There have been massive protests all over the country for nearly 2 years now regarding the conservative and liberty minded folks waking up, and coming together. For about six years of Obama’s presidency we saw groups like Black Lives Matter, and Black Block at the G20 and so on bringing awareness to their causes, often the progressive types ended up burning a city down, and/or causing a lot of property damage. The difference between the two groups is pretty obvious, however not more obvious than what we saw in Charlottesville Virginia on August 12th 2017 at the Unite the Right rally. The good, the bad and the ugly side of the USA came out all at once in a single event. I know that the media is portraying this as a shameful event on the side of the conservatives, because there are hate groups that came out this time, and a person died in a car crash that the media is painting out to be an intentional malicious act (I’ll get back to that one), however there was a lot of good that we saw come out of this too.
First I wanted to define what I mean by “good”. No there was no world peace established, no one that I saw were feeding the hungry, or housing the homeless. There were no world changing inventions demonstrated during this event. So take the word “good” with a grain of salt. What I mean by “good” is that we saw the deepest and most painful grievances come out from the left and the right, the majority and the minority, an entire spectrum of dialog came out of this event. Unfortunately, the media spins this so much, and acts as if though they are judge, jury and executioner on these sensitive topics. However if we just ignore the MSM, and talk about what actually took place, we will see more into the psyche of the American public by in large.
The debates, the complaints, the rallying show us what Americans find too taboo to talk about in polite company. So what we get out of this and what we see seven days later at this point, is a lot of talk and a lot of consideration from all sides.
There is a lot of pain still today left over from slavery and racism, and rightly so. There was a lot of pain created by that institution. So much so, that 620,000 Americans gave their life in part to address that pain. Fortunately intellectuals now are discussing the merits of what that war was about on all levels, regarding slavery but also regarding economic oppression of the southern states, and all of the surrounding and intertwined issues regarding the civil war, and the conditions that led up to it.
It seems that some (not all) African American or black Americans still feel deep pain over slavery. They feel like they personally have been done wrong. While it is hard to see, since no one in this day and age even know anyone personally that has been a slave in America (at least not in the traditional sense), there is still some genealogical scars that are left over on this generation.
Without going into all of the ins and outs of everyone’s argument or thoughts on this topic. I will suggest that there is some institutional or genealogical scars left over, and many African Americans are effected by it. I personally believe the reason why African Americans by in large vote for the nanny state, and the progressive politicians, is because throughout American history and for hundreds of years of it, black people were taken care of by a slave master. Now that relationship was never ideal, nor was it kind in most cases. But there was food, shelter, medical care, and guaranteed work and worth in that relationship.
In many ways that relationship of slavery is what the progressives and most democrats offer today. All of these guarantees. Offering security in exchange for liberty essentially. That is what the nanny state is all about.
On the other side of the coin, we have so-called “white nationalists” who are upset that so many white people are in poverty, and that there is a lack of opportunity in this country, and it seems that many politicians and individuals on both sides of the isle are trying to usher foreign workers in, or local jobs to be outsourced. Many of them complain about unfair advantages of Affirmative Action, and that they wish for the sentiment of “all men are created equal” and thus “treated equally under the law” applied like it is often referenced in congress and in the founding documents of this country.
There are a lot of other ins and outs to be discussed, but I will save that for another post possibly. I will also write about the history of slavery and get in to that topic deeper as well. But not for this post.
I recently had discussion on this topic with some friends on facebook, and many of these topics were brought up, regarding taking down “racist monuments” and the recent history of racial differences in the USA. Reference: https://youtu.be/PyuwYfv9alc
Some of the discussion is talking about how silly it is to try to erase history, by removing racist monuments.
The left is attacking Civil War monuments, and forcefully taking them down, outside of the law. They have called for removing George Washington monuments, and many others as well.
My comments are, if they are so willing to get rid of any racist monuments, then they should get busy working on removing all works of Charles Darwin from schools and Universities. The reason being, is that Charles Darwin used “Science” to justify racism, and the books that schools teach from that are works of Darwin, have a deep rooted racist and sexist “scientific theory”, that some races advanced more than others, and that some races are “savage” and “women are not as advanced as man” (paraphrased).
Some of Darwin’s racist rhetoric and “science” can be found particularly in two books, first the most famous “Origins of Species.” the racism is not hidden or hard to find, it is on the title page; “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”
In the book itself the racism is pronounced from cover to cover and is basically the main message.
And the second book of Darwin’s that the racism is ever present is “The Descent of Man”
So I suggest that these people who are hyper on taking down racist monuments, start looking at “institutional racism” that is clearly taught in schools and universities in Darwin’s works.
Maybe they should focus on those statues of Darwin? http://clovistribe.com/believe-evolution-racist/
I mean, if they are going to be intellectually honest here, Darwin is a greater source of institutional racism than some confederate statue.
These are a few thoughts from our conversation yesterday as well, I gave this in response to the question about is Nancy Pelosi going too far, by labeling everyone racist (in regards to a patriots prayer)
I will say a few things about what I have researched as to why these things are happening. It dates all the way back to 1992 from my POV.
The FBI was trying to portray White Nationalists like Randy Weaver as a racist White Supremacist, because he lived in the woods, near a camp of white supremacists. The FBI used entrapment and coercion to attempt to turn Randy Weaver into a confidential informant.
They failed, and rest upon him bunk charges, that he later beat in court. But not before FBI snipers killed his wife (while holding a baby in her own home) and his 14 year old son, on their own property.
I will say, that there is a reason that white nationalists are galvanizing themselves presently with militants and anyone else that will be of a like mind. It’s mostly because of the race war that Obama, the New Black Panther Party, and billionaires like George Soros have been pushing for decades.
This isn’t conspiracy theory stuff either. I’ve documented the recent wave of this, from Richard Spence to the New Black Panther party, and their relationship to pop culture and/or political leaders.
In this video.
The one thing about antifa that makes them similar to Nazi’s in my opinion is pretty simple.
The “Nazi’s” so-called in the USA that fly a Swastika flag and all of that. Are not like the Nazi’s of the National Socialist German Workers Party in the 1920s – 1940s.The National Socialist German Workers Party, were almost identical to American socialists today. But American “Nazi’s” are not like the American socialists, nor are the like the original Nazi’s.The similarities that the American Socialists (many of them just happen to also be Antifa), with the Nazi’s are:The 25 point plan of the National Socialist German Workers Party from 1921. Basically, if you just remove the word “Jew” or “Jewish” from the 25 point plan of the Nazi’s, and you replace the word with “Rich person” or “Wealthy person” or “one percent of the income earners”. You essentially have the same thing with just a different word to describe their enemy.The original Nazis wanted free healthcare, retirement plans, government ownership of corporations, or at least profit control, infusing the working class with more power, general welfare improvements paid for by government, etc.I documented my thoughts here, with sources to the original documents of the Nazi’s and the National Socialists of the USA’s proposals that are universally agreed upon by most of them (Bernie’s platform)
This was an interesting conversation, if you are into this kind of thing, you can read it here if you are interested, it is currently a public conversation.
But this is what I find good about the outcome of what tragedy we have had in our country in recent years. We are communicating more. People are speaking out more. If we let these issues simmer inside and not vent our problems, then eventually these things reach a boiling point.
So for the discussions and the openness regarding these issues, between one another. I am grateful, and I hope to see one another starting to understand each other’s point of view, so that we can work on some healing.
I have written more on this subject here as well:
Also the 25 year anniversary of the Randy Weaver standoff/massacre is coming up, since I mentioned him in this post, the anniversary is tomorrow.
Memorial of Ruby Ridge (August 21st 1992)