Lincoln…OUT again

 CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IS RID OF  A BUST OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND A PLAQUE OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. 

The news is that the library staff where these were on exhibition said “someone complained and they are gone.”   When Cornell was questioned, they said it was on temporary exhibition since 2013.     On temporary exhibition for 9 years, apparently.

“Someone complained and they are gone.”

You might remember that a statue of Lincoln was also subjected to removal due to the depiction of a freed slave, finally freed and wearing a loincloth, kneeling at Lincoln’s feet.  Not sure that students felt a freed slave would have been wearing a top hat and tuxedo when he was freed, but it would seem to me that a statue depicting freedom might have been rejoiced over (as it probably was at one time, since the Black community had the statue built) and kept there as a reminder of how very far our Black community has come.

I wonder what would have happened a few years ago if, when these removals of our founding fathers and those important to our history in very positive ways started happening (you all know Lincoln is not the first nor will he be the last),  had Americans had the guts back then to say:

“Are you KIDDING?  No, we aren’t removing that statue and neither are you,” and posting guards around it day and night, if they had to.

I think SAYING “NO” is a good thing.   How much better we might be had we had the guts when all of this first started, and I don’t just mean problems with statues.

 

Z

 

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29 Responses to Lincoln…OUT again

  1. bocopro says:

    Rainy . . . muggy . . . dismal weather.

    Off topic, I know . . . not about cancel culture and leftist wet dreams — but I came across “Casey At The Bat” and decided to rewrite it. Haven’t gone back to edit and revise much . . . but figgered I might as well share it before I re-string my weedeater and try to get some yard work done this mornin:

    Things look extremely dismal for the Biden team today:
    Putin invaded Ukraine and now Taiwan is in Xi’s way.
    The mid-terms will resemble a gigantic crimson wave,
    and prospects for the genelec appear quite dark and grave.

    A few diehards still say that Joey’s doing a good job
    along with resurrected members of Obama’s mob;
    inflation will recede when right-wing congressmen decide
    that Joe and Nan and Chucky truly are on Satan’s side.

    With Harris, Austen, Booty Judge and gender-lost Levine,
    the writing’s on the wall and shows a ruinous design
    with trans- and homosexuals in combat uniforms
    that feature lipstick and spiked heels as regulation norms.

    The price of things is out of reach for ordinary folks,
    but Joey’s representatives dismiss it all with jokes.
    And Psaki is a red hairing left-wing apologist
    while Jean-Pierre’s a condescending black lesbologist.

    The cost of gas is on the rise and Joey says it’s all
    because of Putin’s war and prices will come down this fall.
    And not to worry ‘bout the shortages of baby food:
    that’s what those things on women’s chests are for; it’s plainly understood.

    The southern border is a sieve but Democrats are sure
    those trespassing latinos will vote for them and secure
    a win in this year’s mid-terms and make sure their yards are groomed
    (along with other ballots from the recently exhumed).

    From ten million late-nite comics and abortion advocates
    there rose a mumbling chorus of “Biden’s our candidate!”
    It rumbled through the talk shows and it echoed on The View
    as the Orangeman was pilloried by Nancy’s kangaroos.

    There was drool on Joey’s pointy chin, he shuffled place to place;
    there was absence in his bearing and confusion in his face.
    And when the ‘prompter lit up and he saw the printed text,
    he went off script and said, “You won’t believe what’s coming next.”

    Millions of eyes were on him as he mumbled through his plan
    to build electric vehicles for each American
    and finally to rid the world of deadly CO2
    so rising water cannot spoil Obama’s ocean view.

    But Kamala, his running mate, spoke even worse than he
    and offered naught but silliness and ambiguity.
    The mid-terms had eliminated their majority
    in Congress with a tidal wave of right-wing prudency.

    The sneer is gone from Joey’s lip, his eyes are glazed in doubt,
    he mumbles, “C’mon, man . . . I’m PotUS!” as the comics call him out.
    And now DeSantis takes the reins from Joey’s scrawny grip
    and brings the nation what it needs – effective leadership.

