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I'm somewhat disappointed they left out mention of Bo Deetle.

By the way, Roanoke has officially taken up the matter of renaming Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Having graduated from William Fleming High, I regret to say I don't even know if he ever owned slaves, so I don't know if WFHS will get a makeover.

I know my Great-Great Grandfather did
(owned slaves), and while I am pained somewhat to know and admit that fact, I cannot change it and of course I had nothing to do with it.

Then again, I have to be at least a little bit afraid that eventually, someone will want to take ME down, or at least rename me.

Then again, my great-great grandfather was named George Washington Royster. I have neither George Washington nor Royster as part of my name, so I'm probably good to go. OTOH, details like that seem to evade examination in this current rush to judgment.

I wish that this would all go away, to be replaced with the kind of rational thought and consideration championed by our own Thomas Jefferson, but I'm afraid that will take awhile. Nearly all of us are currently in favor of either tearing down all the statues to people other than minorities OR building a whole slew of new ones. There either aren't very many of us with views in between, or we're not getting much ink or TV time.

Perhaps all that is good...let's allow all the extremists to eliminate each other, and we'll sit back and regain control once all the dust settles.

Never mind...I don't expect to live that long, and I don't have a whole lot of hope that any of my views on politics or culture will ever be back no matter how long I live.

I just hope that Classic Rock survives and comes back strong. If I thought Zeppelin was gone and I had a gun, I'd shoot myself right now.

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Posted: 09/13/2017 at 12:32PM


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