Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. . . . Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. . . . Democrats cited Jefferson and Jackson’s ownership of slaves as a key factor in the decision, as well as Jackson’s role in the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S. in what was known as the Trail of Tears. (Source.)I told you this was coming. So who looks foolish now? Ok, how about portraits of these men in the halls of government? How about all the buildings, roads, schools and parks named after them throughout the United States? How about the General Sherman monument in Washington D.C., since Sherman believed American Indians should be "exterminated"? How about FDR, since he had Japanese Americans interned in prison camps for the simple "crime" of being Japanese?
Of course, as one activist historian recently opined, this kind of thing should not just be "brushed aside." Oh no, this is serious stuff here.
No, it's not. It is political correctness (something other moronic "historians" have claimed doesn't even exist) on steroids. It is intentionally petty and divisive and is ripping our country apart. It is shallow and juvenile - all adjectives which also aptly describe the current crop of puritanical moral reformers posing as serious historians. LOL.
I suppose after we get done sandblasting Stone Mountain, we can head to D.C. and take care of the Jefferson Memorial. And let's not forget, President Lincoln has quite a bit of "baggage" too, does he not?
So, go ahead, keep up your incestuous conversations while the rest of us sit back and laugh at you.