taking the matter under consideration,” Lawson said, adding that “we have sent letters to our congressional folks, our governor, and others to make them aware this happened. I’m very concerned, very concerned.”

A DHS spokesman told TheDCNF that, “we take the trust of our partners in the public and private sectors seriously and will work with them to address any concerns. “DHS does not conduct scans of networks or systems without the cooperation and consent of the system owner.”

Marc Lotter, a spokesman for Pence, told TheDCNF his boss personally knew Lawson while in Indiana and had complete confidence in her handling the attacks.

“The VP has tremendous faith in the Secretary of State and knows it’s in good hands,” said Marc. He’s sure she will handle it properly,” he said.

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James O’Keefe hints next big target CNN

(ZERO HEDGE) James O’Keefe of Project Veritas is set to unleash holy hell Thursday on #FakeNews network CNN. Well, he didn’t exactly say it was CNN, but it was heavily implied. Apparently the network has a mole…

O’Keefe is known for undercover sting operations which have led to such bombshells as the DNC’s paid agitator network, the outing of “DisruptJ20” / Antifa organizers which took place at comet ping pong – and netted three arrests (including a suspected pedophile), and most recently New Hampshire election fraud.

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Immigration is Obama’s first battleground

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” — Ronald Reagan

Former President Barack Obama is not finished with his deconstruction of the United States and the U.S. Constitution. Operating out of D.C., Obama has 30,000 minions who are spreading discontent throughout the country. He oversees his group, Organizing for Action, out of his mansion which is a stone’s throw from the corridors of Congress.

For the past eight years Obama has delivered endless excuses for Islamic extremism and expressed his disdain over America’s past. It seems apparent to me that Obama has political leanings which were taught to him by his Muslim father and stepfather.

After his first public statement since leaving office, The New York Post said this about the former president:

When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government…

Obama’s first battle-line is immigration and President Donald Trump’s promise to protect America’s borders. This was a key issue in the November election and a major reason why Trump won.

Under the Obama administration, somehow the word illegal took on a whole new meaning. Mainstream news regurgitates the plight of illegal aliens and reports favorably on the 41 sanctuary cities that protect them.

On December 12, 2016, The New York Times ran a story with a boohoo video of Latino children and this startling sentence, “Trump said he would crack down on and deport millions of undocumented immigrants.”

It just seems like common sense to me that if they are illegal they should be dealt with as any group that breaks the law. There are no sanctuary cities for bank robbers. That is because it is illegal to rob banks. But Mexicans and other Latin Americans are swarming into the country. The principal reason the flow of illegals has plateaued is because of the lingering recession that Obama failed to end.

Obama’s dream is America’s nightmare

Plainly, the bulk of illegal immigrants came to the country before Obama was president and before the 2001 DREAM Act, that Congress did not pass, which would have made it easier for undocumented (i.e. illegal) immigrants to get permanent residency. Obama is the biggest advocate of the DREAM Act or any legislation that would make it easier for illegals to enter and stay in the United States.

In 2012, after Obama understood that the DREAM Act was not going to be passed during his second term, he did what he is known for — he went around Congress.

On June 15, 2012, Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting young undocumented individuals who match certain criteria previously proposed under the DREAM Act. It is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and as of January 2017, 740,000 illegals have taken advantage of it.

Charles Krauthammer told Chris Wallace of Fox News that Obama’s actions:

Beyond the pandering, beyond the politics, beyond the process — is simple constitutional decency. This is out-and-out lawlessness. You had a clip of the president himself say months ago ‘I cannot do this on my own because there are laws on the books.’ Well, I have news for the president — the laws remain on the books. They haven’t changed.

My personal battle to immigrate

When you get a president like Trump saying illegal aliens will be dealt with according to the laws on the books, cable news go wall-to-wall with segments showing children being ripped away from their deported parents and the liberals bring out the tissues for their tears. They paint it as if were the SS separating Jews from their children. And the evil behind this — they tell you — is Donald Trump.

Wake up! Immigration laws that Trump wants to enforce are the ones that have been around since the 1970s, with many of the current immigration laws set down during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, a liberal Caspar Milquetoast. So if Trump is a racist tyrant, so was Carter.

About the time President Ronald Reagan took office, I was one of the very few people that gave a rat’s rump over the plight of illegal immigrants. I cared because one arm of the U.S. government said I was entitled to a green card that provided permanent residency because my father was an American citizen. Another arm of the government disagreed and said my wife and I should be deported. That our three kids were American born? Tough luck!

The decision went before a judge who took years to decide. During that time I had a working visa. I accepted that if I lost my court case I would have to move back to Canada.

