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The Art of Being Offended: Part One

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Confederate monuments in New Orleans: Where will they go next?

Updated on May 11, 2017 at 2:56 PM Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:53 AM

BY CHELSEA BRASTED, NOLA.COM 

If J.C. Hanna had his way, New Orleans' Confederate monumentswould stay right where they are.

"I don't want to see them move, period," said Hanna, commander of the Louisiana division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. "I don't know of anywhere else in New Orleans they could be put where they'd have a place of respect. I really don't."

After removing the Jefferson Davis monument early Thursday (May 11), the city is moving forward with plans to take down two more Confederate monuments, and it's not yet clear exactly where they'll eventually land. The Battle of Liberty Place obelisk, which was taken down April 24, and the Jefferson Davis statue are being stored at an undisclosed city warehouse.

A 6-1 City Council vote in December 2015 declared statues of P.G.T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, Davis and the Battle of Liberty Place monuments public nuisances that could be removed. Since then Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials have said the statues should be placed in a public setting with the "proper context."  :snip: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/05/confederate_monuments_where_ar.html#incart_big-photo

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Refighting the “Civil” War

MAY 11, 2017BILL BONNERBILL BONNER'S DIARY

SALTA, ARGENTINA – Public life is always a hoot…

People of sound mind and reasonable judgment in their personal lives take on characters full of unwarranted confidence and intolerant insistence in public.

The couple whose son has a “drug problem” wants the government to start a nationwide treatment program.

The guy who can’t get his town sanitation department to pick up the trash in front of his house wants to clean up a government on the other side of the world.

The woman who is not sure she will need an umbrella is convinced the planet is warming up.

It’s always easier to solve someone else’s problem than your own. That’s one of the great advantages of living overseas: Public life is full of other people’s problems.

Old Stones

Imagine if a group of Americans proposed to abolish the First Amendment, take away your favorite monuments, or introduce devil worship at your church.

You would be outraged.

But when similar outrages happen in a foreign language… they are mostly amusing and puzzling.

The show is a comedy, not a tragedy. As our friend Nassim Taleb puts it, we have no “skin in the game.”

Overseas, we lack the cues, the context, and the emotional connections to take them seriously.

We read the headlines; we shake our heads and smile. The local myths and mysteries have no power over us.

So it was that when a group of leftist demonstrators marched through Salta yesterday, we didn’t know what to make of it.

“What was that all about?” we asked.       :snip:     http://bonnerandpartners.com/refighting-the-civil-war/  

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Lee Statue-Removal Protesters Clash, Scuffle with Supporters at Park

Posted: May 13, 2017 5:24 PM CDT Updated: May 13, 2017 5:37 PM CDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Tensions were high in Charlottesville’s Jackson Park Saturday afternoon as protesters against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue took on supporters.

"No reason why we can't celebrate the history that has brought us to the glorious future that we are emboldened in now,” protester Orry Von Dize said

Charlottesville's Jackson park filled with protesters determined to protect what they call their "white heritage."

"We're not white supremacists. We are simply just white people that love our heritage, our culture, our European identity,” Von Dize said.

Hundreds voiced their opposition to Charlottesville City Council's vote to remove the Lee statue in Lee Park. They don't want the Jackson monument to be next.  :snip:   http://www.nbc29.com/story/35422510/lee-statue-removal-protesters-clash-scuffle-with-supporters-at-park

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Confederate Statues, Flags, and Heritage: ‘Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere’ (We Dare Defend Our Rights)

 
Via Mike
 
Confederate Statues, Flags, and Heritage:  ‘Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere’ (We Dare Defend Our Rights)

In the last two decades, Confederate flags, monuments, symbols, and heroes have come under increasing slander and contemptuous treatment by those who have uncritically accepted the prevailing counterfactual narrative of Civil War history. Those who have broken the chains of political correctness and unsnarled the many decades of propaganda justifying that war come to a different conclusion. The latest perversions of history are the tools of a political agenda that would displace freedom by displacing truth. Displacing truth generally requires totalitarian cultural and political cleansing. If you are familiar with the methods of Marx, Alinsky, Goebbels, Sayyid Qutb, and the Muslim Brotherhood, you know what I mean. The attack on Confederate symbols and history is only one front of a larger multi-front war: a war against both American and Western civilization and heritage, especially their Judeo-Christian foundations.   
 
