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Statue of Confederate General R.E.Lee Removed.

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posted on May, 20 2017 @ 01:50 AM
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The way it is going in a decade or two when you search "American History" all that will come up will be







SLAVERY






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posted on May, 20 2017 @ 01:53 AM
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Most large US Army bases are named after confederate generals. What will they do, change the names to union generals? Fort Hooker, Camp Grant, Fort Custer, etc.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: strongfp

Good point. I also wonder how many slaves, or minorities were killed by Sherman and his march?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:02 AM
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Why should tax dollars be wasted honoring the Cult of the Lost Cause? The statues will be auctioned off to a non profit that can display them on non public land. In other words the monuments have been privatized. Isn't that usually considered a good thing by the Right?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:04 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

Is this a right/left thing? I didn't get the memo.

Funnily enough, I agree with your opening sentence as it applies to the federal gov't!





posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Bone75

Didn't Richard Spencer lead a torch bearing march and vigil last week?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

Honestly don't know. I only heard they were removing four statues.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Yeah I guess by necessity culture falls into partisan lines.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:14 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

S##ty spot for history to be in.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

It was a #ty time in history and those monuments were erected in both defiance and as psychological tools against freed slaves. The culture of the Lost Cause lasts to this day and it's practice of torturing and terrorizing black people lasted into the 1970s.

The glory days can be worshipped without the tax dollars of the people they were intended to remind that they were once owned.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: strongfp

New Orleans can go stuff themselves. That's a city that will never, EVER, see a dollar of vacation money from me or my family. This is going way too far. Yeah, I a ticked. These statues are a part of history, and those honored with them were Americans. Removing statues to censor history does nothing but tick people off.




posted on May, 20 2017 @ 02:57 AM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: Lucidparadox

You apparently dont know the reason behind the Civil War......and are apparently a student of revisionist history......

The Civil war wasnt just fought about slavery......


Quite right, it was all about State's Rights!

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The problem is that it was about the rights of those States to practice slavery. So no, not so much.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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One of the greatest monuments to the Civil War is Arlington National Cemetery, ( former home of Rober E. Lee), perhaps we should pave it over and build another damn parking lot...

If we ignore our history we are doomed to repeat it.



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: JinMI

It was a #ty time in history and those monuments were erected in both defiance and as psychological tools against freed slaves. The culture of the Lost Cause lasts to this day and it's practice of torturing and terrorizing black people lasted into the 1970s.

The glory days can be worshipped without the tax dollars of the people they were intended to remind that they were once owned.


So where does it end then?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 03:09 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: JinMI

It was a #ty time in history and those monuments were erected in both defiance and as psychological tools against freed slaves. The culture of the Lost Cause lasts to this day and it's practice of torturing and terrorizing black people lasted into the 1970s.

The glory days can be worshipped without the tax dollars of the people they were intended to remind that they were once owned.


So where does it end then?



When idiots that wave the Stars and Bars around get pointed at and laughed at, because they're too stupid to realise that they are holding the flag of a bunch of racist slave-holding traitors (and that strictly speaking it's really the battle flag of the Army of North Virginia)?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 03:27 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
Why should tax dollars be wasted honoring the Cult of the Lost Cause?


Your thoughts on spending tax money to fight poverty, protect endangered species, pick up litter in the inner cities, educate the mentally retarded, treat people with terminal illness, etc?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 04:30 AM
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I think it's pretty sad,I grew up in Long Beach Calif,they changed a elementary school from Robt E Lee to my cousins name,sad way of destroying history,this new liberal system wants to strip everyone of their indentity I guess,another socialist act



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: Oldtimer2

Was your Cousin that bad?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 05:20 AM
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originally posted by: oddnutz


What's next?
The removal of George Washington statues?

He was a slave owner, get ready.

Old George didn't commit treason against America like Robbie did now did he?



posted on May, 20 2017 @ 05:27 AM
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a reply to: buster2010

No he just taxed people into their graves, right?



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