Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tearing Down Statues, Blowing Up Mount Rushmore - What's Next?

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Monumental Issue: Call to remove all slavery-linked US statues, even founding fathers
RT
Published on Aug 19, 2017
Protesters in Washington have poured red paint over the statue of a Confederate military officer, and are demanding that it be taken down.

The issue of ‘racially-divisive monuments’ is playing out across the country after the removal of a similar statue sparked violent unrest in Charlottesville a week ago. It seems no historical figure will go untouched. Caleb Maupin has more.
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"George Washington Was Racist!!" Tucker Carlson OWNS Al Sharpton, CNN on Statue Debate
The Liberty Hound
Published on Aug 18, 2017
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Video: Crews remove Baltimore's Confederate statues overnight
WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
Published on Aug 16, 2017
It appears Baltimore's Confederate monuments are coming down faster than previously thought. Baltimore's mayor and City Council members differed over how to remove the city's four Confederate monuments, but crews were seen early Wednesday removing statues.
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Listen to A Black Conservative Tell You Why Removing Confederate Statues is Revisionist History
Anthony Brian Logan
Published on Apr 26, 2017
New Orleans has removed the first of a few Confederate statues in response to criticism that the statutes are symbols of white supremacy, racism, and hatred. Opponents of the statues also say they glorify the ugly history of slavery in the United States. Workers who were tasked with the job of removing the monuments and statues had to wear bulletproof vests while being protected by police snipers as they worked at night. This was said to be a precautionary measure for their safety, but it could also be seen as a PR move to justify the removal of the structures. Some people are upset about this whole situation and the bulletproof vests may be worn to try and paint the upset people as also being violent white supremacists that would shoot someone trying to remove something they deeply identify with.

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All of this screams “revisionist history.” Marxism, more specifically. To attempt to change the written history into something else more palatable to those who are either in power or those who want to assume power. The Confederate (battle) flag has often been cited in conjunction with the statues of Robert E. Lee and others as symbols of racism for a few reasons. Many of the reasons are not totally sound and could be used for the other side of the war as well. But due to prior Marxist revisionism, it appears as if only one side is mentioned in a negative way.
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Robert E. Lee is said to have been a slave owner but so was General Ulysseus S. Grant, the leader of the Union Army. Nobody wants to desecrate any of his monuments. The Confederacy was said to be fighting for the preservation of slavery, but the North had slaves throughout the entire war and for a brief period of time after the war, longer than the South was allowed to keep their slaves. The Confederate flag is seen as a symbol of racism but it only existed for 4 years of slavery, while the American flag existed for around 90 years of slavery and the Union Jack existed for about 150 years of slavery before that (in North America of course.) Many of these facts are not known by the general public and more facts will continue to go unknown if the current trend of revisionist history continues. And those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.
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Pelosi calls on Paul Ryan to remove all Confederate statues from Capitol - but they weren't a problem when she was Speaker?
But they sure moved that Churchill bust!
August 18, 2017
At one time, Nancy Pelosi was a very powerful Speaker of the House.  Her tenure ended as her party decided to embrace its worst instincts - a move that eventually reduced it to a small, marginalized, bi-coastal collection of far-left crackpots.  They have little or no traction in most of the country, and they’re at their lowest level of overall power since before the Great Depression.
Since they have nothing new to offer, they’re flailing around - desperately trying to latch on to anything that will damage their GOP opponents and put their battered party back on equal (or even firm) footing.
They thought they had it with the whole Nazi thing. ...And then their radical base decided it was time to overplay their hand.
Instead of simply denouncing Nazis, they’ve decided to go to war with American history.  In addition to the Confederacy, they’ve decided that Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and even Abraham Lincoln are all proper targets for their rage.
Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi issued a statement calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to remove every piece of confederate statuary from the US Capitol…
“The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy.  The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation.
The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible.  If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.
Under the leadership of Democrats in Congress, we have recognized more women and people of color in Congress’s collection of statues, including Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Helen Keller.  As Speaker, we relocated Robert E. Lee out of a place of honor in National Statuary Hall – a place now occupied by the statue of Rosa Parks.
There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country.”
It’s interesting that Pelosi claims the statues “have always been reprehensible” yet she had no problem with them when her party controlled both houses of Congress and the Presidency. They had all the power necessary to remove these abhorrent relics, yet the only statue I can remember anyone moving was a bust of Winston Churchill.
