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Cancel cancel culture
By Ramblin’ Rose

“Keep your mouth shut. You have your Freedom of Speech, as long as you say what I want to hear.”

America is on “the slippery slope.” Sadly, that is true.

People are not speaking up. They are scared that they will lose their job. They are scared that they will alienate family and friends. They are afraid of the public shaming and bullying, even physical harm and death to self or family members. Their fear is real.

For decades, students have learned to regurgitate the ideology espoused by the teachers, especially in high school and university. Now it is at all grade levels as leftists rewrite our history, interject critical race theory in the curriculum, and indoctrinate our youth to hate our country. The consequences for exercising our inalienable First Amendment rights are even more frightening — it is “cancel culture” and reprehensible threats from the Leftists. They are calling for deprogramming programs, reprogramming camps for our children and civilian spies to report on family and neighbors.

On July 4th, when the country celebrates its history and values, its freedoms and dreams, President Trump spoke under symbols of leaders who have championed America’s greatness—Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. He addressed that issue as he said: “One of (the left’s) political weapons is ‘cancel culture’ — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the definition of totalitarianism. It is completely alien to our culture and values. It has absolutely no place in the United States of America.”

The attacks on President Trump started five years ago and continue even after his term as US President ended. Leftists continue the attacks on him and any and all who treasure the same American values.

Tucker Carlson interviewed Professor David Clements from New Mexico State University on January 19, 2021. He explained that he understood the potential ramifications for his response to a letter from the administration at this university.

But before continuing with the content of that interview, please let me share my own journey to access his words. Gary Gross, author and owner of LetFreedomRingblog, told me about the interview that he had watched. He shared the URL with me so that I could view the same discussion. However, when I clicked the link two days later, the screen revealed this message: “This video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account.” Wrong! Tucker Carlson’s videos are still on YouTube. I then tried a Google search for the segment and searched for a link with the information from the aforementioned URL. I found it. However, this time the screen was filled with cartoon characters, and I believe the language was Eastern European or Russian. Were these ‘computer glitches’ or part of the ‘cancel culture’ censorship? I later found the segment and summarize Professor Clement’s comments and add my reactions.

Like many in today’s ‘woke’ world, Professor Clements received a letter from the president of his university—the type of letter that the majority of people ignore and keep silent in order to maintain their job. For many, silence is not only expedient, it is vital for survival. Fear rules and grows each day as the Leftists promise greater and stronger retaliation against any who defy their mandates. They are the demagogues.

Professor Clements responded to the claim from his administrator that Antifa and BLM riots that destroyed significant parts of many cities in 2020 were “not a big deal.” By contrast, the MAGA “insurrection” (the word used by the university president) in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, was “a crisis.”

In October, candidate Biden declared that Antifa is only an idea, not an organization. Therefore, that group is non-violent. He called the protestors at the Capitol “domestic terrorists.” He now occupies the Oval Office. Jen Psaki, his press secretary, refused to condemn the looting and burning that occurred in Seattle and Portland the night of January 20—his inauguration. Kamala Harris has stated repeatedly that it is a movement that “should never stop.”

Tucker Carlson asked the professor to explain why he took such a risk. Professor Clements responded that the fears for his university where 20% of the faculty proudly acclaim their allegiance and devotion to the tenets of marxism. His request is for parity in denouncing violence always and not just when it is politically convenient. Additionally, his students have expressed their fears about not being able to share their opinions and/or concerns. Faculty from across the nation have shared similar trepidations with him personally. He lamented the fascination of his students with critical race theory and other communist doctrines that instill hatred of the USA in them.

He took a stand and responded at great professional risk; he does not yet have tenure at his institution. (Tenure may or may not guarantee a job. Others who have spoken out about freedom and liberty and against the left-wing propaganda have lost honorary degrees and emeritus status from prestigious Ivy League schools.)

Before this law professor entered Academia, he was a prosecutor who examined the evidence in order to defend justice. Now he attempts to defend his students who are despondent, depressed and afraid while embracing the marxist ideologies. His goal is to teach students to think critically and make their own decisions, in contrast with the indoctrination and regurgitation that is obligatory in some many other classrooms. He admits that if he does not speak out, he is complicit.

Tucker Carlson predicted that Professor Clements will face retaliation for this action. He described the professor as “brave, calm, reasonable and articulate.” These are qualities that the leftists will not tolerate.

Professor Clements is not an appeaser. In the words of Winston Churchill, “an appeaser is someone who feeds the alligator with the hope that the alligator will eat him last.”

Our Founding Fathers stated it this way: “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

I fear that our Founding Fathers are also being cancelled. That’s why it’s time to cancel cancel culture.

