Down the Statues of Robert Byrd. President Trump had it right when, during his press conference on infrastructure
he addressed the nonstop questions on Charlottesville, he asked if those obsessed with fears of white nationalism if they would
also remove statues and monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both slaveowners, in addition to the statue of
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Trump's critics responded that while Washington and Jefferson were slaveowners,
they did not go to war to defend slavery. True enough, but also true is the fact that white nationalism had its roots in
the Democratic post-Civil War south and that the KKK was founded by Democrats to suppress blacks liberated by the Republican
administration of President Abraham Lincoln. The alt-left movement, which shares the blame along with arguably racist
groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, hate America so much that they want to erase all vestiges of American history
and throw them down an Orwellian memory hole to be supplanted by alt-left politically correct ideology.
a List of All the Confederate Monuments They're Attempting to Remove. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning
[8/16/2017], Baltimore removed its four Confederate monuments, including statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. This action followed this weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va., when white
supremacists protested the removal of a Lee statue, and events this week, when protesters vandalized Confederate statues in
Durham, N.C., Louisville, Ky., and Gainesville, Fla. Activists and government leaders are calling for more removals,
while some counter protesters have organized to protect some monuments. Here is a brief summary of the monuments under
attack — and those that aren't.
Democrats Want Racism Removed There Are 12 Memorials That Need To Go — They Won't Like It. Robert
Byrd is perhaps the most notable example. The late senator from West Virginia was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, rising
to the rank of "exalted cyclops", and unsurprisingly filibustered the Civil Rights Act in 1964. He's honored throughout
West Virginia: [...] Yet no one is complaining about memorials to an actual Klansman who opposed the Civil Rights Act?
President Lyndon B. Johnson was also a reported racist, allegedly calling the Civil Rights Act the "n----- bill".
He is memorialized with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was
not only a socialist, but also ordered for Japanese-Americans to be held in internment camps, something almost universally
condemned today. He is honored at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC. Presidents Andrew
Johnson and Woodrow Wilson were also reportedly racist, yet both also have memorials standing in their name.
Whose Side Is He On? I wonder how
many of the counter-protesters at the Charlottesville event even had any idea who Robert E. Lee was. He was a major
hero of the Mexican-American War. He fought for the Confederacy against the Union, but at the time he did it, it was
not illegal. Slavery was — while 100 percent evil — completely protected by law as of 1861.
When Lee went to work to defend his native Virginia, he was not violating any law. In fact, at no time did the Supreme Court
rule that secession was unconstitutional. To the contrary, when the Supreme Court moved towards declaring secession lawful,
President Lincoln, in violation of every lawful principle, threatened to have Roger Taney, the Chief Justice, arrested and jailed.
about deleting history. My guess is that most of the people bringing down monuments are caught up in a rage
and have not thought through just exactly what they are doing. After all, why would anyone bring down a statue that honors
the Confederate soldier as just happened in Durham, North Carolina? We can disagree about the war, but can't we honor the
men who were drafted or volunteered to fight? Isn't that what The Vietnam Memorial is about?
Activists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of 'Racist' Theodore Roosevelt. Social justice warriors are
never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they'll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down
statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.
On Monday [8/14/2017], more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in
New York City to take down the supposedly "racist" statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Erasure Of The Southern Heritage. Before the war between the states, the understanding that it was a war
"against the United States of America" presupposes the outcome of the war. Or in other words, membership is said states
was seen as the right of association, and secession was seen as the exercise of that right. Furthermore, no one I know
who really understands the war between the states thinks that it was fought over slavery. In order to understand the
thinking at the time, one must understand that slavery was on its way out, would not have lasted, and was effectively
obsolete given industrialization.
Everyone is Missing About Charlottesville. This all began because someone decided, as other elected officials
have across the country, to cave in to partisan political pressures and seek to erase American history. History is not
there for us to love or hate, but for us to learn from and seek to not repeat its mistakes. If there are those who
truly believe we protect ourselves by trying to revise history due to false emotions, then we miss out on who we are as a
nation, and our evolution. The statues of long since deceased leaders of the Confederate Army do not stand to remind
anyone of oppression. And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues.
Left Focuses On Tearing Down Statues When They Should Be Condemning Violence. In the aftermath of
Charlottesville, the Left has returned to one of its favorite pastimes: tearing down statues and defacing public
property. Instead of making a grown-up argument that Confederate war monuments shouldn't be funded by taxpayer dollars,
Leftists have simply determined that it's fine to tear down statues they don't like, without even engaging in a serious
historical or political debate.
Politician Calls for Removal of Stone Mountain's Giant Carving of Confederate Leaders. The politicians are
using our monuments to history as bargaining chips to gain votes. It's sickening to see the back and forth with the
cowardly bunch of lily livered sellouts who would rather win their seat than fight for what the people want.
Digging Protesters Start to Dig Up Confederate General's Grave. This happened in 2015 but is still relevant
today: A group of protesters decided to go digging to destroy a Confederate General's grave. No kidding!
Does anyone out there think this will do anything productive?
and intellectually intolerable. You only need to read a few recent news stories to get the gist of it, but what
drove me over the edge was a story from last week that three Portland, Oregon, elementary schools were having their names
changed because they "offended" some students and families. The schools were named after Patrick Lynch, a man who
generously had donated land to the local school district in the late 1800s and whose name had thus been memorialized in Lynch
Wood Elementary School, Lynch Meadows Elementary School and Lynch View Elementary School. So what was the problem?
Patrick Lynch's patronym happens to also be the word used for public executions by a mob, especially when done out of racial animus.
rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues. In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of
the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little
fanfare. In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she's ready to tear down all of her city's Confederate statues, and
the city council voted to have them destroyed.
on American-Islamic Relations: Tear Down Every Confederate Memorial. he Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR), America's largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United
States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of
America. CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a "Unite the Right"
white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend.
topple Confederate statue in North Carolina. Protesters toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. on
Monday night [8/14/2017]. Video posted to Twitter shows protestors surrounding the statue and chanting "No KKK! No
fascists! USA" as several protestors appear to pull down the statue with a rope. [Video clip]
Denies Dems' Demands to Rename 'Confederate' Streets on Historic Base. The U.S. Army denied requests from
several New York Democrats to rename streets on the city's Fort Hamilton military installation. The Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
property is a base for the New York Army National Guard and Reserves and was a key U.S. battery during the Revolution and
World War II. [...] Rep. Yvette Clarke (D) of Brooklyn was one of several city Democrats who demanded that streets on
the base like "General Lee Avenue" and "Stonewall Jackson Drive" be renamed.
