by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Jun. 17, 2016) — “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everyone has decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand
“A formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession—their ignorance.” ~ Hendrick Willem von Loon
I am tolerant of the people who believe differently than I do as long as they don’t insist I abandon my beliefs, my heritage or respect for my forefathers in order to better tolerate their views and beliefs. What I am growing increasingly intolerant of are those who willfully choose to be ignorant and demand I honor their ignorance by ignoring the documented facts of history.
“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” ~ Aristotle
You know the people of whom I speak; we hear or see their words every day. Those whose intellectual arguments consist of one word or phrase which they insist on using like a terrorist uses a bomb. If those among the willfully ignorant utter a word such as racist, neo-confederate, islamophobia or homophobe, in their minds the war of ideas is over, you have been defeated and they are the winners. They avoid the truths of history like Superman avoided Kryptonite. The real knowledge of history they possess to buttress their beliefs would fit in the eye of a needle and rattle from side-to-side like a BB in a boxcar.
Also missing from their reality is the fact they are unashamed, proudful hypocrites. Nowhere can this be better illustrated than the contrast of events involving Dylan Roof and Omar Mateen.
Almost a year before Mateen supposedly killed at least 49 people and wounded many more in Orlando, Florida, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine and wounded three in Charleston, South Carolina. If body count is taken into perspective, Mateen is far ahead, but the police decided to leave Mateen in a target rich environment for three hours before performing their dynamic entry in which Mateen was allegedly killed. The police who claim to put their lives on the line every day made the decision to wait three hours before doing so in Orlando. One cannot help but wonder how long it would have taken them had there been a force of equal numbers inside that building. I thought this protocol of cowardice was abandoned after Columbine. After his alleged crimes, Roof got into his car and drove to Shelby, North Carolina where he would surrender peacefully to authorities.
This is where my intolerance with those who are willfully ignorant and proud of it comes into play. Because Dylann Roof shot nine people in South Carolina and, allegedly, a photograph with him displaying a Confederate Battle Flag was found by the authorities, I am required to banish the Confederate Battle Flag to history’s hell, ignore the valiant sacrifices of my ancestors, stop playing Dixie, destroy all symbols of my ancestors and help the cultural Marxists destroy the heritage of my forefathers. All this because of chattel slavery which hasn’t existed in this country for over 150 years.
I am also to ignore the fact the Stars and Stripes flew over a country where chattel slavery was legal for 89 years, and also flew over criminal atrocity after criminal atrocity visited upon the American Indian. Also a flag which flew over a country that left over 22,000 of its fighting men to be tortured and die at the hands of the Russians after WWII; left over 8,000 POW’s in the hands of the enemy after Korea and over 1,200 in the hands of the Vietnamese/Chinese/Russians after the Vietnam war.
What a contrast when it comes to the crimes of Omar Mateen. I am not to judge others by his conduct—exactly the opposite of Dylann Roof. I am to be tolerant of those of his nationality/faith who continue to hold people of color in bondage to this day. I am to respect places of worship (Mosques) of those who have a long sordid history of terrorism and slavery, but never display the Christian flag of St. Andrew known as the Confederate Battle Flag.
The criminal cabal in our country which we euphemistically refer to as a government, its shills, and sycophants, would have us ban the Flag of St. Andrew and call us racists if we don’t, but at the same time insist we tolerate the faith of Islam and those who practice that faith and call us Islamaphobes if we refuse. Strange: Christ never owned a slave but Mohammed did. (Source: Ibn Sa’d’s Tabaqat, page 151) Within the religion of Islam, with the birth of the US government, created, financed and equipped ISIS, slavery has seen a dramatic increase.
Dabiq, the English-language journal of the Islamic State (IS), refers to women, such as the thousands of Yazidi captured near Sinjar and forced to become sex slaves to their captors, as being consistent with their faith. The Islamic State (IS) claims the subjugation of these women or concubinage is a religious act sanctified by the Quran.
Quran 33:50 “Prophet. We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”
It must be understood, the tyrants in our government and their willing dupes do not fear the Christian flag of St. Andrew—what they do fear is the spirit of the people who continue to honor that flag and the culture it represents. This spirit and the belief of the people who possess this spirit that the individual rights of man are more important than the omnipotent powers of government are anathema to the totalitarian mindset.
Tyrants, despots and other leaders of totalitarian forms of government require an environment and landscape of stupidity to rise to power. Those who are stupid are those who were once ignorant of the truth but having been presented with factual evidence continue to reject that evidence. As Benjamin Franklin said, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
The people who have worked hardest in this country to remain stupid are those who are either in politics or those who work tirelessly to support politicians. Of course, one must also mention those who are people of academia who have worked to promote the lies of revisionist history and the resultant stupidity among the masses.
Only the truly stupid would believe they are to reject the culture, heritage and symbols of the Confederacy of 1861-1865, claiming 94% of Southerners who did not own slaves were willing to die for the 6% who did. To demonize the heritage, culture and symbols of the South by calling them racist while accepting the people of the Islamic faith whose entire existence, and especially the recent triumphs of the practitioners of that faith who glory in the taking of slaves, is the very essence of stupidity.
When the beliefs of Mohammed and the followers of Islam and their acceptance of, and current participation in, the slavery of others is to be tolerated, but the courage and character of men like Robert E. Lee, Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Patrick Cleburne, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Robert L. Dabney, John B. Gordon, Jefferson Davis and countless others who fought for the concept of “consent of the governed” as listed in our Declaration of Independence are to be banished from our history by the hysterically stupid, this country is doomed to the trash heap of history.
The stupid among us have ignored or discounted the factual truths of history which have been available to them for well over one hundred years. Winston Churchill, considered by many as a hero surrounding the events of WWII, wrote of the dangers of accepting the people of the Muslim faith on equal terms in 1899 in his book The River War.
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899). (Emphasis mine)
The Confederate Battle Flag is a flag of Christianity; Lee, Jackson, Davis, Dabney, and others were Confederate Christian men. The faith of Islam is racist and advocates slavery. Your government and its willing dupes are asking you to tolerate Islam and accept its followers, yet, reject Confederate Christians and their symbols in our history. How much longer must the stupid among us, posing as the willfully ignorant, lead and control this country?
“He should not be lulled to repose by the delusion that he does no harm who takes no part in public affairs. He should know that bad men need no better opportunity than when good men look on and do nothing. He should stand to his principles even if leaders go wrong.” ~ No attribution found.
In Rightful Rebel Liberty