“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” — Isaiah 5:20, (NIV)
And so it has been done.
As reported by local NBC News DFW, “Crews arranged by Dallas officials removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal Thursday and carted it away from a park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue from its pedestal late Thursday afternoon.
City officials said in a statement that an art conservator monitored the proper handling of the statue, and police tactical officers with automatic rifles provided security. The statue was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport to an abandoned naval air station owned by the city on its western outskirts. It’s expected to remain there until city officials decide the statue’s future.
The 14-foot-tall, 6-ton statue depicting Lee on horseback flanked by an anonymous Confederate soldier was erected in what was originally called Oak Lawn Park. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the statue in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial celebration. The Dallas City Council voted Sept. 6 to remove the statue but was met with a series of delays, including a brief court stay obtained by a pro-Confederacy group [The Sons of Confederate Veterans] and a collision between a semitrailer and a crane assigned to remove the statue. The truck driver was killed.”
The progressive socialist left dog whistle has been blown, and once again they’ve achieved their delusional objective: erasing history. I shared with you pictures of me standing before General Lee’s statue. I wasn’t offended, but I am now.
So what does the removal of General Lee’s statue solve? Does it mean the homelessness situation in Dallas will improve? Will the mishandled pension program for our law enforcement and first responders now be rectified? Will there be better educational opportunities in the minority communities in South Dallas? Or will the restoration of the black family, decimated by the liberal progressive policies, be achieved? Will there be any new capital investment in the black communities — ya know, those areas of folks who decried white supremacism, racism, and anguish over a statue? Nope, nothing, just another case of the progressive socialist left imposing their demented ideological agenda on this nation.
And to Mayor Mike Rawlings and the cowards and hypocrites of the Dallas city council, — yes strong words — who deceived the citizens and enabled this to happen, you should be ashamed. History does not exist to be loved or hated; it is there to learn from and remind us of its lessons, good or bad.
This week, the Dallas City Council proved they’re no better than the Taliban or ISIS when it comes to respect and regard of history, art and our past. There are only two ways in which this City Council can rectify or redeem itself in my assessment. First, return the statue and tell the truth about General Robert E. Lee and his entire life…that includes being a top engineering graduate from West Point, service in the Mexican War, and his efforts to reunify and reconcile this nation after his surrender at Appomattox Court House.
The only other course of action, if Mayor Rawlings and his henchmen refuse to return Lee’s statue, is to shut down every damn Planned Parenthood clinic, or associated clinic, in the Dallas metropolitan area. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was a white supremacist, a racist, and spoke at Ku Klux Klan rallies. General Robert E. Lee was not, nor did he do any of that. Sanger’s statue, her legacy of hatred for “undesirables” still stands, and is supported by U.S. taxpayer dollars. Doggone, take down her tributes, tell Hillary Clinton to return her Margaret Sanger award, someone confront her about that as she traipses across the country on an insidious book tour. Why not decry Hillary Clinton? After all she referred to a white supremacist, racist, and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Robert Byrd, as a mentor.
This is exactly what Isaiah was referring to in chapter five, verse 20. Who are these people who call evil good? Who are these people who would offer a freaking Harvard fellowship to a damn traitor named Bradley Manning? You can bet Harvard won’t be bestowing such an honor on yours truly — does that make them racist? Nah, it’s ok, because see, I’m the wrong kind of black man, you know, a Christian constitutional conservative…I am evil to them.
The left loves to refer to me as a war criminal or some such disparaging and denigrating manner because I took an action to safeguard my men in a combat zone. However, Barack Obama can abandon Americans to die in a combat engagement — and four did — subsequently lie about it, and he is worshipped…calling evil good. Just like who are these people who elevate a deserter, such as Bowe Bergdahl, saying he served with “honor and distinction?”
And who is this judge who decided that blatant violation of our rule of law, in regards to enforcement of our immigration laws, isn’t punishable? I mean seriously, how can an unelected jurist tell the president of the United States and the top law enforcement officer in the country, the attorney general, that they cannot withhold federal funds from those creating safe harbor and sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants? Where was this judge when Eric Holder allowed weapons to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the death of an American border patrol agent, Brian Terry?
Perhaps y’all think it’s ok, but I’ve had it with the progressive socialist left redefining what is good. I am sick of the liberal progressive left embracing black-clad, hooded, masked thugs while telling us our national anthem and American flag are symbols of darkness, oppression, and evil. I am doggone done with the hypocrisy and double standard that allows a sports commentator to slander the president and those who voted for him, such as myself, with an unsubstantiated claim of being white supremacists and racists, when the person she voted for, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a damn award named after a white supremacist and racist, Margaret Sanger, and adoringly referred to Robert Byrd as a mentor.
Yes, I am somewhat pissed off. It starts with the 13 who voted to remove General Robert E. Lee’s statue, and it extends beyond that. No more folks, no more allowing these unhinged progressive socialist leftists to redefine good as evil, light as darkness, and sweet as bitter. This here is a throw down, all hands on deck fight for our Constitutional Republic. I am “all in” — are you?
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]