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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: ketsuko
Change to WHAT?
For one, accepting when things are wrong.
For example, sexual abuse has been just swept under the rug for so long. It's a little sick when you think about it.
This is the first generation that I'm seeing actual concrete change. I'm not saying there isn't abuse associated with the me-to movement, but I think the change is for the better.
I've talked to soooo many older ladies about this. I was shocked what I heard. Back then rape was just I hate to say it, accepted.
originally posted by: Cravens
a reply to: network dude
I see your location as “Dunn, NC” — what’s your take on the push to demolish the Market Place building in Fayetteville?
If you were watching the riots a few weeks back, did you see that idiot that lit himself on fire, attempting to burn it down? Truly classic.
I am close to Fayetteville, NC. In the center of town there is a landmark. It's called the market house. It's the center of a roundabout. When I arrived here for my first duty station in the USAF, I noticed it and asked about it. It's where slaves were sold, as well as other things, it what I was told. And from that point forward, every time I see it, I think about that. Maybe not ever to the degree of others, but I see it and it's on my mind. If it's removed, I won't ever see it again, and likely will forget about it quickly.
This is one monument I won't argue with about it's removal. I think it's important to remind us, but I also understand the alternative point. I just wish there could be some dialog about all this before some angry mob lawlessly acts on their emotions.
Right! Because who gave them the exclusive right to decide that for all society. Are they the “Deciders” now for everybody ?
t qualities, not the best. I have yet to hear anyone step into that argument, but it's a valid one at least in my mind. I in no way wish to remove MLK from historical reference, But then, I really don't want to see all the other art work removed by a mob in the dark of night.
reducing a person down to their worst qualities, and judging them on that forever.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: Bluntone22
We can't judge people of the past with modern sensibilities and expect them to measure up
exactly. Nobody would make the cut. So we have to either accept that we all have flaws, or we judge everyone equally. That means everyone EQUALLY, not some more EQUALLY than others. (animal farm)
I think letting the mob get away with lawless behavior and in most cases, even cheering it on, will bite us really hard in the ass really soon. And while the MSM is to blame, who holds them accountable? nobody.