Zinke: Activists Shouldn't 'Rewrite History' by Removing Confederate Monuments. U.S. Interior Secretary
Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News that "history is important" and it should not be rewritten when asked about those attempting
to destroy or remove Confederate monuments while touring Antietam National Battlefield on Wednesday [7/5/2017] in western
Maryland. Zinke explained the significance of history, gesturing to the area around him, "As an example, what did the
battle of Antietam bring us? One is that it was the deadliest battle in the history of our country. But also, one
could argue successfully, it also brought the Emancipation Proclamation."
to remove Confederate symbols spurs backlash. A revived campaign to remove Confederate statues and symbols from
government grounds has reignited an impassioned national debate pitting opponents against self-described "patriots" who argue
the monuments stand for heritage and not hate. These tensions were bared over the weekend when defenders of those
symbols traveled to Gettysburg, Pa., preparing to face off against rumored anti-Confederate protests.
History -- Assaulting Our American Heritage. Monuments honoring heroes of the Confederate States of America,
American heroes in fact, are being removed from the public square, due to a successful presentation of oversimplified
arguments and lies by the same progressive Leftist Democratic apparatus that seeks to fundamentally transform America.
These assaults on the Southern heritage by politically correct propagandists and arrogant activist ideologues are assaults on
our American culture and heritage, or "AmeriKKKa" as the Left calls America; and, it is nothing short of a cultural cleansing
campaign, a purging of the truth and history and a national disgrace.
Orleans Is Not New Orleans Anymore. The video of Robert E. Lee being taken off his pedestal —
literally — was stunning enough, since that 1884 statue by Alexander Doyle is sculpted in a Florentine
neoclassical style that just doesn't exist anymore. Even more shocking is where it happened. New Orleans?
This really went down in the Southern city most associated with tolerance, community, art, hospitality, jazz, street
celebrations, and a melting pot of black, white, mulatto, Creole, French, Spanish, Cajun, Native American, German, and
Haitian peoples sprouting from various historical periods and cultural traditions? The city of laissez les bon temps
rouler really singled out particular monuments from the city's multilayered history and targeted them for iconic
destruction, like the Taliban? But it gets stranger. The idol smashers also took down the equestrian statue of
General Beauregard, their own Creole hero, a man whose first language was French and who, in keeping with the loyalty
that Louisiana inspires, chose to remain in the hostile Reconstruction South after the war, working for universal black
voting rights, rather than accept lucrative offers to lead foreign armies.
Social Justice Warrior's Latest Tactic: Reshaping America by Targeting Its History. Social justice warriors seem to have hit a wall in
American politics. Perhaps sensing that their attempts to fundamentally transform America through top-down control have reached their limit, they are
doubling down on reshaping America from the ground up. Their new favorite target is American history, and they are starting with low-hanging fruit:
Confederate monuments. It may perhaps be enough to denounce the bulldozing of statues as an absurd erasure of history, but this is not the primary
problem with this drive to wipe out uncomfortable elements of our past from the public sphere. The more critical issue at stake is the loss of a
common purpose and the binding heritage that Americans of previous generations forged and shared.
Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans. For Frank B. Stewart Jr., a white New Orleans native,
the city government's plan to remove the statues — an idea championed by New Orleans's white mayor, Mitch
Landrieu — feels like an Orwellian attempt to erase history. This week, Mr. Stewart, 81, a businessman
and civic leader, argued as much in a letter he published as a two-page advertisement in The Advocate, a local
newspaper. "I ask you, Mitch, should the Pyramids in Egypt be destroyed since they were built entirely from slave
labor?" he wrote. Mr. Stewart added: "What about the Roman Coliseum? It was built by slaves, who lived
horrible lives under Roman oppression, but it still stands today and we learn so much from seeing it."
seek to erase history. The Washington Post has an interesting, fairly reported article on an old Confederate group's effort to stop this
postmodern move from the radical left. Like the Confederacy itself, it's probably a lost cause, but it's heartening to see some fight-back, because
the Confederacy deserves to be known and understood objectively, meaning neither romanticized nor demonized. Wiping out the evidence of its existence
deracinates New Orleans from its history and makes it just another generic U.S. city with nothing to speak for it other than crime and the other failures
of Democratic one-party rule.
of the first of four New Orleans Confederate monuments begins with Liberty Place. Efforts to remove four Confederate
monuments commenced early Monday morning (April 24), as crews and police gathered around the Battle of Liberty Place monument
downtown around 2 a.m. to begin dismantling the first of four statues eyed for removal by the city. Just before
1:30 a.m., and after a small group of protesters had departed, a wave of officers with the New Orleans Police Department
barricaded the entry points to the monument, which stands at the river end of Iberville Street outside the parking garage for
Canal Place. Snipers were stationed on the parking deck looking down at the monument.
New York Times Rewrites History To Tarnish Trump Speech. In a curtain raiser for President Trump's address to
Congress this week, the New York Times tried to compare Trump's bumpy start to President Obama's supposedly "impressive"
one. But in doing so, the Times wildly distorts what actually happened in Obama's first month in office.
Rampant Incivility of the Left. It has become increasingly a staple of left-wing political bombast to compare
one's adversaries to the primary villains of World War II. Today, about 5% of the U.S. population has any recollection of
those years. It has, therefore, become far too easy to demean and diminish the genesis and consequences of that fateful
period as the education establishment, dominated by the Left, deliberately avoids teaching the realities of that era.
Thus, opening the door for the demagogues to miscast those years for their own ends.
of Hatred. Hatred of Americas founding principles was pushed early on by Howard Zinn, the loony Marxist who now
controls the narrative of our history books. His writings were filled with partial truths, half-truths, and outright
lies about American history. He cleverly inserted himself into the lexicon of hate in the attempt to help the global
communist revolution come to America. He has become the most widely read historian today — and has taught an
entire generation, and an entire party, to hate their own country.
