Attacks on traditional heritage sites seem to be increasing with each passing day, with a century-old statue dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis the latest to feel the wrath of mentally-challenged groups of the Leftist persuasion.
Standing on the University of Texas campus, and recognized as just one of a thousand or so monuments honoring Southern heritage in the state, the statue now faces initiatives from student groups, led by the likes of critters with the vibrant surnames of “Rotnofsky” and “Mandalapu,” desiring to remove it from public viewing.
When such hysterics, which are oftentimes ignored by more sensible and mature adults, proved unable to generate support and/or action, young social justice warriors resorted to those tried and true tactics common among Marxist-type populations, spray-painting hateful and nonsensical slogans across the base of the Davis statue.
Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.” Student leaders are also seeking to remove from the Austin campus the century-old statue that recognizes the president of the Confederacy.
“We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and some would find it offensive,” said senior Jamie Nalley, who joined an overwhelming majority of the Student Government in adopting a resolution in March supporting his ouster.
But as students take aim at Davis, the number of sites in Texas on public and private land that honor the Confederacy is growing — despite the opposition of the NAACP and others. Supporters cite their right to memorialize Confederate veterans and their role in Texas history, while opponents argue the memorials are too often insensitive or antagonistic, while having the backing of public institutions like UT.
The Texas Historical Commission has recognized more than 1,000 such sites from far South Texas to the upper reaches of the Panhandle. And the Sons of Confederate Veterans are planning others, including a 10-foot obelisk a few miles from the Davis statue to honor about 450 Confederate soldiers buried at the city-owned Oakwood Cemetery.
“I don’t think we’re trying to put up stuff just to put up stuff,” said Marshall Davis, spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Texas. “We don’t want to impede anyone else from honoring their heroes. We would like to honor our heroes with the same consideration, tolerance and diversity.”
Now, can one imagine the outcry and shrieks of agony that would issue forth if eyesores honoring Negro agitators, Jewish subversives, or various assorted traitors were “desecrated?”
Actually, here is a fine example of what perpetrators have to look forward to. Notice the double standard yet, White Man? It’s right there in your face at this point.