The Eraser Heads

by EDWARD CLINE August 21, 2017

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I call them Eraser Heads. Their goal is not to acquire knowledge, but to oppose it, to squelch it,  to wipe it from their minds, and if possible, from existence. To prevent anyone else from knowing more about it than they care to have known. Such as the true nature and history of the Democratic Party. The first option is feasible, if they’re capable of a complete, sustained blank-out and becoming vegetables. The second isn't. The first option would justly commit the Eraser Heads to an insane asylum. The second option is beyond anyone’s power to achieve.
 
The Left definitely has an epistemological handicap. The Left is also metaphysically challenged.
 
The Eraser Heads want to obliterate everything that doesn’t fit into their view of how existence should be.
 
And as another columnist has pointed out, it won't stop with Confederate statues.
 
The Eraser Heads will inexorably move on to the next echelon of triggering entities. Washington. Jefferson. Thomas Paine. Even Aristotle. Why not Aristotle? He’s been banned in academia.
 
The Eraser Heads believe that by removing or destroying statues will somehow erase the history behind them. The selectively self-blinded non-seers of the non-existent statues (and artwork) will no longer be triggered or defiled by them, and will be pure. While anyone who is white will be tarred and feathered with guilt. Anyone who upholds Western culture (and not the Deconstructionist brand) and Western civilization will be smeared as a racist.
 
Jefferson’s immortal words are inscribed in the Jefferson memorial.
 
“….I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility
against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
 
Never mind, says the Left. Jefferson was a racist, and a slave owner. Besides, we have a new form of tyranny. It’s painless. All you need to do is wear our politically correct blinders.
 
And once the Eraser Heads have erased everything that’s upsetting to them, what would be left? Logically, nothing. That’s nihilism for you. It’s the only thing the Left has in its pocket.
 
This is the Islamic way of propagating ignorance. “You can't say that, you can't show it, because it’s offensive and insulting and even blasphemous! Off with your head!”
 
What “minority” espouses that decree?
 
The brainless followers of Islam. And what brainless factions in American politics have adopted the dictates of Sharia? The “anti-racist,” Democratic, anti-Confederate Left and Antifa.
 
And what is Sharia? It’s not an ice cream flavor.

Britannica notes:
 
Sharīʿah, also spelled Sharia, [is] the fundamental religious concept of Islam, namely its law, systematized during the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Muslim era (8th–9th centuries CE).
 
Total and unqualified submission to the will of Allah (God) is the fundamental tenet of Islam: Islamic law is therefore the expression of Allah’s command for Muslim society and, in application, constitutes a system of duties that are incumbent upon a Muslim by virtue of his religious belief. Known as the Sharīʿah (literally, “the path leading to the watering place”), the law constitutes a divinely ordained path of conduct that guides Muslims toward a practical expression of religious conviction in this world and the goal of divine favour in the world to come. (Italics mine)
 
The Left wants our total and unqualified submission to its blinkered, slanderous, racist view of America.
 
Its campaign to erase Confederate statues, and triggering art in general, is nothing less than Leftwing jihad.
 
Pamela Geller explicitly underscores a connection between the liberal/left narrative insanity behind the campaign to remove or destroy Confederate statues, and Islamic Sharia law: “The Sharia-enforcing leftwing/Islamic war on free speech just escalated. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, AdSense et al are rigidly enforcing Sharia-adherent speech restrictions, blocking our feeds, pages, and posts.”
 
Muslim supremacists and their leftwing lapdogs (in this case Buzzfeed) want a perfect record when jihad terror news is breaking.  How many of these stories were right? Millions.
 
If accuracy and veracity are indeed a concern, then where is the analysis on how many stories concerning jihad are reported omitting that salient fact? How many news stories omit the motive of Islamic attacks? Innumerable.
 
The subject is Buzzfeed and its posing as a valuer of truth, while it is guilty of wanting to be an arbiter of the truth.
 
Daniel Greenfield has some pertinent observations to make about the Eraser Heads:
 
Once you unleash extremists, it's really hard to put them back in the box. Once you start destroying statues, it won't end with General Lee. It won't end until there are no statues left.
 
On CNN, Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, called for removing statues of Washington and Jefferson.
 
Then Vice called for blowing up Mount Rushmore.

Of course we're just getting started here. Al Sharpton joined in by going after the Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized. And a statue of Lincoln was set on fire in Chicago. (Why is it always Chicago?)
 
Protesters went after the statue of Teddy Roosevelt in front of the New York Museum of Natural History….
 
And we're just getting started.
 
Now the cultural revolution demands that everything be constantly torn down and remade. And that leaves us with nothing.
 
Except for perpetual Two-Minute Hates of everything American.
 
Oceania was at war with East Asia. Or was it with Eurasia? It’s hard to remember which, here in the Left’s version of 1984. Ignorance is Strength!

Edward Cline is the author of the Sparrowhawk novels set in England and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period, of several detective and suspense novels, and three collections of his commentaries and columns, all available on Amazon Books. His essays, book reviews, and other articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Information Ethics and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Rule of Reason, Family Security Matters, Capitalism Magazine and other Web publications.     


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