A 120-year-old Civil War monument will be ripped from its spot at the University of Louisville because it reminds them of this horrible thing called history.
Because for liberals, it’s best to remove any vestiges of history so it may be re-written to suit their needs, the stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy will be torn down and put into storage, Kentucky.com is reporting.
Officials claim they will find a new location for the tall, obelisk-style monument, but you know it will never see the light of day again.
University President James Ramsey acknowledged the importance of erasing history. “It’s time for us to move this monument to a more appropriate place,” he said.
Bowing to leftist pressure, cities, governments and universities across the south have been removing any Confederate symbols following the brutally, racist murder of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ricky Jones, a professor of Pan-African studies at the university, said he has been pushing for removal of the statue since he arrived at the university in the late 1990s.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am,” Jones said after the announcement Friday. “I think this statue being on the campus is somewhat akin to flying the Confederate flag over the (university’s) administration building.”
Jones wrote in a newspaper opinion piece last week that the statue is a “towering granite and bronze eyesore glorifying the nadir of America’s past.”
Well, good for Ricky.
I’m sure Ricky is dreaming of a day when the history books can be re-written that don’t mention the Civil War at all, much less honoring the heroes who fought on both sides.
Kentucky is the birthplace of both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. Both men are honored in the state capitol rotunda. After the Charleston shootings, there were calls to remove Davis’ statue, but a state commission voted against.
If anyone thinks a statue of a civil war hero is going to spark a racist, murderous rampage, they’ve got a screw loose.