As I See It: 1984 today
Nearly every night before I fall asleep I ponder the events of the day and the state of our country. There are so many different negative reasons and events that a restful sleep is usually not forthcoming. I do not follow any news source closely, usually because it turns out to be so biased or one-sided that the “news” is just a theater of the absurd.
A headline last Sunday on the internet highlighted a story in the New York Times that stated the reason inner-city public education is in such a sorry mess is “white parents.” A few weeks ago I was criticized for my observation about a “white guilt trip.” Some eggheads at a few of the elitist universities in the east have identified some specific concepts or traits - personal responsibility and others - as “white traits.”
Does this mean that Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos and Elbonians (I hope you read Dilbert) aren’t expected to exhibit these too?
Does anyone else find it somewhat laughable that every major corporation and most of the professional sports teams are trampling one another in their efforts to reduce their “white quotient” while paying homage at the altar of BLM?
And later on in the week I read about some professors at Rutgers who have labeled grammar as taught in our schools as racist because the words and expressions used by some people and children don’t mesh well with the norm.
Meanwhile, Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in an interview responded to a question about violence instigated by Antifa in Portland, Oregon, by replying, “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.” Antifa - which is reported to signify anti-fascist - is certainly using proven fascist methods to help destroy the country. Remember Hitler’s Brown Shirts - assuming you were taught history.
And to those who don’t believe that federal law enforcement should be protecting federal property, remember we fought an internal war across much of the country in 1860 to preserve the Union. The goal was not the end of slavery - Lincoln’s goal was to save the Union - the Union - the Union. The abolition of slavery was an extremely fortunate event; but not the whole show.
Scientific studies conclude that children from two-parent families perform much better in their education than those from single-parent families. Today, the forces of progressivism (including militant, misguided feminism) have all but eradicated the nuclear family - especially in the Black population. The percentage of abortions for Black females is well out of proportion to their population. Black people made up just 12 % of the U.S. population in 2016 but accounted for 38 % of reported abortions.
I recommend and challenge everyone in our country to read "Animal Farm" (1945) and "1984" (1949) in the next month or two. And if you have one iota of an ability to analyze and compare what has been happening in the United States in the last five months to the content of those two books, you should be extremely disturbed at the prescience of George Orwell.
Isn’t it strange that all these statues, portraits, school names, landmarks and so many other inanimate objects are suddenly offensive to one or many people? This is all part of the transformation that the previous president could have started. Being offended and angry are personal choices. No one has any right to deface, destroy or steal another’s property. Being a minority can be difficult - but it’s never an excuse for violence.
For years, progressive liberals have been using race and identity politics to divide this nation and transform the government and society into an ever-increasing form of socialism. Forget the labels and just look at the content and goals of their programs to determine if they are truly interested in a free citizenry or just using the power of the state to institute their own form of slavery.
Justice Antonin Scalia observed, “The cardinal sin of capitalism is greed, but the cardinal sin of socialism is power.”
Please convince me that he wasn’t talking about the goals of politicians like the Democrat Party leadership today.
Well, that’s how I see it.