Skip to comments.Mayor of Richmond calls Confederate monuments 'the fake news of their time'
Posted on 07/13/2020 10:40:19 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
On 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper took a deep dive into the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments.
Cooper sat down with Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia.
"The monuments are just a symbol of the effort to ensure African Americans stayed, maybe not in physical bondage, but in bondage in political and economically in this country and in this city," said Stoney, who added, "Those who chose to erect those monuments, and the figures who are glorified in those monuments, they made some serious attempts to ensure that people who look like me would never hold any political office, ever, in Virginia."
"It is, for me, the greatest example of nostalgia masquerading as history. It's the fake news of their time," stated Stoney.
Cooper also sat down with former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu who in 2017 made the controversial decision to remove four Confederate monuments, and shared with Cooper the dangerous risks that came with it.
While Cooper described the scene as looking "like a military operation," that construction crews wore bullet proof helmets and vests, and police snipers were stationed on rooftops, Landrieu shared that it was impossible to find a local company that would take on the job. "When we put the thing out to bid, the one contractor that showed up had his life threatened. He had his car bombed," revealed Landrieu. "His car was actually fire-bombed. Death threats were coming in."
Landrieu did eventually find a contractor out of state to take down the monuments.
"In a city I represent, that's 67% African American, to have a young African American girl pass by that statue and look at it every day, I ask myself, 'Am I really preparing for her a really good future?"
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He’s desperate since his hoax racist letter got called out.
Stoney is a stoner
Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond-grown Freeper here.
This is nuts.
The key is that Richmond gets money from tourists, who are there for Civil War input.
Deny that and the money doesn’t come.
Dude you are missing the point of the Confederate statues
They are about reconciliation and coming together under one flag, one nation, as one people.
With Malice Toward None and Charity(Love) for All
These men fought each other over ideas and once it was over walked across battlefields to shake each others hands and hug it out.
They then worked toward making a better America together
You are a very small and petty person with a certain conceit that enables you to shade the history of what went on and why each side venerated each other.
“The monuments are just a symbol of the effort to ensure African Americans stayed, maybe not in physical bondage, but in bondage in political and economically in this country and in this city,” said Stoney,
Yeah? And the men of that time had inferior compassion and intellect than you?
You are a very stupid man and it gives me no great pleasure to confirm that which you already know
Gonna bite my lip on this one.
The same people tearing down confederate statues are coming for Christ, abolitionists, and the founding fathers...
Is he a member of the party of Jim Crow, segregation, klansman Robert Byrd and the blackfaced governor of Virginia?
Vendome. This is brilliant, and I shall use it, with your permission.
You are very stupid.
Ignorant of the Democrat Party in the South.
And just stupid about this whole subject.
Another affirmative action white-hating political asshole in Richmond (previous mayors included Tim Kaine, a wackjob and Gov. Northam, baby-killing advocate). They sure can pick them down there but the educational level of many of its citizens is about 3rd grade with diapers.
Most of Virginia voters are very intelligent and informed.
... butt then there is NOVA.
I live in No. Virginia. The older folk and some of their children are intelligent and informed but the late teeners thru millenials are dumb as dog shit. They know nothing about history, are easily led/duped, and are stupid about politics.
So sad to know, but just what I’d expect,
WTF ever, tard.
This mofo is pathetic and a lair making up sh*t only to further divide along racial lines. The idiot has no phuking clue as to the sheer amount of people who live in VA that have Confederate civil war lineage. What a frakin’ embarrassment.
The monuments are just a symbol of the effort to ensure African Americans stayed, maybe not in physical bondage, but in bondage in political and economically in this country and in this city, said Stoney”
That was the confederate flags they started flying.
Nonetheless, does he mention these symbols were all put up by his party?
I bet he did not.
Every Confederate monument is a monument to Democrats.
I have a feeling Lavar Stoney didn’t mention that.
The CSA’s famous raider, Mosby, canvassed for the Republican Party after the war. Few Rebel vets were Republicans but some others were not into party politics at all. They were usually resistent to the federal government’s over reach just like most Freepers.
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