We’re against sending more American troops back into the Middle East because we don’t think it is a good investment and because Barack Obama is such a treacherous boob their lives would be lost. But there are times when we are all for sending in as many troops as necessary and for bombing the beards off the ISIS and Taliban Muslim creeps.
The moments when we are for nuking the bastards? Here:
The tomb of the prophet Jonah:
The Taliban destroyed beautiful Buddhist statuary. ISIS destroys Muslim shrines, historical sites, museums, and artifacts from the past. Many of these shrines and cultural sites are world heritage sites. It infuriates us to watch this cultural vandalism perpetuated by the Taliban and associated Muslim terrorist creeps such as ISIS.
We’re not surprised by this vandalism. It has happened before. It is typical for revolutionary movements to destroy monuments of the past and rename streets and cities. Soviet communists renamed Volograd to praise their leader and it became Stalingrad. St. Petersburg, the glorious rival to Paris, was named for its founder Czar Peter the Great, then Petrograd in 1914, then Leningrad to memorialize the Soviet leader, then back to St. Petersburg after the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991.
Drunk with power French radical revolutionaries were not happy to rename just cities and streets. They renamed the calendar. They reorganized the hours of the day too. Nothing was too small for these loons to change:
The revolutionary system was designed in part to remove all religious and royalist influences from the calendar, and was part of a larger attempt at decimalisation in France (which also included decimal time of day, decimalisation of currency, and metrication). [snip]
By law, the beginning of each year was set at midnight, beginning on the day the apparent autumnal equinox falls at the Paris Observatory.
There were twelve months, each divided into three ten-day weeks called décades. The tenth day, décadi, replaced Sunday as the day of rest and festivity. The five or six extra days needed to approximate the solar or tropical year were placed after the months at the end of each year and called complementary days.
A period of four years ending on a leap day was to be called a “Franciade”. [snip]
Each day in the Republican Calendar was divided into ten hours, each hour into 100 decimal minutes, and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds. Thus an hour was 144 conventional minutes (more than twice as long as a conventional hour), a minute was 86.4 conventional seconds (44% longer than a conventional minute), and a second was 0.864 conventional seconds (13.6% shorter than a conventional second).
The days of the week became primidi, duodi, tridi, quartidi, quintidi, sextidi, septidi, octidi, nonidi, and décadi.
Months of the year went from the January – December model to a new system as well. Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor, became the florid new names for the months. British wits mocked with equvalient names for the months – Wheezy, Sneezy and Freezy; Slippy, Drippy and Nippy; Showery, Flowery and Bowery; Hoppy, Croppy and Poppy. The new names written by the revolutionary nuts did not last.
But such is the revolutionary impulse that common sense goes out the window as destruction of the past becomes their goal – and then on to their glorious future which eventually flops back to regret for what they destroyed.
That’s what is happening in America today.
There are calls to purge American history from history.
The National Cathedral in Washington is purging stained glass windows. The windows placed there to bring about reconciliation between those former members of the Confederacy and the victorious Union are now not history. Like Stalinist purges, they will be purged by the Taliban Left here in America.
The cause of this purge? One lone disturbed nut decided not to attack a college because of security there and instead went to a black church and killed nine Christians in prayer.
Immediately the black woman Attorney General vowed to dragnet the country and utilize all resources to catch the killer. The previous black male Attorney General applauded. The black male president too denounced the killings. The Indian-American South Carolina Governor also utilized all the resources of her state to catch the killer. All institutions of government at every level hunted the killer. The killer was rapidly caught.
Then came the madness. The killer had told his black friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. The killer had told his white friends of his plans to kill. They did nothing. Well, some of the friends took his gun away temporarily but did not report this behavior to authorities. The killer was found to have taken pictures with the flags of South Africa and Rhodesia sewn onto a jacket. That meant an all out attack on the Confederate flag everywhere and on any memorial to anything Confederate. Then the madness got worse.
Christian haters such as Bill Maher cried crocadile tears and denounced “racist” America and “racist” symbols. Apple pulled Civil War games from their app systems because they displayed the Confederate flag. Totalitarian Stalinism and Stalinist purges from reality and from history became normal.
Was Dylann Storm Roof a racist? Probably, even though he had buddies who were black. Was Storm Roof part of an organized conspiracy to kill black people? Only if his black friends were in on the racist conspiracy. Was Storm Roof part of some institution that sought to advance racist ideology? No, unless his integrated drinking buddies belonged to a secret society we have yet to uncover.
Storm Roof did help a well organized group cause havoc. The group? The Taliban Left who race-bait for political profit.
