September 13, 2017

Jerry's Ink


Are you as confused as a pigeon flying over a town in the south, looking for a statue of a Confederate general on which to poop?

Don't be. When it comes to the war on statues and historical heroes and sites named after them, you're being hustled once again by the liberal left, who are masters of the "Here's what's politically correct" bull crap.

Can't you see they're playing you? Of course, the issue wasn't helped by the racist, pea-brained Nazi bigots who decided that they were going to save the Robert E. Lee statue by marching armed, looking for a fight, into Charlottesville, Virginia. Did you see those dopes? I've owned goldfish with higher IQs than those losers.

The truth is, the wrong people marched.

Who should have marched? People who have a respect for history. People who don't get swept along by either side. People who form their own opinions. People who know that a statue is just that – a cold, hard hunk of metal.

In this case, the statue of Robert E. Lee has been in Charlottesville since 1924. When did you start to believe that Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States? Last week? Last month? Thank God that Abraham Lincoln, with the ashes from the Civil War still hot, had respect and compassion for the South and didn't feel like some of you do now, 152 years later.

Like him or not, Robert E. Lee played a pivotal role in southern and American history. Are we to erase his place in history or bring down his statue in the name of political correctness? His statue has been there since 1924. That's a lot of cold rainy nights. That's a lot of hot sticky days. That's tons of pigeon poop.

It's a statue that was there in 1941 when hundreds of young men and women marched past it and went off to fight the real enemy. Most of them came back. Sadly, some of them didn't.

Korea. Vietnam. Afghanistan. Iraq. Young men and women died. The statue never moved.

The statue was there during Brown vs. Board of Education.

The statue was there when courageous young people fought to sit and be served at a lunch counter; when a brave woman refused to sit in the back of a bus. The statue never moved.

The statue was there when we elected our first black president. The statue never moved. Now the statue has become a symbol of the anger of those politically correct liberals who are frustrated because they can't get a terrible president impeached fast enough.

Yes, it's all about Trump. Want proof? Since 1924, the Robert E. Lee statue has been ignored and left untouched during the terms of these presidents: Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush (W.), and Obama. Now along comes the Trump disaster. Trump, who lies to us every day and seems to get away with it. Trump, who is ripping the country apart.

And so out of frustration with their inability to topple him, the politically correct mafia says: Let's show him. Let's take down some statues. Let's take down every statue. Let's change the name of every college building dedicated to a famous name. Let's change every street named after a historical figure. Some have already suggested removing statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Christopher Columbus.

I say sure, let's rip every statue's head off and dance around like savages. Let's cheer as our disgusting Mayor Bill de Blasio declares that we should look at every statue in New York City and decide which statue shall live and which statue shall die. History in the hands of a reptile like de Blasio makes me sick.

Let's make it a national statue pogrom. And believe me, it won't end with taking down statues. Need proof? As an insult to an Italian who changed the world, the idiots on the Los Angeles City Council have voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Let's not stop in the United States. Let's bomb and destroy the Egyptian pyramids. You know they were built by slave labor, don't you? And while we're at it, let's show ISIS that we can be as destructive as they are. The Parthenon has to go. Pull down what's left of it. You know those ancient Greeks. Perverts.

And let's not forget the Italians. Let's get our hands on the Colosseum. Wait a minute, the Colosseum is nothing but ruins that were knocked down umpteen years ago. In that case, let's remove the ruins and replace them with a giant apartment house built with materials from the ruins. The apartment house? That will be for indigenous people. Naturally.

How will it end?

From The New York Post: "Cleansing the past is a dangerous business," warns Victor Davis Hanson at the National Review. "The wide liberal search for more enemies of the past may soon take progressives down hypocritical pathways they would prefer not to walk. Planned Parenthood will have to renounce founder Margaret Sanger, an unapologetic racist and eugenicist who pushed abortion to reduce the non-white populations. Liberal icons Franklin Roosevelt and Earl Warren pushed for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

"Toppling statues and erasing names will only cease when modern progressives are forced to blot out the memories of racist progressive heroes."

What our super-liberal Nazis will never understand is you can't erase history. If you bring down the statues and buildings, and you erase and change the history books, in the end, history will be handed down with words and scraps of paper – but history will never die.

If you wish to comment on "Jerry's Ink" please send your message to jerry@dfjp.com.

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    Where to Go When Ya Gotta Go
    September 13, 2017 | 01:15 AM

    A bit long here but ! Sitting on my perch as a "Blue Dog Democrat"¯, I am increasingly more embarrassed by my life-long DEM Party affiliation and the Liberals who have hijacked American history in the name of progressive political correctness. For better or worse, I like our American statues. Not because I necessarily agree with everything those so honored stood for in their times, but because they are physical and intriguing reminders of how we got to where we are today. Great teaching tools for those who might not know otherwise. To wit, I remember all the years of walking through NYC's Central Park (and other places around town) with my very young daughters when they were just kids, who would say "Daddy, who's that?"¯ And I'd tell them a short story (kids love stories). And as they grew older and they learned more about these figures in school, they would say "Hey Dad, you know that statue we always see in the park? Well we're learning about the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee in class right now."¯ Which made the statue an iconic and "real"¯ reference point in their educations. All of which is to say ! While we don't ever want to glorify a Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Mussolini, or Hussein with such honors in a public square, their stories still need to be told. So let's be very careful before throwing the baby out with the bath and tearing everything down in the name of progressive political and social agenda. Not to mention the more significant "pigeon poop"¯ problem we'd have here in New York City without our statues.

    Bill Crandall
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    Statues are the Father to the Man
    September 13, 2017 | 02:45 AM

    I, too, remember walking past those iconic and historical remembrances, grand statues in the form of stone and bronze. These statues towered above us, my brother and I, as my father would have us guess who they were first and then quiz us on the history of each one. What a learning experience and life adding event. No more soon, well there is always Hiawatha, the Great Indian Chief.

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    September 13, 2017 | 05:38 AM

    Everything that happens in America eventually makes its way across to England.
    Now there are calls over here to tear down the statues of Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square, Oliver Cromwell in front of Parliament, and Winston Churchill.
    We can all find different reasons to want someone's statue torn down.

    dave trott
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