Democrats are busy reshaping the United States’ past at the same time that they twist and deface its present and future.
Claiming some mysterious mandate, they have now removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol, according to NBC Channel 4 News in Washington. After standing in the National Statuary Hall Collection for 111 years, the statue was removed early on Dec. 21.
It had stood with that of George Washington since 1909 as Virginia’s representatives in the Capitol. Each state has two statues.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, whose apology for dressing up to mock blacks in his college days was readily forgiven by the press, requested the removal and a state commission dictated that Lee should not be a symbol for the state.
So who should be a symbol for the state? The commission has recommended a statue of Barbara Johns, who protested conditions at her all-Black high school in Farmville, Va. in 1951. Her court case became part of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Northam gave a “woke,” buzzword-packed endorsement of the new statue, of someone no one has ever heard of: “I look forward to seeing a trailblazing young woman of color represent Virginia in the U.S. Capitol, where visitors will learn about Barbara Johns’ contributions to America and be empowered to create positive change in their communities just like she did.”
Confederate monuments have been under attack during the presidency of Donald Trump, who has given the left very few other opportunities for anything resembling victories.
Metal and stone figurines have therefore become the targets of their rage.