As I grew older, I began to perceive that not only had Marxist/Leninist collectivism penetrated the media and the halls of academe, (having read Rand at an early age, I knew that was a problem) but it has penetrated and perverted Western culture to an extraordinary degree. Common politeness, a gracious Western cultural phenomenon, the reluctance to bluntly state the truth for fear of embarrassing an otherwise well-meaning person, has metastasized into political correctness, where one dare not state the truth for fear of accurately identifying savage thuggery and corruption and being punished for doing so. This is one of the hallmarks of Marxist culture, where one dare not speak freely for fear of the gulag, or the Lubyanka, and one can see this phenomenon at work in the present treatment of "American Betrayal" and the author, Diana West. (if you have not yet read that book, gentle reader, I commend it to your attention.) The treatment of Diana West by the present ruling oligarchy is powerful testimony, all by itself, that her work is true, and still more powerful testimony to the power of ideas.
There is a reason that those who would rule us fear a frank and open discussion of their abuses of power, their arrogance, their elitism, their cowardice in the face of our enemies. They fear an honest critique of their Marxist value system, of their attempts to destroy the rule of law, and of their corruption. They know well the power of ideas, of free thought and inquiry, and they have been working slowly for over a century to destroy that which they fear. Above all, they fear being forced to confront the essential nature of their inhuman creed, which is why collectivists pathologically avoid the truth and strive to conceal their acts and beliefs. One of the ways in which this gradual erosion of our liberties has been concealed is by means of perverted politeness.
Politeness was used as a weapon against the Jews, many of whom would not allow themselves to conceive that the German National Socialist pogrom would actually be so rudely carried out against them, and who politely walked to the gas chambers to the strains of Mozart and Beethoven, as requested. There are many reasons for the Holocaust, but perversion of politeness was one of them. If you think it incredible that thousands of people walked to their death for fear of being impolite, ask yourself, "Am I any different?"
Why stand you there silent?
Where are the awkward questions, the rude insistence on speaking the truth?
Why are there not MILLIONS of blogs such as this on the Internet?
Why is Liberty a minority opinion?
Why is the rule of law mostly an historic concept?
Why do you let Marxists set the terms of the debate?
Why do you respect illegitimate authority?
As I have repeatedly stated, this is a war of ideas, and if we win that war, victory for personal liberty is ultimately assured. We have demonstrably better ideas, but the reason that we are losing the fight is that we are not spreading those ideas. We have allowed our oppressors control of the discussion, and in many cases we allow our basic decency to prevent us from speaking out. Resistance begins in the mind, and it spreads from one mind to the next by free and frank exchange, evaluation and comparison of ideas. What do you gain by allowing the enemies of all that is decent to freely spread their poisonous ideas without objection?
Why do you allow fear of ostracism to silence your objections?
Why do you politely consent to your repression?
Why have you quietly yielded to the Marxists among us?
Ecclesiastes, chapter 3 verse 1 says- "to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven." I say that it is time to be blunt. It is past time for each of you, gentle readers, to sound off, and to encourage your friends and neighbors to express themselves freely.
It is time to insist on the truth, and to be rude about it if needs be. Politeness has its place, but I will take rude truth over well-oiled falsehood and tyranny any time. Do not be concerned over what others will think, think about these questions and their answers-
"Is it true?"
"Is it right?"
Ask the awkward questions. Repeat and discuss the uncomfortable answers. Stretch yourselves just a bit and discover the virtue of rudeness, gentle reader.
With regard to all who serve the Light,