The Slippery Slope Of Society Woke
Democracy requires participation. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America prioritized free speech. The First Amendment to the Constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Or as George Washington said, “(If) freedom of speech (is) taken away, (then) dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.”
Last Night Washington Was Toppled In Portland
Make a ring around Rose City,
With a pocket full of pity,
All get pulled down.
If a community has a conversation that results in a consensus to remove a monument, then it can be done in a civilized fashion.
When barbarians raid temples, burn libraries, and crucify heretics, then it is a time ruled by fear rather than rational thought.
Five Nights Ago Jefferson Was Dragged Off His Pedestal
Somehow some in Portland judged Thomas Jefferson unworthy.
This is the man when retiring from public office said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”
What will Jefferson High School be called now? Who has a pedigree resilient enough to survive in his place?
Perhaps it will not be a person idolized.
Jefferson also said, “Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry…”
A sound and logical statement to make. Civil rights is as pure as science and should not be reliant on opinions or belief.
Critical theory is a sort of pillar for a kind of secular religion that keeps the Occupy 2.0 Anarchists in line.
Deplatforming is a key tactic used by these modern crusaders. They succeed with social media pressure to make science beholden to feelings.
“I will add that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors,” said Jefferson.
Pioneer Statue Got Vetoed By Hate
Six nights ago The Pioneer was taken down. This was not a decision made by the students of the University of Oregon, or by any community or institution in Eugene.
This was direct action, and it was not used as a last resort.
This vandalism was a show of power, and the university has bowed its head.
Whatever attempt now at process, the outcome is predetermined. Reason has surrendered to fear. Consensus is damned to the dormitories, where democratic power is well out of reach.
Are Any Statues Immune?
Not The Pioneer Mother. She got removed along with the Pioneer, and her base was sledgehammered for good measure.
What justice is good enough?
A trick question anarchists can answer with “NEVER!”
They will never be satiated, because they are worshipers of Apophis with a hunger for chaos. A pandemic only wets their appetite, and an apocalypse would be no more than an appetizer.
York, Lewis, And Guide Statues Preemptively Removed
Doing the work of the anarchists, the University of Portland found a hit list on-line for statues and took theirs away. They dare not allow bullies to come in the night to have their say. So instead, the school took a knee and obeyed.
Perhaps Lincoln Can Share Some Wisdom
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature,” said the Sixteenth President to end his First Inaugural Address.
London, two weeks ago. What was put around his statue’s neck? Will the South Park Blocks version be next?
Civil war is not fun. Take a look at what Lincoln had to say about it.
Ending with a riddle…
Eyes drawn to the bust of a shapely figure
More than a one-dimensional character
Always stiff in the morning and hard at night
A weighty focus for debate and delight
The thinking man while naked can cause applause
What is a statute without a final cross?