We won our court case. After being thoroughly vetted, my wife and I received our green cards. That meant I could finally stop worrying about deportation.

After a few more years I took my citizenship test and was again extensively questioned by an agent at the local INS office. This was a few years before anyone had heard of al-Qaida.

I remember one of the questions the agent asked me was how could I be useful to the nation if war broke out? That interview was in 1998. Nineteen years later, for Muslims that have no official records, the question should be, “Are you a radical and do you support a jihad against America?”

The fact is that Islamic extremism has never had so many devotees spread through so much of the world. This has happened during Obama’s two terms.

Much of the liberal crying and hand wringing about illegal aliens these past two months is orchestrated by Obama’s political army, Organizing for Action. You don’t have to even like Trump or be a Republican to understand that as president, Trump has the authority to impose a temporary ban on immigration from seven countries; the same seven countries identified by the Obama administration as the most dangerous nations in the world with regard to supporting Islamic terrorism.

I am not a racist but a realist

I hold Muslims in a different category than other religions. That doesn’t make me a racist. It makes me a realist. There are millions of Muslims that want to see Americans killed.

The Center for Security Policy released a poll in June 2015 showing that 51 percent of the 3.3 million Muslims living in America believe they should have a choice of being governed by Shariah law. More disturbing is that 700,000 Muslims already living in the country said that violence is justified in order to implement Shariah as the law of the United States.

Liberals do not understand this risk. But I know too many liberals who, misguided as they are, are very intelligent. Obama’s exaggerated compliance with many Islamic kings and dictators and his organization’s personal attacks on Trump show how divided the nation has become. And to his discredit, much of the fault rests with Obama.

Obama is an insult to the presidency and the nation

A few years ago I recommended a just-published book, The President’s Club, by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. The book is fascinating in that it shows how past presidents form a bond that not only stops them from criticizing the current commander-in-chief, but other former presidents as well.

Its genesis began when ex-presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman joked about starting “a former presidents club” while visiting at the inauguration of President Eisenhower. The book traces the many deep friendships that happened between past presidents who shared one thing in common — they loved their country. One of the more strange friendships was between former presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon; rivals in politics, confidants in retirement.

But in the end it boils down to common decency. In 2014, George W. Bush was asked why he never criticized Obama. Bush’s answer: “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter.”

Obama doesn’t have respect for either the office of president or the country itself. If the president does poorly, so does the nation.

Obama might be the only past president to think that is a good thing. Obama has created an organization that has as one of its tenants the ruination of Donald Trump. Obama is infusing so much hostility that Trump has little chance in making America great again.

Yours in good times and bad,

— John Myers

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Broccoli: The vegetable of youth

Most kids hate it, but broccoli, is the vegetable of youth.

I’ve previously written to you about broccoli’s anti-cancer properties. But now we have something new on this special food.

Research from the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that a compound found in broccoli is converted by the body into the coenzyme NAD (nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide) that plays a key role in the energy production at the cellular level. NAD production slows as we age and our energy supply dwindles.

Scientists provided healthy mice with the compound NMN – found in broccoli – then monitored the health of the mice over their lifetimes. They found that even though the mice aged they appeared very much like young mice; maintaining their energy, weight and health. Their skeletal muscles and bone density were retained, their retinas remained healthy and their livers maintained their function. They even remained more insulin resistant when compared to mice the same age given a placebo instead of NMN.

Previously-conducted studies had determined that providing NAD to mice did not produce the same benefits as providing NMN and allowing the body to produce its own NAD.

Broccoli is a prime source of NMN and it can be eaten raw (for the most benefits) or slightly roasted or boiled. Other sources of NMN are edamame, avocado, cucumbers and cabbage.

Broccoli is also a good source vitamins K, C, B6, B2, B1 and E in addition to a host of other nutrients that help in the battle against aging. Vitamin K supports blood clotting and bone health. Vitamin C helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protects against heart disease and provides protection from a number of cancers. The B vitamins have been shown help cognitive function.

A study of elderly people in South Korea found that vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid helped seniors in an assisted living facility gain improved memories and lessened their depression. B vitamins also support thyroid function and are crucial to health of the heart, bones and arteries.

Vitamin E in broccoli serves as antioxidant, assisting with the maintenance of healthy cells.

Other benefits of broccoli include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, digestive and cardiovascular support and cancer prevention.

H/T: Nutritionandhealing.com

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Sudden shift in major media’s war on Trump

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer conducts daily press briefing

WASHINGTON – What a difference a few days makes.

