By: Jonathan Harris
If we’re going to demonize hate crimes we may want to start with the countless examples of graffiti sprayed on veteran’s gravestones, destruction of gravestones and monuments, and the digging up of bodies. In one instance a CNN reporter literally spray painted a monument himself and then proceeded to do a story on its vandalization. In an other, a Continental soldier statue was decapitated. I can’t even keep up with the amount of stories similar to these at this point. People have literally been murdered in the past few weeks simply because they had a Southern Cross outside their home. The ironic thing about all this is an infinitesimally small amount of Neo-Nazis whose political philosophy could not be more different than the C.S.A.—except for the fact that like the Left, they bought into the same lie that Lee was a white nationalist, when the exact opposite is true—have been successfully used by the media to create a false narrative that has lead to this disgrace. Some young Evangelical leaders are even signing meaningless, lopsided, inaccurate, futile pledges for the purpose of virtue signaling to each other about their bravery for opposing racism, not the kind of racism displayed from BLM, JUST the kind seen in Charlottesville from the much smaller group. If we can see confused National Socialists and get angry, but we cannot see this and get angry, we have a very big problem. Is it the media that has blinded us, or do we simply WANT to be willfully blind? This is a question I’ve been pondering and don’t have a good answer to. I really don’t want to believe educated young Reformed evangelicals can be this blind or hypocritical, but I’m running out of options.