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(Daily Dot)   We've seen crappy statues coming down all week. Here's pics of a bunch of awesome statues that deserve to stay around forever   (god.dailydot.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Statue, numerous public statues, Christopher Columbus, James Barr, wave of protests, case of a Christopher Columbus statue, Public art, Monument  
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2020-06-11 9:00:18 PM  
Kancho!
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2020-06-12 1:48:51 AM  
Not sure if it counts as a statue, but I used to live down the road from this:

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Untitled 1986 aka The Headington Shark.
 
2020-06-12 3:21:54 AM  
Crappy article.
 
2020-06-12 3:44:03 AM  
It's like a blog that'a a thread but really a listicle yet actually worse than all of them
 
2020-06-12 4:17:12 AM  
Moloko live Statues (DVD 11.000 clicks part 10)
Youtube cTyRJPnbbMw
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2020-06-12 4:48:58 AM  
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2020-06-12 5:43:11 AM  
Best statue in my opinion... Paddington Bear...
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2020-06-12 7:49:31 AM  

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Is that the Lucille Ball statue?
 
2020-06-12 8:04:56 AM  
#28 Chekhov's dogs
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OK, you've introduced them...I assume they're going to bite someone by the third act?
 
2020-06-12 8:06:00 AM  
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"Remember when I killed you brother, Eddie?"
 
2020-06-12 8:07:09 AM  

LouisZepher: Kancho!
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Not sure why UFIA had to be honored with a statue, but it's still more worthy of honor than a bunch of Confederate losers.
 
2020-06-12 8:09:41 AM  
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BLM protester about to symbolically lynch the vandalized statue of Matthias W. Baldwin.

Baldwin was a very famous and outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matth​i​as_W._Baldwin#Personal
In 1835, he donated money to establish a school for African-American children in Philadelphia and continued to pay the teachers' salaries out of his own pocket for years thereafter.[3] Baldwin was an outspoken supporter for the abolition of slavery in the United States, a position that was used against him and his firm by competitors eager to sell locomotives to railroads based in the slaveholding South.[3]
Baldwin was a member of the 1837 Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention and emerged as a defender of voting rights for the state's black male citizens.[3]


So it can only be 1 of 2 things.

1. They are too stupid to realize that they are vandalizing symbols of their own cause.

2. They know and they just don't care, because their cause is really not justice, but to burn the shiat down regardless.

I lean towards the first case.
 
2020-06-12 8:11:46 AM  
I find all statutes racist and defamatory.

They must go.
 
2020-06-12 8:33:55 AM  
Oh sure, include the ducks and the potatoes, but no love for turtles?
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/On second thought, maybe the love needs to be toned down a bit
 
2020-06-12 8:41:07 AM  

dittybopper: [Fark user image 425x436]

BLM protester about to symbolically lynch the vandalized statue of Matthias W. Baldwin.


Weird. Almost like, despite the right-wing's ridiculous assertions to the contrary, statues aren't actually an efficient or effective way at communicating any historical information other than, "There was a person who looked vaguely like this and dressed this way."
 
2020-06-12 8:42:54 AM  

dittybopper: [Fark user image 425x436]

BLM protester about to symbolically lynch the vandalized statue of Matthias W. Baldwin.

Baldwin was a very famous and outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthi​as_W._Baldwin#Personal
In 1835, he donated money to establish a school for African-American children in Philadelphia and continued to pay the teachers' salaries out of his own pocket for years thereafter.[3] Baldwin was an outspoken supporter for the abolition of slavery in the United States, a position that was used against him and his firm by competitors eager to sell locomotives to railroads based in the slaveholding South.[3]
Baldwin was a member of the 1837 Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention and emerged as a defender of voting rights for the state's black male citizens.[3]

So it can only be 1 of 2 things.

1. They are too stupid to realize that they are vandalizing symbols of their own cause.

2. They know and they just don't care, because their cause is really not justice, but to burn the shiat down regardless.

I lean towards the first case.


You won't go too wrong in life to recognize that most people are stupid and ignorant, even the ones who support good political positions and goals.
 
2020-06-12 8:53:31 AM  
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When you come into my city you are greeted by a large bull penis, the world deserves this.
 
2020-06-12 9:21:44 AM  
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2020-06-12 9:23:07 AM  

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"Remember when I killed you brother, Eddie?"


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2020-06-12 9:38:05 AM  

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Is that the Lucille Ball statue?


The first attempt.  Boy was it horrible.
 
2020-06-12 9:53:41 AM  
I love this little donkey.  The only sculpture at the Detroit Institute of Arts that is allowed to be touched.

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2020-06-12 9:58:08 AM  
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2020-06-12 10:02:34 AM  
I suppose Covid will change that.  sigh
 
2020-06-12 10:21:59 AM  

dittybopper: [Fark user image image 425x436]

BLM protester about to symbolically lynch the vandalized statue of Matthias W. Baldwin.

Baldwin was a very famous and outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthi​as_W._Baldwin#Personal
In 1835, he donated money to establish a school for African-American children in Philadelphia and continued to pay the teachers' salaries out of his own pocket for years thereafter.[3] Baldwin was an outspoken supporter for the abolition of slavery in the United States, a position that was used against him and his firm by competitors eager to sell locomotives to railroads based in the slaveholding South.[3]
Baldwin was a member of the 1837 Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention and emerged as a defender of voting rights for the state's black male citizens.[3]

So it can only be 1 of 2 things.

