A small Ohio town that exhumed the bodies of Confederate soldiers and discarded their remains in a dirty lake has inspired Ohio Governor John Kasich to enact legislation allowing other cemeteries to do the same. He signed an executive order this morning waiving the protections granted to the graves and memorials of Confederate veterans in the state.

Speaking out against Confederate monuments

“We owe a great deal of gratitude to history and the brave men and women who have fought and died to make this great country what it is today,” read a statement released by the governor’s office. “However, we are a divided people. Gone is the nation that looked past its racist, violent history in favor of that warm tale where everyone was equal and the future was bright.”

“Confederate monuments in public spaces are nothing more than grotesque reminders of the fake news that once threatened our great republic, and which threatens us again today. Let’s leave memories of the Confederacy where they belong — on the internet — and reclaim this great land for more righteous mistakes and tragedies yet to come,” the statement concluded.

A state governor supporting the desecration of veteran graves is a highly controversial escalation in the nationwide debate over the place Confederate statues and memorials have in contemporary American society. A white nationalist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th brought renewed attention to the divisive issue and led cities across the country to remove Confederate monuments.

Kasich positioning for 2020 presidential bid

Beyond inflaming an already sensitive debate, Kasich’s decision to support removal of confederate memorials while also embracing the concept of “fake news” is a clear political maneuver aimed at drawing support from Trump opponents while also chipping away at the president’s base, which stood by him last week when he questioned whether removing confederate monuments has gone too far.

“This is Governor Kasich preparing for the 2020 presidential election,” said Ohio Republican Strategist Dennis Lovell. “He doesn’t care about dusty Confederate grave sites. Allowing cemeteries to dig up and sexually molest the remains of confederate soldiers is clearly a polarizing move, sure, but the governor is banking on the majority of Americans favoring unity and being done with Trump come the next election, and he wants to be remembered as a leader willing to take the radical steps necessary to bring this country back together.”

Activists take bizarre liberties with Confederate corpses

In Delaware, Ohio, where the controversial “#exhumeconfederates” grave digging movement started last week when government officials sanctioned the exhumation of Confederate soldiers, it’s been reported that the skeletal remains of several bodies were used as props in public sex acts performed by a group of ANTIFA protesters camping on the property.

Kasich’s order ensures cemeteries won’t face legal repercussions for exhuming confederate remains, but says nothing about how the bodies must be handled or discarded, opening the door to more bizarre forms of desecration.

Joseph Diggins, an employee at the cemetery, was tasked with exhuming some of the bodies and corroborated a number of troubling reports.

“We were trying to dig everyone up and get them dumped in the lake without drawing much attention, but the anti-Trump crowd picked up our scent from their tents and rushed over to snatch a couple of the caskets,” Diggins explained. “The remains were obviously fragile and that led one group to crush a skull on the pavement and smoke the powder out of crystal meth pipe they were passing around.”

Trump, Kasich have opposing views on desecration of Confederate graves

Governor Kasich has not commented on the troubling reports or offered a strategy for preventing further depravity as hundreds of state cemeteries begin exhuming their Confederate dead.

The governor has spoken out against Trump’s position, however, tweeting he was “disappointed” by the Phoenix speech where the president condemned those digging up dead bodies.

Trump asked American’s to stop disturbing Confederate grave sites.

“Folks, our Confederate soldiers should remain buried in the ground, OK? Government officials, protesters, whoever — they shouldn’t be mining Confederate bone dust or molesting corpses. Leave the bones alone. That’s what I’m telling everyone. I speak to a lot of important people, and I say, ‘Leave the bones alone,’” said Trump at the rally. “They fought for America. They were buried in some of America’s finest coffins, by the way — wood that was actually luxurious for a dead body, not those cheap egg carton coffins China’s making today — and now, what, we’re digging them up and wasting all that wood? I could probably build one of the finest properties in the world with that wood — maybe a little steel, too; I’d need maybe a little, maybe a little — but no, no, these people? No values. No business sense. They probably won’t even sell the uniforms. I’d sell the uniforms. I don’t know. It has to stop.”

The president also took his concerns to Twitter the following day, speaking out against Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz), who he called “weak on grave digging.” There was no response to Governor Kasich’s criticisms or plans for executive action.

President Donald Trump's tweet on grave digging

Both sides brace for extended grassroots protests

While the political maneuvering continues, right wing activists and white nationalists are preparing to mobilize across the state of Ohio, hoping to halt or at least slow down the destruction of confederate corpses.

