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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: TheOneElectric
He was a character...
A weird mix of honor and pragmatism, but absolutely a creature of his time rather than the anti slavery , lost cause fiction.. ...
There are about 10 civil war figures who's history rocks..
The confederate ones were traitors... but still makes for some great stories..
The confederate statues weren't placed there by people who were thinking "in a hundred years, people will need to study this"...
They were placed there to highlight supremacy.
If we surgically cut out certain distasteful parts of history we will be doing future generations a disservice.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Gosh, people here have convinced me that there is nothing and no one good about the South. We should just declare war on it and nuke it. Turn it into a giant glass parking lot!
That'll teach those Confederate soldiers in their graves!
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: fiverx313
If historic statues do not belong on public land, what statues do? Do any statues belong anywhere but museums?