Should we tear down all confederate war monuments? Isn't having them in view like having Nazi war monuments in view for the public?

Monuments to confederate officers, soldiers, etc send the message that the cause that the confederate army fought for is good. And it isn't. Support for slavery is pure evil, and on the same level as the things that the Nazis stood for in WW2.

Am I right?

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  • spotty
    Lv 6
    3 years ago
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    By memorializing fallen soldiers and wars, won or lost, we are doomed to repeat them. Memorializing the holocaust has yet to stop genocide. Memorializing Nagasaki and Hiroshima has not stopped nuclear proliferation. Memorial Day itself, meant to remember those who have fallen, instead ends up with military parades and fly-overs of war toys. Insanity.

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  • 3 years ago

    Every last one of them should be torn down.

    They never should have gone up.

    It's past time for them to come down.

    Only in America do we allow statues to be erected and flags to be flown of those traitors who waged war against this country.

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  • 3 years ago

    If that is the case then remove the statue of Lenin in Seattle.

    He subjugated an entire nation and was responsible for the deaths of millions.

    • Asdzání
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      It's for sale. go buy it.

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  • 3 years ago

    Thinks the issue is bigger than just slavery.

    The Confederates attempted to overthrow the US government, they committed sedition and treason.

    So why exactly do many southerners call themselves patriotic Americans and yet still want to honor traitors?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Tear down and remove the past, then we are destine to repeat it. Instead of tearing them down use them as a learning experiance of examples why certian parts of history were bad.

    • Asdzání
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      That's why they're being moved to museums.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    we must keep the monuments up so we never forget the evil of the confederates

  • 3 years ago

    Yes. Any part of history we don't like, we should tear down and erase it from our memories.

    • Asdzání
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      All the statues of hitler in europe were torn down. Was it erased from anyone's memories?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Shouldn't we take down all tributes to Martin Luther King? He is a documented plagiarist, and not a good example to look up to.

    There's no one you can put up that I can't find a reason to tear down, so, do you really want to have this debate?

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  • 3 years ago

    Monuments to dead soldiers, even confederate ones, are correct, as they were granted veteran status. Honoring them as fallen soldiers is proper. Honoring their officers as "great leaders" is in poor taste. There is a difference between a memorial to the men of this town who died in battle, and putting up a statue to the misguided racist traitor who led them there, and sacrificed their lives for his own ideology.

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  • 3 years ago

    I prefer they be relocated to historical museums/sites where they can be viewed in proper context.

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