Sunday, October 15, 2017


October 15, 2017

MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey

The Continuing War on Western Christian Symbols: From the Battle Flag and the Lee Monuments to the Complete Transformation of Our Culture



Friends,

Today I pass on several more items regarding the ongoing campaign by the cultural Marxists and their allies, minions and hangers-on—that is, various Democrats, most media types, Hollywood and some Republicans and (Neo)conservatives—to take down, remove, or relocate in some manner or form Confederate and other monuments. In earlier essays, it was documented that this effort to remove Confederate symbols is seen by the crazed and convulsed proponents of such action as just a first step. Actually, as is becoming  patently clear, the current initiatives are part and parcel of a very precise strategy outlined by the cultural Marxists: Confederate monuments, symbols, flags and memorials are seen by them as the most vulnerable, the easiest targets, enabling the hardcore zealots, the far left radicals of such groups as the Communist Workers’ World Party, to enlist broader support, including from many establishment Democrats and Neoconservative and GOP figures, for whom the Confederacy and its leaders, was an experiment in treason.

Despite various obstinately naïve or fearful-of-their-increasingly-leftist base politicians (e.g., Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina) who mouth Leftist slogans, the realization should and must be that the issue here is not actually slavery, nor even the supposed “Jim Crow” rationale adduced by the Left for erecting those monuments. Yes, race and supposed “racism” are at the heart of the reasons formally presented why the monuments should come down, just as the attributed “pain and suffering” that black Americans purportedly “suffer” every time they happen to walk past a statue to Robert E. Lee or see a Confederate Battle Flag.

But even more significant and fundamental is the role such accusations of “racism,” as well as, to a slightly lesser degree, “sexism,” play in the long range and multifaceted campaign to infiltrate, subvert and transform what is left of the American republic. In a sense “race” and “sex” form two heads of the many headed Hydra monster, that demon “Equality,” and the fanatical and quasi-religious zeal to achieve it. And that zeal and unbridled passion and desire for “Equality” is what we hear everywhere, not just from the Left but also from the supposed “conservatives” and GOP on the pseudo-right.

From the culturally Marxist Left it involves wiping out the historical “oppression” of the dominant European Americans, of undoing and destroying “white supremacy” (which is identified with Naziism, the Klan, etc.), and compensating minorities for that oppression. For the Neoconservatives (who control the “conservative movement”) and Republican leadership it is fulfilling the “goals of the Declaration of Independence,” that is, that “all men are created equal,” which means accepting the general template of broadening “rights,” reducing “barriers” between races and sexes. In other words, perhaps not as “radical” or perhaps not achieving their goals as rapidly as their supposed opponents on the far Left, but essentially they share the same posited objective: “equality.”

This is a major reason that when it comes to Confederate monuments, the Neocon pundits and writers at National Review and The Weekly Standard, or on Fox, have real difficulty defending them. Those Confederates, you see, “rebelled” against the Federal union headed by the sainted and martyred Abraham Lincoln. They held slaves, and they did not believe in equality. Why, they even went so far as to suggest that the Framers’ old American republic, itself, was set up to guaranteed inequality!

We come back to the brilliant strategy of the cultural Marxists: those Confederate monuments are the most noticeable and most visible targets, the easiest ones to attract broader support for their removal. And, to some degree, they have had success—helped along by such incidents as the Dylan Roof’s attacks in South Carolina, always such incidents being used by the Mainstream Media and their political allies as a cudgel to advance their ultimate aims.

The sights of the Left include practically all of American culture, that is, of American culture that in any way owes its origin to our country’s historic European and Christian roots. Thus, not just those monuments and symbols honoring Lee and Jefferson Davis are targeted, but increasingly symbols of and monuments to George Washington, Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson, to Christopher Columbus, names of schools, highways, even towns and parks, are in the cross hairs.

And, deeper and more profoundly, this process proceeds apace with the educational subversion and rewriting of our history and the narrative that informs our very thinking. The goal is, very simply, the ritual purification and transformation of Western Christian civilization and culture, and its replacement by a Marxist “regime of equality,” with a “New Man” freed from the shackles of Western tradition and religion, with individuals stripped of the encrustations of racial and sexual differences, “liberated” from social conventions that hitherto fit them into place and time.

It is no exaggeration to call this what it actually is: satanic. I cannot think of a more apt description, for it expresses the real, fanatical and revolutionary compulsion and desire to destroy human nature, itself.  For human nature was created by God and it must conform to the laws of Nature; and since mankind is stained with Original Sin—is  flawed—in Christian teaching, it is only through God’s grace that men may be redeemed.

