Posts Tagged ‘Antifa’

I’M CONFUSED

March 30, 2018

Back in the day when I was growing into a young lad, there were things that we considered right/wrong, acceptable/unacceptable, normal/abnormal or odd. We were taught how to behave and we knew what to expect for improper behavior. Proper, back then, meant with respect and dignity.

Maybe that’s why I’m considered to be conservative on most issues. I like meaningful structure in life. Laws are fine as long as they are applied equally. Undue regulations that restrict the rights and property of all because of the actions of a few should be changed or eliminated, but not violated. Military service helped reinforce the definition of right and wrong. I like knowing what outcome to expect when a particular act is performed…or not performed.

About a decade or so ago, I noticed things changing a lot and rapidly. Some of the changes were/are for the better but the greatest portion of the changes are, in my opinion, not. Progressives began muting logic and language. They call it social justice and necessary for equality for all.

Recent studies have proven that one out of three progressives is just as stupid as the other two.

We can no longer identify people by gender because they may choose (there is now a choice list of 70+, and growing, genders) to be something other than what they truly are. We (Caucasians) cannot wear our hair in dreadlocks or cornrows because that is considered cultural appropriation. Rachel Dolezar can however, because she “identifies” herself as an African. Eating tacos and drinking beer on Cinco de Mayo is all but required for young adult Americans to show solidarity and unity with our neighbors to the South. Drinking beer on Saint Patrick’s Day, however, is stereotyping and offensive to Irishmen persons according to the PC police.

Antifa (abbreviation for anti-fascist) members forcefully and sometimes brutally mandate what we can say, where we can say it and what we must do to meet their socialist goals. They do so through antagonistic behavior and destruction of personal belongings and public property. They claim warrant to physically harm their perceived opponents…just like fascists. Fascism is portrayed by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and controlling the speech of others by any means deemed necessary. Antifa fits the description precisely.

In some cases we are coerced to accept the outlying as normal and in other cases it is wrong to do so. We must stay on Facebook and Twitter to stay in tune with the ever-changing program. What is normal, proper and acceptable right now may not be so – right now.

We are told to accept, welcome and respect people who claim to be Asian-American, African-American, Mexican-American. Inclusion here is but a one-way street. The immigrants are welcome to clique together within cities and towns, segregating themselves from others with a vested interest in the districts.

Where is the community, the integration, the loyalty and allegiance if Asian or African or Mexican is first when describing an American? If they were interested in part of the whole, wouldn’t they prefer being referred to as American? Where is any assimilation when, after 5, 10 and 20 years the “newcomers” speak very little or no English and demand interpreters in every government office to accommodate their needs?

Why is it necessary for a gay person to make it known to all that they love persons of their same sex and bigoted or homophobic when a straight person so indicates their sexual preference?

Contradictions abound in our muddled and remolded society today. Black or gay or Latino conservatives are treated with disdain by those on the progressive left. Wait! Wait! Isn’t it the progressive left who claim to protect and fight for the rights of minorities? Are not blacks and gays and Latinos the minorities for whom the left professes to speak and protect?

When women vote for conservatives, they are demeaned by their all-inclusive counterparts as submissive to the viewpoints of the males of their surroundings. Shouldn’t the progressive left, the protectors of women, minorities and the downtrodden, show more respect for the intellect and independent thought of women?

It just came to me. I’m not the one who’s confused!

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AS THE VITRIOL FOUND AT CHARLOTTSVILLE SUBSIDES, WE MUST RETURN TO REASON

August 17, 2017

Let me first preface this rant with the statement that in no way do I agree with the alt-right movement. I condemn racism and bigotry as the ignorance of a few. I likewise condemn the violence of all congenital philistines who wantonly engage those with whom they fundamentally disagree. I implore, if you begin reading this essay, that you read through the entire text to the end and not otherwise pass judgment. That would be like listening to the nightly lies or reading the headlines of the birdcage liners and accepting the “journalist’s” perverted opinion as fact.

