Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Should Blacks Vote Conservative?

Liberals and Democrats believe that blacks are incapable of succeeding in America unless they are treated like children, with the federal government caring for them and feeding them all along the way, while restricting their actual freedom to act or even think for themselves. Conservatives believe that blacks can advance along with all other Americans if they are given the opportunity and embrace the responsibility of liberty, free markets, private property, and capitalism that has been the source of all of America's prosperity.

We believe that African-Americans can compete and succeed because they have proven time and time again that they can, in highly competitive and merit-based fields like sports, entertainment, the arts, business, and the military. Certain independent all-black high schools in Washington D.C. have produced world-class doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, judges and generals.

Read the complete article by Howard Hyde on

Friday, April 15, 2016

Let's Give Bill Clinton Credit Where it's Due

The great failing of modern liberalism is its inability to keep in check its radical left wing, including communists, race-baiters and most recently, apologists and/or deniers for radical Islamic fascism. Liberalism was supposed to be about lifting people up, promoting the most promising members of all sectors of society, ensuring that genius and talent should never be stifled by racial, ethnic or other prejudice. Courageous and virtuous individuals were to be held up for the admiration of all, and to serve especially as inspiration and role models for the minority groups from which they sprung.

Instead of that, under the sway of radicals, the Left dumped Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of reconciliation, integration and the promise of America living up to its creed of equality, and instead elevated Stokely Carmichael of Black Power, Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam, and Huey Newton of the Black Panthers.

In this context it is noteworthy that Bill Clinton, of all people, has distinguished himself in drawing the line between liberalism and radical leftism, openly challenging and rebuking the #Blacklivesmatter (a.k.a. BLM) hecklers at his recent =>Hillary rally. On this, he has shown not only principle and courage (whatever Hillary may think, benefit or suffer from it), but consistency. It was Bill Clinton who shut up the rabble-rousing racist rapper Sistah Souljah and ended the ascendancy of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, in 1992-93. As I wrote in "Escape from Berkeley: An EX-liberal progressive socialist embraces America (and doesn't apologize)", "Jesse Jackson never appeared so shaken and defeated as in one press conference early in 1993 where, having just conferred with the First Lady at the White House, he stammered her name as "Hillary Rodman Clinton".

Will liberal Democrats follow Bill's lead and stand up to the radical left that despises them more than they have been willing to admit to themselves? Will they re-embrace the liberalism of John F. Kennedy, Scoop Jackson, Joe Lieberman and Harry Truman? I'm not holding my breath.

I think I liked the BLM better when it was the Bureau of Land Management.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is the US Economy Strong?

Jay Lehr is Science Director for the Heartland Institute, a world-class athlete and a self-described "Economics Junkie". In this talk, he lays out his vision of how he perceives our current circumstances. Free-market pro-capitalists will find plenty to agree with...and plenty to have doubts about (especially in the first 10 minutes IMHO).

Worth every minute. Get the word out.

Watch the complete video on YouTube.

A (refugee) Debate Worthy of the Name

Two conservatives convince hundreds of liberals to change their position in 90 minutes.

The complete video is a must-watch for anyone despairing of 1) the lost art of honest debate and 2) the possibility of changing people's minds using facts, logic and rational arguments.

See: See: A Great Statue, a Third-Rate Poem, by Mark Steyn.

Especially for those born after 1990

The endorsements keep coming.

"This book is fun to read and is especially suggested for those born in the 1990's and later.
Howard Hyde's escape from Berkeley was an ideological escape. He threw off the chains of dogmatic leftism that infects most of the inhabitants of Berkeley. He follows many others before him such as George Orwell, Whittaker Chambers and David Horowitz who underwent a right traveling ideological conversions. This book is fun to read and is especially suggested for those born in the 1990's and later. Hyde explains events that otherwise would be mysterious to young people educated in our left leaning schools. This book is fun to read, especially for those of us who spent time in Berkeley."
Norman Rogers, Physicist, contributing author, UC Berkeley Class of '65.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

George Gilder's The Scandal of Money

"Our misplaced faith in the power of the Federal Reserve to order growth into being by manipulating its monopoly money has the capture of Wall Street by Washington and the consequent starvation of Main Street and decay of Silicon Valley. [Understanding] the real sources of our economic crisis requires surrendering our faith that the Fed has the answers."

