During the summer of 2015, I attended a series of public and private meetings in New Orleans regarding Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s call to take down four late-19th and early 20th century monuments to three leaders of the South and one
The False Background to the “Take ‘Em All Down” Hysteria…
On June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, a pathetic young man/boy with the highly improbable name of Dylan Storm Roof (DSR), either out of cowardice or as a “Manchurian Shooter” for the desperately race-baiting Obama Administration, shot 9 harmless and innocent, elderly attendees at an African Methodist Episcopal prayer meeting. DSR did this on the anniversary of the suppression of Denmark Vesey’s planned slave revolt in the same city one hundred ninety three years earlier in 1822.
Unlike 9-11-01 in New York or 7-7-05 in London, unlike the Kennedy Assassination, unlike Sandy Hook in Connecticut and the Batman shooting in Colorado, even unlike Oklahoma City 1995, very few people have been willing to speak out openly about the Charleston Shooting as a “False Flag” or “Governmentally Staged” attack.
Instead, conservatives and liberals used Charleston as a platform for massive anti-Confederate historical revisionism and monument destruction in the American South with a rapidity of reaction that boggles the mind. No sooner was Dylan Storm Roof arrested than a stupidly-posed looking Facebook shot of him holding a Confederate Battle Flag and wearing a jacket with badges bearing the old Rhodesian anti-Communist UDI flag and the apartheid era flag of the Republic of South Africa were published all over the country to support cries of “Take ’em Down”—referring to Confederate Monuments.
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Sundown We Remember
The nation and your state might have forgotten
Their favorite Son of New Orleans
As True Southerners, we will
Never teach our children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom, and independence which was their birthright
As True Southerners, we will not forget the honorable American Veteran standing here
Not only a Soldier and Son but
A bridge maker of diversity
“Oh! Of him, we can say with all frankness,
At all time we found a truly beautiful judgment
For the humble veteran, for the widow subjected
To the blows of hard destiny, striking without regard!
Noble, great, generous: during his long life
Never the fatal venom of any dark suspicion
Could even caress his glory, his genius,
That gave him a divine prestige.
Tender husband, good soldier, and Creole knight,
His name, saintly balm to the hearts of Louisianans,
Will always shine, as the sun’s halo
That left a pure sky shine and never die
In the grave where rests a magnanimous warrior,
Near his dead companions the brave soldiers,
I come her to deposit for all a pledge of esteem
A modest laurel to your noble passing
Rest easy Nobel Son we will carry on
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The Fight must go on to save our Southern and Confederate heritage in this beautiful city:
Last week, on March 6, 2017, Judges Higginbothom, Elrod, and Higginson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit summarily upheld Judge Barbier’s ruling Monumental Task Committee v Foxx et al, (Confederate Era Monuments) 157 F.Supp.3d 573 (USDC EDLa, 26 January 2016) without further comment or opinion.
Back in the Fall of 2015, I suggested at one or more of the New Orleans City Council “Hearings” prior to the removal ordinance that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provided an alternative litigation strategy. Now that the first round attempts have failed, I wonder whether any of you would be willing to join with me, as pro-se plaintiffs if necessary, asserting that the monuments should not be taken down without an Environmental Impact Statement under NEPA. I know one lawyer who might take this case, but we would have to pay him. I could draft and prepare research (using the Westlaw access at Tulane Law Library if necessary).
If any of you would be willing to contribute your names, time, or money to this cause… or have a group, please write to me at email@example.com. I will write back or call anyone who would be seriously interested in talking about this. Even the Monumental Task Committee itself could amend its complaint to include NEPA and abandon some of its counts which didn’t work. I looked at Judge Barbier’s opinion from last January again and it’s just a denial of a Preliminary Injunction, not a final judgment, so there won’t be any problem with res judicata…even though they lost the first round, they could apply again for a new injunction. In short, NOTHING IS OVER AND DONE WITH YET. THIS STORY COULD JUST BE BEGINNING if we have the will to fight…
We could certainly discuss this proposal here on Facebook, also. I know that the preservation of the monuments is at least in part a political question, but so is the preservation of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. NEPA permits us to argue that these monuments are part of the social and cultural fabric of the city, that New Orleans is heavily subsidized by the Federal Government, and that no Federal Funds, or subsidized city funds, should be spent on this project without a full Environmental Impact Statement.
I would suggest that we could lend more weight to this argument if we were to propose that the monuments are embedded in the Victorian Matrix of the City, and that, in fact, New Orleans’ Victorian Architecture and Heritage, including these monuments, should be preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. Again, I made this proposal on the floor of the City Council meetings about 18-15 months ago. Some of you may have heard me, but nobody was willing to join me at that point.
The Monumental Task Committee did a heroic job, but it was not legally imaginative or creative. 17 December 2015 Monumental Task Force Verified Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief, USDC EDLA, 2015_WL_9302986 17 December 2015 Monumental Task Force Verified Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief, USDC EDLA, 2015_WL_9302986.
I suggest that there are other avenues we could explore, but I sure don’t want to try it alone…
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