Cultural Marxism and its allies—wittingly or unwittingly—including Modernist “Christians,” have, in fact, rejected that fundamental teaching of Christianity, replacing it with a de facto “finding our salvation by establishing equality and ‘social justice’ on earth” template of belief.

This, then, is our Enemy, and it includes some men of “good intentions” who sincerely believe they are “doing good,” but are, in reality, serving Evil. They must be, on every level, opposed, converted if possible, or, if not, then defeated and sent on to the Gehenna they so richly merit.

Today, then, three items. The first is a short news report detailing the remarks of the Senior Hungarian Minister of Energy, blasting the revolutionary efforts—he calls them “satanic”—of billionaire globalist Marxist George Soros to destabilize and subvert not just the anti-illegal immigrant, pro-traditional Christian Hungarian government of Viktor Orban, but to destroy traditional Christianity, itself. Soros is the international money bags for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrations and attempted revolutions against our traditions worldwide, and his filthy hands can be seen in his support for the roving bands of radicals who show up at most Confederate monuments to demonstrate against them and against “racism.”

The next two items deal specifically with the campaign to take down monuments. The first article is from the leftist Huffington Post, and it relates a statement of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that if Confederate monuments come down, “where does it stop?”  And, finally, James Kirkpatrick, from VDare.com, examines the effort to besmirch Columbus as an essential part of the assault on European (= white) culture and civilization, the “racist narrative” employed by cultural Marxism to destroy the West, to “purify” our culture, and eventually, to replace it with the new “Marxist Man.” It is a Revolution against God and His creation.

Dr. Boyd D. Cathey

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Senior Hungarian Gov't Minister Says George Soros is an 'Agent of Satan' Attacking Christianity


https://www.newswars.com/hungary-declares-soros-an-agent-of-satan

"We see the great European attacks against families, in which Soros and his comrades want to destroy the independence and values of nation states for the purpose of watering down the Christian spirit of Europe ..."

Dan Lyman   October 14, 2017

The Hungarian government has established itself as a steadfast opponent of George Soros and the globalist agenda at the political and social levels, but now they have taken the battle spiritual, warning Soros is executing a Satanic scheme to destroy Europe.

András Aradszki, Hungary's State Secretary for Energy, delivered a speech to fellow parliamentarians titled, "The Christian duty to fight against the Satan/Soros Plan," in which he warned of an all-out attack on Christianity, traditional values, and the nuclear family.

"We see this with abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and the forced politicization of gender theory,” he said.



"We see the great European attacks against families, in which Soros and his comrades want to destroy the independence and values of nation states for the purpose of watering down the Christian spirit of Europe with the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants. But the fight against Satan is a Christian duty.  Yes, I speak of an attack by Satan, who is also the angel of denial, because they are denying what they are preparing to do — even when it is completely obvious."

He continued: "They frantically try to prove that there is no quota, there is no compulsory settlement, and the Soros Plan does not exist."

Aradszki spoke on the power of prayer in combating the Satanic-Islamic influence looming over Europe, and the importance of Christians banding together to stand against it, saying, "the rosary is the strongest weapon against evil and it is capable of changing history. George Soros will also experience this."

He also used his address to stress the importance of a new 'national consultation,' which is essentially a questionnaire and information campaign directed at voters to educate them on the 'Soros Plan' - specifically as it pertains to forced 'refugee resettlement' and border controls - and also to garner their feedback on how they would see it handled by the Hungarian government.

The survey, which can be read in full here, goes into great detail about the collusion between Soros and the EU in their agenda to overwhelm the native, Christian population of Europe with primarily Islamic foreigners from Africa and the Middle East via 'refugee resettlement' quotas imposed by Brussels, the re-opening of Hungary's recently secured border, and the political and economic targeting of non-compliant countries.

It also reveals elements of the scheme that have already been implemented in countries like Germany and Sweden, such as light sentencing for crimes committed by migrants (including rape and murder), generously opening welfare systems to illegal immigrants, and policies of reverse integration that force host societies to conform to the cultural and linguistic norms of foreigners.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán  has stated that Soros has 'declared war on Hungary' and that in the battle with the globalist billionaire the 'future of Europe and Christian civilization is at stake.'



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10/10/2017 05:08 pm ET

Trump’s Interior Head: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, American Indians Will Complain Next


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ryan-zinke-confederate-statues-native-americans_us_59dd166fe4b01df09b769dce?g3x

“It’s a slippery slope,” says Ryan Zinke.



WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that if Confederate monuments are taken down, theres no telling how far America might go Native Americans could call for the removal of statues commemorating leaders who orchestrated violence against their ancestors.

“Where do you start and where do you stop?” Zinke asked in an interview with Breitbart published Sunday. “It’s a slippery slope. If you’re a native Indian, I can tell you, you’re not very happy about the history of General Sherman or perhaps President Grant.”

William Sherman was a Union general during the Civil War who later used the military to force American Indian tribes to move to reservations. He wrote in 1868 that, “the more I see of these Indians the more convinced I am that they all have to be killed or be maintained as a species of paupers.”

Former President Ulysses Grant covertly provoked an illegal war with Plains Indians, as Smithsonian Magazine reported, and also presided over the mass slaughter of the buffalo, a culturally significant animal that was also a major resource for many tribes.

Zinke, who oversees the country’s national park system as head of the Interior Department, told Breitbart that the Trump administration will not remove any monuments from federal land, including Confederate monuments. “When you try to erase history, what happens is you also erase how it happened and why it happened and the ability to learn from it,” Zinke said.

But Zinke’s remarks seem to ignore the fact that Native Americans have already been calling for the removal of monuments that commemorate white supremacy and historical figures who committed violence against indigenous people. 

Members of a racial justice organization prepare to hang a banner on a monument to Confederate soldier John B. Castleman in Louisville, Kentucky, on Aug. 19, 2017.

[….] “The proper place for this history is in a museum,” Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, told HuffPost.

In Zinke’s home state of Montana, Native American lawmakers have called for the removal of a memorial to Confederate soldiers that they say stands for “segregation, secession, and slavery.”

[….] In blasting the removal of Confederate statues, Zinke is echoing President Donald Trump, who remarked in August, “You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

Critics say Zinke’s latest statement about American Indians is dismissive and misses the point of efforts to remove Confederate statues in the first place.

“He seeks to sidestep the initial issue and casually mentions American Indian complaints as a reason why the Confederate statues should stay,” Candessa Tehee, former executive director of the Cherokee Heritage Center in Oklahoma, told HuffPost. “His comparison is like saying one wrong move justifies another.”

Zinke is “acting as an apologist for Confederate monuments that make no effort to present a balanced and informed view of history,” said David Hayes, the Interior Department’s deputy secretary under President Barack Obama.

“The National Park Service rightly prides itself in providing an accurate and balanced view of America’s historical sites,” Hayes added, pointing to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Alabama and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monumentin Montana.

“The National Park Service doesn’t always get it right. But for many years, it has recognized its special obligation to responsibly present our nation’s history,” Hayes said. “Abdication of this responsibility with simplistic rhetoric ... is, at best, unbecoming to the Interior Department and the National Park….”

Battle for Columbus Day–Part of the War On Whites

http://www.unz.com/article/battle-for-columbus-day-part-of-the-war-on-whites/

JAMES KIRKPATRICK • OCTOBER 8, 2017

In post-America, holidays to honor what were once national heroes are now opportunities for iconoclasm.The black-clad communist terrorists known as “Antifa” have announced plans to spend Monday defacing and destroying monuments to the great Italian explorer who opened up America to large-scale European settlement [Antifa group plans nationwide ‘deface Columbus Day’ Actions for Monday, by Debra Heine, PJ Media, October 6, 2017].



Needless to say, this is only the precursor to a larger action by “Refuse Fascism,” a front group of the Revolutionary Communist Party, to try to “drive out the Trump/Pence regime” through mass action next month [Antifa’ Preps Mass Uprising To Remove ‘Fascist’ Trump, WND, October 1, 2017]. And the main target is not Christopher Columbus, nor even President Trump—it’s the Historic American Nation itself, the European-American core which created, defined and still sustains the United States.



Columbus Day, of course, has always been a target for the Cultural Marxist Left, especially the more enthusiastic Open Borders activists and anti-white Reconquista radicals. It is now standard for American universities to rename Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance and Resilience Day.” Of course, this raises the obvious question—what are they resisting?



The answer is the existence of whites on the North American continent. For example, the “San Diego State Native American Student Alliance” said plainly: “Celebrating Columbus is a narrative that celebrates genocide and invasion,” said SDSU NASA president Marissa Mendoza. “Our education system has failed us in many ways, and it’s erasing Native Americans from history books.” Mendoza said the main goal of the rally is to abolish Columbus Day and promote indigenous identity. [Native American Student Alliance protests Columbus Day, The Daily Aztec, October 7, 2017]



Of course, the “invasion” was the arrival of the Europeans, which is to say, the creation of the USA in the first place. To turn Columbus Day into “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” is to redefine America itself. Instead of America an extension of Western Civilization, America becomes a random lump of dirt populated by “Native Americans” who somehow are the only legitimate “owners” of the continent.



This claim is made with a straight face even though none of the Founding Fathers would have regarded American Indians as part of the polity. Even in the generally egalitarian Declaration of Independence, the only reference to the indigenous is to “the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.



