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Feb 01 2019

Christopher Columbus Accused of Causing Climate Change

No wonder liberals hate Christopher Columbus so much for infecting the Western Hemisphere with Western Civilization. According to malevolent kooks in academia who are eagerly amplified by the malevolent kooks at CNN, he caused climate change:

European settlers killed 56 million indigenous people over about 100 years in South, Central and North America, causing large swaths of farmland to be abandoned and reforested, researchers at University College London, or UCL, estimate. The increase in trees and vegetation across an area the size of France resulted in a massive decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, according to the study.

If you believe that European settlers killed 56 million people, that the Stone Age savages they encountered were involved in agriculture on this scale, that there was less agriculture after Europeans came than before, or that any of this had any measurable effect on the constantly fluctuating climate, you might just be a Democrat.

Until Columbus arrived in 1492 to spoil paradise for the noble savages,

“CO2 and climate had been relatively stable until this point,” said UCL Geography Professor Mark Maslin, one of the study’s co-authors. “So, this is the first major change we see in the Earth’s greenhouse gases.”

That is a flat out lie. Anyone with even a vague awareness of the planet’s history knows that both temperatures and CO2 levels have varied tremendously. This is probably because higher temperatures allow for more life; life produces CO2. But then temperatures fall, so afterward there is less CO2.

However, we are now asked to believe that the Little Ice Age was caused by Christopher Columbus.

Since reforestation supposedly resulted in global cooling, look for “experts” to advise that farms be left fallow so as to cool the allegedly overheated planet. That would be consistent with the antihuman agenda of the liberal establishment.

Confirming that this is about Cultural Marxist hatred of European Civilization, not science, Maslin raves bitterly that the “genocide” of American aborigines “allowed the Europeans to dominate the world.”

It is doubtful that the propaganda Nazis generated to defame Jews ever reached the level of viciousness the liberal establishment continuously vomits upon Caucasians. Terrifyingly, gullible people take these insidious calumnies at face value and incorporate them into a dangerously delusional understanding of the world.

On a tip from ReleaseTheHounds.

Jan 22 2019

Notre Dame Covers Christopher Columbus Mural

A major purpose of Martin Luther King Day is to displace Columbus Day from the holiday calendar with something more politically correct. So it is appropriate that on the eve of yesterday’s federal holiday, Notre Dame informed students that a historic mural of Christopher Columbus will be covered. This constitutes another step in the Founder of the New World’s frog march to the Memory Hole.

After specifically referencing MLK Day, Notre Dame President John Jenkins droned,

“The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. …

“In recent years, however, many have come to see the murals as at best blind to the consequences of Columbus’ voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this ‘new’ world and at worst demeaning toward them.”

Great historical figures are only to be remembered if they are politically fashionable at the moment. Otherwise, down the Memory Hole they go. According to current liberal dogma, spreading Western Civilization was the worst crime conceivable. Jenkins describes it as a “catastrophe.”

We are required to believe that the Stone Age savages of pre-Colombian times were better off running around in loin clothes, bashing each other’s heads in with rocks, not having discovered the wheel or even beer, and toothlessly dying of old age in their 20s than being corrupted by the cultural blight of white people.

Due entirely to the efforts of progressives, West Civilization is currently contracting, most dramatically in South Africa, but also in Europe, the USA, Canada, and Australia. Anyone who represents its growth must be erased. That’s why Christopher Columbus statues are subject to vandalism and removal.

The good news is that liberals may not have to change the name of Columbus, Ohio. In another generation of two, no one will remember who it was named after anyway.

On tips from Varla and Byron.

Feb 01 2018

San Jose Banishes Christopher Columbus to the Memory Hole

They started with Robert E. Lee, because even though he was a great man and an important figure in American history, being a Virginian he fought for the South, and the Southerners were the bad guys, since they lost and didn’t get to write the history books. In no time at all, transgression worthy of banishment to the Memory Hole escalated from being from Virginia to being from Europe:

[T]he San Jose City Council late Tuesday night voted to remove a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby.

San Jose is the third largest city in California.

The marble statue, hand carved in Italy, was a gift to the city of San Jose from Italian-American groups in 1958.

Italian immigrants assimilated and became successful; therefore, they are denied cherished “marginalized” status, and their heroes are kicked to the curb.

Columbus is a hero not only to Italians but to everyone who treasures Western Civilization, which he played a key role in helping to expand. That makes him a villain to progressives.

[O]ver the decades, the statue has become a focal point in San Jose culture wars.

While some view Columbus as a brave explorer, others see him as a ruthless colonizer.

The statue has been attacked and pieced back together twice.

