For anyone who cares about American history, I don't see how you can keep current politics out of discussions. What's happening to our nation and our history in the present day is a travesty. And while I can't speak for George, I don't think he was bringing up the Republican issue from the standpoint of being pro-Democrat. I'd be shocked if he was. I have ancestors who fought and died for both the Confederacy and the Union, and I'm proud of both.
What's happening right now isn't even specifically about Confederates. It's just that all things Confederate are easy pickings for the political forces aligned against those who appreciate American history. We're not dealing with Neo-Yankees here. The movement we're up against right now is Democrat supported Marxists/Socialists who despise just about everything related to American history. And one of the key components of the movement is to destroy patriotism and to indoctrinate people to look upon American history with shame and disgust. For anyone paying attention this past year, the political movement that will be installed this Wednesday is the one that cheered and encouraged the burning, looting, assaults taking place in cities around the country. When historical statues and monuments honoring American history were being toppled, defaced, and removed the Democrats stood by with silent approval. And as we all know it wasn't just Confederate monuments. It included monuments of Lincoln, Union soldiers, and the founders of this country. If any historical American figure from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s doesn't conform to the "woke" standards of this left wing movement - it's considered okay to cancel and destroy anything that honors their memory.
Some of you probably already knew this, but I was unaware that a bill passed the House of Representatives in July that included the removal of all Confederate statues and monuments on display in our NATIONAL PARKS within 180 days of passing. The only thing that stopped it was that the Republican controlled senate and President Trump would never have let it pass. That means every Confederate monument in parks like Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Vicksburg will be visited by cranes and semi-trucks that will remove them from the parks. Is there any reason to believe that the new Democrat controlled House, Senate, and Presidency won't happily pass such a bill in the year ahead? And don't think that this will stop with Confederate monuments. These same Socialists/Marxists will then point out everything about the political incorrectness of the founders of this country, Lincoln, Union generals who fought against Indians before and after the Civil War will all be targeted for cancellation when some action or quote they made during the times they lived in is deemed intolerable by today's woke standards. How long will it be before Disneyland and Walt Disney World remove statues of Walt Disney because they find something in his past that is now deemed unacceptable? Just a matter of time before they remove the shows "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" and "The Hall of Presidents."
There simply is no way to ignore what is going on politically right now for anyone who loves and appreciates American history. We're facing a political opposition that is hell-bent on destroying American patriotism and love of American history. They want a New World Order- The Great Reset- where American historical figures are flushed while Marx, Soros, Bernie Sanders, Zuckerberg, Dorsey and AOC are held in high esteem. The United States must be diminished and then become part of a new Socialist Global community. Buckle up, things could get very bumpy during the years ahead.