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  • Diamond and Silk reaction to a caller. Lol (They really upset!!)

    08/18/2017 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | August 18, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk reaction to a caller. Lol
  • Sweden Destroys its History… It’s All Cultural Marxism

    08/18/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A story is emerging that has been verified by several news sites (although none of the US mainstream are covering it), that suggests Sweden is erasing its Viking past by quite literally destroying historical artifacts as they are found. If this is true, it is not only an assault on the history of the human race, but it is also a political assault on controlling the past to control the future. According to Svenska Dagbladet ( a Swedish language news agency), due to regulations, ancient ironwork (coins, bracelets etc…) are being sent away as scrap metal. For every 12 objects...
  • Teaching history amid America’s history gap

    08/18/2017 10:39:50 AM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    Across the country, mayors, governors and other elected leaders are weighing the cries: “Keep ‘em up!” “Tear ‘em down!” Are we even teaching history to children anymore? We teach that blacks served on the Union side of the Civil War. Do we teach that blacks also served on the Confederate side, too? More important, once most or all of the Confederate statues are removed, what’s next? Should the museums along and near the National Mall — the ones that tell the history of Native Americans, Jews, African-Americans and women — come down, too, because there are pockets of Americans who...
  • Historical Revisionism

    08/18/2017 7:19:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    Look back on the great men and women of history. Most of them fare poorly when subjected to modern scrutiny. They launched wars, murdered rivals, enslaved enemies, enriched allies and violated most every moral norm valued by people today. Yet their tombs are venerated, their distinctions are celebrated and their successes are lauded. Their memories are enshrined through statues, paintings and photos. Their names are affixed to buildings, streets and universities. Should we adopt the old Soviet technique of airbrushing out those who fall from favor? If the Left has its way, few Americans of note would survive the resulting...
  • Hit List: CNN Publishes Map of Confederate Monuments in U.S.

    08/17/2017 2:04:55 PM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    CNN posted a map on August 17 showing the location of approximately 1,500 Confederate monuments and/or official symbols in the U.S. The map will, no-doubt, serve as a hit-list for the frenzied Workers World Party members and others seeking the removal and destruction of Confederate statues in city after city across America. CNN reports, “Roughly 1,500 Confederate symbols still exist on public land more than 150 years after the conclusion of the Civil War.” It explains that 718 of the Confederate symbols are “monuments and statutes.”
  • Vanity - Democrats have lost the "South" & possibly the entire country.

    08/18/2017 12:50:17 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 58 replies
    I have accurately predicted the Trump POTUS victory right from the start of the recent POTUS campaign. I have been predicting lately that the Democrat Party will suffer the loss of between 8-10 Senate seats & 12-20 House seats in the upcoming "Mid-Term" elections in 2018. I now feel the Democrat Party (with Media help) losses will increase, as I feel the Democrats have lost the entire group of "Southern" states, totally, and possibly the entire country, or close to it. In the state of Virginia, the Democrats will massively lose both the Governorship and the Senate seat held by...
  • The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - free download (history restoration)

    08/17/2017 4:44:45 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - full book/text downloadThe Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - free audiobook downloadThe Colored Patriots of the American Revolution - youtube playlistThe progressives are in full history revisionism at the moment, and predictably they have shifted their sights and aimed right toward the American Founding. They don't like this country and are going to do anything and everything to achieve their purpose. We don't have to put up with this or let them get away with it. But it is important to understand that prior history revisionism has led to and enabled...
  • Spain's Surrender

    08/17/2017 12:34:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    archive.frontpagemag.com ^ | Thursday, March 18, 2004 | Jamie Glazov interview with Victor Hanson
    FP: ...One of your special expertises is on how leftists, and some of our European allies, have chosen to side with our enemy. Now, after the Madrid terror attack, we see another European ally succumb to appeasement.... Hanson: Well, even before the terrorists' communiques were fully disseminated the Spanish electorate voted for appeasement and a socialist government that would distance itself from the United States. This is the most profound example of capitulation since Daladier and Chamberlain and sets a truly awful example... Worse, this was not panic from a fickle leader but an overwhelming expression of public fear and...
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave — themselves!

    08/17/2017 12:29:52 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | July 23, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil. “We are going to bring the back hoe, the tractors and the men with the equipment to raise Bedford Forrest from the soil of Memphis,” Isaac Richmond with the “Commission on Religion and Racism” declared to awaiting TV cameras, CBS 3 reported.
  • Erasing Democrat Party's Fingerprints on History

    08/17/2017 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/17 | Douglas Gibbs
    Assault against history goes way beyond the confederacy. It has become identity politics on steroids. The way to destroy liberty is to destroy the history, especially if the hero in history is a dead white European male. . . The liberal left’s desire to tear down any and all memories of the Confederate States of America is reaching a crescendo. Statues are being torn down. State flags are being redesigned and burned. According to the Democrats, and their Black Lives Matter brethren, all vestiges of the dark time when the Southern States practiced slavery must be stricken from the record....
  • Why Is America's History White Washed?

