“Doused in milkshake by a mob chanting ‘Nazi-scum’, a middle-aged man is led away by police for his own protection. His crime – to express words of welcome for the President of the USA.
This was the scene beneath the statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square yesterday just a couple of hundred yards from the room where Donald Trump and the Prime Minister were holding talks on the second day of the President’s state visit.
Outside, a smaller-than-expected ‘Stop Trump’ demonstration was not in the mood to hear dissenting voices. Moments earlier, the same man had been heard telling protesters that Mr Trump ‘speaks the truth’ about Brexit. …”
As I have worked on the 3.0 project, I have noticed that the two most common objections that I get from some White Nationalists are the points about non-violence and preserving the best aspects of the Enlightenment which is blamed for the ills of modern society.
I spent much of last year studying the Enlightenment and came away with the impression that the modern day Left which has recently adopted the custom of “milkshaking” people who they disagree with in bloodthirsty mobs is a departure from the spirit of the Enlightenment. Many Enlightenment thinkers were race realists and elitist authoritarians who recognized the need for a common culture.
“It is a serious question among them whether they are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker – a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything.”
I attribute it to intellectual laziness.
Although I disagree with many Enlightenment thinkers on any number of subjects, I strongly agree with their collective distaste for bigotry, intolerance and fanaticism and their overall preference for reason, calm persuasion and curiosity about the world around them.
It’s funny because these people accuse me of being a “bigot” when that is actually not the case at all. It would never occur to me to go out and “milkshake” or assault someone over their politics. This is what a crowd of bigots and fanatics looks like and their politics are the opposite of mine.
Note: Martin Luther also hated the Schwärmer. Antebellum Southerners also hated people who they labeled “enthusiasts.”