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Old 30th June 2020, 11:21 AM
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There has been ongoing discussions on removing them with little progress for as long as I have been following the news, starting in the 60s.

These statues, sports teams with racest names like Redskins and Eskimo need to go.

History is not statutes, history is facts, paying homage to racest traitors who lost solely to reinforce the second class citizanship of a group of people is not history, it is not heritage, it is racism.
So you would prefer to just erase them from existing? What is next? All books that don't tell the story you believe is true or or want to be true, on any given subject?

Removal of statues is fine if is done lawfully and the history behind it becomes part of a balanced historical records. Defacing and/or destroying historical monuments by anarchists and rioters is just wrong.
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Yep, it's gotten ridiculous at this point and we are unfortunately still here to see it, though thankfully not in person. So glad I no longer live in Seattle metro, which Seattle itself was once an awesome city, but ruined especially in the last 10 yrs or so by incompetence in city government, which continues with the CHAZ/CHOP nonsense in Capitol Hill section just above down town. ...I think they are up to 5 shootings now. My daughter lives nearby and they are moving out soon to get away from the idiocy and buy a house in the burbs, to then just commute into work. Ironically, she's a 2nd Amendment moderate lib and they were both "prepared" when the craziness started not far from their current home. Glad to see businesses finally suing the city for not doing it's job to protect them, the population and facilitate commerce. As for statues, saw the other day idiots defaced a Stevie Ray Vaughn statue in TX... clueless to whom he was I'm sure, but hey, gotta virtue signal by painting "BLM" on everything that can be tagged. Funny, I've got some lib friends who lost their minds when Feds posted National Guard members (most of them Unarmed mind you!) on the DC monuments to prevent further vandalism. First time in my life now that I look forward to leaving and moving on to the PI when the pandemic subsides via vaccine or whatever means, as the Marxist ideology I see springing up of destroying history and now attacking people simply for their beliefs, wearing a red hat (doesn't even have to be MAGA these days), for carrying a flag or having a prayer vigil by a monument (St Louis), with seemingly no accountability, while incompetent mayors do nothing as homicide and shooting incidents spike in some cities, all do not bode well for our country. And yeah, I know "be careful what ya wish for" moving to the Philippines. Ya'll stay safe!
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You know, the more I think about what's happening with issues around this topic, feedback here and international reporting I personally believe bigger things are on our doorstep that need addressing. While Black lives matter and racial issues are with us to some extent day in and years gone by is this the time to rattle those sabres? Opportunistic people/governments/leaders strike at the most inappropriate time to take advantage of tumultuous situations for their personal beliefs/doctrines and dare I say pockets trying to sway sheep, succeeding it seems.
The big picture ATM is C-19. Not egos nor civil rights, let's look at those things once economies are back and running,,,,,, as we do and hence the reference to opportunists while many countries have it in toe, other countries that thought they were in control and all over it are now suffering 2nd and 3rd waves, my own country included that was doing very well, now new cases are rising.

I am a prime candidate for C-19, 60 Y/O, smoke like a burning tyre and drink like a fish but have a little nouse as does the better half. The recent figures from un named countries that are opening borders are staggering (first world countries) and beggars the question "what are you people thinking". The price is going to be high as ignorance and believed invincibility always is. A few will, can wait as I do in lockdowns I can simply get on with my life and watch fools do stupid things and cause more unnecessary angst.

OMO.

Cheers, Steve.
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