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Category: War on History

Jun 28 2021

Officials Denounce National Archives Rotunda as Racist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On tips from Bluto and Kevin R.

Jun 25 2021

Why Democrats Suddenly Want Statues Honored

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On tips from KirklesWorth and Wiggins.

Jun 17 2021

Statue of George Floyd Unveiled in Newark

Statues serve as touchstones. They remind us of the shared history that unites us and of the values we respect, and provide role models that inspire us to improve ourselves. Tragically, leftists have denigrated our national heroes, and Black Lives Matter thugs have torn down their statues, often with the tacit approval of local Democrat authorities. New statues will replace them. These will represent the values not of the American people, but of our liberal ruling class. For example, Newark, New Jersey has blazed a trail deeper into our national decline by erecting a 700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd in front of City Hall.

Barks Mayor Ras Baraka:

“Hopefully when people walk by and they see it, and they participate, hopefully it inspires them to become active in the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right here in New Jersey.”

Given that Floyd’s death was exploited as a pretext for hundreds of race riots that prominently featured looting and arson, the mayor’s message is a warning for any remaining business owners to get out of Newark while other parts of the country remain relatively civilized.

George Floyd was a violent career criminal whose record included robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint. Because he was resisting arrest when a combination of severe heart disease, Covid, and a massive dose of fentanyl killed him, his death was exploited for a cultural Marxist attack on Caucasians, local law enforcement, our system of justice, and America in general.

Floyd is celebrated for personifying America’s death, just as Columbus and Washington were once celebrated for personifying its birth.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jun 10 2021

Thought Police Goes After Bird Names

History students who studied China under Mao and the USSR under Stalin thought they knew about totalitarianism. Then came the USA under moonbattery. In our society, nothing whatsoever escapes political purification — not even the birds in the sky.

Taxpayer-subsidized NPR reveals that some birds have names that are politically incorrect. Kenn Kaufman, an author of bird-watching guides, is incensed that Bachman’s sparrow is named after South Carolina minister John Bachman.

“He also fancied himself to be a scientist,” says Kaufman, “and part of what he wrote about was suggesting that whites were just naturally superior to members of other races.” He says Bachman’s theories supported efforts to justify slavery.

“Once you start realizing that kind of thing about these historical characters,” says Kaufman, “the bird names take on a more sinister tone.”

What is sinister is the campaign to cancel those who lived in the past because they held views that were common or even universal at the time but are now regarded as politically incorrect.

In the future, people will get their fill of moonbats and turn against them. Does Kaufman want his name and his bird books erased?

Liberals believe that there will never be pushback against their bullying, because in their self-righteous, self-infatuated arrogance, they believe they are on the right side of history. But history is a wheel, and it never stops turning. Those on top now will find themselves at the bottom.

For time being, the woke thought police behave like alpha male cats, intent on spraying every surface in sight to mark their territory by renaming things in accordance with their ideology.

Jordan Rutter, a young birder from Washington, D.C., is co-founder of Bird Names for Birds, a group trying to make birding more inclusive by removing all eponymous bird names, that is, those named after people.

Rutter, in August 2020, petitioned the American Ornithological Society, the body that determines the names of birds, to take up the cause.

“We call these bird names verbal statues,” Rutter says, “because so many of them truly are honoring folks that were involved in colonial and Confederate times.”

Everyone who lived in the past was a thought criminal, so nothing should be named after any of them. The current generation of woke leftists are the only people who ever deserved to exist.

There needs to be a database of names liberals have changed in order to bully us and cancel the past, so that we can change everything back after their time in power has run its miserable course.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Jun 07 2021

Lies, Damned Lies, and Biden Fire Statistics

More deceptive than lies, damned lies, and even statistics are the numbers our Democrat rulers present us with in order to terrorize us into submitting to the Great Reset in the name of the global warming hoax. Do you like the standard of living enabled by fossil fuels? Then you must want to burn up in a forest fire.

Tony Heller pulls back the curtain on the Biden Regime’s phony numbers:

No, burn acreage is not correlated with harmless CO2.