City Removes Nearly 100-Year-Old Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The City of Charlottesville, Virginia, has decided to
remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that has stood in a city park for nearly 100 years, reports say. In a three
to two vote, the Charlottesville City Council decided to eliminate the equestrian statue memorializing the Confederate hero that was first erected
93 years ago in the city's Lee park. After the vote, city leaders also vowed to erase Lee's name from the park, CBS reported.
of Columbus Day is the End of America. Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is
falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial
because the very idea of America has become controversial. There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim
and Chinese scholars claiming that they discovered America first. And there are mobs of fake indigenous activists on
every campus to whom the old Italian is as much of a villain as the bearded Uncle Sam. Columbus Day parades are met
with protests and some have been minimized or eliminated. In a number of cities Columbus Day was transformed into
Indigenous People's Day, which sounds like a Marxist terrorist group's holiday.
cities replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. Phoenix voted on Wednesday to officially declare
the second Monday in October — the same day as Columbus Day — Indigenous Peoples' Day. The
Phoenix City Council unanimously approved the request which aims to celebrate Phoenix's indigenous community.
cities, states ditch Columbus Day name for Indigenous Peoples' Day. A growing number of U.S. cities and states
moved to downplay Columbus Day — a federal holiday — in favor of the rebranded Indigenous Peoples' Day,
to honor what Vermont's governor called the "sacrifice and contributions of the First Peoples of this land." Gov. Peter
Shumlin wrote in a proclamation that the day provided an opportunity to celebrate "indigenous heritage and resiliency."
South Dakota has avoided the Columbus Day name for decades, reportedly declaring the second Monday in October as Native
Americans Day in 1990.
Geographic Wants to Indoctrinate Your Kids This Columbus Day. To celebrate Columbus Day this year, National
Geographic has joined the choir of faux liberal outrage at Christopher Columbus, continuing to drag the enterprising
explorer's legacy through the mud. NatGeo Education — "content that inspires students through their teachers
and educators" — posted a "reminder" on Twitter shaming those who would celebrate the attributed discoverer of America.
Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the
Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University [of Louisville] President James Ramsey and
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday [4/29/2016].
Symbolism Instead of
History. [Scroll down] Ignoring facts kills legitimate history. That's why symbolic history is about all the history
anybody learns these days. [...] This brings us to Harriet Tubman. There is no question she was a remarkable, brave woman.
She deserves her place in the history books, and everyone should learn about her. The problem is that the purveyors of identity
politics aren't satisfied with that recognition. They have to exclude their ideological enemies as much as include their friends,
inflate their chosen heroes as much as diminish their enemies'. As a result, they create a selective, incomplete history.
The simple fact is that as brave as Harriet Tubman was, she was not the main story in the Civil War or the abolition of slavery.
Carson: Harriet Tubman Would Be 'Turning Over in Her Grave' If She Knew She Was on $20. Former Republican
presidential candidate Ben Carson wrote an op-ed Tuesday reiterating his belief that Harriet Tubman should not be on $20
bill, arguing it was not a fitting tribute to her legacy. Carson claimed in an op-ed for IJ Review that he had been
"misconstrued" when first stating his opposition. "Harriet Tubman, one of America's truest and most revered freedom
fighters, deserves a far more fitting tribute than to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency by placing her on
the twenty dollar bill," he argued. "The effort to rush this through under the current Obama administration is nothing
short of national disgrace..."
wants to block $20 Tubman. An Iowa congressman has proposed legislation that would block Harriet Tubman from
replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Republican Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment to
bar the Treasury Department from spending any funds to redesign paper money or coin currency.
Correctness Is War By Other Means. [Scroll down] 2016 will be remembered as the year in which Progressives
forced their redefinition of American history upon one and all by re-facing America's currency with their favorite faces.
Obama took Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replaced it with a glowering image of anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman.
Jackson's victory at the 1815 battle of New Orleans ended the War of 1812 and removed doubt about America's independence by securing
America's possession of the Mississippi valley. But Progressives think it more important for Tubman to reproach us (not
themselves, for sure) every time we open our wallets.
constant meddling is killing us, America. We need leadership, not tinkering. I am incensed that
our government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. I have nothing against this gun-toting abolitionist;
I have everything against President Obama's continued rattling of the nation's cage. I object to his ongoing
efforts to "transform" and "modernize" our country, authoring one divisive measure after another, at a time when he should be
restoring our confidence. [...] Obama's inflammatory and pesky interventions in matters great and small, from shoving
ObamaCare down the country's throat to renaming Mt. McKinley, from overturning our immigration laws to optimizing
transgender bathroom availability, have kept Americans on their heels, not knowing what will come next.
Tubman was a gun-toting Republican. There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness
run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the
slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and
unearth historical truths worth learning. [...] Harriet Tubman's image should remind Americans that gun control was a
historical method to control and subjugate blacks.
Jackson's Reckoning. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew's decision to replace Jackson on the front of the $20 bill
with abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Tubman has been widely praised. It honors women's role in American
history and, indirectly, disparages slave-owner Jackson, who moves to the back of the $20 bill. But there is another
irony to Jackson's traditional place on the $20 bill: He was an ardent critic of paper money.
whitewash for Harriet Tubman. Sometimes the government does the right thing for the wrong reasons. Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew's decision to put Harriet Tubman's face on the nation's currency was the right thing to do, even if it was
done as a way to demote Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, to the back of the bill. Many liberals are unhappy
that Mr. Lew picked the wrong black woman. Harriet Tubman was a devout Christian and she armed herself, with both
pistols and long rifles. Choose your wrong reason.
Tubman is the next face of the $20 bill; $5 and $10 bills will also change. Harriet Tubman and President Andrew
Jackson lived on opposite sides of the American experience. Tubman, a black woman, escaped slavery to become a
conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to lead slaves to freedom. Jackson, the son of Scots-Irish
immigrants and owner of slaves, was elected president as a war hero and became known for policies that led to the deaths of
countless Native Americans. Soon, though, the two will share prominent placement on a new $20 bill —
with Tubman, the former slave, getting top billing.
Another astroturf letter, ostensibly submitted spontaneously by a little girl with no political connections:
the 11-year-old girl whose letter to President Obama led to plans for the first woman on US currency in more than a
century. A woman will feature on US currency for the first time in more than 100 years — thanks to
the efforts of an 11-year-old girl. Sofia, from Cambridge in Massachusetts, had written to President Barack Obama
in 2014 after a school project on historic American heroes. 'I realized no women had their face on our currency, so
I went home and wrote the letter,' she told WCVB. The schoolgirl demanded to know why there were no women on US bills, as
'if there were no women, there wouldn't be men'.
