If you want to listen to Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s address about the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, you can do so below. It fell flat with me.
I don’t believe in Mitch Landrieu’s worldview. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at his liberal platitudes and boilerplate. There was one point in the speech where he quoted the “shocking words” of Vice President Alexander Stephens that “the negro is not the equal of the White man” and that the Confederacy was based on this great “physical, philosophical and moral truth.”
Are these “shocking words” supposed to discredit the Confederacy? 152 years after the abolition of slavery, the present condition of New Orleans is proof that Alexander Stephens was right. In his time, it was widely believed that blacks were incapable of preserving White civilization. In the 52 years since the downfall of Jim Crow, blacks have become a majority and risen to power in New Orleans.
African-Americans have been given the chance to run New Orleans. As a result, they have blighted the city which has lost over a third of its residents since 1960. The US Census has recorded a decline in the population of New Orleans in every decade under black rule. In 2017, New Orleans is the fourth most dangerous city in America (behind black St. Louis, Baltimore and Detroit) and the 32nd most dangerous city in the world. New Orleans has retrograded just as “white supremacists” predicted it would and is now more violent than Tijuana, Mexico and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Commerce and White taxpayers flow out of New Orleans due to the fruits of black majority rule: violent crime, high taxes, corruption, terrible schools which are among the worst in the nation, blight, potholes, homelessness, poverty and now the destruction of historic monuments. New Orleans has been redecorated as a Third World city with a coat of graffiti, trash and bullet holes. It smells like urine. I spent enough time there in two days to understand why there was a Battle of Liberty Place.
As for white supremacy, Hurricane Katrina showed the country why it is necessary in New Orleans. The White minority should rule because when it evacuated the “Chocolate City” and blacks were left to their own devices civilization collapsed there in less than 24 hours. The black population of New Orleans is so violent and incapable of self government that the National Guard was requested to patrol the streets of New Orleans in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011. New Orleans is a place where 97.1% of murderers are black and Mother’s Day Parades are occasions for mass shootings.
Mitch Landrieu is right that “now is a time for choosing.” When I look at New Orleans in 2017, I don’t see anything at all to be guilty about. New Orleans is well on its way to becoming another Port-au-Prince, Detroit or Johannesburg. That’s the future of New Orleans. If I lived in New Orleans, I would “choose” to live somewhere else where I didn’t have to worry about getting shot.
Maybe New Orleans should erect some monuments to the 21st century heroes it deserves? I say we put Lootie up on Robert E. Lee’s old pedestal as a mascot for the Chocolate City.