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As Confederate statues across the country are being dismantled, Bill unveils plans for liberal monuments to replace them.

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Confederates were traitors. Anyone waving the Confederate flag is on the same level as one waving an ISIS flag.

6 months ago

Says the Confederate statues need to come down because of racism, comes up with the Jamal Washington Monument.... oh the hypocrisy

10 months ago

isolate her honor freshman trait.

10 months ago

Look up Jonathan Haidt liberalism is a cult of self hate this is why you can't rationalize what is going on in america and why trump won. The universities are creating cult members this is why you got antfa.

10 months ago

"I'm offended, remove this and do as I say" The left

10 months ago

As a life long southerner I can assure you that fake nice is the default mode of most people around here. They're nice because they're scared of confrontation and when it happens they erupt

10 months ago

just like us dutch people can handle a statue of hitler, lenin, napoleon, king phillips ıı of spain and julius ceasar, you guys can handle some statues of the former enemy too. Grow up.

10 months ago

Looks like people really got annoyed by this, judging by the dislike ratio. I guess it worked!

10 months ago

Columbia Professor Urges Democrats to End ‘Disastrous’ Identity Politics

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. 25 August 2017

“American liberalism in the twenty-first century is in crisis,”
writes Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla, due in no small part to
its embrace of a “disastrous” identity politics that divides instead of
uniting.

 In his newly released book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity
Politics,
Lilla, a self-described “frustrated American liberal,” decries the
implosion of the Democratic Party and liberalism itself, brought on by a
growing disconnect from middle America and the inability to paint a
compelling vision for the future.

Lilla’s new work expands upon “The End of Identity Liberalism,” an essay
he wrote shortly after last November’s Presidential election. In it, he
urged fellow liberals to face up to their party’s share in
responsibility for Trump’s victory, which Lilla attributed to the rise
“identity liberalism.”

 Liberalism, Lilla contends in his book, is rightly considered by many
“as a creed professed mainly by educated urban elites cut off from the
rest of the country who see the issues of the day principally through
the lens of identities.”

 The core of their error, Lilla suggests, is that Democrats have
thrown themselves headlong into identity politics, focusing on what
divides rather than what unites. As a result, many feel alienated from a
party that once knew how to bring people together.

 “The majority of Americans have made it abundantly clear that they no
longer respond to whatever larger message we have been conveying over
the past decades,” he writes.

Contra the opinion of many of his colleagues, Lilla says that the
source of conservatives’ strength has been “not money, not false
advertising, not fear-mongering, not racism” but rather a shared image
for America’s future, which—he claims—the Democrats have been unable to
produce.

 The liberal vision, on the other hand, which earlier centered on
shared values that bind the nation together, eventually gave way to “a
pseudo-politics of self-regard and increasingly narrow and exclusionary
self-definition that is now cultivated in our colleges and
universities,” he writes.

 So rather than expounding a common vision for the future, Democrats
have embraced a divisive vision of fragmentation, trying desperately to
please an unending series of special interest groups who see themselves
as victims requiring special attention.

 Democrats therefore no longer appeal to Americans, he argues, but
rather to “women, Hispanics, ‘ethnic Americans,’ the LGBT community,
Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders.”

 The reaction of liberals to Lilla’s book has been overwhelmingly
negative, which may simply suggest how deeply the rot of identity
politics has penetrated his political comrades in arms.

Predictably, the New York Times finds Lilla’s analysis thoroughly
distasteful, and published a review by Yale University History Professor
Beverly Gage that dismissed Lilla’s critique as “trolling disguised as
erudition.”

 Writing in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia law professor
Katherine Franke went further still, comparing Lilla to David Duke, the
former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

 While Lilla may have effectively put his finger on the key problem
undermining the modern Democrat project, there is little sign that his
message will garner any support from the guardians of liberal orthodoxy.

 Follow Thomas D. Williams on Twitter

10 months ago

I guess the statues should be kept. We kept the nazi camps. Not because we are proud of those but exactly the opposite. We keep them as a reminder of what people can do. To erase history is to cancel progress and progress is filled with horrific mistakes. To remember is to say never again.

10 months ago

Alex Martinez I am not American and I can only speculate on what the horror might have been. I keep my opinion to my little sphere of experience althow I have lived a decade in each continent except antartica. I find it difficult to accept such monstrosity as a human and as the same such dismissal of history. (Forgive me for my English bit it's my 7th language and kepping up is a bit hard)

10 months ago

I do not think the artifact itself has an historical value wether building or statue. America has very little as it is, social responsibility is based on the accumulation of life lived and collective experiences, a bit of shame and personal doubt does much more good to a people then any parade or heroic display of a common act.

10 months ago

llochissimo Isnt there a difference between a reverential statue and a decrepit facility though? A real analog would be statues of Goebbels.