Van Susteren: 'Stupid' to put Tubman on $20 bill. Fox News host Greta Van Susteren said the decision to replace
former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman was "stupid" and creating an "unnecessary
fight" in the country. [...] "You all know I'm a feminist, love to see women acknowledged for the great things they do to
contribute to our nation, and Harriet Tubman did, and she deserves it," Van Susteren said on "Off the Record." "But what
I don't get is this: Rather than dividing the country between those who happen to like the tradition of our currency
and want President Andrew Jackson to stay put and those who want to put a woman on a bill — it's so easy to make
everyone happy. Van Susteren said that while Tubman should be acknowledged for her "courage," the decision to put her
image on a bill doesn't need to "stir up the country."
Media Have It Wrong: Andrew Jackson's Legacy Was Fighting Crony Capitalism. After a relentless campaign
by conservatives, progressives, and Broadway musicals to keep Founding Father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, it appears
the Treasury Department will keep Hamilton. According to Politico, the agency will instead replace President Andrew
Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman. It's a shame that progressives (and even conservatives) have been quick to
ditch Jackson. While it's true that Jackson is often remembered for his alleged reputation for violence, the Trail of Tears,
or perhaps even the 1959 Johnny Horton song, "Battle of New Orleans," his true legacy is much more important to America.
Lose Their Lunch Over the Tubman 20. After years of complaining that America's paper money featured only dead
white guys, a lot of folks on the Left are in a snit that Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson on the face of
the twenty-dollar bill. You can practically hear them: "We didn't mean a gun-toting, Bible-believing
Republican black woman! We meant Angela Davis!"
Historically Black Attempt to Malign Mississippi. Last year, the first lady, Michelle Obama, gave a commencement speech at
Alabama's Tuskegee University that sounded more like she was paying homage to black activist W.E.B. DuBois than the school's founder
Booker T. Washington who, as an ex-slave, believed character and hard work were key to improving the plight of the black man.
Then again, Michelle is part of the illiterate gang who ousted evil slave owner Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill without researching
the philosophies escaped slave Harriet Tubman stood for. Wait until Obama, who misquoted MLK on his Oval Office rug, realizes
Underground Railroad conductor Tubman was a devout Christian whose pistol-packing ways mirror Sarah Palin, not Maxine Waters. [...]
Either way, Mrs. Obama is not unlike her Saul Alinsky-trained husband. The FLOTUS also 'sees the world not as it is but
as it should be' and feels it's her duty to set the non-compliant straight.
Pushes Back Against PC Purge In Public School Names. Imagine attending "Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary" or
"Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary. While that seems absurd, those are two of the choices the public
nominated to replace "Robert E. Lee Elementary" when the Austin, Texas, school decided it needed to remove the name
of the Confederate General from its façade.
emblem removed at U.S. Capitol. State flags, including the controversial Mississippi flag featuring the
Confederate battle emblem, will no longer hang in the tunnel at the U.S. Capitol where each had been displayed.
Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said Thursday [4/21/2016] the flags, which had been removed during renovations, will instead be
replaced with prints of each state's commemorative coin. "Given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to
install a new display," Miller, chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said in a statement. "I am well aware of how
many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views. However, I also
believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies."
Lew to announce Hamilton to stay on $10 bill. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce the changes on Wednesday
[4/20/2016] after receiving fierce blowback.
Check. Woman? Check. Old White Man Out? Check. Lew Announces New $20 Bill. Politico reported on
Wednesday [4/20/2016] that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to announce a redesign of the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet
Tubman. [...] In its campaign to reinforce the left-wing view of women as an oppressed group of people relative to men across history — with
Hillary Clinton as scraping the contemporary phantom glass ceiling — Lew will further the Obama Administration's narrative by incorporating
"leaders of the women's suffrage movement" on the back of the $10 bill.
Do Not Weep for Andrew
Jackson. Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to announce that Alexander Hamilton will get a reprieve
and remain on the $10 bill, while Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20, and Treasury will make other
changes including "putting leaders of the women's suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil-rights era
leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill" while relocating Jackson to less desirable real estate
(his own Trail of Tears, one might say) on the back of the $20.
replacing Jackson on the $20, Hamilton spared. "Today, I'm excited to announce that for the first time in more
than a century, the front of our currency will feature the portrait of a woman, Harriet Tubman, on the $20 note," Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew told reporters during a conference call Wednesday afternoon [4/20/2016]. Lew rolled out sweeping
changes that will put a new cast of historic figures onto various bills that have remained largely static for decades.
Leaders of the women's suffrage movement will make their way onto the back of the $10 bill, while civil rights era leaders
and other important moments in American history will be incorporated into the $5 bill. Jackson will be kicked to the
back of the $20 bill.
They Came for Andrew Jackson, Now They've Come for Woodrow Wilson, So Who's Next? One need not be a fan of Woodrow Wilson to be
appalled at the ease with which Princeton University sees fit to erase any association it has with the 28th President of the United States
because of a few bullies who have nothing constructive to do with their lives. Wilson, of course, was President of Princeton from 1902
to 1910. This is no different than the effort to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.
Senate removes Confederate flag from seal. Without a formal vote, the Florida Senate on Monday agreed to strip
the Confederate battle flag from its official seal, removing one of the few remaining vestiges of the infamous icon in state
government. After some hesitation when the change first came up, senators — back in Tallahassee for a redistricting
special session — agreed without objection to adopt a new rule removing the controversial emblem from the chamber's
insignia. Approving the change without objection avoided the need for even a voice vote on the emotional issue.
Let's Take Back Columbus Day.
More than a century ago, America celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage of discovery by hosting an
enormous worlds fair on the shores of Lake Michigan. This Worlds Columbian Exposition featured statues of the great explorer,
replicas of his three ships, and commemorative stamps and coins. Because Columbus Day was a patriotic holiday — it
marked the opening chapter in American history — the newly written Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in schools on
October 12, 1892. Nowadays, however, an embarrassed, guilty silence descends on the nation each Columbus Day. We[']ve
been taught that Columbus opened the way for rapacious European settlers to unleash a stream of horrors on a virgin continent:
slavery, racism, warfare, epidemic, and the cruel oppression of Indians. This modern view of Columbus represents an unjust
attack upon both our country and the civilization that made it possible.
