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Joe Scarborough “Realist”

June 20, 2019

MSNBC’s morning programming at 6:00 am (Eastern) features Joe Scarborough.

Though there are others on camera, “Morning Joe” is Joe Scarborough’s show. This morning, June 20, 18:00 minutes into the program, Joe faked crying into a hanky while playing a video of NY Mayor De Blasio’s criticism of Joe Biden. Mayor De Blasio argued that Joe Biden was complicit with “Jim Crow,” the segregated South and, specifically, his relations in the 1970s with segregationist Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge of Mississippi and Georgia.

Joe Scarborough frequently mentions his upbringing as a Southern Baptist and the University of Alabama where he earned two degrees. Joe’s point, “If you want to achieve things in politics, you work with people whose views you dislike.”

Why and how Joe sold his idea for Morning Joe to the most Left-wing cable news channel, MSNBC, is difficult to understand. At the time, Joe was a former GOP Congressman from Pensacola in Florida’s “Panhandle,” proud to be a Southern Baptist and thankful for the education he earned at the University  of Alabama.

It was inevitable, therefore, when he ridiculed Mayor De Blasio that not all would agree while watching Joe using a crying towel. First to reproach Joe was Alise Jordan, a Progressive described as a former aide to President George W. Bush and sometimes referred to as a former member of the Senate staff of Sen. Rand Paul (R-TN). The discussion included Karine Jean-Pierre, senior advisor at MoveOn.org, financier and former Obama advisor, Steve Rattner. and Jim Vandehi, ceo of Axios.

The discussion that followed was worth putting up with anti-American MSNBC owned by Comcast and controlled by Brian L. Roberts, a Leftist billionaire.

Loss of Country: China in the 17th Century

June 18, 2019

It  may seem like a stretch to compare how intellectuals, poets and artists in 17th century China adjusted to invasion and loss of their country to Mongol invaders, but think again.

If you are a novelist, college or high school teacher, artist or script writer and aspire to succeed in American culture, please access this presentation by Dr. Richard Bishirjian. President of the American Academy of Distance Learning, who explores similarities to the consequences for public intellectuals in contemporary American culture.

https://vimeo.com/343014193

 

CNN’s Jester Unleashed!

June 17, 2019

Court jesters were part of entertainment at royal courts certainly in  the 14th century, but perhaps as early as the 11th century when the Capetian court in France came to dominate the Franks and when the “Norman” William the Conqueror completed his conquest of the English.

Jesters brought humor and entertainment for those with leisure to enjoy it and sometimes spoke the truth when others were afraid to speak.

Deep in the bowels of CNN there is a Jester who finally feels free to tell the truth about CNN’s Progressive Left tilt.

On Sunday, June 16 at CNN’s morning production of “State of the Cartoonian,” this jester let loose with a real howler!

Take a look, and if you don’t appreciate the humor of this Jester, get on your knees and beg the Good Lord to give you a sense of humor!

 

After Hong Kong

June 12, 2019

Aggressive action against Hong Kong demonstrators reinforces our understanding that the People’s Republic of China is a totalitarian nation. Policies by Mao and his successors were defined by use of state power to suppress the Chinese people  and, with the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacres, that principle of totalitarian control was reinforced. Today the PRC under Xi Jinping, supreme leader of the PRC’s Communist Party, utilizes his totalitarian powers to assure complete control of China by the Communist Party.

Nobody believes in “Maoism,” however, and tight controls on every aspect of civic life are necessary.  Not even the Internet can break through State controls and only highly motivated private, secret, religious ceremony and education creates a free space for essential aspects of the Chinese spirit.

That explains the PRC’s crackdown on all religious activity.

Still, the PRC’s economy is dependent on international trade and only that weakness gives the nations of the West hope of containing the PRC’s ambitions to Asia.

And what are those ambitions?

Subjugation of South Korea, recovery of Taiwan and payback to Japan for the terrors inflicted on China during World War 2. Only reinforcement of South Korea’s military defenses, strengthening Japan’s military and carefully providing military reinforcements to the Republic of China’s government on Taiwan will deter the PRC’s imperial ambitions.

Forget trade and manufacturing with the PRC. That Nixonian “China card” and utopian hope that trade would transform the PRC into a traditional nation was a mistake. Only reductions in America’s trading with, and manufacturing in, the PRC are consistent with the national interest of the United States.

Only massive rethinking of China trade and a search for other markets will protect our Asian allies and the United States.

CNN 3 vs. AT&T 1/2

June 7, 2019

Watching CNN under new management of AT&T’s president of WarnerMedia, John Stankey, shows very modest progress. On a scale of 1-10, we give Stankey 1/2 of 1 point.

CNN’s constellation of Left-“Progressive Talents” was shaped by Jeff Zucker who was named Chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports and sent to London where he was told to make major cuts in staff in CNN’s London office. For that we give Stankey 1/2 of 1 point, Advantage CNN.

The problem is that Jeff Zucker is the reason that CNN’s “news” coverage is slanted Leftward.

The 3 points earned by CNN since Stankey took control were:

1. Christi Paul’s staged interview with Cong. Ted Yoho, a veternarian, on critical national security issues;

2. CNN’s coverage of June 6 D-Day speeches by France’s President and the President of the United States. Ceremonies began at 5:00 am Eastern and CNN interrupted the presentations with several commercials and did not provide simultaneous translation of the French President’s remarks.

3. This morning, CNN featured negative criticism of President Trump’s interview by Fox New’s Laura Ingraham conducted within view of the graves of our American soldiers at Normandy on June 6.

That interview featured radical Leftist “journalist” Nia Malika Henderson and Kirsten Powers, a former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs in the Clinton Administration and NY Democrat Party staffer. After publishing The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech by the conservative publisher, Regnery, she was picked up by Fox News and then dropped.

With CNN’s Leftists at 3 points to John Stankey’s 1/2 of 1 point, we are compelled to ask if Mr. Stankey has the sophistication to turn CNN around and rid its staff of Jeff Zucker, Christi Paul, Nia Malika Henderson, Wolf Blitzer, Victor Blackwell, Jake Tapper, Van Jones, Don Lemon and Kirsten Powers?

 

Abuse of Science

June 2, 2019

The theological and philosophic principles of the good life were lost many hundreds of years ago, and their absence, except in the classrooms of college instructors tutored by Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss, and in philosophy programs rooted in “natural law,” threatens life and order in the 21st century.

Without morality, evil in the fallen condition of human beings spreads injustices in society. In hindsight we sometimes ask, “What if”–Vladimir Lenin had been killed by the forces of Czar Nicolas? Hitler had been killed in a beer hall brawl? Or, “What if Woodrow Wilson had remained a college president and was not elected to the Office of the President of the United States in 1912.” A more immediate “What if?” has arisen in the form of a former Clinton Administration appointee who believes that genetic engineering will shape the future of the human race.

Jamie Metzl understands the power latent in the human genome and paints a hopeful picture  of a future that begins with altering human life at conception.

If you think Lenin, Hitler or Woodrow Wilson were “bad news” for mankind, listen to this interview with Jamie Metzl.

This is Dick Bishirjian

June 1, 2019

There is much to excite our interest in the future of our country, and I hope you’ll take a look at this brief introduction to how I view our world and the current political and intellectual condition of these United States of America.