On Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” talk show host Laura Ingraham, who also edits LifeZette, on Tuesday scored the leftist protesters for vandalizing and pulling down a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina. Speaking about the incident, which occurred on Monday, Ingraham warned that other historic monuments are at risk if the trend continues. 

“This is not about racial healing or racial unity when you see property being destroyed,” Ingraham said. “That’s not what it’s about. It’s about the eradication of history and an acknowledgment that we had really difficult, horrible moments in our country’s history that we were able to overcome. And at the same time, we do give respect to the dead. I mean, all of our war dead. We respect them. Not respect everything they stood for, but respect the fact that, when the time came, they stood up and fought for their views and this country.”

“And I think, when you see people who have no idea, it seems, about the history of this country, just roundly denouncing anyone who had any connection to the South, we’re in very precarious times,” she continued. “I mean, how long before we see the Workers Party, as you saw them yesterday, the Communist Party of the United States was represented there in Durham. They had the big banners. They were marching down the streets. How long before they show up at Monticello, where I spent three years in law school at Charlottesville in Virginia? How long before they show up at Mount Vernon?”

Co-host Pete Hegseth interjected: “Or Mount Rushmore.”

Ingraham wondered if leftists will resort to book burning, as did Germany's National Socialists in the 1930s. “What else will be subjected to their eradication and denunciation?” she said. “This is not about racial healing. This is about the control of the narrative and a destruction of historical recognition. That is terrifying. And what about books? Are they going to start burning books, too? I mean why not?”

 

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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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