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2020-07-05 6:48:54 AM  
13 votes:
First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.
 
2020-07-05 7:26:42 AM  
12 votes:
I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.
 
2020-07-05 6:52:49 AM  
12 votes:

Jim_Callahan: It's amusing that Columbus was such an astonishingly worthless, dickish motherfarker that he's getting arbitrarily added to the list when we're going after monuments that otherwise have nothing to do with Columbus whatsoever.

"These confederate statues were erected by the KKK as explicit threats to black people in the 1920s-30s and during the civil rights movement, and solely and often in as many words glorify treason and slavery, representing exclusively historical figures who have no other significance whatsoever to anyone other than glorifying slavery and treason... oh, and also tear down the ones of Columbus, he represents something entirely different but goddamn was that motherfarker a huge farking asshole."


You have to understand that much in the way Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover America, white progressives were the first people to discover depression and low self-esteem.  The safety of their sheltered lives has caused them to lash out at the closest thing they have ever had to a threatening adversary, which is the pictures in their history books.

The individuals who comprise this group feel so thoroughly defeated by their comfortable middle- and middle-upper class existence, they have decided they have a better chance of changing their reality by retroactively re-engineering the entirety of society than getting up in the morning to lift weights and eat a steak -- possibly even both at the same time, lifting the steak into their mouth could be the workout, assuming they find a cow large enough.

But instead of paying five dollars for an excellent cut of meat, they will instead spend five dollars, earning the right to post in political discussion threads on Fark before anyone else has the right to do so, and for one entire month, they will discuss current events with other individuals who will die childless and alone, as they ban together to fight the symbols which represent the imagined enemies in their head.

Sounds like a great deal.  I'll take twelve years of this shiat.
 
2020-07-05 6:27:35 AM  
12 votes:
Ain't no protest like a Baltimore protest because a Baltimore protest don't stop until shiat is sinking the harbor.
 
2020-07-05 7:09:59 AM  
11 votes:

Alien Robot: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

"Columbus and his men encountered the naked Taino people on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas, so named for the Savior whom Columbus believed had delivered him to land. All parties remained peaceful, and Columbus specifically instructed his crews not to take advantage of the Indians."

"The Tainos told the explorers about less peaceful tribes, which explained the marks and wounds on the natives' bodies. Those tribes inhabited the Isla de Carib, and they were known for two things: elegant cotton rugs and eating people. Settlers who entered their huts found cotton rugs, some of which they brought back to Spain, and large cuts of human flesh. Other native tribes informed the explorers that the Caribs considered babies a particular delicacy."


specifically instructed his crews not to take advantage of the Indians


ROFLMAO
Hehehe
Hahaha
You know!  there would only be one reason one would have to say that.
If it was ever said.

😆😆😆😆🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
 
2020-07-05 3:26:41 AM  
11 votes:

cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

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Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.


I say we make Puerto Rico a state and give Texas to Mexico, that way we don't have to change the number of stars in the flag. We could take one of the stripes off and make Rhode Island a county in Connecticut, because come on, it shouldn't even be a state. And it definitely shouldn't have 2 senators. There are ranches in Arizona bigger than Rhode Island.
 
2020-07-05 7:03:13 AM  
10 votes:
I'm OK with this. Columbus never even set foot in North America, right? They might as well have a statue of me, but that would get thrown into the harbor out of its scary ugliness.
 
2020-07-05 1:09:40 AM  
10 votes:
Excellent! And I'm glad the city said they support the protesters.

It's about damn time all this racist shiat came down. Enough is enough!

And you better believe I'm as behind Native Americans as I am Black people and everyone else suffering under systemic racism and bigotry.

When I was a young girl, I read a ton of "western" paperback books as my dad and I criss-crossed the country on his final postings as an AF officer. I had a lot of time in the car and this was pre-everything. Anyway, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and became enraged (I'm 12 at the time). I devoured everything about Native Americans I could get my hands on, fiction and non, and became very much a supporter of Native American rights and supportive of their grievances. I considered the whole thing to be "very unfair!"

Flash forward a few years, I have a job in the cafeteria of a Base Exchange and one of the older women who worked with me had a tattoo of a blue paw on her hand between her thumb and forefinger. In those days, it was VERY uncommon to see an ordinary person with a tattoo, let alone a woman. So, once when we were alone, I asked her about it.

