The stature of statues is determined by the emotional reaction of observers to what the statues represent. Religious statues, political statues, historical statues commemorating events and achievements all symbolically represent people places or things that observers react to. The power of statues like the power of flags is determined by the reaction they arouse in the observer.
When Obama replaced the statue of Winston Churchill with the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in his office it was a symbolic gesture. Churchill was perceived as a right-wing extremist until Germany declared war on England and it was clear that Neville Chamberlain’s policies of appeasement (leading from behind) emboldened Hitler. In May of 1940 Parliament voted no confidence in Prime Minister Chamberlain and King George VI appointed Churchill prime minister and minister of defense. Churchill was a powerful leader who rallied the English people during WWII and led his country out of a crippling defeat to victory.
Martin Luther King Jr., the Baptist minister who lead the non-violent movement civil rights movement in America, was a powerful leader whose efforts ultimately secured the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. remained committed to non-violence and civil disobedience as the methods for social reform - his vision was as successful in his time as Churchill’s was in his.
Here is the problem. Neither Churchill nor Martin Luther King Jr. reflected Obama's vision for America. After eight years in office it is evident that busts of Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, and Edward Said would have been the appropriate busts in Obama’s office. But statues are symbolic and the stature of those statues would have exposed Obama’s actual hope for change in America.
When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 the entire country was hopeful that race relations in America would improve. Americans hoped the country would realize Martin Luther King’s dream and the country would be one United States of America where children would be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin. We hoped that being an American would be the common denominator that bound us all together in common cause to strengthen and realize the American dream.
Americans ignored the company that Obama kept and substituted their own hopes for change when they voted. Americans ignored Obama’s twenty year affiliation with anti-American anti-white black supremacist Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Americans ignored Obama’s affiliation with anti-white anti-American Black Power Frank Marshall Davis. Americans ignored Obama’s relationship with anti-American pro-Muslim professor Edward Said. Americans ignored Obama’s relationship with anti-white law school professor Derrick Bell. Americans ignored Obama’s relationship to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Americans ignored Obama’s mentor radical socialist Saul Alinsky and Obama's friendship with black supremacist Louis Farrakhan.
Barack Obama’s hope for change was not what most Americans hoped for. Obama’s radical left-wing liberal hope was to weaken America and change our political structure from democracy to socialism. In eight years Obama deliberately fomented racial divisiveness because divisiveness creates the social chaos required for seismic social change.
Obama followed Saul Alinsky’s "Rules for Radicals" with the commitment of a religious zealot. He cut his hair, stopped smoking crack, put on a suit, honed his skills as a community organizer and began his career of selling snake oil to America. He was groomed to be the presidential candidate to bring socialism to America.
In Obama’s memoir "Dreams from My Father" Obama actually described Alinsky's trick/tactic. “It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied as long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved—such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.” p. 94-95
From the very beginning Barack Obama’s presidency promoted a racist anti-white black nationalist agenda. Americans ignored Obama’s first attorney general anti-white black activist Eric Holder who refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation in Philadelphia. Obama’s answer to racism was more racism. His supporters refuse to acknowledge that racism against whites exists - in fact their political correctness denies the possibility that blacks can be racist. In reality racism is racism whether it is whites agains blacks or blacks against whites.
Black Lives Matter, the black activist group formed after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is funded by George Soros and incites escalating violence against the police particularly white police officers. After five police officers were assassinated in Dallas one of the father’s of the slain officers filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter, the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, George Soros, Louis Farrakhan, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder blaming them for the attack and seeking damages. The reason is that Obama’s presidency fomented racism.
Racism is racism whether it is white against black or black against white. Racism is not the cure for racism.
After the Dallas shootings Barack Obama invited BLM to the White House. Why? Can you imagine if President Donald Trump invited the KKK to the White House? Racism is racism. The difference is that white supremacists are fair game but black supremacists are protected by the left-wing liberals and the mainstream media.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa rely on identity politics that divide America into people of color and whites. They promote the racist view that people of color are innocent victims of guilty white oppressors. Their racist views foment racial violence against whites and should not be tolerated or protected in civil society. Racism is not a cure for racism.
