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With All The Outrage Over Statues — Will These Offensive Monuments Come Down?

Look, I get that there are hurricanes and all that. And yes, I have a lot of family all over Florida that have evacuated and will be affected by Irma. Frankly though, I can no longer sit like a zombie before the salivating media hounds desperate to see hurricane devastation. So, I wanted to try something new this go around. A plethora of observations if you will and absent hurricane coverage. I hope you enjoy.

There are at least five statues of Vladimir Lenin in the United States and there are zero demands to tear them down.

That’s Lenin. As in the father of the Soviet Union. The same Soviet Union that threatened the very survival of the western world for decades. The same Soviet Union that imprisoned and killed millions – in fact, more than Hitler ever imagined killing. Yet Lenin’s statue presides over at least five locations in the United States, including Seattle and the East Village in Manhattan while we are told that other statues must come down.

They say Civil War statues must come down because the Confederate States of America were defeated. The west defeated the Soviet Union though, so how come Lenin gets to stick around?

They say Lincoln, Jefferson, and even Washington must come down. But Lenin gets to stay up? Does that mean that in a moral sense Americans like Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington are viewed inferior to Vladimir Lenin? In a moral sense that is – after all, the normally amoral left all the sudden is all about morality.

I’d say I’m waiting for the left to give us answers but that would be like waiting for a blizzard to hit Honolulu.

I won’t wait to remark how creepy it is that most statues are taken down in the dead of night, and how interesting it is that discussion over these statues have absolved largely Democratic municipal regimes from addressing real, tangible issues that disproportionately hurt people of color. Like in Baltimore where easily a dozen young men of color will die this weekend but City Council won’t face a single question about it.

I fibbed. One quick note about the hurricane coverage. Isn’t it strange how the media is behaving like a cat ready to pounce on yarn over Irma’s landfall? Isn’t it lunatic how the left connects dots between hurricanes and Trump as though, were Hillary elected, never would a harsh wind blow angrily across our fruited plain?
Speaking of fruited plains…I enjoyed spending the better part of an afternoon in downtown Washington, DC this past week. To be fair, I like DC because of the neighborhoods and the sense of place you get by just being there. Try it. Fly to BWI, grab a rental car, and then take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south until it becomes DC-295. You will know when you are in DC and I like that about the city. It’s a good feeling, to know where you are and who you are – we’d be a better nation if we could grapple with that on a national-level.

photo credit: Excerpted from: jcbwalsh Lenin Red Handed via photopin (license)

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Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen (@aandrewallen) grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technoloigies professional in various locations around the globe. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s following a lengthy period spent questioning his own worldview. When not working IT-related issues or traveling, Andrew Allen spends his time discovering new ways to bring the pain by exposing the idiocy of liberals and their ideology.