With leftist marauders rampaging their way across the South, tearing down monuments they find offensive without due process of law or public discourse, they set a precedent that anyone can tear down what they dislike.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has a sound rebuttal to this.
Speaking on Fox News this week, the fomer governor said that pro-lifers hate abortion clinics with almost as much, and possibly more, inflamed passion as the Marxist radicals have toward the Confederate monuments. By the left's own standards here, pro-lifers should be allowed to storm any abortion clinic during its off hours and torch the death machine to the ground.
If tearing down offensive monuments is the order of today's business, why can't they?
“Anarchists go and just tear down the statues [of Confederates and historical figures who were slave owners] because they are impatient with politicians doing it,” Huckabee said. “… that is not acceptable behavior, it is vandalism, it is anarchy, and it would be like me saying ‘I don’t like abortion clinics, so I’m going to go to tear them down because I find them offensive.’”
His comments were hypothetical, since all mainstream, non-fringe whackos, pro-lifers condemn violence toward abortion clinics and providers. We respect the rule of law, even one as cruel as Roe v. Wade.
“Nobody would justify that, including me,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee warned that America is on the borderline of anarchy if it does not stop the marauders.
“We are bordering on anarchy,” he said, “having a select group of people tear something down because it offends them personally.”
As to whether or not the Confederate statues should stay, Huckabee rightly asserted it should remain a subject for public discourse. If the trend continues, "Where does it stop?" he asked. He added, “Al Sharpton is calling for the destruction of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. You have a pastor in Chicago asking that Washington Park have that statue there removed because George Washington owned slaves.”
Matt Walsh of The Blaze made a similar argument regarding the tearing down of statues. If offensiveness is the impetus to destroy, then anarchy has become who we are.
Ukraine Suspected of Providing N. Korea with Nuclear Materials
In 2014, the US State Department lent support to Ukraine in order to remove their pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. The stated intention was to turn the Ukraine into a nation that would be NATO friendly, existing along the western border of Russia. But now according to reports echoed by the New York Times, the transformation of the Ukraine into a US-friendly hard point in Eastern Europe has resulted in the country becoming the secret source of North Korea’s ballistic nuclear weapons program.
According to the report, North Korea has been making illegal purchases of rocket engines from a factory in Ukraine. The report is based on the analysis of a series of photographs which show Kim Jong-un reviewing the new rocket engines and concludes that the massive machines were derived from designs that were once used as a power source for the missile fleet belonging to the now defunct Soviet Union.
Because the alleged Soviet designed engines have been linked to a small number of sites, investigators have focused their attention on one particular missile factory in Dnipro, Ukraine. There, close to the Russian border- Russia has been staging a series of military activities in an attempt to take that small part of the country. The most powerful Russian missiles produced during the Cold War were produced in this factory. But since the ouster of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, the factory has been largely underfunded as the Russians canceled scheduled improvements for their nuclear missile fleet.
Micheal Elleman, a missile ballistics expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies told the New York Times, “These engines probably came from Ukraine illegally. The question is how many of these missiles North Korea has and whether or not the Ukrainians are continuing to help them now. It’s very worrying.”
Elleman added that the United Nations discovered six years ago that North Korea attempted to steal nuclear secrets from the complex in Dnipro. Two North Koreans were apprehended and the UN says that the information they were trying to obtain was focused on “missile systems, liquid-propellant engines, spacecraft, and missile fuel supply systems.”
The factory in question denies exporting any missile related technology outside of the Ukraine.
These allegations are serious and should be investigated. But they are based on a series of conclusions derived from inconclusive evidence. So far, the strongest piece of that evidence is a photograph which shows the inside of one of the sections of a missile. In the photograph, no engine parts or any internal working components are visible. It is a portion of the missile’s casing which is revealed- a portion of the casing that would be obscured before the separation of sections during flight. In it, we see four evenly spaced circular structures on the underside of the casing.
In the image, an overlay of the known schematics of the missile is utilized to display the similarities. A series of diagrams are presented in order to show the missile that Elleman says matches the photograph.
All of this speculation is based on two images. In one, the end of a large horizontal metal tube is seen. The features of the tube appear to be heavily rusted and there are many apparently broken and irregular pieces. In the image, about 60% of the device is obscured by what appears to be very young North Korean officers.
Another photograph shows a group of Korean military personnel arranged to listen to a speaker in a cleared section of a warehouse. Around them, are very large tubes- tubes which could be anything. They could be tanks of liquid. To be fair, in the distance there is one piece of machinery which looks vaguely similar to a nose cone.
In short, one image shows what could be a distillery- and the other shows the end of a tube which appears to be long out of use.
It is suspicious that Russia would be conducting long term/low-intensity military maneuvers on the border near the factory. The fact that two North Koreans were captured claiming to have been after missile secrets is also disturbing.
