Ask J-Dub: What Did We Learn From Charlottesville?

By J-Dub

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Not to beat this already beaten horse, but if you’ve informed yourself about last Saturday’s event’s in Charlottesville, Virginia solely through the mainstream media, you would think the riot between so-called “white nationalists” and Antifa and Black Lives Matters supporters was strictly a function of “Nazis.”

You would think that because the lame-stream media has beat that drum harder than a Dallas Cowboys’ girlfriend, and because every still photo they show you features some chromosomal troglodyte airing a Swastika flag.

But, what those same lame-streamers have tried not so show you is the large number of leftist protestors waving the Hammer and Sickle of the departed Soviet Union. Try doing a web search to find those pictures. You’d have better luck finding a Kardashian who hasn’t fucked half the NBA. But we know those pictures exist because they were mentioned on the record by a politician.

Republican Nick Freitas, the District 30 incumbent, said he was angered and infuriated to see people carrying Nazi and Soviet flags on U.S. soil considering the sacrifices made to defeat those regimes.

Any organization which attempts to disparage or diminish people because of race is abhorrent,” said the military veteran. “It is the character of a person which reveals their true identity, not their skin color, and the dismal character of racist groups was revealed in Charlottesville.”

Yeah, this would be the perfect place to break out that whole Martin Luther King, Jr. thing about “judging men based on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin” thing. But that argument is dead because the division in this country isn’t about race. Charlottesville proves that.

I’ll admit that it certainly has been given that appearance; but that’s a neccessity of construction because using racism is the easiest way to polarize anything from war monuments to lousy quarterbacks. But polarization is crucial as it is the first step in creating exactly the anti-intellectual hooliganism we saw in Charlottesville.

Doing so was a gradual, yet effective process. If you are over 40, you likely learned a very different set of reasons for the cause of the Civil War than what is taught in high schools today. Getting deep into that at this time will detract from the real point here; you can send me your questions on that for the next installment of “Ask J-Dub.” For purposes of this discussion, suffice it to say that it has been succinctly, if not erroneously boiled down to the “good vs. evil” narrative about slavery.

That’s how you get a bunch of people willing to get their skulls cracked over a meaningless chunk of granite. Stop and think about that for a minute. We had a full-scale riot over a fucking statue, and we are losing our collective minds over others. That’s only happening because the dialogue about this issue is being driven by fringe elements on both sides who are a direct result of the aforementioned polarization draped with the sheep’s clothing of racism used to conceal the real “wolf” in all of this.

Think about it. While all this noise is being made about taking down statues because they are “monuments to slavery,” nobody’s bothered to notice that there is not a single person alive today who is morally responsible for or causally affected by slavery. If you’re going to be intellectually honest, you realize that saying slavery is at the root of a debate taking place 150 years after it’s abolition is like saying horse-drawn carriages are part of today’s urban traffic problems.

So, once you strip off the “slavery/racism” component, the question becomes what’s left? That’s it. That noise you hear is the death rattles of the New American Left. That’s why you see this “statue” nonsense spreading to things well beyond the scope of the Confederacy. In Chicago, leftie politicians are after monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In Philadelphia, there’s now noise about removing a statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo…whose tenure was 100 years after the Civil War. Not to mention, there’s now even talk for you people in MassKorea about renaming Yawkey Way because the Red Sox were the last team with a black player.

The dead giveaway about the leftist nature of this entire manufactured narrative came from all those Soviet flags in Charlottesville such an effort is being made to keep you from seeing. I’m really not surprised to see the same sort of Orwellian historical revision that thinks ripping down statues accomplishes anything beleiving that the Soviet Union was some sort of socialist paradise. Considering the U.S.S.R was responsible for far more deaths than Nazi Germany, if you’re pissed about a bunch of mouth-breathers waving Swastika flags but have nothing to say about a large number of “participation trophy” kids waving the Hammer and Sickle, you’re either a) stupid b) a hypocrite c) an asshole or d) all of the above.

