Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tear Down the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial?

Snowflake, backtracking from his dutiful bad mouthing of the KKK now says he thinks it's just outrageous we are tearing down monuments to Robert E. Lee and even Stonewall Jackson. What's next? he asks--Jefferson?

Funny you should ask.

In fact, if you ever have visited Mount Vernon and gazed at George Washington's sarcophagus, you might have looked over your shoulder and noticed a dirt path leading away from the marble tomb, down into a clearing, mostly overgrown, with graves, no headstones, of Washington's slaves. It is then the full impact of Washington as a slave owner erupts. 

Of course, we erect monuments for our own purposes to celebrate people we think are inspiring or heroic, and Washington did get us through Valley Forge and down to Yorktown and he did refuse to be named king and he did insist on the idea that the office of Presidency should be one which is passed on after elections and should not be a hereditary title, so much as we might find him unappealing for keeping slaves, he did do some important things for the country.

You will say, well Mussolini made the Italian trains on time and Hitler built the autobahn, but we don't want monuments to them.

But both Jefferson and Washington worked hard to keep the United States intact as a nation and they risked their lives so that we could have a country.

Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis did their best to destroy this country. And they did this so a slave state could replace the United States of America. 

As Grant observed, these valiant soldiers fought for one of the worst causes ever. No, we don't need monuments to these traitorous losers, dignified and pious as they may have been.

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