She became very angry and defensive, and me being 16 and easily upset, I started to tear up and asked her why she was angry with me. I think she saw then that there was exactly zero mean intent in me, so she explained that it was her tribal tattoo. I think she was startled by my gasp of joy and delight! I had met a Native American for the first time! I was very silly and excited and asked her a ton of questions, and I must have been so puppy-ishly endearing that she finally smiled and laughed with me and told me about when she got the tattoo and just like that we were friends, even though she had to be thirty years older at least. She told me that she had never told anyone else at our workplace what the tattoo meant to her, and that made me feel special.

She also told me about a bunch of times she'd been mocked and discriminated against, which made me feel terrible. She let me cry for her.
 
2020-07-05 7:32:17 AM  
9 votes:

gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.


As if Trump was going to leave the white house, anyway.
Enjoy Hitler 2.0 bub.
 
2020-07-05 8:03:33 AM  
8 votes:
Columbus has been fed to Mr Trash Wheel.

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2020-07-05 1:00:33 AM  
8 votes:
When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

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Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.
 
2020-07-05 9:49:47 AM  
7 votes:
Stupid statue thought it got dumped in the South China Sea.
 
2020-07-05 7:38:59 AM  
7 votes:

Animatronik: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

I don't think it's enough to help Trump get re-elected. Hes too big of an idiot.

The ugly strains of nouveau racism, class politics, revisionist history, and anti-Americanism that Democrats are whole-heartedly embracing may help the GOP in Congress, though.

I have no love for Columbus or his statue, but liberals are working overtime to toss the baby out with the bathwater these days.


Now that I have to agree with.
Me, personally, I am half tempted to vote for Trump, because we all have become too comfortable with censorship.
(Small C)
 
2020-07-05 7:10:42 AM  
7 votes:

waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?


Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!
 
2020-07-05 8:25:25 AM  
6 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.

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That ship left the dock years ago.


Yeah, that's what people thought on November 7th 2016.

/President Hillary Clinton out front should have told you.
 
2020-07-05 8:12:58 AM  
6 votes:

Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.


So the people who tore down the Lenin statues were Communists?
 
2020-07-05 7:40:16 AM  
6 votes:

waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!

Dude rape is in the Bible. That doesn't make it less disgusting.
It's sad I have to write this.
😔


So now we should burn down all churches and synagogues, it is after all what all communists and Nazis end up doing at one point or another once they gain control.
 
2020-07-05 7:35:58 AM  
6 votes:

gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.


I don't think it's enough to help Trump get re-elected. Hes too big of an idiot.

The ugly strains of nouveau racism, class politics, revisionist history, and anti-Americanism that Democrats are whole-heartedly embracing may help the GOP in Congress, though.

I have no love for Columbus or his statue, but liberals are working overtime to toss the baby out with the bathwater these days.
 
2020-07-05 7:01:26 AM  
6 votes:

Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.


A raping gentrificationer?
 
2020-07-05 9:41:05 AM  
5 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: If you are so in attentive to realize that Trump is a completely incompetent, divisive, gaslighting, brainless piece of sh•t and Biden is an actual human being who can coherently string his thoughts together, then you're too ignorant of reality for me to converse with. I don't have the patience for it anymore.


BIDEN: "YOU KNOW THE THING!"
Youtube PpMAd7uXMSY
 
2020-07-05 9:36:01 AM  
5 votes:

Dr. Nick Riviera: When you have a system whereby only the rich get a voice in politics, the filthy rabble does what they can to make themselves heard.


Those unfortunate poors, simply unable to get anyone in passions of power or in media to say that Black Lives Matter.

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2020-07-05 8:38:13 AM  
5 votes:

Abacus9: Dork Gently: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

Snowflakes are shocked to learn that people in the Dark Ages were like life then: nasty, brutish and short.  But only if they were of European descent.  All the other murderous warlords, slave traders, rapists, petty tyrants, and generally vile people were probably only doing it because they learned it from us.  (Narrator: They didn't.)

1. Literally no one in this thread said that non-Europeans learned that behavior from Europeans.
2. The 15th century wasn't the Dark Ages.


1. This thread is not the boundary of the world.

2. I was using the new definition of Dark Ages, meaning before everyone became enlightened in 1968 and racial injustice suddenly ended.
 
