The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Windy Wilson » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:56 am

I like the Sherman statue idea.

I think the statues all date from fifty to sixty years plus after the war because that was when they finally had money to order something from the foundry. Sherman saw to that.
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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 am

Windy Wilson wrote:I like the Sherman statue idea.

I think the statues all date from fifty to sixty years plus after the war because that was when they finally had money to order something from the foundry. Sherman saw to that.
People seem to have forgotten that the folks who might have been inclined to build Rommel statues were bombed until the rubble bounced. Then they had their country partitioned. Then the occupying powers didn't leave for decades after, and in our case, we never really did.
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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Windy Wilson » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Good point. Reconstruction ended and the returned rebels found a way to get around the post civil war amendments using Jim Crow. If the allies had left Germany completely in 1955, the situation would be similar and Germany would still be a problem today.
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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:15 pm

I am not a fan of an Confederate monuments; it was fundamentally an evil cause. This is not to say that I think everyone who fought for or supported the Confederacy was evil (good people do sometimes join bad causes for good reasons) - but the overall judgement is still the same. I see no reason to celebrate such a cause.

Having them at actual battlefield graveyards is about the most I would agree with.

I am also not in favor of mobs tearing down public structures. This has to be stopped as it goes to no good end. If the elected representatives want to take them down (and I would prefer that they did) - that is the only acceptable way of doing it.

BTW - do you know who else was against erecting monuments to the Confederacy? Try R.E.Lee - http://leefamilyarchive.org/papers/lett ... /v076.html

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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Kommander » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 pm

The issue is that I don't think that these guys could tell the difference between a statue of General Forest, a memorial to the dead, and a marker for a battle site. Hell I would not be surprised if they pulled down a union statue by mistake. Hopefully /pol/ can get some of those Lennin statues down.

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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Jered » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:03 am

Kommander wrote:The issue is that I don't think that these guys could tell the difference between a statue of General Forest, a memorial to the dead, and a marker for a battle site. Hell I would not be surprised if they pulled down a union statue by mistake. Hopefully /pol/ can get some of those Lennin statues down.
Formally Presented. The speaker lauded the present-day American spirit, a spirit of union with no feeling between the old north and south, which caused such bitterness and sorrow years ago. Both sides are now engaged in building up a better c ountry to live in, making their homes more comfortable, their cities more beautiful. She closed:

“On behalf of the daughters of the Confederacy, I present this fountain to the city of Helena as a token of our esteem toward our new home.”
Found here.

The Democrats are trying to get rid of that one now.

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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Vonz90 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:59 am

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2 ... hicago.php
...and defacing Lincoln statues now.

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Re: The Stupid It Burns (Episode 45,165)

Post by Weetabix » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:25 pm

Someone recently painted "Tear it down" on a statue of Joan of Arc in NO
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/08/17 ... -take/amp/
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

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