Category: War on History

Sep 16 2019

Erasing America

James Robbins, author of Erasing America, raises the alarm on what progressives are attempting to accomplish with their unrelenting War on History. They aim to destroy the American people by obliterating our understanding of who we are and how we got here.

Progressives overwhelming determine what is taught in schools and seen on television and movie screens. It is not exaggeration to say that they pose an existential threat to American civilization.

On tips from KirklesWorth, Stormfax, and Kate P.

Aug 31 2019

PC Song “Melting Pot” by Multiracial Pop Group Banned

Not even George Orwell could have foreseen the level of totalitarian repression that political correctness has wrought in the UK. “Melting Pot,” a 1969 hit song celebrating diversity by the multiracial pop group Blue Mink, has literally been banned from the airwaves by the British government’s Office of Communications for not keeping up with the evolving conception of racism. The song is officially “racist” and “offensive”; therefore, it is forbidden.

The thought police object to the phrases “curly Latin kinkies,” “yellow Chinkies,” and “Red Indian boy.” The liberal intent of the song is irrelevant.

As political correctness evolves, it becomes easier to find thoughtcrime in everything. In time, every last statue and pop song will be purged.

The objective is the eradication of our culture, from the top to the bottom. When we have no culture, we won’t know who we are. So we will let the social engineers tell us. That’s when utopia is achieved.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Aug 28 2019

Historic Norwich Cathedral Reduced to Amusement Park

Construction was begun on England’s Norwich Cathedral in 1096. When it was completed over 70 years later, it was the largest building in East Anglia. After standing through all these centuries, it is now undergoing a form of deconstruction. The nave currently features a “helter-skelter carnival ride.”

According to the cathedral, approximately 10,000 people visited to slide down the ride, dubbed the #SeeingItDifferently project. The Very Rev. Jane Hedges was the first to take the plunge, after which she said, “Our hope is that it will bring a very different audience into the cathedral.”

It seems there aren’t enough Christians left in England to fill the pews, so Church of England clergy thought it would be a good idea to pander to the Disneyland set.

Rt. Rev. Jonathan Meyrick, the bishop of Lynn, delivered a sermon from the ride last Sunday after sliding halfway down and singing a Bee Gees song. “God is a tourist attraction,” he expounded.

An interesting note from Wikipedia:

The cathedral spire, measuring at 315 ft (96 m), is the second-tallest in England despite being partly rebuilt after being struck by lightning in 1169, just 23 months after its completion, which led to the building being set on fire.

That lightning strike came 850 years too soon.

To kill a religion, you don’t shoot priests or throw them into gulags. Stalin already tried that. You destroy if from within by reducing it to farce.

It could always be worse, as we learn with each passing week. If the current trajectory continues, by this time next year the Church of England should be ready to broaden its appeal by using Norwich Cathedral to host Butt-Con.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Aug 28 2019

Renoir Denounced as Problematic

The progressive bulldozer won’t spare even great painters like Renoir. The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is featuring his nudes, placing the famous impressionist in the crosshairs of the thought police. Sniffs the insufferable New Yorker:

Who doesn’t have a problem with Pierre-Auguste Renoir?

Until recently, most everyone. But now only the unwoke don’t have a problem with Renoir.

The art historian Martha Lucy, writing in the show’s gorgeous catalogue, notes that, “in contemporary discourse,” the name Renoir has “come to stand for ‘sexist male artist.’ ” Renoir took such presumptuous, slavering joy in looking at naked women—who in his paintings were always creamy or biscuit white, often with strawberry accents, and ideally blond—that, Lucy goes on to argue, the tactility of the later nudes, with brushstrokes like roving fingers, unsettles any kind of gaze, including the male.

The “male gaze” is a topic that causes feminists and their fellow travelers to gnash their teeth angrily.

The New Yorker critic doesn’t like the girls in Renoir paintings, and not only because it is racist of them to be Caucasian.

Their faces nearly always look, not to put too fine a point on it, dumb—bearing out Renoir’s indifference to the women as individuals with inner lives. … Peculiarly, Renoir did grant the women wonderfully articulated hands, the body part hardest to render convincingly—good for doing things, perhaps around the house.

That’s because Renoir was a sexist. He was in league with the patriarchy that must be smashed.