“It goes without saying that desecrating veteran graves is taking things a little too far,” said Ruth Ballman, the leader of Ohio white nationalist group The Pink Panthers. “If our Republican governor thinks he can turn his back on his people like this and not find a thousand rotting slave corpses hanging at the statehouse, he has another thing coming. We’re ready to dig our way back to the 19th century if that’s what this governor wants.”

On the left, ANTIFA gypsies admitted they’re mostly looking forward to the increase in Confederate bone powder, which is believed by many to be a mind-altering substance that intensifies ones positions on racism, morality, history, and reality.

“We’re going to snort these bones up and probably just kill each other,” said a leftist activist camping out at one Columbus cemetery. “Fuck it.”

Photos courtesy of Global Reactions, heyitschili and Gage Skidmore on Flickr

69 COMMENTS

  1. Kasich, you should burn in hell for ordering these graves to be destroyed! These are humans, this is peoples loved ones, you are a sick son of a bitch!

    • You’ve been had AudreySue. This is nothing, but click bait. The sick ones are the ones who wrote and published it. You should be mad at them. Look at the bio of the author.

      “Ricardo Paye is a Senior Correspondent with Delaware Ohio News. Born and raised on Delaware’s gritty North side, he’s a reporter with a deep knowledge of the streets and one who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions. He’s a prominent heroin addict and volunteers throughout Central Ohio showing new junkies the ropes”

    • Only a idiot would think digging up the dead will get him elected president !! Mark my words on this day 8/27/2017 kaschieren will never hold a presidental office !!! If he’s lucky he will live to see the inside of his jail cell for allowing mass grave robbing !#

    • Kasich doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in Hell to win the office of President! People are sick and tired of political puppets. That’s why our voice was heard and we put a GREAT MAN in the white house! And that is where he will stay for the next 8 years!!!!

    • Kasich you are getting more extreme and a bigger looser day by day! You are a turn coat coward and should know better than taking a Hitler approach to erasing History! It is where America has come from and what made this Country Stronger over the years! If your great grandfather fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy you would not be taking this Racist Point of View! You would be in another American’s shoes! You are stirring the pot just because you are a looser who lost the presidential election to a Greater, smarter, and more of a Traditional American than you will ever be! Go to Hell!

  2. It’s demonic and all who participate in it are likely on the road to Hell, anyway. Who wants to explain that maliciousness on Judgement Day? It will come whether you believe it or not. That Kasich thinks this will enable him to become president, he is out of his mind. On what ticket does he think he’d run? Any decent person is repelled by this. And the nutty ones will be digging on Union soldiers no slaves. God help us.

  3. kasich is as sick in his very soul as these sick souls who are rioting for change in our history.
    I would never vote for this deranged individual.

  4. I’m proud that we were able to dig up our great great grandfathers,uncles and many cousin from their confederate graves. We’re going to make some great money at auction by selling their uniforms and partial skeletal remains.

  5. This is a disgrace and anyone who desecrated these graves and gives disrespect to these fine soldiers who fought for this country should BURN IN HELL!!! What cause comes from digging up these Soldiers NONE!!! YOUR JUST RACIST HATERS WHO ARE TO SORRY TO DO THE JOB THESE FINE SOLDIERS DID !!!

    • “Delaware Ohio News is an online news and content source dedicated to Delaware, Ohio. Founded in the year 1808, we strive to be Delaware’s premier news source, second only to the illustrious Delaware Gazette. Although we were the first Delaware, Ohio newspaper, they remain the lords of Delaware news media. That’s why we’re suicidal and on so many drugs.

      With all of that said, everything on this website is made up. “

  6. It is bad enough to desecrate ANY grave, but to dump them in a dirty lake?! That is totally uncivilized. I cannot believe it has gotten so bad that humans are doing such inhuman things. It makes me cry for our country.

  7. PLEASE READ BEFORE GETTING UPSET THIS IS A COPY OF THIS NEWS FEEDS STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY!
    Delaware Ohio News – Local News and Drug Recommendations
    ABOUT US
    Delaware Ohio News is an online news and content source dedicated to Delaware, Ohio. Founded in the year 1808, we strive to be Delaware’s premier news source, second only to the illustrious Delaware Gazette. Although we were the first Delaware, Ohio newspaper, they remain the lords of Delaware news media. That’s why we’re suicidal and on so many drugs.

    With all of that said, everything on this website is made up. Do not rely on anything said here.

