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originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: Krakatoa
originally posted by: Painterz
Seems quite simple to me. People no longer wish to tolerate having to see symbols of slavery that are worshipped by white supremacists and nazis.
How about instead of blaming civil rights people and black folks and liberals and lefties, you try blaming the screaming violent diehard racists and nazis who made these symbols so thoroughly toxic?
How about NOT destroying history and using it as a teaching tool for the next generation. It can be a constant reminder of what to avoid. If you remove that, then you lose the impact of those horrendous acts, and you will in effect make them even more possible in the future.
History is rife with positive and negative lessons. If only we wish to learn from the mistakes, we would not risk repeating them ad-nausea in the future.
Best post yet.
"Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana
I don't think many schools teach history any more. Too many parents protested.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
originally posted by: Bluntone22
originally posted by: sooth
a reply to: Painterz
Anybody that thinks Robert E. Lee stood for hatred and intolerance doesn't know f*** all about Robert E. Lee.
Well to be fair, most people think the north fought the war to free the slaves.
but the point I was trying to make was that the problem isn't the statue really, it's the strong emotional attachment that the people have to it, either by hated it, or loving it, and the fact that they seem to prefer to fight over it, even kill over it it seems, than to cede to the other..
for those who are constantly declaring that this nation is a christian nation so insistently, or any christian on either side really, I would urge you to read that bible some and do some soul searching and ask yourselves... what would jesus do? because I really have a feeling that it this isn't it!!!
originally posted by: UnBreakable
a reply to: matafuchs
Could you imagine if a group of right wingers pulled down a statue of MLK? Saying all hell would break loose is putting it mildly.
originally posted by: Necrobile
Y'know, I'm a minority. My skin is brown. I've dealt with big city racism, as well as small town racism in my life. Even though I've never been to the south, if I ever did go, I would've actually liked to visit these monuments. Why?? Because they're part of our american history, be it good or bad.
Thanks to over-emotional people who can't do anything but hate, I can now no longer ever see this history. The people doing this destruction, as well as the people who agree with this destruction, are really no different than these people right here.
originally posted by: myselfaswell
.... and then the fight started.
I agree with DB, this is much the same as book burning.