Okay someone actually did something.
So where's the "yay Jim Crow" movement? And where's the "yay slavery" movement? Where are these counter-movements that were supposed to erupt as a result of students tearing down a Confederate memorial? (Well, it's actually a Jim Crow memorial.)
And where are all the dangerous neo-Confederates with guns? No violent response just yet?
Meanwhile in Chapel Hill:
But for now there is joy among many on the Chapel Hill campus. “I can’t get the smile off my face,” said Jasmin Howard, a 2013 graduate. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at Michigan State University but has recently been doing research in North Carolina. When Silent Sam fell, she and others at the protest immediately started cheering, dancing, and hugging. “I don’t know if we expected it to actually happen,” she said. “We couldn’t contain ourselves.”
Hours later, on Tuesday, Brown saw McCorkle Place, a plaza that for 105 years had been dominated by the bronze statue, in a way she never had before.
“It feels like I’m looking at something photoshopped,” Brown said, staring at the pedestal where Silent Sam, rifle in hand, once stood. “It just feels open, and new, and liberated.”
My honest opinion? If the Confederacy rises again, it will be because the Democratic Party and its neoliberal friends manage to stifle its opposition so thoroughly that when the neo-Confederates finally move to bring back Jim Crow they discover that everyone is waiting for the Great Democratic Party Savior to oppose them -- and he/ she never arrives.
Fortunately that isn't happening just yet. Keep in mind, though, that the US Civil War began when Lincoln called in militias to protect Washington DC against a Confederate attempt to take it over. Eh?