By Perly Viasmensky
When Joseph Biden was, according to some, running for president of this great nation and hiding out in the basement of his Delaware home, I thought more than once, “Poor man, he is already senile and his family doesn’t even care about his failing mental stability.”
What I never thought about is that his “handlers” could turn him into an insane and anti-American human being. And the man has the audacity to call himself Catholic. He probably was born into the Catholic faith, but he was always absent from school and church when they were teaching what one must believe and do (or not do) in order to be a Catholic.
The hate that he professes for President Donald Trump is nothing more than inconceivable. It is normal to dislike someone because of various differences in political ideals, or even some petty little personal things, but hate?
During the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd in May 2020, a number of monuments and memorials associated with racial injustice were vandalized, destroyed or commitments to remove them were announced. Mr. Biden didn’t condemn any of those actions, even poor Christopher Columbus paid the consequences when many of his statues were removed or destroyed.
In addition to the removal of statues and historical monuments, the statue of abolitionist Hans Christian Heg, in Madison, Wisconsin, was torn down and thrown into a lake. Heg had owned and published a newspaper that was anti-slavery. And the statue of York, a Black slave with the Lewis and Clark expedition, the first Black person to travel across the continent, was also removed, by the University of Portland, Oregon, to just mention a few. Proof that the majority of those protesters and even university professors know very little about the history of our country.
Every country in the world has borders and history, even some Communist countries; but the doctrine Mr. Biden wants to implement in our United States of America is apparently anti borders and anti history.
Last Friday, Joseph Biden signed the Executive Order on the Revocation of Certain Presidential Actions and Technical Amendments, which revoke several Trump-era orders having to do with monuments, memorials, and statues that represent our nation.
Even the most renowned communist countries in the world are proud of their historic monuments. In Moscow, Russia they proudly display the
“Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” “The children — victims of adult vices,” and the “Minin and Pozharsky Monument,” which was set up after
the Patriotic War of 1812 and Napoleon’s expulsion from Moscow.
Communist China — Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, at the base of the big Buddha hill.
In Cuba, even though the Castro brothers disliked the Catholic Church, abandoned the faith, and became active member of the Communist Party,
and that after both of them were educated by Jesuit priests, and then made a beautiful island into a deplorable communist site, they still never tore down “El Cristo de la Habana” (The Christ of Havana) located overlooking the Bay of Havana which provides a great panoramic view of Old Havana. Nor did they destroy the monument to Jose Marti. The museum is quietly elegant and dignified, a perfect homage to the man who fought and gave his life for the independence of Cuba.
The monument to the victims of the USS Maine, a U.S. Navy battleship that exploded and sank in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898,
contributing to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, is still standing regardless of the differences between the United States and
Cuba as part of their Cuban history.
Another communist country that preserves historic monuments, statues and buildings is Venezuela. In the northern section of Old Town in
Caracas, the Panteon Nacional (National Pantheon) is the burial site of some famous Venezuelans. Over 140 tombs are in the Pantheon; most
notably, the remains of Simon Bolivar — celebrated for helping to liberate Venezuela from Spain.
Casa Amarilla (the Yellow House) has served many purposes in Venezuela since its construction in the 17th century. It has served as a presidential office, presidential residence and royal prison. Evidence of its use as a prison can still be found; chains, iron bars and shackles litter its basement floors.
Almost everybody had a dream. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream,” plain and clear and up to this date we, of all races, still remember and respect him for those words. Apparently, Joe Biden had his, to become Commander-in-Chief to destroy America by turning it into a Socialist country, with open borders and without history.
Worst of all, Biden signed an executive order revoking several Trump orders honoring our country’s history.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
email her at pviasmensky@lasvegastribune.