    Yes, somewhere in Ol’ Swampy now the sun is shining bright
    the monsters are retreating to shun the sterilizing light.
    And somewhere folks are laughing, and as prices start to fall,
    they realize that Trump was not a bad guy after all.

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  2. peter3nj says:

    Expecting anything less from a Poison IvyLeague school is sheer folly. Expecting Georgia voters to leave the plantation this November is sheer folly. Expecting Biden and KHO to take responsibility for the death at the border is sheer folly. Expecting a red tsunami this November is sheer folly. Next…

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Z, I have no more words. Except so sad and our moral fiber in this nation has gone to rot!

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  4. Mustang says:

    You are 100% correct on this one, Z. We’ve been at this dance for around two decades now. Whoever destroys a nation’s history destroys the nation. So, go ahead American Left, embrace your nitwittery and pull down those statues that remind us why we fought and died.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO! SO clever and such good rhymes….amazing. THANK YOU! (I particularly love the line about Obama’s view, for some reason!!!)
    Great stuff. Again!

    PETER…..so you think the Midterms won’t go as expected?

    ELIZABETH…it sure has.

    MUSTANG….they will certainly ‘go ahead’…..Pride in country is something the left abhors….

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  6. geeez2014 says:

    HAVE YOU SEEN THE FOOTAGE OF BIDEN IN MADRID TELLING THE WORLD HOW HE HAS TO FIX THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ABOUT ABORTION? …HOW UPSETTING THIS IS?

    I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT OTHER WORLD LEADERS THOUGHT WHEN HEARING THIS….

    THIS DOES SO MUCH DAMAGE TO THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND .

    HOW HUMILIATING TO HAVE A PRESIDENT LIKE THIS HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PERSON

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  7. -FJ says:

    I wonder if I objected to a portrait of Rosa Parks or MLK, Jr, that the paintings would get removed…

    Racism by any other name… would smell sweeter and call itself “affirmative action” and live on through re-branding.

    BWAH!

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  8. Jess says:

    It’s all due to ignorance. This will stop when public education is purged of Communist propaganda, spoiled children are treated as spoiled children, and public funds are removed from any educational institution that promotes anything that undermines the Constitution.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    JESS: it’s totally THE SCHOOLS……very rare that a country (particularly one like ours) teaches kids to hate it…..and teachers are ALL about that…at least many are.

    FJ.. GREAT QUESTION

    I FORGOT TO MENTION THIS, BUT IT’S IN THE ARTICLE…..THEY APPARENTLY DID ALL THIS BECAUSE ONE PERSON COMPLAINED.

    THAT’S MY POINT; WHEN DO WE STOP GIVING IN TO ONE HURT FEELING.

    HONESTLY, I’D SAY ‘TO HELL WITH HURT FEELINGS…DEAL WITH IT…LEAVE OUR COUNTRY ALONE”

    AND MY POINT IS “WHY GIVE IN TO A FEW WHO CAN HAVE SUCH DANGEROUS, FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES?”

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    https://livenewsamerica.com/california-school-board-member-calls-to-boycott-july-4th/

    If this doesn’t back up what we’ve been saying about EDUCATION and our KIDS…

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  11. bunkerville says:

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.”

    George Orwell

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  12. peter3nj says:

    FJ
    If you’ve been in a public school in the hood you would have seen pictures of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Obama’s gracing the classroom walls along with the negroes who invented the light bulb, telephone and internal combustion engine et al… oh and the hair pic, the sneaker and the hooded sweatshirt.

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  13. myfoxmystere says:

    Before the COVID Scare of 2020, I chatted with some members of the Asian American Communities in the Los Angeles area when they backed the BLM thugs removing statues, warning them they will turn on the Asian American community later. They turned a deaf ear to my warning, and BLM did turn on the community by attacking Asians across the USA. We have a statue at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown LA. It won’t be long before BLM thugs come after it to vandalize the memorial and tear it down. I warned a number of the younger members in the community, but since I’m from Orange County, they turned deaf ears to my warning.

