New Orleans begins to take down prominent Confederate monuments

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April 24, 2017

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New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments under the cover of darkness early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

Truckers arrived at around 1:25 a.m. to begin removing the Liberty Monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans. The workers started early in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay. Some have even made death threats, according to officials.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the Liberty Monument was the “most offensive” of the four set to be taken down. He added it was erected to “revere white supremacy.”

“If there was ever a statue that needed to be taken down, it’s that one,” he said.

Workers who were inspecting the statue ahead of its removal could be seen wearing flak jackets and helmets. Police officers watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel.

27 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    Do they also want to re-write history to gloss over part of our shared history
    from 1776; wipe out the war of 1812, The entire Civil War, World War I and II, Korean War and Vietnam.. If so, how do they explain how we got to where we are now? By Osmosis? A Miracle?

  • George Bernard Vieto says:

    Please how many time have I told those plebeians in New Orleans the statues did not commit the murders in the Big Sleazy I mean Big Easy?

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Reality is such an inconvenience for liberals. So of course, it must be silenced and covered up.

  • MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

    Those who ignore or refuse to learn history are doomed to repeat it. These States should fight back against the whining weiners and save their historical statues, symbols, legends and lore.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    There are no more African Americans, just black Americans, time to put history back where it belongs!

    1. Retired says:

      Maybe a one way ticket back to Africa would cure them .

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Amen to that, but you’d have to force them to go, they wouldn’t go on their own, PERIOD nothing if free!

        1. Retired says:

          Put them in Cargo ships , that is how they came in the first place .

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            I agree, go out a few miles and then pull the plug on that baby!

        2. Roy Fredrichsen says:

          That was tried back in the 70s but Stokely Carmichael told them there was no welfare checks, unemployment checks or any other “free” rides available in Africa.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            And that’s why they’re not going anywhere! 🙂

  • JRW40113 says:

    got to love the progressives and their re writing of American history to make themselves look good.

    1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      Got to throw bleach on them and reveal/clean up their lies.

  • Janis Love says:

    People become sensitive to history and all symbols are removed. What a shame when you have to destroy everything that was our country and has been part of our growth.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      And our Heritage, and not one D’N thing black or African will be removed, but it should! The war was NOT OVER SLAVERY, PERIOD! But history was twisted to suit the North that never released their slaves till 2 years after the war!!

      1. Retired says:

        In a 100 years if the US survives, will be about Blacks and Muslims .

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          They say rats can survive anything!

          1. Retired says:

            Rats will eat their own if nothing else is around .

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  • texexpatriate says:

    Shame on New Orleans. Shame, shame, shame! The South was right in 1860, Lincoln attacked it, and the true history has been covered over by the victors and by their lies taught in the schools ever since. Lincoln launched that war to recover the nearly 75 percent of tax and tariff income that the Union took from the South. The war had nothing to do with slavery or racism. In fact, Negroes were kept as slaves by many states in the North and were hated by the whites in the North, which was not true of Southerners and Negroes there. U.S. Grant kept his slaves long after the end of the war and kept them until the 13th Amendment. The only thing more shameful than the Union of 1860 is the way Southerners have forgotten the true history of that time and how they are going along with the political fruitcakes of the left today. Shame on New Orleans. I’ll never spend a dime in New Orleans or Louisiana again. I join Suz in her prayer that the South will leave the Union again and soon.

    1. Mort Leith says:

      AMEN to those FACTS !

      Instead of shaming these proud Southern symbols of Independence and our Battle Flag of the N Virginia Army,,
      They should be HAILED as people brave enough to leave an overbearing and oppressive Federal government.

    2. Rodney Steward says:

      Amen brother, he$$ history’s not even taught anymore in our schools under common core, it’s all about communism!

    3. George Bernard Vieto says:

      I do not blame you. Thank God I fled New Orleans in 2009 to Lake Charles.

  • suz says:

    I will never spend one penny in that state again. It’s history and when you remove history your bound to repeat it again. So I guess this means that the south will rise again.

  • Mort Leith says:

    NO is a bunch of ignorant welfare N1663Rs who STILL think the War of Northern Aggression was about slavery…

    Too stupid to stop believing what white liberal DUMBycrats TELL them .

  • mizbehaves says:

    The practice of sanitizing history because we are ashamed of what it reveals about our culture should be re-examined. Those who don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it.

    1. Roy Fredrichsen says:

      They didn’t get enough of O’Bama, They have to rub it in our faces again how the Northern Army disgraces their fellow Southerners by forcibly removing the heroes of the old South, What if the Southerners removed statuary of Lincoln, Grant, McLellan and many other Northern Heroes?

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