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So they destroy anything that tells the American story.
originally posted by: Woodcarver
I hope you realize that Lincoln was also a racist. I am always appalled at the lack of knowledge that the common American seems to be so proud of. Lincoln most definitely thought that white people were superior to black people, and he was not sure how that you would integrate or even if it was possible. He freed the slaves so that the slaves would join the union, but he did not do it willingly, he did it to win the war.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
You should know that those statues were erected throughout the south during the very very ugly Jim crow laws years.
Just so you guys have a prospective.
Oh and confederate pride is nothing but racism.
There's no pride in being part of the group that tried to destroy America.
Lincoln did a rather remarkable thing back then he saved a nation.
Why not back that republican.
Instead of the racist bastard #45...
originally posted by: eNumbra
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Painterz
When they see white people flying the flag, they feel threatened and reminded of a time when their not-so-distant ancestors were held as slaves.
Not so distant . How long do you hold on to events of the past . Cholera in Yeman , starvation in North Korea . Effin first world problems .
So why should anyone care if confederate symbols are removed? First world problems right?
originally posted by: namehere
this kind of situation is probably why the torah, bible and qur'an forbid idolatry as a sin, because god knows idolatry only leads to conflict and evil thoughts towards one another.
let's just remove every statue and historical monument in the country and make idolatry illegal in the US so situations like this can never occur again.
whether it be religious, historical, racial, gender, humanitarian, nationalist or whatever can be imagined, all symbols, statues, monuments and flags representative of people or idealism they should all be removed.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
I could care less what the flag means or what you think it means. I am getting sick of the left trying to destroy everything they view as wrong. They can't simply turn their heads. But at the same time they shove gender fluidity and lgbt down my throat 24x7.
It is getting tiresome. It is hypocrisy at its finest and the left is blind to it.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Sublimecraft
God bless her and the American civil war for ending slavery - todays Democrats are the plantation owners of yesteryear - another thing uneducated ###snipped### are oblivious to
Over 60 years of them telling minorities that they are 'inferior' to someone else.
That is the very definition of racism.
America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization is asking state and local governments across the country to remove or change the name of anything named after Confederate sympathizers. Nihad Awad, national executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, told the Daily Caller on Monday that doing so would be a “fitting response” to the deadly domestic terror attack that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
All people who are champions of social justice want is for equality and diversity to be respected, nothing more.
Historians have found that Confederate monuments were not built primarily as historical markers, but were instead intended to glorify and commemorate the Confederacy. Most Confederate monuments were built in periods of racial conflict, such as when Jim Crow laws were introduced at the start of the 20th century or during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. New Confederate monuments continued to be proposed in recent years, and some have been built.
List of monuments and memorials of the Confederate States of America
Why remove them in the first place?
Was it appropriate for our U.S. Government to place a statue of Black Civil Rights Activist ROSA PARKS, in the same room with statues of Confederate heroes?