June 13, 2008
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission
So said Eleanor Roosevelt, a champion for universal human rights back in the day when the left still believed in the idea, believed such rights were innate, were morally superior to cruelty and ignorance and barbarism, were worth fighting and dying to preserve, protect and extend to every man, woman and child on earth. Today she is quoted by free people sneered at as racists for refusing to endorse the submission of women made evident in sexual-mutilation and child "marriage", refusing to accept apartheid law in place of common law, refusing to accept medieval sumptuary law in place of self-expression or blasphemy law for freedom of speech. Most grotesque of all, dismissed as racists by neo-Nazis and their allies and their apologists for the new crime of opposing genocidal anti-Semitism; this in living memory of the Holocaust.
With every concession to the forces of Dark Ages reaction we are conceding to the annihilation of what we are. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Jackson and Kathy Shaidle are right: Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. We must not pander to the assumed superiority of those who would intimidate us. We must live as if the revolution has already happened.
I will not accept my opposition to an ideology dressed up as a religion is "racism". It is not. Accepting the submission of people far away about whom we know little is racism. I will not accept any excuse for the continuing mistreatment of hundreds of millions of people for their misfortune to have been born into political and spiritual bondage. I will not accept the rights my ancestors fought and died for - my close relatives fought and died for - can be ceded in favour of some cult's gibberish. My rights are granted by God and a firm resolve, not some Dark Ages fever dream. And I will not under any circumstances accept the authority of jumped up drumhead trials run by my moral and intellectual inferiors no matter the content or provenience of their particular lying holy scrolls.
Perhaps I am another American born in the wrong place becasue I quite literally take these truths to be self-evident:
The hell with their blasphemy laws dressed up as "human rights"; they have twisted those words into a great evil and Eleanor Roosevelt is turning in her grave. If they are going to charge me with something they should charge me with sedition.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 13, 2008 06:44 AM
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