I had a good laugh reading this article by Thomas Main.
I don’t think I have read anything more shamelessly dishonest and hypocritical in my life.
“This past Saturday was the 4th of July, the day that all Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and its most iconic phrase “all men are created equal.” But do all Americans still revere those immortal five words? Unfortunately, many do not and have formed online political movements aimed at repudiating Jefferson’s world historical idea. …
What to do? Let the American people make a new declaration of independence. But this time from politicians and movements that denigrate our foundational principles. Anti-democratic ideologues should be banned from mainstream web services. And Trump, our latter day George III, should be democratically overthrown in the fall election. Let us again pledge, as the founders did, to uphold — and update for out time–their main principle, that all people are created equal.”
It was a quiet weekend on the “Far Right.” I spent July the 4th at home with my family, grilling and chilling and reflecting on how to preserve the best aspects of the American Founding while excising from it the liberal axioms which have led subsequent generations so far astray.
Did Professor Main miss the events of this past weekend?
1.) The New York Times ran an op-ed this morning calling for the Jefferson Memorial to be razed to the ground:
2.) This comes a few days after running another op-ed which argued that “Yes, Even George Washington” has to go:
3.) The Washington Post is condemning Independence Day:
4.) Al Sharpton called on MSNBC for the destruction of Mount Rushmore:
5.) The Washington Post wants to rename Washington and Lee University because its namesakes were perpetrators of racial terror.
6.) Did Professor Main see the armed black militia which marched through Stone Mountain and called for the formation of a black version of the Ku Klux Klan in order to start a race war against Whites?
7.) Did Professor Main see the leftwing mob which tore down the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore?
8.) Did Professor Main see the demonic leftwing mob which took a blowtorch to the face of a monument of St. Junípero Serra at the California state capitol before tearing it down, destroying it with sledgehammers and dancing like hyenas on the ruins?
9.) What about the leftwing mob which tore down the statue of none other than Freddy Douglass and attempted to dump him in the Genesee River on the anniversary of his most famous speech?
10.) How about the one in Washington, DC which trampled on and burned the American flag?
11.) How about the mob of 1,000 Antifa in Portland, OR which for the 38th straight day in a row rioted and laid siege to a federal courthouse?
12.) Was it the Alt-Right which tore down monuments of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, defiled them with graffiti, lynched them, set them on fire and celebrated the event on social media?
13.) Did the Alt-Right try to tear down Andrew Jackson?
14.) Did the Alt-Right try to tear down Abraham Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt?
15.) … or the Forward monument?
16.) Was it a group of Alt-Right protesters who murdered the 8-year-old black child outside of the burned out husk of a Wendy’s in Atlanta on Independence Day?
No, it wasn’t us who killed that little girl in Atlanta.
It wasn’t us tearing down George Washington and dragging him in the dirt. Say what you want about the Alt-Right, but the “Far Right” isn’t publishing op-eds advocating tearing down the Jefferson Memorial. On the contrary, the Alt-Right went to Charlottesville … to support Jefferson monument!
It is the Far Left which truly despises the American Founding and wants to completely overturn it to establish a Maoist tyranny. The Far Right only has issues with it.
The Far Right complains that “all men are created equal” – a single phrase from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution which established the structure of our government – was ideological dynamite and is incompatible with order, cohesion, continuity, stability, decency and normalcy. The Far Left condemns the Founding for being racist, sexist, nativist, xenophobic, homophobic and transphobic. They argue that America was founded on the irredeemable original sin of whiteness.
There is nothing sacred about the words “all men are created equal.” The phrase was not considered to be of great significance at the time. The Founding Fathers disagreed among themselves and justified the American Revolution “on a fourfold foundation – on Nature, on the British Constitution, on Charters, and on immemorial Usage.” The American Revolution was a struggle between monarchy and republicanism. It was a struggle for independence, not to create an ideal liberal state.
The American Constitution and the Founding Fathers established a White Republic. Thomas Jefferson was president of a White Republic. As the woke crowd never ceases to remind us, July the 4th was “independence for White men.” Non-Whites and women played no role whatsoever in forming the American Republic. The Constitution was written to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” There was no such thing as “equal protection of the laws” or birthright citizenship until the Reconstruction era. Equality was something that only existed between the states.
Thomas Jefferson himself did not believe in racial equality and wrote against the doctrine and played a major role in founding what is lamented by the Left as “scientific racism.” He certainly did not believe in “social equality” either. This tendency to collapse the fine distinctions between civic equality, political equality, racial equality and social equality into a catch all “equality” is a product of the degraded thought of later generations and has nothing to do with the American Founding. There is also the equality of all souls before God on a purely supernatural plane which is a separate issue and had coexisted with organic and hierarchical societies for over a thousand years before 1776.
While we can lament the corrosive impact of Jefferson’s liberal axioms, this doesn’t stop us from honoring his memory or the enormous contribution he made to the organic growth of our country. Unlike the Far Left which sees only black and white, we are conservatives in this sense. We don’t propose to tear down George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Even the Confederates preserved the structure of the American government and essentially copied the American constitution, continued to celebrate July the 4th as an act of secession and placed George Washington on the Seal of the Confederate States.
Insofar as Thomas Jefferson stood for anything in his life, it was for equal rights for White Americans, trusting the sense of the common man and opposition to a privileged elite. It is precisely that tradition which Thomas Main and the woke mob now seeks to overturn. This is why they are toppling monuments of the Founding Fathers and trying to silence their descendants. Remarkably, they can’t stand to hear any opinion other than their own, which makes them not only less tolerant than us but also less interesting to the public which chafes under the yoke of conformity to political correctness.
I invite Professor Main to pen a response and explain why those who topple statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and seek to erase their memory who intimidate others through mob violence represent “our foundational principles” while those who explain their organic development across history should be banned from the internet.
Note: Personally, I don’t care for the Lincoln Memorial. I wouldn’t raze it to the ground though. It is a part of our history. I’ve never worked myself up into a rage about it because that is just insane.