Tarbrushing is the malicious misrepresentation of elements of European history and culture as nonwhite. Tokenism in popular culture had been creeping in for decades, but in 2003 we still had a cleanly-cast “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Now, it’s like an outbreak of herpes.
When communists tear down Confederate statues or when they tarbrush European heritage, they seek to erase our memory. They don’t just want us eradicated physically. They want to obliterate all evidence that we had ever existed.
Ugly. So is this “Typical German” campaign from 2017:
And this year’s “First Swedes” “documentary”:
A future question: “Why did we tolerate this?”
With a black Anne Frank:
Man doesn’t study history to avoid repeating its mistakes. We will keep on making the same mistakes we’ve been doing since Adam and Eve. We over-correct in the short term, then go back to our old errors in the long term. Forever, as long as we live on this beautiful planet. We study history so that we remember who we are. To prevent erosion.
Achilles and Hector, perfectly cast: