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Here’s Why the City of Austin is Considering Changing It’s Name (Hint: It’s Beyond Crazy)

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It’s cliche to reference George Orwell’s magnum opus, 1984. In fact, Dan Rather just did it to describe Trump’s regard for the media. Which is pretty ironic considering the MSM that Rather works for is a much better example of the propaganda machine of “The Party”, Big Brother’s shadowy government, depicted in the iconic work.

While Trump openly bashes specific media outlets that the majority of the American public has lost all faith in due to their blatant partisan politics and inability to objectively deliver the news, cities, counties, and states across the US are considering drastic measures to scrub their communities clean of any mention of the Confederacy or slavery.

The most extreme example we’ve seen yet, however, comes from the City of Austin, where the so-called Equity Office has proposed changing the city’s name as part of a city-wide politically correct re-naming makeover, because it’s founder, Stephen F. Austin, was apparently opposed to abolition.

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The Daily Wire reports:

The Austin New Statesman reports that the Equity Office, charged with rooting out any and all monuments honoring slaveholding Austin-ites and local supporters of the Confederacy, discovered that Stephen F. Austin, one of the fathers of Texas and the man who drew the states’ borders, “opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Tejas and said if slaves were freed, they would turn into ‘vagabonds, a nuisance, and a menace.'”

And so, the Equity Office suggested the city name “Austin” could go, though the Office admitted it would take an election, since the name would have to be “struck from the city charter and replaced.”

Altering Austin’s name is also far down on the list of priorities. The Equity Office considers the name “Austin” as a second-tier issue, to be considered after Austin’s citizens address a number of street names and local monuments that pay homage to questionable historical figures.

The city has already renamed Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue, even though “a majority” of Austin’s residents “opposed the changes.” Up next on the chopping block are Dixie Drive, Reagan Hill Road, Sneed Cove, Confederate Avenue, and Plantation Road, as well as a series of historical markers “related to the Confederacy” that are on city property.

I can definitely understand why it may make many people feel uncomfortable to drive on streets or live in a city named for people who don’t reflect their values.

But in this highly divisive time, it’s certainly quite symbolic that so many Southern states are considering taking down statues and renaming streets, when those statues were erected and street names were given as part of The Great Reconciliation, an effort on the part of the Federal Government to unite the nation again under one flag.

Why, in the period following the greatest bloodshed in our nation’s history, at the hands of fellow countrymen who battled one another on our own soil, were they able to embrace the soldiers who literally succeeded from the nation, and today, we no longer want to even breathe their names?

There is also, of course, the danger of erasing history to the point where future generations aren’t aware of their own history. And you know what they say: those who don’t know their own history are bound to repeat it.

 

 

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Maxine Waters Makes It Clear: If You Stand With President Trump You Are NOT Patriotic

Talk about out of touch!

John Salvatore

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On Easter Sunday, California Democrat Maxine Waters appeared on Joy-Ann Reid’s MSNBC show. She made it abundantly clear. If you stand with President Trump, you are not a proud American patriot. Because that makes sense, right? Maxine noted, “One of the things you have to think about is this; who are the patriots? Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is going to stand up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are many people around this president who have interacted with those from Russia, from the Kremlin, and with Putin? Where are they coming from? And I think when you ask yourself this question, you’d better be concerned about whether or not these are real patriots or whether or not they’re in the pockets of the president of the United States wishing to gain favor from the president and they’re going to stand up for him no matter what.” Waters added, “And so I call out their patriotism at this point this time. You take a look at this report, and you will be shocked at the information that’s unfolding.” Oh, Max, Max, Max. Enough is enough! This is just irritating. …In other Maxine news, check out this flashback during the recent government shutdown… Maxine Waters is financially loaded. And yet, during a time when government workers are seeing their paychecks withheld due to the Democrat shutdown, Waters has no problem flying first class. Talk about out of touch! LOOK: https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1087813677686972417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087813677686972417&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fmaxine-waters-spotted-flying-first-class-during-govt-shutdown-reading-an-article-about-herself%2F According to Waters in a not-so-subtle threat, it’s time to “get rid” of “despicable” President Trump. “We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good…

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WHOA! Comedian Who Plays President On TV Just WON Ukrainian Presidential Election

WHAT IN THE WORLD!?

John Salvatore

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That headline sounds like a joke. It wreaks of “fake news.” One might even consider it “clickbait.” And yet, it is 100% true. A comedian who plays the president on a TV show will now become the next president of Ukraine in real life. Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko by a landslide based on an exit poll released after voting stations closed, according to multiple reports. Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old who has never held public office, received 73.2 percent of the nationwide vote, while Poroshenko only received 25.3 percent. If the poll results are correct, Zelenskiy, who won nearly twice as many votes as Poroshenko in the first-round election held last month, will become president in a clear rebuke of the incumbent’s leadership. Is that wild or what? Soon-to-be former President Petro Poroshenko is facing multiple allegations of corruption. All we hear about from the left is Russia, Russia, Russia. And yet, years later, there is still zero proof the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, the evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign continues to mount. Now, this… From The Hill: Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The leak of the so-called “black ledger” files to U.S. media prompted Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign and gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years. Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s probe was prompted by a Ukrainian parliamentarian’s release of a…

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