Back in August, hundreds of students at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill protested a Confederate statue on campus. Now, 17 UNC senior faculty members are threatening to tear the statue down if the school doesn’t take it down before Thursday, according to The Daily Tar Heel.
The professors say UNC Chancellor Carol Folt’s “continuing inaction on the issue had placed in jeopardy the personal safety of students, faculty.” Listen, I know you don’t have a good understanding of how reality works, progressives, but the statue of Silent Sam isn’t going to hop off its pedestal and start unloading on people. Or maybe their safety is at risk if they try tearing it down and, in their compassionate, tolerant, moblike mentality, the statue happens to flatten one of their skulls.
Honestly, this is like a terrorist saying his safety is at risk. Yeah. That’s because you’re trying to break the law. The professors say “we believe the Confederate monument (Silent Sam) must be immediately moved to an appropriate setting that contextualizes and teaches the history of white supremacy, rather than glorifies it.”
And here we have the facile old argument that monuments celebrate or romanticize history. Well, guess what? Not everyone thinks that. A September 2017 survey showed that 57 percent of Americans think Confederate statues should stay up. Some see statues as simply displaying history, not making judgments on it. Some see them as beautiful bits of architecture. Still others simply see them as the things their dog pees on in the park. But then again there’s always a small, shrill minority who think inanimate objects are capable of racial prejudice and are willing to shove, shout, anything but actually talk and listen.
Student Smears Confederate Statue With Her Own Blood?
UNC police arrested and charged student Maya Little with vandalism of the Silent Sam Confederate statue, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation. She apparently used both paint and her own blood.
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt says that she’s prohibited by law from taking down the statue or else I bet she would in a heartbeat. But another cancerous tentacle of the totalitarian left might get to it before students, state, or administration and that’s the professors.
Seventeen UNC professors wrote a letter to Folt saying they would take matters into their own hands and tear down the statue at some unspecified time if it wasn’t taken down by the end of February. “We do not fear arrest, indeed we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the commitment that the Carolina faculty has to the wellbeing of its students and the principles that make this university great.”
Oh, you don’t fear arrest? How brave. I guess that’s why you’re not attaching your names to this little statement. You know, this kind of reminds me of New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, who tore down Confederate statues…sometimes under the cover of darkness. He was, of course, awarded for his heroic efforts with the JFK “Courage Award.” To be fair to Maya Little, at least she identified herself.
Now, a lot of people brush off stories of Confederate statue vandalism or removal by saying oh well why are we “glorifying” or “romanticizing” traitors? But remember: the left’s not going to stop with Lee and Jackson. They didn’t in Charlottesville, where perpetually aggrieved crybullies have vandalized the Thomas Jefferson statue on multiple occasions. This isn’t an attack on certain individuals; no, this is an attack on history.
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