Dixie Heritage News – Friday, June 15, 2018
CONFEDERATE CANDIDATE WINS SENATE PRIMARY
While national Republicans are likely to distance themselves from Corey Stewart – the GOP nominee in Virginia’s Senate race who has embraced Confederate symbols, President Trump congratulated Stewart on his win with the following Wednesday morning TWEET:
“Congratulations to Corey Stewart for his great victory for Senator from Virginia. Now he runs against a total stiff, Tim Kaine, who is weak on crime and borders, and wants to raise your taxes through the roof. Don’t underestimate Corey, a major chance of winning!”
The President’s praise of Stewart is far different from other Republicans, who lament the fact that Stewart won and have condemned Stewart’s embrace of Confederate Flags and memorials.
“I am extremely disappointed that a candidate like Corey Stewart could win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate,” Bill Bolling, a Republican and former scalawag Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, tweeted Tuesday night. “This is clearly not the Republican Party I once knew, loved and proudly served. Every time I think things can’t get worse they do, and there is no end in sight.”
ALABAMA SCV WITHDRAWS MONUMENT PETITION
Tim Kent, who had petitioned the Colbert County Commission on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, says that his request to erect a monument at the Colbert County Courthouse for Confederate Brigadier General James Deshler was misconstrued.
At least two County Commissioners had already suggested to Kent that the school bearing the General’s name would be a better site for the monument than the courthouse lawn.
Kent requested that the petition for a Courthouse monument be removed from the County Commission’s agenda last week before members could vote on it.
DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA COMMITTEE BEGINS MEETING PROCESS
Last week Thursday night, the city-county committee tasked with justifying the eventual removal of Confederate monuments that remain on Durham public properties heard “expert testimony” from UNC-Chapel Hill history professor Fitzhugh Brundage, who has studied the all of the state’s monuments and memorials.
Committee members are tasked with cataloging every Confederate monument and symbol in the city and county by next October; then make a recommendation on what to do with all of them.
Durham’s Confederate monument committee meets again June 21 at Rougemont Ruritan Club.
Meantime, on the state level, a final decision is still forthcoming from the NC Historical Commission on whether to remove the Confederate monuments from the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh.
GEORGIA TO DROP GENERAL’S NAME
On Tuesday the Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted on a “compromise” which drops Confederate general Joseph Johnston’s name from a park renaming “Johnson’s River Line Park” to “Mableton’s Chattahoochee River Line Park.”
SCHOOL NAME CHANGED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Stonewall Jackson Elementary School in Dallas had a new sign installed Tuesday morning to reflect its new, Confederate-less name: Mockingbird Elementary. The new name officially goes into effect in July the new signage up about a month ahead of time.
The school was one of three that Dallas ISD trustees voted to rename last December. Like Stonewall Jackson, the other two-Robert E. Lee and William L. Cabell-honored Confederate generals.
Cabell Elementary will be rebranded Chapel Hill Preparatory, Robert E. Lee will be Geneva Heights Elementary.
SEVERAL MEMORIALS REMOVED
Did you know that the section of I-10 from Lordsburg to Las Cruces in New Mexico was the Jefferson Davis Highway? At least it was. The decades-old markers, which had been erected in the State’s rest areas, were removed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
When asked why the markers had been removed without any indication or action of the Governor or Legislature, Emilee Cantrell, a Transportation Department spokeswoman, said: “The markers…were brought to Secretary [Tom] Church’s attention, he had them removed.”
Cantrell did not say when or how the Secretary became aware of the markers, only that each was removed. She would not say what the Department has done with the markers, either.
Local officials, like Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, seemed unaware the monuments ever existed.
Now, they are simply gone.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS EFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Mississippi Senator Fred Wicker, “Prof. Steven Calabresi of Northwestern Law School and Mark Levin have argued that Robert Mueller’s appointment violates the Appointments Clause because he is a principal officer exercising at least the authority of a U.S. attorney but was not appointed by the president or confirmed by the Senate. Do you agree that Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional?”
Sen. Wicker said, “I haven’t had a chance to look at those, uh, writings, so I’ll be glad to do that. Okay?”
Prof. Calabresi has argued that Robert Mueller’s appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is unconstitutional because Mueller has taken legal actions appropriate only to the assistant attorney general or the 93 permanent U.S. attorneys, who are principal officers.
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that principal officers must be nominated by the president and approved by the Senate. Calabresi argues that because Mueller acts like a principal officer but was neither nominated by the president nor confirmed by the Senate, his appointment is unconstitutional.