2020-07-05 8:18:10 AM  
5 votes:

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.


Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.
 
2020-07-05 7:46:20 AM  
5 votes:

zgrizz: And now ALL of our social problems are magically fixed, and we can all live in peace and harmony.

I knew that damn statue was responsible for racism and political corruption!


You sure showed the voices in your head!
 
2020-07-05 7:05:36 AM  
5 votes:

waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?


"Columbus and his men encountered the naked Taino people on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas, so named for the Savior whom Columbus believed had delivered him to land. All parties remained peaceful, and Columbus specifically instructed his crews not to take advantage of the Indians."

"The Tainos told the explorers about less peaceful tribes, which explained the marks and wounds on the natives' bodies. Those tribes inhabited the Isla de Carib, and they were known for two things: elegant cotton rugs and eating people. Settlers who entered their huts found cotton rugs, some of which they brought back to Spain, and large cuts of human flesh. Other native tribes informed the explorers that the Caribs considered babies a particular delicacy."
 
2020-07-05 1:29:39 AM  
5 votes:

silvervial: Excellent! And I'm glad the city said they support the protesters.

It's about damn time all this racist shiat came down. Enough is enough!

And you better believe I'm as behind Native Americans as I am Black people and everyone else suffering under systemic racism and bigotry.

When I was a young girl, I read a ton of "western" paperback books as my dad and I criss-crossed the country on his final postings as an AF officer. I had a lot of time in the car and this was pre-everything. Anyway, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and became enraged (I'm 12 at the time). I devoured everything about Native Americans I could get my hands on, fiction and non, and became very much a supporter of Native American rights and supportive of their grievances. I considered the whole thing to be "very unfair!"

Flash forward a few years, I have a job in the cafeteria of a Base Exchange and one of the older women who worked with me had a tattoo of a blue paw on her hand between her thumb and forefinger. In those days, it was VERY uncommon to see an ordinary person with a tattoo, let alone a woman. So, once when we were alone, I asked her about it.

She became very angry and defensive, and me being 16 and easily upset, I started to tear up and asked her why she was angry with me. I think she saw then that there was exactly zero mean intent in me, so she explained that it was her tribal tattoo. I think she was startled by my gasp of joy and delight! I had met a Native American for the first time! I was very silly and excited and asked her a ton of questions, and I must have been so puppy-ishly endearing that she finally smiled and laughed with me and told me about when she got the tattoo and just like that we were friends, even though she had to be thirty years older at least. She told me that she had never told anyone else at our workplace what the tattoo meant to her, and that made me feel special.

She also told me about a bunch of times she'd been mocked and discriminated against, which made me feel terrible. She let me cry for her.


That's so wholesome, thanks for sharing!
 
2020-07-05 11:56:16 AM  
4 votes:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.

Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."

So you get it, we should tear down racist statues. Or are you for burning crosses?

Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards.  They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.


Putting up statues of civil war generals in the first place was like burning crosses. They were put up in response to civil rights movements, as a reminder to people that certain folks should count themselves lucky they're not still in chains, and stop asking to be treated as equals.

It was state-sponsored, taxpayer-funded cross burning. And that's why they need to go.
 
2020-07-05 11:26:11 AM  
4 votes:

cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.


That protest occurred under the regime of the Hungarian People's Republic. A wholly owned political party controlled by the Soviet Union.

A protest made sense there. But this is the United States of America; a supposed democracy. If people need to resort to rioting, something is seriously broken with democracy. This is almost as, if not as important, as whatever people are rioting/protesting against.
 
2020-07-05 10:42:54 AM  
4 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: Dr. Nick Riviera: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.

Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.

When you have a system whereby only the rich get a voice in politics, the filthy rabble does what they can to make themselves heard.

So it's up to you to determine what I get to see?

Don't think so, Hoss.

/Enjoy being the American version of the Taliban.


Poor baby.  You sound so oppressed.  Someone took down a statue in a place you never go put up in the 1980s of a guy you maybe think about once or twice a year.

See you in November.  I'll be the one on the right side of history.
 
2020-07-05 10:36:35 AM  
4 votes:

groppet: Well I don't think they will recover that statue, whatever is in the water probably disintegrated it by now.
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I just worry about these guys think of the statue mines!