It feels wrong to term Renoir a misogynist, though he was certainly patriarchal.

Renoir may have been even worse than a misogynist, hard as that may be to imagine:

He deemed women who performed professionally “completely ridiculous”; in a letter to a critic, he explained, “In ancient times, women sang and danced for free for the pleasures of being charming and gracious. Today, it’s all for money which takes away the charm.” The airy assumption in that may be worse than misogyny, which at least credits women with power as antagonists. It marks no mere flaw in Renoir’s personality but an essence of it that dovetails with his attitude toward painting. … An argument is often made that we shouldn’t judge the past by the values of the present, but that’s a hard sell in a case as primordial as Renoir’s.

Not just a thought criminal, but a primordial thought criminal!

Before long, Renoir will join Robert E. Lee at the bottom of the memory hole. His sexist paintings will meet the fate of those Buddhist statues blown up by the Taliban. By then, the New Yorker will have moved on to new targets to denounce for being problematic. As mentioned yesterday,

Culturally speaking, there is nothing of value that leftists will not destroy. They want to clear the ground to make room for utopia.

The intelligentsia’s job will not be finished until Western Civilization has been completely obliterated.

On a tip from Varla.

Aug 27 2019

War on Statues Hits Reformation Wall

They started by demanding tolerance. It didn’t take them long to progress to last month’s vandalism of the Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland.

The monument consists of statues of John Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze, and John Knox. The figures were defaced with paint in rainbow colors.

Via Creation.com:

Most likely, an LGBT group had vandalized the statues because of the rainbow coloring of the paint, but no-one yet has come forth to claim responsibility for the act. This is not the first time that the monument has been defaced. For example, in March 2019, a feminist group sprayed graffiti across the monument, saying “Where are the women?”

The ferocious hostility of leftist militants is directed not only a Christianity, but at Western heritage in general. The War on Statues was hardly likely to stop at Robert E. Lee.

Culturally speaking, there is nothing of value that leftists will not destroy. They want to clear the ground to make room for utopia.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 19 2019

Works of George Orwell Get Rewritten

George Orwell was even more prescient than we realized. He may have predicted what would happen to his own books in the age of Amazon.

The world’s largest bookseller has failed to avoid selling illegitimate books. Consequently, Orwell titles can be found at bargain prices because they were produced in India (where his work is legally in the public domain, and where standards of authenticity appear to be lax), or because they are counterfeits. Some of these editions are riddled with errors, have missing sections, or worse yet have been edited to bring them in line with current sensibilities.

Even titles get messed up:

One edition of “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story” referred to itself on the back cover as “Animals Farm: A Fair Story.” The preface referred to another great Orwell work, “Homage to Catalonia,” as “Homepage to Catalonia.”

“Who controls the past controls the future,” Orwell wrote. “Who controls the present controls the past.” Today’s counterfeiters may determine what in the future Orwell will have written in the past.

The implications are straight out of Orwell.

Scott Brown, a prominent California bookseller … noted that the news was now mostly digital. “Who can really say what an article really said when it was published? There’s rarely a printed — and therefore hard-to-change — version to refer back to,” he said. “The past is becoming unmoored and unreliable.”

The same may come to apply even to literary classics. Modern versions of Winston Smith may be revising 1984 as you read this.

Orwell isn’t alone. In Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451, people memorize books so that they will not be lost. Read what an Amazon reviewer has to say:

This is not the real Fahrenheit 451. The wording is different, the first chapter is not properly titled, they used the first sentence of the chapter as the title in this book. There are typo’s and spacing issues. They need to advertise that this is not an authentic book.

Sloppiness is bad enough. Revising the text to make it more politically correct is far worse. This has apparently already occurred with an unauthorized “high school edition” of Down and Out in Paris and London. An Indian version of Animal Farm included this on the copyright page:

“The author respects all individuals, organizations & communities, and there is no intention in this novel to hurt any individual, organization [or] community.”

This may have been true, but Orwell never said so — at least, not until now.

On a tip from Henry B.