However, the sources of this story are dubious. The NYT has been complicit in pushing Pro-Hillary messages much to the detriment of their business model. And the UN is in the business of posing a military threat to Russia- a business that is threatened by Trump’s friendly attitude toward Russia.
The White House has said nothing about this story. Donald Trump, wisely, is playing his cards close to his chest on this issue.
Charlottesville Massacre Demands Crackdown on Radical Groups
Since liberals suffered sweeping
losses in the November elections,
left-wing fascists groups have gotten
away with violence, destruction of
property, assault on police officers and
Constitutional rights violations.
Sadly, the Charlottesville massacre
shows that right-wing extremists are
ready to spill blood in the streets as
well. Only a crackdown on radical
leftist thugs can stop a river of blood
from flooding America.
Are So-Called “Counter-Protestors” Really Terrorists?
Liberal-leaning media outlets have coined the phrase “counter-protestors” for the radical left
groups that inflict violence on peaceful demonstrations. Leading all groups in terms of violence
and anti-American sentiment is Antifa. Ironically, the name is coined as “anti-fascist,” but the
loosely-knit organization resembles a low-level Nazi group bent on toppling American free speech.
Antifa became a household name primarily based on its lawlessness at U.C. Berkeley, where
black-masked cowards rioted, threw bricks, and burned the front of a building where conservative
personality Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. The local police chief had law enforcement
stand down, allowing Antifa to run rampant and effectively violate the speaker’s Civil Liberties.
Antifa factions have since come armed for violence at conservative or nationalist gatherings across
the nation. News video from Charlottesville shows a “Unite the Right” march met by an attack from
Antifa members in the streets, shouting “kill them.”
It’s important to note that law enforcement across the nation doesn’t take precautionary measures
against violence because of demonstrations by groups that range from conservative to Alt-Right
to racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. The heighted concern that blood will be spilt and lives
lost stems from left-wing groups such as Antifa that descend with violent intent.
An inherently violent group that emerged from the racially-dividing polices of President Barack
Obama is Black Lives Matter. Pretending to focus on social justice in cases where police wrongfu
l take the lives of African-Americans, the group appears to be nothing more than another gathering
Black Lives Matter protests occur only in white-on-black police shootings, and we rarely hear a
peep when an officer involved in a shooting is also black. The organization appears to have
gained momentum from the Obama Administration’s racially-biased speeches and calls for civil
rights investigations by the Department of Justice and FBI when police kill African-American
Since taking root, Black Lives Matter associates have been at the heart of the murder of police
officers across the country. The most notable were five Dallas officers gunned down by a sniper
during a demonstration. The gunman was also a New Black Panther Party affiliate that openly
advocates violence against white people.
In Baton Rouge, a lawsuit has been filed suing five prominent Black Lives Matter leaders for
encouraging the violence that left three officers dead and three critically wounded. One of the
wounded officers was rendered permanently disabled from the ambush.
In many ways, these violent left-wing groups parallel the workings of terror organizations as well
as the despicable white nationalists they claim to oppose. They all advocate violence, hate, racism
and seek to undercut the values outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Their actions seek to deter Americans from the exercise of peaceful assembly, protest and speech.
Regardless of whether mainstream Americans agree with the views of these extreme right-wing
groups, undermining their rights undermines all rights.
Who Is to Blame?
The short answer is former President Obama. During his 8-years in office, he pandered to the
extreme left in hopes of asserting Democratic control of government. Obviously, that backfired.
But his unfettered approval of the radical left’s unlawful actions gave a kind of “permission” that
extreme behavior would be tolerated. The ex-president’s dangerous rhetoric gave rise to police
officers being murdered and blood in the streets.
Since the transition of power, Democratic leaders such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are
either silent when Antifa and Black Lives Matters members wreak havoc or they incorrectly point
the finger at right-wing organizations. After a young woman was run down by a car in
Charlottesville, Schumer and Pelosi suddenly find time to speak up. In an almost comical display,
they call on President Trump to break his silence and condemn racism and violence.
The president has been on the record dozens of times denouncing these repugnant actions. What
liberal politicians really desire is to denounce only actions by the extreme right, and tolerate liberal
hate and violence. Schumer and Pelosi play politics with these issues and that is like throwing
gasoline on the fire burning across America. We saw the results again in Charlottesville.