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FOR THE GREATER GOOD
 
2020-07-05 9:37:56 AM  
4 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.

[Fark user image image 425x255]
That ship left the dock years ago.

Yeah, that's what people thought on November 7th 2016.

/President Hillary Clinton out front should have told you.

President Hillary isn't running.

Yeah. Someone even more senile and out of touch is his opponent.

Surely it'll work this time.


If you are so in attentive to realize that Trump is a completely incompetent, divisive, gaslighting, brainless piece of sh•t and Biden is an actual human being who can coherently string his thoughts together, then you're too ignorant of reality for me to converse with. I don't have the patience for it anymore.
 
2020-07-05 8:37:52 AM  
4 votes:

bfh0417: waxbeans: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

As if Trump was going to leave the white house, anyway.
Enjoy Hitler 2.0 bub.

You are truly a first rate troll.


What exactly is inflammatory about calling Trump a fascist?
I'm not pulling it out of thin air.
He got mad that someone recused them self. He didn't have enough sense to not challenge someone else's attempt at integrity.
He questioned an election that he won.
Seriously, too many people aren't paying attention.
 
2020-07-05 7:41:57 AM  
4 votes:

Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!

Dude rape is in the Bible. That doesn't make it less disgusting.
It's sad I have to write this.
😔

So now we should burn down all churches and synagogues, it is after all what all communists and Nazis end up doing at one point or another once they gain control.


I guess we could have a party every few months celebrating all the wars that churches  started that would be fun
 
2020-07-05 7:25:36 AM  
4 votes:

cman: This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future


Columbus isn't even our history anyway.
 
2020-07-05 5:56:58 AM  
4 votes:
I'm beginning to think that this would be a good time to open up an underwater museum...
 
2020-07-05 7:43:34 PM  
3 votes:
Fark turned into an echo chamber for oppressed bootstrappy boomers so gradually, I didn't even notice.

F*ck the lot of ya.
 
2020-07-05 12:07:48 PM  
3 votes:

Dork Gently: The Reverend Sam Hill: Dork Gently: Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards. They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.

So now the people who tore down the Lenin statues were Kluxers. And just a couple of hours ago, they were Communists.

Only according to you.

The motivations for tearing down Lenin statues (presumably you're talking about Leninfall in Ukraine) were quite different than what we see today.  Those statues were built by a totalitarian regime trying to cement its hold on a country that it cruelly repressed.  Maybe you heard of the Holodomor, perpetrated by Lenin's immediate successor?  The most recent bout of tearing down Lenin statues there was done through government action, leaving only two monuments to him in Ukraine, both in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Lenin statues started to come down in Ukraine within 70 years of his death, less than 75 years after he first rose to power.  That is a big difference from statues commemorating a guy who has been dead for more than 500 years.  There were still living people who suffered because of Lenin.

Why do you defend statues of a totalitarian despot?


Once again, only certain racist symbols are OK, according to you.
 
2020-07-05 11:02:56 AM  
3 votes:

Dork Gently: Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards. They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.


So now the people who tore down the Lenin statues were Kluxers. And just a couple of hours ago, they were Communists.
 
2020-07-05 10:59:04 AM  
3 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.

Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."

So you get it, we should tear down racist statues. Or are you for burning crosses?


Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards.  They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.
 
2020-07-05 10:45:33 AM  
3 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.


Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."
 
2020-07-05 9:35:42 AM  
3 votes:
Hell, I thought celebrating Christopher Columbus was bogus even back in third grade.

Had watched an episode of "In Search of" and then maybe a month later our history teacher, Sister Mary Ann, was teaching us that Christopher Columbus "discovered" America.  Up went my hand.... oooh, oooh, call on me Sister! I want to tell you that I learned from Spock that the Vikings were there before Columbus, and before that the Indians.  But nooooo..... she saw me with my hand raised but totally ignored me and continued with her lesson.  I had my hand up I'm sure a good five minutes before I gave up.
 
2020-07-05 9:31:32 AM  
3 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.

Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.


When you have a system whereby only the rich get a voice in politics, the filthy rabble does what they can to make themselves heard.
 
2020-07-05 9:28:46 AM  
3 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.

[Fark user image image 425x255]
That ship left the dock years ago.

Yeah, that's what people thought on November 7th 2016.

/President Hillary Clinton out front should have told you.

