Damnatio Memoraie is a latin term for ‘Condemnation of Memory’. (Sounds like something from Harry Potter) In Roman times, anyone who fell from grace would have their statues, monuments, or references removed or destroyed with the purpose of erasing them from history.
ISIS has been doing the same thing in the middle east. They call it ‘Durka-Durka-Durka’ or something.
It’s hard to not look around today and see the same thing occurring in America by these supposed ‘do-gooders’ who are out to make the world a nice comfy bubble of safety and security from any sort of hurt feelings for everyone… everyone except those who don’t agree with them. Those guys and girls obviously deserve the hurt feelings that are beaten into them with baseball bats by those masked tolerant/accepting/loving people from the left.
Because they are mind-boggingly stupid, violent, and hypocritically intolerant people.
So now we have buildings and streets being renamed because someone got ‘offended’. We have statues and monuments torn down or moved to a discrete location out of supposed shame for what a bunch of clowns think they stand for. We have some poor Asian American guy getting pulled from TV because his name happens to be Robert Lee. We have people who want to tear down Mount Rushmore and Monticello.
Where does this end?
After everything America is founded on is destroyed?
After the White House is destroyed(built with slave labor), after the Constitution is burned(written by slave owners), after New York City is renamed(named after a slave trader), after the Founding Fathers names have been stricken from history because they may have owned slaves?
What is the end game here?
Other than to convince people that America is founded on racism, bigotry, and hatred and needs to be fundamentally re-made to a more politically correct America(Ie LIBERAL AMERICA).
Which is the sort of America where its socially acceptable for the masked protesting masses to beat anyone who dares to disagree or voice a differing opinion.
So what past generations of Americans felt worthy of honor or remembrance (Or maybe just to thumb their nose at someone), decades later a handful of micro-aggressed wimps can destroy or remove by being obnoxious enough (or criminal enough) that someone finally listens or gives in to them.
Did you know the Governor of North Carolina, wanted to take the statutes down because they might injure a protestor by falling on them when they destroy them?
There are REAL problems out there, like the threat of a nuclear war from North Korea. The constant barrage of Radical Islamic attacks. The debt ceiling. Obamacare. Hurricane Harvey and the destruction in Texas and Louisiana. The upcoming waves of tourists into the mountains as the leaves begin to change in a few months.
But no, here we are. Dealing with this ridiculous B.S.
Do you know what Auschwitz looks like today?
1,100,000 ‘undesirable’ lives were snuffed out there.
It’s amazing that grass even grows on that wretched ground.
There’s an entire RACE that should be offended by what happened in Nazi Germany.
But it STILL STANDS.
As a remembrance of what people can do to each other. Because history that is forgotten is oft repeated. And as long as that monument to the horrors of the 1.1 million that died there exists, it will NEVER be forgotten.
BTW – Did YOU know we put Japanese-Americans in internment camps during WWII by the Democrat President FDR? Probably not. Damnatio Memoraie!
Was slavery wrong? Yes. Was it the custom of the times? Yes. Did 1,000,000 Americans die because of it? NO. Sorry, but the majority of the South did not go to war to keep slaves they didn’t have.
By the way, I don’t have a dog in this fight. If I recall correctly, my ancestors were eating dirt in the mountains because they were so poor. My great-something-er-other was like 6 or so, and his father was 60+, so they weren’t able to go slay the invading Irish Immigrants that were being marched down, straight off the boat, from the North. (They were probably told we had a lot of potatoes.)
(The details are inaccurate in the above statement, but the jist is not)
So should every reference, every mention, every monument that can even remotely be connected to racism be erased from current and future history because it offends someone?
Because all countries have their dark days, and America, as a magnificent shining beacon of freedom and liberty should not be dimmed and dulled because of an acceptable practice at the time that we have since moved past.
152 years past actually.
Speaking of the Civil War, I’ve been researching Nathan Bedford Forest for my fictionally adventurous FUN book. He’s got a small but pivotal role in it that involves Gatling guns, a train chase, and general awesomeness, because during the Civil War, he was A WAR GOD.
If Ares, the god of war, of Greek Mythology came down from Mount Olympus riding a horse named Roderick, carrying a cavalry sword (sharpened on both edges), and a pair of Colt Navy Revolvers in .36 caliber – You would have Nathan Bedford Forrest.
He’s the only person in history to go from Private to General. (Of note, he held barely any formal education, but was a self-made millionaire before the war with terrible handwriting, who raised and equipped an entire cavalry battalion on his own dime)
During a mis-communicated cavalry charge, he rode by himself into a Union Picket by accident, where he emptied his revolvers into the soldiers, drew his sword, was shot in the spine, then snatched some poor Union soldier up onto his horse as a meat shield while he rode away to keep them from shooting at him any more.
Probably while whistling Dixie.
He wasn’t called ‘Wizard of the Saddle’ for no reason.
While a slave owner who, after the war, gave this speech in 1875 .
Ladies and Gentlemen I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God’s earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. (Immense applause and laughter.) This day is a day that is proud to me, having occupied the position that I did for the past twelve years, and been misunderstood by your race. This is the first opportunity I have had during that time to say that I am your friend. I am here a representative of the southern people, one more slandered and maligned than any man in the nation.
I will say to you and to the colored race that men who bore arms and followed the flag of the Confederacy are, with very few exceptions, your friends. I have an opportunity of saying what I have always felt – that I am your friend, for my interests are your interests, and your interests are my interests. We were born on the same soil, breathe the same air, and live in the same land. Why, then, can we not live as brothers? I will say that when the war broke out I felt it my duty to stand by my people. When the time came I did the best I could, and I don’t believe I flickered. I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe that I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to bring about peace. It has always been my motto to elevate every man- to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going.
I have not said anything about politics today. I don’t propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, that you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Use your best judgment in selecting men for office and vote as you think right.
Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. I have been in the heat of battle when colored men, asked me to protect them. I have placed myself between them and the bullets of my men, and told them they should be kept unharmed. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I’ll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand” (Prolonged applause.)
But yeah, we should tear down this guys statue right? Because Boo-hoo-hoo?
I think we should make it at least three times bigger.
Back to the meat of this – Currently, no one in America is a slave. No one in America has owned any slaves, unless you are an Islamic immigrant – than you may have sex slaves.
So what’s your grounds for argument?
Illogical and irrational FEELINGS don’t count for squat.
This isn’t new, this idea gained a lot of moment after that window-licker with the bowl haircut shot up a black church a few years ago. There was a massive outcry against anything remotely confederate because he poised with the confederate flag in one of his pictures.
Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, and Sears all stopped selling Confederate Flags afterwards. (But at the time you could still buy ISIS Flags from Amazon. Go figure.)
The biggest thing that came out of that previous uproar was the removal of the Confederate Flag from Government Buildings.
Okay, that doesn’t bother me any. I have no issue with individuals flying it, but I don’t think we should have a defunct government’s flag flying on American government buildings. But I also didn’t particularly care if a state chose to fly it, this country was born out of resistance to the powers that be. We should never quench that spirit.
Besides, the Democrats put it up there as a protest against the Civil Rights movement anyways.
Nancy Pelosi, ding-bat extraordinaire. Recently came out and said she wanted the Confederate Statues that she’s walked past every day since she was elected in the 1800’s to be removed because they are suddenly OFFENSIVE.
No – You are trying to capitalize on this movement to stir up your base, because without your voters energy from racial strife and intolerance towards anything different from their views – you wouldn’t have a job!
BTW – Did you know her father dedicated a statue to Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee back in 1948? Hahahaha.
You know who is a major Democrat force for this movement?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
You might remember her, she was ousted from the DNC after it was revealed she was swaying the DNC in Hillary’s favor over Bernie. What a statute of moral authority! She tried to rig an election against someone she disagreed with and cheater the Democrat voters from their rightful ruler and heir to the throne…Hillary.
I’m not even going to get into the IT scandal where her former staffer (who was being paid an absurd amount of money for a congressional staffer) tried to flee the country with $300,000 after having access to a lot of sketchy confidential congressional accounts.
But yes. Debbie knows best. Let’s rename the roads and tear down the monuments!
Did you know Martin Luther King Jr was against Gay Marriage?
LOL – Try to tear down THAT statute and see what happens!
What about Robert Byrd? Longest serving Democrat Congressman? And also a well chronicled member of the KKK? Who also personally filibustered the Civil Rights Movement of 1964 for 14 hours straight to prevent it from passing?
I don’t know how much junk is named after that goon.
Let’s go deeper.
The Democrat Party, see below link about the Democratic Parties history of racism and slavery.
The first excuse you will hear is “The Parties SWITCHED!” Suddenly the Republican Party is the immoral party of racism and hatred! (Someone point out THAT exact moment in time to me please.)
Because Geography matters more than Morals – and the once racist south must… obviously… ALWAYS be racist forevermore.
Okay – Watch this video for an explanation:
So this is stupid.
But if you want to play stupid games, I can give you a stupid prize.
I could easily make the argument that the Democrat Party should be banned on the same grounds.
They were the party of slavery.
They were the party that opposed the 14th and 15th Amendments that freed slaves and granted the right to vote.
They were the party that used the KKK as it’s military arm to intimidate and terrorize.
They voted against the Civil Rights act.
They(FDR) elected Hugo Black, a former member of the KKK, to the Supreme Court.
They(FDR) opposed de-segregating the military.
They(JFK) voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1947, opposed Martin Luther King’s 1963 march on Washington, and had him wire-tapped.
They were the ones who stood in front of an Alabama School house in 1963 declaring Segregation would never end.
They(President Woodrow Wilson) re-segregated the government in 1913.
They supported the Dred Scott decision (An enslaved man whose owners took him into ‘Free States’ and tried to sue for his freedom and was denied).
You probably didn’t know that – because Damnatio Memoraie!
So let’s put the Democrat Party in a glass case in a museum and look at them like a bug under a magnifying glass to see what went wrong and how we should prevent it in the future.
Oh – You don’t wanna play stupid games anymore?
Some bad things happened and some bad judgements were made through out our nations history. Big deal, from what I understand the majority of those who made them are dead anyways.
If you knew anything about History – if Europe was as pathetically apologetic as some Americans are, they’d be laying prostrate, crying in the mud, for all eternity, in misery of what their ancestors have done to each other.
“We men are wretched things.” – Homer from The Iliad.
That doesn’t mean we can’t move on and try to better in the future.
Which we have achieved. (For the most part)
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