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Preserving Confederate Statues Isn’t Like Preserving Auschwitz

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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

First of all, I am not a left, right, supremacist nor a SJW. These tend to disgust me.

This is what I know.
Slavery was rife in those days. Lots of cultures did it.
Blaming it on white supremacy or the white man is a diversion. It was something of the times.

For the "left" it's always "us" vs "them." You are with us or against us.
Western Europe strived to stop slavery. i.e. the majority white cultures.
You don't see the same (anti white/self hating) prejudice people pointing this out.

Specifically for majority white people/cultures, there's a pro and con side.
When you exclude the good things you are left with the bad. Why focus just on that?
The whole thing attempts to polarise people. I don't want that. We are a single species after all.
Limbo
(A good read is the Barbary pirates.)

edit on 28-8-2017 by Limbo because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 03:48 AM
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a reply to: Limbo

Your speech is to late identity politics has divided everyone in to groups. Started about 2 decades ago and is now to far along to stop. Started out simple enough as groups claiming other groups wouldn't understand. Now has moved along to hatred of any group not yours.

Unfortunate I don't think their is a solution without some severe incident where what perceived as right and left clash. Lots of people will die and then the sane adults will be able to take over again.
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:23 AM
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I doesn't matter. If the Democrats keep it up with their violent shenanigan's (while blaming it on the right,) we will just replace the old statues with new ones, of great men who whipped their @$$e$ as well. The Democrats have no control over their people or themselves. The beauty of a conservative is, most of us were trained on weapons...so we know the right time to use them. We're waiting for you.
edit on 29-8-2017 by IlluminatiTechnician because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: IlluminatiTechnician
a reply to: fiverx313

I doesn't matter. If the Democrats keep it up with their violent shenanigan's (while blaming it on the right,) we will just replace the old statues with new ones, of great men who whipped their @$$e$ as well. The Democrats have no control over their people or themselves. The beauty of a conservative is, most of us were trained on weapons...so we know the right time to use them. We're waiting for you.


your violent tendencies are duly noted



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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It's a FEDERAL law the southern troops are US VETERANs so get over it.
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posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
I got a better idea.

Lets teach statue phobes the meaning of the first amendment.


Let's use the first amendment to include those silenced voices of the time.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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I say F the confederates. They were traitors who went to civil war to keep slaves. Their statues have been allowed to appease racists. Their racism has continued and their venom is alive and well today poisoning minds. Destroy the statues. Stop pretending there was anything noble about racists fighting to keep slavery.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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If things like statues make many people upset, perhaps it's time for the statue to go.

Many racists are hiding behind Southern Pride and trying to justify their use of symbols of the old South.

Descendants of people who were slaves have a justifiable reason to not like the symbols of the old South.

My beliefs are that if these symbols offend people then find a knew symbol to express your pride.

How about a magnolia blossom?
edit on 12-9-2017 by Wildbob77 because: Mispelled word



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