President Hillary isn't running.


Yeah. Someone even more senile and out of touch is his opponent.

Surely it'll work this time.
 
2020-07-05 9:25:15 AM  
3 votes:
People have been demanding a more diverse curriculum featuring the breadth of the American experience for decades but people in power didn't want to listen. It's becoming apparent that the only way for people to enact real change is by mob rule. It will be interesting to see if the wealthy elites of America will start listening or if one day the mob is going to have to come for them.
 
2020-07-05 8:50:20 AM  
3 votes:

silvervial: Excellent! And I'm glad the city said they support the protesters.

It's about damn time all this racist shiat came down. Enough is enough!

And you better believe I'm as behind Native Americans as I am Black people and everyone else suffering under systemic racism and bigotry.

When I was a young girl, I read a ton of "western" paperback books as my dad and I criss-crossed the country on his final postings as an AF officer. I had a lot of time in the car and this was pre-everything. Anyway, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and became enraged (I'm 12 at the time). I devoured everything about Native Americans I could get my hands on, fiction and non, and became very much a supporter of Native American rights and supportive of their grievances. I considered the whole thing to be "very unfair!"

Flash forward a few years, I have a job in the cafeteria of a Base Exchange and one of the older women who worked with me had a tattoo of a blue paw on her hand between her thumb and forefinger. In those days, it was VERY uncommon to see an ordinary person with a tattoo, let alone a woman. So, once when we were alone, I asked her about it.

She became very angry and defensive, and me being 16 and easily upset, I started to tear up and asked her why she was angry with me. I think she saw then that there was exactly zero mean intent in me, so she explained that it was her tribal tattoo. I think she was startled by my gasp of joy and delight! I had met a Native American for the first time! I was very silly and excited and asked her a ton of questions, and I must have been so puppy-ishly endearing that she finally smiled and laughed with me and told me about when she got the tattoo and just like that we were friends, even though she had to be thirty years older at least. She told me that she had never told anyone else at our workplace what the tattoo meant to her, and that made me feel special.

She also told me about a bunch of times she'd been mocked and discriminated against, which made me feel terrible. She let me cry for her.


If you are going to take the side of the people who have lost lands, life, and freedoms from another people, cry for the entire human race as invasions are a universal ideal and not something invented by the white man.  Ask the Irish and Scots about that and you cannot deny they are white, the original Britons invaded by the norse and romans, tribes of peoples wiped out and succeeded by another in the middle east...it goes on throughout history and will continue to go on as long as someone has what someone else wants.  Even the native Americans took their land from weaker tribes.  The plight of the African slaves are different because they were not conquered by the white man for the most part, they were mostly sold by other African tribes who did the conquering to have slaves to trade.  Does that place less guilt on the white men of the past for having to do less work for more profit, no, but it illustrates that conquering is a human trait, not white one.
 
2020-07-05 8:27:29 AM  
3 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.

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That ship left the dock years ago.

Yeah, that's what people thought on November 7th 2016.

/President Hillary Clinton out front should have told you.


President Hillary isn't running.
 
2020-07-05 8:27:19 AM  
3 votes:

PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.

Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.


Increasingly, it's not allowed.
 
2020-07-05 8:13:17 AM  
3 votes:

Dork Gently: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

Snowflakes are shocked to learn that people in the Dark Ages were like life then: nasty, brutish and short.  But only if they were of European descent.  All the other murderous warlords, slave traders, rapists, petty tyrants, and generally vile people were probably only doing it because they learned it from us.  (Narrator: They didn't.)


Are you cheering the crusades?
 
2020-07-05 8:00:05 AM  
3 votes:

gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.


Snowflakes are shocked to learn that people in the Dark Ages were like life then: nasty, brutish and short.  But only if they were of European descent.  All the other murderous warlords, slave traders, rapists, petty tyrants, and generally vile people were probably only doing it because they learned it from us.  (Narrator: They didn't.)
 
2020-07-05 7:52:48 AM  
3 votes:
Not like anyone would notice that there's more trash in the water at the inner harbor...
 
