The Iconoclasm and Violence of the Left

From The American Conservative

On Sunday night, Social Justice Warriors in Baltimore filmed themselves desecrating and damaging a 225-year-old monument to Christopher Columbus — this, in the name of racial and economic justice.

Late last week, someone desecrated a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Mission Hills, Calif. The Franciscan priest is hated by Social Justice Warriors for his work in establishing mission churches in the 18th century.
In New Orleans earlier this summer, vandals spray-painted ‘TEAR IT DOWN’ on a statue of St. Joan of Arc standing in Jackson Square. Take ‘Em Down NOLA is the name of the activist group that successfully brought down four of the city’s statues of Confederate figures. The organization said that those opposed to taking down the statues was “the racist white capitalist establishment in New Orleans, seeking to preserve white supremacy”.

……In Houston late last week, someone vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue. On Monday in Houston, police arrested a man on charges that he tried to plant a bomb next to a Confederate statue.

More NFL players are taking a knee instead of standing for the National Anthem, because racism. At USC, some black students and woke fellow, um, travelers are damning the name of the school’s mascot, a white horse named Traveler, because it shares a name as Gen. Robert E. Lee’s mount. For that matter, according to an op-ed contributor for The New York Times, enjoying college football at all is probably racist

……And our disease is spreading to England. The Guardian — of course — published someone calling for Nelson’s Column to come down from Trafalgar Square, because he was a defender of slavery.

Lord Nelson, one of England’s greatest heroes. My God.

Whether or not any or most of these people will succeed in their goal is not my concern here. Rather, I’m interested in what this new period of iconoclasm tells us about where we are as a society, and where we may be going.
Iconoclasm often accompanies radical, even violent, change in a society. The word comes from the Greek meaning “image-smashers,” and was first used to describe a turbulent period in the Byzantine empire in which the Emperor attempted to ban the use of religious icons as idolatrous.  He failed, as you can see by visiting an Orthodox church today. But the word stuck because it was useful.

Whether religious or political (e.g., French revolutionaries, militants in China’s Cultural Revolution), real iconoclasts are violent. The damage Reformation-era iconoclasm did to religious art in Europe was incalculable.

……That’s often what iconoclasm tries to do: erase cultural memory. The zealotry with which iconoclasts go after their targets has to do with their conviction that the image, and what it stands for, is so offensive that it cannot be tolerated, nor can its defenders be reasoned with. They can only be conquered by force.

As I said before: The Left’s agenda over historical Confederate symbols is only the beginning.

The South, in particular, is known for its love of America, conservative leanings,  and unflinching loyalty, which gives the Left grand mal seizures. There’s an  ‘ethnic cleansing’ underway of southern culture, and in fact, of all things “white”.
You can’t erase or rewrite history by removing a flag. It may make you feel better but it doesn’t change the facts.  Removing a flag will not improve race relations or stop the divisive racial politics practiced by B. Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson.

Eventually, the eradication of the American flag will be their crowning glory.  Their ultimate goal  is to obliterate any vestiges of American patriotism and pride, regardless of locale.

Don’t think so?

Just try to protect the Stars and Stripes from rabid leftwingnut ‘protesters’ and see what happens.

Students and professors at the University of California-Irvine tried to get Old Glory banned from campus because it “symbolizes racism and xenophobia”, “it has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism”, and it might “hurt the feelings of illegal aliens”.  You just can make that shit up.

The abject hatred for America and its symbol is part and parcel of academic intelligentsia. Communist and Islamofascist indoctrination in American educational systems from K-12 to college, are part of a left wing-driven curriculum.

A Maine college professor offered extra credits to his students if they burned the flag.

A California middle school art teacher chastised a 13 year old girl for the “offensive” drawing of an American flag with the words “God Bless America”.

A high school teacher in South Carolina decided to stomp on the flag as part of a ‘civics lesson’.

A grade school kid was sent home for displaying toy American Soldiers on his hat.

A Texas high school student was punished by a teacher for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

It’s also creeping into the leftwing fringe of the judicial system. A California district judge banned students from wearing American flag apparel on Cinco de Mayo because of “concerns by school officials over possible violence”. In other words, the Mexican illegals who attend our schools free gratis, might be offended by displays of patriotism in our country.

