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Across our looted plain, statues are under siege. Smashed. Spray-painted. Shrouded. Expunged. In the name of social justice, we are witnessing the systematic eradication of history. Edifice vigilantes will not rest until all monuments of Western civilization fall.

It matters not whether the targets were guilty of the tired old charges of patriarchal oppression and institutional racism. It only matters that marble and granite tributes to dead white men be replaced with garish “Black Lives Matter” street murals and St. George Floyd altars.

Trillions of tax dollars have been spent on America’s War on Poverty. We’ve had four decades of affirmative action. A black president held the White House for eight years, with a black First Lady, black attorney general, black homeland security secretary, black transportation secretary, black education secretary, black U.N. ambassador, top black senior advisers, and more than 400 black presidential appointees. It’s never enough.

The current president has forked over criminal justice reform, expanded the “Opportunity Zones” money pit, increased funding for historically black colleges and universities and obsesses endlessly about the “black unemployment rate.” At the urging of his pandering son-in-law, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump is now promising to deliver left-wing “police reforms” first—instead of protecting law enforcement officers and their families in the crosshairs of violent antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists.

But it’s still not enough. The monuments must fall.

Here are just a few examples of the indiscriminate ignorance fueling the “Topple the Racists” movement here and abroad:

—In the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, an elegant statue of the city’s founder was defaced last week with multiple “BLM” graffiti tags. General William Jackson Palmer was an extraordinary engineer, railroad builder and philanthropist who fought for the Union in the Civil War as a 25-year-old cavalryman. He won a Medal of Honor for his leadership during a key battle in 1865. After moving to the Rockies and earning enormous wealth, he quietly gave half of his fortune away — including substantial donations to historically black Hampton University in Virginia, which was founded to educate freed slaves.

—In Denver, last week, agitators vandalized a 1909 monument standing outside the Capitol building with swastikas and “FTP” (f—-k the police) slogans. The statue depicts a Union soldier and honors Coloradans who fought and died in the Civil War.

—In the U.K., an anti-Trump outfit disseminated a hit list of statues that must be torn down, including one of former Prime Minister Earl Grey, who presided over the outlawing of slavery. The history erasers have already forced the University of Liverpool to rename its Gladstone Hall to remove reference to the former prime minister and Liberal Party leader William Gladstone. His father was a slave owner, so the monument police have decided that nothing else Gladstone achieved or espoused in four terms in office matters because he did not adequately renounce, disavow and atone for the sins of his father.

So, should Confederate displays, colonial landmarks and slaveholders’ visages be deep-sixed to assuage the #CancelAmerica culture? How do we confront past history if we dismantle it? How does pretending away an entire generation of Americans and their progeny promote “healing”? And where will it end?

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Virginia’s governor, Ralph “Blackface” Northram, announced plans to tear down the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, despite the commonwealth’s legal guarantee in 1890 to hold the statue and pedestal “perpetually sacred to the monumental purpose” and to “faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it.” A circuit court issued a 10-day injunction against the landmark’s removal on Monday. But liberal lawyers are outraged that the law might actually, you know, matter.

“I am struggling to understand why the constitution doesn’t *compel* the statue’s removal,” ACLU lawyer Matt Segal fumed on Twitter, “let alone permit its presence.” Oh, and which country’s constitution might that be, Segal?

A Texas Ranger statue was yanked from Love Field in Dallas. Jacksonville, Florida, is purging all Confederate monuments. NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has declared his intent “to get rid of all Confederate flags.” The National World War II monument was spray-painted with “Do Black Vets Count?” and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial were tagged with “Yall Not Tired Yet?”

Yes, I am tired. Tired of watching Americans apologize for their founders and fighters. Tired of thought police, speech police and memorial police imposing 21st-century standards on public and private figures from two and three centuries ago. Tired of collective groveling that will buy no goodwill. Tired of ingrates who will not stop at “reimagining” America until there is no America left.

In the past, when once-mighty civilizations fell, their statues — like Ozymandias — outlasted them. Now, the barbarians destroy the monuments before time can erode them. What a “colossal Wreck” are we.

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  1. Let’s Cancel Zion.

    No more Wars for Israel.

    No more hating Iran to appease Jews.

    No more support for Israel’s crushing of Palestinians.

  2. AaronInMVD says: • Website

    America was cancelled a long time ago. The absolute last chance to stop this current insanity or attempt turning back the clock was spoiled November 2016 when everyone on the right and alt-right stopped pressing their points just because Trump won the election. Everybody hallucinated Trump was their best friend and instead of holding him to what won, everyone relaxed.

    None of the Obama toxicity was purged and… here we are. Or here y’all are. I got out after the first year of Trump was wasted. For the failure to do the right things during the actual window of opportunity, the Clinton/Obama worldview won more than it likely could have if Hillary got the win.

  3. unit472 says:

    It will be interesting to see if the pan fried blondes in Richmond, Va get away with vandalizing Monument Ave. Its a lovely street lined with old mansions and those ‘offensive’ statues of Confederate heroes. I assume they have historical landmark status and were erected a century or more ago. They are a major tourist attraction and add many thousands of dollars in value to the surrounding homes. That is the problem. Property owners are going to object to their removal in the same way someone whose home had a view of an historical landmark blocked simply because someone who didn’t even live in the area found it objectionable and decided to plant a tree in front of the homeowners picture window.

