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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:04 PM

Some thoughts about the example set by Charlottesville's Removal of Confederate Statues

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/07/charlottesville-brings-down-confederate.html

There are some very good reasons why statues that memorialize and honor leaders of the Confederacy, which was a rebellion against American idealism embodied in its Democratic Republic and Constitution, should be taken down. Why would there be statues erected in the United States to the enemies of the United States?

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Reply Some thoughts about the example set by Charlottesville's Removal of Confederate Statues (Original post)
lees1975 Jul 2021 OP
Aristus Jul 2021 #1
lees1975 Jul 2021 #2

Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 10:35 AM

1. So the current enemies of the United States can have someone to idolize.

Fuck them. They can go to a museum to do that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:28 PM

2. Museums would be a good place for them

The exhibits should explain that the statues were put up in the post-reconstruction period when resentment of the defeat of the Confederacy was running high and people were angry that the US government had sided with the freed slaves when it came to distributing confiscated property and protecting rights. The statues of Confederate military and government leaders, schools, buildings and streets named after them were all part of the whitewashing of the Confederacy and a re-writing of history and that record needs to be set straight. Museums are a good place to start. Beyond that, every American student should have a one year long course on slavery, the Civil War and everything leading up to it.

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