The New York Times’s 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded. Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans with this left-wing garbage.
There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. Not going to happen to us.
Make no mistake. This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress. To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.
For 130 years, Aunt Jemima, a popular breakfast foods brand, has been featured on Quaker’s pancake mix and syrup, etc..
In light of elevated racial tensions stoked by radical marxist organizations, such as ANTIFA & Black Lives Matter, a spokesperson from Quaker Foods North America stated their reason to discontinue the brand –
This statement followed a recent TV appearance on NBC’s Today Show by an associate professor from Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center, who exclaimed –
Aunt Jemima is that kind of stereotype that is premised on this idea of Black inferiority and otherness. It is urgent to expunge our public spaces of a lot of these symbols that for some people are triggering and represent terror and abuse.
As the left continues a campaign of social pressure to erase history, to cancel culture, to remove monuments and blur reality, they once again diminish the contributions of individual role models – in this case, Nancy Green.
Aunt Jemima was a real person named Nancy Green, a former slave. She was the first of several African-American models hired to promote a corporate trademark, and was offered a lifetime contract by Quaker Oats to promote the pancake mix. This marked the beginning of a major promotional push by the company that included thousands of personal appearances and merchandising; hence, she had a prominent role in the establishment of a brand that became leading in its category. She subsequently used her stature as a spokesperson to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights. And, as one of the first African-American missionary workers, she helped organize the Olivet Baptist Church.
Seventy-five years ago today, on June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers taking part in the D-Day invasion of World War II were encouraged by the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who stated:
The eyes of the world are upon you.
More than 160,000 Allied troops were supported by over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, fighting along the 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline in Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to the operation as a crusade, noting:
…we will accept nothing less than full victory.
Victory in this critical battle (codenamed Operation Overlord), in which more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, provided for a foothold in German-occupied Continental Europe, foreshadowing the subsequent defeat of Adolph Hitler’s troops.
The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.
None of this that is happening on the left is random. None of the riots, none of the protests. They are not the result of the left being offended by individual acts. Antifa didn’t show up in Charlottesville because they found out something was going to happen that offended them. They showed up in Charlottesville to create mayhem and cause hell. They showed up in Ferguson, Missouri, to do the same thing. They showed up in Baltimore to do the same thing — and wherever they show up today and tomorrow and next week, it’s by design, on purpose, has an objective and an agenda. And that agenda is to erase American history. That agenda is to distort, erase, and impugn our history. It is crucial if they are to succeed. Because, you see, if enough Americans can be persuaded that America, as founded, is unjust — if enough Americans can be persuaded that America, as founded, is inherently racist and immoral and illegitimate — then it will be all that much easier to erase America as founded.
When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and scientific discoveries had expanded the lives of millions of other people. Today, students are being taught to admire those who complain, denounce and demand.
Charles “The Hammer” Martel was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, in the Battle of Tours (a.k.a., Battle of Poitiers) of 732 A.D., defeated the Islamic invasion of Western Europe to preserve Christendom. Hence, he is often referred to as the “champion of the Cross against the Crescent”. Available in three sizes, this tote bag is printed on both sides. Enjoy!
On June 25, 1992, (then) Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), delivered an emphatic floor speech, stating:
…it is my view that if a Supreme Court justice resigns tomorrow or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed.
The Senate, too, Mr. President must consider how it would respond to a Supreme Court vacancy that would occur in the full throes of an election year. It is my view that if the President goes the way of Presidents [Millard] Fillmore and [Andrew] Johnson, and presses an election year nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over.
Charles “The Hammer” Martel was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, in the Battle of Tours (a.k.a., Battle of Poitiers) of 732 A.D., defeated the Islamic invasion of Western Europe to preserve Christendom. Hence, he is often referred to as the “champion of the Cross against the Crescent”. Enjoy this coffee mug.