    08/16/2017 5:16:10 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 46 replies
    August 16, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Why Is America's History White Washed I am puzzled. I see the agenda erasing evidence of America's flaws as it unfolds but I can't see who gains from that action. I can’t even see what is gained. I also have seen an ongoing effort to create a voting public less informed than previous populace. I see an effort requesting people to accept other peoples’ derangements or delusions. America is an amazing construction and America’s government is an amazing structure but America is not flawless. We constituted America in order to from a more perfect union. The story of how America...
  • Functional Illiterates Trying To Erase History

    08/16/2017 4:44:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Burning Platform Blog ^ | 17AUG17 | Jim Quinn Rages
    Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,“True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.” ? Robert E. LeeI consider myself a student of history. I’ve always been fascinated by the personalities who drove events throughout history. I probably would have been a history major in college if I didn’t feel the need to make enough money to support myself and my family. I chose a business major and decided studying...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 45 replies
    Strategic Culture Online Journal ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Few Americans understand the fundamental transformation of their politics and society since the 1960s when the Civil Rights Act was stood on its head by EEOC compliance chief Alfred W. Bloomrosen. The Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibited racial and gender quotas as methods to combat “discrimination,” which was mainly a product of history rather than of the motivations of white males. But it is difficult to make history a villain, and social engineering benefits from having a villain to overcome. Thus was the foundation of Identity Politics laid. The initial stage of the new politics was that quotas established privilege...
  • Dodgers rally to 50 games over .500

    08/16/2017 12:12:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Major League Baseball ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ryan Posner and Joshua Thornton
    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued their historic 2017 run, using a five-run eighth inning to beat the White Sox, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, becoming the first team since the 2004 Cardinals to be 50 games over .500. The Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball at 84-34, reached 50 wins at home for the third straight season. They are on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record shared by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs.
  • Say No To Reimagine The Alamo

    08/16/2017 10:42:53 AM PDT · by peyton randolph · 54 replies
    Save The Alamo ^ | 2017 | Rick Range
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is foisting upon the people of Texas a horrible and disrespectful plan for the Alamo. He has consistently thwarted or ignored every objection by the citizens of this State and all attempts to stop it.The current plan for the Alamo is a looming disaster that must be prevented.
  • Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

    08/15/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS DALLAS ^ | 8/14/17 | Jeff Paul
    The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing. ...The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing. “I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.” Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together...
  • Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

    08/14/2017 6:27:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | 14 Aug 2017 | Staff
    Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from next week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament. "Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project," Steve Jaggs, whose official title is "Keeper of the Great Clock", said in a parliament statement on Monday. "This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home -- the Elizabeth Tower," he said. It will be the longest period...
  • Hundreds join competing protests over San Antonio Confederate statues

    08/13/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 12, 2017 | Nicole Cobler
    Not long after protests surrounding plans to remove a Confederate statue in Virginia turned deadly Saturday, hundreds gathered in San Antonio over calls there to move a 118-year old Confederate monument. More than 300 protesters gathered in Travis Park, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The initial rally was organized by the group This is Texas Freedom Force, requesting that the statue in the park stay in place. The group's Facebook event description announced there would be several speakers — adding that "we will not stand quietly by while our Texas history is erased." Two San Antonio councilmen, Robert Trevińo and...
  • Advice For Boston Visit

    08/13/2017 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 53 replies
    self ^ | August 13 2017 | Bigg Red
    The husband and I will be visiting the Boston area in about 10 days. As history buffs, we are very much interested in seeing all of the sites relating to colonial history and to the Revolution. Hoping to hear from anyone familiar with the city advice regarding areas to avoid, transportation, places to eat, must-see sites, etc.
  • Russia, "Ssh! Don't mention the revolution!"

    08/11/2017 7:48:50 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Chatham House ^ | 2017 | Konstantin von Eggert
    Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a country in which history plays a pivotal role in maintaining the legitimacy of the political regime. Putin sees himself as a leader that has given the Russians back their sense of pride. Ever since becoming president in 2000 he has been hard at work at whitewashing the Soviet period of Russian history and creating an uninterrupted narrative linking the Romanov Empire, the USSR and modern Russia. Not unlike the official French version of history, Putin’s Russian story is all about greatness – but with a twist. While France with all its respect for l’etat still...