It is the GOODNESS they are trying to destroy....

It is the GOODNESS they are trying to destroy....

Op-ed by Catherine Schmid Murphy

Today's offering is a piece by Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center; he is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. I found the article on

Read this surprising, informative and unexpected explanation about the destruction of our monuments. Destroying the memory of everything that is wrong with the past is far out-shadowed by the desire to destroy all the goodness that came out of it. If ever there was a moment for God's love, this is it.


The significance of the kneeling black man in the Emancipation Memorial, now targeted for destruction, is not subservience to Lincoln. Instead, it reflects the moment when freed slaves in Richmond knelt before President Lincoln, only to be told to, “kneel only to God and thank Him for your freedom”.       Daniel Greenfield


Forget the Confederacy. The Socialist Taliban pulling down statues have gone after Confederate statues, but their real targets have been the civic monuments that symbolized unity and progressive politics.

In Madison, Black Lives Matter protesters toppled the Lady Forward statue that allegorically represents the state’s progressive politics. With its American flag, feminine iconography, and Lincoln reference, the Lady Forward statue embodies the old progressive ideas that the Marxist thugs are destroying.

Toppling Lady Forward, like banishing Theodore Roosevelt’s equestrian statue, accompanied by an Indian and a black man to symbolize the former president’s friendship for other races, from the American Museum of Natural History, another icon of progressive symbolism, is no accident.

Confederate statues aren’t very threatening to the leftist cause, but the old progressivism, rooted in the conviction that America was a basically good country that would come to fully embody goodness, is still a competitor for the hearts and minds of the people that BLM and Antifa would like to see join them.

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