|Tearing Old Dixie down - August 16, 2017|
Baltimore, in the middle of the night
"Shhhh! Don't mention the war!" (Basil Fawlty)
Unfortunately, the effect will be the opposite since "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". (George Santayana)
Just last night the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, ordered Confederate monuments stealthily removed under the cover of darkness. She thought it "very important to move quickly and quietly."
In a New York Times article, three journalists (Nicholas Fandos, Russell Goldman and Jess Bidgood) stated, "David Goldfield, a professor of history who studies Confederate symbols at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, said the removal of the monuments in Baltimore was likely to be part of a 'rolling cascade' of cities and states ridding themselves of, or at least relocating, similar statues."
Therefore, before YouTube removes music videos about Old Dixie, here's a reminder by Johnny Cash why a civil war must never again be allowed to happen in America.