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  • As D.C. Mayor Seeks To Remove Statues, Hillsdale College Puts Up More

    09/10/2020 7:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2020 | Krystina Skurk
    While the city of Washington, D.C. has openly promoted tearing down statues of America’s Founding Fathers, Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk stands in distinct contrast. Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in southern Michigan, hosts an increasing array of original statues honoring men and women who have stood courageously for freedom.Walking Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk, one sees statues erected to founders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as others who have fought for liberty and equality such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill. Hillsdale also has the only statue in North America of...
  • DC Mayor Bowser's advisory board calls for removal of Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial

    09/01/2020 12:29:11 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 132 replies
    DC Mayors Office ^ | 9/1/2020 | DC Faces Working Group
    Mayor Bowser charged the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) Working Group with evaluating named DC Government-owned facilities and making recommendations as to what, if any, actions need to be taken if the namesake is inconsistent with DC values and in some way encouraged the oppression of African Americans and other communities of color or contributed to our long history of systemic racism. The Working Group tasks were divided into three areas. Working Group members were assigned to an area and committees led by staff from District agencies: Engagement Committee engaged District residents and stakeholders to obtain feedback...
  • So Why Not Cancel Leftist Karl Marx?

    08/25/2020 6:20:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | Paul Kengor
    Racism and Jew-hate were second nature to socialism's Godfather. Reprinted From the American Spectator. In a cancel culture targeting everyone from Confederate to Union generals, Columbus to Winston Churchill, Francis Scott Key to even Abraham Lincoln and all of Mt. Rushmore, and where the racial statements and attitudes of every historical figure are scrutinized, it’s funny who gets a pass. A 16-foot-tall bronzed Vladimir Lenin stands unscathed in liberal Seattle, and a new monument to the Bolshevik godfather just went up in Germany. Particularly curious, one wonders why Karl Marx goes untouched. There are monuments to Marx in Europe, one...
  • About Those Monuments (my letter to the editor)

    08/23/2020 4:33:22 PM PDT · by crusher · 13 replies
    our local newspaper | probably 8/27 | crusher
    The Editor I am not a Southern Partisan (even though I hail from southern Minnesota, the tropical part) nor am I a political partisan having renounced party affiliation in 1988, so I have no particular dog in the fight over historical monuments. That said, I discern some unfortunate (and I hope inadvertent) parallels between the anti-historicists of our current time and numerous misanthropic regimes of the past. In this matter I draw on the wisdom of philosopher George Santayana, who famously said, “Those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes.” This debate is not about the “offensiveness”...
  • Junipero Serra Statue Smashed by Vandals [Malibu]

    08/19/2020 6:42:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Malibu Times ^ | 8/15/20 | Miles Campbell
    The Junipero Serra statue at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu was discovered to be vandalized the night of Aug. 6. The statue was smashed and broken in half with the priest’s head laying at the base of the statue. Serra is an 18th century Franciscan Friar who led the development of the California mission system during the period of Spanish colonization. In 2015, the Friar was controversially canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. A Junipero Serra statue in downtown Los Angeles was similarly brought to the ground by activists on June 20, who reasoned that the statue represented social...
  • NAACP officials and Democratic state senator hit with felony charges over toppling statue that fell on protester's head

    08/18/2020 4:33:29 AM PDT · by gattaca · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 17, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    A Virginia state senator and several NAACP officials were slapped with two felony charges over their alleged roles in the destruction of a Confederate statue by a mob in Portsmouth, Virginia. A protester received life-altering injuries in that incident when a statue fell on his head. "As the result of our efforts in this matter, we have identified and secured arrest warrants of numerous individuals who conspired, organized, and participated in the felonious acts on June 10th. This investigation yielded the same results of holding individuals who commit crimes in our city accountable but was done in a safe manner...
  • The Leftist Effort to Revise American History

    08/05/2020 4:46:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 5, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant's first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from Soviet history by renaming cities — such as the Imperial capital of St. Petersburg to Petrograd and Leningrad and Stalingrad — and eradicating memories of czarist rule. Stalin's historical revisions also included changing photographs and history books, thereby distorting children's learning within educational establishments. Leaders of ISIS and the Taliban have...
  • Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

    07/30/2020 3:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 30, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions, and cultures simply died off. Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors' respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation, and transcendence. Take professional sports. Over the last century, professional football, basketball and baseball were racially integrated and adopted a uniform code of patriotic observance. The three leagues offered fans a...

    07/24/2020 10:39:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Save Southern Heritage ^ | 7/22/20 | David McCallister
    A lawsuit was filed today in Federal Court, along with a request for a request for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order that seeks to prevent the City of St. Augustine, Florida from removing the oldest Confederate monument in Florida, in the state’s oldest City. The primary plaintiff on the lawsuit is HK Edgerton, past President of the National Association of Colored People “NAACP” in his home town of Asheville, NC and includes 10 counts including violations of the plaintiff’s Constitution rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments. There are nine other plaintiffs in the case including the Ladies Memorial Association...
  • Hidden Agendas and the Statue Debates

    07/24/2020 4:08:32 PM PDT · by dmam2011 · 2 replies
    Clarksvillian Underground ^ | July 5, 2020 | Dave McGuire
    (CU News) - Playwright George Bernard Shaw is credited with saying; “Every man deserves to be judged in the context of his times.” If you’ve spent any time with history books, you've probably heard the story of Egyptian Pharaoh Tuthmosis III and his orders to destroy all public monuments dedicated to his predecessor Pharaoh Hatshepsut. The story is one of the most widely taught lessons around the world, but it wasn’t the first instance of iconoclasm. The lesson of these stories is time. The political actions of destroying the memory of anyone, or anything, standing as an obstacle to gaining...
  • 13 of 15 Statues Democrats Want Removed From the U.S. Capitol for Racist Ties Were Democrats

