By Hunter Wallace
Just when I thought I was finally done with the news cycle for the day, I check my Facebook page and come across this:
“The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP officially called for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain.
This comes on the heels of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House.
NAACP’s Richard Rose says the time to move is now, but admits it may be a steep slope to climb.
Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen talked with Yolanda Shackelford, who was chaperoning a group of children from Cobb County on a trip to Stone Mountain. ….
Rose told Peterson he would start with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.
“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” Rose said.”
We’ve been saying for years now that the SJWs and Black Run America (BRA) would come for Stone Mountain. In fact, SBPDL.com NAILED IT three years ago and put the exact date at July 14, 2016, literally a year early to the day.
In USA Today, Claude Berube who is director of the Naval Academy Museum recently compared the American Left’s campaign of cultural genocide to ISIS and the Taliban:
“On the far side of the world, a more violent eradication of the past has continued. In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the fifth-century Buddhist statues at Bamiyan, Afghanistan. In 2012, Islamic militants destroyed mausoleums and libraries in Timbuktu, Mali. In the past year, ISIS has wreaked a path of eliminating the past from museums and landmarks; as the U.S. removed Confederate flags, ISIS continued their rampage in the ancient city of Palmyra. They were destroyed because Islamic radicals believed they were idols, affronts to their religion and, therefore must be purged from viewing.”
I made the exact same point when the Tom Watson statue was removed from the Georgia State Capitol in November 2013.