    Its easy to not have to look at the statues on Monument Ave. There are many adjacent streets one can travel down and not have to see them. OTOH if you want to see them, and many do, Monument Ave is the only street they are on.

  4. A123 says:

    One has to understand that #CancelAmerica, is rooted in funding supplied by the #1 enemy of U.S. Christians and U.S. Jews — George IslamoSoros. The solution is obvious:

    #CancelMUSLIMS

    The U.S. would be immediately better off if all members of the following pro-violence Muslim groups were tried, convicited, and imprisoned for treason & sedition:

    — Jihadi CAIR
    — Anti-Christian SPLC
    — Violent Nation of Islam
    — Muslim Stormtroopers of Antifa

    All of these organizations are tied to anti-American Iran and anti-American George IslamoSoros.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Mo
  5. Bookish1 says:

    Not only monuments but they have removed bound issues from libraries of Harpers magazines and Atlantic Monthly mags dating back to early 1800s that were a treasure trove of information, poetry, etc. They are trying to erase America.

    • Replies: @Eric B.
  6. @AaronInMVD

    I think you made a very wise move, Aaron. As I’ve written you before, Uruguay always has been a place I wanted to see, but more lately, a place in my mind that would be the least worst bug-out-of-country location. It’s always much easier, cheaper, and safer to bug out early rather than last minute. Better 5 years early than 1 hour late, as the preppers say.

    With this latest racial, anti-traditional-American, and downright 1920’s-Germany Communism going on, my heart has been telling me to stay and bring the fight to these fuckers. I’ve been torn about this crap for years. Had there been a true liberty-loving society anywhere else in the world, I’d have moved as a single guy long ago (I knew this country was contiually heading in the wrong direction by about the mid-1990s*.)

    I think we would both agree that Uruguay is no paradise or beacon of freedom to the world. However, it’s out of the way enough and seems to have demographics that are just plain reasonable for an American to get along with. I hope, on your blog, Aaron, besides news blurbs, you may give some longer descriptions of life down there in the future.

    .

    * See When did the Feral Government get OUT OF CONTROL?

    • Replies: @AaronInMVD
  7. The matter of Robert E. Lee has always been complicated. Love him or hate him, he is one of the pivotal figures of American history. Almost alone among prominent Confederates he emerged from the war years with his reputation unsullied by the venal conduct that characterized just about all the others. In time “the marble man” became the symbol of something that never was, a dream that never was more than just a dream.

    But in real life his greatest contribution to America was his General Order No. 9, in which he acknowledged defeat and urged his men to return to their homes, obey the laws, and live peaceably. The rebel political leadership, out of touch with reality right to the end, howled for the fight to continue as a guerrilla war after Appomattox, but Lee said no: no more killing.

    Without Lee’s order, the Confederate Liberation Army might still be bombing airports and this nation would be a balkanized, full-fledged military dictatorship.

    Nevertheless, Robert Edmund Lee commanded insurgent fighters who killed and injured more United States soldiers than Hitler – the problem is not that these monuments are coming down, but that such travesties were allowed to be built in the first place.

    If that so-called tyrant Lincoln had done the right thing 155 years ago and held just a hundred or so treason trials -followed by speedy public hangings- we would not have to be dealing with this ridiculous crap all these years later.

  8. @Priss Factor

    You might have to move fast Priss …

    Going back to 2012, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported a poll indicating that at least 1/3 of Israelis would think about emigrating overseas if the opportunity arose:
    15/12/2012 Bye, the Beloved Country – Why Almost 40 Percent of Israelis Are Thinking of Emigrating, https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-bye-the-beloved-country-1.5273011

    and more recently, in 2018, a Newsweek story reported that [quote] “Israel celebrates its 70th birthday in May with the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Yet the country is grappling with an existential crisis. … Spurred by the high cost of living, low salaries, and political and demographic trends, Israelis are leaving the country in droves. … Israel has one of the highest poverty rates and levels of income inequality in the Western world,” 05/10/18 More Israelis Are Moving to the U.S.—and Staying for Good,
    https://www.newsweek.com/2018/05/18/israel-brain-drain-technology-startup-nation-religion-palestinians-economy-919477.html

  9. It really is over. Damn.

  10. Hacienda says:

    Across our looted plain, statues are under siege. Smashed. Spray-painted. Shrouded. Expunged. In the name of social justice, we are witnessing the systematic eradication of history. Edifice vigilantes will not rest until all monuments of Western civilization fall.

    Shouldn’t Asians stop loyalty signaling? The “Philippines”. Really? How about taking care of that first. They’re just dumb confederate statues for a once dumb slave holding bunch of hicks. Who cares, Michelle? Also, your English is not polished. Below standards for a person making a living from journalism. “Across our looted plain.”? That hardly matches reality. It’s looted cities.
    End mock Asian outrage, Michelle. Words have displaced you. Pull back the West’s word colonization of your own mind and soul. Find your authentic self. Walk away. It’s a new world.

    • Troll: follyofwar
    • Replies: @unit472
    , @Anonymous
  11. Anonymous[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronInMVD

    everyone relaxed

    Nope. Maybe you didn’t notice but that part of “everyone” is getting systematically muzzled and cancelled everywhere – from the Internet to the courtrooms. Virtually no-one is “relaxed”.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @AaronInMVD
  12. I’m happy to see it go.