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Passion simmers at the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans

When word spread that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be pried from its perch high above downtown New Orleans early Friday morning (May 18), pro-monument and anti-monument activists gathered at the site where they locked in sometimes strident debate. After midnight, musicians Gene Black, Shaye Cohn, Ashlin Parker and Khris Royal rendered a haunting version of the national anthem, which is used here with their permission. 

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 May 21, 2017

Alabama lawmakers approve sweeping protections for Confederate monuments

By Rick Moran



NPR:

The New Orleans City Council had declared the city's four Confederate monuments a public nuisance.

On Friday police cars circled the last one standing, the imposing statue of General Robert E. Lee, a 16-foot-tall bronze figure mounted on a 60-foot pedestal in the center of Lee Circle near downtown. Live news trucks were parked on side streets, and cameramen watched from the windows of nearby hotel rooms. The air was muggy and tense.

Three monuments already had come down in what represented a sharp cultural changing of the guard: First it was the Liberty Place monument, an obelisk tucked on a back street near the French Quarter that commemorated a Reconstruction Era white supremacist attack on the city's integrated police force; next, Confederate Jefferson Davis — a bronze statue of the only president of the Confederacy, mounted on a pedestal in the working-class Mid-City area of town; then, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, mounted high on a horse in a roundabout at the entrance to City Park.

Statue supporters say they represent an important part of the state's identity and culture — but in a city where 60 percent of the residents are African-American, many see the monuments as an offensive celebration of the Confederacy and the system of slavery it sought to preserve   :snip:   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/alabama_lawmakers_approve_sweeping_protections_for_confederate_monuments.html

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The League of the South has spent years warning about Southern cultural genocide.

Unlike our friends in the Southern heritage movement, Southern Nationalists do not believe we can coexist in a multiracial democracy. We do not believe we can preserve our Southern heritage while becoming a racial and cultural minority in our own lands. In every society, someone always rules. In the past, we ruled ourselves and erected public monuments to our forefathers. Today, we have decamped to the suburbs and have turned over the keys of our great cities to the negro.

As the Robert E. Lee monument comes down in New Orleans, I have compiled a list of the lessons we have learned from this episode. This is a verdict on multiracial democracy.

1.) Dylann Roof Didn’t Cause This 
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Students Object to Lou Reed’s Hit ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ as ‘Transphobic’

Mike LaChance   

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lou Reed passed away in 2013. At least he’s not here to witness one of his best songs become the newest thing campus snowflakes have deemed problematic.

Students at the University of Guelph in Canada played “Walk on the Wild Side” at a campus event and were ultimately forced to apologize.

 

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·        Statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle Washington  :o

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after the confederates, who's next?

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By:Pat Buchanan | May 25, 2017

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.

Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator.

Under President Grant, Sherman took command of the Union army and ordered Gen. Philip Sheridan, who had burned the Shenandoah Valley to starve Virginia into submission, to corral the Plains Indians on reservations.

It is in dispute as to whether Sheridan said, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." There is no dispute as to the contempt Sheridan had for the Indians, killing their buffalo to deprive them of food.   :snip:   https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/after-the-confederates-whos-next/

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Media Loves New Orleans Mayor Still Fighting Civil War

Via Billy

As the Robert E. Lee monument was being removed last Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a victory speech to a select group of supporters at Gallier Hall, ironically, a former slave auction house.

In the last week, the speech received lavish praise from the liberal media, both locally and nationally. Landrieu received glowing tributes throughout the mainstream news media, from the pages of the liberal Times Picayune in New Orleans to the editorial page of the liberal New York Times.

In fact, on Sunday, Landrieu will achieve the ultimate award bestowed to a liberal politician, an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Surely, partisan Democrat host Chuck Todd will shower Landrieu with praise for having the “courage” to dethrone the four nasty, symbols of white supremacy. Unfortunately, he will probably not ask the Mayor about many of the city’s ongoing problems and unanswered questions.   :snip:  https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/05/media-loves-new-orleans-mayor-still.html

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The Catholic Thing

The End of Memory

Brad Miner

Monday, May 29, 2017

Note: I’m happy to be back in America for today’s holiday, Memorial Day. Not to detract from what must be the main focus of this day, but I notice a lag in our fundraising. So please let me just remind you that we need you to remember The Catholic Thing in order that this vital work remain very much alive among us. – Robert Royal

Robert E. Lee fell last week.

