I last visited New Orleans in the summer of 1991, when I was 25.

It was a wonderful experience–so much to ponder.

One night there, I stayed at the Cornstalk Inn Hotel, in the French Quarter.

Among the many sites I’d seen that day was a slave market–just down the street from this bed-and-breakfast hotel.

According to the legend of the Cornstalk Inn, Harriet Beecher Stowe was among the many notable guests who had slept there–and she was inspired to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin, after visiting that slave market.

Of course that slave market was still in business when Harriet Beecher Stowe was there.

And of course I pondered what that must have been like–seeing people being sold like cattle.

That slave market was still there, in 1991–as it still is today.

It was far older than that historic hotel–in fact, it had probably been built by the French.

And if it hadn’t have been there, I couldn’t have pondered anything.

Before Mitch Landrieu’s term is up, he’ll almost certainly destroy that slave market too.

And at this point, he might as well.

After all, I can never again ponder the historical significance of the Battle of Liberty Place, in New Orleans.  Nor can I ever again ponder the historical and cultural significance of U.S. Secretary of War and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, U.S. Civil Engineer and Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel and Confederate General Robert E. Lee–all three men greatly, and validly, admired by the United States and Confederate States, alike.

This is the ultimate cost of this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

This is the ultimate cost of censorship–especially government-imposed censorship, executed by self-serving politicians, with no regard for the constitutional or civil rights of their constituents.


  1. 1 solosocial June 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    This is just one reason I love my home state of Alabama–the mayor of a small town in Alabama has requested that the four historical monuments censored in New Orleans be donated to his city.

    Here’s an article about this; note the reasoning behind this Alabama mayor’s request:

  2. 2 solosocial June 27, 2017 at 11:45 am

    On this last visit to New Orleans, in the summer of 1991, there was certainly crime there–but I didn’t witness any of it. It was that safe–especially in the French Quarter. (Same as in Juarez, Mexico–I visited that city in early 1987, and the only trouble I had was with pushy street vendors. Now Juarez is the deadliest city in Mexico, and one of the deadliest cities in the world. I know I tend to blame everything on this Digital Age–but there’s got to be a connection. I’ll bet even the decline of Juarez is ultimately caused by unrestrained Digital-Age technology–as the decline of human civilization is ultimately caused by unrestrained Digital-Age technology, worldwide. This goddamned Digital Age truly is the end of the world–not the planet, just the world.)

    Now New Orleans is one of the deadliest cities, not just in the United States, but in the world. And this deadliness demonstrates how much damage one diabolically corrupt and cowardly politician can do.

    Here is an article that puts the damage New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is doing to his own city in three-dimensional perspective:

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