That given, I am not in favor of revising the history of the United States of America or that of the world for political or ideological reasons. There are a lot of things that have been done wrong throughout history just as there are many things that have contributed to the greatness of the civilization we know today. We should leave all references to both sides in place for future generations to study, dialogue and understand.

Public schools today, if they teach any world history at all, tend to promote the sexual preference of Napoleon Bonaparte over the accomplishments of the man as he led the French army in the early 19th century. Likewise for Julius Caesar, a respected and accomplished Roman general and statesman whose political desires and aspirations caused the demise of the Roman Republic and resulted in his own assassination. This also precipitated the rise of the great Roman Empire. Subjective ideological assertions to leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Hirohito, Mao, Castro and Chavez distort the true accounts of their accomplishments, misdeeds and failures.

Removing or defacing statues, renaming buildings, streets, parks and etc. to reflect the softness of the current times, denies that past ills of the nation ever existed. It does nothing for the actual histories behind the monuments, but simply allows for the revision and distortion of that or those histories. Just as the kids of today cannot understand the meanings or reasons behind wars of America’s past, they will most certainly not understand the struggles of today or yesteryear because of the current portrayals of those events.

In his speech on Tuesday, the president questioned if other tributes to other generals and artifacts would be removed from public view. How far can we go in this world of political correctness? Removing the remnants of societal ills does not remove the repugnance of the times to which they point. It only allows for misrepresentation of those times. I question much of what President Trump says and does, however, on this I believe he agrees with me.

Monument – to remind, advise or warn.

Should we eliminate Mount Rushmore? After all, it depicts four round-eyed white guys…no women, no people of color, no gays, no staunch environmentalists. Two of the four presidents whose likenesses are carved into the Black Hills were slave owners. A third portrait member was a proud and unequivocal racist. Perhaps the removal of the Sewall House/Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument would be in order because it specifically signifies the fight for rights for women. LGBTQ need not apply!

Shall we level the pyramids of Egypt?

This slope is steep and heavily greased. If left to the few anarchists, our history might be extinguished within a few decades.

All sides were to blame for the violence at Charlottesville, and there were many.

As the president stated, the blame for the violence at Charlottesville rests in numerous places and not solely on the shoulders of the despicable alt-right group or groups know as “Unite the Right” white nationalists, white supremacists,KKK or any other ignorant and insane bigots associated with that rally.

However, agree or disagree with their philosophy, they lawfully drew a permit to assemble in a public square. Left to their own, there would have been perhaps 500 sick minded people protesting among themselves about the demerits of removing a 97 year old monument. There would have been no feuding, just bigoted pontification unheard by anybody of respect. There would be no one to blame because there would be no conflict.

If there is to be blame, it would lie in four categories: The office of the mayor (Michael Singer), the governor of Virginia (Terry McAuliffe) and the voracious media that covered and exacerbated the events with their presence and endless repetition of the violence and mayhem. Additionally, if there were no armed and angered counter-protesters allowed in the vicinity, there would have been no murder and terrorism by car.

The first, and arguably the greatest responsibility for the chaos and problems of the day is Mayor Michael Singer and the city offices under his jurisdiction. Allowing two highly excitable, volatile and diametrical factions permits within proximity, on the same day and at the same times invited conflict. Calling for a police stand down when engagement began was perhaps the second most foolish act for any public official, especially after they had observed counter-protesters with armor, weapons and desire for battle.

Next in line but certainly not of tertiary responsibility would be the counter-protesters themselves. This collective was made up of various groups (as Bogie might say, “the usual suspects”) known for violence and destruction. The resistance, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and related groups have even called for and been indicted for violence at their rallies and the brutal and senseless killing of police officers. These cliques are as far out of the mainstream and at least as hateful and dangerous as are the white nationalists. Many members of these groups have been arrested or have arrest warrants against them for causing bodily injury to others, domestic terrorism and property destruction.

Again, I admonish the deplorable thoughts, words and actions of the ignorant racist bigots known as white nationalists or white supremacists and any hate filled morons. However, I don’t believe there is logic in holding them solely accountable for the actions of last Saturday just because they exist.