MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
America is burning – quite literally. The most destructive riots in America hit more than two dozen cities, as opportunistic thieves and arsonists hijacked massive peaceful protests and acts of peaceful civil disobedience sparked by the senseless murder of a man named George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25.
All of this has again brought the divide deeper in America.
What those who are fighting against one another fail to understand is that the state is the enemy – and true negligent handling of the constitution and the literal surrendering of our republic to globalist intervention will eventually put is on an even more sure war footing.
The rioters only make others feel grateful for the enemy’s protection. It is a Catch 22 and everyone is looking to the legacy media to educate them and help them though what many are repeating are unprecedented times.
History is a great teacher, and when we see rioters, going into cities tearing down statues regardless of what they represent, this is an indicator of a radical element wishing to tear down legacies and replace them with new ideologies.
When a group sets out to tear statues down, it means that icons that represented histories both good and bad are about to be erased and when they are finished removing these – they move on to removing religious icons, and eventually they remove people.
The targets have ranged from rulers to clergy, to journalists and artists. The helpless and the innocent are also removed in order to satisfy those who wish to eradicate what they feel is a scapegoat.
The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after statue and monument removal is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.
In 1790, mobs looted and pillaged Paris’s treasured Notre Dame. To the revolutionaries, the cathedral symbolized everything that was wrong with France’s history and society — a history of kings, tradition and religion, and a society beset by royal injustice and systemic inequality.
Over the next three years, the 12th-century church’s riches and artifacts were stripped, stolen, and destroyed, their remnants hidden by the faithful and sold off by the faithless. Statues of the Virgin Mary were removed and statues to the Goddess of Liberty took their place on desecrated altars.
At nearby Sainte-Chapelle, the revolution pulled the apostles from the pedestals where they had stood watch over Christ’s Crown of Thorns. The 12 statues were vandalized and buried — half so badly they are still undergoing attempts at restoration. As the destruction of religious art unfurled, priests who did not swear allegiance to the new order and those who aided them were sentenced to death.
Back at the cathedral, the revolutionary government mistook the 28 statues of the kings of ancient Judah for French kings (rich old men and all), dragging them into the public square for decapitation. Their buried heads were not rediscovered for nearly 200 years.
In the Place de Louis XV, the large statue of the square’s namesake was torn down and the plaza renamed Place de la Revolution. A guillotine was raised, and the “liberated” space would see the execution of more than 1,200 prisoners, from King Louis XVI and his wife to the executions’ ringleader himself, Maximilien Robespierre.
The head of a monument to Russian Tsar Alexander III during its dismantling in central Moscow. The gigantic statue was ripped down soon after the 1917 revolution that led to communist rule in Russia. A tsarist double-headed eagle was removed from a spire of the Kremlin after the Bolshevik Revolution. The eagles were replaced by the communist red stars that crown the Kremlin’s spires today.
We all know what happened after these monuments were taken down – people were killed and wars were fought.
Activists across the country are targeting statues of former U.S. presidents and other well-known figures, escalating a campaign that previously focused on Confederate generals and prompting a national reckoning over the value and meaning of historical monuments.
As protests over racial injustice continue in major U.S. cities, activists have forcefully removed statues and monuments honoring historical figures who owned slaves or participated in the oppression of minority groups.
However, even the statues of those who liberated the slaves are being removed, former Presidents on Mount Rushmore are being seen as imperialist conquerors, and there are those who want the national anthem to be changed to “Imagine” by John Lennon.
What is most interesting are the statues that are not being removed. As I have said before Senator Robert Byrd was a known Klansman and his statue still stands. Charles Darwin statues remain even though he justified scientific racism, eugenics, and genocide.
Statues of Margeret Sanger are also not being violated or taken down even though she advocated racist eugenic measures and did not shy from addressing a KKK rally. Yet she’s honored by a bust in the National Portrait Gallery’s civil rights exhibit, of all places.
I don’t advocate their removal because they both still have a lot to teach about how science becomes a pretext for injustice, and worse.
A statue in San Francisco of Miguel Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, was defaced with the word “bastard” spray painted onto it by protesters.
What protesters may not know is that the Spanish author actually spent five years as a slave after being captured off the coast of Africa.
Outside of Wisconsin State Capitol, the statue of Hans Christian Heg was also toppled.
Heg was an anti-slavery activist who joined a militia that fought slave traders. Then he joined the Union Army during the Civil War, and died in battle, fighting to end slavery.
In Seattle, the statue for Vladimir Lenin was untouched.
A statue of George Washington was torn down and spray painted near my home in Portland, Oregon.
