Category: War on History

May 18 2019

Buttigieg Calls for Erasing Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, played a role rivaled only by George Washington and James Madison in defining America. These three are the greatest men in our history. Even adversaries of America must respect them. Only the most committed enemies of America would want to erase them — by which I mean vermin like Pete Buttigieg:

Buttigieg, who is running in a crowded Democratic field for president, said on Friday he believes renaming events and things named after President Thomas Jefferson is the “right thing to do.”

Like virtually all landowners in 18th century Virginia, Jefferson owned slaves. This is the pretext leftists have used to demand he be frog-marched to the Memory Hole. Washington and Madison also owned slaves; they will soon follow.

To judge the people of the 18th century according to 21st century cultural mores is of course preposterous. Romans owned slaves too; maybe we should abolish Little Caesars pizza.

The actual objective is to make us ashamed of our own heritage so that it can be obliterated and replaced with something that we will never tolerate so long as we have any pride.

Due to end-stage cultural decay, Buttigieg managed to get elected mayor of a nondescript town in Indiana. He is running for the presidency on the strength of the media’s adoration of his in-your-face homosexuality. Evidently calling for Thomas Jefferson to be unpersoned is his attempt to outflank other Democrats on the left. They will respond by continuing to escalate the moonbattery.

Already they have left all reasonable people behind in their race toward the farthest limits of the lunatic fringe.

On a tip from Varla.

May 01 2019

Not One Whisper of a Scandal?

To be effective, historical revisionism should target events far enough in the past that we don’t personally remember what happened. Yet Joe Biden and other moonbats have tried to reinvent the Obama Administration as scandal-free. Jason Siler isn’t drinking the Kool-Aid:

Don’t let liars like Biden and his media allies gaslight you.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 22 2019

Ralph Northam Declares War on Jefferson Davis

The War on History is largely a matter of virtue signaling. For example, liberals believe they can prove their goodness and decency by being first in line to push Kate Smith off the cliff into oblivion for having sung songs that in the current climate would be considered politically incorrect. Read more »

Apr 21 2019

Flyers Join Yankees in Banishing Kate Smith

It isn’t just the New York Yankees. The Philadelphia Flyers agree that WWII era singer Kate Smith — best remembered for singing “God Bless America” — is now a racist and therefore must be erased: Read more »

Apr 19 2019

Historic School Mural Removed for Depicting White People

It will take a great deal of cultural purging to bring the past in line with the nonwhite future progressives are progressing toward. Educrats at Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois are doing their part: Read more »

Apr 19 2019

New York Yankees Banish Kate Smith to Memory Hole

No one and nothing are safe from PC purges intended to eradicate American heritage. Not even the tradition-minded New York Yankees. Not even the song “God Bless America.” Not even Kate Smith. Not even the 18-year tradition, dating back to the 9/11 aftermath, of playing a 1939 recording of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch at Yankee games.

You might be thinking, surely, not even the bitterest moonbat could object to something so wholesomely all-American.

Au contraire. Nothing so wholesomely all-American can be allowed to exist. Because racism.

Crows the odious New York Daily News via MSN:

The Yankees have taken a stand against racism for their seventh-inning stretch.

This was accomplished by frog-marching Kate Smith to the Memory Hole. Her thought crimes:

Smith was a famous singer before and during WWII who recorded the offensive jingle, “Pickaninny Heaven,” which she directed at “colored children” who should fantasize about an amazing place with “great big watermelons,” among other treats. She shot a video for that song that takes place in an orphanage for black children, and much of the imagery is startlingly racist. She also recorded, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which included the lyrics, “Someone had to pick the cotton. … That’s why darkies were born.”

“That’s Why Darkies Were Born” was satirical; the song was recorded by black singer Paul Robeson. However, “her shocking lyrics from 1939 are neither humorous nor ironic in 2019 — and the Yankees acted swiftly.” As we have learned, context does not matter when it comes to blaspheming against the most sacred concept in the liberal religion, negritude.

Ronald Reagan honored Kate Smith with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1982. No doubt President Sanders will revoke it.

Smith, who died in 1986, endorsed the “Mammy Doll” in 1939, which was based on a racist caricature of a black woman in the same vein as Aunt Jemima.

It was a different time. People had different attitudes. Are liberals going to abolish everyone from the past who did not comply in every respect with the up-to-the-minute requirements of political correctness?

