Thursday, August 17, 2017

Axing Washington's statue is a slap in the face to history

Via Billy

OPINION | Axing Washington's statue is a slap in the face to history

George Washington may have survived the winter at Valley Forge, but he may not see the end of the summer of Charlottesville. Bishop James Dukes of Chicago’s Liberation Christian Center and others are calling for the removal of his and Andrew Jackson’s statues and and stripping of their names from parks. Dukes insists that these monuments are “a slap in the face and it’s a disgrace” for African Americans given their history as slave owning presidents.

The bishop’s call for the removal of our first president’s statue is the latest effort to strip away the names of historical figures over ties to slavery or segregation. There is a movement to remove the name of Woodrow Wilson (who helped establish Princeton as a world academic institution) from buildings and schools, due to his support for segregation. The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, but last year, University President Teresa Sullivan was denounced by students and faculty for merely quoting our third president in a public message because he was a slave owner.

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6 comments:

  1. While they're at it...
    they may as well re-name themselves...
    Everyone of them who's last name is Washington,
    Lee, JACKSON, Johnson, and others....
    they can just change their names to Topeeka,
    Shakira, and all those other weird made up
    names

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  2. And It Continues

    While not a veteran, my father, and uncles all served in WWII. I am appalled at the silence from veteran groups over the desecration and removal of Confederate monuments. Every Confederate soldier is an American Veteran. No different from those that served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and up to those serving today. They deserve the same respect and honor as every veteran. Yet, not a word from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others.

    I want you all to think on this. Do you think this purge of veteran monuments will stop at the Confederate ones?

    When has anything pushed by the left, ever been enough. Every victory is just a step to the next battle.

    I hate to prognosticate, but here are the beginning attacks.

    WWI monuments must all be removed. Why? Those people used poison gas on the battle field. We simply cannot allow those actions to be honored.

    WWII monuments must all be removed. Why? They indiscriminately bombed and killed civilians. They were racist! They called Japanese soldiers racist names, “Jap,” Nip,” and others. They called German soldiers racist names, “Jerry,” Kraut,” and others. They knowingly dropped nuclear weapons on civilians. How can these actions be honored?

    Vietnam monuments must all be removed, Why? They used napalm on civilian villages. They extensively used the poison Agent Orange. They were racist and called Vietnamese “Gook,” “Duck,” and others.

    As you see it will be easy to continue once they finish with the Confederates. In less than 20-years there will not be a military monument left in America.

    Remember This:

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Badger

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    1. As you see it will be easy to continue once they finish with the Confederates.

      As they are doing with the founding fathers and American flags, something that many warned about before, but were ignored.

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