The latest popular media-generated dust-up to remove another plank of America’s history from the public square involves the Southern Confederacy statues and monuments. Just as former Obama adviser and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel prophetically stated, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”. The tragic events from the protest to protect a long-standing statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, where an individual with psychological issues drove through the group of protesters of the opposing side killing a young girl, is the latest “crisis ” to be taken advantage of by those seeking to fundamentally transform America through ethnic division.
Since the tragedy little has been focused on by the Media regarding the young girl, of what brought her to the event, of the mentally ill man, of what brought him to the event, nor of his mental illness. Yes, the ol’ news journalist formula of reporting on the who, what, where, and how, has certainly been placed far, far back on the distant shelves next to the book “When news reporting was about information and not entertainment”. Today, reporting being more about the facts and the story and less about the overtly biased media slant and personal opinions of the reporter is just totally passe’.
A good argument can be made that the Media no longer seeks to report based on the facts nor truth, just to escalate the level of emotional fervor and how it can further it’s leftist social or political agenda.
Just as in the case of the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre, where a single individual, with known mental issues, and who expressed kinship or reverence for the Confederacy and traditional Southern history, the guy who happened to had been on the side defending the Confederate statue has been made into the demon poster child of everyone and anyone who has ever worn the Confederate uniform or expressed reverence for former traditional Southern traditions, such as slavery. But interestingly, the Media had no interest in tying every Democrat or everyone who ever espoused hatred for Republicans for the actions of the shooter that attempted to assassinate a whole group Republican members of the U.S Congress at a baseball field in Virginia, seriously wounding one. Was that shooter more justified in his actions in the Media’s view than the young man who drove the car? Does the actions of an individual rightly extend to a group of people simply due to affiliation, no matter the degree? Does a kid with a rope and watches western movies automatically means he’s a cowboy?
The popular Media has long taken off it’s cloak of unbiased reporting, ever since the election of Barack Obama and have gone totally to the left and Progressive dark side. But here are some examples of the “what” or “why” you simply will not see the Media mention nor report on regarding the Confederate statues and monuments. Just to give you some needed balance true and facts to related to the story:
- Most Black Americans Don’t Want Confederate Statues Removed – Isn’t it interesting the group of people who are the ones most injured and psychologically effect by the Confederate statues and monuments, i.e., black-Americans, are curiously absent from the protest photos? So, who’s truly pushing this agenda? And who stands to benefit?
- Every monument or statue should come down of U.S president Woodrow Wilson – He re-segregated the U.S government [notice the word RE] , gave new life to Ku Klux Klan by screening the highly racist and bigoted movie in the White House, “The Birth of a Nation“,
- Every monument or statue should come down of any member of the Democratically controlled Congress that passed the Missouri Compromise the re-substituted slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska Act that expanded slavery westward in the nation in 1820 & 1845 respectfully,
- Every monument or statue should come down of segregationist Democrat Governors such as, Georgia’s Herman Talmadge, Mississippi’s James P. Coleman, Texas’ Allan Shivers, Arkansas’ Orval Faubus, and of course Alabama’s George Wallace who blocked blacks from entering white schools,
- Every monument or statue should come down of any member of Congress who was ever a Klansman such as, (D) (WV) Robert Byrd, was actually Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, (R)(CO) Rice W. Means, & (D)(TN) George Gordon, was actually Tennessee’s first Klan’s Grand Dragon, and last, but far from least,
- Every monument or statue of any and all things should come down related to Margret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, who is quoted to have said, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” And directly assist in aborting [killing] approx. 30% of births amongst black-American women in the nation.
This dust up could be an educational moment for us all to take a clear peek under the skirt of our nation’s history, at those who made our country’s history. This could be a time where we can take an objective and critical look in our rear-view mirror, and with a contextual eye to an opportunity to learn from our nation’s mistakes, and learn from them to better move forward for the sake of our posterity. But, unfortunately there is another agenda at play to create a crisis and to fundamentally negatively transform this great nation into balkanized factions of groups fighting each other over rather insignificant matters that don’t put a dollar in our pockets, help feed one hungry person in America, raise our children’s academic scores one grade, nor raise our living standards one decimal. In fact it does just the contrary. A just and honorable media would seek to achieve the best in us.
The tragic events of Charlottesville has been turned into an opportunity to create a crisis based on falsely-guided hysteria. This moment could be used to better inform us on the gross mis-understanding of what we believe to be true, but that is not. We could be having an open and frank discussion or debate on our history, good and bad, what happened, how it happened, and why it happened, and to better understand how we got to where we are today to become a better nation. This could be a moment for us to become reintroduced to each other, become more united for the sake of not just ourselves today, but that our nation’s posterity. But that would be too much like right. The question that we all should be asking is … why aren’t we allowed to have these discussions or conversations?
If this tide of Media-guided and driven hyped emotional reaction, based on false or manipulated information, regarding historical figures of this nation, no matter what side of the particular ideological spectrum you may be on, is not nipped in the bud immediately, today it is the Southern monuments that are under threat of abolition, tomorrow it may be that of Christian-related monuments, or that of your religion, or your favorite pop icon, or that of the Founding Fathers. REAL history is what it was. We will do best as a nation to see it for what it actually was, and accept it. And we should seek to learn from it as it was, and not as we wish it was as if it happened today.