The young liberal minds of America, who have been fully raised on a regiment of “progression for the sake of progression” mentalities, are raging now against every injustice in the entirety of history, and doing so in increasingly petulant ways.
One of the latest targets of the social justice warrior class have been historical figures who had long been held in high regard despite their shortcomings.
The reason for the prevalence of this sort of angst is something called “virtue signaling” in which leftists rank one another secretly by the amount of selfless good that they do for the planet. So, in order to keep this high social rank, the males and females alike will strut their plumage in the form of pontificatory conversation about their own samaritan status. This adaptation will certainly manifest itself in deceitful tactics among the more nefarious characters, as the strength of your social justice resume will affect your standing in the company that you keep.
So, increasingly, these social justice warriors turn to absurdly specific cliff notes within our nation’s history in order to “make a change” and improve their social status. Now, for instance, Thomas Jefferson is a “racist and a rapist”.
The University of Virginia discovered a Thomas Jefferson statue smeared with the phrase “racist + rapist” on Friday.
UVA students, alumni, and community members previously plastered a sign reading “Black Lives Matter — F*** White Supremacy” to the statue and covered it with a black shroud in September.
Black Lives Matter has been instrumental in the radicalization of the liberal left these past few years, culminating with the events of Dallas 2016.
The heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many white officers as he could, officials said Friday. He was a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan, and he kept an arsenal in his home that included bomb-making materials.
The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings this week of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them.
The shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift in debates over race and criminal justice that had already deeply divided the nation.
Now, the attacking of Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of this nation, is fair. His racism was, unfortunately, well documented.
But so was the racism of every other white land owner on the planet at the time. These men were hindered by their own racism, and their achievements occurred in spite of this shortcoming. Should we continue to allow the rewriting of history and vilification of our great thinkers, we might as well tear down the pyramids of the Giza Plateau since they were constructed with slave labor.