Now Some Want ALL Confederate Memorials Gone. Remember the Red Guard? [VIDEO]

Now Some Want ALL Confederate Memorials Gone. Remember the Red Guard? [VIDEO]

Now Some Want ALL Confederate Memorials Gone. Remember the Red Guard? [VIDEO]

Last week we asked how far will the Left go in their manic campaign to rid the nation of things they don’t approve of.

As far as they can, it appears. On Thursday two Democrats introduced a bill designed to strike all Confederate symbols from federal property. In other words, if Reps. Adriano Espillat (D-NY) and Dwight Evans (D-PA) succeed, doing this will make the nation heal. Or something. In the words of Evans:

“If we want our nation to heal and move forward, we must remove these abhorrent symbols at once.”

On top of that, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is also introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol.


To put it another way: We will make you care.

As of now, there are more than 100 public schools and military bases named after Confederate military leaders. There are also hundreds of monuments on federal property, too. So where would the hammer fall?

Well, at places like Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. Petersburg National Battlefield in Petersburg, Virginia. And then there’s the granddaddy of all Civil War battlefields: Gettysburg National Military Park. 

Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg. Credit: Gettysburg Stone Sentinels.

Right now Gettysburg officials say that the monuments will stay put. However, that doesn’t stop a professor at Gettysburg College from saying that, eh, maybe they should go. He apparently doesn’t understand that all those tourists bring in big bucks when they come to see where their southern great-great-granddaddies fought. But how often do today’s liberal professors use common sense, anyway?

However, that’s not all.

What will happen to the Confederate Memorial at Arlington cemetery? And furthermore, what will happen to the Confederates buried there, too? The sculpture and the burial site were dedicated in 1900 as a peace memorial between North and South. It’s ironic that if these Democrat reps get their way, they’ll destroy a monument to peace.

Confederate memorial and graveyard at Arlington. Credit: free tours by foot.

This entire whitewashing of history is reminiscent of the bad old days of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In the 1960’s, mobs of Red Guards — mostly teenagers and college age students — roamed throughout China, destroying every bit of cultural history they could find. They were out to destroy the “Four Olds” — old customs, culture, habits, and thinking. Here’s a contemporary propaganda video extolling the Red Guard and the destruction of the Four Olds:

Other than the lack of The Little Red Book, please tell me how the Tear ‘Em All Down crowd in the Democratic Party and the Antifa differ from those brainwashed goons of 50 years ago.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • GWB says:

    It’s ironic that if these Democrat reps get their way, they’ll destroy a monument to peace.

    Well, they already sorta did that. Since that one they tore down in Durham was dedicated to all the children who were conscripted into the Confederate army.

    This entire whitewashing of history is reminiscent of the bad old days of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

    Or Stalin and his “un-persons”. Or the Khmer Rouge. And the Committee on Public Safety. Or book-burning brownshirts. And jihadists. And the Assyrians in Israel.

    Other than the lack of official uniforms

    Well, other than the bandanas and the black shirts… yeah. 🙂

  • Joseph says:

    The Civil War ended in 1865. If you haven’t moved forward by now, the problem isn’t statues. (I’m not defending the Confederacy. A lot of those statues in the south are memorials to war dead; the south lost about 30% of it white males in the civil war, and it took almost a hundred years for they south to recover economically. The south did indeed pay a substantial price for supporting slavery). I’m not defending slavery or “White Power” either, both are abhorrent. But how long does one hang onto injustices of the past?

    • Kim Quade says:

      All fair-minded Americans want justice. But in this case, who gets to define what is an “injustice” of the past? When does stripping our public square of every perceived injustice turn into a whitewashing of the past, warts and all?

      I look at this through older eyes. I grew up in the 1960’s — near Chicago, not in the South — and I remember Martin Luther King, civil rights marches, and the gradual change of attitudes towards black Americans. I remember when a big deal was made about the first black TV stars, and the first black Supreme Court Justice. And you know what? Those terrible statues were standing all that time. They didn’t prevent progress. Charles Barkley has even said that now at 54, he never cared about the statues while growing up, and they never kept him from his goals.

      As I said, I’m a Northerner. I don’t “get” the pride many Southerners have for their past, since it’s not mine. But I don’t want to take that from them, especially when stripping away symbols of that past will do nothing to advance the progress of black Americans.

      Thank you for reading and your thoughtful comments.

  • Joseph says:

    I was born in the North, I have lived in the South for about 27 years now. I think the Southern pride (today) is based on the idea that Confederate soldiers fought bravely, not that they fought for the idea of slavery. I have yet to meet a Southerner that is in favor of racism, a member of the KKK or a white supremacist. The left constantly pursues the idea that a white man MUST be racist, because he is a white man. It is not only whites who can be racist. I have always thought that people are people, that there is only one race, the human race. Many of the people that support racism of any kind, do it because it brings them political power.

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