2020-07-05 6:40:54 AM  
3 votes:
1976: Stationed at Naval Base Rota, Spain. Ceremonies for Bicentennial assigned me as sideboy/honor guard, then changed to escort for some of the Spanish Royals being dusted off & trotted out now Franco died as the dictatorship changed over to a monarchy. Mine was the sister of Cristobal Colon XIV (I think, not sure of the number now - looked it up & a London paper wrote XXth, neither know nor care now). They were both introduced with a string of titles that definitely lengthened the ceremonies (in English & Spanish); the most head-cocking being "Hereditary Lord Admiral of the Ocean Seas."

Navy joke: Columbus thought he'd reached China. When he left, he didn't know where he was going, when he got to America's, he didn't know where he was, & when he returned, he didn't know where he'd been. Naturally, he was made an admiral.

The castle in Rota has a sign saying Columbus stayed there the night before his initial voyage. I enjoyed my time in Rota.

Hubby was born in the Azores (Faial); they'd begun being settled about 40 years before, so Prince Henry Navigator had helped supply Columbus with knowledge of what to expect, probably. But, what has always bothered me is how Columbus grabbed up 12-20 Islanders who'd been living their lives (probably more hard than idyllic), clapped them in chains as slaves, brought them back on the return voyage to be trotted around & gawped at. Finally, when the new-slave smell'd worn off, they were sold into oblivion, never to see home or family again. It takes a special kind of assh0le to be a slaver. You can give Columbus titles & shiny late-Medieval pimp-trinkets & codpieces but that's what he was: a slave trader looking for a fresh source of flesh to herd up, corral & sell. Others wanted gold & glory, lands, etc... The first thing he did was to inflict misery by enslaving the locals naive enough to welcome him. He didn't even keep acurate enough charts to record positively where he'd been. Some "sailor!" What a horrible person.

His trips were historical but no reason to celebrate. Take his day off the calendar. In fact, we should never idolize anyone. Very few humans of the billions who have lived deserve a day of honor. Strip them all off the calendar and concentrate on events & ideals worthy of note.

Leap Day only occurs every 4 years. For that reason alone, ever since learing of it as a child, I made it my life's work to have the day off & celebrate it. I don't remember ever failing.
 
2020-07-05 6:39:59 AM  
3 votes:
It's amusing that Columbus was such an astonishingly worthless, dickish motherfarker that he's getting arbitrarily added to the list when we're going after monuments that otherwise have nothing to do with Columbus whatsoever.

"These confederate statues were erected by the KKK as explicit threats to black people in the 1920s-30s and during the civil rights movement, and solely and often in as many words glorify treason and slavery, representing exclusively historical figures who have no other significance whatsoever to anyone other than glorifying slavery and treason... oh, and also tear down the ones of Columbus, he represents something entirely different but goddamn was that motherfarker a huge farking asshole."
 
2020-07-05 6:05:02 AM  
3 votes:
What funny is that Columbus wouldn't consider himself an Italian.  A unified Italy didn't happen until the late 1800's, and it can be argued still hasn't culturally happened.  So Italian's love him but as a Genoan he would not have considered the southern Italians that make up so much of American Italians to be his countrymen.
 
2020-07-05 1:50:19 AM  
3 votes:
 
2020-07-05 7:08:13 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-05 2:54:03 PM  
2 votes:

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: If you are going to take the side of the people who have lost lands, life, and freedoms from another people, cry for the entire human race as invasions are a universal ideal and not something invented by the white man.  Ask the Irish and Scots about that and you cannot deny they are white, the original Britons invaded by the norse and romans, tribes of peoples wiped out and succeeded by another in the middle east...it goes on throughout history and will continue to go on as long as someone has what someone else wants.  Even the native Americans took their land from weaker tribes.  The plight of the African slaves are different because they were not conquered by the white man for the most part, they were mostly sold by other African tribes who did the conquering to have slaves to trade.  Does that place less guilt on the white men of the past for having to do less work for more profit, no, but it illustrates that conquering is a human trait, not white one.


Pure distraction. The post you're responding to never mentions "the white man" or slavery. You did because you feel any discussion of race is an attack on white people (probably you personally) and feel the need to defend farking slaver traders. You will not displace that feeling of being attacked or the misplaced feelings of guilt by defending slave traders. People will simply think less of you as they should. Interrogate why discussions of race make you uncomfortable even when you aren't being called a racist. Then, maybe you'll defend genocidal psychos a bit less.

