In 2017 President Trump warned that statues of our founding fathers, such as Washington and Jefferson would someday be removed, three years ahead of attacks on these statues this month.
President Trump warned in 2017 that statues of U.S. Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson might someday be removed — three years ahead of attacks on such statues this month.
“So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down,” Trump said at an August 2017 news conference on the protests that year in Charlottesville, Va., that sparked from the plans to remove some Confederate statues.
“I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” Trump said.
John Oliver was not going to stand for this. Instead, he chose to use this claim to attack and mock Trump, I looked at his posts and show, yet was unable to find any retraction due to what is going on now.
“I’ll tell you where it stops,” Oliver replied during an episode of his weekly show. “Somewhere! Any time someone asks, where does it stop, the answer’s always … somewhere. You might let your kid have Twizzlers, but not inject black tar heroin. You don’t just go, ‘Well, after the Twizzlers, where does it stop?'”
Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists started to pull down Confederate statues, soon others were attacking other historical figures, such as Columbus and President Ulysses Grant.
Not to be outdone, Antifa then took after Jefferson and Washington due to they were slaveholders.
Even though the president said that officials would remove the statues, it was protestors that were vandalizing and tearing them down.
But now, some officials across the country are considering or are already planning to remove monuments to the nation’s first and third presidents.
In New York City, the new “Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation” will examine statues of historical figures in the city — including Washington and Jefferson — and consider removing them, The New York Post reported.
According to protest organizers, a Jefferson statue that is privately owned will be officially removed in a park in downtown Decatur, according to a protest organizer, Decaturish reported.
Dr. Douglas Bradburn, president and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the president’s historic home in Northern Virginia, said in a statement last week, “Without George Washington, there would be no United States of America; there would be no Constitution, which allows the freedom of speech, assembly, and protest, as well as the separation of church from the state — and without Washington we would not have a civilian-led military.”
He added, “If we fail to honor George Washington because we understand him only as a slave owner, we will lose the story of the United States, for it will have no beginning and very little direction,” according to Just the News.
We see precisely what Saul Alinsky wrote in his books, the need to attack historical symbols, demonize them to make us lose touch with our past. The goal of this is people ignorant about their history will not be able to see trends we have seen in the past; thus, they can be repeated on the uneducated.
I looks like the left has not only studied his book, is now actively working to put his ideas into practice.