Writing in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages, Shelby Steele argues that the American left is now consumed by hate because, “lacking worthy menaces to fight, it is driven to find a replacement for racism.” He’s wrong. The truth is that the left, American or otherwise, has always been consumed by hate.
It is disconcertingly common in the online dens of the dissident right to see memes which appear to imply that Nazi Germany was somehow on the “right side of history”, to use that favourite phrase of the Left.
It is to an extent understandable, awash as we are in near unfathomable levels of degeneracy ushered in largely by the victors of that war. Images of blond youths standing proudly in immaculate uniforms, the promotion of traditional family life, and the state suppression of modern art and Leftism do indeed seem a preferable alternative to what passes for Western society today.
One must remember, however, that these things were at times quite common in the countries that fought Nazi Germany too, and one must also remember that just because the Nazis were anti-Left, it does not mean that they were properly traditionalist or reactionary. Indeed they were most certainly neither of those things (they were, however, very gay).
“But it is impossible to find the answer to the eternal question: who is to be blamed, who led us to our death? To explain the actions of the Kiev cheka only by the fact that two thirds were Jews, is certainly incorrect.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It is becoming increasingly apparent that significant swathes of the American public, especially the young, are proponents of socialism and communism. Or at least what they believe socialism and communism to be, anyway.
Of course, anyone remotely familiar with history and human nature knows that equality can exist only at the expense of liberty — or worse. Or, as Rush put it, “the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw”.
Unfortunately, due in large part to the Left’s ironclad grip on academia, the modern Western public has been kept largely blind to the full horrors of the Bolshevik menace. This is particularly troubling for this writer, whose family suffered greatly at the hands of the USSR.
Last year marked the 500th anniversary of one of history’s greatest calamities: the Protestant Reformation.
Perplexingly, some in Rome in their eternal wisdom (infernal wisdom, perhaps?) felt it appropriate to honor the event with pomp and circumstance and a celebratory postage stamp. Yet make no mistake: The Protestant Reformation was a tragic disaster, the terrible effects of which continue to unfold to this day.