Re: W & L University and Robert E. Lee
From: Valerie Protopapas
My e-mail to him:
By now it should be plain that the demands of those who wish to consign Southern history and heritage to oblivion CANNOT be placated until everything factual, everything good, everything decent and everything CHRISTIAN is gone from the American scene to be replaced by the real racists, blacks like Eric Holder and the New Black Panther Party. I doubt very much that even at the height of slavery if Lee or any other decent Southern man advocated the murder of black babies such as has been advocated by that racist “party.”
You have two choices, it would seem: be a man and reject unequivocally such ignorant, biased and hateful “demands” from people who have neither the right nor the rationality to make them or appease these bigots and discover – once again – that you CANNOT appease haters. Neville Chamberlain tried that in 1939 and look where it got him – and us.
I hope that you have the same character as the man whose memorial is exhibited in your institution.
Valerie Protopapas
New York, New York