The Campaign To Cancel History

16 06 2020

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Pat Buchanan—an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and a former GOP presidential aspirant himself—has written in an article entitled “Cancel the White Men—And What’s Left?”:

“Can we all just get along?”

That was the plea of Rodney King after a Simi Valley jury failed to convict any of the four cops who beat him into submission after a 100-mile-an-hour chase on an LA freeway.

King’s plea came after the 1992 LA riots, the worst since the New York City draft riots in 1863 when Lincoln had to send in federal troops.

In the aftermath of today’s protests and riots after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we hear similar calls. President Donald Trump must “reach out” and “unify the nation.”

But how?

Many of these calls for unity come from the same elites who are all-in on tearing us apart by pulling down statues of the famous men of American history whom they most detest.

A second war on the Confederacy is underway, to disgrace and dishonor all who fought for Southern independence in the war of 1861-65. A second Reconstruction is being readied.

The St. Andrew’s Cross, the battle flag of the Confederate army, though seen as a banner of heroism and honor to millions, is henceforth to be treated like the Nazi swastika. It has been already been banned at Nascar races, where it has been widely popular.

Liberals will fight for the right of Marxist radicals to burn the American flag to show their hatred of it but cannot tolerate working folks flying the battle flag of the Confederacy to show their love of it.

A second front in the campaign to cancel history is the renaming of U.S. army bases in Southern states that bear the names of Confederate generals, such as Forts Benning and Bragg. Trump has pledged to veto any defense appropriation bill that contains such a provision.

Third is the drive led by Nancy Pelosi and her allies to remove statues in the Capitol of any of those men of “violent bigotry” who were connected to the Confederacy.

First among them is General Robert E. Lee.

Gen. David Petraeus has put succinctly the crime of which Lee is guilty. Though “West Point honors Robert E. Lee with a gate, a road, an entire housing area, and a barracks,” writes Petraeus, “Lee . . . committed treason.”

The goal here is to impose the one-sided view of American history that is now ascendant, as official truth — that the cause of Southern secession was unlike the cause of American secession from Britain. It was an act of treason rooted in the ideology of white supremacy.

To have that sole acceptable view predominate, our elites believe they must remove from public display the statues of any associated with the cause of Southern independence and stigmatize them all as traitors.

They have, however, a problem: Where do the elites stop when the radicals demand more?

If support of slavery disqualifies one from the company of decent men, does it disqualify George Washington, who owned slaves his entire life? What Washington fought for, independence, was what Lee fought for.

Lee did not challenge Lincoln’s election. He did not seek to overthrow the government Lincoln headed. He resigned from the U.S. army to go home and defend the people among whom he had been raised from an invasion to force-march them back into a Union [that] the state’s chosen rulers had voted to leave.

Not only does our national capital, Washington, bear the name of a lifelong slave owner, so does the capital of Missouri, Jefferson City. So does the capital of Mississippi, Jackson. So does the capital of Wisconsin, Madison. The capital of Ohio is Columbus. The capital of South Carolina is Columbia. Both are named for now-vilified Christopher Columbus whose statue still stands outside D.C.’s Union Station.

None of these men appears, from how they lived their lives, to have shared modernity’s belief in democracy, diversity or social equality. Yet, it was they who cobbled together the United States of America.

Washington led us to independence and ownership of all the land from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the U.S. Andrew Jackson added Florida. James K. Polk added the Southwest and California. Slave owner Sam Houston won Texas’ War of independence and brought his Republic of Texas into the Union in 1845.

Two of the three greatest Senate statesmen of the 19th century, Henry Clay of Kentucky and John Calhoun of South Carolina, were slave owners. Both have statues in the Capitol. Do they go, too?

The newest bridge over the Potomac, like the premier dam in the TVA, is named for Woodrow Wilson, who resegregated the government.

These were among the decisive figures of American history. If all are dishonored, with their statues pulled down and their names taken off cities, counties, towns, rivers, canals, bridges, buildings, highways, roads, streets and dams, then what is left?