You can see why liberals have been waging a war on history. Their postmodern ideology rejects objective reality. Facts that do not fit their narrative are to be erased.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

May 31 2021

Wake Forest to Rename Renamed Building

Where moonbattery prevails, the renaming never stops, because few names can be woke enough to avoid offending the perpetually offended. Woke Forest University went only 19 days after renaming a building before agreeing to rename it again:

On May 7, Wake Forest University announced it would rename its Wingate Hall to “May 7, 1860 Hall” to mark the date it sold 16 slaves about 161 years ago.

“May 7, 1860, is the date Wake Forest sold at auction 16 human beings that a slave-owning benefactor bequeathed to the institution through his estate. By renaming this building, the University acknowledges participation in slavery, recognizes this aspect of its history and remembers those who labored at the institution against their will,” the university said in a news release at the time.

It seems our entire civilization now revolves around slavery, which existed throughout the world for millennia, and ended in this country going on 2 centuries ago.

Washington Manly Wingate, fourth president of Wake Forest, had to be erased for defending slavery in the mid-19th century. Wingate has been canceled, because blacks find him offensive.

But the new name offended blacks too. So the educrats obediently agreed to rename the building again. At last word, they were trying to come up with something blacks will tolerate. George Floyd Hall and Huey Newton Hall have already been suggested.

What fun it would be to be an aggrieved black student. You could proclaim that you find it traumatic and offensive that educrats don’t wear their underpants on their heads whenever they appear in public, and threaten to riot if they don’t comply.

On a tip from R F.

May 17 2021

Biden Kills National Garden of American Heroes

At least Trump respects our country and its heritage, in stark contrast to the political opposition:

Executive Order 13978, signed Jan. 18 by former President Donald Trump, directed a task force to construct a statuary park populated with sculptures of important figures in American history. Trump enacted the order in response to calls to dismantle monuments and landmarks commemorating Americans who played major roles in the nation’s development.

That dismantling has been effected on an impromptu basis throughout the country by Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs, who have defaced and destroyed statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and others to express a ferocious hatred of America to which Biden and his party are eager to pander.

Executive orders are easily rescinded by more executive orders. This will be a wonderful thing if the For the People Act is defeated, because if we have fair elections a Republican president will be able to do away with the avalanche of EOs Biden’s radical handlers have placed before him. It is not such a wonderful thing with Democrats in power. On Friday, Biden signed an order nixing the National Garden of American Heroes, putting an end to a national project for the “restoration, veneration, and celebration” of those who created our great nation.

Critics claimed that these monuments highlighted controversial personalities, such as certain Founding Fathers, with a record of wrongdoing that shouldn’t be celebrated.

If they can dupe us into rejecting our own Founding Fathers, liberals have killed America.

The National Garden was set to feature influential Americans including John Adams, Muhammad Ali, Andrew Carnegie, Frederick Douglass, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Milton Friedman, Andrew Jackson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, among many others, according to the order.

Note that it included heroes of the Left, like the socialist tyrant FDR and the anti-American draft dodger Muhammad Ali. Not good enough. It also included people leftists hate for not being leftists. All such people are to be canceled, not honored.

Biden’s handlers are likely to reverse any Trump executive order out of juvenile spite. Five other ones were revoked on Friday. It is surprising they didn’t get around to killing the National Garden sooner, given their intolerance toward American tradition.

In its place, they might create a National Garden of Sociopathic Lowlifes, featuring statues of the dead criminals the liberal establishment demands we revere.

On a tip from Varla.

May 06 2021

Melting Glacier Is Not Sad After All

Relentless propaganda from the liberal establishment has conditioned the gullible to respond like Pavlov’s dog to any story involving glaciers. For example, CNN reports this:

Researchers have recovered a treasure trove of World War I artifacts from a cave shelter in northern Italy revealed by the melting of a glacier. …

It sits at an altitude of 3,094 meters (10,151 feet), just below the peak of Mount Scorluzzo, and excavation work has been carried out each July and August since 2017, removing around 60 cubic meters of ice from the cave.

The ice they have been excavating to reach the artifacts could not have been there when Austrian soldiers used the cave as a shelter. That’s because it was warmer during WWI than it is now, despite over a century of unprecedented human carbon emissions. This suggests that global warming dogma is a preposterous lie.

