Confederate Names Being Stripped From Military Bases

In their never-ending quest to rewrite history into their own image, leftists are busy “rebranding” the military by renaming bases that bear the names of Confederate generals.

This is the result of the Naming Commission, which was tasked with applying new and politically correct titles to military installations. One member, Retired Lieutenant General Tom Bostick, asked “what took so long?”

Bostick expressed his disgust with the historical names of several facilities. “What is galling is that we would still in this day and age have names of bases that represented traitors who fought against their country and for the purpose of slavery.”

The Pentagon on Thursday announced that the renaming effort by the Department of Defense will move forward with last year’s recommendations from the commission.

The statement referenced the murder of George Floyd in 2020 as part of the reason for the changes. “Many people protested systemic racism and pointed to Confederate statues and bases as part of that system.”

The list is sprawling. Fort Bragg in North Carolina, named after Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, will become Fort Liberty. Georgia’s Fort Gordon will drop the name from Confederate officer John Brown Gordon and become Fort Eisenhower.

Fort Hood in Texas, which was named for Confederate officer John Bell Hood, will now become Fort Cavazos.

This is in honor of the first Hispanic soldier to earn a four-star rank in the U.S. Army.

Virginia’s Fort Pickett, named after the Confederate who led the South’s infamous charge at Gettysburg, will instead be Fort Barfoot. It is named after Col. Van Barfoot, who won the Medal of Honor for service in World War II. It will be the first U.S. Army base to have a Native American name.

In total, there are nine military bases getting new names. The U.S. Military Academy will also “rebrand” facilities named for Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard.

All of the commission’s recommendations were accepted by Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The timetable is for the renaming to be finished across the Army by the end of 2023.

There’s a quote from the George Orwell classic “1984” that bears remembering. Under the iron fist of totalitarians, the only facts that remain are those approved by the government.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped.”