There is no need to glorify Confederate war "heroes". The majority of Confederate statues were erected in the wake of civil rights groups and black advocacy groups. So, The erection of these statues was less about commemorating civil war figures and remembering history and more about sending a message in direct opposition of black rights. The statues are a testament to white supremacy and should be destroyed.
If I haven't swayed you, Pretend you are black for one moment. Your tax dollars are being spent on the upkeep of statues glorifying men who desired to keep you beneath them and enslaved for your entire life and centuries to come. Does that prospect not enrage you?
Two thirds of this countries supply of money has been printed in the last 12 months. The government is desperately in debt, And we need to pay it off by any means necessary. There are lots of chumps willing to pay big bucks to own these statues. We need to create a win-win situation, Where those who value the statues can keep them for themselves and the government can begin to pay off its astronomical debt.
Yes, Confederate statues should be removed. I support their removal from their original locations and moving them to a location where the statue can still be viewed and people can learn the context and history behind the figure(s) depicted. Erasing history is definitely not the right path, But there is no reason to commemorate Confederate political and military figures in the halls of the Capitol.
I wouldnt mind if someone opted to move them to some sort of confederate museum to display that part of American history. That being said, Whats the purpose of destroying them? Will the end result be a net decrease in racism? Are the statues somehow creating racism where there formally was none? It seems to me that its typically white people who feel guilty that try and destroy reminders of the past.
Should the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland be permanently closed because it brings back painful memories for Jews? Should the Arc de Triomphe in France be removed because it reminds of the exploits of Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte which resulted in the decimation of thousands of men? Should Central Park in New York be removed because it resulted in the displacement of many families – mostly blacks? Of course not! These are all reminders. Without reminders, Well, You wouldn't remember, Would you? If those statues were a lot bigger and heavier, You wouldn't be picking a fight with it.
Should individual communities, Yes and no.
If the descendants of the Confederates who fought and died for the liberty of their land and 'some of their people, Are dead and no longer value filial piety, Then I wouldn't be surprised by statues being removed to museums. Also if said descendants are now a minority, I wouldn't be surprised by statues being removed to museums.
If the descendants of the Confederates who fought and died for the liberty of their land and 'some of their people, Are yet living and value filial piety, Then I would be surprised by statues being removed to museums. Also if said descendants still a majority, I would be surprised by statues being removed to museums.
Subjective question really, I think.
Depending on 'who you ask, 'where it is asked, Providence of said statues. The values held by who you ask.
Confederate flags, Parks, Statues, And everything associated with Confederacy is hour history. The issue is that Confederacy is being memorated by the descendants of the Confederacy and not many by the victims of the Confederacy, Thus we have an imbalance. To balance our history we should not hide it, Instead we should create a representation of the victims of the Confederacy right next to or near to the Confederacy emblems. And we are rich with history that is able to balance the representation.
Despite being judged as "evil" by today's standards, These were American soldiers who fought in a particularly horrible war. History should be remembered, Good and bad. Destroying history sets an extremely bad precedent and could easily lead to a totalitarian society like 1984. The left today is objectively one of the least tolerant political forces. They tend to label their political enemies as "nazis" and claim that the right is trying to genocide minorities. With this extreme label attached to their enemies, They are free to justify total intolerance and hatred.