Let’s stick it to the Woke Left by building more icons glorifying white supremacists who fought for slavery. That’ll show ’em!
Jesse Kelly, a conservative radio host and two-time failed congressional candidate, put forth the bold proposal on Tuesday night.
“Let me help out the Right here real quick: The next time someone proposes that you tear down a Robert E. Lee statue, you immediately build ten more Robert E. Lee statues,” Kelly tweeted. “Not cause you love him or hate him. But because that’s how you deal with the Leftist scourge.”
That particularly inventive suggestion in conservatives’ culture war against the push to remove Confederate monuments was immediately met with derision.
Interestingly enough, there was a spike in confederate monuments being built out of spite during the civil rights movement, as well.
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) December 16, 2020
"Building statues to traitors who slaughtered American soldiers and tried to shatter the U.S…. all to own the libs" really does describe much of Confederate hagiography over the past century. https://t.co/Qq4WOtMzZ6
— Casey Michel 🇰🇿 (@cjcmichel) December 16, 2020
siri, show me an example of ressentiment https://t.co/bxuNjmyYH5
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) December 16, 2020
why would you build more statues of a terrible person
surely we want fewer statues of bad people https://t.co/MjO5rKmoQi
— Nathan J Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) December 16, 2020
I love not having any ideology other than hating the other side. Very healthy for me and my interpersonal relationships.
— Simply Loving To Permanently Be Online (@BobbyBigWheel) December 16, 2020
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) December 16, 2020