Monday, July 20, 2015

Stone Mountain And The Repeal Of History

                The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the famous Confederate Memorial Carving on Stone Mountain, Georgia, that depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, three complicated figures who are immensely important to history. This in the Era of Tolerance of All Things?
                Islamic terrorists knocked down the Twin Towers and killed 3,000 innocents, yet we don’t call for the evisceration of any Muslim symbols. In fact, we decided a “Ground Zero Mosque” would be a good thing! In that same context we should have “United Daughters of the Confederacy” booths at the Shiloh and Antietam national battlefields.
                And why aren’t there calls for the removal of other famously racist symbols… like the Democratic Party itself? I mean, George Wallace (“segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever), Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (who helped put the Confederate flag above the South Carolina courthouse), Robert Byrd  (Klan Leader & ‘Exalted Cyclopes’!), Woodrow Wilson (supported segregation in the South and re-segregated the federal government) and Eugene “Bull” Connor (ordered police dogs and fire hoses to be let loose on peaceful demonstrators led by Martin Luther King) are a who’s who of famous American racists, and there are too many more to list!

                It was right to abolish slavery. 620,000 American soldiers died in the conflict that helped accomplish this.

                It is wrong to abolish history.


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