McCartney Forde Starts Petition to Remove Stone Mountain Confederate Carving

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McCartney Forde Starts Petition to Remove Stone Mountain Confederate Carving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A petition has been started to remove the Confederate carving from Stone Mountain. The Confederate carving is one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks, which is also the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan. McCartney Forde started a petition to remove the carving saying, “It’s almost like a black eye or an embarrassing smudge on our culture.”

The carving features Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It towers 400 feet above the mountain’s base and is about two football fields wide, 11 Alive News reports.

He considers the continued honor an affront to those their government kept in slavery. Forde has launched an online petition to gather support for his cause.

“My efforts aren’t to just destroy something, ’cause I understand that does mean something to some people,” he said. “But there should be some room for compromise and there should be something up there that we all could be proud of,” he added. Source

Of course, some will strongly object to this petition, while others will support McCartney Forde. Stone Mountain Park doesn’t represent the best of Georgia, considering the Ku Klux Klan staged cross burnings there as recent as the 1980s but whether you want to admit it or not, it’s a part of the state’s history and shouldn’t be removed.

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  • kt

    Just a note.. the first kkk originated in Pulaski, TN just after the civil war. The 2ng gen clan originated in the Stone Mountain area in the early 20s. It was moreso an Atlanta organization than Stone Mtn

  • get a life McCartney

    McCartney Forde….are you a moron? It’s a historical carving of the times. You don’t change it! Do you go visit Auschwitz and paint smiley faces on the old photographs or disguise the ovens as pottery kilns? Absolutely ridiculous to even suggest erasing this (200 yard!) work of art, regardless of the positive racial changes in our country…..and I’m from California where vegans and liberals run free!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004873650676 John Richards

    comon go sell some phones or get a life

  • Nora

    Here’s your compromise, GET A LIFE and SHUT THE HELL UP!! It’s history. You can’t change it no matter what you remove. It happened. Always looking to cause trouble. WAH WAH WAH. You know, Merle said it best, If you don’t like it, LEAVE IT!!!

  • Nora

    Oh and yes, I live in GEORGIA!!

  • Steve

    Mr. Forde,
    You need to take a U.S. History class!
    The Civil War was started because of unequal trade /commerce and not Slavery, Racism ,and whatever you think.
    Generals Lee and Jackson where top-of-the-class West Point graduates that had to fall in line with the South.
    History is the most important for our existence as a country, to learn to work out our differences and heal old wounds, and to avoid going down that road.
    620,000 dead, do we want to go down this road
    again?
    Right now in this Country we have division, Social Class Division, i.e. The Haves vs The Have Nots.
    also called the rich vs the poor. You know, being rich vs being poor is all up to you- complaining about it shows a low level of personal maturity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YourGeorgiaGirl Penny M Manus

    STOP the partition to ERASE Georgia History! Don’t let this person McCartney Forde try to deface Georgia’s Stone Mountain! Please sign here & share!!
    https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-partition-to-erase-georgia-history-don-t-let-this-person-mccartney-forde-try-to-deface-georgia-s-stone-mountain-please-sign-here-share

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374712949 Susan Owens

    To bit ‘actor’ and doesn’t like the idea that a white person should be allowed to proud of their past. He’s not going to change the color of his own skin by erasing a monument. Some things you’re just going to have to learn to live with.

  • JayTor2112

    Not hard to tell what type of site this is, right away they have to interject “which is also the birthplace of the KKK”, in attempt o suggest “oh yeah, this is sensible”. And “some will strongly object, while some will support..”. I’d suggest it’s only the kook fringe that will support this.

    The KKK was formed as the terror wing of the Dem party, BTW.

  • JayTor2112

    Also, this is what the Taliban does, isn’t it? Destroy landmarks and art that they don’t agree with, like when they dynamited the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001?