Category: Cultural Stalinism

The War on History is not limited to tearing down monuments

One thing that has always amazed me is the duplicity of the left on teaching history. Consider that we are never supposed to forget slavery. I agree, we must not ever forget one of the worst chapters in history. The left, however is not consistent on the never forgetting part. It seems that any actual remembrance is to be shunned somehow. Take a case in Fredericksburg, Virginia for instance

(CNN) — The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has removed an auction block marking the spot where African Americans were once displayed and sold as slaves.

The 800-pound slave auction block was removed from a downtown corner Friday morning after nearly two years of deliberation among City Council, months of legal action that threatened to keep the stone in place, and weeks of postponement due to the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

“The institution of slavery was central to the community prior to the Civil War,” said John Hennessy, chief historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. “The trauma involved in that passed through generations. The block became an embodiment of the present and past pain in this community.”

Local tradition, records, and statements by African Americans themselves have identified the elevated stone as a place where slaves were sold. “There is no direct quote noting that a slave stood on the block to be sold, but there are statements made in the post-Civil War years by African Americans stating they were sold on that corner,” the city notes on its website.

So, we must hide reminders which could help teach us about slavery? Can someone explain this new logic to me? Likely no, because logic and education are not the aim here. Very sad this is. Pretty tough to teach about history when elements of it must be hidden away

TV networks joining the Cultural Stalinists

Diogenes alerts as to just how far the purge is going

According to an entertainment industry rag called Page Six, a group of big TV networks, including CBS, MTV and VH1, have hired private investigators (politely called risk consultants) to probe their own stars’ social media accounts to root out any racist comments.

Unlike their increasingly antisemitic betters in hollywood, the network’s move comes after a spate of celebrities no one I know has every heard of were recently thrown under the bus because of  resurfaced racist posts. Last week, the Bravo network fired Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens for offensive tweets, and on Wednesday the network canned someone named “Peter Hunziker” for a racist Instagram post. Meanwhile, the CW network fired Hartley Sawyer and MTV let go Taylor Selfridge for similar offenses (although Selfridge claims she quit).

Yes, it is sobering, this is madness. THIS is a glimpse of Leftism in all its evil

Then they Cleansed Mrs. Buttersworth

Soon, everything at every store will be wrapped in plain paper because RAAAAACISM

Mrs. Butterworth’s will undergo a complete brand and package review, the company says.

Chicago-based company Conagra, who owns the rights to Mrs. Butterworth’s, released a statement Wednesday saying in part, “We stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown communities and we can see that our packaging may be interpreted in a way that is wholly inconsistent with our values.”

So, the left, again, is intent on ruining everything, absolutely everything. We are headed towards a nation where every word we speak can ruin us where comedians quake in fear of offending someone. God help us

Sure, why not, cancel Aunt Jemima too

Well, not totally canceled, but, definitely “cleansed”

After 131 years, the Aunt Jemima name and image will be scrubbed from syrup bottles and pancake mix packages because they are “based on a racial stereotype,” Quaker Oats revealed.

The company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo and owner of the Aunt Jemima brand, made the announcement Wednesday morning following ongoing criticism for its continued use of the character, a grinning black woman, to peddle its products despite the racist roots. The backlash has only intensified in recent weeks following the in-custody death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt down on his neck.

Of course this will help in accomplishing absolutely nothing that will address any real problems Black Americans face. It will not bring us closer to “racial equality” or any other type of equality. Under our laws we already have “equality”. And of course, it will do nothing at all to fix inner city crime, or the missing Black fathers that wreak havoc in those communities. It will not rebuild businesses burned and destroyed by radical leftists, it will not silence the dangerous, the rhetoric of race pimps like Benjamin Crump, and leftist politicians, it will make fools in Hollywood and the media “feel” better. It will encourage more complaints about everything that lead to more cultural cleansing, but actual problems? The left could not care less about those. Just blame racism, bash America, wash, rinse repeat

Senator Cotton gives great speech on cancel culture, then…………

Votes to erase Confederate generals? And, he was not the only Republican to do so Good Freaking Grief

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday voted to require the Pentagon to rename military bases and other assets named after Confederate generals, a move that puts the Republican-led panel on a collision course with the White House.

The committee adopted an amendment to the annual Pentagon policy bill that gives the Defense Department three years to remove the names of Confederate generals from U.S. military assets, according to a source familiar with the closed-door proceedings.

Again, how do they NOT get it? They are helping the cultural Stalinists erase our history and heritage. Do they think appeasement will work?Do they think the left will say OK that is enough? Maybe they have been dumbed down by “historians” who preach that the War Between the States was fought soley over slavery? Certainly some Republican commentators have bought into such nonsense. Whatever the case the fact is they are fools, and after Senator Cotton’s letter to the NY Slimes and hi powerful speech to the Senate denouncing the cancel culture, his vote is especially distressing.

