Category: War on History

Feb 25 2020

Open Thread

If we are to put the past on trial, where do we stop? - Craig Shirley
Feb 18 2020

Moonbats Desecrate, Erase American History

Plymouth Rock symbolizes America’s conception, as well as the spread of Western Civilization and its countless blessings to the New World. In keeping with their ideology, moonbats have seen fit to desecrate it:

The vandalism comes as Plymouth prepares to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arriving on the Mayflower.

Crews had the famous rock cleaned up late Monday morning. Photos shared on social media showed red spray paint covering the rock and the “1620” inscription.

These emissaries of the left did not stop at the rock itself:

Vandals also targeted a seashell-shaped sign celebrating the upcoming 400th anniversary, the Pilgrim Maiden statue and the National Monument To The Forefathers.

An example of their handiwork:

As noted at Big League Politics, “the vandalism was found on President’s Day, suggesting a further possibility of anti-American hatred as a motivation.”

Where leftist thugs desecrate, their bureaucratic counterparts lawfully erase:

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, state lawmakers approved legislation that would give local Virginia governments the power to take down Confederate monuments in public spaces. …

Now that they have complete control of the General Assembly and the Governor’s office, Democrats are ready to demolish historical monuments in the name of political correctness.

Democrats have the leverage to override Republican resistance because Virginia has been politically transformed by mass immigration from the Third World (see here and here).

America consists of its people and its heritage. Displace the people and destroy the heritage and America no longer exists. Then you can impose a politically correct utopia in its place, where the climate supposedly never fluctuates as we shiver in the dark and everyone is precisely equal under the heel of Big Government. This explains both Democrats’ devotion to open borders and the War on History.

On tips from Stormfax, Steve T, and Bluto.

Feb 10 2020

Civilization Retreats From Antifa in Portland

Antifa continues to fill the vacuum caused by moonbat rule in Portland:

Antifa ran wild on the streets of Portland Saturday, taking advantage of a cancelled and dubious supposed Ku Klux Klan rally to wrestle control of the city’s downtown from the Portland police.

Mayor/Police Commission Ted Wheeler, a flaming liberal, sides with the anarchists. Without political support, the police had little choice but to retreat as they were pelted with eggs and other missiles.

No wonder cops from the surrounding area refuse to work in Portland.

Here’s what the Antifa goons did to a monument commemorating those who fought in the Spanish-American War:

All remnants of American civilization will be defaced and then erased when moonbats achieve total dominance.

On tips from Frances J and Stormfax.

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.

Dec 30 2019

War on History Advances on Dixie Highway

Liberals seized on the Charleston church shooting in 2015 as a pretext to launch a war of eradication against the South as a historical, cultural, and political entity (e.g., here, here, and here). This campaign will not be finished so long as any acknowledgment of the South survives. The Dixie Highway could be next on the hit list:

The name Dixie harkens back to an era that glorified slavery and white supremacy, says 22-year-old Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana. Her fellow city commissioners agree, approving a resolution in early December urging Broward commissioners to take up the cause [of renaming Dixie Highway].

Broward Mayor Dale Holness says it’s an idea worth exploring

Javellana pitched the idea after learning of an effort by Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss to rename Dixie Highway for Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who helped lead others to freedom before the Civil War.

The change is already underway elsewhere:

In Riviera Beach, a portion of Dixie Highway is now known as President Barack Obama Highway, Javellana noted.

Sabrina isn’t the first in Florida to take up the cause:

In 2017, State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-Hollywood, urged that cities throughout Florida rename their stretches of Dixie Highway.

“The name has divided our country,” he said at the time. “There should be no recognition of it. It does not represent who we are…”

“Who we are” — a well-worn phrase in leftist demagoguery — is to be determined by liberal apparatchiks. Anything that does not comply with their conception of “who we are” will be erased.

Already Dixie Peak in Phoenix has been renamed “Two Bit Peak.” Its name did not reflect who we are. The mountain is near better-known Squaw Peak, which is now officially named “Piestewa Peak,” because the word “squaw” is a thought crime, like the word “Dixie.”

They will come after Dixie beer any day now. After that has been renamed Malcolm X beer, they will discover that the nation’s capital is named after a Southern slaveowner and demand that it be renamed Sharpton, DC.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 15 2019

Model T Denounced

The Model T is arguably the greatest car in automotive history, because it allowed regular people to drive, vastly increasing our freedom and productivity. For that reason, Definition.org includes the Model T in a clickbait slideshow of the Worst Cars of All Time: The Bottom of the Barrel of Automotive Failure, proving that there is no escape from liberal spin anywhere.

Denouncing the Model T for its very strengths is classic moonbattery:

The first successful production car changed how people travel and led to nearly everyone owning or using a car on a daily basis. Because of this, pollution has drastically increased, car prices are high, and mass transit systems are suffering.

Car prices are high because the Model T brought car prices low. Go figure.

If it wasn’t for the Model T, people would rely on less polluting methods of travel like trains, buses, or trolleys.

Where the trains, buses, and trolleys don’t go, we would rely on walking long distances and riding bicycles in the rain as they do in leftist utopias like Cuba, to the delight of progressives.

Fumes the author:

All of the problems that we have seen from cars starts [sic] with the Ford Model T.

That is to say, all the blessings we have seen from cars start with the Model T.

Hats off to the great Henry Ford. Unfortunately, if liberals continue to write history, he will be remembered as a villain, precisely because of the great benefit he bestowed on us.

On a tip from Greg O.

Dec 10 2019

Dem Congressman: Impeachment Is About Slavery

Slavery was prevalent throughout the world from before recorded history until Caucasians all but abolished it over the past few centuries. Yet thanks to historical ignorance, Culture Marxists not only fail to give whites credit for ending it (despite the 620,000 lost in the Civil War), they have even managed to create a general belief that whites are to blame for it. Consequently, slavery serves as an all-purpose cudgel to club people into compliance with the progressive agenda.

Someone who enjoys wielding this cudgel is Cro-Magnon congresscritter Al Green, best known as one of the fanatical advocates of impeachment who have been driving the Democrat Party off a cliff. Green has been introducing impeachment resolutions since a few months after Trump was elected, admits that the purpose is to prevent his reelection, and plans to impeachment him again after the current effort fails to remove him from office. Now he says that Trump must be impeached because slavery.

Asked about impeachment articles, Green quacked this on MSNBC:

“I believe that the American people understand that this is something that we must do at this point. I don’t speak for all of the American people. About a majority seem to think so. And I think that we’re moving forward in a very cautious and prudent way, which is what is expected. But I also think that if we don’t include some of the things that are important to people of color, then I think that our business won’t be finished. I do believe, ma’am, that we have to deal with the original sin. We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion.”

You thought slavery ended in this country going on 2 centuries ago? Wrong, says a representative of the party that fought to preserve it. Slavery won’t be gone until elections are reduced to farces and Democrats win all of them. Even then it won’t be gone, so long as goons like Green can pick up the word and bash people on the head with it.

Green also managed to drag in the LGBTQ community, antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, and misogyny, to use his very words, providing a textbook example of what George Orwell called “duckspeak.”

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 14 2019

Disney Puts Warning Labels on Classic Films

In the olden days, entertainment sometimes featured parental warnings to flag obscenity or other content unsuitable for innocent children. That’s not how things work as liberal utopia begins to unfold. Now it is from political incorrectness that children must be protected.

From CNET:

Disney has added disclaimers to movies such as Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Lady and the Tramp warning of “outdated cultural depictions.”

Worse than the PC warnings is actually retroactively altering classic films so that they conform to this week’s prevailing ideology.

It was reported by some outlets that the studio would cut some controversial scenes, such as one from Dumbo featuring a crow named Jim Crow, but other outlets have said the scene hasn’t been removed. Disney also “reinvented” the The Siamese Cat Song from the original Lady and the Tramp for the company’s live-action remake.

Song of the South is missing altogether from DisneyPlus, as it has been deemed insufficiently reverent toward persons of politically preferred pigmentation. Anything that references the South as a social/political/historical entity is a thought crime suitable for the memory hole, as we have learned repeatedly during the war on statues and on the Rebel Flag.

Given their rigid ideological intolerance and their incremental approach, it is only a matter of time before the progressives who control entertainment deform or erase all culture produced by the past. “History starts with us,” according to radical leftists from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution to the woke degenerates currently taking axes to America’s culture and heritage.

Nov 12 2019

Liberals Glorify Savage Aztecs

Is there a limit to how much evil barbarity the liberal establishment will embrace to advance its jihad against Western Civilization? There is not. Propagandists are even rehabilitating possibly the most demonic regime ever to exist. It was imposed on Mexico by the Aztecs until Hernán Cortés brought civilization from afar, putting an end to the pointless, industrial-scale butchery that had caused natives of the region to subsist in terror.

NPR uses its taxpayer subsidy to attack the West by promoting the malicious excretions of revisionist historian Matthew Restall:

In When Montezuma Met Cortés, Restall … says Cortés was a “mediocrity” with little personal impact on the unfolding of events and refocuses on complex territorial battles between the Aztecs and their rivals.

Stop right there. Hernán Cortés conquered an entire empire with nothing but 500 tired troops, his wits, and sheer nerve, thereby putting an end to genocide. Of all the obscene lies that are passed off as history by progressives, calling Cortés a “mediocrity” is among the most outlandish. If you want to find mediocrity, look among the murine apparatchiks comprising the liberal establishment in places like academia and NPR.

For history more awe-inspiring than any fiction, read about the exploits of Cortés in History of the Conquest of Mexico by W.H. Prescott. Yes, Cortés played the natives off against each other. That’s what I mean by using his wits. It doesn’t change the fact that he conquered Mexico against astronomical odds. He belongs in a class with Alexander the Great.

Getting back to NPR’s corrosive moonbattery,

Spanish testimony portrayed the Aztecs and other Indigenous groups in the Americas as uncivilized, savage barbarians. But continued excavation of the Great Temple and Tenochtitlán has helped change that perception.

