The Mayor of Memphis wants the statue and remains of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from a Memphis park.
We’re willing to empathize with the mayor, just a little, and only if he’s planning on being consistent.
Will the mayor call to remove West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd’s name from any of the buildings named after him. Here’s an example, the list is too long to put in this post.
And why should Byrd’s name be removed? Well, if Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the KKK, isn’t good enough for Memphis I can’t fathom why Robert Byrd should be good enough for West Virginia.
And then there’s Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was a Progressive Democrat who was a viscious racist who re-segregated the federal work force and showed D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, the story of the KKK, to a select audience at the White House. We’ve not heard calls for Wilson to be removed from history.
This is typical Democrat hypocrisy. “Civil rights” is supposed to be about “equality” but we find that apparently some racist bigots are more “equal” than others.