Columbus, Hello Leftist Indigenous Peoples'. Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day all you comrades out there!
CBS NEWS announced that more cities are "recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day" to celebrate the contributions of
indigenous cultures. This is part of the leftist populist movement to recognize Native Americans and fake indigenous
peoples', and to change our culture. The movement is meant to take us out of traditional America and into the
hand-wringing world of the dreary left. The Italians and America's European ancestors are forgotten in all this.
students told to remove Confederate flag clothing. At least two students at a Maryland high school were asked
to change out of clothes displaying the Confederate symbol. School district spokesman Michael Doerrer says the students
at Brunswick High School wore the Confederate symbol Tuesday [10/13/2015]. [...] Doerrer says the school doesn't ban Confederate
symbols, but administrators can ask a symbol to be removed on a case-by-case basis if it proves disruptive.
drivers with Confederate plates resistant to switch. Roughly 9 in 10 drivers with Virginia's Confederate battle flag
license plates have refused so far to send their plates back to the state as part of a program to swap out a symbol that many consider
racist. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles mailed new plates without the emblem in early September to 1,600 members
of the Sons of Confederate Veterans who pay an annual $10 premium for the specialty plates but so far has received only 163
back. The DMV requires a copy of a current membership card to be eligible to buy the plates.
Now the POW/MIA Flag Is Under Fire — as a Symbol of 'Racist Hate'. Another day, another argument
that a flag must come down. Today's target is a bit surprising — the POW/MIA flag that flies from government
buildings, honoring the hundreds of Americans still missing and unaccounted for in Vietnam. Writing in the pages of
Newsweek, a very angry Rick Perlstein is simply not having it, declaring, "That d----- flag: It's a shroud.
It smothers the complexity, the reality, of what really happened in Vietnam." In fact, he claims the entire emphasis on
American missing and POW's was nothing but a political trick designed to detract from alleged American deceptions and war
by State, Democratic Party Is Erasing Ties to Jefferson and Jackson. For nearly a century, Democrats have
honored two men as the founders of their party: Thomas Jefferson, for his visionary expression of the concept of equality,
and Andrew Jackson, for his populist spirit and elevation of the common man. Political candidates and activists across the
country have flocked to annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners, where speeches are given, money is raised, and the party celebrates
its past and its future.
Get History Right, Democrats Would Erase It. [Scroll down] Perhaps the most ludicrous
example of this overcompensation came when television networks cancelled re-airings of the Dukes of Hazard
and the owner of the program's original prop car, the General Lee, revealed that the vehicle's famous rebel flag
roof art was to be painted over. It was then that some cautiously began to wonder if the well-meaning
decision to remove this historical artifact with all its negative baggage had gone too far. There was
clearly no limiting principle to this national effort to address historical grievances. Where would it
all end? Today, it is clear that, for some, the fight to make history conform to today's moral standards
has only just begun.
Effect: Left Moves To Ban Truth About Immigration. The Overton Window is a political
theory describing how ideas go from the margins to mainstream, from "unthinkable" to "policy." But
in today's anti-America, a Reverse Overton Window is visibly at work: existing law, policy, majority
opinion, legal terms like "illegal alien" and established traditions like flying the Confederate Battle Flag
are suddenly decreed to be beyond the pale for all good-thinkers.
A Digital Bible Less Holy? U.S. Officials Increasingly Sworn In On Tablets.
It was called the wave of the future — the recently tapped U.S. ambassador to Switzerland
was sworn in last month with her hand not on a paper Bible but on top of a Kindle. Techies called it
revolutionary and applauded Suzi Levine for making history. But she wasn't the only one who went
high-tech when she took the oath of office. A county executive from Long Island, N.Y., used the
Bible app on an iPad to be sworn in last year and a few months ago a group of firefighters from New
Jersey huddled around a Kindle Bible when they took their oath. But the movement has drawn
concern from some in the religious community who are reluctant to accept officials choosing tablets
over the printed Bible.
The Editor says...
A tablet, smart phone, or jump drive might contain the words of the Bible one minute, but not the
next. How would you know the difference? The same tablet that allegedly contains the Bible may also
contain the Koran, Mao's Little Red Book, pornography or any number of things. One could argue
that swearing out an oath with one hand on a Bible is a superstition, but it is also a public
agreement of the seriousness of testimony under oath. The abolition of books is just another
way "progressive" bureaucrats are incrementally chipping away at centuries-old traditions.
Council passes Indigenous People's Day
Resolution. The second Monday in October will now be referred to as "Indigenous People's Day,"
rather than Columbus Day, on all official city communications in Minneapolis following a unanimous City Council
vote on Friday morning [4/25/2014]. The resolution brought hundreds of people to City Hall to commemorate
the vote, which Native American activists have been seeking for many years.
From Greatness to
Whiteness. When Americans over the age of, let us say, 45, look at any of the iconic paintings
of America's Founders — the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of the
Constitution, George Washington crossing the Delaware, any of the individual portraits the Founders —
what do they see? They see great men founding a great country. f you ask recent graduates of almost
any American university what they see when they look at these paintings, chances are that they see something
entirely different. They are apt to see rich, white males who are not great and who did not found a
great country. And for many, it is worse than that. These men are not only not great; they are
morally quite flawed in that they were slaveholders and/or founded a country that allowed slavery.
Council to vote on renaming 'Columbus
Day'. Minneapolis is preparing to strike "Columbus Day" from its calendar this October. The
City Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that would rename the federal holiday "Indigenous
People's Day" on all city communications. The vote follows a similar effort in Red Wing, where the
city mulled changing Columbus Day to "First People's Day" earlier this year. The Red Wing city council
has yet to act on the resolution.
Hallmark removes the
word 'gay' from Deck The Halls holiday ornament sparking fury from customers. Hallmark has provoked outrage and ridicule from its
customers after changing the words of a traditional Christmal carol on a festive ornament. [...] The original line — 'Don we now our
gay apparel' — has been altered by the Kansas-City based company for its new line of holiday merchandise. It now reads:
'Don we now our FUN apparel.'
The Editor says...
One thing that makes English hard to master is that many English words have multiple definitions. The homosexuals are attempting
to hijack words like gay and queer, and abolish those words' other definitions and legitimate uses.
