A nice 60 percent of Americans oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. Before getting too excited, remember that America today is only 62 percent white, according to official numbers. As America grows more nonwhite because of demographic changes related to birth rates, the percent favoring the removal of our history will rise.
Despite repeated calls from media, official action, and protests to remove monuments across the country, the American people aren’t so certain Confederate monuments –or other historical monuments–should be taken down. A pair of polls conducted since a white nationalist march in Charlottesville revealed Americans are somewhat united on leaving the statues alone.
More than 60 percent of respondents to a poll conducted by NPR, PBS, and Marist University said Confederate statutes should remain standing as historical symbols. In another poll, conducted by Economist/YouGov, 48 percent of respondents opposed removing removing a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville. The percent marked a plurality of respondents. Another 30 percent said the statue should be removed. The remainder had no opinion.
Almost universally, respondents in the Marist poll said the disagreed with the views of the Ku Klux Klan. More than 85 percent of respondents said they disagreed with the white supremacy movement.
In Missouri, people are talking more about next Monday’s solar eclipse than the 30-plus Confederate monuments and statues in the Show-Me State, according to an article in the Kansas City Star. A photo of a statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph O. Shelby accompanies the story. Shelby once lived in Waverly, Mo., and the statue sits in a park named for him.
As Waverly Mayor Barbara Schreiman told the paper, “Actually, a lot of people here probably don’t know who he is. Just some guy on a horse.”
In the next post down on the homepage, I’ve published a report that Mayor Schreiman quickly gave in to Negro demands that the Confederate flag be removed from Shelby Park. If she thinks that the people are for removing Confederate history, someone should show her the poll cited here.
That poll says that the overwhelming majority of Americans disagree with the Ku Klux Klan. A whopping 85 percent disagree with the idea of white supremacy.
The poll result may be born out of ignorance or out of virtue signaling.
By the numbers, whites score high in IQ, high in creativity, high in ability to create civilizations, and low in crime. Blacks score lowest. Ignoring facts, and trying to build a society on the lie of egalitarianism is not an effective way to organize the way we live.
I wonder how many of those who reject white supremacy would enthusiastically endorse Jewish supremacy, phrased as the question, “Do you agree with the Jewish claim that they are God’s chosen people?” Probably lots of people think it’s socially acceptable to endorse Jewish supremacy.
There are lots of other questions that could be asked that relate to white supremacy, which seems to be a trigger term carefully crafted by (((them))) to offer whites a chance to express an irrational self loathing that provides a slippery slope to hard white genocide, rather than the soft genocide of monument removal. Questions about freedom of association, affirmative action, and such would likely elicit responses that support race realism, white nationalism, and white identity.