WASHINGTON, August 18, 2017 — Two groups convened in Charlottesville, Virginia, to fight a race war over bronze statues commemorating long-dead Confederate commanders: one group comprised of neo-Nazis and the other of violent leftist organizations like Antifa, who, Ku Klux Klan-like, hide their faces behind masks.
In the process, a young woman died.
It’s clear neither side, including the victim, was aware the American Civil War ended in Wilmer McLean’s front parlor at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.
That’s a mere 50 miles from the site of the deadly confrontation. 50 miles from where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant.
That means the opposing forces in Charlottesville fought a meaningless battle over a long-settled conflict. And we must remember that this occurred at a time North Korea’s real and unhinged dictator was threatening real Americans in Guam with real nuclear annihilation.
In other words, a person died trying to solve what is clearly a First World problem: removing Civil War monuments of Confederate generals.
Adding to the general stupidity was the media’s collective mental meltdown when President Trump refused to engage in mindless emoting and, instead, condemned both violent camps for their mindless acts of stupidity.
Founding Father John Adams, who was known to rub his contemporaries the wrong way, passed the task of writing the Declaration of Independence to his fellow delegate to the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson.
While serving as one of America’s top diplomats in France, Adams told his hosts, “I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy… geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
Although a grouch, John Adams was something of an eternal optimist when it came to assessing the noble character of revolutionary Americas’ posterity.
He could not have known that American universities, which are modeled on the one established by Jefferson in Charlottesville, would produce young, angry malcontents anxious to control what people say and think and are allowed to remember about their nations’ history.
People willing to die for the meaningless gesture of pulling down statues of long-dead Confederate generals; losers in a conflict Abraham Lincoln said would give our nation “a new birth of freedom.”
Sadly, Adams and Lincoln were wrong. America’s posterity are undeserving louts. A highly educated confederacy of moral and intellectual dunces.