Racism is not Right Wing, it’s fringe…

What happened in Chancellorsville the other day is of course, deplorable.  However: it is also unavoidable.

It is dangerous, but not for the reason everyone thinks it is.  Racist rallies and marches are nothing unusual – it’s not like this is the first one.  The Ku Klux Klan is still an active organization.  300 Nazis is not the “rise of Nazism” in the United States.  It’s 300 Nazis.  Nazis have always existed and have been active in the United States (Remember the “Blues Brothers”?)  Even under the last president – racism existed then, as it does today.

It’s dangerous because it is creating ideological battle lines that are not at all representative of the ideological disagreements of the nation’s population at large.  300 Nazis march in Chancellorsville, and the left attempts to say that it’s a manifestation of the entire right wing.  Patently ridiculous, of course.

The left is now suddenly making a bigger deal out of this in another vain attempt to sabotage Trump.  In doing so, they are simply reinforcing identity politics, the same strategy they used in the last election.  It didn’t work then, and it’s not going to work now.

I’ve said it before: anyone who supported Trump continues to do so.  No minds are being changed.  The only problem that the republicans are bound to have in the midterms is that they haven’t done enough to support Trump’s agenda, and this will put a damper on enthusiastic voting.  Otherwise, the republicans can be assured in their political dominance.

The biggest problem: this business forces us into camps that we would not be caught dead in.  Oppose antifa?  That must automatically make you a Nazi.  Oppose these Nazis?  That automatically puts you in antifa.  Or so goes the logic.  Of course virtually none of us are in either group, and the numbers of those groups are so small that it can hardly affect any political outcome.

 

Human beings are never going to be perfect, and hatred will continue to exist in one form or another.  It’s a worthwhile thing to fight, but also a vain fight – and while we should never accept it, we will have to eventually accept that it’s inevitable.

As a right winger, I condemn all that occurred there, as I hope all of my right-wing colleagues will continue to do.  Racism is not a legitimate part of right-wing thought; as a member of the right I value personal and economic freedom above all things, for everyone.

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Who is the aggressor?

It’s really a strange thing: when the opposition to a president is so strong, the belligerence of an oppressive foreign regime is excused.  Where will this stop?

I’m all for political opposition when it’s called for, but excusing the threats of a belligerent enemy just to spite Donald Trump is really too much.

Are we really supposed to believe that,

a) Donald Trump is the aggressor, when vague threats have been made for years by North Korea, and now lately threats of a more specific nature have been made by Pyongyang?

b)  The United States military, who can respond to any sort of contingency quickly and efficiently, is going to be caught with their pants down by one North Korean nuclear missile, resulting in mass death and destruction?

We could cripple the military infrastructure of North Korea easily and without a significant loss of life.  While they do have a large number of troops, their infrastructure and technology is certainly lacking to fully exploit the effectiveness of their large numbers.

I would be very surprised if any strategy set forth by the pentagon or the administration regarding the neutralization of the North Korean nuclear capacity does not take into consideration the innocent human life in North or South Korea, or our own country.  No, friends, the future of humanity is not “at stake.”  No, this isn’t going to result in any sort of mass genocide.

Stop scaring the children just so you can win some cheap political points.  It won’t help you in the midterms…

The left is so worried about war with North Korea.  If you believed them, you would think that the world is on the brink of destruction, every human life is at risk, it’s worthwhile to build fallout shelters once again, and so on.  A typical load of nonsense.

But if the left had it their way, we would be in a war against Russia.  What does their belligerence toward that country suggest – hopes for peace?  A war with Russia, given that their missiles don’t fail catastrophically to the amusement of all observers (as North Korea’s do) would likely be devastating if allowed to escalate, and certainly unnecessary.

But that war would be okay?  Where’s the logic here, folks?  The logic is very simple: if President Trump says or does something, we must automatically oppose it, even if it makes no sense to oppose it.  Because, you know, #notmypresident and all that.

War with Russia is okay, because Trump doesn’t want to go to war with Russia.  War with North Korea is not okay, because Trump wants to go to war (or solve the problem by “fire and fury” – whatever form that takes.)

I tell you, politics is becoming one massive shitpost.