Cultural Tyrants

I wrote last week about how proud I am to be fellow citizens with the admirable citizens of Charleston, that post is here. Their reaction is pretty much what one would expect of American citizens and/or Christians, traditionally the same thing white or black. That anybody was surprised, says more about our current culture (very bad things) than anything else. Writing for The American Spectator magazine, Scott McKay has some thought as well.

Following the nine killed by 21-year-old ninth grade dropout and troglodyte Dylann Roof at the Mother Emanuel AME Church last week, the people of that venerable South Carolina city have given the nation one of our more inspiring spectacles — thousands gathering in prayer and demonstrating for unity and civility. Had the reaction of Charleston been the major story, the massacre — disgusting and tragic as it was — would have told us something good about the basic character of the American people.

Your author will go so far as to say Charleston’s reaction has told us something true, as well — about most of us, at least.

Unfortunately, most of us are not represented by our betters in politics, media and the cultural elite. Our ruling class missed the unity and healing in Charleston completely — so anxious were they to make Roof the epitome of the knuckle-dragging white Southerner (and Republican, at that, though there is no evidence of his membership in the GOP) and present a “teachable moment” to the American people who foolishly believe despite the presence of a black president that America has not fundamentally advanced on race since the bad old days of Jim Crow.

The left, including the President, instantly tried one more time their narrative on gun control, when America yawned in boredom in their faces, they decided that the Battle Flag of one of the most revered American armies, North or South, would be a more viable target. It is, mostly because that flag was defiled after the war and again in the 1960s for the racist purposes of the Democratic Party, and the founder of its terrorist arm, as well as some of it’s more modern members. there is a reason, why the left wants us to forget our history after all, and it is largely because of their place in it. But because it has been misused institutionally that flag is vulnerable, through no fault of its own. The same can validly be said for American history.

The Battle Flag is likely a poor choice for us to occupy that last trench, and yet at some point we are going to have to push back, or we will lose our America, its idealism, its history of trying to do the right thing, its belief that freedom is always better, and yes, its eternal optimism. So if not the Battle Flag, What? If not us, Who? If not now, When? America can never be defeated by an external enemy, neither can Christianity, both can be destroyed by a cancerous rot, and it appears to be metastasizing. To continue with Scott:

The preservation of Southern history, heritage, and culture might not seem like much of a cause to many of our readers, and that’s fine. But the same crowd howling about the racist rednecks in South Carolina and Mississippi is also demanding that students at UCLA not be taught that America is the land of opportunity, for that is also racist and thus offensive. At Cal-Berkeley, traditional American mantras about meritocracy or our country as a melting pot are now unacceptable. At Cal-Irvine the American flag itself is offensive. So are crosses on display in public places, or dogs or the smell of pork in Dearborn and Minneapolis. Or churches wishing to specialize in intersex weddings. Or “manspreading” males on New York subway trains.

This isn’t stopping at the Confederate flag. It accelerates with each victory the cultural Left achieves. And never, ever is there a price paid for its aggression.

At some point, the rest of us are going to have to exact that price. The stars and bars can go, and if Bedford Forrest, who may have been a singular cavalry officer but did, after all, serve as first Grand Wizard of the Democratic Party’s 19th-century terrorist arm, goes with it that’s not an unbearable loss to anyone’s heritage. But while we’re scrubbing the bad baggage from our culture, can we have a merciful end to the painfully stupid leftist obsession with cop-killing racists such as Mumia Abu Jamal, communist terrorists like Bill Ayers, and psychopathic Marxist white supremacists like Che Guevara? How about, as Victor Davis Hanson suggested, an end to racist Leftist institutions like the Congressional Black Caucus and La Raza? If we’re to crack down on the cultural cachet of the Old South, can we conduct a similar purge of the New Black Panthers?

Perhaps as a small token of exchange we could see a prosecution of Al Sharpton for his well-known tax evasion? Is that so awful a price?

A price must be exacted. The Left cannot be allowed its double standards and guilty pleasures on the way to unquestioned cultural dominance. If traditional America must perish under Alinsky’s Rule #4 (“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules”), then so must the Left.

Continue reading: Cultural Tyrants | The American Spectator.

The time for the backlash is, I fear, drawing very near, and as we did on that construct of the Democratic Party, the Confederate States of America, it is likely that we will wreak a terrible vengeance on those who would destroy the very idea of America, or the dream that is America will end. And von Clausewitz did teach us, after all, that war is simply politics by another name.

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16 Responses to Cultural Tyrants

  1. Yes, “Cultural Tyranny” would be a good statement to what is happening to America today, especially in the South and with the Confederate Flag! But never count out the depth of the American Southern people and their pride! “General Lee” will drive again!

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    • NEO says:

      Indeed so! 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

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  4. John Doe says:

    Have you ever been to Dylann Roof’s hometown? I ask because I am from there and my perspective is rather different. I am curious how you came to your conclusion, however, given your life in Nebraska.

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    • the unit says:

      More interested in your perspective from your American citizen, Christian ideal, especially since you from there. Might be interesting? Care to relay?

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    • NEO says:

      Charleston? Yeah, it’s one of my favorite cities. I’m due for a visit but probably not till next winter.

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      • My wife, brother and I spent about a month in Charleston a year or so back, simply loved the place!

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        • NEO says:

          Couldn’t agree more, one of the best cities in the US. 🙂

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        • And yes, I bought a few nice Confederate Flags at the time, cotton and sewn stars. One small enough to frame (though still a custom frame, I guess its not all that small ;)) but the other large and for to run up the old flag pole!

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  5. John Doe says:

    Except, Dylann Roof was not from Charleston. He was from Columbia. He killed people in Charleston, but his upbringing was Columbia. And the problem with the Confederate Flag is that it’s meaning has changed. This article explains it well, and I tend to agree with it.

    http://asaingram.blogspot.com/2015/06/southerners-you-didnt-protect-your-brand.html

    Having lived where Dylann lived, and knowing how racist and prejudiced the area can be, there is really no other option. I am a direct descendant from Confederates, can claim relation to Robert E. Lee (which almost every southerner I know also claims), and actually know my region’s history, but the author above is correct. We let history be used to promote racism and prejudice, and because of that the flag has to go. I am sure there are well meaning Buddhists and Hindus that want to use the Swastika, but they are never going to be able to overcome Nazi connotations. When you let others use your symbol, you lose it, like it or not.

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    • NEO says:

      I’m very much afraid you’re right, and that’s a shame.

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      • Of course the real problem is NOT the flag itself, but the “people” who use it in ill ways! I know my share of Southern men and people who also are “Confederates” who see their flag with simple but profound tradition and pride, which is not a bad thing at all. The eye and heart of the beholder is everything!

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        • Btw, would that we could educate people with a bit more logic and reasoning, such a lost art today in so-called learning!

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