Detest all those white men if you will, but they were the ones who created the nation we inherited.[2]

All of these issues have been addressed before, in an article entitled “Let’s Remove All Evidence That Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr. And JFK Ever Existed,” which states in pertinent part:

This is the legacy that the despicable un-American racist and anti-Semite Barack Obama bequeathed to our great nation.

. . .

By the same token, neither were Martin Luther King Jr. nor John F. Kennedy heroes. Quite to the contrary, their names should be removed from monuments, streets and any other places of honor; and their memories should be of shame throughout history.  Nothing less will suffice.

. . .

This is not about race. It’s about the Left destroying America. And yes, lots of us began as Democrats, but will never vote for one again. They have gone off the rails completely, and have become unbridled anarchists.[3]

Will the anarchists reign?  Is this the America that we want, run by vicious thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels, who hate white America and everything that it stands for?  This is the despicable Left that must be driven from this country in shame, not deified.

George Orwell wrote of this phenomenon in his prescient “Animal Farm,” where all of the animals were equal until the Pigs reigned supreme and subjugated the other animals.[4]  Today’s “Pigs” are America’s Left, and the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels who burn and loot our cities.

They seek “reparations,” when in fact they or their “soul mates” have been benefiting from the Government’s—or rather the peoples’—largesse for decades, in the form of welfare payments and food stamps and the benefits of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society,” which was and remains a failure like his Vietnam War.

Decimated have been black families that became single-parent households, which in turn have been victimized as black-on-black crime has escalated over recent decades, and elderly black women have been preyed on and terrified by young thugs who have zero respect for anything.  They are anarchists and nihilists; and yes, they are today’s Pigs who must be crushed.  Nothing less will suffice.  They are truly the animals that George Orwell described.




© 2020, Timothy D. Naegele

[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see and Timothy D. Naegele Resume-20-5-11). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., and, and can be contacted directly at

[2]  See (“Cancel the White Men — And What’s Left?”)

[3]  See (“Let’s Remove All Evidence That Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr. And JFK Ever Existed”); see also (“Shame On The Pitiful Leftists Who Run Berkeley Today”) and (“Is Barack Obama A Racist?”) and (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?“) and (“Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Fraud And Disgrace: Will His Honors Be Removed?“) and (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History”) (see also the extensive comments beneath this article) and (“The War On Cops”)

[4]  See (“Animal Farm“); see also (“This Is War—Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan Understood This, And Donald Trump Does Too“)



10 responses

16 06 2020
Mike Roche

A rerun of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.


16 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

Perhaps so, Mike, certainly if it truly spun out of control as Mao Tse-tung’s “Great Leap Forward” did.

He was directly responsible for an estimated 30-40 million deaths between 1958 and 1960, or one of the world’s deadliest holocausts—or the mass destruction of human beings.

See (“Cultural Revolution”) and (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)


18 06 2020

All of this is unnerving. The constant attempts to conquer the US are making life unbearable for so many, Perhaps it’s time to divide up the country, as it no longer seems that the US is a viable nation. These events have been going on for so long. There’s more to life than this constant battle over the spoils that power in Washington, or whatever it should be called, brings. The more recent orchestrated events have begun to spill over to the whole world. The challenge to Western civilization is becoming tiresome, and the ignorance of those going along with the move to erase history is truly appalling. What is the point of an educational system that produces such unimpressive leaders and rioters? Where are our leaders who are willing to call out these toned down versions of the Khmer Rouge? Between the virus and the stupidity it’s all become pointless.


18 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

Very well said.

The anarchists and nihilists versus Western civilization.

It’s a power struggle . . .while China’s Xi gloats, having unleashed the Coronavirus on the world — as a bioweapon or inadvertently — yet not paying a price for having done so.

But this too shall pass. There is inherent collective wisdom in the American people. And the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels are not educated, and must be crushed.


18 06 2020

It’s looking more and more like the French Revolution 2.0. The so called CHAZ conclave in Seattle has now changed the name to CHOP. Why? As a “spokesman” stated to the morons gathered in front of him, “chop” was what they did to “heads” during the French Revolution. He informed the crowd of anarchists that “this is what we’re going to have to do; chop some heads off.”

