Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Eraser Heads

I call them Eraser Heads. Their goal is not to acquire knowledge, but to oppose it, to squelch it,  to wipe it from their minds, and if possible, from existence. To prevent anyone else from knowing more about it than they care to have known. Such as the true nature and history of the Democratic Party. The first option is feasible, if they’re capable of a complete, sustained blank-out and becoming vegetables. The second isn't. The first option would justly commit the Eraser Heads to an insane asylum. The second option is beyond anyone’s power to achieve.

The Left definitely has an epistemological handicap. The Left is also
Says the statue-destroying Left.
And Islam.
metaphysically challenged.

The Eraser Heads want to obliterate everything that doesn’t fit into their view of how existence should be.

And as another columnist has pointed out, it won't stop with Confederate statues.

The Eraser Heads will inexorably move on to the next echelon of triggering entities. Washington. Jefferson. Thomas Paine. Even Aristotle. Why not Aristotle? He’s been banned in academia.

The Eraser Heads believe that by removing or destroying statues will somehow erase the history behind them. The selectively self-blinded non-seers of the non-existent statues (and artwork) will no longer be triggered or defiled by them, and will be pure. While anyone who is white will be tarred and feathered with guilt. Anyone who upholds Western culture (and not the Deconstructionist brand) and Western civilization will be smeared as a racist.

Jefferson’s immortal words are inscribed in the Jefferson memorial.

“….I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility
against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

Never mind, says the Left. Jefferson was a racist, and a slave owner. Besides, we have a new form of tyranny. It’s painless. All you need to do is wear our politically correct blinders.

And once the Eraser Heads have erased everything that’s upsetting to them, what would be left? Logically, nothing. That’s nihilism for you. It’s the only thing the Left has in its pocket.

This is the Islamic way of propagating ignorance. “You can't say that, you can't show it, because it’s offensive and insulting and even blasphemous! Off with your head!”

What “minority” espouses that decree?

The brainless followers of Islam. And what brainless factions in American politics have adopted the dictates of Sharia? The “anti-racist,” Democratic, anti-Confederate Left and Antifa.

And what is Sharia? It’s not an ice cream flavor.

Lenin in Seattle: You can bet he won’t be vandalized.

Britannica notes:

Sharīʿah, also spelled Sharia, [is] the fundamental religious concept of Islam, namely its law, systematized during the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Muslim era (8th–9th centuries CE).

Total and unqualified submission to the will of Allah (God) is the fundamental tenet of Islam: Islamic law is therefore the expression of Allah’s command for Muslim society and, in application, constitutes a system of duties that are incumbent upon a Muslim by virtue of his religious belief. Known as the Sharīʿah (literally, “the path leading to the watering place”), the law constitutes a divinely ordained path of conduct that guides Muslims toward a practical expression of religious conviction in this world and the goal of divine favour in the world to come. (Italics mine)

The Left wants our total and unqualified submission to its blinkered, slanderous, racist view of America.

Its campaign to erase Confederate statues, and triggering art in general, is nothing less than Leftwing jihad.

Pamela Geller explicitly underscores a connection between the liberal/left narrative insanity behind the campaign to remove or destroy Confederate statues, and Islamic Sharia law: “The Sharia-enforcing leftwing/Islamic war on free speech just escalated. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, AdSense et al are rigidly enforcing Sharia-adherent speech restrictions, blocking our feeds, pages, and posts.”
The Masks are now off.

Muslim supremacists and their leftwing lapdogs (in this case Buzzfeed) want a perfect record when jihad terror news is breaking.  How many of these stories were right? Millions.

If accuracy and veracity are indeed a concern, then where is the analysis on how many stories concerning jihad are reported omitting that salient fact? How many news stories omit the motive of Islamic attacks? Innumerable.

The subject is Buzzfeed and its posing as a valuer of truth, while it is guilty of wanting to be an arbiter of the truth.

Daniel Greenfield has some pertinent observations to make about the Eraser Heads:

Once you unleash extremists, it's really hard to put them back in the box. Once you start destroying statues, it won't end with General Lee. It won't end until there are no statues left.

On CNN, Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, called for removing statues of Washington and Jefferson.

Then Vice called for blowing up Mount Rushmore.

Imperiled: The Jefferson Memorial
Of course we're just getting started here. Al Sharpton joined in by going after the Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized. And a statue of Lincoln was set on fire in Chicago. (Why is it always Chicago?)

Protesters went after the statue of Teddy Roosevelt in front of the New York Museum of Natural History….

And we're just getting started.

Now the cultural revolution demands that everything be constantly torn down and remade. And that leaves us with nothing.

Except for perpetual Two-Minute Hates of everything American.

