23 July 2015

The Politicization of American History Continues

Thanks, of course, to academia and the activist historians who have been paving the way to all this for many years now. Evidently, the low-hanging fruit of Confederate flags and monuments is going faster than I thought it would. Time to move up the tree:
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.


ropelight said...

Political Correctness is the aggressive censorship of views which conflict with cultural Marxism's preferred terms, descriptions, and interpretations.

(Undocumented immigrants - not - illegal aliens, fetal tissue - not - baby organs, workplace violence - not - Islamic Terrorism, Teabaggers - not - grassroots Americans)

Any deviance from Leftist approved forms are Thought Crimes and are discouraged, ridiculed, censored, and eventually punished. It's one of the most reliable and unmistakable stepping stones to totalitarian rule.

If the High Priests of Political Correctness can control what you're allowed to write or even say out loud, they're already well along the long march through the institutions.

ropelight said...

RIP: US Grant died 130 years ago today.

E.J. DAgrosa said...

...because removing flags and monuments will end the problems of race relations in the country. (Sarcasm)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

EJ - I get the sarcasm, but I don't really think the activist "historians" believe that for one minute. It's about power and the broader agenda and crushing American Exceptionalism.

Robert Moore said...


It appears the Democrat parties in Georgia, Florida, and Missouri have also opted out on the Jefferson-Jackson named annual fundraiser. The irony... there appears to be a swap... adding Truman, now. Of course, I think there's a problem making it a practice to point out flaws in people in history, but I really don't think they thought thw whole Truman thing through. While he did form a Civil Rights Commission in 1946... (according to the Truman Library and Museum):

"He used racial slurs, told racist jokes, opposed sit-ins and intermarriage and called Dr. Martin Luther King a troublemaker."

Then again, he didn't own slaves, so it's probably ok.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Robert - I won't say I told you so. ;-)

No figure is safe. LBJ, RFK also had "issues" w/MLK. Woodrow Wilson - need we go there? And the "He used racial slurs, told racist jokes" can be applied to Lincoln as well. What's amazing (well, maybe not) is the activist historians are still acting like this is all reasonable. This is truly alternate universe stuff.

Thanks for the comment!

E.J. DAgrosa said...

Richard - I figured you would get it. Unfortunately I have learned the hard way that on online discussion forums if I don't indicate the sarcasm, then people take my words the wrong way.

True though, it is all about power, and the 'useful idiots' buy into their game every time.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks EJ