The Dr. is having second thoughts about going to the AMREN conference. He has expressed
concern that his career would be ruined by being tarred a racist. Obviously if he had those concerns he should have looked at some of his recent posts.
When news broke that he was going to address this bigots conference I told him if he must go then he should use the podium to discuss Holocaust Denial. Similar sentiments
were stated by The Pagan Temple who really confused the folks there. How white supremacists view his embrace of ancient European deities as "negro" is beyond comprehension. Than again when one advocates racial hygiene they have identified themselves as an imbecile.
The Dr. does grasp my concerns about a room that includes Holocaust deniers. However, he mistakes this as the sole source of my outrage. His complaint that opponents to this event are communists misses the mark. There are Bolshevik vermin opposed to this racist conference, but they are merely political opportunists.
The Dr. is fond of pointing out I am a Jew. My relatives were exterminated by advocates of the same idea he is espousing racial hygiene. The Nazis didn't wake up and decide to toss Jews in the ovens directly. First there was a long campaign to portray them as subhuman. There were laws about race mixing and Jews were prohibited
from certain types of jobs. There were hate publications notably Der Shturmer that shared the Dr's obsession with miscegenation.
A Jew with a sense of history would be mortified by the advocacy of the very ideas that led to the extermination of family members. This outrage would not be lessened
by the idea that Blacks are the ones being dehumanized instead of Jews.
As an American who took an oath to uphold the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic the idea offends me. I was talking with a friends at work and the subject of why I love this country so much came up. One of the tings I really love about this country is that there are no second class citizens. It is true that rich people like Bill Ayers buy their freedom and jobs. It is also true that some degree of nepotism does happen. However, we are all given a basic set of individual rights and liberties. As a person that applies law sometimes it is ironic and ponderous. I want to be the first to state my good fortune to work alongside people who take the
law very seriously.
The notion that government should involve itself in the private relations of its citizens is deeply offensive to me as an American. The choice of whom to love is deeply personal and really none of anyone's business. It goes for folks like Dr. Yeagley who preaches racial hygiene and Tyne Daly who couldn't go a paragraph without saying her husband is Black. My criticism is not that the latter married a person of another race. My criticism was her droning on about something that is really not a big deal endlessly. 90% of Americans really don't care about this. Furthermore, romance and love in the modern economy with two working spouses is tough enough without racial goonery.
The ideas at the AMREN conference offend me as a Jew. However, they also offend me in what is closest to my heart AMERICANISM.
On the communist site of Troutsky he complains that antiwar protesters in the 60's
did not spit at returning soldiers. He claims it is a false image burned into the psyche of Americans.
Antiwar protesters did abuse soldiers returning from Vietnam. As a young child I personally witnessed this. Soldiers were called baby killers and worse by Commies who were drugged and frequently unwashed.
Commies tried to peddle a myth that has no basis in truth that they were popular. In fact they were loathed by Americans. They were loathed for their lawless behavior and arrogance. Vandalism, arson and terrorism are not protected forms of speech. They are crimes that should have been punished aggressively.
A picture of how protesters were really viewed by the public is in the aftermath of Kent State and the hard Hat Riots. The troops at Kent State were clearly provoked by the students who threw rocks at armed National Guardsmen. This came days after the same lawless commies vandalized the town itself. If you see the statements from the public people were upset that more protesters weren't shot. While this is not my personal sentiment it is reflective of the anger at the time directed at commies. The sad part about Kent State was the people who were shot were a great distance away
and not the people who threw rocks at the guardsmen. The tactics of commies was to provoke a reaction and wail about it. The public was not fooled by commie tactics and if you don't believe me watch the NYT puff piece on Kent State where people were complaining the guardsmen didn't shoot enough protesters.
The hard hat riot in NYC was an episode where construction workers fed up with lawless commies burning the flag reacted. The actual blue collar workers despite being out numbered at least three to one kicked the crap out of commies. Some commies ran crying for protection to the "pigs" and the "capitalist exploiters of Wall Street". It seems the actual blue collar workers had spoken, but commies only heard their own fantasies about workers joining them. The crowd and public reaction at the time was overwhelmingly supportive of the construction workers.
Around the 80's the political winds shifted. The children of that era grew up in the age of Reagan. Much of the popular fiction reflected the disgust with protesters. The TV show Family Ties was supposed to be a vehicle for Merredith Baxter Birney. The public was enamored with a little Canadian actor playing a youthful young Republican in conflict with his idealistic but loving hippie bum parents. It also represented what much of the youth felt about the idiocy of hippies.
Rambo was one of many movies that showed a troubled Vet betrayed by his government.
The public reaction to these films was not what Hollywood expected. Rambo became a superhero almost akin to a troubled post John Wayne cross with superman. It was quietly also the rejection of commie vilification of the Vietnam Veteran who always were the real heroes.
Monuments to the Veterans were built in that era. Tom Hayden proposed building one to the protesters and was laughed at. Even Gomer Kerry tried to cash in on this act with a Movie review of Apocalypse Now and fake stories in the Senate while trying to aid the Sandanistas.
In college one outraged professor went on a rant about a horrible TV show full of lies glorifying Vietnam Veterans. This resulted in students forming parties to watch Tour of Duty with plenty of beer. Professors tried to peddle a myth of a nation that
agreed with the protesters. The students who lived in that era frequently told the professors that not how it was. I remember a wonderful professor talking about the idealism of her era. The students pointed out the massive amounts of drugs and laziness of her generation. She laughed and admitted there was a great amount of truth in those statements.
Even in liberal NYC the winds had shifted. The NY Post was in its glory days with wonderful articles by Briendel, Kerrison and even the Daily News carried some conservative op ed writers. The professors did not like the Post, but listening to Bob Grant on the radio was considered by some Satanic. An upstart named Limbaugh had a show in NYC that featured Caller Abortions. We paid tribute to that feature on this blog when we invented Troll abortions. The practice spread beyond this blog and others picked up on it.
The funny part is you can see Rambo, Family Ties, Forrest Gump with ease on cable. Even Tour of Duty which lasted two seasons is shown. One has to hunt for Born on the 4th of July, Reds or the Front.
The notion that Commie protesters were loved lawful and respectful to Vietnam Veterans is pure fiction. Commies need to come to terms with the reality that they were despised and still are. I see the paranoia in their ranks about the Tea Party movement and laugh.
The winds have changed and commies don't like the prospect of Coffee Shop conservatism. Coffee Shop conservatism is a mix of fiscal conservatism and patriotism. It is grass roots, practical and celebrates our founding spirit.