The gathering responded with wild cheers and chants.

Recently, a rap “artist” by the name of “Raz” handed out AR-15s to people inside “CHOP.” There is a blood lust among these “protestors” that I have never seen in my lifetime. I hope I’m wrong, but I get the feeling that the violence that we have witnessed in recent weeks is just a prologue for a far more serious round of upheaval.


18 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Ray, for your thoughtful comments, as always.

They are anarchists, who must be put down like rabid animals. Nothing less will suffice.

There are approximately 300 million guns in the U.S., most of which reside in the hands of the “good guys,” not the scum and dregs of America.

Add in our police and other law enforcement, and our military, and it won’t be a “far fight.”

The forces of Darkness will be slaughtered, like Lincoln, Grant and Sherman crushed the South, with no mercy shown.


19 06 2020
ok boomer

Timmy gramps, you are such a typical boomer that it would be funny if it weren’t so sad. You and your politics appear to be permanently stuck in the Cold War era. On the bright side, these judgemental screeds that you’ve written make for a helluva drinking game–Take a sip every time Tim mentions the following: “evil” Democrats and Leftists, the Chinese unleashing the virus as a bioweapon, Obama being a black racist/anti-Semite/un-American traitor, “thugs, slugs, and hoods”, Vietnam, Ronald Reagan, and any reference to Orwell. Take 3 sips on “God”, “Jesus”, and the “Evil Empire”. Bottoms-up whenever Tim charges a politician with treason. Happy drinking!


19 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

What can I say except you are in a time warp yourself, Boomer.

Keep downing those suds, or something stronger. 😊


21 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

The Vicious Pigs And Other Animals Are At It Again [UPDATED]

Ariel Zilber has written for the UK’s Daily Mail:

Anti-racism protesters ripped down statues of Ulysses S. Grant and Francis Scott Key in San Francisco while SWAT team officers arrested an armed man seen suspiciously recording people with his cell phone while on the roof of a building overlooking a statue of Robert E. Lee in Virginia.

In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park along the Pacific Ocean, protesters sprayed red paint and wrote ‘slave owner’ on pedestals before using ropes to bring down the statues and drag them down grassy slopes amid cheers and applause.

The statues targeted included a bust of Ulysses Grant, who was the US president after he was the general who finally beat the Confederates and ended the Civil War.

Protesters said Grant owned slaves. He married into a slave-owning family, but had no problem fighting to end slavery.

Grant also supported the 1868 Republican platform when he won the presidency which called for allowing Black men to continue voting in the South.

Also torn down in the San Francisco park was a statue of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the US national anthem ‘Star Spangled Banner.’ Key owned slaves.

Protesters also pulled down the statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, an 18th century Roman Catholic priest who founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and is credited with bringing Roman Catholicism to the Western United States.

Serra forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. His statues have been defaced in California for several years by people who said he destroyed tribes and their culture.

Police officers responded to the park but didn’t intervene.

The crowd threw objects at the officers, but no injuries or arrests were reported, San Francisco Police spokesman Officer Adam Lobsinger said.

Meanwhile, an airport police officer has been charged with trespassing after witnesses spotted him on a roof with a handgun overlooking the Robert E. Lee memorial in downtown Richmond.

Police say they received a call Saturday at about 6:30am to investigate a report of an armed individual on the roof of unoccupied building overlooking the memorial on the city’s famed Monument Avenue.

About an hour later, as police were preparing the enter the building, an armed man was spotted outside the building and taken into custody.

Police say 38-year-old Riley O’Shaughnessey of Richmond is an officer with the police department at Richmond International Airport outside the city.

The trespassing charge is a misdemeanor. No weapons charges were filed because he was carrying the gun lawfully, police said.

The Lee statue has been a rallying point for protesters and the scene of sometimes violent clashes. State plans to remove the statue are on hold because of an injunction barring removal while legal efforts to preserve the statue are underway.

Protesters tore down more statues across the United States.

