It has come to this.
A white Democrat presidential candidate, the former Governor of Maryland, decides that he must apologize for expressing the self-evident truth that "white lives matter."
The groveling Quisling in question is Martin O'Malley, and he was actually booed off the stage by afro-racist democrats after he dared insinuate that the lives of whites, Hispanics, and Asians might be just as important as the lives of blacks. Specifically, after O’Malley said, “Every life matters. And that is why this issue is so important. Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter,” the angry rabble booed and shouted at him.
Rather than standing up to this howling mob, O'Malley quickly capitulated to them in an act of shameful racial treachery. He even went so far as to expressly recant, cravenly conceding that his indisputable statement – i.e., that "white lives matter" – was a "mistake."
Think for a moment about the incredible level of abject cowardice and self-hatred to which such a man has descended. In order to appease the demands of a malicious crowd of race-baiting radicals, this sorry excuse for an American is willing to recant his statement that "white lives" and "all lives" matter -- therefore implying that they do not matter, and that only black lives matter.
Someone should remind this deranged poltroon that his wife and daughters (if he has any) are living "white lives," and that his cowardly kowtow to the frenzied mobs of the so-called Netroots Nation demonstrates his willingness to subordinate the members of his own family to the assertions of black primacy that the shameless Democratic Party has elevated to the status of ideological dogma.
One's first impulse is to exclaim, "That's insane." But the sad reality is that O'Malley, and millions of flustered whites like him, are not really insane. It is rather that their values, morals, and notions of personal and familial self-worth have been twisted into a grotesque parody of the unwarranted white guilt harbored by liberals, democrats, and even many republicans far beyond its proper expiration date.
As outlined in SR's last post, the ultra-radicalism of today's leftist Democratic hordes has taken on the character of the crazed Red Guards in China's disastrous Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR). Even more disturbingly, millions of craven Americans are succumbing passively to this radical onslaught, just as the Chinese nation, to its enormous cost, allowed itself to be coerced and intimidated by mobs of radical youths who could have been quickly subdued by even a modicum of determined and organized resistance.
In the face of the racial radicals' subversive exploitation of the slogan that "black lives matter," coupled with its obnoxious and hateful corollary that it is heresy to insist that white lives matter just as much, one is forced to ask: Where is the White Anger? When will a majority of white Americans come to grips with the fact, long recognized by SR and other truth-telling outlets, that the anti-white and anti-law enforcement animus of the racial radicals and their Democratic and liberal allies presents a serious threat that must be acknowledged, resisted, and overcome?
Perhaps the tipping point will be reached when the radical racialists push their current campaign to denigrate the leading white icons of American history to a level of lunacy that even the most passive and feckless of white Americans will find intolerable.
If the racial radicals come for Stonewall, it could be an ugly Third Manassas
This anti-historical madness came to a head following the murder of a group of innocent black church-goers by a deranged white madman in South Carolina. The proper reaction to this appalling tragedy would have been sincere mourning for the victims, strong support and sympathy for their surviving families, and an uncompromising criminal prosecution of the evil perpetrator to assure his prompt execution.
Instead, both black and white racial agitators exploited the event to instigate a fanatical, rabid assault on the white race, white southern heritage, the Confederacy, and the many worthy heroes of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
First, the Governor of South Carolina succumbed to pressure from racial agitators and their Democrat and media allies and spinelessly signed sacrificial legislation to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. That flag had flown there harmlessly for decades with no discernible adverse effect on blacks or whites. Its removal was nothing more than a deliberate insult and repudiation to southern heritage and traditions. It was done to appease and ingratiate racial agitators and their supporters, to the deliberate detriment of southern white traditionalists who honor and respect the Confederate flag for reasons of culture and heritage rather than racial animus.
But the removal of that flag was only the beginning of an expanding racial assault on all the memorials, statues, and other relics that commemorate the brave men who served honorably on the Confederate side in the Civil War. This was and is a deliberate and direct attack on the heritage and ancestry of millions of decent American southerners.
In the benighted city of Memphis, the vindictive City Council voted unanimously to exhume the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford, as well as that of his wife, and move it to another location. When the city did not move quickly enough to execute this act of wretched barbarism due to legal barriers, a lawless horde from something laughably called the Commission on Religion and Racism grabbed shovels and dug up a patch of ground near the General's grave.
In Atlanta, meanwhile, the racialist radicals are contemplating an even more audacious assault on southern heritage and sensibilities, not to mention basic American history. There, the spiteful extremists of the NAACP are demanding that the gigantic historical monument to the three most revered leaders of the Confederacy – Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis – be sandblasted into oblivion from the Rushmore-like memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia.
