The real interesting part of this whole affair was the fact that John Hammer, like everyone else these days daring to step outside the political and social orthodoxy, has to endure the subtle terror that is the PC industry.
The ritual burning of right wing witches has become a favored past time for the adherents of the Church of the Almighty Commie. They don’t take kindly to blasphemers like Hammer, or Jerry Bledsoe interfering with such righteous work, and my guess is that their toleration for his interference in their fun is running low.
“You ain’t a witch are you John?”
For those devout members of the Church of the Almighty Commie “RACIST !” has become the epithet of choice for dealing with dissidents like Hammer.
Oh, it’s not like they’ll come and burn his house down. Not at first anyway. Such thuggery is better suited to old style tyrannies like North Korea or Cuba. No, in our more sophisticated tyranny, there are more refined ways to keep the dissidents in line. There is the steady drumbeat of personal attacks for example. There are constant intimations of racism, and continual aspersions against the integrity of the victim.
It is a bit like an old western where some hapless sap is made to dance while the villain shoots at his feet. “Dance for me boy! Dance!”
You don’t want your dissidents to get too uppity, but you don’t mind if they stray a little. After all, you don’t need to fool ALL the people ALL the time, just those who watch TV.
For most dissidents, even the mild ones like Hammer, dancing for the gunslingers of modern leftist orthodoxy is the cost that has to be endured for daring to tell the occasional truth. One must put on a good show, else the leftist bullies might aim a little higher and Hammer knows that even he isn’t immune to the full brunt of their wrath.
So what do you do if you are a truthteller in a commie world these days?
You put on your best “please don’t hurt me grin” and you dance like Fred Astaire . You insist that you don’t really object that much to the commie agenda. Not really, just a detail here and there. What you really hope for, fantasize about actually, is that Old Scratch might come up from Down Below and complain about what a fine upstanding guy you are.
And this is essentially what happened to Mr. Hammer when the Klan counter sued him the other day. “Some things just make you feel good,” wrote Hammer, “getting sued by the Ku Klux Klan is one of those things.”
Oh I’m sure Mr. Hammer, just make sure you send them a nice thank you note.
Next time: Part 3 Why Everyone Loves the Klan : The secret about the Klan that the left, the government and the conservatives don’t want you to know.