As I predicted, Confederate symbolism was the low-hanging fruit for the Social Justice Warrior/Moral Reformer historian class. Now that several high-profile Confederate monuments and flags have been successfully sullied and removed (not to mention criminally vandalized), it's time to move on to the ultimate targets - ALL American symbolism. The attacks on Confederate symbolism were just appetizers to prepare us all for the main course. Here's the latest development:
The University of Houston’s Gerald Horne believes that collective America does not acknowledge the darkest moments of its history — because we still recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem.Note that the latest attack originates in academia and by a historian. No surprise there. Of course, if the Pledge of Allegiance offends you, here's a version you might prefer (also courtesy of academia):
“I pledge allegiance to and wrap myself in the flag of the United States Against Anything Un-American and to the Republicans for which it stands, two nations, under Jesus, rich against poor, with curtailed liberty and justice for all except blacks, homosexuals, women who want abortions, Communists, welfare queens, treehuggers, feminazis, illegal immigrants, children of illegal immigrants, and you if you don’t watch your step.”So the next time you here someone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the National Anthem, you should probably assume the worst; at least according to the moral-preening-reformer-historian class.