MORONS torch a statue of General Lee, but it turns out to be the WRONG General Lee!

No we’re not talking about the car from the famous show named the Dukes of Hazzard.

We’re talking a statue in Dunn, North Carolina of General William C. Lee, the father of the United States Army Airborne from World War II.



Idiots mistook it for General Robert E. Lee from the Civil War and vandalized it by setting it on fire:

Here’s more from CBS 17:

The controversy surrounding Confederate monuments has resulted in the vandalism of statues across the South.

“Never even thought it would affect us in any way at all,” said Mark Johnson, Curator of the General William C. Lee Airborne Museum in Dunn.

Johnson thought for sure a statue of General William C. Lee would be safe from the chaos.

“This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero of World War II so to come and try to destroy his statue is just an insult to everybody,” said Johnson.

Police say someone doused the statue in some kind of a flammable liquid and set it on fire.

“I think it was a big mistake,” said Johnson. “Why would you do something like this? It really just irritates people.”

Johnson thinks the vandals wanted to make a statement about slavery and racism and he thinks the vandals could use a history lesson.

“I was surprised that anybody would do that to this museum statue,” Johnson said. “This is not a Civil War museum and this is not Robert E. Lee. This is General William C. Lee from United States Army Airborne from World War II, so I was hurt and surprised that somebody would actually do this.”

Besides sharing the same last name, General Robert E. Lee and General William C. Lee have nothing in common and are not related.

Johnson has studied William C. Lee’s life and says he was not a racist.

“When he was in World War II he’s considered the father of the airborne which there were plenty of black paratroopers, a very diverse outfit,” Johnson said.

Johnson’s already contacted a local stone mason to repair the statue.

“He’s gonna come over and try to steam clean it and use a special chemical to try to get that into the pores in the marble,” Johnson explained. “We hope it will clean up, there’s minimal damage to the base, so we hope it will all come out but it will take a lot of work.”

Johnson expects the repairs to cost several hundred dollars.

He also says since posting about the vandalism of the museum’s Facebook page, he’s heard from paratroopers around the world who are outraged. The Dunn police department is investigating.

There is also a $1,000 reward for any information leading to any arrest. You can call crime stoppers at 910-892-2222.

I hope they name these fools so they can give them a proper education about the man behind they statue they sought to ruin.

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Abesurd
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Abesurd

Grubers still exist and multiplying on the Left.

Chickie Fillette
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Chickie Fillette

The Democrat Communist Clown Party is none too bright.

DiceyLangston
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DiceyLangston

Ignorant fools

eklektos44 .
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eklektos44 .

Yes, SJW’s are destructive morons. Next!

Justinother D. Plorable
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Justinother D. Plorable

“hope they ARREST these fools so they can spend some time in jail yelling “please don’t rape me, I tried to blow up the statue of Gen. Lee!”

Red Clay Blues
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Red Clay Blues

As Gilda Radner used to say when SNL was funny……Never Mind! I would ask what were they thinking but that would assume facts not in evidence.

Doug Light
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Doug Light

If these idiots would read a book, they’d find out Robert E. Lee was one of the finest men this country ever produced, and he had much to do with ending the Civil War. He told his men that it was over, go home and be good citizens (paraphrased). Had he not, they were prepared to fight westward to the mountains and continue as gorilla fighters. Lee was a soldier not a damn politician, read some history!

kong1967
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kong1967

It’s the left’s way of dealing with the past. Erase it.

Mr Norml
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Mr Norml

Ignorant, indoctrinated, uneducated liberal scum. Attempting to erase ANY history. Shameful what this country is turning into.

T.J. Mannion
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T.J. Mannion

I believe that even if the criminals found out it was a statue of a different General Lee that they vandalized, I doubt that they would care if it was not the Civil War’s General Lee. Their goals are to rewrite, reverse, transform, and undo United States history any way they can. The ends justify the means, in their warped minds.

coolercoleman
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coolercoleman

If they had a living brain they wouldn’t be Democrats. We are living in an age where there are actual zombies roaming our neighborhood.

