Some refreshing criticism from the Right.
By Todd Lewis
Praise of Folly
I was over at Attack the System (ATS) the other day and found Keith Preston’s disclaimer to an article, Why Evangelicals Worship Trump; the disclaimer being: “The evangelical/fundamentalist subculture in the US really is proof that P.T. Barnum was correct when he said a sucker is born every five minutes. When will they realize they’re on the losing end of the culture wars and embrace secession?” This got me thinking: for someone who advocates a system that has failed for over 4,000 years, I think he needs to rethink to whom P.T. Barnum is referring. Why doesn’t Mr. Preston and the ATS gang realize that anarchism will never work and just move on?
But on a more serious note, I began thinking about the fact that, despite his ambitions, Mr. Preston neither directly nor indirectly threatens the system. As an anarchist, Mr. Preston is concerned with police brutality and foreign wars, but is more or less accepting fundamental concepts within the Empire’s established social order. This is demonstrated by the fact that no where on ATS does Mr. Preston deal with the massive and serious revelations about Planned Parenthood by The Center for Medical Progress. Given that the clearly genocidal nature of Planned Parenthood can no longer be denied, why does he not cover it? Why not bring to light this horrendous institution which, with taxpayer money to boot, has quietly operated veritable extermination camps in our own backyards? I cannot help but think that he does not in fact seriously challenge the Empire, and is thus a tacit defender of the system.
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