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originally posted by: matafuchs
a reply to: luthier
Whose time is right? I'm sorry this is the part that I do not get. I did not see a large contingent of black people denouncing them. In fact, the majority of protesters I saw, including the poor woman who was killed, were white. So this justification that is was slavery that is being protested it an excuse to push an agenda to remove historical reference from our country.
This is not a right or left issue. That is created by the media and the SAME elected officials that want to keep us divided to earn our votes or support.
To me, using racism as an excuse for anything in America ended on November 4, 2008. That was the day that ANY black father or mother can say to their child that you can grow up to be president because it actually happened. Hard work. Obama was not a connected person like the Bushes. When he was elected I truly hoped that it would be a way to eradicate things like what are occurring now in the present but it did not. He was in office no less than a few months and he was 'pointing out' that blacks and Hispanics have it harder in the US. Not equality. He was still stating, after elected president, that more has to be done. Wrong.
It was time to make our country unified and it never happened. Now, we have a old rich white guy as president and what, we are supposed to go further backward because the 'media' and groups like AntiFa want to 'oppose' our government. Realize they are opposing our government. We have elected officials saying they will not accept Trump as president. You can not like someone but you keep it to yourself because as an elected official you represent everyone. It causes more division.
At the end of the day, I would say 95% of America simply wants to work, raise families, take a vacation once in awhile and live life. We are giving into the hate by pointing it out.
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: matafuchs
If you were Jewish, would you worry about statues of Hitler where your child had to see everyday? Would that bother you?
If you were black, would statues of Lee and other s bother you?
To me, using racism as an excuse for anything in America ended on November 4, 2008. That was the day that ANY black father or mother can say to their child that you can grow up to be president because it actually happened. Hard work. Obama was not a connected person like the Bushes
originally posted by: darkuniverse
There is only 2 ways this is going to end, either by a civil war or martial law. Then these libtards can cry about no freedoms then.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: mkultra11
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: mkultra11
It's not about race. It's about local self determination.
Why do you and others want to dictate your will to the people of Charlottesville?
That was my point. It's local black citizens not being offended by the statue where they live. It's not about race to them, it's about historical context.
So, these "local Black citizens" speak for all the residents of Charlottesville?
That doesn't make much sense.
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: AuranVector
Remember it all started with the flag. They said "it's just a flag, we're not trying to erase history". Now they're moving on to monuments. Next it will be books.
Juan Cadavid organized a book-burning event with Brian Enright of the Three Percenters to be held at Huntington State Beach in California. The event was dubbed “Burning Degeneracy – CA,” but they have recently decided to cancel the event out of fear. According to The OC Weekly, the group advertised the Aug. 19 event by telling people that it was time to “purge their homes, State, and country of degenerate literature.” “This includes literature of Marxism, Communism, Bolshevism, literature with liberal, democratic tendencies/attitudes, and writings supporting the decline of Western Culture,” the event description read. “Books on sexuality and sexual education which serves to indoctrinate the life of degeneracy, such as Cosmo and Teen Vogue should be brought to the fire as well. We will also burn the Koran, publications such as Karl Marx, and more. We must create a future without degeneracy for our children.”