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(11 Alive)   Protesters in Atlanta vandalize statue during vigil. Fark: It's actually a peace monument that has nothing to do with glorifying the confederacy   ( 11alive.com) divider line
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2017-08-17 11:22:52 AM  
"The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order. "
http://www.11alive.com/news/local/more-charlottesville-marches-vigils​-​planned-for-atlanta-on-sunday/464097389

The Story of The Old Guard of The Atlanta Gate City Guard

"As we all know, in early 1861 the State of Georgia voted with other Southern states to secede from the Union, and The Guard was the first militia company of the state to offer their services to the Governor, Joe Brown. They soon traveled to Macon and on April 1, 1861, joined what was called The First Georgia Regiment. Prior to their departure, the ladies of Atlanta presented The Guard with a silk battle flag to commemorate the occasion. This battle flag, which was of the first National Confederate Flag design and not the famed crossed bars of St. Andrew's Battle Flag we all know from a bit later in the war, survives today, and is one of the prized relics still held by our organization. '
 
2017-08-17 12:06:40 PM  
Isaac from Love Boat statue.
 
2017-08-17 12:06:55 PM  
But this statue was a lot more convenient. The protesters were already there, no sense driving miles and miles to find another statue.
 
2017-08-17 12:21:09 PM  
But it had nothing to do with glorifying the Confederacy:

The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order.

Yeah, the Old Guard who was the first to volunteer to fight for Georgia as part of the Confederacy. So it has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy.....
 
2017-08-17 12:23:02 PM  
It looks like we might need to burn Atlanta to the ground again, and that's going to be hard on more than just their monuments.
 
2017-08-17 12:53:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: It looks like we might need to burn Atlanta to the ground again, and that's going to be hard on more than just their monuments.


Maybe they can fix the mess that is their transportation infrastructure then.
 
2017-08-17 12:53:38 PM  
The sad thing is we are just getting to to top of the stupid hell... ought to be a fun reading as people start sliding down.
 
2017-08-17 12:54:25 PM  
Yep, except for the fact it has EVERYTHING to do with the Confederacy.
 
2017-08-17 12:55:22 PM  
our violence is better because we are right!
 
2017-08-17 12:55:35 PM  
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2017-08-17 12:56:24 PM  
This means all the confederate statues must stay and Mueller must drop the Russia investigation.
 
2017-08-17 12:57:50 PM  
From another article I read about this story:

Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting "pig." Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd, and the gathering soon dispersed.

Um. What?
 
2017-08-17 12:59:06 PM  

Subtonic: Marcus Aurelius: It looks like we might need to burn Atlanta to the ground again, and that's going to be hard on more than just their monuments.

Maybe they can fix the mess that is their transportation infrastructure then.


Didn't help Chicago.
 
2017-08-17 12:59:40 PM  

SpaceyCat: But it had nothing to do with glorifying the Confederacy:

The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order.

Yeah, the Old Guard who was the first to volunteer to fight for Georgia as part of the Confederacy. So it has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy.....


And since these people have never been or will ever be interested in any form of reconciliation with the "north" this thing needs to go too.

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2017-08-17 12:59:44 PM  

Snarfangel: But this statue was a lot more convenient. The protesters were already there, no sense driving miles and miles to find another statue.


Several others have stated it, but allow me to put it in simple terms: This statue honors the very first militia group to take up arms against The Union.  It is a literal monument to Treason.
 
2017-08-17 12:59:45 PM  
Sometimes people just want to break stuff.
 
2017-08-17 01:00:11 PM  

asciibaron: our violence is better because we are right!


Remember when conservatives believed in good and evil and hated moral relativism?
 
2017-08-17 01:00:22 PM  
Idiots on both side, yes, I will agree.

Fine people on both sides, no. Not at all. There are no "fine people" that are Nazi's.
 
2017-08-17 01:00:55 PM  
Did somebody kill people with a car?  Because light vandlism doesn't concern me when domestic terrorist are marching through the streets with weapons to exterminate me.
 
2017-08-17 01:01:22 PM  

Subtonic: Marcus Aurelius: It looks like we might need to burn Atlanta to the ground again, and that's going to be hard on more than just their monuments.

Maybe they can fix the mess that is their transportation infrastructure then.


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Well, there was that fire on I85 recently....
 
2017-08-17 01:02:18 PM  
So much for the tolerant left.
 
2017-08-17 01:02:24 PM  
If by "peace monument" you mean "glorifying Confederate militia". This sounds like yet another participation trophy for losers.
 
