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Mar 06 2018

Patrick Henry Denounced as Thought Criminal

You didn’t think they would stop at Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson did you? Or even with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? The campaign to erase all the “racists” in American history is a campaign to erase American history, period. Without it, we won’t know who we are. That way progressive social engineers will have an easier time transforming this into a very different country. Every great person in American history must be discredited and destroyed — including Patrick Henry. From New Mogadishu, formerly known as Minneapolis:

Students at Patrick Henry High School are organizing to change the name of their school.

“#ChangeTheName” is picking up steam, and now alumni and members of the community are joining the movement.

Like many prominent Virginians of his time, Henry owned slaves. Ergo, he is bad and must be erased.

By the same logic, the entire Roman Empire needs to go down the Memory Hole.

[Students] Janaan Ahmed and Farhiyo Hassan [say] change comes by educating their peers about the damaging effects of upholding what they call oppressive figures, like Patrick Henry.

The Founding Fathers who created the country that has been synonymous with liberty for 2½ centuries are now “oppressive figures.” Cultural Marxism works amazing transformations.

“Patrick Henry and this institution was [sic] created at a time where integration was not allowed and segregation was promoted so if you look at the history and the demographics of people who are living in these neighborhoods, then you would understand the context to us, and why it is so important to us today,” student Farhiyo Hassan said.

Many of the people this young tool is referring to arrived from Somalia within the past 20 years as welfare colonists. Those who are taxed to charge up their EBT cards, who must watch their own cities deliberately reduced to ghettoes, and who must suffer the miserable indignity of seeing their proud history desecrated and erased are the ones who are oppressed, even if we are oppressing ourselves.

Henry is best known for proclaiming, “Give me liberty or give me death.” The modern equivalent would be “Give me countermoonbattery or give me oblivion.” With moonbats calling the shots, he will get oblivion.

BTW, Patrick Henry wanted to end slavery, calling its abolition “the furthest advance we can make toward justice” — as if that matters to teenage social engineers in hijabs like Janaan Ahmed and Farhiyo Hassan, or to the liberals pulling their strings.

Careful you don’t grind your teeth down to the gums while watching this:

On a tip from TCS III.

Mar 02 2018

Pushback Against Political Correctness Saves Racist Gorilla

Now an entire species has been denounced as racist:

A statue of a gorilla, and prime attraction for kids at the Community Park playground in Corsicana [Texas] was removed by the city.

A spokesperson for the city said some community members found the gorilla offensive – racially insensitive — in some form, and requested its removal from the park.

“We can understand this, because we have an obligation to listen to all our citizens, to determine what is offensive and not, especially in public places,” said Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow.

At least the gorilla is in good company, considering all the statues of important historical figures that have been torn down because moonbats regard them as racist.

What’s this? Finally some pushback:

The empty cage where the gorilla previously resided became a makeshift memorial on Wednesday where residents left balloons, flowers, stuffed toys, and signs that read “Park Monkey for City Mayor Corsicana Texas.”

One man even camped out inside the cage and said he would stay for as long as it takes to make the point that they want their gorilla back.

“We never knew that it would cause such a ruckus,” Denbow told KDFW.

And a Facebook page called “In Memory of Dobby” popped up after the gorilla was gone.

A local bureauweenie now says Dobby the Gorilla will be returned to his rightful place. It would be nice to see similar decisions taken regarding great figures in Southern history like Robert E. Lee.

On a tip from Chronos Z. Wonderpig.

Feb 26 2018

The Corporations That Are Punishing the NRA on Behalf of a Lunatic Lynch Mob

Their shamelessness has allowed liberals to divert horror and grief over the Parkland killings into an assault on the Constitution. Regardless of whether any legislature is passed further infringing on our right to bear arms, authoritarians have already won this battle by making guns the issue, rather than the mental health crisis, the virtual absence of school security, Broward County’s incompetent sheriff and cowardly deputies, et cetera.

