Closing Thought–03Nov17

There has been a bit of a war over the placement of statutes mostly Civil War era commemorations….a statue of Robert E. Lee or Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the KKK and others….there was even a violent confrontation over the removal of one in Virginia just a few months ago….

This is something new for this country to have differences over statues, right?

Well, not exactly…….

President Trump may be infuriating and offending many with his calls to save our “great statues/heritage,” but the unending uproar over Confederate monuments isn’t the first time Americans have feuded over whom we should preserve in plaster—and who’s best left forgotten.

That’s a clash that is literally as old as the nation itself. It began more than 200 years ago with a vicious debate over how the country should celebrate the founding of the American Republic—a debate that continued well into the 20th century.

Source: America Has Been Fighting Over Statues Since the Founding – POLITICO Magazine

A little dreaded history came you way……some things remain the same year after year from the beginning….a/holes are gonna be a/holes……

I must close down for the evening meal…may your day be happy and fruitful….I shall return tomorrow with more stuff……peace out…..chuq

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6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–03Nov17

  1. Statues are always going to be contentious. As for the Civil War ones, I feel that they should remain as historical fact. However, I became embroiled in so many arguments about this online, and I am not American. So, I suppose I should ‘butt out’!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. All opinions are welcome……if the statue commemorates a battle or such then it stays….if it is just there to flaunt the segregation crap then it needs to go. Pretty simple to me….chuq

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