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Those readers living outside of Charlottesville, VA or Central Virginia proper might not be aware of the ongoing effort to pull down and move the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from the town square otherwise known as Lee Park (not named after Harper Lee or Bruce Lee or Stan Lee but after the same Robert E. Lee). Charlottesville is a college town and like all college towns it's filled with college professors and assorted flakes who vote nincompoops into elected office as their representatives so it was no surprise to me when back in April the city council decided to do this:
"Despite a pending court case that will ultimately determine the general’s fate, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to sell the city’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.""Confederate General" is a sad, marginalizing descriptor for what surly must be one of the greatest Americans to ever walk this land and lead its people by personal example of virtue and valor seldom matched in human history. A true son of the revolution ("The General" was the son of Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III) this American was a husband, father, engineer, soldier, Indian hunter, farmer, warrior and educator. He knew exactly what the American Revolution was all about and when the dream collapsed in 1860 he was forced to make a choice between submission to blackguard usurpers from the north or defense of his native Virginia - he chose Virginia. In doing so he lead, mentored, loved and extinguished the flower of Southern manhood which is a legacy he would never (could never) forgive himself for. The best he could do - and he did it - was ensure a true and peaceful reconciliation of the waring states and heal the breach that he had played so important a part in tearing, day by bloody day, in his beloved nation. You want to sell off the monument erected to honor this man? Who, in today's world, will mount a vigorous defense to thwart this travesty of historical justice and force you - shame you - into atonement with all that is fair and good?
Why, the Ku Klux Klan of course. NOT a local politician (or federal politician), an educator or historian nor a celebrity could be found to defend this heroic soul but only the decedents of those scoundrels Lee refused to let join his army - the frigg'n KKK. And so last weekend 50 klan members marched at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of a man who would almost certainly have despised them. And that brought out the Antifa, trustifarian, SJW's in "resistance" to white supremacy and other contemporary problems like, for instance, the US system of government and gave them cause to disrupt and hate. Which lead to the greatest headline of all time in The Daily Progress on Sundays paper proclaiming that the KKK had been Eclipsed and that, my friends, is the absolute truth. The Klan could never, even in their wildest dreams, come up with a system of oppressive terror to destabilize minority communities than the shit that's advocated by BLM and their "progressive" comrades that include MS-13 and other organized gangs.
Where was I during this clash of civilizations? I was in the yoga studio downward dogging my way to happiness and painting pictures in a truly unique experience that combined yoga and drawing. Robert E Lee wouldn't have even been able to conceive that someone could be living the life I live in 21st Century Virginia. The country he fought for is long, long gone but his example lives on.
(..but really, "you're" is a contraction.)