If only we elect Donald Trump to a second term, we will have “law and order” and presumably this will stop even though it has been going on for five straight months in Portland.
“F— all you colonizers!…Everyone of you that’s against Black Lives Matter can f— the f— off.”— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 12, 2020
Antifa rioters in the process of toppling the Portland statue of Roosevelt using chains. They were soon successful in pulling it down. #PortlandRiots https://t.co/XZVbVhJS41
Outside the Oregon Historical Society museum, Antifa and BLM toppled statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. pic.twitter.com/a3rZAC4zMY— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 12, 2020
Tonight the “indigenous” faction of antifa held a “day of rage” riot in Portland. They banned video recording as the criminal acts were planned ahead. They’ve toppled the statues of Roosevelt & Lincoln so far using chains. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/PkTqxeCLIj— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 12, 2020
Portland communists have toppled the statues of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln both.— Spooky Hurricane (@HurricaneLucid) October 12, 2020
This is WAR. pic.twitter.com/Jm9CiDeapf
One of the participants of last night’s Portland antifa riot that resulted in the destruction of Roosevelt & Lincoln statues, in addition to the smashing of a museum & police office, is a woman who is running for Congress. #PortlandRiots #antifa https://t.co/F5kOIXARbb pic.twitter.com/hv8dNx1FY2— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 12, 2020
How many Christopher Columbus monuments have been destroyed in the last five months alone? I’ve lost count. I remember seeing them destroyed or removed by local governments to appease the mob in Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond and Columbus.
Lee Keltman was a veteran who designed cowboy hats.— Lia ? (@LiaS814) October 11, 2020
He was killed yesterday by Matt Dolloff, a far left activist. pic.twitter.com/FvJUiqYea6
Why are we spending so much time on Modernism?
It is because this cultural rift opened up in the 1910s and 1920s and it has everything to do with these modernist bohemian enclaves which first appeared in Chicago and New York City around this time. It was these neighborhoods like Greenwich Village which became cultural magnets for anarchists and socialists and which nurtured the cultural liberalism of the modern Left.
The cultural cold war between modernists and traditionalists which has been going on since the 1920s has eroded the social fabric of this country to the point where it is starting to become a hot war. We had anarchists and socialists around in the late 19th century, but they had almost no support in the mainstream culture. As Modernism went mainstream in the 1920s, the doctrine of art for art’s sake changed the way that American history was written which changed our national identity.
As George Orwell put it in 1984, “He who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” This organized campaign of cultural genocide that we are witnessing was obviously hatched out of the historical narratives that have been inculcated in American youth in the public schools and universities and which now circulate in the mainstream media in things like the New York Times 1619 Project. The root of cause of all of this goes back to the late 1920s and 1930s when modernists started becoming historians. It is not an exaggeration to say that you can pick up a history textbook from almost any era and the way that a people write about their past reflects their values in the present.
What could go wrong with art for art’s sake as applied to U.S. history?