Category: Cultural Stalinism

Damned cowards taking down statues are worse than the thugs demanding they come down

Think about the guts our Founders had. Think of the courage it took to risk their necks, literally. As Ben Franklin said of the revolution- “We will hang together, or we will hang separately

Now, we have those who seek peace by licking the feet of tyrants who wish to erase this nations heritage.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Washburn University removed their Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin statues outside the law building at the end of July.

With a Jefferson statue at the University of Missouri targeted by vandals, and a petition, Washburn President Dr. Jerry Farley told 13 News he wanted to get ahead of possible student and faculty disapproval of the two founding fathers who once owned slaves.

“They poured paint on it, they tried to break it apart, they had wrapped it up in some gaudy, terrible stuff and had written some things about it and then we realized that we’ve got one of them right here and so what do we want to do,” he said.

Without Jefferson, Mason, Henry, Franklin, Madison, Washington, and the rest we would not have the liberty we do, and cowards today want to just give it all away.

Fools and Marxists want our history erased

Unless we get angry enough to say no more, our history will be, no more, erased and replaced with a new history that marks America as irredeemable. Daniel Greenfield gives us the latest

This one is bad. And poorly timed.

Just when the Democrats were trying to pivot and blame President Trump for divisiveness, the D.C. government, the one Dems keep demanding statehood for, decided to unleash their own cultural revolution.

Here were their metrics for deciding what to rename in D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the formation of the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions Working Group or the DC FACES Working Group to review the legacy of namesakes, including buildings, parks, public spaces and monuments, in order to ensure the individuals’ personal and public policy views did not contribute to the nation’s history of slavery, systemic racism and other biases, and, instead, are consistent with our DC values — empowering and uplifting African Americans and other communities of color

This is basically an argument for getting rid of everyone from American history.

Our decision-making prism focused on key disqualifying histories, including participation in slavery, systemic racism, mistreatment of, or actions that suppressed equality for, persons of color, women and LGBTQ communities and violation of the DC Human Right Act.

Especially when you look at point 5.

Violation of District human rights laws – did research and evidence find the namesake committed a violation of the DC Human Right Act, in whole or part, including discrimination against protected traits such as age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and natural origin? 

Please go read it all, it is beyond crucial, this puts pretty much everyone on the erase list.

A reminder that the left wants to cancel free speech

One good thing about the current crisis the Left has foisted upon us is that their true face is showing for all to see, and it is clear that liberty is their biggest target, and control, total control, is their most cherished “value”

In July, members of Princeton’s administration published a “Statement on Principles of Inclusivity and Free Speech,” in which the university confirmed that it “cherishes both inclusivity and free speech, which can be protected even when the speech in question is ‘unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.’”

The statement also referred to a recent op-ed by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber, who said that Princeton’s free expression policy “rests upon the idea that the pursuit of understanding, discovery, and truth benefits from the open and vigorous contestation of ideas.”

“We are in an era when many people mistakenly treat free speech and inclusivity as competing values,” said Eisgruber. “We need the benefit of multiple voices and perspectives, and we need real engagement among them.”

According to the Graduate Student Government leadership, however, the administration’s statement was “tone-deaf” and “unacceptable.”

In their response letter, Karina Alventosa, president; Gabe Moore, vice president of internal affairs; and Lauren Feldman,  vice president of the Graduate Student Government, took issue with the statement’s affirmation of free expression, stating that it protects “hate” at the university.

The three students explained that “we as a student body are not looking for ‘dialogue’ on how to cope with institutional racism.” They argued that the letter’s emphasis on the importance of free expression “reads as a typical dog-whistle often used to excuse racist speech and hateful actions.”

While the students claimed that they are not against free speech, they asserted that “speech acting with the ability to stoke hate, violence, and danger do not fall under the purview of ‘free speech.’”