  8. “Delaware Ohio News is an online news and content source dedicated to Delaware, Ohio. Founded in the year 1808, we strive to be Delaware’s premier news source, second only to the illustrious Delaware Gazette. Although we were the first Delaware, Ohio newspaper, they remain the lords of Delaware news media. That’s why we’re suicidal and on so many drugs.

    With all of that said, everything on this website is made up. Do not rely on anything said here.
    Reply”

  9. If this is true and I can’t believe it is, I hope Kasich burns in hell. I too thought once that he would be a great leader but that impression left me a long time ago. John Kasich is nothing but a has-been politician. I wouldn’t vote for him for dogcatcher.

    • Not a word of this is true. You’ve been had. No one, and I mean no one is digging up any graves.

      This is a classic fake news site.

  10. Kasich, may you rot in hell, you treasonous @#$@#.
    How about that…an American governor is a huge part of the communist agenda. They did this in China during the communist cultural revolution. They erased most of Chinas ancient history because Mao was their new god.

  11. I knew Kasich wasnt quite right in the head but now i know hes really gone. This will manifest into ,AND represents a future of complete DISRESPECT for the makings of our UNITED States and HOW we became UNITED.

  12. I don’t believe we care what happens to our body when we die and leave it behind. Having said that, it is for the living to respect the dead enough to give them a burial somewhere. These bodies have been in the ground for over a century and were not doing anything to anyone. This entire creation of a division between North and South is now done by people who have nothing better to do than to try to stir up hatred between NORTH AND SOUTH once more, and start another Civil War. Do not allow them to manipulate you. Cease and desist this insane treatment of the South. Find something CREATIVE to champion, not division of American citizens.

  13. What if he finds more than bones; what if he finds the mummified remains of a person? Kasich, you are a monster! Let’s dig up Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh! Hell, it will NEVER STOP. When YOU die, Kasich, we’ll dig you up, TOO and spit upon your dead face. You are a PIG.

  14. If this fake news YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE. IF it’s true I hope every 1 0/0 rises up and gives you and anyone else that does it. Or complies with that. The ass kicking you deserve or puts a bullet in your ass.

  15. The sad thing is that after the jackassery of the last decade one can’t help but think this story is fact. Flip side is the weapons grade stupidity of anyone who thinks it fact without doing the slightest bit of homework, thus providing left wing moonbats with endless hours of entertainment. Both sides need to be haul off to the Soylent factory.

  16. Fake news, but you people are still sick fucks.

    ABOUT US
    Delaware Ohio News is an online news and content source dedicated to Delaware, Ohio. Founded in the year 1808, we strive to be Delaware’s premier news source, second only to the illustrious Delaware Gazette. Although we were the first Delaware, Ohio newspaper, they remain the lords of Delaware news media. That’s why we’re suicidal and on so many drugs.

    With all of that said, everything on this website is made up. Do not rely on anything said here.

    Don’t believe us? Read our Legal Statements.

  17. john kasich you are nothing more than a small minded little BITCH! And that’s all you will ever be. You can’t think for yourself, so other’s have to lead you around like the sheep you have always been. We all know that you are in george soros’s pocket. He speaks and you are to afraid of losing his money so you jump, ( you PUSSY YOU ).

  18. Under Federal statute, Veterans of the Confederate forces are considered American veterans with all the same rights and benefits of Veterans of United States forces. If Kasich did, in fact, authorize this, he should be arrested and charged. See Title 38, US Code.

  19. Fake story or not this isn’t the first or worse story about him. Look into the workmans comp debacle in Ohio. Still a mess caused by his presidential aspirations

  20. I’m so glad that this idiot lost in the primary. No respect for the dead, and you can’t tell me this isn’t a hateful act. I hope the people of Ohio remove him from Office. I also hope that the American People reject him from running for President in 2020. This is one sick cookie and a racist.

  21. This is perversion at the least, outrages at its worst. I guess I missed this latest craze of digging up remains just because they were confederate soldiers. I thought grave robbing was a crime. What has happened to some peoples brains? Are they miss-wired that bad that they now stoop to robbing graves as a past time. And what is worse is it being condoned by a governor. This is the most outlandish thing I have heard in weeks. This is depravity at its finest. With this latest act, I do not see ANTIFA as an ideology anymore but as a cult. These people and their cult religion have now gone beyond sensibility, they are now in the realm of the devils kingdom. And, if you see them doing this as a protest, you are wrong. They are doing it because they know it is a crime and it is the fun thing to do.

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