America has been experiencing a wave of vandalism over the past few weeks. Over 100 statues around the country have been torn down, as more and more citizens are looking to disassociate from the past sins of the nation. No founding father is safe. Even Christopher Columbus’ statue had to feel the wrath of the rioters. Andrew Jackson was saved in the nick of time by police officers in Washington, D.C., though.
Catholic saints and Confederate generals have also become the target of people’s ire. Elizabeth Rogliani Otaola is an activist from Venezuela who was been watching what is taking place in America. Like any activist, she has opinions about what she is seeing. It’s impossible to ignore, especially now that the protests are underway in various other regions of the world.
Elizabeth was forced to flee her country because of the oppressive Marxist Chavez-Maduro regime. She is now telling her story to Laura Ingraham. Elizabeth is worried about the hard times that are on the horizon in America. If the angry mobs are not controlled now, she believes that the nation is in major trouble.
She claimed that her friends are telling her that only the Confederate statues are coming down. In her mind, we are on a slippery slope right now. It will only be a matter of time before more destruction takes place. That’s what Elizabeth is urging us to avoid. She predicts the continued tearing down of statutes that depict our founding fathers.
Elizabeth Rogliani Otaola: I had friends who told me it’s just the Confederate statues. And I said ‘no’ it’s not going to be just the Confederate statues just wait and see. This is a slippery slope. The next thing is going to be all the symbols of the United States, the Founding Fathers are going to be attacked, religious symbols are going to be attacked. And, the next, probably museums. Anything can be attacked if you just let it happen. If you just let the first ones come down, nothing, there’s no limits to whats next… It’s a cultural revolution. It’s an attempt to change the national identity. They’re trying to change the system.
Elizabeth even thinks that museums are on the verge of being attacked next. That would be a sad day for America, for sure. If no one is willing to step up to the plate now, we are all creating a dangerous precedent. Someone who has no real affiliation with the country is offering their unvarnished opinion, in hopes of giving us the nudge that we need to move forward.
We would be remiss if we ignored her. The liberals aren’t going to want to hear this, though. They tune out any news that does not align with their chosen viewpoints. These ideas are already etched in stone. Elizabeth is willing to throw them a bone by referring to the current unrest as a cultural revolution. Their attempts at changing the national identity are not going as well as they should, though.
America is at a crossroads at the moment. We can either continue down the road that we are going down or chart a new course. It’s clear as day to see that there are no shortage of unhappy folks out there. They are not finding good ways to express that anger. Instead, they are taking out their frustrations on statues and other inanimate objects that are not responsible for their suffering.
This young woman is trying to warn us and she is someone who knows what she is talking about. The nation cannot continue to ignore the good advice that is being provided. Sure, it may feel good in the moment to tear down historical monuments but what is this actually accomplishing? Hopefully, her lessons are not falling on deaf ears.
A clip like this one needs to be shared with the younger generation. They are well intentioned but they have a number of charlatans who are pointing them in the right direction. If they had better people in their corner, they could focus their energies on things that would actually allow their situation to improve. Elizabeth wants America to avoid the issues that are plaguing her country.
Venezuela did not get their problems under control and now innocent citizens are being forced to flee. This is not something that America should want to duplicate. While we would like to think that we are above the concerns that take place in countries like Elizabeth’s, they are always lurking right around the corner. It’s up to all of us to remain above the nonsense and keep things moving in a positive direction.