Liberal activists in Seattle have persuaded a city council majority to establish “Indigenous Peoples Day” to replace the Columbus Day holiday. At the same time, local columnist Kelton Sears hopes to change the state flag to remove the image of George Washington at its center, because Washington owned slaves and once fought Indians.
When he was a guest on my radio show, I made the point that the Father of our country arranged to free his slaves upon his death and fought those Indians who joined the French in efforts to wipe out English settlements during the French and Indian War. Most importantly, Sears couldn’t answer how an impoverished child on a reservation, or an abused, poorly- educated black teen in the inner city, would benefit from silly symbolic strikes against long-dead heroes.
Though progressives claim they want to inspire hope, their real aim is imposing guilt – and re-enforcing a sense of grudge and victimhood.