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Sunday, April 23, 2017

J’accuse…!

J’accuse…!

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After a 20-year hiatus I recently returned, like Rip van Winkle, to the airwaves of WMFO, the College radio station of Tufts University. The difference between then and now is like day and night.

Back then the predominately liberal students I met were fearless and open minded. They enjoyed raucous and ribald on-air debate. My guests back then included such liberal luminaries as Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Gloria Steinem and Barney Frank.

20 years later the proverbial rocks are flying as college newspaper makes ugly charges such as “racist” and “Islamophobe” in an article that puts me under the
microscope. I’ve been notified by the station management that I am being monitored by the College thought police bias office.

The students today seem docile and cowed and I don’t blame them. Why stick your neck out or even allow oneself to think independently when your parents are paying upwards of $60 Grand a year? Why risk running afoul of the of vaguely defined speech codes as defined by Tufts the Orwellian titled Declaration of freedom of Expression?

What is happening to me at Tufts is a microcosm of what happens when the authoritarian oriented left takes the cultural high-ground and implements cult-like  group think often devoid of reality or genuine moral and ethical standards. This constitutes a significant rip in the fabric of free discourse and the American social contract.

Please feel free to contact me to set up an interview.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Conservative on Campus!

Conservative on Campus!
By Chuck Morse

That’s right, I am a conservative radio talk show host who holds the fort once a week at WMFO-Tufts University, a radio station on one of America’s most liberal colleges. Tufts is by no means as bad as U. Cal-Berkeley where violent black-clad progressive anarchists infiltrated student protests causing $100,000 in damages and forcing the
cancellation of a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopolis. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech has now been cancelled by U. Cal-Berkeley, the university that gave birth to the Free Speech movement in the 1060’s.

As a conservative, I feel like the proverbial Fiddler on the Roof, playing my political fiddle on the roof of the campus with the knowledge that one brisk gust of wind might knock me off my precarious perch at any moment sending me to my figurative death. Indeed, rhetorical rocks have already been thrown at me and I have already been put on notice that I am under investigation. 

When the article Morse Code was published in the Tufts Observer I felt like I was back in a second-grade schoolyard being mugged by bullies. Apparently, my discussion about how leftist policies have damaged the African-American community since the 1960’s is enough to brand me a “racist.” I also critiqued various misogynist practices that I claim are embedded within Sharia Law, such as honor killing, a claim which caused the Tufts Observer to call me “Islamophobic.” This is apparently an issue that concerns conservatives more than it does most allegedly feminist liberals.

My show was condemned in the Tufts Observer article for containing blindingly obvious hateful, racist, and bigoted content.

I hosted a radio show at Tufts back in 1997 and now, after 20 years, I am back. I feel like Rip van Winkle who woke up from a deep slumber after 20 years to discover a new post American Revolution society. The Tufts students back then, while liberal, were more raucous and ribald and were more open-minded to opposing ideas. Today the students seem more cowed and docile, more conformist and quieter. Perhaps this is due to the fear of being reported on for an incident of bias or for an ill-defined incident of hate speech. In this atmosphere, I don’t blame students for not wanting to express themselves too openly or even to allow themselves to entertain opinions privately that might not be deemed as politically correct. After all, their parents might be spending $50-$60 grand a year for them to enjoy the privilege of attending such an elite institution as Tufts. Under the circumstances, it would understandably be foolhardy for young students to risk their reputations and possibly jeopardize their futures.

My broadcast on WMFO, a radio station with a proud and indeed a unique tradition of honoring a freeform format has turned into a case study for weather our liberal dominated institutions of higher learning are fulfilling the meaning of their creed as a place of dispassionate discourse on critical issues or whether they have become soap-boxes for left-wing propaganda.

In 1915, the American Association of University Professors published a “Declaration of the Principles of Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure” from which I quote:

“It is not the function of a faculty member in a democracy to indoctrinate his/her
students with ready-made conclusions on controversial subjects. The faculty member is expected to train students to think for themselves, and to provide them access to those materials, which they need if they are to think intelligently.”

