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Category: War on History

Oct 18 2021

Diversity Darling Alex Scott Learns Ancestors Owned Slaves

Kamala Harris is not the only moonbat who owes her high position to African ancestry and whose relatively recent ancestors owned slaves. The same goes for BBC diversity darling Alex Scott:

Go back far enough, and everyone has ancestors who owned slaves and other ancestors who were slaves. Slavery was a universal institution until Europeans all but ended it in the 19th century.

Manipulative liberal guilt trips notwithstanding, we are not our ancestors. We are us.

On tips from KirklesWorth and StephaneDumas.

Oct 14 2021

Bill de Blasio Cancels Thomas Jefferson

Decay works fast. America went from being governed by great men like Thomas Jefferson to being ruined by rubbish like Bill de Blasio in only a little over 2 centuries. In an emblematic triumph of the worst over the best, the mayor who has overseen NYC’s precipitous decline is now canceling the author of the Declaration of Independence.

The mayor, who has just three months left in office, is quietly banishing a statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s Council chambers — where it has resided for the past 187 years, The Post has learned. …

The planned move comes after the mayor charged his wife, first lady Chirlane McCray, with deciding the sculpture’s fate as head of the Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation.

De Blasio’s wife is a black former lesbian poetess with an excessively large staff who wasted or embezzled $1.8 billion of taxpayer money that was ostensibly devoted to curing mental illness through ThriveNYC.

The historic Jefferson statue has been offloaded to the New York Historical Society, without public debate.

“The city would still own the plaster model, and the historical society would include it in educational exhibits and provide valuable historical context,” a mayoral spokesman said.

“Valuable historical context” means that if TJ is displayed, it will be in the role of Emmanuel Goldstein for a woke version of the Two Minutes Hate. The Founding Father will be denounced as a racist.

Meanwhile, a replica of the statue by sculptor Pierre-Jean David is still on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC.

Biden’s handlers are of de Blasio’s caliber, so the replica is living on borrowed time.

Revisionists’ efforts are in vain. Long after leftists have destroyed America, and the world slips back into the tyranny, poverty, misery, and darkness from which heroes like Jefferson briefly rescued part of it, his name will be revered. No one will remember Bill de Blasio or his wife.

On a tip from Jack D.

Oct 03 2021

Attempt to Cancel James Webb Fails

Maybe remnants of American culture will survive the woke era. For the first time in recent memory, LGBT bullies demanded that a great American be erased — and the government pushed back:

Nasa says it will not rename the James Webb Space Telescope, despite an ongoing controversy.

It is hoped that the high-profile, $10 billion telescope will find evidence of life on other planets after it is launched in December.

James Webb died in 1992 at age 85. He was a Democrat, a Marine, and most relevantly, NASA’s administrator for 8 years during the agency’s 1960s glory days.

But it is the work he did before he held that role that has proven controversial. Webb was Undersecretary of State during the “Lavender Scare”, during which many LGBTQ people were driven from roles in government service.

Anyone associated in any way with anything militant moonbats don’t like is subject to cancelation. No doubt they would prefer it to be named the Laverne Cox Space Telescope, since only identity groups matter to them, not accomplishments.

NASA obediently conducted an investigation into Webb’s alleged thoughtcrime. But then it shockingly returned a verdict of not guilty.

“We’ve done as much as we can do at this point and have exhausted our research efforts,” senior science communications officer Karen Fox said in an email, NPR reported. “Those efforts have not uncovered evidence warranting a name change.”

Accustomed to always getting its way, the liberal media is not taking this well. A Futurism headline screams with rage:

NASA REFUSES TO RENAME GIANT HOMOPHOBIC TELESCOPE

According to moonbats, milk is racist. Why shouldn’t a telescope be homophobic?

In the future, bureaucrats should spare taxpayers the wasted time and therefore expense of investigations into the political correctness of eponyms. All demands for cancelation by cultural thugs must be refused on principle, so that our heritage may be preserved.

