The Board of Visitors of the once-proud Virginia Military Institute voted Thursday to remove the prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson and slither further into the liberal abyss created by democrat lawmakers, and the governor of Virginia.
This comes from pressure from outside agitators for the military school to address “allegations of racism”.
The Board’s vote follows a tumultuous month for the 181-year-old school in Lexington, where Black cadets described an atmosphere of hostility and bigotry. Or maybe, these whiners are being trolled because they are ignorant of the school’s history and should have enrolled somewhere else?
Really, did they not tour the school, and understand its place in the history of Virginia. They never heard of Jackson and his role in the Confederate Military during the War of Northern Aggression?
Currently, The VMI Museum is a major repository of artifacts relating to the life of one of America’s revered Civil War generals, Thomas J. Jackson. His favorite hat, two uniforms, items from his classroom, and even his warhorse, “Little Sorrel” can be seen in the museum. The canon Jackson used to train cadets is still clearly visible on the VMI campus.
These pathetic twatwaddles probably want all of this removed also.
History Notes: Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1840. Upon his graduation on July 1, 1846, Jackson was commissioned as a second lieutenant of artillery, and he entered the fighting in Mexico. By the end of the war, Jackson had been promoted twice, holding the rank of Brevet Major.
In 1851, the VMI Board of Visitors was seeking a professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (Physics) who could also teach artillery tactics. In February the superintendent of VMI offered Jackson the position at the Institute, which he accepted.
Jackson was described as being “as exact as a multiplication table and as full of things military as an arsenal.”
Professor Jackson wore this blue uniform at VMI and at the Battle of Manassas. The coat was recently restored with the grateful support of the Virginia Division of the UDC.
At VMI, Jackson taught his classes with the same directness with which he thought. He never wavered in his character, his devoutness to church, his dependability, faith, and resolution.
The school’s current superintendent, retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, resigned Monday, saying he was told by the chief of staff of Gov. Ralph Northam (D) that the governor and other state legislators had “lost confidence in my leadership” and wanted him out.