August 21, 2017
Duke University is removing this statue of Robert E. Lee because of “values” lol.
Post-Charlottesville, there has been a rapid acceleration of Confederate monuments being removed.
Duke University has fallen right in line.
Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.
The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures depicted in the entryway. Another statue of Lee was at the heart of a violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago
University president Vincent Price said in a letter to the campus community that he consulted with faculty, staff, students and alumni about the decision to remove the statue. Officials discovered early Thursday that the statue’s face had been damaged by vandalism.
“I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university,” Price said in the letter.
Duke University’s president Vincent Price is clearly unfit to hold this office. He has capitulated to Jewish and Marxist terrorists simply because someone vandalized a statue of Robert E. Lee. Removing a statue because of threats or vandalism is the most absurd response imaginable. You are just inviting more threats and more vandalism. But who knows, maybe that’s what this guy wants.
I’d also like to know what he means by these “deep and abiding values” that Duke University holds so dear. Apparently cowardice must be one of those values. Erasing history because of vandalism is not a virtuous trait by any stretch of the imagination.
The people vandalizing these monuments know nothing about the history of the figures they’re honoring. They don’t care to know either. They see a statue of a White male who lived in the 19th century and they automatically assume that he was an evil racist slave owner. The truth is always much more complicated than that but none of that matters to these people. They’re seeking to erase American history itself with this agenda. It’s no different than what ISIS has been doing in the Middle East.
Since these terrorists have lost on the ideological front, they are shifting their focus to a complete shut down by claiming everything about America is associated with racism, Nazism and White supremacy. Removing these Confederate monuments is just the first step. They won’t stop until everything relating to American history is destroyed.