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Oct 30 2017

Parishioners Robert E. Lee and George Washington Both Erased From Historic Alexandria Church

The purpose of the War on History is to delegitimize the USA, because once America has stopped believing in itself, it can easily be destroyed. Progressives will have won this war when we no longer take pride in our greatest national hero, George Washington:

An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming” worship space for all visitors. The church will also remove a similar memorial plague honoring Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

The vestry of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, announced its unanimous decision in an Oct. 26 letter, The Republican Standard website reported Thursday. The letter suggests that while initially the concern was over honoring the Confederate military leader, Washington’s slave ownership was a factor in the decision to remove his plaque as well.

The moonbats running the church imply that a plaque honoring the father of our country might make persons of politically preferred pigmentation feel “unsafe.” Presumably $1 bills make them feel unsafe too, so it is only a matter of time before liberals demand that we replace Washington’s portrait with someone more “inclusive.” Why not Michael Brown?

If Robert E. Lee is a thought criminal who deserves to be erased, so is George Washington. Follow the logic and you can see that America in general needs to be erased.

This is why every last plaque or statue honoring Washington, Lee, or anyone else targeted in the name of political correctness is worth fighting for as ferociously as we would fight amphibious troops from a hostile dictatorship landing on our shores.

On tips from J, Stormfax, TCS III, and Byron.

Aug 27 2017

Liberal Taliban Targets Horse for Reminding Them of Robert E. Lee

If liberals won’t tolerate a sportscaster being named Robert Lee, why would they tolerate a horse with a name similar to the name of Robert E. Lee’s horse?

When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt.

Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX debuts this fall — trotting out of the tunnel as “Conquest” plays and the costumed Trojan warrior atop the horse waves a sword.

But then the USC Black Student Assembly was made aware that Robert E. Lee’s favorite horse was named Traveller…

Compounding the oppression, Traveler is white. The glue factory is too good for this racist.

On a tip from 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.

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.

Aug 18 2017

Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Replaced by Pregnant Black Woman

The campaign to eradicate memorials to any historical figures liberals consider not to have been in compliance with their ideology is mainly about symbolism — and symbolism couldn’t be any more perfectly emblematic of what America is being transformed into than this:

Activists lifted a modern sculpture depicting a pregnant African-American “Lady Liberty” onto the pedestal where a monument to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson was removed overnight.

The new statue is not sanctioned by the City of Baltimore which owns the site, but there was no immediate action to remove it by police or city officials.

The competently executed statues of Lee and Jackson were products of a culture that honored great men. The new statue is a product of what American culture is becoming.

In the Age of the Welfare State, victory is achieved not with cannons and courage, but with pregnant bellies and dependency.

On tips from Steve A and Torcer.

Aug 17 2017

Next After Robert E. Lee: George Washington

They haven’t even finished tearing down everything they can find that reminds them of the Confederacy and already, as predicted, they are going after presidents — starting at the top with our greatest national hero. From Chicago:

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.

Washington isn’t the only one slated to become an unperson for failing to comply with current liberal ideology.

The pastor also said President Andrew Jackson’s name should be removed from nearby Jackson Park, because he also was a slave owner. He said he’s not necessarily asking the city rename the parks altogether. He suggested Washington Park could be named after former Mayor Harold Washington, and Jackson Park could be named after civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson.

Jesse Jackson is a professional race baiter who got rich by mau-mauing — i.e., through extortion. Michael Jackson was a transracial pervert who molested little boys before dying of degeneracy. Both represent the sort of heroes who will replace the heroes liberals frog-march down the Memory Hole.

You don’t agree that the father of our country was a scoundrel who must be erased? You must be a Nazi. You know what happens to Nazis these days.

They aren’t just erasing the South. They are erasing America, so as to replace it with a totally different society that the Founding Fathers would have found intolerable. If they don’t encounter enough resistance, they will succeed.

On tips from J and Bodhisattva.

May 21 2017

Moonbats Tear Down Major Robert E. Lee Monument in New Orleans

Now for the coup de grâce in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s campaign to purge New Orleans of Southern history:

Crews in New Orleans on Friday used a crane to lift a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee off its pedestal as the city removed the last of four monuments its leaders see as racially offensive.

History and heritage are now offensive. Consequently, they must be erased.

The Lee statue was a prominent landmark that stood on a 60-foot marble column. It was dedicated in 1884.