The reason is obvious.  People like Pelosi don’t give a damn about statues, racism, your feelings, or U.S. History.  They’re the sleaziest of political opportunists, they think they smell blood in the water, and they’ve launched into a feeding frenzy.
If you want “reprehensible,” you need look no further than Pelosi’s shameless grandstanding.
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A solemn nation bravely focuses on its most urgent priority . . . statues
We had a good run, America
August 18, 2017
Some of them have been around for more than a century. When everyone from FDR to Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama was president, they were just statues. Inanimate objects that stood in town squares or on college campuses. Whether you liked them or not, that was all they were.
Today? Donald Trump is president, and he likes the statues. Ergo . . . national crisis! The statues must come down immediately!
A longstanding national debate over Confederate statues, street names and other markers intensified this week following deadly clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va. One woman was killed during the weekend mayhem, while two police officers died in a helicopter crash related to the incident.
Following the violence, communities across the country made new plans and accelerated existing efforts to remove statues celebrating Confederate leaders, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. A handful of monuments have already come down in places like North Carolina and Florida, while others are expected to be removed shortly.
Some view Confederate statues as painful reminders of one of America’s darkest periods, when the nation was engulfed in a bloody civil war and slavery was the law of the land in many states. But others view their removal as an affront to history.
There are days when I think we have ceased to be a serious country, completely incapable of distinguishing the serious from the frivolous. Then every so often the country does something to make me think I’ve judged it too harshly. Like come together after 9/11. Or not elect Hillary.
Today? I’m firmly in the ceased-to-be-serious camp. We’ve got cities taking down statues in the dead of night. We’ve got sports teams offering to pay for statue removal. You’d think it had been discovered that the statues cause Mad Cow Disease, and that removing them is the only conceivble cure. But no. It’s just this week’s media frenzy of the moment.
Let’s review how we got here. Charlottesville, Virginia decided to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. Whether you agree with that or not is not the issue. That’s what they decided to do.
A bunch of white supremacists come out to protest this. The actions of the white supremacists do not trigger the national statue-removal emergency. They’ve done this sort of thing before. But then, Donald Trump condemned them, but not in the words the media said he should have used. Or as the left would have you believe, Trump endorsed Naziism!
No he didn’t, of course, but lots of people think he did because the media said that. But today was the coup de grace. Trump declared that the statues are beautiful and should not be taken down.
Urgent immediate crisis! If Trump says that, then every statue in America must be taken down immediately! We’re mobilizing to remove these statues with the urgency of a doctor getting the transplanted heart into place before the guy off to the side gets tired of pumping. If we took paying off the national debt this seriously, well, you can only imagine.
America, you are capable of doing amazing things. All you have to do is decide you want to. But usually, you mobilize, pool your resources . . . and do dumb, pointless things. If you’d return to focusing on more serious priorities, well, that might even make America great again.
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Well, As Long as We’re Demolishing “Racist” Statues…
Democrat's Cornucopia of Racism
August 18, 2017
As long as the Left is determined to tear down historic symbols of racism, I say we help them out and point them toward some statues and portraits of real racist scumbags.  The country has any number of former Democrat racist “worthies” that will fit the bill quite nicely.
A hat tip here to the actor James Woods for suggesting that we tear down a statue of the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.  Seems to me that Byrd, who was once an “Exalted Cyclops” in the Ku Klux Klan (a position that the reviled Robert E. Lee never dreamed of holding) is a prime candidate for black racists to scrub from history.  Byrd, the so-called “Conscience of the Senate” once filibustered for 14 hours against civil rights for blacks.  Why aren’t blacks demanding that statues honoring him be removed?
What about the late Democratic governor and presidential candidate George Wallace?  Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!  I don’t know about any statues, but there’s a big ol’ painting of him in the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery.  As an extra bonus/incentive to anyone who might be inclined to visit there’s a “stars ‘n’ bars” flag painted in the background.
There’s Democratic icon President Woodrow Wilson.  This racist believed that black slaves were by and large a happy bunch (perhaps even a bit spoiled).  He spelled it out for those of us ignorant of this “fact:” “…Domestic slaves…and almost all who were much under the master’s eye, were happy and well cared for.”  Sho nuff Massa Wilson.  Those who beg to differ with President.Wilson will find a plethora of statues, paintings and whatnot to direct their attention toward.