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tax Return, Egg Roll - The left stoops to trivia

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tufts Observer calls WMFO host Chuck Morse a racist Islamophobe

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Radio Host stirs controversy - Article in Tufts Observer


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Content Warning: Islamophobia and racism
On the March 16 episode of conservative talk radio show Chuck Morse Speaks, “Trump Travel Ban,” host Chuck Morse said that allowing Muslims into America would change the dynamic of our society.
He thinks that Islamic law is not compatible with American democracy and that under the religion, women can be killed. He said, “Since the influx of Muslim immigrants in this country, there has been an increase in these sorts of killings. And for reasons that are quite interesting, the New York Times, which is the left leaning establishment mouthpiece doesn’t report this. They’ll report there was a killing, that a girl was killed by her father or her brother, but they won’t report that the family was Muslim, they leave that out.”
Chuck Morse Speaks is a Tufts WMFO radio show. At 10 a.m. on Thursdays since early this November, Morse talks about a range of current events in a racist and Islamophobic way under the guise of the “conservative perspective.”
Morse, who identified himself on air as Jewish, said that it was immoral to deny Jews entry into the U.S. from Nazi Germany, but letting in Muslims could change our society. It has nothing to do with race or even religion, he said on air, just their “ideology”—which he said is to destroy nation states worldwide. In an episode of his show titled “Censorship at Tufts” he asked, “Do we want to allow Muslim immigration into this country? It’s a difficult question. I would respectfully say no.”
Morse is a middle-aged community member and DJ. He speaks favorably of Trump, saying that his inaugural address is “something by conventional meaning every school child should learn and read and memorize,” and he’s written several nonfiction books, with titles like The Nazi Connection to Islamic TerrorismWas Hitler a Leftist? and The War against Judaism.
In “Censorship at Tufts University” Morse said he believes that Tufts students are afraid to speak out because of bias reports, what he calls “thought police.” He said that Tufts has created “an apparatus, a group of people who are taking phone calls from students who want to report someone who has engaged in politically incorrect conversations.” He added that saying something racist in this day and age is unlikely, and that what is offensive is a subjective decision.
In contrast, Tufts defines a bias incident as “any act directed against a person or property that includes the use of slurs or epithets expressing bias on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.”
On his show, he compared the system to communist China. “Tufts isn’t that bad but we seem to be moving in that direction,” Morse said. “Do we want a society where comments we don’t agree with are reported to the authorities?”
When junior and Tufts Observer staff member Kayden Mimmack first heard the show playing a few days before the recent presidential election at Brown & Brew, he was surprised and upset to hear Morse speaking about the “gender fluidity movement.” He said he’s heard the show several times and is always upset by it—and concerned that Morse’s words represent Tufts.
Mimmack explained, “He’s consistently pushing ill-informed, deeply biased perspectives regurgitated from right-wing news sources as well as borderline hate speech, and I don’t think we should be embracing this and allowing his show to be representative of or influential toward the people who live and work here.”
According to WMFO Co-General Manager and senior Hunter Howard, and Web Master and senior Ben Tanen, the show has received complaints about the content. Acting in accordance with their policies, they are in the process of investigating the claims and deciding what the best course of action is moving forward.
Morse said he believes the charges are “frivolous,” but added, “Nevertheless, I respect the right of Tufts University, a privately owned institution, and WMFO to censor my performance….I will do my best to stay within censorship guidelines.” He said that his show aims to share his insights and “diverse opinion” with Tufts to create dialogue.
According to Howard, WMFO follows regulations from the FCC, Federal Communications Commission, as well as Tufts rules—like those for anti-discrimination and sexual harassment. Howard explains, “With that, though, there is ambiguity; it isn’t clearly defined what you can and can’t say.”
Complaints, Howard said, are usually technical. If it’s against FCC rules, WMFO goes through a suspension and possible removal process. If it’s less explicit, like violating Tufts values, they typically reach out to the DJ. Howard points out  that the FCC prohibits a station from censoring someone’s material based on their personal views.
While Howard recognizes the station’s responsibility for quality control, he said that their guiding principal is “freeform ideology.” He explained, “We really try and place as few restrictions on the variety of things we can get.”
Tanen elaborated, “If you have an interest in having a show and you’ve shown the technical ability to have a show and you adhere to all the regulations that we talked about and we make sure everyone sticks to those regulations, your voice is allowed on WMFO… We encourage people to have a show if they want one.”
First-year Charlie Billings, a WMFO DJ host of Blue Noise, said, “I think that it’s inappropriate for people to spew hate speech on the radio, but, even though I totally disagree with [Morse’s] stances and there’s some seriously messed up intrinsic and very thinly veiled bias at play here, I believe that most of what he’s saying is covered under free speech.”
Mimmack believes that WMFO shouldn’t allow the spread of a hateful ideology, or the attack of specific groups, “Allowing a show like this one with blindingly obvious hateful, racist, and bigoted content to air under the defense of ‘free speech’ makes WMFO and Tufts as a whole complicit in what is said and legitimizes those viewpoints…This show isn’t just political disagreements over tax rates or party politics, this is the demonization, dehumanization, and humiliation of entire groups of people, and that should have no place on WMFO.”

