How Long Before Antifa and BLM Insist That Virginia Change Its Name?

The Great State of Malcolm X

Liberal extremist groups are winning the war on Confederate monuments and have begun a battle against the Washington and Jefferson Memorials, along with any statues of them and other founding fathers in order to delegitimize the founding document known as the Constitution.

A couple have even mentioned doing away with memorials to John Adams, who never owned a slave and was a staunch abolitionist.  Proving that the left’s battle isn’t against slavery, it’s against the constitution that limits their ability to change the government into a liberal utopia.  One where elitist progressives rule and Americans are marginalized and their freedoms limited.

What will BLM’s next step be?  How about doing away with the state of Virginia and renaming it Malcolm X?  Why would they do that, you ask?  It’s really very simple, the state of Virginia was named after Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen.

Queen Elizabeth I wanted more people in the colonies to help develop it into a resource for agriculture and other goods for trade with England and she is the one that introduced slavery into the United States.  It seems that would be a perfect target for the unhinged left.  But unlike the toppling of monuments, the cost of changing the name of Virginia would include huge costs to governments and businesses throughout the state.

Imagine how much governments throughout the state would spend in stationary and pamphlets alone.  The old ones would have to be destroyed and whole new ones produced with the new name.  Businesses, especially ones that incorporated Virginia in their names, would have to do the same with all of their advertising materials.

Think this concept is absurd?  Not any more that the idea that monuments to Confederates cause “extreme emotional distress” to a group that were never slaves.  No one denies that slavery is an evil institution and that it’s demise was a wonderful thing but you can’t erase history.  Unless you own a DeLorean equipped with a flux capacitor of course.

After Virginia?  How about New York?

New York, both the city and the state, is named after the house of York and particularly for James Stuart, then Duke of York, one of the most successful slavers in colonial American history.

President Donald Trump wondered aloud during a raucous press conference Tuesday whether the impulse to tear down memorials to leaders of the Confederacy like Gen. Robert E. Lee would slip into calls to remove monuments to America’s founders, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, both of whom owned slaves

Ah, Virginia, we knew you well.  (BTW, I’ll bet you didn’t know that at one time, all the land in America not ruled by Spain or France was named Virginia, regardless of the colony’s name)

H/T The Daily Caller

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