How Liars Wreck a Country

Last year, Forbes concluded that “only 16% of adults in the U.S. say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in newspapers, and just 11% said the same for television news.”  Anyone confronting these stats must conclude that our media are deeply incompetent or crooked or both.

The New York Times announced a few years ago that defeating Trump was the important thing.  They gave themselves a free pass to lie all they want.  How can they now reclaim their honor or their usefulness?

Real journalists, when they hear an assertion, immediately try to determine whether the assertion is true or false.  This is also what scientists do.  It’s honest, valuable work.

Unfortunately, our liberal journalists do not care about true or false.  When they hear an assertion, they try to determine whether it will help their agenda…their narrative. 

If it won’t help, they know they must attack the assertion, typically by declaring it debunkedfake news, or misinformation.

5 min. read, Bruce Deitrick Price in American Thinker


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in The Gulag Archipelago, said, “And the lie has, in fact, led us so far away from a normal society that you cannot even orient yourself…”

Super Bowl LVII, the National Anthem, Chris Stapleton: RESPECT 

[This is title of Episode 86 on my podcast. It has outperformed all other episodes by a factor of 10 or much more. My thesis is that the public is not getting enough respect from its leaders. I think deep in his heart Biden is a fairly contemptuous person. He takes money from foreign countries and then he looks in the camera and says he and his son have never never ever ever ever discussed business. I was particularly struck by what Tara Reade claims he said after he had abused her. “I don’t care about you at all. You are nothing to me.”]


Ladies and gentlemen…

Most people agree that Chris Stapleton’s Star-Spangled Banner is best ever or close.

Most performers treat the Star-Spangled Banner as a big rousing number in a Broadway musical. They show off their skills. Everyone is impressed. But perhaps not touched.

Stapleton, his guitar, and his Tennessee-whiskey voice were alone in the Super Bowl arena. Millions cried.

Stapleton seemed humble, not concerned with flaunting his talents. Instead he paid tribute to the anthem itself, the history it represents, and the people who died to keep us going. That’s respect.

Few Americans know the story behind the song (apparently our schools don’t like history). During the War of 1812, a British fleet sailed up the Chesapeake Bay to bombard Fort McHenry, as a step toward burning Baltimore, as they had already torched Washington DC. First, they had to destroy the fort.

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Who’s winning?? Who’s lying??

In recent weeks, this forum quoted several experts who believe Ukraine is doomed, and Russia is winning before our very eyes.

All these experts struck me as lightweights but I don’t like quibbling, and prefer not to quibble with the distinguished host.

One of these pundits is a retired colonel, Macgregor, I think. Shouldn’t we be able to assume he knows what he’s talking about?

Two problems. Last week General Milley held a press conference and announced, “Russia has lost ‘strategically, operationally and tactically.” Well, doesn’t that settle that?

The other problem is more subtle. It seems to me that all the positive comments on Macgregor’s last post are remarkably uniform, what the opera world calls flackery. E.g., “How refreshing to hear someone talking truth and not the common BS that’s all over the mainstream news. Good interview & talk!”

It’s almost as if there’s a massive agitprop campaign to convince us that Russia is winning.

So far I’m not convinced. And the more ominous question for me is what’s left of Russia at this point, win or pyrrhic victory?

I suggest that Peter Zeihan is a more informative expert than the ones you have. Anyway he’s more interesting. Or just look at combat videos that surface daily. Or find a complete list of Russian losses so far, military equipment and personnel. They knew the first week that they had miscalculated, but they weren’t able to find a graceful exit.

The main thing I’ve learned from this war is that every country’s first duty is not to have a psycho dictator, like Putin. That’s what Communism is really all about, operationally speaking, finagling some lunatic to the top. Turned out Putin was so nuts he did not know how corrupt his army was, or how well-prepared Ukraine was. Imagine that — the head of the KGB doesn’t know diddly. That’s actually funny if you don’t live in Russia.

NB: my special focus is K-12 education and why it’s gotten so bad. The Education Establishment aims very low. Traditional notions of scholarship, research, precision, and truth are mangled, as we see in war reporting. Biden lies every day as does the New York Times. I’m worried that the educational system in general is now so enfeebled, we might not recover all the ground we have lost. Education connoisseurs may enjoy my podcast Let’s Fix Education.  

Why Are Communists Determined to Destroy the US?

By Bruce Deitrick Price

To fight pornography in the schools, a Texas housewife recently appeared at a school-board meeting. She lectured the officials: “I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school. … I want you to start focusing on education, not public health.”

Education, as we’ll see, is the first refuge of scoundrels. Do you imagine that this school board is hip and cutting-edge? In fact, liberals have had few new ideas in more than a century. During World War 1, the communist government of Hungary “imposed a system of pornographic sex education on Hungarian school pupils.” Ever since, communists have tried the same pervy tricks again and again.

During World War 1, the deputy people’s commissar for culture and education was an extreme Marxist named György Lukács, then considered the most brilliant communist since Marx himself. He advocated promiscuity, denounced the family, and encouraged children to mock their parents and religion. The question Lukács posed was, “Who will save us from Western civilization?”

