Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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- Jan 7, 2013
- Long Island, NY
Hopefully any statue/monuments removed today will be moved to their own park as well.Interesting article by Nick Sacco on why Gen. Lyon's statue was moved:
It obviously was removed for political reasons, but as you say, it does not change history.They didn't change history because it wasnt removed.....it was simply moved to its own park....again anyone who wishes to see it can, it isn't a secret…...that few do is because few want to....
BTW there was confederates there at all, it was MVM, which is Missouri Volunteer Militia, the pre-war legal state militia........it would be more accurate to say someone sympathetic to Missouri.
Changing history is referring to people as confederate, when many went on to serve the union..........
In this case, the statue was removed at the insistance of a descendent of a Confederate general because the statue honored a Union general.We have a generation who are fed feel good pablum, idealistic without the experience of reality and the sacrifices made to create this country. This feel good every body, play nice does not prepare people for the real world. When these protesters get depressed or anxious because mommy, daddy or liberal teachers are no longer holding their hand, they think the world is awful and they have to fix it. My sympathy is just as strong for the South as it is for the North. How dare someone else take away my opportunity to view rememberences of the struggles to create this country. Carolyn Van Doren
Dont see how you can possibly draw that conclusion from that...……. My sympathy is just as strong for the South as it is for the North. Would indicate no bias at all, but treating both equally.......Also would think your overlooking the objection to an attack on Camp Jackson wasnt because it was a Confederate general......But a MVM camp that was legally assembled. Even the security council recognized that. Again when Frost was attacked at Camp Jackson he was as American as Lyon was.....He was a BG Gen in the militia of a US state.In this case, the statue was removed at the insistance of a descendent of a Confederate general because the statue honored a Union general.
IMHO, We All are fed "pablum" of some sort or another when We are "young and inexperienced". The source(s) and the corresponding value of those sources of knowledge and whether we seek further confirmation of it or the refutetation of what we learn originally is what is all important.We have a generation who are fed feel good pablum, idealistic without the experience of reality and the sacrifices made to create this country. This feel good every body, play nice does not prepare people for the real world.
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