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The Media Keeps Asking, Is President Trump a Liar?

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U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in April 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
By Chuck MorseMonday, 10 Apr 2017 01:04 PMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
The concerted effort by the left to undermine the credibility of President Donald Trump by calling him a liar, a case of the pot calling the kettle black, is itself classic projection and grand scale deception. The concert warms up with back-to-back greatest hits in Time magazine’s, "Is Truth Dead," and the L.A. Times' "Why Trump Lies."
But does President Trump lie?
To answer this question, let’s consider three types of lies: the white lie, the political lie, and the ideological lie. Regarding the white lie, Trump is guilty as charged, as are many politicians and public figures. This involves exaggerations, embellishments, the type of tall tales that one might blather at a dinner party. This involves selective memory, unearned valor, a rewriting of history. Famous examples include Al Gore claiming to have invented the internet or Hillary Clinton claiming to have dodged bullets at Sarajevo. While Trump has been caught in these sorts of lies, and while this is embarrassing, these lies are mostly harmless. Who hasn’t exaggerated from time to time?
Trump has not yet engaged in any major political lie. Some of the great political lies of modern American history include Woodrow Wilson, while running for re-election on the slogan "he kept us out of war," had already secretly entered into an agreement with the British that would enter the United States into World War I after the election. Or Franklin D. Roosevelt doing essentially the same thing when he declared during a campaign speech in Boston, October 1940, "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."
President Barack Obama told a whopper when he crisscrossed the country selling Obamacare by declaring: "If you like your health care plan you can keep it." Chief Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber spilled the beans when he observed "the stupidity of the American voter…was really critical for the thing to pass." Hillary and Bill Clinton routinely lied over decades about their corruption, knowing that if they genuflected to the left, if they served as useful tools, they could depend upon a compliant liberal establishment and their media. This appears to be the case now with revelations that indicate that former President Obama likely engaged in spying on Trump as well as world leaders.
Which brings me to the third type of lie, the ideological lie, a virtually exclusive purview of the left. This is not to say that conservative individuals or groups don’t ever lie to advance a political agenda as lying is done by all types of people for various reasons. The difference is that for the conservative lying is isolated, the lie is not systemic or pervasive and the act of lying is itself anathema to the ethos of conservatism.
Not so with the left.
For the left, lying is not only permitted but is encouraged and even revered if lying is done in the service of winning an argument or advancing the cause. Indeed, the practice of leftism, the dialectic, is the skillful ability of the practitioner to lie by seamlessly offering two opposite points of view. During discussion, you might observe the skillful leftist shape-shift with the speed of lightening. Most good leftists will internalize this reflex early in their political education as this becomes a subconscious means of communication. The good leftist almost speaks his own language, one that is replete with code words gestures and dog whistles. French scholar Alain Besancon referred to this form of communication as the language of totalitarianism.
The left will lie by means of informal censorship. While we all tend to censor out unwelcome news, and over-emphasize the good, the left takes this into the stratosphere of a fine art. Ann Coulter, offering an example, observed that if The New York Times were to cover the death of Hitler they might use the headline "Artist Dies." An example of this is underway now with CNN host Don Lemon telling his audience not to pay any attention to the scandal unfolding around Obama National Security chair Susan Rice and surveillance.
The left also employs made-up conspiracies to change the subject, many of which they might actually believe to be true as such conspiracies fit into a narrative which is itself often a lie. Indeed the leftist mind and outlook is based on a conspiratorial view.
At the end of the day the left must lie because their entire belief system, the edifice of leftism, is itself constructed on a lie.
They want human beings and societies to surrender freedom, property, family and ultimately the individual mind and identity to a utopian collectivist condition by which the entire planet becomes one massive ant colony. To build this structure, in order to change the world in their image, they must lie because this construct is impossible and is nu-natural to human nature. They promise false things like world peace, an end to poverty, an end to human suffering if only people would sacrifice their freedom. To paraphrase Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: A wise man builds his house upon a rock, a foolish man builds his house upon the sand.
Chuck Morse is a radio host who broadcasts live Thursday's at 10 a.m. ET at WMFO-Tufts. Chuck hosts the podcast "Chuck Morse Speaks" on iTunes and Stitcher and his books are available on Amazon.com. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Trump Will Succeed by Dismantling as Much as Building

