Archive for August, 2017

ONE EXTREME CAN BE WORSE THAN ANOTHER

Our liberty and civility are at risk

“Charlottesville, Virginia, was the scene of a bloody riot Aug. 12.  The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus there were many other people injured.  Have politicians and the news media told the complete story about what happened, or have Americans been misled?  Let’s look at it.

“One does not have to accept the racist and nationalistic vision of the Unite the Right organization to recognize its First Amendment rights. Moreover, the group obtained a city permit to hold a peaceful rally to protest the lawful removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.  It was the leftist protesters who did not have a city permit for a rally.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife said:  ‘There has got to be a movement in this country to bring people together.  The hatred and rhetoric that has gone on and has intensified over the last couple months is dividing this great nation.’  He denounced the ‘white supremacists and the Nazis.’  However, when asked a question about whether he would include the left-wing, pro-violence antifa in his condemnation, he ignored the question and walked out of the room.

“Here’s a question for you:  Did the authorities of the city of Charlottesville have a duty to protect Unite the Right rally attendees? Both the Unite the Right organizers and the leftist counter-protesters charged that the Charlottesville police did not do their job.  They just stood back and watched.

“The Daily Caller article titled, ‘Why Were The Police Held Back In Charlottesville?’ reports:  ‘Law enforcement was on hand at the dueling demonstrations on Saturday, decked out in riot gear and looking prepared for the worst.  Except they weren’t allowed to do their job.’ Instead of owning up to his dereliction of duty—by not having ordered his police force to protect life and limb—Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer chose to demagogue the situation by blaming the rise of white nationalists on President Donald Trump.

“Many politicians, racists, hustlers and tyrants have an agenda that consists mostly of making the U.S. Constitution meaningless and giving government greater control over our lives.  The alt-right and white supremacists seek to achieve their goals through racist propaganda.  The leftists seek to achieve their goals by tricking Americans into believing that all they want are brotherhood and multiculturalism.  If either group achieves its goals, we Americans will lose not only our liberty but also our civility.  Few Americans recognize and respect the fact that multiracial societies are inherently unstable.  What we’ve been doing for decades, through various government policies, is stacking up combustible racial kindling awaiting a racial arsonist to set it ablaze.  There are too many historical examples of what happens to a nation when race hustlers are allowed to take over.”

Walter Williams

Syndicated Columnist

No excuse for antifa thuggery

“One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a ‘No Hate’ sign.

“So-called anti-fascist, or antifa, activists bearing shields emblazoned with those words assaulted any of the handful of beleaguered Trump supporters they could get their hands on at a small political rally over the weekend.  All in the cause, mind you, of demonstrating their supposed opposition to hatefulness.

“Too many people were willing to perfume antifa in the wake of Charlottesville, where it clashed with Nazi thugs who caused, and deserved, a wave of national revulsion.  But Berkeley demonstrates once again the true nature of this left-wing movement, which is thuggish in its tactics and totalitarian in its sensibility.  Anyone who at this point makes excuses for antifa—or worse, justifies it—is participating in its moral rot. 

“The antifa goons showed up in force at Berkeley at what had been a small ‘anti-Marxist’ rally of Trump supporters at a public park.  Antifa wore its usual fascistic garb of black masks and body armor.  They overwhelmed the police trying to maintain order.

“They then treated suspected Trump supporters with all the decorousness of torch-wielding medieval villagers who believed they had stumbled upon a witch.  A leader of a pro-Trump group had to run from a mob that pepper-sprayed and beat him, until he was taken into police custody for his own protection.  The targets weren’t Nazis bearing Nazi regalia, but supporters of the duly-elected president of the United States. Or people who were guilty of the offense of committing journalism—a reporter was beaten by the antifa cadres.

“Antifa benefited enormously from the horrific events in Charlottesville. It became Nazis versus the people standing up to the Nazis, and in that formulation the people standing up to the Nazis always win.  There can be no moral equivalence, we were told, between Nazis and their opponents.  But that depends on who the opponents are—there is a vast difference between peaceful counterprotesters and violent thugs, even if they are marching on the same side.

“All this was lost in the reaction to Charlottesville.  Liberal commentators spread memes comparing antifa to American GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy.  The comparison would be apt if the 1st Infantry Division got together to spend an afternoon beating up fellow Americans rather than giving its last measure of devotion to breaching Hitler’s Atlantic Wall.

“There will always be goons who enjoy breaking things and hurting people.  The real scandal is that otherwise respectable people are willing to look the other way or explain away the violence, so long as its perpetrators are on their side.  They are just as cowardly as the mask-wearing antifa thugs who are brave enough to punch and kick people, but not to show their faces.”

Rich Lowry

National Review 

FOR THE RECORD

DIABOLICAL SOCIOPATHS

“Another story, also in Sunday’s edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated to whom Scott Mayo was referring in a quotation.  Mayo, who was quoted at the Confederate monument rally, referred to the Pensacola City Council, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Escambia County Commissioners as ‘diabolical sociopaths.'”

