By J. D. Heyes
In a recent segment on theÂ CBSÂ series â€œThe Good Fight,â€ a chaotic riot scene in which people are attacked, cars are overturned and burned, and police vehicles are smashed, a lone black man approaches the camera and begins to speak.
â€œIs it all right to hit a Nazi unprovoked?â€ he begins. â€œI was always taught to never throw the first punch, never instigate, defend but donâ€™t attack (because heâ€™s so virtuous, you understand).
â€œBut then I saw a video of white nationalist Richard Spencer being punched in the face during an interview and I realized Spencer was in a pressed suit, wearing a tie, being interviewed like his opinion mattered, like he should be grouped into part of the conversation, like neo-Nazism is just one little point of view,â€ the black man continued (as the viewer was treated to views of Spencer being interviewed and being punched).
â€œAndÂ thenÂ I realized thereâ€™sÂ no better wayÂ to show some speech is not equal,â€ he said. â€œSome speech requires a more visceral response. Itâ€™s likeÂ Overtonâ€™s WindowÂ â€” that determines which ideas are tolerated in civil discourse. Well, Overtonâ€™s Window doesnâ€™t mean s**t unless it comes with some enforcement, soÂ yeah, this is enforcement. Itâ€™s time to punch a few Nazis.â€
Frankly, it is outrageous that CBS would broadcast something so grossly irresponsible, but there you have it: AÂ blatant call for violence against whites, in general,Â is the not-so-subtle undertone.
And never forget this is a show called “The Good Fight” — as ifÂ any cause undertaken by the Left is inherently ‘good.’
As for Richard Spencer, heÂ isÂ an avowed neo-Nazi andÂ white supremacist. Heâ€™s never run away from this and in fact, has proudly declared it.
But for the record â€” and we need to be crystal clear about this â€” â€˜white supremacyâ€™ isÂ notÂ the same thing as being a â€œnationalist.â€ The disgustingly dishonest Left has begun using the terms â€˜white supremacistâ€™ and â€˜white nationalistâ€™ interchangeably, as a way of portraying much of POTUS Trumpâ€™s white base as racists and bigots (like him, you see â€” which is also a lie).
As the above video below notes,Â correctly, â€˜nationalismâ€™ in the Trumpian view is nothing more or less thanÂ patriotism, and patriotism applies to any one of us who loves our country first and foremost, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, orientation, or any other factor.
The fact that the insane Left has taken it upon themselves to decide what speech is and is not â€˜allowableâ€™ in the public sphere is nothing short of theÂ Nazi-like authoritarianismÂ they claim to be opposing.
Mind you, Spencer isnâ€™t the authoritarian here. Heâ€™s not calling on others who disagree with him to be punched into silence. Heâ€™s merely advocating a point of view that he has every right to under our Constitution to advocate, even if virtually no one else in our country agrees with him.
Now, if thatâ€™s not true, then imagine some tables being turned here: What if conservatives begin showing up at Leftist rallies and start â€œpunching Marxists and socialistsâ€? After all, the only ideology that killed more people than Nazism in the 1900s was Marxist-Leninist-socialist governments (the USSR, Cuba, Cambodia, Laos, etc.).
Why is some speech â€˜acceptableâ€™ under the principle of Overtonâ€™s Window and other speech isnâ€™t? Well, obviously, it depends whoâ€™s doing the deciding.
In the meantime, conservatives â€” and especially whites â€” had better get it through their heads that the Left is coming for us. TheyÂ have deemed our speech and our points of viewÂ asÂ no differentÂ from those of a Richard Spencer, though clearly conservatism isÂ notÂ neo-Nazism and nationalism isnâ€™t â€œwhite supremacy.â€
If you donâ€™t yet carry a concealed firearm, maybe you ought to get some training, get licensed, and get started. It seems like the time isnâ€™t far off when angry, brainwashed Leftists are going to attack us simply because we exist.Â