Far-left thugs tearing down Confederate Army monuments across America.
The Civil War memorials and statues are rallying points for white nationalists and other far-right groups, fearful liberals say.
In Baltimore, a city councilman has demanded the “destruction” of all of Baltimore’s Confederate-era monuments.
Brandon Scott, in a resolution filed Monday, called for “the immediate destruction of all Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.” Mayor Catherine Pugh said she has contacted contractors about removing the statues.
There are more than 1,000 Confederate Army statues in public parks, courthouse squares and state capitols in 31 of the United States of America. Three dozen monuments have been built since 2000.
In New Orleans earlier this year four Confederate monuments were removed amid protests and threats. One contractor bailed out of the project after his car was set on fire by protesters.
The cost to New Orleans was $2.1 million — inflated from the original estimate of $170,000 because the city had to pay for security officers at removal sites to protect the workers. “People were scared to be a part of the project,” said a spokesman.
The deadly alt-right protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the weekend had its roots last April when the city council voted to remove a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee from a city park. The so-called city fathers even changed the name of the park from Lee Park to Emancipation Park.
Statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee, a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer in the U.S. Army for 32 years, were erected throughout the South. Lee was, and still is a hero to many people in the South — and not just to white nationalists and racists.
The movement to remove Confederate memorials and flags accelerated in June 2015 after a white supremacist shot to death nine black people at a prayer meeting in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The racist maniac who killed those innocent people was an adherent of the Confederate South, but that didn’t turn him into a twisted maniac. He already was that, and as hateful and heinous as his crime was, the fact remains that Confederate Army monuments are symbols of American history, sacred to many, and should be allowed to stand.
Liberal, often black, left wing fanatics believe that white American nationalists have no right to their own history and culture and that all of their monuments and flags must be erased from history as a form of (as Mike Adams put it in his publication Natural News) “cultural genocide.”