Erasing history

Recently, we here at TPOL were told that the Department of Defense will begin one of the more stupid actions dictated by the so-called “progressives” of Congress and their co-conspirators in the GOP.

“The Defense Department has accepted recommendations from an independent commission to rename Army installations now named for Confederates and to rename streets and buildings.

“What to Watch: A working group is preparing a plan of action and will oversee implementation of a process that could begin about Dec. 18. Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Hood, Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, Fort Polk and Fort Rucker will receive new names as a result of this congressionally ordered effort.”

Welcome to the next phase of cancel or cancellation culture.

Such a move is certain to (and no doubt intended to) further divide the people of the States. In a time when more and more people – including those in the military – no longer know who fought in the War between the States, the American War of Independence, nor apparently the Mexican War! Congress and the present regime hiding in the White House seeks to destroy people’s heritage, encourage more and more anger on all sides, and worse. And frankly, to forget the evils of the past, so that it will be easier to repeat them.

And coincidentally, spend millions and millions more of stolen money to do all this. No doubt rewarding bureaucrats (current and future) and companies and institutions loyal to their perverted vision of society. Again, repeating the mistakes of the past.

As we here in the Fifty States and the world face more and more incredible and often insane troubles, maybe this is a small matter. And it is scarcely new. New Egyptian dynasties moved quickly to obliterate the very names of previous dynasties overthrown by them. The Jacobins who spearheaded (or highjacked) the French Revolution (the 1789 one) sought to wipe out all memories of the past, going so far as to replace a seven-day week with a ten-day week, renaming the days and months, and of course, trying to make human reason a god and object of worship.  The various Communist regimes of the last century-plus all had their own versions of this sort of thing.

What difference does it make if the names of heroes of many in the South and elsewhere are wiped out, along with their memorials and statues and analysis of their tactics and successes and failures? Indeed, why not go still further and outlaw and destroy any reference or object associated with that dark time in American history? Many of us suspect these kinds of things are just further down on the agenda. Who and what is to be cancelled next? For what excuses?

Perhaps readers can answer those questions. We here at TPOL see it as nothing but a prelude to further erasure of more and more of history – and the memories of liberty and freedom. How is this “congressionally mandated” action significantly different from what we read about in the novels 1984 or Brave New World?

Call it whatever you want: creating a new world order, tearing down the corrupt, evil systems of the past, ending racism and all the other isms… It smells like more tyranny, more totalitarian control, more slavery and destruction of the human spirit.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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7 Responses to Erasing history

  1. Darkwing says:

    This country went bat crazy to name a lot of stuff after MLK was shot. Problem MLK hated white people, used drugs and ran with hookers.

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    • TPOL Nathan says:

      And preached another gospel that was in essence Communism but with “God” to everyone. So of course today he is a demigod worshipped even by so-called conservatives and some (like Glenn Beck) who claim quasi-libertarian beliefs.

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  2. Thomas L. Knapp says:

    I can’t help but notice that the US doesn’t maintain a Fort Rommel, Fort Yamashita, Fort Ludendorff, Fort Saddam, etc. Why should it name US military bases after defeated foreign opponents?

    The Confederacy claimed to not be part of the United States. If anything, those who support a right of secession should be against the US contradicting that claim.

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    • TPOL Nathan says:

      If nothing else, because the South was reintegrated into the Union, so it makes sense to honor heroes of those States. In just such a similar way as the Brits named barracks and bases after heroes of a foreign nation – particularly Scots, after the Scots were forced into the UK back in the 1700s. Even the US chose, over time, to name military installations after defeated enemies other than the CSA – like various Inde (Apache) and other of the AmerInd nations. And the Confederate States still claimed to be Americans, just exercising the inherent right to secede. But remember that Congress refused to recognize the legal existence of the CSA at the time, yet ultimately paid pensions of CSA veterans and their dependents.
      Of course, given today’s woke climate, no doubt someone will come up with the idea of reducing the national debt by demanding repayment of all that money from the descendants. Another form of reparations.

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    • Steve says:

      It was also part of the deal — we’ll keep the history alive, you keep sending your sons to bleed out fighting our unnecessary wars.

      Should have known what Uncle’s word was worth…

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  3. Glypto Dropem says:

    I’m a Yankee that proudly served at Fort Gordon and Fort A.P. Hill. Fort Bragg is the home of the 82nd Airborne “All Americans” and Fort Benning is where they learn to jump. I will never refer to any of these revered places with their new woke names.

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