Alt-left domestic terrorists are now defacing statues of revered Catholic saints.
The war on statues spread to Catholic saints this weekend while a judge in Georgia lost his job because he criticized the monument vandals.
Vandals spray-painted a statue of Junipero Serra at a Los Angeles park across the street from Mission San Fernando on Thursday. A photo of the vandalized statue has gone viral.
A swastika was painted on the statue and red paint was splashed all over it. The word murder was painted on the saint’s image.
Junipero Serra was best known for his work in establishing numerous missions from Baja California to San Diego and San Francisco. At the time there was little doubt of the positive contribution these missions were having in integrating native populations into the new Spanish way of life. In other areas the transition was nowhere near as smooth and this is why Serra is celebrated for his benevolence.
Another statue of a Catholic saint has been vandalized:
The phrase “Tear it Down” was hastily sprayed in black paint across the base of the golden Joan of Arc statue on Decatur Street in the French Quarter sometime earlier this week. …
The “Tear it Down” tag would seem to relate to the debate surrounding the city’s ongoing removal of four Confederate monuments. …
Amy Kirk Duvoisin, the founder of the annual Joan of Arc parade that ceremonially pauses at the statue on the first day of Carnival season, says she’s confused by the vandalism.
Aren’t we all confused? But don’t expect logic from the alt-left. Saint Junipero Serra and Saint Joan of Arc. Both Catholic saints.
Serra is blamed by some on the radical left for the colonization of CA, although it’s interesting: These alt-left activists deign to speak on behalf of Native Americans, but the alt-left itself includes Hispanics whose ancestors, if you go with their logic, stole the land from the indigenous peoples. (The word indigenous is used here to mean people who lived in what is now CA before the Spanish arrived. No human beings originated in this country. We are all immigrants to this hemisphere.)
And Joan of Arc? What’s her crime, seeing as how she’s a French saint, who fought in a French war, in France. Was her statue targeted because, being Catholic, by extension she would have opposed abortion and LGBTQA+ causes?
Or are these haters simply sexist, because St. Joan was a woman who didn’t know her place and became a warrior instead of a housewife?
The only explanation so far that anybody has come up with is that French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen once held a rally near a Joan of Arc statue in France. But what does that have to do with a statue in New Orleans? Nothing, but St. Joan was unarguably white and European, so …
This story asks,
Where does this movement stop?
The answer: It doesn’t stop, because its goal is the total destruction of our American culture (the fundamental transformation of America)–especially the destruction of any part of American culture derived from white European people who settled here and who contributed the most to our system of government. That’s the key: Government. A democratic republic. Not “democracy.” Not mob rule. Fifty states united under a federal government with limited federal powers, not one all-powerful central State (as in the former Soviet Union).
As Rush Limbaugh recently said,
America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen in my life. And I’m sure it’s the same with you. … You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war. … And it’s being bought and paid for by people from outside America, in addition to inside.
They showed up in Baltimore to do the same thing — and wherever they show up today and tomorrow and next week, it’s by design, on purpose, has an objective and an agenda. And that agenda is to erase American history. That agenda is to distort, erase, and impugn our history. It is crucial if they are to succeed. Because, you see, if enough Americans can be persuaded that America, as founded, is unjust — if enough Americans can be persuaded that America, as founded, is inherently racist and immoral and illegitimate — then it will be all that much easier to erase America as founded.
The two go hand in hand, which is the objective of all of these groups on the left. …
To sow their chaos, alt-leftists promote hatred for European-Americans, if they’re white. Although the alt-left itself includes white Americans, those whites also feel the hate, because they’ve been taught by radical, Marxist-loving, communist-loving leftist teachers to hate their own history and culture. They’ve been schooled to be ashamed of being white, taught also to be second-class allies of people of color (POC). Whites are also supposed to be seen but not heard.
The late Dick Gregory, black comedian and activist, once said,
I never learned hate at home, or shame, I had to go to school for that.
These days, it’s the white students who learn, who are taught, to hate themselves and their ancestors and to feel shame for being white. Lest you think this reeducation is new, think again: It’s been going on at least since late in the last century:
At Wake Forest University last fall , one of the few events designated as “mandatory” for freshman orientation was attendance at Blue Eyed, a filmed racism awareness workshop in which whites are abused, ridiculed, made to fail, and taught helpless passivity so that they can identify with “a person of color for a day.” …
The darkest nightmare of the literature on power is George Orwell’s 1984, where there is not even an interior space of privacy and self. Winston Smith faces the ultimate and consistent logic of the argument that everything is political, and he can only dream of “a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.”
Orwell did not know that as he wrote, Mao’s China was subjecting university students to “thought reform,” known also as “re-education,” that was not complete until children had denounced the lives and political morals of their parents and emerged as “progressive” in a manner satisfactory to their trainers. In the diversity education film Skin Deep, a favorite in academic “sensitivity training,” a white student in his third day of a “facilitated” retreat on race, with his name on the screen and his college and hometown identified, confesses his family’s inertial Southern racism and, catching his breath, says to the group (and to the thousands of students who will see this film on their own campuses), “It’s a tough choice, choosing what’s right and choosing your family.”
