American Thinker: President Trump had it right when, during his press conference on infrastructure he addressed the nonstop questions on Charlottesville, he asked if those obsessed with fears of white nationalism if they would also remove statues and monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both slaveowners, in addition to the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The alt-left movement, which shares the blame along with arguably racist groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, hate America so much that they want to erase all vestiges of American history and throw them down an Orwellian memory hole to be supplanted by alt-left politically correct ideology.
Notice that no one has demanded that statues of former senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd be removed, statues honoring the hard-core former white nationalist whom Hillary Clinton once called her friend and mentor, including one prominently displayed in the West Virginia state capitol.
Opinion: Selective outrage. As the left and much of the right works overtime to rip America apart, a nagging question continues to pop into my mind. Where is America in prophecy?
Anarchists supported by the Soros/Obama media appear to have a blind spot. While tearing down a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, an actual KKK recruiter and Grand Cyclops, has statues in neighboring West Virginia.
In December 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” (Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS)
Byrd served in the US Senate from 1959 -2010. His statues are not in jeopardy of being torn down by Unite the Right, Black Lives Matter, or Antifa.