It's better to learn from history than to try and pretend it never happened

It's better to learn from history than to try and pretend it never happened  | THOSE THAT ATTEMPT TO ERASE HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT | image tagged in history,confederate,antifa,what are they thinking | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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HOW MANY FAT, WHITE VIRGINS DOES IT TAKE TO BEAT UP A STATUE ? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Well I wasn't a few of them white virgin dudes? Oh I best not assume they might have an identity crisis and not know their gender.
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What our dear friend Octavia fails to understand is where does this end? There are so many great Americans that did so many great things. They also owned slaves.
I'll go back centuries like he likes to do and remind every one that all races were slaves at one time. During these periods slavery was common nature.
I guess I'm saying that to overlook all the great things these Americans have done over one character flaw is dangerous.
It will not end here.
I'm already hearing the calls to remove the greatest American political thinker of all time. Thomas Jefferson. Someone whoms shadow we all live in.
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The answer you just gave was a good, well-reasoned one. Why can't you respond to me with respectful answers like that?
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Because you know what you're doing. You just put a show on, when it's certain users memes. I tried being civil to you when I came back. But slowly you deteriorated it. It's your fault.
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Ok. Keep putting on a show. GOODBYE!
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Even if all the history books, statues, monuments, etc. are erased, there will always be a living record of American history. . . #MaconFamily
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That's what Hitler and Stalin said......and chavez.........and Lenin...........and mou..........
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Except that the Macons aren't in the same vein as Hitler, Stalin, Chavez, Lenin, and Mou. You might want to research the Macon family, just sayin'
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Is this an omen of the future?
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It's a slippery slope. I would think liberals would want to keep the memory alive, so as to never repeat the atrocities.
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Now they want the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson statues removed as well as a park rename. Don't know if they will be going after Christopher Columbus next but if they know history he had slaves. Wait wasn't it a black man that sold slaves?? This could get messes.
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They are just finding destructive ways to release their anger because their presidential candidate did not got elected. You know, kinda like a poorly behaved kids that do not get the toy they want at the store. They don't really care about racism, most of them are very poorly educated and don't even know who's statue is it they are taking down.
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Let's see how long it will take them to call out radical Islamic terrorism like what happened today in Spain. Oh, wait....they won't do that. It's not on their list of losers. It's on their list of people they must protect.
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Well they need to hurry up and go to Egypt and burn down all those towns of black people that slaved the Jews, take down and destroy their pharoe statue while at it. Hurry, hurry, I can't bear to see the monuments of those black slavers!
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Taking down a monument that glorifies someone isn't the same as erasing history. The Iraqis weren't trying to erase history when they tore down that huge statue of Saddam Hussein. Just like Germans weren't trying to erase history when they "denazified" post-WW2 Germany.
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It's my opinion that it's better to leave statues, monuments, etc up or move them to museums and learn (even bad history) then to make it disappear. This is why the Jews have so many holocaust museums. If you go to Germany, some of the death camps are now museums.
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Exactly. They have Holocaust museums to remember what happened so people won't forget it. That's not the same as keeping statues and monuments in place which glorify Hitler. You don't have to keep Confederate statues in place to learn from, and remember what happened during, the Civil War. Honestly, I'm pretty ambivalent about the Confederate statue issue. If they leave them up I don't really care. If they take them down I don't really care.
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That statue wasn't bothering anyone. It wasn't walking up to people and tapping them on the shoulder and preaching about how great slavery was.

The implied offense is... guess what? Implied. Here's what's not implied; A bunch of SJWs urinating on a piece of bronze because it's shaped to look like someone they disagree with. That's reality.

...and just for sh**ts and giggles, let's have a peek at the big bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle, WA and tell me how this blood-soaked communist who isn't even an American, much less an arguably "evil" American like the SJWs claim Robert E. Lee was, has a statue and that's perfectly okay. But honor a General who won many battles that he had no business winning logistically, because he was a brilliant military tactician, and was incidentally given a blanket pardon along with every other Southerner by President Lincoln, now that is an affront to everything America stands for.

Please. Please. Please. Can we make far-reaching decisions with our heads instead of our hearts? Because the human heart is a big, whiny, entitled douche that should be mostly ignored. Think, don't feel.
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Good comment
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Octavia why do you care? Does the thought of Trump getting re-elected bothers you that much?
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My comment didn't even mention Trump
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But your motives are, the reason why you are so worked up and care about this is that your candidate was not elected. If Sanders was the president I bet that statue will still be standing.
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The issue is about the statues themselves, regardless of who is in the White House.
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Nope, did not happened when Obama was president. All those people at that time where at their home on their sofa watching tv the 8 years Obama reign as president and did not gave a flying F about that statue or slavery for that matter, that is a fact that can be backed up.
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Let me ask you a question, did Hitler ever do anything positive?
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He fixed Germany's economy. He also did mass genocide. That's why we have the proof available to the public so we don't let someone do that again.
Also if you have 3 notifs now... spell correction is a b**ch.
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Yeah he did but he let those things run away with his fantasies and they were lost in history amongst the grim reality and consequences of the war and his beliefs
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The bad thing is that some of those people filming could probably be against what they are doing, but areonly filming it so they can put it on facebook and become 'popular', instead of doing anything about it.
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That's right. We Southerners have a right to be proud.
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