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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 @ 07:58 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DBCowboy

I didn't say it was.

What is said was, people have a choice to read a book or not. I said that a book is not the same as a statue in a public place.


And all I said was that a statue was a symbol of free expression.

Don't look at it.

Problem?

Solved.




posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

What I implied was, community standards are to be considered when anything is displayed in a public setting.

Since we live in a society, not in a cave, by ourselves. Feel free to view whatever you want to there.


Solved.
No. Obviously.


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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DBCowboy

What I implied was, community standards are to be considered when anything is displayed in a public setting.

Since we live in a society, not a cave, by ourselves.


So you think the mob should determine what free expression can be expressed.

Noice.




posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Vandalism is a crime.

I think that if a community decides they don't want something on public display, it shouldn't be on public display. If by "mob" you mean a majority, so be it. That same mob elects the local officials to make such decisions.

Statues are not the same as books.

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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: Phage
Majority eh?
Lol
Ok

That is actually quite funny.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

What's funny?



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Phage



Since we live in a society, not in a cave, by ourselves. Feel free to view whatever you want to there.

Incorrect.
Some still live in a cave.
Of their own making and design .



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Phage
Merrick Garland for one.
Majority....right?

Lol



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaMeditation
If the Nazis were running a country today, they would destroy statues dedicated to Jewish heroes.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

What?



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Bingo..



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Jews aren't really into statues.

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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Phage
Majoritys right?
"So be it" right?

Lol
Thats funny



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody
Slow down there big fella.


That same mob elects the local officials to make such decisions.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Does it matter if ideals are "antiquated"?

I still hold doors open for women.

I will tip a hat to a lady.

I will pull out the chair for my wife when we go out and eat.

Antiquated? Or "classic"?



(1) I still hold doors open for women...That'll be the front door.
(2) I will tip a hat to a lady.... Ill concealed pseudonym for, er, a helmet.
(3) I will pull out the chair for my wife when we go out and eat....Sadistic without knowing the outcome.
(4) Antiquated? Or "classic"?.....depends on the year.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Antique, I think, means at least 100 years old when it comes to furniture. Tradition, I don't know.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DBCowboy

Vandalism is a crime.

I think that if a community decides they don't want something on public display, it shouldn't be on public display. If by "mob" you mean a majority, so be it. That same mob elects the local officials to make such decisions.

Statues are not the same as books.


Vandalism is a crime.

SO is book burning.

I think if a community puts something to a vote and the people can debate, then a determination can be made eventually.

But your conflating mobs tearing down things that offend them to a civilized debate.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: shooterbrody
Slow down there big fella.


That same mob elects the local officials to make such decisions.

All politics are local.
Seems not all majorities are.
Lol
Like I posted.
Quite funny.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaMeditation

Books contain information whereas the statues in question are glorified free-standing effigies representation of a specific person or people.

Kind of apples and oranges really.

Not that i agree with the senseless destruction of public property, but looking at some of these statues, in some instances for the past 300 years or so in my own nation, don't seem to have taught us much.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




But your conflating mobs tearing down things that offend them to a civilized debate.

False. I have clearly separated the two.

And books are not the same as statues.

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