Trump Will Succeed by Dismantling as Much as Building

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) logo is displayed on a door at its headquarters on March 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
By Chuck MorseMonday, 03 Apr 2017 03:39 PMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
Trump’s success will be judged not by what he does but by what he un-does and what he does not do. As the Trump administration wades through the herculean task of deconstructing the administrative state, a goal stated by chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon at the CPAC Conference, the country will respond with a surge of energy, a greater sense of individual freedom and growing prosperity. As President John F. Kennedy was reported to have said after signing the largest tax cut since World War II, a rising tide raises all boats.
President Donald Trump made his agenda clear when, as president-elect, he signaled his intent to sign an executive order that would rescind bad or outdated regulations by requiring federal agencies to cut two regulations for every one they enact. This will streamline government in the long run, save billions of taxpayer dollars, reduce the national debt and restore freedoms. We ought to encourage state and local governments to follow suit.
Trump is planning to take the scalpel to the regressive Dodd-Frank law which was a massive bureaucratic over-reaction to the mortgage meltdown of 2008, a law that has dragged down the economy by making it more difficult for lower-income borrowers to obtain credit and purchase homes. A Trump executive order gives the Treasury Department 120 days to issue a report that will determine whether such regulations comport to the “core principles” of growing the economy.
Trump is getting rid of decades of economy-retarding environmental regulations by cutting back of the size and scope of the Environmental Protection Agency, by approving the Keystone and Dakota access pipelines, and by rescinding regulations that hurt the coal industry. By removing over-reaching federal laws, environmental regulation, which will tend to return to the states where people are most affected by pollution, will be balanced by the overall need to advance job and service-creating industrial growth.
President Trump plans on cutting anti-business regulations by 75 percent, which will leave in place essential regulations while rescinding those that hurt the economy. These actions, along with the dismantling of Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, could lead to an era of economic prosperity that America hasn’t experienced since Andrew Jackson got rid of the national bank. Measures that reduce federal power, combined with constitutional actions that regulate imports and immigration, could launch an era that empowers and advances production and labor.
Trump was saved from his own dark tendencies when Congress failed to pass a healthcare bill that was nothing more than a weak imitation of the universally rejected Obamacare Affordable Care Act. Trump ought to apply the same approach to Obamacare as he is applying to other areas of regressive government overreach by quietly applying the surgeon’s scalpel. He should rescind and defund the law piece by piece. While this approach would not offer him the dramatic claim to success that he seeks, he will be credited when small businesses and taxpayers see their premiums and deductibles drop and when companies start hiring again without worrying about the onerous healthcare mandate.
Trump could start by ending laws that prevent insurance companies from offering policies across state lines and by stripping out most of the extra mandates for coverage now in the law. He could allow insurance policies to become portable to the employee switching jobs if they keep up with their premiums and by encouraging private health accounts with the interest-bearing funds targeted for catastrophic healthcare. If Trump carefully rescinds parts of Obamacare while cutting funding to such programs as taxpayer funded insurance for illegal aliens, one day we will all wake up and realize that Obamacare really is dead and that we are all better off.
President Trump, a natural showman, likes big headlines and his enemies like to trot out alleged failures when those headlines don’t materialize, but his success will be quiet and real. Those successes, which would trend toward greater prosperity and freedom, would be tangible to the American people. Those successes would have real substance as opposed to the alleged accomplishments of liberals who like to talk big and pass good sounding but empty destructive laws that they can trumpet through their propaganda outlets.
Chuck Morse is a radio host who broadcasts live Thursday's at 10 a.m. ET at WMFO-Tufts. Chuck hosts the podcast "Chuck Morse Speaks" on iTunes and Stitcher and his books are available on Amazon.com. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Chuck Morse questions the leftist doctrine of Racism and Oppression at Tufts University

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