|Army officer Braxton Bragg|
I chatted with my friend this afternoon. She is all for tearing down the statues. That kind of hurt my heart. To begin with, the Confederate ones should have never been put up in the first place. That was just DUMB. The confederacy lost – the Union WON – the South needs to get over it. Place the confederate ones in a museum and share the whole history of that person. The rest of the monuments and statues is getting just ridiculous. It\’s being done out of hatred and spite. Like the Theodore Roosevelt statue. I wonder will the Navy consider changing the aircraft carrier my son was on? (USS Theodore Roosevelt) When will it stop?
She stated she thought that the Washington Monument must come down eventually because \”George was a racist.\” Honestly, by today\’s standards, yes he was. No one owns slaves these days. It would be criminal. But by the standards of that time, he was a slave-owner. I don\’t like that part of history either. It was the way it was back then. We cannot judge the spirit and soul of a person who lived that long ago. That deed belongs to God. She did admit, that she would hate to see Mt Rushmore vandalized, \”even though they were all racist.\” Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Fort Bragg, Ca was founded in 1857 before the U.S. Civil War by Lt. Horatio G. Gibson, who established a military post to keep control of the Mendocino Indian Reservation. He named it for Bragg, who was his former commanding officer. This was well before the Civil War. Army officer Braxton Bragg, who at the time had served the U.S. in the Mexican–American War (he would later serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War). He also was a slave-owner. The city was later incorporated in 1889. As the story goes, Bragg never set foot in the town. But the wimpy city council wants a name change. To what? It\’s a tourist town – affluent. Will the new name satisfy everyone in town? Will the new name represent good values and whose values? What should be the guidepost for that new name? They better do their fact-checking because 100-200 years from now, they may have to change the name again.
|KKK Exalted Cyclops and US Senator, Robert Bryd.|
There are a bunch of double standards and the Group-think Crowd just glosses over those – as if they didn\’t happen. Like why aren\’t they tearing down KKK Senator Robert Bryd? Every time I hear that statue is still up, it infuriates me.
All of this upsets me – the turmoil, the violence, the hypocrisy! – It bothers me to see American cities being torn apart and dismantled because of the past. This has nothing to do with George Floyd. These are angry, young, mostly white people – stirring the shit pot like they always have done.
These are my thoughts and opinions and I am allowed to have them. If you do not like them, TOUGH! I won\’t be silenced.