Highlights on Independence Day 2021

July 4, 2021
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What's with all the focus on race in the following articles, and in general in America today? After all, America is the least racist country in the world. We fought a civil war which ended slavery. We passed laws ensuring civil rights for all (but not equal outcome for all).

The answer is that identity politics and Critical Race Theory are being used as tools to dismantle American culture and to disempower Whites, whose ancestors founded America and created Western Civilization.

Who benefits from the destruction? The usual suspects: Marxists, global corporate interests, elites, and the Democrat party - which at this point is simply the political arm of the global elite.

 

Reflections on the state of America on July 4, 2021:

Enjoy July 4 This Sunday. It Might Be The Last One, by Paul Craig Roberts, Lew Rockwell, July 3, 2021:

Yes, really. The Fourth of July is no longer an event to be celebrated. It has become a day of shame and remorse... To confirm that July 4 is a day of infamy just consult the New York Times’ 1619 Project, CNN, NPR, the critical race theory taught in your local school system, and in your son or daughter’s university or ask Kamala or Biden....

But for now for most of the advocates of “eliminating whiteness,” what is meant is erasing Western civilization. All aspects of it. Monuments are to be taken down—and not only Confederate heroes but also George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, and most certainly Christopher Columbus....

First white culture is eliminated. All achievements are dismissed as racist, including the US Constitution. With the elimination of the culture goes the past, and thereby the present and the future. As more and more white persons are brainwashed into their guilt and lose the ability to resist their demonization, those who speak of white people in the same terms that some Nazis spoke of Jews, become more aggressive and roll out the guillotine....

White people through their achievements had a worldwide influence. But they have lost confidence and have permitted themselves to be set-up for elimination....

Is America Still Our Country?, by Peter Bradley, American Renaissance, July 2, 2021:

President Biden claims that “terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today,” while BLM and antifa continue to riot and attack people....

Whites — even while they are still a majority — have been dispossessed in the nation their ancestors built. And, as a look at Zimbabwe or South Africa tells us, things could get a lot worse....

It is a shock to many Americans to realize that their country may have become their enemy. This must be harrowing for older whites who fought for the flag and who were taught to love their country. But it isn’t their country anymore....

Now that “woke” ideology has overtaken government and most institutions, Mr. Hanania [Richard Hanania, president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI)] believes it is important to attack the source of wokeness: “Rolling back overbroad interpretations of the Civil Rights Act...”...

But what if the system can’t be saved?

Revolver News is an aggregator that also publishes original content. A recent article analyzed the trend towards government handouts to blacks that are not open to whites:

There is no rational reason to think that anti-white animosity will stop with discrimination in hiring and government benefits. Already, American elites are on the hunt for new ways to entrench the legal inferiority of whites and in particular white men. A Tuesday segment on NPR discussed how America’s entire tax structure needs to be changed to make sure that white people pay more in taxes. Why? No reason is needed. Taking more from whites is an end unto itself.

So, what is to be done? The essential first step is to stop being in denial. If you’re one of the tens of millions of straight white American men, you aren’t at risk of becoming a second-class citizen. You are not in danger of becoming a legally entrenched scapegoat for the nation’s problems. You are one right now. Every college, every corporation, and every charitable non-profit in American life was already biased against you. Now, the very laws of the country aim at your marginalization as well....

Excuse Us While We Dismantle Your Country, by Ray DiLorenzo, Canada Free Press, July 3, 2021:

The genesis of our destruction began decades ago with our morals and culture being chipped away with the aid of a compliant Marxist media and a business culture that goes along to get along because it is good for business. We have now accepted what we never thought we would just 10 or 15 years ago. Imagine, a judge, not the people, deciding that gender no longer is a factor in marriage!...

Where was our government, our representatives, when our cities began to rot? Where were they when our schools from kindergarten on up to university were being taken over by committed Marxists? They didn’t notice our young weren’t being taught reading, math and history, but hatred for our country? ...

The personification of this current putrefaction is Barack Obama. He won the presidency twice, not because of his qualifications, but because of the media blackout around his bio. He was a media creation. Many good Americans wanted to show the world that racism was in our distant past and are now looking to the future. After he won, Obama paid them back by gushing poison back in their faces. He told Americans they stunk of racism and then proceeded to do absolutely nothing for the Black community, turning a blind eye toward the abhorrent conditions in the inner cities, brought about by decades of Democrat promises. Why? Because his plan all along was not to build, but destroy. Obama is a Marxist and saw only a future in destroying America, not rebuilding it.

And here we are.

13 Patriotic Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers, by Hannah Bleau, Breitbart, July 4, 2021:

... Emphasis added:

1. George Washington, Farewell Address 1796:

In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations. But, if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude for your welfare, by which they have been dictated.

2. Alexander Hamilton, Speech on the Compromises of the Constitution 1788:

Yet, however weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties. If, therefore, on a full and candid discussion, the proposed system shall appear to have that tendency, for God’s sake, let us reject it! But, let us not mistake words for things, nor accept doubtful surmises as the evidence of truth. Let us consider the Constitution calmly and dispassionately, and attend to those things only which merit consideration.

3. John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams 1775:

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it.

4. Patrick Henry, speech before the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788:

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”

5. Thomas Pain, Common Sense, 1776:

But where, says some, is the King of America? I’ll tell you. Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain.”

6. George Washington, speech to Officers of the Army, 1783:

For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.

7. Samuel Adams, American Independence speech, 1776:

You have now in the field armies sufficient to repel the whole force of your enemies and their base and mercenary auxiliaries. The hearts of your soldiers beat high with the spirit of freedom; they are animated with the justice of their cause, and while they grasp their swords can look up to Heaven for assistance. Your adversaries are composed of wretches who laugh at the rights of humanity, who turn religion into derision, and would, for higher wages, direct their swords against their leaders or their country. Go on, then, in your generous enterprise with gratitude to Heaven for past success, and confidence of it in the future. For my own part, I ask no greater blessing than to share with you the common danger and common glory. If I have a wish dearer to my soul than that my ashes may be mingled with those of a Warren and Montgomery, it is that these American States may never cease to be free and independent.

8. Thomas Jefferson, remark to James Madison, 1787:

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”

9. James Madison, Federalist Papers 46, 1788:

Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

10. Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775:

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.

11. Patrick Henry, Virginia Convention 1775:

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

12. Samuel Adams, speech in Philadelphia 1776:

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

13. Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, 1791:

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

 

Independence Day 2021: “If This Be Whiteness…”, VDare, July 3, 2021:

The recent kerfuffles over Juneteenth, Critical Race Theory, history teaching and what not have all been about one thing: black people refusing to admit that most of American history is NOT ABOUT THEM....

... The American Revolution wasn’t about slavery and, in many ways, the Civil War wasn’t either. Like the current Cold Civil War, it was two groups of white people quarreling over who was to govern....

Now, they’re coming for the American Flag—because it too, according to blacks and Woke whites, a symbol of the legacy of slavery and whiteness…which means, as I said, the Historic American Nation....

And on Independence Day, people who are grilling, shooting off fireworks, saluting the flag, or singing the National Anthem may, while they’re enjoying themselves, be tempted to say, paraphrasing Patrick Henry: “If this be whiteness, make the most of it!”

VDare Independence Day Columns from previous years: