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Monday, July 13, 2015

Congressman Gohmert Reads "Slaver Flags of Islam" in Congress



Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures.

When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of the Middle Ages to speak truth to the emissary of a Muslim Brotherhood regime whose leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. But our moral liberals spend too much time romanticizing actual slaver cultures.

It’s a lot easier for Obama to get in his million dollar Cadillac with its 5-inch thick bulletproof windows, a ride Boss Hogg could only envy, and chase down a couple of good ole boys than it is to condemn a culture that committed genocide in our own time, not in 1099, and that keeps slaves today, not in 1815.

Even while the Duke boys were being chased through Georgia, Obama appeared at an Iftar dinner; an event at which Muslims emulate Mohammed, who had more slaves than Robert E. Lee. There are no slaves in Arlington House today, but in the heartlands of Islam, from Saudi mansions to ISIS dungeons, there are still slaves, laboring, beaten, bought, sold, raped and disposed of in Mohammed’s name.

Slavery does not exist under the Confederate flag eagerly being pulled down. It does exist under the black and green flags of Islam rising over mosques in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and America today.

In our incredibly tolerant culture, it has become politically incorrect to watch the General Lee jump a fence or a barn, but paying tribute to the culture that sent the slaves here and that still practices slavery is the culturally sensitive thing to do. In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance.

And it’s not just about Islam.

If romanticizing Dixie is wrong, so is romanticizing those ancient African cultures so beloved by amateur anthropologists and professional sociologists with more plastic tribal jewelry than sense. Slavery was an indigenous African and Middle Eastern practice. Not to mention an indigenous practice in America among indigenous cultures.

If justice demands that we pull down the Confederate flag everywhere, even from the top of the orange car sailing through the air in the freeze frame of an old television show, then what possible justification is there for all the faux Aztec knickknacks? Even the worst Southern plantation owners didn’t tear out the hearts of their slaves on top of pyramids. The romanticization of Aztec brutality plays a crucial role in the mythology of Mexican nationalist groups like La Raza promoting the Reconquista of America today.

Black nationalists romanticize the slave-holding civilization of Egypt despite the fact that the narrative of the liberation of the Hebrew slaves from bondage played a crucial role in the end of slavery in America. The endless stories about the “Amazons” of the African kingdom of Dahomey neatly fit into the leftist myth of a peaceful matriarchal Africa disrupted by European colonialism, but Dahomey ran on slavery.

The “Amazons” helped capture slaves for the Atlantic slave trade. White and black liberals are romanticizing the very culture that captured and sold their forefathers into slavery. “In Dahomey,” the first major mainstream black musical was about African-Americans moving to Dahomey. By then the French had taken over old Dahomey and together with the British had put an end to the slave trade.

The French dismantled the “Amazons” and freed many of Dahomey’s slaves only for the idiot descendants of both groups to romanticize the noble last stand of Dahomey fighting for the right to export black slaves to Cuba and condemn the European liberators who put a stop to that atrocity.

If we crack down on romanticizing Dixie, how can we possibly justify romanticizing Dahomey or the Aztecs or Mohammed? If slavery and racism are wrong, then they are wrong across the board.

Even by the miserably racist standard under which all lives don’t matter, only black lives matter, Dahomey and Mohammed had bought, sold and killed enough black lives to be frowned upon.

If we go back far enough in time, most cultures kept slaves. The Romans and Greeks certainly did. That’s why the meaningful standard is not whether a culture ever had slaves, but whether it has slaves today. If we are going to eradicate the symbols of every culture that ever traded in slaves, there will be few cultural symbols that will escape unscathed. But the academics who insist on cultural relativism in 19th century Africa, reject it in 19th century South Carolina thereby revealing their own racism.

And so instead of fighting actual modern day slavery in Africa and the Middle East, social justice warriors are swarming to invade Hazzard County.

As Ben Carson pointed out, we will not get rid of racism by banning the Confederate flag. Even when it is used at its worst, by the likes of Dylann Storm Roof, it is a symptom, not the problem. Roof was not radicalized by the dead Confederacy, but by the racial tensions kicked off by the Trayvon Martin case.

The same racial tensions that led to the murder of two police officers by a #BlackLivesMatter protester in New York City led to the massacre of nine black congregants in a church in Charleston. This surge of violence has its roots in racist activism by Obama and his supporters seeking power and political gain, but feeding racial tensions for political purposes eventually risks leading to actual violence.

The Confederate flag is a matter of history. The racial tensions stirred up by Obama have actually gotten people killed. Slavery is not making a comeback and Robert E. Lee will not come riding into San Francisco any time soon. The Civil War ended long ago. The country would be a better place if modern racists who believe that some lives, whether black or white, matter more than others would stop trying to start one.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Superb! The race baiting, racist Left will have indigestion over this. Creating and encouraging racial hostility is the Democrat party's (unspoken) platform.

The Democrat party would not exist without it.

Anonymous said...

No one talks about the fact John Brown and his sons who took over a US Army Armory by force to protest slavery (and some of his sons died in that protest) before the Civil War were all Christian Caucasians. I'm surprised any Congressman had the courage to read your incisive, non-PC articles in front of our corrupt Congress. I'm sure some of them who are on the izlamic payola must've been squirming in their seats. Thanks again, Mr. Greenfield.

Anonymous said...

When events and practices are at odds with O's pro Muslim narrative, he simply ignores them.
How blissful life would be,{temporarily} if we were all more like O.
I would give a lot to look at a list of the depositors to O's Swiss bank account.
Imo, he only wanted his job so he could make money, something he had little of, before politics.

sophie

sophie



Infidel de Manahatta said...

