Some additional observations about all this insanity. If you haven’t read 1984 by now, why?? But if you haven’t, I beg you to go out and get a copy right now and read the entire book if you want to get a little insight into what is going on here. It’s fiction , but good grief it could as well be clairvoyance when looked at through the lens of today’s toxic social environment.
Many moons ago i got into political chat boards, this was shortly after 9/11 and I wanted to vent, or speak my mind. I was so naive back then on what I was getting myself into. I learned quickly that politics is indeed a blood sport. Couple that with the anonymity of the internet and you can see how the “gems” of society quickly found a platform. In that environment you learned to ignore the vile stuff, if you didn’t , it could destroy you. Trolls can get downright beyond vile. Places like this is where all the trolling you hear about began to morph into what we see today. I’ve started to realize lately that our country has turned into a life-size representation of those political chat boards I used to haunt.
The majority of us are trying to have a conversation about our country and how to make it work. We don’t all agree on every point and have some differing ideas as to how to fix some of the problems facing our society , but we’re all talking. And then , all of a sudden, some trolls show up and shit all over the place. Antifa, BLM, Nazis, KKK, Westboro Baptist Church,La Raza, Cair, etc etc. They are the trolls of our life-sized and real life political chat board. And now they’ve gone straight to Godwin’s Law. Godwin’s Law states that in any given conversation involving controversial subjects or politics in general, at some point someone is going to call their opponent a Nazi. We are there right now. The difference is, on a real chat board, the only thing you have to fear is having your feelings hurt. In our real life chat board, people can and have died, society could breakdown, bad things can happen.
Is this how we want to run our country now? They who whine the loudest and throw the biggest tantrums win?? 240 odd years and this is how we’re going to run things now? defacto mob rule, otherwise known as pure democracy, except in this case, it’s democracy where a tiny minority of the population dictates how the rest of us will live….and they say WE’RE the fascists.?? Both sides and the media are feeding this division, ever stop and ask….Why?
In part 1 i spoke about how Confederate statues were just the beginning. Since I posted that, there have been attempts at removal, vandalism, or outright destruction of monuments such as, Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Teddy Roosevelt, talk of destroying Mt. Rushmore, and so on. I’m not a fortune teller, I just read history..why haven’t you?
It’s never been about the statues, they are just a means to an end. It’s not just my opinion, or something out of a fictional work, it’s part of our history. This is how Fascism, Nazism, totalitarian regimes start. Groups of thugs roaming the streets, enforcing their law, while espousing collectivist ideals of one variant or another. They ALL eventually lead to Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, China, Yugoslavia under Tito(look him up), the list goes on and on.
After the statues, they go after historical documents, references to uncomfortable things are expunged and replaced with stories of glorious triumphs of whomever is in charge at the time. It’s not about the statues, it’s about Control. Is this really what we want for our country? WWII wasn’t a big enough wake up call? Too far distant in history to matter in your lives? Couldn’t happen again right?
At this point, it doesn’t matter one iota which side this or that group are on. What matters now is, which group(s) are using violence to deny other citizens their rights? And why aren’t they being brought to justice? The light of day is the best disinfectant. When our so-called leaders will only criticize violence from one side, it should make you wonder whose side they’re really on, shouldn’t it? When your political opponents refuse to condemn violence from their side,yet claim how much more enlightened they are than you, it should make you question their sincerity. When one side is allowed to use violence as political speech, and the other side is condemned for merely speaking against the mainstream approved viewpoints, it should make you wonder what is really going on in your country.
The Constitution and our laws only work because we and the government all agree to abide by them. There is nothing written in stone that guarantees this will go on forever. If we are now not going to agree to abide by those rules, where exactly are we headed?? It certainly doesn’t look like a nice place, and it looks a lot like a novel I read, for the first time , in the year 1984.