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The cost of removing statues. Should the tearful left pay for this?

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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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As cities across the country continue to debate and, in some cases, remove Confederate monuments from their municipalities, the costs are piling up for taxpayers. In San Antonio, which removed its lone confederate monument last month from Travis Park, city officials found out Monday in a memo it cost $258,680 to take down that statue. The memo, obtained by Fox San Antonio, showed it cost $147,775 for a third-party company to remove and transport the monument, $103,809 for police staffing, including officer overtime, fencing, barricades, and surveillance cameras. There was an additional charge of about $7,000 to cover replanting costs.


So now it's understood by the places that voted (based on knee jerk reactions) to remove the horribly offending statues, that moving them comes at a cost. And the cities taxpayers have to foot the bill. Even those who oppose their removal. So for them, it's like being kicked in the teeth after you were arrested.

I feel that the crybabies who orchestrated all this need to be taking up collections among themselves to pay for this. After all, they are the highly educated, super intelligence crowd who must hold 6 figure incomes to go along with all them smarts. They can pay for the removal of statues, and perhaps erect a nice museum for them to be viewed by those strong enough not to be triggered by artwork.

As far as renaming streets, LOL, I seem to remember that one being called from the cheap seats. Look for cities and counties to be renamed soon. Better get some new maps folks, you won't know where you hell you are when you come to a city with 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenues.




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Probably won't cost as much as NC calling a special session to make a bathroom law nobody but a few religious nuts wanted.

It will probably cost less than putting up the ten commandments statues.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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I totally agree with this.

As a "leftist" that disagrees with destroying history.

Let the crybabies pay for it.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Part of the point was to stop paying for them.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

I agree all they needed to do was to change the description.

Some could say racists who wanted to rebel against segration ending or blacks being free put these statues up in a dark point in out history.

Or these were the losers with terrible ideas.
edit on 6-10-2017 by luthier because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

Part of the point was to stop paying for them.


Well, in order for that to happen, they first need to be relocated to a nice museum, you know, like you folks keep suggesting, since you goal isn't to erase history, just remove it from public view.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: network dude

How is history out of view in a museum?



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

How is history out of view in a museum?


LOL, it's not, it's just out of "public" view. Jesus, this is your sides "deal" you would think you could get just a little bit informed about it.

Remember, sooper frightening artwork, triggers horrible emotions in some folks, so after 100 years, they must be removed. The scholars with degrees and fantastic jobs (you know, the left) demanded that they be removed and placed in a museum somewhere. Or did you change your mind and just want them destroyed now?
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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

How is history out of view in a museum?


Henry III's statue was destroyed.

That's why we don't know who won the American Revolution. Some dude named Jorge Worcestershire or something.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Why not just change the plaque to say "an army of poor white men was created by aristocrats to preserve racism in America"

Or these losers of the civil war had terrible ideas...

Let's not pretend the intent of the majority of these statues erected during reconstruction and the civil rights Era were for the sake of artistic expression.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

I think your hubris is overtaking you speech. Remember, you, the left, have a moral obligation to help the poor grass eaters on the right be able to remember things, so statues in museums might be our last hope for keeping our history "memorable". I mean, nobody on the right has "degrees" whatever those are, and none of us are smart enough to just "remember" stuff, that's for, you know, sooper smart folks, like you and your side.

Don't skip out now, you opened the can, keep track of your worms.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Why do you think it's the "left" ?

Ate you saying the right doesn't care that the racists statues were put up in defiance of black freedom?

The conservatives in the north don't really care about the statues, except when the liberals college kids defile them without the proper method and message.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: network dude

Why not just change the plaque to say "an army of poor white men was created by aristocrats to preserve racism in America"

Or these losers of the civil war had terrible ideas...

Let's not pretend the intent of the majority of these statues erected during reconstruction and the civil rights Era were for the sake of artistic expression.


LOL, you can make whatever signs you like, once you move the statues to a nice place. And if you like, you can even make up your own version of history, like saying the majority of southerners had plantations and slaves, were wildly wealthy, and had a slight chubby for oppressing black folks, unlike in the north, where black folks were elevated to positions of high authority and grandeur.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Oh quit your BS with the triggered SJWs. People have been trying to get those monuments off public responsibility for years. People tried to get monuments to slave rebellion placed along side... isn't that part of Southern Heritage too?



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: network dude

The book-burning history-haters will never spend a dime of their own money.

They'll just raise taxes.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: network dude

Why not just change the plaque to say "an army of poor white men was created by aristocrats to preserve racism in America"

Or these losers of the civil war had terrible ideas...

Let's not pretend the intent of the majority of these statues erected during reconstruction and the civil rights Era were for the sake of artistic expression.


LOL, you can make whatever signs you like, once you move the statues to a nice place. And if you like, you can even make up your own version of history, like saying the majority of southerners had plantations and slaves, were wildly wealthy, and had a slight chubby for oppressing black folks, unlike in the north, where black folks were elevated to positions of high authority and grandeur.


Personally I think keeping them in plain site and telling the truth in the description is more powerful but you can follow whatever identity politics you feel necessary, don't forget your sign...


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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: network dude

Why do you think it's the "left" ?

Ate you saying the right doesn't care that the racists statues were put up in defiance of black freedom?

The conservatives in the north don't really care about the statues, except when the liberals college kids defile them without the proper method and message.

those of us on the "right" down here, just aren't smart enough to see through the veil of racism pulled over the statues, we are still bobbling around thinking they have something to do with the history of the land here, and some of the battles that were had on the land here. We really need some liberal asswipes to come set us straight.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

Oh quit your BS with the triggered SJWs. People have been trying to get those monuments off public responsibility for years. People tried to get monuments to slave rebellion placed along side... isn't that part of Southern Heritage too?


Yes, it is, along with the underground railroad and all the abolitionists that existed in the SOUTH as well as the north. OR did they not teach you about them in your years and years of "college"?



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: network dude

Why do you think it's the "left" ?

Ate you saying the right doesn't care that the racists statues were put up in defiance of black freedom?

The conservatives in the north don't really care about the statues, except when the liberals college kids defile them without the proper method and message.

those of us on the "right" down here, just aren't smart enough to see through the veil of racism pulled over the statues, we are still bobbling around thinking they have something to do with the history of the land here, and some of the battles that were had on the land here. We really need some liberal asswipes to come set us straight.


If you knew anything about history you would know the history that follows the statues in many cases, including why they were put up and what the people who put then up said.




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

How is history out of view in a museum?


Henry III's statue was destroyed.

That's why we don't know who won the American Revolution. Some dude named Jorge Worcestershire or something.


I don't like that anyone did that. One of the largest complaints about this whole thing was how marginalizing those monuments are and that no matter how many people voted against them, nothing changed. Well things were changing, minority groups were being listened to, represented. Destroying a single one was counter productive.



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