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originally posted by: TiggersTheMan
I'm of the opinion that erasing any facet of history is a pretty bad deal, who knows how many times it's already been done. I prefer the truth, in all things. That said, I don't really understand why these monuments are being auctioned off or privatized. There are civil war battlefields that are national parks, if these monuments are to be removed, why can they not be relocated to one of the parks?
And good luck to whoever thinks all traces of this can be erased. In Gettysburg alone, there are at least 1,320 monuments and markers, honoring those on both sides. Even Sallie the dog is included.
I've been to Gettysburg several times, and maybe it's just me, about the only thing I'm thinking while there, is the horrific tragedy of far too many lives lost. When standing on the battlefield, it's impossible not to feel it.
Erasing any part of that, is just not right. Forgetting it, is just not right.
But perhaps that is the point.
originally posted by: Spider879
a reply to: The3murph
Hardly anyone is using those men as rallying point for disunity or glorying their own racist beliefs, these statues are different.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
Egypt had slaves and no one suggests dismantling the pyramids or other historical monuments. The West condemns ISIS for defacing/demolishing historical sites. But in the U.S. we pander to revisionism and political correctness.
Tearing down a statue doesn't erase the past, it only fuels resentment and allows history to be reshaped into propaganda.