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Didn’t We Try to Warn You?

Posted on | June 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Didn’t We Try to Warn You?

 

When last we took notice of Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler had decided there were limits to coddling Antifa, namely when they tried to set up an “autonomous zone” in front of his apartment building.

Nothing can appease the vandal horde:

A statue of George Washington, the first president of the United States, was toppled and draped in a burning American flag by protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday evening.
KOIN 6 reports:

Thursday marked the 21st day of protests in Portland sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Two groups — Rose City Justice and Lavender Caucus — hosted a sit-in rally at Jefferson High School in the evening where community members shared their experiences with racism to a crowd of a few hundred. The group did not hold a march.
A separate group of about 20 people met at NE Sandy Boulevard and NE 57th Avenue around 10 p.m. at the site of a large bronze statue of George Washington. Some wrapped the statue’s head in an American flag and lit the flag on fire. Their numbers grew over the next hour until there were enough people to pull the statue to the ground. They quickly scattered. A KOIN 6 News crew found the statue face down and covered in graffiti. Portland police arrived a short time later. . . .

The monument and its base were covered in vandalism, including the phrases: “Murder,” “Big Floyd,” “1619,” “Fuck Cops,” “BLM,” “Land Back,” “White Fragility,” and “You’re on Native Land.”
On Sunday, a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the United States’ third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, was defaced and torn down outside a Portland high school.
Photos obtained by Oregon Live show the base of the monument was spray-painted in black with “slave owner” and “George Floyd.”

Back in the 1990s, when activists began declaring the Confederate flag to be “controversial,” I recall leaders of the Sons of Confederate Veterans warning that this malicious spirit would not stop with dishonoring our Southern ancestors. Rather, these “activists” were inspired by demonic forces of racial hatred toward all white people, so that once they were through trashing the memory of the Confederacy, next they would turn to destroying the memory of the Founding Fathers and momunuments to other famous figures of American history. Does this sound familiar?

The term Year Zero . . . applied to the takeover of Cambodia in April 1975 by the Khmer Rouge, is an analogy to the Year One of the French Revolutionary Calendar. . . .
The idea behind Year Zero is that all culture and traditions within a society must be completely destroyed or discarded and a new revolutionary culture must replace it, starting from scratch. All of the history of a nation or people before Year Zero is largely deemed irrelevant, because it will ideally be purged and replaced from the ground up.

Do not mistake their purpose. Stigmatizing our nation’s past as stained by oppression, radicals seek not only to destroy symbols of our history, but also to destroy all laws, customs and traditions that might obstruct the totalitarian regime they intend to impose upon us.

The toppling of monuments to Washington and Jefferson came at a most inconvenient time for Rich Lowry, who just the other day had assured us that there was no such “slippery slope” ahead. The shallow, corrupt and cowardly editor of National Review wrote a column with the headline “Conservatives Should Feel No Investment in Confederate Monuments,” in which he basically celebrated the vandal horde.

Friday night in D.C.’s Judiciary Square, police stood by and did nothing while an Antifa mob tore down the statue of Albert Pike, who not only led Native American troops who fought for the Confederacy, but was a leading figure in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

Also Friday night the vandal horde in Raleigh, N.C., destroyed a monument to North Carolina’s Confederate troops. Anyone who applauds these acts of deliberate destruction now will have no logical grounds for complaint when the mob goes after some other “offensive” historical figure. And make no mistake, they will not stop at destroying monuments to dead white men, but will soon bring a campaign of organized and systematic violence against living white people.

Not only did the San Francisco mob topple the statue of a Catholic missionary, but also statues of U.S. Grant and Francis Scott Key.

Left-wing white “allies” of this racial terrorist movement are like the Girondists in the French Revolution, who were happy to overthrow the monarchy, but then found themselves sent to the guillotine by the more radical Jacobins. The Reign of Terror did not stop until it had consumed the lives of even its original authors, and this is the story of all radical movements in every age since. Only the most ruthless fanatics obtain power in radical regimes, because no rational or moderate person would be part of such a movement. Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are now happy to incite this hateful radicalism because they believe it will help them defeat President Trump in November.

Long before Election Day arrives, however, I expect that this movement will boomerang back against the Democrats somehow. I cannot predict what manner this ironic self-inflicted injury will take, because there are so many possibilities. For example, did you know that the mayor’s residence in New York City was built by and named for a slave-owner?

Burn it down, baby. Burn it all down.




 

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