See here and here for earlier chapters in this sordid story. Eager to pander to black voters, Landrieu has been purging the city of major historical monuments on the grounds that Southern history does not conform to currently fashionable political views.

He called them “symbols of white supremacy” and a part of a movement “to rewrite history, to hide the truth, which is that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity.”

That is, the monuments that he has been tearing down so as to rewrite history are guilty of rewriting history. Only through lifelong practice can liberals achieve such mind-bending extremes of hypocrisy.

The Islamic State and the Taliban have been using methods similar to Landrieu’s to erase parts of history so as to consolidate control over the present.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Bodhisattva.

Dec 20 2013

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson Slated to Become Unpersons

It isn’t only lead characters on popular cable shows who need to be erased if they don’t conform to the currently enforced ideology. Historical figures need to go too — even some of the most important:

The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Was the war fought to preserve the Union or to subjugate the South? If the American heroes Lee and Jackson become unpersons, we will finally have a definitive answer.

In the end, not only the South but our entire civilization will be erased if we fail to cure it of the totalitarian mindset of those who insist that every aspect of life must comply with liberalism.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 31 2019

Purging Washington and Lee from Washington and Lee University

The leftist War on History rages on, even at Washington and Lee University — which is named after two titans of American history.

Via the College Fix:

Some students at Washington and Lee University School of Law want the option of receiving a diploma that does not bear the image of President George Washington or General Robert E. Lee — the institution’s two namesakes.

The militant moonbats, who apparently include both students and faculty, have launched a petition.

“The goal of establishing this option is to create a diploma that alumni are proud to prominently display in their homes and places of work,” the petition states.

The great men of American history must be erased because liberals are ashamed of them. Washington was an early benefactor and Lee was a president of the university who left a profound mark on it. However, they have been designated as thought criminals, so all their deeds are tainted and must be forgotten.

With astonishing hypocrisy, the petition demands that Washington and Lee be excluded from the university named after them for the sake of “inclusion.” The petition shrieks that some might find a portrait of the Father of Our Country “controversial or offensive.”

Lee is buried in the middle of the campus. No doubt his bones will be dug up and discarded, probably soon after the university changes its name to something more “inclusive.”

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Mar 16 2019

The Immortal Poetry of Robert Francis O’Rourke

Some say his record is devoid of accomplishments, but in addition to advocating tearing down border defenses and attempting to flee the scene after colliding with a truck while driving drunk, presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke aka Beto has also written poetry. From a youthful piece entitled “The Song of the Cow,” via Daily Caller:

I need a butt-shine,
Right now
You are holy,
Oh, sacred Cow
I thirst for you,
Provide Milk.

Buff my balls,
Love the Cow,
Good fortune for those that do.
Love me, breathe my feet,
The Cow has risen.

Wax my ass,
Scrub my balls.
The Cow has risen,
Provide Milk.

Beto must be pleased with the treatment he has received from the liberal media establishment, which for reasons incomprehensible to countermoonbats finds him immensely appealing. Journalists are eager to provide the butt-shine, buffing, waxing, and scrubbing he desires.

Further down in the poem, he calls upon the cow to “thrust your hooves up my analytic passage.”

Less hilariously, he also wrote murder fantasies that involved killing children. An excerpt via Reuters:

“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles…. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

Looks like there could be more to Beto than we thought. No doubt moonbats will celebrate his edginess.

Commentary on the poet from Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn:

On tips from RACIST DEMOKKKRAT IS STILL GOV, Varla, 1-Bodhisattva, and Kate P.

Aug 23 2017

ESPN Pulls Asian Announcer for Being Named Robert Lee

Leave it to the moonbats at ultra-liberal ESPN to push the war on all things Southern past self-parody into the realm of the surreal:

ESPN confirmed Tuesday night that it had decided to pull an announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. This Robert Lee is Asian.

As even the idiots running ESPN might be aware, Lee is a common Chinese name.

Mr. Lee had been scheduled to call the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary.

Incredibly, ESPN continues to double down on the dumb by lamenting the insanity that it not only perpetuates but escalates.

“It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue,” ESPN said in its statement.

It has become an issue because the ESPN thought police made it one. They seem to be so politically correct, they suspect even Asians of being white supremacists if their name reminds them of a famous Southerner.

