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There’s Little Chance for Consensus With the Left — Opinion

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Jeff Davidson

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I once leaned left on nearly all issues of the day… decades ago. Today, I find almost every liberal or leftist viewpoint, from no need for voter ID, to restrictions on the First Amendment, to be harmful to society. The prolonged and now questionable lockdown over COVID-19, and their willingness to overlook street violence, further exacerbates my feeling that that Left loves the idea of total authority and of imposing its will on all of us, forevermore.

Okay or Not Okay?

Do you believe as leftists do, for example, that children may choose their gender? Is it okay to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you think that cross-dressers should be reading to children at story hour? Should mathematics, the sciences, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view? Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?

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Should all student loan debt be exonerated? Are you fine with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Are you upset when conservative speakers on campus are disrupted from speaking, or are banned altogether from campus? Should colleges set up safe spaces? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?

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Is late trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live? Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare the moment they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders have stated on live television? Indeed, should we have open borders, and let in anybody who wants to come here? Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual American citizens?

Towards a Civil Society

Is the Marxist ideology of BLM acceptable to you? When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions?

Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is a comment made by a movie star or celebrity – or a politician, for that matter – 30 or 40 years ago enough to cancel his or her career? Tell me, please, is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, non-violent action to address a wrong?

Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for, and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs? How many pay for their transportation and housing costs?

If they do not pay for themselves, who, pray tell, is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?

No Meeting of the Minds

To me, the left now embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd by the week. The lockdown of the last five months has given us all a taste of what socialism would be like. What’s more, I don’t think that they understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. As the June riots and continuing mayhem in Portland have shown, the left’s agenda would destroy our civilization in less than a year or two.

Ronald Reagan said it best, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”

It would be wonderful to be able to reach consensus in some way with those on the Left, however my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.

Jeff Davidson is “The Work-Life Balance Expert®” and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com for more information.

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McAfee Dead in Prison After Repeatedly Declaring He Would Not Kill Himself

Social media users were quick to remind the world of McAfee’s own words.

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John McAfee is a computing legend, having pioneered the way in which systems and networks protect themselves from viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other assorted evils of this internet age. But now he lies dead, having allegedly committed suicide in a Spanish prison cell. Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee died by an apparent suicide in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday evening — hours after reports surfaced that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US, according to local media. The eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition when he was found dead, police sources told the newspaper El Pais. The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death. Authorities aren’t shying away from calling it a suicide already. “Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail. But here is where it gets strange:  McAfee has been utterly insistent and consistent about the fact that he would never, ever take his own life, explicitly telling his followers on social media that, should he ever be found dead of suicide, he was killed. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1316801215083225096?s=20 https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1200864283766251521?s=20 https://twitter.com/truthcrumbs/status/1407788935628079113?s=20 The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Juneteenth: An Annual Holiday to Condemn America.

Drew Allen is the host of “The Drew Allen Show” podcast. He is a Texas-bred, California-based and millennial author, columnist, and political analyst. His work can be read and seen and heard at drewthomasallen.com

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Juneteenth isn’t about celebrating the end of slavery in America. It’s about the annual condemnation of America in perpetuity. Democrats aren’t even pretending otherwise. Joe Biden stated, “We can’t rest until the promise of equality is fulfilled for every one of us in every corner of this nation. That to me is the meaning of Juneteenth.” As long as the Democrat Party exists, the promise of equality cannot be fulfilled. The Democrat Party has staked the whole of their political livelihood and future on the perpetuation of real and perceived racial injustice and inequality in America. They need racism to run against racism. It doesn’t matter what Republicans believe Juneteenth represents — the end of slavery in America. What matters is how the holiday will be weaponized and appropriated going forward by the Democrat Party. The swastika too once represented something benign and good — a Sanskrit symbol for well being. It is undeniable today, however, that it represents something horrific and evil. The swastika is synonymous with Nazi Germany. So too is Juneteenth now synonymous with racism in America. Democrats are already referring to Juneteenth as a ‘Second Independence Day.’ We now have two competing Independence days — July 4th for racist white supremacists and Juneteenth for those who believe America has racism in its DNA. Division is now codified in our federal calendar — to be exploited by the Democrat Party annually in perpetuity. This administration has already exploited tragedy after tragedy to condemn America as an inherently racist country — using the Atlanta spa shootings, for example, as irrefutable proof of anti-Asian sentiment, and the George Floyd arrest and death as proof of systemic racism. But the Democrat Party doesn’t exploit every tragedy, only the tragedies that involve white culprits in order to fabricate and promote the false reality and narrative that…

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