- Guest Blogger Nitzakhon
AMERICA STANDS ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE
In the wake of Charlottesville and the seemingly-overnight eruption of violence, the tearing down of statues, the ramped-up burning of American flags, and what feels like an explosion of both anti-police and person-to-person violence, and even more dangerous rhetoric, I will open by quoting a good friend of mine who opined many months prior to any of this: “America has not been this divided since the Civil War”. He is a student of history and an all-around pretty sharp guy and is, I fear, right.
TAKE THE RED PILL
As I said in my introductory essay, I was born in the Peoples’ Republic of Massachusetts. I grew up in a very Leftist household; my parents were staunch in their beliefs until they passed. I, somehow, diverted rightward – I think in large part because of my first That’s weird… moment – defined as a moment when I was exposed to information that contradicted what I “knew”, forcing me, if I claimed the title of a thinking person, to investigate the subject further (in reflection, I was starting to veer off even in high school when, after an anti-nuclear power screed in the school newspaper, I wrote a counter letter praising nuclear energy). A few years ago, having moved substantially rightward, I stumbled upon and was shocked by the must-buy, must-read, must-keep book Liberal Fascism.
It was a similar mind-expansion when, more recently, I found a couple of Bill Whittle videos about Democrats and Republicans, specifically A Voters’ Guide to Republicans and Pin the Tale on the Donkey: Democrats' Horrible Racist Past | Bill Whittle. Two more related videos reprising these points from Prager University are Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals? and The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party. In watching the latter again, I learned that of the nine SCOTUS justices that voted for the infamous Dredd Scott decision, the seven that voted for it were Democrats, the two that voted against were Republicans.
“Progressive” Democrat Woodrow Wilson screened and hyped the KKK-promoting movie Birth of a Nation, which led to the KKK’s resurgence (it having almost vanished); Wilson subsequently made comments that would make today’s SJWs faint where they stood (bolding added):
A delegation of black professionals led by Monroe Trotter, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard and Boston newspaper editor, appeared at the White House to protest the new policies. But Wilson treated them rudely and declared that “segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.”
Democrat Harry Truman’s comment would, likewise, have SJWs needing coloring books in their safe spaces with milk and cookies:
I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.
These are not aberrations from the Left. In this eye-opening 40 minute video, Leftist Fascism | Dinesh D'Souza and Stefan Molyneux they discuss the close ideological connection between Democrats and Fascists (remember, the eugenics laws that led to mass sterilizations of “undesirables”, i.e., non-white women, were favored by the socialist Left). I’ve ordered several copies of D’Souza’s new book, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left; I will read and keep one and give the others away, including one to my local library. Same for his earlier works, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, and one inspired by his being a political prisoner, Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party. (Might I suggest you do the same for your local library; these three, plus Liberal Fascism, would be great additions to any community library!)
AND VIOLENT THE LEFT IS!
Antifa has gone from a few people to crowds, and all sporting for a fight. You don’t carry clubs, rocks, and bags of urine and feces to participate in a peaceful counterdemonstration. You don’t drag people from their cars and beat them, or pepper spray them when they’re giving an interview. Students at campuses harass and intimidate teachers, e.g., the infamous events at Evergreen College; they even pursue those who they merely believe were Trump supporters.
At least, you can’t do these things and then claim with even a scintilla of honesty that you’re non-violent. Another voice, Melanie Philips, said in How totalitarianism is winning in the west (bolding added):
For Beinart warns that the left is lurching into totalitarianism and violence. “Antifa” purport to be anti-fascist. But they define as fascist anyone they disagree with including mainstream conservatives. Hence their violent suppression of commentators and scholars such as the conservative columnist Ann Coulter, the Breitbart controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos and the political scientist Charles Murray.
So watch this video, The Violent Left EXPOSED! These are people who have “othered” anyone not of themselves. Just look at how readily they are willing to attack anyone not of their opinion, or use force against people who, in some cases, are walking down the street. Or stab a guy with a haircut you think marks them as a racist. Or attack someone simply for holding the American flag. Or a person wearing a Trump political hat. Or attempt to evict a tenant because they hold the “wrong” view and threaten to dox them if they resist.
But this is natural: Socialism in all its forms depends on violence. Even taxes today are based on violence, for while most people are perfectly willing to pay for things like police, fire departments, road maintenance and public infrastructure, a court system, etc. – all things permitted by the Constitution – to go beyond that is to compel people to give to Caesar more than Caesar is due. And the only way to accept doing that is that it must be done, ultimately, by the implicit threat of men with guns.
If you are willing to use force to steal, and no Leftist should ever pretend that when you have to use force – even implied – to take, it’s not stealing… then you have made the concession that it is acceptable to use force for other things. And to do so with the conviction that you are doing a good thing.
In every genocide the groundwork must be laid – to “other” the opponents. The other side must be painted as the enemy of what is “good”; recall Krauthammer’s Law:
Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.
When you have convinced yourself that you are good and noble and an “enlightened being” because you believe A, it is not a far leap at all to then convince yourself – as Krauthammer observed – that someone who does not believe A is evil. When faced with Conservatives-in-general, whom they not only believe are evil based on beliefs but now see as associated and allied with Nazism, one of the worst of all evils ever, the stain smears over and all Conservatives now fall under the umbrella of needing-to-be-fought-to-the-death. Such evil people, at least as the Left perceives them, can easily be diminished from being people to lesser beings not worthy of life. For example, from Why not just kill all conservatives? (bolding added):
According to the liberals in Congress, conservatives are not human beings. They are a scourge. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to just eliminate them forever.