Unlit recently, Robert E. Lee was universally regarded not only as a significant historical figure, but as a great man worthy of the highest respect. He fought not because he was a Nazi but because he was loyal to the same Virginia as other great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. His honorable surrender allowed the Civil War to end (except in the minds of the liberals who are still fighting it), rather than drag on indefinitely as a guerrilla war. If Southerners had known that even their heroes would be erased by vicious sore winners, they may never have heeded Lee’s call to lay down their arms.

If they can demonize Lee like this, they can do the same to the other great Virginians mentioned above. In the meantime, ESPN employees are advised not to wear Lee jeans to work; they would probably get fired as racists.

On tips from Varla, J, Mike S, Tony O, Torcer, and Bodhisattva.

Apr 09 2015

Robert Kennedy Jr. Proclaims That Vaccinating Children Is a Holocaust

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the sorry dregs of the formerly influential Kennedy clan, must have run out of crazy things to shout regarding the global warming hoax. Now he is going off about vaccinations:

Kennedy spoke to a crowd Tuesday screening a film that claims a link between autism in children and thimerosal, an ingredient in vaccines, according to the Sacramento Bee.

“They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone,” Kennedy reportedly told the crowd. “This is a holocaust, what this is doing to our country.”

A little constructive criticism for the last famous Kennedy: maybe more people would take you seriously if you didn’t run around with your hair on fire screaming about holocausts.

Multiple studies have rejected any link between thimerosal and autism. Even without any link discovered, the ingredient has been removed from nearly all childhood vaccines.

But then, despite $billions of taxpayer money being wasted on it, no one has proven any causal link between CO2 and the climate. That never slowed down RFK Jr.’s mouth either.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 23 2013

Mark Steyn Stands Firm With Phil Robertson

As John Hawkins correctly notes,

It’s incredibly refreshing to have someone under attack by the Left’s political correctness police who’s willing to stand firm instead of whimpering and hiding in a corner because he wants to make it all go away.

Hawkins is referring to Phil Robertson, who instead of licking the hand of the degeneracy-promoting liberal fascists who control television, has stood firm by his conventional values. The same applies to Mark Steyn. After being publicly chastised by his editor for siding with Robertson against the pink Nazis at GLAAD who have been attempting to destroy him for his decency, Steyn doubled down:

Having leaned on A&E to suspend their biggest star, GLAAD has now moved on to Stage Two:

“We believe the next step is to use this as an opportunity for Phil to sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share,” the spokesman said.

Actually, “the next step” is for you thugs to push off and stop targeting, threatening and making demands of those who happen to disagree with you. Personally, I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for the GLAAD executive board to sit down with half-a-dozen firebreathing imams and learn about their values, but, unlike the Commissars of the Bureau of Conformity Enforcement, I accord even condescending little ticks like the one above the freedom to arrange his own social calendar.

As for the editor who publicly denounced him, namely Jason Lee Steorts, Steyn writes:

It is a matter of some regret to me that my own editor at this publication does not regard this sort of thing as creepy and repellent rather than part of the vibrant tapestry of what he calls an “awakening to a greater civility”. I’m not inclined to euphemize intimidation and bullying as a lively exchange of ideas – “the use of speech to criticize other speech”, as Mr Steorts absurdly dignifies it. So do excuse me if I skip to the men’s room during his patronizing disquisition on the distinction between “state coercion” and “cultural coercion”. I’m well aware of that, thank you. In the early days of my free-speech battles in Canada, my friend Ezra Levant used a particular word to me: “de-normalize”. Our enemies didn’t particularly care whether they won in court. Whatever the verdict, they’d succeed in “de-normalizing” us — that’s to say, putting us beyond the pale of polite society and mainstream culture. “De-normalizing” is the business GLAAD and the other enforcers are in. You’ll recall Paula Deen’s accuser eventually lost in court — but the verdict came too late for Ms Deen’s book deal, and TV show, and endorsement contracts.

National Review has played a role in denormalizing in the past. Ostensibly a conservative publication, it serves the liberal establishment of which it is part by providing a phony opposition (much like the GOP), while restricting what conservatives are allowed to say.

Readers will recall that when John Derbyshire made certain undeniably accurate racial observations in a separate publication, he was promptly fired by National Review’s Thought Cop in Chief Rich Lowry for stepping outside the bounds of political correctness.

