The United States Begins To Scrub Its History

A very sad and disturbing paranoia in the name of justice is gripping the United States.

In the wake of the shootings in Charleston a hysterical reaction of banning flags, name changes and removing statues is currently blinding councils and organizations.

It's hard to understand the such mindsets.

Erasing history doesn't make it go away. You just leave yourself open to deeper ignorance. Hiding the reality of The Civil War and its figures makes dummies of your population softening their curiosity and weakening their critical thinking abilities.

That you take down a statue or ban a piece of cloth - even for symbolic reasons - is an affront to a nation's history.

And it's not surprising it's coming from Democrats, progressives and the perpetual outraged. I am surprised more aren't defending history.


Memphis voted to remove statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Activists want to do the same for General Robert E. Lee - one of the greatest military leaders in American history as well as possibly world history. 

Yale will remove Calhoun while the Connecticut Democratic party looks to erase Jefferson's name. 

It's worth noting Jefferson did consider slavery to be a blithe on human nature while liberals bend over backwards trying to claim him in the intellectual heritage.

The latter is meaningless given the left has little regard for rigorous intellectual left in the tank.

Naturally, Andrew Jackson is safe for his role in the 'Trail of Tears'. That's, erm, different.

Same with black celebrities who beat their wives, deal in drugs and other bad and criminal activities. Why, some of them have awards bestowed upon them.

Right. 'Different.'

Apple bans Civil War games. Nazis need not worry.

Police officer in North Charleston fired for wearing Confederate under wear.

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazard' from its roster because of the General Lee.

Stores like Wal-Mart and Amazon will not sell the Confederate flag.

I understand emotions get people riled up and the first thing they look to do is pull an 'out of sight, out of mind'.

However, to me, strictly from a history perspective, this is not good.

Not good at all and is indicative at how far off the intellectual path we have strayed in the West.


Where's Mark Twain when you need him?

Reason article worth rereading when anti-racists adopted the Confederate flag.

Above all, reading Frederick Douglass - a man who lived through slavery unlike people of today who are about as disconnected from it as their neighbor - provides a sober, moral and brilliant account on slavery.

More here.


  1. The left is totalitarian and outright Stalinist. Consider this, posted at a major site, salon: "It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol. But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime." -http://www.salon.com/2015/07/10/lets_make_the_confederate_flag_a_hate_crime_it_is_the_american_swastika_and_we_should_recoil_it_from_it_in_horror/

  2. Just like the eugenics movement in the past and modern ethicists justify what amounts to acts of murder under the guise of compassion and rational thinking, the left's nefarious and bleak narratives are propped up by reworking the jargon pretending to be acts of justice and compassion. It's nothing of the sort. It's all about control to fit their world view.

    They're are the true extremists and in case you haven't noticed, I've taken a decided stance against them on this blog. They stand for everything that is wrong in my view.


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