LEGAL ADVICE FROM SEAN HANNITY
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witnesses should run an experiment to see if they can replicate Hillary Clinton’s results, if they destroy evidence in the same manner in response to Mueller’s demand for their phones and encrypted texts, Fox News’ Sean Hannity proposed on his Wednesday show.
Hannity hypothesized that the results would be much different, and harsher, if they try to replicate Hillary Clinton’s outcome:
“Maybe Mueller’s witnesses, I don’t know, if I advised them to follow Hillary Clinton’s lead:
“Delete all your emails, and then acid wash the emails and hard drives on your phones, then take your phones and bash them with a hammer into little itsy bitsy pieces, use BleachBit, remove the sim cards.”
“And then take the pieces and hand it over to Robert Mueller and say, ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is equal justice under the law.'”
“How do you think that would work out for everybody who Mueller’s demanding their phones of tonight?” Hannity asked, before answering his own question:
“I’m certain the result would not be the same as Hillary’s.”
SPEAKING OF HANNITY
President Trump, on the heels of his historic summit with Kim Jong Un, told Sean that he believes the North Korean leader will begin to work toward dismantling his country’s nuclear program “virtually immediately.”
The president left Singapore after the two leaders signed a document stating Pyongyang would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
In an interview with the Fox News host, President Trump said the process is “really moving rapidly…I just think that we are now we are going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea, and I believe that he’s going back and will start it virtually immediately – and he’s already indicated that and you look at what he’s done,” Trump said.
President Trump also said that he will be ending joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. Additionally, he said Kim agreed to destroy a “major” missile testing site. The joint declaration states that the U.S. has committed to providing “security guarantees” to Pyongyang.
Whether the unpredictable North Korean leader will follow through remains unclear, but President Trump sounded optimistic as he left the summit. He told Hannity the two of them “got along from the beginning” and Kim understood the need to dismantle his nuclear program. “His country has to be de-nuked and he understood that, he fully understood that, he didn’t fight it,” President Trump said.
First President to Celebrate 94th Birthday
A few months ago, President George H. W. Bush officially claimed the record as the nation’s longest living President. The record of 34,133 days (93 years and 165 days) was previously held by the 38th President, Gerald Ford.
On Tuesday, the nation’s 41st President enjoyed a relaxing birthday celebration with family at his seaside compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. This makes him the first President in our nation’s history to live to celebrate his 94th birthday.
NEW SENATE RECORD
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a key Senate milestone Tuesday, surpassing former Sen. Robert Dole of Kansas to become the longest-serving Republican leader in the chamber’s history.
Politicians from both parties praised McConnell’s leadership since 2007.
WOMEN DOMINATE DEMOCRAT PRIMARIES
Women are on a roll in Democratic primaries. In Virginia, Democrats nominated women in all four competitive House seats this November. Nominees include:
Elaine Luria, a former Navy commander who will run in Virginia’s 2nd District, which is filled with military families as it is home to a large Naval base in Norfolk.
Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operative who will try to oust GOP Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th District.
Dave Wasserman, a House race expert from the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, tweeted an eye-popping statistic: So far, Democrats have nominated women candidates in 73 out of 150 seats that don’t have an incumbent running.
GOOD RIDDANCE YA SCALAWAG
Republicans ousted House incumbent Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) who lost his primary to fellow Republican Katie Arrington after she received a last-minute endorsement from President Trump.
Upon returning home from Singapore Wednesday morning the President sent the following TWEET:
“My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary, thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!”
IMMIGRATION DEBACLE DRAGS ON
House Republicans will vote on two different immigration bills next week as part of a compromise deal between House leadership and moderate Republicans, who have been on a quest to force an immigration reform vote.
According to Politico, Republicans will vote on a conservative immigration proposal written by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and a yet-to-be-seen “compromise” bill.
Politico reports that neither bill will pass, and that immigration reform advocates who wanted to see the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program codified into law will likely not get the outcome they want.
WHERE’S THE BEEF
by Al Benson, Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the Editor of the Copperhead Chronicle. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South.
Many of you may remember the television commercial from several years ago where this small lady stepped up to the lunch counter and hollered “Where’s the beef?” It was some sort of fast food commercial but it caught peoples’ attention and the short lady in the commercial ended up doing more commercials for different companies along the same lines.
Someone with imagination today could probably do a similar commercial where some old lady steps up in front of a Robert Mueller or Adam Schiff facsimile and shouts “Where’s the evidence?”
It would be an interesting question to be approached in this manner, seeing that after almost two years of all kinds of allegations about Russia hacking the 2016 election for Trump and even more allegations about Trump’s dealings with Putin to make double sure Trump won the election, there seems to be somewhat of a dearth of any real evidence to support these highly questionable claims.
