I know Christopher Cantwell is called the “crying Nazi,” and that he is everyone’s favorite bad guy. Well, he was infamous for a while after the Charlottesville melee in August.
Now it’s like he never existed at all. But really, he’s still rotting away in a Virginia jail for using pepper-spray on violent leftists in self-defense. A ridiculous charge and punishment by any rational person’s standards.
I’m not writing about Cantwell to defend his words, promote his remedies for saving the republic, or endorse his worldview. I am bringing him up to illustrate a point that scary precedents are being set. That because some people hold unpopular opinions, they simply aren’t worthy of due process.
The scales of justice lean heavy left. It’s the new reality. Or maybe it’s just recycled history. Regardless, these Bolshevik tactics should worry all decent citizens.
Remember H.L. Mencken’s prescient warning from my last blog: “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.”
Originally, Cantwell had been given the ludicrously steep bond of $25,000. Interestingly, he was even denied that due to his being a supposed “flight risk” (even though he turned himself in to authorities).
He has since been denied bail repeatedly for the unthinkable act of using a “caustic weapon,” which is otherwise known and accepted as “oh, just part of the leftist’s go-to arsenal” in their brave fight to smash the fash.
Kinda proves why he was crying in the first place, doesn’t it?! Double standards and unequal justice under the law on full, hideous display.
Yet, a lunatic liberal can “allegedly” assault Rand Paul at his home, breaking six of the Republican senator’s ribs, but is only given a meager $5,000 bond and a pass from the mainstream press. Hell, the victim and libertarianism are being castigated as the is crime downplayed, and the attacker was even celebrated in many degenerate circles.
It’s abundantly clear that anyone who opposes the status quo of leftist dogma is not worthy of constitutional protections, the right to speak his mind, make a living or even live as he sees fit. It really doesn’t matter who you are.
You can lock up an alt-right shock jock and throw away the key. Meh. You can beat up a libertarian politician. Gosh darn it, that’s weird.
You can threaten the livelihood of the near-extinct species of conservative professors, even the ones who have tenure. Well, ain’t that a shame.
Conservatives are not only backwards hicks, clinging to their guns and their Bibles, they’re domestic terrorists a la Ruby Ridge or Waco or Oklahoma City. But the John Brown Gun Club is fine and dandy.
Ross Ulbricht, creator and operator of the the darknet maretplace the Silk Road, gets a double life sentence for nonviolent crimes. But lawless leftists like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, Bob Menendez, and the Clintons are always too big to jail, much less indict.
The chill enveloping liberty grows thicker and more impenetrable with each great leap forward into the nihilistic abyss. Yet, the left remains truly untouchable. Noble and virtuous. Just fighting the white supremacists, don’t ya know?
Of course, the one exception is the groping, sexual harassment, and/or rape allegations currently being hurled at every liberal to the left of George H.W. Bush – including “read my lips, no new taxes” Bush himself! You can’t tell a chick a dirty joke, but you can lie, cheat, steal, assault, and kill. No big whoop.
The statists and their leftist foot soldiers are merely keeping us safe from the real bad guys. Nothing to see hear, folks. Move along.
During Ulbricht’s trial, Judge Katherine B. Forrest said, “There must be no doubt that no one is above the law, no matter the education or the privileges.” But the truth is #AnarchoTyranny and #MarxistPrivilege.
Now, I understand that to varying degrees throughout history and in certain places more so than others, statist elites and their useful idiots have been immune to man’s justice. I fully grasp the evil we’re up against.
Presently, my kids and I are learning more about Bishop Nicholas (i.e., St. Nicholas) and what he endured under Roman Emperor Diocletian. Because of his heavenly faith and earthly works, he was exiled and imprisoned. Yep, Santa was deemed a scoundrel.
Interestingly, during his age of intense and deadly persecution of Christ followers in the 3rd and 4th centuries, jails were brimming with bishops, priests, and deacons, so there was little room for the thieves and murderers. Real criminality okay. Freedom of conscience bad. Sound familiar?
Let’s stop history form repeating itself, shall we? So, I’m wondering at what point will principled people say #ItsPitchForkTime. That enough is enough, scoundrel or not, especially since “scoundrel” can mean virtually anyone, including you.
This is a real matter of inequality, not the faux kind the leftists fabricate, write dissertations and then work everyone into a liberal lather about. But what can be done?
What’s your line in the sand? When you or your loved-one is the scoundrel in question? When your perpetrator is given a slap on the wrist and even glorified? When you unduly receive a harsh punishment, while the legitimate evil-doer goes scot-free?
These are trying times indeed. As C.S. Lewis once wrote, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.” What’s your testing point?