Or a late poetry post. Yesterday I was trying to find poetry, but things happened that were urgent. I was enjoying Belloc, who is a better poet than people consider.
Kea does not like the thoughts of wrath that are coming. But the evil of my generation needs to be corrected. I have seen such: when the plans of people who want their work to benefit two or three generations of their descendants have their wishes trammeled by their children. Who are my age. The me generation is being grasshoppers as they stumble towards and accounting with God. They sowed the wind and the whirlwind is our woke coup.
Macy Gray's suggested American Flag. All 52 states. [/caption]
Critical race theory, commemorations of racial libels like the “Tulsa Massacre,” and government celebration and endorsement of Black Lives Matter show that a “successor ideology” has emerged to replace the original American mythos. It is internally coherent. It replaces the previous national story about British settlers building an independent republic that gradually became a wealthy and powerful nation. It thus provides a justification for the physical replacement of whites in this country.
The new creed teaches that America was built by whites on “stolen land.” America’s story is the struggle to overcome the white racism embedded in our very institutions. White Americans, who created the country, suddenly become the least American of all. Juneteenth becomes the true independence day.
Instead of celebrating the old America’s achievements, we mourn them. Yesterday’s heroes, like Founding Fathers, become today’s villains. This requires new symbols and new celebrations. Instead of “The Star Spangled Banner,” we have “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” July 4 must go because, as Frederick Douglass once asked, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Already, one city replaced the July 4 parade with celebrations of Juneteenth and gay pride.
This isn’t liberalism run wild. It’s necessary. You can’t celebrate white America’s past when many of America’s triumphs were over non-whites. Macy Gray isn’t wrong to have mixed feelings about the American flag. It’s not hers.
This is electoral poison, at least. The best option is that we can vote this foolishness away.
Because the alternative is that there is a civil war, and that leads to the destruction of the side that loses. And demographics will win in any such conflict.
There is a wall of which the stones
Are lies and bribes and dead men's bones.
And wrongfully this evil wall
Denies what all men made for all,
And shamelessly this wall surrounds
Our homesteads and our native grounds.
But I will gather and I will ride,
And I will summon a countryside,
And many a man shall hear my halloa
Who never had thought the horn to follow;
And many a man shall ride with me
Who never had thought on earth to see
High Justice in her armoury.
When we find them where they stand,
A mile of men on either hand,
I mean to charge from right away
And force the flanks of their array,
And press them inward from the plains,
And drive them clamouring down the lanes,
And gallop and harry and have them down,
And carry the gates and hold the town.
Then shall I rest me from my ride
With my great anger satisfied.
Only, before I eat and drink,
When I have killed them all, I think
That I will batter their carven names,
And slit the pictures in their frames,
And burn for scent their cedar door,
And melt the gold their women wore,
And hack their horses at the knees,
And hew to death their timber trees,
And plough their gardens deep and through—
And all these things I mean to do
For fear perhaps my little son
Should break his hands, as I have done.