Tell the 14 Madison alders how much you appreciate their historical cleansing

We present to you the 14 alders who voted May 1, 2018 to uproot the memorial stone commissioned by Madison’s veterans of the Union cause in the Civil War. Men who shed their own blood to fight slavery and preserve the union, men who heeded Abraham Lincoln’s exhortation to “bind up the nation’s wounds.”

These warriors who sounded the Battle Cry of Freedom solicited donations from their former adversaries in the south to erect a memorial to the Madison woman who cared for the potters field containing the remains of 140 Confederate soldiers who died in captivity at Camp Randall in 1862. That woman, Alice Whiting Waterman, lived in the home of Union Captain Frank Oakley and died there in 1897. Oakley had been an adjutant for General Lucius Fairchild, who lost an arm at Gettysburg and who, as governor from 1866-72, helped Mrs. Waterman preserve Confederate Rest cemetery.

The veterans of the Civil War, as the Lucius Fairchild Post #11 of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), celebrated the dedication of the memorial stone in 1906. Now, 112 years later, with nary a complaint in all that time, Madison alders who have never “borne the battle” for freedom in any conflict have decreed that the memorial stone is a stealth monolith in defense of slavery, a talisman stoking racism. For they are Madison alders, and their virtue is of greater purity than the noblest being, even those who freed the slaves and secured the protection of their rights as citizens under the U.S. Constitution.

The Revisionist 14

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McKinney 6Tell these good folks you want to know the date and time the forklift loads the monument onto the flatbed truck. Ask if a celebration will be scheduled for the occasion. Speeches, brass band, patriotic songs, punch and cookies afterward to mirror the one held at Confederate Rest cemetery in 1906.

E-mail all the alders.

Ask the mayor, too.

Ask them to apologize to these folks:

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44 Responses to Tell the 14 Madison alders how much you appreciate their historical cleansing

  1. Kevin Wymore says:

    David — I agree with your assessment here — that the City Council majority engages in “cheap moral preening.” A better alternative would have been to leave the stone, and add a bronze plaque in the immediate vicinity to explain that the Civil War dealt with (and attempted to resolve) a dark period in American history, in which human beings were regarded as property. The stone, the plaque would have said, memorializes a genuine attempt at forgiveness and healing. Or words to that effect.

    Sadly, the Council’s preoccupation with these small-minded stunts distracts from the fact that the city continues to have too much violence, too much car theft, too much crime in general. That truth will remain after the memorial is gone. The victorious alders do not wish that such truth will be recognized.

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  2. Those 14 people, social justice warriors and enablers of delusions, don’t give a flying fart-in-the-wind what anyone outside their sphere of ideological “wokeness” thinks or says, they are the intellectuals, the keepers of the right kind of knowledge, while everyone are the ignorant deplorables that need to be controlled.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      And like all good leftists, their vision of history is completely driven by ideology. There’s no difference between their removal of the Confederate memorial and Stalin’s erasing of images of Trotsky from photos–especially those featuring Lenin addressing an adoring throng–and replacing them with images of himself (even though at the time he was a hundred miles away eating a bowl of borscht). Asking Madison alders to stop their moral preening is like asking a peacock to stop spreading its tail.

      And since there’s no use arguing with the likes of those city “leaders” listed above, I suggest introducing a proposal to the Common Council to remove the memorial to veterans of the Spanish Civil War in James Madison Park. Those who fought against Franco were aided and abetted by the abovementioned dictator, one of history’s most infamous mass murderers. What’s good for the Confederate goose should be good for the Commie ganders, especially the ones squawking their moral outrage in Madison’s City Hall.

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      • What’s a little more accurate is that these Alders are acting just like ISIS did when they destroyed historical landmarks trying to destroy a history they didn’t approve of and replace it with their own or how about they are like the Nazi’s cleansing their society by burning books they disagreed with. Anyway you look at these people they appear to be ideological terrorists that are morally bankrupt literally trying to rewrite history to reflect their own world views and perceptions instead of the actual facts.

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  3. wadwizard says:

    I sent a plea to the humanity of the Alders, pointing out that is is very cruel and hurtful to relatives of Civil War veterans to have their graves and monuments desecrated. I seriously wonder how many of these cold hearts even had ancestors living in the US during the war.

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    • wadwizard,
      They don’t give a hoot what the families of these “racists” soldiers, or the racists that took care of their graves, or the racists that put up the monument think, heck they’re probably racists too. As far as they are concerned you’re probably a racists too for supporting the existence of the momument.

      These Alders have spoken “and as such is beyond contestation”.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      I’d like to write more but I can’t control myself after reading the phrase “the humanity of the Alders.”

