Protesters light torches at Lee Park to protest statue removal

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Got to love the south sometimes.

    http://www.newsplex.com/content/new...medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

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    The romanticism of the bigoted, murderous, pro-slavery South on top of that, loser Confederacy has no place in modern America. If you want to celebrate your culture, please pick something other than these kinds of symbols associated with the armed conflict to enforce the slavery of fellow human beings, by people who called themselves Christians. They (symbols) should be put away or in a museum with the appropriate connotations to describe our racist past and hypocritical, cynical failure to uphold our own professed standards of equality, freedom, and liberty.

    Of note:
    New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments
     
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  4. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    right. must be them stinking liberals again.
     
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    "Russia is our friend, blood and soil"?????
    Sure sounds like
    1. Paid protester that would say such idiotic things at a confederate protest
    2. BS article as Russia has NOTHING to do with segregation in the south
     
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    They should tear down most monuments. Washington for example should be torn down. He owned slaves, same with Jefferson. Plus they murdered Native Americans. I want all statues/monuments of FDR removed since he put Japanese people into internment camps.

    Why stop there? How about tearing down any statue or monument of anybody who wasn't a living, breathing saint?

    Personally, I'm not a fan or revisionist history (well, I do enjoy the podcast) but if you're going to start doing this stuff, do it consistently.
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    I agree. And I say this indifferently to the discussion about tearing down the monuments or whatever.
     
  7. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    but trump is their hero and Russia is trumps hero so who knows.
     
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    It's obvious from comments like this that you don't understand people who voted for Trump.
     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...remacists_protest_removal_of_confederate.html

    includes video. Disgracefully underlit video. But you can hear "Russia is our friend" quite distinctly.
     
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    I agree I don't I don't have a PHD in psychology
     
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    Hm, maybe I'm just really intelligent then? I wonder if I should get any other PHDs?
     
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    I'm more fascinated by the imagery they knew it would invoke, and didn't care. They knew the optics & what slogans to chant. Yet a few not wishing the public condemnation will say "Oh, that's NOT what we meant", while others will embrace it hoping to find others to share their beliefs with.
     
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    Yeah, well, that's the alt right for you.
     
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    you keep thinking protestors/mobs are logical.
     
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    I'm not sure the decision to have a crowd with torches was the best idea considering the issue/locale...
     
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    Agree there .
     
  18. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Richard Spencer is fond of bad ideas.
     
  19. Huntn macrumors G5

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    What is wrong with revising, updating our views? If there is a connotation, it's that we are seeing things more clearly, benefiting from our wisdom, such as where it was once accepted, the revision of looking down on the institution of slavery. You'd agree with that?

    Sure it's fine to look at things with a historical perspective, but the modern perspective must be included and over ride any appraisal of the past.
     
  20. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    This protest was organized by "identity europa", which has all sorts of strange ideas about white supremacy, fascism, and russia. While white supremacy and fascism can be easily linked together, the Russia thing comes from Alexander Dugin, a neofascist philosopher who also defends Russia's imperialist interests.
     
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    Deport those idiots :D
     
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    Right after Trump is done with all old/fat&bald mexi midgets !!
     
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    There are millions of us , far easier to remove these clowns :D. Besides Ivanka might still marry me , those restraining orders are just her playing hard to get :D
     
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    So where should we draw the line? Should we draw one? I'm just curious why we don't have more people advocating for tearing down things like the Jefferson memorial, or scrapping things with FDR's name.

    Why stop there though? Why do we have a Columbus Day? Should we get rid of that?
     
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    Columbus day is getting worked on.
     

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