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Category: War on History

Jan 25 2021

No Past, No Future

As Douglas Murray explains, liberals’ escalating War on History is “not merely foolish and unfair; it’s dangerous”:

The horrifying spectacle of Black Lives Matter/Antifa rioters tearing down statues of historical giants with the tacit approval of the liberal establishment is another appalling consequence of letting leftists take control of education. Under domination by progressives, education no longer imparts knowledge; it deliberately obliterates knowledge. Because Ignorance Is Strength.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Dec 30 2020

Cancelation of Abraham Lincoln Escalates

No one who lived in the past can conform to au courant leftist ideology with sufficient wokeness to escape cancelation — not even the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln, under whose presidency America expended 620,000 lives to free blacks. His erasure continues.

In Boston:

Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, early Tuesday from a park just off Boston Common, where it had stood since 1879.

It takes a long time for a country to accrue a history, but not that long to erase it so that a contrived history can be presented in its place.

City officials had agreed in late June to take down the memorial after complaints and a bitter debate over the design. Mayor Marty Walsh acknowledged at the time that the statue made residents and visitors alike “uncomfortable.”

Having their history erased makes patriotic Americans uncomfortable. But patriotic Americans are not woke; therefore, their discomfort is a good thing.

It was created to celebrate the freeing of slaves in America and was based on Archer Alexander, a Black man who escaped slavery, helped the Union Army and was the last man recaptured under the Fugitive Slave Act.

But while some saw the shirtless man rising to his feet while shaking off the broken shackles on his wrists, others perceived him as kneeling before Lincoln, his White emancipator.

Casting whites in a positive light is forbidden in the context of race relations.

The Boston statue is a copy of an original in Washington that was paid for by freed black slaves. These donors were unwoke, so the monument they wanted to leave behind warrants erasure, just like Honest Abe. The National Guard was deployed to defend the original from leftist vandals, but it is living on borrowed time.

In San Francisco:

Lincoln personally saved 265 of 303 marauding Indians who had been sentenced to death after the Santee Sioux uprising. The innocent whites killed in this spasm of savagery are forgotten. The 38 maniacs Lincoln did not save constitute the main evidence that he deserves to be forgotten too.

Everyone knew this would not stop with the cancelation of Robert E. Lee. America’s entire heritage has been targeted for cancelation. In its place we will get a new heritage, fabricated to recast the greatest nation in history as an abomination.

Only one side can survive this conflict. Either wokeness or America will be eradicated.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 23 2020

Portraits of White Judges Deemed Systemic Racism

Evidence of systemic racism in the legal system has finally been uncovered. It turned up in Falls Church, Virginia:

A Black defendant’s right to a fair trial would be harmed if the jury heard the case in a courtroom lined with portraits of white jurists, a northern Virginia judge has ruled.

The upcoming trial of Terrance Shipp on charges of eluding police will be held in a courtroom that has no portraits on the wall, said Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge David Bernhard.

Due to coronavirus, Shipp’s trial was originally moved to a larger courtroom, which is racially unjust because the walls there featured portraits of retired judges, most of whom are inexcusably Caucasian.

Bernhard, who was born in El Salvador, ruled that the portraits are unacceptable because they “may serve as unintended but implicit symbols that suggest the courtroom may be a place historically administered by whites for whites.”

We’ll see if any lawyers are able to get convictions overturned on the grounds that there were pictures of white people on the walls at the trial.

We have to choose: we can have justice, or we can have “racial justice”; we can’t have both. Liberals choose racial justice by allowing moonbats to infest courtrooms. The portrait business is unlikely to be Bernhard’s only racially deranged ruling.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 22 2020

Robert E. Lee Replaced by Obscure Schoolgirl

As the social engineers erase our heritage and replace it with their Cultural Marxist narrative, the giants of American history will be replaced by relatively insignificant people we never heard of before.

Regardless of what you think of the Confederacy, no reasonable person can deny that Robert E. Lee was a great and noble man and a key historical figure. He is being erased because of his association with the South. If you recognize the name of his replacement at the US Capitol, you should be on Jeopardy.