Read the review of George Gilder's latest work, The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does, at The Weekly Standard.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"Escape from Berkeley" Released Ahead of Schedule

"Escape from Berkeley: An Ex-liberal progressive socialist embraces America (and doesn't apologize)," by Howard Hyde, has been released, three weeks ahead of schedule! Available now at

Howard Hyde tells how he overcame the influence and indoctrination of radical leftism in his hometown in the 1960s and 70s and became instead an evangelist for Capitalism, free markets, low taxes, the Constitution, and America. He deconstructs the radical student movement and then, by collecting his most popular published articles of the past several years into a single volume, presents a conservative and patriotic citizen-economist's analysis of subjects as diverse as health care, employment, immigration, climate change and foreign policy.

Special edition copies individually serial-numbered and signed by the author are available HERE.

Advance Praise for "Escape from Berkeley":
“Escape from Berkeley strikes at the heart of so much of the emotional and deeply flawed utopian narrative that the left clings to and reveals, step by thoughtful step, how the truth can only lead away from the left and toward the light. A political coming-of-age story that is entertaining, engaging, and essential.”
Dr. Karen Siegemund, Chaiman, American Freedom Alliance and Founder/Director of Rage Against the Media

“Howard Hyde grew up amidst the inner sanctums of the liberal movement and tells his story as a truly exciting adventure thriller. He leads you to the answer of why conservatives must vanquish the lies of the misguided leaders of a movement that can only tear down what our founding fathers built for us.”
Jim Lehr, PhD, Science Director, The Heartland Institute

“Having escaped a culture that found lying to be a convenient tool for promoting an agenda, I can testify that ‘Escape from Berkeley’ is a courageous stand for Truth.”
Nonie Darwish, author, “Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law”

“A heartfelt and highly literate journey from political correctness to the moral high ground.”
Evan Sayet, bestselling author of “The KinderGarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks”

"An uplifting story of Howard's real-life escape from Berzerkeley’s lunatic leftist politics. Hyde writes history - but not dry history. He writes a personal story - but it doesn't feel insular in the least, because current readers, absorbing the book's engaging prose, looking around at 2015 America, will be moved to say, "Uh oh, here we go again". But Hyde's most readable book also gives reason for hope that the escape path still exists. It's called freedom.
Bill Saracino, Member, Editorial Board, California Political Review

"Like James Burnham and Whittaker Chambers, and more recently Thomas Sowell and David Horowitz, Howard Hyde has made a transcendent voyage from far left to conservative. Personal and political, his book is ultimately a valuable lesson and political economics and how the left's destructive ideology is killing America."
Lawrence Sand, President, California Teachers Empowerment Network

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Christian, Get Your Gun

"The right to defend one’s own life and/or to protect those around you who are depending upon your intervention in the advent of extreme danger is a God-given right and God-expected responsibility."

Read the complete article by Paul Bremmer at WorldNetDaily.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace

In the spirit of the season, Asad Shah, a Glasgow newsagent and a "devout Muslim", decided to send out an Easter greeting on his Facebook page:

Let's Follow The Real Footstep Of Beloved Holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) And Get The Real Success In Both Worlds xxxx

Less than four hours after this ecumenical greeting, Mr Shah was savagely murdered outside his shop by his co-religionists.

Read the complete article by Mark Steyn at

Curtailing Jihad is up to Us

Curtailing Jihadi action consists of three steps:
1. Obtaining appropriate weapons
2. Learning all there is to know about their care and use
3. Preparing ourselves to act in response to Jihadi attacks

Read the complete article by J.R. Dunn at

The Traditionalist Rebel

Leftist movements begin with rebellion and end with conformity. No Utopian movement can tolerate rebels for long because there is no room for dissent in paradise. An ideal society, the goal of leftist political movements, not only has no room for war, racism, greed and all the other evils the conformist paradises of the left hope to eliminate, it also has no room for disagreement.

Read the complete essay by Daniel Greenfield at