Why Isn’t The City Of New Orleans Taking Confederate General Albert Pikes Statute Down Too???
(Posh Report Staff) New Orleans, LA- Over the past 2 years there has been a push to remove confederate statutes that some people believe are offensive from public view. The four statues that the city have and are removing are: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard monument, Jefferson Davis monument, Battle of Liberty Place monument & Robert E. Lee monument which is being removed today.
While there have been protests over removing the monuments, many people believe that it is the right thing to do. The supporters of the confederate monuments claim it isn’t hate but heritage and the monuments should remain while others in the black community says they should go because the monuments represent an era of slavery or oppression. The statues will cost the city of New Orleans $170,000 to be removed and much of that money will be paid by an anonymous donor according to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office. I wonder if the same focus could be placed on fixing other city issues such as high unemployment, bad inner city education, high crime, horrible streets etc, I guess one thing at a time right?
The next question is with the removal of confederate generals, why isn’t Confederate General & 33rd degree free mason Albert Pikes Statue not be removed also? In Washington D.C. Confederate Generals Albert Pike statue is still allowed to be there and in New Orleans they have conveniently decided to not mention it, why? The statue is just a bust but is located on Tulane & S Jefferson Davis Pkwy and the inscription on the monument reads “CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
SOLDIER – PHILOSOPHER – SCHOLAR
GRAND COMMANDER, SUPREME COUCIL
33° ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY, SOUTHERN JURISDICTION USA 1859 – 1891
ERECTED APRIL 27, 1957 BY THE GRAND CONSISTORY OF LA, 32° ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY TO COMMEMORATE THE SESSION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL, 33° A.A.S.R. HELD IN NEW ORLEANS ON APRIL 25, 1857, WHEN GEN. ALBERT PIKE WAS CORONETED A 33° MASON AND INSPECTOR GENERAL HONORARY”.
I do recognize the fact that Andrew Jackson monument and others still remain in the city and no take down date has been issued for its removal but Albert Pikes statute should be on the long list of monuments to be removed by the mayors standards.