We Knew This Was Comin

Via Brittius


It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain.

“It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” reads the chapter’s release. “NAACP Atlanta chapter is calling for the immediate removal of all Confederate Memorial Monuments maintained by the state of Georgia using taxpayer money.”

Extra research would have paid off here. The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, which operates the park, is self-supporting. Nonetheless, the discussion was bound to take this turn as Georgia wrestles with its Confederate legacy after the shooting deaths of nine black worshippers in Charleston by a suspected white supremacist.

The NAACP chapter’s Richard Rose told WSB-TV that he knows it’s a losing battle, but disappearing the Confederacy remains on his wish list:

Rose said his group wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands.  Rose [said] he would start with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” Rose said.

It is not a universal opinion. Here’s what U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, in whose 4th District the mountain sits, told V-103:

“Should we blast those images off Stone Mountain? How far do we go? Stone Mountain is a Confederate area, heritage area, I guess you would call it. And but it is a public park that all of us go to, and I guess we have to all keep it in perspective.

“So I’m not so much affected by Stone Mountain Park as I am by the flag flying at an official government building like a state capitol or even the federal Capitol, a position, the seat of government. I view Stone Mountain as more of a museum-type archaeological place of remembrance for those who want to remember back then and they have a right to remember back then and the park is there.

“So I think the park is not the same as the state capitol or an office building where official business is being taken care of. Stone Mountain is like a park, and sure it’s a Confederate park, and so I respect it being there.”


I think Rep Hank will fold



13 thoughts on “We Knew This Was Comin

  1. How, does Obama, justify something like that, which is what ISIS is doing in their part of the world?

    Well… Went to the motor vehicle office today. Wore one of my Harley-Davidson cut-off T-shirts. Confederate flag tattoo in full public view. Not a damned remark from anyone, just a few eyeballs that turned real fast when I looked at them.

    • ‘Some of their suggestions really swing to the loony side and some of their writers literally froth at the mouth. Their hatred of anything Southern or Confederate is really intense and unremitting. These people are not about to cease and desist. They see, at this point, a very real possibility of destroying Southern and Christian culture in the South and they want to be in for the kill! Most Southern folks don’t begin to grasp this. They need to.’


      • Biker Runs, have Confederate flags all over the place. In fact, this old buzzard received a kiss from a yound lady that loved my tattoo. Mud Runs, also have Confederate flags all over the place. Something else is that, everyone removes their hat (if wearing one) and bows their head when ministers at these functions say a few words after the Pledge of Allegance and sing the Star Spangled Banner. My point: There is something Correct/Right, in the hearts, minds, and souls, of the people who have a bond with the Stars & Bars. A few years back, some Alabama guys called me over, as my Harley had New York plate on the back, and I wore a Bonnie Blue on my jacket. They were amuzed, then I pulled my sweatshirt and they HOWLED!!! They damned near got me cockeyed drunk that day.

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  3. That was a pretty limp defense on his part. If you can’t even rally your own party to defend white Southern heritage how will you withstand the opposition who want to tear it down and the cuckservatives who will acquiesce in order to signal their anti-racism?

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