1. They are too stupid to realize that they are vandalizing symbols of their own cause.

2. They know and they just don't care, because their cause is really not justice, but to burn the shiat down regardless.

I lean towards the first case.


I saw this go crazy on reddit yesterday and I'll now use it as an example of how systemic racism works. There have been thousands of protests around the world, yet oddly (white) people have gravitated towards this photos as to prove they minorities are ignorant, therefore you shouldn't listen to what they have to say. By focusing on the minutia, racist think they can absolve themselves of any wrongdoing, while insulating themselves from the need to change.
 
2020-06-12 11:47:42 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: dittybopper: [Fark user image 425x436]

BLM protester about to symbolically lynch the vandalized statue of Matthias W. Baldwin.

Weird. Almost like, despite the right-wing's ridiculous assertions to the contrary, statues aren't actually an efficient or effective way at communicating any historical information other than, "There was a person who looked vaguely like this and dressed this way."


This is an exceptionally stupid argument to make in the days of instant access to pretty much all the World's knowledge at your fingertips.

If you're that cheesed off that you don't farkin' care, then that's Case 2, and what you want isn't justice, it's to just burn that shiat down regardless.

Personally, I think it's because they're too stupid to realize it, what with all the intersectionality classes replacing actual, you know, *HISTORY*, but hey, I'm open to your interpretation.
 
2020-06-12 11:54:06 AM  

Reverend J: I saw this go crazy on reddit yesterday and I'll now use it as an example of how systemic racism works. There have been thousands of protests around the world, yet oddly (white) people have gravitated towards this photos as to prove they minorities are ignorant, therefore you shouldn't listen to what they have to say. By focusing on the minutia, racist think they can absolve themselves of any wrongdoing, while insulating themselves from the need to change.


And the amazing thing is that I've welcomed foster children of all colors into my home, and treated them all with the same respect that I gave to my son.  Who was our first foster placement that we adopted.   And who is a minority.

But hey, you can make accusations of systemic racism and apply them to individuals, because whether or not you're actually correct or incorrect as it pertains to any specific individual doesn't matter.

It's more important for you to judge people by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character.
 
2020-06-12 12:06:40 PM  
Poor ditty oppressed. Again
 
2020-06-12 12:17:14 PM  

crzybtch: I love this little donkey.  The only sculpture at the Detroit Institute of Arts that is allowed to be touched.

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Another good Detroit sculpture is the Underground Railroad monument at Hart Plaza:

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2020-06-12 12:28:47 PM  

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"Remember when I killed you brother, Eddie?"


The horse is pretty hilarious there too:
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2020-06-12 1:06:33 PM  
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2020-06-12 1:10:57 PM  
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2020-06-12 1:11:58 PM  

dittybopper: Reverend J: I saw this go crazy on reddit yesterday and I'll now use it as an example of how systemic racism works. There have been thousands of protests around the world, yet oddly (white) people have gravitated towards this photos as to prove they minorities are ignorant, therefore you shouldn't listen to what they have to say. By focusing on the minutia, racist think they can absolve themselves of any wrongdoing, while insulating themselves from the need to change.

And the amazing thing is that I've welcomed foster children of all colors into my home, and treated them all with the same respect that I gave to my son.  Who was our first foster placement that we adopted.   And who is a minority.

But hey, you can make accusations of systemic racism and apply them to individuals, because whether or not you're actually correct or incorrect as it pertains to any specific individual doesn't matter.

It's more important for you to judge people by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character.


It's funny you invoke MLKs words about "content of your character". I only know you through Fark, I have no idea how old you are, where you live, or what you look like. The only information I have to judge you by is based on what you post and say in this forum. So, I only have your content to judge you by and I felt compelled to respond to your post about the protesters in the way I did because it offended me.
 
2020-06-12 9:08:55 PM  

Reverend J: I saw this go crazy on reddit yesterday and I'll now use it as an example of how systemic racism works. There have been thousands of protests around the world, yet oddly (white) people have gravitated towards this photos as to prove they minorities are ignorant, therefore you shouldn't listen to what they have to say


Systematic racism doesn't mean everyone is racist. It doesn't mean a lot of people are racist. It means the system is, whether by accident or malice, tilted against one or other group of people because of their race.

If someone on Reddit says that one photograph proves minorities are ignorant, that's not systematic racism, that's just racism.

Also racism is taking comments from people and attributing their attitudes to their race. Putting white in brackets doesn't change that. However angry you are at the pathetic klan-liters on Reddit, please don't play their game. One of the worst things about racists is that they tempt you into becoming them.

(If you want to see systematic racism, I recommend the movie American Violet or just read the original articles about Dee Roberts. TLDR: The system paid police departments bonuses per drug conviction. The easiest way to get convictions? Arrest people who can't afford lawyers. Who are the poorest group of people in America? You see where this is going? Not one law in the system ever said crush down black people and keep them poor, but it did so and does so just the same.)
 
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