Am I a Member of the Alt.Right?
September 11, 2016
A dear liberal friend of mine called me her only alt.right friend on Facebook last night.
As Alt.Right is a very new and amorphous term, I thought it worth discussing. Is it a coincidence that today is September 11? Maybe not.
Hillary Clinton just called many of us who don’t support–or intend to vote for her–a #Basket of Deplorables.
“Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
One assumes these characteristics are those of the “alt.right,” whatever that is. So let’s analyze whether I am a member:
I am old enough to remember that, although born in the days of Segregation, I have never seen race relations in my country so bad since we twice elected our half-black president with a majority of white votes. He has been a divider rather than a uniter.
Nor do I regard Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO as “the gentle giant,” a term by which he was characterized by a simpering press and a “social justice” movement of street thugs, funded by internationalist and former Nazi collaborator George Soros. Michael Brown was a bully and a thief. He had robbed and smacked around a diminutive Korean grocer as caught on video, the police were called, and Brown then attacked the responding officer and tried to grab his gun. He was stoned on grass– a drug that makes most people peaceful–charged the police officer, who shot him in self defense.
Resisting arrest is not a good strategy for survival. Why did his parent’s not teach him the simple lesson that my parents taught me and I taught my children?
On the other hand, I saw a video of a black man who was shot in the back by a police officer and killed. The officer was jailed and charged with murder and is now in prison. My conclusion: not all cops are perfect and not all blacks are bad guys. Any problem with that assessment?
My Holy Book states, “Let the woman be girt with a sword before me . . .” Yet, I watch as an entire political party works to elect a woman who has viciously protected her sexually deviant husband from charges of rape, uninvited sexual advances, workplace harassment, and (with Jeffrey Epstein) pedophilia and prostitution. I have heard the same woman cackling with self-satisfaction in a radio interview during the 1980s, bragging about how she got a child rapist free after he had served two months in jail. Part of her defense included slandering the child.
Do I believe abortion should be used as a form of birth control? No. Do I believe that abortion is murder? Yes. Do I believe that abortion should be illegal? Not particularly. I think it should be a state issue. But like William S. Burroughs, I insist we look at what is on the end of our newspaper spoon. In other words, if you have an abortion, you have taken a life.
Do I worry about the “gender gap”? Not particularly. In my experience, if a woman puts in the same number of hours at work as a man, doing the same job at the same level of skill, she makes the same pay. If she is not paid fairly, she might negotiate for a better salary. If that is unsuccessful, she might be advised to quit, and apply her talents in an organization where she is properly valued. Eventually, if enough talented and courageous women stand up (i.e., be girt with a sword) the marketplace will bend to their wills.
Do I believe that women tend to be the most biologically qualified people to raise children? Yes I do. My kids were both fortunate enough to be raised by “stay-at-home” moms who reentered the work force as the kids entered school. Do I believe we were blessed, that the children (and their moms and our family) benefited from this? You better believe I do.
My Holy Book states, “Also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will!” This, to my understanding, makes clear that your sexuality is none of my business.
On the other hand, the Book states elsewhere that the taking of love should be, “under the stars.” Does this allow me to say that if your sexuality is none of my business, I also don’t need it in my face? I think it does.
By way of example, I was born with enough sense to use the right bathroom. I don’t want my kids showering in gym class with members of the opposite sex. At least not now, and certainly not by law. If society evolves that way over time, what the heck. Now the policy is an example of totalitarian social engineering by cynical people who love to offend the Great Unwashed. Those of us who cling to our Guns and our Gods. The #Deplorables.
Do I believe in “gay marriage”? Not particularly. I think it is misnomer. A manipulation of an ancient social institution which Plato says extended back as least as far as Atlantis, ten thousand years before he wrote some two-and-a-half thousand years ago. I am a member of a clergy with the authority to perform legally-recognized marriages. The idea of a same-sex couple being married by the ceremony I perform does not compute with my understanding of the ceremony I perform. Should I be compelled to do it? I don’t think so. There are plenty of others who are happy to do so.
If I owned a bakery, would I bake a cake for a same-sex wedding? Hey, I’m Jewish. Money is money. But I do not think a baker should be compelled to provide services if he or she disagrees with the intended purpose. Let other bakers reap the profit. Would I want a cake baked for me by someone under force? No thank you.
I love America. I study the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights. I have long sought to understand the Founding and history of my country. I adhere to the principle of Liberty. For me, it is a spiritual concept, in fact the primary social condition that allows for spiritual development. I believe the original design of America was divinely inspired. The first time in human history that the People were proclaimed and legally-codified as superior to their Rulers. (Yes, there were precedents, thank goodness. Our Founders were able to study strengths and weaknesses of previous efforts.)
Was America “perfect” as founded? No. Was slavery a problem, for example? Yes. Did settlers and governments treat the Indians nicely? No. Have we spent two hundred and forty years trying to improve things? Yes we have. And we will continue to do so.
The design for making legal change is spelled out in the Constitution. The abominations of executive orders and judicial activism and administrative dictates by unelected bureaucrats have so corrupted this legal process and Constitutional design that we need a total change in the way we do business. A reversion to the proper way of doing things. Does this mean we need to reinstate slavery? Please don’t expose yourself as a media-created moron.
However, should English be the “official” language of government and law? Oh yes! Should our borders be controlled? Yes again. Immigration must be viewed as in the national interest. We need to allow the people in that we want. No one has a “right” to be a citizen or an American. No one has the “right” to be here unless we invite them in the front door. And, no one has the right to be here unless they subscribe to our values, in advance.
Islam is one of the three great monotheistic faiths descended from Abraham. Ideally, it should fit in just fine.
But, alas, on this fifteenth anniversary of the greatest loss of American life in battle on our shores, something is not right.
Jihad is part of Islam. It has many meanings and in its most exalted form is a truly magnificent concept. But it has been taken over by political and cultural forces who see it in its original context as War Against the Infidel. (Chances are, anyone reading this is an Infidel.)
So if the 911 Commission concluded that one of the problems fifteen years ago was that they were at war with us while we were not at war with them, maybe it’s time America woke up and smelled the hummus.
For example, why is it in our national interest to have organization like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) play so prominent a role in American government? CAIR is a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood and was identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2001 Holy Land Foundation trial. Everywhere you look in the halls of Congress, the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and in the administration itself, you will find an active presence of CAIR members advising on US policy. Even Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton’s primary assistant), has family ties to the organization. This is not the place to examine the history of the Muslim Brotherhood, but it well worth your time to do so. The Hitler Legacy by Peter Levenda is not a bad place to start, nor is Steven Emerson’s American Jihad.
Do I believe Sharia law is compatible with the American Constitutional System? Most assuredly, it is not. Am I an educated American . . . or a bigot? You decide after you have studied as much about Islam and terrorism as I have.
To sum up:
It would seem that I am not a member of the Alt.Right, at least as defined by Hillary Clinton.
On the other hand, I read Breitbart News and the Drudge Report daily. And I support Donald Trump for president because I believe he is the one person with the courage to divert the river to clean the filth from the Augean Stables of modern America.
Is he the “perfect candidate”? Maybe not. But the alternative is MUCH worse!