Don't Touch Our Statues

Don't Touch Our Statues | ONE DAY IN THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE THEY'LL PROBABLY REMOVE THIS STATUE TOO | image tagged in memes,funny,statues | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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THERE'S NO WOMEN TEAR IT DOWN! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I was there last year. An awesome monument, and only the second time that I'd seen it in my life (first time was 8th grade)...and that is after I'd served 22 years in the USMC.

You're not far off, however, because I noticed on the base that there is an inscription that it is dedicated to all of the MEN (capitalized by me for emphasis) that have been lost in battle.

Of course, this monument was created BEFORE we had a lot of women dying in combat as well.

I was somewhat taken aback by that and actually think that should be changed to "all the MARINES that we've lost in battle"...that would cover men, women, and LGBTQ2AAS...

Last bit of diversity trivia for the Marine Corps War Memorial...did you know that one of the flag raisers is a Native American?
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I had to look up the actual inscription, I was doing it from memory above. Here it is "In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The United States Marine Corps Who Have Given Their Lives To Their Country Since 10 November 1775"
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Skipper | VERY INTERESTING | image tagged in skipper | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Thanks for sharing
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full metal jacket | NOT ON MY WATCH! | image tagged in full metal jacket | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Seriously, want to see some shit happen?
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Creepy Condescending Wonka Meme | YEAH, AFTER THE SNOWFLAKES START TELLING THE JAPANESE AMERICANS THAT THEY SHOULD BE OFFENDED BY IT! | image tagged in memes,creepy condescending wonka | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Sorry, the staues that everyone is complaining about are those of losers that committed treason against the United States.
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Here's the thing: President Johnson granted the Confederates a full pardon and they were never convicted of treason. To call them traitors alienates half of this country whose descendants fought with the Confederacy, and infers that those descendants are lesser Americans simply because of where they happened to be born. Regardless on which side of history the Confederacy fell upon, the war still pit Americans against Americans, fathers against sons, and brothers against brothers. Every decision comes with a price, and the decision to secede was paid for with blood on the ground. Show some respect.
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yes, President Andrew Johnson granted the confederate soldiers a full pardon. recall what happened after that? He was 1 vote shy of being impeached. SCOTUS, in a different case about the same time, confirmed it was legal. called Ex Parte Garland. In the long run, it was a good thing. imagine the number of men and women, that would have been hung for such offense as fighting for the CSA. The problem lies in that people have acted as if the confederacy won.
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Oh, they didn't commit treason. It's all good.
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Write a letter to the editor of Pravda and ask. They couldn't commit treason against the US beausethey were US citizens. The Confederate generals statues that have been torn down were traitors to the USA. The would have been worth accolades, but they lost. Losers should not be rememberwd
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Even if the CSA had won, should we have statues of *their* generals in *our* country, is part of the issue.
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Had the CSA won, the statues would be in their country, and not ours. to the best of my knowledge, there is only one memorial in the US to a traitor: the Boot Monument in Saratoga National Park to Benedict Arnold. It wasn't for his act of treason, though, but for his time prior to his defection. Still, because his name has become synonymous with treason, no where on his monument is his name nor likeness. only a boot. a back handed compliment to America's most famous traitor.

So far, everyone that has tried to counter the argument has brought up BS comparisons.
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:o
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It's something we glossed over back in Jr Hi US History. Discussion of how he broke his leg in that battle. He was a hero long before he was a traitor. The inscription reads:

"Erected 1887 By

JOHN WATTS de PEYSTER
Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y.
2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n:
In memory of
the "most brilliant soldier" of the
Continental Army
who was desperately wounded
on this spot the sally port of
BORGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT
7th October, 1777
winning for his countrymen
the decisive battle of the
American Revolution
and for himself the rank of
Major General."

Only one person fits all of that info; Benny Arnold. He was honored for his heroism in that battle, but, because of his later treason, his name was left off of the memorial. It's known as a Damnatio memoriae or "condemnation of memory". The deed was memorialized, but the man vilified.
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Very informative :) I just found out that damnatio memoriae was a Roman custom where disgraced Romans (particularly emperors) were pretended never to have existed :3
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I had to look it up, too. LOL. It's amazing how much knowledge is available to us all. wish we'd had the interwebs back when I was a kid
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To be honest, I almost feel like it's an insult to past generations who would've given their left arms for knowledge such as we have today, and we don't even appreciate it. I have a biology textbook in my truck that I haven't even started reading yet. A scientist from the 1700s or 1800s would have LOVED to have that kind of discovery and knowledge at their fingertips.
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I'm getting ready to whittle down my personal Library. Things I intend keeping? certain books that I enjoy rereading. humor reference books (you'd be surprised at what I consider a reference book) and survival books. I only have about 10K or so. lot of whittling down. Some history books some science. Politics? I Rush treated his listeners the way he treats his listeners...
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What I've learned with dealing with progressives is that you give them what they want its never enough. Mostly goblins
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Not in seattle.
Also the statue of your beloved Sanger. Perhaps the most racist woman of all time.
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If the Lenin Statue upsets you so much, just purchase it an then you can do what you please. It IS for sale. It was purchased as a business investment.
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It should upset everyone. Only soulless progressive liberals would meh it's existence in our nation's grounds. Maybe we should vandalise it at night like cowards?

So free confederate soldiers fighting for their homes.
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Like I said, if it upsets you, you can purchase the statue outright and destroy it. Have your man talk to his local Klan leader about raising the money. that would be a great demonstration: instead of just toppling it, have the members of his group take cutting torches to it. It wouldn't be as easy to burn as a cross, so higher tech would be needed. in the end, the chunks could be sold for scrap. It's going for $1.64 a pound.
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Lol. You didn't know there was a statue of Lenin in Seattle <3 you downvoting me you little b**ch?
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She is not worshipped as a god. Also, to say that she was "perhaps the most racist woman of all time" is absurdly hyperbolic.
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No they wont. Stop being an idiot.
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On this day in history,,,
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But i like that statue, its bad ass :C
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I don't think the Iwo Jima statue is at risk. First off, it represents the bravery of a few real Marines, not some pumped up officers that blew off their oath to fight and lead the confederacy. Not very good at defending the constitution from the enemies of the United States, both foreign and domestic.
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Progressives have much smaller brains. Walnut sized.
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From the land of the Pima Indian
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Oh no I hope not
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