Today, the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), one of the nation's premier military colleges, decided to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from a place of prominence on the parade ground, and place it 'out of sight' somewhere else. Jackson taught at VMI and was one of its founding heroes.
This decision is a travesty and will harm the national security of the United States in the long term.
Stonewall Jackson was a military genius. That is why he was called 'Stonewall'. Forces under his command were impenetrable by the enemy.
He was a devout Christian. He was a fierce warrior.
Those are qualities VMI officer candidates should emulate, not destroy.
Jackson, like Confederate General Robert E. Lee (who is also buried nearby), answered the call to defend Virginia from what they saw as Northern invaders. They answered the call to defend their families, their land, their way of life.
Slavery was a fact across the world in the early 1800s. Britain, and then her former colony, the United States of America, ended slavery in the West. Society evolved as it should have. Our nation lived up to its founding.
The Left doesn't want to admit that slavery still exists today, but not here, not in America, not legally anyway. It is not accepted any longer in the West. It is tolerated in the Middle East, in Africa, and in Asia.
This has nothing to do with racism. This has to do with military tradition, honor, and courage. There is a difference between real racism which should not be tolerated, and manufactured 'systemic racism' which is used to destroy history, culture, and tradition, which the military builds on for power and lethality.
Diversity is not the military's strength. Diversity training destroys unit cohesion and effectiveness, creating envy, hate and anger. There is no 'systematic racism' in our military. In fact, the opposite is true. The U.S. military is one of the most colorblind institutions in the world. There was not a 'race problem' in our military until Barack Obama became president. Oh, the irony.
The military is there to kill people and break things at the will of the civilian command structure. Tradition works to uphold this vital purpose. It is not to create good feelings, and societal experiments.
There is a dark agenda behind all of this. At its root is a lie -- that America is bad, its history needs to be erased, and a strong, masculine, aggressive military force is something to be ashamed of.
None of that is true.
I guarantee you military officers and enlisted don't give a damn about the color of your skin. They care about your actions under stress, under fire. There is an old saying that there are no atheists in a fox hole. I would add there are no racists either.
Why is VMI appointing a diversity board member to 'focus on gender'? Gender doesn't win wars...toxic masculinity wins wars.
This is nothing but a further extension of the Left's effort to rip America from its foundations.
West Point is next. The historical rehabilitation of the South back into the Union is one of the most remarkable feats of this great republic. West Point, and its historical monuments of this period preserve this vital historical reference.
The Marxists will come for them next in their quest to tear down the foundation our Founders bequeathed to us.
I believe they want to destroy the greatest fighting force the world has ever known. Destroying our history and the courage of brave men who fought for their homeland is part of this diabolical agenda.
We have to stop them. Our children's future security depends on it.
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DiDN'T Y0U know? The true Vrginians are out numbered by the cLIFORINIA TYPES?
Just look at whose Govr! The Calif of the east... and N. Carolina is right behind.
Friend of mine...VMI grad...will no longer support VMI because of this crap.
"Slavery was a fact across the world in the early 1800s. Britain, and then her former colony, the United States of America, ended slavery in the West. Society evolved as it should have. Our nation lived up to its founding.
"The Left doesn’t want to admit that slavery still exists today, but not here, not in America, not legally anyway. It is not accepted any longer in the West. It is tolerated in the Middle East, in Africa, and in Asia."
This is not said enough. Additionally, every time this Leftist claptrap about slavery is thrown out, the point must be made that the ideas of Abolition movements, much less war, to set free slaves -- and labeling slavery itself as morally reprehensible -- were things the world had never seen. Slavery was seen as normal until the allegedly wicked Westerners brought those ideas to the world scene.
What on earth makes you think that it isn't ALREADY "too late"?