2017-08-17 01:03:06 PM  

lawboy87: Yep, except for the fact it has EVERYTHING to do with the Confederacy.



The statue specifically honors the old guard's attempt to create unity between the North and South. Why do you have a problem with that?

How is Mongolia?
 
2017-08-17 01:03:39 PM  
SBinRR:
Um. What?

Some antifa people think they are "helping" BLM. When they engage in that behavior, they are not. BLM is trying to work WITH police because they know we need police, we just need the right kind of police.
 
2017-08-17 01:04:27 PM  
Won't someone please think about the pigeons!
 
2017-08-17 01:04:34 PM  

SBinRR: From another article I read about this story:

Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting "pig." Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd, and the gathering soon dispersed.

Um. What?


BLM knows that Antifa is just batshiat crazy.
 
2017-08-17 01:06:02 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Snarfangel: But this statue was a lot more convenient. The protesters were already there, no sense driving miles and miles to find another statue.

Several others have stated it, but allow me to put it in simple terms: This statue honors the very first militia group to take up arms against The Union.  It is a literal monument to Treason.


That's incorrect.

http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3554-peace-monument-piedmont-pa​r​k

Under COL Burke's command, a number of trips were taken to the North in an effort to help reunite the North and the South. In 1910, The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard, decided to erect a monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta to commemorate the efforts made over a thirty year period to bring about unity between the North and the South
 
2017-08-17 01:07:39 PM  

Great_Milenko: SpaceyCat: But it had nothing to do with glorifying the Confederacy:

The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order.

Yeah, the Old Guard who was the first to volunteer to fight for Georgia as part of the Confederacy. So it has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy.....

And since these people have never been or will ever be interested in any form of reconciliation with the "north" this thing needs to go too.

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But, the people who erected this statue, which I understand depicts an angel convincing a rebel to lay down his arms, absolutely did believe in reconciliation.

"These guys realized a national healing needed to take place," said Kennedy, a history buff who keeps the three-volume set "The Chronicles of the Old Guard" on his bookshelf. "They organized a peace tour of the North, which is really remarkable. These were guys who fought in the Civil War, against Union troops. They would go meet with Union soldiers and began to repair those fissures the war created. It speaks to what we call the Atlanta spirit."
 
2017-08-17 01:08:23 PM  
Wait until Stacy Abrams (black, female, democrat gubernatorial candidate) wins and takes down the monument on Stone Mountain.

That will get those Nazi knickers in a twist.
 
2017-08-17 01:08:46 PM  

SpaceyCat: But it had nothing to do with glorifying the Confederacy:

The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order.

Yeah, the Old Guard who was the first to volunteer to fight for Georgia as part of the Confederacy. So it has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy.....


This is like defacing a statue celebrating the end of WWII because it was built by Germans.
 
2017-08-17 01:09:16 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Snarfangel: But this statue was a lot more convenient. The protesters were already there, no sense driving miles and miles to find another statue.

Several others have stated it, but allow me to put it in simple terms: This statue honors the very first militia group to take up arms against The Union.  It is a literal monument to Treason.



"The Triumph of Peace," 14th Street Entrance, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Also called Peace Monument to "The Old Guard." /// "Commemorates the historic 'Mission of Peace' to the North in 1879 by the Gate City Guard of Atlanta." Depicts a Civil War soldier lowering his rifle as the Angel of Peace holds an olive branch above his head. By New York sculptor Allen Newman [1875-1940]. His model for the angel of peace was "America's first supermodel" Audrey Munson [1891-1996] whose classic beauty attracted numerous sculptors & artists during the 1910's (15 statues in NY City alone), then spent 65 years in an upstate mental institution. See her biography "She inspired monuments and died in obscurity" by James Bone. /// 103rd rededication took place October 11, 2015.

http://peace.maripo.com/x_us_ga.htm
 
2017-08-17 01:10:33 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Did somebody kill people with a car?  Because light vandlism doesn't concern me when domestic terrorist are marching through the streets with weapons to exterminate me.


You mean driving through the streets!
 
2017-08-17 01:10:49 PM  
They're erasing history!

Pretty soon kids won't realize that the Civil War ended because angels convinced the Confederates to lay down arms!
 
2017-08-17 01:11:21 PM  

sigdiamond2000: asciibaron: our violence is better because we are right!

Remember when conservatives believed in good and evil and hated moral relativism?


No?
 
2017-08-17 01:13:46 PM  

togaman2k: Wait until Stacy Abrams (black, female, democrat gubernatorial candidate) wins and takes down the monument on Stone Mountain.

That will get those Nazi knickers in a twist.


