Washington — How did the weekend that commemorated the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 — America’s Pearl Harbor for the twenty first century — go for you?
There have been large American flags draping the skyscrapers of northern Virginia. The streets beneath, nonetheless, have been comparatively abandoned. Throughout the river, there was a extra conventional scene. Teams of vacationers have been parading across the remaining statues of downtown Washington. The presence of those statues — all to outdated white males — strikes an incongruous chord with me. Why are they there? Have the elites holding forth in our nation’s school rooms not ordered them banished? Have the members of “The Squad” not expressed their impatience with these relicts of yesteryear? What has President Joe Biden mentioned concerning the statues? I suppose we will have to attend till the extremists in his get together make their voices heard. Then Joe will tell us the seemly sentiment to be despatched out.
For now, Thomas Jefferson’s monument stays intact, regardless of his relations with slaves. I truly noticed whites and Blacks driving round his monument of their little boats this weekend. I even suppose I noticed a couple of Asians. Will this be stopped? Do you bear in mind a few many years or so in the past when the third president of the US was the liberals’ favourite founding father? I do. The liberals’ tributes to him roused my wrath as a conservative. But now, as outdated Tom has joined the left’s hit listing, and his monument is being focused for mothballs, I in some way have joined his fan membership. Politics can have that impact on you.
Abraham Lincoln’s monument additionally stays, and until I’m mistaken, it’s fairly in style with the vacationers. I might say it’s the preferred monument in Washington. When Schoolgirl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is elected president of the US in 2024, my guess is Trustworthy Abe should go, however the place will they put him? How about wherever they put Robert E. Lee or his horse — Traveler was his identify — and it was huge. Possibly President Ocasio-Cortez might put Abe on Normal Lee’s horse and return the 2 to Richmond. There Abe would sit atop Traveler. President Ocasio-Cortez might argue that it’s a kind of twenty first Century jokes that “makes you suppose.” “The Woke Folks” certainly suppose Lincoln hastened the Civil Battle alongside in some way.
Lastly, we come to the Washington Monument. For the Woke Folks’s enlightenment, George Washington was America’s first president. The monument stands on one of many choicest items of property in Washington. George was a serious slaver holder, and the head raised for him can be very straightforward to take down, although the place we might pack it away to is problematic. Possibly we might stand it up at his property, Mount Vernon, alongside the Potomac River. Maybe the locals would complain, however likely a woke historian might discover proof that George’s neighbors owned slaves, too. As soon as this inscrutable pinnacle is eliminated, an exquisite parcel of land may very well be changed into a housing mission. Reasonably priced housing, that’s the key. Let Ocasio-Cortez and The Squad get to work on the mission instantly.
Frankly, I believe they’d higher work quick. 2022 is simply across the nook, and although I have no idea a lot about monuments, I do find out about elections. Alas, I used to be pulling your leg. There will likely be no President Ocasio-Cortez.
Not solely has The Squad and its mates among the many Woke Folks assured us that the Democrats are going to get overwhelmed badly within the subsequent election, the Democrats are going to be overwhelmed badly for years to return. This administration is permitting our southern border to be an open area for unlawful aliens. It has undone the work of the previous 20 years within the Center East and Afghanistan. Furthermore, our president’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is the worst international coverage catastrophe in American historical past. Our financial system goes into inflation. We’re spending cash as if there is no such thing as a tomorrow, and all for what? The place is the stress for the extravagant spending, for the brand new packages, for the vaccine? I shall hazard a guess. There isn’t a stress for it besides from The Squad whose days are numbered. So lengthy, Congressgirl Ocasio-Cortez.