Atheists Call 9-11 Memorial
Cross "Grossly Offensive". A Jewish firefighter who wants to display a Christian cross as part of a New Jersey 9-11 memorial is facing
stiff opposition from a group of atheists who called the religious image "grossly offensive." The American Atheists are threatening to sue
Princeton, NJ if they proceed with plans to erect the memorial. They took issue with a beam that was salvaged from the ruins of the World
Trade Center because a cross had been cut out of one side of the beam.
Cardinals remove religious symbols from pitcher's mound following fan's complaints. The St. Louis Cardinals have done away
with religion at Busch Stadium after a fan raised hell over Christian symbols on the pitching mound.
Separation of church and baseball — no doubt the courts
can find that in the Constitution, too.
Cross written in
sand not allowed to honor beloved player. Political correctness infected the world of sports recently, when the St.
Louis Cardinals' management put an end to the recent practice of etching a cross and the number 6 into the pitcher's mound to
honor a Cardinal great, the late Stan Musial. The number and cross only began appearing in recent weeks on the mound, just
behind the rubber.
House reconsiders pick of 'Founding Founders' over 'Founding Fathers'. Throughout United States history, the group of men who
assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the nation's Constitution had been known as the "Founding Fathers," a moniker used even on
official government websites. But the use of the "fathers" may have been a step too far for the Obama administration. In
a Thursday [6/13/2013] post on the White House's blog, Keith Donohue, the communications director for the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission at the National Archives, announced that the papers of the "Founding Founders," otherwise known as the Founding
Fathers, are available online.
The Editor says...
You would think that the well-paid "communications director" could come up with something less insipid and redundant than
Christian Origins of Essential American Doctrines. Virtually
every important, original American idea is a product of Christianity. Further, had these doctrines never been developed, the US would
arguably not been nearly as productive, free or happy. These ideas involve property, liberty, and the rule of law.
Dept. of Transportation: 'Be Sure to Black Out the 'United States' and [the] Motto'. For three years, a private citizen
named Steve LeBard has led the effort to build a privately funded memorial in Orcutt, California — a tranquil small town
located on the Golden State's gorgeous Central Coast — to honor military veterans. And for the better part of those
three years, he has run into a toxic blend of political correctness, anti-Americanism, and bureaucratic senselessness. Today, the
memorial, which was to be built with private funds on a small piece of public land, remains unbuilt.
ACLU Loses Ten Commandments
Case. Thou shall not remove the Ten Commandments. That's the declaration from a federal district court — dismissing
a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against Dixie County, Fla. and ending a six-year legal battle. The ACLU sued
the county after they allowed a private citizen to erect a six-ton monument of the Ten Commandments atop the steps of the courthouse.
A 75-year-old North Carolina man, who happens to be an ACLU member, objected to the monument — which led to the lawsuit.
Cranston bans 'father-daughter' dances as
violation of state law. In a move that has taken some parents by surprise, the school department has announced that
it is banning traditional "father-daughter" and "mother-son" activities, saying they violate state law. Supt. Judith Lundsten
said the move was triggered by a letter ifrom the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a single mom who had complained that
her daughter had not been able to attend her father-daughter dance.
ACLU Gets Father-Daughter,
Mother-Son Activities Banned in RI. Was Title IX really intended to put government between parents and their children
during activities like picnics and dances? Or is the ACLU more than happy to misuse the courts to jam the state in as a wedge
blamed for Little Ice Age. By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other
explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe's climate for centuries.
The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land
untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,
diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist
at Stanford University.
Do Liberals Care if Third World
Illnesses Infect Americans? Calling it the "European Invasion," liberals believe that prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival American
Indians were virtually disease-free. Never mind that syphilis, which originated in the New World, was brought back to Europe, where spirochete
bacterium was not present until after Columbus and his fellow discoverers returned in 1493. The Columbian theory concludes that invaders from
across the sea brought to the Americas the scourge of bubonic and pneumonic plague, chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, influenza, measles, scarlet fever,
smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and whooping cough. Even though Indian tribes were slaughtering each other, lefties argue that their lack of
immunity was solely responsible for American Indians dying en masse after exposure to infectious diseases, and are persuaded that 80-90 percent
of the Native American population perished after Europeans landed in the New World.
The Revisionists' Red Glare.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting among
other organizations, the film is the work of Emmy-nominated documentarians Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey.
Despite that pedigree, The War of 1812 offers nothing particularly innovative or original.
Rather, it recycles many of the tired techniques that dominate the historical-documentary genre and
strikes all the appropriate politically correct notes along the way.
Little Pigs' Slaughtered by Leftists. I'm sure the Left would like to see rework most of
our cultural heritage to promote its agenda. But if they move too fast and reach too far, the people
will push back. As with all other leftist agenda, one small step at a time.
No BC and AD? That Spells
Culture War. If I write a date as 44 BC or 476 AD, you immediately know to
what years I am referring. I would guess that just about anyone junior high age or older in the U.S.,
Canada, or anywhere in Europe would also immediately recognize that one of those dates is 2055 years
ago, and the other is 1535 years ago.
to Change Policy Defining Religious Discrimination as Oppression by Christians. The
University of California at Davis has backed away from a policy that defined religious discrimination as
Christians oppressing non-Christians after more than two dozen Christian students filed a formal complaint.
The definition was listed in a document called, "The Principles of Community." It defined
"Religious/Spiritual Discrimination" as "The loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the
dominant culture's religion. In the United States, this is institutionalized oppressions toward
those who are not Christian."
Davis removes Web wording that upset Christians. The University of California at Davis has
eliminated from its website a definition of religious discrimination that offended more than two dozen
to be Christian but banned from acting Christian. Christians, Orthodox Jews or anyone with
traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless
they agree to violate their beliefs. That's the gist of theamicus brief the American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU) filed Feb. 11 in a case in which a Christian student is challenging her dismissal from a
graduate counseling program at Eastern Michigan University in 2009.
The rot in values that is causing America's
decline. Thrift, hard work, close-knit families, a pioneering spirit, a love of adventure, a rejection
of indolence, faith-based ethics, a God-centric society, a belief in spreading freedom and democracy —
where did that all go? Science and math. Science and math. President Barack Obama's new
mantra is science and math.
Pop Culture Killing
Classic Traditions. What has been the most famous New Year's Eve tradition since 1907, the ball
dropping in Times Square, has been reduced to a display of tackiness and bad taste.
