Supporters of the “Mt. Rushmore of the Confederacy” square off with activists
My family has been in Alabama since before 1800. My great-great grandfather, his father, his brother, and his uncle all enlisted in the Confederate Army in Jasper, Alabama in 1862. By the end of the war, 3 of the 4 were dead. None of them owned slaves. They did what they thought was right. The past is a foreign country to us.
I hate the fact that I support confederate memorials almost exclusively because of what opposes them.
I’m from Philly. No roots in the South. When people wanted to ban the Confederate flag I said sure, go ahead. Now those same people are flying LGBTQ flags at state departments and overseas. I was wrong. Never, ever give an inch to the disgusting fascist left. To coin a phrase; “y’all go fuck yourselves”.
“Just because it says Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean it’s only about black lives”. Really? So now all lives matter?
Somehow I’m over these conflicts. And from the sparse crowds, I think most are.
Remember when The Taliban blew the ancient Buddhist engravings and statues off the walls and temples at Bamiyan? Yeah... that was awesome. I still don't understand why the British Christians haven't destroyed Stonehenge commemorating those damn pagans they fought for centuries
I had many interesting experiences in my years living and working in the USA. Mostly good. So.. I took a job on a shut down of a truck plant, interesting and with lots of overtime. The general foreman asked if any of us wanted to work together. Rick asked to work with me; I thought because we'd talked at the Union Hall. He was from OKC and we got along great and did a lot of work and had a lot of fun. I asked him one day why he asked to "buddy up" with me. The answer.. ah don't mind working with a Canadian but ah won't work with a Yankee... this was ~25 year's ago and I couldn't have asked for a better "tool buddy"! I didn't understand it then and I don't understand it now. Never did I hear anything remotely racist from him and in fact, it was very rare when I did in the country.
I hope we someday get over calling Antifa “antifacists”. They are simply “communists”, or at minimum “socialists”. And they are truly “Anti-American”.
I think we should let the confederates and antifa meet there every day and fight until they are all gone. Put it on pay tv and donate the money to mental health charities. Let them come from far and wide. Every night a pause to remove bodies.
Generally speaking, when you lose a war, you don't get statues and monuments. Right? This is so weird.
An OUTSTANDING new interview:
Scott Ritter; Ukraine, Finland and Nato, a Warning to the People of Finland – May 8, 2022
Imo, they’re not bothering anybody and it’s a part of this country’s history. The groups that came to protest them come off as extremely bored, annoying and hypocritical to me.
What a waste of a beautiful day. And the work was completed in 1972? Ha, clearly an important piece of history. They should sandblast for aesthetic reasons as much as anything else.
Why not just reform the monument by adding statutes of Lincoln and MLK to the top?
Both sides were losers in the Civil War. That war was far and away the worst thing that ever happened to our country. An entire generation of young men were killed and injured. The follow up was almost as bad with the abject poverty and stranglehold enforced by Democrats with Jim Crow laws. Slavery was a terrible thing and all Americans are glad it is gone. Some time we need to get past it and get over it. I have waited my entire life to see racism disappear, but some people just keep fanning the flames to keep it going.
Weimar Germany indeed - where you really needed uniforms/symbols to be able to tell the combatants (Nazis and Communists) apart. Otherwise they all looked and acted pretty much alike.