This past Sunday, statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed from their pedestals (on which they’ve stood for the last 82 years) at the University of Texas, victims of a multi-culturally-crazed and politically-correct-crazy society. While neither one is a particular favorite of mine (especially Wilson), it is sadly illustrative of the vehemently intolerant and anti-historical times we live in. Ironically, history is now being made by how fast history is being erased, defaced, twisted and shat upon in the Era of Obama.
President McKinley has also been kicked off of his pedestal in the past few days, albeit a slightly higher one. President Obama has unilaterally decided to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley (the highest peak in the United States, as most any schoolboy or girl could tell you), Mount Denali. William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States, the last president to serve in the Civil War and led the country to victory in the Spanish-American War. He presided over prosperity and rapid economic growth and was for the “gold standard.”
At the start of his second term McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist. Now he has been posthumously pushed off his peak by President Obama.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, historic Lake Calhoun is likely to be re-christened “Bde Maka Ska” (White Earth Lake) in the near future.
The mad scramble to edit and erase history does an injustice to all, including those who believe history has done them an injustice.
And it is a veritable hallmark of newly totalitarian states.