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  14. Baysider says:

    “someone complained and they are gone.” The wrong “they” are gone! I challenge these reflexive polypragmosyne (officious and meddlesome) snowflakes to read Mary Grabar’s book on the 1619 project – including its excellent section on Lincoln.

    Credible historians recognize the limits Lincoln faced – unity was the only hope to survive. He had a looong history of nibbling around the edges of slavery, first seeking it to end in DC and seeking other restrictions that would phase it out much as the anti-2nd amendment crowd does. Listen to the entire Lincoln-Douglas debates. In the civil war, would essential-to-the-union (and hence any hope for ending slavery) Kentucky leave if Lincoln moved early to “free” slaves? It’s a dance. Of course all this spin comes out of the wild imagination of an activist whose fiction has been mislabeled as ‘history.’ Some of her lies are such whoppers as “50% of the antebellum south’s economy was cotton.” Um, no. More like 5%. 7 or 8% with advancements in hybridization. Had she said they produced most of the world’s cotton at that time, that would have been accurate. But she didn’t.

    The statue of the slave kneeling at Lincoln’s feet was covered in detailed. Look again. The slave is rising from his own chains, and Lincoln is leaning back to give him room to rise. Fortunately, Grabar researched what was actually written about the design at the time. The design changed a lot from the first and more paternalistic proposal to having the man rise to break his chains as Lincoln gives him room to rise. If they’d only known the future they would have inscribed it on the base so 21st century ignorati weren’t left to the machinations of malevolent activists who sprinkle their bile with unicorn tears.

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  15. Baysider says:

    “because one person complained.” The article omitted the words “because one person carrying the left’s water complained.

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    I just accidentally pushed something that lost a LONG comment…gad.

    BUNKERVILLE….Orwell was certainly a prophet…amazingly true, isn’t it. thanks

    FOX, that is HORRIBLE…..I wish they’d listened to you!! I’d like to see that museum downtown…never heard of it. thanks!

    PETER….imagine? THey are SO MUCH MORE RACIST than Whites these days..!! If there are White founders in those pictures, I’d say “OK” but I’ll bet they aren’t anywhere near that school.
    I had a Black friend who told me there IS no more racist place than a Black barbershop….intrigued me…..I wish ALL American kids learned real history, all sides, and learned to appreciate our country.

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER>..thanks for that information….The Emancipation Memorial statue was funded by the wages of freed slaves. ….they wanted it up!
    One could say Lincoln’s giving room to rise….I suppose that’s a part the Black community resents…as if the slave needed the hand held out above him. I think it’s a beautiful testimony to the good things Lincoln did.

    I believe that if Lincoln was SO good or not isn’t the question here, though most of us do believe he did a lot of good…..he has been an American ICON, an American past president, a wise American who did the best he could, and who has been revered for years…………that they’d knock all THAT down is hideous and dangerous to me.

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  18. peter3nj says:

    I had posted this on Bunker server several years back: A black gentleman, one of my over the road owner operator drivers from Pensacola, FL was fond of saying”they lie when the truth will do.” Todays anti-Americans lie because the truth won’t do.

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  19. MAL says:

    Off topic, I want to mention how wonderfully I was treated yesterday when I returned to start my car at our clubhouse parking lot and it displayed “low battery” and wouldn’t start. It displayed 113 degrees outside. I pushed the “OnStar” button and told them my problem. They immediately got hold of my dealership and within 45 minutes I had a new battery. No cost. Thats twice because it also happened in August, 2020 at no charge. What’s so beautiful is I bought the car used, a 2017 Cadillac XTS in April, 2018 from a different dealer for less than half the original price! so my dealer didn’t sell it to me, just been doing the servicing. The old saying holds true:
    “NOTHIN’S LACKIN’ WHEN YOU’RE CADILLAC’N”

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  20. Baysider says:

    Whether Lincoln was good or not… correct! What an excellent opportunity for a REAL educational institution to – well – EDUCATE. And also to educate how people are a package. How context is vital. (As Lincoln would say “warts and all.) And how feelings unsecured by facts are NOT. If we only accepted adulation for 100% saints the world would be a dismal place.

