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Confederate Symbols, White Priviledge and Racism.

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posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 04:54 PM
a reply to: neo96

So they destroy anything that tells the American story.

The American story. The good. The bad. The dark. The light.

Dooming themselves, and their children, to repeat the errors of the past. Oops.

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 05:24 PM

originally posted by: Woodcarver

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...
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.

"In what amounts to his first public enunciation on slavery, Abraham Lincoln joined with fellow Sangamon County legislator Dan Stone to denounce slavery.

By 1837, the abolition movement, which called for the ending of slavery, was starting in the North. Pro-slavery forces began to advocate that state legislatures in the North take a stand against abolitionists.

In January 1837, the General Assembly voted on a resolution that disapproved of abolitionists. The resolution also stated that the federal Constitution guaranteed the right to own slaves and that the federal government had no right to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia. The state Senate passed the resolution unanimously. The House of Representatives passed it 77-6. Lincoln was one of the six voting against the resolution.

Six weeks later, Lincoln and Stone introduced into the record the attached protest. In the protest, they very clearly state that slavery is unjust. They temper that declaration by criticizing abolitionists as well. Lincoln and Stone also state that Congress has the right to eliminate slavery from the District of Columbia. The protest says nothing about eliminating slavery from the states, for despite stating that slavery was unjust, Lincoln and Stone agreed that it was constitutionally protected in the states where it existed."

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 05:55 PM

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?

Why remove them in the first place?

Are people that fragile or totalitarian to want them removed from sight?

It's talibanical.

Is it just about slavery? Do they even know themselves what it's all about?

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 06:22 PM

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.

When all that is done,

then move to hollywood and pro sports, music.

Academia too.

Writers, social media stars, politicians, everything that has someone that is a cut above the rest.

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 06:31 PM

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.

Not really blind, they just don't care.

You're gonna have to deal with it and like it, according to them.

They know what's best for everyone, just ask them.

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:04 PM

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.

Not only telling them that, they treat them like they are inferior.

Very condescending on top of being racist.

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:13 PM
Look who is into this whole confederate thing also.

Muslim organization wants every state and town to do this after Charlottesville

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.

New allies for the left.

posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:19 PM

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

All people who are champions of social justice want is for equality and diversity to be respected, nothing more.

Why should I respect diversity?

The most peaceful states with the highest quality of life in this country are also the least diverse.

posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:50 AM
a reply to: burgerbuddy

It's talibanical.

These statues aren't relics of ancient civilizations. They weren't even erected during the short time of the Confederacy, or during the Reconstruction period.

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?

Maybe to celebrate victory over Jim Crow and obstruction of Civil Rights Act?

posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 04:03 AM
Did everyone know, it's the flag and monument fault for why blacks don't respect each other, they kill each other more than any other race kills them. It's the flag and monument fault for why black families want to move into white neighborhoods, over staying in black ones that seem to always end up having the highest crime rates. If only we just get rid of the flag and monuments, it will turn all that around.

posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 09:38 AM
a reply to: burgerbuddy

I suppose you'd be fine with ISIS flags flying high in your neighborhood?

Slavery is only a small component of the ISIS flag as well.

posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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?

Quick Clip:

posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 11:59 PM
If we remove all the statues, all the flags, rename streets and boulevards, schools, and community centers will they promise never ever to mention slavery again and will they play nicely with others?

Ha...If you think that's gonna happen! They'll think of something else that needs appeasement. And it goes on and on and on.
Somebody is stirring the sh**pot for an agenda, and no amount of appeasement is going to stop them.

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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 12:29 AM
a reply to: carewemust

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?

Sure, why not. The states got to pick whoever they wanted. They didn't have to pick the characters they did.

The United States, through Congress, picked Rosa Parks.
She worked for U.S. Representative John Conyers until her retirement in 1988.
She received a Congressional Gold Medal in 1999.

I think the U.S. Congress must have liked her.
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