I posted that very sentiment on social media, and guess what? I got a lot of shit, but as is usually the case, I got somebody who represents the stupidity of his class.

It’s generally agreed that the Soviets lost many more soldiers and civilians then the Germans did. Where are you getting your (false) facts from? I have a t-shirt from Hanoi with a hammer and sickle. I have been to Eastern Europe a handful of times and any relics from the Communist era are treated with a great degree of kitch.

The big problem is I know this guy. He just said something really fucking stupid, but I know he’s not stupid. We live in a world where smart people have been rendered stupid because of ideology.

The fundamental flaw in his argument is that he’s fallen for the trap that one form of totalitarianism is better than another. This guy exemplifies a much greater threat than any of the fringe hate groups we are talking about, because in his defense of Soviet communism over German Nazis, he completely forgot that they were both socialist regimes.

The stark reality is that the only appreciable difference between Soviet communism and German national socialism was who controlled industrial production. Under communism, the industrial complex was completely controlled by the government; the German system allowed for free enterprise, albeit heavily-regulated in a model strangely reminiscent of the Obama approach.

That demonstrates the real problem we have right now (and not just in America, by the way). The dialogue is being driven by fringe groups who don’t represent the mainstream of anything getting far too much attention. That is happening because we have way too many people like “Mr. Hammer and Sickle” who have no problem with intolerance and violence as long as it’s coming from their side. He defends the hammer and sickle; a symbol of brutal repression while he attacks another.

Look at his argument; he completely deflects from the larger point about disavowing hate regardless of the source to say how cool he thinks communism is. He then defends his position by sticking to the death tolls from World War II completely ignoring the body count produced by 80+ years of world communism. Stalin killed more Russians than Hitler could have ever hoped to, and “Mr. Hammer and Sickle’s” argument shrinks even more when you start counting the bodies produces by the global off-shoots of communism ranging from his beloved Eastern Europe (Ceaucescu anybody?) to today’s last vestige of Stalinism in North Korea.

The reason why “Mr. Hammer and Sickle” represents the problem is as long as he defends hate from one side, he ignores that will always generate a response from the other side. See, hate is like the tango…it takes two. Two guys standing hip deep in gasoline arguing over whose flame is purest is a real problem, and “Mr. Hammer and Sickle” thinks his Bic has the cleanest flick.

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22 Comment(s)
  • August 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

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  • Itinerant Engineer
    August 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Excellent article J-Dub, it’s good to see your writing here again.

  • 48 Cedar Street
    August 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

    #Red Danny

  • Independent Thinker
    August 18, 2017 at 7:07 am

    One more thing — we haven’t heard a thing about North Korea this week. Last week, Trump was accused of being a warmonger for having the guts to stand up to that little creep.

    The media, along with facebook and google, control what we hear and see, which is just another reason to avoid them and try to get your news from multiple sources whenever possible.

    • StupidIsAsStupidDoes
      August 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      And definitely don’t get your news from CNN. What a fucking joke they are! NO one wants to report that N. Korea stood down on Guam. Fuckers.

  • Independent Thinker
    August 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Those carrying the Soviet flag are just as bad as those carrying the Nazi flag. However, the left will label me a hateful racist for saying this.

    Now, while we are all divided fighting over an event that would have been a nonevent had everyone ignored it, the government can continue with their ultimate goal to control all of us through a new world order.

  • Hughbo Mont
    August 18, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Luv the J-Dub! MassKorea – lol, so true!

  • Stunt Penis
    August 18, 2017 at 6:33 am

    “That noise you hear is the death rattles of the New American Left.”

    Have to disagree with you on this one.

    This country is severely balkanized, thanks to efforts by the left over the past 50 years. Read “The Disuniting of America” by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (hardly a alt-right Steve Bannon flunkie).

    Right now, we are in the midst of the beginning of a cultural, which will ultimately lead to, a political revolution in this country. The parallels between the left — historical revisionism, “rightthink”, confiscation of firearms, suppression of speech through violence, etc. — are all themes which have appeared in this history books, describing circumstances surrounding the revolutions in many societies throughout the ages.

