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

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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat

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.



And what part did elks play in the civil war?

Pfft
General Lee rode one into battle impailing hundreds of union soldiers.




posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

No. Not the same.
One chooses to read a book.

But vandalism is not the way.



Will it stop with statues, or will books by and with slave owners and slave supporters also be banned from schools or rewritten? For example, I recall that a new edition of Huckleberry Finn was published a few years ago, where two racial epitaphs where being traded for less offensive words. And if so, is this a good move?

-MM
edit on 8-7-2020 by MerkabaMeditation because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Bicent




In addition why wait until now?

www.baltimoresun.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaMeditation



And if so, is this a good move?

No.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: Flatcoat

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.



And what part did elks play in the civil war?

Pfft
General Lee rode one into battle impailing hundreds of union soldiers.

He put buckets on their heads?



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Why do all you continue to debate nonsense rather than going deeper? Why does every thread here just touch the surface, rather than explore the deep ocean of f-ing BS that is this reality? Why am I always the only one calling out this place for what it really is?

WHY?



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: FlukeSkywalker

You sound like my daughter when she was 4.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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These are the fathers of the Dixiecrats who revived the Confederate Battle Flag as it is today and who commissioned the statues built to fuel their failed hate-filled agenda


www.youtube.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: FlukeSkywalker
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

The phrase "history repeats itself" is propaganda and defeatist. If anyone tells you "history repeats itself" or "it's always been this way" or "we'll never know" or "you can't have the sweet without the sour" or "no pain no gain", etc, is a control mechanism only being used to help continue the lie of our reality; only being used to help continue the false creation of ups and downs in order to create drama, stories, entertainment.

The only reason this abomination of a reality is the way it is is because someone (someones), somewhere...want entertainment and drama. The only way to create drama is to create tension between 2 or more sides, which ends up creating the entertainment/drama necessary to fulfill this need.


Who are the controllers of this kind of metagame and why would they benefit? Global bankers? Aliens? The devil?

-MM
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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Phage
Thought that was the shriners?
Either way, Lee and Stonewall Jackson both had war elks they rode into battle on.
It was the singular reason Jackson was targeted for assassination. Had he been on his horse they wouldn't have noticed.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:29 PM
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I would say it's proof that moths will always be drawn to flames.

To their own detriment, of course.

It's saddening to think in large cities, with all of their resources, cannot make a societal connection with their residents in a manner that would prevent destructive emotional outbursts.

It's hard to hear the whimpers of the wounded in the maelstrom of angst.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Vanity has its costs.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: FlukeSkywalker

You sound like my daughter when she was 4.

So, your daughter was a f-ing genius at 4 years old? Congrats, pops.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: FlukeSkywalker

She is very bright.

But the "why daddy" "but why daddy" "why daddy" "but why daddy" wears thin when no answer is ever sufficient.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Phage
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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Phage

originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: Flatcoat

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.



And what part did elks play in the civil war?

Pfft
General Lee rode one into battle impailing hundreds of union soldiers.

He put buckets on their heads?


It puts the bucket on its head, or else it gets the pail again.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

Nazi book burnings were sponsored by the Nazi/German government.
Statue tear downs in the US are not sponsored by the federal government (so far).



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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Is tearing down statues the modern equivalent of the Nazi book burnings?


Short answer: no.

Long answer: no.

Burning book is attempted erasure of knowledge.

Statues removal is not.

edit on 8-7-2020 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

Nazi book burnings were sponsored by the Nazi/German government.
Statue tear downs in the US are not sponsored by the federal government (so far).


Democrats push to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol after George Floyd's death, if they win the upcoming presidential election then perhaps the Feds will sponsor the teardown of these statues after the election?

-MM



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: MerkabaMeditation

originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

Nazi book burnings were sponsored by the Nazi/German government.
Statue tear downs in the US are not sponsored by the federal government (so far).



Democrats push to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol after George Floyd's death, if they win the upcoming presidential election then perhaps the Feds will sponsor the teardown of these statues after the election?
-MM


Of course they will.
Hold their beers.




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