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Ex-Trump Spokesperson “Slavery Is Good History”

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by G. Brown

The debate over Confederate monuments went off the rails on FOX News Monday when a former Donald Trump spokesperson defended monuments as a patriotic part of American history.  Katrina Pierson got into a heated exchange with Hopkins University professor Wendy Osefo.

The issue on the table was whether House Speaker Republican Paul Ryan should get on board with House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s push to have all Confederate statues removed from Congress.

Osefo disagreed with Pierson’s argument that the monuments are cherished symbols of history saying, “While it is a piece of American history, it’s not necessarily the good part of American history, it’s actually nefarious. So it doesn’t deserve a place on state grounds.”  Osefo argues that such artifacts should be in museums.

Pierson counters with “It absolutely deserves a place. because bad history is still good history for this country.”  Osefo  who seemed in total disbelief interrupts apparently hoping Pierson would correct her statement emphatically asking, “Slavery is good history?”  Pierson responds–“Absolutely” and just keeps digging a deeper hole by throwing in a question…”Just think, where would we be today if not for that civil war ?”  Osefo, still totally incredulous responds–“Where would be without slavery? Are you serious?

At this point the anchor tried to step in and restore some order.

First, let me say that I haven’t missed this Pierson person at all in the last few months.  She is typical of  talking heads who say the most outrageous things possible to get attention. This is the same woman who once tweeted, “Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa. Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico.  Any pure breeds left?”  And when asked during an interview on CNN about Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban she responded “So what? They’re Muslim.”

Pierson is no longer an official Trump spokesperson, but she remains a staunch conservative who now works as the mouth piece for a group called America First Policies.  She may have changed teams, but the rhetoric she spews is the same.  The same nonsense chatter that we heard from Trump who called removal of Confederate statues and monuments “foolish“.  Trump added, “Sad to see the history and culture our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments….You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”

Most of us don’t learn from monuments and statues.  We learn from history books and classes.  Monuments reinforce or corroborate what we’ve already learned.

Monuments were not about preserving history…it was the continued waging of  psychological warfare to make Blacks believe that they are the inferior race.  NPR recently noted in an article that many historians say “The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white supremacy.”  The article quotes another college professor–Jane Dailey who teaches history at the University of Chicago.  Dailey says, “Most of the people who were involved in erecting the monuments were not necessarily erecting a monument to the past, but were rather, erecting them toward a white supremacist future.”

The article surmises that  most of the Confederate monuments were erected during two periods of the most extreme racial tension in the early 1900s(during the implementation of Jim Crow laws) and again in the 60s(during the Civil Rights movement).   The construction and placements of these statues and monuments were intended to send a message.  A silent but looming reminder that White supremacists believe they are the master race.

The Confederates were traitors who have been memorialized as heroes and champions when in honesty they were on the losing side. Yet, vestiges of the Civil War still linger.  These are not as Trump called them “beautiful” glimpses of history, but painful reminders of  hatred.  The U.S. should learn from Germany. After Hitler’s reign Germany removed and banished from public viewing all relics, flags and reminders of their darkest time under his rule and the Nazi terror.  The only real reminders live on in the pages of history books.  No one there flies a Nazi flag chanting ‘long live Nazis’ or parade thru the streets yelling blood and soil to declare their supremacy. Germany learned from its brutal past…why can’t America do the same?  And if don’t learn from the past, are we doomed to repeat it?

 

 

Comment(8)

  1. Try that White supremacist ×÷=%$@# in my Hood, in my town and lead poisoning will be the cause of your demise. Just try it.

  2. List of white owned corporations that used slavery to make billions of dollars:

    1. JP morgan Chase

    2. Lehman Brothers

    3. N M Rothschild and Sons Bank in London

    4. Fleet Boston

    5. Brown Brothers Harriman

    6. Bank Of America

    7. Bank of Metropolis

    8. Wachovia

    What do these white owned, multi-billion dollar corporations have in common? They are all banks.

  3. The South will never rise again, there are too many educated White folks against it and we as Black folks are no longer their slaves, the USA never belonged to White folks, this country was already owned by the Native American Indian until the Europeans came and stole it away from them with their guns and alcohol then proceeded to place them on reservations, then they proceeded to Africa and stole our people, placed them in chains, made our people their slaves, if there is going to be any rising up, it will be us kicking their alt right, Nazi, KKK asses!! Never again, not in my lifetime!! Donald Trump used them to get in office and they are now asking for their payback, which is getting rid of all folks of color!! Like I said, not in my lifetime.

  4. What his ass Billy was good history and he was a slave what he still have that same attitude in his ancestors or he was slave

  5. POTUS Trumpstopo aka King Orange kept shoplifting Katrina Pierson around to enlist the aid of AmeriKKKanized KneeGrowpean preachers Rev. Dr(s) the Bishophorics DoesLittle , HamBone , and Safire-Reena stalwart advocates of the Great White Western Civilization of Christendom ask Rep . Stephen King (R) Iowa he’s was or is in the East Afrikan country of Tanzania once the home of the Azanian & Sawahil civilization the predate both the UK and AmeriKKKa trying to sell white ‘jesus’ to the so-called ‘Bantu KneeGrows ‘ , Hah !!! By the way , many if not the majority are Muslims !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. The real reason why there are so many Confederate statues throughout America is because most white people secretly want America to revert back to the Antebellum Slave era. If you have ever traveled south of the Mason Dixon Line, you have probably heard a white person say, “The south shall rise again.” Translation, white people want us as slaves; picking cotton, tobacco and marijuana in the fields.

  7. Off topic: If you live in Los Angeles, you need to know the following information.

    White female teacher Aimee Palmitessa was arrested for having sex with a 16 year old student at the elite private high school Brentwood School. Ms. Palmitessa is currently out on bail. These white female teachers are sexual predators. They’re preying on children and teenagers. Be careful black parents. Keep a close eye on your kids. Network tv news is not reporting this story. They rarely report disgusting stories like this because their mission is to protect the image of white women. This year and last year, there have been close to one hundred cases of white female teachers sexually abusing students. White women are the real “Super Predators.” I’m saying this because you will never hear mainstream media say it.

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