Monday, June 22, 2015

Memo to leftists: Freedom doesn't allow "banning" anything.


We're hearing a great deal about "banning" recently.

The left is very big about "banning" when the thing THEY want "banned" is on their agenda.

They want to ignore the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and ban guns.

They want to ignore the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and ban flags.

They want to ignore the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and ban conservative speakers... particularly on college campuses.

They want THEIR freedom.... their freedom to burn My Flag, for example.  But if THEY perceive something THEY don't like?

Ban it.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is quite the stilted, hypocritical view of freedom.

The left believes in "freedom," as long as it's THEIR version of it.

Today, for example, "racism" was dissected by Greg Jayne channeling Jon Stewart.

Have to wonder: when is Greg going to channel someone when that person disagrees with him?

I won't live that long, to be sure.

But like everything else in life, the left ascribes all blame to the right... and to racism exclusively based on skin color, or the lack thereof, so they strike out at symbols as if those symbols caused the deaths in that South Carolina church.

The Nation is shocked and sickened by what happened in that church.  But what happened in that church is called "Friday" in Chicago, and no one gives a damn.

Why?  The primary difference between the victims of Chicago's murder tornado that goes on week after week after week with the rare peep from any of the race hucksters making a buck off of the blood of these people and children... spilled primarily... by those of the same color.

Where's Jayne's and Stewart's demands to fix THAT slaughterhouse where hundreds are murdered EVERY YEAR... most black... by other blacks.

Where's the demand for change on that, save for, banning guns?

That's not remotely the case, however.  A sick, twisted individual caused those deaths.  And the issue of racism is far more complicated.

First, racism as a source is colorblind.

Is there condemnation of black racism?

Of course not.

Instead, we get this "white privilege" bullshit.

Well, in the Civil War, 600,000 white Union troops or so had the "white privilege" of getting killed to end the practice of slavery.

An equal number or so were maimed by wounds and disease.  Anything owed the people of a darker skin color was paid in full with that sacrifice.

And here we are, some 150 years later, still inculcating everyone, regardless of color, that to be a black in the year 2015 is to be a victim of racism, a stereotype fostered by the Jaynes and the Stewarts of the world.

The more fringe-left are so infected by this idiocy that we get nuggets like this:
I definitely experienced this. There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors... and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn't have biological children because I didn't want to propagate my privilege biologically.
Racism of the type Jayne channels Stewart for certainly does exist.

But it's practitioners are of all colors... not just white.  And the causes have many facets.

And as cancers on our society such as affirmative action, where mediocrity of the right skin tone is prized over achievement regardless of color continue to eat away at our society at the expense of personal achievement... racism becomes that chronic condition that removes the element of personal responsibility from the equation of life.

Encapsulated by the racist mayor of Baltimore who, essentially, declared a large part of that city a riot zone that resulted in police essentially standing by and watching thugs loot and burn primarily minority owned businesses... while she had the expectation the Obama government would just write her a huge FEMA check to cover the damage.

After all, she's black and Obama's black, and he already craps all over the law and the Constitution... so what could go wrong?

My oldest is in law school.  He's half-Asian.  He worked his butt off throughout his academic life to achieve his goals.  He takes total responsibility for his failures and his successes, as complete a responsibility as possible.

NO ONE has given him anything.  He's no doubt (rightfully) proud of that.

Is that a function of his diluted by white-privilege Asian blood line?

Does anyone reading this believe that it could be?

Or is it, perhaps, instead an inculcation by his parentage that HE is solely responsible for his outcomes and that while he may encounter racism in his life, he has to overcome it and continue his march to whatever he wants to be in life?  That his kinda brown skin may be a speed bump of sorts, but not an insurmountable wall?  And that he, as an individual, is the one most responsible for his outcomes?

Is that what the parents of other minorities teach their children?

When I was young,,, from around age 6 to age 12, I was one of the few white kids attending T.T. Minor Elementary in Seattle... a primarily black school located in the heart of Seattle's Central District on Capitol Hill.

As a result, *I* experienced racism... just not of the variety talked about in this day and age.

Like the leftists who fail to ever serve in the military dictating what the military should do, those like Jayne and Stewart who do not have multi-racial children, do not and have not directly experienced racism on any level... seem to be the ones talking about it the most... rarely developing any meaningful plan to deal with it.

They have no actual experience with these issues, you see: they go by what they've "seen," or "heard," or "read" or, in the case of Jayne, because someone (Stewart) told him to think that way.

The repeating of this ignorance, for example,
"We're bringing it on ourselves. And that's the thing. Al-Qaida, all those guys, ISIS, they're not s#!* compared to the damage that we can apparently do to ourselves on a regular basis."
First, neither Jayne nor Stewart have a clue what ISIS is doing.  They deliberately chose NOT to know, because to know would bring the moral imperative that we must act, that we must work to eradicate ISIS and it's followers from the face of the earth.  And that's far too uncomfortable a conclusion for those who never served to arrive at.

Second, as I have shown, much of the damage is, in fact, self-inflicted.  But they fail to recognize or understand what the causes for that actually are... and they certainly fail to offer any vision on how to address those causes..

Save for the Nazi-like banning of a flag which they are the sole arbiters of determining the meaning of.

Unfortunately, they also neglected to show where eliminating said flag would have, in any way, made any difference in any of these outcomes, anywhere.

Because it wouldn't.

So, here we have a classic example of political bait and switch: the confusion of motion with action.

Jayne finishes off his leftist screed with this beaut:
Think about that. The Confederate battle flag still flies, 150 years after the end of the Civil War, on the grounds of the South Carolina state capital. And Confederate generals are honored for their brave fight to preserve the right to enslave other human beings. And we wonder whether this tacit approval of a despicable history has anything to do with the racial divide in this country.
It must make Greg's head hurt to consider that the flag in question may mean something else... something different.

Nope.  He's the only guy that can make that call, so he makes it.

Others may take a different view that might pique white leftist liberal Jayne's guilt just a touch.

(I got these links from Lew Water's blog)

Odd, isn't it?  Something of a dichotomy.  A couple of white boys that don't know any more about race than they do quantum mechanics, point to a flag as if it were the cause of all of our problems... when they fail to even begin to explore the actual root causes of the problems.

Because THAT self-examination is far, far too painful.  And those who see symbolism over substance as the crux of the matter are not interested in introspection.

None of that matters to them.

The only thing that matters is that we see it their way and we agree with them... automatons, if you will.  And if we DON'T see it their way?

Why, we're racist bigots.

But that's the risk I'll run.

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