Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where is my invite?

I kind of feel like I should get at least a bit of nod having pushed the toppling parties for well over a year now.  Maybe I can bring a casserole or something. Anyway, yes, let's do this.
As the City of New Orleans decides whether to award an over-budget contract to remove four Confederate monuments, Take 'Em Down NOLA is moving ahead to envision a public party for the monuments' removal.

It should be "one of the greatest celebrations this city has ever seen," the group's co-founder Michael "Quess" Moore said at a press conference Monday (April 17).

Fears of violence have shadowed the city's planned relocation of the statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle, Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the City Park entrance and Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Mid-City, and the Battle of Liberty Place monument near the foot of Iberville Street.

But surely, Moore said, a city that can throw second-lines for celebrities could and should publicly mark an advance in "the greater struggle for racial and socio-economic healing."
They had a second line for the opening of a goddamned COSTCO. You'd think they could pull together something for this. 

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