Via NBC News:

A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee has been removed from the United States Capitol, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.

Atta boy, Northam. You’ll make up for that blackface/KKK photo yet.

For 111 years, the statue stood alongside that of the nation’s first president, George Washington, as the state of Virginia’s contribution to the National Statuary Hall. Each state is allowed two statues in the collection.

Virginia plans to replace the statue of Lee with one of civil rights icon Barbara Johns.

Barbara Johns is said to have led a student strike at Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia in 1951. That gives her more cultural significance than Robert E. Lee, according to those rewriting our history.

I wonder who will replace the statues Black Lives Matter rioters have been tearing down of Lee’s fellow Virginians George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Greta Thunberg might be a candidate, if only she were a Schoolgirl of Color.

On a tip from Bluto.

Dec 19 2020

Will Woke Mob Erase Abraham Lincoln From Currency?

The Babylon Bee started out as satire. It has become an oracle, predicting what moonbats will soon inflict on us. Are you wondering what’s next for Abraham Lincoln, after his name is removed from a high school due to his insufficient political correctness? Ask the Babylon Bee:

Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary-designee Janet Yellen has announced plans to remove Abraham Lincoln from the penny and replace the racist, anti-BLM president with the Black Lives Matter fist.

If Abraham Lincoln was racist, then the black supremacists of Black Lives Matter must not be racist.

Lincoln won’t be missed on the penny, which inflation has rendered worthless anyway, but Yellen also intends to cancel Honest Abe from the $5 bill (fortunately only according to the Babylon Bee).

Why not? Liberals have already misguidedly lobbied to cancel Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill for his long-ago thought infractions against the intellectual orthodoxy of today’s ruling class and so that he can be replaced by someone more racially correct.

On tips from Lyle and Mr. Freemarket.

Dec 18 2020

MLB Retroactively Incorporates Negro Leagues

As the joke goes, under leftists, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Consider the way Ingsoc apparatchiks like Winston Smith have to continually revise history to show that Oceania has always been at peace with Eastasia and at war with Eurasia or vice versa in 1984. Consider the way MLB is fundamentally transforming its own statistical records:

Major League Baseball (MLB) is elevating the Negro Leagues of 1920 through 1948 to “Major League” status, MLB said on Wednesday, calling the move a correction of “a longtime oversight.”

That means that records and statistics from the Negro Leagues will be incorporated into MLB history.

MLB said it was working with the Elias Sports Bureau to review the move’s “ramifications on statistics and records.”

These ramifications should be obvious. Given that these were different leagues played among smaller groups of people and no doubt had different standards regarding record keeping, this move puts an asterisk next to everything in the record books. Hitting x number of home runs in AAA or Nippon Professional Baseball is not the same as hitting them off major league pitching. Same applies here.

The wokesters running MLB are essentially erasing baseball history by reducing it to a meaningless mess on behalf of political correctness.

Some leftists regard children as oppressed, their parents being the main oppressors:

Maybe MLB should correct another longtime oversight by retroactively incorporating Little League stats into the Major League records.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 17 2020

Abraham Lincoln Gets Canceled

No one is safe from the Memory Hole. Drunk on their own intolerance, liberals are canceling Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, for insufficient political correctness.

Via Breitbart:

A so-called renaming committee in San Francisco is erasing the name the 16th president of the United States from a school because Abraham Lincoln lived a life “stained by racism.”

“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,” Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the committee and a first grade teacher in that California city, said. “Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names and rhetoric within our public institutions.”

It goes without saying that only good can come of any act of extremism motivated by devotion to political correctness.

Honest Abe isn’t the only historical figure to face erasure. Dozens of school sites have been targeted for renaming. The San Francisco Chronical agrees that the author of the Declaration of Independence deserves it, but maybe not some of the other ones:

When the committee released the 44 school sites to be renamed, many made sense. Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe were slave owners, and Vasco Nunez Balboa was a murderous conquistador.

At least a few names on the list raised eyebrows, including … Dianne Feinstein, who landed on the list because as mayor in the 1980s, she replaced a vandalized Confederate flag in front of City Hall.

