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  • What Should Republicans Do?

    07/02/2020 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    The thirst among Republican voters isn't even for policy. It's for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray. I’ve been hammering away at conservatives and Republicans for failing to defend the symbols of national pride the woke leftist mob has been tearing at in recent weeks. Yesterday on the “Brian Kilmeade Show,” I admitted to letting my anger get the best of me a bit. Brian said I was speaking not as a publisher but as an American — and that’s fair. But part of my frustration is that this is such an obvious challenge that anti-American leftists and...
  • It Is Time for America to Make a Stand

    07/02/2020 9:56:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | William Marshall
    We have had enough. American patriots have stood idly by while the International Left has swept through our culture like the Germans swept through France in 1914, burning and slaughtering in their relentless drive toward Paris. Passivity has been our most demonstrable quality as the icons of our history Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant have been attacked, small businesses destroyed, and innocent Americans assaulted and threatened. It is time to summon our manhood, just as the French did at the Battle of the Marne, finally saying, Enough! against an Imperial German army...
  • Christopher Columbus statue removed outside Columbus City Hall

    07/02/2020 3:24:54 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    nypost ^ | Jully 1, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday morning amid renewed criticism over the legacy of the explorer. [ ] The statue, which will be placed for safekeeping in a city facility, had been a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy, in 1955. [ ] Mayor Andrew Ginther announced last month that the statue would be coming down, saying it doesnt represent the citys values, news station WSYX reported. For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness, Ginther said. That does not represent our great city, and we will no...
  • The privilege they erased from history: White Slavery

    07/01/2020 4:05:28 PM PDT · by · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2020 | Dana Ashlie
    Our history is written by the victors. What presentation of our history would best suite their chosen 'end game' for us? The straight up erasing and twisted of true history has happened on a variety of topics of course, but specifically the topic of slavery has been erased and retold in a way that points to another agenda that has been set up. Who gains and who is set to lose are the questions we need to ask.
  • Mob Rule Imperils Western Civilization. Nows the Time for Courage and Leadership.

    06/29/2020 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 26, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The war on history has spread across our country and has even spilled over to other parts of the Western world. Now, on a daily basis, we see scenes of lawless mobs attacking and tearing down statues, and defacing monuments of every typeoften as authorities stand idly by. But this violence has hardly been reserved just for statues. After toppling a statue of an abolitionist who gave his life to the cause as a member of the Union Army, a mob in Madison, Wisconsin, mercilessly beat a Wisconsin Democrat state senator who supported the protests. Mob rule is indeed coming...
  • Teaching history at home (vanity)

    06/29/2020 11:12:32 AM PDT · by PistolPaknMama · 49 replies
    Hello Dear Freepers! My little grandsons are almost 7 and 10. They attend a private Christian school, but we remain concerned about what is required history -- or rather what is not required. Do any of you have suggestions for age appropriate materials for teaching at home so it's fun and interesting? They are both very bright and the oldest is all about some Trump and likes to talk politics. I just don't want their history taken from them. Thanks in advance! PPM
  • The Example of History

    06/27/2020 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Here is the truth ... From us there is nothing except ingratitude." Those words come from a sermon from Saint Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions. Statues of Serra are currently being expunged from the state. Watching the scenes around the Golden State and the country, I'm thinking he was a prophet. The ingratitude seems to capture what we're watching, as a stubborn, violent ignorance seems to reign as the likes of Serra, Abraham Lincoln and even Jesus himself are being targeted. Statues, buildings and businesses, of course, are not the most important things. Churches aren't, either, for that...
  • In Past Eras, Whats Happened When Statues Are Toppled

    06/25/2020 1:06:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 25, 2020 | Katrina Trinko
    Modern America is far from the only place where mobs have torn down statues. During the French Revolution there were attacks on statues, says Jarrett Stepman, author of The War on History. Of course, that devolved into attacks on people. Stepman discusses Frances history of statue-toppling, Lincolns warnings on mob rule, and more. Listen to the interview on the podcast, or read the lightly edited transcript, pasted below. Modern America is far from the only place where mobs have torn down statues. During the French Revolution there were attacks on statues, says Jarrett Stepman, author of The War on History....
  • Historians Thomas Jefferson Meltdown

    06/25/2020 12:07:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 25, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    Ive been writing this week about the ideological wars on the Progressphiles listserv for Democratic Party data and technology professionals. A reader who is on H-France, a similar listserv for academic historians of France, passes on news of a similar meltdown on that list along with the emails that brought this to pass. It all began with this June 16 request sent to the list, which is followed by thousands: In the piece, Prof. Daut calls on the French government to remove a statue in Paris depicting Thomas Jefferson. It takes some cheek to be a professor at the...
  • An Immodest Proposal: Cancel Slavery