  13. unit472 says:
    @Hacienda

    None of us have any direct ties to what we call ‘Western Civilization’. Our history begins on the day we were born. What we have is the legacy that reaches back to ancient Greece and Rome that we in the US identify with ( at least most of us do). The United States did not invent democracy and our Constitution was the distillation of basic legal rights established over the centuries in Great Britain with some peculiarly American adaptations such as the 2nd Amendment.

    The American/Philippine connection came about not because of anything the Filipinos did but because the United States went to war against the Spanish Empire in 1898 and the US Navy sailed into Manila Bay, sank the Spanish Fleet there and seized the Philippine Islands. We ruled the place as a colonial possession until 1942 when the Japanese threw us out. Thousands of Filipinos served with US forces during WW2 and many were given citizenship as a result of their military service. It wasn’t a particularly noble enterprise but it was, like the Confederacy, part of our history and to be honest, if we want to tear down any monuments, the one erected in San Francisco’s Union Square celebrating Dewey’s destruction of the Spanish Fleet in Manila Bay makes a lot more sense than taking down the Monument to Robert E. Lee in Richmond since Lee was a far more influential figure in American history than Dewey and he was defending his home not engaging in imperialist conquest.

  14. Corvinus says:

    “Tired of watching Americans apologize for their founders and fighters.”

    It is tiring for an anchor baby to virtue signal to death true Americans–WASPs. Why is she inferring “magic dirt” and “civic nationalism”? I thought the Alt Right had a disdain for such concepts.

    “Tired of ingrates who will not stop at “reimagining” America until there is no America left.”

    She hides behind her ancestors who fought to remain in this nation, lest they get “canceled”, and then has the audacity to claim that certain people here do not belong. Doesn’t she realize that the Confederacy would have NEVER embraced her kind in the slightest?

    Michelle, you have to go back.

  15. @Observator

    commanded insurgent fighters who killed and injured more United States soldiers than Hitler – the problem is not that these monuments are coming down, but that such travesties were allowed to be built in the first place.

    What’s coming will be worth it if we’re able to engage your sort beyond keyboards.

    • Agree: Gunga Din
  16. Anonymous[592] • Disclaimer says:

    So? When will those who will not have anything to do with this confront those who do? We get only talk and no meaningful action in opposition. Talk is cheap and action is dear, but are you really only willing to keep talking about this?

    Where are the forces of real confrontation?

    • Replies: @Hacienda
  17. Hacienda says:

    None of us have any direct ties to what we call ‘Western Civilization’. Our history begins on the day we were born.

    What language do you speak? How old is that language? When you went to school, did you learn about the Emperors of China or did you learn about the Presidents of the US? What laws do you follow? When were these laws created? Do you watch TV shows from the 1960s, movies from the 30s?

    Is it easy to show that our history begins long before we are born and that we do have direct ties to the West. Even our bodies don’t begin when we are born. The components of our own individual DNA stretch back to the beginnings of life. The time of birth marks the time we exit the womb, but our history goes far back into prehistory. After birth is just cells replicating, until we “die”.

    The rest of your trivia on USA/Filipino relations is whatever Michelle wants to make of it. It’s her life, not mine. I just don’t like her approach and take on BLM. This a feature of her writing- that she distorts reality and frames the tangential as the substance. The point is the statues are confederate statues. Blacks are taking down confederate symbols which to blacks represent glorification of whites enslaving blacks. Perfectly fine thing to do. And it shows black power is greater than white Southerners’ who even had NASCAR taken from them.

    Michelle is a polemicist and bad one. The clearest evidence she is a bad one is that she’s a LOSER. Where and on what has she ever won? Not in resisting libtards or immigration or even Americans. She herself or a least most of her co-ethnics are immigrants. She can’t even win against her “own kind”. She’s a LOSER. L.O.S.E.R. As in she loses every single time.

    My advice to her is to stop losing. Walk away. Hug a tree. Trees are the best creatures on planet earth. They will never betray you. And they will outlive you, unlike dogs, horses, even loved ones.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  18. csucsu says:

    Instead of canceling America ,let’s do a most sensible solution .
    It is clear by now ,that thinks can’t go an like this any longer ,because thinks will get worst not better .
    Let’s have a divorce , of course divorce is painful for all parties but to avoid burning cities end
    endless rioting let’s live in a separate country . Carve out three or four states for the blacks , and live happily without a ” racist ” whites . If I am black why in a world would I live with people who disrespect me ? Let them have they own country, the bleeding hart liberals can join them as well.
    They already carved out a few blocks for themselves in Seattle .
    The most shockinkg video footing the whole world was watching , when white America kneeled
    to the mob rule . All the people I have talked to overseas agreed that COWARD PEOPLE DOESN’T
    DESERVE A COUNTRY .

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  19. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hacienda

    “Across our looted plain” is an allusion to the poem ‘America the Beautiful,’ you ass.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
  20. sonofman says:
    @Observator

    What treason? Secession is a legal constitutional right of states. It is very sad that the Confederate States decided to go to war for the morally wrong issue of slavery, but the military is an agency of the executive branch of government and are only moved to action by the orders of political leaders at the top of the chain of command. For all of the atrocities involved in combat, even defeated soldiers deserve respect.

    • Replies: @Pecosbill
  21. Realist says:

    The Monumental Campaign to #CancelAmerica

    And it’s working…White men have no nuts.