If Senator Feinstein tries that sort of open-mindedness in New York, she might be arrested.

Labor leader Cesar Chavez somehow managed to escape the list, despite being opposed to illegal immigration for the obvious reason that it drives down wages.

As for Lincoln, maybe he freed the slaves, but he also served at a time when the US government defended settlers from marauding Indians:

Lincoln’s administration supported the Homestead Act of 1862 and transcontinental railroad, which led to the loss of Indigenous peoples’ land.

This implies that anyone who contributed to the growth of America is a sinner against political correctness. By this reasoning, simply being American makes you worthy of being erased. Possibly an exception could be made for Americans who live their whole lives without making a positive contribution to society — liberal journalists, for example.

Here is Lincoln’s most specific sin:

Lincoln, whose grandfather was killed by a Native American, oversaw the hanging of 38 indigenous warriors after a Santee Sioux uprising in Minnesota, but only after he personally reviewed the legal cases against the 303 men sentenced to death. He saved the lives of 265 Indigenous men.

Not good enough. He should have saved all of them if he didn’t want to get canceled.

Forgotten are the women and children raped and murdered by Indians during the Santee Sioux uprising. White people deserve the worst for being racist.

On tips from Bluto and FighttheBeast.

Dec 03 2020

Roman History Slated for Erasure

If all the great figures of Southern history and even the South itself as a cultural entity must be erased because of slavery, what about the ancient Romans? They had slaves.

Sure enough, Ivy League wokesters are already frog-marching classical Rome to the memory hole, although it isn’t because of slaves:

Is there room for ancient history in the Ivy League? A group called Decolonization at Brown doesn’t think so. It demands the university tear down statues of two Roman emperors, Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, on the ground that they “celebrate ongoing colonialism in the United States and idealize white, Western civilization—both of which continue to cause harm at Brown today,” as four of the decolonizers put it in an op-ed for the student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald.

Progressives quickly escalated their war on statues from Robert E. Lee to the Founding Fathers and Christopher Columbus. They want to erase not just the South, but America as a whole. They hate it because it represents Western Civilization and is mainly populated by Caucasians.

Critical theory aims to undermine not America per se, but the West. Political correctness would phase out not just flyover state deplorables, but the European race. The ideology that has appropriated the name “liberalism” is truly an existential threat.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 02 2020

Paul Krugman Mans the Memory Hole

Like they say, under leftism, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Iconic New York Times columnist Paul Krugman just coughed up a whopper that requires erasing whole years of recent history.

Krugman assumes Biden will be inaugurated, and lies that “he will immediately be confronted with an unprecedented challenge” in that he will be “the first modern U.S. president trying to govern in the face of an opposition that refuses to accept his legitimacy.”

Never mind the “selected not elected” crap they used to undermine GWB for his entire first term. What about the past 4 years, during which the Democrat Party/MSM relentlessly proclaimed that Trump was illegitimate because of the debunked Russian conspiracy hoax?

Byron York quotes Hillary Clinton:

“He [Trump] knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton told CBS’s “60 Minutes” on September 29, 2019.

Prominent Dem Rep Jerrold Nadler called Trump illegitimate too. So did holy civil rights saint John Lewis. So did Joe Biden. So did Jimmy Carter. So did Paul Krugman himself, who honked in January 2017,

“Is it O.K., morally and politically, to declare the man about to move into the White House illegitimate? Yes, it is. In fact, it’s an act of patriotism.”

It is never pleasant watching progressives try to use the word “patriotism.”

Now Krugman proclaims that “Democrats never said Donald Trump was illegitimate.” Why tell such an obvious lie? Because as York says, it “encourages a sense of grievance.” When their guy is in office, being called illegitimate makes him a victim. Victims have moral authority, provided they are people liberals like.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Nov 22 2020

George Floyd Exhibit at Holocaust Center

To succumb to moonbattery is to lose all sense of perspective. To a moonbat, a violent career criminal dying of a fentanyl overdose while resisting arrest is comparable to murdering 6 million innocents for being Jewish. Seriously, they are that deranged:

A new exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Maitland [Florida] features powerful and inspiring photos taken in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

No evidence has been presented that race was a factor in Floyd’s death. Yet it was exploited as a pretext for race riots that raged throughout the country, with the enthusiastic encouragement of the liberal media establishment and the tacit consent of local Democrat officials. That’s why the demise of George Floyd is on a par with the Final Solution.