Of course, the great Confederate general died – full of years and honors – in 1870, but this week he was ignominiously toppled in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Lee Statue there was removed by crane from its pedestal. The crowd gathered for the spectacle chanted the taunting 1970’s hit “Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.” Democrat mayor of the Big Easy, Mitch Landrieu, said that the statue celebrated “a fictional, sanitized Confederacy, ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, ignoring the terror that it actually stood for. And after the Civil War, these monuments were part of that terrorism as much as burning a cross on someone’s lawn.”

There’s a movement afoot to replace the effigy of Lee with some sort of tribute to Allen Toussaint (1938-2015), the Louisiana-born composer of pop songs, including the memorable “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” and such less memorable tunes as “Mother-in-Law” and “I Could Eat Crawfish Everyday.” :snip: 

 

   

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Confederate statue removed from University of Louisville campus rededicated in Kentucky

 
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The confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years and led to a legal battle finally has a new home.

The Confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years and led to a legal battle finally has a new home.

The confederate monument now stands behind me here in Riverfront Park in Brandenburg, Kentucky. City officials re-dedicated the monument and say it is an important part of Brandenburg's rich Civil War history.

 
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Posted by Brock Townsend at Tuesday, May 30, 2017    :snip: 

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“Contextualizing” History

Statement about the “slavery the sole cause of the war” plaque affixed to the Confederate soldier monument in Gainesville, Florida. I have been asked to comment on the recent fad of “contextualizing” historic monuments as… » :snip: 

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Blame Abraham Lincoln for Confederate Monuments

By H.V. Traywick, Jr. on Jun 1, 2017

George Orwell, in his dystopian novel 1984, wrote that “Ignorance is strength.” Big Brother thrives on it – whether in a totalitarian regime or in a pure democracy. In his government schools it would be easy and politically profitable for Big Brother to teach ignorance with flash cards. Take for example the “Civil War,” one of the defining events of American History:

Card #1: The War was fought over slavery.

Card #2: Lincoln freed the slaves.

Card #3: End of Story – Any Questions?

Well, yes. Wars are not fought over other peoples’ labor systems. They are fought over the control of energy resources. May we bring up the flash cards for Algebraic Equations and apply them to a comparison between England’s War to Prevent Colonial Independence in 1776 and the United States’ War to Prevent Confederate States’ Independence in 1861? Please pay attention as we develop these cards, which will be based upon an understanding of Mercantilism as an economic system for the control of energy resources.

A Mercantile system is an economic system comprised of an industrial, shipping and financial center, or “Core,” that directs the operation of the system, and an outlying agricultural “Periphery” which provides the Core with primary products for manufacturing and markets for its finished products. This system may be expressed algebraically as:

M = C + P :snip: https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/blame-abraham-lincoln-for-confederate-monuments/

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The Discarded Image

By Aaron D. Wolf - JUNE 01, 2017

Mitch Landrieu and his growing coalition of disgruntled minorities and public-school-educated leftists give us an idea of where a divided, majority-ruled America is heading.

In May, the mainstream media sacrificed valuable airtime and column space normally devoted to unsourced White House leaks to laud the New Orleans mayor’s effort to remove four monuments to the Confederacy.  Landrieu’s speech praising his own actions in the advancement of the Eternal Reconstruction of his beloved “bubbling cauldron of many cultures” was hailed far and wide, and the local leftist paper, the Times-Picayune, proclaimed him the inevitable frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 election.  This would be remembered as his Cooper Union Address, his “gay friends in Red States” DNC speech, launching him to national prominence à la Lincoln and Obama.

The oration at Gallier Hall was scheduled to coincide with the conclusion of the removal of the 16'6" Robert E. Lee statue, which had, since 1884, presided over Lee Circle atop a column some 70 feet tall.  Unexpectedly, after spending hours in a cherry picker attaching tethers to the bronze sculpture in order to fasten it to a hook and crane, Landrieu’s hijabbed men found it difficult to unbolt Marse Robert from his platform.  And so, with his audience and TV cameras assembled indoors, Landrieu went on with the show, as the workers outside banged on at the sculpture’s base with hammers.  :snip:  http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2017/July/41/7/magazine/article/10839604/

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PRESIDENTS JEFFERSON & JACKSON DISOWNED BY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

By Jeff Crouere

 

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A once proud political party has now been completely overtaken by the insidious forces of political correctness. For decades, Democrats celebrated two of their founders, Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, with an annual banquet. :snip: 

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