by Al Benson Jr.
Well, the Confederate monuments are all down in New Orleans and it seems that the political and religious Leftists have gotten their wish. There are some out there that are calling for a boycott of New Orleans and I can’t disagree with them. After what has transpired in that city why should any advocate of Southern heritage and history want to spend a thin dime there? You say “Well, after all, it’s a historical place.” That’s true, but after the cultural Marxists get through with their “social justice” romp throughout the city, how much real history will be left? Not as much as you’d like to think I’m afraid.
One of the main instigators of this historical carnage is the city’s infamous mayor, who pushed to get the Confederate monuments removed because, according to some, it would possibly pave the way for him to a possible presidential slot in 2020. And while that is probably true, or at least a major consideration for him, it seems, if you read between the lines, that there are “other” considerations for him also.
Someone sent me an article from a website called The Hayride, http://thehayride.com for May 17th of this year. It was authored by someone called MacAoidh, and I have no idea who that is, but it was an informative article. It dealt in part with the crime going on in New Orleans while the police were occupied watching the Confederate monuments being removed.
The article said, in part: “A city with crime on the level of Chicago should hve its leadership occupied with little else. Instead, New Orleans’ lame-duck mayor, Mitch Landrieu is desperately trying to deface and bowdlerize its cultural patrimony in order to create some sort of legacy he failed to earn through governance.” And that’s correct, but there’s more.
According to the Hayride article: “A Hayride source with knowledge of Landrieu’s private life indicated to us yesterday that the mayor no longer lives at home and has moved in with his mistress, a former communications director for the mayor’s office named Devona Dolliole. and that Ms. Dolliole, who is black, has been a personal influence on Landrieu’s dogged efforts to remove the monuments.” Is anyone surprised? And the former mayor, Moon Landrieu is supposed to be estranged from the current mayor over the campaign to denigrate the Confederate monuments. There is more to the article that I hesitate to get into here because it deals with legal issues regarding Landrieu’s fundraisers.
But at least you can see from this that there was more than one reason that Landrieu was so gung-ho to get those Confederate monuments down. No doubt his present “companion” is pleased with his efforts, regardless of what those that pay his salary think.