  22. I seem to recall the universal outrage, horror actually when the Taliban used artillery to smash the Buddhas of Bamyan, 1700 year old sandstone statues for supposedly religious reasons of their own.

    Now the previous outraged entities seem to endorse the destruction of their own historical legacy supposedly for reasons of their own but not of a religious nature. It is because little DeShawn is reduced to selling crack on ‘his’ block when it is well understood that he would have been an astronaut or wave mechanics professor if it wasn’t for whitey blocking all roads to his self improvement.

    By logical deduction it would seem that the Taliban had superior motives. Of course we know the real reason behind these vomit inducing developments but still how many people actually do buy into this insanity?

    What is the best way to explode the arguments (and the heads) of SJW types who would actually argue for the so called probity of pulling down statues of historically significant individuals?

    I don’t know because I would normally consider them clinically insane and would probably wish to avoid them but unfortunately some are my (highly educated) relatives and I am not a shrinking violet. I would use my Taliban reference but when you think about it there would seem to be no end to this string.

    If the kernel of their supposed grievances is slavery, an unexplained (by them) corollary of racism well then lets shoot the moon! Destroy the Pyramids, the Colosseum, Roman viaducts , hell ex-Leningrad. Tell them that they would actually succeed where Hitler failed.

    Unfortunately, dealing with insanity by using sanity is a fool’s errand so maybe they have already won. I am not an American but I read history and hearing that they want to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee in Virginia (!) literally makes my blood boil.

    I keep thinking that things cannot get crazier but they do, again and again and again.

    Cheers-

    • Replies: @Ragno
  23. Hacienda says:
    @Anonymous

    I know. It’s still lame.

  24. Hacienda says:
    @Anonymous

    Where are the forces of real confrontation?

    To what? To blacks? What do you want to confront?

    I’ve seen one of the movies in this series. The L.A. Riots. I wrote about it in a previous post. But this sequel has a lot of splendid new twists. Wakanda, which is not completely fictional. It’s Marvel Studio’s reimagining of Botswana. It was started in Minneapolis, which is Prince’s old city. It has Prince’s religiosity and imminent feels.
    Rise of the short social media form- Vines to TikTok, Twitter, Youtube comments. All forms that blacks nail. They dominated Vines. Don’t know about TikTok. And they are very witty on Twitter and Youtube commentary. LOL.

    I’m more pro BLM, than against anyway. Definitely pro-African continent, always have been.

  25. Pecosbill says:
    @sonofman

    Secession is a legal constitutional right of states. It is very sad that the Confederate States decided to go to war for the morally wrong issue of slavery,

    Many states came into the union with the understanding they could remove themselves from said union if they desired to do so. Virginia was one such state.

    Secession of the cotton states was in part due to slavery, but the WAR itself was caused by the Lincoln administration’s request for troops to invade sovereign states to force them back in for cash cow purposes and to insure the continuation of rapacious crony capitalism of the north. For Lincoln the issue was economic not moral. Slavery became an issue for Lincoln when after two years of war his army was stymied and northern boys, most likely drafted, wanted no additional part of Lincoln’s folly, hence the NY City draft riots. By placing the war on a moral level instead of a battle for greedy capitalists, he headed off European recognition of the South as an independent country. His emancipation proclamation freed no slaves. Lincoln was on his way to defeat in 1864 as he was hated in the north by many voters, but by voter fraud, suppression of the press, freeing the slave jingoism, intimidation often by the union army supervising the polling locations, the illegal incorporation of WV into the union, he ‘won’ the election.

    The war happened to be fought at the end of the mini-ice age which caused most northern ports to freeze over, thus ice free southern habours were needed to keep the north alive. Lee of course was aware of this and he moved his army into position to cut the rails at Harrisburg PA to deprive northern cities and factories of southern coal, an economic choke hold much like the US navy blockade of the South. He was headed off and thus the battle of Antietam.

    Lee, later in his life renounced his decision to surrender after he saw the intentions of the north during ‘reconstruction’. Lee was the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. Some effective Confederate Army units remained in the field.

    The situation we find ourselves in today is the results of the US having lost two major wars: The Southern War for Independence and WWII.

    The monuments that should be removed are Lincoln’s and FDR’s.

    Amazingly the following clip is fairly accurate in capturing the reasons for the war itself.

    • Thanks: schnellandine
  26. Links to a horrid past? Must we eliminate statues of fill-in-the-blank for offensiveness? Rename military bases to hide that their namesakes fought for the Confederacy? To carry this idiocy to its logical conclusion, every American named the same as anyone who fought for the South in the Civil War, or the same as anyone who owned a slave, needs to be required to change his name to something deemed acceptable to all Cancel Warriors. And those offensive names need to be stricken from American English. All of them.

  27. c matt says:
    @Observator

    Without Lee’s order, the Confederate Liberation Army might still be bombing airports and this nation would be a balkanized, full-fledged military dictatorship.

    Instead we have BLM and Antifa burning cities and this country is a “culturally enriched” anarcho-tyranny.

    To-MAY-to, to-MAH-to.

  28. c matt says:
    @Observator

    Well, we at least agree Lincoln was a tyrant. But the right thing he should have done was to just let the South go.

