Critical action issue! Little Rock has renamed part of a street named "Confederate Blvd." as "Springer Blvd." in order to honor "black community leader Horace Springer and his family...." Michelle Malkin is righteously pissed.
Why is she pissed? Well, it has something to do with Little Rock's decision to "white out" history. It also has something to do with the fact that the "white out" appears to have been partially inspired by the opening of the Clinton library. And, of course, it must have something to due with the fact that the name change actually occurred in 1974, and what really happened is that four old (and incorrect) street signs were recently updated.
But Malkin's central point is quite sound. And this is an issue on which Malkin, a long time Little Rock resident who appears to have never lived in Little Rock, has unique moral standing. Indeed, once a street is named it is well established that the street must retain that name for all time. The central principle of conservatism being, of course, that local communities have no right to rename their own streets. That's what got the Romans and the Greeks. As William F. Buckley used to say, everything is your business, chum!
Consider also the incalculable harm to society and, yes, to reason itself, that has and will come from the Little Rock's 1974 decision to "white out" the name of a part of a street. Indeed, without the undivided union of Confederate Blvd., we will all (eventually) forget that there was a Confederacy. Or a Civil War. Indeed, during last 30 years that the partial name change has been in effect, an unnumbered legion has been in kept in intellectual bondage. And when will it end? Will we "white out" history books as well? Declare Ken Burns a persona non grata? (O.K., fine, so his history of Jazz makes that a bit tempting.) Ban the History Channel? It's coming, friends -- this 1974 partial name change is the harbinger.
Incidentally, who is this "black community leader Horace Springer"? Some person of alleged local renown? Well, assuming that Little Rock is right and he deserves to be honored (and, I'm telling you, Little Rock, you haven't proved it to my standards), why must a part of Confederate Blvd. suffer? Aren't there other, less-valuable streets? What about West Fourth Street? Isn't an East Fourth Street enough? And Garland Street, who really needs that? It seems prissy -- a little "blue state," if you catch my meaning. Maybe it'd be a good thing to forget that one instead.
Finally, we mustn't ignore that the Clintons are somehow (vicariously) involved. You know what that means. Yup, that's right: they've been messin' with the space-time continuum again! Somehow, Hillary snuck back to 1974 and engineered the dastardly name change -- and now she's demanding that four street signs be replaced to reflect it! In an attempt to "dispel those things that divide us," no less! And everyone is wearing goatees, Saddam's the Prime Minister of a democratic Iraq, and the French are invading North Korea! The horror!
We are at Def Con 4, people. Hold on -- it's gonna be a bumpy ride.