IF WE DIDN’T HAVE SO MANY FAINT HEARTED PANSY ASSES RUNNING THIS COUNTRY, WE’D BE REMOVING ILLEGAL ALIENS INSTEAD OF SOUTHERN MONUMENTS
The systematic removal of Southern monuments commemerating Confederate war heros or leaders doesn’t seem right. History is not going to be erased, it makes up our culture, good or bad; it’s who we are and where we came from.
The memoriam are dedicated to those who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country. 650,000 men died in the Civil War. Counting the maimed and wounded, that’s 5% of the popultion in 1865. Removing Southern culture and heritage is an affront to the many descendants from the 11 states that seceded and the 5 who remained partial to the South.
It is difficult to fathom what removal accomplishes other than to produce division and resentment between black and white. Instead of removing all vestiges of the Confederacy, let us use these statues and the names inscribed on them to start a new conversation, one that acknowledges the roles of everyone involved and offers hope for our nation and its people of all colors.
Along the same lines, the Conferate battle flag represents similar sentiment. The Civil War, regardless of sides, is a part of our glorious history. Southern pride will not be wiped out because the flag is discredited or not flown. It changes nothing. Everyone knows the real meaning of the flag…..it is not aimed at blacks nor a hatred of them, rather it is part of our American Southern culture.