On tips from Steve T, Dragon’s Lair, and Bluto. Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur.

Oct 02 2021

Statues Vandalized by Antifa Will Not Be Restored

Do we care enough about the heritage that defines us to restore the statues of great Americans that have been destroyed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter vandals? Not in liberal Portland we don’t.

From Hot Air:

Last October, Portland’s Antifa announced what they called an Indigenous People’s Day of Rage (in place of Columbus Day). The day of rage was intended from the start to include “direct action” which is anarchist code for smashing things. The group was true to its word. They tore down statues of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, smashed the entrance to the Oregon Historical Society, and damaged a bunch of retail outlets. They even smashed windows at a Portland State University police office.

On Wednesday…

…Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) decided that the statues of Washington, Roosevelt and Lincoln would not be returned to the places where they stood before.

However, they will restore a vandalized statue of an elk, presumably because they don’t feel that elk deserve to be canceled.

Virtually all Antifa/BLM violence has happened with the tacit approval if not open encouragement of Democrat authorities. Liberals in charge further endorse the desecration and erasure of our history by making it permanent.

There is no meaningful difference between the sociopathic scum tearing down statues of George Washington and their bureaucratic fellow travelers. The same goes for the propagandists at Willamette Week, which covers the destruction of the Roosevelt and Lincoln statues from the viewpoint of the vandals:

The fate of the statues could prove a measurement of how swiftly Portland public opinion has shifted on which historical figures should be celebrated. Both presidents are towering figures in American history. But Roosevelt espoused eugenics and led imperialist wars. And Lincoln, while chiefly remembered for the Emancipation Proclamation, held racist views of Black people and presided over the removal of Native Americans from their land.

As for George Washington, by now it goes without saying among progressives that our greatest hero and the father of our country should be canceled. Like most if not all 18th century Virginia landowners, he owned slaves.

The statues will likely be replaced by “new public art representing more diverse cultural identities and histories” — i.e., anti-American moonbat propaganda.

On a tip from TCS III.

Sep 20 2021

Open Thread

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. - Stephen Ambrose

On a tip from Feet2Fire.

Sep 13 2021

Open Thread

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire. - Gustav Mahler

Hat tip: Feet2Fire.

Sep 12 2021

Republican Suggests Canceling Lincoln

It started with intolerant moonbats tearing down statues of Robert E. Lee because he personifies the South. Already it has reached the point of a Republican politician suggesting we should cancel Abraham Lincoln for being “reprehensible.”

If Democrats would cancel Andrew Jackson, why wouldn’t Republicans cancel Lincoln?

Despite characterizing his own reprehensible remarks as “mostly sarcastic,” Missouri state representative Tony Lovasco holds his ground:

“It’s unfortunate how many people think saying ‘Lincoln was reprehensible’ equals some kind of support for the Confederacy, especially given the context of my tweet. It’s quite possible to point out that neither Lincoln nor Lee where [sic] good people deserving honor.”

On the contrary, both Lee and Lincoln were great men. In contrast, Lovasco is a termite, helping progressives to eat away at the foundations of our nation.

Lovasco barks that…

“…while Lee may have been a terrible person (and should be condemned as such), Lincoln was no hero.”

Lee has been admired for going on 2 centuries for being a great man. His retroactive sin was fighting for his home Virginia, which he did for honorable reasons.

Lincoln too defended his country as best he knew how, earning a denunciation from Lovasco for being “responsible for the needless deaths of thousands of people, including large numbers of Native Americans.”

Because of honorable men like Lee and Lincoln, America survived the Civil War and became united again. Without some grace on both sides, a guerilla war might have dragged on for generations. Because honorable men are no longer prevalent in our society, the country is becoming unmoored from its history and torn apart again.

