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    Re: Racist statues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    When taking the statues down, why not erect them in museums with the relevant background and additional 'relics' of the time ?
    People could visit and get the full context, like Auschwitz and Birkenau.
    Well, it would be an interesting display. Most of the statues being taken down were erected in the period after the NAACP formed, and there was a resurgence of the KKK, and other white organization. The Daughters of the Confederacy, and other Southern Sympathizer groups were behind a lot of them. So a display of how all that came about might be useful, along with the reactions of other white/alt-right/neo-nazi organizations resisted their removal. Kind of a "Evolution of American Racism," if you will.
    I am sure that that would bring in as much revenue as the Noah's Ark replica in Norther Kentucky.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Racist statues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    When taking the statues down, why not erect them in museums with the relevant background and additional 'relics' of the time ?
    People could visit and get the full context, like Auschwitz and Birkenau.
    That's a good idea. Casualties for the Civil War were about 625,000 - a stunning 2% of the population at the time. That's more casualties than the US suffered in both world wars. I suggest that a good place for such a museum would be the prison camps, where the conditions were barbaric.

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    Re: Racist statues

    I could be wrong, but as I understand it, the order to remove the statue & to rename the park was nothing to do with the Federal Government, but that of the local Council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    I could be wrong, but as I understand it, the order to remove the statue & to rename the park was nothing to do with the Federal Government, but that of the local Council.
    That is true. The Federal government had nothing to do with any of the statues being removed, or being marked for removal. All local decisions made by City, County, University administrations.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Racist statues

    Where & when does it stop? There is always going to be some group offended by nearly anything and every thing.

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    it's a no win situation Y's.
    People have to stop letting things offend them so much.
    What have we become?
    History is what it was. We can't change it, but we can change how much we let it offend us.
    We ought to be concentrating more on making humans more kind, and tolerant.
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    Re: Racist statues

    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    it's a no win situation Y's.
    People have to stop letting things offend them so much.
    What have we become?
    History is what it was. We can't change it, but we can change how much we let it offend us.
    We ought to be concentrating more on making humans more kind, and tolerant.
    It seems to me these things are just a side show, it helps divert our attention on what the politicians and the powers that be i.e. the 1 % and how they are manipulating the masses.

    Oh look someone is tearing down that statue, (as i stuff my pockets full of cash)

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    Just how many hundreds of millions of dollars do us taxpayers contribute to the Magare Sanger Killing machine?

    Planned Parenthood Got $540.6 Million in Government Grants in FY 2013

    How many KKK, NAZI or White Supremest organizations get government grants?
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    Re: Racist statues

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Why Black Women Are Protesting A Statue Of This Famed Gynecologist

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    Just how many hundreds of millions of dollars do us taxpayers contribute to the Magare Sanger Killing machine?

    Planned Parenthood Got $540.6 Million in Government Grants in FY 2013

    How many KKK, NAZI or White Supremest organizations get government grants?
    And there lies the entire root of the argument over monuments. Disinformation and innuendo.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    I feel the more we bitch about being offended, the harder others try to offend us.
    Goodness this society is all FUBAR.
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