There has been a weird unapologetic backlash about U.S. history – not only in recent weeks, but also over the last several years.
All of the social justice warriors and overcompensating liberals want to reform American history for their own self-serving reasons, because their virtue signaling is a bunch of malarkey. It’s fake. Know that.
And it was clear again this week when a liberal university brought down a longstanding statue for this insane “racist” reason.
It literally just happened.
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Yankees just recently ousted an iconic American singer because one anonymous person told them about how she sang racist songs in her career.
First of all, this “anonymous” person was talking about Kate Smith, the actress who sang “God Bless America,” and the Yankees used her rendition as a superstitious good luck charm when they were World Series champions throughout the early 2000s. And the Flyers had a statue of the infamous singer outside of their arena that they removed because of this new information.
It’s a ridiculous toxic liberalism that wants to erase history because they are offended by it and they want to demonize anybody who played a part in what’s either been illegalized or has become socially unacceptable nowadays.
The simple fact though is they don’t realize these were different times when the social and political constructs of society didn’t meet modern day expectations. They’re not wrong but the demonization is certainly wrong. Kate Smith sold billions of dollars in bonds so our American soldiers could go fight in World War II. Despite her racism in the 1930s, she did good deeds by the mid-1940s.
And now we have California State University eliminating its “Prospector Pete” mascot from the campus grounds because many students argue that the 1840s Gold Rush period was racist against indigenous populations.
“Prospector Pete” was a mascot born in the 1940s for then-university founding president, Pete Peterson, who infamously claimed the school had “struck the gold of education,” at the time.
But, of course, as liberal institutions across the country have done in recent years, they try to erase historical figures from the history books. It’s the PC overly-sensitive culture that’s become such a horrendous plague on our society where they can’t fathom that history was bloody and controversial.
Cal State University – off their website – considers themselves a “forward-thinking and inclusive community. Born out of the California spirit, our university has a history of being gritty pioneers, scholars and innovators.”
That’s exactly the kind of “spirit” that revolutionized the gold mining period in America. In fact, it’s what really spawned the idea of the American dream as a whole – it was Manifest Destiny and the privilege that settlers had to go claim land and make a better life for their family.
Suddenly, a little under a couple hundred years later, California liberals are trying to demonize an entire era that not only revolutionized our country but set us up for the financial future because of gold.
Another thing the university has on its website is, “As our diversity grew and more voices were heard, we came to know that the 1849 California gold rush was a time in history when the indigenous peoples of California endured subjugation, violence and threats of genocide. Today, the spirit of inclusivity is reflected in our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community. Today’s Beach is not connected to that era.”
History is fickle and complicated. Everybody knows that.
We all know that the Nazi regime in Germany were horrible people that attempted to commit genocide, but it’s okay to recognize that it existed. We don’t need Adolf Hitler statues, but nothing could be more important than to not erase their actions from the history books so that history doesn’t repeat itself.
This is an overcompensation; nothing more.