If the bulk of the major media had been experiencing grief over the election of President Trump, it appears as though the White House press corps has reached the stage of acceptance.

Acceptance that Trump is the president, Sean Spicer is the White House press secretary, and that’s the way it will be.

A truce, of sorts. And a largely amiable one at that.

It was just last Wednesday that the establishment press appeared to be in an all-out war with the White House.

When President Trump used a press conference to attack what he called fake news coming from some major news outlets, reporters complained bitterly and launched fiery exchanges with the commander in chief.

(Although, as WND reported, the president himself seemed more amused than aggravated, with Rush Limbaugh remarking, “Folks, he’s enjoying this like I’ve never seen a president enjoy a press conference. He’s toying with these people.”)

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Trump then followed up with a tweet on Friday that read: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

Chris Wallace of Fox News took umbrage with that on his Sunday show, complaining to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, “When the president says we’re the enemy of the American people, it makes it sounds like if you are going against him, you are going against the country.”

However, as Limbaugh pointed out on his Monday radio show: “‘The press is the enemy of the people,’ is not what he said. … He was talking about a subset of the media … He was talking about those elements of the media that continue to report things that aren’t true.”

And, immediately upon assuming his duties as White House press secretary a month ago, Sean Spicer’s initial encounters with the press corps at the daily briefings were so combative, some in the mainstream media wondered if he would last long in the job, while many Trump supporters cheered the refusal of the administration’s spokesman, as they saw it, to kowtow to the mandarins of the Fourth Estate.

How things have changed in those four weeks.

Tuesday’s was the first daily press briefing in a while, owing to the president’s travel to Florida and the federal holiday Monday.

Spicer began on a friendly and collegial note, saying he had missed the press, evoking a ripple of gentle laughter.

And that set the tone.

The daily White House briefings appear to have settled into a groove of a mostly cordial, calm and professional mutual respect.

Reporters and Spicer alike seemed relaxed and friendly, while always staying on point, pursuing their own agendas and topics of interest.

There was a sense that although most of the press and the administration are largely on opposite sides of the fence, professionally, at least, everyone was in this together. After all, everyone was crammed into one very, very, very small room – and they were a captive audience. Just seven rows of seven seats. And packed to the walls with standing room only.

White House press briefing room

White House press briefing room

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t the occasional flare up of intensity. On a few occasions, Spicer refused to roll over in the face of certain assumptions embedded into questions.

One particularly striking, and somewhat bizarre, instance occurred as reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks asked what the president had gained from his tour that morning of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

“And the reason why I’m asking this,” she added, “is because when he was candidate Trump, he said things like, you know, ‘We made this country,’ meaning white America, not necessarily black.”

His voice rising, a visibly shocked Spicer emphatically replied: “I don’t know why you would say that. What do you mean–?”

Ryan insisted: “No, no, no. He said that. I heard him say that.”

Mediate’s Alex Griswold later reported, “I searched up and down for any evidence that candidate Trump ever intimated that white America specifically deserved credit for building America, or that he ever said something like ‘we made this country’ in a context where ‘we’ obviously referred to white Americans.”

He concluded, “I came up short,” and, “Given that this would’ve certainly caused an immediate uproar and would’ve been seized on by the Clinton campaign, I have to conclude that my memory isn’t failing and it never happened.”

Instead of continuing to take issue with the apparently fake quote, Spicer simply proceeded to list the ways the president was deeply moved and overwhelmed at what he saw at the museum, particularly the exhibit on slavery.

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He said the president found the experience “very eye-opening and powerful.”

Spicer also relayed how proud and deeply moved the president was to be at the side of Dr. Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as he saw his own exhibit in the Smithsonian for the first time.

The very first question of the day also contained an assumption that Spicer rejected. He was asked if the president regretted calling the press the “enemy of the people.”

Echoing what Limbaugh had said previously, Spicer pointed out that the president was referring only to “certain outlets” in the media and their tendencies to “not be completely accurate and fair in reporting what’s going on.”

Spicer also shot down an assertion, repeated by a reporter, made by HBO’s Bill Maher, who claimed the president was briefed on North Korea in front of dinner guests at his Mar a Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

An incredulous Spicer said just because the president was photographed looking at a piece of paper at the dinner table does not mean it was a briefing paper. It wasn’t, he said. He chided a “disbelieving” press for jumping to such rash conclusions.

The press secretary said Trump had been briefed on North Korea, both before and after dinner. But certainly not during dinner. And, of course, not in front of guests.

