No Taliban ever tore down our statues https://t.co/5fc6yIrREU— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) September 8, 2021
Imagine being stupid enough to join the U.S. military to be sent off to some place like Afghanistan or Syria or Iraq to fight for this regime and its ideology.
“RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A crowd erupted in cheers and song Wednesday as work crews hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century.
One of America’s largest monuments to the Confederacy, the equestrian statue was lowered to the ground just before 9 a.m., after a construction worker who strapped harnesses around Lee and his horse lifted his arms in the air and counted, “Three, two, one!” to jubilant shouts from a crowd of hundreds. A work crew then began cutting it into pieces. …
Some chanted “Whose streets? Our streets!” and sang, “Hey hey hey, goodbye.” One man with a Black Lives Matter flag was escorted out by police after running into the fenced-off work area. No arrests were reported, and there was no sign of a counter protest.
Workers used a power saw to cut the statue in two along the general’s waist, so that it can be hauled under highway overpasses to an undisclosed state-owned facility until a decision is made about its final disposition.
The job was overseen by Team Henry Enterprises, led by Devon Henry, a Black executive who faced death threats after his company’s role in removing Richmond’s other Confederate statuary was made public last year. He said the Lee statue posed their most complex challenge.
“It won’t transport in this height, so we need to lift the rider off the horse and transport it that way. From a thickness standpoint, we don’t know how long it will take. Are there iron supports? It’s a total mystery,” Henry said Wednesday. …”
This happened because Democrats took over Virginia.
Why did that happen? It happened primarily due to NOVA which has changed the demographics of Virginia. The scum of the earth have flooded into the Beltway over the past twenty years.
Why did that happen? Why was there this momentous demographic change in Virginia over the past 20 years? What do you think caused that?
“WASHINGTON—The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, led policy makers to embark on one of the largest spending binges in federal government history, transforming the private sector, the Washington metropolitan area and Americans’ relationship with their government.
Two cabinet departments—the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security, which was created after the attacks to consolidate a number of existing agencies—saw huge funding increases as Washington geared up to fight two conventional wars, conduct world-wide operations against small, distributed networks of terrorists and harden the home front against future attack …”
This is what we built up in Virginia as a result of the orgy of defense spending in the Beltway that has occurred since the 9/11 attacks. We didn’t “rebuild” Afghanistan. We built up NOVA.
Note: Trump made good on his promise to “rebuild the military.” He made the problem worse than ever by squandering so much money on the Pentagon.