Gov. Cuomo Wants To Remove Names Of Confederate Generals From New York Streets

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As a tidal wave of cultural revisionism sweeps America in the aftermath of this weekend's tragic Charlottesville clashes, prompting governors to tear down Confederate statues across the country, the governor of New York has a different idea and if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets his way, the names of the two Confederate generals - Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson - will be removed from streets on an Army base in New York City, according to the NY Daily News.

General Lee Avenue is a main thoroughfare stretching through the center of Fort Hamilton, an Army installation in Brooklyn. Stonewall Jackson Drive is located in the southwestern corner of the base.

A recent attempt by local leaders to have the names removed from the Fort Hamilton streets was denied by the Army on August 7. The Army said renaming the streets would be "controversial and divisive." However, on Wednesday Cuomo decided that the army's idea of divisiveness is less important than his own, and called on the Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.

"Given the events of this week, including the violence and terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville and the resulting emboldening of the voices of Nazis and white supremacists, I now strongly urge the U.S. Army to reconsider its decision and I call on them to rename these streets," Cuomo said.

“Symbols of slavery and racism have no place in New York,” said Cuomo, who has long been discussed as a possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. The governor wrote that New York condemns language and violence of white supremacy “in no uncertain terms.”  “Unlike President Trump, we stand together to say that there are not many sides to hatred and bigotry; they do not belong in our communities and must be denounced for what they are."

In rejecting the initial request to rename the two streets, Army Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Diane Randon wrote to Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke that the naming of the streets after Confederate generals was originally done in “the spirit of reconciliation” and to honor soldiers who were “an inextricable part of our military history.”

“After over a century, any effort to rename memorializations on Fort Hamilton would be controversial and divisive,” Randon wrote.

Cuomo's request comes as other cities and states consider what should be done with monuments honoring Confederate generals and pro-slavery advocates.

In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan wants a statue of former Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney removed from the State House grounds. Taney wrote the decision in the Dred Scott case, which prevented black people from becoming U.S. citizens. The city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues overnight Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a Chicago pastor called for the names of "slave owner" presidents such as George Washington and Andrew Jackson, to be removed from Chicago parks.

On Wednesday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called for the removal of Jackson and Lee busts from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, which is on the Bronx Community College campus. 

Cuomo has been outspoken about Charlottesville since the weekend. He launched a petition urging President Donald Trump to condemn white supremacists. He also proposed changes to the state's hate crimes law that would increase penalties for riots that target people based on race, gender, religion or other protected classes.

"The events of Charlottesville and the tactics of white supremacists are a poison in our national discourage, and every effort must be made to combat them," Cuomo wrote in his letter to McCarthy.

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jcaz's picture

Good plan-  I'm tired of seeing "Martin Luther King Blvd" in every town,  let's start with that one, as long as dumbshit politicians are jumping onto the bandwagon of erasing history.....

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jcaz's picture

Cuomo will rename it "P Diddy Lane" if it will get him 3 more votes......

Dukes's picture

Clearly they're in the "never let a crisis go to waste" mode. JFC

Honey-Badger's picture

The final battle against the constitution has begun, they will destroy the names of the founders to destroy the document.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

How about we remove Cuomo from New York streets instead?

NumberNone's picture

Most people can't find California on a map or identify a single politician by photo, does anyone really think they know if a street is named after a general from 150 years ago and ifeel outraged about it? Who's agenda is really at work here?

dark pools of soros's picture

Bolsheviks...  the same ones thrown out of Russia which explains everything the last 20 or so years

Ms No's picture

Eeeexactly.  And what is it that they do after they start the contrived public unrest?  They start mass arrests of their political enemies and kill millions. 

WhiteHose's picture

I left that shithole nanny state 20yrs ago! Never to return. His father was an asshole, he and his brother even worse. Last one out, turn out the lights! 

Vatican_cameo's picture


We could always name the dead-end street after their Savior and Lord, "Chocolate Jesus".  Maybe even a few gender-neutral bathhouses.  These people can't figure out what bathroom to use, yet they always know what's best for you.

yogibear's picture

And they want to remove the founders of the United States as well. 

Pastor Wants Names Of "Slave Owner" Presidents Removed From Chicago Parks


Time to stop this destruction of our great country.

haha-clinton-dix's picture

Nothing anyone can do or say will stop me from loving this country.

When people start attacking you, it's pays off greatly to first look inward to yourself, and see what you can do to make it stop. Turning the channel, ignoring them, staying off the radar, and not getting involved pays off greatly. Direct your energy towards something useful, a skill, your health, education, your family, anything. When you get wrapped up in it you've already lost.

ejmoosa's picture

I am pretty sure the founder of Islam was a slave owner and slave trader.

Is the left ready to ban them as well?


SoDamnMad's picture

Putin is laughing himself silly watching the American shitshow.

Al Gophilia's picture

America the cave. Troglodyte cave-dwelling Taliban is what the left is adopting, being led by the likes of Cuomo and that complete idiot Waters.

The Wizard's picture

This is a planned attack on the American culture by the Deep State.

Erase a nations history, it will have no foundation. The Globalists will build on the rubble.

They are doing the same in the Mideast. The Globalist is demanding their multicultural/no culture be in vogue.


justa minute's picture

wonder if they will try to get rid of the albert pike statue in DC

Bigly's picture

He is a low brow son of a rustic whore and an insane 5 ft tall douchebag. But he is worse than his pathetic parents as he has been coddled. 

NY, do not let him do this.....