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  4. richard lesiak says:

    With all the daily hand-wringing over this I’m ready to chew my own arm off.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Unlike Gen. Fairhchild, who lost his for a good cause.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Get off it Dave. How about being outraged over Afganistan. The civil war was 4 years long. We have kids going to high school who were born when that undeclared war was started. We have men and women who have been fighting in the Middle East longer than the entire Civil War. Guiliani said that guys like Kushner are disposable. Not true. To the elite like Rudy we are all disposable.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Like waking up to a coyote ugly women.

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    • richard lesiak wrote, “With all the daily hand-wringing over this I’m ready to chew my own arm off.”

      Deflection.

      So in other words, get over it, right Richard?

      Trump is President, get over it.

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  5. Batman lives says:

    Check out their photos. Notice how happy they all are.
    A good days work, and content knowing the majority of their friends and constituents approve.
    Their virtue is awe-inspiring.

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  6. Nancy says:

    Scary thought for the day. I believe Alder Matt Phair is a history teacher. Oh to be a fly on the wall in that classroom.

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    • Alder Matt Phair is a direct result of how our school systems and colleges have prepared students for life and now Alder Matt Phair is a direct source of ignorance that’s preparing students for life and a direct part of the overall political apparatus that is controlling the country. It’s frightening for the future of students and our society if Alder Matt Phair is what our education system is producing as a typical teacher.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Years ago I asked a Prog history teacher why they taught it so badly, “Because we can’t agree on what history is” she said.
        “OK, then why can’t you teach geography?” I asked.
        No answer.

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      • old baldy says:

        z:
        Pretty presumptuous of you to say Phair is a “typical” teacher. Let’s see the statistical analysis that allows you to make that claim. And show your work.

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        • old baldy wrote, “Pretty presumptuous of you to say Phair is a “typical” teacher.”

          Gotta love it when an idiot points out that they are an idiot by publicly performing a Self-Inflicted Intellectual Slap Down.

          No you blithering idiot, I didn’t say that Alder Matt Phair is a typical teacher I said if Alder Matt Phair is what our education system is producing as a typical teacher”, emphasis on IF you misrepresenting twit. It’s interesting how people like you, Progressive trolls, are constantly and dishonestly misrepresent others with ignorant spin like that.

          old baldy wrote, “Let’s see the statistical analysis that allows you to make that claim. And show your work.”

          Since your misrepresenting BS above has been thoroughly debunked with actual facts, this part of your comment is utterly pointless.

          Want to try again troll?

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      • old baldy says:

        Z:
        No trolling, just asking you to prove your claim. And you accomplished beyond any doubt that you don’t have any proof. Thanks.

        And note that I didn’t have any need to call you or anyone else any names. As Dave has said on several occasions, name calling doesn’t anything to your credibility.

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        • old baldy wrote, “…just asking you to prove your claim. And you accomplished beyond any doubt that you don’t have any proof.”

          Facts are a funny thing old baldy, this time they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I made no such claim. Additionally; you writing those words in reply proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are in fact a liar. Yes old baldy, I just called you a liar.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Hey Squeaker: it’d be nice to see you reply to something without anger and insults. Prove to me you can do it.

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        • AnonyBob wrote, “Hey Squeaker: it’d be nice to see you reply to something without anger and insults. Prove to me you can do it.”

          Wait, you posted something that has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the comments you are replying to or the content of this blog…

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        • P.S. Why don’t you and your commenting butt buddy comment and /or reply with something other than trolling deflections., misrepresentations and lies and actually address content or points of comments and I’m positive you’ll see different replies.. The change needed is from you two trolls.

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        • Oh no, old baldy ad AnonyBob don’t approve of my comments.

          I’m so distraught, my life no longer has meaning.

          Whatever shall I do?

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        • old baldy says:

          ABob:
          Nah, squeeks can’t restrain himself. All that frustration must be released. At least you and I have maintained our dignity.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Squeakster: Thanks for confirming my point.

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    • David Blaska says:

      He is, middle school. Told me so himself.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Something tells me that all the textbooks in his classroom have passages referring to the US and its allies winning WW2 severely redacted and all the references to slavery helpfully highlighted.

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  7. Ha, ha, ha; been there!!!

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  9. Alan Sheldon says:

    I think the alders did the right thing. Wish more people had scruples!

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    • Alan Sheldon wrote, “I think the alders did the right thing.”

      Explain yourself.

      How is it the “right thing” to cleanse history based on ignorance?

      What else you people going to destroy because of your drummed-up faux outrage?

      Alan Sheldon wrote, “Wish more people had scruples!”

      I disagree with what the Alders did, so that means that I don’t have scruples? Really Alan, is your intellect that shallow?

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