How moonbats treat Lincoln.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 08 2021

US Founding Documents Get Trigger Warning

Sometimes leftists warn us regarding what they plan to ban next by targeting it with a trigger warning. Anything so targeted has been designated as offensive and therefore warrants cancelation lest it make militant snowflakes feel unsafe. Already their eyes are on the big prize — America’s founding documents:

The official National Archives website has added a trigger warning to the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights which cautions that the documents contain “harmful language.” …

As part of the National Archives’ “institutional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility,” it is now flagging “potentially harmful content,” which is defined as reflecting “racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes” or being “discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more.”

To translate, the leftist bureauweenies who run the National Archives as well as most everything in the District of Corruption are flagging thoughtcrime as part of their institutional commitment to critical theory, a.k.a. cultural Marxism.

Countermoonbat Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) sounds the alarm:

Earlier this summer, National Archives apparatchiks complained that the historical portrayal of America’s Founding Fathers, the national heroes who define our country, has been “too positive.”

The liberals in charge are so arrogant now that they hardly bother to disguise their intention to erase the American nation, including its people through mass immigration and welfare policy, its heritage, and its constitutional republican form of government.

Trevor Coult is correct. Even as it staffs the Afghan government with FBI-designated terrorists like Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban represents a minor threat compared to America’s existential threat from within.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble and Varla.

Sep 03 2021

College Course Spins Imperial Japanese as the Good Guys

Until the population has been displaced to the point that the USA is no longer a mostly white country, everything America ever did was wrong, because white people are inherently bad according to the ideology of our ruling class. We were even the bad guys in WWII for facing down Imperial Japan — or at least, that’s what students are learning in college:

The University of North Carolina is offering a class called “Global Whiteness,” which involves student presentations on Trump and interracial hookups on campus.

Any Trump presentations more respectful than the Kathy Griffin severed head display are unlikely to earn a gold star.

The course also offers some revisionist history:

Specifically, the syllabus appears to place blame for the Pacific Theater on America and the West. The course overview describes World War II in the Pacific as “the first global attack on white Anglo-American hegemony” and “Japan’s attempt to roll back Euro-American colonialism.”

Other presentation topics include “White Trash,” “1619 Project,” and “Should White People Pay Reparations for Slavery?”

UNC is a state university, funded in part by tax dollars. If we have to finance arming the Taliban, why shouldn’t we pay to have student’s heads stuffed with malicious garbage?

On a tip from R F.

Aug 07 2021

What to Do About White Settlement?

Nothing must be left untouched by the progressive craze for renaming. That way, no matter where we look, we will see that open-minded liberals are in control, and that no alternatives to their worldview are permitted. Democrats have moved to rename 1,441 places for having names deemed noncompliant with their ideology. High on the list may be White Settlement, Texas (pop. 17,851), a suburb in the Fort Worth area that started out as a mid-19th century encampment surrounded by Indian villages.

The reason moonbats are able to obliterate American heritage by renaming everything to comply with their dogma is that Republicans offer little or no resistance. Sometimes they even collude.

The town gives its name to White Settlement Road, which goes into downtown Fort Worth. Via NBCDFW:

Newly elected Fort Worth mayor Mattie Parker said she asked city staff to look into a possible renaming of the road in a city council meeting Tuesday.

Mattie Parker is Republican — or at least as close to Republican as a big city mayor can get these days.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram pushes for White Settlement Road to be abolished, calling on readers to submit suggestions for a more politically correct name. Any ideas?

As for the town itself, it has demonstrated Texan character by resisting pressure to toe the PC line. Residents voted in 2005 to keep its name by a 9:1 margin, even though all things white are now bad.

On a tip from TrojanMan.

Jul 28 2021

Memorial Canceled for Very Vaguely Resembling Hitler

In a demonstration of their non-Hitlerlike tolerance, German moonbats have forced a guy to remove a statue commemorating his late father on the grounds that it supposedly resembles the Führer.

The New York Post reports:

The tiff broke out recently in Weil im Schönbuch in Baden-Württemberg after a man named Oliver — whose last name was withheld — erected the wooden sculpture on the grave of his dad, Edwald E., a carpenter who died in 2013, Bild reported.