Aug 01 2019

War on History Goes After Ronald Reagan

Any historical figure who could serve as a rallying point for resistance to the Far Left must be demonized, marginalized, and then erased. Robert E. Lee was only the beginning. In no time at all, they moved on to heroes as disparate as Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson. Already they are purging the recent past. John Wayne was targeted. Now we learn that Ronald Reagan was racist and therefore bad:

On Wednesday afternoon, CNN became the first cable news network to air former President Ronald Reagan making racist remarks — in which he called African diplomats “monkeys” — since the tape was released on Tuesday.

CNN propagandist Brooke Baldwin explicitly equated Reagan with Trump, whom the liberal media has portrayed as a racist on a daily basis since he was elected.

“On the heels of President Trump using disparaging imagery to describe African nations, new tapes have just been released by the National Archives that reveal similar language used by the late President Ronald Reagan,” Baldwin said.

Actually, Trump has not used similar language, or we would know about it. CNN would probably set up a permanent chyron.

The remark in question was from a private 1971 telephone conversation with Richard Nixon. Any number of people may have said something similar at the time. However, to say it these days would be extreme blasphemy against political correctness, since Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation are now regarded as sacred beings around whose holy oppression all reality revolves like planets around the sun. The War on History works by incongruously holding historical figures to current liberal political standards on a retroactive basis.

“To see those, those monkeys from those African countries — damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Reagan said.

That may be all it takes to destroy the greatest president to serve in our lifetimes. Instead of inspiring future generations of conservatives and patriots, Reagan will be dismissed as a racist. By now we all know that if someone says anything racist, their entire existence is totally discredited. Everything else they say or do must be wrong. To dispute this would be to risk being denounced as a racist yourself.

Either we stand up to the word “racist” or we lose Ronald Reagan.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 26 2019

Algerian Colonists Wreck Statue of Charles de Gaulle

To get an idea of how much the Islamic colonists swamping France revere French heritage, consider what they did to a statue of the iconic Charles de Gaulle to celebrate Algeria’s win in a soccer game:

Football fans in French city of Évreux expressed their joy following the victory of Algeria’s team over Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations entirely too passionately, as they tore a new statue of General Charles de Gaulle from its base when they flooded the city centre to celebrate the team’s win, according to La Dépêche d’Évreux. The following day, the statue was still lying on the ground, not yet reinstalled.

Robert E. Lee, Christopher Columbus, and George Washington are not the only great historical figures whose statues are at risk.

The leader of the French Resistance and Founder of France’s Fifth Republic knew better times than these:

The middle part of the tweet above reads,

Through this heinous act, it is the very symbol of our free nation that is being targeted.

It would have been more accurate to say,

Through this heinous act, it is the very symbol of our French nation that is being targeted.

But then, when France is no longer French, it will no longer be even remotely free.

Algeria’s big win also filled the streets with celebrants in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. Once Algeria was a French colony; now it’s the other way around. Since the French didn’t displace the native population, their colonization of Algeria was temporary. The Muslim colonization of France will be permanent, barring some radical reversal.

On a tip from WEEKEND AT BOBBYS.

Jul 18 2019

Gadsden Flag Denounced as Thought Crime

We didn’t push back hard enough when they declared that the Confederate Flag — a symbol not only of the South but also of rebellion — was denounced as racist and banished. Consequently, social engineers are now doing the same to the revolutionary Gadsden Flag, likewise a symbol of both heritage and rebellion.

Actor Chris Pratt was caught wearing a variation on the Gadsden Flag. Yahoo News helped gin up the lynch mob:

Pratt is facing criticism over a T-shirt he was pictured wearing featuring a controversial symbol.

Why the hell would the Gadsden Flag be controversial to an American? It stands for American liberty. Next they’ll be coming after the original Betsy Ross Flag. Oh that’s right, they already have.

Although [the Gadsden Flag] is one of the symbols and flags used by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, Metallica, as well as some libertarian groups, over the years the flag has been adopted by Far Right political groups like the Tea Party, as well as gun-toting supporters of the Second Amendment.

Note that they openly vilify support for the US Constitution.

The piece goes on to feature Twitter denunciations of Pratt by Jacobins eager to drag him to guillotine, starting with one that proclaims the Gadsden Flag to be a “white supremacist dogwhistle.” Gullible readers are left with the impression that anything associated with the American Revolution and/or defense of the US Constitution is “white supremacist” and therefore bad.

It is now common for “mainstream” news articles to consist largely of deliberate lies motivated by an increasingly open hatred of American heritage.

