Robert E. Lee at Charlottesville, VA
Don Boys, Ph.D.
There is no justification for the anarchy in Charlottesville in recent days. The killer, after he is found guilty, should be forthwith executed after one appeal. And I would take that position if he were a Baptist preacher.
This is America and everyone has a right to express his or her opinion but no one has a right to violently suppress the opinions of others. A large group of white supremacists had a uniting rally in Charlottesville, and they had that right. An opposing group had every right to express their opinion of disagreement. However, no one had a right to push, beat, hit, spit on, and get physical with others. And of course, the driver of the automobile that killed one and injured many others is a despicable person.
However, those on the left usually refuse to admit to any complicity in such matters. If an event advances their cause, they support it and downplay any culpability on their part. A good example is “Black Lives Matter,” a leftist group that makes much noise but little sense. It is shocking that anyone could support them over “All Lives Matter.” However, racists look for their preferred skin color in order to support them–no matter how clearly they were wrong. That is dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Black Lives Matter protestors in Minnesota and Texas chanted to police officers: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.” Would some leftists please try to justify that for me? Could those black protestors be racists? But the black racists went further chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now.” What is the difference in them and the jerks in Charlotte?
An acknowledgment of wrong on both sides would not excuse the haters and bigots on either side. In this particular case, the driver of the car was one of the haters and bigots. I wonder how the hypocrites on the left would have responded had the driver been a leftist bigot instead of a far right bigot?
The “far right” protestors were there to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee. Some of them wore “Make America Great Again” hats. Does it surprise anyone that Trump has some far right nuts supporting him? It is admitted that both sides were violent by throwing bottles, hitting with sticks, etc.
Participants of both the white supremacist rally and counter-protesters traded blows and hurled bottles at one another, according to news accounts. I say, “A pox on both groups.”
President Trump criticized the event but not to the satisfaction of Democrats and some Republicans. Critics strongly accused the President of not singling out white supremacists. Of course, the Trump-haters would have castigated him for whatever he said.
One report commented on the “violence incited by the hundreds of protesters toting flags with swastikas and the Confederate flag.” The reports did not tell us that there were scores of swastikas and scores of Confederate flags. Or maybe scores of Confederate flags and a few swastikas. There is a world of difference in the two although non thinkers disagree.
Former President Obama (wow, it is so refreshing to write that) got into the issue by quoting Nelson Mandela; however, he did not mention that Mandela was arrested with his handwritten copy of “Why I am a Communist.” I wrote at the time of his death, “Very few in the media are willing to tell the truth about this very soiled secular ‘saint.’ In fact, this will probably be the only thorough, truthful, and thoughtful information you will find on Mandela. Those bowing at the shrine of political correctness will suggest that it is tart, tacky, if not tasteless.”
For the young and the uninformed, it should be known that Mandela spent 27 years in prison because he was a saboteur (which he admitted at his trial) and espionage agent working against his government. He was not imprisoned because he fought for freedom but because he was involved in 23 different acts of sabotage and conspiring to overthrow the government. He should have been executed, but a soft court went wobbly at his 1963 trial.
Nelson Mandela was a Black terrorist, but after his release by the hated white regime, he became rather docile and assumed a statesman-like persona. Except when he had seizures of stupidity by praising black tyrants from Angola to Zimbabwe. Mandela never saw a black dictator he didn’t like. That’s true of American Liberals also!
No, Obama “forgot” or chose not to reveal those facts about Mandela. It seems it is acceptable to be a terrorist, or saboteur, etc., if one is a black leftist. I don’t like black or white leftists.
Cities and states have the right to remove whatever monuments they choose; however, they are not consistent in doing so. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were two of the most godly and principled men to ever live. Following the war, an insurance company offered Lee its presidency at a whopping annual salary of $10,000. They assured him that he would not have any duties since they only wanted the use of his name. But Lee told them his name was not for sale, declaring, “I cannot consent to receive pay for services I do not render.”
He later accepted $1,500 a year as president of Washington College in Lexington, Va., refusing to take any more than what the school could afford. That’s character–by which we should judge everyone.
If the left insist on removing monuments to white supremacists then they must also remove the Lincoln Memorial and all the cities and streets named for the Great Emancipator. Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley, “If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it.” Lincoln was quite prepared to either perpetuate or end slavery to save the Union.
Lincoln’s white supremacist views are clearly expressed in his famous debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln explained to the crowd: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races … I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
Will the hypocrites on the left try to rehabilitate Lincoln? No, they will pretend he was not like David Duke. After all, it is easier to hate Duke. Have you noticed that when Duke is mentioned, he is always identified as a “former klan member”? Have you also noticed that when Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Hugo Black was mentioned, it was never revealed that he was a former member of the KKK? Have you noticed the same thing with former Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia? He is never mentioned as a former member of the Klan! Wonder why? Could it be because they were the darlings of the Democrat Party and the Main Stream Media?
Just another example of the hypocrisy of the left. The Hill reported, “Protesters rallying in the name of the Charlottesville victims on Sunday night protested Trump at Trump Tower in New York City and Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators held signs that read ‘No Free Speech For Fascists’ and ‘Make Racists Afraid Again…Smash White Supremacy!” I have heard no whining leftist rebuke those demonstrators and their demand to squash free speech.
Since the leftist crowd is going after all white supremacists and slave owners, then they will be consistent and honest and demand that the Egyptian pyramids be razed to the desert sand since they too were built by slaves.
Don’t hold your breath unless you like the color of blue.
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(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Todayfor eight years; authored 16 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)