A Northern Reader Asks “If Streets Named After Confederate Generals Inspire Violence, What’s Causing All The Crime On MLK Boulevard?”


Re: Alexander Hart’s article First, They Came For The Confederate Battle Flag. Then, They Came For The American Flag—In Fact, They Already Have Done

From: An Illinois Paleoconservative [Email him]

After reading Alexander Hart’s article and the letter about Jon Stewart’s rant on the South Carolina shooting (which I watched myself) I’m really ticked off.

According Jon Stewart and other leftists, the shooting in the black South Carolina church was inspired by the Confederate Flag and streets named after Confederate heroes. These objects’ symbolism obviously caused this act of violence.

As reader “Yankee By Birth” noticed, we in Illinois have streets named after Union Generals yet black violence is the issue, not white.To this I say perhaps all the black violence is caused by so many streets named after black heroes.

MLK-Boulevard[1]Martin Luther King, Jr.  has, as of 2006, over 730 streets in the U.S. named after him. Georgia alone has over 105. Is this perhaps a cause of Black violence? Comedian Chris Rock said

“If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they’re lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is ‘Run.’ You know what’s so sad? Martin Luther King stood for non-violence. And I don’t care where you are in America, if you’re on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there’s some violence going down.”

As a longtime resident of Chicago I can affirm this to be the truth.

Malcolm_X_any_means_necessaryThere are not only violent streets named after King, who allegedly “stood for non-violence.”, there are many violent streets—and schools, and colleges—named after Malcolm X (pictured right) who definitely stood for violence.

In real life, people aren’t affected by the name of the streets, and most of the streets in Chicago where black violence occurs are numbered streets.

We’re going to have seek elsewhere for an explanation.

See previous letters from the same reader.