Give Ben Shapiro Credit for His Response to a Question About Abortion

To start, let me emphasize that I am not a Ben Shapiro fan. However, he apparently has his moments.

When confronted by a leftist student during the question and answer session after his Berkeley speech, conservative Jew Ben Shapiro had the opportunity to do some clever verbal jiu-jitsu on the student.

Shapiro makes a concise case for the pro-life position.

What I would like to see is a moral case made for denying white women abortions, while encouraging abortion among nonwhite women.

If Shapiro would grant that pregnancies resulting from rape are morally OK, then we have a place to start the discussion. Likewise, if he would grant that it’s morally acceptable to abort severely retarded babies, we have another starting point.

I fear, however, that to Shapiro, abortion is NEVER acceptable. Maybe not even if the pregnant woman’s life is threatened.

The Blaze

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro masterfully handled a student’s claim that a first-trimester fetus isn’t human life during a Q&A session at his highly anticipated speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley.

What did the student ask?

“I just wanted to know why exactly do you think a first-trimester fetus has moral value?” the unidentified student asked.

What Shapiro said

“A first trimester fetus has moral value because whether you consider it a potential human life or a full-on human life, it has more value than just a cluster of cells. If left to its natural processes, it will grow into a baby.”

“So the real question is where are you gonna draw the line? Are you gonna draw the line at the heartbeat? Because it’s very hard to draw the line at the heartbeat. There are people who are adults who are alive because of a pacemaker and they need some sort of outside force generating their heartbeat.”

“Are you going to do it based on brain function? OK, well what about people who are in a coma? Should we just kill them?”

“The problem is that whenever you draw any line other than the inception of the child, you end up drawing a false line that can be applied to people who are adults. So either human life has intrinsic value or it doesn’t.”

The tense exchange

“We both agree that adult human life has intrinsic value — can we start from that premise?” Shapiro asked.

“I believe that sentience is what gives something moral value, not necessarily being a human alone,” the student replied. Sentience is the capacity to feel and perceive, or to reason morally.

“OK, so when you’re asleep, can I stab you?” Shapiro asked.

“I’m still considered sentient when I’m asleep,” the student said back.

“OK, if you are in a coma from which you may awake, can I stab you?” Shapiro asked again.

“Well, then, uhh, no,” the student answered. “That’s still potential sentience.”

“I agree it is potential sentience. You know what else is potential sentience? Being a fetus,” Shapiro declared to loud cheers.

How did the student respond?

In response, the student explained he believes the “burden” that “unwanted” children have on potential parents should be weighed when considering abortion policy.

“Now you’re shifting the argument,” Shapiro told him. “I don’t believe that you being a burden on somebody is justification for them killing you.”

BEN SHAPIRO WANTS TO SEE BABIES BORN, NOT ABORTED.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Movie Star William Holden

Wikipedia

William Holden (born William Franklin Beedle, Jr.; April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s through the 1970s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film The Blue Knight.

Holden starred in some of Hollywood’s most popular and critically acclaimed films, including such classics as Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Picnic, and Network. He was named one of the “Top 10 Stars of the Year” six times (1954–1958, 1961), and appeared as 25th on the American Film Institute’s list of 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

Holden maintained a home in Switzerland and also spent much of his time working for wildlife conservation as a managing partner in an animal preserve in Africa. His Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki (founded 1959) became a mecca for the international jet set.[35] On a trip to Africa, he fell in love with the wildlife and became increasingly concerned with the animal species that were beginning to decrease in population. With the help of his partners, he created the Mount Kenya Game Ranch and inspired the creation of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation.[36] The Mount Kenya Game Ranch works to assist in Kenya with the wildlife education of its youth.[37] Within the Mount Kenya Game Ranch, is the Mount Kenya Conservancy which runs an animal orphanage as well as the Bongo Rehabilitation Program in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service. The orphanage provides shelter and care for orphans, injured and neglected animals found in the wild, with the aim of releasing these animals back into the wild whenever possible. The conservancy is home to the critically endangered East African mountain bongo, and aims to prevent its extinction by breeding.[38][39]

Here’s a great moment in Oscar history featuring Bill Holden:

What a class act!

Deep State Pressure Causes Harvard to Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellow Invitation

CHELSEA MANNING. STILL A DUDE NO MATTER THE HAIR AND MAKEUP.

Chelsea Manning (the former Bradley Manning): A pox upon her.

Harvard University: A pox upon this anti-white, Deep State institution.

