Mayor Landrieu is cleansing the city of New Orleans of its diversified culture and rich history.
While you were sleeping they came in Kevlar and face masks, license plates removed from their vehicles, in the dead of night and cut one of the targeted monuments into four sections while guarded by snipers who were prepared to shoot down citizens who might protest too vehemently about the dismantling. The sections were loaded onto a flatbed truck and hauled away to some unknown storage facility.
In a statement this morning, a smug, beaming Mayor Landrieu promises that the rest of his master plan will
|Sniper guarding contractors at Liberty Place|
Of course that will not be the end of it.
Now that the instigators of this travesty, Take 'Em Down NOLA, have gotten this affirmation of their cause, nothing will stop them from renaming everything in New Orleans to their satisfaction including Touro Hospital and Tulane University.
New Orleans will soon be as sanitized as any other town anywhere else in America with little to define its rich cultural background.
As I've said before, if you don't think this can happen where YOU live, think again. What's to stop them from taking down similar monuments in Washington?
If these NOLA monuments celebrate white supremacy as they say, are the plantation homes next? Why should they be allowed to stay? Weren't the plantations symbols of white supremacy, too? Just bulldoze them all into the river. Take Dixie beer off the menus of NOLA. There literally will be no end to this.
The mayor's actions are now, finally, gaining national attention both pro and con; from The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Landrieu said the memorials don’t represent his city as it approaches its 300th anniversary next year. The mayor said the city would remove the monuments, store them and preserve them until an “appropriate” place to display them is determined. “The monuments are an aberration,” he said.
“They’re actually a denial of our history and they were done in a time when people who still controlled the Confederacy were in charge of this city and it only represents a four-year period in our 1000-year march to where we are today.”
From The New York Times:
Professor Robin A. Lenhardt, a law professor at of the Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, said in an email that city officials should be concerned about where to go from here. “Simply to remove the statutes without a plan for community engagement and discourse would be a mistake, a real missed opportunity,” she wrote.ABC News gives their story this rather biased and inflammatory headline:
New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument.And then this from Breitbart:
“The removal of these statues sends a clear message that New Orleans celebrates our diversity,” Landrieu said. “What is done is done. We will no longer allow the confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city.” Back in 2015, Landrieu had the monuments declared a “public nuisance” in order to push for their removal. Unrest in the city did not come until after Landrieu demanded they be removed, however.Word is that the next target is the P.G.T. Beauregard statue tonight.
It's an absolute travesty to destroy these pieces of art and history.
Help stop this! Make contacts!
Lt.Governor Billy Nungesser : 225-342-7009 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry: 225-326-6079,225-326-6757 or email at ConstituentServices@ag.Louisiana.gov.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards email, or call 225-342-7015.
President Donald Trump: whitehouse.gov/contact/
Previous Posts at DaTechGuy blog:
Mitch Landrieu Begins his Plan to Erase History in NOLA (4/24/17)
Mayor Landrieu's Plans to Remove Monuments in the Dead of Night Exposed (4/17/2017)
The Slippery Slope is Now Open (3/27/17)
A Disappointing Ruling from the 5th Circuit (3/13/17)
Still Fighting the Civil War (2/5/17)
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Solution to 172 Murders: Equity Circles (12/26/16)
Removal of Historic Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Thwarted -- For Now (12/21/2015)
Report from Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy (1/18/2016)
The Lives of My Ancestors Mattered Too (2/1/2016)
The Ongoing Battle of the Confederate Monuments: An Update (4/18/2016)
Confederate Monuments and Unintended Consequences (6/27/16)
Report from Louisiana: Revisionist History and Confederate Monuments (9/19/2016)
Report from Louisiana: Mass Shooting in New Orleans While Landrieu Fiddles (11/28/2016)
Previous Posts on This Blog:
List of Offensive Monuments, Streets, Names in NOLA ...is Puzzling (4/23/17)
Confederate Monument Removal Scheduled for 1:00 a.m. Monday (4/22/17)
The Confederate Battle Flag Rises Again in South Carolina (2/6/17)
Can the Violence in NOLA be Alleviated with Equity Circles? (12/26/16)
Shreveport Work of Art Still Needs Funding for Restoration (10/22/16)
Can You Help Clio? Restoration Fundraiser is Now Underway (9/5/16)
Epperson Demands UDC Remove Confederate Monument Within the Year (7/6/16)
Epperson's Continued Attack on the Confederate Monument (6/22/16)
Report from the Caddo Commission Meeting in Which Ken Epperson Blasts "Jake-Leg Bloggers" (6/9/16)
Caddo Parish Confederate Monument Under Attack (5/19/16)
Joseph Welsh Texada's Life Mattered Too (1/31/16)
The Heartbreaking Removal of the New Orleans Confederate Monuments (1/17/16)