The national debate about the fate of statues honoring Confederate politicians and military officers has reached a new level, with a black lawmakers' group saying such memorials should be banned from the U.S. Capitol. 'We will never solve America's race problem if we continue to honor traitors who fought against the United States in order to keep African-Americans in chains,' Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, told ABC News. 'By the way, thank God, they lost,' he said.
The erasure of historical memory takes on increasingly monstrous and murderous forms. All the people whose sculptures are in the Congress building (Jefferson Davis, Robert Lee, Stonewall Jackson...) are great Americans who served the interests of their country and their states, who have repeatedly shown their commitment to American values, first of all fought for the country in the American-Mexican War. Those people who propose to destroy their sculpted images spit, above all, in the history of the South, show that the past of the South is terrible and useless, its national heroes are murderers and traitors. I'm sure, if America allows these monuments to leave the Congress building, then the wave of mass destruction will continue. Military and civilian memorials of all those whom left-extremists consider unworthy people will be demolished. We must put an end to this process of mockery of the history as quickly and harshly as possible.