In his wild and woolly press conference on Tuesday, President Trump vocalized a fear that most Republican politicians dare not address. It is the fear that once the Democrats finish tearing down every Confederate flag and monument in the country that they will turn their attention to the Founding Fathers, many of whom were also slave owners. Thomas Jefferson. George Washington. And from there, where does it go? Can anyone honestly say they have no fear whatsoever that this is exactly where all of this is headed? If you can, then you either support that conclusion or you just haven’t been paying attention. Because on the extreme left – see: universities, Antifa, socialist blogs, etc. – they’ve been talking about ripping America’s racist history out by the roots for a long time.
And now that it gives them an excuse to denounce Trump, the mainstream liberals are gladly picking up the pitchfork themselves.
CNN political analyst Angela Rye gave this insanity a mainstream platform on Thursday.
“The heart of the problem is the way many of us were taught American history,” Rye said. “American history is not all glorious. George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not. He wasn’t protecting my freedom. I wasn’t someone – my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him.
To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue or a Robert E. Lee statue, they all need to come down,” she continued. “I’m calling out white supremacy for what it is. And sometimes, what it is, are blind spots. Sometimes what it is, is not acknowledging this country was built upon a very violent past that resulted in the death and the raping and the killing of my ancestors. I’m not going to allow us to say it’s okay for Robert E. Lee but not a George Washington. We need to call it what it is.”
There you have it, and don’t think for a moment that Rye’s opinion is going to stay on the fringes of ideology for much longer. The left sees a glorious opportunity after Charlottesville, just like they did after the shooting in Charleston. Never let a dead body go to waste, right? Oh, and they won’t. The Confederate statues are coming down for sure now, you can take it to the bank. And then it will be on to the Washingtons, the Jeffersons, and maybe even the Lincolns. Because it doesn’t actually matter if they can connect these people to slavery. It only matters that they can shred the foundation of this country and start fresh with their own diseased ideas about what makes a country great.