This is the second issuance of this blog – Google erased the first one. When will we get some help on these Google workers’ liberal mind set who are censoring the conservative writers.
Since Landrieu is removing the Robert E Lee statue – does that also mean he needs to remove ALL statues from New Orleans – like all Martin Luther King statues in the city. Why wasn’t the city able to vote on what the people wanted – not the politicians, i.e., Landrieu?
Why does anyone want to go to New Orleans for a vacation if the politicians are so biased? Is it they want our money but don’t really want any representation?
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue
Updated Mar 10, 2017; Posted Jun 24, 2015
By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com,
Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative.
“Symbols really do matter,” he said. “Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people.
“We have never been a culture, in essence, that revered war rather than peace, division rather than unity.”
[Listen to Landrieu’s speech on why Lee Circle should be renamed, or read a full article on his announcement here. ]
Listen to Mitch Landrieu’s speech on why he wants Lee Circle monument taken down.
Updated Jun 24, 2015; Posted Jun 24, 2015
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Wednesday (June 24) he began to think the monument in Lee Circle should come down after he imagined himself explaining the statue to his kids if he were black.
“I began to envision myself as an African-American man driving down the street with my little girl behind me approaching Lee Circle. And her saying, ‘Hey Daddy, that’s a really nice statue. Who is that?'”
He said he would have to explain that there was a Civil War over slaves, that the slaves were people that looked like her and that Lee was on the wrong side of that war.
Then why put a statue up to honor him, she might ask.
“Right now I can’t answer that question, as a dad,” Landrieu said. “I think today is the day to start having a discussion about what we are going to put there to celebrate our 300th anniversary.”
Lee Circle isn’t the only one that should be up for debate, Landrieu said. Monuments to P.G.T Beauregard, the White League and Jefferson Davis Parkway should be reconsidered, he said.
Note: The recording picks up as Landrieu recounts an exchange he had with Wynton Marsalis about the Lee Circle monument.
The slaying last week of nine black people in a historic Charleston, S.C., church at the hands of Dylann Roof, an avowed white supremacist, has sparked heated debate about whether the Confederate battle flag and other symbols associated with the country’s racist past ought to be displayed in public places.
Just two days ago, Landrieu was noncommittal when asked whether the Lee statue should be removed, though he called for a larger discussion on it and other Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The 2018 Tricentennial Commission, whose tasks include addressing the city’s complex racial history ahead of its 300th anniversary, would also examine the propriety of the monuments continued display on public property, the mayor’s office said.
What is it about the Confederacy that the liberals don’t like? Is it what the Confederate flag stands for – CHRISTIANITY – instead of the Democrats Muslim/Communist Party who are pushing Islam? The Democratic Party has left the people and they can’t believe it.
It is time for a one person vote (not Landrieu and the city council)by the city’s citizens who can vote to stop this eradication on public property and paid for by the citizens. If the population votes to destroy the statues or put them in a museum – that is a horse of another color.
Shame on the Mayor and the City Council. I plan to boycott New Orleans’ vacations and hope others do the same. Who wants to go to a biased city whose murder rate almost equals Chicago’s.