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.
The Daily Wire reports:
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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.
US Women’s Soccer Team Skips Representing U.S.A. at Opening Ceremony
The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the Olympics opening ceremonies.
The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics Friday. The famously anti-American soccer team claimed that they could not attend because they were scheduled to attend practice during the opening event, according to WXIA-TV. “Obviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” chief anti-American team star Megan Rapinoe told the media. The women’s soccer team was all about protesting against the U.S.A. during its first Olympics game this week but lost to New Zealand in a crushing 3-0 final. Rapinoe added that this year’s gams are different than past games. “It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here,” she said. Team members Abby Dahlkemper and Rapinoe enacted a lame “private parade” and posted it to Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390 The America-hating women’s soccer team was not the only American team that skipped the opening ceremonies. Both the women’s and the men’s U.S. gymnastics teams also skipped the ceremonies. They similarly held their own version of the parade” https://twitter.com/InsideGym/status/1418539840564572160 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns
Kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns.
New research has found that kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns themselves. Kids ended up dying of suicides and being hospitalized for mental health illnesses at a high rate, according to a new study. Once again, we see that this “cure” was far worse than virus ever was, especially for young people. Per Just the News: Jeanne Noble, director of COVID response in the UCSF emergency department, is finishing an academic manuscript on the mental health toll on kids from lockdown policies. She shared a presentation on its major points with Just the News. Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school,” the presentation says. Children requiring emergency mental health services jumped last year in Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and children’s hospitalizations for eating disorders more than doubled at UCSF Children’s Hospital. In January, the latter’s emergency department (ED) at Mission Bay hit a record for “highest proportion of suicidal children in ER” at 21%. The study authors charged that the CDC is bringing serious harm to children with its coronavirus policies. Just the News added that kids are facing more than the virus. They are also facing an “atrophy” of the interpersonal skills because of masks and lost school time, and they are suffering great bouts of depression. It is even harder on teens, especially those close to graduation, because they face a stymied start to college, or their careers. This also brings severe depression. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
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