Former Georgia Democratic State Representative LaDawn Jones has been one of the biggest proponents of removing Confederate monuments in recent years.
Back in 2015, she urged for a boycott of Georgia’s Stone Mountain after a deranged shooter killed nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina. She argued that the Confederate memorial carving motivated so-called “far-right” extremism.
Jones was met with strong opposition from GOP state representative Jason C. Spencer, who viewed the monument as a part of Georgia history.
Throughout her time fighting for Confederate memorial removals, Jones encountered stiff resistance from both parties.
During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Jones was one of three cosponsors of HB 760 which would have converted Stone Mountain from a Confederate memorial to a Civil War memorial.
In a blog post from 2017, Jone said she had pushed for House Democrats to get behind the idea of removing Confederate artifacts from Stone Mountain after the 2015 Charleston shooting.
However, Jones wrote that then-House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams rejected her proposal for the bill.
“As leader of the caucus, support includes being a sponsor on the bill,” she told The Intercept. “Getting other allies to support it was my first ask.” Abrams “was not interested in that,” Jones stated.
Jones made an attempt to get Abrams and other elected officials to take a caucus-wide stance on the bill. In Jones’ view at the time, many Georgia House members are reluctant to take caucus positions because if “one of your caucus members does not stand in line, it kind of weakens the value of taking a caucus position.” An informal poll was then taken.
Jones said that “Her [Abrams] answer again to that was no.”
Jones proceeded to get Democratic state House officials to take joint stances. ”Even if we don’t do legislation, we can do a press conference, we can do a statement, we can do something as a Democratic caucus,” she remarked. “Her response to that was, ‘No, that sounds like something you should do with the Legislative Black Caucus.’”
After the Charlottesville protests, Abrams finally decided to remove the Stone Mountain carving.
However, Zaid Jilani noted the following about Abram’s changing views on this position:
Abrams’s evolution on the issue fuels the type of criticism that has been leveled at her previously: that while she may be campaigning to the left during a primary contest, her record is far more moderate, notably when she backed GOP cuts to the state scholarship in 2011. (Abrams says that by working with Republicans on the cuts, she staved off what would have been more draconian reductions had she not engaged.)
A member of Abram’s campaign team attempted to respond to Jones’s blog post.“Abrams has led protests against the Confederate flag, and as minority leader, worked with Chairman Emeritus Calvin Smyre to secure the statue of Dr. King on the grounds of the Capitol. As a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and as minority leader, she deferred to the leadership of the GLBC — who were spearheading the effort — regarding the 2015 debate. Rep. Jones did not submit legislation in 2016 for inclusion in the Georgia House Democratic Caucus agenda.”
Jilani brought this incident back into the spotlight on May 18, 2020.
He tweeted, “An Abrams story few know. After the Dylan Roof shooting, a state rep. asked her to support legislation to convert Stone Mountain (a confederate memorial in Georgia) into a civil war memorial. She refused to support it and refused to poll her caucus on it.”
An Abrams story few know. After the Dylan Roof shooting, a state rep. asked her to support legislation to convert Stone Mountain (a confederate memorial in Georgia) into a civil war memorial. She refused to support it and refused to poll her caucus on it https://t.co/x3b8iTAr0l pic.twitter.com/fJs7omeK8V
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) May 18, 2020
Abrams is clearly an opportunist but also recognizes where the winds are blowing as far as the radical Left goes.
She will go on to take more radical positions on cultural issues as time goes on.
Hispanic Oregon Candidate Fesses Up to Committing a Race Hoax
A race hustler recently admitted to writing a racist letter to himself.
Jonathan Lopez, a candidate for Umatilla County commissioner, fessed up to writing an anonymous racist letter on July 6, 2020.
According to the Washington Times, Lopez claimed to have received the letter in June.
But he then confessed to the police that he was the individual who wrote the letter, the East Oregonian reported.
Lopez is Hispanic and claimed that he found a letter directed to him which was allegedly filled with racist language on June 23. He published the photo of a typed letter on Facebook, which hundreds of users shared in a span of 24 hours. Since then, the post has been removed.
Things changed, though, when police did a follow-up with Lopez about the incident on July 3. Law enforcement officials recounted that Lopez confessed to being the author of the letter.
“The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the incredible tension that exists in our nation today,” Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said to the newspaper.
Edmiston then said the case would be sent over to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office. From there it would be reviewed for initiating a false report, which is a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.
Lopez ended up losing a primary election for a seat on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners in May 2020.
In correspondence with the East Oregonian, Lopez claimed that he wanted to have a discussion with Edmiston about racism in Umatilla County. He used the letter as an example of the alleged racism that people experienced on a daily basis.
“I never meant to file a report, it just kind of spiraled out,” he stated. Lopez added that he “never meant to mislead” the public.
America is going through a late stage of political correctness, where all sorts of grievance politics is encouraged against normal Americans.
A polity with such internal turmoil is destined for social instability sooner or later.
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