Quality protest. 10/10.
A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.www.reuters.com
But can't you live with historic art being put into context?
After the statues are gone, then painted artworks will need to go as well. This must be the plan, no?
Historic art that was completed in 1971? That’s just a losers’ participation trophy on a sacred KKK site.
what does this even mean? historic art. did you know the majority of these statues in america went up in the 60's and 70's?
What is your favorite and most artistic statue of Hitler in Berlin?
You do realise that those confederate generals were all officers in the US army before the Civil War I hope. Lee was even offered command of the Northern Army by Lincoln. He also trained many of the officers both under his command and those who opposed him
Comparisons with the Nazi Germany are not really comparable. The removal of statues and Nazi artefacts were part of a wider process of denazification. Which wasn't entirely successful.
Check out Prof Franz Six amongst others...
Who gives a shit?You do realise that those confederate generals were all officers in the US army before the Civil War I hope. Lee was even offered command of the Northern Army by Lincoln. He also trained many of the officers both under his command and those who opposed him
And you realise there were no statues memorialising Lee’s involvement in the Mexican-American War or Harper’s Ferry. Show me the statue of Lee in his American army uniform!
In every case these statues were put up long after the fact, in tribute to his military command of a failed rebellion to defend the institution of slavery and at a time of white Southern insecurity (1920s Jim Crow era and 1960s Civil Rights).
Wait a minute. The armed black protesters in the OP were really white? It’s always fun to see white people tell black people how they should deal about this shit. Do go on!
"Charmers" is doing a lot of heavy lifting in that sentenceI'm not referring specifcally to that, I'm refering to the movement in total. It is predominantly white people wrecking statues...
However, it nice to see that bunch of charmers all tooled up....cancelling the police will be a real fucking success...
You should start with cancelling your nations gun fetish....that would be a good start...
...if you want to make you country a better, fairer place, you should start by addressing your insane gun culture.
After that 4th of July weekend, one would hope the protesters would regroup, self-reflect and figure out that rampant iconoclasm is probably not the zeitgeist that is needed to resolve America's fetish with guns and violence. But as my American colleague said today, exactly what did Obama do for Chicago in his 8 years as President?
It's all playing out as theatre. The chaos and offense is deliberately contrived, as Kaepernick's tweet shows. Manufactured kabuki moves where black lives matter seem not to matter that much for the glory of the revolution. Black on black don't you know...move along. Utterly brazen and shameless.
I remember the pink maps and Commonwealth Day in primary school. There were bound copies of ‘The Boys Own Paper’ which was probably the inspiration for ‘Ripping Yarns’. We read John Buchan’s ‘Prester John’ featuring a faraway place called Bulawayo and the Rider Haggard stories too.My point is, probably clumsily made, is that all this statue toppling is a sideshow. It won't really change anything.
There was a good article by the historian Richard Evans on this very subject in the New Statesman a few weeks back.
When I was a child, in the early 1950s, much of the world map displayed on the classroom wall was still painted pink, depicting the “British empire, on which the sun never sets”. I learned to read from a primer called Little Black Sambo about a Tamil boy and his parents, Black Mumbo and Black...www.newstatesman.com
This is a good article from someone of the Left:
I'm not supportive of so-called cancel culture and I think that it can easily go too far. Just because you're not free to speak about certain issues on one side of politics, doesn't mean that the other side of politics should shut down discussion of other topics - that's just as bad, if not worse (as it's hypocritical). But let's not pretend that censorship and self-censorship hasn't existed in society for a very long time.
You realize half the people who signed the letter are right wing ghouls and war mongers who parade as democrats, right? Any time david frum and anne applebaum are together you know youre getting fleeced.It's more than ''easily'' gone too far it's Maoist cultural revolution. Interesting to see the Left priesthood class back-peddling and trying to reign in the attack dogs as Mao had to when they started targeting his own.
They've clearly and correctly realized they have much to lose in an era of revolution where the new political class will become the stars in a highly racialised society based on quotas and reparations. I do believe some of them are now starting to shit their pants. Queue J.K. Rowling's pleading to cancel Cancel Culture which up until the last few weeks she was digging in a big way.
BBC Music columnist makes a strong case for The Last Night of The Proms to go Woke....nah only kidding, ''They form a kind of unholy trinity: Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia!'':
Music critic Richard Morrison said when at the Last Night of the Proms he often sees people in the posh seats who were not at any other nights, singing the 'jingoistic' songs without any irony.www.dailymail.co.uk
A staid looking musical hack unworthy of further description:
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'They form a kind of unholy trinity: Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia!'':
DESPERATELY. TRYING. TO. STAY. RELEVANT. BY. JUMPING. ON. THE. BANDWAGGON. DE. JOUR.
I've never actually understood why "Jerusalem" is so popular at these jingoistic events - it's actually a condemnation of England in the 19th century and of the Industrial Revolution.
NO FLAGS. NO ANTHEMS. NO STATUES. NO POLICE.
JUSTS HUGS with the correct PPE
You realize half the people who signed the letter are right wing ghouls....