It continues to become clear that George Orwell was an optimist. With the ongoing transformation of language and attempts to criminalize thought by the political correctness enforcers, each day sees yet another outrageous effort to avenge hurt feelings of identity groups. It goes without saying that these groups are crucial demographics for the Democratic party and pandering to them for their votes has become an art form in the age of Obama and Hillary. A particularly inviting target – at least since the crazed punk Dylann Roof gunned down nine black worshippers in cold blood – has been all things that represent the Confederacy. There has been an undeclared war by the P.C. Nazis on what are seen by millions as symbols of southern heritage and the latest is Stone Mountain, Georgia. The popular tourist destination featuring huge carvings of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will soon be topped by a Martin Luther King bell tower.
As reported by CNN “Georgia’s Stone Mountain to be topped by MLK tribute”:
Georgia’s Stone Mountain, a site that once hosted Ku Klux Klan cross-burnings and remains a home for Confederate tributes, will soon be adding a very different symbol: a tower in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
According to CNN affiliate WSB, the tower will feature a replica of the Liberty Bell and give literal representation to a line from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.”
The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the authority that maintains the mountain and surrounding Stone Mountain Park, said in a statement that the “King Monument Bell” will “facilitate a more complete telling of the mountain’s history and an expansion of the park’s educational offerings.”
The additions will include a permanent museum exhibit to recognize contributions of African-American soldiers in both the Union and Confederate armies, the statement said.
Though the association’s board has yet to take any formal action, its CEO, Bill Stephens, told Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jim Galloway that the King tribute is “a great addition to the historical offerings we have here.”
Galloway was instrumental in pushing for the idea.
In the aftermath of the killings of nine African-Americans at Charleston, South Carolina’s, historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June, Galloway proposed that Stone Mountain — “a three-dimensional history lesson (that) has pushed a one-sided view of America’s bloodiest conflict,” in his words — be made more representative of Southern history.
Orwell once wrote that “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” and the efforts to sanitize and revise American history are increasingly frequent and obvious to all who aren’t willfully blind and ignorant.