The Aztecs enslaved people from hundreds of miles around and dragged them into Tenochtitlán to have their still-beating hearts publicly ripped out of their chests by the thousands per year to appease evil gods. They indulged in ritual cannibalism. They had not mastered the concept of the wheel. But it would politically incorrect to call these uncivilized, savage barbarians “uncivilized, savage barbarians.”

“Tenochtitlán was a huge city,” says [archaeologist Raúl Barrera Rodríguez]. “It had public institutions, a whole system of government, public servants, schools, public services — it was a totally organized city.”

If only NPR’s liberal readers could learn from this that bureaucracies do not make you civilized.

Hold on — here’s where cultural relativism lurches into the realm of nightmare:

In 2017, Barrera’s team uncovered the Huey Tzompantli, a tower of human skulls that was a monument to the Aztecs’ highest deity, Huitzilopochtli, the god of war and the sun. The conquistadors described a terrifying satanic sight. It was precisely the opposite for Aztecs.

“It is important to understand the worldview of the Aztecs,” says Barrera. “The tzompantli was about giving life.”

Towers of human skulls, amassed by murdering innocent victims, are all about giving life. It just depends on your point of view — and if you take the point of view of Western Civilization, you are a bad person, who wears xenophobic blinders and cares not for the plight of the oppressed.

This provides an idea of what NPR et al find preferable to Western Civilization:

Before sacrifices could be offered to Tlaloc, the ground had to be wetted with human tears, usually the tears of children, whose fingernails would be pulled off by Aztec priests to make them cry before they were slaughtered.

The idol of Huitzilopochtli … was made from amaranth seeds and held together with honey and human blood…

The idol was built every year and decorated with rich garments and a golden mask during the festival of Panquetzaliztli, which was held on the winter solstice in honor of the birth of Huitzilopochtli. At the end of the festival, the idol was broken apart and eaten, and sacrificial victims, covered in blue body paint and arrayed in the costume of the god, had their hearts cut out.

The Aztecs weren’t the only pre-Columbian barbarians to behave like this. As noted earlier, savages ritually murdered children in massive numbers in faraway Peru so as to improve the weather. Let’s hope this does not shed any light on what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Green New Deal meant by using “indigenous wisdom” to prevent the climate from fluctuating.

On tips from Kate P.

Nov 07 2019

MLK Boulevard Changed Back to the Paseo in Kansas City

Progressives’ ham-fisted replacement of American culture with a woke culture more to their liking does not stop with the War on Statues. The names for mountains, streets, et cetera maintain our traditions and our identity. That’s why Obama unilaterally renamed Mount McKinley “Denali” and beloved Squaw Peak in Phoenix is now officially known as “Piestewa Peak.” Similarly, politically correct bureaucrats renamed the Paseo in Kansas City “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.” This time, people pushed back, and the pushback worked.

Via the Kansas City Star:

After a nine-month existence as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, an iconic 10-mile thoroughfare on Kansas City’s East Side will once again be known as The Paseo, Kansas City voters decided by an overwhelming margin Tuesday.

Save The Paseo, the grassroots group that pushed for restoration of the boulevard’s original name, cruised to victory.

Preliminary results showed about 70% in favor or reclaiming the street’s proper name.

The Paseo is named after Paseo De La Reforma in Mexico City. However, that did not lend it enough Third World cachet to satisfy City Council, which blew off a rule requiring that 75% of residents approve before temporarily dumping the traditional name. Black ministers had earlier tried to change the name through ballot initiative.

The outcome was a stunning rebuke of the City Council’s January decision to rename The Paseo to honor King, the late civil rights leader. Now, Kansas City is expected to take down well over 100 signs along the road, which cuts through the heart of the predominantly black East Side.

Once again, taxpayers suffer for the foolish posturing of bureauweenies. But at least Kansas City residents can celebrate reclaiming part of their tradition.

Now let’s reclaim Mt McKinley, Squaw Peak, and all the rest.

On tips from Varla and Lyle.

Nov 06 2019

Learning About World War II Deemed to Be Too Stressful

Every minute of our history will go down the memory hole, even World War II. You might think it would be spared, since the conflict is remembered as pure good triumphing over pure evil, and allows partisans of the left and right alike to identify with the winning side. But it still has to be erased, as surely as Robert E. Lee, Christopher Columbus, and the slave-owning Founding Fathers. You see, learning about WWII might be stressful:

Reality TV star Freddie Bentley, 22, told Good Morning Britain [Friday] that he thinks schools should trim back what they teach on the conflict.

Whimpers Freddie,

“I remember learning it as a child thinking ‘Oh my God it’s so intense.’”

Possibly intense enough to melt a snowflake. No one should have to suffer discomfort; that would be oppression.

He is fearful that the bloody subject may worsen any mental health issues that children already have.

True enough, mental health issues are probably the most immediate threat to today’s youth. Nazis and their allies don’t attack from overseas these days; the enemy comes from within our own heads.

On a tip from Lyle.

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.

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