Skip to comments.Undeterred, U.S. cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues
Posted on 08/15/2017 6:49:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.
The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said they would push ahead with plans to remove statues caught up in a renewed national debate over whether monuments to the U.S. Civil War's pro-slavery Confederacy are symbols of heritage or hate.
Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, announced new initiatives on Monday aimed at taking down Confederate monuments. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, a Republican, urged lawmakers to rid the state's Capitol of a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early member of the Ku Klux Klan.
"This is a time to stand up and speak out," Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said in an interview on Monday. He had moved up the announcement of his city's efforts after the Charlottesville violence.
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What's going on today within the hardcore progressive left is disgusting.
“Undeterred by the violence”....the writer is willfully ignorant. The whole point of this statue removal craze is to provoke a reaction.
We should burn all books that reference it too.
Anyone who objects to this erasure of history will be painted as a racist white supremacist.
That was the purpose of the play in Charlottesville.
They hope to generate more demonstrations so Antifa & BLM can start violence, which gets blamed on conservatives and Trump.
The Stepford left wants the public to be zombies of obedience.
The US Flag is not far behind when it comes to this commie bunch of America HATERS. They will stop at nothing and LE has been ordered to stand down. This is LIBERTY?????
If they could, they would march Leftist non-believers into the countryside for reeducation or purging.
CAUTION: Slow down, America
Disgusting. Anti-American. Evil. These cities that do this should be removed from any government help. Local, State and/or Federal.
I think the Egyptians just gouged out their eyes and nose. Remember Democrats put them up and it looks like they will take them down in the age of so called enlightenment. When you control the media there is only one narrative that is out there and the PC liberal crowd have won that war they will not change, why should they....
I think Sessions statement made yesterday is going to cool such behavior. Its National Guard time.
This is all about the Dem agenda to attack and divide the Rep Southern power base and to energize their base. It is all about politics and has very little to do with destroying Confederate historical culture.
Man I hate Reuters. There must be a lot of books that need burning too.
Byrd will be gone when WE go out and start pulling down the statues, busts and street signs. Might as well, they don’t prosecute people who do this.
That may be true. The real point is they get to destroy history and we are too afraid to react lest we be called racists.
I guess there ain’t nothing worth a fight anymore.
When are the people of Europe going to tear down the statues of the Caesars? I am offended by them, my ancestors were probably slaves that were brought into the Empire. Tear down all of Rome! Burn down Richmond the former capital of the Confederacy again, this time turn it into a potato farm. This is garbage, we need to get back to the Russians, and bathrooms for the different mindsets. It doesn’t take too much smarts to see that the Lunatics have taken over the asylum.
The statues are a symbol of Whitey. They remove the statues now, and find ways to remove Whitey later.
When slavery is erased, what will the blacks have to bitch about? You’d think they would defend these monuments so to defend their (victim) heritage. But did u notice at Durham, it was all (save for a couple) whites doing the damage?
Time for a re-read of GIBBON and Cicero. There certainly is “nothing new under the sun”.
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