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The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments
American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy

Posted on 08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT by Kaslin

George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins:

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. "

Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues:

"And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory."

"Reality control" they called it; in Newspeak, “doublethink." Taken in its entirety, Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, presciently described the scenario we now see unfolding in the Democratic Party, the party of the American Left. They intend to erase their own racist past by removing statues and maligning anyone, especially President Trump, who voices an objection. As Dennis Prager has often asserted, "Truth is not a leftist value." It most certainly is not a value of the mainstream media, print or electronic. Our media are part and parcel of the leftist apparatus that seeks to control how our history is remembered. They mean to rewrite it, start to finish, and impose their revisionist version on the rest of us.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 1984; confederacy; confederate; democrats; dixie; history; monuments; newspeak; orwell; progressivism; purge; realitycontrol; statism; statist; statues
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1 posted on 08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Because Southern whites don't vote Democrat.

If they did, there wouldn't be a peep about them from national Democratic Party officials.

2 posted on 08/25/2017 9:36:41 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Kaslin

Cuz they put them there in the first place?


3 posted on 08/25/2017 9:36:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Q. How is the Left going to avoid a Second Civil War?

A. By wiping out all traces of the first one.


4 posted on 08/25/2017 9:39:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

Changing their history. They are blaming republicans for every bad deed done by democrats past. Getting rid of the hardware makes the new narrative harder to contradict.


5 posted on 08/25/2017 9:39:51 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Trump20162020

“Because Southern whites don’t vote Democrat.
If they did, there wouldn’t be a peep about them from national Democratic Party officials.”

Bingo.


6 posted on 08/25/2017 9:42:00 AM PDT by mia
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To: Kaslin

....because, as president, Odungo couldn’t
order them removed....


7 posted on 08/25/2017 9:42:26 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin

The purpose of the Democrat Party is to elect thieves to public office so that they have access to the public treasuries in order to loot them.


8 posted on 08/25/2017 9:42:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Doogle

....already heard news comments relating Trump to Bush’s Katrina
(CBS early)


9 posted on 08/25/2017 9:49:35 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin
Remember, with leftists the issue is never the issue.

Last week it was Russia, this week Nazis, next week statues

The issue is Revolution. Always keep that in mind.

10 posted on 08/25/2017 9:50:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!)
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To: DCBryan1

Yes, revolution is the goal, and the left continues to succeed with so much moderate Republican help.


11 posted on 08/25/2017 9:51:59 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Let's not squander the golden opportunity of 2017.)
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To: Kaslin
"... especially President Trump..." who threatens these hate/terrorist groups...congress could help POTUS and We The People by legislating law that makes masks and violence and pay to protest a felony. Immediately!
12 posted on 08/25/2017 9:53:18 AM PDT by yoe
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To: All

The statues and kneeling during the Anthem are simply a way of hating whitey.


13 posted on 08/25/2017 9:53:38 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Here’s one thing to hit them back with - Obama’s family owned slaves. It might slow the little totalitarian creeps...

https://www.educationviews.org/barack-obamas-ancestors-owned-slaves/

On his mother’s side the 44th president’s (a) descendant of slave owners

” Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall... he owned two slaves in Kentucky: a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man... Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned a pair of slaves listed in an 1850 census record. They were a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. In fact, the Duvalls were a wealthy family whose members were descended from a major landowner, Maureen Duvall, whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century.”


14 posted on 08/25/2017 9:55:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Statues today - books tomorrow - the unmasking is starting...)
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To: Kaslin

Because they were all erected by Democrats for Democrats....................and depict Democrats.............


15 posted on 08/25/2017 9:59:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Trump20162020

“Because Southern whites don’t vote Democrat.

If they did, there wouldn’t be a peep about them from national Democratic Party officials”.

Right on!


16 posted on 08/25/2017 10:05:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly


17 posted on 08/25/2017 10:13:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: Kaslin

Well, I think the real reason is that the War of Northern Aggression is still being waged in the land of ideas. It is always reduced to slavery. But, it was more about money, tariffs, and the growth of federal taxation and the centralization of power in the federal government . . . and we have seen the consequences. Now, the free exercise of commerce is diminished (think Obamacare), and even free speech is endangered, as well as Christianity along with the Judeo-Christian foundations of our civilization.


18 posted on 08/25/2017 10:17:41 AM PDT by MrChips (Ad sapientiam pertinet aeternarum rerum cognitio intellectualis - St. Augustine)
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To: Sacajaweau

No they didn’t. Widows and children raised the monuments to remember husbands and fathers. The men who served under great generals dedicated the monuments to honor them. Not everything is about politics.


19 posted on 08/25/2017 10:22:46 AM PDT by carton253 (Jesus is everything.)
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To: DCBryan1
>> Remember, with leftists the issue is never the issue <<

When it comes to Leftists there are two rules that never fail and have no exceptions.

1. The Leftist mind is NEVER satisfied.

2. Leftists are like burgulars, ALWAYS looking for a unlocked door to break in and control your life.
20 posted on 08/25/2017 10:25:22 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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