With this outrageous demand, the Atlanta NAACP places itself in the company of such fellow barbarians as Afghanistan's notorious Taliban, who earned international condemnation and contempt when they blasted the revered mountain-side sculptures of the Buddhas of Bamiyan from the cliffs on which they had been sculpted. Fortunately, the organization responsible for the Stone Mountain Memorial is private and self-supporting, so these racist Philistenes will not be able to achieve their boorish objective by simply intimidating spineless governors or legislators.
Still, the crude logic of the afro-racist attack on all things commemorating the Confederacy may lead to some testy confrontations that these agitators may yet come to regret. Already, in Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, staunch supporters of Southern heritage have rallied in aggressive support of the Confederate flag in demonstrations, motorcades, truck convoys, and biker rallies.
If the anti-Confederate marauders try to take on, for example, the revered statue of Stonewall Jackson that proudly holds center-stage at the First Manassas Battlefield in Virginia, they might find themselves facing a phalanx of furious physical opposition that would make them wish they were back in the state legislature, facing only gutless and submissive politicians.
Deranged Democrats want to disassociate themselves from the great Thomas Jefferson
But it is the gutless and submissive politicians of the Democratic Party that have allowed the race-based assault against the icons of American history to be extended beyond the relatively "soft targets" of the Confederacy. Now the left's Racial Red Guards have turned their crazed eyes to the Nation's most revered Patriots and Founding Fathers.
The Democratic Party of Connecticut has taken the lead in this lunacy. The Democratic State Central Committee – which not only sounds like something straight out of Maoist China, but acts accordingly – recently voted unanimously to expunge the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the language it had long used to commemorate the party's heritage in describing the party's annual dinner. Unsurprisingly, they acted in abject submission to the urgings of the racially relentless NAACP. The accompanying resolution passed by these brain-addled poltroons stated: "As members of the Democratic Party, we are proud of our history as the party of inclusion. Democrats have led the way on civil rights, LGBT equality and equal rights for women. … It is only fitting that the name of the party's most visible annual event reflects our dedication to diversity and forward-looking vision.'' So much for the two presidents who have long stood at the top of the traditional Democratic Party's roster of heroes.
Apart from the blatant falsehoods in the Party's statement – Republicans, not Democrats, led the way in voting for the Civil Right Act of 1964, for example – it is revealing that these pettifogging Democrats are so committed to obliterating commemoration of the great Thomas Jefferson while embracing the canard of so-called "LGBT equality."
Jefferson was not only one of the foremost giants among the Founding Fathers, and not only the author of the Declaration of Independence, but one of the most forceful advocates of the very democratic principles that the so-called Democratic Party purports to embrace. A genuine Renaissance Man and diversified inventor, he mastered disciplines ranging from politics to philosophy to architecture to agronomy. On top of all that, he authored the historic Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (the precursor of the First Amendment's religion clauses) and was the Father of the University of Virginia, one of America's earliest and greatest universities.
So extensive were Jefferson's accomplishments that President Jack Kennedy once quipped, when honoring a group of Nobel Prize winners gathered at the White House, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." It is indeed depressing to note how far the Democratic Party has descended from the days when the likes of Jack Kennedy had a keen appreciation for the true greats of American history, unfiltered by the twisted resentments of party constituencies.
In short, Thomas Jefferson puts to abject shame the mental and moral midgets who seek to denigrate his legacy. Although he did own large numbers of slaves -- an institution embedded in the southern plantation system which men like Jefferson inherited, rather than supported – he supported the gradual emancipation of the slaves as early as 1779. He supported a gradualist approach rather than immediate and unconditional emancipation because he believed, with good reason, that releasing unprepared slaves with no place to go and no practical means to support themselves would bring misfortune rather than good fortune.
But in the tiny, race-obsessed minds of today's Democrats and radical afro-racists, Jefferson's inherited status as a slave-owner supersedes all his historical achievements, including those which helped provide these ingrates the very freedoms they exercise in seeking to defame one of the genuine giants of American History.
Ravenous with the media-fueled successes of their attacks on the white icons of the Civil War, and now even the Revolutionary War, America's race-obsessed latter-day Red Guards might next turn their twisted rage against the greatest icon of all, George Washington himself. Should this vengeful movement descend to such shameful and lunatic depths, it may at last foment the dormant anger of not only heretofore docile white patriots, but outraged patriots of all races.