A few years ago the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case. We were surprised when we found ourselves in agreement with the Supreme Court. Why? Because in the course of the hearing at the Court, the Solicitor General (transcript HERE, page 30) arguing for the government made a horrific argument against the organization Citizen United:
“Citizens United turned on the question of whether the federal government could ban a non-profit corporation from producing a movie critical of former Senator Hillary Clinton and attempting to air it just prior to the 2008 Democratic primary.” [snip]
“During the first argument, the Court asked Ms. Kagan’s deputy whether the government had the power to ban books if they were published by a corporation, and if the books urged the reader to support or defeat a candidate for office. He said yes, the government could ban a corporation from publishing a book—even if it only mentioned the candidate once in 500 pages.” [snip]
“Not surprisingly, this contention prompted quite a bit of discussion among the justices. They wanted to be clear that that’s actually what Ms. Kagan’s office was proposing. So, to remove any doubt about their position, Ms. Kagan’s deputy said he wanted to make it, in his words, ‘absolutely clear’ that the government did, in fact, have the power to ban certain speakers from publishing books that criticized candidates. Justice Souter asked if that meant labor unions, too. Ms. Kagan’s deputy said that indeed it did.”
So shocked was the high court that they issued no ruling but instead ordered a rehearing in the next term (transcript HERE). At the rehearing then Solicitor General Elena Kagen herself appeared to try to defend the indefensible. She tried to back-peddle the book banning. But not enough, “But her fall-back position was that the same law gives the government the power to ban pamphlets, regardless of the First Amendment’s protection for free speech. This caused the justices to bristle again. One justice asked where, in Ms. Kagan’s world, does one ‘draw the line’?”
Forced to choose between Hillary Clinton and the Constitution we will stand by the Constitution. Forced to choose between campaign finance reform and the First Amendment we will stand by the First Amendment. Forced to choose between politically correct speech and free speech we will stand by free speech.
In Citizens United the Taliban Left wanted government sponsored censorship. Censorship is always sold as “for the good”. But no. Government censorship is morally corrupt.
We supported the Citizens United decision because we are against banning of books – whatever the phony excuse. Now we witness Stalinist purges take place which rival Joe McCarthy. Many of these purges are now coming from the government, political leaders, and powerful corporations bowing to the mob.
Kevin Williamson wrote this week that the madness we witness are the last mad frenzies of the left:
If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to — what was that phrase? — fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel and a peck of it, but the United States of America remains, to the Left’s dismay, plainly recognizable as herself beneath the muck. Ergo, madness and rage.
We have seen an extraordinary outburst of genuine extremism — and genuine authoritarianism — in the past several months, and it will no doubt grow more intense as we approach the constitutional dethroning of the mock messiah to whom our progressive friends literally sang hymns of praise and swore oaths of allegiance. (“I pledge to be a servant to our president” — recall all that sieg heil creepiness.) There is an unmistakable stink of desperation about this, as though the Left intuits what the Right dares not hope: that the coming few months may in fact see progressivism’s cultural high-water mark for this generation.
Before yesterday’s ObamaCare decision (which we discussed in the comments) we could have agreed with Williamson. We’re not so sure now. The ObamaCare decision like the French Revolutionaries redefined words to a different non-meaning.
ObamaCare proved that words don’t matter in the law now. We are not a nation of laws now but a nation under men. The attempted book banning the Supreme Court once bravely prevented is now turned into Confederate flag purges. License plates with the Confederate flag were the first to go (another perverse opinion from the high court) in an opinion so twisted only the ObamaCare decisions top for absurdity. Thought crimes are now real real crimes and anyone who is fascinated by the grey side of the civil war must be purged. Where does it end?
