The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the iconic and intricate Stone Mountain carvings which feature confederate generals to be sand-blasted off and wiped from the pages of history.
In the name of political correctness, NAACP’s Richard Rose told WSB-TV that symbols of the Confederacy should be removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands in the area, including a carving which depicts Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.
The carving, which is the largest bas relief sculpture in the world and is bigger than a football field and Mount Rushmore, was started in 1923 and not fully completed until 1972.
“The figures were completed with the detail of a fine painting. Eyebrows, fingers, buckles and even strands of hair were fine-carved with a small thermo-jet torch,” according to the official Stone Mountain website.
But that means little when up against the purge of all symbols of the Confederacy in the aftermath of the Charleston shootings, a hysterical knee-jerk backlash that has led some to call for renaming “racist” American cities like Washington DC in an effort to bury America’s past and replace it with a sanitized imitation.
“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” Rose said.
The decision on whether the Stone Mountain carvings will be literally sand-blasted from history will be in the hands of the Georgia Legislature.
How long before the iconic southeastern face of Mount Rushmore, which features four presidents carved into the rock, is also defaced and destroyed in the name of political correctness? After all, two of those men – Thomas Jefferson and George Washington – owned slaves.
If you think that’s completely outside the realms of possibility then you must have missed a discussion on CNN last month during which hosts Ashleigh Banfield and Don Lemon said the time was coming when the removal of Jefferson monuments would have to be considered.
Memphis City Council also just voted unanimously to dig up and move the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and sell off his statue to the highest bidder.
In attempting to wipe monuments and symbols from the pages of history, so-called “progressives” are appropriating a similar mentality to ISIS terrorists, who have spent the last year tearing down historical statues and monuments because they offend their radical belief system.
Extreme leftists, emboldened by how they have been allowed to exploit the tragic shooting in Charleston, are now on a censorious rampage that knows no bounds.
Who knows where it will end?