Let’s have a look:

Sure enough: two ears, two eyes, a nose, maybe even a moustache — same as Adolf Hitler.

Plus there is the number 88 on his soccer jersey…

…which is code for “Heil Hitler” in the neo-Nazi movement, as “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Just the other day, I predicted that when liberals run out of other things to cancel for being racist, they will go after letters of the alphabet.

No doubt the Hitler regime maintained power using the same tactics as the Stasi, which inherited the socialist police state in the eastern part of the country under Soviet domination. That is, it counted on people to rat each other out to the authorities for political infractions so that the force of government could be brought to bear.

The more things change, the more they stay the same:

Concerned citizens complained about the Nazi facsimile to the mayor, who promptly had the statue taken down at the cemetery but permitted Oliver to keep it on his own lawn.

Good thing this happened in Germany and not the USA; Black Lives Matter or Antifa would set fire to the statue, possibly bringing his house down for good measure.

In reality, the devoted son is not a Nazi, and 88 reflects the number of the house in which his father lived. But moonbattery it is not about reality. It is about striking a self-righteous pose, and then imposing that pose.

Officials are investigating whether the sculpture violates the German Criminal Code.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jul 02 2021

How Moonbats Celebrated Canada Day

It isn’t just America moonbats hate. They hate Western Civilization in general. They even hate Canada. Here’s how woke liberals celebrated that country’s national holiday on Canada Day yesterday:

Mental Floss lists things the Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth does for Canada, including:

• SHE’S THE HEAD OF STATE.

• GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND NEW CITIZENS SWEAR AN OATH TO HER.

• THE GOVERNOR GENERAL IS APPOINTED BY HER.

• THE ENTIRE ROYAL FAMILY UPHOLDS CANADIAN TRADITIONS AND CEREMONIES.

• SHE PLAYS A (SYMBOLIC) ROLE IN CANADA’S ARMED FORCES.

• HER SIGNATURE IS NECESSARY FOR CERTAIN GOVERNMENT APPROVALS.

• SHE CAN GRANT IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION.

Click through for details. The Queen’s role is mainly symbolic, but then, what could be more symbolic than tearing down a statue? By doing so, leftists are tearing down history, tradition, and their own country, just like the Black Lives Matter thugs who have torn down dozens upon dozens of statues in the USA.

Mobs of lowlife hooligans are not the only ones demolishing Canada and the rest of civilization in the name of woke ideology. Go to the official Canada Day page presented by the Canadian government and then stand back as anti-Canadian propaganda rooted in critical race theory is blasted at your face in large type:

Canada Day 2021: A time to reflect

The recent findings of unmarked graves of children found on or near the grounds of former Indian Residential Schools have sent shockwaves through Indigenous communities across the country. All of Canada is in mourning and stands with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in this difficult time.

Systemic racism has also not spared racialized communities, which have been the targets of violence across the country in recent weeks.

On July 1st, let us take time to reflect on the violence that our institutions may have inflicted, the impact that this violence continues to have today on Indigenous peoples and racialized communities, and the journey that each of us must take toward reconciliation and living together.

A society devoted to self-hatred will not long survive and does not deserve to. But what replaces Canada will not be an improvement.

Progressives have a similar attitude toward the Fourth of July, which will soon be erased if they have their way. Its intended replacement, “Juneteenth,” has already been declared a federal holiday. Appropriate Juneteenth traditions are already taking root.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jun 28 2021

Officials Denounce National Archives Rotunda as Racist

The many statues that were defaced or destroyed by Black Lives Matter mobs with the approval of the liberal establishment were only the beginning. The individuals they memorialized were targeted because they personify the heritage that defines us. Leftists intend to eradicate that heritage. Now the termites comprising the federal bureaucracy have targeted the National Archives Rotunda, where the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are displayed:

Amid racial unrest last summer, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferrier established a racism task force at the National Archives and Records Administration.

