WASHINGTON: Students of the University Of North Carolina became a mob hungry for Confederates. On the menu was Silent Sam. Over 100-years-old the bronze statue of a Confederate soldier was erected in 1913 on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The statue, sculpted by John A. Wilson, was originally called the “Soldiers Monument.”
After the incident, John Hood, chairman John Locke Society, N.C. says:
“Why not erect more monuments and public art to commemorate a broader range of individuals, movements, and events? That’s a noble enterprise that could unify North Carolinians across the political spectrum…. There has to be a better way.”
Rubbish I say.
Silent Sam an easy Socialist Target
Silent Sam makes of socialists an easy target and a fool’s errand for the moronic culture. Their conduct displayed, typically and often, in the recent mob action on the University of North Carolina Campus.
A news video revealed much of the mayhem.
It’s no more than an echo of the mob-cry by the socialist brats and bums who pull down monuments. The usual female screeching “Oh, my god!” (sounds girly cute) and then, while corrupt, campus security stand by with silly grins (most grin because they know no humor, thus the grin—”what? Do we laugh?”).
As a number of the mob kicks this inanimate object while the rest cheer as if figures made of brass or stone have nerve endings. They would be cowards (see John Hood) but not for the acumen to realize statues aren’t flesh.
It takes a weakened soul to be a coward, but a body with any soul necessarily has a brain (with cells).
The cameras focused on at least two who laughed as they stomped and beat Silent Sam’s replica.
Protestors, like politicians, who talk for the same reason ducks quack—because they can.
These “students” or interlopers, cheer the act and kick the fact (the statue) because they can. Whether or not they are students or interlopers matters not. Today, students are not students and interlopers are underaged homeless monsters prowling the streets like rabid wolves in a previous century might search for a Pasteur to destroy.
Campus security are rent-a-cops who dress the part, cash the paychecks but are like the make-up-deputy in The Ox Bow Incident. Or maybe Mayberry’s Barney (of who most Millenials have no idea).
Once, while their conduct and actions would have been at least timidly decried, now the politicians who mostly talk and say nothing except “elect me” and “pay me” stand back and emblematically join in the moronic behavior. But all for good reasons, of course.
Conservative or not?
And many (maybe most) claim they are “conservatives,” like Dick Cheney, most of the Bush family and a host of this ilk, or especially John Hood, who, as a North Carolinian may have honey on his heels but never will he be accused of having tar on them.
These people are no more conservative than Abraham Lincoln. A.L. was a Republican, not a republican (he did not know such a concept).
Most will express some kind of regret at what they say was the demented behavior of the “Lost Cause” down-South folks who once tried to destroy blacks (they say) worldwide through the international dagger of man-stealing, subsequent slavery, and the final thrust, the monstrous concept called “racism,” (they say) as reason for this mini-anarchy.
But they’ll mob-act really for any reason. They have no more idea what Silent Sam stands for than George W. Bush had about what the Daughters of the Confederacy stood for when he had their property stolen in the middle of the night; or when Dick Cheney snubbed a friend’s funeral because of the friend’s Southern cause.
If John Hood understood John Locke he almost necessarily would understand Robert Lewis Dabney. But it is a safe bet he knows one no better than the other, or so his comment indicate.
Conservatives know what Silent Sam’s statue stands for.
They do not know what Lee, and Davis and Jackson and Beauregard et al stood for. Republicans don’t. Democrats don’t. Neoconservatives don’t.
The Democrats stand for socialism. The Neocons stand for war, for empire. The Republicans and “Never Trumpers” are black-hearted international dollar-mongers, and will build and support any monuments that honor the state and state-ruled treasure.
Silent Sam does not stand for any of these. He does not stand for The National Anthem. He stands for The Star Spangled Banner.
How did Silent Sam get his name? The nickname "Silent Sam" was first cited in the campus newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, on February 23, 1954. A campus legend with origins as early as 1937 says that "Sam" will fire his gun only if a virgin walks by. The statue will now remain silent.