This is confirmed by an article by Ray McGovern on Consortium News for June 7th, https://consortiumnews.com/2018/06/07/still-waiting-for-evidence-of-a-russian-hack Mr. McGovern notes: “More than two years after the allegation of Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election was first made, conclusive proof is still lacking and may never be produced. If you are wondering why so little is heard these days of accusations that Russia hacked into the U.S. election in 2016, it could be because those charges could not withstand close scrutiny…Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity-including two ‘alumni’ who were former National Security Agency technical directors-have long since concluded that Julian Assange did not acquire what he called the ’emails related to Hillary Clinton’ via a ‘hack’ by the Russians or anyone else. They found, rather, that he got them from someone with physical access to Democratic National Committee computers who copied the material onto an external storage device-probably a thumb drive.” In other words, it was an inside job, not the Russians! Is anyone surprised? Some have wondered if this had anything to do with the Seth Rich “robbery”/murder.
One of the greatest congressional snake oil salesmen who has mercilessly promoted the Trump/Russian collusion fable has been the Democrat’s professional prevaricator, Adam Schiff. To listen to Schiff you would think there were, literally, mountains of evidence out there conclusively proving that Trump and Putin were in bed with one another and that Putin was really running Washington! However, for some arcane reason, Mr. Schiff “can’t share the evidence” but we are all supposed to believe that he is sitting on it, mountains of it! McGovern noted in his article “…I had a chance to challenge Schiff personally on the gaping disconnect between the Russians and WikiLeaks. Schiff still ‘can’t share the evidence’ witlh me…or with anyone else, because it does not exist.” Schiff continues to protest that he has all this evidence, but he just can’t share it with anyone-we’ll all just have to take his word that he has it and continue to believe what he and the other Democrats have been telling us about how ensnared Trump is with the Russians-who are really running the White House, because, after all, haven’t they told us this is what’s going on? And isn’t that good enough? Maybe, if you are a blithering idiot, what the Democrats say is good enough for you, but for anyone with at least half a brain, it shouldn’t be.
Over the decades the Democrats have been famous, from St. Hillary and her significant other, on down, for falsehood, illusion and delusion-and yet now we are supposed to believe them??? I don’t think Mr. Schiff would know the truth if it jumped out of his office wastebasket and belted him in the chops! And all that is not to say that the Republicans are pure as the driven snow by any means.
All of what has gone on via the continuing efforts of Mueller, Schiff, and company has been a major part of the prolonged effort by the Deep State to destabilize Trump’s presidency because the Deep State really doesn’t want him there-they wanted Hillary-but God intervened and now they are ticked.
It should have occurred to these rocket scientists by now that this really isn’t working out quite the way they planned and what they are really doing is exposing their own efforts to illegally remove Trump from office. The American people, thanks to the alternative media, have begun to see all this and they are tending to get fed up with it.
There has been lots of talk of late about another “civil war” in America. Should that happen, some of these Deep State denizens may not like some of the results. In the meantime, Mr.Mueller, Mr. Schiff-Where’s the Evidence???
2015 Article – In Defense of the Donald
by Brent Smith
Brent Smith is a writer, author, and blogger best known for his syndicated column, The Common Constitutionalist. Brent is a writer for many conservative outlets.
As republicans our number one job – our overarching, maybe our only concern is to not upset anyone – particularly protected groups. We can’t say anything about the overwhelming and disproportionate amount of black crime, black murders, etc.
They say this will anger the “black community.” We can’t stand up against same-sex marriage or any LGBT cause or we’ll anger the gay community. And we darn sure can’t have anything but respect and reverence for people who cross our southern border illegally, particular Mexicans. That is certain to cause ever single person of Latin heritage to instantly and forever turn against us.
And Donald Trump has broken this most important commandment, for he dared to be brutally honest about what’s really happening on the border and who is making the crossing.
Here’s a quick recap:
“When do we beat Mexico at the border? The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump exclaimed in his now infamous speech.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
“But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.”
“It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably – probably – from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
So now the soft gooey center of the Republican Party and faux-conservative intelligentsia have come out from hiding under their desks to line up against the Donald.
Former establishment standard bearer Mitt Romney told CNN: “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans. And it’s unfortunate.” And in an obvious effort to further divide the right the reporter followed up with: “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” Predictably, Romney’s reply was “I think a number of them have.”
Rick Perry called Trumps remarks “offensive,” and that “he will have to stand up and defend those remarks – I never will.” Rick Santorum kind of said nothing while saying something. Jeb said that Trump is just doing this to inflame and to incite.”
“Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive,” Marco Rubio said. “Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide.
And then there’s my man Ted Cruz who said: “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it.” Way to go Ted!
So really – what did Trump say that was offensive – the truth? He didn’t say all Mexicans are rapists and criminals – but there are sure enough of them. Murderers, rapists, MS-13 gang members, drug and human traffickers. Want just a few? Here’s a link.
And really Marco? Listen to your own quote. “Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together.” But we are speaking of illegals, not Americans. Did you just misspeak? Was this just gibberish boilerplate or did you tip your hand?
So to heck with the whole lot of you cowardly Republicans. You just showed us all that nothing will be done at the border if you are elected, and that’s not acceptable.
I’m really starting to come around on The Donald. He’s still a progressive, but maybe his courage will rub off on others.
NANCY HITT SUGGESTS
I wonder why we do not have a 24-7 protest in front of at least the Montgomery SPLC offices?
HERSCHEL SMITH WRITES:
The Virginia State Police are way, way behind on entering CHP holder information into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN).
What that means is that if you are stopped by police, who for some reason doesn’t trust the validity of your CHP, and the officer queries VCIN, he might be told incorrectly that your permit doesn’texist (if new) or has expired!
Supposedly the VCIN system puts up a message warning officer’s that it’s data is not to be blindly trusted, but I’m hearing some officers are doing so anyway and there have been arrests. If the VCIN information isn’t 100% accurate, why are the State Police even providing it? That’s a recipe for disaster. Impose an unconstitutional system for people to have to get State permission to exercise a God-given right, fail to catalog that permission, and then arrest them.
I don’t want to hear one word about sympathy or support for LEOs. LEOs in Virginia have either [a] done this themselves, or [b] allowed their colleagues to do this with impunity. Thus either way they are responsible for this evil act, each and every one of them, individually.
Behind Trump’s Exasperation
by Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan was twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He is also a founder and editor of The American Conservative.
At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.”
After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. … And that’s … what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One.”
In Singapore, Trump tweeted more about that piggy bank.
“Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades … (while) the U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade?”
To understand what drives Trump, and explains his exasperation and anger, these remarks are a good place to begin.
Our elites see America as an “indispensable nation,” the premier world power whose ordained duty it is to defend democracy, stand up to dictators and aggressors, and uphold a liberal world order.
They see U.S. wealth and power as splendid tools that fate has given them to shape the future of the planet.
Trump sees America as a nation being milked by allies who free ride on our defense effort, as they engage in trade practices that prosper their own peoples at America’s expense.
Where our elites live to play masters of the universe, Trump sees a world laughing behind America’s back, while allies exploit our magnanimity and idealism for their own national ends.
The numbers are impossible to refute and hard to explain.
Last year, the EU had a $151 billion trade surplus with the U.S. China ran a $376 billion trade surplus with the U.S., the largest in history. The world sold us $796 billion more in goods than we sold to the world.
A nation that spends more than it takes in from taxes, and consumes more of the world’s goods than it produces itself for export, year in and year out, is a nation on the way down.
We are emulating our British cousins of the 19th century.
Trump understands that this situation is not sustainable. His strength is that the people are still with him on putting America first.
Yet he faces some serious obstacles.
What is his strategy for turning a $796 billion trade deficit into a surplus? Is he prepared to impose the tariffs and import restrictions that would be required to turn America from the greatest trade-deficit nation in history to a trade-surplus nation, as we were up until the mid-1970s?
Americans are indeed carrying the lion’s share of the load of the defense of the West, and of fighting the terrorists and radical Islamists of the Middle East, and of protecting South Korea and Japan.
But if our NATO and Asian allies refuse to make the increases in defense he demands, is Trump really willing to cancel our treaty commitments, walk away from our war guarantees, and let these nations face Russia and China on their own? Could he cut that umbilical cord?
Ike’s Secretary of State John Foster Dulles spoke of conducting an “agonizing reappraisal” of U.S. commitments to defend NATO allies, if they did not contribute more money and troops.
Dulles died in 1959, and that reappraisal, threatened 60 years ago, never happened. Indeed, when the Cold War ended, out NATO allies cut defense spending again. Yet we are still subsidizing NATO in Europe and have taken on new allies since the Soviet Empire fell.
If Europe refuses to invest the money in defense Trump demands, or accept the tariffs America needs to reduce and erase its trade deficits, what does he do? Is he prepared to shut U.S. bases and pull U.S. troops out of the Baltic republics, Poland and Germany, and let the Europeans face Vladimir Putin and Russia themselves?