The Deep State: A pox upon the un-American (((neocon))) warmongers.

There are no good guys in this story. Chelsea Manning comes the closest to being good because when she was a he, he leaked information to Wikileaks that exposed the Deep State’s lies and treason.

NBC News

The dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government said the college was withdrawing its invitation for Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow and apologized for extending the offer, which prompted a former CIA director and the current one to distance themselves from the university.

Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell earlier Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard over its hiring of Manning. Mike Pompeo, the agency’s current director, also canceled a speaking engagement there Thursday night.

“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in a statement posted on the university’s website early Friday. “I still think that having her speak in the Forum and talk with students is consistent with our longstanding approach, which puts great emphasis on the value of hearing from a diverse collection of people.

“But I see more clearly now that many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that consideration when offering invitations,” Elmendorf added.

Morell said in a letter to Elmendorf that he cannot associate himself with an organization “that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”

“Ms. Manning was found guilty of 17 serious crimes, including six counts of espionage, for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, an entity that CIA Director Mike Pompeo says operates like an adversarial foreign intelligence service,” Morell wrote.

Pompeo said in a separate letter to Harvard on Thursday that he backed Morell’s decision, adding that he was withdrawing from a Harvard public forum later Thursday night.

“While I have served my country as a soldier in the United States Army and will continue to defend Ms. Manning’s right to offer a defense of why she chose this path, I believe it is shameful for Harvard to place its stamp of approval upon her treasonous actions,” Pompeo wrote.

Like Pompeo, Morell stressed that he didn’t take issue with Manning’s gender identity.

“But it is my right, indeed my duty, to argue that the School’s decision is wholly inappropriate and to protest it by resigning from the Kennedy School,” he wrote.

Elmendorf disputed the notion that Harvard’s selection of the visiting fellows were endorsements of their views or actions. But he said it was clear others view the positions that way.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted of leaking a trove of military intelligence records and spent seven years in prison before President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January.

She is appealing her conviction. Manning’s lawyer handling the appeal, Nancy Hollander, disputed Morell’s claims that Manning’s leak put the nation in danger.

Even if you believe that Bradley Manning caused some harm to the United States, his actions are a trifle compared to the harm done by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and so forth.

Although I have no interest in hearing him/her speak, others may find value in his words. The fact that the Deep State is trying to silence him puts me on his side.

Link to Chelsea Manning’s Wikipedia

Black Lives Matter Covers UVA Statue of Thomas Jefferson, Issues Demands

The Negroid race is eternally aggrieved. There will always be a new cause, a new protest, a new mob, a new riot. The only question is when, if ever, will whites say NO to them.

National news is reporting the statue was covered, but local news also reports that it was vandalized. I smell a cover up by the national news.

WJLA

Charlottesville, Va. (ABC7) — Exactly one month after white supremacist and counter demonstrators clashed in the streets of Charlottesville, resulting in the death of a young woman, a different group is now targeting a Thomas Jefferson statue.

This is happened on campus at the University of Virginia and it all started at about 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters defaced and covered the statue of one of the country’s Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President. He also founded the University of Virginia.

However, Jefferson is also known for being a slave owner.

The demonstrators posted a sign that read “TJ is a racist and rapist.” They marched and chanted “no Trump, no KKK, no racist UVA.”

Back on August 15, President Trump referring to all the Confederate statues coming down, posed the question to reporters if statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be next.

The statue has since been uncovered, though officials are not sure who is responsible.

This group also read demands calling on the school and the town to condemn future KKK and white supremacist rallies. There has been no comment from the school yet this morning.

Since I put this post together early this morning, the university’s woman president has issued a weak, despicable response.

New York Post

“I strongly disagree with the protestors’ decision to cover the Jefferson statue,” the university’s president, Teresa Sullivan, said in a statement to students. “I also recognize the rights of those present at the protest to express their emotions and opinions regarding the recent horrific events that occurred on our Grounds and in Charlottesville. Our community continues to heal, and we must remain respectful of one another if substantive progress can be made on addressing the many challenges and opportunities that we all face.”

Sullivan’s statement also addressed Jefferson’s contradictory past, noting his “many contributions to the progress of the early American Republic,” including championing religious freedom and authoring the Declaration of Independence.

“In apparent contradiction to his persuasive arguments for liberty and human rights, however, he was also a slave owner,” Sullivan’s statement continued. “The University has acknowledged its controversial history and we continue to learn from it through open dialogue and civil discourse.”

