Thursday, August 24, 2017

Skeletons in Pelosi's Closet

When it comes to hypocrisy politicians always win
Even in the days of video and printed word they manage to go into distort spin
A position taken the near on in the distant past
When there are donors or votes to be found it will not last
Today there is a rush like Stalin in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s to air brush rivals from photos on the stage
After execution or Gulag disappearance remove them from any history page
The hue and cry in this PC world is that all Confederate Monuments must from public places go
And anyone even a Korean American with a name of Robert Lee must be banished from UVA’s opening football show
Who better to piously and vehemently  mount the charge to remove
None other than rabid ideologue Pelosi when we need unity voices to soothe
Maybe at 8 years old she has no recollection on that dedication day
Or more likely 77 her memory of past events is slowly but surely fading away
Among the statues she is demanding be removed is that of Stonewall Jackson in Baltimore on display
In a revisionist world ruled by the PC police she will not allow it to stay
Dedicated by her father who in 1948 was Baltimore’s mayor
Lofty words to be treasured that at the end of this poem will share
Christ once said he who is without sin may cast the first stone
But the PC police enforcing the moral transgression of today will never allow one to atone
We can all agree today that slavery was on this nation and almost all others a terrible stain
Today the thought of men and women plucked from their African villages to be put in chains
Makes us cringe and wonder how could humans be so cruel
Ignoring for the fact since the time of Pharoahs, Greeks and Romans, slaves were used as tools
Lee abhorred slavery as I suspect Stonewall did but both felt a duty to their state
As probably the best tactical general Stonewall skills until he died would demonstrate
If someone gets so lathered up that with one’s too thin skin he believes a statue is a shrine
Not to courage or bravery but to slavery that person needs to pick up the delusional help hotline
Slave owners like Washington, Jefferson, and Madison or bigots like Wilson or Ford or KKK member Hugo Black
Are sure to face the PC police’s coming and revisionist attacks
The commander in chief’s decisions to go to war in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq
Are valid targets for citizens’ fervent and passionate attacks
But not the soldiers who under orders went into harm’s way
Did not deserve the outrage war protesters against them displayed
Likewise the memories of those who live on in statues on the ground
To tear them down and purge their sacrifices as soldiers under orders is unsound
In its war on statues the left has lost sight that history cannot be changed-- there is no record over button to press
Only with knowledge of the past to learn from mistakes and going forward those mistakes not repeat but suppress
© August 24, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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“Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions. We must remain steadfast in our determination to preserve freedom, not only for ourselves, but for the other liberty-loving nations who are striving to preserve their national unity as free nations…In these days of uncertainty and turmoil, Americans must emulate Jackson’s example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world.” Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.

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