If there’s anything Democrats are good at, it’s taking a bad situation and making it worse. Watch them long enough, and you would almost start to believe that they are actively rooting for this country to collapse in a heap of ashes. You know…almost.
The last thing we need right now is another huge national push to tear down Confederate statues. It’s time to just…give this crap a breather. Let’s think it over. Let’s hear each other out. Like President Trump said, not everyone who protests the removal of this history is some incorrigible white supremacist. Many people simply resent the whitewashing of southern history and heritage, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with their position. This is something that can and perhaps should be debated. But maybe not now. Maybe, let’s just take it easy for a while and not put any more gasoline on what is already a highly combustible—
Well, never mind.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus tripped over themselves on Tuesday to revive calls to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol after this weekend’s violence in Charlottesville.
“We will never solve America’s race problem if we continue to honor traitors who fought against the United States in order to keep African Americans in chains. By the way, thank god, they lost,” Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond said.
In a statement to The Hill, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said, “Confederate memorabilia have no place in this country and especially not in the United States Capitol. These images symbolize a time of racial discrimination and segregation that continues to haunt this country and many African-Americans who still to this day face racism and bigotry. It is past time for action to remove all Confederate symbols in the U.S. Capitol and on the Mississippi state flag.”
A spokesman for Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said he believes that there are better people to represent the South.
“Congressman Johnson believes we should revise and supplement history with statues of other Americans who have contributed to our collective experience and story,” the spokesman said. “The goal should be revision and inclusion as opposed to the obliteration of the nation’s history.”
Well, that all sounds nice and middle-groundish, but color us skeptical.
If nothing else was proven by Charlottesville, it’s that white supremacist groups feed off the energy of these idiotic movements to tear down Confederate monuments and other symbols of our American heritage. Why, then, are there so many people – some even on the right! – who now want to shove that movement into overdrive?
Like we said, you’d almost believe…