PIERS MORGAN: COVID-19 is a Trump Trump-Threatened Threat But Democrats Are Waging a Culture War
What first comes to mind when you hear the name Abraham Lincoln?
I imagine most people would say “America’s greatest president” followed by “savior of the Union” and “the man who helped end slavery.”
For these three reasons, you might think that Abe would be spared the increasingly insane and anarchist protests of the rulers after the horrific murder of George Floyd.
But no, he is now also the target.
Last week, protesters threatened to tear down Lincoln’s statue in Washington DC.
It was built to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order signed by the Lincoln that ended slavery in the Confederacy.
The bronze structure is an icon image showing him above a shirtless African-American man with broken cuffs on his wrists.
He was a real person – an ex-slave named Archer Alexander, who happened to be Muhammad Ali’s great-grandfather.
And like Lincoln, he fought for the Union and to end slavery.
Last week, protesters threatened to tear down Lincoln’s statue in Washington DC. It was built to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation, an Lincoln-signed executive order that ended slavery in the Confederacy
In response to protesters threatening to demolish the statue, the U.S. military activated 400 unarmed National Guard troops to protect landmarks in Washingtn DC
The statue was intended as a celebration of the release of slaves, one of the most important moments in the entire history of the country.
The inscription reads: “A race that has been released and the country is at peace. Lincoln rests from work. ‘
But as the controversy over the removal of historical statues and memorials intensifies, it has become a focus for the anger of Black Lives Matter protesters.
Now Boston has decided to remove an exact replica of the statue.
The mayor of the city, Marty Walsh, said, “As we continue our work to make Boston a fairer and more just city, it’s important to look at the stories public art tells in all of our neighborhoods.”
Try ‘airbrushing’ for ‘watching’.
Boston removes a moving and powerful tribute to one of America’s greatest stories – the emancipation of slavery – because it bows to protesters who don’t seem to understand what it stands for.
The pressure on Washington is also increasing.
And University of Wisconsin students have demanded that another statue, just Lincoln alone, be removed.
“That he’s at the top of Bascom [Hill] as a powerful placement on our campus, it is a one-handed symbol of white supremacy, “said Black Student Union President Nalah McWhorter.
Let those words sink in for a moment.
Abraham Lincoln, the man who contributed so much to ending slavery, is now “a symbol of white supremacy.”
I despair about what is happening in America.
President Trump’s answer to the developing violent culture war in America is a typically inflammatory dog whistling attempt to start his base with just months for an election he now seems to be losing
Joe Biden and the Democrats have surrendered to those who feed it with the same cowardly passivity that Trump has shown to the corona virus
This is an evolving violent culture war that has lost all sense of proportion and perspective and threatens to tear the country apart.
I’m desperate for President Trump’s response because he’s typically inflammatory in a dog whistle attempt to start his base up just months before an election he now seems to be losing.
But I especially despair at the pitiful passivity of Democrats who sit back and watch all this crazy nonsense that does nothing to stop it.
The party’s presidential candidate, Joe Biden, launched a ferocious attack on Trump yesterday, saying that he “surrendered” to the corona virus.
It was a completely justified claim, given America’s shocking COVID-19 death toll and the devastating wave of business across the country.
The President’s treatment of the pandemic remains a total disaster, and he deserves all the support he receives for his shockingly complacent, selfish and negligent leadership as the U.S. plunges deeper into the ravine of viruses and the resulting economic catastrophe.
But this ferocious, unwavering culture war can ultimately do even more lasting damage, as it tries to destroy everything the land is built on and everyone who built it.
And Biden and the Democrats have surrendered to those who feed it with the same dastardly passivity that Trump has shown to the corona virus.
Covid is scary, but it will be solved by a vaccine or medication to prevent victims from dying.
The destruction of America’s very historical foundations is an irreparable act of self-harm that must be stopped before it is too late.
Let me be clear: George Floyd’s disgusting murder was a moment that needed real change.
None of us who believe in justice and equality would see a negro on camera die for nearly nine minutes on the hard, brutal knee of a murderous police officer.
It was amazing to see the world rise, or rather, as millions mastered showing solidarity with #blacklivesmatter.
Conservative activist and Trump supporter Jack Posobiec (right) argues with anti-racist protesters in front of the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park in Washington, DC
Protesters pleading both for and against the removal of the Emancipation Memorial debated at Lincoln Park in Washington DC
But most of them did so for the sake of racial equality and justice, and not in support of the radical political goals of the Black Lives Matter organization, which aims to evade the police and abolish capitalism and whose British arm this week has anti-Semitic social has launched media attacks on Israel.
Nor would I imagine that the vast majority of those who supported the BLM hashtag and its more general meaning would want to see America’s greatest heroes scrapped and taken down by gangs of blindly enraged protesters who have all the sense of what they seem should protest.
In the past week we have seen attacks on the statue of George Washington and that of Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant.
And now that of Abraham Lincoln.
These are the men who helped America, for God’s sake.
None of them were perfect, but the good they all did outweighs the bad – and it’s downright ridiculous to judge them by today’s evolved morale.
The protesters don’t listen to Trump.
They see him as a race-baiting monster for a reason.
But Democrats must put aside their own blind hatred of the President for the sake of the country.
America is nothing if it is not its history and that history is desecrated before our very eyes.
When the Mafia comes for a man like Lincoln, it’s time for all like-minded Americans, regardless of their political beliefs, to say, “ENOUGH.”
The United States is being fatally attacked by COVID-19, and much of the blame for the current disastrous situation with the virus can be directly blamed on President Trump.
But America is also being attacked by unyieldingly liberal Liberals that have gotten out of hand, and much of the blame for THIS can be blamed on other liberals who have stood by and made it happen.
Joe Biden spoke a lot yesterday about bringing America together again.
But that will never happen if such a lawless mafia rule is allowed to continue its shameful wrecking ball treatment of the country and its history.
If he wants to become president, it is time for Biden and his fellow Democrat leaders to stand up and lead charges against the madmen who are out to wipe out the nation’s greatest heroes.