Yes, they are — even though that means erasing the past altogether. When history has been eradicated, they will have a blank slate, facilitating their ambitious social engineering plans.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 16 2019

Leftists Celebrate Destruction of Notre Dame

I thought nothing could lower my opinion of moonbats. Then Notre Dame, possibly the most iconic building in the history of Western Civilization, is largely destroyed by fire — and leftists rejoice:

Twitter user @SarahSahim, a writer for Rolling Stone magazine, Teen Vogue and the Independent newspaper wrote, “Notre-Dame burning is cosmic karma for all the historical sites and artefacts France destroyed and stole when being colonialist scum.”

Another Twitter user, @gaygadott called the fire, “the most aesthetically pleasing visually (sic) I’ve ever seen,” while the account for a U.S.-based far-left pro-Palestinian publication called the Jewish Worker said, “Genuinely awful but if you mourn for this one building and not, say, the entirety of Syria, your white supremacy is showing.”

Treasuring Europe’s heritage is a manifestation of “white supremacy” — the worst sin imaginable in the liberal religion. That’s why the War on History is a war of extermination.

Some Muslims joined their progressive allies in celebration. Others are no doubt hoping Notre Dame will be rebuilt so that they can convert it to a mosque, as they did with Hagia Sophia.

Almost 38,000 likes and counting on this disgusting remark:

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Apr 04 2019

Thomas Jefferson Subjected to Hate at Hofstra University

Thomas Jefferson personifies what the term liberal used to mean. Then progressives commandeered the word and twisted it to mean its opposite. Consequently, Jefferson now personifies what “liberals” want to marginalize, demonize, and eradicate:

Students at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, demanded [last] Friday that the school remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson, arguing that it is not possible for the university to have the statue on campus while also being an institution that “prides itself on diversity and inclusion.”

“Diversity and inclusion” require a homogeneously far left environment that excludes anyone an ultraleftist would not admire — including the greatest men in history like America’s Founding Fathers.

Hofstra University students held their second annual “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” protest of a Thomas Jefferson statue on campus…

“Jefferson Has Gotta Go” recalls the famous Stanford University “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go” associated with Jesse Jackson. The objective is the same: to eradicate Western Civilization. That is now the purpose of higher education, the entire institution having fallen under the near total dominance of the malevolent left.

For 200 years, Jefferson was known as the author of the Declaration of Independence. Now, young people have been trained to know him as a racist, a sexual predator, and worst of all, a Dead White Male. If the cultural vandals who call themselves “liberals” prevail, he will join George Washington down the Memory Hole.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Apr 03 2019

George Washington University Votes to Kill Mascot

When Central Connecticut State University’s nickname “the Colonials” was declared to be a thought crime, that was hardly the last word in academia’s effort to erase our proud colonial heritage. Through it, Cultural Marxists can erode our national identity by marginalizing if not demonizing the Founding Fathers. Now the students of George Washington University have voted to deep-six their mascot George the Colonial.

GWU students explain why George the Colonial is problematic and therefore must be eradicated:

There you have it: George the Colonial is “a little white supremacisty.” These days, that is a capital offense. Colonialism is associated with the expansion of Western Civilization, which is the ultimate evil according to Cultural Marxism, the religion that prevails on virtually every campus.

The Father of Our Country was a white male slave owner, so as predicted earlier, it is only a matter of time until George Washington University changes its name.

How about Trayvon Martin University? That would perfectly represent what progressives want to replace America with.

On a tip from Lyle.

Mar 07 2019

Americans Don’t Know Their Own History

You don’t destroy a country by bombing its cities. Cities can be rebuilt. To truly destroy it, you erode its heritage. Americans who don’t know their own history are not really Americans; they are whoever the people controlling the education and media establishments want them to be.

Will Witt interviews some random Americans on the National Mall, where you would expect people to be more likely than elsewhere to take an interest in American history, and reveals that we are doomed:

These people probably vote.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 26 2019

John Wayne Begins Forced March to Memory Hole

Last week, possibly in a pathetic attempt to deflect from the implosion of the Jussie Smollett hoax, liberals dug up an interview from 1971 and used it to denounce John Wayne as a thought criminal:

Wayne’s most shocking statement, which was not shocking when he said it because political correctness had not yet reached today’s frightening levels of hysterical totalitarianism, was as follows:

“I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.”

