Imagine being so scared of the past that you have to remove every last trace of it before you can cope with reality.
This fear is what drives the Left to the point of lunacy. These people can’t seem to accept that fact that people from another time lived under different morals and ideals.
To them, not upholding today’s moral standards makes a person from hundreds of years ago “bad.” But the truth is, if any modern Liberal had existed back then, they would have behaved in the exact same way.
We’ve evolved as a society, which is a GREAT thing.
However, the Left is intent on erasing every trace of the journey that got us here, even if it leads to a greater loss of memory in the future.
They believe that keeping the memory of the past alive, it celebrates the evils of those that came before and lived during darker times—but that’s not the case. By remembering where we came from, we’re ensuring that we never move backward. By erasing the past, we’re condemning our future generations to walk down those dark paths all over again.
The Canceling Of History
We first saw this removal of history when Leftists and activists in the South demanded that statues of Confederate soldiers be removed from public display, claiming their very existence was offensive to members of the community.
This was met with pushback, of course, and the ill-named, misleading “Unite the Right” rally was the disastrous response.
From there, the movement spread, and as civil unrest in 2020 reached a fever pitch, desecrating and tearing down monuments became a common activity, with the severed heads of Founders and statesmen—and even abolitionists (including BLACK abolitionists)—becoming trophies for the Left’s brand of progressiveness.
Founding Fathers fell…
Union soldiers who fought for the freedom of slaves fell…
And even a statue of Abraham Lincoln, the president who wrote and signed the emancipation proclamation to free the slaves, was torn down. The Boston statue, originally commissioned and paid for by slaves, depicted a freedman being unshackled and helped to his feet by President Lincoln—but in the eyes of the mob, the sight of a Black man kneeling before a White man in any capacity was unacceptable. The statue was ultimately pulled down last summer, and Lincoln’s legacy continued to be besmirched even after the monument was gone.
It’s a true shame…
That’s why it shouldn’t surprise us that the Left is still hunting America’s Founding Fathers for past crimes, continuing the cause of tearing down everything America stands for.
Some of New York City’s public art officials voted earlier this week to REMOVE a 188-year-old statue of President Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, from the city council’s chamber in City Hall.
The Removal Of A Founding Father
In a statement by the City Council’s minority caucus, in partnership with Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio, it was explained that “This administration owes it to the more than five million New Yorkers of color our members – past, present and future – represent, to resolve that the individuals memorialized within the confines of our People’s House be reflective not only of the best traditions of our city’s history and its diversity but unquestionable character.”
There isn’t a man alive that could keep up with the standards of “unquestionable character” to which they’re holding historical figures.
But when it comes to character, Thomas Jefferson had it in spades, and there may not be a United States of America in the first place if it weren’t for this esteemed statesman.
By the standards of HIS time, his character was largely unquestionable. But holding him to today’s standards, the fact that this man owned slaves is enough for the Left to condemn him to the dustbin of history.
And that’s a true shame.
Luckily, not everyone supports the removal of the Jefferson statue, and the divide over what to do has become a political issue.
The two frontrunners for next Mayor of New York City, Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, have weighed in on the matter.
Adams ignored the contributions that Thomas Jefferson made to this country by saying, “There are a number of appropriate figures to honor in our seat of government who are more directly meaningful to our people and are more reflective of our city’s history than Thomas Jefferson.”
Of course, he’s wrong about that. There would be no New York City without men like Thomas Jefferson.
Sliwa had a different view, telling reporters, “Do we suddenly wipe out the images, the markings, the names of all those great patriots because they were slaveholders and slaveholding was quite common at that time?”
Do we hold ALL people accountable for the sins of their time period?
Do we cancel them all?
Because if that is going to be the way we operate going forward, we’re going to have no legacy dated earlier than 1964.
This is what happens when wokeness replaces logic.
Let’s hope New Yorkers understand the difference.
“I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have.” – Thomas Jefferson