American Taliban?

April 6, 2019

Last May, Hofstra University’s president refused to give in to demands by leftist students to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson because he was a “slave owner and sexual predator.”  But on Friday, they renewed their demand to join the Taliban in tearing down historic icons, with one offering a speech that contained more “like’s” than a Facebook post of a cat playing the piano.  You can read about the whole thing here.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/04/01/hofstra-university-students-demand-removal-of-thomas-jefferson-statue/

 

One thing that isn’t mentioned is that President Trump warned a long time ago that if we gave in to leftists who wanted to tear down all the Confederate monuments and statues, they would next move on to Jefferson and the other Founders, until they’d torn down all of America’s history that didn’t fit their current rigid PC standards.  I believe there are two reasons why the stories about the Jefferson statue usually don’t mention Trump’s warning:

 

1.  The reporters would have to admit that Trump was right.

 

2.  If they printed the original quote from Trump, which was about the controversy in Charlottesville, it would reveal that he was talking about the debate over removing a statue of Robert E. Lee when he said there were “very fine people on both sides,” and not saying there were fine people on the side of the white supremacists who hijacked the event. That scurrilous false accusation has proven very useful for the anti-Trump press. 

 

It goes to show that leftist college students aren’t the only ones who like to rewrite history to make it fit their chosen narrative. 

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Comments 1-5 of 5

  • Dawn Street

    04/07/2019 02:03 AM

    Honestly, you do not really want to hear what I think about the desecration and destruction of our memorials and statues to the heroes of our past. However, let me sound a warning that the day may come and very soon when the Muslim Terrorists will knock down the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the MLK statue and every other memorial to our heroes. And they may not have a chance at them if ANTIFA and BLM get there first!

    Obviously, the history I learned as a student has not been taught to the likes of AOC or Beto O'Rourke or Tim Kaine's sons, or Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer... If they really appreciated our history they would stand up and be counted and stop these shenanigans.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    04/07/2019 12:08 AM

    The reason kids today have resurrected our country's past is to judge it. Because Millennials have not experienced the challenges previous generations have, they have been deprived of the character-building and sense of empowerment overcoming obstacles in life bestows. They remain infantile in a grown up world, and can only control conditions through temper tantrums. Bravo to Hofstra's President. It will be very interesting to see how the students react to not getting their way for once. I hope Rabinowitz stands his ground, for the sake of those helpless, hopeless kids, more than anything else.

  • Sheri Keller

    04/06/2019 07:08 PM

    Your choice of the word Taliban is very correct. People have forgotten what was happening when it came to ISIS and how they were hell bent on the destruction of icons in history. Most especially any that were Christian affiliated.
    These people are in fact doing exactly what ISIS did over in the countries they were trying to take over. They destroyed precious historical monuments that can NEVER be restored to there past glory. They will also NEVER be available to corroborate the true history of time itself.
    If we apply this ideal to what these people are doing in America they are just at the beginning edge of this type of destruction. They are in fact working there way upwards to greater destruction. It will not be long until they get to destruction of buildings that were built a part of the American history.
    The time line of those who have tried to wipe out ANY form of unwanted history is through monuments. Then it goes on to books and learning. Until they start to wipe out the nation through government take over and all out building destruction. It is the only way to wipe out or destroy any semblance of a nation, country and its people of their existence.
    All one has to do is look at the people who are truly behind the driving force to know the end resolve of the want destruction of the history.

  • Harold Levi

    04/06/2019 12:12 PM

    These people are anti-America Communists, as is Obama and his ilk. They want to be Terrorists, then label and treat them as terrorists. If they are a verifiable U.S. Citizen then they should be tried for Treason. If convicted, I will volunteer to command the firing squad. Please stop labeling the left as Socialist Democrats! They are Communist Democrats! Well, sorry, I guess that would make Bernie mad to be associated to AOC.

  • Janet Mills

    04/06/2019 10:04 AM

    I agree, When President Trump first appeared that day, the melee had not, or if it had, just begun. He was giving a nod to both sides when he indicated that there were good folks on both sides. The people protesting the tearing down of the statue, and the protestors who were for the tear down, and who had gotten permits to protest. At that time, it was not known that the law enforcement had been given orders to stand down, and the radical groups were unknown. He did not know that there were 2 radical groups going to be there, one of which was Antifa. Perhaps he should have contacted Tim Caine to get the schedule of his 2 sons, then he would have known that Antifa was going to be there