This not only absurdly inflates the significance of George Floyd, but trivializes the Holocaust. When everything is a horrific tragedy, nothing is.

On a tip from R F.

Nov 19 2020

UW-Madison to Remove Racist Chamberlin Rock

Even after they have removed all the statues of American giants from times past, the purge will continue. Social justice warriors will turn their wrath upon other objects — like the rock that is to be removed from the campus of University of Wisconsin–Madison because 100 years ago it was referred to by a racist name:

UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove a boulder from Observatory Hill after calls from students of color who see the rock as a painful reminder of the history of racism on campus.

The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “niggerhead,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

All dark rocks must be destroyed, or people might forget who is charge nowadays.

The Wisconsin Black Student Union called for the rock’s removal over the summer. President Nalah McWhorter said the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices that students of color face on a predominantly white campus.

Black militants bark “jump” and everyone else whimpers, “How high?” Yet we are required to believe that they are the piteous victims of racial injustice. Anyone who fails to comply with this belief is likely to get canceled like Chamberlin Rock.

Options under consideration for dealing with the rock include breaking it up and disposing of it, despite its “rich geological history.” The rock was carried by glaciers from far away. Estimates for the cost of removal range up to $75,000.

After the rock is removed, the Black Student Union’s focus will shift to generating ideas for how students of color can reclaim the space, such as installing a piece of art, McWhorter said.

A giant Black Power fist statue would be appropriate.

But wait… canceling the racist rock may not be that easy:

UW-Madison needs to secure approval from the Wisconsin Historical Society before removal begins because the rock is located near an effigy mound.

The first step requires UW-Madison to submit a request to disturb a catalogued burial site. All Native Tribes of Wisconsin are notified during the process, which can take 60 to 90 days and includes a 30-day comment period.

What if the native tribes decide that destroying the rock would be racist?

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Summit News.

Nov 13 2020

Xi Jinping Declares War on Genghis Khan

Leftists across the world wage war on history. “The future is certain,” they used to joke in the Soviet Union. “It’s the past that keeps changing.” In the USA, we have the 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times to discredit America by warping our history. In China, ideological compadres of the NY Times go after Genghis Khan:

In Inner Mongolia, stone tablets on the great emperor have been painted over or destroyed in Hulun Buir, and his portraits removed from schools, while the CCP tries to rewrite history.

Inner Mongolia is under occupation by communist China. Its population is in the process of being displaced by the Chinese.

Until recently, the memory of Genghis Khan was a matter of pride for those living in Inner Mongolia, and the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot assembled an internationally famous collection of documents and works of art connected with the great conqueror.

Things, however, changed with Xi Jinping. On the one hand, the Chinese president is trying to rewrite history, downplaying all elements and characters in the history of China who were not Han Chinese. On the other hand, Xi Jinping believes it is now time to “sinicize” Inner Mongolia and to eradicate Mongol culture and language, of which Genghis Khan is a symbol.

Demographic engineering is also underway in the USA. Using tactics comparable to those of the Chinese Communist Party, leftists have discredited and even demonized our great heroes, denouncing the Founding Fathers as slave owners, which is nearly as absurd as criticizing them for not owning laptops.

Statues of everyone from Christopher Columbus to Teddy Roosevelt have been defaced and torn down by rioters praised by the media as “peaceful protesters” and by President in Waiting Kamala Harris as “the heroes of our time.” This is in parallel to the ChiCom campaign to eradicate all things Mongol.

Like Leon Trotsky hunted down by Stalin in Mexico, history is not even safe abroad:

Last month, an exhibition on “Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire” was cancelled at the last moment by the History Museum in Nantes, in France, due to pressures from the Chinese Embassy. The latter had asked to remove from the name of the exhibition the words “Genghis Khan,” “Mongol,” and “Empire.” Obviously, nothing would have been left.

