Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hog Roast!

In Charlottesville, the white extremists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.
The independent city of Charlottesville, Virginia is the flashpoint of a huge debate. The debate is the removal of a statue. The statue is a part of ancient history. The statue is a part of the losing side of the Civil War.

There were White extremists protests the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.

The group surrounded the statue in Lee Park.

White extremist (and alt-right provocateur) Richard Spencer was there in attendance.

The city's vote to remove the statue has earned them death threats and possible terrorist attacks.

The statue is 93 years old and council voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate general statue. Lee was pro-slavery and led the South to defeat. The city rather devote their history to the slaves and Native Americans who died under Lee, Jefferson Davis, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

The removal of Confederate memorials has gotten White extremists upset.
The white extremists are bugging out over a relic being removed.
Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote in the Atlantic about this preservation of White extremism.

"The Confederate flag's defenders often claim it represents "heritage not hate." I agree---the heritage of White supremacy was not so much birthed by hate as by the impulse towards plunder. Dylann Roof plundered nine different bodies last night, plundered nine different families of an original member, plundered nine different communities of a singular member. An entire people are poorer for his action. The flag that Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, does not stand in opposition to this act --- it endorses it. That the Confederate flag is the symbol of white supremacists is evidenced by the very words of those who birthed it."

Southern Republican lawmakers have tried to pass bills that banned the removal of these relics.

Oftentimes, it's the very same Republicans and conservatives who bemoan about the Democratic Party being the founders of the Klan.

But the Republicans are embracing the Klan by electing Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence. The Republicans want to play on the fears of Black, Hispanic, immigrant, Muslim, and gay individuals.
Robert E. Lee is a part of ancient history. They need to place the statue in a museum.
Republicans rather be in your bedroom, your vagina, your pocketbooks and your recreational lifestyle.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is an example. Sessions is now trying to impose mandatory minimums for individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses. He will place more non-violent offenders in the private prisons. Sessions is more willing to defend cops who murder unarmed people of color.

And I remember this little encounter between DL Hughley and Megyn Kelly.

DL Hughley made a critical statement about White extremism. He said that white extremists are willing to infiltrate organizations of power. The police, the military and state legislation are usual places where White extremists are willing to infiltrate.

This debate in Charlottesville and many southern cities will intensify.

Conservatives have told liberals to get over the election. I guess they need to get over the Confederacy, Ronald Reagan and being in the majority. This is ancient history. They should put those statues in a privately funded museum. In my honest opinion, they should melt them down.


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