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2017-08-25 Home Front: Politix
The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments
[American Thinker] George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins:

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. "

Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues:

"And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory."

"Reality control" they called it; in Newspeak, "doublethink." Taken in its entirety, Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, presciently described the scenario we now see unfolding in the Democratic Party, the party of the American Left. They intend to erase their own racist past by removing statues and maligning anyone, especially President Trump, who voices an objection. As Dennis Prager has often asserted, "Truth is not a leftist value." It most certainly is not a value of the mainstream media, print or electronic. Our media are part and parcel of the leftist apparatus that seeks to control how our history is remembered. They mean to rewrite it, start to finish, and impose their revisionist version on the rest of us.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-08-25 02:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [571 views ]  Top

#1 Revisionist History is nothing new. Pharoahs erasing the names of past rulers and replacing it with their own. If a decision is made to remove the statue of a truely vicous racist SOB I don't have much problem with that. Just don't throw the baby out with the bath water. We need to remember the past. All of it, good and bad.
Posted by Cheaderhead 2017-08-25 06:01||   2017-08-25 06:01|| Front Page Top

#2 All along, I thought they were just being a huge pain in the arse wrecking crew--nothing as esoteric as outlined in the article.
Posted by JohnQC 2017-08-25 07:22||   2017-08-25 07:22|| Front Page Top

#3 I don't think they have a plan, as much as desperately grabbing for the next lever they can pull, no matter what it does.
When the betting's between malice and stupid, put your money on stupid every time. Malice is just a side benefit.
Posted by ed in texas 2017-08-25 10:29||   2017-08-25 10:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Stupid is when they draw their plans for world's betterment. Malice comes in when these plans fails to work.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-08-25 11:39||   2017-08-25 11:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Of course they want the monuments gone - the Democrats put them up to begin with in most cases.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2017-08-25 12:28||   2017-08-25 12:28|| Front Page Top

#6 Sometimes I think the left just responds to the whims of the mob. The mob tend to be under-educated college students who 'know' better.
Posted by rjschwarz 2017-08-25 12:56||   2017-08-25 12:56|| Front Page Top

#7 All along, I thought they were just being a huge pain in the arse wrecking crew

Actually you were right the first time. This is a tactic started by Lenin. He intentionally recruited the people most alienated from society and saying they were fighting capitalism. Stalin was recruited in this way.

The article is overthinking it since these people are just out to hurt people and destroy things.

As for the statues, they memorialize the honor and courage of a major subculture of the US. That subculture is a major enemy of the Progressives and therefore it is the SUBCULTURE, not the statues that must be destroyed.

Posted by Frozen Al 2017-08-25 14:23||   2017-08-25 14:23|| Front Page Top

#8 End game is forsaking the Constitution. Start with blatant slave owners in the Civil War and then go back demonizing slave owners until you get rid of Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers.
Can't abide by writings of evil men..let's just ignore the Constitution and let the state take care of us. We already have Zuckerberg and Bezos on board for universal wage for no work.
Posted by Warthog 2017-08-25 14:47||   2017-08-25 14:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Concur, they are stupid because they are uneducated: http://theological-geography.net/?p=30431
Posted by TopRev 2017-08-25 15:37||   2017-08-25 15:37|| Front Page Top

#10 "But telling the truth about our ancestors should not mean discounting everything they ever did, for if we do that for any person, including ourselves, we all have nothing to do but go home and weep. If we discount achievements because those who perform them are imperfect, there will be no achievements, only darkness. That creates a world of always tearing down and never building up, and the end of it is annihilation. In life is both great joy and great sorrow, and both deserve their due. That is what monuments are for."

– Joy Pullmann.
Posted by newc 2017-08-25 16:11||   2017-08-25 16:11|| Front Page Top

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