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(WAVY Virginia)   What would you do with a time capsule from 1899 found under a Confederate monument?   (wavy.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 6:56:05 AM  
Put it in a museum.
 
2020-06-30 8:21:36 AM  
Bury it deeper.
 
2020-06-30 8:30:21 AM  
from orbit. Nuke it
 
2020-06-30 8:38:54 AM  
Open it, there's a chance you could get rich with a singing frog.
 
2020-06-30 8:47:12 AM  

vudukungfu: from orbit. Nuke it


How long have you been a member of ISIS?
 
2020-06-30 8:47:22 AM  
I'd have top men look at it.
 
2020-06-30 8:48:25 AM  
Isn't the monument itself a time capsule?
 
2020-06-30 8:48:26 AM  
Check out the history with it. We can't erase history since we are doomed to repeat it if we do.
 
2020-06-30 8:49:09 AM  
open it and laugh at what traitors thought would be worth showing to future genertions
 
2020-06-30 8:50:23 AM  
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2020-06-30 8:50:33 AM  

arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.


Yep.  There is nothing wrong with preserving history in the appropriate context.  There is definitely something wrong with having statues honoring men who tried to break the country so they could keep owning people.
 
2020-06-30 8:51:03 AM  
I saw this once on Dukes of Hazzard.  It turns out that the money inside was just Confederate money.  Boss Hogg was so pissed.
 
2020-06-30 8:52:03 AM  
Store it somewhere, wait until it's supposed to be opened, then open it.
Is this a trick question?
 
2020-06-30 8:52:19 AM  

Hoban Washburne: arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.

Yep.  There is nothing wrong with preserving history in the appropriate context.  There is definitely something wrong with having statues honoring men who tried to break the country so they could keep owning people.


"And on this level, we have our twin Civil War exhibits: 'Treason' and 'Sedition.'"
 
2020-06-30 8:53:01 AM  
Turn it over to the Lou Gosset Jr. Historical Society of Encryption
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2020-06-30 8:53:02 AM  
Watch it be a bunch of kkk hoods.
 
2020-06-30 8:53:02 AM  
Grab that burial list and some shovels, there's work to do!
 
2020-06-30 8:53:42 AM  
A time capsule that old likely has some legitimate historical value. Open it and put the contents in a museum for study.

Thsr said, given thar the statue and capsule date to the post-Reconstruction boom in Confederate statues, open it in private: let the press in, but not the general public. There's value in studying the contents, but the general public likely doesn't need the crap that is likely inside, other than to get yet more proof that these statues have no redeeming value.
 
2020-06-30 8:53:44 AM  

grokca: Open it, there's a chance you could get rich with a singing frog.


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2020-06-30 8:54:03 AM  
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I'm going to have to rethink 1899 from now on.
 
2020-06-30 8:54:58 AM  

wage0048: Hoban Washburne: arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.

Yep.  There is nothing wrong with preserving history in the appropriate context.  There is definitely something wrong with having statues honoring men who tried to break the country so they could keep owning people.

"And on this level, we have our twin Civil War exhibits: 'Treason' and 'Sedition.'"


A bit on the nose for a museum, but I don't entirely disagree.
 
2020-06-30 8:57:26 AM  
Is it a singing frog?  Just put it back.
 
2020-06-30 8:57:36 AM  

Spartapuss: [wavy.com image 850x680]I'm going to have to rethink 1899 from now on.


That guy looks like he's breaking the fourth wall. Everyone else is focused on burying the thing and he's standing there smoking a pipe and looking at the camera.
 
2020-06-30 8:59:42 AM  
Shove it up Trump's big pasty, white ass?"
 
2020-06-30 8:59:49 AM  
Wrap it in their flag and throw it in to a porta-potty at the next BLM demonstration.
 
2020-06-30 9:00:16 AM  
Keep it and open it up when it is suppose to be open.

It doesn't have to be open with a public ceremony, it can be open by historians.  Put it in an appropriate museum or in archeology lab in a university for students to study.

Time capsules are real slices of moments in history- they give us an insight to what people back them thought.
 
2020-06-30 9:04:52 AM  
To mah Confederate brethern in the year 1899,
Here is hoping that as we turn over to a new century our young nation has learned to get along with our agressive northern brother.  That our successful occupying armies are kind to their civilians and merciless to their armies.

Back home, our free labor based economy continues to grow and we are the envy of the world in wealth and capital.  I dare say I see a day when we are the global power and all yeild of to us.  The sun never sets on a Confederate plantation, they say. Be in in the Carolinas or the Sandwich Islands or the middle east where the Confederate white man rules over his Islamic beasts of labor.
 
2020-06-30 9:06:49 AM  
Museum. That's where historical artifacts go, not in the town square where they can intimidate the locals.
Those monuments were put up for the express purpose of reminding Black people who was still in charge.
"I STIILL OWN YOU, even if the law says I can't" written in steel, stone and bronze. Time for them to go.
 
2020-06-30 9:06:58 AM  

edmo: I'd have top men look at it.


