Book Burning Alive and Well in America

We got a taste of it during the Presidential Election campaigns of 2008 as supposed news anchors and reporters shouted down conservatives or anyone else who dared to raise a voice of doubt over candidate Barack Obama. In chat rooms and comment sections across America on the internet conservative or GOP participants were either censored in such venues as Newsvine sponsored by NBC allowed liberals to verbally abuse those they didn’t agree with while booting those who responded in kind off the sites. Such publications as All Voices and Yahoo began expunging all conservative contributors who dared to write articles that exposed candidate Obama for what he really was.

Sign of things to come

However, as time went on and we progressed further into the affairs of the Obama White House it became abundantly clear that censorship, ignoring the rule of law, and demonizing the very heritage of America’s exceptionalism would be the norm as the president and his entrenched ideologue cronies from Chicago bungled their way through the nation’s business. The new factions to be feared were not Islamist radicals, masked agitators paid well for their cross country forays into violent protests, or looters who capitalized on each and every burning community that President Obama rewarded the leaders of the demonstrators with White House visits and his congratulatory words, but it would be Evangelical Christians, US war veterans, and Tea Party members that would keep AG Eric Holder up at night.

Unholy alliance

In Hollywood actors who supported the GOP or conservative views had to keep quiet for fear of being blackballed from scripts and roles on the silver screen while the outspoken majority of Tinsel Town made scathing and even vulgar remarks frequently in public trying to shape the political awareness of America with their biased and uneducated aspersions. Having such people as Director, James Cameron, a master of illusion to espouse his opinion over such scientific subjects as climate change. Why would such illusionists like Leonardo De Caprio have the right to proclaim those who hold differing opinions as being brain damaged and deserving of legal action when thousands of scientists question the rhetoric of this politically correct stigma all together?

The new trend

In recent months after marching through major cities in America advocating the murder of police, radical groups such as Black Lives Matter, began a new campaign-the removal of and desecration of Confederate statues. Just as in World War II Germany as Adolf Hitler gradually unfolded his message of hate and blame to begin crystallizing his ultimate goal of creating scapegoats to target while erasing the history of his country, so have radical factions in modern day America. Cities like Baltimore have waited until the dead of night to bring crews in to uproot these statues without hearings or public opinion polling to gauge what their citizens thought about it. In Dallas, a supposed 90 day study on the impact of and approval of such actions proved to be a mockery as on the day of proposed public debate with 50 speakers scheduled they already had the crane moved to the site of General, Robert E. Lee to commence operations. Ironically 2 attempts at procuring a crane have resulted in accidental deaths. One incident involved a fatal car accident.

Absence of character

One protestor, a Black self-professed Reverend Alexander, convicted of beating a 2 year old child was apprehended by Dallas during the protest of a rally supporting Confederate Statues on September 5th for theft of $2,500 to $30,000 dollars. Does this type of person characterize the mentality of those opposed to statues commemorating America’s past? Once again violent demonstrators paid for their presence and obviously to create havoc were arrested and identified. Another Black man was arrested based on facial recognition of having committed an armed hold up months earlier was present in opposition to the pro-Confederate statue rally and was armed.

Grim reminders

One might recall that in Germany where several of the infamous concentration camps of the Nazi regime have been allowed to stand so that they serve as a constant reminder of history lest we forget and repeat atrocities of genocide all over again even as ISIS does the same thing in the Middle East against Christians. If anyone could be more appalled by the presence of such staunch reminders of a wicked past it would be the Jews, yet they allow such testaments to remain!

Unflattering similarities

However, in America that kind of wisdom seems conspicuously absent in view of the prevailing protests and the cowardice of city councils who allow themselves to be intimidated by such groups who use violence and hate mongering to proclaim their point such as ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and Move On. All of these aforementioned groups are funded by George Soros among other donors who see fit to adhere to the old Nazi playbook of book burning only through the act of eradication of historic markers that remind us of the past good or bad. As the old saying goes, “those who forget the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat it.”

  

 

Views: 62

Comment by koshersalaami on September 21, 2017 at 8:03pm

The main issue I have with this post is the characterization of Black activists by a couple of identified criminals in the crowd. That's quite a generalization and is a typical first step to bigotry - smearing a population based on a couple of individuals. Please be careful here. 

The main agreement I have with this post is your reference to ISIS engaging in genocide of Christian sects in the Middle East. That this is not a significant cause among the Left is major hypocrisy.

Comment by koshersalaami on September 22, 2017 at 5:23am

Terry,

Yes there is. The statue/camp case has internal logic (and isn't intrinsically bigoted) whether or not you agree with it, but the Black activist case is a case study in how bigotry works: generalizing about a population based on a bad example or two. Drivel or not, bigotry gets my attention. And the ISIS statement is absolutely true. Which is not an evaluation of the post as a whole - I didn't do that. 

Comment by koshersalaami on September 22, 2017 at 9:07pm

No, but I did think two things here were worth commenting on. One could become a real interpersonal problem and the other I agreed with, which rarely happens here.

If you think it's not worth deconstructing, spend less time responding to him. It's not like he's going to talk anyone here into anything. 

Comment

You need to be a member of Our Salon to add comments!

Join Our Salon

NEW BLOG POSTS

"Ignorance is Strength..."

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Santa Has Christmas Arriving Her way!

Posted by Doc Vega on December 15, 2017 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

going gone

Posted by Michael Todd Cheeseman on December 15, 2017 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

The Approaching War with North Korea

Posted by Ben Sen on December 15, 2017 at 10:30am 6 Comments

Trump defines "middle class"

Posted by Dicky Neely on December 15, 2017 at 10:07am 1 Comment

Joining Anna's Picture A Day Posts

Posted by lorianne on December 15, 2017 at 9:57am 5 Comments

GOP budget cuts funding for CHIPS

Posted by Dicky Neely on December 15, 2017 at 9:15am 4 Comments

Question for a Friday

Posted by Ron Powell on December 15, 2017 at 8:00am 6 Comments

© 2017   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service