DARRELL JACKSON PUSHING “ANTI-HERITAGE” LEGISLATION
In the aftermath of South Carolina’s contentious debate over the Confederate flag – which ended in a wholesale surrender by the “Southern Heritage” forces – many furious rearguard actions have been fought in the Palmetto State.
Politically correct forces wanted to press their advantage … while those who acquiesced to the banner’s lowering wanted to prevent a full-fledged sanitization of the state’s various landmarks.
Stepping into this fray? S.C. Senator Darrell Jackson – the lawmaker at the heart of the unraveling Richland County, S.C. “penny tax” scam (a.k.a. the “Richland County Robbery“).
Jackson has proposed legislation – S. 909 – which would open the door to a far-ranging politically-correct scrubbing of the Palmetto State’s various roads, bridges, buildings, etc.
Under Jackson’s bill, the state would no longer be able to block the re-naming or re-dedication of various “monuments or memorials erected on public property.” Currently, state law prevents such monuments and memorials from being re-named – or “relocated, removed, disturbed, or altered.”
We do not support Jackson’s attempt to gut this law …
Eight years ago, we called for a particularly offensive statue of white supremacist Ben Tillman to be removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House, but in the aftermath of last year’s flag removal (a move we supported, incidentally) – we’ve revisited the issue.
“If we start down such a path … where does it end? ” we wrote at the time. “Does the definition of ‘offense’ ever stop expanding? Or do we permit it to perpetually escalate into elevated echelons of ridiculousness?”
At some point, we have to say “for better or worse – this is our history.”
And then deal with it … together.
Who cares? History changes and evolves. If local communities want to change names or remove monuments they don’t like, then so be it. It’s not the end of the world.
Who cares? I bet that’s your retort for everything. Well thought out
There are other words explaining why after “Who cares?”.
Maybe a child is nearby who could read and explain their meaning to you?
If history “changes and evolves”, I suppose the Holocaust didn’t really occur, right?
Are you retarded? Things change names as history moves on. Cities, countries, buildings, neighborhoods….all come and go has the years pass. Many places in SC had their native names changed to English names. Darlington, Charleston, Georgetown, etc. The same will happen in the future. Who cares? It’s not the end of the world.
So you would be all for changing the names of military bases ? lee stuart hood etc
That’s up to the base and the communty it’s in.
I wonder what my Dad would say if Ft. Jackson is changed to Camp Swampy?
The “community” for military bases is the Federal government or were you unaware?
We’re talking about the bill….that would allow communities to change the names of places and things that offend them. Somebody asked about changing the name of military bases. I was answering through the lense of the bill. Stay on topic, CNSYD.
Are still trying to figure out your point about the denying the holocaust?
David Dukes and other Kluxers used to deny it all the time. Fortunately, most of those assholes have croaked and history has evolved for those who might have been influenced by them.
Join your buddy Derp in the point being way over your head.
What point? Educate us.
Looks like Big Deal straightened it out for you. Nevermind.
“history has evolved”???
It maybe rewritten but the past does not evolve.
The only people denying the Holocaust are racist ass KKK members and conservative wingnuts. You know….the ones who don’t want this bill passed.
Thanks for playing.
Obvioulys the point was lost on you but that is not new.
You cannot successful make your point. Which you haven’t even attempted to correct in your new comment. That’s on you. So what’s your lofty point there, genius?
History does not change of evolve. That’s not to say many rewrite it.
You just contradicted yourself.
Really, you must believe in settled science also. The past does not change just your insight to it.
You just aren’t very bright, are you? History is one’s insight into the past.
I’m bright enough to know when I’m having fun. History is the past, the past doesn’t change.
Do you want to continue having a play on words Mr. Dunning-Kruger?
No. I already won this exchange a while back. I understand why you aren’t aware of that…..Dunning-Kruger.
sure it does, who still believes the columbus myth
give an inch and take a mile. couldn’t see that coming
The typical conservative argument.
