This is the best explanation I’ve heard or seen
I’m not agreeing with what he’s saying about Trump supporters. There are some really great people that are Trump supporters including my very best friends. I don’t think any less of them for who they support politically as that is not something that gets between us. The guy in the video is liberal but he gets to the truth. I value truth and honesty above all other things. Most people are a little of this and a little of that. Believe in what you want but don’t jam it down other people’s throats. The hysteria is online and in the left/right media Even people that are different are usually pretty good people on average. There were a couple guys near here that made the news. Black or white, relax and have a beer.
Yep, all legit problems, I’m sure we could brainstorm hundreds more
I’ve got no issue with confederate statues being removed from public places, just not the way they are doing it- they should be in a civil war museum, not holding a place of honor on our streets. They tried to over throw the US and lost, they aren’t national heroes. Significant US statues should remain as a remembrance of what role they played in the formation of the country, the fight for independence from a monarchy, the formation of a government that represents “all” people - even if they weren’t at that time living by today’s standards. There’s a difference between the two types of monuments. Many Republicans and military leaders are ready to ditch the confederate names from US bases, seems Trump is the only one opposed, which doesn’t make sense because he doesn’t like losers.
I’m not trying to get anyone riled up- I was just sharing a differing view. I didn’t mean any disrespect. I really understand the appeal of Trump, people love him. Nothing wrong with that at all. He’s not my style, too much drama. That’s all. I don’t protest or donate or send mailers or anything. I consume news and I vote. There are hundreds of millions of people in the US. We can’t all agree on everything but it’s not hard to find things we can agree on. I knew I was going to get called the L word and Marty hinted at the D word. Just a pretty middle of the road guy all my life, just how I am I guess. It’s not a debate forum without a little debate
I would like to share some history here...
The confederate statues are there for a reason, everyone seems to miss. Maybe they were not paying attention in history class?
At the end of the civil war some thing indeed strange happened. There were NO prisoners of war, not a single one. Not one confederate soldier was ever tried for war crimes, not one. At the end of the civil war Lincoln was tasked with bringing a divided nation back into and undivided one. What he did was and still is to this day, unmatched by any other war. He simply told the confederate soldiers to "go home" and pick up their lives as Americans, as we all are. The confederate statues were created to show respect for their efforts, to acknowledge the fact that this war cost many life's on both sides. It was an attempt at recognize the Confederacy and it's soldiers as not evil or villainous, but Americans who fought for and lost.. but in the end were still a part of this nation. This is the reason we have statues of important members of the Confederacy. Strangely in all the bickering, I have heard no one mention these facts.
Yes, I agree, great post Kirk. That makes a lot of sense.
Would the decision to remove a statue on state land be a national issue? That wasn’t the case with changing Mississippi’s flag, that passed their house and senate easily. Seems to me it would come down to the locals. I’m a Yankee without any say and don’t have strong feelings about it either way. I will say again I disagree with the destruction of statues, they should be properly removed and put in a civil war museum if that is what the people decide. Maybe flags and statues should be looked at as separate issues as they aren’t the same form of symbol.
Yeah, I view the statue debate differently after the history lesson. I also said they weren’t an equivalent comparison to the Nazi statues.
The flag on the other hand has grown to be a symbol that intimidates due to its use in hateful acts by wankers like Dylan Roof. Unlike statues it can be as easily deployed as an ss flag.
NASCAR said no, that’s a corporate decision. Mississippi said no, that’s legislative
I think it’s a shame it was hijacked, the General Lee just isn’t the General Lee without a confederate flag on the roof and there wasn’t any hate there.
Also, I don’t have a beef with anyone flying it- to each their own-but some people do.
Rainbows also got hijacked, I guess that it’s not unheard of.
I think it’s funny I put crickets in the title, it been anything but