Don't worry. I'm sure when we become an islamic republic we'll be left alone to live in peace. I think.

Anonymous said...

I can see slavery returning. I can see the race wars igniting. I can see China going for European domination after ISIS ruins the nations.. I can see Ameruca going into a tailspin if anything hapoened to our president. Even Obama. With our economy in the toilet. I can see America nuked by Iran/Syria/China.
Just hang onto G-d. Why be afraid to let it fall? All the great prophets said everything would fall. And Hashem has us.
Hashem said he will make man as rare as the gold of Ophir? In the end of days.
So let it fall.
We go on. Everything you fight for should be to protect Israel and the Torah. And Hashem will hold us in the balance.

Anonymous said...

While we're at it let's get rid of other symbols of slavery, like oh the Democratic Party whose founder was a slave owner.

People tend to forget history. Of the approximately 10 million african slaves sent to the new world less than half a million were sent to what we call the United States. People also forget that many europeans came to the new world as slaves. Our history books now call the "indentured servents" but the were slaves bought, sold, and disposed of like cattle.
For the left, it's not about slavery, it's about destroying western civilization and going back to being the "noble savage".

Keli Ata said...

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Don't worry. I'm sure when we become an islamic republic we'll be left alone to live in peace. I think.
14/7/15

Or rest in peace.

Jill said...

Congratulations Daniel! Your insight and excellent journalism deserve to be widely known and celebrated.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Once we rid history of slave cultures and slaveholders, there won't be anymore history to teach. What will the Democrats do for a narrative with no victims?

cognito said...

So, there is this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad%27s_views_on_slavery
and there is this:
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/muhammad/myths-mu-abolitionist.htm

What's a hard charger to do?

Anonymous said...

Hi Daniel -
Just a point that should be considered -
The abolition of slavery as perceived by todays liberals applies only to those who have values different from those of (western) civilization - but western civilization is prey to being enslaved -
and coerced into being the the ones required to help out all the other civilizations that are uncivilized. Hence slavery still exists - only now it is western civilization that is the slave .
Ironic that a country built on a deep respect for independence - and on the struggle of even freeing slaves - has now become the object of slavery .
At the same time the so called religion of peace and world domination that never
considered anything other than itself is now a partner in the judges of the world.

Anonymous said...

The Aztecs sacrificed thousands to tens of thousands of people annually. If anyone admires that culture then I invite them to be the first victim on top of any of the sacrificial pyramids still left in Mexico.

Odysseus said...

Go to youtube and watch Bill Whittle's video on The Narrative. All will become clear.

Anonymous said...

Bravo, Daniel! Well said.

Hangtown Bob

Anonymous said...

DP111 writes..

Africans were involved in the slave trade - in fact the primary source. Tribal chiefs soon found, that prisoners they took on raids could be sold for far greater profit then whatever they did with them originally. It could thus be argued, that the moral debasement of Africans was far greater then that of Arabs or Europeans.

We could of course stop pointing fingers, and look at it in a different way. Slavery has existed since time immemorial. It was a facet of war - prisoners of war or raids, became slaves. The amount of traffic was proportional to the warring capacity of a tribe or empire - supply, and demand, ie was there an economy that required "smart" energy.

Now the horse or bull is a source of "dumb" energy, but only a human is able to provide smart controllable energy. So prisoners of war were used as smart energy sources, instead of being killed. In Africa, there was never ever a demand for slaves, as there was never a sustainable and planned economy. So prisoners were brutally killed, till foreigners offered the tribal chiefs a better option. This turned out to be good not just for the economy, and the tribal African chiefs, but for prisoners who were spared death.

If we look as slaves as smart smart energy that was reqiuired by advanced (of the day) civilisations, then there is nothing immoral about it. Slaves were simply employed rather then being killed. In Europe ( Rome and Greece, some of them got their freedom and even became wealthy).

It is not a coincidence that Britain was the first to stop slavery, as it was where smart and controllable energy was invented. Once Britain had that, the use for the slave became redundent, and thus "immoral". Its not surprisng that Europe and America resisted such pressure, as they hadn't caught up with an industrial Britain, and saw Britain using the moral finger to subvert their economies.

It is rightfully claimed that Britain, and the Royal navy, which ruled the waves, were the prime reasons that slavery was ended. But I argue that it was the industrial revolution, ie the availability of huge amounts of controllable power, made the human slave redundent. Going further, it was the inventors and developers of steam power, that made an end of slavery. It is unfortunate but entirely predictable, that politicians claim success for the end of the slave trade, when in fact it was English/Scottish inventors/engineers who were responsible for it.

darcy said...

The whole point about stigmatizing the Confederate flag is to shame Americans for their past, a shaming effort that has been underway for decades, tilling the soil for the complete repudiation by Americans of their roots, their history, their culture, their civilization, their laws, customs and beliefs.
All the better to prepare them for the annihilation of their identity and the acceptance of something *superior:* third-world invasion and the loss of the nation state.

Anonymous said...

straight from the NY Times, I add my 2 cents.
How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23gates.html?_r=0

We think this trade must go on. That is the verdict of our oracle and the priests. They say that your country, however great, can never stop a trade ordained by God himself." --King of Bonny (Niger delta)

"The slave trade is the ruling principle of my people. It is the source and the glory of their wealth…the mother lulls the child to sleep with notes of triumph over an enemy reduced to slavery…" --King Gezo of Dahomey (Benin)

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