Somewhere on the Isle of Irony a publication entitled “Indiana Policy Review” clings to the fabulists notion that Indiana government actually generates policy or resembles an organization that could actually develop policy, rather than put ad hoc glosses on whatever squirms through the Indiana House and Senate in the late winter and spring.
The “Indiana Policy Review” publishes four editions per year. It would seem there would not be enough substance for an annual tri-fold, but it is their press, their ink, and their electrons.
An editorial in the “Indiana Policy Review” combines racist southern revisionism with a sucker’s punch aimed at Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. It begins by deriding the long overdue riddance of memorials to confederate treason.
Armed rebellion against the government of the United States is the basest form of treason. It was tried in 1861 by indolent operators of forced labor camps. The military leader of the traitors was Robert E. Lee. Fortunately for Lee, he was not hung after the rebellion along with the rest of the treasonous leadership.
Louisiana is currently removing statutes that honor Lee and the southern war of treason. Indeed, as regaled by the editorial, removing the idols will not change the sordid history. But it lessens the reverbative message of hate and the daily reminder of the abomination of carnage unleashed by the treasoners. It removes the imprimatur of government assent. It continues the shaming that is welcome to most, but still little effect on the south’s endemic racism and bigotry.
But the “Indiana Policy Review,” not content to fete Lee and his legions of the treacherous, slams Fort Wayne’s Tom Henry to out bigot Brietbart and out apologize the League of the South. The editorial further degrades the 21st century inclusive leadership to which all should aspire.
The statue of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, a founder and name sake of Fort Wayne, was reconditioned in 2013 as part of a proposed move to the Court House lawn across the street. The purpose of the move was to provide better visibility to the statue. The public objected and the statute was not moved. Seemingly end of story. But still big news for bigots.
MAD ANTHONY WAYNE WOULD HAVE LIKED THE DESERT OF THE REAL!