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. Their hysteria about history makes even the reviled KKK look reasonable. The protestors against removing the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville are right, and amazingly the New York Times can't help but portray them favorably to the violent counterprotestors, whose en-vogue totalitarian iconoclasm I fear much more than the race-determinitive ideology of the Klan because there seems to be no checks on its excesses.

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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