    Like that saying, Peter.

    MAL: do you drive your car often? Just sayin’ – I was surprised at how the battery runs down with infrequent use. Ours and a tenant’s (also a Cadillac). She moved from Vegas, where I learned how heat also does that and shortens battery life, but you probably knew that. After many dead and “low” batteries” our solution was a battery tender. Plugs right into a receptacle under the hood. Cycles charging off and on so it doesn’t overcharge and damage the battery. No more troubles. Wonder if the EV folks know this.

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  21. Elizabeth says:

    Z, I saw that footage and turned it off! It is sickening. He is dumb as a box of rocks just like Rudy Giuliani always said of him. There is a national crisis imho.

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    ELIZABETH…it’s beyond sickening, isn’t it.
    To SLAM the SUPREME COURT of the UNITED STATES…and a PRESIDENT does that?
    That really IS a national crisis, you’re right.

    BAYSIDER…RIGHT!? Lincoln was LINCOLN and revered by most for YEARS… And yes, PEOPLE ARE A PACKAGE; well said!! I don’t care WHAT some think of Lincoln, his heart was in the right place and his prayers couldn’t have steered him too far off.

    MAL and BAYSIDER…..I called AAA enough the first COVID year that they stopped coming for free! 🙂 I just didn’t drive it much and my classic is 26 yrs old~! With only almost 63,000 miles on it. At least once a month, someone will drive up and yell “are you selling your car?!” 🙂 “NO!”
    Now I have a friend’s Lexus parked in my spare spot because she’s in Maine living with an elderly Mom (101 in September) so I start hers once a week or so……..

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  23. MAL says:

    BAY, yes. Heat does diminish a battery’s life. However, I believe it’s more than that. My last car was an ’05 Dodge Magnum I bought new in Nov. ’04 and kept it for 13 1/2 years and only needed to change the battery twice. Didn’t drive it much, either, logging only 102,000 the whole time. What I believe is happening is they have SO much electronic equipment, esp. lights, albeit LED lighting which uses a whole lot less power. Still, too much stuff. I really miss my Magnum! Joni won’t drive the Caddy because her visibility is poor due to the searing, where she has always been comfortable with any car, even the big old 9 passenger wagons we had when there were 4 kids at home.
    I don’t care for the keyless feature either. I’ve left my engine running twice because I either forgot to push the button to shut it down, or didn’t push it hard enough. Once I did it at the V.A. hospital near us and it ran for about 20-30 minutes before I came back……and that was earlier this year, not after I first got it. Still, I love the security of OnStar like I used yesterday, but mainly for when we travel on the road. Other than that, too many “horns, lights and whistles!”

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  24. MAL says:

    That was suppose to be “DUE TO THE SEATING”, not searing.

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  25. Baysider says:

    Interesting take. Yes, on older cars there were a very few things – like the clock – that the battery ran. We took a tenant’s battery down to Sears to replace it for him when he had been gone several months. I’m with you Mal on “keyless.” My car is older than that and I don’t want it otherwise. Gotta keep all that stuff in a Faraday bag.

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  26. MAL says:

    Bay. I’m not against the remote control locking & unlocking the car, or opening the tailgate, or activating an alarm, etc. Those were conveniences. I don’t mind using a key to start or stop an engine. I’ve been doing that for over 3/4 of a century now so kinda got use to it! The battery on my remote now only last about 3 years. I changed mine once already, and the guy automatically changed it again yesterday when he put in the new car battery. They know they don’t last. If it happens when you’re out, you need to take the device from your pocket, push a little button to slide a “key” to open the car AFTER you slide a little panel off the handle that exposes a hole to put it in! Too much fussin’ and not worth all the trouble.

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  27. MAL says:

    I call ’em “MODERN INCONVENIENCES”.

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  28. Baysider says:

    Mal – 🙂

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  29. geeez2014 says:

    When electric windows came in, Dad was hesitant…”Just one more thing to break!” 🙂 He finally had to give in, of course. He was right….though rolling windows sometimes had a problem, too!

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