Lee Circle no more: New Orleans to remove 4 Confederate statues

by Richard Rainey  |  published on December 18, 2015

Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday (Dec. 17) to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city.

Besides Gen. Robert E. Lee, statues of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance of City Park and Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Mid-City and the obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place at the foot of Iberville Street will all come down.

“The time surely comes when (justice) must and will be heard,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the council as he called for the statues to be put in a museum or a Civil War park. “Members of the council, that day is today. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity.”

  • Jack

    SHAMEFUL,THEY ARE AMERICAN HISTORY…What replaces them(??),muslim statues..

  • M109A7CE

    Once again, those ignorant of the truth and given over to rewritten history brainwashed into all that attend the “State” school system, showing their PC ignorance by taking down statues of heroes who fought to retain the Constitution, especially the great General Robert E. Lee. They want Lee out, but then will overlook the murder Gen. Sherman (In Savanah I saw a propaganda historical marker “stating” that no civilian were killed or other atrocities committed during Sherman’s despicable ungodly March to the Sea) which Lee when he heard of these war crimes issued an order that Southern soldiers would act in no such way when in the North. Or they praise General U.S. Grant who held slaves well after the end of the War of Northern Aggression. Maybe New Orleans wants a return of someone like they had rule them in Northern General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler. Keep going away from the identity of American freedom, and they will!

  • billwhit

    This Insanity is getting out of hand! Seems some Nwigger just has to whine a little about something from our past and it is automatically removed! Well, I want to complain about having a Homosexual Muslim Queer Boy as President, so can I get him removed? Oh, that’s right, I’m White! No Can Do! The Real Racist come from these Leftist Loons that are crying “Wolf” about Racism where there is none! Our history is what it is, and I, for one, am proud of American History, no matter what some Freebie Leeching Pavement Scum says!

  • Bob in Florida

    Thought for a moment there I was reading about ISIS re-writing the history of civilization in the middle east. Since when does history only record those parts that some people want remembered and not what others also feel is an important part of their heritage?

  • nonstopca

    If the people let this happen…..History means nothing to them….and it will be repeated, and obama is just the person to start it.

  • Graywolf12

    One of their play books. Communist Goals
    [From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

    1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
    2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
    4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
    5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
    6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
    7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
    8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
    9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
    10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
    11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
    12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
    13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
    14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
    18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
    33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
    34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
    35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
    43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
    44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
    45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

  • Graywolf12

    Can you idiots not see you are falling for the communist ploy to destroy this country? Read the 1963 Communist Goals, Rules for Radicals, the Communist Manifesto, and the junk written by Cloward and Piven.

  • LaRae Bailey

    Such a damned shame that you are afraid of your own history and what these people died to protect for you. What’s happening in the country is just another day in history that the American people can never be proud of.

  • Thomas Goss

    True Americans who believe in the heritage of the South should rise up against these assholes and start another Civil War against this bullshit. Who the hell are these morons to dictate that our history has to be removed. There were thousands of good honorable men who died fighting for their homes and land, and these assholes are going to deny that they even existed. ALL Southerners who go along with this shit should be ashamed to hold their heads up. AND I LIVE IN NEW YORK, AND AM A SO CALLED YANKEE. BUT I HONOR THOSE BRAVE MEN FROM THE SOUTH.

    • Robert K. Otto

      Robert E. Lee was torn between fighting for the north or for his home state of Virginia. Honor to his state made him choose the south even though he knew in his heart that the war was not right for the country. He had more honor than some Yankee officers at the time and this is from someone from PA that lived in the south for many years.
      Seems like the racists in the south are becoming more like the radical islamists that are destroying ancient artifacts because they are of ancient religions. I use the small i in islamists to denigrate the term.

  • Luke

    Disgusting, what a shame that all some people have to do is destroy history. Maybe they should erect statues of rats in honor of those who want our heritage removed..

  • VirgoVince

    And the people of NO are going to ALLOW this bullshit to happen??
    Get RID of your mayor and governor, or FIGHT them! It’s they who are ‘on the wrong side of history and humanity!’
    “The time surely comes when (justice) must and will be heard.”

  • TexRancher

    So it’s begun: The socialists are rewriting our history. Like it or not, these people fought for the rights of the people and are part of a serious time in our history! What’s next rename Richmond? Change the Alamo to a Dairy Queen?

    Maybe Kenya Boy and his gang want to make Lincoln a democrat or that the KKK wasn’t made up of democrats!

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