“We have to tear down those Confederate statues because their racist.” At first look that sounds fairly reasonable. There are those in America that may well feel offended by the statues of Southern Generals. But put that in historic perspective. The last veteran of the Civil War died in 1959. My grandfather died in 1960. He was not a Civil War veteran. My great-grandfather was old enough to fight but he packed up his family and moved back to Canada until the shooting died down and then moved back. I couldn’t spot him in a line up if I tried. I have no idea what his politics were.
How then can a 20-something be offended by something that happened over 150 years ago? The answer is simple, they were told to be offended. Told by the likes of Sharpton and Jackson and other professional racists. These folks are paid to stoke the fires of racism whenever they seem to have burned out.
Have you ever heard the phrase?
If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.
The Left has attacked religion, nuclear families, capitalism, the military, the flag, the pledge of alleigence ,schools and elections.
Since 2008, the democratic party has been hijacked by the Marxist Left. The republican party is at risk for the same fate due to the many RINOS (Republicans in Name Only) in Congress. Every victory the Left wins outright or by “compromise” lets them move forward to the next fight.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
― George Orwell, 1984
If you don’t teach your children to be Americans, don’t expect them to act like Americans. I picked a random history textbook.
The Declarational so reveals a fundamental contradiction of the AmericanRevolution:theconflictbetween the existence of slavery and the idea that “all men are created equal.” One-fifth of the population in 1776 wasenslaved,and at the time he drafted the Declaration, Jefferson himself owned more than one hundred slaves. Further,the Declaration framed equality as existing only among white men;women and nonwhites were entirely left out of a document that referred to native peoples as “merciless Indian savages” who indiscriminately killed men,women,and children. Nonetheless, thepromise of equality for all planted the seeds for future struggles waged by slaves, women, and many others to bring about its full realization. Much of American history is the story of the slow realization of the promise of equality expressed in the Declaration of Independence. [p 162]
Thomas Jefferson was a slave owning racist. sexist and should be ignored or removed from US History. Okay, okay. I get it. All the Founding Fathers were racist and sexist. So was the rest of the World at the time but let’s ignore context shall we. However, the American Revolution was much like the Palestian Movement where by the colonists were forced to resort to terrorism to throw off the shackles of an occupying power.
Now we come to William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States.
Following that logic we’ll have to topple the statues of the other Indian Killers.
The Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964, so we have to erase all the racist presidents:
The other racist Presidents were:
Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
The first non racist president was Lyndon B. Johnson. Right after J.F.K. was shot. But no, L.B.J. was a racist too so he’s out. Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush were all Republicans so they’re racist and out.
That leaves, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama.
Donald Trump doesn’t count because he’s not really the president, right?
Has the Ford light come on yet? (no pun intended)
Expect Carter and Clinton to fade from memory because they aren’t communist? Probably.