This isn’t the first time San Jose employed the Memory Hole to prevent regular Americans from taking pride in their culture:

A statue of Thomas Fallon raising the American flag over San Jose during the war with Mexico was kept in crates for years because it offended Mexican Americans.

Having been found guilty of bringing the Western Hemisphere into the West from out of Stone Age savagery, Christopher Columbus will be punished by vilification and then erasure. As progressives progress, he will eventually be followed by every other great man in history.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jan 12 2018

Moonbats Demand Removal of Historic Christopher Columbus Mural at Notre Dame

Evidence continues to accrue that the campaign to erase great figures in the history of the South was only the beginning. As a key figure in the expansion of Western Civilization, Christopher Columbus is a prime target:

Some students, employees and members of the Notre Dame community are calling for the removal of a series of paintings of Christopher Columbus that have adorned the walls of the university’s main building since 1884, calling the murals Notre Dame’s “own version of a Confederate monument.”

The 12 murals, hung in the same hallway as the admissions office, depict Christopher Columbus’ journey and arrival to the Americas in 1492. The founder of the university, Father Edward Sorin, commissioned Vatican painter Luigi Gregori to create murals that would inspire, uplift, educate, and be “didactically Catholic,” according to a university pamphlet.

However, the murals are now considered to represent “oppression and hatred” and to present a “highly problematic vision of Western triumphalism, Catholic militarism and an overly romantic notion of American expansion.”

Maybe Notre Dame should replace them with uplifting murals of Aztec priests ripping the hearts out of assembly lines of sacrificial victims with obsidian knives, since the culture that displaced Stone Age savagery is held in such contempt by campus moonbats.

On a tip from Byron.

Sep 01 2017

The Unpersoning of Christopher Columbus Continues

The ultimate villain is not Robert E. Lee, who merely defended his Virginia homeland, but Christopher Columbus, whose crime was to allow Western Civilization to expand into the New World. If no one had achieved what Columbus did, North America would still be populated by half-starved Stone Age savages and the hated United States would not exist. Consequently, La-La Land is the latest city to proclaim that Columbus Day will henceforth be fundamentally transformed into Indigenous Peoples Day:

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere.

Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.”

Although Italian Americans seem to be the only ones who put up a fight against the campaign to unperson Christopher Columbus, he represents all Americans of European heritage, or who appreciate living in a civilized country where life isn’t as nasty, brutish, and short as it was for pre-Columbian Indians.

As liberal bureauweenies do their part to advance the cultural Marxist agenda by destroying our heritage, so do their street thug colleagues:

A statue of celebrated explorer Christopher Columbus was found beheaded in a Yonkers park.

Lifelong resident Pat Gamberdella said he called police when he noticed the head of the statue torn off.

“It’s very upsetting that American values have sunken to the level they are today,” Gamberdella said. “It’s unfortunate because I did go up there and I did see it all smashed.”

The head to the bronze-colored statue was found discarded next to a plastic bag in Columbus Memorial Park, a mile north of the Bronx.

This is hardly the first Columbus statue to be attacked since the Left’s War on History went into overdrive following Charlottesville. Elsewhere in New York, Columbus Circle is likely to be erased.

There is no aspect of American or Western Culture that these malefactors will not desecrate, demonized, and destroy. Progressives are doing to America what Muslims did to the rich and varied, mainly Christian cultures that once flourished across the Middle East. Everything that we fail to defend will be lost, starting with our pride.

On tips from TCS III, J, and Torcer.

Aug 24 2017

Next After Robert E. Lee: Christopher Columbus

You can’t hate the European people and their civilization without hating Christopher Columbus, who personifies their expansion into the formerly savage New World. Consequently,

A proposal to remove a statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus on the Upper West Side will receive “immediate attention” by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office in the wake of violence stemming from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Columbus Circle will need a new name. Al Sharpton Circle might be appropriate.

Even in Columbus, Ohio, leftists are demanding that officials remove a statue of Columbus.

What bureaucrats don’t impose, likeminded mobs inflict extralegally:

[Monday] morning someone posted a video showing a man with a sledgehammer vandalizing a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore as he rants about “genocidal terrorists like Christopher Columbus and George Washington.” The Baltimore Brew reports the 225-year-old monument to Columbus is the oldest one still standing in the United States.

The two-minute video also features a monologue that lists capitalism among Columbus’ worst sins. “Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere,” the narrator says.

Vermin like this are eradicating our heritage so as to replace it with their diseased, self-hating ideology:

Other Columbus statues have been vandalized in Houston and Detroit.

All of this was easily predictable from the time liberals started demanding that Columbus Day be changed to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and that Martin Luther King Day replace it as a day off work. Yet again we see that if you give them an inch, they will take a mile.

