Our country is being taken from us, one statue at a time:
Portland wakes up to see what antifa did overnight. A century old statue of George Washington was toppled & set on fire with an American flag. “White fragility,” “Damn white men” & other messages are written on the moment. On the ground nearby: “Defund white men.” pic.twitter.com/zjrsZHJC9o
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 19, 2020
Go see Mount Rushmore before they blow it up.
The Cultural Revolution continues. If you are unfamiliar with the term, I highly recommend reading about Mao’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.
In a word, Mao’s Cultural Revolution was a great purge of Chinese government and society in general carried out by the “Red Guard,” or youth revolutionaries. Their aim was to purge the “impure” elements in society and government, meaning those people, groups and institutions that were now 100% Team Mao.
It was very violent–sometimes on a mass-scale–but it was also more than just violence. The overall aim was a complete transformation of China as envisioned by Chairman Mao. It was a cultural transformation and a massive transfer of power. It took years to play out fully, around a decade depending on how you evaluate it.
Tearing down statues is part and parcel of a cultural revolution. It’s an attempt to rid society of its “old ways” and replace them with the new values, idols and traditions of “the revolution.” It’s happening right now in America. The America that has existed since 1776 is in the process of being destroyed by the post-1960s left. What’s happening right now is the culmination of the Hippie Movement. It began as a “countercultural” movement, and now, 50 years hence, it’s firmly in place as the dominant culture.
But don’t assume that the dominant culture can’t carry out a “revolution.” Mao had been in power for nearly 20 years when he began the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Think of it more as a purge than a regime change. That’s what’s happening now.
Fortunately for us, there’s still time to stop it. Not much time, but there’s still time.