The perception that black slaves had it good (lucky devils) seems to have been widely shared among Democrats.  For example, the following quote is from Democratic Senator John C. Calhoun.  He is comparing the “benign and fortuitous circumstances” of black slaves in America, with less fortunate and destitute poor free whites in Europe.
I believe when two races come together which have different origins, colors, and physical and intellectual characteristics, that slavery is, instead of an evil, a good, a positive good.
…I may say with truth, that in few countries so much is left to the share of the laborer, and so little exacted from him, or where there is more kind attention paid to him in sickness or infirmities of age. Compare his condition with the tenants of the poor houses in the more civilized portions of Europe–look at the sick, and the old and infirm slave, on one hand, in the midst of his family and friends, under the kind superintending care of his master and mistress, and compare it with the forlorn and wretched condition of the pauper in the poorhouse. [bold added]—John C. Calhoun, Democratic Senator from South Carolina, seventh Vice President of the United States.  From comments made on the US Senate floor February 6, 1837
Cornucopia of Racism
Those Democrats…always looking out for the welfare of others—plus ça change, plus cest la meme chose, nest ce pas?  There are several statues of John C. Calhoun available for perusal should you happen to disagree with the late Democratic Senator’s take on things.                                                                   
Well that’s enough from me.  I just wanted to help out a bit and get folks headed in the right direction.  If you want to find statues and paintings honoring racists, then I recommend researching Democratic politicians, especially prior to the mid-1960s.  It’s a cornucopia of racism.  I promise you will not be dissapponted.
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The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
PragerU
Published on May 22, 2017
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"Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore" Says Vice
by Tyler Durden
Aug 18, 2017
We may have hit peak media crazy here. A prominent online news publication says, “Let's blow up Mt. Rushmore.” No, this is not al-Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine or the Islamic State's "Dabiq" propaganda publication - it's Brooklyn based Vice News.
On the same day a barbaric terror attack takes place in Barcelona, resulting in 13 deaths and 100 people injured, the popular liberal news org known for its edgy investigative approach and stylistic "cooler than thou" appeal to millennials tweeted out an article which advocates for blowing up Mount Rushmore.
Vice initially titled the article, authored by Vice Senior Editor Wilbert L. Cooper, as follows:
After fierce online push back on a day there was a literal terror attack unfolding across the Atlantic, Vice hastily deleted the tweet and changed the article title to the toned down, Let's Get Rid of Mt. Rushmore - this time with an editor's note at the bottom of the page attempting to explain the change:
Editor's note: The headline and URL of this story have been updated. We do not condone violence in any shape or form, and the use of "blow up" in the original headline as a rhetorical device was misguided and insensitive. We apologize for the error.
Rhetorical device? The content of the article still supports destroying America's most celebrated and iconic historic monument dedicated to American presidents. The author literally states he is "onboard" should there ever be "a serious push to blow up Rushmore":
With the president of the United States basically justifying neo-Nazism, it seems unthinkable that we will ever see a day when there is a serious push to blow up Rushmore and other monuments like it. But if that moment ever arrives, I suspect I'd be onboard.
Cooper further (not so) eloquently calls for leveling the whole place, and presumably all monuments devoted to past US "cults of personality" (as he calls them):
Demystifying the historical figures of the past, pulling them off the great mountain top back down to Earth where they shat, farted, spit, pissed, fucked, raped, murdered, died, and rotted seems like important business for this country. As long as we allow those men to be cults of personality who exist beyond reproach, we're never going to be able to see them for all of their good and all of their evil.
Disturbingly, the call for leveling such monuments is contained in the conclusion of an article with repeat references equating President Trump with neo-Nazis:

Trump and his white supremacist cohorts believe the reverence some Americans have for these statues is simply respect for history, and that tearing them down is tantamount to ripping pages out of a textbook.
Ironically, the article does acknowledge the truthfulness of Trump's recent words that we are headed towards a dangerously iconoclastic slippery slope set to end in the demolishing of American history. But the Vice article at the outset essentially says... yes! Let's do just that:
Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
And if a private citizen said "let's blow up Mount Rushmore" and published an article which seriously explored destroying the site - an article which was clearly "pro" dynamiting the monument? It doesn't take much imagination to know who would come knocking if this were anything but a $5.7 billion news organization.
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