On tips from Byron, TCS III, Sean C, and Torcer.

Oct 08 2018

Happy Columbus Day!

Today we celebrate the great Christopher Columbus, who bestowed upon indigenous people the priceless gift of Western Civilization. The benefit of the comfortable and fulfilling lives that Americans of all ethnicities have the opportunity to live over the nasty, brutish, and short subsistence existences of pre-Columbian Stone Age savages are obvious to everyone — except of course moonbats.

Because liberals want us to be ashamed of Western Civilization rather than take pride in it, they are phasing Columbus Day out of existence, either maliciously changing it to Indigenous People’s Day in order to portray Columbus as a fiend (e.g., Berkeley; Santa Cruz; San Francisco; Cincinnati; Seattle; Portland; Oberlin, OH; Somerville, MA) or just ignoring it altogether, as they now do even in the major American city that is named after Columbus:

Columbus city government will be open Monday, the federal holiday that celebrates the city’s namesake.

The move represents a major change for city government, which up through last year has traditionally shut down operations on Columbus Day. …

Some Native Americans and other groups have criticized the federal holiday honoring Columbus, whose credit for being first to discover the Americas has been questioned by some historians and because of the deaths of indigenous people that ultimately resulted after Europeans arrived here.

The “other groups” consist of Cultural Marxists who exploit centuries-past grievances to advance a destructive agenda.

No one, Indian or otherwise, wants to go back to the hand to mouth existence that preceded the arrival of Columbus. Yet for the crime of personifying the expansion of Western Civilization, Columbus is hated by progressives. After they have erased his holiday, they will unperson Columbus altogether.

Steven Crowder dismantles myths moonbats use to attack Columbus Day:

Leftists screech falsely about genocide. Attempts to abolish Columbus Day are cultural genocide. Resist them. Fly Old Glory today and wish someone a Happy Columbus Day.

On tips from Jack D and Lyle.

Oct 10 2016

Happy Columbus Day

No, I did not say, “Happy Indigenous People Day” — although that’s what we are supposed to call it now here in Phoenix:

Phoenix, Arizona declared it would recognize Native Americans with its first Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year, reports The Arizona Republic.

“The city of Phoenix is built on what was the Hohokam civilization,” advocate Jeff Malkoon told city council members while lobbying for the change.

But Hohokam culture failed, disappearing before Columbus set sail. It was the civilization brought to the New World by Columbus that built a great city where many centuries ago the Hohokam had dug some canals.

Phoenix isn’t alone. Minneapolis, Seattle, and Albuquerque are among the other cities that stick it to Columbus and the civilization he represents by honoring his alleged victims instead of him.

Proponents say the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus – and the parades and pageantry accompanying it – overlook a painful history of colonialism, enslavement, discrimination and land grabs that followed the Italian explorer’s 1492 arrival in the Americas. The indigenous holiday takes into account the history and contributions of Native Americans for a more accurate historical record, activists have argued.

They want an accurate historical record? Then they had better not forget to mention that the denizens of the Western Hemisphere were Stone Age, subsistence level savages when Columbus arrived. They did not even have the wheel. Slavery, cannibalism, and human sacrifice were commonplace. Life was, as Thomas Hobbes might put it, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

The authorities want us to be ashamed of Western Civilization, and to revere the imaginary golden age of the noble savage. This is moonbattery at its most delusional and corrosive.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 13 2015

Columbus Day and the Rejection of Western Civilization

Western Civilization is far and away the best thing that ever happened to the human race. Without it, we would live as barbarians at best, savages at worse. Our lives would be short, brutal, and unpleasant, as had been the norm throughout human history until the rise of Europe. Medicine would be primitive and ineffective, human rights nonexistent, comfort a luxury known to few if any.

Yesterday was Columbus Day, a dying holiday that once honored a great explorer for extending the blessings of Europe’s culture to the New World. Here the contrast between Western Civilization and its absence was particularly sharp, because the natives were still living literally in the Stone Age, without so much as the wheel. The degree of savagery was nightmarish; read up on the history of the Aztecs if you doubt it. The innocent were ritualistically murdered by the hundreds of thousands to appease evil gods.

Parts of our country are now slipping back toward barbarism. The most obvious example is Detroit, which only a couple of generations ago, before its population was displaced, was the wealthiest city in the country.

Here is how Columbus Day is celebrated in Detroit:

[A] statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year’s Columbus Day.

The statue, located at Jefferson and Randolph right next to city hall, was splashed with fake blood, and a hatchet was taped to his forehead as if it had just been struck.