Needless to say, the standard applied to “Native Americans” does not extend to whites in their indigenous homeland of Europe. Nor, somehow, is the fate of the American Indians after mass European settlement allowed to be used as an argument against immigration.



Dawn Perlmutter at Front Page Mag correctly identifies “decolonization” as the glue which unites various Leftist movements in a larger struggle against the legacy of European settlement.

Colonialism, often synonymous with imperialism, is generally described as the process of European settlement and political domination over the rest of the world. Police and military are viewed as enforcers of the colonial oppressors. This narrative has been very successful in enlisting anti-police movements to fight under the decolonizing doctrine. Victims of real or imagined subjugation are ‘intersecting’ to join the resistance in fighting capitalism and perceived American imperialism, racism and fascism under the banner of colonization.




However, Perlmutter errs in believing the Left’s main thrust is to “justify violence against police and armed insurrection against the government as the abolition of colonial power and the restoration of Indigenous sovereignty.” The goal is to attack whites as such. When black students at American universities (who receive preferential admissions, special programs and financial aid because of their race) scream “F**k yo’ flag” and stomp on it, they are referring to how the American flag is still identified as part of European-American heritage, not because they oppose certain aspects of Washington’s economic policy.



It’s cliché for writers to draft George Orwell and claim the English socialist would be horrified by a certain policy, usually something about surveillance. But the true message of 1984 is to warn against the manipulation and weaponization of language. The battle to redefine Columbus Day is part of a larger War on Whites which has the goal of rendering the dispossession of Europeans worldwide as legitimate and even praiseworthy.



Consider how certain Narratives have already been weaponized against normal language:

·         “All whites are racist” because of white privilege—and, by the way, you should physically attack racists.

·         Free speech is fine, but not “hate speech,” (and even reporting objective truths about history, statistics or science can be construed as “hate speech”).

·         Saying “kill all whites” isn’t hate speech. You can’t be racist against whites. Racism requires institutional power, and only whites have that. Here, just listen to this professional anti-racism speaker who is huge honorariums by the top universities explain why. Sometimes he gets drunk and taunts dying white people, but that’s actually in defense of equality, so it’s OK.

·         Yes, the government discriminates against whites in hiring and education and pro-white advocacy will have you permanently blacklisted from every job in the country. But we still live in a “white supremacist society.” Just look at how whites are still disproportionately wealthy in this country and control so much media, cultural and economic

·         Oh wait, those “white people” are actually Jewish? Well, now “speaking truth to power” is “anti-Semitism” and you are repeating anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.



The Narratives are always shifting. There is no coherent logic. Even the meanings of words can completely change depending on who is speaking. There is no “double standard,” there is only The Standard—whites are always evil and oppressive. Attacking them is always justified.

And don’t kid yourself anti-racist whites will be spared from condemnation. After all, The Root, a black news and commentary website, said white “allies” were the “worst” white people in the country, even worse than over white “racists” [It’s Official: White Allies Are The Worst Wypipo in the World, by Michael Harriot, August 3, 2017] (Needless to say, even though the author can’t stop complaining about how evil white people are, he’s mad about not enough being done about “desegregation.” Why? Wouldn’t he want to be apart from such terrible people?)



As Donald Trump predicted after Charlottesville, the drive to remove Confederate statues expanded to the Founding Fathers and even to Abraham Lincoln. Currently, the National Football League is ripping itself apart over the question of whether the National Anthem itself is offensive. Every part of the European-American past is “offensive” once the accomplishments of Western Man are redefined as “hate.”



And the manipulation of language has real political consequences. The word “America” itself is gradually becoming offensive to people like former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, as “America” is to be redefined as “a continent and not a country” and the United States as part of Latin America.



If Columbus Day is abolished and the campaign to rob America of its heritage is successful, European-Americans will be deracinated, atomized, cultureless and consumerist nonentities who only exist to be farmed as tax revenue by a government which despises white people but depends on its wealth and skills. The battle over symbols, language and history will determine the realities of political power in the future.



The “conservative movement” may occasionally bemoan iconoclasm as an attempt to “destroy history” or oppose a descent into lawlessness. But what is happening is far simpler and far more ominous. “Deface Columbus Day” is part of an attempt to dispossess European-Americans politically by delegitimizing their heritage. Following that political dispossession, economic dispossession and physical violence is sure to follow. White genocide is no myth. Those who advocate it are now comfortably in openly declaring it. If European-Americans want to survive, they need to explicitly oppose the racially driven attack against them and their history.



And that means defending Christopher Columbus, hero and Admiral of the Ocean Sea.



James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.

(Republished from VDare.com by permission of author or representative)

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