That’s truly pathetic and weasel like.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by the Founding Father of Singapore about Equality

Wikipedia

Lee Kuan Yew CH GCMG SPMJ (16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015), commonly referred to by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. Lee is recognised as the nation’s founding father, with the country described as transitioning from the “third world to first world in a single generation” under his leadership.[1][2][3]

After attending the London School of Economics, Lee graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, with double starred-first-class honours in law. In 1950, he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and practised law until 1959. Lee co-founded the People’s Action Party (PAP) in 1954 and was its first secretary-general until 1992, leading the party to eight consecutive victories. After Lee chose to step down as Prime Minister in 1990, he served as Senior Minister under his successor, Goh Chok Tong until 2004, then as Minister Mentor (an advisory post) until 2011, under his son Lee Hsien Loong. In total, Lee held successive ministerial positions for 56 years. He continued to serve his Tanjong Pagar constituency for nearly 60 years as a Member of Parliament until his death in 2015.[4][5] From 1991, he helmed the 5-member Tanjong Pagar GRC, and was returned unopposed for a record five elections.

Lee campaigned for Britain to relinquish its colonial rule, and eventually attained through a national referendum to merge with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963. But racial strife and ideological differences led to its separation to become a sovereign city-state two years later. With overwhelming parliamentary control at every election, Lee oversaw Singapore’s transformation from a stagnant British crown colony with a natural deep harbour to an Asian Tiger economy. In the process, he forged a system of meritocratic, highly effective and incorrupt government and civil service. Many of his policies are now taught at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Steve Bannon: Comey Firing Biggest Mistake in Political History

Steve Bannon may be a political genius but even geniuses get it wrong sometimes.

James Comey needed to be fired because he’s corrupt. He was Hillary’s puppet. The world should not have to live with an FBI headed by a Clinton puppet.

Daily Caller

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in a new interview with “60 Minutes” that the firing of James Comey as FBI director was the “biggest mistake in modern political history.”

In an unaired portion of the interview, Charlie Rose asked Bannon a line of questions about Comey’s May 9 firing and the subsequent hiring of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

“Someone said to me that you described the firing of James Comey as the biggest mistake in political history,” Rose told Bannon.

“That would probably be too bombastic even for me, but maybe modern political history,” replied Bannon, who resumed his position as chairman of Breitbart News after he left the White House last month.

“The firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history?” Rose repeated.

“If you’re saying that that’s associated with me then I’ll leave it at that,” Bannon said.

Bannon also said that “there’s no doubt” that Comey’s firing set the stage for Mueller, a former FBI director, to be hired to oversee the Russia investigation.

Had Comey remained on the job, “we would not have the Mueller investigation, would not have the Mueller investigation in the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going,” Bannon said.

Bannon also said that he does not believe that Mueller should be fired, an idea that Trump has reportedly discussed with some advisers. Asked about those reports, Bannon said “there’s nothing I ever heard like that.”

Comey’s firing, which came about a week after he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, set off a chain reaction that led to Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.

Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a member of the Trump campaign, had recused himself from the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was in charge of making decisions related to the probe. But Rosenstein came under fire because of a letter he wrote to Trump supporting Comey’s firing. Rosenstein responded by choosing Mueller to directly oversee the sprawling Russia inquiry.

Bannon was also asked about reports that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner supported Comey’s firing. But the operative avoided the question, saying that “they’ll have to find that out either through the media or through the investigation. I don’t know.”

Mueller is a worrisome snake in the grass. But Trump will have to deal with him when and if he fabricates charges that support his Deep State bosses’ desire to be rid of Trump

Gab Faces Shutdown Over Andrew Anglin Censorship (Videos)

Nothing fancy here, just a clear explanation of how and why free speech platform Gab was facing being shut down because of a Andrew Anglin joke about Charlottesville’s Heather Heyer. Gab infuriated the Free Speech Internet by telling Anglin he had to take down a joke. Twelve minutes.

ANDREW ANGLIN.

Apparently, White Nationalist Emily Youcis has been banned from Twitter because she reposted Anglin’s Heather Heyer joke.

EMILY YOUCIS.

Here’s a second video on the Gab situation. Less than eight minutes by James Allsup.

The Mad Jewess offers measured criticism of Anglin.

Styx weighs in also with negative criticism of Anglin. Slate’s denunciation of Gab, which mentions Styx, does not meet with Styx’s approval. He advises to NEVER APOLOGIZE.

Read the Slate article here. Slate falsely claims that Gab is a Nazi site.