After years of legal fights and actual brawls, the Confederate statues in Charlottesville have been taken down. The organizers of the Unite the Right rally will argue that it was the history connected to the 100 year old statues that caused them to organize in Charlottesville in 2017, not the racism. Anyone that was there knows better. It was the racism.
Anyway, goodbye and good riddance to garbage. The bronze losers are gone but sadly the legacy remains. We’re still fighting confederates today.
Follow Molly Conger for photos for video of the removal. It’s pretty glorious.
Here are three shots from the Unite the Right rally in August 2017 putting the General Lee statue into proper context… surrounded by cops, nazis and other white supremacists. Still believe it’s all about the ‘heritage?’