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WATCH An Idiotic Fox News Host Compare 9/11 Memorial To Confederate Statues

Monday was the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States by Al Qaeda which brought down the World Trade Towers and resulted in the deaths of some 3,000 people. So, naturally, a brainless Fox News host had to say something incredible offensive to the memories of those who were lost on that fateful day.

During an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked if Zinke was worried the monument to Flight 93 would one day be removed much the same as statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are being taken down across the country:

“Do you worry 100 years from now someone’s going to try to take that memorial down like they’re trying to remake our memorials today?”

Zinke responded:

“Well I’m one that believes that you know we should learn from history. And I think our monuments are part of our country’s history. We can learn from it.

“Since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone’s going to fall morally short. And I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA.”

This isn’t the first time the false analogy between 9/11 and memorials to Confederate traitors has been made in recent weeks. Maine GOP Governor Paul LePage had this to say on the subject:

“Listen, whether we like it or not, this is what our history is.

“And to me, it’s just like going to New York City right now and taking down the monument of those who perished in 9/11. It will come to that.”

No, it’s nothing like that. A monument to victims of 9/11 is a tribute to those who died as the result of terrorism. Honoring racist traitors who attempted to overthrow the American government is an insult to everything this country stands for.

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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Pence: No Need To Remove Confederate Statues; We Need ‘More Monuments’ (VIDEO)

Just when you thought the Trump administration had pandered about as much as they could to the far right lunatics who want to preserve statues and monuments to the American Confederacy (which LOST the Civil War), along comes Mike Pence to tell us that we actually need more monuments.

Pence paid a visit to his boss’ favorite show on Tuesday, Fox & Friends, and was asked about the debate over Confederate monuments. The Veep began by saying such decisions should be made locally, and then he managed to slip in a bid for more monuments:

“Obviously, I think (whether to remove the monuments) should always be a local decision. And with regard to the U.S. Capitol, should be state decisions. I’m someone who believes in more monuments, not less monuments. What we ought to do is remember our history.”

What?! Will Pence, Trump, and their white nationalist supporters only be happy when we have a statue to a Confederate traitor on every corner? Or would they prefer we start flying the Confederate flag next to the American flag all over the country?


Finally (and surprisingly) Pence said we should also honor civil rights leaders and others who have worked in the cause of equality and freedom for all Americans:

“But we ought to celebrate the progress we have made since that history. I can’t help but think that rather than tearing down monuments, as some are want to do, rather than tearing down monuments that have graced our cities for years, we ought to be building more monuments.

“We ought to be celebrating the men and women who have helped our nation move towards a more perfect union and tell the whole story of America.”

There’s the dichotomy: If we’re going to celebrate those who helped make this “a more perfect union,” why in the hell do we need to build monuments to men who wanted to preserve slavery and tried to overthrow the government?

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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica