These liberal student groups, and groups like ANTIFA, are really brave when it comes to attacking inanimate objects that can’t fight back, or people who don’t agree with them who are seriously outnumbered (a mob against one is their preferred scenario).
We now see that another historical Confederate statue has now been torn down. This one on the campus of The University of North Carolina (UNC).
According to the Associated Press’ Jonathan Drew, “A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage.”
“The bronze figure of a southern soldier atop a tall stone pedestal, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1913, had been under constant police surveillance after being vandalized in recent months, costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
“Once the bronze form was toppled, ‘Silent Sam’s’ face down on the ground, demonstrators kicked it and cheered, chanting ‘Tar Heels!’ and ‘Whose Campus? Our Campus!’ as passing cars honked in approval.”
“Many students, faculty and alumni had called the statue a racist image and asked officials to take it down. Others argued that it should remain as a tribute to fallen ancestors. Protesters responded to the assertion that the statue wasn’t a symbol of white power by reading its 1913 dedication speech, by tobacco magnate Julian Carr, celebrating the Ku Klux Klan’s post-war campaign to terrorize former slaves.”
From what I can tell, the protesters are right in this regard. But they should have dug a little deeper completed their homework!
Let’s take a better, more complete, look at this Julian Carr character.
Mr. Carr attended the University of North Carolina. His student days were interrupted by service as a private in the Confederate army, serving with the Third North Carolina Cavalry. Later in life, he was known as “General Carr.” Carr also supported white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan.
In 1923, UNC bestowed an honorary degree upon Julian Carr.
After the war, Carr became a partner in a tobacco manufacturing firm which is known worldwide by its recognizable Bull Durham trademark. Carr became one of the state’s wealthiest individuals, engaging in banking (Durham’s First National Bank), the railroad, public utilities (Electric Lighting Company), and newspaper endeavors.
Carr was nominated for Vice President of the United States by delegates from North Carolina at the 1900 Democrat National Convention, at which he gave a speech.
I’m sure those democrats new nothing of his racist past when they not only accepted him in the democrat party, BUT WAS THEIR VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE!!!
Julian Carr also played an essential role in bolstering white supremacy in North Carolina during the era of Jim Crow. He publicly endorsed the Ku Klux Klan, argued that African Americans should not be allowed to vote, and helped promote racial unrest and turmoil. Carr helped promote racial strife through his influence in the media, particularly the Raleigh News & Observer, and celebrated the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 where at least 60 black North Carolinians were murdered. In numerous speeches, he suggested that African Americans were better-off enslaved and celebrated violence, even lynchings, against black citizens.
At the dedication of the Silent Sam monument to the Confederacy on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Carr bragged of personally horse-whipping an African American woman “until her skirts hung in shreds” because, according to him, she “publicly insulted and maligned a Southern lady” and stated that he found this act a “pleasing duty.
So there we have a look into the wonderful life of Julian Carr. But wait, there’s more!
Julian Carr was also instrumental in the founding of Duke University (where the history building on East Campus is named after him).
As a small college called Trinity College struggled to survive after the war. Julian Carr was crucial to its survival. Carr’s name first appears in college records signing a note to forestall foreclosure on a mortgage due in 1880. Carr was elected a trustee of Trinity College in 1883, and over the course of the decade acted as benefactor and administrator of the struggling institution that was eventually renamed Duke University. He engineered the selection of John F. Crowell as the institution’s new president, and along with Washington Duke won support to remove the school from its rural setting to Durham. The move was made possible by Carr’s gift of 62 acres of land for the site.
Here’s my comment to the students, faculty and alumni who have called these statues racist images: From what I have learned, The University of North Carolina as well as Duke University have “racist heritages” and are racist in historical nature and origin, and in their entireties are racist images to me. Perhaps we should consider tearing these universities down completely? Why stop with some poor little statue?
So, in summary, we have students, faculty and alumni who have chosen to attend a college with a “racist heritage,” but who now are protesting against and defiling statues that they (the people who have chosen to associate themselves with an institution with a “racist heritage) deem to be racist on the grounds of their racist university.
Does the hypocrisy of the liberal mind know no bounds?
Sadly, the answer begins with an “n” and ends with an “o.”
In the meantime, the rest of us will be forced to put up with liberal foolishness until all of the confederate statues are torn down, I suppose. There are orderly and lawful ways to have statues removed, but the true fascists are not interested in order or the law or the truth.
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