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Display some realistic Civil War monuments

StoneMountainCarving Display some realistic Civil War monuments
Bennie Garza | 24 August, 2017, 02:53

The lieutenant governor said the vandalism of the Confederate monument in Durham - protesters pulled it down - was an act of violence by two communist groups, and people need to remember that communists killed 100 million people. It was built as a sign of unity and not to honor the Confederacy. If we don't know history, we are bound to repeat it (attributed to many, including Socrates and Winston Churchill).

This does not mean Americans support white supremacy or the alt-right, however. This makes it hard for them to understand how that legacy informs a social, economic and political system that still marginalizes people of color. Do the majority of Americans want to see the removal of any statue or monument that offends some snowflake's delicate sentimentalities?

The Civil War was bloody, and soldiers on both sides showed full measures of honor, loyalty, courage, dedication to duty and perseverance.

However, we must also remember that the formation of the Confederacy was not primarily over slavery and that slavery was not considered a key factor of the American Civil War until after the Emancipation Proclamation, almost two years after the war began. The Civil War happened; slavery happened.

"We do not share any private information about the students", school spokeswoman Amy Glenn told the North Carolina NBC station. The bodies of Black people hanging mutilated and tortured from trees were a common sight throughout the American South after the Civil War, and well into Reconstruction.

There's no doubt that Confederate leaders were fighting for slavery.

It's pretty clear that those who want Confederate monuments removed aren't going to stop there.

The rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly to protest removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in a city park but actually was a way for hatemongers to hurt others, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said, and for them to gain worldwide attention and recruits. They asserted that this region was "well adapted" for the "Nordic races".

A white supremacist beats an antifascist with a stick in Charlottesville.

It also obscures the history of Seattle's Union soldiers. We do not doubt that these men had more to them than just being part of the Confederacy.

Where are the public monuments of slaves being trodden underfoot; depictions of whippings and rapes at the hands of taskmasters; a broken neck suspended by rope beneath the branch of a bronze tree? Because Republican-run states in the South don't think so.

Their cemetery was established in 1896 on land donated by two of Seattle's earliest Jewish settlers.

Fortunately, I got a more balanced picture of American history in college.

General Lee earned his title: he graduated second in his class (1829) at West Point, and fought in the Mexican War. By then, though, the cemetery was in decline, its occupants increasingly forgotten. They worked to stitch the union together, not tear it apart. I can imagine what my acquaintance would say if, instead of the current design, that memorial consisted of a statue of a courageous-looking SS officer proudly saluting "Heil Hitler". Nevertheless, the fight will continue from city to city whether or not the Confederate memorials will stand. The monument forces us to confront our past and urges us to do better.

The council initially planned to leave the Jackson statue in place but at the meeting Tuesday took the first administrative steps toward having it removed as well. It's just "history", not a commentary on the righteousness of the cause for which those men fought.

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