The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has now sunk to a new low.
Apparently, they are now claiming that they can simply sandblast the faces of Lee, Jackson, and Jefferson Davis off of Stone Mountain.
A southern icon, Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world.
It is also the site of Stone Mountain Theme Park, and features a hiking trail to the summit.
Beautiful enviroment and beautiful carvings. These were heroes of the Confederacy, and deserve a place of honor. They were a part of the history of our nation.
But not according to Richard Rose, head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP.
According to CBS, Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.”
According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.” He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to, what historians refer to as, one of the last battles before Confederate Army General Robert Lee surrendered to Union Army Lt. Ulysses Grant on April 9, 1865.
Of course, being the dissatisfied creatures that they are, liberals are not satisfied with just bringing one flag down outside a courthouse.
It has to be ALL THE THINGS. ALL OF THEM. There is no middle ground to be had on this one. Rose states that ‘this all should have ended in 1865′ Well, it has not. The Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, bro. Just reminding you.
The recent debates of supposed ‘racial symbols’ was sparked by the alleged killings of Dylan Roof Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof posed in photographs with the Confederate flag on social media.
While it is considered a symbol of heritage by most, a select few are viewing it as a symbol of hate. South Carolina gave in to liberal pressure and removed the flag from it’s statehouse grounds.
The park is a museum for the Confederacy. How do you remove part of America’s history? If you go that route, you are destined to repeat it.
I don’t this that this is the end goal that Rose is going for, but that is where we are headed if we start abolishing everything that offends everyone.
Ever read Orwell’s 1984? Good book, but details Socialism at it’s finest. Not the direction, I am sure, that most Americans would like to head.
Many, like Congressman Hank Johnson, see the park as a museum for the Confederacy. According to Johnson, “where do we draw the line, do we blast the faces off of Stone Mountain?” Rose says “yes”. He adds, “they can sand blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Jackson off tomorrow. I’d be extremely elated.”
Rose calls it “unfair, unfortunate, and unconscionable for the State of Georgia and any other government to continue to commemorate and spend taxpayer dollars in upholding and preserving Confederate monuments and symbols including the flag.”
On any government property, Rose says, “those symbols should be eradicated.”
A compromise, Rose says, would be to “add other figures to Stone Mountain”, those who he says have been “instrumental in bringing peace between the races” and in “elevating Georgia beyond the Civil War and Jim Crow eras.”
This is not going to bring peace by erasing part of the past. Adding to a park that has been there almost 100 years is not a viable option. This will not bring equality, but will breed resentment. This is a symbol of Georgia, a symbol of the south, and a monument to the Confederacy, OK?
If you are so concerned, find a spot that doesn’t have anything on it, and petition the state of Georgia for a monument of your own. I bet that you would get a hell of a lot better reception on that one. Best of luck to you, Mr. Rose. I am sorry but I simply cannot say anything else in a civil tone towards your outrageous demands.