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    Impressive, ingenious solution
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    I suppose it might be different if your ancestors for the last 400 years were taught that hard work might get you out of a good whipping, nothing more. That's a hard lesson to unlearn and it might take more than a few generations I suppose.
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    We should have a military intervention to liberate the oppressed Canadians
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    So it wasn't about slavery, it was about the economy... Yet slavery was the economy. Calling it cheap labor would be sugar coating it when 40-60 % of the population in the confederacy was held in violent bondage.
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    I agree, now where do you stand on the construction of new ones. Either stalin or the confederate regime. http://www.thedailybeast.com/texans-building-a-confederate-monument-right-now
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/a-short-history-of-statue-toppling/ fun read on monument toppling. Pretty rare the losing side gets trophies.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I always wondered why they toppled that statue of Saddam Hussein.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/01/25/for-putin-for-stalin-russia-propaganda/ More on stalin statues in Russia. Its an interesting rabbit hole to go down if your interested.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-monuments-to-stalin-highlight-controversy-over-his-legacy-49472 Looks like they do have a similar issue going on in Russia.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Interesting you don't see many statues to hitler or Mussolini.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.civilwar.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states All the states wrote down why they were breaking off. You can read there manifestos in the link. protecting their right to slavery is at the top of the list. It pretty much is all they wrote about with taxation and other things barely making a mention.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Cause its bullshit
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    I think tearing down the monuments would be a good start for this sort of perspective. As for economic arguments I don't hear anyone ever get heated about that so it must have been a minor factor in the war back then. Long since forgotten. People are still out brawling in the streets about race and "heritage" so I can only imagine it got peoples blood boiling back then as well. Saying it is was a non issue in that war doesn't jive with all the history that went on before and after that little bitty skirmish.
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    Its still a rebel flag. I don't personally care what flag you fly but rebel is opposite of Patriot. I'm cool with that but you can't fly them both it seems to me or you have no clue of your heritage.
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    Its a trip to me how on one hand when presented with grievances from the black community over historical oppression these people are like. "That's in the past time to forget about it...move on" . but then the statues come down in an attempt to forget about it and move on and everyone goes berserk. I for one think statues and monuments should stay. More should be added to the plaques to put it into context. There is a plaque at the historic Fort Wayne here in Michigan and its like. "Here is the place where John so and so and Edgar this and that and lieutenant Herman such and such the third met on the fifth day of August 1806 and signed the peace treaty of Fort Wayne with various Indian leaders" Its so obvious that the names of these Indian leaders were not important than and they are not important now. Forgotten and maybe never even learned in the first place. So add context but don't tear them down. It also trips me out that the guys will fly the rebel flag and call themselves patriots at the same time. I don't quite get how that works. You can be a rebel or a patriot but not both as far as I can tell.
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    Wonder if Bob is over there.
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