Marriage Equality will lead to people marrying turtles.
Light gun control measures will lead to all guns being taken away.
Common Core will turn kids gay.
Got to keep the morons scared…all the time and of everything.
This guy just wants to pander to a uneducated base of voters whom know nothing of history or its importance. Keeps him in office though.
This article isn’t about Trump.
You might need a nap.
After your witty retort I am feeling bored and a little sleepy, dullard.
Happens to old, out of touch people.
Your name says it all, the less intelligent people are the more likely they are to show it.
Actually, the less intelligent you are more likely you are not to know it.
Oh, The irony! Dunning-Kruger callng!
It’s understandable you have to rely on the internet.
I knew wouldn’t have heard of Dunning-Kruger.
Because…..well, Dunning-Kruger and you.
Irony indeed, guy has less than zero substance on the topic and nothing but ad hominem, and considers himself a “debater”. He should be the illustration on the Wiki page.
I don’t blame you, reading some of these comments are sheer boredom, and would put many people to sleep.. They have nothng to contribute, except their ignorance.
When faced with the unpleasant truth, a troll has got to troll.
We must continue the dead old white man hate movement in 2016. If it offends thee, then pluck it out! Would MLK be very happy that hate and get even with dead old white men signs is prospering, and equality has not advanced much at all? A lot of folk think hate is how to advance their race. It seems to be the easier PC thing to do…
Or maybe some people had monuments and things named after racist traitors put in their communities without having any say and now they want them gone.
Waste your energy in some other pointless venture. They aint coming down. Well unless some crazed white dude shoots up another church. pfft like thats gonna happen
The confederates rolled over during the Civil War and they rolled over this past summer when the flag came down, they’ll keep rolling. It’s hard to defend slave owning, racist traitors to the general public these days.
If 4 years of total war and 350,000 dead Yankees are “rolling over” hell I would do it again. The cock suckers in the State House and our PC cheerleader of a governor rolle over, but I didn’t see your anonymous ass there when I took the Confedeerate flag back there last weekend, BTW if the general public had any say in SC it would still be there, fuck you.
Jackson is nothing more than an ignorant race baiter.
That means a lot coming from a fellow race baiter.
As a constituent of his, I couldn’t agree more. This man makes being “black” a profession. All he has to do is bus his congregation (from his tax-exempt church, with it’s several off-shoot businesses, I mean, tax-exempt “ministries”) to the polls to vote for his dumb ass. You know what I’d like to see? An investigation into his using his church and position as its pastor to campaign. It’s amazing to me that he is the pastor to some of the poorest people in the state, yet lives in a mansion in Hopkins and drives customized BMW’s…..and his congregation keeps “tithing” to him and sending his ignorant ass to the state house.
The sad thing is his constituents would feel he somehow helped them if this bill was ever passed. It diverts their attention from the fact that business is still as usual and nothing’s ever actually been done to help them while his wallet gets fatter.
No agency, in this state has, the balls to investigate these demagogues. The Rev. will lambaste them from the pulpit..
Because then they would have to investigate their cracker ass demagogues in the Upstate too.
Whatever you say Burr.
The Atlas Road Mafia looks after their own.
I feel that the State House should be razed and its rubble buried in a pit never to see daylight again
The State House was built during an era when segments of South Carolina’s population were oppressed and it is our duty to eliminate all signs/symbols of oppression in order to become a truly free and integrated society
The razing shall include every structure, tree, bush, and blade of grass on the whole block which then can be outfitted with a gigantic ice skating rink
If there is any one thing that will pull all the oppressed together, it would be for all to gather at the State House Ice Skating Rink for a few laps around the block on a hot humid August day !
Note: A side benefit would be that the elected/appointed mother fucking son of a bitch Cockroaches won’t be around since they don’t make fucking ice skates that damn small
I think names of monuments and memorials should go to the highest bidder or the tool that does the highest bidder’s work.
