Anti-Fascist, Trump protesters applaud speech comprised entirely of Hitler quotes

Wow.

So, basically, this guy pretended to be one of these ANTIFA people, and he stood up to make a speech to them. It was completely comprised of quotes from Hitler. They applauded. No one called him out. No one disagreed. They clapped! They even clapped during the speech!

I’m speechless. Remember this the next time someone calls you a Nazi. They were the ones applauding Hitler. 🙂

 

NPR accused of bias for tweeting out full Declaration of Independence

NPR faced accusations of political bias Tuesday for marking the Fourth of July by tweeting out the entire Declaration of Independence.

NPR has celebrated Independence Day for 29 years by having hosts, reporters and commentators read the Declaration of Independence on-air.

But a number of Twitter users slammed NPR for tweeting it this year, interpreting the outlet’s sharing of the founding U.S. document as a call “for revolution” and a way to “condone the violence.”

Full article: NPR accused of bias for tweeting out full Declaration of Independence | TheHill

Seriously?!

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Memorial Day

Since the beginning of our nation, a proud few have stood up to answer the call to defend our nation and our freedom. Today, we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in our name. Please take a moment to remember our fallen, including those who died since the very start of our country. A grateful nation thanks and honors you.

Civil War Museum Closes Down After Dem. Politician Demands Removal Of Confederate Artifacts

An example of a Confederate artifact in the museum (Image via WFMY)

“I think it’s reasonable,” she reportedly said. “I think there were plenty of artifacts in the museum that can tell the story of the Civil War.”

“I understand some people find the imaging of [the Confederacy] offensive,” said Stuart Carter, a resident and supporter of the museum, according to WFMY.

“But if we try and erase it from history, then we can’t remember how we messed up and why we shouldn’t go back there again,” he reportedly continued, stating, “Nash Farms has always represented both sides of the conflict.”

Full article: Report: Civil War Museum Closes Down After Dem. Politician Demands Removal Of Confederate Artifacts – MILO NEWS

Next week, we’ll force Holocaust museums to remove all mention of Nazis. Seems reasonable. *insert eye roll*

What I don’t get is why the request was demanded and they just shut down. When do we tell people to f— off and go on with ours lives?

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The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down

It’s been national news, so I am sure most of you are aware that New Orleans has begun removing their confederate monuments. As a displaced Yankee and a student of history, this deeply saddens me.

Look, I get it. Having monuments around to people who fought “for slavery” – which they didn’t – makes people feel uncomfortable. It may even make them feel as though they haven’t come as far as they actually have. But honestly, if you desire progress, you must study where it came from.

I believe the best defense of self and of your rights is to remember where you came from. Don’t hide the past, study it and then teach it. We haven’t done a very good job of that with the Civil War, and now we are doing that particular era of our history an even larger disservice. The Civil War was largely economic. Sure, slavery played a roll in the war, but it wasn’t the only subject matter, nor was it the main one. Rewriting history to make it the sole focus does it no justice. Nor does tearing down the monuments.

Instead of vandalizing these monuments and demanding their removal, you should be taking your child to see them. You should be sitting that child down and explaining what happened in our history, what these people went through, what the war was really about, and how it all started in the first place.

When I was in high school, I had a friend with a younger brother. He was about six years old at the time. My friend and I had gone out to buy comic books as I was an avid collector at the time. When we got back to her house, her brother grabbed the comics and went to town. I remember clearly that he came to me confused with one of the comics. I hadn’t read any of them yet, and was unaware of the scene taking place in one, but boy, was it a doozy. In the scene he came to me about, a group was burning a cross on the front lawn of a black family.

His mother stood by as I explained it to him and answered his questions. I told him a little about slavery in the US and the struggles blacks went through after that period, and then took the chance to explain to him why it was wrong and why the majority of people in the US no longer did things like this, that blacks have a much higher standing in our society than they used to and why they were equals now when they weren’t considered to be then. The kid got it, and managed a reaction to the images he was seeing that the comic, myself, his mother, and his sister were hoping for… he recognized that what was happening in that image was wrong and why. But he got there by seeing it and by asking about it, opening a gateway to a short history lesson instead of hearing screaming, seeing violence, and being told how to think “or else.” He learned a lesson that will be important for the rest of his life, and was given the chance to form his own opinion based off of a lesson. But he got the lesson by seeing something that was disturbing, by seeing an image from the past of things that actually happened.

By removing these monuments, you remove an opportunity. You remove a teachable moment from children and also from people who move here or visit here from other countries. Slavery and human trafficking is still an issue in our world. A big one. Heck, there are ads on TV here in NC about human trafficking. So to say history, in this case, won’t repeat itself is ignorant and foolish.

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ – attributed to George Santayana

An ‘unexpected honor:’ 4 Vietnam veterans to receive Silver Stars for 1972 rescue

The Silver Star Medal is the third highest award given for valor in combat. (U.S. AIR FORCE)

The four-man Army crew of a UH-1H “Huey” chased a burning C-130 transport plane as it crashed near Saigon in 1972, hovered over the wreckage and pulled five men onto their helicopter. They did this while taking – and returning — fire.

And they all survived.

On Tuesday – 45 years later, to the day – the Huey crew will receive Silver Stars, the military’s third-highest decoration, for their action.

Robert Monette, who was the helicopter pilot that day, said the medals were “unexpected, and very, very humbling.”

Full article: An ‘unexpected honor:’ 4 Vietnam veterans to receive Silver Stars for 1972 rescue – News – Stripes

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College students don’t know what Nazi stands for

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