It has even reached the workplace. A Texas hospital worker who posted the flag in her work area as a tribute to Memorial Day and members of her family who are in the military, had it removed by a supervisor who is a native of Africa.

Apparently, foreigners who come here think they have a right to replace our laws, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and symbols with their own.  They’re in good company with the indigenous leftwing nihilists.

Now it’s spreading to books: a New York Times (where else) film critic calls for banning Gone With the Wind.

Amazon has discontinued sale of the Confederate flag, but won’t stop selling the Nazi and communist paraphernalia.

Walmart has pledged to remove Confederate flag merchandise, including Lynyrd Skynyrd CDs.

Rap ‘artists’ on the other hand, can continue to be as offensive, disgusting, and racist as they want.

Leftwingnut hate-spewer Don Lemon suggests that the Jefferson Memorial should be removed because “he owned slaves”.

Scumbag Terry McAullife wants to end “divisive and hurtful” Confederate flag license plates in Virginia.

RINO Mitch McConnell, not known for possessing integrity or guts, has jumped on the bandwagon by saying the statue of Jefferson Davis should be removed from the Kentucky capitol building.

Don’t be surprised when they start combing through Arlington National Cemetery, picking out the Confederate dead they want to dig up and move somewhere else.

While Nikki Haley and other politicians and pundits pander to the shrill race-baiting anti-Confederate assclowns, other symbols of hate continue to exist:

new black panther flag

ANC flag

nation of islam flag

communist flag

LBGT flag

The first flag represents a black supremacist group known for violence and hatespeech.  Speaking of which, they reared their ugly heads on a street in Charleston, South Carolina and declared that they need to “finish the mission” of killing “slave masters” and their families. Since no one in this country owns slaves anymore, the only conclusion is that the muthafuckas want a race war. Okay, but they’re going to get a rude awakening when we shoot back.

The second flag is the banner of a group (founded by Nelson Mandela) responsible for hundreds of murders and terrorist acts, including the infamous “necklacings.”

The third flag represents a violent theocracy responsible for worldwide terrorism and atrocities in the name of a 7th century screed and a bat-shit crazy prophet.

The fourth flag represents an ideology responsible for the deaths of millions of people and the oppression of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, North Korea, and Vietnam.

That fifth flag operates under the guise of ‘diversity’ all the while being hateful and intolerant of opposing viewpoints, Christianity in particular.

I don’t see any demands for them to be banned, removed or censored from public use.

It’s not just the hated South they want to get rid of, it’s anyone who doesn’t fit their New World Order. White DemProg liberals project their guilt and self-loathing on white conservatives, with spit-flecked commentary like:  “White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.: Study” and accusations of “Growing Right-Wing Terrorism”.  (New York Times)  By the way, this trope was produced by the New America Foundation, a leftwing Washington, DC think tank whose board includes Jonathon Soros.

The implication is that homegrown “right-wing extremism” is far more of a threat than the Islamic jihadists (both homegrown and foreign) who would gladly put the assclowns at the New York Times and the Washington Post in a cage and set them on fire.

Last I checked, the very city where New York Times publishes its tripe was hit by deadly muzzies hellbent on killing as many Americans as they could.

Over the years, the Dems have tried to revise history, hide their bigotry, and shove the responsibility for their own racism on Republicans. The Democrats have a corner on the market of domestic terrorism. They own the legacy of the KKK, since they’re the ones who created them and allowed them to serve as their terrorist wing for decades.  That fact tends to slip through the cracks of leftwing journalistic pap.

Stacey Patton,  a black professional race-baiter, and adjunct professor of American history at American University, authored a piece of garbage  titled: “Black America Should Stop Forgiving White Racists.”   Her rants exclude the  white and black racists who populate the Left.  White America should stop entertaining the likes of this racist scrunt and tell her to go to hell.

The left draws the line, crosses it, moves it, then crosses it again. If you think they’ll stop with the Confederate flag, you are sadly mistaken.

Those jumping on the band wagon to ban any historic American symbol in the heat of the current wave of PC guilt, had better understand the implications.

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