No Excuses

Nationwide Removal of Confederate Statues

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Splitting this off from the Charlottesville thread which should stay focused on hate group rallies and their aftermaths.

 

Currently there is a wave of activism sweeping the country that is calling for the removal of monuments to Confederate generals and soldiers, who were traitors to the country and fought for a horrible cause.

 

In Durham, protestors just took down a confederate statue.

 

 

By my estimate the following cities have decided to remove or are considering removal of Comfederate monuments:

 

New Orleans

Charlottesville

Richmond

Lexington

Jacksonville

 

I am probably missing more.

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Municipalities should handle this and not the general public. People could be arrested for vandalism, like the gal in South Carolina who took down the state flag flying at their legislative building. 

 

It can be scheduled demolition, not as fast as some would like, but lawfully.

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6 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

 

By my estimate the following cities have decided to remove or are considering removal of Comfederate monuments:

 

New Orleans

Charlottesville

Richmond

Lexington

Jacksonville

 

I am probably missing more.

 

As I noted in the other thread, Alexandria (VA) has a statute of a random confederate soldier in Old Town.  The city has unanimously voted to remove it, but the state legislature blocked it from happening.  

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They shouldn't just be relocated though, unless it's to a museum that will display them in the proper context (and I don't mean heritage not hate).  

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I would also be in favor of replacing them all with statues of William Tecumseh Mother****ing Sherman.  So nobody forgets "our history" and all that.

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6 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Blast from the past:

 

 

Taking ideas on what the confederate statues should be melted and turned into.

 

Other, bigger statues.  Of William Tecumseh Sherman.

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maybe they will follow New Orleans model of spending millions to remove statues while letting the city flood.:kickcan:

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11 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Blast from the past:

 

Taking ideas on what the confederate statues should be melted and turned into.

 

Thousands of small participation trophies for neo Nazis and neo Confederates. 

 

All engraved:  "You failed life, try harder next time." 

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Just now, stevemcqueen1 said:

There is going to be Hell to pay for Democrats for this.  It intensely galvanizes opposition in the South.

 

Meh those racist ****ers are already galvanized. 

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1 minute ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

There is going to be Hell to pay for Democrats for this.  It intensely galvanizes opposition in the South.

That is, unfortunately, a good point.  

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Just now, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

Meh those racist ****ers are already galvanized. 

 

Beat me to it.  How much more galvanized can they get?!?

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17 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

As I noted in the other thread, Alexandria (VA) has a statute of a random confederate soldier in Old Town.  The city has unanimously voted to remove it, but the state legislature blocked it from happening.  

In North Carolina removing monuments from public property is banned. Even of your city wants to remove a statue they're kinda SOL.

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5 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

Meh those racist ****ers are already galvanized. 

 

Not with racists.  With rank and file white voters.  I see a video of crunchy looking protesters destroying and childishly defacing a confederate statue and I see Democrats losing seats in Congress and State Legislatures in droves.

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Just now, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Not with racists.  With rank and file white voters.  I see a video of crunchy looking protesters destroying and childishly defacing a confederate statue and I see Democrats losing seats in Congress and State Legislatures in droves.

 

Thats already happened. The Dems lost the South long ago when they decided to support people of color and eventually the LGBTQ community.

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regarding replacements, I am close to giving up suggesting "statues of me" when opportunities like this arise

 

 

keep in mind i was a decorated officer in the military...not ours, but still....

 

 

 

 

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Just now, No Excuses said:

 

Thats already happened. The Dems lost the South long ago when they decided to support people of color and eventually the LGBTQ community.

 

I take it this was after the Dems put up all those statues back in the day?

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41 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

As I noted in the other thread, Alexandria (VA) has a statute of a random confederate soldier in Old Town.  The city has unanimously voted to remove it, but the state legislature blocked it from happening.  

 

Now in that case, if one night at 3:30am someone came around, removed it and it was never seen again. I wouldn't have a problem with that at all. 

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40 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

I would also be in favor of replacing them all with statues of William Tecumseh Mother****ing Sherman.  So nobody forgets "our history" and all that.

 

29 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Other, bigger statues.  Of William Tecumseh Sherman.

:rofl89:So glad to see I'm not the only one who instantly had this reaction.

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10 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Not with racists.  With rank and file white voters.  I see a video of crunchy looking protesters destroying and childishly defacing a confederate statue and I see Democrats losing seats in Congress and State Legislatures in droves.

 

Crunchy looking? They look like Doritos? 

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