OK. Things are getting really weird now.
Last week there was a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA organized and led by a former Occupy Wall Street leftist Obama supporter inadvertently featuring a guy from Ohio who mowed down a bunch of counter-protesters via his car.
Today there was a “Free Speech Rally” in Boston, MA comprised of fewer than 100 where over 30,000 came out to protest against the free speech rally.
And naturally most media will or have come out for the 30,000 anti-free speech rallyers in the name of … you guessed it…free speech. The irony is massive. Even Trump came out in support of the leftists who marched against the free speech rally.
“But [Trump]… later seemed to back the …[demonstrators], posting: “Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heel [sic], & we will heel, & be stronger than ever before!”
The “tolerate everything” leftists are showing themselves to be the least tolerant of anyone. The left who act like Nazi’s call the organizers of peaceful rallies “Nazis.”
Conservatives can’t speak on college campuses because the “tolerant” leftist university leaders can’t tolerate them.
Leftists tolerate or promote homosexuality, gay marriage, transgenders, Islamic ideology, big government, one-world government, higher taxes, and burdensome regulations.
They don’t tolerate but vilify free speech, truth, Christians, Jews, those who want a strong and successful America aka “Nationalists”, patriots, conservatives and Constitutionalists.
There was never a time in my memory where the warning “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness…” was so appropriate.
Zeitgeist is a word that came to my attention recently. It is a mysterious sounding word with tones of an ethereal, unseen force washing over and influencing masses of people – a poltergeist on a massive scale. The dictionary definition is: “the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.” A more complete definition is “the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.”
There were fairly gradual changes to our nations “zeitgeist” over the past several decades. But those decades were more like a pent up zeitgeist occasionally peeking his head out of the bottle in contrast to what we are experiencing today. Today the pent up zeitgeist is fully out of the bottle, manifesting itself in ways we could not have imagined just a few years ago.
This in itself is an undeniable social revolution.
Yet, will this revolution be more than our society can bear? Will there be a counter-revolution? Not one where another zeitgeist peeks out of the bottle, but a physical counter-reaction to the evil forces that is todays zeitgeist.
I’ve read several accounts of recent clashes that are described as the opening salvos of a new American civil war. Not one with physical boundaries like north versus south. But one that has both sides battling everywhere – in every state, in every city.
The sides will be these:
Constitutionalists: Primarily “originalists”
Nationalists: those who want our nation to be successful and strong
Patriots: Those who cherish the history and basis of our nation’s founding and what it represents.
Those who promote personal responsibility and self-sufficiency
Those who cherish individual freedoms and less government regulation and coercion
The Zeitgeist Protagonists:
Most college professors
Those who are suspicious of the basis of our nation’s founding and who demonize it.
Those who not only disbelieve the Christian and Jewish religions but who believe they are a problem to be dealt with.
Most in state and federal government.
Most who are dependent on entitlements from the state and federal governments including EBT recipients, housing assistance recipients and others who rely on government aid and programs.
The lines are drawn. The players are showing their hand of who they are and where they stand. The Republicans are the biggest surprise to many of us. I can no longer identify with Republicans because they don’t identify with my interests and values any more.
The leftists and their blind followers are making themselves into fools by crying “TOLERANCE” when they are the LEAST tolerant of any group in the nation.
The question now stands: How will this new “civil war” play out? Will it remain merely protest versus protest? How violent will protests become? How many on both sides will embrace violent means to further their cause? To what extent will this new zeitgeist limit free speech, and along with it, the ability to express and hear the truth?