  29. @Observator

    It’s Robert Edward Lee. The US government couldn’t prosecute people who hadn’t committed a crime. Even Lincoln’s Supreme Court appointee Salmon P Chase said he couldn’t rule against secession. Others reasoned “Why lose in the court room what had already been won on the battlefield?” It was easier to put President Davis in prison and suspend his right to habeas corpus. The citizens of the South voted overwhelmingly for independence. South Carolina elected not one unionist delegate. In the other five deep South states Immediate Secessionists and Co-operative Secessionist were overwhelmingly elected. Shelby County Tennessee (Memphis) only 5 citizens voted against independence and 7132 for independence. In Davidson County Tennessee (Nashville) 5,635 for independence from the US to 402 against. Only 3 people in Richmond voted against secession (probably the two brothers of Elizabeth Van Lew) with 3682 for Virginia’s independence. Arizona territory, where the citizens had recently voted to accept a constitution that outlawed slavery, was also invaded when the citizens of that territory voted to secede. To insinuate that men who fought to defend their families and homeland from an invading force is treason is wrong. Citizens have a God-given right to chose their own government.

  30. AaronInMVD says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It may not be a paradise, but I could argue Uruguay is something of a beacon of freedom. The Catholics, after stopping mass in the absence of any order from the government, are now begging the government to enable the resumption of mass and a set of hygenic standards set from on high. It may be the case that substantial individua freedom survives in Uruguay only because this is a country whose people produce a Bishop that begs the Government, rather than God for indemnity in the face of plague hysteria.

    I have little to offer to resolve the fight versus flight dilemma beyond the observation that the wrong sort of fight is probably going to simply feed the new US religion of Black Life Science a history, so if fighting fight smart.

    I hope to get material to cover in longer form, but lately I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on the livestreaming, trying to connect with the younger generation. Seems putting my face on the camera helps to get past the spam filters they developed growing up. There’s also the problem of not much to cover in depth yet with so many local exercising their freedom to… stay at home.

    Still far worse place to be than the USSA. Argentina is lapping up this hysteria as Fernandez puts together a police state and their economy contracts from rivaling Angola to rivaling South Sudan.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  31. “It is my purpose to maintain the Government of Massachusetts as it was founded by her people, the protector of the rights of all but subservient to none. It is my purpose to maintain unimpaired the authority of her laws, her jurisdiction, her peace, her security. This ancient faith of Massachusetts which became the great faith of America, she reestablished in her Constitution before the army of Washington had gained our independence, declaring for ‘a government of laws and not of men.’ In that faith she still abides. Let him challenge it who dares. All who love Massachusetts, who believe in America, are bound to defend it. The choice lies between living under coercion and intimidation, the forces of evil, or under the laws of the people, orderly, speaking with their settled convictions, the revelation of a divine authority.”

    — Governor Calvin Coolidge, excerpts from an Address at the Tremont Temple in Boston to the Republican State Convention, October 4, 1919.

  32. AaronInMVD says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    The failure to fight the censors when they made their first cuts is exactly what I mean by relaxing. Many on the right felt “We had arrived” after the election of Trump while stooges like Charlie Kirk and Ben Shapiro welcomed the purges in the name of “respectability” and Trump himself failed to purge the future resistance when he had the opportunity.

    The fight was on within the right up until the ballot returns. The left didn’t start fighting until after that ballots were in. The failure of today is the right’s failure to keep the attack on through inauguration and beyond.

    A defensive posture is a losing posture.

  33. What makes this situation historically unique, is invading forces from OUTSIDE usually destroy the occupied people’s monuments and symbols. In this case they are being destroyed from WITHIN by supposedly “their own people”. I say supposedly, because the left is composed of an enemy people.

    • Agree: ruralguy
  34. @Priss Factor

    All that is well and good. And I agree with your 4 points. But that does nothing to stop, or even curtail, the existential crisis facing this country.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but I think at some point (hopefully soon) the military will move in to quell BLM’s nihilist rebellion – obviously full of white useful idiots. True, the military brass, led by disloyal SecDef Esper, overruled Trump’s desire that they keep a large presence in DC. And the troops were removed just days after the White House fence was nearly scaled, with a million person protest planned for that weekend. Thank god it remained largely peaceful. But it won’t always be, not with plenty of statues to tear down and monuments to deface.

    But, patriotism aside, saving the country from these vermin would be in the general’s self-interest. After all, their fat, juicy pensions are at stake, and who would be left to pay them?

  35. Ragno says:
    @Timur The Lame

    I warned you…..don’t let traitors and fifth columnists infiltrate these letters columns. They will do to this place what they’ve done everywhere they’ve been allowed in, with many pompous citings of Free Speech and Fair Play that, by themselves, would be all well and good – except that translated into practical English the argument is actually let’s treat them better and more fairly than they have ever treated us, whenever the position has been reversed.

    It’s this argument that has led us here, with a thoroughly-pozzed system, corrupt from top to bottom, that now openly grovels before anarchists and social parasites – some of the worst people who have ever ever been born – while falling over themselves to hound you into Unperson status for saying ‘no’, and locking you in a cage for reminding your fellow patriots that they don’t have to take this.

    If we can ever dig our way out of this disaster – which is a 50-50 proposition in the best case scenario – the only statue I want to see standing, in all 50 states, is Senator Joe McCarthy, the closest thing to a martyr America has had in the past hundred years.

