When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don’t Forget the Democratic Party

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there are increasing and ever louder calls for the removal of all symbols, objects and persons connected to slavery or the Confederate States of America. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and so all honors given him should be renamed, and all copies of the Declaration of Independence shredded. Robert E. Lee fought for the South, so all his effigies should be melted down and his rebel flags shredded, even though the Confederacy had nothing to do with the shooting. The Confederacy is no more; however, there still exists an organization that gained power from instituting slavery and segregation: the Democratic Party.

  • Blacksmith

    Must ignore the facts they dont fit the leftist narrative.

  • andycanuck

    Except the GOP establishment doesn’t have the brains or the balls to tie this to the Dems and away from the GOP’s media-manufactured image. They’ve just been agreeing with the bans hoping to save themselves (unsuccessfully) from MSM attacks reverberating against them.

  • Alain

    I am finally willing to get on board with the call to erase all symbols of slavery beginning with the biggest and most important one of all: blacks living in the US and Canada. So let us ship them all to black Africa in order to erase the main symbol of slavery. I now ask anyone to show me how my proposal is any more outrageous and ridiculous than what is being done and proposed.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Don’t forget that the Democrats and Republicans were one party at one time and there was also the Whig party, so you could say they are two sides of the same coin. People keep forgetting that these parties have switched ideologies many times throughout the history of the US. When the Republicans became the party of the south after the 60’s, you could say the Republicans became the party of white nationalism. So these things work both ways. What people have to ask themselves is why has America, even after all these recessions, not switched to third parties or independents or other parties? That is the most important question of all!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    You also have to ask how relevant this is truly is. This also states that right wingers in all countries are going to use this against the left when the history of left/right politics is different from country to country. America has its history with slavery. Other countries not so much. The right/left in Canada, Europe and Japan is much more closer to their conservative movements. In the US, the left and right have been close since the Reagan years. During the Reagan years, the left / right was massively wide. Before that, the Republicans and Democrats all supported communitarianism. As for slavery, in essence, both parties always cared more about playing politics than about doing what is right. How else can you explain that both parties had a hand in the debt being 18 trillion with 100+ of it being in unfunded liabilities. This does nothing except help one party over the other when the US is hollowed out in so many areas. The US has to do manufacturing again. The US has to get away from globalization. There are so many things the US could be doing but isn’t!