posted on May, 11 2017 @ 02:32 PM
Nobody is going to be striking down civil war memorials, but the monuments to people that held objectionable viewpoints that are completely against
what this country now stands for? It's time to put away the pro-confederacy bull# that the rest of the country just ignored after reconstruction.
I have no problems with destroying monuments like "The battle of liberty place" monument. That was a post-war monument that was erected to honor a
white supremacy group that died trying to take back New Orleans for the white race. That had nothing to do with the civil war, and everything to do
with white supremacy. The funny thing is that a large number of these monuments were erected more than half a century after the civil war ended.
There's a statue to Jefferson Davis in New Orleans that was erected in 1911. The "Southern Mount Rushmore," which depicts Stonewall Jackson, Robert
E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis, was started in 1923, left largely unfinished for decades, then resumed in the late 50's as the civil rights movement
was gaining steam. So many of these monuments aren't "A part of history" they're glorifying an inglorious history.
Honor the dead, honor the sacrifice, but honoring confederate individuals, and the social structure they espoused, is reprehensible.