Racism is real, but what that means for centuries-old statues, social justice and corporate boardrooms, could, in fact, be just the opposite.
While the mob mentality over the weekend pulled down more statues of founding fathers, that symbolism really does not jibe with reality, and amid all the corporate kowtowing, more than a half a billion of dollars at the last count, a look into an actual boardroom tells the real story.
A statue of Theodore Roosevelt will be removed from the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History in New York City because the museum’s own officers have long wanted it gone, and now Mayor Bill DeBlasio joins that chorus, saying the statue symbolizes colonial expansion and racial discrimination.
The statue, which has stood since 1940, as the New York Times reported, depicted Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American man and an African man standing next to the horse.
The argument is that the statue signifies the inferiority of Native American and African American’s to White Americans.
The real story is that it shows American history.
Roosevelt’s legacy was in his desire to make society more fair and equitable, with economic possibilities for all Americans.
A statue of Thomas Jefferson was toppled Sunday night outside a high school in Portland, Ore., after it was defaced with graffiti and beheaded by protesters due to his ownership of slaves.
His likeness was also removed from the New York City Council’s chambers, as if he hadn’t been there for a century or so.
Jefferson himself called slavery a “moral depravity”, but upon writing the Declaration of Independence, he cast away his old ideology, adopting a new one instead, when he wrote, “…all men are created equal.”
And, if we need to point this out, the word ‘men’ was used in the time because those were the decision makers and freedom fighters of the era, it was not to segregate women.
The vandals forget the fact that Jefferson wrote this Declaration of Independence which helped America secede from the tyranny and persecution of British rule, allowing for the rights, freedoms and privileges of all Americans to enjoy today.
This was just the latest in a long list of statues and monuments either destroyed or defaced in the name of ‘anti-fascism’ or anti-racism.
George Washington, our founding father and first U.S. President, co-author of our Constitution and one of the greatest, most honorable men in our history, had his statue vandalized by thugs who, at best, know Washington by name, most likely have never actually studied the biography of the man.
Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman.
It is true that Washington owned slaves — that was the culture of the South at the time, the norm. But he was one of the better owners who treated them like family by all accounts and did not mistreat them. It is said that he even had an affair with a black slave woman that he owned.
If not for Washington, the same people that defaced his statue, most likely wouldn’t have the privileges and freedoms they enjoy now.
Christopher Columbus is another one who has always had everyone up in arms. If not for Columbus, none of the people vandalizing his statue would even be living in America and enjoying those same freedoms and privileges and might be living in worse conditions elsewhere.
That he was a Genovese and adopted Spaniard being blamed for the eventual killing of Native Americans — it’s just so much revisionist history at once. What culture is blameless for warring with who came before it? Let us, too, blame the American “Indians” for killing the Vikings who may have been to North America before anyone. It’s just a slippery slope.
The Albert Pike Anomaly
The strangest statue to be torn down is that of Albert Pike, a confederate general, who did own slaves but was also very instrumental as a forefather to the ANTIFA movement itself — though the thugs probably don’t understand any of this. These same ANTIFA characters who tore that statue down fail to realize the irony here. Pike was one of the most infamous 33rd-degree Freemason leaders, and also a member of the secret society within the Masons known as the Illuminati, and was responsible for their biggest book.
While practicing under that secret society he used that doctrine of Luciferian beliefs to develop a plan to guide the world toward today’s ‘New World Order’. One under which communism-read-fascism would be the rule of law. This can be read in full in the book Morals and Dogma in which Pike lays out the plan.
When the Pike statue was torn down in Washington D.C. it prompted U.S. President Donald J. Trump to tweet, “The DC police are not doing their job as they watched a statue be ripped down and burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!”
The truth is ANTIFA is the vehicle of the Deep State to push the country toward this twisted communist-fascist future, while the sadly hilarious part is that ANTIFA members, themselves, have no idea what they are actually doing or where their ideas worth fighting for even come from, yet they persist in trying to bend American minds to their violence-imposed vision.
Black Lives Matter is another organization that was created and funded for the sole purpose of polarizing the youth of America by creating the perception of deep-rooted racial tensions through the mainstream media.
The sad truth is BLM was thrust upon American minds in the remaining months of the 2016 election and is here again four years later, as we run into 2020.
The corporate money that was shifted to that cause already surpassed half a billion dollars in its first fortnight.
America’s corporate machine had now leapfrogged the old non-profit trusts, the Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie Foundation, to give to their modern incarnation and its offshoots. He said $564 million in the past week or so was donated by America’s blue chips to the Black Lives Matter Foundation and its BLM cut-outs and friends.
The media wants you to believe that white people and black people across the country hate each other — that we are constantly at war with each other and can not get along.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Most Americans no longer hold racial bias toward one another. That’s not to say that certain institutions do not hold bias — some do.
The organizations that are suddenly virtue signaling for the BLM movement want you to believe that they stand with all African Americans and are fighting for equal rights and justice.
Those same businesses, Amazon, for example, hired far fewer black employees into higher level positions than it did white people.
Amazon has 59% white managers compared to only 8% black managers. If statistics don’t lie, then black lives really don’t matter to Amazon and they seem to be virtue signaling to sway an election.
EBay is another example of how they give money and support to the Black Lives Matter organization but do little to foster and help black lives in reality. They employed 48% white Americans in 2019 compared to only 3% African American employees.
There are many other companies doing the same thing. All talk, just electioneering, and no action.
These organizations do not care about black lives, only election results and influence at best and helping to incite further racial tensions at worst.
The Problem with Destroying History
The problem with destroying history is that although it can be uncomfortable to accept, it must never be forgotten. We must accept who we are as a nation, how our nation was founded, built and forged on the backs, blood and sacrifices of those who came before us, including the victims. Their sacrifices count too.
Everyone has flaws and everyone has virtues. If we only judged people for their flaws, none of us would be worthy of existing on this Earth. That is the point though. If we forget our history and erase the flaws from its existence, we will never learn from our mistakes and are sure to repeat them.
Teddy Roosevelt, much like Trump, believed that as President, he had a unique relationship with and responsibility to the people. He wanted to challenge prevailing notions of limited government and individualism. Government, he maintained, should serve as an agent of reform for the people.
Prior to his presidency, the government had generally given the titans of industry carte blanche to accomplish their goals. Roosevelt believed that the government had the right and the responsibility to regulate big business so that its actions did not negatively affect the general public.
He fought against Big Corporation influence in government and was tough on foreign policy.
Roosevelt, again, like Trump, fought for all Americans through his tough personality and aggressive policies in a time when toughness and strength was the American way. He is quoted as saying, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
Leave the statues alone, let’s get back to working towards our goals today.
Ridiculous, don’t do it! https://t.co/VYez8p9AJh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020