`Diversity` crusade now shows its true face

It is no longer news that statues
of real,

white American heroes
are being removed from public
places and images of fake,

non-white non-heroes being
erected. The totalitarian
reconstruction of culture, including the historical
past, has now become commonplace. Nevertheless, the
reasons offered by those waging the cultural and racial
warfare remain interesting, if only because they are now
revealing what the enemies of the West think they can
get away with.

In Brooklyn, New York, the culture
war has escalated to a new level. First, a

of three white firemen who raised an American
flag at the site of the World Trade Center was to have
been changed to reflect the racial "diversity" of those
who died at the site. The original point was to
commemorate the firemen

who raised the flag
, who were white, not the victims
of the terrorist attack. The real point, of course, has
nothing to do with the World Trade Center or anyone who
died there. The real point is simply to erect an icon to
"diversity" itself.

Second, in Brooklyn also, the
borough president, Marty Markowitz, wants to get rid of
a portrait of George Washington long displayed in the
Borough Hall and replace it with a portrait of a black
or a woman. It`s not that Mr. Markowitz dislikes
Washington or denounces him as a slaveowner, a racist or
any of the other fabricated sins of the day. "There has
to be a recognition that this is 2002," he

. "There`s not one picture of a person of
color, not one kid, not one Latin.

Borough Hall
should reflect the richness of our

There you go again.

Then there`s Virginia, which for
the last few years has enjoyed a little

of its own against its Southern, white and
Confederate past. In Richmond, pictures of Robert E. Lee
have been removed or

, bridges named after Confederate generals
have been renamed and so on. Now, having wiped the local
slates clean of the Confederacy, the jihad is turning
its attentions to other targets. The new crusade in
Newport News is to

change the name
of a local park now known as
King-Lincoln Park, after Martin Luther King Jr. and
Abraham Lincoln, to just plain old King Park, after

As in Brooklyn, the agenda in
Newport News becomes a bit more clear now. The agenda in
Newport News has nothing whatsoever to do with the
Confederacy, the South, slavery, white supremacy, or any
of the other banners under which the revolution has been
marching. Abraham Lincoln, whatever he really

said and thought about race,
remains a hero of
egalitarianism and has nothing whatsoever to do with the
Old South or those who fought for it or ruled it.
Indeed, his main legacy is that he was the chief
destroyer of the Old South, but that still doesn`t keep
his name on the park.

The problem with Lincoln is simply
that he`s white, which in Brooklyn is what`s wrong with
Washington and the statues of the firemen. The local
head of the NAACP, who opposes changing the park`s name,
nevertheless explains why there`s a movement to change
it. "Although Abraham Lincoln is attached to
African-Americans because he signed the Emancipation
Proclamation, what`s ours is ours."

Who, do you imagine, is "us."?

"Us," of course, is blacks and
most definitely not whites. Having become a majority of
the population in Newport News, blacks now have decided
that it is "their" city and not that of whites or any
other race. "When you change the name of something it
can change the meaning," says the NAACP chief. Just so.
What is being created by changing the name of the park
is a new racial hegemony. What else besides political
and cultural power will whites lose once the racial
jihad has completed its campaign?

The racial and cultural revolution
that Americans are witnessing and experiencing used to
pretend that names had to be changed, statues removed,

torn down, and

not sung because they were all symbols of
"oppression," "exploitation," "hatred," or just plain

Today the revolution has gained
sufficient confidence in its own power and succeeded in
subverting the confidence of its critics (it seems not
to have any enemies anymore) that it no longer has to
pretend. Today it begins to march under its real banner
of race and racial solidarity.

Where that march will end is
anyone`s guess, but you can bet it won`t be in the
"equality," "harmony," "tolerance," and "freedom" the
revolution spouted in its beginnings.

It`s a commonplace that all
revolutions become more radical and more extreme as they
move along and gather power, and it`s most unlikely that
the racial revolution in America is anywhere close to
being over.

Sam Francis webpage  


January 24, 2002