    06/25/2020 5:21:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 6-25-20 | MOTUS
    Some Definitions: Cancel: delete, annul, invalidate, nullify, abolish, void, revoke, negate, scratch Cancel Culture: Canceling and cancel culture have to do with the removing of support for public figures in response to their objectionable behavior or opinions. "Cancel Culture originally referred to having someone canceled from social media platforms for putting forth objectionable behavior or opinions but quickly mutated to a higher stakes game. Soon the woke mob was demanding that people whose opinions somehow offended them or they simply didnt agree with be silenced not just on socials but in reality. They demanded they be fired from their...
  • New, Less Problematic History Books Will Only Include What Happened In The Current Year

    06/24/2020 2:50:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/24/2020
    Statues are being pushed down and syrup logos are being changed, but it's not enough to end racism forever. So that no one has to learn about what happened in our past, ensuring that no one will repeat those mistakes, new history books being printed this year will just include what happened in the current year. Every year, the books will be burned and replaced with fresh books, only containing all the virtuous deeds enlightened humanity has done so far in the current year. They will also be only a few pages long, making sure today's students with short attention...
  • How Beautiful We Were

    06/24/2020 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 17 replies
    American Digest ^ | 23 Jun 2020 | VANDERLEUN
    How Beautiful We Were by VANDERLEUN on JUNE 23, 2020 A short list. In no particular order. We told our children that any child could grow up to be President. And then we made it come true. We had car shows, boat shows, beauty shows and dog shows. We ran robots on the surface of Mars by remote control. Our women came from all over the world in all shapes and sizes and hues and scents. We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true. Everybody liked our movies and loved our television...
  • Insults to Black History

    06/24/2020 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation of black history. Often overlooked or ignored is the fact that, as a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, and in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in history. For example, if one totaled up the earnings and spending...
  • The Only Good People in History

    06/24/2020 2:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Ben Shapiro
    Truly, we live in auspicious times. Those who have sinned will be cast down; those who are sinless will set new social standards for the rest of us. After all, we now live in the only generation ever to produce truly virtuous human beings. What else should we make of the graceless religious wokeness promoted by our moral betters, such immaculate moral personages as Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility," and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The New York Times' pseudo-historical 1619 Project? DiAngelo informs us that all white people are sinners by nature, inculcated in the evils of...
  • Trump: Ive authorized federal arrests for vandalizing statues; says up to 10 years in prison

    06/23/2020 12:21:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    AMN ^ | 6/23/2020 | Laura Widener
    President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday morning that he has authorized the federal government to arrest those who may vandalize or destroy federal property in accordance with existing laws. I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent, Trump tweeted. This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions! he...
  • At least 4 San Francisco schools may be renamed amid BLM push

    06/22/2020 2:39:28 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 46 replies
    SFgate ^ | June 22, 2020 | Andrew Chammings
    The San Francisco Unified School District is moving toward renaming some schools in the city amid a moment of national reckoning on race and history. From the toppling of statues honoring controversial figures who were tied to slavery in Golden Gate Park this weekend to a push to rename Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin County, the Bay Area is changing its views on honoring controversial figures of the past. *** The Black Lives Matter movement that has erupted in recent weeks following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified a push to rename schools in the...
  • Monmouth University renaming Woodrow Wilson Hall

    06/22/2020 2:54:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Monmouth University will remove Woodrow Wilson's names from the university's marquee building, citing the 28th president's racist policies, at a time when numerous monuments and honors given to figures associated with segregation or racism are being reassessed. The decision comes four years after the New Jersey university's trustees voted to keep Wilson's name on the building amid student calls to rename it. President Patrick F. Leahy said "the context has changed" since then.
  • FBI Stats Demolish NFL Protest Narrative (2017 Article)

    Posted on 10/2/2017, 9:11:48 AM by SJackson Yet another surge in black homicides -- and police had nothing to do with it. The Black Lives Matter fairy tale that police use black Americans for target practice took another hit as new FBI statistics showed the black homicide rate is skyrocketing and that cops had nothing to do with it. Apart from the FBI data, four separate studies were published last year refuting the claim that police shootings are racially-biased, but facts often have little effect on committed left-wingers who hate America. Democrats, whose party officially endorsed the violent, subversive Black...
  • Academics are too scared to stand up for the British Empire over fears they will get 'mobbed' and will put career at risk for backing 'unfashionable causes', scholar says

    06/21/2020 4:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2020 | Bhviashy Petel
    Academics fear they might get mobbed and their career may be at risk if they stand up for the British Empire, an Oxford historian has said. Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology at Oxford University's Christ Church college, said most academics knew little about the country's imperial past which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. The eminent professor, who currently leads a course on 'Ethics and the Empire' which explores both the positive and negative effects of the empire, went on to say that what academics did know was that it was 'not fashionable to...
  • Newt Gingrich: Speaker Pelosi, mobs and more -- let's refocus America on liberty and justice for all

    06/20/2020 8:09:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    As I was talking Thursday with John Heubusch, the brilliant and dedicated executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, it was really driven home to me what a dangerous period we are living through. ~snip~ It is the ignorance of the mob which allows its members to smear American heroes and destroy the memory of key personalities in the rise of freedom. In Boston, the ignorant and the hateful damaged the statue dedicated to Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts. As anyone familiar with American history or who has at least...