NY Democrats’ race to wipe out history is a monumental mistake
New York Post
New York Democrats, unwilling to be left out of the hyper-emotional feeding frenzy over removing Confederate-linked imagery, are racing to get in on the action.
Indeed, they’re searching high and low for something — anything — to obliterate in the name of social justice. (Not to mention political self-promotion.)
Mayor de Blasio, for starters, sanctimoniously ordered a 90-day review by “relevant experts and community leaders” of “all symbols of hate on city property” with an eye to tearing them down.
He wants to start with a Lower Manhattan marker to Henri Philippe Petain, a French military and political hero who much later became an odious Nazi collaborator.
Yet the marker merely notes the fact that the city held a ticker-tape parade in his honor in 1931 — fully a decade before his collaboration. Is the memory of that parade to be struck from the history books, too?