Removing historic statues and the erasing of history

Removing historic statues and the erasing of history

James Neighbors, Founder of the grassroots volunteer organization, Overpasses For America, released a statement regarding the removal of historic statues across America.

“As we have all seen recently, there has been an unprecedented amount of protests and riots regarding historic monuments across America.
While these statues may be found offensive by a fringe, but vocal minority in this nation, to most citizens of this great land see them for what they are.
Reminders of a time gone by that nobody wishes to revisit. They are a reminder of villainy and heroism, of valor and misdeeds, of sacrifice, and of struggle.
It has been often said, but apparently forgotten, that if you do not learn from, and remember history, you are doomed to repeat it.
In the end, the sad irony of what the statue foes are achieving is the exact opposite of what they claim.
We have to ask ourselves an important question. Do we really want to erase that part of our history, for fear of repeating it?
Or do we remember all of our history, both good and bad?

There is however a certain sort of statue that no freedom loving human on the entire planet should ever want standing, yet there are many monuments to true tyrants here in America.
Some examples of those are in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago.
In Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City there are statues to infamous Communist butcher, Vladimir Lenin.
In Chicago there are statues and schools named after Jane Addams, who was declared by Congress to be a traitor to the United States.
Every last one of these monuments to traitors and Communists should be torn down and melted so they can never haunt this world again.

As well, President Trump ran on “Law and Order” and it is time for his supporters, We the People to stand up and demand Law and order.

The leaders of the seditious groups such as Antifa, Neo-Nazis, Black Lives Matter, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Black Panthers should be arrested and put on trial for their many crimes.
America is a nation of laws, and rioting is not free speech. We have the right to PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE, not to cause riots and mayhem.

So with all of that said, I call on all peaceful Americans to assemble on street corners and overpasses across this nation, and in a single voice, declare “We want LAW and ORDER”.

This nationwide stand will begin on August 26 and will continue every weekend until the hate groups that haunt our streets demanding destruction are disbanded and the healing of the divide can begin.
Everyone who participates is encouraged to take pictures and video so that social media will be swamped with the unified call for Law and Order.

Those who wish to make this stand should keep a few guidelines in mind when planning a a Law and Order rally.
One, make certain your location has a sidewalk, as sidewalks are protected Free Speech areas.
Two, you only need to bring American flags and a sign with large letters that says LAW AND ORDER NOW!
Three, for talking points should the media wish to interview you are simple.
We the People demand the investigation and arrest of all ring leaders of the organizations that are resulting in riots across the United States.
We the People demand an investigation into the funding sources of these organizations, and subsequent arrests and charges for those individuals.
We the People demand the return of law and order, where justice is blind, and the guilty are prosecuted regardless of their station or position in society.
And lastly, gather all the friends and family you can and bring them with you. Spread the word at work, church, and social media.
It is time for the Silent Majority to end the silence and say to the world that We the People demand Law and Order, and an end to the chaos.

How the Alt-Left Smears Conservatives with the ‘White Nationalist’ Label

How the Alt-Left Smears Conservatives with the ‘White Nationalist’ Label

Alt-left calls conservatives white nationalists

Alt-left calls conservatives white nationalists

It’s an old trick of the left to accuse conservatives of being racist, and to play the race card, or even an entire pack of race cards. This used to be more civil years ago, such as on the ill-fated talk show called “Showdown” where the liberal co-host, New York Daily News columnist Richard G. Carter would accuse co-host Morton Downey Jr. of “racialism” for his politically incorrect comments about the left’s racism. Now it’s advanced to another level, conservatives don’t just show their “racialism” or are merely racist anymore. Now the alt-left has resorted to just calling them white nationalists. When the lies and smears go too over the top, even the majority of liberals won’t believe them.

The latest is a spectacle of smear I read today, linked from Real Clear Politics. This was a CNN Opinion article by Ruth Ben-Ghiat titled “Why Steve Bannon’s white nationalism should scare America.” Note the lack of a question mark at the end of that title, or the use of a word like alleged white nationalism, etc. It is stated as fact, as if it’s well known or easily proven, that Steve Bannon espouses white nationalism. Seeing that well-written clickbait title, I had to read it. But I realized before reading it, given the title states as fact that Steve Bannon espouses white nationalism, I would have to look for any evidence in the article for the allegation of white nationalism against Bannon.

There was no evidence whatsoever. Not a shred. Not one iota to use Barack Obama’s favorite word. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Ben-Ghiat made claim of expertise in knowing what white nationalism is, and make a claim that Bannon has been practicing it in his role with Breitbart News. She wrote, “As a historian of fascism, I can tell you that Breitbart has been serving up a textbook-worthy campaign of racist indoctrination. Don’t buy into it further.” As a historian of the alt-left, I can say the likes of Ben-Ghiat have played the race card for ages. She would have more credibility telling us she stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Other than claim of expertise in fascism and translating that to knowledge of racism, Ben-Ghiat simply called him a white nationalist several times in the article without providing any real proof of it. She also cited, as if it hold any credibility anymore, the alt-left Southern Poverty Law Center, which has created an entire industry, and owns a multi-million corporate headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama to show for it, of trying to brand mainstream conservatives as racists, alt-right, and white nationalists. Basically, they make millions doing what Ben-Ghiat does for far less writing for CNN Opinion.

Anyone who doesn’t toe the politically correct view of the alt-left is not only just a racist, but a white nationalist. Everyone put in the “basket of deplorables” by Hillary Clinton is included. That probably includes you too. The alt-left never has to prove any of these allegations, just merely stating them is enough. This needs to be understood, and in the coming weeks and months when we repeatedly hear the empty and unproven claims of racism and white nationalism in the Trump administration, we’ll know the alt-left, and it’s allies in the liberal media, are up to their old tricks. And you should know it too.