Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The New Idolatry

Mistaking the menu for the meal seems to be a perennial problem for some people and they occasionally gather enough mass and momentum to become not just a nuisance, but a A Genocidal Threat. They are either incapable of considering or, as  it appears more likely to me, they are obstinately unwilling to consider the very real difference between  the veneration of an icon and Idolatry.

It is clear that something along these lines is fueling the crusade against Confederate and other monuments. In denouncing these monuments as racist these modern day iconoclasts are investing in the statues a quality or property they do not contain in and of themselves, an act and posture akin to that of worship. This is not unlike the pagan or the primitive who see in their graven images the god itself. Thus these protesters can rightly be considered idolaters even as they are iconoclasts.

In their dark and dank little minds taking down a statue of Stonewall Jackson is, magically (or would that be miraculously?) a victory against slavery. How the act of taking down a chunk of sculpted marble helps abolish slavery or ameliorates its legacy is conveniently unexplained. What is certain is that none of these politically correct PR stunts will do anything to solve the very real problem of Modern Day Slavery which is more Prevalent and Profitable Than Ever!

The truth is that this latest batch of statue smashers does not care about slavery anymore than Black Lives Matter cares about black lives or the self-proclaimed male feminist Joss Whedon cares about women. It's all a front, smoke and mirrors, bait and switch machinations to take down President Trump, these United States, Western Civilization and ultimately, the little that's left of Christendom.

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The Iconoclasts of the eighth and ninth century did not succeed and neither will their present day counterparts either secular and Muslim.



No? Well, maybe THIS will help.

On the bright side...

Until the madness passes there could very well be a profitable niche to exploit for anyone willing to take a lesson from the Russians. They have found many an interesting way to reduce the remains of the former Soviet Union From Propaganda to Kitsch.

Bobble-heads of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, anyone?

And meanwhile in Chicago, inner city blacks are proving that they are not the fools Democrats take them for.

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