The media has whipped up a lynch mob and sicced it on the NRA to punish it for defending the Constitution. Suddenly, this venerable institution is as politically leprous as Confederate flags have been since the killings in Charleston in 2015. Ever ready to pander to left-wing extremism, corporations have been cutting their ties with the NRA. Companies aggressively siding with an insane mob against the Constitution include (from here and here):

Alamo Rent a Car
Allied Van Lines/North American Van Lines
Avis
Best Western
Budget
Chubb Insurance
Delta Airlines
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
First National Bank of Omaha
Hertz
MetLife
National Rent a Car
North American Van Lines
Paramount Rx
SimpliSafe
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Symantec
TrueCar
United Airlines
Wyndham Hotel Group

These days, we can’t boycott every company that deserves it, but whenever you have an alternative to giving business to a company that opposes your constitutional rights, take it. Corporations almost invariably side with the Left, but probably more out of fear than ideological depravity. After all, if the Left prevails, there will be no corporations, just one giant Government ruling a nation of slaves. Corporate cowards will stop putting the screws to regular Americans when it starts affecting the bottom line.

Meanwhile,

In response to the NRA boycott, thousands of people are posting on social media they have decided to join the NRA because they believe in freedom, the Second Amendment and stand opposed to the liberal outrage mob unfairly placing responsibility on the NRA for the Florida shooting.

Others posted they had upgraded their memberships to higher levels.

Every time there is a shooting, progressives exploit it to take part of our country away from us. After Charleston, they targeted Confederate flags and the memory of Robert E. Lee. This time, they target the NRA. Who knows what they will take next if they do not encounter meaningful resistance.

On tips from Stormfax and J.

Feb 01 2018

San Jose Banishes Christopher Columbus to the Memory Hole

They started with Robert E. Lee, because even though he was a great man and an important figure in American history, being a Virginian he fought for the South, and the Southerners were the bad guys, since they lost and didn’t get to write the history books. In no time at all, transgression worthy of banishment to the Memory Hole escalated from being from Virginia to being from Europe:

[T]he San Jose City Council late Tuesday night voted to remove a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby.

San Jose is the third largest city in California.

The marble statue, hand carved in Italy, was a gift to the city of San Jose from Italian-American groups in 1958.

Italian immigrants assimilated and became successful; therefore, they are denied cherished “marginalized” status, and their heroes are kicked to the curb.

Columbus is a hero not only to Italians but to everyone who treasures Western Civilization, which he played a key role in helping to expand. That makes him a villain to progressives.

[O]ver the decades, the statue has become a focal point in San Jose culture wars.

While some view Columbus as a brave explorer, others see him as a ruthless colonizer.

The statue has been attacked and pieced back together twice.

This isn’t the first time San Jose employed the Memory Hole to prevent regular Americans from taking pride in their culture:

A statue of Thomas Fallon raising the American flag over San Jose during the war with Mexico was kept in crates for years because it offended Mexican Americans.

Having been found guilty of bringing the Western Hemisphere into the West from out of Stone Age savagery, Christopher Columbus will be punished by vilification and then erasure. As progressives progress, he will eventually be followed by every other great man in history.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jan 30 2018

P.C. Bullies Claim Chief Wahoo’s Scalp

Another little piece of our culture is gone, erased because no one had the guts to stand up to progressive bullies. Based on the absurd claim that naming teams after Indians is somehow offensive, the militant liberals who run MLB have coerced Cleveland into dropping its beloved mascot Chief Wahoo. Hot Air quotes the victorious New York Times:

The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field. …

Chief Wahoo, a cartoonish caricature of a Native American that has assumed several forms over the years, first appeared on the Indians’ uniforms in 1948. In recent decades various groups across North America have appealed to the team to renounce the logo, to no avail. But over the past year the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, has pressured Paul Dolan, Cleveland’s chairman and chief executive, to make a change.

Robert Conquest’s Second Law of Politics is that any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. Although usually not as aggressively ultra-left as the NFL, MLB is no exception.

