Confederate Statues In Baltimore Taken Down Under Cover of Night, by CBS Baltimore.
All four — the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue, the Confederate Women’s Monument on West University Parkway, the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell — have been removed.
On Monday night, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling for the immediate deconstruction of these monuments, days after a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that drew white nationalists and counter-protesters turned violent.
Even if the truth about Charlottesville eventually does emerge, the left got their way using it as an excuse. Those monuments will never be put back up.
Two parallels with 1930s Germany jump to mind. The communists were eventually cleared of starting the Reichstag fire, but the damage was done — the fire was used as an excuse by the Nazis to seize power. Second, the political violence in Germany was originally by the black-clad communist thugs, predominately — the “black shirts.” In response the Nazis got organized and out-muscled them — with their “brown shirts.” In both aspects, the Nazis presented themselves to the middle as “saving” Germany from the communists and their violent agitators.
hat-tip Stephen Neil