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I am very pleased and a bit surprised at your response William. I agree with you on removal of the CBF from public property. However, I also deeply respect the valor and courage of confederate soldiers. I am not sure how to handle the CBF at memorials, most of which are on public property. I lean to no.I hope not, but this is what happens when movements are allowed to grow without thinking. Both sides are to blame, but when you give them an inch, they take a yard. I am for removal of the flag from all government facilities and functions but they want to eradicate all Confederate history, memory, and heritage. It is a campaign of hate now against my Confederate heritage..........
Walmart is two-faced and they and other businesses and institutions like them are a BIG part of the problem - they have NO principles and don't want anything that will interfere with their profits and so will pander to what they see as any majority opinion, no matter how radical.
I think your point will at best fall on deaf ears, and at worst be seen as rationalization of bad behavior.Any reason everyone could live with the idea that people just might be so angry, so upset, that they could bring themselves to deface Confederate monuments?
Confederate monuments targeted by vandals: Time to rethink memorials?
After the murder of nine black people in a South Carolina church, memorials of pro-slavery politicians and Confederate battles are facing new scrutiny.
By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent June 23, 2015
Confederate memorials are under attack, from speeches to petitions to outright vandalism.
Last week, a white supremacist was charged with killing nine innocent black men and women. This week, flags and statues associated with the Confederacy have been tried and convicted before the suspected gunman sets foot in court.
There isn't, and won't likely be, an immediate solution. Humans are congenitally wired to react unfavorably to "different." The degree of "unfavorably" is what is in question. Some will vandalize a monument and a few will express it with violence, like that fruitcake in Charleston.I think your point will at best fall on deaf ears, and at worst be seen as rationalization of bad behavior.
Black folks in America have a right to be angry. They aren't even safe in church!
Defacing a monument doesn't address the problem and neither does complaining about it.
How can we solve the problem together?
I really don't know.
Many now you can understand a little how black people who fell victim to the Fugitive Slave Act felt, or how free blacks taken from Pennsylvania by the ANV felt, or how after the CW the families of people lynched for reasons like looking at a white woman "funny" felt.
Really, Rob? Retribution? The South, black and white, suffered for a full century after the war trying to recover and rebuild. Now, you feel it hasn't suffered enough but we need to feel the pain of those who suffered a hundred years ago. So much for any sense of regional reconciliation.
Your oozing of hatred toward anyone who might not want to see historic public art defaced certainly does not mirror the Christian love shown by the real victims here, the families and friends of those who were murdered. I'll try to emulate them and simply say, go ahead, pick up that first stone.