10 months ago

Hypocritical pieces of shit. Im so sick of the complete BS of the left. Its like they have zero grasp on reality. You dumb fucks are lucky you live in America or you would disappear and be replaced by a government approved show. Its like im in the twilight zone the statues you compared to the actual generals are absolutely idiotic like your shit show. Im convinced most of the likes on your videos are BS or the only people who can stomach your BS are the alt left . we learn from history so we dont repeat it you stupid cuck

10 months ago

Alex Martinez you're the fucking type of idiot im taking about. What does reading a history book have to do with anything I said. Maybe you should try it maybe you'd might learn the real facts of the civil war hint it wasn't fought to free the slaves.

10 months ago

truthseekr420 Wow you seem triggered. I know reading is hard for you but we have these things called history books, some even have pictures that can tell you what happened in the past.

10 months ago

I haven't seen liberals this mad since their slaves were freed

10 months ago

We won, you lost, so stfu

10 months ago

If you don't want to be offended, don't be offended. Now that that is said, does anyone remember when Bill Maher was funny? I think he was, but I can't remember when it was.

10 months ago

finally we get the half time bit. don't seem to post those any more.

10 months ago

Maher must be special.other entertainers are called out for racist comments.he gets a pass?

10 months ago

(This will be down voted for hate speech)these statues are repugnant,pointless and lack valor and honor like the ones he replaced the "war on Christmas instead of the marines on Iwo Jima!How dare you,you smug Libtard fag .you sir just pissed off a family of military members all branches maybe if you served you understand monument over 26k Americans died or were wounded in that battle fighting for you against actual
fascist.and don't get me started on trump and golden gate never happened it's fake news from smug liberals like you (like if your a real American and not a commie)

10 months ago

They should just build a memorial for all the soldiers who died in the war. Make the statue just two hands together symbolizing unity.

10 months ago

Germany has accepted their dark history and are teaching newer generations how to be better than that. Why can't the US do the same?

10 months ago

Tear down Statue of Liberty. Another American symbol of hypocrisy, lies, and utter disrespect to those suffering under this easy for the rich capitalist system

10 months ago

Instead of protest and violence, why don't they just have a special election at that local level and vote on it. If the majority of voters vote to take it down, then the proper measures should be made to relocate it to an agreed upon location. But, if they vote at the local level to keep the monument, then the opposition will just have to suck it up. That is the wonderful thing about this country, we have the right to debate our views and use the ballot to settle them.

One little rant:
It pisses me off that we let these fringe groups from the left and right control today's narrative, while the media and entertainers shove this crap in our face day in and day out.
None of this shit is important.
We still have soldiers dying on foreign soil, and nefarious characters around the world that want to destroy us. How about we spend our energy and time by trying to lower the murder rate in Chicago then worry about some statue that collects pigeon shit in some park.

10 months ago

While we're tearing down confederate memorials can we also get rid of the political party that created it?

10 months ago

Believe everything is just a step closer to mass kios do the government to implement martial law and run this country. It's been the beginning of the end for some time. very very sad

10 months ago

Aww they're offended. Poor little babies

10 months ago

Since all these leftist want to take down all of the confederate statues across the south because they supposedly represent slavery. I just wonder if Washington DC is going to get the next visit? So that the statues of there union Generals can to be removed? Probably not because today's media and school systems give a very one sided account of the REAL history of the civil war. Let's start with Ulysses S. Grant one of the more Famous Union Generals. It is a known fact that Grant and His wife where slave owners up to and even during the civil war. (And yes he has a monument in Washington). Second is George McClellan another well known Union general who has a monument statue in Washington DC. It is a known fact that McClellan believed during the war that slavery was a constitutionally protected institution, which obligated him and his troops to respect its integrity. He even later ran against Lincoln. (As a democrat I should add) for president as there views on slavery would be a key distinction between the 2. In no way do I condone slavery or anything that it represented but it is a part of the history of this country. And no matter how many monuments, statues, or flags get removed it will never change the history of our nation. But I believe these same monuments and statues should represent how far we have come as a nation. And as a reminder of the progress that we as Americans have made. So we the people need to stop buying into the very divisive media and hate groups on both sides. And start coming back together and recognize all the strides we have made as a nation over the past 150 years. All the hate we have against one another will never fix anything. Love and God are key in taking strides back in the right direction. Not removing pieces of our history but taking them for what they are, a reminder of the sad beginnings, as a celebration of the strides we've made, and a symbolic view of the work that still needs to be done. And remember pray for our nation as God holds the ultimate power to heal our GREAT COUNTRY!!!

10 months ago

Just let the communities vote on whether to take them down or not and if they decide to, put the statue in a museum or historic battlefield. There's no need to violently rip them down

10 months ago

lol stupid liberals , more close to religious extremists than anything else. I'm currently in Bangladesh where huge turmoil is going on due to a statue of a Greek woman. The Islamic fanatics are offended and want it taken down .

10 months ago

Funny, but not historical.

10 months ago

People are offended by everything. Can't make everyone happy

10 months ago

lame ass tribal comments; predictable. trump is the president we deserve.

10 months ago
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