Is America Conquered
when the American Flag is 'Offensive'? Californians were recently confronted with a sobering
reality. Students at a large high school in the Morgan Hill district were told by school administrators
that American flag tee shirts and other patriotic paraphernalia were not allowed, citing Cinco de Mayo as
justification Few students at the school probably realize that America provided help to Mexico in
expelling the French, whose defeat at the Battle of Puebla is comemorated on May 5th.
Friday Holiday Did Not, Will Not Change. At Davenport City Hall, phones have been ringing
non-stop for the past few days. The calls are from people around the country, voicing their opinions
surrounding the city's observance of Good Friday. It all started last Friday, when the city manager
sent out a routine holiday closure notice to all city offices. The city manager says the notice
accidentally referred to Good Friday, April 2, as "Spring holiday," implying a name change for how the
city observes the Christian holiday.
How the Obama Revolution Came to
America: There are ten easy steps toward a progressive-socialist-Marxist civil society: change
the popular consensus; destroy Christianity, the traditional family, and existing social mores; transform the culture;
install a radical Left mind-control; attain political power; impose strict control of the military and law enforcement;
restrict freedom; socialize the economy; erase American sovereignty; and embrace a world without borders. ... This
requires a confrontation at all levels of society to undermine, weaken, and replace traditional American values in
the schools, media, family, and unions with Gramsci's socialist ideals.
Words associated with Christianity taken out of children's
dictionary. Oxford University Press has removed words like "aisle", "bishop", "chapel", "empire"
and "monarch" from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like "blog", "broadband" and "celebrity".
Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled. The publisher claims the changes have
been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society.
The Editor says...
Is the dictionary a reflection of that society, or an effort to push society in that direction?
Why must older words be displaced by newer ones? Is the dictionary limited to a specific number of pages?
Founding Fathers and Slavery: Even though the issue of slavery is often raised
as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery
was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers.
Historic Jamestown marks 400 years
since 'invasion'. Use of the word "celebration" is being banned at this year's special events
ordered by Congress to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of settlers in Jamestown, 13 years before
the Plymouth Pilgrims appeared on America's shores, because it was an "invasion" that resulted in
a "holocaust," organizers say.
New Test Asks: What
Does 'American' Mean? Patrick Henry and Francis Scott Key are out, but Susan B. Anthony
and Nancy Pelosi are in. The White House was cut, but New York and Sept. 11 made the list.
Federal immigration authorities yesterday [9/27/2007] unveiled 100 new questions immigrants will have to
study to pass a civics test to become naturalized American citizens.
When Worlds Collide:
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has a new permanent exhibit of savagery and barbarism, "The Ancient Americas."
The ancient Americans themselves are not portrayed as savage or barbarous. (How surprising. Knock me over with a
feather.) The savages and barbarians are the museum's curators. They plunder history, ravage archaeology,
do violence to intelligence, and lay waste to wisdom, faith, and common sense.
from the Public Square: For quite some time in America, frank public discussions about candidates'
religious views have been deemed verboten. The trend began in 1960, when John F. Kennedy
found that his Catholic faith was proving to be a liability with Protestant voters.
Ballgame keepsake goes electronic.
The paper ticket might be on its way to joining AstroTurf and scheduled doubleheaders in the graveyard of sports
obsolescence. A host of professional teams, including the Washington Nationals, are introducing new systems
allowing fans to enter games using their cell phone, driver's license or similar means, potentially making paper
tickets a thing of the past.
The Da Vinci Code: A
Brilliantly Crafted Deception. Few things have done more to injure the witness of
the Church than attacks on the deity of Christ, the reliability of Scripture, and the rise of
feminist ideology. Now these three have been brilliantly combined into one profoundly evil
witness in Dan Brown's latest best-seller book, The Da Vinci Code.
Numerous reviews of the movie can be seen here.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2014 by Andrew K. Dart
bill to ban male circumcision. A San Diego, California-based
group that calls itself a health and human rights organization recently submitted
a proposed bill to Congress called the Male Genital Mutilation Bill ("MGM
bill"). The bill, if adopted, would ban the practice of circumcising baby boys.
God? Let's see the proof. The unelected and still mostly liberal federal
judges continue their four-decades-old nasty habit of dismantling our institutions,
symbols and beliefs for the sake of a microscopic minority.
Judge kills death sentence because
jurors read the Bible. Although Robert Harlan was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a
25-year-old woman and shooting another woman passer-by who tried to help, leaving her paralyzed, a Colorado
judge overturned his death sentence because some jurors had read the Bible during their deliberations.
Are comic books no
longer for kids? So here we go with another delivery vehicle for children sacrificing innocence
at the altar of controversy, in the hopes of gaining notoriety — and press attention. In 2003,
Marvel went homosexual, trying to draw attention to itself by creating a gay superhero, the Rawhide Kid, but
the "Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather" comic books never sold well, despite the initial raft of publicity.
Going It Alone:
For the first time in history, unmarried people head the majority of U.S. households. A total of 100 million
adults, who make up 36.44 percent of the workforce, are single. Eighteen states and 300 cities now have
unmarried majorities, and single people account for $1.6 trillion in annual consumer spending. Countries
around the world are experiencing similar trends.
'Cotton wool kids' losing basic skills.
Panicky parents are breeding a generation of "cotton wool kids" too afraid to climb trees or ride their bikes,
NSW's most senior child guardian has warned. Mums and dads are so fixated on keeping their children safe
that children are growing into nervous adults without acquiring basic survival skills along the way.
[Apparently "cotton wool kids" is the Australian way to say "sissies".]
Clinton-Era Pregnancy Policies Must be
Reviewed and Revised. A 33 year-old female Marine gave birth to a healthy
7-pound baby boy on May 23, [2003,] while she was aboard the warship USS Boxer. The
amphibious vessel was deployed at the time in a war zone near Kuwait, where the unnamed staff
sergeant was assigned to a ground unit.
If it's something strange, something perverted, something counterproductive, or something that simply sets them
apart from American culture in general, then the multicultural idiots are all for it.
Congressman Challenges Courts' Moves to Eliminate
God, Bible from Public Forum: During the last several months, attacks on Christianity in the public arena
have gained considerable notoriety around the country. They include a legal effort to eliminate "under God" from
the Pledge of Allegiance, and challenges by the American Civil Liberties Union to remove Ten Commandments monuments from
public property in Alabama and Pennsylvania.
