A veteran of the Union Army shakes hands with a Confederate veteran at the Gettysburg celebration, in Pennsylvania.
If you’ve been on social media lately, you have seen the left’s organized propaganda campaign regarding the supposedly nefarious reasons behind the erection of Confederate monuments in the past. In the bizarre mind of the left, who see all of American history only through the prisms of racism, sexism, bigotry, and homophobia, the only reason Southerners of the past put up statues honoring Confederate generals was to send a secret and subtle hidden racist message of white supremacy that would last into the future. We are actually surprised they aren’t claiming that Richard Spencer got in a time machine and put up the monuments himself, as there is as much proof of that as there is of their current theory.
First Claim Quickly Debunked
First, after Charlottesville, righteously indignant leftists immediately took to the airwaves and the internet declaring that the vast majority of confederate statues were put up in the 50’s and 60’s as a protest of the Civil Rights movement. For example, on August 15th, Joy Reid, the host of MSNBC’s The Reid Report stated, “The idea of putting up (Confederate) monuments actually didn’t happen right after the Civil War. It happened during the 1960s.” It didn’t take long for this claim to be debunked, as even a study from the extreme leftist Southern Poverty Law Center showed that the vast majority of Confederate monuments were erected between 1900 and 1918.
“Over the years, a pattern has emerged that can no longer be ignored: The rhetoric of many American bishops is consistently at odds with the pleas of Christian leaders in the Middle East.
It is a scandal for American bishops to disagree with the persecuted Church during the course of a years-long, genocidal attack. Respectfully, I call on the United States Council of Catholic Bishops to address it formally, publicly, and immediately.
To aid in the effort, I have compiled a simple study in contrasts…
I believe this is the most important article I’ve ever written–because it is almost entirely comprised of direct quotations from the courageous bishops and patriarchs of the Middle East, who know the threat of radical Islamic terrorism better than anyone after years of genocidal Jihadist attacks.
Shockingly, Middle Eastern Christian leaders’ perspective is not given pride of place by many U.S. Bishops.
As I conclude in the article:
Respectfully, I challenge the leadership of the USCCB to compare and contrast the priorities of the Church in the Middle East with the priorities of American bishops with regard to Islamic terrorism and refugee aid. If it appears some American bishops are failing to wholly represent and advocate for the interests of the persecuted Church as communicated by Middle Eastern Church leaders, I would ask that the USCCB address their failure as a scandal of the first order.”
Fake News Alert! The disgraced Washington Post just published another doozy called “President Trump is losing his war with the media” In the second sentence, they debunk their own headline by, we kid you not, admitting that the media has a lower approval rating than Donald Trump. Thus, WaPo fact checks and debunks their own story and finds it false. Case closed.
“As your President, I will be the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice. I want every single inner city child in America who is today trapped in a failing school to have the freedom – the civil right – to attend the school of their choice. I understand many stale old politicians will resist. But it’s time for our country to start thinking big once again. We spend too much time quibbling over the smallest words, when we should spend our time dreaming about the great adventures that lie ahead.” – Donald J. Trump
I recently came across a column by Dr. John Crosby, titled “Trump: On Counting the Cost,” in which he shared his perspective of the election particularly as a challenge to Catholic supporters of Mr. Trump. Other prominent Catholic writers such as George Weigel and Dr. Robert George raised similar concerns in the past. While Dr. Crosby raised some legitimate observations regarding the now President-Elect, I found his presentation to be incomplete in several areas.
First, Dr. Crosby inadequately represented the position of Catholic Trump supporters as mere hoping for “possible pro-life judicial appointments” due to Mr. Trump’s “half-hearted indications of making” such nominations. But is this an accurate presentation of either Mr. Trump’s commitments, or the broader reasons he was supported by so many conservatives?