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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
I did not see the video, but I kind of get it from the comment of seagull:
The destruction of a historical site is not the same as the removing of a statue.
First, there might be no other historical source from that time telling us what or when or why this was built. So it is the only remaining part containing all available knowledge about it itself.
Second, as I said, if the public opinion is to remove a statue/monument, no one should bat an eye. In the case you mentioned (by posting a video without any personal opinion, why do I even spend time answering this crappy kind of posting?), there was a militia occupying a country and destroying things they don't like. Something like Saddam Husseins statues, righto? Maybe the local people didn't want them removed and made their voices public. And it was a publicity stunt, because "look, we destroy what our holy book tells us to!" - they did not make fans with that kind of action, and I think they sensed that, too - no repeats as far as I heard.
Third, the sheer size of them.
Fourth, the amount of religious value represented by them.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Are you referring to the "War of Northern Aggression"?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
More than 25 cities across the United States have removed or relocated Confederate statues and monuments amid an intense nationwide debate about race and history.
After a “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia in August to protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee resulted in the death of a woman who was demonstrating against white supremacy, other cities have decided to remove Confederate statues.
Many of the controversial mouments were dedicated in the early twentieth century or during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Discussions are under way about the removal of monuments in Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, Pensacola, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Richmond, Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Here is a running list of all the monuments and statues that have been removed and the cities that have taken them down:
See link for all the places the censors and book burners have been busy.
Statues are art. They are representations of individuals who have lived at other times.
Does it matter who they are?
Statues are physical representations. Books are literary representations.
When will we see books being "removed for our safety"?
This is a direct assault on free speech, free expression.
In my humble opinion.
originally posted by: neo96
You can throw a bible in a toilet and call it art.
But by GOD don't you immortalize and American that fought and died for what they believed in.
Right or wrong is an after thought, and a privilege decades later.
I can't stand those people.
Biggest GD hypcrites there are.