Read the article then watch the video, “Confederate monument draws array of opinions – Rocky Mount Telegram”
The Rocky Mount City Council has directed the Human Relations Commission to have community discussions about the Confederate Monument at Battle Park. The discussion is supposed to be about to leave it there or to move it. The reason why the council directed the commission is because of some places across, the nation statues have been removed, torn down and damaged. NC Governor Roy Cooper has spoken and he says the statues need to be moved to certain locations.
Some folk will attempt to make the discussion about the statue all about the Rocky Mount City Council as if the issue around the statues began in Rocky Mount. Actually the Rocky Mount NAACP made a statement at the council meeting asking that the statue at Battle Park Falls Road be removed.
Last week there was the 1st of a series of community discussions and I am pissed because the discussion was not limited to the Confederate Monument but folk were allowed to talk about anything and everything. Poor facilitation especially at the cost of hiring a consultant.
I request that the next meeting and the future meetings be limited to the Confederate Monument. The next meeting and future meetings at the beginning of the meeting there should be some history given about the statue in question.
What is the purpose of having specific questions when the community is not going to be kept on track but otherwise allowing them to talk about other things that they say are more pressing. But at this time the HRC should be focused on the issue at hand the Confederate Monument.
I don’t fault the community for pushing their agenda but I have a problem with the HRC allowing the community to push their agenda on the HRC. I refuse to allow such because to allow the community to come in and push their agenda is a waste of my time.
We cannot get to the root of problems and effectively deal with them unless we stay on topic and talk about the good, the bad and the ugly as it relate to the statue. Anyone who cannot accept the truth then that is their problem and they need to learn how to deal with the facts.
If You Scared, Say It And Get The Hell Out Of The Way!
You don’t want to fix things you want someone else to do it while criticizing the fixer!
And then when the problem is fixed then you want to act like you were working along with the fixer but I don’t recall you saying anything publicly.
It is okay to work behind the scene but stay behind the scene don’t come out like you have done something when you have done ab so damn lute ly nothing at the time mess was happening. If you didn’t say anything then that means to them you have validated their mess. I have heard this so many times.
Dude running around talking about he got some support. One has to be ignant as hell to have supported anything this dude has done so far because I can’t name one thing he has done.
Dude you know who I am talking about since you are running around talking about me and talking about doing a code of conduct for the meetings. Hell dude I have never been out of conduct in meetings so you can bring anything you want. What you need to do is bring the money you have spent since being in office.
Oh I have no problem with calling names because that is what I do but I understand you get ignant when you see that I have posted your name. Ain’t because I am scared it is because I know you know who I am talking about.
I have been doing what I do since the late 80’s so don’t think I am going to stop now.