In short, they will allow free speech, unless they disagree with it, and we can easily see that they would disagree with everything Conservatives, and even actual Liberals might say

Oklahoma University giving the boot to White Profs

Cancel, erase, such is Cultural Stalinism

The College Fix reports

In a statement on the Black Lives Matter protests, the chair of the University of Oklahoma Department of Political Science has announced the removal of a swath of photos of retired professors that hangs in the department’s entryway, pointing out it consists only of “white male faces.”

“We will transform the entryway to our department on the second floor of Dale Hall Tower,” the statement from Chair Scott Robinson reads. “One of the walls of this entry includes the images of retired members of our department, a set that exclusively includes white male faces.”

“This will be replaced with a space in which our current students can express themselves and represent their own voices.”

The decision, Robinson stated, is one of eight measures the department will undertake to address “issues related to racial justice and inequalities,” adding: “I stand with those that demand that we act like #blacklivesmatter — and not just pretend that our system protects all lives equally.”

So many Americans have lost their damned minds

Then they came for fried chicken

Sometimes, you just have to say OH FOR FUCKS SAKE!

KFC said it’s suspending its 64-year-old slogan, “It’s Finger Lickin’ Good,” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The slogan “doesn’t feel quite right” given the current environment, the company said. 

“We find ourselves in a unique situation — having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment,” said Catherine Tan-Gillespie, global chief marketing officer at KFC. “While we are pausing the use of ‘It’s Finger Lickin’ Good,’ rest assured the food craved by so many people around the world isn’t changing one bit.”

Hyper sensitivity reigns

The Cancel Cancer spreads to British pride

When will these damned White Europeans get it?

The suggestion that Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory should be axed from the Last Night of the Proms is not, as No 10 suggests, a distracting focus on the symbols rather than the substance of a problem (Rule, Britannia! will be played at the Proms but not sung, BBC confirms, 24 August).

Symbols matter. They act as dog-whistles and means of legitimising discriminatory ideologies. The substance of racism in the UK is underpinned by an inaccurate nostalgia for a “Great Britain” which spread its “civilising” influence across the world in the 19th century and stood alone against the powers of European fascism in the 20th century. The jingoistic, flag-waving Rule, Britannia! of the Last Night of the Proms feeds into this false narrative, implying that to be British is to be a white imperial victor.

Good Freaking Grief! Churchill was no big deal I guess just another damned Caucasian oppressor

Sometimes some Republicans just amaze me

And no, not in a good or positive way. Take Republicans who voted to rename military bases which are currently named for Confederate generals. What do they hope to gain? Most folks likely oppose such moves, and I would bet an even higher percentage of Republicans oppose such historical cleansing. Yet several Republicans supported the change, which was pushed by Liz Warren, who is about as left wing as they come. In fact her amendment goes much further than just renaming bases. Republicans ought to know better, as Max McGuire at The Federalist writes

 It would require the federal government to “remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederate States of America … or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America from all assets of the Department of Defense.”

It is true that the namesakes of iconic military bases including Fort Hood, Fort Benning, and Fort Bragg fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War. While it is undoubtedly easier to brand these men as racist Confederates and call it a day, that fails to tell the story of why these bases bear their names. Human beings are complicated and complex, and therefore so is their history. Hindsight reveals that good people sometimes end up on the wrong side of conflict.

As an example: Fort Hood is named after John Bell Hood. A graduate of West Point, Hood served in the U.S. Army on the frontier and was shot by an arrow during one of his patrols. Had the Purple Heart been awarded back then, Hood would have received it. Yes, Hood eventually resigned his commission and joined the Confederate Army after secession, and held personal and political beliefs that are repugnant today.

I will ignore the “repugnant” views part, I will do some more in depth study of General Hood, as I have mainly studied his service, as commander of The famed Texas Brigade, and later as a division commander under Lee, and as a Corps commander under Gen. Joe Johnston, and eventually as commander of the Army of Tennessee.

But that is not why Fort Hood exists. The military base in Killeen, Texas, bears Hood’s name because, by all definitions, Hood was one of the bravest and most tenacious men in American military history. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Gen. Hood led his men in a charge against the Union troops holding Little Round Top. During the advance, Hood was hit by an exploding artillery shell that crippled his left arm and rendered it immobile, dangling at his side.

