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2020-06-03 5:27:53 PM  
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2020-06-03 8:32:30 PM  
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/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it
 
2020-06-03 8:42:41 PM  
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2020-06-03 8:58:50 PM  
Good riddance.
 
2020-06-03 9:08:32 PM  
See ya Grey Fox!

\no ceremony, I hope
\\just tear it down
 
2020-06-03 9:16:07 PM  
Put into storage?  Where?  My suggestion is in a blast furnace
 
2020-06-03 10:58:03 PM  
Well, bye
 
2020-06-03 11:21:36 PM  
Bye biatch.
 
2020-06-03 11:23:07 PM  

bdub77: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 317x321]

/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it


Actually it does belong in a museum.

You say destroy it, but let me give you a counterpoint:

The Chinese Museum in Taipei. Had Chiang Kai Shek not stolen a bunch of historical artifacts (that probably included statues of "losers") - mao would have destroyed it like he did everything else during the cultural
Revolution.

No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis
 
2020-06-03 11:23:12 PM  
Will he ever get a win?
 
2020-06-03 11:23:43 PM  
Melt it down for prison bars to enclose the boogaloos.
 
2020-06-03 11:25:21 PM  
Should probably consider new middle names, also.
 
2020-06-03 11:25:26 PM  

ColonelCathcart: bdub77: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 317x321]

/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it

Actually it does belong in a museum.

You say destroy it, but let me give you a counterpoint:

The Chinese Museum in Taipei. Had Chiang Kai Shek not stolen a bunch of historical artifacts (that probably included statues of "losers") - mao would have destroyed it like he did everything else during the cultural
Revolution.

No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis


I'm a museum guy too. If we don't remember we repeat.
 
2020-06-03 11:25:28 PM  
I live in a Richmond, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2020-06-03 11:26:44 PM  
Putting it in a museum to explain the historical significance of the use of cultural monuments as mechanisms of post facto revisionism and social oppression, as well as the dangers of glorifying militarism seems like a fine use to me.
 
2020-06-03 11:26:50 PM  
Next stone mountain
 
2020-06-03 11:27:31 PM  

ColonelCathcart: No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis


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2020-06-03 11:28:19 PM  
Elections have consequences.
 
2020-06-03 11:28:20 PM  

Skleenar: ColonelCathcart: No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis

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Ya, on government buildings. We destroyed Nuremberg because it was the symbol of their power.

Auschwitz stands as a reminder, so we never forget.
 
2020-06-03 11:28:33 PM  
That is going to be professionally dismantled right? That thing toppling down could somebodies
 
2020-06-03 11:28:54 PM  
I work about a mile from the statue.  I'm good with this.
 
2020-06-03 11:28:55 PM  
Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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2020-06-03 11:29:04 PM  
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2020-06-03 11:29:52 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Good riddance.


ISIS Destroys Statues And Sculptures At Mosul Museum
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2020-06-03 11:31:22 PM  
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2020-06-03 11:31:39 PM  
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2020-06-03 11:31:39 PM  
Taliban Destroys Buddha
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2020-06-03 11:32:06 PM  

ColonelCathcart: bdub77: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 317x321]

/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it

Actually it does belong in a museum.

You say destroy it, but let me give you a counterpoint:

The Chinese Museum in Taipei. Had Chiang Kai Shek not stolen a bunch of historical artifacts (that probably included statues of "losers") - mao would have destroyed it like he did everything else during the cultural
Revolution.

No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis


We have an enormous archive of civil war artifacts and no shortage of Lee busts, statues and paintings. And it's sixty farking farking feet tall. I think we'll be ok without this one.
 
2020-06-03 11:33:58 PM  

Alien Robot: Marcus Aurelius: Good riddance.

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Yes, destroying ancient statues is exactly like tearing down some clichéd statue ("Wow a dude and he's on a horse. I wonder what the artist was trying to express with this work") that I'm just going to assume came out of the guy-on-horse statue factory about 100 years ago.
 
2020-06-03 11:34:27 PM  
5 ancient sites ISIS has destroyed | In 90 seconds
Youtube 9qtICrgZM7o
 
2020-06-03 11:34:31 PM  

Alien Robot: [YouTube video: Taliban Destroys Buddha]


See? Finally somebody else gets it. I frequently speak of Buddha and the southern revolution in the same breath. Little known fact, Buddha had 1,219 slaves. Used to screw the young pretty ones with light skin the most. That Buddha was such a card.
 
2020-06-03 11:34:39 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Should probably consider new middle names, also.


Can you really call it a middle name when you sandwich it between two firsts?
 