Any white male who ever lived must justify his existence by retroactively complying with today’s liberal dogma. Those who do not are frog-marched to the Memory Hole. Even the Duke is no exception. This prominent icon of American culture at its best will now be erased, starting with an airport in Santa Ana:

John Wayne Airport is located in Orange County, where Wayne lived for most of his adult life.

Michael Hiltzik of the Thought Police thunders that the airport’s name must be changed.

“Orange County today is such an economically and ethnically diverse community that it’s hard to justify asking any member of that community to board planes at an airport named after an outspoken racist and homophobe, with his strutting statue occupying a central niche in front of the concourse,” Hiltzik wrote in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece.

Orange County’s decision to name the airport for Wayne in 1979 may have reflected the county’s strong conservative leanings at the time, Hiltzik wrote. But in recent years progressive politics has slowly made inroads in the region.

Let that be a lesson to the last genuine Americans. Do not let progressives achieve dominance in your neck of the woods, or they will erase anything deemed “problematic” according to their ideology. That means anything worth keeping.

On tips from Dan F and Lyle.

Feb 23 2019

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Problematic Yearbook Photo

Another career is in the Cultural Marxist crosshairs. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wore a Confederate uniform to an Old South party as a student at Alabama’s Auburn University 39 years ago. The picture appeared in a 1980 yearbook. This is actually a featured story at the Washington Post.

As we have come to expect, Lee promptly fell to his knees and started groveling before the thought police.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Lee said he regretted wearing the uniform.

“Although I have never acted to intentionally hurt anyone, I have the benefit of 40 years of hindsight to see that participating was insensitive and I’ve come to regret it,” Lee said.

A Lee spokesman added that the governor has never worn blackface.

Seriously, I did not make that part up about the blackface.

This will come as a surprise to many, but there was a time when there was more to life than how oppressed we are supposed to think blacks are. Wearing the uniform at an Old South party did not necessarily have anything to do with Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation. Maybe it just had to do with the Old South, like the old-fashioned dresses of the girls in the picture.

The incriminating photo appeared in the Kappa Alpha Order section of the yearbook.

In 2010, the fraternity’s national leadership banned the wearing of Confederate uniforms at its “Old South” parties and parades after complaints from black students. It banned the use of the term “Old South” for its events in 2016.

Soon leftist bullies will have eradicated all references to the South as a historical and cultural entity. Then they will move on to whatever comes next.

In the meantime, it will not be surprising to see Lee to devote his tenure as Governor to “racial reconciliation” — i.e., expanding favoritism to blacks at the expense of whites — like Ralph Northam in Virginia.

Next, governors will be hounded by the media for having listened to Lynyrd Skynyrd in high school, or for having watched the show Dukes of Hazard, which has been designated as thoughtcrime and consigned to the Memory Hole.

Feb 20 2019

Statue Celebrating V-J Day Defaced

American identity must be erased so that it can be replaced with a new identity grounded in leftist orthodoxy. This means displacing the population — thus our transformative immigration, asylum, and welfare policies. It also means erasing American history, so that liberal utopia can be laid out upon a blank slate. Even our proudest and happiest memories most be eradicated. First, they are labeled as “problematic.” Then they go down the Memory Hole. V-J Day is next up for obliteration:

A day after the sailor seen kissing a woman in a nurse’s uniform in an iconic photo snapped in Times Square died at age 95, a statue in Florida commemorating the couple was vandalized with a “#MeToo” painted in red.

Kissing women constitutes patriarchal oppression according to #MeToo dogma.

Police responded early Tuesday to someone vandalizing the “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota, where they found the hashtag about sexual assault and harassment painted on the woman’s left leg, according to the Herald-Tribune.

Physical damage is estimated at over $1,000. The damage to our national spirit is hard to put a price on.

George Mendonsa, the jubilant sailor shown kissing white-clad dental assistant Greta Zimmer Friedman at the “Crossroads of the World” on Aug. 14, 1945, died Monday at the age of 95. Friedman died in 2016 at age 92.

We owe it to their generation to preserve what is left of America in hopes that future generations might deserve it.

On tips from Adam and Lyle.

Feb 20 2019

Colonials Nickname Regarded as Thought Crime

The Central Connecticut State University Colonials may have to change their name. Colonials spread Western civilization. This is now seen as a crime against political correctness, according to which a state of savagery was somehow superior.