The biggest news of the day concerned memos issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to implement changes in border enforcement ordered by Trump. They included a directive to hire 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, agents and 5,000 Border Patrol agents.

The memos put an end to the practice of “catch and release” by law enforcement and specify categories of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation.

U.s.-Mexico border fence

U.s.-Mexico border fence

The memos also authorized the beginning of work to complete a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Asked to further explain the memos, the main point Spicer returned to again and again was that the objective was to carry out the laws already on the books.

The orders were needed, he said, to provide clarification as to what the priorities were for ICE and Border Patrol officers, and what they should actually do, because there was so much confusion created by the Obama administration’s actins carving out exemptions for certain classes of illegal immigrants.

Spicer said agents had had their hands tied with so many rules issued by the Obama administration.

The priority, he stressed repeatedly, was to catch and deport those illegal immigrants who pose a threat to public safety and those who have committed crimes in addition to entering the country unlawfully.

The new executive order “lays out the exact procedures for that subset group of people. That’s it,” he said.

A reporter asked if that meant all others in the country illegally should not worry.

“No,” replied Spicer. “It means we are focusing our resources on our priority.”

He added, “Remember, there is no right to be in this country illegally.”

However, when asked what would become of the millions of illegal immigrants in the country without criminal records, Spicer noted the president has said before he has “a big heart and understands their plight.”

Spicer said the administration will consider their situation later as priorities evolve.

He also promised a new executive order was coming soon that will institute a travel ban from seven countries rife with terrorism. Spicer predicted it will stand because the Justice Department has been tailoring the new order to make sure it will fit what the courts require and recognizes their concerns.

At the same time, the administration will not rescind the original executive order instituting a travel ban, now tied up in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Spicer was confident that original order ultimately will be upheld by the courts and the administration will prevail.

When asked if Trump would send any terrorists captured overseas to the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Spicer said the president will continue to refuse to say what he will or will not do in that regard. But he reiterated that Trump has said the prison is important.

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Spicer was asked if newly appointed national security adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be more “hawkish” toward Russia. The press secretary replied the new adviser will be “great,” but it is the president who will decide the course of relations with Russia.

Spicer said the administration will try to strike a deal with Russia on common grounds of interest, such as expanding the two nations’ economies and fighting ISIS, but he suggested it won’t be easy because others have tried before and failed.

Spicer said the president found the wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers “horrible and painful.”

A reporter noted a statement from the Anne Frank Center had accused the administration of xenophobia, and the reporter asked why the president didn’t condemn anti-Semitism in even stronger terms.

Spicer said the president has said time and again that the U.S. must root out such prejudice and evil. And he said Trump will continue to speak out against anti-Semitism, but that it will be his actions that will ultimately convince people of his beliefs and commitment to eliminating that evil.

An exasperated Spicer also noted that now matter how many times the president condemns prejudice, for some, “it is never good enough.”

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‘White privilege’ campaign blasted as just another ‘guilt trip’

Students at Monroe Middle School in Tampa, Florida, were asked to fill out a "How privileged are you?" form by a Spanish teacher (Photo: WTSP-10 screenshot)

Students at Monroe Middle School in Tampa, Florida, were asked to fill out a “How privileged are you?” form by a Spanish teacher (Photo: WTSP-10 screenshot)

Students at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania will carry a physical reminder of their alleged “white privilege” this month, as the school’s College Democrats have launched a campaign in which they are asking students to wear a white pin in the shape of a puzzle piece.

They say the goal is to make students at the small, private liberal arts college think about how race affects their lives.

Aileen Ida, president of the College Democrats, claimed in a report in the College Fix that white people continually tolerate a societal system of oppression unless they work against it.

“No matter how accepting someone is, that doesn’t stop them from being part of a system based on centuries of inequality,” she said.

Scott Greer, deputy editor at the Daily Caller, scoffs at this idea.

“This is just a talking point to further guilt-trip whites into doing what these activists want,” Greer told WND. “There is no real discrimination going on. Besides, nothing white liberals do to combat this imaginary oppression will be good enough for these agitators.”

The College Fix quoted Ida as saying, “Discussions about race are often perceived as being only open to people of color, but I think it is just as important for white people to partake in conversations about race.”

But Greer, knowing what he knows about the typical nature of racial discussions, does not trust the College Democrat president’s motives.

“She only wants whites to participate in these conversations in a totally submissive role,” he inferred. “This is not a conversation; it’s a resentful lecture that requires Caucasians to nod their heads and not voice disagreement.”

Despite Ida’s desire to spark a campus-wide discussion on race, Greer does not think this experiment is likely to make a real impact on any white students.

