Jim Quinn Rages At "Functional Illiterates Trying To Erase History"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

“True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.” ? Robert E. Lee

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I consider myself a student of history. I’ve always been fascinated by the personalities who drove events throughout history. I probably would have been a history major in college if I didn’t feel the need to make enough money to support myself and my family. I chose a business major and decided studying history would be my hobby. Over the years I’ve taken a particular interest in the Civil War. You could even call me a Civil War buff.

I’ve probably read 60 books on the Civil War, from Bruce Catton, Shelby Foote and numerous other historians. I’ve visited the Gettysburg battlefield a half dozen times, as it is only 150 miles from my home. My basement office is decorated with six prints depicting various scenes from the Civil War. One depicts Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at Fredericksburg, another depicts Jackson leading his troops through Richmond, another depicts Grant taking command of Union forces, another shows Chamberlain leading the charge down Little Round Top, another portrays Lee and Longstreet making the fateful decision to send Pickett’s men on their futile charge into history, and the last showing the slaughter during Pickett’s charge.

I’ve even taken an executive education course in leadership where the final day is a trip to Gettysburg where a park ranger guides you through the three day battle and the professor asks you to assess the leadership shown by officers on both sides during that tide turning battle. My fascination with the Civil War isn’t based on rooting for one side or the other. I wanted to understand the motivations of the main characters and understand why and how they fought that bloody war. There were so many fateful decisions, errors of judgement, acts of courage, acts of cowardice, brilliantly bold maneuvers, and just plain good and bad luck.

Robert E. Lee, before the outbreak of the war, was overwhelmingly regarded as the finest military mind in the U.S. army. Winfield Scott offered him command of all Union forces at the outbreak of hostilities. But he chose allegiance to his state of Virginia, rather than the Federal government. He didn’t fight for slavery. He freed his slaves. He was fighting for states’ rights. He was an honorable God fearing noble man. Stonewall Jackson was an extremely religious man who waged war with a passion, but also taught Sunday School to slaves. Lee and Jackson must be viewed in the context of the 19th century rather than being judged by the standards of the 21st century.

The vast majority of Confederate soldiers who did the fighting and dying during that war didn’t own slaves. They weren’t fighting to maintain slavery. They were fighting because a foreign army had invaded their land. In 1860 this nation was more an amalgamation of states than a centralized government. States still had a tremendous amount of power and leeway to run their states the way they chose. The ever increasing power of a central authority occurred during and after the Civil War. The South were not the bad guys. Their leaders, generals and soldiers were not evil. They were Americans.

The revisionist history now being peddled by the left wing media and their non-thinking acolytes lacks a factual basis, historical context and a true understanding of history. The Civil War was the climax of decades of tension between the North and the South over states’ rights, economic policies, slavery, and a myriad of other complex issues. Examined within the context of generational theory, it was a Fourth Turning that was unavoidable. It was a crucial important event in U.S. history. It wasn’t the shameful episode portrayed by the brain dead faux journalists babbling on CNN and MSNBC.

Illegally pulling down statues of Confederate soldiers and taking videos of “brave” unemployed liberal arts major social justice warriors kicking the Confederate soldier is what passes for activism in today’s warped society. Liberal mayors and city councils across the south are falling all over themselves wasting time and taxpayer money to remove statues of Confederate generals to appease the left and make a display of how anti-racist they can be. Meanwhile, their cities are bankrupt, their infrastructure is decaying, black crime is rampant and their education systems matriculate functionally illiterate deranged snowflakes into society.

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These courageous left wing politicians, like the mayor of New Orleans, have statues removed in the middle of the night to avoid protests by those who understand you cannot erase history by removing statues and names. In a hysterical development, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Monday said in a statement she intended to move forward in removing several city statutes, including those of Lee and Stonewall Jackson. I suppose the soaring murder rate, blacks rioting and burning down neighborhoods, crumbling infrastructure, failing schools, and white flight is due to a few Confederate statues. It’s good to see this diverse mayor has her priorities in order.

