In the latest manifestation of Neocon George P. Bush’s thinly-disguised attack on Texas history, campaign spokesperson and consultant Lee Spieckerman advocates tearing down Texas monuments.
Indeed, Texas Republican leaders should strongly endorse enaction of a new law requiring all Confederate monuments and flags be removed from public property and relegated to museums,” Spieckerman wrote on his Facebook wall.
“‘Preserving history'” in no way requires aggrandizing its most abominable actors.”
Spiekerman also false conflates the actions of Conservative Response Team and the monument protection legislation they support in the Texas House and Senate with “Confederate statues,” and proceeds to set up a straw man that can easily be torn down — much as the statues without statutory protection like the Alamo Cenotaph are being “relocated” (torn down.)
“Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Bonnen and other key Texas conservatives must call-out CRT and take the lead in dispelling the specious beliefs of misinformed Confederate monument protectors,” the Bush crony writes.
“Conflating the leaders of that evil cause with the giants who founded the United States – the nation the Confederates were bent on crushing – is an assault on sound historic teaching and severely undermines the efforts of those fighting to preserve monuments to our Founding Founders and American war heroes, which are now under assault from the left,” he thunders piously.
So, what would Spiekerman have Texas do in place of legislation like State Rep. Kyle Biedermann’s Cenotaph bill, or State Rep. James White’s Monument Protection bill, because his statements attack legal safeguards but then acknowledges the need “to preserve monuments to our Founding Founders and American war heroes, which are now under assault from the left.”
WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE CENOTAPH?
GLO: The City of San Antonio owns the cenotaph and plans to repair and restore the monument … Discussion is ongoing about where the Cenotaph will be located once restoration work is complete. One idea is to relocate the Cenotaph … to the location of one of the funeral pyres … to properly honor the location where the defenders’ bodies were burned.
Here Bush preemptively shifts blame to the San Antonio City Council for any removal or destruction of the treasured Cenotaph, even though he himself signed a plan that proposed its removal.
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“It actually sits on city property, so ultimately it will be a city decision,” Bush said recently, when asked about the Cenotaph.
Conservative Response Team was attacked ferociously by Spiekerman, but, as happens in Austin, legislation gets watered down, and a bill that purports to “protect” Texas monuments may not end up being so solid after all. At present, the monument protection bill allows “relocation” for “repairs” — Bush’s current rationale for tearing down the 60-ft. Cenotaph.
He’s also on board with public vandalism of South Carolina’s state flag. (See below screenshot featuring his comments applauding public flag desecration.)
Here are some of Spieckerman’s other choice comments on social media endorsing not-so-conservative positions on the removal of history and his treatment of far-left radicalism as mainstream.
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