Maybe it was just a prank in bad taste, but the incident brings to mind the statue of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. Rhodes was a great philanthropist who attempted to bring Africa into the light. Now that South Africa is sinking back into savagery, the primitives he once tried to lift out of the darkness smeared their feces on his statue until it was removed.

Despite its greatness, Western Civilization has a fatal flaw. It can be turned against itself by the shameful disease currently known as “liberalism.” That is what killed South Africa.

It is killing the USA too. Our “president” marked Columbus Day by denouncing the arrival of our ancestors in this land:

“Though these early travels expanded the realm of European exploration, to many they also marked a time that forever changed the world for the indigenous peoples of North America. Previously unseen disease, devastation, and violence were introduced to their lives — and as we pay tribute to the ways in which Columbus pursued ambitious goals — we also recognize the suffering inflicted upon Native Americans and we recommit to strengthening tribal sovereignty and maintaining our strong ties.”

Vomiting this sort of rhetoric on Columbus Day is the equivalent of the acts of vandalism noted above.

It is no secret that Obama hates Western Civilization; this hatred has been identified as his driving force.

What kind of society elects a leader who hates it? A sick one, obviously. If we don’t regain our health, the greatness of our ancestors will be betrayed, and their incredible gift to the world will be destroyed. The human race will disintegrate back into brutal, miserable, meaningless darkness.

We don’t have a lot of time. A house divided against itself cannot stand for long.

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How Columbus is honored in Detroit.

On tips from Rob E, DJ, Henry, and Bodhisattva.

Oct 12 2015

Happy Columbus Day

Western Civilization is the apex of human achievement. Columbus Day is a time to celebrate its expansion into the cultural vacuum of the New World. As a holiday it will soon be abolished because liberals oppose Western Civilization. They would prefer we celebrate the backwards, dysfunctional, savage cultures that Europeans made the world a better place by displacing.

Several city councils across the country are voting to abolish Columbus Day — and celebrate the holiday as Indigenous People’s Day.

Officials in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday became the most recent to approve the new name for the holiday.

The day — which is traditionally celebrated on the second Monday in October — celebrates Christopher Columbus discovering the so-called New World.

However, [moonbat] historians and activists over the years have tried to dethrone Columbus’ reign as a famed explorer and instead hold him responsible for the mass genocide and enslavement of natives who had been in the Americas long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

“Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming this day into a celebration of indigenous people and a celebration of social justice…allows us to make a connection between this painful history and the ongoing marginalization, discrimination, and poverty that indigenous communities face to this day,” Kshama Sawant, a Seattle City Council member told the Seattle Times in 2014.

As the reference to “social justice” indicates, Kshama is a socialist. She is an Indian of the dot not feather variety, who presumably came to this country because of the opportunities Western Civilization offers. The history of her ideology suggests that the last thing she would do is alleviate poverty.

Is there really even a single person who would rather live in the Western Hemisphere pre-Columbus than post-Columbus? The romanticized life of a savage is revered in the faculty lounge, but in reality it was poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

On tips from Steve A, Torcer, and Stormfax. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

Oct 08 2014

Seattle Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In the unlikely case that you don’t get it yet that our liberal ruling class despises our civilization and would like to see it obliterated by the Third World, this sharpened stick to the cornea might get the point across:

The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the same day as the federally recognized holiday, Columbus Day.

The resolution that passed unanimously Monday honors the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle. Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Some thought criminals like Ralph Fascitelli of Seattle consider Columbus Day to be Italian Heritage Day, forgetting that as Europeans, Italians do not deserve to take pride in their culture.

“This is a big insult to those of us of Italian heritage. We feel disrespected,” Fascitelli said. He added, “America wouldn’t be America without Christopher Columbus.”

Exactly. That’s why progressives hate Columbus.

Seattle councilmember Bruce Harrell … said he co-sponsored the resolution because he believes the city won’t be successful in its social programs and outreach until “we fully recognize the evils of our past.”

Those evils prominently include the spreading of Western Civilization to the Americas centuries ago — a supposed evil that our ruling class is striving to undo.

Since moonbats hate Christianity as much as they hate the European race and its culture, lefty apparatchiks’ next move might be to recognize December 25 as Satan Day.

On a tip from Mr. Mentalo.

May 14 2019

Moonbats Start Purging Classic Movies

Given that there is no sector of society more rigidly controlled by leftist Jacobins than entertainment, it is only a matter of time until the War on History turns its attention from tearing down statues of Robert E. Lee and Christopher Columbus to purge our cultural history of classic movies.

Anything filmed earlier than last week probably violates some aspect of ever-evolving political correctness. Christian Toto notes that the movie purge is already getting started:

Two years ago, a Memphis theater nixed a screening of the 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind” because of its “insensitive” content.