    The left has been in firm control of this country (principally due to the lack of having any republicans who have balls to stand up to them) and have been successful in undermining it not only as described above, but by appointing activist judges in a position to rule that the “law” supports the leftist agenda. Look at the numerous legal challenges to various Trump policies the left has engaged in and the “judge shopping” they did to get the injunctions and rulings they have to date.

    I went to sleep the night of the election not knowing who won the Presidency. When I woke up and heard Trump won, I sobbed softly and said to myself “Thank God, we are saved”. If Hilary Clinton had won, it would have been the last spike in this country’s coffin. The only saving grace at the moment is the 5-4 majority on the supreme court currently held by the conservatives, which keeps the leftist agenda from overtaking the country by legally rubberstamping whatever leftist legislation/action is undertaken by the government. Had she won, we would have a 5-4 leftist majority now, with the assassination of Scalia.

    All this said, the war is coming. Once the pendulum swings back to the change the majority in Congress, and the left wins the Presidency again, the United States of America that I grew up and have lived in for the past 50 years will cease to exist.

    Be a boy scout, boys and girls. Be Prepared. Guns. Ammo. And of course, ZombieTools. Because the apocalypse is coming.

  • August 17, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    don’t know J-dub but i like his style

  • It's All a Diversion
    August 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    More J-Dub.

    Less Fakebook moron articles ala SSTG, etc.

    Quality is always better than quantity.

    • Keeping it 100
      August 18, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Totally agree 1000% Did you hear that wench SSTG on LIVE last Sunday night? What a fucking disgraceful moron. She is so fucking fucked in the head it is frightening. She sounds like some drunken, Newport smoking freak Welfare fraud fat as a fuck barfly Meth head coming across as all holier than thou. Sorry bitch. We’re not idiots. That idiot will single handedly tear down this blog and with the other writers so talented? I feel bad for them.

  • Chuck
    August 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Alt-left is their new label, given by Trump to the lefty-hater-fascists. Takes two sides to battle, not just one as the delusional lefties thought. They’re still in shock over Clinton losing and aiming at Trump daily. That’s obvious anyways.

  • White Nationalist Turtle Rider
    August 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Completely agree here. If we’re picking sides, I’m taking Nazis and the Klan over blacks any day of the week.

  • Bill Realist
    August 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I learned that according to the media, being white and thinking that being white and being proud of it is better is bad. Black people are better in every way and black lives matter is ok. Oh and Also that we have the first honest president in many, many decades.

  • Your a racist. Your a racist and your a racist.
    August 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Fact. The Nazis assholes had a right to be there and had a permit. Freedom of Speech in this country exists even if it is vile. Another Fact ZERO Violence would have occurred if not for the terrorists from BLM and Antifa who showed up with bats and masks. IF the Cops were not told to stand down by their coward Democratic governor and the Cops arrested everyone who was breaking the law than I am guessing 100% of the people arrested would have been the “counter protesters” there against​ the Nazis and that woman would be alive.

  • WooTownCrew
    August 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Boom. Very well done, J Dubs.

  • Kevins 9 Iron
    kevi packs a mean 9 iron
    August 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Really well written. Where did that come from? SO true.

  • don
    August 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    i understand the nazi protestors had a permit to legally assemble, but i dont know why all the antifa and blm are not being arrested for not having a permit to assemble. the nazis had a right to be there and antifa and blm didnt, but all the media is saying is the protestors that did have a legal right to be there are bad. I just dont get how this media and government is saying the nazis were to blame. i understand they talk hate and all, but it is their right to freedom, when the antifa and blm is trying to stop freedom. this country is swirling the shitbowl.

    • Thank a Lib with a Throat Punch
      August 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      ‘cuz libs are the fascists!

    • Bob
      August 17, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      They had a permit to assemble as well.

      • IgnoranceBreedsIgnorance
        August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

        In other parks, not in Emancipation Park. Facks people!

  • FatFingrLou
    August 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Turtleboy! Turtleboy! Turtleboy!

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