By Guest Columnist Michael Ceremello – August 23, 2017 –
Clarity of vision equals reality. It truly amazes me how so few of us have the ability to think beyond the inputs given us. Just because someone in or of authority says something, it doesn’t make it true. While we all have eyes and ears, it is best to remember that fact can be altered by preconceived notions or our own innate prejudices or preferences.
The myth continues to be spread by those on the Left who would disown the hate groups they have conjured, that the KKK, the Nazis, and white, brown, or black supremacists are radical Right groups. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who knows anything about the KKK or has seen Dinesh D’Souza’s last documentary about Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party understands that the Ku Klux Klan is the Southern Democrat’s military arm.
As most people are still uneducated about the political spectrum, they believe it is a straight line with the Left on one side and the Right on the other, I will once again tell you about the Libertarian party’s diagram in the shape of a diamond with total freedom at its apex and totalitarianism at its nadir. The vertical scale is composed of economic freedom on one side and personal freedom on the other. The horizontal scale remains conservative and progressive.
I do not use the term liberal because that is also a misnomer. Classical liberalism is quite different than the progressive liberalism of today. To simplify matters, let us just observe what any one group believes about freedom and violence. You just have to look at the facts and the classifications will become obvious.
Those who would chastise President Trump for pointing out the obvious, there WERE two or more groups comprised of many who were violent in the past and/or present and both of these groups were infiltrated by others of a different nature who were just there to peacefully protest, have missed the glaring point that this event was not about the participants but about three Constitutional rights, the right to peacefully assemble, the right of free speech, and the right to petition your government for redress of grievances.
Does a Nazi, a klansman, or an Anti-fascist have the right to say what they think? Does a conservative? Does a progressive? They all have this right and we all have the right to tell them they are crazy. Do football players have the right to protest police brutality? Yes, and I have the right to consider their ensuing arguments as to why they are protesting. Somehow I have the ability that others do not and that is to separate a football game from a political comment which I might consider unwarranted, outright offensive or, on the other hand, completely justified.
Trump has a clarity of vision missing from those on the Left, the Fake Right such as Goober Graham and John McCann, and the Fake News media like Meet the (De)Press(ed). All have an agenda to take out the duly elected President because they have bought into the Hate America rhetoric while Trump and his base understand this is still the greatest country in the world.
What does the KKK believe in? They hate individuals because of their religion, mainly Catholics and Jews, or because of their skin color. What do the Nazis believe in? Pretty much the same thing. White supremacists? The Anti-fa? The Anti-fa seem to be more politically oriented, opposing free speech by conservatives, combating it through violence. I think you are beginning to see a pattern or commonality which is hate.
What methodology do all of these groups advocate to get their way? Violence. Is that simple enough for you? Violence when you don’t cave in or when you oppose what they do. Destroy property and person whether it be the “Occupy” group or others including Islamofascists.
No, there were not really two different sides of the coin in Charlottesville. There were no Constititutional conservatives or conservatives of any kind in that city. As for the statues, if a progressive can view a crucifix in a bottle of urine as a work of art and a statement against the authority of the church, why do they not see true art for what it is: a historical reflection or remembrance of events or situations which should not be forgotten lest they be repeated?
Ronald Reagan succinctly stated, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” I would go a step further, Ronny. Liberals know exactly what they are doing in accusing others of what they themselves are guilty. When public opinion turns on a liberal, like a little child they accuse the other side of “starting it” or “not me”. Please give me one solitary example of a constitutional conservative who belongs to the KKK or American Nazi party. Give me the name of one who endorses Sharia law.
In one final attempt to both convince you and educate you, I offer the following quote from Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, page 23:
Finally, since we must have a working definition of fascism, here is mine: Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, incuding our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. Everything, including the economy and religion, must be aligned with its objectives. Any rival identity is part of the “problem” and therefore defined as the enemy. I will argue that contemporary American liberalism embodies all of these aspects of fascism.
As for my claim that these groups are far Left, Thomas Sowell’s IBD article of February 13, 2008 states:
Fascism, initially recognized as a kindred ideology of the left, has since come down to us defined as being on “the right” – indeed, as representing the farthest right, supposedly further extensions of conservatism. If by conservatism you mean belief in free markets, limited government and traditional morality, including religious influences, then these are all things that the Fascists oppose just as much as the left does today.
In other words, the media continues to promulgate the lie and this includes conservative talk show hosts who allow the Left to define the terms. It is more “fake news”. The media wants Americans at each others throats and blows up minor incidences for ratings so they can sell commercial time. What ever happened to the truth?
The truth is out there for all to see. It was the right of the KKK and Nazis to protest removing statues or art work. It is not the right of anyone, especially the Anti-fa, to bring violence to a peaceful rally. It is not the right of a person who sees his group attacked, to retaliate by driving a car into crowd of protesters, whether they be violent, peaceful, or a combination of both.
Rather than simply condemning Donald J. Trump for having clarity of vision and the ability to express his thoughts, try understanding what he is saying. The Left and their puppy dog media wanted a blanket condemnation of the groups involved. Trump was already beyond that in condemning the violence rather than ALL of the participants because it wasn’t ALL of the participants resorting to violence.
I would suggest to you that you begin thinking for yourselves rather than believing elected officials, the media, or any other governmental bureaucratic stooge. They aren’t smarter than you. Most are only in office because they have the right friends or are backed by money, and this includes the media.
Is the destruction of monuments, statues, or art really necessary? Are you liberals so afraid of your past that you would destroy evidence of it? Progressives aren’t for the little guy or minorities given these types of actions.
Progressives are afraid you are going to find out who they truly are …