But now that SJW have eradicated their most important symbol of racism from the South by exiling the confederate battle flag from public consciousness, they continue their march to deconstruct history for the sake of future generations of Utopian leftist.
The same progressives that insist on removal of civil war memorials in Louisiana may have found the next historical atrocity to expunge from the record, a symbol of French kings, and the very symbol that identifies a state and it's own history going back to before the founding of the United States, the Fleur de lis.
WWLTV - New Orleans:
"The fleur de lis is a symbol that is deeply ingrained in Louisiana's history. Seen in architecture, the state flag and on the helmets of the Saints, it's everywhere. But while it is now seen as the mark of our great state, it was once used to mark slaves.
"Code noir, those words are French and mean black code," said slave historian Dr. Ibrahima Seck. The black code was a set of regulations adopted in Louisiana in 1724 from other French colonies around the world, meant to govern the state's slave population. Seck said those rules included branding slaves with the fleur de lis as punishment for running away.
"He would be taken before a court and the sentence would be being branded on one shoulder and with the fleur de lis, and then they would crop their ears," Seck said.
Tulane history professor Terence Fitzmorris said the fleur de lis has roots in the French revolution and, similar to other symbols, was used as a mark of supremacy.
"It was a brutal way of scarring someone and also identifying someone as a particular troublemaker," Fitzmorris said.
Knowing the symbol has that dark history, should it be compared to the likes of the confederate flag? Fitzmorris said no.
"The fleur de lis was the symbol of a monarchy. The United States of America was a slave-holding republic, not just the south.
Where do you stop? Do you get rid of all symbols?"It's unfortunate that the fleur de lis was used in such a manner, We cannot change that. One part of me hopes the progressives continue their tirade against history, good or bad as they see it, and repeat the mistakes history tells us they made in the sixties, when sensible people rebelled and rejected the overbearing leftist rabble in the streets and took back their country in 1968 and 1972, and then again in 1980.