The radical left-wing mayor of Richmond, Virginia, which used to serve as the capital city of the Confederacy, has issued an order for the body of a Confederate general be disinterred and reburied as part of an effort to be “more inclusive.” Sounds like typical liberal garbage, right? How will digging up the body of someone who has been dead since the Civil War increase a city’s inclusiveness? Truth be told, it won’t. However, it puts for the appearance that the current mayor is all about taking action concerning social justice issues.
And that will look good to liberal voters when the next election rolls around.
TheBlaze reports that “After years of legal wrangling, a Richmond Circuit Court judge finally authorized the removal of a Confederate monument erected to honor the memory of General Ambrose Powell ‘A.P.’ Hill Jr. The monument had been sitting at the intersection of Laburnum and Hermitage, a high-traffic thoroughfare in Richmond, since 1891.”
“Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, a Democrat who has stood in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the past, ordered all Confederate statues removed in 2020 amid public unrest and rioting in the wake of the death of George Floyd. At the time, Stoney blamed white supremacists as the ‘leading force’ behind many of the riots,” the report continues.
It also stated, “Until recently, Hill’s remained the last Confederate monument on public display in the city, but on December 12, it too was taken down. Removing the Hill monument was not as simple as removing other monuments, though, for one key reason: Hill’s remains had been buried under the monument. In order to remove the monument entirely, Hill’s body would have to be dug up and reburied elsewhere. “
That’s precisely what crews were ordered to do by Mayor Stoney. John Hill, an indirect descendant of Hill’s objected to the removal of his ancestor’s body, however it seems the vast majority of the complaints he made went unheard and unanswered. Hill was killed in 1865 by a Union officer in Petersburg, Virginia. The container housing his remains had been covered by a quilt and a Confederate flag, the report claims. His body will be taken 80 miles from its current location to a plot purchased by the city for a thousand dollars.
There was a moment of silence observed while the body was being pulled up, which was promptly interrupted by the wonderful voice of a raging leftist who taunted and threatened John Hill, saying he would “beat” him like his “daddy should’ve.” Ah, there’s that progressive tolerance we hear so much about.
John Hill, descendant of AP Hill, is retrieving the remains. Now he is engaging with onlookers who have been arguing behind the caution tape. People on both sides of the controversy yelling at one another. @NBC12 pic.twitter.com/cXAzbTy26u
— Riley Wyant (@rileywyantTV) December 13, 2022
Stoney was thrilled with the removal of Hill’s body, labeling the whole thing as a victory for inclusivity.
“Over two years ago, Richmond was home to more confederate statues than any city in the United States. Collectively, we have closed that chapter. We now continue the work of being a more inclusive and welcoming place where ALL belong,” Stoney posted on social media.
Over two years ago, Richmond was home to more confederate statues than any city in the United States. Collectively, we have closed that chapter.
We now continue the work of being a more inclusive and welcoming place where ALL belong. pic.twitter.com/3DHUSUg2Ea
— Mayor Levar M. Stoney (@LevarStoney) December 12, 2022
“There’s no word on whether Stoney believes John Hill and members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, some of whom attended Hill’s removal, belong in Richmond as well. Richmond officials claim that all the Confederate monuments that have been removed will be given to the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia,” TheBlaze story concluded.
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