The ignorance and disregard for history knows no bounds for generations taught to feel rather think in our government run indoctrination centers known as public schools. The left wing media reinforces their ignorance with misinformation, fake news and government sanctioned propaganda. Snowflakes across the land melt at anything they are instructed to find offensive. Everything and everyone who doesn’t agree with their half baked views are declared racists.

Pointing out that leftist antifa thugs, without permits to protest, initiated the violence in Charlottesville is racist. The uproar against Trump’s truthful assessment of the situation by CNN, MSNBC and Fox proves there isn’t a wit of difference among these corporate media outlets. True colors are revealed. The ongoing coup attempt against Trump continues unabated.

Trump’s impromptu press conference and his push back of this false narrative was a thing of beauty. The hypocrisy of the left and their utter contempt for facts must be thrown back in their faces at every opportunity. Across the country, 718 Confederate monuments and statues remain, with nearly 300 of them in Georgia, Virginia or North Carolina. There are also 109 public schools named for Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis or other icons of the Civil War-era South. Will the left be satisfied when all 718 monuments are destroyed and all 109 schools are renamed Oprah Winfrey Middle School? No. They will find something else to be offended about, and violently attack again.

The funniest part about watching these social justice warriors wail and gnash their teeth about the racism of these monuments is knowing these unemployed functional illiterates couldn’t tell you when the Civil War occurred, name two major battles, name five generals, provide a death count within 250,000, or fill in the blank in the phrase Surrender at __________. They don’t know jack shit about history, the Civil War, Lincoln’s true feelings about blacks, or the fact the Democratic Party is the party which suppressed blacks for one hundred years following the Civil War. Only truly ignorant snowflakes think they can erase history by protesting it and trying to destroy monuments to those who fought and died for a cause they believed in.

Do these left wing zealots have any sense of awareness? Maybe they were too busy studying for their gender studies finals to see the reports of the Taliban destroying ancient Buddhist monuments in territory they had captured. Zealots, terrorists, and extremists attempt to destroy symbols that offend them as a way to prove their strength and power. In reality, they destroy what others have built in a feckless effort to boost their self-esteem. Intellectual lightweights attempt to bring others down because they realize their lack of intelligence and inability to get ahead in life has to be blamed on someone else.

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If these social justice warrior weaklings were transported back in time 154 years to the Gettysburg battlefield where real men displayed real courage and bravery, they would be covered in their own urine cowering behind a tree as Pickett’s charge commenced. Could you imagine any of the Soros paid professional antifa protestors charging across an open field towards certain death? Those pussies would be high tailing it south as fast as their fashion designer sneakers would take them.

Trump was absolutely correct in asking, “Where does it end?” Washington owned slaves. Do we get rid of all dollar bills and quarters? Do we change the name of our capital? Do we change the name of Washington & Lee University to Obama & Spike Lee University? Do we blow up the Washington Memorial? Jefferson owned slaves. Do we get rid of nickles? How about the Jefferson Memorial?

Why stop only in our country? The Egyptian pyramids were built by slaves. Should we tear those down? If these are symbols of hatred and racism that must be destroyed, why do we never hear calls from the left for the destruction of the Nazi death camps. Talk about symbols of hate. Why would we want to remember the holocaust? It couldn’t be that it doesn’t fit the left’s narrative.

This Confederate monument narrative is designed by the left to provoke a backlash from whites who are tired of being scorned, ridiculed, belittled and called racists, rednecks and deplorables by so called open minded progressives. It’s working. The cold race war is beginning to turn hot. The president has no intention of trying to bring the two sides together because it’s impossible at this point. That’s how Fourth Turnings roll. The mood of the country will continue to darken. Reactions to these types of events will intensify. More blood will be shed. It’s too bad these functional illiterates didn’t pay attention in history class or ever read a book. They are going to learn some harsh lessons over the next decade.

“We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it is to be alive. It’s pretty dense kids who haven’t figured that out by the time they’re ten.” ? Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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Looney's picture


A country destroying its own history, no matter how good or bad it is, is like a Fat Chick trying to Photoshop 50 pounds off.  ;-)


Whoa Dammit's picture

We can always put white sheets over the statues so the lefties don't have to look at them.

peddling-fiction's picture

I worry more about the non-functional literati.

CheapBastard's picture

Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president'


"What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I," Pence told reporters on Wednesday. "I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia, and I stand with the president and I stand by those words."



peddling-fiction's picture

That is what VP´s do unless they are LBJ.

Skull and Bones 322

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

"Meanwhile, their cities are bankrupt, their infrastructure is decaying, black crime is rampant and their education systems matriculate functionally illiterate deranged snowflakes into society."

THIS friends is WHY this is happening. It all smoke to hide 60 years of liberal city governance bringing them to the brink of disaster. Imagine the jealousy of the liberal bastions in the North not having anything Confederate to take down, build a protest on, get on TV with? Don't worry, they will. Washington and Jefferson will likely be next...

Chupacabra-322's picture

SEE WHAT THE SOCIAL ENGINEERS ARE DOING? It's very subtle, but they are trying to condition all people into thinking in terms of GROUPS, group-think, not as individuals. He, she, him, her, etc. refer to single individual people... They, their, them apply mostly to GROUPS, or classes of people. The elites are doing their best to get us to all abandon individual thinking, individual creativity, individual achievements... they want us all to be "Politically Correct", always conforming to popular opinion that they promote in the media, so we can all start assimilating into a singular 'Borg Mind' (like in Star Trek) and censoring and policing each other... basically acting like a bunch of thought Nazis and doing their job for them (see, I even used the word "them", because they like to think in terms of groups) ! LOL... this is rich!! Of course, the elites themselves are laughing at us all, acting like we do not know what is going on. The elites know there is power in unity, in conning people to think in terms of 'groups', classes and races... like "they", "them", "their"... they are using peer pressure to force people into conforming and 'fitting in' with 'popular opinion', so people go along to get along and do not feel like social outcasts or social rejects. Many people will just go along with this without thinking about how their values and attitudes and opinions are being manipulated and twisted to support the agenda of these auspicious and nefarious elites.

mc888's picture

aka 'identity politics' which is de facto DEHUMANIZATION.


BeansMcGreens's picture

Seems to be working, guess the only way to de-program them is with a shotgun.

Mr 9x19's picture

the problem is : niggers.

they have spread,  white population could not escape, they blent,  white absorbed blacks mentalities and behavior.

now a white talk just like a black. that's the problem, you have to delete black from equation and let time pass 20 years to delete the syndrome.


multicultural at its best.

only niggers will downvote me.


freeing a population and wishing all will goind to be fine & fun when 60 years ago you parked them in the back of a bus, call me fool, this cannot work.

the revenge mentality will make you

1) kneel,

2) mass kill to refix the problem, meaning oppose to  federal laws, revolution, whole new start.


your call.

by seeing what the only black president made to you all, i think you still considering both possibilities but i do not dream, N°2  is not going to happen.

because, yes, IQ is lowering, and they delete history, everyyear wikipedia  mutate  formulation over history facts, and as no more youth read books, you have the issue in plain sight.


same problem in europ. history deleting, 1/1000000 know the historic fundation of the CECA that became CEE then UE.

nobody remember than hallstein was in 3° reich, negociated with mussolini in 34,  catched by usa in 1944, ended as UE commision president for 9 years. EU is cold war version of 30' nazi plans applied by USA 15 years to oppose the soviet union.

history can beat hard sometimes.


people prefer to forget... until the drama comes again.


this world is fubar.

Blue Steel 309's picture

Sorry, fool. DNA already does what you are assigning to conspiracy theory.

eclectic syncretist's picture

It's the media that is sowing this dissension, and trying to divide us against ourselves. Have a look at google news front page for the headlines, then go watch the actual videos of those events on youtube, and the conclusion is clear. The MSM are racist criminals out for blood.

Bigly's picture

Yes it is.

These insane, delusional people, we all know some/many.

You must try to get them to see logic. I know. It will be met with scorn. Try one more time.  Because they will be the enemy if they kick something off. Some of these people are in your immediate families.

What will you do if that is your kid/spouse?

Jim in MN's picture

Agreed.  I am waging a last ditch campaign for peace.  I want to overthrow the Deep State neolibcon fuckwads---as peacefully as possible---and a stupid race war is exactly the wrong move.  Preach reason, compassion and de-escalation.  Last chance...


