So we have now gone “statue crazy” in America and all statues of people who have anything offensive or shady in their past must come down. By come down, I don’t mean by conventional, rational means such as formal complaints, hearings and administrative decisions. Apparently, it means by any means necessary.
People are raging against any statues of figures who are linked to racism. However, one statue that I am betting will not be removed is that of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading abortion provider and targets African American communities for their business.
“The removal of Confederate statues around the United States has prompted a fiery debate.
On one side, many argue that the statues represent history and should be left where they are, lest we forget the significance of the era in which they were erected.
On the flip side, some argue that the statues are racist and have no place in modern society.
But why are proponents of the latter viewpoint only upset about certain statues and not others?
Why, for example, is the bust of racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in the Smithsonian Museum not one of the statues progressives are freaking out about?
As a Washington Times article from earlier this year points out, Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood “on racism [and the] belief in protecting society against ‘the unfit.’”
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she wrote in one 1939 letter to a friend.
A look at the numbers proves that Sanger’s dream for Planned Parenthood has been realized; currently, Planned Parenthood kills more black people than all other causes of death combined.
Think about that for a moment.
The founder of Planned Parenthood was racist in her ambitions. Her organization today continues to exterminate black babies at alarming rates.
Her legacy is not like that of Robert E. Lee – more than a century removed. Rather, it lives on and continues to affect millions of lives.
Yet no progressives seem to be rushing into the Smithsonian to violently tear down the bust of Margaret Sanger as they did with a confederate statue in North Carolina on Monday.
In fact, the only significant mention of a call for Sanger’s bust to be removed dates back to 2015, when a group of black pastors wrote a letter to the Smithsonian Museum.
“Perhaps the gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers,” the letter reads.
“The obvious incongruity is staggering!”
However, as LifeNews.com reported not long after that letter was sent, the request for the bust’s removal was denied.
“I received your letter regarding the legacy of Margaret Sanger and respectfully decline to remove her portrait from the museum,” Smithsonian director Kim Sajet wrote. “The Struggle for Justice gallery brings attention to major cultural and political figures from the 19th century to the present day who fought to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.”
So, there’s that.
Apparently, judging by the silence from progressives, this is perfectly okay.
Confederate statues commemorating figures from a crucial turning point in America’s history, though? No, they’ve gotta go, apparently.”
Margaret Sanger was the biggest racist of them all. Perhaps it is time to revisit that request to the Smithsonian. Will the left admit that one of their own was a raging racist who wished to target the black community? Doubtful. They don’t seem to mind other racists in their midst.
Remember Hillary praising Senator Robert Byrd, a KKK leader? And then there is her praise of Sanger herself.
In 2009, the Weekly Standard reported that “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, named after the founder of the American Birth Control League, which changed its name to Planned Parenthood in the 1940s. In her remarks, Clinton singled out the namesake of the award for praise:
“Now, I have to tell you that it was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision … And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.”Clinton lamented that ‘Margaret Sanger’s work here in the United States and certainly across our globe is not done.’ “
Sadly, Hillary is correct in that Sanger’s work isn’t done. Sanger’s legacy lives on despite what we know to be fact about the unborn living in the womb. Abortion of any infant is abhorrent, but when will Planned Parenthood be called out for targeting the black community? As usual, I won’t hold my breath waiting for liberal hypocrisy to end.