This is not me deciding this. I am just listening to their own words.
One Florida Congressman decided to take over the role of leading bigoted lunatic in Florida now that Robert Wexler is leaving. His words were inspiring to anybody who found warmth in hatred.
“People who watch Fox News are collaborators with the enemies of America.”
“Enemies of America”; a sitting Congressman actually said this about people who watch a news channel which he doesn’t like. Is it any wonder that, for example, 30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May? And let’s not forget the actual shooting of Republican Congressmen.
Weapons are being brought by Antifa to events; it’s one thing to carry a gun discretely – heck, I carry CCW when I can… at least a pocket knife when I can’t carry more. But these are being brought with the expectations they will be used, and are being used, against those whom are considered evil (bolding added):
Nor do they see a distinction between someone attending a speech by an extreme right-winger and someone engaged in violence against the left. As one prominent antifa thug said of those on the other side of the political spectrum, “their existence itself is violent and dangerous, so I don’t think using force or violence to oppose them is unethical.”
Read that thought again: Conservatives’ existence itself is dangerous. Their patron saint Socialist Saul Alinksy said “There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents. The latter must be depicted as being evil.”
Dangers, especially those perceived as mortal dangers coming from those who are viewed as irredeemably evil, are to be attacked and eliminated. And understand – this is critical – this view did not spring up overnight, or from a vacuum. The intentional drip-drip-drip poison into these minds has been going on a long time.
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE FLAGS AND MONUMENTS…
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I was reminded of that when I read this:
Where does this Cultural Cleansing end? The answer is it doesn’t! The fact is that if these monuments go, not one piece of our history is safe. Not a single shred is safe, not one! No battlefield is safe, not any name of any street highway, park, school, building, flag, no re-enactment of any battle.
The Founders? Not only are they not safe, they are next. Old Glory? Next! The national anthem? Next! How about singing God Bless America, or America the Beautiful? You think they are safe? Are you demented, or just stupid? Do you not yet grasp how evil the Cultural Stalinists are?
How about books deemed to be too sympathetic to the Confederate cause? Or even books that dare to explore the numerous causes of the War Between the States? How soon until we hold mass book burnings? How soon until all military graves are targeted? The Lincoln Memorial? Given his statements about slavery, and Black people? It must go, as will Washington’s and Jefferson’s.
They will not stop. They cannot stop. The fanaticism has been engaged. Just look at the chanting; it’s done, specifically, to prevent thought and rile up.
A LOGICAL PROGRESSION
No, not people next. They already burn flags, and have for decades. Now they’ve moved on to statues and monuments. Next it will be documents; books, papers, and so on; they’re already after websites. But then, yes, it will be people – and not onesie-twosie; these fanatics want purity. Remember this comment by Larry Grathwohl who went undercover with Obama’s “some guy in the neighborhood” group, the Weathermen?
They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the “counter-revolution.” And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the [American] Southwest, where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be.
I asked, “Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t re-educate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated that they’d have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. And when I say “eliminate,” I mean kill 25 million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.
And they were dead serious.
The Left has had decades of practice with intimidating and then eliminating their enemies – whether real or perceived. Lenin and Stalin’s purges, Mao’s “Cultural Revolution”, Pol Pot’s killing fields, Hitler’s “Final Solution”. The list goes on and on; go through The Black Book of Communism for an eye-opening but gut-wrenching read – and then ask yourself Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism? Shudder when you realize Antifa people fly the communist flag… why their flag is based on the German Communist flag?
LADY GALADRIEL’S WARNING
In the first Lord of the Rings movie Lady Galadriel states “The quest stands upon the edge of a knife…”. I look at America and I fear in my soul that we are in a similar situation.
There are powerful forces that would love nothing more than to take America down; but it’s not just America, it’s the entirety of Western Civilization. They’ve been planning this for a long time. They’ve been working towards it for a long time. And since the societal chaos that would then result – at least, per the Marxist Dialectic – in a great Socialist Utopia is seemingly within grasp in their lifetimes, my bet is they’ll go for the brass ring.
Prep. Arm up. Find allies – even an ally that agrees with you 80% is better than a Communist wannabe who wants to see you dead; put aside petty differences because survival is at stake. There are politically conservative Jews, and Catholics, and Muslims, and Hindus, and so on. Conservatism spans across from whitest-white to darkest-black. There are gay Conservatives, and lots of women Conservatives. Have bad feelings towards anyone like that? GET OVER IT. PUT THOSE FEELINGS ASIDE. The Left understands that if we group based on that 80% criteria, if we set aside our few differences to unite against them, they will lose. And so they practice divide and conquer, setting racial groups against each other, dividing the sexes, hyping intolerance of gays, splitting based on religion… they want us fractured.
Not for nothing does the Klingon proverb “Only fools fight in a burning house” ring true despite being from science fiction. The Left has a LONG GAME (e.g., they have intentionally taken over education). Because even if this calms down this time – IF – it’s about to get very, very dangerous.
Be safe. Be aware. And KYPD. The Left is perilously close to crossing the Rubicon, a point from where there is no going back. Their modern Brownshirts are ready for action; IMHO they’ll soon graduate to real killings; they’re already working on bombs and learning how to fight hand-to-hand and use guns. There’s an answer to that. Or, as I cited in Prophecy from Star Trek’s “Omega Glory”:
“We do not talk with Kohms. They are only for killing.”
L’Nitzakhon! (To victory!)