That is, the task force was intended to reward the race riots that Democrats egged on at every turn. In compliance with our state religion, it found objectionable whiteness everywhere it looked.

According to the report, the National Archives Rotunda “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color], women, and other communities.”

Since the Founding Fathers were not BIPOCs, they are to be demonized and eventually erased, along with their works — i.e., the country they created. There is zero chance that the country leftists plan to impose in its place will be an improvement.

After Muslims finally managed to conquer Constantinople in 1453, Hagia Sophia, the Vatican of the East, was blasphemously transformed into a mosque. Liberals have something comparable in mind for the Rotunda:

To fix the displays of “structural racism,” the report suggested ways to “reimagine the Rotunda” to “create a more inclusive and historically accurate tribute to the nation’s founding.” One such suggestion is “to stage dance or performance art in the space that invites dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era.”

Eventually, the Rotunda will be transformed into a monument to moonbattery. In the meantime, the report recommends “trigger warnings” to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms,” as well as safe spaces at every NARA facility to help moonbats recover from the trauma resulting from being exposed to documents and exhibits that define their country.

The report singles out the author of the Declaration of Independence for condemnation because Thomas Jefferson encouraged America to expand westward.

Ferriero was appointed by Barack Obama. Putting people like him in charge of preserving our heritage is the equivalent of choosing a pyromaniac to run the fire department. If progressives are not driven from power, they will destroy everything worthy of preservation.

On tips from Bluto and Kevin R.

Jun 25 2021

Why Democrats Suddenly Want Statues Honored

To express their resolution to erase our history and heritage, leftists have spent the past year defacing, tearing down, or officially removing hundreds of statues of great historical figures throughout the country, including Albert Pike, Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Andrew Jackson, Caesar Rodney, Charles Linn, Christopher Columbus, Clayton Jackson McGhie, Colonel Charles Didier Dreux, David Dodd, Diego de Vargas, Edward Carmack, Fitzhigh Lee, Francis Scott Key, Frank Rizzo, Frederick Douglass, George Preston Marshall, George Washington, George Whitefield, Hans Christian Heg, Henry Lawson Wyatt, Hiawatha, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Jerry Richardson, Jesus Christ, John C. Calhoun, John Mason, John McDonough, John Sutter, Joseph Bryan, Josephus Daniels, Juan de Onate, Kit Carson, Mahatma Gandhi, Marcus Daly, Matthew Fountain Maury, Matthias Baldwin, Orville Hubbard, Phillip Schuyler, Private Benjamin Welch Owens, Robert E. Lee, Robert Gould Shaw, Sam Davis, Sophie B. Wright, St. Junipero Serra, Stonewall Jackson, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, the Virgin Mary, Zebulon Baird Vance, and more, along with many war memorials and even the Ten Commandments.

Statues reminding us of the forbidden past are to be replaced by memorials to people leftists demand we revere, like the violent career criminal who perished in the world’s most famous fentanyl overdose, George Floyd.

Whereas the old statues were profane, the new ones are holy according to the religion of our liberal overlords. Therefore, they must never be treated disrespectfully; that would cause offense. It may also launch a federal investigation:

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams called for federal authorities to investigate the vandalism of George Floyd statues in both Brooklyn and New Jersey on Friday, just hours after they were defaced with slogans from a notorious white supremacy group — and before the afternoon sentencing of the ex-cop who was convicted of his murder.

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for personifying whiteness capped off a show trial worthy of the Soviet Union under Stalin.

Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York, having emerged as the least terrifying of the moonbats running as Democrats. No Republican stands a chance, NYC having succumbed to the Democrat Death Spiral like Detroit before it.

After they have purged the country of all monuments that do not reflect reverence for our new national religion, Critical Race Theory, vandalizing statues will no longer be encouraged or even tolerated by the liberal establishment.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Wiggins.

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