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Jeff Lord on piss-weak Establishment Right losers

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

A brilliant six-page article by Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator contrasting the Ronald Reagan mentality with the Establishment Right mentality.

Excerpts …

If, went the idea, Communists could somehow take control of the most powerful communications tool in all of America the Communist world movement would have scored the coup of coups.

Hollywood films had a weekly audience of half a billion people around the world. A Communist takeover of Hollywood and its filmmaking capacity would be second only to taking over the U.S. government itself.

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So let’s return to present day America. The America where John Sununu and the GOP Establishment are out there targeting Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, the Tea Party and more.

… What is the central difference between the GOP Establishment and those (and others) named above?

 … after decades of left-wing devotion to the hijacking of America, to the idea of transforming it, there are still Republicans and even some conservatives who don’t understand the nature of either their opponents or their opponents’ objectives.

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Highly recommended reading.

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2007 PRODOS interview on Triple J radio show, Restoring the Balance

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From the archives:

On Sunday (April 02 2007) I was interviewed on the Triple J radio show, “Restoring the Balance“.

Click here to listen JUST to the interview with PRODOS

Triple J is an Australian government-owned – i.e.taxpayer funded – national radio network which is part of the ABC.

It’s main focus is new music. It’s broadcast nationally and its signal can reach 95% of Australians. The show, Restoring the Balance, is supposed to be a send-up of the Conservative Right. The show’s humorous intro begins like this:

Thanks to the intervention of the ABC board, Triple J reluctantly presents two hours of unbiased, fair and balanced coverage of the week’s topical issues

The main presenter, “Sterling Addison” (not his real name) – who pretends to be a supporter of conservative, old-world, Liberal Party type ideals – and his faithful side-kick, “Spencer” – who pretends to be from the “Christian values” based Family First party – are very funny mock jocks.

Sterling presents himself asa proud,rich, privileged, lazy, narrow-minded, bigoted, pompous, “right wing” (whatever that means) conservative ass. Spencer portrays a righteous Bible-basher. Their interview with me centered on talking about International Capitalism Day.

The show opened with a short excerpt from my song “Privatize The ABC” (my lyrics, but the melody is based loosely on Irving Berlin’s song, Alexander’s Ragtime Band).

Because Spencer claimed that the Bible and Capitalism go hand-in-hand, I mentioned in the show that my studies of Christianity indicate that Christianity and Capitalism do seem to be compatible.

However, Islam and Capitalism are not compatible.

Why? Because Islam is thoroughly riddled with advocating violence and rejects any separation of Mosque and State. Click here for more information

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Ronald Reagan and A Soldier’s Pledge

An inspiring video featuring Ronald Reagan.

Excerpt:

If we look to the answer as to why, for so many years, we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here, in this land, we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before.

Thanks to TM.

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The New Rules of the Games (Commanding Heights, Episode 3)

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

InVision Productions of LondonWilliam Cran

Another outstanding documentary:

THE NEW RULES OF THE GAME
Commanding Heights: The Battle for
the World Economy, Episode 3

Date: Monday January 16 & January 23 2012

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Gene Kelly – Anatomy of a Dancer

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

Ayn Rand writes about tap dancing:
From her essay, Art and Cognition within the book, The Romantic Manifesto

Tap dancing is completely synchronized with, responsive and obedient to the music — by means of a common element crucial to music and to man’s body: rhythm … (tap dancing) looks, at times, as if it is a contest between the man and the music, as if the music is daring him to follow — and he is following lightly, effortlessly, almost casually.

Complete obedience to the music?

The impression one gets is: complete control — man’s mind in effortless control of his expertly functioning body. The keynote is: precision.

It conveys a sense of purpose, discipline, clarity — a mathematical kind of clarity — combined with an unlimited freedom of movement and an inexhaustible inventiveness that dares the sudden, the unexpected, yet never loses the central integrating line: the music’s rhythm.

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With special thanks to Producer, Robert Trachtenberg
And with the kind permission of American Masters (PBS)

Another brilliant documentary from the
Film Study Group project’s Creative Heroes library …

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GENE KELLY:
ANATOMY OF A DANCER

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Date: Monday December 12 2011

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PRODOS Film Study Group: 10 short John Stossel films

John Stossel in the Classroom

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

“Stossel in the Classroom”

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Ten short John Stossel
educational films

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Dr David Hart on Frederic Bastiat

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply.

“See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong.

“See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”

Frederic Bastiat

Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801 — 1850) was a Frenchclassical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.

David Hart discusses Frederic Bastiat

Dr David Hart discusses Frederic Bastiat

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

The CATO Institute & The Foundation for Economic Education

A recently filmed talk by

Dr David Hart

On . . . .

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The Life & Work of Frederic Bastiat

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Free or Equal with Johan Norberg (Australian Premiere)

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With thanks to Free to Choose Network

The Australian Premiere of
Another outstanding documentary:

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FREE OR EQUAL
with Johan Norberg

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Thomas Sowell & Shelby Steele on Racism – Facts & Fallacies

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

The Hoover Institution

Film talks of two Black American intellectuals – being two of the
finest minds on the planet – interviewed by Peter Robinson

1. Thomas Sowell

Discusses (among other things) …

Race: Economic Facts & Fallacies

And

2. Shelby Steele

Discusses (among other things) …

Race: Methods, Politics, Obama

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THE AGONY OF REFORM (Commanding Heights, Episode Two Continued)

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

InVision Productions of LondonWilliam Cran

Another outstanding documentary:

THE AGONY OF REFORM
Commanding Heights: The Battle for
the World Economy, Part Two (continued)

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