  36. Mo says:
    @A123

    Somehow you skipped over the KKK.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  37. I would like to see the Buffalo Soldiers statue in Leavenworth, KS removed. These racist blacks were involved in the extermination of the Plains Tribes way of life.

  38. Mo says:

    “Yes, I am tired. Tired of watching Americans apologize for their founders and fighters”.

    Calm down. These statues are neither those of our founders or fighters. In fact these statues represent individuals who fought against our fighters and tried to destroy the nation our founders built.

    It’s incredible the perverse logic that some people will employ to justify their prejudices.

  39. Verity says:

    If the reputation of Robert E Lee must be destroyed, we should have no choice but to take the process to its logical conclusion. Arlington National Cemetery must have all its graves moved to ground that, indeed, can be truly hallowed. The land that encompasses the cemetery was part of Lee’s wife’s estate. In memory of the slaves who worked this land it must never be used as American hallowed ground for our military heroes. BLM. Need more be said.

  40. “Diversity.”

    What a larf.

    • Agree: ruralguy
  41. Ko says:

    I never thought I’d see a day when I believe Donald Trump is the bravest and greatest leader our country has had since JFK. He believes in the United States, our constitution, and our progress as a nation.

    I didn’t vote in the last election. A vote for the lesser of two evils was still a vote for evil. How wrong was I? I was wrong only about Trump. I will vote for him. And as Libertarian as I am, I pray to GOD, and in all sincerity, if Trump is not re-elected, I pray the military takes command of our nation. American under the dictatorship of Democrats, and communists will forever be lost. Who really wishes to live in a country with a President named Stacy Abrams? If she is, as it appears she will be, Biden’s pander to Black Lives Matter.

    As to the remainder of our leaders, most with very few exceptions, are selfish, greedy, corrupt, narcissists who only care about image, power, money, the image in their morning mirrors. I can’t believe that Republicans aren’t fighting tooth and nail to defend at the very least, the Republican Party. It seems they all have personal dirt to hide, or they despise the outsider as much as the TDS infected opposition.

    So, here’s what you will never see about racism on corporate media.

    wwg1wga

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    , @schnellandine
  42. Emslander says:

    Maybe the Democrats are so intent on tearing down the statues of dead Democrats because they’re afraid that BLM might get the idea to tear down the very party of slavery and racism. I worked in the Senate when old Democrats sat in vigil in rotating teams to insure that no other member would ever call up legislation contrary to old slaveholder interests. That wasn’t very long ago.

    History is a real embarrassment to the Democrat Party.

  43. @AaronInMVD

    Thanks for the reply, Aaron. Respectfully, I can’t call it freedom at all when the Bishop has to beg the government to open his Church back up. A free country is one in which there could have been no law or order (even worse) proscribing closing of Churches to begin with*. The Bishop would have been in no trouble for telling the government “Fuck you” on this (not in so many words), in a free country.

    Anyway, I look forward to more info from you, either here (on unz) or on your blog. Yes, there are FAR worse places, otherwise I’d have been long gone like yourself.

    .

    * I know you said they closed on their own, but obviously these decisions are really up to the government, or no begging would be required.. Of course, you know the USSA is worse now in this respect.

  44. The Red Guards of Mao’s Cultural Revolution destroyed the artifacts of what they called the ‘Four Olds’. The Four Olds were: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas.

    USA 2020 =China 1966

    China today has a culture ministry which has rehabilitated and subordinated its ‘olds’ to its new imperial ambitions. Now its all about the continuation of “China’s 5000 year history”.

    China learned from the Cultural Revolution that unleashing mobs has unintended consequences, and must end with despotic rule reasserting itself.

    The plan for USA seems to be to smash society and start over, with a woke, raceless, New Economic Man replacing historic Americans, under a brutal central government.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  45. Wyatt says:
    @Ko

    JFK was trash. Not only did he have mob connections that supposedly help get him elected, he went into a talk with Khrushchev and told the press he got his shit kicked in. That weakness was part of why the Cuban Missile Crisis happened. He doesn’t get credit for solving a problem he started. His pick of Lyndon Johnson as the VP accelerated the slow death of America through Social Security (which eats up 25% of the national budget per annum) and the Great Society program which greatly expanded the welfare state. That’s not even covering the Vietnam War and the great fuckup that Kennedy began and Johnson made worse through his moodiness in prosecuting that war.

    Kennedy was smoking hot garbage who had the good fortune to be shot and so his record eulogized rather than properly scrutinized for being outrageously useless. The man wasn’t courageous. He was just the son of some wealthy bootlegger who had royal aspirations.

    • Replies: @Ko
  46. Eric B. says:
    @Bookish1

    You’re not going far enough. The Aztec’s and Inca’s were slave owners so we must boycott Inca Cola. Also, The Romans owned slaves and their police were brutal, so all statues should be destroyed. Pompeii and Herculaneum should be filled back in with volcanic rocks. The pyramids, which some people call “historic” need to be tron down as they are symbols of slavery and totalitarianism.

  47. @csucsu

    Let’s have a divorce , of course divorce is painful for all parties but to avoid burning cities end endless rioting let’s live in a separate country . Carve out three or four states for the blacks , and live happily without a ” racist ” whites .

    How about instead trading them to South Africa in exchange for their White Farmers, who the locals clearly see as a problem and have been working overtime to exterminate.

    • Replies: @csucsu
  48. Ko says:
    @Wyatt

    Well, the mob connections were real. So were Nixon’s.

