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Is tearing down statues the modern equivalent of the Nazi book burnings?

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posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaMeditation




What does tearing down statues reveal about todays revolutionary movements?

It shows us how little we have changed , statues and monuments have been defaced or demolished for political reasons since the time of the Egyptians and probably before , we are nothing if not consistent




posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 02:30 PM
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What if 2000 years from now, there are no more books? They have all been lost to nature. The internet is forgotten, another lost technology.

Practically, everything we know about ancient civilizations, we know from stone work: their stone structures, the statues that they carved out of stone, the tools, weapons, jewelry, trinkets, etc..., the tablets with written records, as well as carvings/paintings on the walls of caves.
To say that books contain information, but statues do not, is short sighted and narcissistic. Historical information isn't meant just for those of us alive right now. It's for all future generations, as well. No person or even group of people should have the right to decide what parts of our history is passed on and what parts are destroyed and forgotten.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation


Is tearing down statues an attempt to erase history and rewrite it from the perspective of the victims?


Erase what history? It's countlessly documented that the Confederacy consisted of bunch of government traitorous scum who nearly prevented the forthcoming of the greatest country this planet has ever seen, the United States of America. Why are we glorifying these people? If they had their way, we America as it is today wouldn't be here. We'd be on the sidelines of global events. So these confederate statues do nothing more than glorifying treason. Plain and simple. Nothing compared to the Nazi book burning. Apples and oranges.



What SG said!

Jefferson Davis = Adolf Hitler Hirohito Benito Mussolini + (Benedict Arnold^2)



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:42 PM
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What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:44 PM
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Nancy Pelosi said today that destroying statues is okay with her.

hannity.com...

It's too bad the reporters did not ask her about the Confederate statue dedicated by her father.
edit on 7/9/2020 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Pelosi: "People will do what they do."

twitter.com...
edit on 9-7-2020 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:55 PM
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Yesterday it was statues of Confederate Generals and those that wanted the secede from the union.
Today it's the founding fathers because they were slave owners.
Tomorrow, well, what will offend the future people?

Think deeply about that last sentence. Look at your own life. Once started, it is very difficult to stop since the next generation wants to top the prior one. So, I can honestly say that in future PETA will be a force that begins tearing down and defacing anything referencing a person that owned pets. Yes, pets. They will in all likelihood link it to slavery and ownership of another life. Sound silly, well it shouldn't. Until, it happens and you are called some derogatory name for your grandfather (perhaps that will be you) having a dog he went hunting with using a gun.

See how that works.

Let us stop attacking the symbols and begin attacking the root of the problem. Human ignorance.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



Then we'll just have to agree to disagree.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



Then we'll just have to agree to disagree.


I find I often disagree with people who are wrong.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



Then we'll just have to agree to disagree.


I find I often disagree with people who are wrong.


Someone’s book just god burned!



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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Christians were first with book burnings, history faking and rewriting their own "holy" texts. What Hitler did was really small in scale compare to it.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: PartyCow

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



Then we'll just have to agree to disagree.


I find I often disagree with people who are wrong.


Someone’s book just got burned!



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ScepticScot

originally posted by: DBCowboy
What a display!

People are actually trying to normalize book burning, the censorship of free expression.

Keep it up, later book burning won't even mean book burning.

*shakes head in disbelief*


Can you quote someone normalizing book burning?


Everyone in this thread poo-poo'ing the idea that tearing down statues is okay and not "book burning".


It's not book burning, so no, no one is normalizing book burning.



Then we'll just have to agree to disagree.


I find I often disagree with people who are wrong.


*shrugs*

Your opinion.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Classic and earns you more cookie points,too hot
to bake right now.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: DBCowboy

Classic and earns you more cookie points,too hot
to bake right now.


Thanks Mama!



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 06:33 PM
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I burned a Twilight book once.



posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
I burned a Twilight book once.





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