The Death of English Christendom:
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken the concept of policy czar to uncharted territory with his appointment
of former Labour Party MP John Battle as "faith czar." What is of interest is that the British government
is, on the one hand, attempting to divest itself of the Church of England through the process of disestablishment.
On the other hand, Czar Battle will attempt to promote the "best of faith" over and against the "worst."
Pagans vs Christians: A civilization's calendar is reflective of its
values, its history, its beliefs, and its religion. Western Europe calculates its time
from the birth of Christ because it was a Christian civilization. The Founders knew all
of this. They were profound students of history. Their writings show an acquaintance
with the philosophies of government throughout history and around the world. They knew
they were Christians, and they knew that the nation they were building was founded upon
Christian, Biblical principles.
Quoting Scripture banned in
library community room. Quoting from the Bible has been banned in a community room at the public
library in Clermont County, Ohio, and now a couple who sought to use the facility for a financial planning
seminar have brought a court case. "What's next? Will the library board attempt to keep patrons
from checking out Bibles and reading them on government property?" asked Tim Chandler, a legal counsel with
the Alliance Defense Fund, which is working on the case involving George and Cathy Vandergriff.
Feds fixing "Southern bias" at U.S.
parks: The National Park Service is looking to rid itself of what it calls Southern bias at major
Civil War battlefields and instead emphasize the horrors of slavery.
American way: The world of mid-twentieth century television was clean — safe
for viewing no matter what your age. Parents simply did not have to worry about what
their children were watching, or what messages they were receiving through their televisions. The 1950s,
however, are long over and modern Hollywood can't resist tampering with American icons. They want to
tear them down and rebuild them in their own image.
Bugs Bunny in
Blackface: Racially Charged Cartoons Removed From Retrospective.
Cartoon Network executives had planned a complete run of the Bugs Bunny cartoons, but decided
to omit 12 of the animated shorts because they were considered too racially charged.
Editor's Note: Besides
being an attempt to edit history, this is a sign of the times and a symptom of the Culture War. It
is now socially unacceptable to ridicule minorities, women, or people from distinctly identifiable foreign
cultures, but it's still okay to make fun of heterosexual white males. Especially if they
are from the
South. Almost every work of comedic fiction ever made contains something that is objectionable
to somebody somewhere (if it is humorous at all), whether it's a stereotype, excessive violence, characters
who stammer, characters who drink too much, etc. Numerous Warner Brothers cartoons produced during
World War II depicted the Japanese as ruthless nearsighted midgets, and they were no doubt
applauded at the time.
The "Little Rascals" films, in their original uncut form, were full of the same
kind of material. Many episodes of the "Little Rascals" are no longer shown for that
reason. Numerous TV shows, especially those made before 1970, were based on stereotypes. Examples
include The Beverly Hillbillies, Hogan's Heroes, Green Acres, and of course, Amos 'n Andy. Compare
those old cartoons and TV shows with the material that is acceptable on television today,
and it's easy to conclude that this branch of political correctness is a farce and a perfidious assault on
plain speaking and the traditions and institutions that made this country great. I'm not saying that
irrational stereotypes and derisive mockery made this country great; I'm saying that freedom of expression is
diminished and diluted when the P.C. Police denigrate creative works that aren't to their liking.
See also A Guide To Censored Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
Some are still available on video.
Smoking cuts for classic
cartoons after complaint. Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera
cartoons, including old favourites Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, to edit out scenes that
glamorise smoking. The review was triggered by a complaint to media regulator Ofcom by one viewer
who took offence to two episodes of Tom and Jerry shown on the Boomerang channel, part of Turner
Broadcasting which itself belongs to Time Warner Inc.
[In the story above, please note:
ONE VIEWER complained.
That's all it takes any more.]
our next hilarious episode, Tom and Jerry go to anger management. Thank you for commissioning
our firm to remove all the smoking scenes from episodes of Tom and Jerry. It has, however, come
to our attention that other aspects of these cartoons may not be in line with contemporary thinking.
and "slave" computer labels unacceptable, officials say. Los Angeles
officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the
terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable
Censorship Blamed on "Politically Correct White Mentality": Classic cartoons
originally produced between the 1930s and 1950s and a television staple for the baby boomer
generation, are being edited for offensive material today "because of a politically correct
white mentality," according to a cartoon historian.
Movie Channel Bans Charlie Chan Movies: The Fox Movie Channel abruptly cancelled its
planned Charlie Chan film festival last week after complaints from an Asian American group that the
character was "one of the most offensive Asian caricatures of America's cinematic past."
Political Correctness Imprisons Speedy
Gonzales: From Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, to Wile E. Coyote's Roadrunner-catching Acme
ingenuity, Warner Brothers' hilarious Looney Tunes have filled generations of Americans with innocent
childlike laughter. Unfortunately, political correctness run amok is depriving future generations of one
unforgettable toon. The Cartoon Network, a subsidiary of AOL-Time Warner, has shelved
all 40 six-minute Speedy Gonzales shorts.
Speedy Gonzales Caged by Cartoon
Network: The rapid rodent has been deemed an offensive ethnic stereotype of Mexicans,
and has been off the air since the cable network became the sole U.S. broadcaster of old Warner Brothers
cartoons in late 1999.
Note: "Speedy Gonzales" (1955) won an Academy Award leading to a series of
Gonzales cartoons. Speedy was usually paired with Sylvester and always came out on
top. Two other Speedy cartoons, "Tabasco Road" (1957) and "The Pied Piper of
Guadalupe" (1961), were nominated for Academy
By the way, the Turkish TV network is banning Winnie the Pooh, because they say
Piglet is offensive.
Joe is No Great American Hero, Group Says: The Lion & Lamb Project says military
action figures are "aggressive toys." However, a Hasbro spokesperson says, "G.I. Joe has
been a part of our culture for nearly 40 years and represents core American
values – patriotism, honor and bravery."
Service Says Jesus Can Stay. The U.S. Forest Service has reversed its decision to remove a
World War Two memorial from Montana's Big Mountain because it included a statue of Jesus. The Forest
Service said it will re-authorize a permit for the 57-year-old statue after facing a firestorm of outrage from
religious groups and local residents. The agency received more than 90,000 comments on the issue.
You may also be interested in the section about the NCAA's fight
incorrect mascot names.