A Northern Reader Asks “If Streets Named After Confederate Generals Inspire Violence, What’s Causing All The Crime On MLK Boulevard?”
From: An Illinois Paleoconservative [Email him]
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.
“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.
There 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.