Also, for the record, the party selling slaves is as guilty as the party buying them, not to mention all the rape, murder and abuse they did to slaves when they got them to the US and the decades of abuse and violence after they were "freed." You don't get released from jail because you're only half culpable for the crime. And humans do alot on a macro level, that doesn't negate the actions of individuals on a micro level. White people of the era committed an atrocity. That doesn't go away nor do they become less culpable because others did the same. You should have learned this in elementary school. Just because Little Jimmy did it too doesn't make it ok for you to do it too.
 
2020-07-05 2:17:50 PM  
2 votes:

Fancy_Bear: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: Like this one?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St​atue_of_Hans_Christian_Heg

But please pay attention -- this article is about a statue of someone who died more than a century before 1619.

Uh, that guy was a Union soldier. There's kind of a small difference between a statue of someone who was an abolitionist and, y'know, Robert E Lee.

So why did protesters decapitate the Heg statue and throw it in the lake?

Because they're stupid? Who cares, it's a statue. It's not like they decapitated a person

Like I said earlier, you are way too hung up on symbols

Mobs of vandals are way too hung up on symbols. this sort of destructive nonsense will keep me out of the City unless I absolutely have to go for bidness.  As a former Baltimoron, getting well south of the city limits to raise my family was one of the best decisions that I ever made.


I'm sure they'll miss you terribly
 
2020-07-05 1:27:02 PM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: Like this one?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St​atue_of_Hans_Christian_Heg

But please pay attention -- this article is about a statue of someone who died more than a century before 1619.

Uh, that guy was a Union soldier. There's kind of a small difference between a statue of someone who was an abolitionist and, y'know, Robert E Lee.

So why did protesters decapitate the Heg statue and throw it in the lake?


Because they're stupid? Who cares, it's a statue. It's not like they decapitated a person

Like I said earlier, you are way too hung up on symbols
 
2020-07-05 1:07:45 PM  
2 votes:

gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.


This
If I was a conspiracy theorist I would say that Trump supporters have infiltrated these juvenile, spoiled brat groups and are motivating their simple minds into these acts.

I really hope they burn down their own neighborhoods again after he gets re-elected, That will be a good laugh.
 
2020-07-05 1:03:31 PM  
2 votes:
Columbus was fired from his governorship of the West Indies by Spain... in 1500.  The country that was running the Spanish Inquisition.  Let that sink in.

He never set foot in Baltimore.  He never set foot on American soil outside of Puerto Rico.  The statues to him are more about Italian pride, from an era before Italians were seen as "fully" white.  That's why overwhelmingly, they're in areas with a large Italian-American population. 

Columbus is irrelevant.
 
2020-07-05 12:39:48 PM  
2 votes:

Destructor: cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

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Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.

That protest occurred under the regime of the Hungarian People's Republic. A wholly owned political party controlled by the Soviet Union.

A protest made sense there. But this is the United States of America; a supposed democracy. If people need to resort to rioting, something is seriously broken with democracy. This is almost as, if not as important, as whatever people are rioting/protesting against.


People don't actually need to resort to rioting. A peaceful protest against police brutality was warranted, not a riot.

The purpose of riots is entirely dependent on the situation. The justification in this case has nothing to do with a failure of democracy.  The problem is that democracy is working but a radical group wants something other than democracy.  Democracy always 'works' in that it is government from the will of the people.

They want to make rules for thought, speech, behavior, and ultimately government.  That's why you need anarchy first, so you can declare a failure of democracy. The thought and speech police have been relentlessly promoting anything tied to U.S. history as racist and evil, for the purpose of attacking our democratic institutions.  Then the idea is to propose a radical restructuring of government to eliminate opposition.  Its been tried and it failed in Venezuela.  The lessons there are manifest and clear.

We don't need to try it in the U.S.  But that doesn't stop people like you from spouting ignorant bullshiat in service of the cause.

And the irony, oh the irony.  People in Hungary rioted to overthrow a socialist communist dictatorship, which is the form of government many rioters in the U.S. seem to want.

Its one thing to start a revolution to overthrow a dictatorship or fascist government that espouses communism, but its ridiculous to talk aboit overthrowing a fulky functioning democracy, one of the best systems of govt.

You want to start a revolution to take us back to the political dark ages. At least the French Revolution could make a case against monarchy.  You have no case.  You have nothing.
 