    07/24/2020 12:55:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23 2020 | PENNY STARR
    House Democrats have passed legislation to remove 15 statues because of their connection to the Confederacy, slavery, or white supremacy, 13 of whom were Democrats. “It’s time to sweep away the last vestiges of Jim Crow and the dehumanizing of individuals because of the color of their skin that intruded for too long on the sacred spaces of our democracy,” Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader, said in a Roll Call report on the legislation. “The American people know, these names have to go. These names are white supremacists that said terrible things about our country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
  • Congressman John Joyce (R-PA )and 71 Other Republicans Join Democrats in Voting to Remove Statues from the US Capitol

    07/23/2020 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Ikemeister · 34 replies
    The Franklin County Journal ^ | 23 July 2020 | Dwight D. Weidman
    Congressman John Joyce, representing the conservative 13th District of Pennsylvania, yesterday committed the ultimate act of treachery by joining Nancy Pelosi in voting to remove statues of Americans from the US Capitol. In one case, the bust of the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Roger Brooke Taney, will be replaced with one of leftist Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
  • House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

    07/22/2020 8:50:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 22 2020 | Cristina Marcos
    The House voted Wednesday to approve legislation to remove statues in the Capitol of people who served the Confederacy or otherwise worked to defend slavery, a moment sparked by the demonstrations for racial justice across the country. The legislation was approved in a 305-113 vote. All of the "no" votes came from GOP lawmakers, while 72 Republicans voted to remove the statues. “Just imagine what it feels like as an African American to know that my ancestors built the Capitol, but yet there are monuments to the very people that enslaved my ancestors,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the leader of...
  • Another Virgin Mary statue desecrated in Boston, near where one was burned: Catholic group

    07/22/2020 1:06:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 21, 2020 | Rick Sobey
    A Virgin Mary statue outside a Dorchester church was desecrated on the same night another one was burned about a mile away, according to the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts’ spokesman, who said churches are being “deliberately targeted.” A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was set ablaze outside St. Peter’s Parish overnight July 11. Police responded to the scene and are investigating, officials confirmed at the time.
  • Here’s A List Of Every US Monument Ruined Since The Start Of The Protests

    07/22/2020 12:48:04 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 30 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/22/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Since the beginning of the anti-racism, anti-police brutality protests in late May, at least 183 monuments and memorials have been vandalized, desecrated, or taken down, according to a new report by The Federalist. Statues and memorials have been continually targeted during the civil unrest triggered by George Floyd’s death on May 25. In most cases, the statues targeted commemorated historic figures including Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, colonial and religious figures, explorers, and Confederate leaders.
  • Dixon PD need help identifying alleged vandals of Reagan statue

    07/22/2020 11:28:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    WIFR ^ | Jul. 20, 2020 at 4:47 PM EDT | WIFR Newsroom
    DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) - The Dixon Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two women after the Ronald Reagan statue at the Riverfront was vandalized on Tuesday, July 14.
  • It’s About More Than Toppling Statues. It’s About Toppling America

    07/18/2020 4:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 18, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    I’m going to get straight to the point. It’s time for bold action. It’s time for Americans everywhere who love their country to heed the words of President Ronald Reagan: “If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” All around us, the forces of socialism, Marxism, and anarchy are waging a war against democracy and the moral legitimacy of the great American experiment. Radicals have hijacked peaceful protests and are using the current racial unrest as a tool to attack the very foundation of our nation. Violent mobs have defaced...
  • Deroy Murdock: Failure of leadership — Pelosi shrugs at statue vandals, ignores this in her own party

    07/14/2020 7:42:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    fox ^ | Deroy Murdock
    Regarding the rampant destruction of public monuments that has plagued America in recent weeks, a scribe asked Nancy Pelosi: “Shouldn’t that be done by a commission or a city council, not a mob in the middle of the night?” Visibly shrugging her shoulders, Pelosi replied: “People will do what they do.” What a categorical failure of leadership. Pelosi easily could have used her high profile to remind these cultural criminals that statues, no matter how controversial, are not theirs to annihilate. Democrat officials and far-Left activists have laughed off violence since the George Floyd riots erupted in late May. “Young...
  • CNN Host Don Lemon’s Bigoted Blasphemy: “Jesus Christ Was Not Perfect”

    07/12/2020 3:58:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July12, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Oh, yes, He was, and as Jesus would pray on the cross on which He was crucified and died for our sins, something which also applies to the Don Lemons of the world, he intoned, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Or say. In defending the destruction of tax-payer funded property, the rioters do not own or honor, even including the Founders and the preservers of our democracy, such as Washington, Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln and even to the point of possibly sandblasting Mt. Rushmore, Lemon uttered perhaps the most imbecilic words ever to come out...
  • Nancy Pelosi faces the wrath of social media after dismissive statement about mobs tearing down statues

    07/10/2020 12:11:22 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07.10.2020 | Carlos Garcia
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was criticized heavily online after she offered a dismissive statement on mobs vandalizing and tearing down historical statues. Pelosi indicated that she didn't disapprove of the illegal vandalism of statues in a media briefing on Thursday. She was asked about a statue of Columbus that was thrown into Baltimore harbor by protesters. "Well you know, I'm not a big, I don't even have my grandmother's earrings, I'm not a big, uh, let's see what we have in terms of monuments, I'm more interested in terms of what people have accomplished," Pelosi said. "I think that...