Thursday, October 12, 2017



BROWNSVILLE WE CAN DO THIS  - POSITIVE CHANGE - A 1000 PEOPLE TAKIING A KNEE IN FRONT OF THE FBI OFFICE WILL SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON - END THE CORRUPTION OR ELSE

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If we take a knee, will you support the removal of the Jefferson Davis' monument at Washington Park?

Anonymous said...

Might as well take history class away from school.

BobbyWC said...

What does the selective white washing history have to do with ending corruption in Brownsville.

IN Dallas when they were remodelling the old court house they found above a water fountain a "Whites Only" sign. A group of self annointed leaders of African dissent demanded its destruction. Other non slef annointed leaders of African dissent came forward and joined those of use who saw great history in the sign. White washing racial history only serves to deny it ever happened and only really helps the white man.

Today children are taken on school trips to see the sign and asked. "if as a minority you had to seek justice in this court house when this sign was still enforced how would feel" That lesson can never be taught out of book.

The monument tells our history without a white wash - no removing it so the whites can wash their hands of what they did. It tells our children that we celebrated these people without guilt. It tells them racism is still alive, and you want to take that message away from the children in hopes they will read it in a book instead of seeing it with their own eyes.

Are you ready to erase Cesar de Leon's words because they remind us who we still are. I am about to post another video. you will not like it, because it tells the truth about who we are.

I will never support the white washing of our racist past. It has to be front an center so we are shamed and hopefully never repeat it.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Give us a time and date we'll be there people of BROWNSVILLE have had enough of these special interest BISD board members ,CITY COMMISIONERS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHO SOLD US OUT ON LNG.

Anonymous said...

The monument at Washington Park was not place there by the Sons of the Confederate Soldiers to provide for the white washing of this nation's racist past. It was place there to celebrate an individual who stood for the oppression of the African American individual at their darkest period of this nation. You don't see monuments of Adolf Hitler so that we can be reminded of the oppression of those who died and suffered under his ideology.

BobbyWC said...

Comment on protest - it will take an organizational meeting of a lot of people to make this happen. It is going to take a lot of people on social media spreading the word for a Saturday taking to the kneee.

On 5:23 - removing the monument is the white washing of history. it helps to erase our racist past. I will always fight to keep our racist history in plain sight. It should never be removed. It should be used as a teaching tool as to the truth of our history. To remove it only white washes our history and the only real beneficiaries are the Anglos who want the truth forgotten. Never

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"Might as well take history class away from school."
October 12, 2017 at 4:38 PM

You don't see statues of Adolph Hitler in parks throughout this nation or any other nations; but, we still learn of the leader of the Third Reich in history classes in public schools and colleges. The same can be said about historic figures like Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis as well as Benedict Arnold.

BobbyWC said...

There are those who want to destroy the concentration camps. We know of their historical importance so they stay. Do not be so stupid as to fool yourself. Had the powers who occupied Germany and controlled it after the war allowed those who wanted to, to put up a statute of Hitler, they would have.

Small groups still celebrate him in Germany. The only reason you do not have statutes of Hitler in Germany is because it is outlawed. So now you want to outlaw statutes of people who made us look bad.

Stop your nonsense. When will you call for renaming Austin, given the fact we know Stephen F. Austin was a big time racist and his mentality lead to the endless lynching of men of African dissent. Even the fake liberals in Austin will kick your ass out of Austin if you were to suggest such a thing. I find naming our capital after a well documented racist, which includes Washington DC repulsive. But who will get on that bandwagon?

According to Thomas Jefferson all men were created equal except the slaves he owned because they were not human.

It is time we teach the real shame in our history and stop trying to erase it.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"There are those who want to destroy the concentration camps. We know of their historical importance so they stay."

The concentration camps are buildings that help us understand the injustice to human kind. They are not monuments or statues to an individual in order to celebrate there will to bring oppression on individual for their own well being. The Alamo in San Antonio is a building that provides a historical account of an event that led to the independence of Texas from Mexico. There is no statue or monument paying tribute to Santa Anna for his victory at the Alamo.

We have Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Brownsville where you learn historical facts of the war between the United States and Mexico. Tribute is paid to those who participated in a dispute among those two nations without any argument to who was right or wrong.

Yes, we need to teach the real shame in our history but we do not need monuments or statues of individuals in our parks to celebrate their efforts to cause oppression on individual for their personal well being. Such shame in our history should be taught in our history classes and make available to the public in museum or National Historical Park.

Mark Phillips stated (Brownsville Herald) that "the monument belongs to the citizens of Brownsville. They own it because it was given to them by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.." It was given to the city in 1926 in an era when oppression of minorities was very common. Unfortunately, time has changed but racism still continues in our nation. Do we need further reminders of how minorities have been and are still being treated in the land of freedom in this great nation of ours. If the monument belongs to the city, why not ask the citizens of Brownsville if they want this monument in their Park? Other cities in this great nations have decided that they do not want such monuments in their Community Parks.

BobbyWC said...

I have no problem with the will of the people after a full debate. But I can tell you so many people in there 20s and 30s know nothing of racism. It has been forgotten. So just finish the job of white washing it and feign shock when people like Cesar used racial slurs.

Anonymous said...

You are correct that many people in there 20's and 30's do not know about racism. Not that it has been forgotten, it is because they lack the experience of facing racism especially down here in the valley where you do not see "Rednecks" at their worse as individual whose behavior and opinion are based on discrimination of minorities. For those of us that have faced and experience such behavior in the 50's and 60's north of the Rio Grande Valley, we know what racism can do to a community. However, recent events (social and political) in this country, have only proven that time has gone by but the attitude and behavior of many bigot individuals remain the same toward minorities. White supremacy remains the same and will never go away.

Mr. De Leon's racial remarks are not acceptable especially because this community elected him as a public servant. However in a time when an individual can grope women, make fun of individual with disabilities, and fail to condemn the actions of white supremacist; what can be expected of others when that individual is the leader of this great nation? Mr. De Leon have decided to stay in office and the community is really hoping that he learns from his mistakes because he will not get a second chance if he continues with such behavior and/or corruption of the office for which he was elected. Bigotry and discrimination is not acceptable.

Let the people of Brownsville decide the fate of the Davis' monument at Washington Park. Other cities in this nation have remove similar monuments because of what their citizens belief that they represent. San Antonio has recently changed the name of a local high school named after the military leader of the Confederate Army, Robert E. Lee. It wasn't so long ago that the members of Confederate Air Force (CAF) changed their name to Commemorative Air Force. According to CAF chief of staff Ray Kinney, "In many people's minds, the word 'confederacy' brings up the image of slavery and discrimination." Until this past year, the CAF had been providing the community of Brownsville with beautiful air shows which defined the history of American World War II military aviation. Again, bigotry and discrimination is not acceptable.