Progressivism Gotta Progress. I guess.
So it will no longer be possible to purchase a Confederate battle flag: At Gettysburg National Military Park. Right: Makes perfect sense.
And then Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, no panderer he, bravely proposes having a statue of Jefferson Davis pulled down from the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol building. Because … well, it’s just too obvious to need explanation.
Which, by perfect logic, has caused some righteous soul at CNN to call for the destruction of the Jefferson Memorial in Mordor-by-the-Potomac. Jefferson Davis = Thomas Jefferson: Hah! The wily Virginian thought he could sneak that by us, didn’t he? But we know he was involved. What did he know and when did he know it? Never mind: Out with him!
Decency compels me to declare that there are grassy knolls not yet climbed in this struggle toward whatever the hell we’re doing here. Did you know jazz trumpeter Miles Davis – clearly related to the notorious mass murderer Jefferson Davis – was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? And that a Miles Davis Memorial is being erected even as we speak? Can this vile injustice be allowed to go on? Rise with me, sistren and brethren, to pull down these abominations! March on to Fundamental Transformation!
I am THIS CLOSE to simply turning off my ‘puter and walking slowly away . . .
This whole flag thing is simply a “proxy discussion”, a distraction from the real, but intractable, issues. Talking about racial division is tough, and there are no quick fixes. Talking about violence is tough, and there are no quick fixes. But darn it, that flag is there and we can certainly chop it down! It won’t help anything, but for some it will feel good (for a while).
You can bet that the next time someone shoots up a church or a school or a movie theater, there will be some other proxy discussion. Of course, that one won’t be helpful either.
If they decide to give everything west of the Mississippi back to the French because racism or something, I’m moving to Minnesota before the deal goes through.
Well then considering the history of he Democrat Party, next up should be banning the Democrat Party. Their history of supporting slavery and racist policies and organizations goes much further back than the Confederate flag.
What Ben said. Let’s go rearrange deck chairs. Sigh.
I’m heading out to the country – someplace where I can have at least a few hundred yards of clear shooting. Those who love freedom will mostly be out there too, while the socialists, racists, statists and their minions starve and burn in their urban paradises. And good luck getting a food truck down the highway past my place, fools.
This is the “circuses” part of “bread and circuses”. I can only add my favorite Mencken quote:
“Here (in America) the daily panorama of human existence, of private and communal folly, the unending procession of governmental extortions and chicaneries, of commercial brigandages and throat slittings, of theological buffoneeries, of aesthetic ribaldries, of legal swindles and harlotries, of miscellaneous rogueries, villanies, imbecilities, grotesqueries, and extravagances is so inordinately gross and preposterous, so perfectly brought up to the highest conceivable amperage, so steadily enriched with an almost fabulous daring and originality, that only a person born with a petrified diaphram can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night and wake up with all the eager, unflagging expectation of a Sunday-School superintendent touring the Paris peep-shows.”