At least the Indians resisted for a little while. But they didn’t want to lose hosting the All-Star Game next year, so they caved.

Maybe they think that the bullies will leave them alone, now that they have forked over their lunch money. Fat chance. The team is still named the Indians, after all, and even to call an Indian an Indian is considered a thought crime nowadays.

Give an inch to cultural Marxists and the crybully minority groups they exploit and you only encourage them. They won’t be satisfied with Chief Wahoo’s scalp any more than they were satisfied to tear down statues of Robert E. Lee. Just as SJWs soon moved on to Christopher Columbus and the Founding Fathers, before long the Indians will be forced to adopt a name as inoffensively boring as the block C logo replacing Chief Wahoo. How about the Cleveland Bobcats?

Chief Wahoo has been around for generations. Tearing down a culture is quicker than building one.

On tips from J, Heckrules, and TCS III.

Nov 21 2017

Why Eddie Murphy Must Be Erased From Our Cultural History

Social justice warriors have moved on from historical giants like Robert E. Lee, the Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt to attack figures from more recent times for not complying with the standards of political correctness currently in vogue on college campuses. Steve Martin’s “King Tut” has been denounced as thought crime. They ought to widen their racial scope and go after Eddie Murphy:

More Eddie Murphy:

Clearly such racist stereotyping cannot be allowed to exist in the present, the future, or the past. Like Robert E. Lee and the others, Eddie Murphy must be erased.

On tips from Anonymous.

Oct 27 2017

Abraham Lincoln Becomes Slave Owner

Abraham Lincoln stands too tall in American history not to be denounced as a thought criminal. As mentioned earlier, moonbats at University of Wisconsin–Madison have demanded that his statue be desecrated with a plaque denouncing him for his supposed oppression of sacred victims of color. The plaque would be a prelude to Lincoln following Robert E. Lee down the Memory Hole. One reason they want to erase Lincoln is that he has recently become a slave owner:

“Everyone thinks of Lincoln as the great, you know, freer of slaves, but let’s be real: He owned slaves, and as natives, we want people to know that he ordered the execution of native men,” said one of the protesters [at UW-Madison]. …

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg also made the mistake of saying Lincoln owned slaves last year.

If they can turn Lincoln into a Democrat, why can’t they turn him into a slave owner?

Future generations may accept it as common knowledge that Lincoln owned slaves and laughed maniacally as he beat them — assuming that future generations even recognize the name. After he has been established as a thought criminal, Lincoln may vanish altogether. It will be racist to remember him.

On tips from J.

Oct 14 2017

Erased From History

To predict the future, look to the past. The defunct Soviet Union shows us the fate that awaits unpersons and unpersons-to-be from Harvey Weinstein to Günter Bechly to critically important historical figures like Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus — assuming progressives prevail:

Think what Stalinists will be able to accomplish now that they have Photoshop.

On a tip from Artfuldgr.

Oct 11 2017

Now Abraham Lincoln Was a Racist

Some of the giants of history who personify our heritage will be erased, like Robert E. Lee. Others will be branded as thought criminals, as social justice warriors have tried to do to Lee’s opponent, Abraham Lincoln:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor has shot down a student government request that a plaque be placed near an on-campus statue of Abraham Lincoln describing what they see as the president’s culpability in massacres of Native Americans.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank said she was not open to making the Associated Students of Madison’s desired change to the statute that has sat at the heart of the campus for over a century, student paper the Daily Cardinal reported.

Lincoln’s crime is that he commuted the death sentences of most but not all of a group of Sioux Indians who had been convicted of murder and rape.

ASM Chair Katrina Morrison said she wants UW to recognize Lincoln’s “brutality towards indigenous peoples.”

His statue will remain undesecrated for now, but today’s student government is tomorrow’s board of trustees. If trends continue, Honest Abe will be known to future generations as just another villainous white male.

On a tip from TCS III.

