Last week Bill Bonner wrote a good article for International Man that seems to fit with the theme de jure (HERE via LRC).
Meanwhile, scuffles broke out in New Orleans. On one side were demonstrators eager to pull down the statues of war heroes Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard. On the other side, demonstrators were there to protect them.
Multiple people were arrested on Sunday as hundreds of protesters clashed over the fate of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, police said.
Three protesters were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace on Sunday afternoon near Lee Circle in New Orleans after a fight broke out at a Confederate monuments demonstration, according to the New Orleans Police Department…
More than 700 people attended demonstrations on Sunday on both sides of the city’s plans to remove three remaining Confederate monuments.
Then, vandals defaced the monument to P.G.T. Beauregard, draping a sign on it that said: “This is historical violence, we say no.”
We’re not sure what that was supposed to mean. But we know where our sympathies lie: with the stones.
War of Liberation
Confederate General Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest soldiers in American history. Compared to him, the gilded generals now frequenting the White House—Mattis, McMaster, Kelly—are little more than paper pushers.
But let’s look at P.G.T. Beauregard, the hero of the First Battle of Bull Run.
Born on a sugar plantation in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, little Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard didn’t speak English until his parents sent him to New York to learn it.
Thence, he got an appointment to West Point and began his military career thereafter. He served his country in the Mexican-American War… and then served as superintendent at West Point.
But when Louisiana declared independence, what was he to do? Defend the homeland? Or fight against it?
P.G.T. meets B.L.M. Someone’s Twitter.
Here’s a thought for Memorial Day 2017: It is Memorial Day, let’s stop acting like the Taliban, stop tearing down and defacing our Memorials.