Stay Frosty Folks

Mr 9x19's picture

as peacefully as possible





no offense, but for a simple look, you can be beaten as fuck.

in mayor level, they can make your life hard up to force you to flee.

in nation level, your interests can be attacked to the point you can be put in jail, or killed.

in global scale, anything against global interest is deleted, historically suppressed.


you want to change the world without weapon ?


again, IDIOT.


why the fuck on earth the 1st tool and all after, been used as weapon.

why since human is standing, we have used tools to evolve, and why all tools became weapon.

you have not a single part of the human history evolution without weapon progress along.


humans are violent by nature, it is terrifiying to see people alive in 2017 considering you can fix everything without fighting.

the life is a fight.

your comment is, once again, no offense but irresponsible as hell.

you will not contain black population of USA, listen to me, you will not contain this population, they have been programmed to get a revange on whites because of history. you have free'd them, the instant you had the industrial progress to make a machine to grab the cotton, the equation : housing + food + health = not as good as  free em, make em pay rent, & self feeding, just as white, but with less rights, because, after all it is niggers...

it is your responsability when you have a lion on the cage at home and suddenly not feeding him for days and the cage opens.

 you expect to make a hug on the couch ?

..... i ..i can't believe what i am reading on this site lately.

it is not question of being racist, being xenophobic is a trait of resilience and survival, you do not trust what you don't know. it is natural.

a cow born in a stable is not a horse.
a cow born in a stable is not a horse.
a cow born in a stable is not a horse.
a cow born in a stable is not a horse.

hammer it ffs !!!

redmudhooch's picture

Knowledge is a very powerful weapon.

chunga's picture

Not just msm, the red team is doing it too.

Consuelo's picture



Let us not forget just who the 3-letter Marionettist is that makes the media dance to his machinations...

bobdog54's picture

Although the MSM are sensationalizing they best they can, it is each individual's prerogative to respond appropriately or otherwise. Jim is telling the story correctly. These semi functional humans suffer from chronic stupidity as a result of crappy parents whom failed to raise their children in the realities of life.

The Jaguar's picture

Google how many the Nazis killed, then compare it with how many killed by socialism / communism, the Nazis were the JV team. Antifa / Dems are socialists. We are headed for full Venezuela, plan accordingly friends.

new game's picture

i said exact words but added 10 years. yup, form your own pack and train...

last fuking words of wisdom. it will be dog eat dog...

American Psycho's picture

These leftists are similar to ISIS overrunning museums and destroying historical artificats because they don't mesh with the Koran. 

NoPension's picture

I say it's probably time to remove the statues.

Leave the bases, though.

We are gearing up to produce a new batch of Civil War Heroes.

We will need places to memorialize them.

This next go round will make slavery look like a good option.

Mark my fucking words.

new game's picture

marked agreed stamped sealed - shit has already started. 2 minutes in and rules already be gone...

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

4th Turnings.


I've tried to tell my Black friends to calm the F*** down. That they have had nearly the same priviledges in life (or more in some cases) that I have....but they keep jabbering about being oppressed. Oh well, if they want to keep talking and drum up some trouble....then it will be what it will be.


Bazinga's picture

These statues are of people who were traitors and fought against the United States. Monuments are erected for heroes, no? Why not put one up of Benedict Arnold!

Bazinga's picture

Sorry friend, you are being a doofus...that's why I referenced BA dumbass
HAHAHAHA at your stupidity!!!

Beyond Organics's picture

HAHAHAHA at your stupidity!!!


NoPension's picture

You are an asshole. Read a fucking book, why don't you.

In the mid 19th century.....you didn't say you where an " American ".

You where a Virginian. Or Marylander. Or a Kentuckian. Folks, like Quinn wrote, were very compassionate, linked to and honoredof their "State ".

That's why Lee, a great man....turned down the offer to lead the Union forces, and returned to Virginia.

The war was a war over state's rights. They fed it down our throats what a great guy Lincoln was. He was the Obama of his time. He violated the constitution on numerous occasions.

But I digress.....go read a book.

