The Cautious Optimism Correspondent for Left Coast Affairs and Other Inexplicable Phenomena learned in history class that Ulysses S. Grant commanded the armies that ended slavery in the American South.
The Emancipation Proclamation may have declared slavery over in America, but it was just a nonbinding piece of paper to the Confederacy until Grant made it the new reality.
Hence the toppling of his statue in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park provides us another sample to refine IQ estimates within the militant woke crowd. So far we know for sure the average never exceeds the temperature on foggy San Francisco evenings.
The average might be even lower were it not for a handful of clever leftists who would point out Grant either bought or was given one slave in 1859 who he freed just a year or two later—right before the Civil War started. So surely owning one person for a year or two condemns Grant to the pantheon of evil bigots, right?
However former racist Klansmen like late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd have been quickly forgiven for using the N-word repeatedly on national TV…
…or serving as a recruiter and Kleagle of the KKK because his friendly legislative efforts later “redeemed” him.
Same for “put y’all back in chains” Joe Biden who, despite having done nothing for minorities since telling radio personality Charlemagne da God “you ain’t black,” gets a pass and ardent support from the leftist movement to become the next POTUS.
So if voting for and passing a few laws that channel more taxpayer money and help to minorities is enough to raise them to heralded do-gooder, is leading the armies that ended the institution of American slavery forever good enough to save a president's statue from destruction?
That would require more thinking than the self-righteous wokebots are capable of.
ps. The Grant statue story is hidden away on the San Francisco Chronicle's website, lost among at least 50 other tiny headlines at the very bottom of the homepage or the equivalent of a footnote on page B26.