MYSTERY SURROUNDS Funding For Take Down Of Historic Confederate Monuments…New Orleans Mayor Refuses To Tell
Agreed that the Civil War was not a popular fight. The Confederacy and their position on slavery was not in the right. But the war did happen and America has to stay reminded.
Especially when the a nation’s history is full of highs and lows. People have to remember and be allowed their monuments for that memory.
But New Orleans feels that statues depicting General Robert E Lee are a negative reminder. Guess what? He was an actual figure and has a place in history. But, what does the mayor and city council do? They begin removing his and three other monuments.
THE MAYOR’S ACTIONS
They had one removed in the dark of night. Like a coward slithering through the darkness.
Now the mayor is being evasive on answering questions. he refuses to say where the statues will be going or who paid for the removal. Consequently, the citizens are left in the dark and had no say in this eraser of history.
Here is what is known from 100Percent Fedup:
NEW ORLEANS – Just hours after crews working for the city of New Orleans removed the Liberty Place Monument, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was asked repeatedly where the money came from to pay for the removal and who’s paying to take down the other three confederate-era monuments of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and General P.G.T. Beauregard.
The mayor would only say, “We have enough funding to take down all four monuments.”
A city spokesman added more to the story:
“Due to the widely-known intimidation, threats and reported violence to contractors and employees, safety concerns have been great and donors will remain anonymous. That is the safe and responsible thing to do.”
What will happen to the monuments? According to Kurt Buchert of Save our Circle took the first one, Liberty Place, to a warehouse.
“The mayor is saying they should be in a museum one day,” “That’s a very vague statement. They could go sit in a warehouse for 100 years and then be put in a museum when all of us are dead.”
THE PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW
The total secrecy from the mayor on public monuments is reprehensible. He has a duty to the citizens of New Orleans to be forthcoming about public displays. Is he pulling a socialist act with this secrecy? Political Clancy DuBos thinks the mayor has to be more candid.
“The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance. This is not about politics, blame or retaliation. This is not a naïve quest to solve all our problems at once. This is about showing the whole world that we as a city and as a people are able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile …..and most importantly……choose a better future.”
Better future by ignoring the past. Remember the line mayor, ” people that forget their past…” Something about a future not being so clear? Where does he get off being the moral conduit for people that had ancestors involved in the southern fight. Right or wrong on the side they fought, the Civil War is part of our history. You can’t nor should you try to erase the memory.