They sure do act like they despise Western Civilization. Here is “Jack from the East” writing at BarbWire.com:
A famous conservative writer (I can’t remember who) once asked someone (I can’t remember who) how to write two columns a week. The person who got the question responded (this is a paraphrase), “Find two things that enrage you, and write about them.” I remember this exchange (you wouldn’t think as much based on all these asides) because I haven’t written anything in a while. The time just hasn’t been there for me to write anything, regardless of how enraged I get about what goes on in this world. However, since I have 1/2 a week of vacation left and I sense something enraging me, I am going to write something. Let’s just say that the unhinged Left will serve as my muse. As it usually does.
And here we go:
Once again, the Left is becoming unhinged. Or maybe they were never hinged to begin with, it’s hard to tell these days. Aside from the usual, Trump’s speech in Warsaw this past week has left more than a few people in a foaming-at-the-mouth rage. This speech might be the best one of his presidency (I say that as a staunch critic) insomuch as it was an unapologetic defense of Western Civilization and a rallying cry to stand up for it. This of course, led to outrage from the Left because … well because … well because that’s what they do.
Let’s start with Peter Beinart in the Atlantic:
In his speech in Poland on Thursday, Donald Trump referred 10 times to “the West” and five times to “our civilization.” His white nationalist supporters will understand exactly what he means. It’s important that other Americans do, too.
… The West is a racial and religious term. To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white.
To put it frankly, this is absurd. “The West” is short hand for Western Civilization. You know, the civilization that people like Peter Beinart are the inheritors of and beneficiaries of, even though you wouldn’t know it from his idiotic missive. Western Civilization is linked to Western Christendom and such ideas as the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the founding of the United States of America. While these are ideas formulated by white men, the beneficiaries of these ideas know no skin color.
All of our freedoms and our rights are inherited from the formation of Western Civilization. Any society that knows any semblance of liberty and democracy owes it to the West and those ideas that sprung from those “old, white men.”
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