Phrases like “White fragility” and “Big Floyd” were written on it with spray paint.
It is accepted because of the idea that they represent oppression. I always thought they represented liberty and that all wars for independence are fought and end in bloodshed.
Those that commit these acts are doing so because they are looking for a fight – they want a war but it is a war without direction, or a figure head.
Those that do this think that “Trump Sucks” is political strategy and that destroying property sends a message but they do not realize that it is the wrong message.
It is a declaration of war – It is a challenging of principles and civic history.
But of course, it is science, consensus, politics and ignorance of history that are pushing us towards civil war in this country.
What is at stake here is in the data.
If you look at the data for search terms on Google, civil war is trending. Words like riots and protests actually spiked and trended just after COVID-19 was spiking as a search term.
In early June specifically the word Marxism has now spiked and has been trending steady on Google.
Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president’s policies, just as they did in the second year of Barack Obama’s presidency, and nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next.
Thirty-one percent (31%) of “Likely” U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s “Very Likely.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war “Unlikely,” but that includes only 29% who say it’s “Not At All Likely.”
Democrats (37%) are more fearful than Republicans (32%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (26%) that a second civil war is at hand.
But 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are “Very Concerned.” This compares to 53% and 28% respectively in the spring of Obama’s second year in office. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, including 16% who are “Not At All Concerned.”
Fifty-three percent (53%) are “Concerned” that those critical of the media’s coverage of Trump will resort to violence, with 24% who are “Very Concerned.” Forty-two percent (42%) are “Not Concerned” about violence from media opponents, including 17% who are “Not At All Concerned.”
What is the sense in destroying the property and endangering the lives of innocent people? There is no sense in it, it’s mob-action stupidity and will almost certainly guarantee that the “great silent majority” of Americans continue to side with the “thin blue line” against them.
You are not impressing the American majority that want to see the real America remain but out of convenience many people will not manage to fight against what is coming. There may be what appears to be a civil war in America, but what you are getting is a color revolution.
One of the most amazing features of this color revolution is the fact that those behind it don’t give a damn about the damage that their war against the Trump administration does to the institution of the President of the United States and, really, to the United States as a whole. That damage is, indeed, immense and the bottom line is this: President Trump is in immense danger of being overthrown.
At times when you hear him speak anymore it appears that he has accepted the idea that this is going to happen.
There is an organized effort to demonize the United States for all of its sins to bring down one man. They believe that if their own country has to go down in their struggle against a President they despise – so be it!
It also appears to get a pass from progressive leaders and also those who are supposed to protect us from the spread of COVID-19.
Believe it or not COVID-19, spread can be found in funerals, church attendance, and small gatherings but not in massive protests.
New research that which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found no evidence that coronavirus cases jumped in 315 cities in the weeks following the first protests.
Researchers determined that protests may have been offset by an increase in social distancing among those who decided not to march. Using cellphone data, the study determined that more people opted to stay home “perhaps due to fear of violence from police clashes or general unrest.”
With all of the reports of mass spread and death tolls and states locking down again, how is it that COVID spreads during a Memorial Day beach gathering –and not at a BLM protest?
Again, the data is produced by experts to fit an agenda. It is certainly a bit of agitprop to get the people to get aggravated.
The report reads: “While it is almost certain that the protests caused a decrease in social distancing behavior among protest attendees, we demonstrate that effect of the protests on the social distancing behavior of the entire population residing in counties with large urban protests was positive.”
Blessed be the protesters because their righteous political gatherings are passed over by a virus that knows who and what to strike by political affiliation.
However, we have now reached beyond the tipping point. But it has been met with apathy and those who have not heard the starting gun to plan countermeasures to insure that America holds together.
William Cooper said “The apathy of people will lead directly to the destruction of the republic”
It appears that in America we believe we are somehow protected from despotism.
Despotism is so alien to the American Mind that we foolishly believe we have banned it and outgrown it, and that, like slavery, horse-drawn carriages, and smallpox, it is a forgotten relic of the distant past never to be seen again.
But though it is contrary to our national mythology to say so, despotism is everywhere in human relations, if not uniform. It can appear in the workplace, in relationships and in family situations. We are so used to it than when it appears in our government we tend to accept it as a “necessary evil.” However, allowing it to continue creates a whole group of problems. We are now hearing about despotic groups as they are now appearing in the mainstream.
What is scary is that they are being supported by the mainstream as healthy for a democracy and while some free speech is taken away from outspoken radicals – others are given Carte Blanche and as most people can see this is bordering if not outright courting with criminality.
The inaction of the people is unprecedented. We are courting with dangerous ideologies and the United States will burn because of it.