In Seattle, pre-dawn violence erupted Saturday in a protest zone largely abandoned by police, where one person was fatally shot and another critically injured.

On the East Coast, more statues honoring Confederates who tried to break away from the United States more than 150 years ago were toppled.

In Washington, DC, and Raleigh, North Carolina, it was another night of tearing down Confederate statues.

In the nation’s capital, demonstrators toppled the 11ft statue of Albert Pike, the only statue in the city of a Confederate general.

Then they set a bonfire and stood around it in a circle as the statue burned, chanting, ‘No justice, no peace!’ and ‘No racist police!’

President Trump quickly tweeted about the toppling, calling out D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and writing: ‘The DC police are not doing their job as they watched a statue be ripped down and burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!’

Two statues of two Confederate soldiers that were part of a larger obelisk were torn down Friday night by protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Police officers initially stopped the demonstrators, but after they cleared the area, the protesters returned an finished the job. They dragged the statues down the street and strung one up by the neck from a light post.

Saturday morning, official work crews came to the North Carolina capitol to remove two more Confederate statues.

One statue was dedicated to the women of the Confederacy, and another was placed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy honoring Henry Wyatt, the first North Carolinian killed in battle in the Civil War, news outlets reported.

Governor Roy Cooper said he ordered the removal for public safety and blamed the Republican majority state General Assembly for the danger.

‘If the legislature had repealed their 2015 law that puts up legal roadblocks to removal we could have avoided the dangerous incidents of last night,’ Cooper posted on Twitter.

‘Monuments to white supremacy don’t belong in places of allegiance, and it´s past time that these painful memorials be moved in a legal, safe way.’

Cooper’s opponent for a second term in November, Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, issued a statement saying Cooper did nothing to stop the destruction of statues and was either incompetent or encouraging lawlessness.

‘It is clear that Governor Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,’ Forest said.

But several were removed at the order of North Carolina’s Democratic governor, who said he was trying to avoid violent clashes or injuries from toppling the heavy monuments erected by white supremacists that he said do not belong in places like the state capitol grounds that are for all people.

The statues are falling amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the May 25 police killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd, the African American man who died after a white police officers pressed his knee on his neck and whose death galvanized protesters around the globe to rally against police brutality and racism.

It has been harshly criticized by Trump, who has tweeted about possibly sending in the military to exert control.

Police released few other details about the shooting. Two men with gunshot wounds arrived in a private vehicle at a hospital at at about 3am.

One died and the other was in critical condition, Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said.

See (“Protesters in San Francisco rip down statues of former president Ulysses S. Grant and Star Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key as Virginia SWAT team arrests armed man standing on roof overlooking Robert E. Lee monument“); see also (“NYC’s Museum of Natural History will remove its statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback flanked by Native American and African men because it ‘symbolizes racism and colonial expansion'”)

San Francisco was a city that lots of us loved, and where some of us once worked. Today, we do not go there anymore; and we wonder why any conventions would ever go there again. It should be boycotted by every American—and that is sad to say.

When I was in San Francisco, I made a point of walking Golden Gate Park from its east end to the ocean, and then to the Sutro Baths before watching the sun set at the Golden Gate Bridge. I doubt that I will ever do that again.

As I have written in the article above:

George Orwell wrote of [what has been happening] in his prescient “Animal Farm,” where all of the animals were equal until the Pigs reigned supreme and subjugated the other animals. Today’s “Pigs” are America’s Left, and the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels who burn and loot our cities.

They seek “reparations,” when in fact they or their “soul mates” have been benefiting from the Government’s—or rather the peoples’—largesse for decades, in the form of welfare payments and food stamps and the benefits of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society,” which was and remains a failure like his Vietnam War.

Decimated have been black families that became single-parent households, which in turn have been victimized as black-on-black crime has escalated over recent decades, and elderly black women have been preyed on and terrified by young thugs who have zero respect for anything. They are anarchists and nihilists; and yes, they are today’s Pigs who must be crushed. Nothing less will suffice. They are truly the animals that George Orwell described.

