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originally posted by: Voyager1
OMFG! This gets more ridiculous as it goes. When will the maniacal hysteria end?
I hope they don't win this one. What they don't understand is that all, everyone, every race will always secretly be slaves.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Liquesence
Why is it only when a part of history that Southerners care for is in danger that all of a sudden "preserving history" is suddenly SUPER important, but up until then Southerners have been leading the way in masking and white washing history? Where was all the outrage for losing history when Oklahoma looked to ban AP History? Thankfully the guy pushing this controversy backed down, but I didn't see NEARLY this level of outrage of that event as I see over these ridiculous Confederate symbols.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Bicent76
It is a Memorial.
Presumably, people in Germany, you know, real people, fought in the war, and they died. They *gasp* had families, and I am guessing those families like to remember their fallen loved ones, even IF they fought as Nazis.
Just like people today have large, elaborate funerals for their fallen loved ones who died as a direct result of their gang activities.
Who are you to tell people they cannot have memorials for the dead, even the dead who fought on a side whose cause you disagree with? Are you going to get similarly upset with war memorials in Germany and Japan?
Are you going to get upset that people memorialize criminals? Suicide bombers? Others who do things that others might think of as shameful?
Again, this is history. It deserves to be remembered with all its warts, even if it makes you butt hurt to do so. No one forces you to go there.
originally posted by: roadgravel
originally posted by: butcherguy
50 cent offends me.
Can we have him removed?
He is headed out the door. Bankrupt.
In May, Forbes named 50 Cent as one of the five wealthiest hip-hop artists in the United States with a net worth of $155 million, largely from his business interests in clothing, beverages and music technology.
William Brewer, an attorney for 50 Cent, said in a statement that the bankruptcy filing would allow him to “continue his involvement with various business interests and continue his work as an entertainer” while he reorganizes his financial affairs.
Monday’s bankruptcy filing lists his liabilities as in the region of $10 million to $50 million and his estimated assets in the same range.
originally posted by: beezzer
Everyone just relax. Nothing is being banned or torn down or removed or stopped from selling.
It's just one flag in South Carolina!
In short, if you are ashamed of the Confederate Flag, you better be prepared to stand up against what the American Flag stands for or you have no clue what is going on and are just ignorant of the world around you. Which in that case, your opinion immediately ceases to retain any value.
originally posted by: NavyDoc
Probably because most of us hadn't heard of it. You can't point to people discussing something that is national news and call them hypocrites for not discussing something that wasn't national news. I for one have not heard of this Oklahoma issue.
Oklahoma is not in the South, so I don't get the jab against Southerners.
The article you posted is rather biased and full of leftist hyperbole but I do see where its mentioned that the educators in Oklahoma were objecting to the course's contents. I've taken many a history course and sometimes they are indeed biased and painting the US as the root of all evil is one of the biases I've seen. Is it possible, just maybe, that they were objecting to a course they thought as biased?