Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #047: “The Blood of Patriots & Tyrants”

What is tyranny?

As usual, the answer to that is depends upon whose ox is being gored. That is one of the central realities of all existence: we care more if what’s going on has a negative impact upon us directly, or at least upon our sensibilities.

Were I a Muslim, a Puerto Rican, a Somalian, an African-American, a Palestinian, a woman of independent thought, an educated person who knows the differences between “progressive,” “liberal,” “Democratic Party,” “socialist,” and “communist,” or a person who believes that the people who run Fox News or the One America News Network are a gaggle of liars, Supremacists and fascists (look up the word before you take offense – and, then, go ahead and take offense anyway), I consider the present-day “Republican” party and its petty, know-nothing lying self-obsessed leader to be tyrants.

You might want to look up the term “know-nothing” as well.

As it turns out, my oxen are in pretty good shape. I’m a white Ashkenazi American Male who is not an accountant or a lawyer. I don’t wear a beanie, but Trump might have to be told that before he dislikes me. He might infer it, though, if he’s a regular reader, but first, he’d have to become a reader of anything. That would require him to hire a tutor.

I’m not suggesting Donald J. Trump can’t read. I know for a fact that he can read the phrase “Donald J. Trump.” But simply knowing how to read does not keep him from being illiterate. Like most other skills, if you don’t use it that skill will atrophy.

Mr. Trump might want to start out with American history. He should enjoy that, as it’s all about white male landowners bereft of contact with peasants, Islamists or socialists.

In a letter sent from Paris on November 13, 1787 to William Smith, Thomas Jefferson said “…The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves…

“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed…. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?… The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

No, I did not make that one up. Check out the Library of Congress.

Let’s not “Make America White Again.” If you are a Trump supporter, you are a racist. Not a fellow-traveler: you are supporting and propagating racism.

It’s time for true American patriots to take back our country.