The San Francisco school district is soon removing the names of historical figures off of school buildings, people who had connections to oppression, genocide, and slavery. One person on the list that’s a real head scratcher is Abraham Lincoln.
The deadline to get all the names submitted for consideration is Friday. But a deadline doesn’t really matter, because we learned during the 2020 election that deadlines mean nothing to Democrats. Oh yes, mark my words that 100% of the people involved in removing historical figures from buildings are Democrats, or some other leftist wokety woke woke political organization.
Can we get one thing straight? There is no pro oppression, genocide, or slavery group out there. Even the worst of the worst of any legitimate group, I don’t believe, are for these things. And these atrocities committed against black Americans, were committed almost 100% by Democrats throughout our history. Yes, there were some bad people as Republicans in our history, but not enough for a statistic. The Democrats pretty much owned it. It is my contention that had it not been for the Democratic Party America would have never needed a single Civil Rights bill. Democrats supported slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and the welfare state that kept poor black families poor. The racist Dixiecrats were Democrats. The Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party with many elected officials leading groups of them. For goodness’ sake the Democrats made Senator Robert KKK Byrd the Senate Majority Leader twice! Byrd was a Kleagle in the Klan, whatever the hell that is, and he rose to the level of Exalted Cyclops, which when you think about it sounds as silly as the Flintstone’s “Grand Poobah.”
The man in charge of the effort was asked by the San Francisco Chronicle why Lincoln was on the list while some others are not.
“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,” Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the committee to rename everything, told the paper. “Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names, and rhetoric within our public institutions.” He is also a first-grade teacher in San Francisco. I can only imagine the garbage that this man teaches those poor little kids in his classroom.
In other words, he didn’t really want to answer the question.
More from the Chronicle:
To many, Lincoln was one of the country’s greatest presidents, the Great Emancipator, a beloved historic figure as well as political mentor to his successors, including Barack Obama, who used the Lincoln Bible for his inauguration.
Yet the renaming of Lincoln High School was a slam dunk for the committee, which didn’t even discuss it, according to video of the meetings. The members of the committee, appointed by the school board, deemed whether a person’s actions or beliefs met the criteria for renaming, and moved on. The committee’s spreadsheet with notes on their research listed the federal treatment of Native Americans during his administration as the reason.
“The discussion for Lincoln centered around his treatment of First Nation peoples, because that was offered first,” Jeffries told the paper. “Once he met criteria in that way, we did not belabor the point.”
What’s really going on here is that these people are true Marxists. The Marxists throughout history have tried to completely fundamentally change a society by removing all historical figures and mentions of historical references of that country, because any historical references leftover will be a reminder to the people they’re trying to subjugate into Marxism of what used to be. Even the Marxists know that their subjugation into their system is horrible for most people of society. They don’t care, because they want to be in charge. Marxism is all about control of the state, run by those political elites, over everyone.
He added that Lincoln’s historical legacy is much overblown, and that even the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery. I guess he missed that part of History class that teaches about the Emancipation Proclamation or that the Republican Party was the Abolition party.
“The history of Lincoln and Native Americans is complicated, not nearly as well known as that of the Civil War and slavery,” Jeffries told the Chronicle. “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that Black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.”
The problem with these types of radical Marxist nitwits is that unless you specifically come out and say, “This policy is for black people only,” they declare the policy as for white people only. You see, it’s not a good thing to include black Americans with everybody else these days to the woker crowd [wokest?]. You have to go out of your way to kiss their a** or you’re deemed a racist. Who wants to live in a society like that where the rules of societal decency are changed at the whim of radical lunatics?
Lincoln scholar and director of the Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Harold Holzer, said, “He saved the country from dividing and ruin.” He added, “He should be honored for it.”
Holzer added to the paper that looking at Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans, he “was more progressive than most people. There was pretty rampant hostility, and I think Lincoln rose above it. Nobody is going to pass 21st century mores if you’re looking at the 18th and 19th centuries.”
More from the Chronicle:
Lincoln’s administration supported the Homestead Act of 1862 and transcontinental railroad, which led to the loss of Indigenous peoples’ land. Lincoln himself largely delegated the sometimes bloody response to Native American conflicts while focusing on the Civil War, according to historians.
But Lincoln, whose grandfather was killed by a Native American, oversaw the hanging of 38 indigenous warriors after a Santee Sioux uprising in Minnesota, but only after he personally reviewed the legal cases against the 303 men sentenced to death. He saved the lives of 265 Indigenous men.
Lincoln, historians say, was focused on the Civil War and therefore did little to change policies related to Native Americans, but had planned to.
“If we get through the war and I live, this Indian system will be reformed,” he said. He never got the chance.
Even though it was Lincoln who ultimately freed the slaves by ending slavery in America, he wasn’t woke enough for the clowns on the renaming committee. They added him to the list because of his treatment of Native Americans, people who used to be called Indians in the BW era (Before Woke). Apparently Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans weighed as more negative than positive, so on the list he went.
But for the renaming committee, Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans was more bad than good — and that’s why he made the renaming list, the paper said.
“We asked ourselves, ‘Did the name under consideration meet one or more of our criteria?’ If that name met criteria, they were put on the list,” Jeffries told the Chronicle.
These know nothings have no idea what it was like to live in those times. They have no understanding of context. Horrible things were done, because it was a cruel world back then. You can’t judge all historical figures by today’s standards. In the end, the Marxists are not judging people out of context. Rather, they are systematically removing all of America’s history, because you can’t move forward with a Marxist society if people remember their past.
The paper noted that this was the reason why Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) name wound up on the renaming list. You have to laugh, because liberal Democrats played into all the woke crap for a long time now, and they’re turning on them as well.
I would love to ask these nitwits simple question period are you the same person you were twenty years ago? Should you be held liable to things you thought, believed, or said twenty years ago? Look what these idiots did, they forced me to defend the likes of Diane Feinstein.
After all, Jeffries told the Chronicle, she “chose to fly a flag that is the iconography of domestic terrorism, racism, white avarice, and inhumanity towards black and indigenous people at the City Hall. She is one of the few living examples on our list, so she still has time to dedicate the rest of her life to the upliftment of Black, First Nations and other people of color. She hasn’t thus far, so her apology simply wasn’t convincing.”
The problem is that even Snopes, a left-wing fact-checking site, says that the allegation is unproven. It sounds like he woke crowd is just looking for any excuse to remove any historical icons from America while at the same time referring to anyone they disagree with as racist.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) would certainly not approve of this. This attitude of Jeffries and those like him turn MLK’s dream into a nightmare for our society.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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