Bazinga's picture

Dude, you need to read a book! Those who fought against the Union were traitors. That is fact that cannot be disputed.

STP's picture

Dude, you're a fucking idiot.  The Southern States had every right to secede from the Union, as prescribed in the Constitution.

Bazinga's picture

You really have no interest in learning. So sad!. Or perhaps you are just an illiterate. Either way, your ignorance is substantial.

The Supreme Court ruled secession unconstitutional. The case is Texas v White. Learn to read, fool.

finametrics's picture

what an amazing imbecile. the texas v white case was in 1869. war ended in 1865.

NoPension's picture

By your standard, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin were traitors.

The victors write the history.

Those people were fighting, killing and dying for their rights. Just as it will be in the near future....if you SJWs don't pull your heads out of your ass.

The majority is silent. The most you'll ever hear, is at a place like this...venting. We don't march. No protests. When you hear from us...it will be the last thing you hear....if you even hear it coming.

astitchintime's picture

And, there.it.is.

Truth, Brother!

Bazinga's picture

According to Great Britain of course they were! Don't mix up time periods to prove something you cannot. Read fool, read!

Handful of Dust's picture

Someone posted this the other day:


“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

-- Woodrow Wilson

Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.

-- Karl Marx

Librarian's picture

You win today's ZH irony award.

Also, Communist DoubleSpeak has been detected.

Now activating Remove Communist 8bit.

peddling-fiction's picture

Both Karl Marx (son of rabbi mordechai) and Wilson were both Freemasons and Illuminati.

Dialectical theatrics for the literate masses.

Cynicles II's picture

1913, the year that seald the US' fate.

Bigly's picture

Looking at these people I despair.  SO DUMB, SO MISLED. 

I know Downs people who are better behaved, actually work (ins co cafeteria) and are much more productive, better adjusted members of society.  If persons with genetic abnormalities can do better, what is their excuse? Really? They are pathetic losers in life.

ZH: are any of these your children? Where did you go wrong (besides public schools).   Can you at least attempt to get them to see their stupidity /hypocrisy? These people are useless eaters, cannon fodder after the elites have no more use for them. Sad, ignorant fucks....


The Jaguar's picture

Not all kids are like this, some would astound you with their insight, common sense and intelligence. However the longer welfare handouts continue, the worse it will get.

The devil finds work for idle hands.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Jim Quinn Rages At "Functional Illiterates Trying To Erase History"

To Tyler Durden  ... Thank you for posting this article. This article is extremely timely and has information that we should all take to heart.

I do want to end with two of many quotes that may be of interest and which are relevant to this excellent, well timed topic AND quotes that are worth remembering.

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

-- Woodrow Wilson

Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.

-- Karl Marx

With regards to the entire set of events of the past weekend in the USA, I want to emphasize the phrase "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"!!!!!

Miss Expectations's picture

You should read up on Woodrow's pal Edward Mandell House:

Another adviser was Edward Mandell House. Without House, Wilson may never have become president. Wilson was nominated as Democratic candidate because of support from William Jennings Bryan. Colonel House obtained Bryan's support for Wilson. House became Wilson's closest unofficial advisor. The Round Table Group had four pet projects, a graduated income tax, a central bank, creation of a Central Intelligence Agency, and the League of Nations.25 

In the period between 1901 and 1913 the House of Morgan and the House of Rockefeller formed close alliances with the Dukes and the Mellons. This group consolidated their power and came to dominate other Wall Street powers including: Carnegie, Whitney, Vanderbilt, Brown-Harriman, and Dillon-Reed. The Round Table Group wanted to control the people. The Round Table Group would control the people by controlling the government. The Round Table Group would control the government by using the government to tax people and having the government deposit the peoples money in a central bank. The Round Group would take control of the bank and therefore have control of the money. The Round Table Group would take control of the State Department and formulate government policy, which would determine how the money was spent. The Round Table Group would control the CIA which would gather information about people, and script and produce psycho-political operations focused at the people to influence them to act in accord with Round Table Group State Department policy decisions. The Round Group would work to consolidate all the nations of the world into a single nation, with a single central bank under their control, and a single International Security System.