In their latest act of historical blindness and a hilarious (if not sad) lack of self-awareness, Democrats in Congress are well on their way to removing all Confederate statues from the Capitol building in a transparent virtue signal to Black Lives Matter, playing to their far-left base through Sovietesque historical revision.
This is sadly funny in two ways: first, that through this type of historical revisionism, almost a form of institutional amnesia painting over the ugly parts of our history, or at least moving it to storage. Perhaps failing to realize, those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. Second, and most glaringly in the aforementioned lack of self-awareness, they failed to realize that ALL of the busts and statues they seek to remove depict Democrats. Oooof.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who along with House Whip Steve Scalia and 65 other House Republicans voted in favor of the bill, said flippantly in a floor speech to his colleagues bent on woke-redecorating:
“All of the statues being removed by this bill are statues of Democrats.”
Which Statues Will Be Removed?
According to Forbes, eleven statues in all are to be removed, adding to the 90 removed from public spaces in 2020 as Democrats’ desperate efforts to appease their BLM base continue. Among the eleven men sentenced to a second death, the death of memory are:
- Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
- Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens.
- Confederate Secretary of War John Cabell Breckinridge (Also 14th U.S. Vice President 1857-1861)
“Advocates for Slavery and Segregation”
- U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun 1825-1832
- Sen. James Clarke of Arkansas
- Gov. Charles Aycock of North Carolina.
- President pro tempore of the United States Senate James Paul Clarke of Arkansas
For ruling in favor of Slavery:
- Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the Dredd Scott decision.
- To be replaced in the Old Supreme Court Chamber with Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Eight of the eleven to be removed are identified in the text of the bill specifically, the remaining three fall under the bill’s provision to exclude: “persons who served as an officer or voluntarily served in any other position in the Confederate States of America or in the military forces or government of a State while the State was in rebellion against the United States”.
Five Million Dollars has been appropriated for this virtue signal writ large, a concerted effort to sweep the uglier parts of our history and more specifically the Democratic Party’s history, under the rug.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), one of the 120 Republicans who voted against the bill, said it is “animated by the Critical Race Theory concepts of structural racism, microaggressions, and a United States based solely on white supremacy.” and he’s right. This entire exercise is driven by a pathological need to deny our past. How can we stand in the light of the future, when we cower in fear of the shadow from our past?