I’m truly humbled and honored to share these website pages with some pretty awesome writers. One of those is a young conservative fella, Matt Palumbo. Matt is a dynamic and insightful writer who has penned several books, “The Conscience of a Young Conservative” and “In Defense of Classical Liberalism.” Needless to say, those 50 or so cupcakes at the University of Notre Dame who walked out on the vice president of the United States this weekend at the commencement address should read Matt’s literary projects.
But, it’s Matt’s most recent book that certainly should have all of our attention, “A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left’s Love Affair with Islam,” Let me tell you, instead of the little “safe space” binky-loving adolescents masquerading as college students, Matt’s perspective is exactly what we need from our young people. They need to challenge the accepted orthodoxy and inspire thought and discourse based, not on emotion, but precision exegesis.
I have offered on these pages — and shall continue — that there is little separation, ideologically, between progressive socialists and Islamo-fascists and Islamists. Now of course, this will once again send the liberal progressive left into an apoplectic state of maniacal delusion and spewing of ugly vitriol and invectives.
However, consider the actions of those students who walked out on OUR vice president, a defiant act of censorship and disrespect. There is without a doubt a collusion of tactics with the left and the Islamists as can be seen by the prominent role of Linda Sarsour with the leftist feminist movement — USA hijabs? And consider how groups like the Council for American Islamic Relations and the Muslim Student Association, both affiliations of the Muslim Brotherhood in America [as documented in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, join forces with the liberal progressive leftist campus organizations to prevent free speech from those with whom they disagree. I find it patently humorous to hear the left and Islamists rant on about fascism, yet they are the biggest perpetrators of fascist actions.
It also appears that the liberal progressive left and Islamists share an angst towards Christians. Of course it is displayed in two different fashions, but the overall result is the same: persecution. When the progressive socialists of the left punish Christian business owners because of their faith beliefs and impart the full weight of the state, it’s just as damaging. However, isn’t it rather odd — and correlates to Matt’s premise — as to why the left in America loses its mind over Hobby Lobby not wanting to provide birth control or wedding cakes not being made or portraits not be taken for a same-sex marriage…but they say nothing about the treatment of gays and lesbians by Islam? You know, penalty of death?
But the recent activities happening down south in America also evidence a rather perplexing similarity to the liberal progressive left and Islamo-fascists.
As reported by Fox News, “The City of New Orleans started to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee Friday, a vestige of its Confederate past now viewed by the mayor and others as divisive. The Lee statue is the last of four Confederate-related statues being removed in the southern port city where an active slave-trade flourished before the Civil War.
“This is the moment when we know what we must do, when we know what is right,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu told a crowd of supporters. He said the Confederacy was on the “wrong side history and humanity.” “I knew that taking down these monuments was going to be tough,” he said. Crews were still working to remove the statue as Landrieu spoke in late afternoon. The city of New Orleans said the statues were “erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the ‘Cult of the Lost Cause,’ a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy.”
The mayor’s office said no public money has been used in the removal. The city said it raised $600,000 from private donors. Landrieu had proposed the removal of the monuments after the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church. The killer, Dylann Roof, was an avowed racist who brandished Confederate battle flags in photos. That recharged the debate over whether Confederate emblems represent racism or an honorable heritage.”
I just have to ask, who were the “private donors” who supported a fully insidious endeavor to erase history in the United States? History is not about choosing, it is about remembering and learning from what happened.
Consider this, many of those Confederate generals were graduates, some rather distinguished, of the United States Military Academy at West Point. They also, as young officers, served this nation in the Mexican War. Are we to erase this memory of service to this nation completely?
And here’s another example of the paradoxical affinity of the progressive socialist left towards Islam. Why is it that when there’s an Islamic terror attack in America, the left does everything to dismiss it as something else? Ft. Hood was “workplace violence,” the jihadist attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando were an issue of gun control. And even ISIS, we were told by Barack Obama, was not “Islamic.” So why is it that the left in America has gone bat crap stupid blaming everything Civil War Confederacy on the actions of a crazed individual, Dylann Root? Doggone, jihadists, like the one who point blank range shot the police officer in Philadelphia, admitted his support of ISIS as his inspiration for shooting the officer. Then the nutcase leftist mayor of Philadelphia comes out at a press conference and contradicts the police chief, and in a moment of indignation states that the shooting of the officer had nothing to do with Islam.
Let’s not forget the Taliban destroying the ancient Buddhist statues in Bamiyan province, originally constructed in 4th and 5th century. Much like the statues of General Lee for the left, I guess those buddhas really upset the Islamists known as the Taliban. And we’ve seen countless instances of ISIS fighters destroying ancient historical temples and artifacts because it was antithetical to their ideology…their orthodoxy. So what is the orthodoxy of the American progressive socialist left?
In New Orleans, the monuments of General Lee, General PGT Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis were all removed…what’s next? I can just imagine that someone in the left is considering the venerable Stone Mountain carving, the largest high relief sculpture in the world.
Y’all are laughing? This was reported by the LA Times in July 2015, “The famous outdoor relief sculpture depicting Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia has come under attack from the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. The chapter’s leader is calling for the removal of the Confederate Memorial Carving that depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
A press release from Richard Rose, the president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, calls for the elimination of the Confederate carving, calling it a “glorification of white supremacy.” “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” the release states. “History reminds us that despite the hero status accorded to Robert E. Lee, the West Point educated Lee was a traitor who led the military effort of the breakaway states, including Georgia.”
The release continues, “The insurrection’s sole purpose was to create a separate nation that would maintain the enslavement of generations of African descendants.” Rose said in a phone interview with The Times on Tuesday that “symbols demonstrate people’s mindset. They mean something. There are monuments all over the South… that were erected to demonstrate and celebrate white supremacy.”
I grew up in Atlanta, and remember in my younger days the KKK rallies held on top of the large granite mountain. But, let’s not forget that the Democrat Party started the KKK — perhaps they’d like us to forget that little tidbit if history. Also, the NAACP was not started by “colored people” but rather by white progressive socialists after the turn of the century mainly to counter the work and success of one Booker T. Washington. Yes, they picked Washington’s former friend, W.E.B Dubois, to lead the organization and Dubois turned true traitor, turning against and demonizing his old friend at the behest of the white progressives. Interestingly enough, Dubois died as an avowed communist who had rejected his American citizenship. And so it appears the NAACP is still just a front organization doing the bidding of white progressive socialists, who, like Islamists, seek to destroy our history since it doesn’t fit into their ideology, orthodoxy.
I love the battlefield at Gettysburg. So will the Confederate monuments, such as General Lee’s statue mounted on his horse Traveler be removed? Or what shall became of the Washington Monument — yes that beautiful obelisk that was just renovated — after all, General George Washington owned slaves…shall we tear that down? Or maybe we should just destroy Mount Vernon? Don’t laugh folks, there are chucklehead cupcakes at the University of Virginia who want all monuments and references to Thomas Jefferson removed…yeah, that Thomas Jefferson who founded the University of Virginia. Why? Because ol’ TJ owned slaves, which supersedes his writing the Declaration of Independence and being our third president.
Yes, there is a paradoxical alliance, but as well, a disturbing similarity and collusion between the progressive socialists in America and Islamo-fascists. I am a proud black man, and no statue of General Robert E. Lee, or anyone from the and the Civil War hurts my feelings. Then again, the ultimate similarity between the progressive socialist left and Islamo-fascists…they hate fact and history because their existence is based on emotion.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]