When Everyone Kneels, Who Will Stand Up for Western History and Culture?

Jun 21, 2020 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute:

“Antiracism is no longer the defense of the equal dignity of people, but an ideology, a vision of the world,” said the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, son of Holocaust survivors.

“Antiracism has been transformed… At the time of the great migration, it is no longer a question of welcoming newcomers by integrating them into European civilization, but exposing the faults of this civilization”.

He referred to “self-racism” as “the most dismaying and grotesque pathology of our time”.

Its capital is London.

Topple the racists” consists of a map with 60 statues in 30 British cities. The removal of the statues is being requested to support a movement born in the United States after a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, killed a black man, George Floyd, by kneeling on his neck.

In Bristol, a crowd pushed the statue of philanthropist and slave-owner Edward Colston into the harbor. The act was followed in London by protests vandalizing statues of Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, after removing the monument to Robert Milligan, a Scottish slave trader, from outside the Museum of London Docklands, announced the creation of commission to review tearing down statues that do not reflect “the city’s diversity”. Two more statues were ordered to be removed from two London hospitals.

Vandalism and self-hatred are quickly gaining ground. The epic of great discoveries associated with British Empire has become shameful. The protests are not about slavery. No one in the UK today would cheer that period. It is rather a call for cultural cleansing of all the works contradicting the new mantra: “diversity”.

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Read also: Our heritage belongs to us, not rioters and political chancers by Michael Fahey, The Conservative Woman

Brendan O’Neill on twitter:

There is a genuinely Stalinist vibe in the UK right now. ‘Problematic’ culture is being erased. Public monuments are being torn down. Controversial comedy shows are being shoved into the memory hole. Un-PC people are being denounced and cancelled. Furious mobs of morality police stalk the internet in search of people guilty of wrongthink. Politicians, professors and footballers are all publicly ‘taking the knee’ — ie, bowing down — to the politics of identity, swearing their devotion to the new religion of wokeness. And woe betide any blasphemer who refuses to follow suit: Dominic Raab has been hounded simply for refusing to kneel down and prostrate himself before our new ideological overlords. Everywhere you look, fingers are being pointed, thoughtcrimes are being punished, dissenters are being shamed.
It is chilling. And it is going to get worse. I’m starting to understand how tyranny begins.

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