This man, part of the construction crew, has been harassing and yelling at Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer as she came to give an interview to the media. pic.twitter.com/bwz1mJs1Fu— Chris Luther (@cluther_wmc5) June 1, 2021
The man then started singing Dixie Land behind Sawyer. He also called her a Communist repeatedly. pic.twitter.com/9kGbRDoZ8a— Chris Luther (@cluther_wmc5) June 1, 2021
We can’t stay away from deeply divisive culture war issues. We’re the ones who are obsessed with issues like digging Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife up from their graves in Memphis.
“The remains of early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest were finally being exhumed from a Memphis park, and the Black woman who led a long battle for the change was there to mark the moment.
But as activist-turned-elected-official Tami Sawyer prepared to address reporters, a man waved a Confederate flag behind her. Pacing back and forth, he called the Memphis city counselor a “communist.” Then he started singing “Dixie,” the anthem of the Old South.
“This hatred and this racism is large and loud,” Sawyer said as he sang. She added, “I’m not going to let him win.” …”
“The park where Forrest was buried has been the site of protests associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Activists have long called for the removal of both the statue and the remains. The words “Black Lives Matter” have been painted in yellow by activists on a walkway surrounding the tomb. …”
I’m actually glad this is happening.
Note: Shortly after I passed through there in April, a massive crack was discovered in the Hernando de Soto Bridge. Memphis set a record for homicides last year and is on course to do so again this year. The definition of “progress” to these people is racial, cultural and economic decline.