Cancel Culture Just Keeps Coming
This article is another example of how cancel culture just can’t leave well enough alone, and how it keeps coming after our history. Falsehoods about how Confederate monuments were erected during the Jim Crow period, and how they are racist, are completely wrong and inaccurate. In reality, these monuments were erected decades after the Civil War ended because it took that long for Southern groups to fund them. Monuments were erected in honor of missing and deceased ancestors, and had nothing to do with racism. In reality, the War Between the States was not about slavery. It’s shameful that certain states are doing away with their history instead of teaching it appropriately.
IN THE VOLUNTEER STATE
Upset by the Tennessee Historical Commission’s March 8 vote to remove the state Capitol’s bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, some GOP legislators are pushing to cancel appointments of all 29 commissioners on the panel — members who were mostly named by scalawag governor Bill Lee because he knew they would vote to remove Confederate monuments.
The reconstituted commission would be reduced to 12 members, and Lee would have four picks. Fellow Republicans Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton would also get four appointments each.
Senate Government Operations Committee members last week voted 5-4 to give Senate Bill 600 a “positive” recommendation, signaling support for the commission changes. Sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, the bill says the current 29-person board’s membership would be “vacated” and replaced with the 12 new appointees.
“In our culture today, it seems there is a desire to cancel history, cancel culture, cancel narratives that are just based on fact. I think that that’s a dangerous precedent,” said Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, in supporting the overhaul.
(Nathan Bedford Forrest was not a founder of the KKK and was cleared in a Congressional hearing.)
(Article courtesy of the Dixie Heritage Newsletter, March 26, 2011 ed.)