Yet a predictable response is for sheep to bleat that it is sad the ice is melting, as if it proved we are all doomed for not abandoning economic freedom and forbidding the use of fossil fuels as leftists demand.

Tony Heller has a laugh at this idiocy, and takes the opportunity to document how Big Government lies about the temperature record to advance its agenda:

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

May 04 2021

Open Thread

The brutality of communism was quickly swept under history's rug, in large part because so many on the left had embraced it as the solution to humankind's problems. - Cal Thomas
Apr 27 2021

Canceling Isaac Newton

Progressives are serious about erasing Western Civilization in toto on the grounds that it is racist according to critical race theory. Even Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of Physics, may face cancelation as curricula are decolonized:

Newton has been labelled as a potential beneficiary of “colonial-era activity” in draft plans to “decolonise” the engineering curriculum at Sheffield University. …

The plans form part of the engineering faculty’s efforts to “challenge long-standing conscious and unconscious biases” among students to tackle “Eurocentric” and “white saviour” approaches to science and maths, and promote “inclusive design”.

Maybe Newton can survive total cancelation if they balance his discoveries with the delusional beliefs of dysfunctional savages who lived at the time.

Newton, who lived until 1727, laid the foundations of modern science with his theory of gravity, in the seminal Principia, and theories on light, time, colour and calculus.

His equation for universal gravitation, written in 1666 when he was 23, helped overthrow more than a thousand years of Aristotelian thinking.

Newton ranks among the greatest scientific minds of all time. But he was a white guy, so he will be lucky not to be erased — especially since he lived at a time when Western Civilization was raising the standard of living of the entire world by expanding through colonization.

Newton’s opinion of slavery is both irrelevant and unknown. However, he owned shares in a company that was involved in the slave trade. He lost a fortune when the company tanked, but that hardly expiates the sin of having participated no matter how tangentially in a practice that had been common throughout the world since the beginning of recorded history.

Other shareholders at the time included 462 members of the House of Commons and 100 members of the House of Lords.

Cancel them all!

If the Jacobins running British universities can cancel classical music in the name of critical race theory, they can cancel anything, even Newtonian physics. It would be blasphemy to suggest that the law of gravity might still be in force even after it has been repealed for being racist, because that would imply that the universe is not centered on historic black oppression.

Remarks Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union,

“Newton famously said, ‘If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’ Everyone studying maths or engineering deserves to stand on Newton’s shoulders so they, too, can see further, regardless of their ethnicity.”

But the woke don’t need to see. They already know all there is to know. All that remains for them is to eradicate everyone living or dead who might contradict them.

On a tip from R F.

Mar 06 2021

Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie

The liberal establishment has begun to ban books by Dr Seuss. But at least it will let your kids play with the new Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie.

Gushes Mattel:

A champion of policies around civil and economic rights, her passionate advocacy was unwavering, even when faced with resistance. Earning the title “First Lady of the World” for her hard work and dedication to humanitarian efforts, Eleanor Roosevelt’s perseverance redefined the role of women in politics and public life.

We don’t need constitutional rights anymore. Now we have civil and economic rights. Civil rights are special privileges doled out to favored identity groups. Economic rights are socialism.

Yahoo growls that Barbie has not always been so politically correct:

The petite, 60-year-old doll was derided by some for decades (and still is) over her comically unrealistic proportions and details — from her tiny waist to her stiletto-ready feet — and accused, even found through studies, of doing years of damage to the collective body image of little girls everywhere. Not to mention its diversity problem.

But if Mattel is sufficiently obsequious in its attempts to redeem itself in the eyes of the woke, maybe it can escape cancelation.

Mattel has been making obvious efforts over the years to turn its Barbie brand around, introducing dolls representing a range of races, physical abilities, body sizes and careers, as well as continuing its Inspiring Women series — releasing Roosevelt, which hit shelves on Wednesday, along with its “You Can Be Anything” virtual series, starting Saturday, ahead of International Women’s Day, spotlighting current role models including Yara Shahidi and Adwoa Aboah.

Yara Shahidi and Adwoa Aboah are important because they are racially stylish. Adwoa Aboah has also helped to combat lookism by proving that you don’t have to be attractive to be a fashion model these days.

