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Monumentally Naïve

by Kyle Smith

For the Left, taking down Confederate memorials is just the beginning

There’s a fever in the August air, a thick, swampy fever of righteous stupidity. At the University of Southern California, the Black Student Assembly raised a ruckus by pointing out that the school’s equine mascot, Traveler, the ninth in his line, had almost the same name as Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller. It’s unclear whether there is any tie between the two horses’ names, but Saphia Jackson, the group’s co-director, touted the similarity as proof that “white supremacy hits close to home.”

In Atlanta, an angry mob attacked and desecrated a statue called the Peace Monument. It depicted a Confederate soldier laying down his arms at the behest of an angel of peace over the inscription, “Cease firing, peace is proclaimed.” A masked protester was photographed trying (unsuccessfully) to pull the massive statue down with a chain.

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