posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 07:49 AM
originally posted by: toms54
a reply to: Boadicea
After over 5 pages of increasingly excited posts you have finally come unhinged. Rest a bit then resume when you are able to make sense
If I seem unhinged to you, it's only because I was responding to such pathetic shadiness.
I have directly responded to each and every accusation you have made, and that you have repeatedly refused to back up. You cry about history and
don't even know the history. And like a little snot nosed punk who still needs his mommy to wipe his nose, when you can't walk your talk, you just
talk trash about those who can and do.
So where are all those quotes where I took a position? Come on... you must have them all ready at your fingertips. Or not. Because I didn't take a
position before. I didn't have a position before. I hadn't thought about it enough to have an opinion. But I do now, and you helped me get there,
but you sure won't like it. You have provided the perfect glimpse of who I refuse to be.
My position? Like everything else in life, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. I don't think every confederate statue and monument should go.
And I don't think every confederate statue and monument should stay. And I know damn well it's not my decision anyway. Not my statues and monuments,
not my choice. I also know damn well that wanton destruction of public property without due process is NOT the way to go. These are decisions to be
made by the appropriate parties, not by the whole world sticking their noses into someone else's business.
So tell me again, which side am I on? It must be oh so crystal clear to you... which side?
My hope and prayer is that this situation does turn into a teaching opportunity of history. My hope and prayer is that we don't forget the past or
hide from the past, but learn from it. That we don't celebrate it happened, but we celebrate that we are better than that now, and will be even
better in the future than we are now.
And I know there are some really creative and innovative and wise people who can find a way to showcase our history, incorporating at least some of
these old statues and monuments, and shine a light on not just how far we've come as a nation and people, but also shine a light on a much brighter
future because we did take this walk through hell, and it showed us who we DON'T want to be, and helps us be that much better.