A MONUMENTAL ISSUE
I admit I never had any issues with statues of Confederate generals – because there were none where I lived (New Jersey) and because I had no real personal context with the Confederacy. I did oppose officially displaying the Confederate flag anywhere other than in a museum.
However, considering the affect these statues has on a large component of American citizens, I certainly do not defend their continued existence, and support their removal - especially considering discovering the timing of and real reason for erecting many of these statues, facts that were truly unknown to me before now.
Here is what Kevin Drum explains in MOTHER JONES –
“But the timing of the monument building makes it pretty clear what the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks. They were mostly built during times when Southern whites were engaged in vicious campaigns of subjugation against blacks, and during those campaigns the message sent by a statue of Robert E. Lee in front of a courthouse was loud and clear.
No one should think that these statues were meant to be somber postbellum reminders of a brutal war. They were built much later, and most of them were explicitly created to accompany organized and violent efforts to subdue blacks and maintain white supremacy in the South.”
Kevin also says –
“I wouldn’t be surprised if even a lot of Southerners don’t really understand this.”
He points out –
“There’s a reason blacks consider these statues to be symbols of bigotry and terror. It’s because they are.”
Arrogant buffoon Donald T Rump’s tweet about these statues is ridiculous (highlight is mine) –
“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”
How totally stupid, and typically Trump-like, to suggest that no other statue or art work could ever be as beautiful as the statue of a general. He is a total idiot.
Comparing Confederate generals to Washington and Jefferson, regardless of the fact that these founding fathers had slaves, is also stupid and ridiculous.
Idiot Trump’s total response to Charlottesville was completely dangerous and deplorable on all levels – which is no surprise. Trump never speaks to America or the world – he only speaks to his ignorant and mostly bigoted core cult because he needs to continue to bathe in the roar of the crowds at his nonsensical rallies.
I am not surprised Trump took so long to denounce neo-Nazis. The strategies of his campaign and his Presidency have been taken directly from the Nazi playbook.
Thankfully Republicans are finally beginning to say “enough is enough” – although it is still too little too late. The Republican Party and so-called Republican leaders need to acknowledge the obvious proven fact that Donald T Rump is a dangerous, delusional, deplorable, despicable mentally unstable, narcissistic demagogue. None of these words, especially in combination, should ever be able to be used to describe the President of the United States!
Trump's pathological NEED to insult and belittle anyone who disagrees with or criticizes him makes him mentally incompetent.
Trump's pathological NEED to always lie about how great he is or what great things he's done makes him mentally incompetent.
Trump INABILITY to accept any reality other than deluded "alternative reality" in his mind makes him mentally incompetent.
Trump's pathological DELUSION that he's smarter than everyone else & can do anything better than anyone else makes him mentally incompetent.
Donald T Rump MUST be removed from office immediately via the 25th Amendment because of his mental incompetence – he is not fit to serve as President!
Robert D Flach
THE LIBERTY BUZZ
+ Trump's "unique take on accuracy"- he never tells the truth! He never has told the truth in his lifetime!
Watch this video from CNN on “Trump and the Truth”.
+ Republicans, please watch this video from Keith Olbermann –
+ Great news here from THE HILL -
“Another charity has canceled an event planned at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, marking the seventh group to scrap fundraising events at the luxury Palm beach, Fla., club.”
Anyone who has booked any stay or event at any of Trump’s resorts or hotels should cancel immediately. We must boycott Trump properties and products!
+ Let me end with some humor from Andy Borowitz – “Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon”.
While Donald T Rump is basically a joke – unfortunately the reality of his Presidency is not funny.
Until the guy on the phone is gone nothing will change!