But it also goes further and includes everything from ships to streets on Defense Department property.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered the provision, which she previewed on Twitter.

“I filed an amendment to the annual defense bill last week to rename all bases named for Confederate generals. It’s long past time to end the tribute to white supremacy on our military installations,” Warren tweeted Tuesday, though it was not clear at the time if the amendment would be offered, or if it had any chance of success.

OK, let’s glom onto an amendment that Sen. Warren offered up. Have we learned nothing?

And then, they came for Elmer Fudd…………..

Again, Leftism destroy everything it touches

In a new series based on the beloved “Looney Tunes” cartoons, the classic character Elmer Fudd will no longer carry a gun.

The new series “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” which premiered last week on the streaming service HBO Max, will feature the cartoon’s characteristic violence – using sticks of dynamite, booby traps and the iconic anvils and bank safes dropped onto characters, The New York Times reported last week.

However, Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the outlet, “We’re not doing guns.”

Good Freaking Grief

Washington and Lee Students want Washington and Lee stricken because IGNORANCE!

Fools and their foolish desires

Law students at Washington and Lee University are demanding that the school remove the portraits of George Washington and Robert E. Lee from their diplomas.

Being that the university is named after both men, diplomas have traditionally featured portraits of both Washington and Lee.  Citing the “aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville” and an interest in making the university an “inclusive and compassionate environment to all students,” more than 175 students, alumni, faculty members have so far signed a petition calling on university President William Dudley to implement the option to remove the portraits from diplomas.

“The goal of establishing this option is to create a diploma that alumni are proud to prominently display in their homes and places of work,” reads the petition, which also points out that changes have been to the diplomas to appease students in the past, such as “the transition from sheepskin diplomas to paper diplomas.”

So very sad. This is the result of teaching kids history re-written by leftists

Then, they came for balloons

Moonbattery finds this from Taxachusetts

Progressive rule means no fun allowed. They won’t even let you have balloons. Taxachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill to ban their sale and use.

Via CBSN Boston:

“The sale, distribution and release of any type of balloon, including, but not limited to, plastic, latex or mylar, filled with any type of lighter than air gas, both for public or private use, is hereby prohibited,” the bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Peake, D-Provincetown, states. Violators would be fined up to $100.

Leftists have come after balloons before. They say that balloons are hurtful to animals and the environment. Plus they are made out of petroleum products, which makes them offensive to the climate.

 

Thomas Jefferson holiday erased by fools

The Left’s war of cultural genocide rolls on. The fools who cast these votes likely do not realize what that they are helping the Left destroy America by erasing its history, heritage, and culture

The Charlottesville, Va. City Council voted on Monday to swap out an official holiday celebrating Thomas Jefferson’s birthday for a day recognizing the emancipation of slaves.

April 13 will no longer honor Jefferson, the third president and author of the Declaration of Independence who owned slaves in Virginia, following a 4-1 vote, The Associated Press reported.

The council unanimously decided in a separate vote that Liberation and Freedom Day will be celebrated on March 3, the day U.S. Army forces arrived in 1865 and emancipated enslaved people at the end of the Civil War, according to the AP.

Nothing wrong with adding the second holiday, but removing the Jefferson holiday? Fools! Damn fools!

Then the Cultural Marxists will come for our memories

A very insightful piece from a tremendous historical blog Battles and Bones

Why Some Young Southerners Still Learn of Their Heritage

While the practical aspects of moving on and recovering after the South’s defeat occupied most of the energies of southerners in the decades following the War Between the States, remembrance was also a very important aspect of that recovery. There was a sense of duty and obligation to remember the sacrifices of the sons, fathers and brothers who had marched so optimistically off to war in the spring of 1861, only to return to find, in the words of veteran H.H. Kerr, “the home he left so beautiful in blackened ruins…his stock killed…his money of no value, and a system of reconstruction which made the horrors of war pale into insignificance.”

That sense of duty often manifested itself in the erecting of monuments, statues, highway markers, plaques and other memorials that dot the South’s landscape to this day.

