One thing the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage did was to give the radical Left in this country a boost of confidence. That much is clear.
Since that ruling, which happened at almost the same time as the funeral for the people shot in South Carolina by Dylann Roof, the Left has been on a real tear through history, trying to rewrite the past to “prove” support for their unsupportable ideas.
The funerals of Roof’s victims and publication of a photograph of Roof holding a Confederate battle flag has led to a flood of attacks on what many people see as a symbol of Southern pride. It has been removed from public buildings, memorabilia stores, websites, even from the General Lee car that appeared in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the old TV show that was caught in the blast radius as the Left cried racism.
In the process, protesters, politicians and press have glossed over, ignored and erased the actual history of the battle flag and replaced it with the allegation that the flag represents slavery and racism.
Then there is the mangling of history that has gone on in support of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. We’ve been treated to weeks of “Jesus supported gay marriage” and “Martin Luther King would have supported gay marriage.”
A parallel to this has even snuck into the presidential campaign, with some supporters of Bernie Sanders proclaiming that Jesus was a socialist.
The radicals’ impulse to purge our past has even gone so far as a vote by the Memphis City Council to dig up the grave of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and sell his statue to the highest bidder.
And if that’s not enough, the NAACP in Atlanta has called for destroying the gigantic carvings at Stone Mountain. The carvings of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis are larger than a football field and larger than the faces on Mount Rushmore.
Next we’ll be told that Jesus and Dr. King would approve.
All of this nonsense from the Left brings to mind another well-known group that likes to tear up the mementos of history and destroy historic artifacts: ISIS, which pillages, burns and demolishes anything that does not agree with its particular warped worldview.
Like ISIS, the American Left is at its most ecstatic when it is trampling on other people’s rights and revising history.