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13. What history though?
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:46 PM
Jun 2020

Most of those statues were put up in the 1920's during the time when Jim Crow was in full swing, and it was done with the intent to keep Southern Black people "in their place" by showing them that White Confederate sympathizers were in power.

Most of the historical statues were placed about a decade after the war, in placed designated as battlegrounds.

We need to be careful which history we are preserving.

If those statues are put on display with full context, then okay, but I think those statues were actually meant to distort history.

Move everything to Stone Mountain (Tucker GA) ...... JustFiveMoreMinutes Jun 2020 #1
Oh, Hell No. :) I'm for sandblasting that crud off the side of the mountain and replacing it with Hoyt Jun 2020 #9
Sandblasting won't get er dun. maxsolomon Jun 2020 #28
I'm ready to contribute. In 1920s they sold silver coins to finance the damn carving. Why not now? Hoyt Jun 2020 #36
I'm in. maxsolomon Jun 2020 #38
That would be a problem right now, but who knows what the future holds. Hoyt Jun 2020 #39
Take them to the appropriate civil war battleground museums, but... hlthe2b Jun 2020 #2
I think its important to preserve history - because there are always people who want to erase it. milestogo Jun 2020 #3
+1 demmiblue Jun 2020 #10
What history though? Caliman73 Jun 2020 #13
The same reasoning the Taliban destroyed two Buddhist statues in Afghanistan. Lochloosa Jun 2020 #20
So the Taliban destroyed statues which predated Islam by a hundreds of years... Caliman73 Jun 2020 #29
I agree about putting them in a museum, but they are part of history. Not our Civil War history Lochloosa Jun 2020 #32
They are part of the history of Racism in America, which persists to this day. Caliman73 Jun 2020 #34
Lol. What a pivot! History of the 20s and 30s? Solomon Jun 2020 #44
Yup.... Alacritous Crier Jun 2020 #21
You make a good point. Statues that were erected after the war to honor Blue_true Jun 2020 #30
almost zero of these statues have any historical value Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #26
Urinals? nt Atticus Jun 2020 #4
Put them in museums, in a special gallery dubbed Aristus Jun 2020 #5
THats what ive been saying their losers why do they want to continue to revisit that they lossssssss ace3csusm Jun 2020 #12
Fucking trash them. WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2020 #6
This ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #25
Secretly bury them all like those terra cotta Chinese soldiers. yonder Jun 2020 #7
Museum (depending on the museum). demmiblue Jun 2020 #8
Historical and war museums would be a good place madville Jun 2020 #11
I am torn on this issue. Laelth Jun 2020 #14
Is The History Not Well Documented? ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #27
They serve as a living reminder of a racist past. Laelth Jun 2020 #46
We sent our's to a local confederate veterans group LeftInTX Jun 2020 #15
I dunno, what did we do to all the Benedict Arnold statues? PaulRevere08 Jun 2020 #16
There is one, to my knowledge. Caliman73 Jun 2020 #37
Take them to the Noah's Ark place in KY mtngirl47 Jun 2020 #17
My head says museum, my heart says destroy. Maru Kitteh Jun 2020 #18
Blow them up, melt them down. hunter Jun 2020 #19
I can't find a clip of it... Hong Kong Cavalier Jun 2020 #22
I would most like to see them destroyed on live TV. Archetypist Jun 2020 #23
If they take down the statues that means everyone has to read books to find out that they lost. tenderfoot Jun 2020 #24
They aren't history DBoon Jun 2020 #31
I was going to say destroy them, but then on further reflection, instead, maybe sell and get our SWBTATTReg Jun 2020 #33
Let's not pretend it didn't happen. But we needn't glorify the thugs in public spaces struggle4progress Jun 2020 #35
They were traitors, get rid of them BlueJac Jun 2020 #40
Smash them to pieces, and put a few of the pieces on display in a museum fishwax Jun 2020 #41
Leave them right where they are. RichardRay Jun 2020 #42
Please rethink the idea of confederate museums MoonlitKnight Jun 2020 #43
Melt them JustGene Jun 2020 #45
I have mixed feelings. leftyladyfrommo Jun 2020 #47
I don't need to see statues of Hitler MoonlitKnight Jun 2020 #48
Why statues of losers? Put up Grant and Sherman statues in every city in the South, as a reminder Baclava Jun 2020 #49
Tear them down. Melt them down. SoonerPride Jun 2020 #50
turn them into plowshares onethatcares Jun 2020 #51
They don't belong in prominent public places ibegurpard Jun 2020 #52
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