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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:52 PM

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed from Dallas Park

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Reply Robert E. Lee Statue Removed from Dallas Park (Original post)
Stallion Sep 2017 OP
shenmue Sep 2017 #1
Major Nikon Sep 2017 #2
tammywammy Sep 2017 #3
blogslut Sep 2017 #4
clu Sep 2017 #5
Stallion Sep 2017 #6
Post removed Sep 2017 #7
SunSeeker Sep 2017 #27
ProudLib72 Sep 2017 #8
clu Sep 2017 #9
Mariana Sep 2017 #11
blogslut Sep 2017 #12
clu Sep 2017 #13
blogslut Sep 2017 #16
clu Sep 2017 #17
blogslut Sep 2017 #18
Post removed Sep 2017 #22
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #31
Ninsianna Sep 2017 #33
Mariana Sep 2017 #14
clu Sep 2017 #15
SunSeeker Sep 2017 #28
Yupster Sep 2017 #34
Stallion Sep 2017 #10
Liberal In Texas Sep 2017 #19
struggle4progress Sep 2017 #20
Skittles Sep 2017 #21
HipChick Sep 2017 #23
SunSeeker Sep 2017 #24
dalton99a Sep 2017 #25
Gothmog Sep 2017 #26
ffr Sep 2017 #29
Wolf Frankula Sep 2017 #30
jcmaine72 Sep 2017 #32

Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:02 PM

1. Alleluia

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:05 PM

2. Bless his piece of shit heart

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:19 PM

3. There was a demonstration planned for Saturday I believe.

People wanting it to stay, a large contingent that also promoted open carry. Wonder if it'll still go on.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:33 PM

4. It took hours.

That thing was massive. Glad it's gone.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:36 PM

5. i went a got a picture today

 

I hope it finds a lot of traffic in some confederate museum white person theme park - i'lll know that i'll never go see it

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:47 PM

6. Funny in the 1960s it Was Hippie Park

where kids used to go smoke ("Why do you think they call it...) dope and the site of many anti-Vietnam War protests

Ought to re-name it Abraham Lincoln Park

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:04 PM

27. Clu, a "not bad looking" statue representing white supremacy "can" and IS ugly in every way.

This is a PUBLIC PARK. The public's taxes maintain it. All members of the public should feel welcome there. This is a statute that glorifies those who fought against our own country in an effort to keep millions of African Americans ENSLAVED. Think about that for a minute, will you? Maybe then you and others will finally "really see this" ugliness.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:54 PM

8. This is funny

President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the statue in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial celebration.


Part of the New Deal? Maybe someone knows if it was commissioned as part of a program to subsidize the arts?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:56 PM

9. excellent point

 

the texas centennial would have covered back to 1836 and this is therefore part of texas history. now that the statue's gone, i'm sure we'll see an immediate healing in the wounds of the civil war. we'll also see a measurable decrease in racist behavior observed in whites.

I also read some blurb which might very well be RW propaganda, but according to some, lee was against secession but once his generals called on it, he went full speed ahead. I suppose I should read and link instead of claim.

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Response to clu (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:06 PM

11. Maybe it represents part of Texas history.

I can't see the picture very well. Does the statue have Lee in his US Army uniform, or in Confederate garb? Lee served in Texas while he was in the US Army, so a statue of him in that uniform could be considered relevant to Texas history. Did he ever even set foot in Texas while he was a Confederate?

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Response to Mariana (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:13 PM

12. There is a clear photo of the statue above

It's him riding with another soldier and it looks to me like that soldier is in a confederate uniform.

As for the "it's history" complaints in this thread, that argument is misguided at best and, well... I don't want to have my comment removed.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:18 PM

13. it's a shame your content would be removed

 

i'm new so i'll review the rules, but again - do blacks need a statues as a reminder that racism exists? remove the status from govt buildings I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with the idea that by removing a statue, we're helping to remove an idea. if anything we're burying it underground.

not to sound like a broken record but my last two technical jobs had a few blacks in management and tech positions so maybe I don't see racism like some.

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Response to clu (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:38 PM

16. Oh, child.

Bless your heart.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:42 PM

17. can you comment in my other thread

 

about what social justice legislation is needed?

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Response to clu (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:45 PM

18. No

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Response to clu (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:28 PM

31. LOL

You saw a few non white people with good jobs so there is no racism

Holy fuck

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:07 PM

33. That seems to be the thought process among the GOP.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:30 PM

14. Thanks. My vision is lousy, I can't make it out. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:34 PM

15. the photo was zoomed with a cell camera

 

from 50 yards away. I've seen the statue one other time at a cinco de mayo festival in dallas in the 1990s. removing this statue IMO was a mistake.

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Response to clu (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:06 PM

28. Your concern is duly noted. nt

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Response to Mariana (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:41 AM

34. Lee was the top US officer in Texas

during the secession crisis.

He rushed back to Washington but resigned his commission when Virginia left the Union.

He never returned to Texas though the Texas Brigade was considered one of the very best brigades in his Army of Northern Virginia.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:12 PM

10. General Lee on the Move

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:47 PM

19. Now we need to rename the park. n/t

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:03 AM

20. It was originally "Oak Lawn Park" and could reclaim that name.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:03 AM

21. GOOD

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:07 AM

23. Good Riddance..

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:52 AM

24. Good. Let the park represent ALL of the people instead of white supremacists. nt

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:58 AM

25. Good.

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:00 PM

26. Yeah

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:40 PM

29. The Heather Heyer effect. She won't be forgotten.


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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:17 PM

30. He's on a horse so they

can't just put a rope around his neck with a placard, "THE FATE OF TRAITORS".

Wolf

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Response to Stallion (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:17 PM

32. What the hell was FDR thinking when he delivered the dedication for this statue back in 1936?

Luckily, we live in a time when no Democrat has to pander to traitors and racists any longer. I hope they place this and all other Confederate paraphernalia in an appropriate place....like in the bottom of a drainage ditch.

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