Before anyone assume that I am saying we never compromise or seek to find equitable and peaceful solutions to our differences, I am not! What I am saying is that if you attempt to appease a terrorist, your effort is viewed as weakness and once they get what they want, they kill you!
You cannot have a non-aggression pact with the devil, he does not play fair or play by the rules. If you give an inch, they take a mile and if you cave to their demands, bow before and with them, wash their feet, and chant their chants, they laugh at you. Once they get what they have demanded, they demand more. You will never satisfy their demands for ‘justice’ because justice is not what they are seeking. They want dominance!
I was not around, but history records the naivete of those seeking to be appeasers in 1938 like Neville Chamberlain the British Prime Minister. He returned to England with his worthless treaty signed by Hitler and insisted that the world had, “Peace in our time.” It took less than a year for that to be exposed as classic naivete when Hitler invaded Poland and started WW II.
Those demanding appeasements view the willing attempts to cede to their demands as weakness and become fearless in their pursuit of their objectives. They realize that they are facing mice, not men and pussy cats, not tigers. Their lists of demands grow longer and longer and if the appeasers continue their concessions the terrorists get what they wanted CONTROL without risking any lives or material. It is handed to them with heads bowed and hat in hand.
Winston Churchill famously said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” The appeasers are prevalent in today’s American politics and society. I am chided frequently charging that I am war mongering with my insistence that we cannot concede to the demands of the Sanitizers of History, BLM, ANTIFA, the Leftists, Globalists, and Marxists. We cannot form a union with them and expect them to honor that agreement. No, the DNC seeks to use those groups to obtain their votes. They are promising them the world, but if the Leftists gain control and get what they want they will no longer need those groups. When that happens watch the immediate shift that occurs.
So-called Republicans like Colin Powell, Mitt Romney, Jennifer Rubin, Meghan McCain, and Bill Kristol are attempting to appease and unite with the Democrats for the express purpose of defeating Trump. Yes, they hope to be viewed favorably by the Left and benefit from their alliance, but they will become cannon fodder for the Left if the Democrats win in November. We have Democratic leaders or vocalizers of the progressive agenda such as Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Stacey Abrams pushing the buttons to keep the flames of hatred burning.
The demand that we rename our military bases that are named after confederate generals or others they deem deplorable is ludicrous. They want all Confederate statues destroyed, sports teams renamed, universities drop their anthems, and military bases renamed. Where does it end? I heard someone discussing this and they said, “If they rechristen Fort Benning, named after Confederate brigadier general Henry L. Benning, that would be step one. After all, Fort Benning is in Columbus, Georgia and that would mean the city had to be renamed too since Columbus is also a target. He is hated as much as Benning is hated.”
I’ve had people who claim to be conservative and constitutionalist insist, “If we just give them these few bones, they will be satisfied and stop.” I laughed out loud and then cried trying not to burst out in rage. THAT IS CRAZY! They will never be satisfied with one thing or ten things. They will never be happy or satisfied. They would not be satisfied if they destroyed every statue they hate, renamed every base, city, team, or university they demand. They would not be satisfied if they were able to eradicate every conservative constitutionalist and by the declaration of some, all white men. We read in Proverbs 27:20 – “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
The assault by those demanding our concessions is not directed solely at confederates as has been demonstrated in their destruction of black businesses, black lives, and even union generals and others. If you study history and listen to some of the activists, you will realize that Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is hated by the Leftists. Why? He was a union general that helped defeat the South and left a wake of destruction in his path in his March to the Sea.
Why do they hate him? He didn’t like blacks. He issued Special Field Order No. 16, which forbade the enlistment of black soldiers. History reveals that Sherman detested the idea that free-born blacks from the North and the newly freed slaves of South would fight side by side with his white troops. He demanded that the races be kept separate and threatened to arrest recruiters and imprison them if they enlisted blacks. Therefore, Sherman is anathema to the activist as well. Therefore, Camp Sherman in Ohio must be renamed. What would they name it? Camp Che Guevara, Camp Nicolas Maduro, Camp Castro, or Camp Stalin?
I like what Colonel Allen West said, “History is about learning from it. I don’t want to see us become like the Taliban or ISIS. Those are the people [who] destroyed history.” I also applaud Dr. Ben Carson saying, “We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything. We’re going to have to grow up as a society.”
Thomas Jefferson would not have achieved, for America what he did, had he lived today. He would have been branded as a deplorable by those demanding appeasement today. Abraham Lincoln would have been a political casualty for this group because in his debate with Stephen Douglas he said, “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.” He didn’t want blacks to vote, serve on juries, hold office, or intermarry with whites.
We would have to boot the Progressive Champion Franklin Roosevelt because he signed Executive Order 9066 that forcibly removed Japanese from their homes placing them in internment camps. You could not simply change the first name because Theodore Roosevelt is hated too, he was a gun owner, hunter, and wanted legal immigration. I doubt that John F. Kennedy could survive today’s Leftist’s agenda because he took a strong stance against the Communists and wanted a strong military.
Today corporations are caving to the demands attempting to appease the domestic terrorist. Politicians are bowing to their demands, sports teams, cities, and even pastors are attempting to appease. IT DOES NOT WORK! I believe in finding common ground wherever possible. I do not believe in abandoning reason or violating one’s core convictions. We cannot change history by erasing it. We cannot find peace by appeasement. We must achieve peace through rational reason, holding everyone accountable for their actions and returning to constitutional governance and God.
I desire that all be treated fairly and have equal justice under the Law. But, I can never cede any ground to a domestic or any terrorist. We either begin viewing all as human beings created in the image of God or we will fall prey to the hate and destruction prevalent in today’s America and society. I am praying for a Revival of the Heart in America!
God bless you and God bless America!
Great article, Roy!