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Old 08-18-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Asia
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All this history to erase and so little time!
The Left will not be happy until they can proclaim it is the Year 0!
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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if it hasn't bothered anyone in all the years it's been there, there is no need to remove it now.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Here
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All this history to erase and so little time!

History is not being erased, of course. The idea is to no longer honor those who fought to retain an immoral institution, that being the institution of slavery. This isn't really that difficult to grasp. I feel the need to address each of these threads though they keep on coming with tiny variations in each.

But to elaborate a bit, it would seem that we are at the point in American history where we no longer find the need to honor the military or political figures who fought 150 years ago to uphold slavery. A distaste for slavery, and a concern for the sensitivity of our current citizens, has become the stronger, and more popular sentiment. This sentiment is not universally felt. White supremacists are a notable exception.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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I don't know.

British dudes aren't on the Left's pet list. If they do get there it will take some time.
British colonial history is on the Left's pet list of targets. Conquering people of color for empire.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Here and now.
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Were they erected as a giant FU to the Civil Rights Movement? Then leave em there.
Don't you like civil rights?
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Paul Chappell has written stirringly in Will War Ever End? how most soldiers do not fight out of hatred of their enemies but from love of their families, nations, ideals and most of all, for the sake of those who face death fighting beside them. Those who are motivated by hatred are those who suffer most from the psychological wounds of war. It is unnatural to regard other human beings as nothing more than threats, deserving only of death. Only through careful indoctrination their commanders compel a human to kill another without hesitation. As Dr Ed Tick has written in War as a Soul Wound, it is the unconscious or conscious recognition after the heat of battle of the humanity of those they have killed that tortures their souls.

To truly honor the victims of war on both sides, the soldiers and civilians, we must all become Soldiers For Peace. Removing plaque solves absolutely NOTHING.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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which answer will most annoy Trumplekins?...that one
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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The competition for "Dumbest attempt at equivalence" is still on, I see.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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All this history to erase and so little time!



How long until the Jews demand that the pyramids be destroyed since they built them.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: USA
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Britain was a colonial power that exploited natives, many of them had brown skin. Therefore any memory of them must be eradicated. If you don't agree, you are a RACIST!!!
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