Down the memory hole
By Dr. Robert Owens
How can we possibly know the motive of the perpetrator of the Orlando Massacre? It is a mystery to the President, the Attorney General, his whole administration, and their cheerleaders in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media. Forget that the killer called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. This has been redacted from the government transcripts so it has been effectively dropped down the Memory Hole. Forget that according to survivors he was shouting Allah Akbar as he shot his victims. Forget that while he was in the midst of his killing spree he logged into Facebook and pledged his loyalty to ISIS and threatened more attacks on the civilized world. How can we possibly know what his motive was?
If political correctness and the playbook of the Progressives stop us from accepting the evidence of reality which floods our vision we have become the object of the old saying, "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
Our Dear Leader and his minions refuse to label our enemy. It did not start with them. After 9-11 George II declared war on terror instead of declaring war on Radical Islamic Terrorists. It made me wonder at the time why on December 8, 1941 we didn't declare war on sneak attacks? BHO goes on and on lecturing us that what we call something doesn't mean anything. If what we call our enemy doesn't matter than why does the Obama regime insist on calling them ISIL instead of calling them ISIS as everyone else in the English speaking world does?
Instead of having enough respect for the victims, survivors, and their families to actually address who killed and wounded our fellow citizens or how to actually prevent such horrific incidents in the future the Progressives turned the whole Orlando terrorist attack into a platform for their own agenda of nullifying the Second Amendment.
Instead of focusing on the danger of radicalized Muslims who want to strike a blow for their Caliph let's focus our sights instead on banning the AR-15 even though the shooter didn't use an AR-15. If as the President says more people die in bathtubs than they do in terrorist attacks why don't we ban bathtubs?
How to explain these misconnects between reality and the relentless long march the Progressives have orchestrated from a free republic to central government leviathan. From a nation of laws based upon a constitution carved in stone to a nation based on men with a living document written in the sand. The Progressives have systematically used education, media, and the courts to indoctrinate, cajole, and hijack the people into accepting a truncated vision of the Constitution. It was written to secure the rights of the people and to limit the power of the central government. Just look at a few comments by our Founders and framers with regard to the Second Amendment: "What is the militia? It is the whole people except for few public officials." And "To disarm the people is the best and most efficient way to enslave them," George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes … Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." Thomas Jefferson's Commonplace Book.
What did the early courts have to say: "The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms has justly been considered the palladium of the liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if they are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1833.
From these monuments to freedom in a by-gone era our free republic has progressed or devolved into this centrally-planned politically correct social democratic republic sliding down the chute into the dust bin of History. In politics perception is reality and as Lenin said, "A lie told often enough becomes the truth." Keeping this in mind we can look at a killer who adamantly and repeatedly tells us exactly why he committed his crimes and we shouldn't be surprised when our leaders and their propaganda media arm tell us over and over there is no way we can know his motives. Truth has fallen down the memory hole.
We are a conquered and occupied nation. We just don't know it yet.
So what can we do?
Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens