It appears that the New York Times not only has no shame, but is a corrupt mouthpiece for the progressive socialist democrats…
The managing editors at The New York Times decided that the Memorial Day weekend was an appropriate time to pose a scurrilous, insulting, and outrageous question: “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”
Of course, their proof of this charge of overt racism is nothing more than claiming that the U.S. military named some of its bases for Confederate Generals.
On this basis, we can then assume that the Times’ sparse reporting about the Holocaust would mark them as Nazi sympathizers. And even though a Jewish family owned the Times, anti-Semitic. Likewise, given the sycophantic reporting of Russian events by Times Bureau Chief Walter Duranty and the cover-up of Stalin’s massacre of Ukrainians, they must be communist sympathizers. Moreover, given their anti-Trump coverage of the Russian Collusion hoax without apology, the Times surely must be un-American.
Excerpts from the despicable The New York Times …
Nevertheless, innocent intentions cannot obscure the truth that secessionists embarked on the Civil War to guarantee the rights of some human beings to own others, or the fact that the Confederate banner represents the same white supremacist values as — and is often displayed in tandem with — the Nazi swastika.
This same toxic legacy clings to the 10 United States military installations across the South that were named for Confederate Army officers during the first half of the 20th century.
Apologists often describe the names as a necessary gesture of reconciliation in the wake of the Civil War. In truth, the namings reflect a federal embrace of white supremacy that found its most poisonous expression in military installations where black servicemen were deliberately placed under the command of white Southerners — who were said to better “understand” Negroes — and confined to substandard housing, segregated transportation systems and even “colored only” seating in movie houses.
Military installations that celebrate white supremacist traitors have loomed steadily larger in the civic landscape since the country began closing smaller bases and consolidating its forces on larger ones. Bases named for men who sought to destroy the Union in the name of racial injustice are an insult to the ideals servicemen and women are sworn to uphold — and an embarrassing artifact of the Time when the military itself embraced anti-American values. It is long past Time for those bases to be renamed.<Source>
The first reason that springs readily to mind is that the New York Times joins the progressive socialist democrats in hating America.
The second reason is to support the Democrat’s pandering to the Black voting bloc which they desperately need in the upcoming 2020 election – even though they have done absolutely nothing for the democrat-governed inner cities which have remained cesspools of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime despite billions in government aid which seems to be siphoned-off to the democrat politicians and their special interests.
The third reason for the Time’s irreverence for history and its support of the “cancel culture” lies in the indisputable fact that the Democrats were the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, resistance to civil rights legislation, and the KKK. To expunge the symbols is to remove the topic from discussion.
While it was true that the U.S. military remained segregated until after the end of World War II, the Times overlooks the fact that it was a Southern Democrat racist, ardent segregationist, and progressive icon, President Woodrow Wilson who re-segregated the federal workforce under civil service. To its credit, the Times reported the protest demanding the renaming of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Another act of pandering.
The Case Against Woodrow Wilson at Princeton (November 24, 2015)
Student protesters at Princeton performed a valuable public service last week when they demanded that the administration acknowledge the toxic legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as university president and New Jersey governor before being elected to the White House. He was an unapologetic racist whose administration rolled back the gains that African-Americans achieved just after the Civil War, purged black workers from influential jobs and transformed the government into an instrument of white supremacy.
The protesters’ top goal — convincing the university to rename the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the residential complex known as Wilson College — has drawn heavy fire from traditionalists. But the fact that racist policies enacted during Wilson’s presidency are still felt in the country today makes it imperative that the university’s board of trustees not be bound by the forces of the status quo. <Source>
And, of course, the fourth reason is clickbait, media attention, and an increase in revenues for the declining news outlet.
The United States is still young and evolving, and those who want to remove statutes and rewrite or cancel historical events to fit a political narrative are doing our nation a grave unpatriotic disservice. We need to remember the injustice of the past to inform the actions of the future.
For those who attempt to weaponize history, like the New York Times, to pursue a political ideology is to be part of the problem, not part of the solution. I will leave you with the words of Booker T. Washington, which applies to both individuals and those who direct the operations of organizations.
“There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”
“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington
If you are a history buff, you may wish to read “The Forgotten Story of How 13 Black Men Broke the Navy’s Toughest Color Barrier.”
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS