Culture Jihad – Book Review

Paul Revere wasn’t horsing around when he alerted the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming.

FDR’s administration received more than one warning about an impending attack from Japan prior to Dec 7, 1941 but sadly, their failure to listen blew up Pearl Harbor.

Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev warned the U.S. in 1959 the Soviet Union wouldn’t bother invading America, but instead would “destroy you from within.”

In Culture Jihad journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Todd Starnes warns that America is again under assault – this time from a bevy of radical groups intent on transforming America into a social utopia for them, but a cultural dystopia for everyone else.

Throughout his book Starnes methodically reinforces his thesis that the political left is hellbent on chipping away at America’s historical traditions and Judeo-Christian values.  Packed with countless anecdotes and hair-raising examples, he attributes his stories with extensive footnotes, many of them from leftist publications known for systematically cloaking “democracy in darkness.”

From vivid descriptions of Trump Derangement Syndrome and universities with free speech phobias, to socialist spouting politicians and mask-wearing Antifa thugs, Starnes emphasizes that God-fearing, America loving patriots are all that stand between efforts to fundamentally transform America into a North American Venezuela.

How loopy is the left when it comes to identity politics?

In Chapter 7’s Lessons From A Saltine-American, Starnes shares with his trademark Southern humor how Kellogg’s reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion by redoing a Corn Pops cereal box cover because a fantasy author on Twitter thought the depiction of a brown kernel was racist.

Talk about crying over spilled milk!

In another chapter citing multiple examples of how the PC-crowd goes Ebeneezer Scrooge at Christmas every year (Chapter 10: Trump Jingles the Christmas Haters’ Bells), Starnes reports how a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wrote a children’s book about Santa Claus being black and gay so kids as young as four years of age will know that “Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes” – and apparently has a white husband stashed away baking cookies at the North Pole.

Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s not too far…behind.

Whether Starnes is writing about safe spaces at Commie U, transgender story hour at public libraries, or the prohibition of Bible clubs and prayers in public schools, he balances the left’s balderdash with wry commentary using his Southern genteel charm and good grace.

That grace has been on full display since Oct 2 when Fox News announced it was severing ties with Starnes after a 15-year relationship.

Earlier that day Todd had interviewed Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Texas-based pastor and President Trump supporter, on his Fox radio show.  During the interview, Jeffress commented that Democrats worship Moloch, the pagan god often associated with Planned Parenthood – er, I mean, child sacrifice.

The irony is that Fox’s swift action over the incident illustrates the point Starnes has made in Cultural Jihad – free speech is under assault, schools and media outlets are often politically correct indoctrination centers, and its okay to burn the American flag and persecute religious folk but taxpaying citizens can be bullied for disagreeing about climate change and imprisoned for burning the LQGBT’s cartoon colored flag.

To be clear, Culture Jihad is more than tales of indignation and injustice sprinkled with sardonic humor.  Starnes also includes inspirational stories of citizens who stood up for American values, such as the young men at a Mississippi high school who served as pall bearers at a veteran’s funeral during Christmas break because his body lay unclaimed for weeks and “it was the right thing to do.”

Or the lone football player at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois who went anti-Kaepernick to stand alone on the sideline during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner while his coaches and teammates engaged in a ‘moment of reflection’ in their “university-approved safe space” locker room.

In Culture Jihad Todd Starnes reminds readers that while our faith and common decency prohibit the use of the same bullying and imitation tactics as the political left, we must not stand mute while our faith and traditions are under assault.

We have to stand tall, speak out and bond together with like-minded patriots because “this Great American Experiment is worth saving.”

Sources: New York Post

Photo sources: Amazon.com, ToddStarnes.com, MetroVoiceNews,Washington Times

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Page Turns the Page by Playing the Victim

Disgraced former FBI lawyer and texting twit Lisa Page told The Daily Beast in a puff ball interview this past weekend, “There’s no fathomable way I have committed any crime at all.”

Sounds like Page has taken out a second insurance policy as backup insurance against the original insurance policy she and her former paramour Peter Strozk took out to blow up Donald Trump’s presidency.

This Deep State ambulance chaser has more insurance policies than Flo with Progressive.  Her current #MeToo insurance plan could be considered a double indemnity plan for empowered feminists/victims/adulterers.

In case you missed it, Page decided to play the victim card just a week before Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his long-awaited report about FBI spying on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she says. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.” 

Good gravy, this woman is as obtuse as Hillary is politically tone deaf.  

She says she’s speaking up now because its been so hard to defend herself while other people controlled “the narrative.” Which narrative? The narrative about her defaming a presidential candidate she was investigating while sharing spiteful text messages with an illicit lover on government phones, or the narrative about falsifying official FBI 302 documents, or the narrative about conspiring with other DOJ and FBI higher-ups to illegally undo the results of the 2016 presidential election?

Page claiming to be a victim of a president ticked off about being the target of an unsuccessful political sting operation, a sting she helped orchestrate, is like Nancy Pelosi praying for the president’s family while trying to destroy him politically and personally.   

Or Alexandria Occasionally-Conscious claiming that Trump sanctioning Turkey is denying children a holiday meal.

The clincher was her quote in The Daily Beast interview when she said this:

“I don’t engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all. But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act. It’s in the regs. Yeah, it says it plainly. I’m thinking, I know I’m a federal employee, but I retain my First Amendment rights. So I’m really not all that worried about it.”

So referring to a presidential candidate you are “investigating” as an “idiot,” an “enormous douche” and a “a f#%$ing idiot” didn’t affect her professional objectivity – even a smidgen?

Odds are Page’s attorney(s) will be more sensitive about the bias and prejudice of potential jurors at her upcoming criminal trial than Page was about her own bias while fixing an investigation against the future president.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Sources: The Daily Beast, The Gateway Pundit, Breitbart

Photo sources: AllSides.com, PopBuzzNOQ Report

 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©