The violence in Charlottesville has renewed efforts by the Left to tear down all Confederate monuments.
The alt-right rally that took place over the weekend was premised on opposing the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the Virginia town. Now, with the notion that these site are magnets for neo-Nazis firmly planted in the minds of leftists, other monuments are being targeted for removal.
Seemingly to preempt any violent demonstrations, Lexington, Kentucky, announced Sunday that it was speeding up its removal of Confederate statues in the city.
On Monday, Durham, North Carolina let random demonstrators take a statue dedicated to boys who died fighting for the South. In a scene reminiscent of the Bolsheviks, a leftist mob pulled down the statue and then proceeded to kick it, spit on it and flip it off.
Georgia Democrats renewed their call to blow up the face of Stone Mountain that depicts Confederate generals. There is a precedent for these kinds of removal, as the Taliban blew up colossal Buddhas carved into cliffs in Afghanistan during its reign.
The desire to purge the past puts you in great company.
Many liberals cheered on the illegal razing as a heroic act against white supremacy, indicating they want more mob topplings to continue unimpeded.
Besides saying these monuments should be removed that their tributes to white supremacy, those on the Left also smugly claim that they’re celebrations of traitors. But considering that many of these protesters brandish the red flag of communism and honor black nationalist cop killers like Assata Shakur, it appears the treason angle isn’t actually articulated in good faith.