Burn it all to the ground…really!?

I’ve been a liberal most of my life up until the last few years. I couldn’t any longer condone freedom of speech, and freedom of expression, being violently attacked from the Alt establishment left, who – the leaders – feed from the same trough as the Republicans (Wall Street & such). I’m not a Republican by any stretch of the imagination, but I certainly see the insanity taking place in this country today. Re-writing history through the dismantling of statues, demonizing, and demonetizing, political commentators on independent alternative social media news  – this to me is batshit crazy! and is also begging for neo-Marxism to step into the vacuum created by this nearsightedness (we cause enough problems and pain with capitalism, I don’t think Marxism will improve things at this time. These emotional trigger responses that seem to be permeating our Universities and workplaces – all in the name of unity – are what I believe to be seed for division, as opposed to what it “claims” to be – progressive. The influence of postmodernism should be considered problematic; not because of what the postmodernist brought over from France – by way of brilliant minds – who I love to study and learn, but from what our educators and politicians did with it. Much what like Hitler did with Nietzsche; hijacked him, distorted his work, for their own purposes. Civil war is a real possibility if we don’t learn to think in a critical manner and get far away from this emotional knee-jerk reactionary mindset that’s being promoted at every turn. These statues: they are history markers, weather good or bad, they should be left for all to see, warts and all; no culture that attempts to dismantle its own history does well in the long run. Wendell Berry once wrote: “Modern ignorance is in people’s assumption that they can outsmart their own nature.” in this case, erase the evidence of it.

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