2020-06-03 11:34:42 PM  

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Keep farking that chicken.
 
2020-06-03 11:35:12 PM  
In accordance with Robert E. Lee's wishes, who never wanted any of those treasonous eyesores to be put up in the first farking place.
 
2020-06-03 11:35:53 PM  
Losers don't get trophies.
 
2020-06-03 11:36:33 PM  
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2020-06-03 11:36:38 PM  
Statues are for winners. Maybe next time try not losing so badly you have to basically unconditionally surrender.
 
2020-06-03 11:37:09 PM  
Jeezzusss.  Half the streets in Virginia are named after the loser and quitter re lee.  What are losers and fat, lazy, racist sacks of shiat going to worship other than trump and bob lee the loser.
 
2020-06-03 11:37:59 PM  

Alien Robot: Marcus Aurelius: Good riddance.

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Alien Robot: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/u_P0sghz​P9Y]


Alien Robot: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/9qtICrgZ​M7o]


Your child-like view of the world is amusing.
 
2020-06-03 11:38:12 PM  
Fine, we'll compromise. We'll leave the statue in place, but it gets reconfigured so instead of Lee on a horse, the horse is on top, violating Lee.
 
2020-06-03 11:38:24 PM  
All these monuments throughout the South went up in the early 1900s in response to the first wave of black people demanding the rights the 14th, 15th, and 16th amendments granted them. It's also the same time the "Lost Cause" mythology was created, wherein the reasons for the South's treason were shifted from "wanting to own black people like farm animals" to "states' rights." You know, the revisionist bullshiat that still exists today. Every time one of these yahoos pulls that "states' rights" nonsense, I want to tell them to finish the rest of the sentence - "states' rights to continue owning black people like farm animals."
 
2020-06-03 11:38:43 PM  
I didn't think the good ol' proud boys liked participation trophies
 
2020-06-03 11:39:07 PM  
Took long enough.  Some folks sure are emotionally invested in their oversized Civil War participation trophies.
 
2020-06-03 11:39:37 PM  

ColonelCathcart: bdub77: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 317x321]

/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it

Actually it does belong in a museum.

You say destroy it, but let me give you a counterpoint:

The Chinese Museum in Taipei. Had Chiang Kai Shek not stolen a bunch of historical artifacts (that probably included statues of "losers") - mao would have destroyed it like he did everything else during the cultural
Revolution.

No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis


Just think though, eventually we'll have this beautiful Mariana Trench underwater exhibit. Sure, it might take a couple of centuries to build, and maybe erosion will have scorched part of the surface of the statue, but everyone can come and see what wonderful confederate history is here, right at the bottom of the farking world, where it belongs.
 
2020-06-03 11:40:42 PM  

Earl of Chives: ColonelCathcart: bdub77: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 317x321]

/At the bottom of the Mariana Trench
//You lost, assholes
///You'll get over it

Actually it does belong in a museum.

You say destroy it, but let me give you a counterpoint:

The Chinese Museum in Taipei. Had Chiang Kai Shek not stolen a bunch of historical artifacts (that probably included statues of "losers") - mao would have destroyed it like he did everything else during the cultural
Revolution.

No need to destroy history, preserve it in a museum and talk about why it's wrong.

/like they did with Nazis

I'm a museum guy too. If we don't remember we repeat.


Have you seen the size of the statue?  What museum is going to waste that much space?
 
2020-06-03 11:40:54 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Alien Robot: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/u_P0sghz​P9Y]

Keep farking that chicken.


I like how he wants to compare liberals with ISIS so bad by trying to prove an illogical point.

Except that the Confederacy was ISIS back in the day. All they're doing is what the military did with those Saddam Hussein statues in Iraq - another guy who tried to fight America and lost.
 
2020-06-03 11:40:54 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm just going to assume came out of the guy-on-horse statue factory about 100 years ago.


Anything created after the traitors surrendered can be destroyed.  Anything created in the 20th century should be destroyed with urgency and vigor.

And let's get on with renaming roads, schools, and cities.
 
2020-06-03 11:41:30 PM  
All these statues are yours, except the crazy-looking Nathan Bedford Forrest one that reminds me of the dude from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ("When I killed your brother, Eddie I talked...just...like...this!") Attempt no demolitions there.

That one farking stays because it's so farking ridiculous.

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2020-06-03 11:41:42 PM  
This means that protests will become good again.
 
2020-06-03 11:41:45 PM  
Bunch of degens gonna lose some taint hairs with how quick they twist up their drawers when they hear about this.
 
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