Desperate Newspaper Uses Memorial Day to Liken US Military to ‘White Supremacy’

For years, President Donald Trump has been insisting that the New York Times is “failing”, and on Memorial Day 2020, it appears as though the mainstream liberal rag is also flailing.

In an attempt to be “edgy” and draw in viewership, the Times has decided to use Fort Benning, Georgia as an example of how our nation’s armed forces are inherently racist, in a leap of logic that can only be described as desperate.

The New York Times editorial board wrote that “the federal government embraced pillars of the white supremacist movement when it named military bases in the South.”

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The editorial listed Fort Benning, Ga., as an example, noting that the military base honored Henry Lewis Benning, a Confederate general “who devoted himself to the premise that African-Americans were not really human and could never be trusted with full citizenship.”

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The editorial pointed to Benning’s “now-famous speech in 1861” during which “he told secession conventioneers in Virginia that his native state of Georgia had left the union for one reason — to ‘prevent the abolition of her slavery.’”

There is a telltale sign that this insinuation is nothing more than a publicity stunt, however:  The timing.

You see, Fort Benning has been around under the same name since 1909 – over a century – and it took the newspaper until Memorial Day of 2020 to suggest that there is an issue.  Heck, this story may very well have been ready to publish 4 or 5 days ago, yet it remained in the queue until such a time as much of the nation would be celebrating the sacrifices and courage of our military dead.

If the New York Times is a healthy and necessary piece of the mainstream media, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

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