Sep 19 2017

Moonbat Demands Hobby Lobby Remove Cotton Display

If Robert E. Lee statues and Confederate flags are racist because they remind liberals of slavery, then so is cotton:

A Facebook post late last week shows a photo of a raw cotton plant in a glass vase on one of Hobby Lobby’s shelves.

“So wrong on so many levels” is how Texas shopper Daniell Rider described it.

“There is nothing decorative about raw cotton,” she said. “A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. Please remove this decor.”

If they won’t remove it voluntarily, there are two other options: (1) they can be vandalized and terrorized by Black Lives Matter/Antifa types, or (2) Big Government can step in with legislation.

Christian-owned Hobby Lobby is already skating on thin ice after successfully resisting an ObamaCare abortion mandate. There have been calls by tolerant liberals to burn down their stores.

If raw cotton displays are racist, so are cotton clothes. Looks like we may have to get used to polyester.

Beyond self-parody.

On tips from Torcer, Heckrules, and Steve T.

Sep 01 2017

The Unpersoning of Christopher Columbus Continues

The ultimate villain is not Robert E. Lee, who merely defended his Virginia homeland, but Christopher Columbus, whose crime was to allow Western Civilization to expand into the New World. If no one had achieved what Columbus did, North America would still be populated by half-starved Stone Age savages and the hated United States would not exist. Consequently, La-La Land is the latest city to proclaim that Columbus Day will henceforth be fundamentally transformed into Indigenous Peoples Day:

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere.

Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.”

Although Italian Americans seem to be the only ones who put up a fight against the campaign to unperson Christopher Columbus, he represents all Americans of European heritage, or who appreciate living in a civilized country where life isn’t as nasty, brutish, and short as it was for pre-Columbian Indians.

As liberal bureauweenies do their part to advance the cultural Marxist agenda by destroying our heritage, so do their street thug colleagues:

A statue of celebrated explorer Christopher Columbus was found beheaded in a Yonkers park.

Lifelong resident Pat Gamberdella said he called police when he noticed the head of the statue torn off.

“It’s very upsetting that American values have sunken to the level they are today,” Gamberdella said. “It’s unfortunate because I did go up there and I did see it all smashed.”

The head to the bronze-colored statue was found discarded next to a plastic bag in Columbus Memorial Park, a mile north of the Bronx.

This is hardly the first Columbus statue to be attacked since the Left’s War on History went into overdrive following Charlottesville. Elsewhere in New York, Columbus Circle is likely to be erased.

There is no aspect of American or Western Culture that these malefactors will not desecrate, demonized, and destroy. Progressives are doing to America what Muslims did to the rich and varied, mainly Christian cultures that once flourished across the Middle East. Everything that we fail to defend will be lost, starting with our pride.

On tips from TCS III, J, and Torcer.

Aug 29 2017

Elementary School Teacher Threatens Police While Demanding Frank Rizzo Be Erased

Among the numberless white males of historical significance who have been slated for erasure along with Robert E. Lee is former Philadelphia Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo. An elementary school teacher named John Sheerin got so worked up about it, he got himself arrested for making terrorist threats against a police officer:

Apparently Sheerin also takes part in Black Lives Matter spectacles.

What kind of psychos have we put in charge of teaching little kids? It seems education has become a magnet for unhinged far left fanatics.

On a tip from TCS III.

Aug 28 2017

War on History Endangers Grant’s Tomb

The campaign against American history is not just some belated mop-up operation left over from the Civil War. Robert E. Lee was only a starting point. Ulysses S. Grant defeated Lee, but being a great man who lived prior to the rise of political correctness, he is no less a thought criminal. In addition to the famous statue in Columbus Circle, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito wants to go after Grant’s Tomb:

A spokesperson said Viverito also thinks that Grant’s Tomb should be on the review list. Grant has been regarded by some as anti-Semitic.

Long before he was president, Grant expelled Jews suspected of war profiteering from certain areas occupied by the Union Army. That could be enough to get NYC’s hard left mayor Bill de Blasio to declare him an unperson.

