Thomas Jefferson’s legacy has been under attack lately. In March, students at Hofstra University called for the removal of a Jefferson statue from the campus, claiming Jefferson represents racism and slavery. In May, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said he backed the Indiana Democratic Party’s decision to rename its traditional Jefferson-Jackson Dinner because both presidents were slave owners.
Now Al Sharpton has demanded that the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC be de-funded because the nation’s third president. Never mind that the social Marxist worldview of the 21st century didn’t exist when Jefferson was alive in the 18th century, so he couldn’t get Woke.
The quotes of dead presidents are considered hate speech by the self-appointed pontiffs of Wokeness, be they in the legacy media, social media companies, the universities and the other usual suspects. They cry that anyone is Far-Right when they don’t agree with the mental gymnastics necessary to get behind their woke crusade.
It would be one thing if Wokeness were a fringe ideology but it is now the central tenet of the Democrat Party. As Diana West, author of ‘The Red Thread’ says, “The Party’s mainstream could hardly be more aggressive in its contempt, its animus, for the US Constitution, the flag, the Founding Fathers, the borders, and American citizenship.
“The Democratic presidential candidates who have emerged from this hostile camp make this clear every time they speak. Listening to them in their first debates, I finally put it together in the starkest terms: Democrats hate America. Worse, they don’t care who knows it, because it’s a selling point for their anti-American constituencies. With this being the case, how are we not one election away from a phase of openly calculated national destruction?
“…These men and women running to be the Democratic Party nominee vie with each other to fulfill a communist/globalist dream of erasing the United States and enslaving Americans to power a rage-inspired utopia in which a government of elites will centrally plan economies, hand out world welfare, and strictly police thought and speech.”