Liberals also bitterly denounce Pratt for attending a proper church. How a regular American like Pratt survives in New Gomorrah aka Hollyweird is a mystery.

Thought criminal Chris Pratt caught in flagrante delicto.

On a tip from Stormfax. Hat tip: Big League Politics.

Jul 08 2019

Confederate Railroad Unpersoned

The Southern rock band Confederate Railroad has been unpersoned. It has been around since the 1980s, but those who conform to goodthink will henceforth refuse to acknowledge its existence.

WSIL reports from rural southern Illinois on the first step in Southern Railroad’s eradication:

A band has been removed from the Du Quoin State Fair lineup.

Confederate Railroad will no longer perform on August 27.

The Du Quoin Weekly reports the band was removed because of their name.

The bureauweenies at the Illinois Department of Agriculture made the decision.

As everyone knew at the time, tearing down statues of Robert E. Lee was only the beginning. Anything explicitly referencing the South as a sociohistorical entity will be erased. Leftists are afraid that opposition will rally around the concept of the South. After all, the Confederate flag is a symbol of rebellion.

Regarding Confederate Railroad, Conservative Tribune notes that “there’s no indication that their name has any political undertones besides as tip of the hat to the southern roots of their music genre.”

The Dukes of Hazard did not have political undertones either. That did not stop it from going down the memory hole because liberals did not approve of the flag atop their car.

Band member Danny Shirley confirms that the point of the name is to indicate that they are “proud to be from the South.” That’s why his band is “problematic,” to use a favorite term of the Thought Police. You are not allowed to be proud to be from the South. You can be proud to engage in perverted sex acts though.

Between the relentless bullying of liberals and the submissive cowardice of everyone else, before long we will have no culture but liberal culture. In the midst of this cultural genocide, we have to listen to them preach at us about diversity.

If you like Lynyrd Skynyrd, be advised that the band is living on borrowed time. Don’t stream it; get it onto your hard drive where they can’t make it disappear.

On a tip from Doc.

Jul 06 2019

The Left’s Goal: Cancel America

“No Trump, no wall, no USA at all,” chant the moonbats. This gives away what progressives are progressing toward. They want to cancel America.

In the video below, Black Pigeon Speaks lists revolutionary communists burning Old Glory in front of the White House on the Fourth, Nike nixing the original US flag, sports teams abolishing “God Bless America,” and the accelerating campaign to erase Thomas Jefferson as evidence that the Left is deliberately destroying American civilization.

Leftists’ primary strategy, Cultural Marxism (aka political correctness), is a wrecking ball; it is highly effective for demolition, but useless for anything else. That doesn’t matter, because leftists are not interested in building, merely in demoralizing and destroying. When they have demolished America, they will replace it with nothing, because nothing is what nihilists believe in.

The various causes they champion are superficial, phony, and often patently asinine. But the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution. The revolution is an act of vandalism drawing on nothing deeper than malice and lust for power. At the heart of what we now call liberalism is a black hole — a deadly vacuum created by absolute emptiness.

Anyone unfamiliar with the Thomas Jefferson quote he hints at in the video is encouraged to have a look before it becomes illegal:

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

You can see why a Democrat presidential candidate would want TJ erased. Vacuous tyrants tend to be cowards.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 04 2019

The Terrifying Trajectory of Progress

Progressives call it progress, and it is happening fast. Check out how fast we have progressed since 2013:

Those Betsy Ross Flags on the ends now constitute thought crimes. Nike finds the USA’s original flag unworthy to adorn sneakers, because it is a product of the Enlightenment, which liberals regard as racist because it was an era of slavery (like every era that had preceded it). Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke concurs that the Betsy Ross Flag is ideologically unclean.

Like virtually everyone in 2004, Obama opposed the blasphemous travesty of homosexual marriage. In 2015, he had the White House lit up in the rainbow colors representing the LGBT agenda when the Supreme Court imposed it on the states. By that time, his weaponized IRS had already gotten Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich fired by leaking that Eich privately defended the millennia-old traditional definition of marriage.

Follow the trajectory. Unless there is major pushback fast, progressives will erase everything that makes America be America within a few years.

On tips from Varla and Manuel R. Hat tip: The Political Insider.

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