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Then They Came For… Betsy Ross? Jefferson? July 4th? America?

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Authored by John Derbyshire via The Unz Review,

I hope you enjoyed your July 4th as much as the Derbs enjoyed ours. You should in fact enjoy the Fourth each year now with special zest in the knowledge that it may not be a public holiday much longer.

Our Cultural Revolution advances ever faster.

Nowadays the word “pride” dwells under a cloud of suspicion. Steve Sailer has mused that when the younger generation today learns about the 1942 Gary Cooper movie Pride of the Yankees, their first reaction is probably: “Hey, I didn’t know Lou Gehrig was gay!”

For example, we recently had Pride Week in New York City, with the word “pride” used in just that sense. It climaxed on Sunday, June 30th, in a huge parade of proud Ls, Gs, Bs, Ts, and Qs down Fifth Avenue.

Thus primed, I think I may be forgiven for having misapprehended a headline I saw on the Drudge Report. American Pride Hits New Low. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “what have the homo lobbies been up to now?”

On investigation it turned out that the news report had nothing to do with eccentric sexual inclinations. That headline was actually taken from a new press release out of Gallup, the very respectable polling organization:

As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, their pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. While 70 percent of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45 percent) who are “extremely” proud, marking the second consecutive year that this reading is below the majority level. Democrats continue to lag far behind Republicans in expressing extreme pride in the U.S.

American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System, by Megan Brenan, July 2, 2019

The eye-catching sentence is: “Democrats continue to lag far behind Republicans in expressing extreme pride in the U.S.”

The actual percentages expressing themselves “extremely proud to be American” are: Republicans 76, Democrats 22. That’s a heck of a gap: 54 percentage points. In 2001 it was ten points, 64 to 54.

Here’s my question for Democrats. The biggest issue in our politics right now arises from the fact that millions – tens of millions, likely hundred of millions – of foreigners want to come settle in America, with or without proper permission. Isn’t that an occasion for…”pride”?

Apparently not. This last week, we have seen a couple of major strides toward the abolition of Independence Day: .

The logic on this one was hard to follow. Is it the thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies, in all of which (I think) slavery was legal at the time Ms. Ross offered her flag design? If it was, then the thirteen stripes must be equally offensive. That could be…what’s the cant word here?…oh yes: problematic, that could be problematic to a great many not-yet-fully-woke Americans, as our present national flag retains those same thirteen stripes.

The issue got further confused when diehard counter-revolutionary subversives noted that the Betsy Ross flag was prominently displayed at Barack Obama’s second inaugural bash.

Since it is inconceivable that Saint Barack himself was not fully woke to the shameful associations of the flag, a new justification for the ban had to be thought up.

It quickly was.

The Betsy Ross flag, we are now told, has been appropriated by white supremacists as a symbol of their deplorable movement.

I must say, I wasn’t aware of this. I have never seen the Betsy Ross flag on display at meetings of my own local white supremacy group SCARF (that’s the Suffolk County Assembly of Racists and Fascists) … but perhaps we’re just behind the curve out here in the sticks.

This logical switch illustrates the nimbleness of the Cultural Revolutionaries. In the fullness of time they will no doubt declare that yes, the current national flag is indeed unacceptable. They know, however, that the time is not yet right for a full-scale assault against all our national symbols. They need to proceed methodically, step by step until the moment is ripe to storm the Winter Palace.

The other revolutionary step forward this week:

  • the city of Charlottesville, Virginia will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday.

Charlottesville is the home of the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, and of Jefferson’s Monticello estate.

If we continue along this path it can only be a matter of time—and not much time, given the accelerating pace of the past few years—until George Washington himself is expunged from the nation’s memory… exactly as President Trump foresaw in his speech following the 2017 antifa riot in Charlottesville.

Several people have pointed out that the name of our capital city is doubly outrageous to the legions of the Woke, commemorating as t does not only slave-owner George but also, in the “D.C.” part, Christopher Columbus, who caused West Indian aborigines to be enslaved.

