The great artist Norman Rockwell has become synonymous with everything it means to be a part of the American experience. His famous illustrations for such outlets as the Saturday Evening Post define the genre of Americana. Who could forget his iconic “Freedom From Want,” which depicts a well-dressed family of happy Americans sitting around a dinner table as the family patriarch and matriarch proudly look down at a succulent Thanksgiving turkey?
For nearly fifty years, the White House has displayed a series of Norman Rockwell panels from a series called “So You Want to See the President.” The panels show watercolor and black-and-white sketches of various characters seated as they wait for an audience with the president. Rockwell crafted the masterpieces after visiting the White House himself in 1943.
This little slice of American history has vanished from the hallowed halls of the White House, and no one quite seems to know why. All we know is that these masterpieces by an American legend have been replaced with giant photos of none other than President Joe Biden. That should tell you all you need to know about what Biden thinks of himself. I wonder if his next move will be to have giant pictures of himself placed in every schoolroom next to the gay pride flag.
Norman Rockwell’s expulsion from the hallway outside the upper press area is illustrative of what Joe Biden wants to do to our entire country. He and his leftist handlers want to eradicate any memory of the way America used to be. They want to replace history with a whitewashed and dogged adherence to the present. Even when Biden leaves the White House and his giant photos are replaced with the next president’s face, the left still will have won in their quest to remove a piece of our history because the Rockwells will still be gone. The works of Norman Rockwell embody everything that was great about a cherished era of American history. As we press on into the future, we should never forget to look back at our past. Removing Rockwell’s works from the White House is a tragic loss for the American people.