Marxist theory circa 1900 said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt and create a new communist Europe. Instead, the workers in every country lined up by the millions to fight their country’s enemies.

Why is Marxist theory incorrect? Two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Lukács in Hungary, independently came up with the same answer. They said that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that a communist revolution was impossible in the West until both could be destroyed. That objective, established as cultural Marxism’s goal at the beginning, has never changed.

When WWI was over, Marxists set about devising strategies specifically aimed at conquering Western civilization, which is still their main obsession.

continues in American Thinker

Lukacs in 1919

How Artificial Intelligence Brings the End of the World

By Bruce Deitrick Price

This vast multi-faceted subject will bewilder almost everyone for years to come.

We know this because Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire brainiacs, disagree diametrically.  So how can the rest of us find solid ground? 

Musk casually asserts, “A.I. is a fundamental threat to the existence of human civilization.”  Zuckerberg answers with some petulance, “A.I. is going to make our lives better. … Doomsday scenarios are pretty irresponsible.”

People have been lecturing about climate change for many years, claiming this or that will happen in 25 years, 50 years, or 100 years.  What is proven?  A.I. is going to happen faster, and we will see it happen.  Musk urges major countries to restrict research on A.I. before it’s too late.  Not likely.  If you want something to keep you up at night, A.I. may be the thinking person’s choice.

All the hardware is moving faster, according to  Moore’s Law.  But that isn’t where the action is.  Algorithms are the rules or instructions that tell machines what to do.  Math geniuses are cleverly devising more ingenious algorithms.  They used to give the rules of a game to the machine.  No more.  Now they tell the computer to study a thousand great games and figure out what it should do to win its next game.  Surprising things happen.  Moves scorned by experts turn out to be genius!

This woman has done the research and knows exactly what’s bedeviling America

Bruce Deitrick Price: The big problem for all of us is to grasp the entirety of your work.  So my first question is, what is the broad concern that ties together all this research?

Linda Goudsmit: The most important thing is to realize that globalism is at war with the nation-state.  I am talking about globalism as an ideology and political force that seeks to reorder the world from the existing system of independent nation-states into one single global nation-state ruled by themselves, of course.  But globalism cannot succeed without collapsing the United States.  So we face an alliance of convenience among the far-left progressives, Deweyites, socialists, Marxists, doctrinaire communists, totalitarians — all advancing their own anti-American agendas in common cause.  If you oppose them, you are a threat who must be crushed.

BDP: Yes, that sounds right.  So tell us how the aggressors operate….

[American Thinker Interview based on new book titled The Collapse of the American Family by Linda Goudsmit.]

Who Are the Real Haters?

When Governor Gavin Newsom disappeared for a few weeks after receiving a COVID shot, the public worried: was he alive?  His wife did not like this curiosity.  You might think citizens have a right to know where their leaders are.  Nope.  She viewed the nosy public as haters.

Mrs. Newsom posted: “When someone cancels something, maybe they’re just in the office working; maybe in their free time they’re at home with their family, at their kids’ sports matches, or dining out with their wife. Please stop hating and get a life.”

Hating?  Who was hating?


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Brutal Overkill By Our Bolsheviks (B.O.B.O.B)

Treatment of the J6 prisoners is unconscionable, flagrant, and for me inexplicable.

Nancy Pelosi is presiding over a year of human rights violations. Check for the latest on this monster scandal.

There is now a vast amount of evidence, media treatments, and videos that can convince almost everyone that great injustices have taken place. Heads should roll.

So I ask again, how do the Democrats expect to get out of this? We have some great sophists on this site. I am eager to see them explain their troubles away.

Fedsurrection, anyone?

I’m responding to all the smug caterwauling seen on this site.

Roger Kimball is super-smart culture pundit. He says the so-called Jan. 6 attack was probably staged by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Insurrections). Whoops.

That’s what I suspected the first day. No matter what video you looked at, you see cops in retreat, cops opening doors, cops removing barriers. What’s a scenario that could explain all that?

Furthermore, I know the Trump voters. They are ordinary people, middle-class and polite. They would not do anything disrespectful at a national monument. The freaks at the Capitol were probably Antifa paid by George Soros.

The people dressed weirdly, the people wrestling with each other, the people acting as if they are in a staged event, well, you know who they are.

I’m guessing that Nancy Pelosi has a lot of bad dreams these days.

Parent Describes K-12 Dystopia

On a regional Mensa forum, I posted analysis of problems in education.  To my delight, an indignant parent left her assessment of how bad our schools have become.  First-person reports from the trenches are the most reliable intelligence you can get about this murky and unintelligent demimonde:  

I read your article and couldn’t agree more.  I have lived it with my twins for the last 13 years.  I nearly cried when we moved from a NYC public school to a school district in an affluent part of NJ only to find out they had the same mind-numbing constructivist Math program (TERC, Everyday Math, etc.)….As someone who loved Math in school, I couldn’t believe how much I hated and was confused by their math homework.  There were many tears and much throwing of pencils across the room….” 

People not familiar with our K-12 situation will find this a quick way to catch up.

See short article on American Thinker.

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