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The Beginning of Totalitarianism in the U.S: The destruction of the memory of The Confederacy

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Mikemp44
There are approximately 45 million African Americans. Most of which are descendent's of slaves.
I would assume their feelings have to be taken into account. Not a good thing having reminders of the slave era on public show.
Just my opinion anyway.

Yes, it's a mite disingenuous to state that the statues of dead Confederate generals are merely 'historical reference points' when they are obviously commemorative and celebratory. Nice try, though...

Here's the Black perspective, from New Orleans...Tomb of the Unknown Slave.

edit on 15-5-2017 by JohnnyCanuck because: yes!




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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The people who want the statues down are looking at this the wrong way. Those statues are a reminder of history, removing them diminishes the dark history they represent. I for one would WANT those statues left alone, as a reminder that this was once a country that had slavery, and that people were willing to fight and die to preserve human bondage. Its like tearing down Auschwitz.


edit on 15-5-2017 by openminded2011 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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Thank you to everyone posting, I'm sorry that I haven't been responding as much as I should, but I appreciate all of your opinions and responses; that is FREE speech without violence and PC filtering. You see this topic has long been on my mind, but for some reason this act and event ( monuments) set me off. Thank you all again, this helps true perspective on what's happening and how it makes other people feel.



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