Political correctness is not the end of human liberty, because political correctness does not have power commensurate with its aspirations. It is essential, however, to understand those totalizing ambitions for what they are. O’Brien’s re-education of Winston in 1984 went to the heart of such invasiveness. “We are not content with negative obedience…. When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will.” The Party wanted not to destroy the heretic but to “capture his inner mind.” Where others were content to command “Thou shalt not” or “Thou shalt,” O’Brien explains, “Our command is ‘Thou art.'” To reach that end requires “learning… understanding [and] acceptance,” and the realization that one has no control even over one’s inner soul. In Blue Eyed, the facilitator, Jane Elliott, says of those under her authority for the day, “A new reality is going to be created for these people.” She informs everyone of the rules of the event: “You have no power, absolutely no power.” By the end, broken and in tears, they see their own racist evil, and they love Big Sister. [One must read the entire, long article to fully understand how this current racial chaos has been more than 30 years in the making.]
It’s interesting that “brown” people among the alt-left seem to conveniently forget that their own ancestors were also (1) colonists; (2) mostly white (before their descendants learned it’s not cool to be white and so they became brown); and (3) non-indigenous.
If white Europeans “stole” the land from the indigenous, then so did the ancestors of most Hispanic-Americans and that would include Mexican-Americans. Blacks don’t get off the hook easily, either.
Even if their black ancestors were brought here as slaves (and not all blacks so qualify), it remains true that they have no more business being here than do descendants of white immigrants, if you subscribe to the alt-left’s reasoning.
Most black Americans have significant white ancestry (e.g. Barack Obama), which further complicates their argument. Interestingly enough, Barack Obama cannot correctly be called an African-American, a term which is reserved (by “diversity” experts) for the descendants of slaves. He is more correctly called Kenyan-American.
Here’s more history for those who blame white Americans for the plight of indigenous people: Blacks (e.g. Buffalo soldiers) did their part as well. So, too, did those blacks who held Native Americans and other blacks as slaves in the South:
According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
To return to the census figures quoted above, this 28 percent is certainly impressive when compared to less than 1.4 percent of all American whites and less than 4.8 percent of southern whites. The statistics show that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters.
And then there were the indigenous who themselves owned black slaves.
No race of immigrants to this country is particularly guilty or particularly innocent.
And remember: We are ALL immigrants. Every. Last. One. Of. Us. Including the “indigenous.”
Most whites in the U.S. descend from people who either never owned slaves (less than 1.4% of whites in 1860 owned slaves) or who arrived after slavery was abolished and after Native Americans were already on reservations. Many of them, Germans and Scandinavians in particular, became major proponents of abolition, which led ultimately to the freeing of slaves throughout the land. One wonders if their statues–if there are any out there–will also be torn down.
Even the indigenous did their part in wiping out other indigenous peoples, as they fought over territory. Some fight to this day, with words, if not with weapons. (Hopi and Navajo, e.g.; Cherokee among themselves, arguing about who’s more Cherokee than another, who deserves tribal membership and thus a piece of the lucrative oil/casino pies).
Our common history is sometimes glorious and sometimes not very pretty at all. It would behoove our schools to actually teach children our shared American history, all of it, the good as well as the ugly, without stereotyping and falsely blaming only one race as guilty (whites). Schools should also go back to teaching the Constitution, while they’re at it.
It’s time for Attorney General Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to use the power of the law against these alt-left haters, wherever they may be found.
Hate crime laws and civil rights laws should be uniformly enforced. The American people need to see equal application of all of these laws.
To vandalize Catholic statues is as much of a hate crime as it would be if the crime were committed against a black church, a Jewish cemetery, or a statue of Obama or Martin Luther King Jr. It doesn’t matter, either, who are the perpetrators. Haters are haters are haters, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex.
Alt-leftists are so much into symbolism: Confederate statues must go because of what they perceive the statues to represent, even if it’s a stretch.
Although vandalizing a statue is not speech, it remains a hate crime because of what those statues symbolize to the Catholics who revere them. These acts of vandalism offend and, more importantly, terrorize Catholics, in the same way that toppling stones in a Jewish cemetery terrorizes Jews or painting epithets on the side of a black church terrorizes blacks.
Equal protection under the laws. That’s what all Americans should expect and demand of the DOJ.
In addition, the DOJ should go into universities and root out the racism that’s implicit as well as explicit in these mandatory programs of reeducation for white students. What we see today throughout the country is a harbinger for genocide:
Such measures can foreshadow physical genocide. German intellectuals pursued the Jews with words for 60 years before the rise of Hitler. Lenin and his followers murdered “class enemies” first with words and then with reeducation camps. It is extraordinary that white taxpayers and donors are pouring billions of dollars into reeducation camps dedicated to the destruction of “white consciousness”
As happened under the Nazis and Communists, once a race or class is assigned collective guilt, all protections fall away. White students everywhere are experiencing the demise of due process and their First Amendment rights. …
Parents, donors and trustees need to find some courage before the Nazification of the universities is a fait accompli. [That article was written in June 2000.]