Disney’s Oscar-winning “Song of the South” won’t be seen on the company’s forthcoming streaming platform. The 1946 film’s antiquated, and some say racist, portrayal of black life turned the movie into cultural poison. It’s never made it to home video, and that’s unlikely to change in the near future.

Once an actor has been unpersoned, anything he appeared in may be subject to erasure. For example, Bounce TV has pulled reruns of The Cosby Show, HBO disappeared all programming including Louis C.K., and Amazon declined to release Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York due to sexual shenanigans, which constitute political crimes in the #MeToo era.

A purge would be bad news for fans of classic westerns, considering that moonbats have already demanded that John Wayne Airport be renamed because the Duke was supposedly racist.

If you want to watch classic movies on cable, you will probably end up at Turner Classic Movies. Consider the rabidly left-wing politics of hosts like Ben Mankiewicz, Eddie Muller, and Alec Baldwin, and that TCM was founded by demented leftist Ted Turner. Not exactly a trustworthy guardian of our cultural heritage.

People used to collect DVDs. Increasingly, movies we buy live somewhere off in the cloud. It isn’t hard to imagine John Wayne movies simply vanishing overnight. Then they would erase the next retroactive thought criminal, then the next and the next.

On tips from Stormfax and 1-Bodhisattva.

Apr 02 2019

Stone Age Savage Management in Brazil

Formerly acknowledged as a hero for his role in expanding Western Civilization to the New World, Christopher Columbus is now demonized for destroying the idyllic noble savage lifestyle that prevailed in the Western Hemisphere prior to his arrival. But he didn’t destroy it completely. In the rainforests of Brazil, some still live as if Columbus had never arrived. However, the barefoot savages are on the brink of killing each other off:

The biggest expedition in 20 years to reach uncontacted tribes living in the Amazon rainforest is underway in Brazil – to prevent a bloody war breaking out between two of them, the country’s indigenous affairs agency, Funai, said [Saturday].

The Korubo tribe, which specializes in bashing people’s heads in with huge clubs, has been feuding since 1920 with the Matis, who employ blowguns with poison-tipped darts.

A team of 25 people, supported by the Federal Police and Brazilian army, are now […] making their way through the jungle to try to contact the estimated 30 to 40 members of the Korubo tribe at a cost of over £160,000 [$210,126.80].

Leader of the expedition Bruno Pereira reports that “In July last year there was a clash between the tribes, when the Matis stole the hammocks of the Korubos.” Now the tribes are within 12 miles of each other, and if they meet up, the consequences could be even worse.

At other times, a more hands-off approach is preferred, as in the case of a lone savage believed to be the last survivor of his people:

The 50-something man has been living alone for 22 years in a forest spanning around 4,000 hectares, and is known as The Man of the Hole because he leaves behind deep ditches, presumably used to trap animals or to hide.

Funai has been monitoring the man from afar since 1996, and needs to show he is still alive to renew a restriction order preventing anyone from entering the land where he roams, in Brazil’s north-west state of Rondonia.

Should savages be protected from civilization, or should civilization protect savages from each other? It’s a conundrum for do-gooders.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 29 2018

Ben Carson Consigned to Memory Hole

We knew from the beginning that the purge would not stop with great historical figures of the South like Robert E. Lee. Encountering little resistance, the jihad quickly moved on to figures representing America (George Washington) or Western Civilization in general (Christopher Columbus). Already moonbats are beginning to consign black conservatives like Ben Carson to the Memory Hole:

The Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine near the Detroit Medical Center has an ambitious program of preparing its mostly African-American students for careers in medicine.

In a sane world, Ben Carson would be a role model for blacks, having worked his way from the Detroit ghetto to the top of society as a famous brain surgeon, presidential candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In a world addled by moonbattery, he is an embarrassment, who undermines the narrative that it is no use exerting yourself because you can’t achieve anything unless Big Government steals it from Whitey and hands it to you.

The Detroit school board voted to rename the school under guidelines that say a school can be renamed when it doesn’t reflect the student population or when “information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.”

LaMar Lemmons, a Democrat, was the leading advocate for removing Ben Carson’s name from the school.

Lemmons spells out Carson’s specific crime:

“Quite frankly, it is a political thing,” he admitted. “We named a school after an individual who is in the Trump administration.”

Any Republican is subject to erasure. That is probably why Obama decreed that we must now call Mount McKinley (named for a Republican president) “Mount Denali.”

“When you align yourself with Trump, that is a direct affront to the city of Detroit and the students of Detroit,” [Lemmons] insisted.

