Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thank You, New Orleans -- April 29, 2017
The City of New Orleans has begun to remove monuments to treason and white supremacy.  Sadly, the workers had to do it in the middle of the night wearing bulletproof vests because of threats from neo Confederates. The first to go was the so-called Liberty Monument, dedicated to the 1874 Battle of Canal Street, where 5000 members of the White League attacked a much smaller group of men from the integrated police department and militia. 

I am looking forward to the removal of the statues of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee and PGT Beauregard.  I have mixed feelings about General Beauregard.  He was a native of New Orleans and he probably did as much good for the Union cause as he did for the Confederate. 

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