AB has taken time off from microwaving fireworks in the kitchen to send a thought about Why Statues Topple.
It’s even more simple that that. The people toppling the statues have zero connection to the past. They are either immigrants who didn’t build this country or severed emotionally by school indoctrination if they have any link to the past.
The families that built this country no longer are the majority and therefore the majority has no vested interest in retaining the past. And the families that are left have been cowed into submission.
The country has fundamentally changed because of unfettered immigration and academic takeover, both were purposeful acts.
A couple of thoughts.
This first is a reaction we had to a tweet some weeks ago; the tweeter said he would rather leave a Conferederate statue up and in place, so that his son or daughter could ask “Why do we have a statue to this person?” This, then, would begin a useful conversation on the history of our country.
Frankly, I think his conversation might go like this:
Child: Why is there a statue here to this guy?
Dad: Well, this is Jefferson Davis. He was president of a rival country that formed when many of our states quit our country because they wanted to enslave other people, and the other states didn’t.
Child: Why didn’t our country just make slavery illegal?
Dad: The Democrats in those states kept blocking the legislation to do that.
Child: Aren’t you a Democrat, dad?
Dad: Uh… ah. Well…
In other words, the people who destroy statues—even back to the ancient days in Egypt or Babylonia—do so to erase their link to the badness. Today, the liberal rioters are trying to erase their party’s involvement with racism by eliminating all the Democrats who supported it. Once you erase the past, you’re free to rewrite it with yourself as the hero. You see that today, with most Americans thinking Republicans were slaveholders, supported the Klan, wrote in Jim Crow laws, and enforced segregation in the South. By doing this slowly, Democrats have completely made up a new history that turns themselves from villains to the heroes.
Statues can celebrate things. They can also serve as dire warnings. The Czar would love for that dad to have a conversation with his kids about slavery, and be able to point to a statue and say “…and that must never happen again.”
The Czar does disagree with your use of the word immigrants: it implies that the rioters were not born here; indeed, some of the most doggedly loyal Americans are those who were born elsewhere and became citizens.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.