Each and every day I am struck by the absolute hypocrisy and ignorance of those on the Progressive Left. I watch and listen to people say things that are verifiably insane, yet they are met with serious looks and sympathetic reporting. We, as people of the United States – and by extension people of Western Civilization – are being told that what we see and hear and instinctively know….. is wrong…….and that reason and thought are poor substitutions for adolescent ignorance and childish emotionalism. Moral authority has been either claimed by Progressives or had it assigned to them by their willing allies in Media, politics, and entertainment. Identity Politics, Class Victimhood, and the ideology of “Intersectionality” is just like the moon when it obscures the sun…….a cold, dark, thoughtless mass that blocks out the rays of enlightened reason.
My last column was a statement against defining people by their color and class, and also a warning about violence being committed in the name of advancing a political agenda. The funny part, if there is one, is that some of the very folks I was speaking to did not understand the message………and they never will, because willful ignorance is a very strong narcotic, and those in its thrall are never told of its dangers, or of how difficult it is to kick the habit. Since the events that took place in Charlottesville I have discovered, in the course of doing my normal research, that those involved were pawns in a chess game they didn’t realize was being played. For example, I want to know why a man named Brennan Gilmore was the first on the scene – with a recording of the now infamous car-ramming and multiple media interviews afterwards – when he coincidently happens to be a CIA agent. Or how Jason Kessler, the organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally was also an organizer of “Occupy Wall Street” and was a community organizer for Obama – until last November, that is. Weird. Don’t get me wrong, racists and fascists are still scumbags…..but it is important to note that everyone there – whether they were Black Lives Matter, White supremacists, or Antifa – were all advocating the exact same philosophy. If you are “triggered” by that, I don’t care……..I will “microaggress” all over your delicate sensibilities and love every minute of it.
I’ve written previously about the lack of historical perspective and it’s consequences – you know, that those who don’t know history are bound to repeat it – and yet our society is ramping up its stupidity. Like the warriors of ISIS, the Progressive Left is on an ideological rampage on behalf of it’s religion of Political Correctness……and statues and monuments, even the actual history of events, must be destroyed and wiped away in order to protect us from their “problematic” representations. Let me be as clear as I can possibly be…….. Progressivism is racist, sexist, anti-intellectual, and regressive. To believe in this toxic view of the world you must be everything you claim not to be. Need proof?
Diversity is a main tenet of being a Progressive, it is also touted by companies and government in statements like ” by ensuring a diverse workforce we benefit from everyone’s experiences and viewpoints, blah, blah, blah”. That offends me…..because it is bullshite. Diversity is State-sanctioned, structural, and societal-approved racism. The idea of “privilege” is an ignorant, racist thought process. Intersectionality is also sexist and racist…….as it is the theory that every victim-group – LGBTQQ2+, “people of color”, women, etc……all “intersect” with one thing: namely that each tribe is the victim of a white man, or of “whiteness”. Huh? Let me get this straight……..basing hiring, college admissions, and societal importance on skin color – regardless of performance – isn’t racist? Let me pose this question to you: If you found out you had cancer…..God forbid…..what qualifications would you look for in a Doctor? Skill? Accomplishments? Success stories? If you answered yes to any of those then you are, according to Progressive-Regressives, a Nazi/Fascist. If you run a business, large or small, and you hire people based on how good they are at the job you are attempting to staff, without regard to gender and race, you are a Nazi/Fascist. In fact, if you advocate a merit-based philosophy when engaging a service or rating an individual’s performance……you are a Nazi/Fascist. If you want Government and the Private Sector to judge everyone equally under the law, regardless of color, belief, sex, religion, or material worth……….you guessed it…….you’re a Nazi/Fascist. Is it just me, or is a pattern forming?
The goal of all of this theatre and drama is to eliminate Free Speech. The United States is the only country that has ever existed on the face of the Earth that has recognized Free Speech as something granted by birth and not by Government. When Free Speech falls, everything else becomes irrelevant. Liberals used to be lauded for advocating the following ideal: ” I don’t agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” What happened to that? If you are an activist for anything other than color-blind, equal-under-the-law, meritocracy…….you are by default everything you claim to despise. I’ll say it again……if you believe in special treatment or special punishment based on appearance and genetics…..YOU are the bigot. If you think that violence is justified in response to someone’s words or philosophy, no matter how awful you think that philosophy is………you are the fascist. It remains to be seen if the eclipse of rationality occurring now is permanent or reversible…….but based on what I can gather, we may be forever immersed in darkness.
” …..every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by……..” – Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of The Heart