Why yes, the most important reason for these monuments was, to remember the sacrifice, the valor, and the men who took up arms. The left has targeted these men, and yes, thei memories of Southerners today who still wish to honor their ancestors. This campaign is insidious and unrelenting, and, if left unchecked will eradicate every last vestige of our collective history. And no, the monuments to Confederates will not be the last targets. The left understands that to destroy a nation requires the erasure of that nation’s history and heritage. That is their goal, and some day, every monument, to any US soldier or sailor will become to “problematic” or “insensitive” or “violent” to be left standing.  Some foolish “Conservatives” refuse to see this reality, and even applaud the removal of Confederate memorials.  These are the most damnable fools, for they should understand that the outrage mob and cultural marxists will never stop their current campaign. Cowardice and appeasement will not deter these miscreants. Our memories must not be taken

Yet while memories will fade, we should never let them die completely. I believe we should—and will—continue to teach our children and grandchildren what our fathers and mothers and grandparents have taught us and passed down for generations. We will continue to share our family history around the supper table as we eat harvest that was grown and nourished from the very soil that contains the blood of our kin—blood that was shed while defending their homes. We will continue to share our family history on the front porches of our homes in the fading light of summer evenings surrounded by great trees that were present when our ancestors lived. We will continue to share our family history before a crackling fire in our homes on cold winter nights with our children and grandchildren gathered close around us. We will continue to share the stories, the sadness, the injustices, the glory, the bravery, the love, the patriotism, the loyalty and the sacrifices of those who have gone before us. We do this, in part, so that we might “honor our fathers,” as the scriptures command us. And we pray that our children and our grandchildren will do the same when their turn comes.

More than twenty years ago, I wrote that one day the left call for the total removal of Confederate monuments, and many Americans would have called me a fool. Well, here we are. And now I am sadly proven correct. I also said that our Founders would be next, and, well, I think we see that happening as well. Maybe one day the left, in their tolerant way will demand the bulldozing of Confederate cemeteries. Maybe one day monuments to US servicemen will be deemed too violent, too offensive? Don’t think so? You damn well better think again. Allow me to include this quote from Chief Joseph, it fits our current time

“A man who would not defend his father’s grave, is worse than a wild beast.”

 

Alfred E. Nueman Yeah, we should take Thomas Jefferson’s name off of things

Via Moonbattery

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, played a role rivaled only by George Washington and James Madison in defining America. These three are the greatest men in our history. Even adversaries of America must respect them. Only the most committed enemies of America would want to erase them — by which I mean vermin like Pete Buttigieg:

Buttigieg, who is running in a crowded Democratic field for president, said on Friday he believes renaming events and things named after President Thomas Jefferson is the “right thing to do.”

Like virtually all landowners in 18th century Virginia, Jefferson owned slaves. This is the pretext leftists have used to demand he be frog-marched to the Memory Hole. Washington and Madison also owned slaves; they will soon follow.

To judge the people of the 18th century according to 21st century cultural mores is of course preposterous. Romans owned slaves too; maybe we should abolish Little Caesars pizza.

The actual objective is to make us ashamed of our own heritage so that it can be obliterated and replaced with something that we will never tolerate so long as we have any pride.

You can listen to Mayor Alfred’s entire statement below.

Then the Cultural Stalinists came for movies

The erasing of American heritage/history/culture/arts keeps moving along

Anything filmed earlier than last week probably violates some aspect of ever-evolving political correctness. Christian Toto notes that the movie purge is already getting started:

Two years ago, a Memphis theater nixed a screening of the 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind” because of its “insensitive” content.

Disney’s Oscar-winning “Song of the South” won’t be seen on the company’s forthcoming streaming platform. The 1946 film’s antiquated, and some say racist, portrayal of black life turned the movie into cultural poison. It’s never made it to home video, and that’s unlikely to change in the near future.

Once an actor has been unpersoned, anything he appeared in may be subject to erasure. For example, Bounce TV has pulled reruns of The Cosby Show, HBO disappeared all programming including Louis C.K., and Amazon declined to release Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York due to sexual shenanigans, which constitute political crimes in the #MeToo era.

What is next? Well, everyting!

Arizona Governor Ducey shows how to respond to Brown Shirts!

So, Governor Doug Ducey posted an Easter message on Easter, and BOOM! Sudden Atheist Outrage ensued!

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey responded after a secular organization demanded he delete an Easter message he posted on Facebook, citing a breach in the separation of church and state.

“We won’t be removing this post. Ever,” Ducey tweeted Thursday. “Nor will we be removing our posts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Palm Sunday, Passover or any other religious holiday.”

“We support the First Amendment, and are happy to provide copies of the Constitution to anyone who hasn’t read it,” he added.

Great for him!

How long until we take George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, etc. off of money, universities, streets…………?

Clearly that day is coming

The George Washington University student body voted Thursday to “remove and replace” its mascot, the George the Colonial.

According to the GWU Joint Elections Commission, 54 percent of students who voted in this spring’s Student Association elections supported the removal of the Colonial as the school’s mascot. It was not immediately clear what students plan to replace the Colonial mascot with or even if school administrators will act on the results of the referendum.

