A Few Questions on Self-Enslavement
If you are a reasonably intelligent, somewhat politically ambitious man, and you see that the political class in your society is exploiting a crisis as a means of establishing extremely illiberal powers far beyond the legitimate necessities of the current crisis — powers of the sort that no state ever relinquishes once the precedent has been set and publicly accepted — then if you continue to use your voice or credibility to support, justify, and even demand that the state “do something” about this crisis, are you not effectively a defender and ally of tyrants? “Dr. Fauci.”
HBO has announced that it is removing Gone With the Wind, one of the most popular and beloved Hollywood movies of all time, from its film library, due to the movie’s espousal of systemic racism, “ethnic and racial prejudices that were wrong then and are wrong today.” Does this not amount to a literal condemnation of the taste and thinking of all the millions of humans who ever loved that film and its depiction of the South during the Civil War? Is this not a direct accusation of racism smeared over the lives of every person who ever watched Gone With the Wind to enjoy the romanticism of Tara, the glamor of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, or the Oscar-winning performance of Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Academy Award? Is this not a tacit acceptance of one of the most vile basic premises of communist revolutionary politics, namely that all art, literature, and individuals deemed by the revolution’s leaders to be impure must be purged from society by any means necessary? Does this not make HBO an actual friend and facilitator of Marxist revolution in America? (That’s a rhetorical question, of course. If you have to think about it, you and I have nothing to talk about.)
As a side note, one of the Marxist propagandists du jour who greased the skids on HBO’s slide into the death cult was the screenwriter of a politically correct movie of the moment, 12 Years a Slave. Apparently a lifetime of slavery, universalized, is preferable then?
Why was Joe Biden speaking at the funeral of George Floyd, a man killed by a bad cop in Minneapolis? Why are this man’s life and death being reduced to nothing but a convenient tool of Democratic party politics, i.e., progressive totalitarianism? Why is Floyd’s family not ashamed to be using their dead kinsman in such a cynical and unprincipled manner?
Excuse me, it’s time for my daily retching fit. My kind of purge.