With General Lee Statue Removed, Virginia Officials Bury SUPER-WOKE Time Capsule Under Its Base

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It is WRONG to define Lee’s legacy only on one characteristic. The U.S. Civil War was not even fought primarily over slavery, but over State vs. Federal Power.

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With General Lee Statue Removed, Virginia Officials Bury SUPER-WOKE Time Capsule Under Its Base

  • Winston’s CommentThere was NO REASON to destroy the statue by cutting it in half. Put it in a museum warehouse somewhere or send it to a military academy. Whatever General Lee’s attitude was re: slavery, he was a brilliant military commander & leader of men, who both fought & yielded with honor. It is WRONG to define his legacy only on one characteristic. The U.S. Civil War was not even fought primarily over slavery, but over State vs. Federal Power – a battle still not resolved even today. He doesn’t have to be my hero to be heroic…
“War hero” or “racist” traitor, Virginia’s removal of a giant statue of Robert E. Lee was a controversial move. But the time capsule to be buried under it – full of BLM and LGBT memorabilia – is sure to stoke further division.

Municipal workers in Richmond, Virginia, removed a giant equestrian statue of Lee on Wednesday, bringing to a close a long campaign by activists to topple the monument to the Confederate general.

A time capsule, buried under the statue since 1887, was also removed, as in the words of Governor Ralph Northam, it contained artifacts “related to the Confederacy.”

Lee’s 12-ton statue was cut into two pieces, and the time capsule will shortly be replaced by one that better reflects “who we are as a people in 2021,” said Northam, a Democrat.

The list of items to be included portray an extremely liberal image of Virginia. They include a photo of a black ballerina protesting in front of the statue, its plinth defaced with graffiti, a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sticker, and an African Kente cloth designed to commemorate 400 years since the first slaves landed in the US.

The new capsule will also include several face masks, an expired vial of Covid-19 vaccine, a ‘New Virginians’ booklet with portraits of 24 immigrants, various LGBT and ‘Pride’ paraphernalia, a poem in braille, a ‘Stop Asian Hate’ pamphlet, and a photo of Virginia police helping colleagues in Washington, DC after the January 6 pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill, among other things.

The list of items was lauded by the governor, but it was also swiftly ridiculed online.

Congratulations future capsule finder! one commenter on Twitter wrote. “You have discovered a trove of items cached here during the stupidest time in human history.

 

 

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