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41. Smash them to pieces, and put a few of the pieces on display in a museum
Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:37 PM
Jun 2020

with pictures and context of their racist origins and slavery-defending inspirations, so that this dark history isn't lost.

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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