Oceania was at war with East Asia. Or was it with Eurasia? It’s hard to remember which, here in the Left’s version of 1984. Ignorance is Strength!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Antifa vs. Freedom of Speech and Assembly

A BLM “Flamethower” at Charlottesville
Yahoo News on August 14th published an article that couldn’t have gotten it more wrong than if it tried. Well, Caitlin  Dickson, the leftist author, tried, and got it wrong. In “As neo-Nazis grow bolder, the 'Antifa' has emerged to fight them,” her focus is not on the threat Antifa poses to freedom of speech and the right of free  assembly with its policy of terrorizing with force and assault supporters of freedom of speech, but rather the alleged threat that “white supremacists” pose to it. An Atlantic article blames President Trump, and even candidate Trump, for being a catalyst for the growth of Antifa, because his alleged “racist” and “fascist” rhetoric was so hated by its members and by the Left. Peter Beinart, in his article, “The Rise of the Violent Left,” in the Atlantic, claimed:

Trump’s rise has also bred a new sympathy for Antifa among some on the mainstream left. “Suddenly,” noted the Antifa-aligned journal It’s Going Down, “anarchists and Antifa, who have been demonized and sidelined by the wider Left have been hearing from liberals and Leftists, ‘you’ve been right all along.’ ” An article in The Nation argued that “to call Trumpism fascist” is to realize that it is “not well combated or contained by standard liberal appeals to reason.” The radical left, it said, offers “practical and serious responses in this political moment.”

According to Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the California State University, San Bernardino, Antifa activists participate in violent actions because "they believe that elites are controlling the government and the media. So they need to make a statement head-on against the people who they regard as racist."

According to Antifa organizer Crow, Antifa is based on the idea of direct action, "The idea in Antifa is that we go where they (right-wingers) go. That hate speech is not free speech. That if you are endangering people with what you say and the actions that are behind them, then you do not have the right to do that. And so we go to cause conflict, to shut them down where they are, because we don't believe that Nazis or fascists of any stripe should have a mouthpiece.

The Clash of the Midgets
Charlottesville 2017
Beinart makes a very salient point:

What’s eroding in Portland is the quality Max Weber considered essential to a functioning state: a monopoly on legitimate violence. As members of a largely anarchist movement, Antifascists don’t want the government to stop white supremacists [or anyone else] from gathering. They want to do so themselves, rendering the government impotent. (Brackets and Italics mine)

In short, Antifa wants to be the government and the vehicle with the power and the potency to arbitrate who may speak and who may assemble. It wants to oppose and eradicate “hate speech” which it alone will define and quash.

Antifa’s political “direct action” predecessors:
Hitler and Hermann Göring with
SA Stormtroopers at Nuremberg in 1928.

Wikipedia  also does not deny that Antifa is committed to violence against individuals, groups, or causes it does not approve of or which it perceives as a “fascist” threat. Although Wikipedia does not acknowledge the fact, Antifa has declared war on all forms of government, against conservative causes and speakers, and against freedom of speech and the right of assembly of those who champion freedom of speech and assembly. Antifa itself is as “fascist” in action as was the Sturmabteilung (SA) battling the Communists that caused civil chaos and which led to the rise of Hitler in Germany.

Antifa protesters participated in the 2017 Berkeley protests where they gained mainstream media attention, "throwing Molotov cocktails and smashing windows." Later, two Antifa groups threatened to disrupt the 2017 Portland Rose Festival parade after hearing that the Multnomah County Republican Party would participate. The parade organizers received an anonymous email, saying, "You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely". The email also said that 200 people would "rush into the parade" and "drag and push" those marching with the Republican Party. The two groups denied having anything to do with the email. The parade ended up being canceled by the organizers due to safety concerns

Locking horns at
Antifa counter protestors at the far-right 2017 Unite the Right rally In Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 "certainly used clubs and dyed liquids against the white supremacists."[  Journalist Adele Stan interviewed an Antifa protester at the rally who said that the sticks carried by Antifa protesters are a justifiable countermeasure to the fact that "the right has a goon squad." Some Antifa participants at the Charlottesville rally chanted that counter-protesters should "punch a Nazi in the mouth."

They were also armed with sticks, baseball bats, cement filled soda cans, different kinds of disabling spray, and with rocks and shields. They did not appear to “peacefully” protest the white supremacists, but to attack them. The white nationalists and supremacists had a permit to protest the removal of a Confederate statue; Antifa and its cohorts had no permit and apparently outnumbered and overwhelmed the supremacists and were allowed to assemble without control restriction by the police.

Not noted by Yahoo News, Caitlin Dickson, or by Peter Beinart, is that Antifa’s outrageous “successes” only fuel the rise of a “counter revolution” against Antifa, and the swelling of “far right” resistance and numbers, thus guaranteeing more violence and a virtual civil war.

Ancestors of today’s mobs, Germany 1933
The term “far right” is an egregious misnomer. If one endorses freedom of speech and the right of assembly (even if one must obtain a permit, which a government hasn’t the right to deny), one is not of the right or of the “far right,” but an advocate of individual rights. One is then the true “Antifascist,” if one is opposed to the arbitrary power of government (even an “anarchist” one, such as Antifa) to regulate and/or suppress speech and to violate, prohibit, or interfere with the right of assembly.

It was not the Bill of Rights either group at Charlottesville was defending or even expressing. But Antifa was certainly attacking it.