Monuments Madness, Phase II: The Right Begins Self-Censoring

Josh Edelson / Associated Press

By Amanda House

Threats of violence and fears of the label “racist” spur conservatives to self-censor. Local law enforcement officers and conservative organizers continue to shut down or cancel peaceful free speech events after the left labels them “white supremacist” rallies.

The targeting of free speech and America’s past began long before the violence in Charlottesville and long before Donald Trump won the presidency. This has nothing to do with the Confederacy or a resurgence of white supremacists. This is basic iconoclasm, with cultural revolutionaries directing their hatred at a politically-anointed totem.

We’ve seen this trend throughout history: aggressive rejection of the status quo. It’s a common component of major – usually radical – political and cultural change, just like international movements, from China’s cultural revolution in the ’60s and ’70s – which left 1.5 million people dead – to the Taliban’s destruction of centuries-old Buddhist statues and the Islamic State’s ongoing devastation of ancient sites. This iconoclastic sentiment – a groupthink fever spreading relatively unchecked – now infects America. First, the herd goes for the statues. Then comes the book burning. Eventually, we see the targeting of individuals and their freedoms. The tactics are totalitarian, the monuments, simply weapons to attack the First Amendment. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

5 responses to “Monuments Madness, Phase II: The Right Begins Self-Censoring”

  1. Tom says:

    The shooting has already started. When are the people supposedly protecting people realize that when you arrest a bunch of them or shoot a bunch of these people the $20-$30 per hour they’re collecting won’t look so tempting if their life might be on the line.

  2. Joe Z says:

    The way conservatives win is to force Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to step down and replace them with real conservatives. That would be a huge step forward for Trump’s agenda and for America. The Conservative Review Scorecard voting record for McConnell is 42%. Rand Paul scored 92%. Paul Ryan scored 51%. Representatives Gaetz and Rooney from Florida each scored 100% . You can get this info at conservativereview.com/scorecard.

  3. BanzaiBill says:

    Simply (very simply). many fair, good, hardworking, “contributors” that have no malice in their hearts have been cowed by the Left and its media into sacrificing the ability to speak COMMON SENSE out of fear or being called “unsympathetic, racist, homophobic, anti-this, anti-that, etc.” Far and away the majority of these people are nowhere near Nazis, White Power proponents, anti black or brown, etc., etc. but just don’t want to be “labeled” so they remain silent OR go along to get along. They’re victims of a forced P.C. mentality. Once, if ever, they regain their spines and voice their legitimate concerns about society the country will become strong again. If they fail to do so the country is doomed.
    Speak you mind…….you’ll be amazed at how many people say, “Hell yeah…….what he/she said!!!”

  4. The Flash says:

    THIRTY-THREE people shot last weekend in Chicago, SEVEN of them FATALLY. My burning question is, “Which monument do we blame?”

  5. Lloyd Bailey says:

    One Race
    There is only one race, the human race created; not evolved by God. God’s gift of individualism and choice allowed different cultures. Some cultures have split the atom, advanced medical science and put man on the moon. Other cultures have split skulls and eaten each other. Cultures that follow the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule and strong families have historically enjoyed the greatest liberty and prosperity. Christians are to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all cultures.

    Those that mention racism are the “useful idiots” for the tactic of “Divide and Conquer”. Their Democracy, oppresses minority cultures, foments anarchy and advances their goal for total government where they will be subjugated by the nefarious forces of the “New World Order”.
    The Christian culture that founded our “if you can keep it”, Republic, limited government with the chains of the Constitution.

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