May 07, 2017

P. G. T. Beauregard

P. G. T. Beauregard

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As you read this, there may be blood flowing in the streets of New Orleans.

Two years ago after the Charleston Massacre was exploited as an excuse to start razing all Confederate monuments and symbols across the South, it took New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu only a week to jump on the bandwagon and order the removal of landmark Confederate monuments from public spaces in the city. The four monuments targeted were one commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place“€”an 1874 clash wherein the Crescent City White League attempted to overthrow the city’s occupying Reconstructionist government”€”and statues honoring Confederate heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and P. G. T. Beauregard.

In the middle of the night this past April 24, Mayor Landrieu finally sent in crews of masked construction workers who received protection from armed snipers perched in a nearby parking deck to remove the Liberty Place monument. It is now gone.

Ever since then, tension has heated up between Confederate sympathizers and totalitarian anti-fascists who won”€™t seem to rest until every white person is hanging from a tree”€”except white anti-fascists, of course. While neo-Confederates have generally held vigils around the statues, Antifa creeps have done the only thing they know how to do”€”assault people, deface property, and call everyone “€œNazis.”€

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Lee Circle monument in New Orleans was defaced with graffiti that read DIE WHITES DIE and BLACK POWER, yet there were no murmurs about “€œracism”€ in the mainstream media.

“€œAs you read this, there may be blood flowing in the streets of New Orleans.”€

Last Monday night, a military assault vehicle toting Antifa members rolled into New Orleans with a banner that read FUCK OFF NAZI SCUM! They allegedly assaulted a black neo-Confederate and maced a white woman in a wheelchair. Unconfirmed reports allege that New Orleans Deputy Mayor Ryan Berni was gleefully along for the violent joyride and that the vehicle was an ROTC “€œdeuce and a half”€ on loan from Tulane University.”€¨

So today”€”Sunday, May 7, 2017″€”pro-Confederate and anti-white groups plan to amass near the three remaining statues in New Orleans. It would be unreasonable to think that some sort of clash isn”€™t inevitable.

The attempt to purge every last symbolic vestige of a defeated enemy is nothing new. This type of symbolic erasure of an entire people’s past has a history extending all the way back to the Old Testament. In the 34th chapter of the Book of Exodus, God tells Moses he will drive out several competing tribes from the Promised Land and instructs the Israelites to “destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves.” When the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia, they eagerly smashed sacred Orthodox icons to dust in the course of slaughtering an estimated 12-20 million Christians. And Muslim conquerors have a long history of violent iconoclasm.

It remains illegal to publicly display Nazi symbols in Germany. And many would love to see the same thing happen to the Confederate flag.

The events today in New Orleans may determine whether that flag goes the way of the swastika.

To the surprise of no one who has been awake for the past generation, yet another one of those evil pro-Trump hate crimes that allegedly spread across the nation like wildfire after his election has turned out to be a hoax. Back in November, an Indiana church was defaced with “€œHEIL TRUMP“€ graffiti and an anti-gay slur. Now it turns out that church organist Nathan Stang”€”whose sexuality we cannot confirm at press time, thus cheating you out of a really funny “€œorganist”€ joke”€”was behind the graffiti. Stang said his intention was to “€œmobilize a movement”€; again, since we cannot confirm whether or not he’s gay, we will refrain from making jokes about bowel movements.


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