Editor, Gazette:

In his recent response to my condemnation of the violence and lawlessness of the so-called “Black Lives Matter” movement Mr. Fine correctly noted that I am a “scholar of fascism” having written several books and scholarly articles on that ideology. As used today, however, the term fascism has lost all of its original meaning and become any and everything the Left dislikes.

It has become one of the imbecilities of our age that to be remembered one must have a background as pure as Ivory Soap. Pete Rose, for example, is denied admission to Baseball Hall of Fame because he once bet on sports. Ignore his accomplishments, condemn his sins. Ignore Justice Taney's brilliant and nation-forming decisions because of one perfectly good decision in terms of the Constitution as it existed in 1856. Self-appointed leaders who have contributed nothing to the commonweal dare to condemn Washington, Jefferson, and others who forged a Republic for being, in some ways, creatures of their own time. Some even condemn the Man who came into this world to save mankind because he was incarnate as a Caucasian.

Were that a legitimate position, to wholly condemn a single sin, I, as an academician dedicated to to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, should demand the destruction of Martin Luther King memorials since, according to the New York Times, he plagiarized his doctoral dissertation.

I do not understand why black lives matter more than blue lives. It make great sense that if a criminal would attack an armed policeman he would an even greater danger to civilians. That thin blue line is out only defense against all lawless activities. I don't understand why blacks don't protest more against the racist Margaret Sanger's advocacy of abortions for unborn blacks.

I do not understand why black leaders don't try to disperse mobs bent on looting and arson, or why they bristle at white leaders like Spiro Agnew who chide them for failing to do so. I do not understand why criminal acts directed against police or property owners are not listed as hate crimes but painting over a BLM drawing on a street is hateful. Why should lawless crowds assume a right to interrupt my free passage on roads my taxes helped pay for?

As Thomas More taught, we must seek the protection of law for our own safety for, when we strike down law to get after whatever present devil, the devil will turn round on us and we will have nowhere to hide, the law having been flattened.

The two greatest dangers to this great Republic are: [1] destroying its history so that we'll make same errors again; [2] allowing any group, no matter how noble its cause, to win its objective by lawless behavior.

Our history is not without blemishes of many kinds, but if we look at the history of human kind, we one of very few nations which constantly seek to rectify evils and advance good.

James B Whisker


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