Oh, AntiFa. You had your moment over the weekend when you were protesting actual Nazis and actual white supremacy. Hard to argue with you there. Now, you’re just back to being leftist doucheburgers with an extra side of vegan bacon (see Opportunistic AntiFa Cows Crash Heather Heyer’s Funeral and Conservative Shows Anti-AltRight Solidarity With Leftists. Who Attack Him!). Vandalizing a peace monument? Because it looked all Confederatey?
Confederatey is so a word now. Shut up.
“I completely understand what happened,” said Thornton Kennedy, a sixth generation Atlantan who has taken his children to visit it many times to explain Atlanta’s history. “It’s a statue that, to the observer, looks like a Confederate memorial.”
But it was erected to champion unity, not venerate the Confederacy.
“These guys realized a national healing needed to take place,” said Kennedy, a history buff who keeps the three-volume set “The Chronicles of the Old Guard” on his bookshelf. “They organized a peace tour of the North, which is really remarkable. These were guys who fought in the Civil War, against Union troops. They would go meet with Union soldiers and began to repair those fissures the war created. It speaks to what we call the Atlanta spirit.”
But of course, AntiFa gotta AntiFa. Who has time for history? Or bothering to verify if the monument you’re vandalizing is even the correct one?
So we’re back to “Nazi” being a synonym for anyone who has an opposing view point than a leftist about any single issue for any reason ever. Even if that “anyone” is an inanimate object erected as a symbol of unity, not of a Confederate hero.
And you wonder why we have such problems.
I have an idea. Stop tearing down or vandalizing monuments, statues, buildings. It’s perfectly fine to take issue with monuments, statues or buildings. But how’s about we don’t act like a bunch of dogs taking a piss over that which we find displeasing? You know, act human about stuff. Because tearing down monuments, vandalizing statues don’t actually change history.
Ideas. Just ideas.