“If we start down such a path … where does it end? ”
There were people, when the Confederate flag came down, that warned us about these over-zealous do-goobers and gooders that would use this a a chance to to push their own agendas in the name of reconciliation.
Enough is enough. If we let these these people get on a roll, it will be tough to turn them back.
I approved of taking the flag down, I do not approve of a cultural renaissance instituted by some two-bit legislator.
It’s time to get rid of the Heritage Act. It was a horrible idea.
Time to get rid of you, I-26,20, 85 and 77 are open. So are the airports.
That’s not an argument. What next? I should go back to where I came from? OK, I guess I can go hold up in Richland Memorial Hospital, but that might piss off the nurses in the neonatal ward.
If getting approval from the state legislature to change a monument or plaque is such a good idea why shouldn’t I get approval from Congress to re-pave my driveway? It was an 11th hour compromise hashed out by lawyers that satisfied only themselves.
If the people of Charleston want to re-name Hampton Park or take down the statue of Calhoun what business is it of mine? Granted I dislike removing public art, but it’s still their business. Why deny them that autonomy?
Now if they want to come to my sleepy town and rip down the Confederate Memorial sitting beside the WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam memorials, then it’s a totally different story. Screw them; war dead are war dead and they can get over it.
The flag was sent to commemorate the war dead, all 24,000 but the NAACP reneged on the 2000 deal. Our history shouldn’t be decided by one ethnic group and the NAACP thugs,.
We should remove all MLK monuments and rename all streets named after him because they are the common denominator for crime ridden areas of most cities.
Start with the MLK streets in Atlanta — study the demographics and crime statistics from ground zero …..
I can’t help but feel bad for Mr King. I get the impression that even though I’m (mostly) white, if he and his entourage came into a restaurant and sat down at a table next to mine, he would have been cordial and a friendly conversation might have developed. The man was assassinated and they named some of the unfriendliest, roughest, streets in the country after him, obviously without his consent.
LOL! From traveling, I can testify that when you see a road sign with MLK on it you are in the butthole of that particular city. Would love to hear of an exception.
FIRST TO GO…THE AFRICAN MONUMENT ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS!
Go for it goober.
how you can you support a monument for an entire race of people? that implies that every single black person is worthy of a monument. i never thought the battle flag should fly over the capitol any more than there should be a monument to an entire race.
Blacks average net worth shrinks by 35% during Obama administration, fact! Now who is the slave master! Lol
“SC Senator Wants PC Sanitization Of State Monuments, Memorials”…next it could be you or your neighbor.
Do we get to ban the black monuments that offend us?
No, sorry. They don’t represent racist traitors to the USA.
Too bad that includes all confederate monuments.
Hey fuck head, What if the people of SC pass an amendment and do construct a Collossus of Rhodes statue to the Confederate Soldier, are you going to cry like a PC bitch then? Better yet change the state flag to a Confed design and we can watch your liberal head explode.
And the idiot Haley would sign them all…
You are so right about Haley shes still that little indian girl that wants to punish all those redneck peckerwoods that she hated in school.
She must be VERY satisfied then.
But..but..but she can’t do that! She would also have to deny her “heritage” (political claims) (pity stories) (book) and etc.
How much wood would a peckerwood peck
if a peckerwood would peck wood?
Next get “God” out of all the mottoes, pledges, songs, and off the money.
These clowns probably think that all the Saddam and Stalin statues and portraits should go back up. History!
This is the crazy flip side of the crazy bill to register journalist and fine ones that don’t toe the right ideological or partisan line. Bunch of malevolent loonies setting the agenda in the legislature.
The good thing about it, the way this legislative session is shaping up, they won’t “accomplish” a damn thing. A lot of people bitch and whine like that is a bad thing. More often than not, the less they get done, the fewer freedoms we lose and the less it costs us.
I can’t wait until the book burning thought police idiots discover that the stars & stripes flew over legal slavery a lot longer than that battle flag. Our history is what got us here folks. I suggest you learn it instead of deleting it.
Maybe he can write ISIS and they can compare notes: