The fact we need to battle to save the Confederate Monuments both amazes me and doesn’t. I am not a great historian, but I know tyrants rise to power by leading hate-filled mobs.
How does that seem to work in the modern era? The so-called right distinguishes itself by creating mobs that hate Jews and other supposedly inferior races. The so-called left creates mobs that hate the bourgeoisie (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/bourgeoisie). Really, the extreme left and the extreme right are much the same.
Of course, that does not stop hate-filled mobs from hating each other. It is almost inevitable that competitors of that sort will hate each other. So it is that the so-called left hates the so-called right. Ironically, what neither the extreme left and the extreme right seem to realize the degree to which the modern Democratic Party, the party of identity politics, represents a fusion of the beliefs of the extreme left with the extreme right. But that’s another post.
Here the subject is horror. In her post Julie does something I don’t do well. She expresses her horror. What I know how to express in writing is disgust. As close as I get to horror is reading a story about our modern iconoclasts and shaking my head, wondering just how stupid we can be. In words filled with commonsense — well, good sense use to be common in America — Julie expresses her horror and the need for prayer.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
The past several days in this country have been witness to a page out of some
sort of Orwellian novel.
The sad thing is….that this is not the stuff of fiction, legend nor lore but rather
sadly the stuff of our new sick and very sad reality.
I have not had time to properly process the latest madness taking place across
this land which is my land as well as your land….
There is much to say…
yet not until I’ve had the time to properly consider my words.
However for the time being…
Watching young people tear down, deface, kick and stomp innate statues that
represent moments or individuals from our nation’s history and…
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