Williamson might well be right, but he might not realize the depths of depravity the Taliban Left is capable of. Williamson has some other observations about the mad frenzy:
For the Left, it feels like time is running out. So it isn’t sufficient that same-sex marriages be legalized; bakers and florists must be locked in prison if they decline to participate in a gay couple’s ceremony. It isn’t sufficient that those wishing to undergo sex-change surgery be permitted to go their own way; the public must pay for it, and if Bruce Jenner is still “Bruce” to you, you must be driven from polite society. It isn’t enough that the Left dominate the media and pop culture; any attempt to compete with it must be criminalized in the name of “getting big money out of politics.” Not the New York Times’s money, or Hollywood’s money, or the CEO of Goldman Sachs’s money — just the wrong sort of people’s money. Every major Democratic presidential candidate and every Democratic senator is on record supporting the repeal of the First Amendment’s free-speech protections — i.e., carving the heart out of the Bill of Rights — to clear the way for putting all public debate under political discipline. [snip]
So is the brouhaha over the Confederate flag in South Carolina in the wake of the horrific massacre at Emanuel AME Church. For about 30 seconds, the political ghouls of the Left were looking to pick another gun-control fight, swooping in, in their habitually indecent fashion, before the bodies had even grown cold. But that turned out to be a dead end, since the killer acquired his gun after passing precisely the sort of background check that the Left generally hawks after a high-profile crime, regardless of whether it is relevant to the crime. We might have spent some time thinking about whether law enforcement was too lax in the matter of the murderer’s earlier encounters with them — the South Carolina killer had a drug arrest on his record but was able to buy a gun because he had been charged only with a misdemeanor. But the Left isn’t in any mood to talk about whether the cops aren’t being hard-assed enough. So, instead, we had a fight over a completely unrelated issue: the Confederate flag flying at the state capitol in Columbia. [snip]
I bear no brief for the peckerwood-trash cultural tendencies that led Fritz Hollings, then governor, and the rest of the loyal Democrats who ran segregation-era South Carolina to hoist the Confederate flag in 1962. My sympathies are more with John Brown than with John Calhoun. Yet Lost Cause romanticism was very much in fashion for a moment, and not only among Confederate revanchists; Joan Baez, no redneck she, made a great deal of money with her recording of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” in 1971. About every third Western of the era had as its hero a conflicted Confederate veteran, his wounded honor and stoicism in defeat compelling him to roam westward in search of a new beginning.
Williamson is right to note the hypocrisy of the party that profits from Jefferson-Jackson dinners as opposed to the Republican Party that organizes around Lincoln dinners. But the more interesting question, is where does the purge stop? Will the Taliban Left, like French revolutionaries want to rename and destroy every memory of the Confederacy? Will Stone Mountain be blown up like Buddhist statures in Afghanistan?
In 2008 we wrote an Memorial Day article – Blue And Grey On Memorial Day. We posted a music video which displays the Confederate Flag. Is that now verboten Mein Fuehrer?
On the first Memorial Day in 1868 both Union and Confederate graves were treated to honors by the Union government whose soldiers died by tens of thousands on some days, in one battle. So we can’t celebrate Memorial Day anymore? We can’t play this?:
We diminish the Union triumph when we don’t acknowledge they faced the fearsome, mighty, worthy, formidable Army of Northern Virginia led by General Lee. Is it possible to discuss the Civil War without mention of the Confederacy? Can we discuss World War II without acknowledging the brilliance of Ernst Rommel?
The brave Southerners who fought and died to liberate Europe who did so to honor their grandpappies who died in the great Civil War on our shores – are we to assign them to oblivion and contempt too?
Just before his assassination, as crowds gathered at the White House to celebrate the Union victory, none other than Abraham Lincoln ordered, in the spirit of reconciliation, the band to strike up Dixie.
In some places Dixie is now banned and school mascots named “Rebel” put to pasture.
But the Taliban Left won’t remove the culprits they like, no matter how racist they were. Woodrow Wilson, a hero of the Taliban left was a racist of the first caliber. Let’s get rid of the monuments to this disaster of a president and rename the Woodrow Wilson centers and schools. Racist Princeton University honors racist Woodrow Wilson. Where’s the purge?
Robert Byrd, Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, has so many monuments and buildings named for him – when will he be purged by the Taliban Left?
Racist wanna be Redskin Elizabeth Warren? The Cambridge Cherokee? She’s a cultural vampire who should be sent to a reservation on Devil’s Island.
The Villiage of Whitesboro with their seal… well you have to read the story and decide yourself how far the foolishness should go.
Didn’t Franklin Delano Roosevelt tolerate a segregated army? Let’s get rid of that white supremacist too.
George Washington that slave owning cracka? Let’s carpet bomb Washinton, D.C. and the state that bears his name as well as all monuments and holidays that memorialize him. Ditto Thomas Jefferson, with CNN on the ban bus already.
Howard Dean wanted the votes of men with trucks and confederate flags. I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can’t beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.
Get rid of racist Confederate flag pole Howard Dean.
Louis Farrakhan, friend and neighbor of Barack, a known race-baiting racist and anti-Semite wants the American flag itself, the stars and stripes, downed.
At the New York Post the target is Gone With The Wind. A black woman for the first time won an Academy Award for that movie but what the Hell, the Taliban Left wants it banned.
Let’s have a ban on Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz which features The Band at their farewell concert sing The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down.
Ban the co-racists on The Last Waltz – Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton.
The Taliban Left is on the march. The Taliban Left will win. Unless it is resisted. With a rebel yell: