This Is What It's Come To In America
"There was a time you as white folks could walk around at your pleasure, but if I as a black man tried to walk through your white neighborhood..... I would have been run out or arrested by the police. Now I can walk freely anywhere I please. Today, you as a white person come into my neighborhood, you would be beat, robbed, shot or raped, or stopped be the police and suspected of criminal activity. You starting to get the message? " - A Black New Orleans SJW to Diogenes
|Jackson Square - New Orleans La.|
Activist Group Plans to Pull Down Andrew Jackson Monument
from The Advocate
A New Orleans activist group is threatening to pull down the city's most recognizable statue in response to what members claim are unreasonable delays in removing four other monuments. Take 'Em Down NOLA says it will attempt to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson during a protest later this month in Jackson Square. Legal delays have kept the other statues -- honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard.
"We're going to go to Jackson Square. We're going to put ropes around Andrew Jackson and we're going to take him down off his pedestal," Take 'Em Down organizer and longtime civil rights activist Malcolm Suber said during a forum the group held Thursday.
The demonstration, scheduled for Sept. 24, will come a few days before judges on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled to hear arguments over whether to lift an order that halted the removal of the monuments.
"The key is we're not going to wait," Take 'Em Down organizer Angela Kinlaw said. "The city has taken plenty of time to make a decision. But the people are ready to move."
The equestrian Jackson statue is one of numerous monuments, streets and buildings that Take 'Em Down organizers believe promotes the idea of white supremacy by honoring slave owners and others who contributed to the oppression of minorities.
"Why would we want to continue to honor this person?" asked Suber, who said removing a statue so associated with New Orleans would send a wider message and serve as a "shot heard 'round the world."
Plans to take down the monuments weren't helped after the original contractor hired to remove them dropped out after its owner said he received death threats. Interest from other companies was lukewarm when the city later asked for public bids. Take 'Em Down organizers blamed the delay on both the courts — the 5th Circuit is considered one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the nation — and a lack of aggressive action by the city. They said the city should have denounced or ignored the court order.
"I'm saying we should defy that order. That order should have no standing with us at all," Suber said. "We have no respect for the 5th Circuit because they're all (expletive) racists anyway."Read More
The term "Social Justice" has very little to do with Justice. SJW have just become a festering pustule on America. It's about small groups of angry people who have been given the ability to intimidate. You cannot change history, nor wipe out it's memory of affects. In this case, if SJW's had any sense, they'd want to preserve the past as to demonstrate to their children how we as a people can right the wrongs of the past.
But blinded by anger, whipped up by profitable racist agitators, and the blessings of the Federal Government, no one will ever accuse SJW of being thoughtful........