Protesters in Durham, NC topple Confederate Statue

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Jane_Bellamont, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. #1 Jane_Bellamont, Aug 15, 2017
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    I hope these threads don't get closed again. Keep it civil.

    We need to talk about this. It's not fun what is going on. Let's hope this stays in America and doesn't spread like a virus.. the way it did in Europe.

    Instead of solving your country's poverty and economic problems - Big Brother has successfully pitted the peasants against one another, especially these douchebags in the video who care so much about their little causes to bother destroying a piece of concrete (which a few weeks ago didn't even matter to anyone) .. but probably wouldn't give a fucking penny to the homeless.

    Fucking Starbucks-drinking, iPhone wielding hipsters. You never experienced real struggle in life - that's why you look for struggle where there is none!


     
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  2. Just wanted to jump in and say the statue thing has been an issue for decades. There have been petitions all across the south to get them removed. So while some may agree/disagree with the removal of them, it is in no way a new issue. Maybe a new issue to MSM.
     
  3. #3 AugustWest, Aug 15, 2017
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    We must eradicate any evidence of bad history. We should even go as far as burning books, and erasing this from our curriculum.
    We should boycott Germany until they tear down Auschwitz, and England until they tear down the London tower.

    Some might suggest leaving history as bad as it may be in place and educating folks about it.. But those people are just nazis and fascists.

    Let's fight fascism and naziism by taking to the streets and removing offensive stuff without going through legal channels.
     
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  4. The ones that can be identified should be arrested for the crime
    look how easy they ID'ed the Nazi protesters.

    The fate of the Nation is at hand, stop this spread of hate now before it is too late.
     
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  5. And everyone should get a trophy.
     
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  6. It's just too bad people watch our news and get the wrong idea about what's going on in America. We don't have left and right wing Fascists everywhere destroying statues and killing people. It's very much like everyday life where I live nothing really ever out of the ordinary.
     
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  7. Maybe racism will start to die now. Up with hope, down with dope
     
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  8. 1984. The same people who said trump was bringing this on and rallied against him are literally doing the things they were so "worried" about trump doing. Fuck thats so crazy, kind of like ANTIfa being actual fascists.
    We gotta be careful here peeps, wouldn't want anyone to get their feelings hurt and report another thread.
     
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  9. an issue for SJW who engage in identity politics and would like to just erase history and then eventually repeat it, because obviously those that don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. But like so many SJW focuses, this is extremely shortsighted.
     
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  10. of course! can't forget the trophy!!!
     
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  11. Explain how hundreds of years of slavery can be erased by removing monuments dedicated to southern generals.

    You knock a statue down and suddenly everyone has amnesia?
     
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  12. better yet, explain the point of taking them down? What exactly is accomplished? I'm not the one advocating for action here, so maybe you should try to explain your reasoning. Try to stay on track in this thread and stick to facts and away from emotional arguments.
     
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  13. Beautiful, look at the diversity of that crowd, people coming together, nobody was hurt, now look at the opposing parties, not even a single minority/woman spotted, not one ! This is what happens when your government fails to do what is right, people get fed up and take matter into their own hands.

    This is a great accomplishment for the American people, wish I was there to take a nice steaming piss on it as well. This isn't eradicating history, keep that crap in the piss poor section of them library nobody wants to read, or how about you take speacial classes if you want to remember that history, but yourself a racist statue and put it on your own land. KEEP IT OFF OURS !


    This nation is for ALL people, orange, purple, gay, transgender, straight etc.
     
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  14. I haven't advocated for anything. I stated this isn't a new issue. You said it erases history. I'm asking how.
     
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  15. I recalled someone within GC made a brilliant comparison, I'm thinking it was @Blaze

    His idea in essence:

    to these degenerates that torn down the statue is similar to ISIS destroying Roman architecture in Syria.

    Or

    Taliban destroying Buhhdist monument.


    I think it's absolutely disgusting and honestly displays the liberal bias within educational institutions to 1) not inform these people of actually history General Lee wasn't some pro slavery racist in fact he was for the most part a progressive on the issue at the time and raised some warranted concerns about slavery.

    2) the academic institutions has failed the western nations, no discipline, no academic integrity, no critical thinking, no reasoning.

    Just simply spoiled brats that mist have their ways. These people are savages to academic discourse.



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  16. how is a statue racist? Its an inanimate object.
     
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  17. How does removing it erase history?
     
  18. I think its pretty obvious. Thats the point isn't it? Why the hell else would they be taking it down in the first place? Our children are already selectively taught about our countries past, and the US is made out to essentially be a monster. By getting rid of the reminders of our past, and then not teaching it, how the hell can anyone ever learn from it?
    See thats the crux of this issue. But like I said its extremely shortsighted. If our history is not properly taught, and we have no reminders, such things like statues for instance, how the hell can anyone learn about it and progress? The left is not progressive, its REgressive.
     
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  19. I do appreciate the diversity of this crowd. Shows this isn't just the interest of one group or another. But of course some will try to lump them all under the term SJW.
     
  20. None of this answers how history will be erased. It cannot be answered because you cannot erase what has happened. With or without monuments, the transatlantic slave trade and civil war will be remembered until they aren't. Just as any other point in history. School systems have always been selective about what is taught. Monuments won't change that.
     
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