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That would be a lot of work.
 
2017-08-17 01:13:53 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Snarfangel: But this statue was a lot more convenient. The protesters were already there, no sense driving miles and miles to find another statue.

Several others have stated it, but allow me to put it in simple terms: This statue honors was funded by the very first militia group to take up arms against The Union.  It is a literal monument to Treason.

 
2017-08-17 01:14:30 PM  

SBinRR: From another article I read about this story:

Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting "pig." Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd, and the gathering soon dispersed.

Um. What?


What? You think these Antifa people are a bunch of Zen Hippies? These guys are just walking around looking for a fight like the Nazis are. They just get triggered on the other end of the spectrum. BLM even has some questionable bullshiat, but they stayed least aren't agitators...

Most of these people shouldn't be fully trusted, they all walk around with some sort of tunnel vision, if you don't show up in that tunnel, you're one of the enemy to them...
 
2017-08-17 01:15:06 PM  
For a moment I thought this was about the Lion of the Confederacy:
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Which its creator always claimed was a wholly original creation and was not at all ripped off from the Lion of Lucerne.  This was probably an easier lie to maintain before photography.

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2017-08-17 01:15:15 PM  

skyotter: They're erasing history!

Pretty soon kids won't realize that the Civil War ended because angels convinced the Confederates to lay down arms!


What a terribly stupid thing to say. These idiots are defacing a monument that celebrates the end of alot of death and misery. You're idiotic "defense" of them simply highlights their ignorance and yours.
 
2017-08-17 01:15:26 PM  
There really needs to be a warning about auto run video with sound. At this point some of us do not even want to hear a southern accent, no matter how charming and cultured the speaker might think it is. Some of us lived in the south and really never have a need to go there again.
 
2017-08-17 01:16:48 PM  
Good job south!
 
2017-08-17 01:18:24 PM  
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Now THAT is a cop. Sad he has to intervene but proud of his stepping in.
 
2017-08-17 01:19:23 PM  
Since the South loves those who come in second, will Atlanta build a monument to the 2016 Falcons?
 
2017-08-17 01:19:32 PM  
Cultural Revolution is at hand...  By folks with no idea of what culture is.   Here we go again.
 
2017-08-17 01:19:44 PM  
As long as someone was labeled a "Nazi" first, that's what's important...
 
2017-08-17 01:20:19 PM  

Mikey1969: SBinRR: From another article I read about this story:

Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting "pig." Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd, and the gathering soon dispersed.

Um. What?

What? You think these Antifa people are a bunch of Zen Hippies? These guys are just walking around looking for a fight like the Nazis are. They just get triggered on the other end of the spectrum. BLM even has some questionable bullshiat, but they stayed least aren't agitators...

Most of these people shouldn't be fully trusted, they all walk around with some sort of tunnel vision, if you don't show up in that tunnel, you're one of the enemy to them...


I think Antifa and the KKk/Neo-Nazi crowd are closer to one another than they are to moderates.  The fact that BLM opposed violence against the officer gives me hope.

"It is true, of course, that in Germany before 1933, and in Italy before 1922, communists and Nazis or Fascists clashed more frequently with each other than with other parties. They competed for the support of the same type of mind and reserved for each other the hatred of the heretic. But their practice showed how closely they are related. To both, the real enemy, the man with whom they had nothing in common and whom they could not hope to convince, is the liberal of the old type. While to the Nazi the communist and to the communist the Nazi, and to both the socialist, are potential recruits who are made of the right timber, although they have listened to false prophets, they both know that there can be no compromise between them and those who really believe in individual freedom."
 
2017-08-17 01:21:06 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: SpaceyCat: But it had nothing to do with glorifying the Confederacy:

The statue was commissioned in 1911 to symbolize efforts of reconciliation between the North and South after the Civil War. According to the state of Georgia, the monument was funded by the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard, which traces it heritage to 1854 when a group of private citizens formed a private militia to help the city keep law and order.

Yeah, the Old Guard who was the first to volunteer to fight for Georgia as part of the Confederacy. So it has absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy.....

This is like defacing a statue celebrating the end of WWII because it was built by Germans.


Even if it was a statute of Goebbels outside a Jewish temple?
 
2017-08-17 01:21:08 PM  
Interesting.  The statue of limitations may apply here.
 
2017-08-17 01:22:09 PM  
FTA: "Three people were killed and 35 injured during a white supremacist rally in the Virginia college town."

I guess only one is worth mentioning?
 
2017-08-17 01:23:49 PM  

asciibaron: our violence is better because we are right!


Damned right.
 
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