Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has called for a "review" of the monuments.
In New Orleans, the white mayor of the city Mitch Landrieu has invoked a "public nuisance" ordinance to try and bring down a statue to Robert E. Lee and the memory of the Confederacy. The same statue would come under assault by the #BlackLivesMatter meme, while the still "Chocolate City" must continue to fund the whole NOLA for Life campaign because blacks can't stop shooting/killing/maiming other black people.
In Memphis, the push to dig up the bones of Nathan Bedford Forrest has passed a committee and the planned removal of the statue to the same man is well underway.
All of this goes back to an important story published in the New York Times back in 1997, and a simple maxim expressed in the article. [Blacks Strip Slaveholders' Names Off Schools, New York Times, November 12, 1997]:
By the reckoning of John Riley, the historian at Mount Vernon, there are about 450 schools in the United States named for George Washington.
Now there is one fewer. Following a policy that prohibits school names honoring ''former slave owners or others who did not respect equal opportunity for all,'' the Orleans Parish School Board voted unanimously on Oct. 27 to change the name of George Washington Elementary to Dr. Charles Richard Drew Elementary.
The new name pays tribute to a black surgeon who lived from 1904 to 1950 and is known for developing methods to preserve blood plasma and for protesting the United States Army's practice of segregating donated blood by race.
The renaming of the 74-year-old school in the city's Bywater neighborhood, the 22d name change in New Orleans in five years, is the latest milestone in a concerted effort by blacks across the South to assert their vision of a biracial history that has traditionally been defined only by whites.
Since the school board's policy was adopted in December 1992, New Orleans schools have purged the names of Confederate generals, slave-owning governors and even the black founder of an orphanage who, like Washington, happened to own slaves. A school once named for Robert E. Lee, for instance, is now named for Ronald McNair, the black astronaut killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.
But never before, either here or apparently elsewhere in the country, has a school shed the name of a figure as central to the national identity as Washington. And that has raised questions about whether efforts to broaden history, if taken too far, may sometimes distort it as well.
Opponents of the decision, and there have not been many in this city in which blacks are in the majority, argue that it does not account for the totality of Washington's achievements or the mores of his times. But in a school district where 91 percent of the students are black, and where the school board is controlled by a 5-to-2 black majority, the decision underscores the maxim that history is written by those with the power."History is written by those with the power."
This is a simple, yet powerful, fact underscoring the society we live in and one which will continue to endure.
But another fact remains outshining the previous one: what "civilization" exists these now majority black cities of New Orleans, Memphis, and Baltimore is one teetering on complete collapse.
Were the police to completely pull out of patrolling these cities, the violence in these cities would be of such the National Guard would immediately be called out to restore some form of order.
As it is, all three cities routinely must grant organizations the right to march through the streets in a hopeless bid to "stop the violence." Raising fists to the air and chanting "enough is enough," black leaders in each of the cities call for an end to black violence, when what they are truly witnessing is an end of white civilizational standards: because left to their own devices, blacks lack the ability to sustain the civilization whites built and then abandoned when high rates of black crime drove both white flight and drove down property values.
Which is why the words of Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo still remain true to this day:
"If our buildings, our highways, and our railroads should be wrecked, we could rebuild them. If our cities should be destroyed, out of the very ruins we could erect newer and greater ones. Even if our armed might should be crushed, we could rear sons who would redeem our power. But if the blood of our White race should become corrupted and mingled with the blood of Africa, then the present greatness of the United States of America would be destroyed and all hope for civilization would be as impossible for a Negroid America as would be redemption and restoration of the Whiteman's blood which had been mixed with that of the Negro."So yes, "History is written by those with the power."
But never forget an even greater power remains: nature.
And though blacks now politically control Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans, Baltimore, and many other cities throughout the nation (and white people promote the interests of blacks as a way to garner power in what is known as Black-Run America), nature is still in control.
This is why you routinely see black people shuffling down streets they (or their ancestors) had no part in building, as they participate in marches to STOP THE VIOLENCE.
Nature will always win, regardless of whatever "power" is being utilized by those elected to positions of authority.
Because though Black-Run America (BRA) is ultimately leading to a pogrom against white people, the reality is whites still remain.
And as long as we remain, there is hope.
Our buildings, our highways, our railroads, our airports, and our history may be wrecked, but we can and will rebuild.
Because we remain.
And there is no power in the world greater than when individual white people unite to collectively fight for their future.