One can only wonder what the new names for U.S. Military bases will be after the purge of any names remotely determined to be offensive in the cultural revolution. If our short history of name swap out is any indication, look for cultural icons such as Madonna, and no doubt a rapper or two. Recall Johnny Cash was recently moved into Congress’s Statuary Hall. Recall how this selection worked out NYC Mayor’s wife choses ‘Drag Queens’ for Statues over Saints
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated Tuesday that he is “okay” with removing the names of Confederate leaders from U.S. military bases, breaking with President Donald Trump on the issue.
“I can only speak for myself on this issue. If it’s appropriate to take another look at these names I’m OK with that,” said McConnell. “Whatever is ultimately decided I don’t have a problem with.”
……Shortly after President Trump’s remarks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called for the removal of several Confederate statues from Capitol Hill.
Writing to the Joint Committee on the Library, Pelosi requested Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to order the Architect of the Capitol to “immediately” remove 11 Confederacy statues from the halls of Congress.“
The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation,” she added.
In another politically correct move, Statuary Hall located in the Capitol will be having a new look. No doubt in a move to highlight the cultural phenomenon that changed Arkansas. Out go a supposedly Confederate Statute fellow replaced with musician types. Johnny Cash is coming to Statuary Hall
Look, I got it, with reparations under discussion, the Civil War history needs to be cleaned up and moved out. But Johnny Cash? It is claimed that Clarke, who was once a US Senator, held segregationist views and Rose had sided with the Confederacy. They are moving out. I vote for Rocky Balboa next. Why not?
According to a report from the Washington Post.
The Statuary Hall Collection comprises 100 statues, two from each state. It was created by an act of Congress in 1864 to allow each state to commemorate “deceased persons who have been citizens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services.” Decisions about which individuals to memorialize are made by state legislatures and governors.
The installation of Confederate leaders in the seat of American political power is neither accident nor oversight. In happened in the early years of the 20th century with the emergence of the so-called Lost Cause myth, which idealized and whitewashed the Confederacy’s origins and existence.
Each state is allowed to have two statues on display and are permitted to replace them as long as they cover the costs.
From an earlier post:
Other than that, all is well in the swamp.