It is an imperative that people start any discussion about Charlottesville by saying how deplorable the white nationalists/supremacists. Not to do so means that you side with them. Okay white nationalists/supremacists are deplorable. Maybe I’ll open every post with that so as not to have commie AntiFa goons trying to penetrate the perimeter here at the compound to pull down my St. Francis statue.
No, St. Francis is not safe from the on-going purge being pursued by ignorant leftist to hit the delete key on anyone and any idea that does not conform to their BS ideas about things. On the other hand, real racists like dead former Grand Kleagle of the KKK, WV’s Bobby Byrd, will be deemed sufficiently reformed to keep his name on a 1oos of sites in WV.
Here’s the problem as I see it. You cannot judge peole from the past against modern mores. Slavery, sadly, has always been and remains today a part of human nature. Seems to me, forgiveness is easier for people who conformed to the custom of the time than someone who continue to maintain those views long after they’d been discarded. Bobby Byrd was a modern day hater. In my book that makes him a far worse character than the average pre 1861 Southerner. Tear down his statues and change the names on everything with his name on it.
If they don’t demand that, you’ll know the AntiFa leftists are not driven by racism. They are driven by politics. The politics is, as always for leftists, driven by the effort to first weaken and then finally destroy America.
As the purges continue Washington Jefferson et al are on the chopping block. Then the leftist mob go after the National Anthem. Then the American flag will all be excised to accommodate these lunatics.
Here’s an odd thing no matter what accommodation is given, nothing will make the Lefty Loon happy.
Lex has always wondered why the Feds allowed statutes of rebels to stand and took to naming military bases after rebel generals (and not very good ones at that). But once you go down the road of excising your history, where do you stop? There is a movement afoot to remove the name Lynch from buildings because someone is upset by that name.