An Unwillingness To Abide Lost Cause Idolatry Any Longer: Robert E. Lee Comes Down At Last
After 131 ignoble years, the former capital of the Confederacy has taken down its 12-ton statue of loser and traitor Robert E. Lee, who led many thousands to their deaths to defend the right of white people to own black people. Lee was unceremoniously cut in half as people chanted "Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye" to the country's largest monument to the Lost Cause, the city's last one, and the longtime incendiary symbol of white supremacy that led from Jim Crow to George Floyd. It's hoped the act will finally honor "the full and inclusive truth of who we are." And Lee, you lose again.