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What difference does that make?
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:43pm
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Let's say that there's a statue of a Confederate Soldier in front of the Old Courthouse.

It's been there since 1917.

It stands there today, unnoticed by all except those who happen to walk past it. And even most of THEM barely notice it, if they notice it at all.

Once a year there's a brief commemoration ceremony there on "Confederate Heritage Day", attended by fewer than a hundred people. One Memorial Day and Veterans Day there are ceremonies there. Those ceremonies last no more than a half hour, tops.

And at no time do any of those ceremonies imply any kind of "White Supremacy" agenda. 99.9% of the population never even sees the ceremonies, much less attends them.

That being that case -- how would anyone's life be materially improved if it was discovered that 100 years ago during the dedication ceremony the keynote speaker said something about how they were then engaged in a NEW battle against the Negro Race, and that they should all dedicate themselves to the battle that the brave soldiers had started?

Other than some vague reference to some unknown person's "feelings", how would that revelation of what someone said 100 years ago create a necessity to tear down a monument that TODAY has ZERO connection to anything LIKE that?

As I've said, if the monument is the sight of the monthly ,meeting of the KKK where they ceremoniously hang Blacks and Jews and Catholics in effigy, then sure, I agree 100%, destroy it. The monument is NOW a symbol of White Supremacy and intimidation and unrest.

But if it sits there, quietly, unnoticed, not harming anyone?

Who's helped by tearing it down?