Thursday, August 24, 2017


The Unbearable Lightness of Confederate-Statue Removal
Excerpt: Banning them will do bupkis for blacks. To update an old joke, removing Confederate statues is a bit like wetting one’s self in a dark suit: It offers a warm feeling but little of lasting value. The erasist frenzy to tear down Confederate monuments is accelerating at the speed of mob rule. What began in April with New Orleans’s planned-if-ill-advised banishment of statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and generals P. G. T Beauregard and Robert E. Lee has devolved into vandalism. (Ah, what about military posts named for Confederate generals, like Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, etc.? ~Bob)

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