Who?
 
2020-06-30 9:08:03 AM  

Flat_Panda: Keep it and open it up when it is suppose to be open.

It doesn't have to be open with a public ceremony, it can be open by historians.  Put it in an appropriate museum or in archeology lab in a university for students to study.

Time capsules are real slices of moments in history- they give us an insight to what people back them thought.


My little bro and I buried a few back in the day. I think we got on that kick because of the Bicentennial celebrations and hype. 5th grade stuff, you know. I know I could find the exact spot we put one at an old house we lived in. Maybe we thought that a hand trowel length depth was plenty deep. Wonder if it's still there.
 
2020-06-30 9:09:57 AM  
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Wait. They took this monument down in the 60s (this already knowing about the time capsule) and then put it back in the 70s???

But they're about heritage ...
 
2020-06-30 9:10:28 AM  
The box originally was placed at the monument in 1899. It was removed and put into storage in the 1960s, then replaced in the 1970s when the Confederate monument was re-erected downtown.

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2020-06-30 9:11:51 AM  

cfreak: [media0.giphy.com image 500x279]Wait. They took this monument down in the 60s (this already knowing about the time capsule) and then put it back in the 70s???

But they're about heritage ...


Internet socially distanced fist bump.
 
2020-06-30 9:12:13 AM  
Fun side note: this actually would have been a "time bomb" in 1899 not a "time capsule". Someone should probably tell the President that there are time bombs in the Confederate monuments!
 
2020-06-30 9:14:09 AM  

arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.


Why is this so hard?
 
2020-06-30 9:14:40 AM  
Stare at it and scratch your fat ass, because you are a hillbilly vegetable and that's your reaction to everything.
 
2020-06-30 9:15:37 AM  

Unobtanium: The box originally was placed at the monument in 1899. It was removed and put into storage in the 1960s, then replaced in the 1970s when the Confederate monument was re-erected downtown.

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I completely missed that. You just saved my sanity.
 
2020-06-30 9:18:05 AM  

iron de havilland: edmo: I'd have top men look at it.

Who?


Top. Men.
 
2020-06-30 9:18:48 AM  
PUT THE FROG BACK!
 
2020-06-30 9:18:52 AM  

arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.


Smithsonian.

Have it stored and preserved until the appropriate time and venue to exhibit it presents itself.

It's not an act of veneration.  The fact that the statue was there, that someone put a time capsule in it, and that it stood for 100+ years needs to be taught to future generations.  Or we ARE doomed to repeat it.

I visited one of the Smithsonian museums back in the early 200's in DC and they had a field marshal's baton from some Nazi the Allies had seized towards the end of WWII on display.

It wasn't to put Nazi's on a pedestal (obviously).
 
2020-06-30 9:19:36 AM  
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2020-06-30 9:20:39 AM  

arrogantbastich: Put it in a museum.


Empty it, refill it with trash, reseal it, auction it off and give the insides to a reputable civil war museum
 
2020-06-30 9:20:41 AM  
It's probably a jart. Some wiseacre farted into it and labeled it a time capsule. I love the long con, and that is about as long as they get.
 
2020-06-30 9:22:30 AM  
Time capsules can reveal what was important to the people who placed them.  Since it was placed by racists traitors it will probably be a great talking point if we opened it and it reveals that that the monument builders were more about promoting racism than they were about honoring their heritage.
 
2020-06-30 9:26:09 AM  
The entire point of a time capsule is to preserve a point in time so that future generations can unearth the contents. That there was a time capsule in the base tells me they knew the thing was going to be torn down eventually.
 
2020-06-30 9:39:07 AM  
There is already an inventory of the contents (a list of burials, a newspaper article, a couple of camp badges). Most of it can be digitized for access for those who might be interested in what happened to GGGGGrandfather after the war and where he got put.

Nothing earth shattering.
 
2020-06-30 9:40:40 AM  
"So Uh, guys the south rose again right? that's why you're tearin this here statue down right?! we rose again an took over thus eliminating the need for symbols that hearken back to the social order we are trying to revive? right guys?"
 
2020-06-30 9:42:01 AM  
Label it appropriately and drop it in the desert.  I propose this as the message:

This place is a message... and part of a system of messages... pay attention to it!

Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

This place is not a place of honor... no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here... nothing valued is here.

What is here was dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.

The danger is in a particular location... it increases towards a center... the center of danger is here... of a particular size and shape, and below us.

The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

The danger is to the body, and it can kill.

The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.

The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.

 
2020-06-30 9:56:51 AM  

Flat_Panda: Keep it and open it up when it is suppose to be open.

It doesn't have to be open with a public ceremony, it can be open by historians.  Put it in an appropriate museum or in archeology lab in a university for students to study.

Time capsules are real slices of moments in history- they give us an insight to what people back them thought.


Why should traitors wishes be honored?

Ashheap.
 
2020-06-30 10:03:45 AM  
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Man:The foursome later is going to be spectacular.
 
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