“In 1862, he signed general order 11, expelling Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. I wonder if you think that given the large number of Jewish, he should be buried in New York City,” CBS2’s [Marcia] Kramer asked the mayor.

“Marcia, I’m not familiar with that history. Obviously I take it very seriously, but I’m not familiar with it. We don’t tolerate anti-Semitism in New York City,” the mayor said.

They can find something on anyone. No white male historical figure, no matter how important, is safe from the purge. History starts right now.

Ulysses-S-Grant
Like Lee, too great a man not to be hated by progressives.

On a tip from TCS III.

Aug 27 2017

Catholic School Removes Statues of Jesus and Mary Lest They Offend

To be “inclusive” means to exclude anything leftists don’t like. This includes anything that reminds them of Christianity — even at a Catholic school:

An independent Catholic school in San Anselmo, California, has sparked the ire of some parents after officials removed and relocated a large number of religious statues, reportedly including those of Jesus and Mary, in order not to alienate children of other faiths.

The campaign to deface and tear down the statues of anyone progressives accuse of having failed to comply with their ideology has many wondering where it will stop. Statues of Jesus and Mary being removed from a Catholic school answers the question. It won’t ever stop, because liberals will always find something to be offended by.

Unsurprisingly, some parents are fuming over San Domenico School’s decision:

In an email to the school’s board of directors, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and the head of school, Shannon Fitzpatrick objected to the removal of the statues and other steps the school has taken in an effort to make the school more inclusive.

“Articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs,” wrote Fitzpatrick, whose 8-year-old son attends the school.

She added, “In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”

Like Robert E. Lee, Catholicism is in the process of being erased. Nominally Catholic educrats are happy to take part, proving yet again that at some point you have to choose whether you are a Christian or a moonbat. No one can serve two gods.

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Next target for the anti-statue brigade?

On tips from J, Torcer, Steve T, Sean C, and TCS III.

Aug 26 2017

War on History Claims Head of Revolutionary War Colonel

Last year’s Green Party VP candidate Ajamu Baraka is correct: if Robert E. Lee must be erased, so must his fellow slave-owning Virginian George Washington. To follow through, if the Confederacy must be erased, so must the heroes who fought in the Revolutionary War:

The statue of a Revolutionary War colonel was decapitated outside of a courthouse in Ohio, according to local news reports.

The head of a statue of Colonel William Crawford, which is located outside of the courthouse in Crawford County, was found completely removed, the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum reported.

Although the Left’s knuckle-dragging shock troops don’t know much about the history they are trying to obliterate, the vandal was safe in assuming that Crawford failed to live up to 2017 standards of political correctness. Everyone did, who lived in his time. Otherwise, America never would have happened.

Crawford fought in both the French-Indian War and the American Revolutionary War and was friends with George Washington. He was burned and tortured by members of the Delaware Indian tribe in 1782 in retaliation for a massacre that left 100 dead.

The racist. Down the Memory Hole with him.

Maybe they should replace Crawford’s statue with one representing the Stone Age savages who tortured him. That would be safe from vandals.

Colonel-William-Crawford
The War on History won’t stop so long as we still have a heritage.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 26 2017

Next to Be Gone: Gone With the Wind

Our entire culture prior to right now must be obliterated because it is racist. Only when it has been completely eradicated can it be replaced with a new culture in which everyone thinks and feels exactly the way they are supposed to. Next on the list of consignment to oblivion after Confederate flags and Robert E. Lee is the classic movie Gone With the Wind. From Memphis:

“Gone With the Wind” will be gone from The Orpheum’s summer movie series, the theater’s board said Friday. …

“As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” the theater’s operators said in a statement. …

The historic theater in Downtown Memphis has shown the movie for decades…

No longer. Once a movie has been denounced as “insensitive,” it has one foot in the Memory Hole. Before long it will disappear altogether.

Collect classic movies on DVD while you still can.

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Another component of our culture becomes a thought crime.

On a tip from Steve A.

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