Hood’s contemporaries encouraged him to resign his commission and explained there would be no disgrace in retiring given his injuries. Hood, however, had other plans. Once he was healed, he demanded a reinstatement and regrouped with his men at the Battle of Chickamauga.

On the third day of the battle, Hood was once again wounded. A bullet shattered his femur, forcing doctors to amputate the leg just four inches below the hip. They had so little confidence Hood would survive, the doctors discharged him with his amputated leg so it could be buried with him.

Hood survived and recovered. Again, he was pressured to resign his commission, but again, he pressed on. Not only did he demand to be reinstated, but he convinced Jefferson Davis to give him a promotion.

This man lost an arm at Gettysburg and a leg at Chickamauga. For the final year of the war, the Texas Brigade was led by a one-armed, one-legged general who had to be physically strapped to his horse so he wouldn’t fall off. That is why the Army chose in 1942 to name its new base after Hood. It wasn’t to glorify the Confederacy or to glorify the institution of slavery.

So, he was a brave an gallant soldier, tough as hell frankly, but he must be erased! That is a repugnant, and deeply delusional view of history, but we expect such knuckle dragging nonsense from Democrats. But from Republicans? Sickening

Preserving history IS that important

Some wisdom, from a few year ago about the sheer FOLLY of erasing history

Columnist Peggy Noonan’s recent tweets criticizing the Washington National Cathedral’s decision to remove the stained glass windows of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson might have landed her in hot water among Twitter’s reactionaries, but she was right and doesn’t deserve to be called a white supremacist simply for speaking the truth.

In response to scrubbing the church of Confederate symbols, she tweeted, “A shonda [Yiddish for shame]. They were figures in the greatest, most killing moral struggle in U.S. history. They didn’t tweet, they took to the field and died.”

“Then one side won,” she continued, “they reconciled, the American experiment continued and we learned through this history. Keep em. Let it be. They are us.”

Go read it all, and focus on these words They are us! This fight we are in right now over monuments, memorials, history is a war to save us. American history must, at all costs be preserved and taught. A nation cannot long survive once its history is erased. Sadly, our history has become a target of the left. They argue that America is, irredeemable because our founding was entirely about White supremacy. And, because of this America must fundamentally change, in short, America must die, and be recreated in order to ever be any good.

Sadly, there are too many Republicans willing to beg for mercy rather than truly defend our history. A few years ago, Republicans decided it was a smart strategy to lump the Confederacy in with today’s leftists. Are you listening Rep. Crenshaw? They added their voice to the Confederates were traitors only fighting for slavery chorus. Rather than fighting for facts, and actual study of the War Between the States, they went with those using the war to further demean America. As D.C. McAllister wrote back in 2017

Contrary to popular opinions today, Union soldiers did not primarily fight to free the slaves or to secure their equality. Most believed they fought to preserve the Union. Likewise, Confederate soldiers did not primarily fight for slavery. Most believed they fought to preserve the independence of the South from Northern invaders.

In saying this, I am not making the case that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery. It certainly was, but it wasn’t only—or even primarily—about slavery. This doesn’t diminish the integral role slavery played in the war, but there was much more to it, and our judgments need to be based on the words of those who actually fought in the war, not on tales spun by propagandists.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson, who wrote “What They Fought For,” researched hundreds of letters from both the North and South, and he found an intricate record of ideals and motivations among the soldiers. No side, no one person was all evil or all good. They were human beings, struggling with moral issues and perspectives shaped by beliefs, cultural biases and prejudices. Some of these were just, and others horribly unjust—there is no justification for the evil of slavery—but this doesn’t change the complexity of the individuals or their motivations.

McPherson is not a historian that is biased against the South, as some historians are. He did the actual research and wrote about what he found

Reading through these men’s letters, McPherson found that “themes of liberty and republicanism,” not slavery, “formed the ideological core of the cause for which Civil War soldiers fought, Confederate as well as Union.”

