New Orleans Sinks Into Confederate Revisionism
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Apr 25, 2017 - 8:02am
New Orleans Sinks Into Confederate Revisionism

The historical monuments to the last Civil War are being removed, in a sure sign that the next one is well on its way. The City of New Orleans is taking down the statues to Confederate war heroes, at the behest of its majority nonWhite population. A public spectacle is being made of the removals, much like the triumphant vandalism of conquering armies in foreign capitols; for that is essentially what this cultural genocide and historical revisionism amounts to.   Masked city workers, hiding in their anonymity, using 'privately donated funds', are removing the monuments and statues, right now.   A little over a month ago, I wrote an article entitled in which I said,   “Over one-hundred and fifty years ago, the war for Southern Independence ended. It’s more commonly referred to as the Civil War, though consideri…

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Apr 23, 2017 - 3:16pm
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Apr 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
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The Fed Strill has Power

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Apr 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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Apr 24, 2017 - 2:32pm
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Apr 24, 2017 - 7:35pm
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Apr 25, 2017 - 3:49am
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Apr 23, 2017 - 8:01am
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Joanie Dies and A Piece of Americana Classic Goes…

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Apr 23, 2017 - 11:21am
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Apr 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
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Apr 22, 2017 - 5:39pm
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Apr 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
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“A righteous man knows the rights of the poo…

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Apr 22, 2017 - 10:36am
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Apr 23, 2017 - 6:20pm
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Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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Apr 20, 2017 - 1:15pm
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Apr 23, 2017 - 11:23pm
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Apr 21, 2017 - 5:44am
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Apr 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
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  • - by John G
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Apr 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
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Apr 24, 2017 - 8:59am
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Apr 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
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  • - Apr 24, 2017 - 7:34pm
  • - by Leroy