I got all riled up from being attacked from multiple fronts for no reason a couple hours back. I ranted, had a smoke, and calmed down. If you're of Texas blood, then you know how one can get all balled up and full of vinegar sometimes. I am very capable of looking at things objectively.
It's kind of comical, but one of the main reasons Texas didn't like Quantrill is that he went there and looted and pillaged for supplies. They expected him to act like a proper Confederate officer and not raid his own side, but Quantrill was essentially fighting on a third front...his own private war, so nothing was sacred to him.
John Brown is fairly well respected for his desire and attempts to abolish slavery. He did commit a violent crime though, and it wasn't technically an act of war. He attempted to start a rebellion, and hung for it. I will admit that I admire his operation in Harper's Ferry. It was well orchestrated up to a point, but he should have planned it better tactically. Exfiltration is always as important as infiltration if you want to preserve your forces.
As to which side was more brutal...that's really up in the air. If one was worse than the other, it was close. The pro-confederate guerrillas terrorized abolitionists, and the pro-union partisans don't really get enough credit for their actions in Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky. They were impressive to say the least. It was almost a war within a war, with Union and Confederate sympathizers being the targets, and the two irregular forces fighting not only each other, but regular forces as well.
Don't apologize to me. Ever. I was just suggesting we get back on topic before we find out what a real red-letter day is.
I'm not a monument feller. I've never been to NOLA and have no idea what the Liberty Place Monument is or why it ought to be moved.I'll ask once again if people think that New Orleanians have a reasonable rationale for removing the Liberty Place monument. I've asked the question several times and have watched people "dance a little sidestep" rather than answer.
If its is the one I am thinking of, I dont see how it could teach that unless you put up a lot of explanatory signage. And if that is the case, why not replace it entirely with a different kind of monument that actually teaches what you suggest?.... it should be used to teach the children, white and black, about the horrors of bigotry, and what racial tensions can lead to....
You make perfect sense... But then again, you apparently have sense. Many do not!If they're in your state, or community, that's up to you, and the community or state. I don't pay taxes, or live there. I have no right to tell anyone what to do with their property.
If you're worried about something that isn't in your state or community, you're wasting your time. Its not your call to make.
Federal property, battlefields etc. I would say leave them alone is my vote. That's an appropriate place for them. You have every right to your own opinion as well. How I may feel about your opinion matters not.
You've done it again, Jamie ... pointed out the ridiculous by comparing it to something equally ridiculous.I've got a great idea. Let's have a Confederate rememberance park in the swamps far outside of Charleston. They can move every monument ever made in rememberance of people who fought for what they thought was right - no matter what their version if right was. Then gradually the monuments will slowly sink into the muck! You like? Anyone? Class... Class...?