“Americans in both North and South believed themselves custodians of the legacy of 1776. The crisis of 1861 was the great test of whether they were worthy of the heritage of liberty bequeathed to them by the founding fathers. On their shoulders rode the fate of the great experiment in republican government launched in 1776. Both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis appealed to this intense consciousness of parallels between 1776 and 1861.”

Soldiers from both sides loved their country and wanted to honor their forebears who secured for them liberty and independence. Confederates fought for freedom “from what they regarded as a tyrannical government.” The unionists, on the other hand, “fought to preserve the nation created by the founders from dismemberment and destruction.”

This theme repeats itself throughout Confederate letters: “bursting the bonds of tyranny,” fighting for “those inestimable and priceless rights . . . . obtained by our forefathers and bequeathed to us,” and “fighting gloriously for the undying principles of Constitutional liberty and self-government.”

These men saw the South as their country and the North as having betrayed the legacy of its founders. An enlisted soldier who owned no slaves said he would joyfully go to war “as a means of repelling a dastardly, plundering, oppressive, and cowardly foe from our homes and borders.”

You really should read the whole Column it is masterful and factual. Most of all, you need to fight against what the left is doing. Especially you Republicans who care more about being patted on the head for being “reasonable”. The people taking down memorials and monuments are not reasonable, they are evil. They want to erase America. There is no “common ground” or appeasement with them, There is only victory or defeat, and defeat means this nation is finished. THAT is unacceptable

Mass cancellation at national battlefields?

Sounds impossible, but………….

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg are raising the alarm over a recent vote in the U.S. House of Representatives that would remove Civil War monuments from federal parks nationwide.

The decision by the U.S. House would have all Confederate monuments, statues and “commemorative placards” removed from Gettysburg National Military Park.

“We urge the U.S. Senate to strip out this provision that would destroy the unequaled collection of monuments, Union and Confederate, that set Gettysburg apart as a great battlefield park and a top visitor destination,” said Les Fowler, president of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

According to Fowler, the legislation in question, HR-7608, would direct the National Park Service to remove all Confederate monuments, memorials, placards and statues at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Antietam, Chickamauga, Manassas, Petersburg, Fredericksburg and 18 other battlefields and historic sites within six months.

The answer to the when will it stop question is, as I have said never!

Another “look at me” moment for fools and snowflakes

Leftism is an ideology of narcissism. This is why they LOVE their bumper stickers, to show how much they care. Those stickers, and all the other virtue signalling are really cries of “LOOK AT ME!!!” See how much I care, see how woke I am! This example from San Antonio, is just the latest proof of that

San Antonio College announced in July that it will remove its “Ranger” mascot.

The Ranger, which has been a part of the school’s tradition since 1926, has been a topic of debate, especially in recent months. In June, the school began a decision-making process to determine whether or not the name should remain. A council voted unanimously to change the mascot.

“This is a historic day! The debate is over and San Antonio College has gone on record as being inclusive, diverse, empowered, decisive, true to its values – and committed to doing the right thing,” SAC President Dr. Robert Vela said. “We’ve taken a great leap forward and now we can begin the process of fashioning a new mascot identity that reflects the very best qualities of our SAC community.”

See folks LOOK AT US!, We made history, we changed the world. When in truth these pinheads did nothing but force their view on to others. And yes, the narcissists are the decided minority

The school’s official Twitter account gave students an opportunity to let the administration know how they felt about the school’s mascot. The official SAC Twitter account issued a tweet to a link where students could share their thoughts. The survey found that while only 14 percent and 32 percent of staff and faculty, respectively, wanted to keep the mascot, a whopping 53 percent of students wanted to keep it. Among alumni, 41 percent voted to keep the Ranger mascot while 34 percent of the “community” voted to keep it. 

See? Screw the majority, screw democracy, screw everyone except, of course, the self-absorbed bullies.To them “democracy” is only good when it suits them.

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!