I’ve been wondering how long a sincere and gutsy guy like Steyn would last at NR, considering that he stood firm and won against the PC totalitarians who tried to gag him in Canada. Looks like we are about to find out:

I am sorry my editor at NR does not grasp the stakes. Indeed, he seems inclined to “normalize” what GLAAD is doing. But, if he truly finds my “derogatory language” offensive, I’d rather he just indefinitely suspend me than twist himself into a soggy pretzel of ambivalent inertia trying to avoid the central point — that a society where lives are ruined over an aside because some identity-group don decides it must be so is ugly and profoundly illiberal. As to his kind but belated and conditional pledge to join me on the barricades, I had enough of that level of passionate support up in Canada to know that, when the call to arms comes, there will always be some “derogatory” or “puerile” expression that it will be more important to tut over. So thanks for the offer, but I don’t think you’d be much use, would you?

Wow. As Bill Clinton would say, Steors had better put some ice on that.

Given the right conditions, a few sparks of boldness have been known to set off major conflagrations. If Robertson and Steyn can stand up to the corrupt establishment, so can the rest of us.

On tips from Varla and Rob Banks.

Dec 19 2013

Pink Fascists Take Out Phil Robertson, Star of Duck Dynasty

Thought control has crossed the line into straightforward totalitarianism. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, star of the most popular show on cable television, has been placed on indefinite hiatus for making commonsense remarks regarding homosexuality that are not compliant with the up-to-the-minute dictates of political correctness.

Robertson’s thought crime was saying this:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

In the sick freak show this society is being forced to become, men are no longer allowed to regard women as preferable to other men’s anuses as objects of sexual attraction.

Robertson compounded his crime by implying — as virtually no one participating in Western Civilization over the last 3,000 years would have denied until a few years ago — that homosexuality is unholy and unnatural.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

This allowed the Gay Mafia to screech that he was comparing homosexuality to bestiality, which at this point in our moral disintegration is still regarded as an insult.

What’s more he listed homosexuality with other sins by paraphrasing Corinthians:

“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Nothing Robertson said would have been regarded as even remotely controversial until a few years ago. Now, A&E is willing to kill a golden goose to punish him for incurring the wrath of homosexual militants, who insist on reverence for the obscene acts of depravity that define their self-images.

Totalitarianism has reared its head before, but has there ever been a society so sick as not to allow people to disapprove of perversion?

You had to know that the liberal establishment was not pleased with the runaway success of Duck Dynasty, considering that it presents Christian faith, family values, and rural Southerners in a favorable light, in stark contrast to virtually everything else on television. But to cripple it despite the massive revenue it must be producing because the star made remarks that would have gone undisputed by anyone until recently and that still qualify as mainstream outside of corrupted liberal enclaves indicates that we have come to a fork in the road.

Is what we can or cannot say up to militants at the top of the liberal caste system, or is this still America? The response this episode evokes will determine the answer.

It’s nice that thought criminals are not shot or shipped to Siberia in our soft tyranny, but only lose their jobs. However, the end result is the same: a stultified society in which no one can express honest views, but must merely parrot official dogma.

If Phil Robertson is erased from public view in the name of reverence for anal sex without an outcry, the noose around our necks will only tighten. How long before the Bible is forcibly altered for not being compliant with homosexual ideology?

Feedback to A&E can be sent here.

On tips from Varla, Mr Mentalo, Dean D, and Stormfax.

Jul 01 2013

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer Banned From Britain

Kudos to countermoonbats Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) — they have received the highest honors the rulers of once great Britain can bestow. As a reward for speaking out about the undeniable threat of Islamic terrorism to Western Civilization, they have been banned from entering the country:

They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.

Readers will recall that Rigby was beheaded in broad daylight on a London street near his base by the Islamists Geller and Spencer have been warning us about — the sort Britain’s government has been importing in great numbers at still greater public expense.

A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary.

He added: “We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.”

For those unclear on the meaning of the term, suggesting that we be wary of people who cut the heads off British soldiers on British streets is extremism. Banning entry into the country by those deemed likely to say something not conforming to politically correct dhimmitude is not extremism.

Careful; this could case irony overload:

Anti-fascism campaigners Hope Not Hate had campaigned for the pair to not be allowed into the UK.

That is, freedom of speech is quashed lest someone criticize the fascistic ideology of violent Islamists — all in the name of “anti-fascism.”

Meanwhile, foreigners from foreign lands who preach terrorist violence against non-Muslims are not only allowed in Britain, they are generously paid to live there. The most outrageous examples include the welfare colonists Anjem Choudary and Abu Qatada.

Those left in Britain who deserve to call themselves Britons are advised to rise up and restore your country while it is still conceivable.

No criticism will be tolerated.

On a tip from Henry.

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