Pensacola News Journal, Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I don’t recall referring to the Pensacola City Council members as “diabolical sociopaths”—I didn’t even know their names (I reside just outside the Pensacola city limits, so I’ve only had to deal with the diabolically sociopathic Escambia County Commissioners—and with the diabolically sociopathic Mayor of Pensacola). But if I did, it was under the presumption that they were politicians—not the knowledge that they were.

As aforementioned in this blog, not all public officials and political leaders are diabolically evil, because not all public officials and political leaders are politicians. But most of them are politicians—all over the world.  And most of them have always been politicians—all over the world.  And all politicians are diabolically evil—there are no exceptions.

This is why it is so refreshing and encouraging to make the acquaintances of public officials and political leaders who are not politicians.

It is so refreshing and encouraging to make the acquaintances of public officials and political leaders like P.C. Wu and Sherri Myers—both Pensacola City Council members.

Perhaps very soon I can add to this list of Pensacola City Council members who are not politicians—I certainly hope so.

“…a generous proportion of the country now, and always, eschews extremism, and embraces tolerance of others’ cultures and inheritances and beliefs.  Such folk will be society’s salvation.”

THANK U 4 A FUNKY TIME, NIKKI!

Nikki Haley

It’s a Lionel Richie kind of morning…”Running With The Night”.  Happy Monday!

#BacktoDC

 

Scott Mayo

It’s a Prince kind of evening…”Darling Nikki”.  Happy Tuesday!

#Back to Reality

HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in opposition to censorship.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in support of censorship.

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in support of freedom of speech.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in opposition to freedom of speech.

How is this happening?

WHY PENSACOLA’S CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL MONUMENT SHOULD BE LEFT IN PLACE—AND IN PEACE

“In recent weeks, a broad dialogue has been focused on memorials and monuments related to the days and personalities of the Confederacy.

“Pensacola’s monument has been part of the historical scene since 1891, and its beginning and purpose are part of the culture, which prevailed after 1865.  Hundreds of such memorials were erected, with a variety of focuses and purposes. Pensacola’s placement was conceived and dedicated in a unique manner; there may be value for all in Pensacola in reviewing that background.

“In 1885, Pensacola attorney Edward Perry was elected Florida’s governor.  Before that, Perry had served in the War Between the States and had reached field-grade rank.  With the coming of peace, he returned to Pensacola and for two decades became extremely popular for his service to veterans and to many in commercial circles.  In 1884, those followers urged him to seek the governor’s chair, for Florida was suffering from results of a constitution imposed in 1867.

“Perry agreed to run (though he never before sought or held public office), and from his inauguration he successfully pursued popular goals. The constitution was written and passed.  Pensacola received a new charter, which brought elective status to many local offices, and the means to begin a public school system.

“However, Gov. Perry was personally disturbed when he discovered that Florida was the only Southern state that had not erected some form of memorial to veterans and those who had died.  He began to seek a state-sponsored monument, but upon leaving office his attempt had failed.  In those same months, Perry’s health was failing.  Shortly after he left office his illness proved fatal.

“It was then, in 1889, that Mrs. Perry brought together women from leading Pensacola families.  Her proposal was that the ladies form a league and pursue establishment of a memorial in the city of Pensacola. The women agreed and formed the Ladies Monument Association.  The association was given legal aid by attorney Alex C. Blount and by business and professional men, including the railroad magnate William D. Chipley.  The campaign was climaxed by efforts through Christ Church and its respected pastor, the Rev. F.C. Whaley.

“Contacts were made with a Washington, D.C., firm, which had produced scores of such memorials.  The producers were guided by specifics prepared by the ladies and their association.  The memorial was to recognize men from the four companies who had been formed locally and men who had perished in battle from disease.  The small plaques of copy were directed to those views.

“The 30-foot Vermont granite memorial was capped by an 8-foot figure representing the basic soldier.

“The memorial was carried to Pensacola without charge by railroads. And when dedication day came, the rail lines provided free passage for veterans and charged but 1 cent per mile for others.  The ceremony was conducted at the placement site on Cage’s Hill and news reports said that virtually every one of the city’s 3,000 citizens attended, with hundreds more from out of town.  Gov. Francis Fleming was the dedication speaker and bands from several sources also were involved.

“Shortly, members of the Ladies Monument Association asked members of the Pensacola City Commission to rename the hill where the monument stood, from Gage (who was a British Revolutionary War general) to the honor of Robert E. Lee, a request quickly confirmed.

“From that day forward, the monument has been the site of countless celebrations, including reunions of veterans, some still wearing tattered uniforms.  For decades, the Ladies Association provided planting and special care on this hill.

“And that’s how it all began.”

