There’s no point of the GOP’s existence anymore. pic.twitter.com/aUQRYQR08c— Patriot M (@PatriotguyM) June 13, 2020
The dispossession of the American historic nation has shifted from implicit to explicit.— Jeff Giesea? (@jeffgiesea) June 13, 2020
“an iron curtain has descended” pic.twitter.com/wYDWUZ6PjF— StealthbotMkI (@stealthbotmk1) June 13, 2020
SpongeBob SquarePants Revealed as Gay by Nickelodeon for Pride Month https://t.co/UrRRzsoUPj— TMZ (@TMZ) June 13, 2020
Happening now: Christopher Columbus statue being taken down in Wilmington, Delaware pic.twitter.com/haNEQx2bZw— Sarah Gamard (@SarahGamard) June 12, 2020
The justification for the hospitalisation of this man appears to be that he’s ‘far-right’. As if that makes violence and thuggery ok. It doesn’t. The law isn’t, and must never be, selective. pic.twitter.com/jk3wlt3z2J— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) June 13, 2020
I will save you the time from reading this.
“On Friday, in my hometown, there was a Black Lives Matter rally in the same park where we have held Walker Percy Weekend events. I didn’t go — I haven’t left the house much since mid-March, when the Covid-19 thing hit — but a couple of (white) friends did. They said it was a hopeful, peaceful event. I was very glad to hear it, and I wish in retrospect that I had put on a mask and driven the thirty miles up to the country to march. It has been a difficult week for the town — a hard one, but a necessary one. Let me tell you a story.
Forty-nine years ago, the Historical Society started an annual festival called the Audubon Pilgrimage. Its intention was to use the time John James Audubon spent in West Feliciana Parish. …
Well, that story was finally written, in a way — by my very progressive niece Hannah Leming, who is now living in Spain.
Last weekend, inspired by the George Floyd moment, she posted a change.org petition calling on the Pilgrimage to change its ways, and open itself up to black people and black history, or shut down. She wrote, in part:
Percy’s wisdom is needed today. If we want a more truthful and just commemoration of history, we have to change. That’s why I signed the petition. But if getting on the right side of contemporary liberalism means holding everything about the antebellum past, and the past before 1968, in contempt, count me out. …
Now the spell has been broken. I am not at all party to the discussions of the Historical Society board to end the Pilgrimage, but it is instructive, I think, how quickly it all collapsed. They must have known, deep down, that the day of this kind of historical memory is done. …
Will it be the same for the parish, now that the truth about the Pilgrimage, and the fact that black lives have not mattered in it, has been spoken openly? I don’t know. My mother called just now to talk about the continuing fallout from Hannah’s petition. I mentioned to her that Hannah had revealed a myth-busting truth to me in Paris in 2012, and though things never were okay after that, her speaking the truth was a gift. My life would have been more peaceful had I never known what she told me, but it would have been worse. It is always better to live with a painful truth than with a comforting lie. Lots of people did not want to hear what Hannah said. All of us, myself included, needed to hear it, though. I am very far from her woke politics, but I am proud of her for speaking truth about black lives in West Feliciana, and opening the door for change.”
Skip over all of that.
Rod Dreher and other mainstream conservatives have been writing garbage like this and trying to have it both ways for fifty years now. What has been the result?
Did they achieve racial equality? No, they did not.
Did they bring about racial harmony and reconciliation? No, they did not.
Did they preserve our Southern heritage? No, they did not.
Did appeasing the Left buy social peace? No, it did not.
Did they saddle future generations with massive social and economic problems to clean up on almost every front? Yes, they did.
The bill has come due and everyone under the age of 45 and their children are going to be the ones who end up paying it.
It was people like Rod who gave away the farm and got nothing in return. The last two weeks have been a turning point and more people than ever before are fed up with it. These people are burning down our country AGAIN like in the 1960s so that “white supremacy” can be redefined as “white privilege.” We’re not going to submit to this and carry on with business as usual conservatism.