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The Book burners are at it again

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posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy



This is the society they want, but only so long as they define the evil.




posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy
When another person or a group of people get to determine what I or anyone else can look at or read or see, be it a painting, a book, a statue, then they become authoritarian-totalitarian douchebags who censor.

They are book burners.

They are cowardly scum who think that they should determine what I can see or read.


Go to a museum or library, then.



Sounds Authoritarian.

Some people always telling other people what to do.

And the best part .........

Many of the Authoritarians are failures themselves 😀



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Notice how book burners want to determine where and when you can view what they want you to view?



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Liquesence
For the record, I'm all for putting statues of Klansmen, Hitler, Oswald, Mao, etc, in every US city and town so we "don't forget," but then again, that is why we have books, libraries, and museums.


I don't think we have to put them there, but I think in the places where they were erected in those days, some of them should be left as a reminder of what was.

You'll note that we do not destroy the Concentration Camps even though I am sure there is a certain segment of the population that finds them very offensive and/or hurtful to see.

We don't destroy the boarding schools where Indian children were taken in an attempt to "civilize" them either even though that's likely an uncomfortable experience for quite a few people.

But heaven forbid we leave certain statues where they are!


You are confusing national sites recognition with statues that commemorate a person.

Are there statues of Nazis who oversaw concentration camps in Germany?

We also have Civil War battlefield national monuments, and Andersonville as national historic sites.

Big difference.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: DBCowboy
When another person or a group of people get to determine what I or anyone else can look at or read or see, be it a painting, a book, a statue, then they become authoritarian-totalitarian douchebags who censor.

They are book burners.

They are cowardly scum who think that they should determine what I can see or read.


Go to a museum or library, then.



Sounds Authoritarian.

Some people always telling other people what to do.

And the best part .........

Many of the Authoritarians are failures themselves 😀


You would know, wouldn't you?



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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But hey, you guys can go ahead and eat the cracker.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I don't think so.

I think the only reason we haven't gotten around to it is that it's much harder to destroy the site than it is to pull down a statue.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DBCowboy



This is the society they want, but only so long as they define the evil.


The society they want is whatever they determine at the time.

Free expression is an anathema to them.

They fear free expression because they can't control it.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:26 PM
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At the essence of every statue lies an important time in history -- nothing more, nothing less.

I'd even argue the ones you want to forget, are the ones you need to remember most.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Liquesence

I don't think so.

I think the only reason we haven't gotten around to it is that it's much harder to destroy the site than it is to pull down a statue.


I don't think most people really want history to disappear. They want to remember, but they don't want it shoved in their faces.

I think you can agree with that.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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Personally, I'd say "selective" history is a problem.

And should be corrected, added to, improved, and yes - - in some cases removed.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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See above for my "surprised face".


I am shocked that there are people here that are against free expression and who embrace censorship.





posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: DBCowboy

We have to forget that the civil war happened, and why.

Then forget why civil rights were fought for in the first place.

Then do it all over again?


LOL. Well you know frankly that any credit to White Northern Troops for securing rights for others has always been played down or never really mentioned in that light.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Personally, I'd say "selective" history is a problem.

And should be corrected, added to, improved, and yes - - in some cases removed.


What would you consider the best example of "removed" ?

You can use real examples or other "possibilities".

🆘



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

What is it with leftists and their emotions being easily triggered by inanimate objects and/or opinions?




posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Personally, I'd say "selective" history is a problem.

And should be corrected, added to, improved, and yes - - in some cases removed.


"selective" history is a problem, but we should remove history?

How does removing history not create "selective" history?



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Personally, I'd say "selective" history is a problem.

And should be corrected, added to, improved, and yes - - in some cases removed.


Never thought we'd share similar philosophies because I feel the same way about extreme leftists and their ideologies.

Personally, I'd say selective 'memory' is the actual problem.



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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It's only being shoved in your face if you are easily triggered.

But honestly, since most of these same figures get taught to all us at school, how is that not "shoving it in your face"?



posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Annee
Personally, I'd say "selective" history is a problem.

And should be corrected, added to, improved, and yes - - in some cases removed.


"selective" history is a problem, but we should remove history?

How does removing history not create "selective" history?


Then it's history that the book-burning authoritarians get to select!




posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko



It's only being shoved in your face if you are easily triggered.


I wouldn't know, it doesn't affect me. I don't care, but some people do care.


But honestly, since most of these same figures get taught to all us at school, how is that not "shoving it in your face"?


I don't really consider education "shoving it in your face."



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