It's utterly disgraceful that we continue to honor these so-called "heroes of the Confederacy!"
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Yoda was never a rebel general
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excuse me but i would just like to point out that taking down statues is not solving anything! you cannot change history simply by taking down statues of historical figures! we continue to honor them because it is our heritage, a sign of civil conflict that shook our nation down to its core and changed our nation forever! Why would you want to destroy history? The statues are there to remind people of the honored dead who fought in that war to fight for their own political ideas and if they are confederate statues, so what? its all just simple ideas and ideology! we don't have to tear this great nation apart over one hunk of granite!
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You do realize it's a joke/pun, right? Yoda was a Jedi General in the Confederacy of Independent Systems/Separatist Alliance (many members of which later became part of the Rebel Alliance).
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It starts with statues, then it will move into the education that is taught in schools. You think that taking down the statues will mean nothing, and if that is all that was to ever happen then that may be the case. But if they start with statues, what keeps them from stating they don't want their kids to learn about the "racist leaders of this country" or about anything else that offends them. It will be just a matter of time before that happens, I guarantee it. The reason these statues are being torn down to begin with is because of the lack of education these people have. Lee freed slaves before the Civil War and even started schools for them. He only fought for the Confederacy because that is where his home was and felt compelled to defend his home. He didn't want the Union to be divided either. But people today think that because he fought for the Confederacy then he had to have been a racist and therefore his statue offends them, and pretty soon teaching about him in schools will be history as well.
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Here's a link to a speech recently given by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. You can read or watch it. It puts the whole thing into perspective for those upset about it all:
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It explains his actions, but I'm afraid it does not "put the whole thing into perspective." The Civil War and the Reconstruction that followed were complicated events. Slavery was inextricably tied to economics. Read of the atrocities of the war, on both sides. Search Civil War war crimes. Reading of these events you may come to realize that slavery was not the worst that are country was capable of and that the war had a broader context. Taking down the Confederate statues while allowing those of Sheridan and Sherman to remain is as intolerable an injustice as any described by Landrieu.
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For every Andersonville, there's an Elmira. No one's hat is entirely black or white.
1930s Germany and Austria had every right to be spitting mad at Western Europe. The Treaty of Versailles was almost a war crime in and of itself.
If the United States is a racist nation (it's not, by the way) then we learned it from the best. From the renaissance through industrial age, the British Empire raised racism to an art form.
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Of course Germany and Austria were mad. While it made their countries suffered, the French made provisions in the treaty making producing "french" items (such as wine) illegal for any country that wasn't France.
Essentially, they made it a human rights issue to make champagne in a different country than France.
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The Treaty of Versailles came down on Germany and Austria like a trainload of bricks. They made them entirely responsible for the war debt... Everyone's. On BOTH sides. They robbed them of their national and cultural identity, sanctioned them all to hell, and sent them spiraling so far into abject poverty and economic depression that they would have followed Satan himself if he promised them any relief. They created a Hitler-shaped hole, and all that paper-hanging bastard had to do was step into it.
The funniest part is, Woodrow Wilson warned them that if they punished them too harshly, it would come back to bite them in the arse. His advice was ignored, and well.... It came back to bite us all, didn't it?
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OH, GREAT! ANOTHER STATUE OF A REBEL GENERAL!
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