Totalitarianism in our society travels many roads but none more insidious than that of political correctness. Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total control over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible. It evolves gradually and right now, in the United States, the camel’s nose is under the tent.
Mississippi State Flag
Totalitarians want complete fealty. Take Nancy Pelosi who uses morality like a weapon and wants to remove the Mississippi state flag.
On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi forced a vote on legislation banning the Confederate flag image (which is actually the battle flag) from the Capitol. The House referred it to committee where it will be discussed to death hopefully. Her resolution would have forced the Mississippi state flag, which includes an image of the Confederate flag, from the House side of the Capitol.
The woman who has no problem with abortion until the moment of birth exclaimed, “This is about our morals. About who we are as Americans.”
I really want her moralizing to me.
California Rep. Jared Huffman said, “This House now has an opportunity to add its voice to end the promotion of the cruel racist legacy of the Confederacy.”
The left needs this as a distraction after the murder of Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.
This isn’t going to end with a flag and it goes well beyond public institutions.
Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) asked Kid Rock to denounce the flag and stop displaying it at his concerts. Kid Rock, a conservative, responded: “…please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my… ask me some questions.” It’s not surprising that NAN is going after a Republican rocker.
Bubba Watson volunteered to paint over his General Lee car which undoubtedly cost him a lot of money and which has historical value. Painting over its key feature is like owning an original Rembrandt but painting over it because it had a serf in the background and serf supporters were offended.
Sen. Harry Reid is praising a U.S. District Court ruling denying future trademark protection for the Washington Redskins logo. Meanwhile other far more offensive trademarks are not banned. They’ve ignored teams with names like Redskinettes, Sassy Bitch, and The Hymies.
The United States no longer stands for equal justice under the law.
There are residents in D.C. who would like to see the name of the city changed to something like “Black City” because Washington was a slave owner. They want the Jefferson Memorial and all statues they disapprove of torn down.
Yale has been petitioned to change the name of its residential Calhoun College because it honors John C. Calhoun, a U.S. Vice President under President John Quincy Adams, who supported slave plantations.
It was more than 200 years ago!
Calhoun has a long remarkable list of achievements and he graduated from Yale. He was secretary of state, secretary of war, and was a key in the annexation of Texas as one student pointed out to a Campus Reform reporter.
The petition has 1300 signatures of students and alumni. It’s not hard to get 1300 people to sign a petition, people who are clueless on why they are doing it.
People can’t take figures of history out of their time period and judge them by today’s knowledge and values but that is what they are trying to do.
It’s the same mentality that is being used against the Oregon bakers who didn’t bake a cake for a gay marriage. It’s not enough that they are being bankrupted – their house can be taken on Monday if they don’t pay $135,000 they don’t have. They want to destroy the people with whom they disagree. They are fascists but claim the bakers are fascists.
About a dozen Democrats want to ban the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law because they are “gendered” terms. Banning words is no different than burning books.
MTV wants to make young white people feel guilty for the crime of being white. A show promo on “White People” is linked below. It’s based on a lie of “white privilege”. It’s white shaming.
This is tin-foil hat stuff and we all have to walk around pretending this is normal and acceptable.
These totalitarians not only want these changes according to their social justice mantra, they demand you agree with them. They will pound away and demand apologies, compliance and verbiage that aligns with their views. You have to pretend you are of the same opinion. This is tyranny. It’s not freedom and these people won’t stop unless we tell them to stop.