Take Down ‘Racist’ Jefferson Statues – CNN HOST

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”… George Santayana


CNN Host Suggests Taking Down ‘Racist’ Jefferson Statues

Because America’s third president owned slaves

by Paul Joseph Watson | June 24, 2015

The debate over whether to remove Confederate flags from government buildings took a bizarre new twist yesterday when CNN host Ashleigh Banfield suggested that statues of Thomas Jefferson should also be taken down because he owned slaves.
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During a segment with co-host Don Lemon, Banfield said, “Jefferson owned slaves….and there’s a monument to him in the capital of the United States, no one ever asks for that to come down – is it equal?”

Lemon said the comparison wasn’t equal, but went on to add, “There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson….when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion.”

Since last week’s Charleston shooting, innumerable prominent voices on the left have called for the Confederate flag to be removed from government buildings and state license plates in the south, with major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Sears, and eBay all de-listing products which feature the flag from their websites.

As the Daily Surge points out, the notion that Jefferson vehemently endorsed slavery is a complete fallacy.

“Thomas Jefferson–like a lot of people 270 years ago–owned slaves. He inherited them from his father. Jefferson gave away many of the estimated 170 slaves he owned after his death. While writing in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” Jefferson didn’t believe blacks and whites were equals.”

“But Thomas Jefferson didn’t want to divorce from the union in order to preserve slavery. In fact, Jefferson wrote constantly and argued regularly about whether or not the founders should include the abolition of slavery in the Bill of Rights.”

As Rush Limbaugh argues, the move to ban the Confederate flag from government buildings is less about racial sensitivity and more about Democrats exploiting the Charleston massacre for their own cynical political purposes.

“This effort to have the battle flag of northern Virginia removed is really an attempt to segregate and isolate the entire South and to sort of Alinsky it. You know, the Rules for Radicals, you seek the target, you isolate it, you attack it, humiliate it. This flag represents what the left believes is the last remaining Republican electoral stronghold in terms of presidential politics, and that would be the South. So this is an effort going far beyond the Confederate flag or the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia,” Limbaugh said during his radio show yesterday.

In making the suggestion to remove Jefferson statues, Banfield is appropriating a similar mentality to ISIS terrorists, who have spent the last year tearing down historical statues and monuments because they offend their radical belief system.

In Banfield’s case, the radical ideology is extreme liberalism, which as this clip once again illustrates, is nothing less than a mental disorder.

As Zero Hedge writes, “It seems few had any major “tear down these flags” problems with The Confederate Flag until some nutjob kills less people than die in Chicago every Friday night. Populist policy-setting and news media provocation by Lowest Common Denominator appears to be the nanny-state’s new media normal.”

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2 responses to “Take Down ‘Racist’ Jefferson Statues – CNN HOST

  1. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…..
    “Everybody on the Left is Stark, Raving, Mad……..”

  2. This article brings out a very good point. What is the difference between those in the South wanting to tear down and destory everything ‘Confederate’ and ISIS demolishing World Hertiage sites?? To me there is no difference. Both want to erase history and rewrite history according to their own view of the world. If we destroy it, it never happened! Right? I am not a Southern, never have been and never will be. My family lineage comes from Germany through Chicago and my husbands comes from France through Ellis Island. However, we believe that the War-Between-The-States was about States Rights not slavery. If anyone would read up on their history — not what is published in school text books — they would realize that the slavery issue was on the verge of collapse. Now do not get me wrong, I think Lincoln was a great president. But Lincoln also sold his soul to satisfy the global elites of the time just like Boehner, et al has done just recently. By the way, the global elites are a dynasty and the lineage goes back a very long way. I won’t even go into the fact that they push diversity on all the ‘commoners’ but would not even begin to tolerate it among themselves and or within their dynasty.

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