This is not an academic question. For the crunch that was inevitable when Trump was elected seems at hand.
He promised to negotiate with Putin and improve relations with Russia. He promised to force our NATO allies to undertake more of their own defense. He pledged to get out and stay out of Mideast wars, and begin to slash the trade deficits that we have run with the world.
And that’s what America voted for.
Now, after 500 days, he faces formidable opposition to these defining goals of his campaign, even within his own party.
Putin remains a pariah on Capitol Hill. Our allies are rejecting the tariffs Trump has imposed and threatening retaliation. Free trade Republicans reject tariffs that might raise the cost of the items U.S. companies makes abroad and then ships back to the United States.
The decisive battles between Trumpian nationalism and globalism remain ahead of us. Trump’s critical tests have yet to come.
And our exasperated president senses this.
Fighting to Survive Authoritarianism
by Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant US Treasury Secretary and former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.
The European peoples whose governments were paid to sell out the sovereignty of their nations to the EU are experiencing great difficulties in being permitted to govern themselves.
As the result of Italians’ frustration with the self-serving elite who have ruled Italy for decades, the recent democratic elections in Italy brought to power two anti-establishment political parties, Five-Star and Lega (League), that have solid majorities in both houses. However, the Italian president, an operative for the EU, attempted to appoint the prime minister independently of the election results, tried tohimself appoint a “technocratic cabinet” that would ignorethe democratic outcome, and succeeded in blocking the anti-establishment winners of the election from forming a government for three months.
EU official Gunther Oettinger said that it was “not acceptable” for Italians to vote for anti-establishment parties and threatened Italians with financialdestabilization that would “teach them how to vote.”
Previously, in the wake of the international economiccrisis brought on by the “banks too big to fail,” the Italiansand the Greeks attempted to govern themselves democratically, but it was not permitted. The European Commission appointed Mario Monti, a banker, to be Italy’s prime minister. Monti, a member of GoldmanSachs Board of International Advisers, European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, and a member of the Bilderberg Group, was appointed by the elite, not elected by the people. His cabinet did not include a single elected politician. (See my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism.)
Greece suffered the same fate of having an unelected banker appointed prime minister of Greece. Later when the Greeks succeeded in electing an anti-establishment government, the EU used economic threats and punishments to prevent the Greek government from governing.
In the US the Democratic Party, presstitute media, and the security agencies have made a strenuous effort to overturn the election of Donald Trump. They have failed to evict him from office, but they have turned him away from his goal of normalizing relations with Russia and withdrawing militarily from the Middle East. In effect, Trump has been forced into the position of being the agent for what he campaigned against.
In the West and among Western funded NGOs that operate in Russia and China, there is mindless talk about Russian and Chinese authoritarianism. Yet, democracy is far more alive in Russia and within the Chinese Communist Party that it is in the West.
Western democracy has been dying for a long time. In the course of forming the EU, populations in some countries voted down membership. The vote was not permitted to stand. After a period of propaganda to instill fear of being”excluded from Europe,” populations were made to vote again. In this way they were strong-armed into sacrificing sovereignty to the EU.
It remains to be seen if the British vote to exit the EU will actually be implemented. The Western elites despise democracy. They tolerate it only as a cover for their self-dealing when it can be manipulated to serve their interests. The Russians who want to join Western Democracy are clearly lacking in understanding.
Considering the seeds of crisis that the self-serving policies of the Western elites have sowed, the responses to the crises will be calls for and acceptance of authoritarian rule. It is entirely possible that the democratic era is approaching its end.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
“THEY ARE ALL RACIST!”
At least 97% of them are racist anyway. This according to Fitzhugh Brundage, a professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
According to Professor Brundage, EVERY MONUMENT, Confederate or otherwise, that is not a depiction of a black person, is racist! Of the 1100 or so monuments in North Carolina, Brundage says, “There are 34 that depict Africa Americans….That’s about 3 percent.”
Most particularly racist, according to the Professor, are veterans monuments to any war. He particularly takes exception not just to Confederate veteran’s monuments but also to WWI monuments. “While World War I era monuments in the memorial South include the names of those African-Americans in the communities who served, many even pointing out that they were black soldiers, which, according to Brundage, also makes them racist. Why? Because by pointing out that they are memorializing a black soldier they are “monuments of segregation,” according to Brundage, “They’re visible reminders of [it].”
So if you erect a monument to anyone who is not black you are a racist. And if you point out that the monument is erected to a black, well, you are a racist.
Until Next Week,
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