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History Built on Complexity

Thomas Jefferson- slaver, master, racist, white supremacist, rapist– The cultural police want their version of history to be accepted far and wide, a continuing justification for their purging of our history and foolish iconoclasm….  They believe in relativism, but only when it suits their agenda.   When it comes to historical figures, there are only absolutes.  The iconoclasts refuse to study, debate, and learn from the complexities of history.

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Remember that the evil slaver, Jefferson, included this passage in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence:

 “He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where Men should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he has obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed again the Liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another”

Can you read the words falling off my quill?

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Hubris

We know better, perhaps we know everything todaywe of the information age, with the world at our fingertips have all the answers.  Science, literature, culture…even history can be changed by our definitive grasp of what is right, just, and true.  Previous generations were naive, exploitative, and selfish.  Now with the benefit of hindsight which grows from our superior comprehension  of morality and intellectual prowess; we can right the wrongs, free the oppressed, and expunge the perpetrators from our collective memory.      This kind of thinking will be the end of our republic if we allow it to permeate our society. 

Don't Tread on Me

Don’t Tread on Me

So, as pseudo-intellectuals Don Lemon and Ashleigh Banfield…  openly discuss destroying the Jefferson memorial in front of millions of viewers, the seeds of our downfall are planted.  Willingly equating the memory of Thomas Jefferson with the deranged ramblings of a homicidal maniac, Lemon used the worst kind of moral relativism to justify “that discussion.”   Destroying our history is an acceptable remedy to those who know so little about it.

Jefferson is frustratingly complex and it is easier to… simplify his transgressions-  he owned slaves, therefore he must be bad.  We recognize the horrors of slavery today- but this doesn’t satisfy the new generation of moral police.  Regardless of what Jefferson did for our country, he owned slaves and that was wrong.  They believe America’s true greatness exists in spite Jefferson.  Our Creed did not need articulated apparently- and the thousands of freedom fighters throughout history who have spat Jefferson’s words at tyrants- they would have found them on their own.

"And were we to love none but with imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love"

“And were we to love none but with imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love”

It may start with the Confederate flag… but this movement to radically alter our history will continue.  Narrow minded academics like Paul Finkelman will fan the flames of discontent and dangerous media pundits will use tragedy to rally the uninformed to their nefarious cause.

 

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A Bridge Too Far….

Don Lemon and Ashleigh Banfield spoke for many... “public intellectuals”  when they questioned Thomas Jefferson’s place on our National Mall.  Paul Finkelman for years has called for a reformation on Jefferson’s place in our national identity.

Jefferson detested slavery, as did most of our Founders… but to a fine point, he did not free many of his slaves.  This theory was a bridge too far in an already frightful display of propaganda.  Jefferson doesn’t need the likes of David Barton to argue the issue of slavery for him.  Near the end of his life, the Sage of Monticello knew that the crime of slavery was set for extinction…..

"A single event wiped away all my plans and left me a blank which I had not the spirits to fill up."

“A single event wiped away all my plans and left me a blank which I had not the spirits to fill up.”

“A good cause is often injured more by ill-timed efforts of its friends than by the arguments of its enemies.  Persuasion, perseverance, and patience are the best advocates on questions depending on the will of others.  The revolution in public opinion which this cause requires, is not to be expected in a day, or perhaps in an age; but time, which outlives all things, will outlive this evil also.  My sentiments have been forty years before the public.  Had I repeated them forty times, they would only have become the more stale and threadbare.  Although I shall not live to see them consummated, they will not die with me; but living or dying, they will ever be in my most fervent prayer.”  Thomas Jefferson, May, 1826

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Hubris

We know better, perhaps we know everything todaywe of the information age, with the world at our fingertips have all the answers.  Science, literature, culture…even history can be changed by our definitive grasp of what is right, just, and true.  Previous generations were naive, exploitative, and selfish.  Now with the benefit of hindsight which grows from our superior comprehension  of morality and intellectual prowess; we can right the wrongs, free the oppressed, and expunge the perpetrators from our collective memory.      This kind of thinking will be the end of our republic if we allow it to permeate our society. 

Don't Tread on Me

Don’t Tread on Me

So, as pseudo-intellectuals Don Lemon and Ashleigh Banfield…  openly discuss destroying the Jefferson memorial in front of millions of viewers, the seeds of our downfall are planted.  Willingly equating the memory of Thomas Jefferson with the deranged ramblings of a homicidal maniac, Lemon used the worst kind of moral relativism to justify “that discussion.”   Destroying our history is an acceptable remedy to those who know so little about it.

Jefferson is frustratingly complex and it is easier to… simplify his transgressions-  he owned slaves, therefore he must be bad.  We recognize the horrors of slavery today- but this doesn’t satisfy the new generation of moral police.  Regardless of what Jefferson did for our country, he owned slaves and that was wrong.  They believe America’s true greatness exists in spite Jefferson.  Our Creed did not need articulated apparently- and the thousands of freedom fighters throughout history who have spat Jefferson’s words at tyrants- they would have found them on their own.

"And were we to love none but with imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love"

“And were we to love none but with imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love”

It may start with the Confederate flag… but this movement to radically alter our history will continue.  Narrow minded academics like Paul Finkelman will fan the flames of discontent and dangerous media pundits will use tragedy to rally the uninformed to their nefarious cause.

 

Please help this site stop this insanity —  spread the word   PracticallyHistorical.net   needs your help

Our Creed

Our Creed

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