John Appleyard, Pensacola Historian and Pensacola News Journal Correspondent

DIABOLICAL SOCIOPATHS

“Pro-monument speaker, Scott Mayo, began calling the anti-monument protesters ‘diabolical sociopaths,’ but was received by a high-pitched whistle trying to drown him out.

“‘Where are you (Mayor) Ashton Hayward, where are you?’ Mayo asked into the bullhorn.  ‘I was hoping you would show up today and speak with these people, but you won’t show your face, will you?’

“Mayo then turned his efforts to calling out the Escambia County Commissioners and the Pensacola City Council members, none of whom appeared to be present at the rally.  He urged them to take a stance and speak to the division in the city over the Confederate monument.”

Pensacola News Journal, Sunday, August 27, 2017

Though I was speaking to anti-monument protesters, I did not call them “diabolical sociopaths”.

I called politicians “diabolical sociopaths”—because they were diabolical sociopaths, because they are diabolical sociopaths, and because they always will be diabolical sociopaths.

I called Republican Nikki Haley a diabolical sociopath.  I called Republican Doug Underhill a diabolical sociopath.  I called Republican Steven Barry a diabolical sociopath.  I called Republican Grover C. Robinson IV a diabolical sociopath.  I called Republican Jeff Bergosh a diabolical sociopath.  I called Republican Wilson Robertson (Bergosh’s predecessor) a diabolical sociopath.  I called Democrat Lumon May a diabolical sociopath.  And more than once, I called Republican Ashton Hayward a diabolical sociopath.

I called the politicians who were censoring historical flags and destroying historical monuments, without the consent of their constituents, diabolical sociopaths.  I called the politicians engaged in this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America, which is destructive to the United States of America, diabolical sociopaths.  I called the politicians who were exploiting the misguided and misinformed, though very well-intentioned young people, diabolical sociopaths.  I called the politicians, who refused to even listen to these young people they were exploiting, diabolical sociopaths.

I called politicians “diabolical sociopaths”—because they were diabolical sociopaths, because they are diabolical sociopaths, and because they always will be diabolical sociopaths.

I LOVE THESE GIRLS!

RESIST CENSORSHIP—NOT TRUMP

Because of unrestrained Digital-Age technology, Americans are more ignorant of their country’s history than they’ve ever been, in the history of their country.

And these corrupt, cowardly, and abusive state and local politicians who are censoring historical flags and destroying historical monuments—the overwhelming majority of whom are Republicans—are making these Digital-Age Americans even more ignorant.

If you support this censorship, you support the perpetuation of ignorance.

And if you fail to resist this censorship, you support the perpetuation of ignorance.

Resisting the President of the United States is meaningless and counterproductive.

Resisting censorship is meaningful and very productive.

Resist censorship—not Trump.

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS FLAG—AND TELL ME WHAT IT SHOWS

WHAT FLAGS SHOW

Confederate American Flag over Fort Sumter, April 15, 1861
Photograph by Alma A. Pelot

HOW NIKKI HALEY CAN BE STOPPED

WHY NIKKI HALEY MUST BE STOPPED

Nikki Haley can be removed from office–this is the only way she can be stopped.

But President Trump won’t do this, because he’s the one who nominated her for this position in his cabinet–immediately after he was elected.

And if President Trump is removed from office, President Pence won’t do this either.

No Democratic or Republican politician will remove Nikki Haley from office.  She’s too right-wing for the Republicans to remove her, and too politically correct for the Democrats to remove her.  It was both Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations who favorably reported her–and both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate who confirmed her–in the first place.

Nikki Haley will not be removed from office officially.

But she can be removed from office unofficially.

She can be executed for her crime.

As of April 10, 2017, Dylann S. Roof has finally been given nine consecutive life sentences for the nine lives he took.  But Nikki Haley has not only escaped prosecution for her crime of exploiting the mass murder committed by Dylann Roof–she is being rewarded for it.  And in four years (eight years if Trump or Pence is reelected) she may be President of the United States.

I have neither the means nor expertise to carry out an act of vigilante justice.

But someone has.

Someone has both the means and expertise to execute Nikki Haley for her crime of exploiting a mass murder.

Someone has both the means and expertise to execute Nikki Haley before she can exploit any more mass murders–and before she can further her career, even into the White House, on the backs of countless more murder victims.

Unless protocol has changed, Nikki R. Haley (a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa Haley) currently resides in an elaborate and elegant suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.  She works gloats, schemes, and manipulates at the United Nations Headquarters complex in New York City.  And though she is almost certainly guarded between the United Nations and the Waldorf-Astoria most of the time, she is almost certainly unguarded between the United Nations and the Waldorf-Astoria some of the time.

As long as Nikki Haley serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, justice will not be served.

Someone has both the means and expertise to serve justice–to execute the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley for her crime against humanity.

That someone has my appreciation and admiration.

And that someone will have my testimony, on his (or her) behalf, once justice has finally been served.

All he (or she) needs to do is mention my name (Scott Wesley Mayo)–or the name of my blog.


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