See (“The Campaign To Cancel History“) and (“Animal Farm“)

If the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels had even an ounce of intelligence—which they don’t—they would realize that Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman crushed the South, saved the nation, and eliminated slavery.

See (“Ulysses S. Grant: An American Hero“)


23 06 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

How Long Will The Vandals Run Amok?

Pat Buchanan—an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and a former GOP presidential aspirant himself—has written an article with this title:

The left’s war on America’s past crossed several new frontiers last week.

Portland’s statue of George Washington, the Father of his Country and the first president of the United States, the greatest man of his age, was toppled and desecrated.

While the statue stood, an American flag was draped over its head and set ablaze. After it was pulled down, a new fire was set on another American flag spread across the statue, and also burned. The vacated pedestal was painted with the words, “You’re on Native Land.”

In Portland also, a statue of Thomas Jefferson that stood at the entrance of a high school named for the author of the Declaration of Independence was torn down. In New York, city council members demanded that the Jefferson statue in city hall be removed.

Anticipating what was coming, the New York Museum of Natural History got the permission of city hall to have the giant statue of Theodore Roosevelt astride a horse, flanked by an African and a Native American, removed from the front of the museum.

What was wrong with the 80-year-old statue?

Said museum president Ellen Futter, the problem is its “hierarchical composition.” Only Roosevelt was mounted.

With Washington, Jefferson and Roosevelt all under attack, three of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore are now repudiated by the left.

Our Taliban have moved on, past Columbus and the Confederate generals, to dislodge and dishonor the Founding Fathers and their patriot sons.

In Philadelphia, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, with its statue of Washington, was defaced. The tomb is the final resting place for thousands of soldiers, known but to God, who died in the struggle for American independence.

“Committed Genocide” is the charge scrawled on the memorial.

Local authorities or police did not stop the vandals. One wonders what will happen should the haters of Washington and Jefferson decide to torch their ancestral homes at Mount Vernon and Monticello.

Still another line was crossed last week in the war against the past.

A statue of Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was toppled. Police watched as hundreds gathered to take down the general and 18th president, who accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

Also pulled down in Golden Gate Park was a statue of Francis Scott Key, who wrote our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” after he watched all through the night in 1814 as British warships bombarded Fort McHenry.

A third statue torn down in Golden Gate Park was that of Father Junipero Serra, the Franciscan priest who founded nine of the 21 Spanish missions in California that run from San Diego to San Francisco.

Serra lived in the 18th century, long before the U.S. acquired California and decades before Mexico won its independence. Pope Francis canonized him in 2015.

At the end of last week, the last statue of a Confederate soldier in the nation’s capital, that of Gen. Albert Pike, who spent his years after the war doing good works, was pulled down, while Mayor Muriel Bowser’s D.C. cops watched from police cruisers.

We erect statues to remember, revere and honor those whom we memorialize. And what is the motivation of the people who tear them down and desecrate them?

In a word, it is hate. A goodly slice of America’s young hates this country’s history and the men who made it. It hates the discoverers and explorers like Columbus, the conquistadores and colonists. It hates the Founding Fathers and the first 15 presidents, all of whom either had slaves or coexisted with the injustice of slavery. But hating history and denying history and tearing down the statues of the men who made that history does not change history.

So, where are we going?

Today, as was true in the 1960s, the American establishment is on the run. It recoils from mob action but cannot bring itself to condemn those tearing down the statues, for it basically agrees with them and seeks to marshal their energy to help it get back into power in November.

But this cannot go on. The political and propaganda war on the cops, the vandalism of the statues and memorials, the disgracing and dishonoring of American heroes cannot go on indefinitely.

At some point, in the near future, the establishment, and its questionable political instrument, Joe Biden, will have to have his Sister Souljah moment, and stand up and stay, “This should stop.”

For, whatever happens in this election, the American people will not stay united around a party and a movement built on the proposition that America has been, from before its birth, a racist criminal enterprise.

You cannot lead a people whose history and heroes you hate.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. And a society whose history is hated by millions of its members will not survive.

See (emphasis added)

The anarchists and nihilists must be repudiated, if not crushed.

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