RALEIGH – A citizen sleuth has followed Governor Roy Cooper’s family tree to reveal some awkward realities for the woke governor. It appears, from the Ancestry.com digging done by Jimmy Howington of Garner, that Cooper’s Great Great Grandfather Willie Cooper ‘owned’ dozens of slaves in Nash County, the Cooper family’s ancestral home.
The ironies were bound to emerge. Governor Roy Cooper just removed all the Confederate statues from Capitol grounds, citing public safety concerns after allowing a mob to destroy one of them. Around the country, statues, monuments, and anything else relating to slavery, or even America’s founding, has been attacked or preemptively removed and erased by authorities.
Cooper is also from family of Democrats with deep roots in the coastal plain of North Carolina, so it is not surprising to find slave owners in his lineage.
Cancel Culture has become unhinged, but there is usually just enough composure and manipulation of the mob to avoid attacking the politicians in power on the Left. Those who would be prime targets for being held accountable for other, long dead people’s sins.
Will this woke immunity to the mob protect Governor Roy Cooper, who apparently comes from a line of slave owners in eastern North Carolina, from the ire of the woke BLM mob? Does the possibility of such an insurrection against Cooper by a social justice mob of collectivists and useful idiots necessitate his removal from office in the interest of public safety?
All joking aside, it will be interesting to watch as politicians like Cooper, who coddled and nurtured these poisonous mobs, react to becoming targets themselves. Especially, if he’s actually posed a question about this (which is doubtful coming from the doting press pool); will he make the argument that he should not be held responsible for the actions of his ancestors? That these things must be viewed in context, that we cannot judge history or historic men and women by the standards of current day? That knowing his family history informs him, educates him, and inspires him to be better in striving for the more perfect realization of individual liberty?
That’d be pretty rich.