Speaking of lookism, FDR would have loved it if Eleanor had looked like this:

The real Eleanor was less of a doll:

The War on History continues. Future versions of the Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie will probably assign her to a less problematic racial group.

On a tip from Steve T.

Feb 20 2021

Democrats Already Erasing Trump From History

To get an idea of how vicious, how vindictive, how unhinged by hatred Democrats have become, consider that they are already erasing Trump from history, only a month after he left office, with the ironically named No Glory for Hate Act (HR 484).

The bill would prevent Trump from receiving honors such as burial at Arlington. That’s what the world’s worst winners see fit to spend their time on.

KABC reports:

It would also bar federal funds from going toward building a dedicated “highway, park, subway, federal building, military installation, street, or other federal property,” according to the bill, which would presumably prevent U.S. Navy ships from being named after him.

The bill would prevent any state from using federal funds to honor a twice-impeached president — namely, Trump. That the impeachments were both partisan farces and that he was acquitted both times are irrelevant.

What small people we are ruled by.

HR 484 is effectively a bill of attainder — that is, a law passed to punish someone who has not been found guilty in a trial by jury. That would make it forbidden by the Constitution. But if Biden follows through on his evident intention to pack the Supreme Court, the Constitution need not be a hindrance.

If Democrats do manage to erase Trump from history, he will have good company, considering that liberals have also begun purging our heritage of such titans as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Robert E. Lee was only the beginning, as Trump himself accurately predicted.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and SteveB.

Feb 18 2021

Museums Are Now to Destroy, Not Preserve

In the olden days, the purpose of a museum was to preserve culture, so that it can be sustained from generation to generation. In the Era of Wokeness, the purpose is to destroy culture:

Scotland’s oldest public museum has created the position of ‘Curator of Discomfort’ to take the museum out of its “institutional comfort zone” and confront historical and modern-day “white supremacy”.

On Monday, the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum, which was founded in 1807, announced the creation of the post on social media, tapping left-wing activist Zandra Yeaman to head up the woke project.

Yeaman barks that she will be “exploring white supremacy as an economic and cultural system in which white western ideals control the power of the text, the material resources and ideas of cultural superiority.” The plan is to denigrate and undermine the culture that the museum has helped to preserve for over 2 centuries.

She says she will work to “decolonise” Scottish society. That is, she wants to purge Scotland of Scottishness.

It would be more efficient to burn down museums than to appoint vandals as curators. But progressives don’t just want to destroy Western Civilization; they want to defile it first. Culturally speaking, they are not merely murderers. They are murderers who rape, torture, and mutilate their victims.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 17 2021

Teachers Want to Cancel Shakespeare for His Whiteness

No one who represents Western Civilization is safe from progressives. These cultural vandals would cancel Beethoven for being white. Educators on the cutting edge of wokeness would cancel Shakespeare:

“This is about white supremacy and colonization,” declared the teachers who founded #DisruptTexts, a group that wants staples of Western literature removed or subjected to withering criticism.

Like everyone who lived before right now, Shakespeare had a viewpoint that needs to be erased from history because it was “problematic.” He has been found guilty of the ultimate crime, “whiteness.”

If Shakespeare must be taught, these educators say, then it should be presented with watered-down versions of the original or supplemental texts focused on equality issues.

For now, Shakespeare is still allowed, but in some classes can only be studied in the context of Marxist theory and “toxic masculinity analysis.”

The School Library Journal, which describes itself as “the premier publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens,” joined the fight this year and offered young adult novels as alternatives to Shakespeare.

No doubt the young adult novels replacing Shakespeare are carefully chosen on the basis of the race, sexual identity, and left-wing political outlook of their authors. As the public is continually dumbed down, young adult novels will become suitable reading for adults, so long as people are still able to read.

At the rate moonbattery is progressing, anyone who has earned the disfavor of the social engineers today is likely to be banned completely tomorrow. In no time, merely suggesting that the last copy of Shakespeare’s work should be spared from the bonfire will get you canceled. To speak his name will be racist and therefore forbidden.

This isn’t just a matter of policy preferences. The fight against what we now call “liberalism” is a desperate struggle to keep civilization alive.

On a tip from Varla.

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