Desecrated Statues Have More Stature Than Vandals

ATTENTION: STATUE VANDALS & HISTORY DENIERS: It’s a good thing you posers aren’t going man to man with those men depicted in the statues you are trashing. If you were, there wouldn’t be a safe space or sanctuary city in which you could hide from the whipping you’d get.

As I mentioned in Clueless Posers “Bust” Up Statues, these history-phobic cretins seem to think they can purge American history by defacing the historical reminders of our past.

What should we expect though, from a generation that thinks gender is as interchangeable as disposable phones and the greatest threat to civilization is a Trump tweet.

The unlawful destruction of statues memorializing historical figures erected decades ago whose 19th century values offend today’s cultural “purity” is nonsensical. But if that’s how the 21st century paragons of uncivil virtue want to keep score, let’s play:

(Andrew Jackson Meets a Transgender Soldier) “President Jackson, allow me to introduce you to Private Juan Mortime,” says Jackson’s chief of staff.

“Sir, Private Mortime is transgender and occasionally likes to be called Juanita.  He, er, she, er…Private Mortime just finished basic training earlier this month,” the chief of staff explains.

“Now that the private has completed basic training, before joining us in defending New Orleans Juanita er, Juan, er, Private Mortime requests a two-week pass sir, on, er… a personal matter, sir.”

“What personal matter?” Jackson huffs impatiently.

“Well, sir, Private Mortime wants to consult staff members at Tulane University about gender reassignment options – especially now that Uncle Sam will probably be paying for it, he says with a wince.

“If he decides to proceed with the process, he, er, she, sigh…the private is confident he or she will be recuperated enough to join the fighting in about 3-4 months, sir. That is, as long as everyone respects the gender choice Private Mortime has decided upon when he – or she – returns, sir.”

One can only imagine how the volatile Andrew Jackson would have reacted in that scenario.  Outrage.  Shock.  Indignation.  Pistol whipping?

The point is that the historical figures being pilloried today because their actions don’t match today’s contemporary moral and cultural standards is myopic at best and arrogant at worst.

If circumstances were reversed 19th century folks would be just as repulsed by what passes for morality and manners today.

America’s past, both good and bad, must be viewed objectively rather than through the lens of contemporary morality – or lack thereof.

Nineteenth-century men provided meat, shelter and security for their families. And they did that without food stamps, government housing assistance, educational loans and a taxpayer-funded police department.

Women worked just as hard or harder than the men, from sunup to sundown.  Hundreds of thousands of rural-based adults in the 19th century did daily chores, cooked, cleaned, farmed, hunted, fed livestock, split wood, pumped water, parented their offspring and attended church regularly.

Today’s millennials can’t function without a daily Starbucks fix and many of them are still wearing their pajamas when they order that. They pay hundreds of dollars for technology toys so they can exchange likes and retweets with total strangers –  despite neither of them having any face-to-face communication or marketable skills.

They demand safe spaces from opposing opinions and stress-therapy teddy bears while their 19th century counterparts at earlier ages were fighting the British, Mexicans and Indians – with real guns and no cuddle blankets or Play-Doh!

Was slavery wrong? Duh. America passed legislation banning the slave trade in 1808.

Though they don’t teach it in most public high schools, that was a big reason for the Civil War fought from 1861-1865.  Contrary to the belief of what is taught in state-funded universities of groupthink, the Civil War really wasn’t fought between North Americans and South Americans.

Vladimir Lenin coined the term “useful idiots” to denote unwitting westerners the Communists had successfully manipulated. Today the term is also applicable to history-challenged goofballs trying to whitewash America’s past, both good and bad.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

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Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

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