Friday, December 11, 2015

USS Jackson draws controversy

It seems Jackson can do nothing to escape controversy even when it does nothing wrong. Some SJW's are incenses that the Navy dared to name a ship after a man who saved the Union not once but twice.  CNN reported:

The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored.

The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name.

The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen. 

"This is totally appalling," said Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile, who described Jackson as "a big-time slavemaster, pro slavery, the whole nine yards."

Esdaile continued, "Amazing how we have an African-American president and the U.S. Navy slipped this thing through. I think it should be reconsidered."

Kingfish note: Screw them.  The ship was named after a city.  If they want to go this route, then they need to go all the way. That means pushing to change the name of every city, county, and berg named "Jackson" in the United States.

On second thought, even if it was named after the seventh President, screw 'em.  He save the nation literally not once but twice.  He stopped the British invasion at New Orleans.  Yeah, they had signed a peace treaty but it wasn't known for months.  The British would have kept on moving.  A British New Orleans would have strangled the United States.   One can imagine these modern day "social justice warriors" standing up to the British. 

Then there is the matter of standing up to John C. Calhoun.  South Carolina engaged in a bit of saber rattling over secession and tariffs until President Jackson stood up to them and declared they would be committing acts of treason against "it"... It being the Union.  He has the horrible stain of betraying his Cherokee allies after gold was found on their land. He owned slaves.  He also stood up to the bankers the liberals so detests. 

Lets face it, President Jackson was a mean s.o.b., one of those men who has a sign that says "break glass in time of war".  The type of man who is rude and crude during peacetime but saves your butt when no one else will in battle.  He was also tortured by the British and suffered their war crimes as a child.   He was a man of his time and a man of his age yet judged by the standards of 2015, not 1815.  CNN story

As stated earlier, if the SJW's and NAACP want to go down this path, then they need to go all the way.  By the way, isn't Jackson one of the most predominantly-black cities in America today?


Anonymous said...

Went down last week to see it commissioned. Was cool. Bad ass ship.

Anonymous said...

Am sure our first Kenyan Muslin POTUS wouldn't object to changing the name to the USS Jackustan.

Anonymous said...

nice piece there...but who really gives a sh&t what the Connecticut naacp president says? just by the simple fact that he holds that position to me says he was not smart enough to get a job furthering GDP...but we're going to care about his opinion?

Anonymous said...

Andrew Jackson......ol kick butts and take names. We need another man like him right now!

Anonymous said...

How big could the Connecticut NCAA chapter be anyway?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh....who cares....nice boat...good work....way to go USA!

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, Don Imus does resemble Pres Andrew Jackson. Could it be the link to the Conn. NAACP?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, the NAACP ought to be celebrating the fact that a ship is being named after a city that is 86% black, has a black mayor, police chief, fire chief, district attorney, public works director, majority city council and has an economic status that enviable to almost any other city in the country.

Anonymous said...

Yah, it's named after the city, not after the president. Silly complaint.

(Used to be BBs were named after states and cruisers after cities, but I have no idea what categories our capital ships fall into any more.)

Burke said...

Leave it to the media to get a quote from some obscure character who likely does not represent the members of his group. It's almost like an Onion story. No, it IS like an Onion story.

Of all of our presidents, Andrew Jackson's coming of age most resembles that of some kid in the ghetto today. He grew up hard and was the subject of pissant condescension all of his life. I don't love some of the things he did, but I give him full credit for making the most of what he was given to work with.

Victor Fleitas said...

@ Kingfish

So they're offended and you're offended that they're offended. Pot meet kettle.

There are plenty of folks with legitimate beef over Andrew Jackson's near genocidal behavior and legacy. Then again, he adopted and raised, as his own, a three year old Creek boy left orphaned after the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend.

People and history are complicated that way. You think you got it figured out and something pops up to surprise you and forces you to take a more nuanced look at the subject matter.

Personally, I'd much rather see Andrew Jackson replaced on the $20 than Alexander Hamilton on the $10. I hope I did not just say something that may offend you?

Kingfish said...

I'm not offended at all. I thought it was funny more than anything.

But I'm offended that you're offended at the thought of my being offended at their being offended.

Victor Fleitas said...

Well played @ Kingfish . . . well played . . .

*steps off the merry-go-round*

Anonymous said...

Maybe the NAACP ought to call "the reverend" Jesse Jackson and ax him what he be thinking about the name Jackson? Wonder if Jesse is a descendant of Ole Hickory?

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna!

Killing Lincoln said...

" slavery, the whole nine yards", says the NAACP. What if it were named The Abe Lincoln? He was more racist than Jackson ever thought of being.

Anonymous said...

Community Activists of their ilk like to get upset and angry. That is what they do best. Get the press riled, bring up the 200 year old bad behavior and focus on that rather than the good they did. Smearing mud on history is their specialty. What poor examples these misfits are.

Anonymous said...

Was it the national organization that took this position or one local yahoo?
Let's keep stirring up trouble by finding the dumb ass in every organization and giving him a national stage before those with sense can sit him in the corner. That's working well for us.
There are countless Revolutionary War battles for which ships have not been named. How about the USS King's Mountain or the USS Moultrie?
Or, has there been a USS Paine? He sure got short shifted by the Virginians when it came to recognition.

Anonymous said...

I think they chose Jackson because of its current condition - predatory and violent - not because of any historical reason.

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of being held responsible for what my ancestors did. I'm tired of it being used against me. I'm tired of super liberals wanting to completely white wash history because it makes them feel better. The " salvocracy" moved to India and China because they got tired of it too.

There, I said it

Anonymous said...

If you happen to be white you are blamed for all the wrongs in history. That is just the politically correct thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, 9:51 am How did you never learn that no one can make you feel anything unless you let them?

Have you yet no control over your emotions?

Why are you fatigued about hearing what your ancestors did?

My ancestors actually owned slaves and acknowledging that was wrong, that it altered the culture and future of those who are descended from slaves, that some of my race are still prejudiced and bigoted, is just a fact of history and life.

How , pray tell is this being used against you personally?

My life hasn't changed one iota. How has yours changed?

In my book , you are just as overly sensitive and whiny and playing victim as the worst of the African Americans who play that card.

At least some of them make money off of political conflict. You just like to make sure other share you fatigue!

I just don't think anyone who is a whiner rather than a doer is worth my energy !

Anonymous said...

Ray Mabus gets to name new ships (as naval secretary) and he chose to honor Jackson, MS. Bet he didn't anticipate this huh?

Anonymous said...


Is creating a new paragraph for EVERY sentence for special effects? ...YOU... get the drama queen award.

Anonymous said...

My life hasn't changed one iota.

Thank goodness. Couldn't begin to imagine how you'd be here at JJ if your were even more boorish.

Anonymous said...

3:22 pm I thought one sentence at a time might be less intimidating for you.
4:30 pm Couldn't begin imagine how you could be here at JJ if your momma had taught you that name calling isn't wit.

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