Rusty Shorts's picture

George Washington was a slave owner, so there's that. 




Al Gophilia's picture

The church is full of paedophiles, bulldoze the churches. Washington is full of treasonous slave owners. Bulldoze the place. The Fed is full of com artists. Hang them.

dark pools of soros's picture

NUKE the PYRAMIDS!!   made by slaves!!!     BURN the BIBLES! since christians like them!!!!   

moimeme's picture

Cuomo suggestions:

Clinton's Zipper Avenue
Monica's Stained Dress Street
Suckinsky Road

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture



This is video showing how the Blacks and (((antifa))) attacked the PEACEFUL White demonstrators, WITH BATS, AND OTHER WEAPONS, and that it was THEY!!! whom were the ones not only starting the violence, but openly taunting the police to dare to do anything to stop them:


Here is a YouTube-ADL video, from 2014, showing the demonstration-leader/organizer, (((jason kessler))), when he was an anarchist, anti-Christian, and ANTI-WHITE, reciting a poem that he wrote, entitled, "White Devils", whimsically demeaning Whites whom brought civilization to the spear-chuckers and mud-hut-dwellers:


You people can make-up-your-minds as to what (((jason kessler's))) job and purpose was, but I am absolutely convinced that he was the typical (((infiltrator))), who probably knew what was going to happen, and I TRULY BELIEVE led the PEACEFUL White demonstrators into the trap that we all saw, and especially can be seen in that video, above.


Do you, all, remember (((Frank Collin))), AKA, by his REAL name, (((Frank Cohen))), who pretended to be a neo-NAZI, leading-the-charge in Skokie, Illinois, only to have all-Hell-break-loose, and create-the-catalyst for the crack-down against Whites exercising their freedom-of-speech, and -of-assembly?  Yeah...




(((TIME))), there (((they))) are.



Sanity Bear's picture

I love seeing "Martin Luther King Blvd".

Tells me where civilized people are not to be found.

BarkingCat's picture

Indeed, anytime you are in a unfamiliar city,  that street name tells you that you're in an area that you want to avoid. 

Sensei CP3's picture

Anything that's named after the dem FDR, woodrow wilson (racist) and the clinton library (rapist) should be demolished.

victoriamproletari's picture

 Dif is dr. King wasnt a company man who bent over for an apostate government.

Lee and Jackson would have led us to die the same as any of our oppressors. Who the fuck sicks dick so hard that we romanticize a dead man?

Albert Pike has a statue in dc, he was a confederate officer but youre probably too mich of a know about real history. Just the lies.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

The literal traitors and seditionists, being led by (((the kabbal/cabal))) are NEVER, EVER going to stop, until our nation is in literal ruins, and THAT, Ladies and Gentlemen, is planned for ALL OF OUR NATIONS OF "THE WEST", as (((they))) said that (((they))) were going to do, TIME AND TIME AND TIME AND TIME AND TIME, AGAIN.


Just research "The Kalergi Plan", and see for yourselves what these demons walking-on-two-legs said that they were going to do, AND ARE, OPENLY, DOING, NOW.



order66's picture

That's taking this "issue" and going full retard.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Meet me at the corner of Group Hug & White Genocide.  Yeah, at Chosen Ones Park.


LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Dr. Jigawatts, you forgot your ellipses, so allow me to re-write your statement:


"Meet me at-the-corner-of (((Group-Hug & White-Genocide))).  Yes, the name is (((Chosen One's Park)))."


You're welcome.




BlussMann's picture

No, the Communist are on the move – Commies – get it ? Fascist kill Commies. Fascist good. Repeat this 100 times

BarkingCat's picture

No, they are both despicable.  Opposite side of the same murderous totalitarian shit sandwich. 

SerfsUp's picture

I'm so tired of virtue-signaling communists trying to destroy our nation's history in order to get more low-information black and Latino votes. It is disgusting and pathetic. 

Full Court Lugenpresse's picture

Gov. Cuomo has zero idea how much respect the military has for its own history. Note that this request was already flatly denied, but he still went begging to them to change their minds. He's just grandstanding.

Overall, shitlibs are massively overplaying their hands here. An overwhelming majority of Americans love our history and statues and monuments. Trump just baited them into an obvious own-goal.

Cabreado's picture

The guy is so lame, he doesn't even have an original thought.

10mm's picture

Fucking WOP Monkey. Actually, he's a disgrace to Italians. Sucks Zion balls.

10mm's picture

Fucking WOP Monkey. Actually, he's a disgrace to Italians. Sucks Zion balls.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

I am quite certain that he swallows-the-load, too, given how much his (((controllers))) respect him.





chunga's picture

Gotta expect this stuff from a guy like Cuomo. What's odd is the red teamers are saying the same things. I heard one of them on the radio from Texas demanding an apology from Trump.

The swamp feels threatened by something so they're lashing out, desperate, trying to provoke.

Rufus Temblor's picture

Russiagate was a collossal failure.  Maybe this is plan B.

YourAverageJoe's picture

The kids in my family went to Westbury High School in Houston, and the football team was the Westbury Rebels (at the time).

When my sister attended, she was on the Rebelette drill team, and their uniforms, provided by the school, incorporated the Confederate flag in their design.

She has an old group photo of that drill team, and in it you see two colored girls on the team, beaming with pride in that sea of white faces and not one look of concern about that flag.


Oh, and yes, the team name was changed to something more politically correct a few years ago.

dark pools of soros's picture

remember, just like they say... hatred is learned!!!  gotta teach those kids they should be throwing clubs and fire at cars!!