Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monuments madness

Liberals overreached trying to leverage Dylan Rooff's mass murder at a black church into a license to tear down historical monuments across the country. They make even the reviled KKK look reasonable. The white nationalists are right on this, and amazingly the New York Times can't help but portray them favorably to the violent counterprotestors in Charlottesville, whose totalitarian iconoclasm I fear much more than the Klan, from whom virtually nothing has been heard in 30 years.

The history cleansers first go after Robert E. Lee, defender of the Confederacy. Racist! Then they go after George Washington, slave owner. Very bad! They portray the Constitution as inherently evil by virtue of its association with the flawed past, as if the past at any point in time will not be inherently flawed by inherently flawed men. The order they seek to impose is completely free of sin, of course, because they, the culmination of centuries of progress, are sinless.

Will the iconoclasts eradicate the years before their ascendance and set their calendars to year 0 like the French Revolutionaries? We all know how that turned out for the French.

An element of liberal society seems unsatisfied with getting everything it has asked for, so now they are demanding more. The answer must be no, and any authorities who say yes need to be removed from their positions of influence and power. They will by their cowardice permit another civil war.

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