Black unemployment has fallen to record lows under Trump. But blacks are told to hate all things Trump because he is racist against them as evidenced by… as evidenced by nothing whatsoever. Actually, they are told to hate him because he is now a Republican.

Carson isn’t the only black conservative leftists want forgotten even before he has left office:

Last month, a petition to change the name of Savannah College of Art and Design’s Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation received favorable media coverage.

When demographics allow Democrats to achieve sufficient power, everything named after someone associated with their opposition will be renamed.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 12 2018

Vintage Countermoonbattery from John Wayne

Amazingly, old movies featuring countermoonbattery can still be seen on television. Turner Classic Movies ran Without Reservations just today. Try to imagine the current culture in Hollyweird producing a scene like this one featuring John Wayne:

Hopefully, someone other than the libs at TCM is storing a copy of these old treasures. If great historical figures (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson) can be retroactively punished for violating current standards of political correctness, the same will inevitably come to be true of old movies. The only question is whether the films will be selectively edited or will just vanish altogether down the Memory Hole.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 23 2018

Stacey Abrams Burned Georgia Flag

Kyrsten Sinema is not the only Democrat running for a prominent position who has publicly expressed contempt for her own state. Stacey Abrams has shown as much disrespect for Georgia as Sinema for Arizona:

Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who could be the first black woman to win a governor’s seat in U.S. history, admitted Monday that she burned the state flag on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992.

She had no choice but to admit it, having posed for a picture that ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At the time, the state flag included a Confederate symbol.

According to liberal supremacists, anything that reminds them of Southern heritage must be eradicated, thus securing a significant victory for the Left in the Culture War. That was the original cause for launching the War on Statues, which went on to target figures like Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus, but initially went after the giants of Southern history.

Horrifyingly, this moonbat is only a couple of points behind Republican opponent Brian Kemp.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Oct 09 2018

Astronaut Scott Kelly Issues Shameful Apology

It takes courage to be an astronaut. Apparently, it takes more courage to stand up to the leftist mob. In the context of bellyaching about Brett Kavanaugh having survived Democrat smear tactics, astronaut Scott Kelly (twin brother of the odious Mark Kelly) sent out a tweet quoting a giant of modern history, Winston Churchill:

As we know from the War on Statues that started with Robert E. Lee and quickly moved on to other great men including Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington himself, Cultural Marxists have been attempting to erase Western culture by demonizing and then unpersoning the heroes who define our heritage. Winston Churchill is too worthy of admiration to escape the hatred of progressives. They turned their ire on Kelly — who less than heroically responded with a cringing apology for quoting the thought criminal:

Using the phrase “educate myself” is the equivalent of crawling on your hands and knees in self-abasement before the depraved gods of political correctness.

There is only one thing more terrifying than the totalitarian mentality of liberals: the pusillanimity of the invertebrates who cower in the face of their bullying. If the nation Churchill led during the Battle of Britain had been made of the same soupy stuff as Kelly, their grandchildren would be speaking German now.

Even anti–self-defense zealot Piers Morgan is disgusted. He doesn’t think much of Taylor Swift allowing herself to be bullied into siding against the admirable Marsha Blackburn in the Tennessee Senate race either:

On a tip from Stormfax.

Oct 08 2018

When Western Civilization Retracts Instead of Expanding

Today we celebrate (or liberals pointedly refuse to celebrate) Christopher Columbus because of the key role he played in the expansion of Western Civilization. Civilizations expand when they are at the peak of their health. When they become sick, they contract — which is happening now, due to the possibly terminal illness inflicted by leftist ideology.

The contraction of Western Civilization is always nightmarish. For example, after the Roman Empire had fallen and the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire began to decay, contraction allowed Muslim armies to conquer what was then the greater part of the Christian world. Western Civilization was replaced by the savage darkness that formerly highly civilized areas such as Syria are known for to this day.

A more current example of contraction is the withdrawal of civilization from South Africa, which is hell on earth for Westerners left behind.

Even some black Africans have acknowledged what is happening, including Rita T.M. Kufandarerwa:

It cannot be fair on any race to receive retribution for crimes committed in historical epochs that they did not live in. The white Afrikaner faces the same fate as the white Zimbabwean – he was helplessly blamed, demonised, attacked, brutalised and driven into extinction by a black majority.

Currently Cyril Ramaphosa has been imposing what he calls a “radical economic transformation.” This consists largely of confiscating property from people who use it to generate wealth and handing it over to people who won’t. No one except South Africa’s socialist rulers will benefit.

