Tonight, May 2, 2013 we remember the mortal wounding of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson by his own troops while scouting the Federal lines at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson would die about a week later on May 10, 1863. It appears that the Stonewall Brigade SCV’s Camp and Brandon Dorsey are planning to erect a new statue of Jackson near Lexington. As you can see from the “artist” sketch above and from the Facebook image the new Stonewall Jackson statue is looking like it will be in the same vane as the Ugly General Forrest statue below. But the question is why produce such ugly artwork in memory of such a honored hero? Is it a pretext to put up more confederate battle flag displays? Whatever happened to realistic statues and monuments to our heroes?
As the discussion goes on about the placing of “Secede” stickers on various places in the south, SNN posted this picture of the Lincoln and Tad statue on the south side of city hall in Kansas City, Kansas. SNN says…
“If our past pictures have enraged anti-Southern elements (and allegedly ‘pro-Southern’ folks who oppose Southern independence) then this latest one is sure to cause their heads to explode with rage!”
As I looked at the picture and wondered if it was photoshopped, I realized that this is all that these “Southern Nationalists” have in their quiver…the only bullet in their gun. They don’t even have the nerve that their ancestors did to start the shooting. Not that I advocate violence or wish violence on anyone…even these folks…but this is all they have…Stickers!
And they stick them everywhere…sooner or later the good people in these places will get tired of the petty vandalism. What the don’t get is that they are just defacing the property of other southerners…southerners they claim to be defending and wanting secession to gain them their freedom. Will this freedom include the freedom from having their property defaced?
Head exploding with rage? Not quite…I feel pity for these people who cannot respect the property of those they claim to be defending.
So this is the Heritage they are passing down…now it finally get it.