This one really has the Left’s panties in a wad.
In a fiery speech at Mount Rushmore Friday night, President Trump slammed what he called the “left-wing cultural revolution” that has led to “violent mayhem” in the streets and the toppling of historic statues.
“They want to silence us. But we will not be silenced,” Trump said to cheers of “USA! USA!”
“We will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen!” he said to more cheers from the thousands of supporters in the monument’s amphitheater before a Fourth of July fireworks show.
“We will never surrender the spirit and the courage and the cause of July 4, 1776,” he said.
Sticking in large part to prepared notes, the president delivered a powerful, base-boosting speech that pushed back against weeks of protests, declared economic optimism in the face of the coronavirus and repeated many of the promises that helped elect him.
“We will state the truth in full without apology,” he said before launching into a familiar litany of rally-popular priorities, including keeping America first, building a border wall, supporting law enforcement and protecting the right to life, guns and freedom of religion.
“We stand tall, we stand proud and we only kneel to almighty God,” he thundered. “This is who we are. This is what we believe.”
The president also vowed that Mount Rushmore “will never be desecrated.”
……Trump repeatedly decried the recent civil unrest and the “angry mobs” who have targeted historic statues amid racial injustice protests spurred by the death of George Floyd.
“Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American revolution,” Trump said.
“They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive,” the president said.
“But no, the American people are strong and proud and they will not allow our country and all its values … to be taken from them.”
One of the best parts of the speech:
Seventeen seventy-six represented the culmination of thousands of years of western civilization and the triumph not only of spirit, but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason.
And yet, as we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure.
Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.
Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.
One of their political weapons is “Cancel Culture” — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America. This attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty, must be stopped, and it will be stopped very quickly. We will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation’s children, end this radical assault, and preserve our beloved American way of life.
In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us.
Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.