When any group has their civil rights violated and are under violent physical attack, an extreme
response is predictable. The tragic death of the young woman in Charlottesville may be the
beginning of a larger social justice war fought on our streets. The Justice Department must deem
all violent groups as terror organizations, and crack down on their criminal behavior to end the
Civic and military symbols matter as well. After 1991 there were those who wanted landmarks of the communist era to be ruthlessly expunged the way the Bolsheviks had themselves sought (in Solzhenitsyn’s description) to rub off the age-old face of Russia and to replace it with a new, ersatz Soviet image. Instead, wisdom prevailed. The national anthem adopted in 2001 retains the Soviet melody but with new lyrics (written by Sergey Mikhalkov, who with Gabriel El-Registan had penned the original lyrics in 1944!) – Lenin and Stalin are out, God is in. The old capital is again Saint Petersburg, but the surrounding district still bears the name Leningrad. The red star marks Russia’s military aircraft and vehicles, while the blue Saint Andrew’s cross flies over the fleet. The red stars likewise are still atop the Kremlin towers while the Smolensk icon of Christ once again graces the Savior Gate. The red banner that was hoisted triumphantly on the Reichstag in 1945 is carried on Victory Day. The remains of exiled White commanders like Anton Denikin and Vladimir Kappel were repatriated and reburied at home with honor.
I may be wrong, but I would like to think that perhaps Russia took a lesson from what until recently had been the American example. In his Second Inaugural Address in March 1865, as the «brothers’ war« was drawing to a close, Abraham Lincoln spoke of the need to «bind up the nation’s wounds». In striving to do so, nothing was more important than our honoring the heroes of both the Blue and the Gray, perhaps most poignantly demonstrated decades later in the veterans’ reunions at Gettysburg. «Unconditional Surrender» Grant and «Marse Bobby» Lee, «Uncle Billy» Sherman and «Stonewall» Jackson, naval legends David «Damn the torpedoes» Farragut and Raphael «Nelson of the Confederacy» Semmes, cavalrymen «Fightin’ Phil» Sheridan and J.E.B. Stuart, and many, many others – these names belong to all of us. As Americans.
To say this is not to avoid the centrality of slavery in the southerners’ attempted secession or to address the constitutional question of whether they were legally entitled to do so. (Maybe California will have better luck heading for the exit. ¡Adios, amigos!) Nor does it sugarcoat white southerners’ perception of Reconstruction as a hostile, armed occupation or of the institution of Jim Crow racial segregation after federal troops were withdrawn and the Democratic Party assumed power. But the fact is that the mythos of North-South reconciliation in a reunited American nation was a foundation of our becoming an economic giant by the late 19th century, a world power at the beginning of the 20th (at the expense of the decrepit Spanish empire, with the celebrated military participation of former Confederates), and a dominant power after two victorious world wars.
That America may soon be gone with the wind. The violence at Charlottesville, the pulling down of a Confederate memorial by a mob in Durham, the removal of four monuments from Baltimore (which has one of America’s highest homicide rates) under the cowardly cloak of night, and calls for getting rid of many more are simultaneously the death throes of the old America built on one national concept and the birth pangs of a new, borderless, multiethnic, multilingual, multireligious, multisexual, ahistorical, fake «America» now aborning in violence and lawlessness.
He who says A must say B. When one accepts demonization of part of our history and placing those who defend it beyond the pale of legitimate discourse, one should hardly be surprised when the arrogant fury of the victors is unleashed. That takes two forms: the nihilist street thugs of «Antifa» and «Black Lives Matter», and the authorities (both governmental and media, a/k/a the Swamp) who confer on them immunity for violent, criminal behavior. The former are the shock troops of the latter.
They’ve been at it for months, well before Charlottesville, across the country, with nary a peep from the party that supposedly has uniform control over the federal government. Our First Amendment rights as Americans end where a black-clad masked thug chooses to put his (or her or indeterminate «gender») fist or club. To paraphrase U.S. Chief Justice Roger Taney in Dred Scott, loyalists of the old America have no rights which the partisans of the new one are bound to respect. Where’s the Justice Department probe of civil rights violations by this organized, directed brutality? (Or maybe there will be one, including looking into George Soros’s connection. If not, what’s the point of having RICO?)
To be sure, the spectacle of genuine racists on display in Charlottesville provided the perfect pretext for these people, but they’re not the cause. Far from forestalling the violent, revolutionary abolition of the historic America (definitively described by Pat Buchanan) by inciting some kind of white backlash – perhaps in the form of a race war as some of them despicably hope – the «Unite the Right» organizers at Charlottesville have accelerated the revolution. It’s a revolution that dovetails with the anti-constitutional «RussiaGate» coup in progress against President Trump, who is the last hope for preserving the historic American nation. If he is removed (is he the only one, even in his own Administration, fighting back?) and the nice respectable anti-Trump Republican party is restored, they’ll gladly join hands with their Democratic and media Swamp buddies in dragging what remains of America down.
If anyone is tempted to think that the new America will be more peaceful in world affairs, think again. It’s no coincidence that the same forces that want to bring Trump down and also redefine our country’s identity coincide almost entirely with those who want America aggressively to impose «our values« – meaning their values – on the globe. As I put it almost 20 years ago in a somewhat different context, this fake «America» is the vanguard of Rainbow Fascism, at home and abroad.