Silent Sam: A Victim of Far Left Extremism, Radicalization, and Ignorance on America's College Campus
What happened at UNC Chapel Hill last night is sickening. This memorial stands in memory of the 1,800 UNC students that were called to service by their State, many of whom lost their lives never returned home to their families. UNC is noteworthy for providing more students to the war than any other university in America. The front of the monument actually depicts a student dropping his textbooks while looking up to a woman symbolizing North Carolina calling him to duty.
Yet the far left would have you believe this is an oppressive monument to white supremacy, as if it is somehow strange or unusual for people to build memorials in memory of their dead loved ones following the bloodiest war in American history.
This just goes to show the very real dangers of the growing far left extremism, radicalization, and ignorance on college campuses across the United States. It doesn't always just result in funny memes and viral videos, but often very serious violence and destruction. Historical artifacts and works of art like this made by famous sculptors in memory of the dead are priceless and irreplaceable, and once gone are gone forever.
Note: This piece was originally published on the Virginia Flaggers' website on August 21, 2018
The Virginia Flaggers are citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate Monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate Veterans.