Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Conservative Cowards Are To Blame For Falling Statues

Every conservative who compromised on tearing down confederate statues is complicit in the destruction of art across the country.
There is no need to name names. The so-called conservatives who have been coddling mindless calls to destroy public art know who they are, so do the rest of us. These are the reasonable conservatives, the good ones, so ever careful no to be called racist. They had a compromise in mind because they always do. Throw the Confederate statues under the bus and we can save the rest. Well.
Friday night a statue of Ulysses S. Grant was toppled. Also the statue of a Catholic saint. Do you know who is to blame? It is not the hordes of progressives with ropes and chains; it is every conservative who thought those Jacobin lunatics could be appeased by just tearing down certain statues. It is a metaphor for the fecklessness of an American right too cowed to stand up for itself.
I get it. You see, these conservatives don’t want to be called names, I mean nobody enjoys that. But here’s the thing, after you write your little op-ed about how of course the evil Confederate statues have to come down they still think you’re a racist. They just think you are a spineless one.
George Orwell wrote a book once called “1984.” Let me know if this sounds familiar, “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
Almost everyone who reads “1984” makes the same fundamental mistake. They think that they are Winston, the protagonist who senses the evil around him. It never occurs to most people that they are far more likely to be almost everyone else in the book. And the shallow conservatives, who thought by damning Robert E. Lee they could save Thomas Jefferson, are doing little more that suggesting that maybe two plus two equals four and a half, or something.
Read the rest from David Marcus HERE.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sympathize with wanting Republicans to act. However, America was not responsible for the trash Soviets did around the world because we COULD stop them. Make the perps accountable.