SonofaGip
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SonofaGip

This reminds me of the idiot golfer who bought a Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car and then painted over the confederate flag, ruining the value of the car.

John Patriot
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John Patriot

Proof that brainwashing does not work.

John Queue
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John Queue

I’m sure they aced their American History classes…

Fake news
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Fake news

All Lees must die, to expunge all wrongs from our world.

Royce McCutcheon
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Royce McCutcheon

Their problem is nothing is sacred in history. Unless someone was idealogically pure by impossible modern standards, they must be destroyed. This obviously eliminates all the Founding Fathers (slave owners), but at this point every other president except Obama. Lincoln ended slavery? He also mistreated Indians. FDR instituted the New Deal? Also interred the Japanese. They’ve even turned on Kennedy and Bill Clinton. If you want to see a contemporary SJW get really worked up, remind them that Dick Cheney was in favor of same-sex marriage before Obama was. Drives them nuts.

warrenzoell
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warrenzoell

Millennials.

ShantiGirl
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ShantiGirl

So much for the American education system.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

SJW Taliban

Zircon Encrusted Tweezers
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Zircon Encrusted Tweezers

Fortunately the stupid weed themselves out.

ZombieWoof
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ZombieWoof

The stupidity of liberals is only surpassed by their own stupidity….

MrBigglesTX
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MrBigglesTX

Let the paratroopers sort them out!!

Autonoe
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Autonoe

The dumbing down of America strikes again.

RWrad
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RWrad

“I hope they name these fools so they can give them a proper education about the man behind they statue they sought to ruin.”

Proper education? I would prefer they get a proper good old southern ass whoopin. One that leaves marks, so they’ll remember longer.

Edwin Taber
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Edwin Taber

There is only one statue to a Confederate General standing in Washington D.C. and that is of Albert Pike.
You really need to know who Albert Pike was if you want to understand America today.

targetdestroyed01
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targetdestroyed01

Has anyone checked to see if either Maxine Waters or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have any relatives roaming loose in Dunn, North Carolina? Just wondering…

Edwin Taber
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Edwin Taber

Why are they not offended by the state names of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire which glorifies the British Empire that enslaved billions globally. They brought slavery to America. The supported the slavery cause during the Civil War through Montreal financial institutions.
New York is called the Empire State for God’s sake.

crc2011
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crc2011

The Dumb in Dunn, what idiots.

SheerPolitics
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SheerPolitics

Another win for the public school system….

Ronbo
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Ronbo

They should do a go fund me and they’d raise enough to not only repair the statue damaged but place a real General Robert E. Lee statue next to it.

Ronbo
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Ronbo

I’d like to make the idiots sit through an AP American History course and have to pass it as punishment.

Watchman74
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Watchman74

They showed that statue, it will never hurt anyone again.

Susitna
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Susitna

When someone gets paid to get out and torch Lee it can happen that the paid moron just gets out and torches whatever is called Lee. I am surprised that these morons didn’t torch a pair of blue jeans……. Attention: Don’t get distracted. Our fight is against the elite and not against our moronic brothers.

KenoshaMarge
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KenoshaMarge

Another lesson in “tolerance” from the not so tolerant left.

ImmaRyeIt!!!
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ImmaRyeIt!!!

This is why they still vote for the plantation owners.

mst3kcrow
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mst3kcrow

The left thinks if it’s a statue of a white guy, it deserves to be vandalized…

Allah the Best Deceiver
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Allah the Best Deceiver

The statue they destroyed looks nothing LIKE Robert E. Lee! Not even wearing period-appropriate clothing, and doesn’t have a big beard! The stupidity of these imbeciles is truly limitless.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Educated? How about spanked?

Charli
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Charli

LOL!!! Just another scathing indictment of our educational system. When these idiots are unable to differentiate between more current military uniforms and covers vs. Civil War uniforms, facial hair, etc., all we can do is cry for our nation as better educated nations overtake and breeze by us. sigh.

Abe Lincoln
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Abe Lincoln

Too bad they aren’t going after baby killing racists like Margaret Sanger.

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