Fighting the Left's Obsession With Tearing Down Symbols and Figures of American History

Once again, the ugly and uniformed figurative head of leftist ideology oppression strikes again. Tuesday morning, we learned about a Colorado Springs elementary school student with an evil racist symbol on his backpack who got sent to the office where, thankfully, his mom blasted the school official to the point where the staff member could barely make out a coherent sentence in response.

Twelve-year-old Jaiden, who attends The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs, found himself in trouble with his teachers after he wore a backpack that featured a patch of the Gadsden flag. He was kicked out of class and his mother was called into the office to discuss the wrong Jaiden had done. 

According to one of the school staff, the famous flag wasn't allowed in the school due to its "origins in slavery and the slave trade." A revelation that clearly amused Jaiden who clearly knows more about his nation's history than his own school. 

That's right, young Jaiden here had the audacity to wear a symbol so vile and disgusting to school (that's how the leftist hive mind thinks, at least). The United States Navy, however, flies a variation of the Gadsden Flag, called the Naval Jack, which bears the same snake and words, over a field on 13 red and white stripes. Sailors also wear the Naval Jack as a patch on their utility uniforms. 

The staff for the school obviously needs a history lesson, and RedState was ready to oblige them in this video. Some leftist minds like social media personality Ed Krassen, along with his brother Brian, are paid shills for the left. In Ed's post on "X" (formerly Twitter), he tried to equate the Gadsden Flag with a rainbow flag or the BLM flag. Unlike Ed, I don't see how anyone can associate the Gadsden Flag with slavery; it is clearly an idiotic connection.

The difference between the Gadsden Flag and the BLM flag, for example, is massive. The Gadsden Flag represented unity and solidarity between the colonies during the Revolutionary War. It was used by Commodore Esek Hopkins, the United States’ first naval commander-in-chief, as his personal ensign during the American Revolution. It has deep and cherished roots in our nation's history as a symbol of independence, unity, willingness to fight for freedom, and on and on. The BLM flag has only one purpose: to divide and force a racist ideology on those who are exposed to it. It supports one group of people over all others, something the Gadsden Flag does the opposite of. So Ed's take is so far detached from reality and sanity that one can and should just laugh at it. 

But the reason why so many people are doing it is because our education system has clearly been taken over by the left, and they are rewriting our history to fit their views. An example of that is the laughable "1619 Project," a product created by a group of so-called "historians" and "journalists" for the New York Times. The work of fiction was thoroughly and massively debunked as a revisionist view of American history.

But it has also become a lightning rod for critics, and that one sentence about the role of slavery in the founding of the United States has ended up at the center of a debate over the whole project. A letter signed by five academic historians claimed that the 1619 Project got some significant elements of the history wrong, including the claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery. They have demanded that the New York Times issue corrections on these points, which the paper has so far refused to do.

Unfortunately, though, this is just another example in the long line of controversy that the left has tried to start, some more successful than others. The left started by taking down statues and renaming military bases named after Confederate figures, which, according to a Quinnipiac Poll, a slim majority of Americans agree with.

A plurality of voters support removing Confederate statues from public spaces around the country. Forty- nine percent support it, while 43 percent oppose it. 

The results are identical when it comes to renaming military bases that were named after Confederate generals. Forty-nine percent support it, while 43 percent oppose it.

A majority, 51 percent, see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism, while 38 percent see it as a symbol of Southern pride.

Even the United States Military Academy at West Point was infected by this push when they began removing statues and mentions of General Robert E. Lee around the giant campus. 

Over the summer, Washington’s Naming Commission — comprised of four civilians and as many retired military vets — came to final conclusions regarding seven different Department of Defense “assets.” In its report, the group recommended a renaming of sites honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee, along with Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee.

Then, the left came for the Thin Blue Line flag, which people fly in "recognition of the commitment of law enforcement as protectors of our communities." At first, they said the blue line interposed on the American flag was offensive and disrespectful to the American flag. In this argument, I would agree, but I'm a purest when it comes to the flag. I learned very early on in my life that the flag was to be respected at all times and not to be messed with in any way. My father, who served in the Navy during Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic onboard the USS Hancock, taught me this, and my service in the Marines solidified my views. The flag I fly in front of my house is regulation size, flown on a regulation solid aluminum pole, and is lit at night, so I fly it 24/7.  I try my absolute hardest to abide by the Flag Code reference in 4 U.S. Code Section 8, which specifically says in subsection G:

(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

But then, when they saw a flag that I fully support, they cried racism and extremism. It's a solid blue line in a field of solid black, yet they said it stoked fears and anxiety from people of color and that groups like the KKK or "neo-nazi" groups were using it. They don't fully realize that those groups don't like cops at all. Yet, again, to the liberal hive mind, everything conservatives do, everything we display in support of our values, is racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, etc. 

Time and time again, the leftist hive mind tries to rewrite American history and paint our nation as an evil empire that must be overthrown. They have taken over our schools to accomplish this, and they are winning, as you can obviously see. If America is so fatally flawed and imperfect, why in the world do millions upon millions risk their lives and livelihoods just to step foot on our shores and try to make a home? If we are so evil, why do we continue to be the shining beacon to the rest of the world? 

 Are we perfect? No. Could we be doing better? Yes, we could. But are we still the GOAT when it comes to the rest of the world? Hell yeah, we are, and history shows it. With all our flaws and scars, we're the best, most beautiful nation this planet has ever seen. So tell the left to stop trying to tear us down and change us. Get involved in the fight, support the school boards that actually fight for you and your kids, and run against those who want to take your parental rights away, too. Be the protectors that America needs.  


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