Pittoresque.— Odysseus (@Odyseion) June 27, 2020
While nothing can properly mirror the joy of Pride celebrations in our towns and cities, #GlobalPride is a unique opportunity for people to connect with one another, in unity, across all nations. I send my best wishes to all in the LGBT community celebrating today.— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) June 27, 2020
Police Officers attacked yet again this week, Liverpool yesterday.— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) June 27, 2020
Law-abiding citizens should be deeply concerned about how regularly this now happens in Britain. pic.twitter.com/It3rok046E
Pride Month is over for good! pic.twitter.com/pD26kEAEex— Radicalized By Reality???? (@RadicalReality_) June 27, 2020
I know these times are dark, but I firmly believe that our best days still lie ahead. If we come together as one America, there’s nothing that we can’t accomplish.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 27, 2020
Progress is possible. pic.twitter.com/wvw97zNd9j— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 26, 2020
After getting up this morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and scanning over the latest news, I decided to keep reading George Fitzhugh. This excerpt is from a book review he wrote called Superiority of Southern Races in which he took issue with Count de Gobineau:
“It was the misfortune of our ancestors in the Revolution of ’76 to believe, and to teach, that religion had nothing to do with government. The French Revolution, following close on its heels, shewed that it had all to do with it; and that government without religion was impracticable. Religion, as the word imports, is the tie that binds man to man, and gives vitality and stability to society. In its absence, men become demons, as in the Reign of Terror in France, and instead of loving and aiding one another go to murdering each other. Besides, he who believes not, or respects not, the government of God, will never believe in, respect or obey the government of man. The feeling of reverence for parents, and for men in authority above us, whether those holding authority be, as individuals, good or bad, is an emanation of the religious sentiment – part and parcel of religion itself.
The healthy mind rises in its feeling of reverence from parents to officials, from common officials to presidents and kings. But it cannot stop here; it seeks a cause for and author of this earthly series of subordinations, which secures to us all the blessings of life, and without which the world would be a pandemonium, and finds it only in the God of Heaven.
The infidel, whose diseased mind does not thus rise “from nature up to Nature’s God,” turns back upon society, asserts that all men are equal, disputes all human authority, and invokes anarchy and moral chaos. This is no fancy sketch – every page of history attests to its truth. Greece turned infidel in her higher ranks, became anarchical and feeble, and fell an easy prey to Alexander; Rome spurned and contemned her God, became demoralized, and found a race of cruel Caesars to avenge the cause of her slighted divinities. Bonaparte did for infidel, anarchical France what the Caesars had done for Rome.
Look at the North, where infidelity is talked in the streets, is daily diffused from a hundred presses, is heard in the lecture room and from the rostrum, and, worst of all, is preached on every Sabbath from her pulpits, and see how demoralized and feeble and poverty-stricken she has become! Not one human right is secure. The brutal mob reigns supreme; and for want of a Caesar or a Bonaparte good men, considerate men, religious men, men of property, would invest a monkey with the purple to escape the rule of the mob. Aye! and make a good bargain, too, for any form of despotism is preferable to anarchy. We respect, then, that they who believe not in God, will not believe in, respect of obey human authority. If our theory be not sufficiently sustained by our reasoning, the historical instances which we have cited will ever stand as stubborn and unanswerable facts.
Religion is the cornerstone of government; its whole fabric rests upon it. It needs not governmental aid, for it is stronger than government itself. Dynasties may pass away, republics and monarchies perish, all other human institutions be destroyed – but religion will last as long as man.
There is no infidelity in our Confederacy. Religion is universal. It binds us together, and makes us one patriotic and moral people. If the pockets of our soldiers slain in battle were searched, prayer books and hymn books would often be found; in none free-love epistles.”
Is there any truth to it? Is this the nature of what George Fitzhugh condemned as “free society” or liberalism? I see that homosexuality has already become the state religion of Britain under “National Conservative” Boris Johnson. Joe Biden is campaigning to establish it here.
Photos of the aftermath of last night’s violent antifa riot & arson attacks at & near the @PortlandPolice North Precinct.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 26, 2020
They sprayed graffiti saying, “Protests are effective when they are expensive” and “Capitalism kills.” pic.twitter.com/Qad63paIg1
Antifa rioters in downtown Portland are trying to barricade police inside the Central Precinct. They’re calling for comrade reinforcements.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 27, 2020
Portland Police have rushed in & stopped antifa rioters from building a larger barricade. Police are holding the line & have secured the area outside Central Precinct. I recognize many of the same protesters here who were recently arrested & released or bailed out.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 27, 2020
.@PortlandPolice rushed in after #antifa rioters began trying to barricade the Central Precinct (they did that last night to North Precinct & set it in fire). Police knock rioters to the ground, angering their comrades. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/NEdF2elcry— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 27, 2020
Minneapolis Council members get private security after threats https://t.co/ZfCLUcLjvF— FOX 9 (@FOX9) June 27, 2020
There are some conservative liberals who are going around saying that all we need to do is reassert the principles of the “Revolution of ’76” to counter the mob. Real liberalism has never been tried! I don’t have any confidence in that being the solution to this long term problem.
Note: While Donald Trump hid in his bunker under the White House, Winston Churchill hides from the mob in his cuckbox in Boris Johnson’s Britain under “National Conservatism.”