“We are elated by the proposed removal of the Tom Watson statue and we would like to see the statues of Sen. Richard Russell, Gov. Eugene Talmadge, and Confederate General John B. Gordon also removed from the State Capitol, as well as all the other statues which we consider offensive,” said Representative Brooks.
“I link the removal of the Watson statue to the victory in the removal of the 1956 Georgia State Flag. But this is not the end of the situation or the problem. We must continue to petition the Governor and other state leaders that these old racist artifacts must be not only removed from the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol, but replaced by African-American, Native American, and Asian American monuments which represent the Georgia of today.”
If it wasn’t for OD readers and contributors, this outrageous attack on Southern heritage would have be allowed to pass without opposition.
Thanks to your support, the CofCC and League of the South will be using these professionally made signs at our “Stand With Tom Watson Rally” at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM.
Note: In the latest issue of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report, Mark Potok claims with some justification that the “movement” is in disarray. In the South, we are determined to become the counterpoint to that trend, and the way we are going to do it is by holding multiple rallies and protests that break the taboos.