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They aren't even going to stick those things in Civil War museums and whatnot, I bet. Disgraceful. So much for being able to tour historical landmarks and monuments. I hope the realize that those monuments were tourist attractions. So much for New Orleans' tourist industry.


Huh?


The first memorial to come down was the Liberty Monument, an 1891 obelisk honoring the Crescent City White League.

Workers arrived to begin removing the statue, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans


Yeah man, taking down those white supremacists statues is definitely going to destroy New Orlean's tourism industry. I know when I went there those were first on my list. People definitely don't go there to eat the food, drink in public, and see Mardis Gras
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Reminds me of this.
Are they going to take down the statue of Mandela in Washington? Dude was a terrorist who encouraged necklacing.


Comparing taking down statues celebrating white supremacists and leaders of the biggest rebellion in American history (over slavery no less) with a terrorist organization defacing some of the last vestiges of ancient civilizations


They were Pagan Supremacists, so it was okay.
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moving those statues to an American history museum should have been a no-brainer. sadly, common sense is not so common.
historical monuments are not necessarily to honor, but rather educate future generations on the past. this is also why people preserve historical monuments from egypt, maya civilization (or what was left of it, anyways). not because behading people as religious practice is acceptable, but because it's part of human history.

i'm sure the left is celebrating destroying history though. hurray i guess?
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They were Pagan Supremacists, so it was okay.


Don't forget they were slavers too, maybe ISIS was just upset about the brutal history of the statues and their creators.
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Hi US guys. i am just saying in 20 years time when you are a minority - expect alot more of this. also expect the changing of history ( "oh america was always diverse, white people were actually leeches. the founding fathers were black and mexican". ) more and more monuments will be teared down and replaced with statues of foreigners.

IMO i think it is retarded to tear down monuments of your own history cus it might offend some people. that is the dumbest thing i ever seen.
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Both are destroying and denying history.
I'm sure Mandela's victims would love to hear about how he was a hero for bombing random people and encouraging necklacing, the practice of wrapping a rubber tire doused in gasoline around a victim's torso before setting it on fire.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umkhonto_we_Sizwe#Bombings




Taking down from a public place = destroy and deny?
And Mandela sure was busy while he was in jail, hm? Almost like the fight against apartheid was a long and bloody affair that was fought by more than one man.
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Hi US guys. i am just saying in 20 years time when you are a minority - expect alot more of this. also expect the changing of history ( "oh america was always diverse, white people were actually leeches. the founding fathers were black and mexican". ) more and more monuments will be teared down and replaced with statues of foreigners.

IMO i think it is retarded to tear down monuments of your own history cus it might offend some people. that is the dumbest thing i ever seen.

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ImDivinity wrote:

Hi US guys. i am just saying in 20 years time when you are a minority - expect alot more of this. also expect the changing of history ( "oh america was always diverse, white people were actually leeches. the founding fathers were black and mexican". ) more and more monuments will be teared down and replaced with statues of foreigners.

IMO i think it is retarded to tear down monuments of your own history cus it might offend some people. that is the dumbest thing i ever seen.


Taking down a monument= lying about history

Makes sense to me
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Kavalion wrote:

They were Pagan Supremacists, so it was okay.


I'm sure 100 years from now archeologists will wish the statues were still in place so they could study the historical value of Jefferson Davis.
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Taking down a monument= lying about history

Makes sense to me


Its a step. Why do you think ISIS is doing it? So to their children and their children's children, it will not have existed, because that is according to their dogma.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Taking down a monument= lying about history

Makes sense to me


Its a step. Why do you think ISIS is doing it? So to their children and their children's children, it will not have existed, because that is according to their dogma.


Well its good to know you think the American government is similar to ISIS.
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lets get rid of George Washington on our money!
after all he was a slave owner



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lets get rid of George Washington on our money!
after all he was a slave owner





He didn't commit treason against the U.S.
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redokami wrote:

lets get rid of George Washington on our money!
after all he was a slave owner





He didn't commit treason against the U.S.



but he was a slave owner, that's a big no no
some of the other founding fathers were slave owners too
said all person are equal , but keep slaves? that's so wrong, we should get rid of statues of them too

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