Saturday, October 4, 2014

Retreat? Or Stalin-like Erasure?

Kevin Levin defines "the steady retreat of Confederate symbols such as the flag and other references in public places" as one of the "narratives" of the Civil War sesquicentennial. Citing the proposal of The Danville Va Museum of Fine Arts and History to remove the Third National Flag that flies on the property, he quotes past board president Barry shields:
“We believe this plan lays the groundwork for many encouraging and fulfilling years ahead in the arts, culture, humanities, Danville’s history, education facilities, new partnerships, inclusion and community engagement."
Levin highlights the word "inclusion" and concludes: "Seems like all of these stories are about inclusion."

You've got to shake your head, wondering how presumably educated people of presumably reasonable intelligence can equate REMOVAL with INCLUSION.

The only conclusion I can reach is that they're being deliberately dishonest. It is totally disingenuous to say confederate symbols are in a "steady retreat." They are the targets of a steady, Stalin-like "cleansing" campaign. They are purposely being erased.

Levin further sez, "Throughout the South public institutions are taking steps to remove or move Confederate Battle flags for reasons that are obvious to folks who understand its long history from the Civil War to Civil Rights and beyond."

No. The battle flags are being removed by people, often from elsewhere (Anna Brodsky, Cara Burton) who have little to no understanding of the South, its history and its denizens -- people who want to foist their leftist ideology on the culture at large, and separate a people from their history and heritage. That's what leftism does.

8 comments :

  1. Ethnic Cleansing is alive and well in America.
    That's why the efforts of The Flaggers are attacked by so many.
    The CBF will always fly at my home. And I will continue to assist the Flaggers any way I can.

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  2. It's Cultural Genocide, is what it is.

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  3. " When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hold and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building."

    Seems Orwell knew what was going to happen.

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  4. Well at least we can remember Stalin?

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  5. When people think of Stalin-style erasures, they think of the horrific purges he committed to get rid of his critics and enemies. But it wasn't enough for Stalin that he murder people -- he also had them written out of textbooks, and photos retouched to erase people from history as if they had never existed.

    I've sometimes wondered ... if the enemies of Confederate history and heritage succeed in removing all the flags, monuments, street names and parks -- in short all artifacts and memory of the Confederates -- from the South, how will they explain the war? Why did the righteous armies of the north march South? What did they shoot at? Trees?

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  6. Maybe folks could go to the Danville Va Museum? They're putting a Third National Flag on permanent display.

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    1. The eraser's desire is to take down the one flying outside and to hide one inside, and "interpret" it -- i.e., slant, bias and perhaps even outright lie about it.

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