03 January 2013

Proclaiming Their Pure Hypocrisy Means No Credibility

Update: Thanks to the reader who pointed out that President Obama has added a new dimension to the Civil War - It's no longer just "brother against brother", it's now "sister fought against sister." Hmmm ... I missed that. What were the name of those units? These people are so obsessed with political correctness, they'll sacrifice their own credibility. George Orwell was a prophet. This is alternate universe stuff. Notice none of the academics who demand "accurate history" uttered a peep. Of course not - they're both pushing the same agenda. They think this is good history. Hilarious.

End of update.

The President of the United States recently issued a proclamation commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. I believe it was the proper thing to do. But isn't it interesting that all of the academic historians, politicians, and talking heads that went ballistic over Governor McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation (because it left out ALL the history related to the Confederacy ) a couple of years ago, are now silent over this Presidential Proclamation--even though it too leaves out ALL the history related to Lincoln and the EP's dubious history.

I've commented on this hypocrisy before. (See here.) Again, I don't object to the Lincoln proclamations nor the Confederate History proclamations. Moreover, I don't think it's necessary to divulge whatever moral failings we perceive through our 21st century lenses in these proclamations. They're not the proper venue. Do that in a book, in an article, in a blog post. Proclamations are for a different purpose.

What I do object to, however, is the double standard of these hypocrite academics and politicians who embrace these politically motivated and/or politically correct double standards. Keep it up - you only hurt your own credibility.

Your peers will applaud you. 100 years from now, posterity will laugh at you.


Ken Stranko said...

Don't you think it's telling that everything you are against has become the mainstream of todays American culture. Just reading through your last dozen political posts or so I see your point of view being trumped again and again. You are the one that is now Unamerican. This country is no longer your country.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

So you don't believe minority views have a place in the debate? Don't you support diversity and the civil exchange of ideas? And are you so delusional as to believe that by changing the definition of "American" you can declare someone "unAmerican"?

A number of things became mainstream in other cultures and countries in the not too distant past, do you really want to go down that road Ken? It doesn't end well.

Reality will, sooner or later, always trump the Utopian fantasies embraced by Progressives. Gotta go long Ken.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I guess what you're saying Ken is that if a majority of "the mainstream" embraces something - even if it's demonstrably wrong, then we should go along with it? That would mean no protection for minorities or individuals - that's what you support?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BTW, I relish the role of contrarian.

Ken Stranko said...

Must be hard to be on the losing side again. Much like after the Souths surrender, America will be a completely changed country (for the better) in the next 4 years and the Tea Party movement will be a distant memory.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Oh, that's where you're wrong. I know how this all ends eventually, my side wins - though no doubt with a lot of losses before that victory.

Yeah, we're really a lot better off than we were 4 years ago, aren't we? BTW, are you familiar with the concept of mathematics?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Besides Ken, 2010 is still fresh in my memory and 2014 will be similar. But this is about much more than election cycles. That's just the physical manifestation of a spiritual battle. Again, I know how it all ends.

Ken Stranko said...

"again I know how it all ends" yeah we win and America finally becomes the land of the free for EVERYBODY. Obama goes down in history as the President who saved a nation from succumbing to the rich and socialism allows prosperity for all. The little people finally get their due!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ya see Ken, this comment just proves your ignorance. You can't point to ONE case in history where statism and/or socialism produces what you describe . . . Cuba? The Soviet Union? Germany?

Not ONE Ken, not ONE.

Go back to playing video games Ken, you seem better equipped managing a fantasy world.

Charles said...

A proclamation on the EP is fine - and entirely appropriate. But "Sister had fought against sister."? Was that at Shiloh or Seven Pines?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Sister had fought against sister."?

Oh, my stars! Are these people utterly ridiculous or what?! And yet you still have folks out there who want the rest of us to believe that these jack-asses don't have an ideological agenda which will go to such absurd lengths. Thanks for pointing that out - I blew right past it.