Amadeus
So...
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:06am
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...if we'll all just leave the racist monuments up, the racists won't have to murder anyone?

That's your best argument?

What?

And after repeated explanations of how such displays have hurt communities constantly since they were put in place, you still see it as "they haven't hurt anyone" because, what, the statue itself hasn't directly killed someone? What would it take? Does the statue have to fall on someone to qualify? Do you not understand the intimidation factor? The messaging? Before the internet, this was a powerful social message to those who thought that racial equality was going to follow easily after the Civil War. It was a platform that was used again as people campaigned for legal protections. A message that said, "Write whatever silly laws you want. We're the power in your neighborhood." It was a burning cross with the plausible deniability of a baby-kissing politician.

Wake up and stop defending white supremacist causes. At some point, it stops being accidental.

Amadeus

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      Someone will have to be paid to remove them and install them elsewhere... There you go... All kinds of people will benefit with paid jobs to do that... **smirk**
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    • So... — Amadeus, Fri Aug 25 10:06am
      • What's YOUR argument?SES, Fri Aug 25 11:48am
        If dumbsh*t scumsucking Liberal pukes hadn't made these monuments an issue, Heather Heyer would still be alive. That's just a simple fact. Something that dumbsh*t scumsucking Liberal pukes hate --... more
        • No.Amadeus, Fri Aug 25 3:05pm
          What's YOUR argument? If dumbsh*t scumsucking Liberal pukes hadn't made these monuments an issue, Heather Heyer would still be alive. The fact that you need to sprinkle the insults in shows the... more
          • Well said... !! Sia☺giah, Fri Aug 25 4:55pm
            Our only disagreement on the issue is if ALL of the statues and monuments should be removed, and if not, which ones should be... I'm totally open to any and all reasonable debates on individual... more
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            • Why?wondering, Fri Aug 25 3:07pm
              Why would attempting to remove those monuments get people killed? Or divide people? Why should anyone care about those monuments being removed any more than people care about them staying? Why?... more
            • I believe that it's basically an EMOTIONAL ISSUE on BOTH sides??? NO ONE will be impacted in a tangible, touchable, life changing way no matter WHAT they do with the monuments... (other than if they... more
            • You use any platform to bash LiberalsPikes, Fri Aug 25 1:53pm
              It appears not only a highlight of your life, but perhaps its most shining moments.