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Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Nick Adams

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Gay Lobby and Artists AWOL in ISIS Fight

March 16th, 2015 | by Nick Adams

As the evil Islamic State terrorist group take a sledgehammer to ancient artefacts and throw men off buildings as punishment for their sexuality, the silence on the Left has been deafening.

Those who usually wear the liberal jersey with the greatest pride have slipped on a plain tracksuit top. Not a single gay rights lobby, or activist of any note, has said a thing. Artists have been similarly mute. No self-righteous lectures about the importance of art, or museums. No floats on the Mardi Gras as a form of satirical criticism. No hastily convened press conferences expressing outrage and demanding action.

Some might be quick to suggest that this silence is borne from fear for retribution. But this is not it. It is because for most on the Left it is not about the principle, but about the side.

Let me explain. If it was a conservative commentator with a slight slip of the tongue, the gay crusaders public relations machine would kick into overdrive. If a Republican Congressman openly canvassed cuts to funding for the arts, artists everywhere would drop their pencils, pens and laptops, with every curator desperate for television face time. Compare this hysteria to the non-response legitimate, real and evil homosexual persecution in the Middle East receives. Juxtapose artist angst over funding cuts to the “look the other way” reaction when Islamist thugs smash their way through a museum, looting irreplaceable ancient artefacts. As America represents a conservative culture, it receives the same treatment.

Quite simply, the silence exists because the sins of Islamists are incompatible to the Leftist narrative. Their thinking can be explained this way: the modern liberal- those in power in the Democratic Party and beyond- hate America. In fact, they despise Western Civilization. The reason for this is actually somewhat “democratic.” If all people are created equal then all outcomes should be the same. If someone becomes a criminal, then, something must have happened to him to turn him bad. If someone becomes a successful business person, something must have allowed him to stand out. He must have had better teachers or better parents, etc. And, by extension, if a culture or a nation is evil, then they must be the victims of something. If a nation or culture is successful, something must have worked to their benefit. Just as “if you have a successful business you didn’t build that,” if you have a successful nation or culture you didn’t build that. Social justice, then, demands that successful Western Civilization be at the very least weakened and Islam as the dominant non-Western ideology- and the most evil and failed- must be rewarded.

It is these deductions that account for the remarkable hypocrisy we see on the Left. If asked to name the great triumph of the modern tolerance movement, I would say it is the happy suppression of freedom of speech while tolerating the most sinister aspects of Sharia Law.

Nick Adams is an Australian best-selling author, speaker and political commentator. He is best known for his work in the field of American exceptionalism, and is credited with a resurgence in the idea worldwide. He is a regular on Fox News, C-SPAN and nationally-syndicated radio. Adams has received several state awards, being appointed an Honorary Texan by Governor Rick Perry in 2013. He is the author of the book: The American Boomerang (2014). His website is www.nickadamsinamerica.com.

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  • Roy Minshew

    Good morning Nick. I appreciate your article about the silence of homosexuals and artists. I’m 65,have been a full time sculptor for the past 34yrs,and have long been a hard core conservative.
    I’ve had art pulled from a couple of exhibits because it wasn’t “politically correct” according to the curator’s “standards”. However,those pieces sold very quickly because of some publicity condemning them for being ” politically incorrect”.
    As for government cutting funding to the arts,then I’m all for it. I see no problem with government providing funding for having artists spend time in grammer and high schools to teach different mediums and techniques to the students. I absolutely do not believe that government should subsidize any individual artist,occupation,nor industry. If you have a product that the public wants and willing to pay you a fair price,then government has no business providing you income for your product,whether it’s art,farm produce,or faucet washers.(I grew up on a farm so I know how those subsidies can greatly benefit some farmers and can be detrimental to others).
    When Bush and Gore were running for president I had several artists push me to vote for Gore because he wanted to increase funding for the arts and Bush wanted to cut funds going to the National Endowment for the Arts. I told them my thoughts about subsidies and individual endowments and a couple of artists got fairly upset with me,telling me I should have more concern for our profession. Those artists have since taken full time jobs for monetary support and do art “part time”. I’m still creating full time and at present have enough work lined up for the next 8 or 9 months.
    I watched the vids of the historical art being destroyed by ISIS,and it did make me sad and angry. That art has existed for centuries and would have been around until the world comes to an end. Those pieces provided a look at the cultures of the past and could provide inspiration to some to create a vision of today’s culture that could be studied and admired in future centuries.
    The art world is sort of similar to Hollywood. Most artists are like most actors and tend to be liberal. There are conservatives in both worlds,but we are often the minority.

    As for the homosexuals,I do believe that if they wish to live together,then it’s their choice.But,I firmly believe that God fully intended ” marriage” to be between a man and a woman.

    The hypocrisy that you state about the gays and artists being silent over the destruction of the art in Iraq is only because the destruction is being caused by someone other than “American Conservatives”. If any of our bombs had ever hit and destroyed any of that art,then those gays and artists would be condemning Bush straight to hell.

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