[Student Association] Sen. Hayley Margolis … wants to move the discussion about the nickname past a “casual conversation” and educate officials and students on the negative impact that the name carries for students from countries that have seen the effects of colonialism.

The effects include having railroads and irrigation systems built for them, being introduced to modern medicine and agriculture, that sort of thing. She actually brought in a former Tanzanian ambassador to denounce the spread of civilization.

The very word “colonial” is now considered offensive. If we are going to gut and rebuild every single building in the country anyway as part of the Green New Deal, we might as well just demolish anything representing colonial architecture.

This is rich:

[Margolis] said having the Colonials as the University’s team name may discourage students from having “inclusive” school spirit because the moniker could be associated with ethnophobia – the hatred of a different race – and oppression.

There is no hatred of any race implicit in the word “colonial.” Colonists nowadays are almost exclusively from the Third World, drawn by open borders and generous welfare states to expand their sphere into Europe and North America. There is however race hate implicit in Margolis’ ideology: a depraved hatred of her own race and its culture.

Barks Margolis:

“There are students that, if we were back in Colonial times, wouldn’t have been represented or treated equally.”

Therefore, everything about the past is bad and history must be erased.

The source publication is the GW Hatchet, a student newspaper serving George Washington University. That name needs changing too. Like the word “colonial,” George Washington has been designated for erasure (see here, here, and here).

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 18 2019

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: George Washington

Already they have denounced him as a racist and a thought criminal. If they prevail, progressives will consign George Washington to the Memory Hole (see here, here, and here). But for now, John Rhodehamel (author of George Washington, The Wonder of the Age) celebrates Presidents Day by reminding us how lucky we are to have him as the father of our country:

Feb 15 2019

USC’s Totalitarian Task Force on University Nomenclature

The liberal War on History that went into high gear with the campaign to rid America of references to the Confederacy did not stop with erasing prominent historical figures like Robert E. Lee. Everyone who has a building named after him must be tried before the court of current leftist orthodoxy. Those who fail to pass muster are consigned to the Memory Hole. The University of Southern California has created a task force for this very purpose:

In a memo Monday, Provost Michael Quick said the community is “having important conversations about the names of certain buildings, monuments, and symbols” that “may evoke views and practices that we no longer support.”

These elements of campus also “may cause pain for members of our community,” interfering in the private university’s quest to be “a national leader in equity and inclusion” and create a “safe, welcoming, and supportive campus,” Quick wrote.

Quick proclaimed the formation of the Task Force on University Nomenclature.

When a society succumbs to totalitarianism, fame is no antidote to mortality. No matter how mainstream your views are in the present, if they pass through a period of political incorrectness in the future, you will be condemned as “problematic” and erased. No one escapes from the Thought Police, least of all great figures of history, because those who control the present control the past.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 22 2019

Notre Dame Covers Christopher Columbus Mural

A major purpose of Martin Luther King Day is to displace Columbus Day from the holiday calendar with something more politically correct. So it is appropriate that on the eve of yesterday’s federal holiday, Notre Dame informed students that a historic mural of Christopher Columbus will be covered. This constitutes another step in the Founder of the New World’s frog march to the Memory Hole.

After specifically referencing MLK Day, Notre Dame President John Jenkins droned,

“The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. …

“In recent years, however, many have come to see the murals as at best blind to the consequences of Columbus’ voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this ‘new’ world and at worst demeaning toward them.”

Great historical figures are only to be remembered if they are politically fashionable at the moment. Otherwise, down the Memory Hole they go. According to current liberal dogma, spreading Western Civilization was the worst crime conceivable. Jenkins describes it as a “catastrophe.”

We are required to believe that the Stone Age savages of pre-Colombian times were better off running around in loin clothes, bashing each other’s heads in with rocks, not having discovered the wheel or even beer, and toothlessly dying of old age in their 20s than being corrupted by the cultural blight of white people.

Due entirely to the efforts of progressives, West Civilization is currently contracting, most dramatically in South Africa, but also in Europe, the USA, Canada, and Australia. Anyone who represents its growth must be erased. That’s why Christopher Columbus statues are subject to vandalism and removal.

The good news is that liberals may not have to change the name of Columbus, Ohio. In another generation of two, no one will remember who it was named after anyway.

On tips from Varla and Byron.

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