A old oak tree, estimated to be over 400 years in age, is a painful reminder of our racist past in South Carolina, according to a spokeswoman for the Racial Justice League. Ms. Susan Adelstein said in a recent interview that the “Angel Oak” of Charleston, is an “unnecessary reminder of the slavery, genocide and racial oppression which once took place all around it.” Adelstein wrote in a recent RJL report:
Just like Confederate flags and racist statues of dead White men, the Angel Oak is a symbol of the Old South. It was alive for hundreds of years while slavery was pervasive throughout the region. And it is a painful reminder to African-Americans, Native Americans, Jewish people, LGBTQ and other minority groups of an oppressive period in our past when diversity, tolerance and inclusion were not valued. If one vulnerable person sees this tree and hurts inside or feels excluded is that not reason for us to act? If we can save even a single person of color from the hurtful experience of looking at this tree then it is our moral duty to act.
Ms. Adelstein, who is also a board member of the Low Country Transgender Pride Alliance, has petitioned the local and state government to have the Angel Oak cut down. She has suggested that a monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. or freed Black slaves be built where the old oak now grows. “We will not be silenced while this symbol of hate and oppression still grows in plain sight of the descendents of slaves. It is 2017, after all, and time to cut down this tree of White supremacy.”
NOTE: It is increasingly difficult to write political satire about the SJW Left because their demands and tactics are unhinged and ridiculous. But this is indeed an attempt at such.