His discussion about Democrats and race quickly brought Dinesh D’Souza to the white hot issue of removal of statues.
Not surprisingly, it has surfaced again in the newspaper, with this morning’s edition devoting the front page banner headline to ask for Forrest’s statue removal. Three other stories take up space in it, too.
Of the four, three are against and one for keeping the statues.
Strickland wrote one article on the top of the viewpoint entitled “Statues should be viewed, not venerated.” It’s full of virtue signalling. He is not a raaacist is what he is saying. If you disagree, you are. Obviously he feels this stance will win him the black vote in the next mayoral election.
His premise is wrong. No one venerates statues. He’s a Catholic and he should know that in our own religion we don’t do that. Statues are there to remind us of a person, not for worship. In Forrest’s case, he reminds us that many Southerners showed valor fighting for their homeland. It also reminds us that slavery was part of our history and we should never go back to it. It’s a two way street, isn’t it?
D’Souza addressed this issue in his Tuesday night speech at the U of M. He sees it as part of the Progressive/Democrat effort to camouflage their own history, as I wrote about yesterday. Right on cue, Strickland confirms what D’Souza said. Strickland is a Democrat. He wants you to forget about their history backing Jim Crowe and the KKK.
D’Souza asked if today’s American inner cities – mostly run by Democrats – aren’t a new version of the old plantation hovels. They share being dilapidated areas, broken families, violence and despair. He believes that the racism and fascism cards played by Dems are used “to stop debate.”
Although he said there would be some statues he would be open to removing, D’Souza said that Robert E. Lee opposed slavery and never managed slaves. He said that the “ordinary Confederate soldier was dirt poor, had no slaves, but felt compelled to defend his homeland.” D’Souza said he probably would have joined them, too, had he been an ordinary Southerner and wanted to keep his home.
Of the KKK, D’Souza finds them “the least dangerous people in America. They have no political power. They can’t stop speeches on campus. They have no allies in deans, Hollywood, the media or politics.” For him, the ridiculousness of it was shown in a photo he saw. One white supremacist was surrounded by 15 reporters. In other words, the harm was in giving any attention whatsoever to such a pathetic individual.
Next: D’Souza tackles fascism and nationalism.