How long before a Harris Administration bullies weak countries into canceling exhibitions preserving the memory of our allegedly “dark history”?

Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. - George Orwell
If leftists prevail, nothing will be left of history except ever-shifting lies.

On a tip from Henry.

Nov 10 2020

Churchill, Admiral Nelson to Face PC Inquisitors

To eradicate our culture, they must demonize and then marginalize the heroes who define it. Not even Winston Churchill is safe:

Churchill’s legacy will be reviewed by the Imperial War Museum as bosses examine his views on ‘sensitive topics’ in wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Internal documents reveal discussions are taking place at the museum that holds the Churchill War Rooms.

Museum bosses have called for examination into the wartime leader’s views after his statue in Parliament Square, London, was defaced with the word ‘racist’ graffitied on to it.

Leftist thugs riot and vandalize not only because they find it fun and it goes unpunished, but because it works. Don’t like Winston Churchill because he personifies the greatness of Western Civilization? Spray-paint the magic word “racist” on his statue and murine bureaucrats will take care of the rest.

The museum began talks the day after Churchill’s statue was defaced during an Extinction Rebellion protest in central London on September 10.

Churchill won’t be alone when he has been banished to obscurity.

The move comes after it was revealed the National Maritime Museum would review Lord Horatio Nelson’s legacy as part of its efforts to challenge Britain’s ‘barbaric history of race and colonialism’ last month.

Liberals will miss the irony of portraying British colonialism as “barbaric” despite that it displaced barbarism throughout the world, dramatically raising the standard of living for the human race.

Internal documents revealed the museum seeks to capitalise on the ‘momentum built up by the Black Lives Matter movement’ and address the Royal Navy’s links to slavery.

The British Royal Navy did more than any institution on the planet to end the age-old practice of slavery. But remembering this would not be consistent with Critical Theory. If it ever did anything that would currently be regarded as wrong, that’s all we should talk about.

Churchill and Nelson make people proud to be British. That’s why they must be denounced and then forgotten. British pride can have no place in a politically correct globalist utopia.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 27 2020

Historic Mural at University of Rhode Island Canceled for Depicting White People

If the task is to demolish American civilization, you won’t find a better tool than political correctness. The USA was overwhelming Caucasian until very recently. That means any aspect of our heritage that predates current times can be abolished on grounds of lack of inclusion. For example, since 1954, the Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island has featured a special mural …

When veterans returned from World War II and enrolled at URI, they and other community members raised money in memory of those who lost their lives in the war.

Money raised was for a modern student union, which gave it the name, “Memorial Union.”

For almost 70 years, a prominent feature of Memorial Union has been a mural painted by decorated veteran and member of the class of 1950 Art Sherman, depicting “servicemen returning to Kingston, a class reunion, URI commencement, a South County beach scene, and students piled into a jalopy wearing letter sweaters.”

URI had fewer than 2,000 students at the time. They were mostly white. Consequently, the figures in the mural are mostly white.

So the mural must come down.

Barks Kathy Collins, Vice President of Student Affairs:

“I have received complaints about the murals that portray a very homogeneous population predominately the persons painted and depicted on the wall are predominantly white and that does not represent who our institution is today.”

Cultural vandals screeched that “they didn’t feel comfortable sitting in that space” because the mural features too many white people.

To intimidate those who might resist their heritage being erased, Collins brandishes the Black Lives Matter cudgel:

“I think we have to recognize the horrible incidents and the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and most recently Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin during this is heightened time and we as an institution have to look at the systems in place across this institution that maybe are not representing who we are today and representing the true diversity of URI today,” said Collins.

None of those people was murdered. Floyd apparently died of a fentanyl overdose while resisting arrest. Taylor was accidently hit in the crossfire after her boyfriend initiated a gunfight with police. Blake, who was shot in self-defense as he went for a knife, isn’t even dead.

However, facts don’t matter. Those who fail to cower before the narrative are subject to cancelation, just like the mural.

Woke bullies have no mercy. They will extirpate every trace of American culture. A very different culture has already begun to take its place.

On a tip from Adam.

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