The name “Washington, D.C.” must soon therefore be dragged down into oblivion along with Old Glory.

If, at that point, we are still celebrating July the Fourth, you can be sure it will be the next item on the revolutionaries’ list.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

via zerohedge

29 COMMENTS

    • it has to start in the schools .it has to be in the teaching of history history shoud not be removed from the country . we learn from history .

  1. I think there are 2 methods, one is to go north, cross a border ( no problem there for leftists ) the other involve the 2nd amendment.

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    • Reading posts threatening “removal” from my fellow US citizens does make it hard to be “extremely proud” to be an American. What has happened to our country? Why can we not have different opinions without name-calling, expressions of contempt, and threats of violence?

  2. Definitely Removal, be cool if we could remove the biased teachings of leftists across the USA and replace them with unbiased teachers from kindergarten to universities,

  3. Agree we need to replace the anti American people in the Congress and the Senate (all of the Socialist/Communist) in the government. That is the only hope for our future, along with especially a return to God!

    • Harold, I agree! Prayer and Bible reading was removed from our schools in the 60-s, biblical training is undermined by our school system. Patriotism and history are undermined by the libertards and democrats.

      We need to turn back to God! This scripture is applicable now:
      2 Chronicles 7:14 (New International Version):
      if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
      Thank you. God bless America!

  4. Apparently there are those that will attack anything to degrade America. Even if their logic is twisted or the object of their attack is completely innocent. The American flag represents freedom and liberty. The Betsy Ross flag stood for independence, freedom, and justice. No one at the time associated it with slavery or the defense of slavery. That was an entirely different issue. Up until then we had been under English rule. It should be noted that England once sold some their own citizens into slavery.

    • That was alright then. Trump was not President. It’s not about slavery, it’s not about racism, it’s not about religion, It’s about Trump was elected President and Hillary lost. That’s all it’s about.
      The Democrats and the media have lost their minds since Trump became President. The fact that they haven’t been able to stop him from doing what he said he would do is driving them even more insane.
      That’s not the way things work in Washington. Politicians promise the people the moon when they are running and never do anything after being elected. They don’t understand that the people are fed up with them drawing enormous salaries for doing nothing. It’s a lifetime job for them and they don’t want anyone changing it. They have proven that they will go to any extreme to keep it the way they want it. The people don’t matter, the country doesn’t matter, just them, that all that matters, and they will do anything to keep it that way.
      There is not one person on the Democrat side running for president that has a clue about how to run this country. Not one. If we are crazy enough to elect one of them, we need to be in the phyco ward.

  5. For the Dem’s “Political Correctness” is something that only matters for those on the Left. When the Right wants to have Pride and celebrate the things that have made this country GREAT they show their true hypocrisy! It is Obscene how far the Left goes to belittle anything patriotic!

  6. These DEMOCRATS have gone completely insane because Trump won and their Crooked Hillary Clinton lost. Now, they hate AMERICA. Anyone who hates AMERICA should not be in our government. And they certainly should not be running for president. VOTE RED REMOVE ALL THESE AMERICA HATING DEMOCRATS FROM OUR GOVERNMENT. WE NEED HONEST PATRIOTS, WORKING TO BUILD OUR COUNTRY UP, NOT DOWN. WAKE UP TO THE HYPROCRICY OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.

    • Did you notice that you wrote ‘ vote red’ , since when did patriotic Americans become REDS ? Since the media decided that the vote maps would show Republican states in red . They know that this nation is the only thing that stood in the way of the RED ARMY ( Soviet Union ) , walking across Europe to view the same coast that Hitler viewed England from in 1940 !! . {France} . Yea the media knew enough to label Republicans ‘REDS’ . That way if any kid READS any history of the period ,and sees a negative comment about the REDS he thinks of Republicans…… cause they are the REDS!!M33K