“I don’t think they are going to change at all,” he predicted. “The students who would wear these pins are the most fervent believers in white guilt, and the wearing of these pins just demonstrates to the rest of the world how ludicrous they are. This is absolutely about virtue signaling and nothing else. Nothing will change from this, except to further legitimize anti-white sentiment on campus.”

Greer compiled his research on the toxic race relations at colleges all across America into a brand new book, “No Campus for White Men: The Transformation of Higher Education into Hateful Indoctrination.”

The University of California-Berkeley was no campus for one particular white man two weeks ago. The nation watched as masked protesters rioted, looted, set fires and viciously beat bystanders who had come to hear a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yvette Felarca, one of the organizers of the violent protests, later told a local TV station Yiannopoulos is a “fascist” and a “white supremacist,” even though, as Greer noted, he’s a homosexual who prefers black men.

The protesters called themselves “anti-fascists” and suggested they were fighting against the intolerance of people like Yiannopoulos. Greer said this attitude is in keeping with the left’s definition of tolerance, which is not at all tolerant.

Political correctness is just the beginning. The situation on college campuses is worse than you could ever imagine – and America’s future is at stake. Don’t miss the political blockbuster of 2017 – “No Campus For White Men” by Scott Greer.

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“When the left speaks about tolerance, they’re thinking it’s only tolerance for ideas that are not going to be hurtful to their people,” Greer said during a recent appearance on the “Hagmann & Hagmann Report.”

He explained the left got this idea from Herbert Marcuse, the 20th-century Marxist philosopher who advocated “repressive tolerance,” meaning tolerance for ideas from the left but not from the right. So it is that leftists today refuse to tolerate ideas with which they disagree.

“They don’t actually believe in free speech if it goes against their interests,” Greer revealed. “They believe in a type of tolerance that only supports people they view as the oppressed, while if they think they can label something as leading to fascism, they can suppress it because that is tolerant in their view because they are helping out the oppressed minorities.”

He said this is where the idea of “microaggressions” becomes useful to the campus left. “Microaggressions” have been described as unconscious slights by members of the majority culture against minorities. This theory suggests that while a white person may think he is making an off-color joke to a black person, the black person may view it as something akin to a lynching, according to Greer.

“Colleges try to use this idea to suppress free speech, because it’s not just ideas they disagree with; it’s something that’s threatening the physical safety of themselves,” he explained. “They claim that because that gives them a greater argument to suppress viewpoints they don’t like.”

He said that is the same rationale activists used to insist advertisers boycott Breitbart News.

“The reason they want companies to not advertise with it is not because of Breitbart’s politics. It’s because Breitbart’s news stories lead to hate crimes that actually cause violence toward people,” he said. “Now, there’s no evidence that a Breitbart news story has caused a hate crime anywhere, but they claim this anyway and they just act like, ‘Well, we don’t have to prove facts.’

“They just use this tactic because it makes sense to them and it feels right; it doesn’t have to be right. They care about an idea feeling right more than it actually being right in reality. But it’s a powerful argument for them to say, instead of, ‘I disagree with this idea, here’s the facts and reasons why,’ it’s much better for them to say, ‘These ideas are going to kill me, and if the school allows this to happen, my safety is in jeopardy.’ That is a much more effective argument for these students to use to suppress speech and to get their way.”

Greer is still a young man, but even he is too old to have experienced much of the left-wing insanity now gripping campuses across the nation.

“I only graduated college four years ago, and I don’t remember ever being told to check my white privilege, or you know, ‘You can’t read this book, there’s a trigger warning over it.’ I never saw this stuff.”

He said he was driven to write “No Campus For White Men” when he realized campuses had gotten so much more radical in the short time since he left. Sadly, Greer expects the violence and hysteria to continue – but the Trump administration does give him hope.

“We’re going to start seeing more violence, more aggression, not only on campus, but in other places in general due to the kind of dangerous ideas that are floating among the left and their anti-Trump hysteria.

“We’re kind of heading to a dark path, but hopefully the Trump administration can turn us around.”

Former Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos wrote the foreword to Greer’s book and offered hearty praise.

“America has a long way to go to return universities to their rightful places as centers of learning, free speech, and controversial ideas. Scott Greer’s ‘No Campus for White Men’ is a good step in this battle, and I am proud to consider him a compatriot in the battle for America’s higher education.”

Political correctness is just the beginning. The situation on college campuses is worse than you could ever imagine – and America’s future is at stake. Don’t miss the political blockbuster of 2017 – “No Campus For White Men” by Scott Greer.

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