I spoke last week about the wave of violence plaguing our nation and suggested it is the front wave of a revolution. Even those on the left who aren’t participating in the riots are trying to delete heroes from our history and radically alter the values of our society. Some are calling it the “cancel culture.” Here are a few more examples.
Nick Sandman was the high school student who made the news last year when he was at a pro-life rally at the Lincoln Memorial and was confronted by a Native American, then accused by the liberal media of being racist when he actually just stood there and smiled. Nick has been admitted to Transylvania University in KY. Samuel Crankshaw, a graduate of that university and a staffer with the KY ACLU, has criticized the university for admitting Mr. Sandman and says it is a stain on the university’s reputation. He has never met this student, but has the audacity to say he is a provocateur in training who has no intention of learning. This is a staffer for a legal organization that claims to support free speech. I guess it’s only free if you believe what the left believes.
The Kansas City Chiefs have prohibited fans from wearing Native American headdress to their stadium. Other teams with Native American ties are examining their symbols and team names. What I find fascinating is that no one in Minnesota is demanding the Vikings drop their name or prohibit fans from wearing Viking helmets. The Scandinavians think it is an honor that their strong warriors are remembered in this fashion. Our society idolizes its heroes. What is wrong with celebrating the strength of the Indian warriors? Another example of trying to erase history.
Over the weekend, two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were ambushed and critically wounded. They are in a local hospital fighting for their lives. Within hours, protestors showed up and blocked the emergency entrance to the hospital and even argued with hospital security that this was a public space and they should be allowed into the emergency room. They were shouting “Death to the police” and cursing those who got in their way. Is this the America of our founding fathers?
Erik Loomis, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, claims it is OK to kill fascists, his term for those who support Trump and law enforcement personnel. In an online discussion about Michael Reinoehl, a man who killed a member of the Patriot Prayer group at a Portland rally and was subsequently fatally shot by the police, Loomis said of Reinoehl “[he] killed a fascist [the member of Patriot Prayer]. I see nothing wrong with that, at least from a moral perspective.” This is from a professor teaching the next generation our history.
Representative Ayanna Presley, D-MA, says there should be “unrest in the streets” over President Trump and his political allies turning a deaf ear to Americans’ concerns. Part of her concern is the “dismantling” of the postal service, an action which actually began as a cost-cutting measure under President Obama. During that administration, over 12,000 of those blue mail collection boxes were removed without a word of protest from the Democrats. Now that a pandemic, which was not of Trump’s doing, is threatening attendance at polling places, the fact that the post office is deeply in debt suddenly becomes a crisis requiring violent protests. The president, as I’ve pointed out before, has nothing to do with the administration of the USPS.
Rep Ocasio-Cortez has refused to condemn Black Lives Matter protestors who demanded white people give up their homes. She says there is a need to “establish just policies and address core issues of brutality in order for us to come together.” Am I supposed to “come together” with brutal protestors who have no regard for law and order? Is this the society America is moving toward?
Rutherford County Schools in Tennessee began the year by requiring parents to sign a form stating they would not listen in on their children’s virtual classes. After an uproar from the community, they modified the policy by allowing parents to listen but telling them they could not record the classes. One parent says, “we have a major problem in education, not just here in Tennessee, but across the country where they are indoctrinating our children with propaganda.” She says teachers are pushing social justice instead of teaching the basics.
The Washington Post, a left-leaning newspaper, in an obituary headline after a successful US military operation against ISIS, described their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as an “austere religious scholar.” This was one of the most ruthless, dangerous men in the world, but the left wants us to believe that America is the aggressor. Again, an attempt to rewrite history and redefine values.
Rep Jeff Van Drew, R-NJ, left the Democratic Party. He says that while it was a hard decision, it is no longer the party that once encouraged free thought and robust debate. He calls it a “mob” that drives policy decisions with the goal of starting over with a new system of governance.
Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., stated during the Republican convention that “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want a cultural revolution, a fundamentally different America.” He warns if the Democratic ticket is successful, it will turn the U.S. into a socialist utopia. Sen. Scott is the only Black Republican senator and grew up in a single parent family with a mother who worked 16 hours a day to support them. This very successful politician says “Do we want a society that breeds success, or do we want a culture that cancels everything it slightly disagrees with?”
We have an election coming up in less than two months. The events of this summer give us a perspective into the choices we have in November. Do we want to keep improving this country, which has come a long way since the first Republican president freed the slaves and started down the road to equal opportunity, or do we want to forget the progress we have made and reinvent us as a socialist society, which has never been successful anywhere and has always led to a strong dictatorship?