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.
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
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.