It is time to recognize that ALL LIVES MATTER. Yes, ALL lives matter including blue lives. That is not an insult it is a fact of American life if we are ever to have a civilized society. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that all lives matter. Winston Churchill understood that all lives matter. President Trump was entirely correct when he said that BOTH sides were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, VA. because all lives matter. For anyone to be offended by that fact is shocking because it denies objective reality. President Trump did what Obama should have done. President Trump condemned the violence on both sides because he wants ALL Americans to value each other and to live together in peace.
Barack Obama fomented racial divisiveness because he wanted the social chaos that results. Special chaos is the prerequisite for the seismic social change that Obama intended to bring to America. The radical Left in this country who now dominate the Democrat Party are trying to finish what Obama started. They want to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. They have allied themselves with the Islamists who have common cause to bring down America. The Leftist/Islamist axis financed by globalist George Soros foment anarchy and are present at every political rally. They protest against the alleged racism of President Trump to create racial divisiveness and social chaos. Michael Signer, the Democrat mayor of Charlottesville who worked on Obama’s State Department Transition Team in 2008, ordered the police to stand down during the violence and chaos of the protests. Why? Asking the police to stand down in Charlottesville is equivalent to telling the military to stand down in Benghazi. If you want to know the motive look at the result. The stand down orders resulted in chaos.
The irony is that it is President Trump who is advocating racial tolerance. His message to America is that we are Americans First and ALL OUR LIVES MATTER. President Trump is reviled by the Leftist/Islamist axis and by the globalist media. They have colluded to destabilize and destroy his presidency because President Trump is committed to American sovereignty, American democracy, and America-first policies.
Americans ignored the company Obama kept. They willfully ignored his intention to bring socialism to America through social chaos and anarchy. Obama followed Alinsky’s "Rules for Radicals" and disguised his intentions when he substituted a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. for the bust of Winston Churchill. Obama duped America. The war against President Trump is a war between the subjective reality of Barack Obama and the objective reality that President Trump insists upon. Americans who believe in Obama simply cannot tolerate the information that Obama deceived them - it is more shattering than Hillary Clinton’s loss. Instead, the truth teller Trump must be destroyed to preserve the fiction of Obama’s deceitful message.
President Trump accused the mainstream media of fake news. They were outraged but it was true. President Trump accused the Democrats of spying on his administration. They were outraged but it was true. President Trump is fighting a multi-front war for American democracy and sovereignty against Leftism, Islamism, and globalism. Globalism is not global trade - globalism is the new world order of one-world government. The Republican senators like McCain, Graham, McConnell, Fleck, and Corker are all part of the Washington swamp determined that no America-first policy of President Trump succeeds. The Washington swamp enriches themselves at public expense.
George Orwell is right: In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. President Donald Trump is a revolutionary president trying to drain the corrupt Washington swamp of establishment politicians seeking to preserve the status quo. The globalist elites who have corrupted the American political landscape seek an unrestricted global marketplace for their goods worldwide. Their futuristic vision is one-world without national sovereignty, boundaries, flags, or statues. What Americans ignore is that the globalist elite vision for one-world government is a regressive binary socio-political structure of masters and slaves. The globalist elite are the masters and everyone else are their slaves including the Leftists and Islamists.
Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband owned and operated a girls clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and are now retired. Linda graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning a B.A. in English literature. Having a lifelong commitment to learning, she is an avid reader and observer of life. She has shared her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in her book "DEAR AMERICA Who’s Driving the Bus?" Linda is currently working on a children’s book series titled "Mimi’s STRATEGY" that offers helpful problem solving techniques encouraging resourcefulness and critical thinking skills for kids. Her writing can be found on Pundicity