  7. WHEN THE NAZIS CAME FOR THE JEWS THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERED IT UP. WHEN THE SOVIET COMMUNISTS CAME FOR THE UKRANIANS THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERED IT UP. WHEN THE RACIST COMMUNIST BABY KILLING DOPE DEALING DEMOCRATS CAME FOR BETSY ROSS. THE NEW YORK TIMES ENDORSED IT. HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS. KATE SMITH IS SINGING AGAIN.
    SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE ABUTOM

  8. Two things quickly—(1) Betsy Ross was an abolitionist, opposed slavery, and by working on the Flag she risked arrest and death by the British rulers; and (2) The San Francisco School Board has decided to paint over the top of an old and venerable painting featuring George Washington to eradicate him even though the school is called the George Washington elementary school. By erasing American history, you ensure there is no nation.

    • Removal of a near 100 year old mural should be a vote by the ENTIRE state. , not some dozen or less butts on a board !!! Maybe the folks should NAIL those butts to a board !!!!!

  9. The leftists/socialists are all anti American. Even the World Cup soccer champs have to disrespect the flag by letting it fall to the ground and then have some of. Step on it. Their victory should have been a unificating event but instead some had to be political when it was uncalled for.

  10. The only thing that Demonrats need or want Conservatives for is; protection, free everything, and to wipe their backsides.
    They want all perversions legalized, they do their best to indoctrinate our children, they demonize all law enforcement, they believe in a double-standard legal system, they’re convinced guns are autonomous but babies aren’t, and now everything is offensive.
    If an Apocalypse ever occurs, they’d be the first to go . . .
    Republicans were the ones who freed the slaves and ended Jim Crowe. Demonrats were the slave owners, and the KKK.
    Oh, but they’re so PURE now! They’re “woke”.
    They’ll wake up to another civil war . . .

  11. When is enough enough?? Blow up mount Rushmore? Have a public burning ceremony for the original Declaration of Independence? How about when these liberal progressive antifa start dragging white people out of their homes and killing them in the streets? Have you seen or read the antifa’s new Constitution? NO PRIVATE PROPERTY!! Here is the link for the Antifa’s “Constitution For the New Socialist Republic in North America”

    https://www.revcom.us/socialistconstitution/SocialistConstitution-en.pdf

    If you own a house THEY will decide who lives there.

  12. The problem is that people go into paralysis when accused of “racism”. It is a bogus charge for most of us. Therefore we should not care about the racial accusation, and push back HARD when it is leveled. For now, it is the left’s way fo getting the opposition to SHUT UP!!! NEVER shut up, the future and legitimate past of the nation is at stake. Register to vote NOW ( its so easy) and get your family and friends to do so and then VOTE on election day. You cannot afford to say it doesnt matter. What kind of country will you hand your children?? With DEMs fast turning into socialist/communists, we are almost at the end of our dearly held democracy as they pay the least educated among us for their votes. FREE, FREE FREE, while we all know that NOTHING is free. Its past time to push back. Open your mouth to your newspapers and to your web sites. Tell the truth about the best country that God has ever allowed. If you are still voting DEM for ANY reason, you are part of what is killing America. If you have a brain and a spine, vote Republican and stand up for the country.

  13. The answer is don’t vote for Democrats. These people are anti America, anti Freedom and want to eliminate our rights as Citizens. The hate this country. Vote for Freedom by voting against any democrat candidate!

  14. It should be obvious now that the primary goal of the Democrat Party and its supporters, (ANTIFA, SPLC, NAACP, ACLU, LGBTQ, the so called Main Stream Media (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times etc)) is the destruction of the country as it was founded and as it has grown to the one time leading nation in the world. They have had remarkable success so far. There has been an increasing rate of decline the past few years beginning, I believe, with the formation of the “Progressive” movement.Liberal judges have attacked the basic fundamentals of the Constitution even basing their decisions at times on foreign philosophies of government. It is not too late to stop this decline into the slime pits of Socialism, but any one who opposes that basic constructs of the Democrat Party must vote their belief in opposition and for the candidates who will oppose the slide.

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