February 28, 2020
At each moment of each day, black people face the threat that the Confederacy will rise again and re-enslave them, forcing them to do work.
Each and every day, our brave men and women are working to ensure that this does not happen.
The push to erase US civil war history from all walks of American life has reached the military, with the Marine Corps ordering that all materials relating to the Confederacy be removed from its bases around the world.
The order was issued by the head of the Marines, Commandant General David Berger, in a memo to top staff that included a list of initiatives that he is “prioritizing for immediate execution,” Military.com reports.
Berger’s order came in the wake of a congressional hearing on the rise of extremism in the US armed forces. The US military is deployed in over 150 countries around the world. It is not known if there is a hard deadline for all paraphernalia containing Confederate symbols to be purged from bases.
Excellent work in crushing that looming threat.
We all need to take a moment to remember the sacrifice of our brave men and women, who are working every day and all night long to ensure that the United States will never again have to come face-to-face with the Confederacy.
We must always remain vigilant, because at any moment Dixie could rise up and come for our blacks. But we can all sleep a little sounder knowing that tonight, we will not wake up to hear the goosesteps of Confederate soldiers marching on the capitol.