Though Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade has been under fire from the left for expressing the concern, in a segment honoring the 9/11 victims, he pondered whether we’re going to start seeing calls among the left to take down the 9/11 memorials.
With statues being toppled left and right across the country, there are concerns among the right, many of whom support honoring the history, including the Confederacy, as integral to the very essence of the country. Centrists have expressed similar concerns, sometimes citing ISIS’ behavior across the middle east, where the notorious terrorist group is going around toppling statues. Liberal media has adopted the radical position, portraying anyone that doesn’t agree as a white nationalist. Naturally, those who most want American history to be whitewashed of the unpleasant stuff are those associated with such things, so actual neo-nazis and KKK, are coming out ahead here, even if the left doesn’t seem to recognize that.
Once the Democrats managed to abolish most reminders that Robert E. Lee existed, the more extreme left – though that’s a fairly wide swath of the left these days – has started making demands to remove memorials of others from American history who they’ve now decided are evil. Even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are being targeted now, and it may only be a matter of time before Mount Rushmore becomes the new faceless Sphinx.
Confederates, who the left seem to believe all owned slaves themselves, and only wanted to defend the practice of slavery, were largely not wealthy enough to own slaves. It’s hard not to logically conclude, then, if non-slave owner confederates are evil, then slave-owning politicians must certainly be evil.
The next step in this sort of logic is, of course, removing any reminder of any kind of inequality. Now, with a fervent push to separate Islamist terrorism from the religion, things like the 9/11 memorials can easily be portrayed as monuments to Islamophobia and racism (Islam is not a race, but don’t tell the Democrats.) As such, it doesn’t seem unlikely at all that there will be a call to remove them at some point, and I’d wager it’s much sooner than the “100 years from now” Kilmeade predicted.
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