a reply to: DBCowboy
Well I’m for a private citizen doing displaying anything they want to..
However, the state displaying protagonist statues of people who betrayed their country, (in a lot of cases) betrayed their military oath, then led an
armed rebellion that cost the most lives in US history is ridiculous
Espeacially when the vast majority were put up either in the push back after reconstruction and the civil rights movement, SPECIFICALLY as FU’s to
blacks and intergrationists..
People don’t fly swastikas in present day germany...
Civilization really is a pendulum of revolution and counter-revolution..
If you look into the actual history surrounding the civil war and reconstruction, and I mean actual history fro actual historians, not you tube
channels, it is absolutely disgusting..
Only about 2% of Americans gave one flying flip for the plight of the slaves and white supremacy was considered a scientific fact..
In a way you kinda can’t blame the layperson for that.. day the world is actually flat, are we all idiots for believing the experts that tell us
So the majority wanted no part of abolition and almost none wanted equal rights. So the north and south used the “lost cause “ mythology to make
“No one was wrong, no one was right. It was all over states rights and the fact those damn blacks didn’t know their place..”
So once the north pulled out, it was open season on black Americans and almost no one cared one little bit..
The revolution that was the civil war , led to a counter-revolution that was WAY worse for your average black than slavery was..
From my understanding the atrocities of slavery were always present, but minimized, due to the immense value of each slave , social ramifications of
being known for being exceptionally cruel to your slaves (equivalent to someone today abusing their pets) and then just the human generocity one
applies to their charges..
After abolition though , the gloves came off.. the slaves were to blame for them all being conquered.. alll the death and loss of wealth.. all the
loss of honor..
All because they didn’t know their place..
And as a human being I can see how it would go exactly that way..
For any race, I any culture, you gotta blame some one and god knows we aren’t gonna blame ourselves...as humans not only white people.
I have no problem with people flying the confeterate flag.. but don’t then turn around and call yourself a patriot.. then pretend like you care who
disrespects the military..