Thursday, June 1, 2017

Confederate monuments: Group blasts Mitch Landrieu over vandalism

Via Billy

The monument of Charles Didier Dreux, a Confederate soldier, was defaced, according to the Monumental Task Committee.

A pro-Confederate monuments group is accusing Mayor Mitch Landrieu of ignoring the vandalism of several sites that remain standing around New Orleans. Most notably, the Monumental Task Committee points to the damage done to a lesser-known monument to Charles Didier Dreux, releasing photos of the monument's nose having been broken off and spray painted with an anarchist symbol.

Dreux's statue honors his status as the first Confederate officer from Louisiana to be killed during the Civil War. It is a smaller, little-noticed monument that sits across Canal Street on the neutral ground across from the former location of the Jefferson Davis monument, one of four the city removed between April 24 and May 19.

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5 comments:

  1. A Word to the “Take’em Down” Crowd

    The Marxist-indoctrinated crowd just doesn’t get it. The War of Northern Aggression had NOTHING to do with slavery, but was fought to repel an illegal invasion of sovereign states that had legally seceded from an over-reaching, intrusive, tyrannical, overtaxing government. Slavery was a dying institution and no other country on the planet waged a war to end slavery. It died a natural death everywhere else, so why do people think we needed a war here to end it? The North hated blacks and were not invading the South to free the black race. What sense does that make when there were more Union officers and soldiers who owned slaves than there were Confederates soldiers who owned slaves? If people would take the time to read the Corwin Amendment and the Johnson-Crittenden Resolution they would see that they clearly dispel the myth of slavery being the cause of the war. Lincoln threatened war in his inaugural address when he stated that the duties and imposts would be collected from the seceded states "by force if necessary". He could not bear to lose the revenues being unconstitutionally extracted from the South because the South was footing over 80% of the federal tax bill while the rich Northern industrialists and bankers were reaping the benefits. The war was all about ending self-government, subjugating the people of the South, looting the natural resources of the South for the benefit of the North, and establishing a strong, centralized government that would have control over the states. The CSA seceded and fought for the same reasons that our Founding Fathers seceded from and fought Great Britain. If slavery was the cause, as the Marxists contend, then isn’t it strange that not one letter, not one, has been found from either Confederate or union soldiers stating that this is what they were fighting about? Instead, numerous letters found from Confederate soldiers state that they were fighting for independence and in defense of their homes and families. Letters from union soldiers state that they were fighting to “restore the union”. The Confederate Battle Flag and all the Confederate monuments have nothing to do with slavery or white supremacy, but a people who defied tyranny and fought to preserve the Constitution and the principles upon which our Founders established a new country. Lincoln was for white supremacy. Just read his quotes about the inferiority of the black race and how he had never been in favor of making voters or jurors out of them. Yet he is worshiped as the Great Emancipator. He freed nobody. The 13th Amendment ended slavery, eight months after the war was over.
    These lunatics taking down Confederate monuments are no different than Nazis or ISIS by attempting to destroy and rewrite history. And quit putting the blame for slavery on the South. It was the Yankee slave traders who brought the slaves to America, flying Old Glory on the masts of the slave ships. Not one single slave ship ever flew a Confederate flag. These "take'em down" idiots are puppets for the global puppet masters seeking to destroy every bit of our history, culture, and Christianity. It won't stop with Confederate monuments. Washington and Jefferson will be next. What about the White House and other beautiful historic buildings in Washington D.C. built by slaves? Will they be taken down too? The hypocrisy of the Marxist left is easy to see. They tolerate only what they agree with, but expect EVERYONE else to tolerate the left's views. Communists is what they are. A blight on our soil and a disgrace to the great people of history who fought to make us free. It is particularly sad to see Southerners doing the bidding of the Cultural Marxists. These Marxists are never satisfied. Appeasement is surrender. Never surrender.

    Jeff Paulk Tulsa, OK

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  2. I don't view "Marxists" as the sole enemy, but how long until they're destroying older monuments as well? Their ultimate goal is a malleable citizenry who lack a history.

    They're willing to destroy everything to bring about some sort of "utopia", which if it is realised wouldn't last long. Societies just don't last long, never have.

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    1. As we were told when they came for the Confederate flag, the S&S will be next.

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