    Johnson was shoved down JFK and RFK’s throats, there was no way to avoid a nasty assed convention without bending the knee and accepting LBJ, who would later on instigate JFK’s murder.

    But – placing nukes in Cuba was driven by the obsolete American nukes in Turkey. Castro wanted the Soviet nukes. And why not? Yet, at the end of the story, JFK and Kruschev had a direct dialogue and JFK was secure with himself to the point where he let Kruschev look tough. But the Blockade of Cuba was a big balls moment in history and JFK won that contest.

    Yet, JFK didn’t start the Cuban Missile Crisis, the CIA did when they invaded the Bay of Pigs. So, credit does go to JFK for facing down the fat bald headed commie. And if history wasn’t fair, I will be. Both JFK and Kruschev deserve equal credit for staging the showdown in which each leader agreed to let the other look tough. Nuclear war avoided – smart men blinked together.

    By the way, SS isn’t paid for in full with the budget, it’s funded by worker/employer taxes.

    The Great Society was a marvelous attempt at funding basic human rights for the poor by a morally and personally corrupt murderer who not only assassinated his opponents and enemies, he escalated the American War in Vietnam by creating a false flag event in the Tonkin Gulf to escalate the war, then handed control of the war to the MIC. He also allowed the Israelis to attack, destroy, and murder the USS Liberty and her crew. Then, he did nothing about it and hid it from Americans. Treason.

    Kennedy didn’t start the American War in Vietnam, by the way. Americans were dying there since at least 1958 and Ike was supporting the French’s attempt to reclaim SEA but instead they got skullfucked by General Giap and Uncle Ho. Kennedy was to end the engagement in Vietnam, and took on the deep State (CIA) and he wished to destroy it. Much like Trump thought he could do and the end remains to be seen. wwg1wga

    If it behooves you to learn history I’ve lots of suggestions for you. For you though, simplicity matters, so watch the movie, The Quiet American, watch the documentary Evidence of Revison and/or The Power Principle. Might as well see The Godfather II cuz it’s a good movie and they mention Cuba. Then pour a rum and coke, take two aspirin and jerk off to the 1812 Overture. You will be a Patriot then, and you will be more informed than 95% of everyone under 40 years old.

  49. Anon[939] • Disclaimer says:

    Across our looted plain, statues are under siege. Smashed. Spray-painted. Shrouded. Expunged. In the name of social justice, we are witnessing the systematic eradication of history. Edifice vigilantes will not rest until all monuments of Western civilization fall.

    That’s possible because those monuments (like other monuments, of a cultural nature), while they elicit the jealousy of a few who set out to vandalize them, mean nothing to the large majority of other people. It’s the ignorance and indifference of the many to actually do most of the vandalism.

  50. @Ko

    As to the remainder of our leaders,

    WTF is it with nearly everyone calling scum of the earth ‘leaders’? Do you think when writing such swill, or is it automatic?

    They aren’t leaders. They don’t ‘run’ the country. They rule, and we’re lucky to get anything done on the edges. But without us, they die. Without them, we live.

    • Replies: @Ko
  51. Ko says:
    @schnellandine

    People vote for them – to lead. Call them whatever you want. I don’t give a fuck.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  52. csucsu says:
    @The Alarmist

    Great idea , whatever it takes to get rid of the parasitic class of people.

  53. @Ko

    People vote for them – to lead.

    I don’t. Do you? Are they truly your leaders? What if your choice isn’t elected—still your leader?

    Last question: Are you over the age of 12 and a half?

  54. @Beavertales

    I ran out of [Thanks] and [Agree]s. Great comment, Beavertales.

  55. ruralguy says:

    I guess we’ll soon see new statutes that better reflects our new America: Bart and Homer Simpson, George Floyd, the Kardashians, Trevon Martin, a Walmart shopper, …

  56. Joan says:

    MS. Malkin; Your article dated June 10th was right on point. Thank You. I can always count on you for telling it straight. With all the destruction that is happening in our cities it’s amazing that Nancy Pelosi , Schumer, Feinstein, Nadler, etc,etc,etc are being so quiet and refined about it. Is it because all the destruction is in Democratic controlled cities? I do so wonder if they would look at the thugs with so much understanding if they were smashing and destroying on their front lawns. Thank You for your honesty and your bravery. Take care of yourself.

  57. @Hacienda

    I am a living breathing monument to the Confederacy and I stand like one. I am in an area with a large number of Negroes and I am constantly wearing my Confederate apparel, espousing Confederate ideals, and championing Confederate history, on which I am extremely well versed.

    In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a decidedly more warm reception to my presence and my words from other White People, both young and old. I can tell that the White People around here are more cognizant of The Black Plague than they were just a very short time ago. They are more apt to listen to an intelligent argument and they are keen to learn. Having read a wide variety of non-fiction books, primarily dealing with American History and current events, I am in a unique position to teach them things that they would not learn in School, from P.B.S., or from reading a Book by a mainstream author. I consult first hand accounts, and I “know my enemy,” having read numerous books written by Left Wing writers.

    There are plenty of photographs of the monuments. They can be rebuilt on an even grander scale. And, when they are, it will be a celebration without parallel. Because, by then, the White People in both the North and the South will have awakened to the realities of The Black Plague. I read a lot about what is happening regarding support for Confederate heritage online. I’ve made note of dozens of high school students in the North waving Confederate Flags in the last few years. This is going to grow with the push to Guilt Trip All Whites. They will see The Confederacy and its Symbols as Emblems of a New Resistance, and its Leaders as Men who tried to fight against the Servile Insurrection that Lincoln unleashed upon the Country.