When Western Civilization withdraws, so do basic rights like freedom of speech. Thanks to the tyrannical concept of crimen injuria, South Africans are literally thrown into prison for saying the currently forbidden word “kaffir” (or “kaffer”), which is how Afrikaners have referred to black Africans for centuries.

In the new South Africa left behind by Western Civilization’s withdrawal, small children are choked nearly to unconsciousness by their minders at daycare centers. Infrastructure disintegrates; instead of new roads being built, existing roads rapidly degenerate. In the face of the thuggery the ruling ANC combines with corruption and incompetence, whistleblowers fear for their lives.

All of this was foreseeable in 1994, as was the far worse situation to come as South Africa becomes a failed state like Zimbabwe. When Western Civilization retreats, only darkness advances.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 03 2018

Statue of William McKinley to Be Removed for Being Offensive to Indians

It’s hard to believe that authorities have already taken down every monument in the country that any black finds offensive, yet already they have moved on to purging the nation of statues offensive to Indians:

The target is an 8½-foot bronze likeness of William McKinley, who was president at the turn of the last century and stands accused of directing the slaughter of Native peoples in the U.S. and abroad.

Indian activists and fellow traveler moonbats want to remove the statue from the central square in Arcata, California. It has stood there for over a century; anything that old must be racist and bad.

Arcata is a small town in the north that became infested with moonbats:

The city eventually grew into a haven for hippies from the Bay Area who sought a quieter life and cheaper land. Marijuana growers flocked to the area, as did activists who enrolled at Humboldt State University for its environmental and Native American studies programs.

Statues considered offensive to Indians are subject to P.C. purging back in the Gay Area too.

In February, San Francisco officials said they planned to remove a prominent downtown monument depicting a defeated Native American at the feet of a vaquero and a Spanish missionary. In March, the San Jose City Council booted a statue of Christopher Columbus from the lobby of City Hall.

Beyond the borders of the Land of Fruits and Nuts,

The city of Kalamazoo, Mich., said last month it would take down a park monument of a Native American in a headdress kneeling before a westward-facing pioneer. In Alcalde, N.M., and El Paso, statues of the conquistador Juan de Oñate have become subjects of renewed debate.

Christopher Columbus, the hero revered for centuries for spreading European Civilization to the Western Hemisphere, now faces banishment to the memory hole for spreading European Civilization to the Western Hemisphere.

In Baltimore, a city councilman has vowed to replace a smashed Columbus monument with something that better reflects “current-day values.”

What a fine message to send to the upstanding youths of Charm City. If you don’t like a statue because it is “racist,” vandalize it and the authorities will replace it with something reflecting the values of the vandal. A statue of Trayvon Martin might be appropriate.

Already the Moonbat Messiah renamed Mount McKinley to the more Third Worldy “Mount Denali.” Soon the 25th president will be erased from Arcata too. But not just yet:

The city estimates it will take eight months before he’s gone. California law requires a lengthy environmental review, a process that is expected to bring the total cost of removal to $65,000.

That is, this piece of our heritage still stands because the moonbat mob has gotten tangled up in moonbattery.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Jester, and TCS III.

Feb 14 2018

Asian Student Is in Big Trouble for Explaining Racial Disparity in Accelerated Learning Program

George Orwell was never more on the mark than when he said, “Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.” It is a hazardous duty, because as Orwell also said, “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” A student in the elite magnet program at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento could tell you all about it, after his science fair project was denounced as thoughtcrime:

The project that started the controversy was titled “Race and IQ.” It raised the hypothesis: “If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP [an accelerated learning program]) is justified.”

The project was put on display with others [last] Monday afternoon to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair.

It was soon removed after people screamed that it was heresy.

[The culprit] is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP. The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and is not identifying the minor.

Normally a paper would get the point of view of the subject of the story. But not if that person is a thought criminal whose point of view is incorrect.

The HISP program is designed to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. Often, it includes alternative viewpoints on history.

But only politically correct alternative viewpoints, like obsessing on the supposed evils of Christopher Columbus.

The students in the HISP program are predominantly white and Asian, because admittance is based on intellectual capacity rather than skin color. But that is likely to change.

Some of those outraged by the racially charged project say it points to a larger problem: the lack of ethnic diversity in the school’s elite HISP program.

Short of giving lobotomies to the white and Asian students, this can only be solved by discarding merit and embracing Affirmative Action, rendering the concept of accelerated learning programs for elite students absurd.

For bringing this reality to light, the unnamed student is in deep trouble. It won’t help him that educrats are not held to the same meritocratic standards as the HISP students.

