A city in Virginia just took a major step to rewrite history.
Liberals claim the action was necessary in order to “cleanse” the area, but many are against the change.
Apparently, the social justice concept of being “minority sensitive” is taking over historical and public spaces as well now.
The city of Charlottesville, Virginia just removed a statue of Robert E. Lee and voted to rename Lee Park, a large and important park named in honor of Robert E. Lee.
The city council voted 3-2 to remove the statue from the park, but voted 5-0 to change Lee Park to something more “diverse”.
The city council members in favor of the vote tried to explain their thought processes behind changing the park’s name, which many are arguing is censoring history.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Time after time in his teaching, Jesus called out the need to act with mercy for those with less power in society,” said Kristen Szakos, justifying the removal.
“We will not be bullied, we will not be pushed away,” said Wes Bellamy, who also voted to strip the city of the statue.
Their arguments are useless, as both come from morally degradable sources in and of themselves.
Bellamy was recently under fire for tweets that were racist and sexist, which have since been deleted.
Szakos, on the other hand, actually refers to minorities as “beings with less power in society”.
Their excuses are no match for their own grievances against the minority groups they are supposedly trying to respect.
However, the other city council members who voted against the removal of the statue countered with explanations of their reasoning as well:
Voting against the removal, council member Kathy Galvin stressed the importance of keeping the statue to ensure citizens come to grips with Charlottesville’s past.
“We’d be focusing on the less controversial but still extremely important recommendations contained in the Blue Ribbon Commission’s report,” said Mike Signer, detailing what the committee would have done if they voted to keep the statue as he did.
Sensitive liberals and social justice warriors are often affected by the history of the United States, mostly due to its background with slavery.
But it seems irrelevant and counterproductive to change history at this point, even if some people find the material “insensitive”.
After all, those who choose to forget history are destined to repeat it.
What are your thoughts?
Do you agree with the removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue and the name change of Lee Park?
Or do you think the changes are ridiculous and not needed?
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