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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At Issue this week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Left</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Prager.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>One of the many remarkable traits of the progressives is their lack of self-awareness.<br />\n This trait was on display last week in the media and Democratic Party&rsquo;s characterization of Donald Trump&rsquo;s acceptance speech &mdash; and the entire Republican National Convention &mdash; as &ldquo;dark.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> FOR THE LEFT to dismiss other Americans as having a dark view of America is preposterous.<br />\n Because no one &mdash; not Trump, not the Republican Party, not any conservative &mdash; has nearly as dark a view of America as does the left.<br />\n Across the board &mdash; from the universities to the media to the Democratic Party &mdash; the left, around the world and in America, has an unremittingly dark view of the United States.<br />\n Here&rsquo;s a brief glimpse.<br />\n &mdash; Racism &ldquo;is part of our (American) DNA,&rdquo; President Barack Obama said in 2015. Is there anything Trump said in his acceptance speech that is as dark about America as that?<br />\n &mdash; On July Fourth weekend, Vox published a long column arguing &ldquo;3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake.&rdquo;<br />\n &mdash; The most widely read historian in American high schools and colleges, the late left-wing professor Howard Zinn, was asked (by me) whether he thought the United States had done more good or more bad in the world. &ldquo;Probably more bad than good,&rdquo; he answered.<br />\n &mdash; The left regularly characterizes the United States as a sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted country.<br />\n &mdash; Our wars are wars for imperialist expansion, driven by material greed.<br />\n &mdash; The top one percent relentlessly exploits the other 99 percent.<br />\n &mdash; America is rigged against blacks, Hispanics and the 99 percent.<br />\n &mdash; Cops kill unarmed blacks proportionately more than they kill unarmed whites because so many cops are racist.<br />\n &mdash; About 1 in 5 female college students are sexually assaulted on campus.<br />\n Is there anything in Trump&rsquo;s speech that can match any of those left-wing views of the United States for &ldquo;darkness?&rdquo;<br />\n Moreover, every one of those leftist critiques of America is false.</p>\n<p> NEVERTHELESS, we are in a dark time in America. In fact, Trump didn&rsquo;t make the case for America&rsquo;s darkness nearly effectively enough.<br />\n &mdash; Our universities &mdash; outside of the natural sciences &mdash; are being destroyed as learning institutions. They close minds, censor speech and indoctrinate rather than educate.<br />\n &mdash; Blacks have more anger toward whites and America than at any time since the civil rights era.<br />\n &mdash; American students are learning less while being indoctrinated more. They graduate high school barely able to write a coherent essay with proper sentence structure, grammar and spelling. But they know all about the existential threat allegedly posed by fossil fuels.<br />\n &mdash; According to a recent Gallup Poll, fewer young Americans than at any time since polling began are proud to be Americans.<br />\n &mdash; A greater percentage of Americans are dependent upon government for their income and even for food than at any time in American history.<br />\n &mdash; The American national debt is the highest it has ever been. And it is increasing at a rate that can only lead to an economic implosion.<br />\n &mdash; A smaller percentage of Americans are married than at any time in American history.<br />\n &mdash; Americans are having fewer children than ever.<br />\n &mdash; Fewer businesses in proportion to the general population are being started than ever before.<br />\n &mdash; Sectors of major American cities are essentially killing zones.<br />\n &mdash; Fewer Americans than ever before believe in God, go to church or affirm Judeo-Christian values, the basic moral code of America&rsquo;s founding and of Western civilization.<br />\n &mdash; Only 2 in 10 black children are born to a married mother.<br />\n Is that dark enough?<br />\n And the list is only a partial one.<br />\n Moreover, every one of those dark facts is the result of left-wing policies, left-wing politicians, left-wing writers, left-wing professors and the left-wing party, the Democratic Party.<br />\n If all Donald Trump did between now and November were to delineate the darkness created by the left and the Democrats, he could potentially win in a landslide. 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Trump’s speech wasn’t ‘dark’ enough


At Issue this week...    The Left

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