Principal Peter Lambert … sent an email message to parents. “I want to be clear that at McClatchy High School we promote and embrace an inclusive environment and way of thinking which excludes any form of discrimination,” he wrote. “Many of you have asked me what our school is doing in response to this incident. I want you to know we are taking this incident very seriously and we will be reviewing the incident and implementing all measures as appropriate to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students.”

A “safe and inclusive environment” means zero tolerance for thoughtcrime. Lambert is black.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jan 30 2018

P.C. Bullies Claim Chief Wahoo’s Scalp

Another little piece of our culture is gone, erased because no one had the guts to stand up to progressive bullies. Based on the absurd claim that naming teams after Indians is somehow offensive, the militant liberals who run MLB have coerced Cleveland into dropping its beloved mascot Chief Wahoo. Hot Air quotes the victorious New York Times:

The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field. …

Chief Wahoo, a cartoonish caricature of a Native American that has assumed several forms over the years, first appeared on the Indians’ uniforms in 1948. In recent decades various groups across North America have appealed to the team to renounce the logo, to no avail. But over the past year the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, has pressured Paul Dolan, Cleveland’s chairman and chief executive, to make a change.

Robert Conquest’s Second Law of Politics is that any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. Although usually not as aggressively ultra-left as the NFL, MLB is no exception.

At least the Indians resisted for a little while. But they didn’t want to lose hosting the All-Star Game next year, so they caved.

Maybe they think that the bullies will leave them alone, now that they have forked over their lunch money. Fat chance. The team is still named the Indians, after all, and even to call an Indian an Indian is considered a thought crime nowadays.

Give an inch to cultural Marxists and the crybully minority groups they exploit and you only encourage them. They won’t be satisfied with Chief Wahoo’s scalp any more than they were satisfied to tear down statues of Robert E. Lee. Just as SJWs soon moved on to Christopher Columbus and the Founding Fathers, before long the Indians will be forced to adopt a name as inoffensively boring as the block C logo replacing Chief Wahoo. How about the Cleveland Bobcats?

Chief Wahoo has been around for generations. Tearing down a culture is quicker than building one.

On tips from J, Heckrules, and TCS III.

Oct 14 2017

Erased From History

To predict the future, look to the past. The defunct Soviet Union shows us the fate that awaits unpersons and unpersons-to-be from Harvey Weinstein to Günter Bechly to critically important historical figures like Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus — assuming progressives prevail:

Think what Stalinists will be able to accomplish now that they have Photoshop.

On a tip from Artfuldgr.

Sep 13 2017

War on Heritage Predictably Escalates: Leftists Target National Anthem and Thomas Jefferson

When they say they hate “racism,” they mean they hate America. If that wasn’t obvious from the beginning, it sure is by now. From Baltimore, where Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner while held captive by the British during the War of 1812:

Exactly 203 years after [Francis Scott Key] penned the poem that would later become the national anthem, the city awoke to find the words “Racist Anthem” spray-painted on the Bolton Hill monument and red paint splashed on it.

We could fight off the mighty British Empire, but we are having less luck against the rot that is destroying the country from within.

There are no plans to remove the monument for now, but also no plans to protect it from inevitable future attacks. Police have no suspects.

The liberals running that once great city had already snuck out by night to remove monuments honoring Confederate-era heroes. But too much is never enough to satisfy totalitarians. Baltimore progs are also among the many who have gone after Christopher Columbus for bringing Western Civilization to the New World.

If you want to put up a statue without it getting vandalized, it will have to be either MLK or Vladimir Lenin — until it occurs to liberals that MLK was a Republican and Lenin was white.

Nothing could be more emblematic of what liberalism is doing to America than this.

That is a statue of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, shrouded in black by leftists at the university he founded:

With some sporting “Black Lives Matter” signs and many others chanting, the crowd cheered as three protesters climbed the Jefferson statue, adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a “racist” and “rapist.”

While chanting mantras that have become routine in anti-racist protests, the common chant “No Trump, No KKK no fascist USA” was tweaked, swapping “fascist USA” with “racist UVa.”

Any pushback in defense of America and its proud heritage will be denounced by the media as “racist.” That single word has enabled the bad guys to accomplish more harm than the entire Red Army ever dreamed of.

On a tip from J.

Sep 12 2017

Left’s Tidal Wave of Hate Keeps Flowing

The massive wave of hatred that leftists have been expressing toward our heritage shows no sign of letting up. A statue of Christopher Columbus — despised by liberals for bringing Western Civilization to the New World — was just vandalized in New York’s Central Park:

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To translate, “Hate will not be tolerated” means that leftists will not tolerate anything they hate. They hate you, me, our history, our culture, our values, and everything else that makes our lives meaningful. Their objective in the Culture War — which they have been winning — is total extirpation.

On a tip from Torcer.

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