Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Democracy Dies in Darkness"???

In a column from the Washington Post, that was posted a few hours ago, comes this quote from New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, "The thing that makes New Orleans really wonderful and beautiful that everybody experiences when you get here … is our diversity,” he said. “That’s the gift that New Orleans has given to the rest of the country, and these statues are an aberration.” This is unless you are a white Southern guy or think that we should stop trying to rewrite history.

Landrieu was quoted in a column about the removal of Confederate markers the other night and the Confederate statues soon to be removed. Statues to be removed are of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard, a Louisiana native.

Here's my personal opinion on this issue. If you want to celebrate your heroes, you need to let other people celebrate their heroes. If you want to celebrate MLK Day with a federal holiday, you should not be removing statues of Robert E. Lee. The reverse is also true. If you have a statue of Lee, you should not complain about MLK Day.

The irony in The Washington Post publishing this viewpoint about the removal of markers in the dark of night by masked men is clearly obvious. Below "The Washington Post" on the masthead appears their new motto, "Democracy Dies in Darkness". Think about it!


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