I recently discovered that the term “new KKK” has been applied to Black Lives Matter. That’s a valid jibe against an organization which has instigated riots, but the term could more aptly apply to Anti-Fascist Action and the other violent protesters of recent weeks. After all, Antifa goes around wearing black clothing and masks. How would they look if they wore white instead? Perhaps a change of color would help the Democratic party understand the viciousness and illegitimacy of Anti-Fascist Action–despite its noble sounding name. (Sort of like how all the most oppressive countries refer to themselves as “Democratic People’s Republics.”)
One has not heard more than a peep from liberals condemning the protests at UC Berkeley. (That peep comes from Peter Beinart of The Atlantic.) One cannot help but be reminded of the silence and denials of Southern Democrats concerning the KKK during Reconstruction. Antifa deserves to be called “the Invisible Empire” every bit as much as the KKK. Worse, we’ve experienced riots and violent protests from the left frequently over the past three years; yet the Democratic hierarchy and their Leftist media are more than willing to justify groups like Black Lives Matter and Anti-Fascism Action and to place the blame on the Alt-Right or conservatives for expressing their opinions. After a similar length of time, the hierarchy of the Old South had become disturbed with the KKK and been convinced that it was a liability. And so, Nathan Bedford Forrest disbanded the KKK in Tennessee (the organization’s birthplace) during the fall of 1869 with other states following suit over the next several years. It would not rise again until Woodrow Wilson’s administration, and this time in a more prejudiced and sinister form.
My mind constantly revolves around politics these days. I view this absorption as a fault, since yours truly would rather write fantasy fiction. So, look at this post as an attempt to get my thoughts about the evils of Progressivism out of my head so that I can turn my mind to knights, wizards, epic combat, and other things healthier than politics. Progressivism is aptly named because it progresses towards Socialism and then Communism or Fascism. All four fall as fruits from the evil tree of Marxism, a sophistry created by a misanthrope and hater of God who wished for you, me, and everyone else to have a warm reception in hell. (Don’t believe me? See Marx and Satan by Richard Wurmbrand or this article here.) The following piece will have little good to say about the Left, but, after the deluge of invective people on the right have received (e.g. racist, fascist, xenophobic, etc.), are any hard words from my side of the aisle too harsh as long as they are true?
First, the Left used to represent a strain of Liberalism, the kind which gave us the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and The Federalist Papers. Americans who call themselves conservative are Classical Liberals, though some Libertarians also accept the label. However, Classical Liberalism had an evil twin: shortly after American Federalists, basing their laws on a combination of Enlightenment philosophy and English common law, inaugurated the Great Experiment, French Liberals overthrew their king, established a democracy, and proceeded to slay any dissenters in their Reign of Terror.
Many of my dear readers may have heard of George Takei’s outrageous insults directed against the honorable Clarence Thomas. (Considering the nonsense which spews forth from the mouths of so many movie stars, one thinks that the Romans acted very wisely in denying actors suffrage.) One of my friends expected me to castigate George Takei for his idiocy, but Mark Levin has already perfectly exposed him as a blockhead. Instead, I wish to highlight something which Takei’s comments reveals about leftists.
George Takei stated that Thomas’s claim that slaves had dignity was ridiculous. He even went so far as to say that his own parents, forced into internment camps during WWII, were stripped of their dignity. On the other hand, Mark Levin stressed that what Clarence Thomas meant by slaves having dignity was that every human being has God-given dignity, which government action can neither add to nor divest. Every man bears the stamp of God’s image and likeness and will one day appear before the Just Judge, who is no respecter of persons, in order to give an account of his deeds. Before God, it does not matter whether one is a slave or a king.
This fact slipped Takei’s mind, because his mindset does not reflect Enlightened Judeo-Christian ideals but those deriving from leftist ideology. To a leftist, one’s earthly existence is the only existence, and the greatest power affecting one’s life is the state. Since the state holds the place of God in leftist ideology, it makes sense that they believe the state is capable of giving and taking away dignity. Yet, the state is composed of men like ourselves. How is it that one’s fellow men have the capacity to alter one’s dignity as a human being? Is government authority, the power to coerce, everything? No wonder we see leftists cleaving to a program of political correctness and so eager to be considered “orthodox” by their fellow leftists! Their very humanity depends upon the honor afforded them by the state and their faction.
The only thing sadder than living in a leftist utopia is actually having the leftist mentality. Because the state is their God, they stop at nothing to change the state to run according to their principles. Keep that in mind before you give up voting or paying attention to politics!