Liberal fascists must be running out of Confederate generals to banish to the memory hole. Now they are going after heroes of the Texas Revolution, starting at the top:
The Sam Houston statue has been at Hermann Park since 1925, but a group that calls itself Texas Antifa has started a campaign to take down this and any other landmark that bears the name Sam Houston. …
[Last] Thursday, the group posted on its Facebook page saying, “Texans agree the disgusting idols of America’s dark days of slavery must be removed to bring internal peace to our country.”
The group also suggested Mayor Sylvester Turner should back the removal of the statue, because of his ethnicity and political affiliation.
Turner is a black Democrat.
Sam Houston owned 12 slaves and therefore is subject to demonization and expurgation from history — as are many of the Founding Fathers of the USA.
When Sam Houston was a senator in the 1800s, he repeatedly voted against the spread of slavery to new territories of the United States. He was also ousted as governor of Texas for refusing to align himself with the Confederacy.
Yeah, but he owned slaves. Plus he was white, and fought Mexicans. Any historical figure who is not in total compliance with the up to the minute requirements of political correctness is fair game.
Antifa … alluded to a partnership with Black Lives Matter.
Despite having similar objectives where historical monuments are concerned, BLM Houston denies a connection. We may or may not be able to judge who is telling the truth by the quality of the spelling when moonbats start defacing Sam Houston monuments with graffiti.