Tuesday, August 15, 2017
In the 1960s, China's communist rulers literally declared war against Chinese history, habits and symbols as Mao Zedong and his revolutionaries attempted to fundamentally transform China in their image. It ripped the social fabric of China. More than a million people were killed.
A similar cultural revolution may be underway in America. Last night, a mob tore down and destroyed a monument to a Southern soldier in Durham, North Carolina. According to local media reports, the mob was led by anti-fascists, the Democratic Socialists of America and the communist World Workers Party.
The fringe left is on fire. Its seething hatred of America has been unleashed. "Charlottesville is just the beginning," one far left website declared. Another proudly proclaims that "capitalism is in crisis" and "The American state is collapsing."
I am glad the North won the Civil War. But I am disgusted by the left's desire to purge our history. I am sickened by the left's disrespect for property. And I am outraged by the left's eagerness to suppress opinions it disagrees with.
The left's tendency toward totalitarianism and violent behavior is dangerous. It must be resisted just as vehemently as the racism of the KKK.
Will any reporter today ask Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or Elizabeth Warren to denounce the Communist Party and the mob violence against historical landmarks?
Carried to its logical conclusion, eventually mobs will be marching on Monticello and Constitution Hall. Al Sharpton is on the record already. He said that the Jefferson Memorial cannot be permitted to stand as a publicly funded national monument.
Ultimately, this isn't about Southern slave owners in the 1oda850s. The far left hates America -- all of it, North and South, now. Our schools all too often are not teaching American history. They are teaching anti-American history.