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larry phillipsGUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet

 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

These words are credited to an 18th Century English Whig, Edmund Burke, who didn’t support the British Colonies independence but fought for the colonists rights to oppose excessive taxations and regulations when they had no say in Parliament. He believed his King was abusing the rights of the colonists.

His words refresh my determination to fight evil with every piece of my soul.

Folks, this chaos that’s being sewn throughout America — the anti-America sentiment being whipped up, the constant clammer that America was founded on racism, that America is still a racist nation, and there is systemic racism in every facet of our lives.

In the early decades at the start of the 20th Century, the socialists; i.e. communists, the European Marxists realized that pushing class warfare – their main arrow in their quivers – wasn’t too easily swallowed in America because capitalism and individual freedom interfered with class warfare. Our rights under the greatest founding document incentivized poor people to become rich people and every stage between. Hard work, bright ideas, a chance for education – destroyed the class warfare these communists had used throughout Europe and the rest of the world, where kings, czars, dictators, etc., had control of those who did not allow citizens any of the freedoms that Americans enjoyed.

So the years after President Woodrow Wilson – our nation’s most famous self-proclaimed progressive – the socialists and communists decided a change of attack was necessary to destroy America.

Several assaults on our form of government were being planned and instituted – and from within.

Infiltration of big industry was succeeding early through unions, with leaders being elected that were more and more radical every decade.

Education was another target through getting teachers hired that pushed a progressive agenda. Their efforts today are so blatantly overt and corrupt, no one can deny their successes.

Look at how progressive teachers are trying to indoctrinate our children, and more importantly, our heritage and our founding principles. The 1600 Project farce is now the flagship of progressives.

FYI: If you haven’t figured out yet, progressives (and leftists) are code for communists. Many white elitists truthfully and knowingly  follow the communist agenda. The Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerbergs and Michael Bloombergs of the world are all in. They love the authoritarian form of control over all those baskets of deplorables.

Yet many other people of all races don’t even realize they’re supporting the communist/Marxist doctrine. They just go along like the sheep they are.

Then there is the group Black Lives Matter, which proudly proclaims in it’s founding document it is based on Marxist ideology. 

By the way, where are all those millions raised by BLM leaders? See, that’s communism for you. The money didn’t help any Black communities or rebuild pharmacies in those burned down neighborhoods, did it?

Rewriting history and tearing down all the figures of our steady growth of unity under our 230-year-old constitutional republic is the goal of communists. 

Americans should never forget the words in the movie, Dances With Wolves:

“History is not there for you to like or dislike, it’s there for you to learn from. If it offends you, even better, because then you are less likely to repeat it. It’s not yours to erase or destroy. It belongs to all of us.”

That is the legitimate argument against all the progressives who scream for the destruction of our statues and school names, or professional sports teams’ names and mascots, and on and on and on – ad nauseam.

If “good men and women” sit back and allow this desecration of our history and what it has taught us over two centuries, individual freedom is doomed to the trash bin of history. Seriously, we’re the only beaming light on the hill remaining on earth.

Look at what’s happening in our huge cities ran by Democrats (aka progressives, leftists, socialists and communists) because of policies like defunding the police, and no bail, no prosecution, no jailing, or no prisons.

Heck, there’s not even any more slapping of the wrists. And all of it started with BLM and AntiFa rioters in 2020 (­not protesters) and their looters and arsonists – who also simultaneously declared open season (and abuse and assaults) on law enforcement officers and firefighters.

We – Americans anyway – assumed the Department of Justice and the FBI would help protect police and deputies and firemen. 

But no. 

And why? 

Because the ones destroying towns and businesses were progressives, and our federal law enforcement is now a political weapon of the leftists. Lady Justice has drowned in the deep, slimy swamp of Washington DC.

Re-imaging such anti-accountable, anti-American policies have led to more and more bloodshed – and mostly in minority communities. Statistics prove it from all across the nation. 

Criminal activity in America’s largest, and once most beautiful, cities is creating complete chaos, which is their goal.

Again, proving the leftists are succeeding in dividing the nation, re-writing our history, erasing every Amendment of our Constitution, eliminating our Declaration of Independence and castrating our form of equal justice under the law.

God help us if we don’t fight against this evil. There are still enough good men and women remaining that can “do something,” because to do nothing is unacceptable, especially for our children and their children.

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