by Michael Todd
In an ever-growing age of sensationalist news outlets and impersonal communication through social media, those who want to rewrite history have discovered invaluable tools to push an agenda. Utilizing psychological manipulation to influence perception, those doing the influencing can change the behavior and interests of a target audience through subjective and ambiguous language. We are witnessing firsthand with the constant berating of anyone who values all lives or the ideals that make our country great. These tactics are how radicals mold societies into their image without having to defend their exploitative methods. In principle, it is a remarkably effective strategy that takes away any proper recourse. Currently, anarcho-communists (ANTIFA) with admitted Marxists (BLACK LIVES MATTER) are destroying statues, burning down buildings, killing police officers, attacking innocent people, and demanding the names of streets, buildings, military bases, cities, sports teams, etc. be renamed because they find them offensive. Like clockwork, Democrat politicians and their media allies provide cover by accusing the opposition to such tactics as racists and oppressors. Consequently, this encourages these radicals to commit increasingly violent destructive acts aimed at destabilizing society. For these reasons, those who love this country need to push back, organize, and fight the repressive tactics being utilized by the left.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.”
From 1984, by George Orwell
So, what is truly behind the left’s hatred for America? One reason is that America is a direct refutation of their belief in a utopian fantasy. They also hate America because it empowers the individual and not social collectivism. The founding fathers were geniuses who fought totalitarianism and won, creating a constitutional republic built on individual freedoms, which was unheard of at the time. The left must tear everything down, burn all our history, and stain the idea of American greatness to transform America.
While America is not perfect, it was founded on guiding principles that made it incompatible with many of the injustices that plague other countries. There is no such thing as an ideal society, and there will never be. Still, America comes close by providing people the opportunity to fulfill their self-interest to succeed and create a better life for themselves and their families. This is not greed, but the wish to better oneself through hard work and to leave a better country.
Now is the time for mature minds to pause this nonsense and help remind everyone that every country on earth has had a troubled past. The real test is how we ensure that the gift of individual rights and the ability to succeed are preserved. Nothing in life is free, but unfortunately, radical teachers and professors have helped create an entitled class that is blissfully ignorant of the true blessings of being born in America. I have met many immigrants from all around the world that are so thankful to be American citizens, and they all say the same thing. America is the land of opportunity, something that was unimaginable in the countries they came from. So, if our country is such a racially intolerant and oppressive nation, why do people die trying to obtain American citizenship? It’s because they understand America’s remarkable opportunities, something they would never have had a chance to enjoy in their birth country.
It is always easy to destroy things, but it is extremely hard to rebuild. The American structure was built by imperfect men and women but has a solid foundation that allows us to thrive in a just nation with strong guiding principles. Thus, we must look to the future and not dwell on the past so we can continue to progress as a shining city on a hill.