The original push to change the mascot started last spring with an online petition, which garnered over 500 signatures.  Ashley Le, who served as GW Student Association President at the time, encouraged university administrators to listen to students’ concerns on the matter. The total number of signatories that the petition has amounted to less than 2 percent of the GW student body.

So clearly, universities like James Madison, George Mason, George Washington will have to change their names soon right? I wrote more than 20 years ago, that the attack on Confederate symbols would be only a beginning, well, sad to say I was right. 

Your Quote of the Day

Go read this whole piece by Victor Davis Hanson, it is brilliant. This first bit, though, is a point those who are down with tearing down monuments should really consider

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past.

In 2001, the primeval Taliban blew up two ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan on grounds that their very existence was sacrilegious to Islam.

In 2015, ISIS militants entered a museum in Mosul, Iraq, and destroyed ancient, pre-Islamic statues and idols. Their mute crime? These artifacts predated the prophet Mohammed.

The West prides itself on the idea that liberal societies would never descend into such nihilism. Think again.

Think again indeed. No one should support the current historical and cultural cleansing that the left is engaged in

On this episode of Wrong Monument Asshole……………

These Leftist agitators are many things, violent, lawless, thuggish, trash. malcontents, etc. Smart? No they definitely missed that train

Or the fact that no one studies history anymore. Confederate monument vandals take aim at wrong Lee statue in Dunn.

They thought they were protesting General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame. They were off by a little.

“I was surprised that anybody would do that to this museum statue,” Johnson said. “This is not a Civil War museum and this is not Robert E. Lee. This is General William C. Lee from United States Army Airborne from World War II, so I was hurt and surprised that somebody would actually do this.”

Of course, anyone who think defacing a monument to Robert E. Lee is somehow noble is historically and intellectually defunct frankly. No one who has studied Lee would think him worthy of such disdain. In fact any Conservative who would not defend General Lee is clueless. But remember this, when all the R.E. Lee monuments are gone, and all the Stonewall Jackson monuments are gone these miscreant activists will not be sated. They will simply seek out the next target, and every monument to US veterans will be targeted next.

Today in Cultural Stalinism

There are several steps in destroying a nation. Destroying its history, and heritage is one of those

A George Washington University student senator hosted a panel Wednesday to discuss school spirit and the true connotation of the school’s Colonial mascot.

Titled “Is the GW Colonial Inclusive School Spirit?”, student Sen. Hayley Margolis planned the event. Margolis told The GW Hatchetbeforehand that the school’s current mascot, the “Colonial,” could interfere with inclusion at the school, claiming that it encourages oppression and hatred of different races.

GW is “a very diverse institution,” Margolis said, expanding on her remarks. “There are students that, if we were back in Colonial times, wouldn’t have been represented or treated equally. School spirit is something that should be based on equality.”

Student Association president Ashley Le noted in a January interview with The GW Hatchet that Jordan West, GW’s Inaugural Director of Diversity & Inclusion Education, is supportive of the students who are pushing to change the name of the mascot. West met with leaders of the student government in 2018 to discuss both the mascot as well as buildings named after whom they believe are objectionable historical figures.

Again, be very sure that this goes beyond “snowflakes” this is about destroying this nation. Don’t think so? Them ask yourself what area of America is not being attacked? The border? the language? History? Culture and heritage? Judeo-Christian values? Self-defense? Freedom of speech/religion/association? The family? Please find one area where America is not being attacked?

Marxifornia, AGAIN!

When did the left decide to eradicate pronouns? Moonbattery wonders

Once again, we can watch our dystopian future unfold in California. There, the pronouns “he” and “she” are regarded as hate speech that cannot be spoken during State Senate committee hearings.

It is required to use the plural pronoun “they” instead, in order to demonstrate reverence for the sexually perplexed and compliance with their deranged agenda.

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Hannah-Beth Jackson’s announcement that the pronouns had been banned included this comic exchange:

“The world is a different place. My grammar teacher is long gone and we won’t be hearing from her,” the senator said as someone quickly corrected her. “— from them! From they!”

So, now singular people are “they” WTF?

Spiked Online editor Brendan O’Neill comments:

“They now want to control not just hateful language and racist language, which we all agree is a bad thing, but everyday speech. ‘He’ and ‘she.’ The words that people use all the time in everyday conversation to describe men and women. They want to dig down so far into how we speak, and ultimately into how we think, that they are willing to ban the most common words in the English language.”

That’s what you get for letting them ban “hateful language and racist language.” Those who define what “hateful” and “racist” mean will soon ban every thought in your head.

Frankly, every member should say NOT being referred to a “she” or he” offends them. Then they should walk out. But, this is Marxifornia, so………..