    N.A.S.C.A.R. is a product of moonshine runners. It has absolutely nothing more to do with traditional Southern values than the Dukes of Hazzard does. The traits that most modern Americans ascribe to the South are quite different to what the antebellum Southern people were actually like. If people would bother to read their letters, diaries and manuscripts, they would come away with a much revised impression of them. I’ve also read a number of Yankee memoirs. They were very enlightening, to put it mildly. Fortunately for those within my immediate area, I can provide them with information that they would otherwise have to do a lot of research to locate. I produce fact sheets, pamphlets, and other materials for distribution and I encourage the lucky recipients to photocopy the information and share it with their friends.

    This Civil Rights Fiasco has played itself out. The experiment is a resounding failure. Read “The Wrath Of The Awakened Saxon,” the whispering is starting to get louder.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
  58. Figaro86 says:

    Does anyone really think it will end with monuments? No way. Our cities are
    repositories of Western, white culture held for public view in the great museums
    and libraries….paintings, sculptures, documents, arts and crafts, all testaments
    to white artistic genius. When the last of the monuments have fallen what will
    the savages and barbarians look for next to destroy? What do you think?

  59. Hacienda says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    This Civil Rights Fiasco has played itself out. The experiment is a resounding failure. Read “The Wrath Of The Awakened Saxon,” the whispering is starting to get louder.

    It’s complicated. It’s not an experiment for one thing. “The Wrath…Saxon” seems to depend upon other races. IOW, the Saxon is Awake because of his relation to other races. An alerted, excited, and quite often violent piece of work. If others can be awakened too, that seems a good idea. But the angry, solitary Saxon- send him home to his sheep.

    Blacks will black, whites will white, but the Old South is done. Picking at wounds, digging up the dead is bad form, old guy.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  60. Richard B says:
    @Mo

    Somehow you skipped over the KKK.

    You mean The Kvetching Kosher Khazars?

  61. @Hacienda

    It is an experiment House Boy. An experiment conducted by altruistic Whites who naively believed that other Races would, or were even capable of, playing by the rules of a civilized society. The known results have been diagnosed and predicted for over a century, but we kept conducting more careless trials until every clinical precaution had been disregarded in a desperate effort to obtain the desired outcome. Now, we are seeing the aftermath of a failed test in social cohesion gone horribly awry. As Hank Williams hauntingly sang, “Everything that dies, someday comes back.” And, as Jefferson Davis noted, “The cause for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at a different time and in a different form.” Throwing manure on a Nation’s heritage, and mindlessly denouncing Men whom very few alive today could scarcely measure up to, is Bad Karma, Grasshopper.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  62. L Johnson says:

    Hello Michelle,

    The story of Esther in the Bible tells how the Jews were to be slaughtered, but turned the tables on their enemies. We will tear down the monuments of BLM and rebuild and replace the statues of better men that have been recently torn down. There is a time for everything- now is the time for BLM, but this terrible day will fade.

    Regards,

    Long time reader (20 years)

  63. American History should be taught…..not erased!

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it!

    America First!

  64. @Priss Factor

    Barry Hussein and his commie consigliere Jihad Jarrett,his husband MLR and hit man Bastard Brennan have all made it crystal commie clear: They wanted to destroy our country. Jarrett even wrote it in her 1977 year book senior blurb. She threatened Americans who don’t accept her ideologies.

    Michael Ovomit with her sissy husband at a 9/11 memorial whispers to him,”all of this for a damn flag”.

    The POTUS standing on a stage with others during the National Anthem and his hands are folded in front of his eunuch crotch. All others hand over heart. Not this President. Shocking to patriotic Americans. Comforting to anarchists and leftists. One in the same now.

    We’re witnessing 3 years of planning by Barry Hussein’s DC shadow seditious Gov. With perfect timing, exactly 6 months before the most critical election in USA history, he unleashed his OFA militia. Thousands of obedient resisters and organizers have their moment of deployment. Release the dogs. Thugs. Deep state goons. Fake news puppets on cue. Fill your hearts with the indoctrinated marxist drool from our universities held hostage to billionaire leftist fascist commies. Now is your time.

    Like watching a gang of mafia knee busters, we’re watching these human scum enact a “say uncle” scenario. How far will this go? When will President Trump and true American Patriots finally say uncle? When will more rinos give up and give in? When will barrack Soetoro and Michael LaVaughn Robinson admit she’s a he (thus our beloved Joan Rivers was mocked while anesthetized then killed) and he’s a gay man from Kenya given everything he needed by the illuminati and Saudi’s?

    One last question.

    What was written in those carefully selected envelopes given to only the past presidential crew and the Pence’s during HWBush’s funeral? It made Jeb Bush panic. It made Killary even more stone cold. It happened moments before President Trump and Melania’s arrival. Almost as if they were watching and waiting for the opening.

    The Opening.
    Keep the faith.
    What is about to happen will “fundamentally change America”. Not in your vision Barry Hussein,you son of a bitch. Patriots will be in charge very soon. Swamp drained. Criminals at Gitmo. Peace and patriotism restored.
    The best is yet to come.

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