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Individualism, statues

No. 2,543

Individualism regards man — every man
— as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his
own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism
holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or
peaceful coexistence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition
of individual rights — and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the
individual rights of its members.
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Do not make the mistake of the
ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: “I’ll do as I
please at everybody else’s expense.” An individualist is a man who recognizes
the inalienable individual rights of man — his own and those of others.
An individualist is
a man who says: “I will not run anyone’s life — nor let anyone run mine. I will
not rule nor be ruled. I will not be a master nor a slave. I will not sacrifice
myself to anyone — nor sacrifice anyone to myself.”
“TEXTBOOK
OF AMERICANISM”
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Mankind is not an entity, not an
organism, or a coral bush. The entity involved in production and trade is man.
It is with the study of man — not of the loose aggregate known as a “community”
— that any science of the humanities has to begin . . . .
A great deal may be
learned about society by studying man; but this process cannot be reversed:
nothing can be learned about man by studying society — by studying the
inter-relationships of entities one has never identified or defined.
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Do not make the mistake of the
ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: “I’ll do as I
please at everybody else’s expense.” An individualist is a man who recognizes
the inalienable individual rights of man — his own and those of others.
An individualist is
a man who says: “I will not run anyone’s life — nor let anyone run mine. I will
not rule nor be ruled. I will not be a master nor a slave. I will not sacrifice
myself to anyone — nor sacrifice anyone to myself.”
“TEXTBOOK
OF AMERICANISM”
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Mankind is not an entity, not an
organism, or a coral bush. The entity involved in production and trade is man.
It is with the study of man — not of the loose aggregate known as a “community”
— that any science of the humanities has to begin . . . .
A great deal may be
learned about society by studying man; but this process cannot be reversed:
nothing can be learned about man by studying society — by studying the
inter-relationships of entities one has never identified or defined.
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The one term I neglected to employ in my past columns is individualism. I plan to make up for
that. C

Can Americans recover their sense of individualism? Will they abandon face masks and social distincing and return to the normalcy of not regarding others’ actions and appearances as primaries of dealing with each other?  Yes, but it will be difficult.

“Daniel Greenfield (Sulton Knish) has published a comprehensive
column
on the wave of Antifa and other attacks on our heroes here and
abroad by the ignorant and often clueless thugs.
The racists and leftists vandalizing statues
across the world claim that they’re fighting hate, but their targets have often
been the men and women who courageously stood up to racism and hatred.

   “When the statue of Churchill was vandalized in London, the
thugs who did it went after the one man who had done the most to wake up the
world to the threat of fascism. In Philadelphia, the thugs scrawled “murderer”
and “colonizer” on a statue of Philadelphia abolitionist Matthias Baldwin and
in Boston, they vandalized the ‘Glory’ monument of the African-American 54th
Regiment.

“In Washington D.C., the Lincoln Memorial and the National
WW2 Memorial were both defaced.




“This is not the work of anti-racists, but of
racists. It’s not the work of anti-fascists, but of fascists.

“While the media has upheld the racist narrative justifying
the Taliban campaign against America by focusing on confederate memorials, the
vandalism has been extensive, targeting both sides in the Civil War, and
spilling over to vandalize statues that have absolutely no relevance to
contemporary politics.



      “In Louisville, the statue of Louis XVI lost a hand and then
was graffitied. Despite the             French monarch having absolutely nothing to do with
Floyd’s death, the statue was               spray painted with “BLM”, “We Will
Win”, and “George Floyde”. If the ghost of the                 executed king had
been hanging around Louisville, he would have been outraged and           confused at
being blamed for a dead man “in Minneapolis.



“But nobody ever accused Black Lives Matter of knowing any
history beyond the 1619 Project.”




          “In Scotland, a statue of Robert the Bruce was vandalized
with the epithets ‘Racist               King’, ‘BLM,’ and ‘Robert was a racist bring down the
statue’. Robert lived in the 13th             century. He no doubt was very racist toward
the Saxons, but It is unlikely that he had             ever met a black person in Medieval
Scotland.”


         How do the destroyers know that Bruce was a “racist”?  They don’t. It isn’t just the                 personages they
wish to eradicate, but history.

And goes on.

        “Even minority statues didn’t get a pass.



         “A memorial to three lynched black men was defaced in Duluth,
Minnesota, to the                  outrage of the NAACP’



     “Statues of Gandhi were vandalized in New York City,
Washington D.C., and London, in        Bristol, England, a statue of a Jamaican
playwright was covered in bleach, and in El              Paso, Texas, a statue of Don Juan
de Onate, a Spanish conquistador, was defaced with        the message, “Your god
is not my god.”

The destroyers have no standards of what boils and
activatestheir outrage. If the West reveres or marks the existence of someone,
good or bad – but mostly good – it must be defaced, toppled, and drowned. So,
it is not the personages represented in the statue that the destroyers seek to eliminate,
but the memory of the personages. The destroyers wish us to forget these people. And history. 



Who or what is the God of the destroyers?  It  is Nihilism.

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2 Comments

  1. Tom

    I cannot understand how these statues can be coming down, one after another. Where are the police? I've not heard of a single arrest anywhere, except for the private citizen in New Mexico who was protecting a statue against vandals.

  2. Edward Cline

    Tom: It's a concerted campaign directed by the Chinese and Islam. I wonder if the statue of "Mary" in Minneapolis is still standing. It's probably been spray painted.

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