It isn’t surprising that the Antifa-BLM wing of the Democratic Party attacked Trump supporters in DC yesterday. This is who the Democrats have become. The Democrats of 25 years ago are long gone. They’re ridiculed as Republican Lite. Barack Obama’s Democrats have taken over and they don’t like listening to people who don’t agree with them 100%.

According to The Epoch Times report, “Supporters and likely members of the far-left Antifa network and the Black Lives Matter movement were captured on video assaulting President Donald Trump supporters in Washington on Saturday. Thousands of Trump supporters turned out for a large march to protest against alleged election fraud. Some pro-Trump marchers also engaged in violence.”

Trump supporters engaging in violence likely were defending themselves. It’s way out of character for Republicans to go looking for trouble. Antifa-BLM, though, thrives off this stuff. This is how the typical Trump supporter behaves:

The myth that Trump supporters are just a bunch of disgruntled white men is outdated. President Trump’s GOP is entirely different than the Establishment’s GOP. That GOP had lots of disgruntled white men in it.

Once Trump became president and started implementing his economic and national security policies, this nation started winning. Meanwhile, Democrat and Never Trumpers became angrier because Trump’s America was successful, prosperous and safe. The Democrats’ corruption was exposed daily during the Mueller investigation. Adam Schiff still has a tattoo on his forehead that reads ‘Owned by President Trump and Devin Nunes’.

In at least several cases, people affiliated with Antifa or Black Lives Matter were the ones carrying out the assaults. Trump supporters walking in downtown were assaulted by pro-Black Lives Matter supporters, the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura reported. One man was sucker-punched by a black male from behind who was holding a sign that said “Trump/Pence Out Now!” video footage showed. The slogan was promoted by Refuse Facism, a radical left-wing group that, according to the non-profit Influence Watch, is an offshoot of the Radical Communist Party and has been present at many Antifa events.

Today’s Democrats are nothing but a collection of misfits, Marxistss, socialists, anarchists and coastal elites. Every few years, they recruit some somewhat sane candidates, recapture the House, then get thrown out 2-4 years later.

This upcoming term will be the last one for Democrats for at least a decade.

Democrats hating various statues, monuments, military bases and cities aren’t looking at things from a biblical perspective. It’s understandable that Democrats would want the confederate flag removed. It’s a reminder of the Democrats’ racist history. The MSM won’t admit this but the Democrat Party is the party of Bull Conner, Jim Crow, George Wallace, the KKK (including Robert C. Byrd) and the Party of segregation.

Now that that isn’t hidden anymore, let’s look at these sins from a biblical perspective. King David is described as a “man after God’s own heart.” Despite that, David murdered Uriah after David slept with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, and gotten her pregnant. Despite that, God forgave David.

Saying that David was a complex person is understatement. God saw what was important and forgave David. After that, David became one of Israel’s greatest kings. That’s just the first example from the Bible.

Most people know the story of Moses killing an Egyptian who was beating an Israelite while Israel was held hostage in Egypt for 400 years. After that, Moses hid in the desert until God called him to lead Israel out of Egypt. Despite the fact that Moses had murdered another person, God chose Moses to lead Israel out of captivity. After the Passover, when the Lord spared Israelis whose doors were marked, Pharaoh called for Moses, then let Israel go. The only other thing that Moses is famous for is parting the Red Sea and giving Israel the Ten Commandments. Imagine that. God utilized a complex individual to fulfill one of His biggest promises.

That isn’t factoring in the contributions of Saul of Tarsus. Saul of Tarsus was a Roman hired by Romans to kill Christians. Saul was extremely gifted at killing Christians. His most famous slaying was of Stephen, who was stoned to death. While he was being murdered, Stephen “saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, ‘Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!'” That’s the only time in the Bible when Jesus wasn’t seated at the right hand of the Father.

Shortly thereafter, Saul had his “Damascus experience.” After that, Saul of Tarsus became the Apostle Paul, the father of the church and the greatest evangelist in the history of Europe and Asia. During his life, Paul made 3 major missionary trips, establishing churches throughout Europe, Greece and as far away as India and Africa. Paul wasn’t too proud to admit that he was “chief among sinners.”

The point I’m making is that the things that the Cancel Culture wants to abolish were no worse than the things that David, Moses and Paul did. God forgave David, Moses and Paul before using them to fulfill major prophecies. Today, the Cancel Culture wants the statues of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant torn down, just to name a few. Is the Cancel Culture so hard-hearted that they can’t forgive complex people who did things that they regretted doing before doing things that make them heroes worthy of celebration and distinction?

If the U.S. becomes unwilling to forgive our fellow citizens, then this society won’t be sustained for any length of time. Everyone has committed incredible sin. People belong to the least exclusive club in the history of mankind. According to Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” That means that everyone, including the members of the Cancel Culture, have committed heinous wrongdoings. Should we eliminate everyone except Christ, the only man who never sinned?

Too late. Cancel Culture wants His statues torn down, too.