2020-07-05 12:36:38 PM  
2 votes:

Animatronik: Begoggle: Animatronik: Clearly you should be canceled.

You are very bad at pretending you aren't a die-hard Trumper.

You are pretty bad at thinking. If you were better at thinking, you might be able to imagine a universe where people dislike both Trump and radical Democrats.  Of course it's staring you in the face, so very little thought is actually required.


Of course in reality Trump is so much worse than these imaginary "radical democrats" that live in your head.
 
2020-07-05 12:23:31 PM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: ox45tallboy: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.

Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."

So you get it, we should tear down racist statues. Or are you for burning crosses?

Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards.  They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.

Putting up statues of civil war generals in the first place was like burning crosses. They were put up in response to civil rights movements, as a reminder to people that certain folks should count themselves lucky they're not still in chains, and stop asking to be treated as equals.

It was state-sponsored, taxpayer-funded cross burning. And that's why they need to go.

Like this one?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St​atue_of_Hans_Christian_Heg

But please pay attention -- this article is about a statue of someone who died more than a century before 1619.


Uh, that guy was a Union soldier. There's kind of a small difference between a statue of someone who was an abolitionist and, y'know, Robert E Lee.
 
2020-07-05 12:04:25 PM  
2 votes:

The Reverend Sam Hill: Dork Gently: Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards. They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.

So now the people who tore down the Lenin statues were Kluxers. And just a couple of hours ago, they were Communists.


Only according to you.

The motivations for tearing down Lenin statues (presumably you're talking about Leninfall in Ukraine) were quite different than what we see today.  Those statues were built by a totalitarian regime trying to cement its hold on a country that it cruelly repressed.  Maybe you heard of the Holodomor, perpetrated by Lenin's immediate successor?  The most recent bout of tearing down Lenin statues there was done through government action, leaving only two monuments to him in Ukraine, both in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Lenin statues started to come down in Ukraine within 70 years of his death, less than 75 years after he first rose to power.  That is a big difference from statues commemorating a guy who has been dead for more than 500 years.  There were still living people who suffered because of Lenin.

Why do you defend statues of a totalitarian despot?
 
2020-07-05 11:31:05 AM  
2 votes:
Picking on the poor guy, just because he got lost.
 
2020-07-05 11:18:40 AM  
2 votes:

Animatronik: Clearly you should be canceled.


You are very bad at pretending you aren't a die-hard Trumper.
 
2020-07-05 11:06:57 AM  
2 votes:
But Columbus was so historically relevant to Baltimore :( :(
 
2020-07-05 11:03:52 AM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.

Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."

So you get it, we should tear down racist statues. Or are you for burning crosses?

Pulling down statues is like burning crosses in front yards.  They're lawless symbolic actions undertaken by people who hide their identities to avoid accountability while intimidating people they disagree with.


So you're for some racist symbols, but not others
 
2020-07-05 10:55:06 AM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?

Why do you care? It's just a statue.

Do you also wonder why people are concerned about burning crosses in front yards? "Why do you care? It's just free wood ash."


So you get it, we should tear down racist statues. Or are you for burning crosses?
 
2020-07-05 10:19:21 AM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird


How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?
 
2020-07-05 10:13:20 AM  
2 votes:
"We understand the dynamics that are playing out in Baltimore are part of a national narrative," Davis said. "We understand the frustrations. What the city wants to do is serve as a national model, particularly with how we've done with protesting. We've seen people who have taken to the streets, we have supported them. We are going to continue to support it. That's a full stop."

Baltimore City policy:  Police brutality for blacks, anarchy and vandalism for whites.
 
2020-07-05 9:43:23 AM  
2 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: PapermonkeyExpress: Herb Utsmelz: gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.

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That ship left the dock years ago.

Yeah, that's what people thought on November 7th 2016.

/President Hillary Clinton out front should have told you.

President Hillary isn't running.

Yeah. Someone even more senile and out of touch is his opponent.

Surely it'll work this time.

If you are so in attentive to realize that Trump is a completely incompetent, divisive, gaslighting, brainless piece of sh•t and Biden is an actual human being who can coherently string his thoughts together, then you're too ignorant of reality for me to converse with. I don't have the patience for it anymore.


....you know, the thing!
 
2020-07-05 9:36:29 AM  
2 votes:

Dr. Nick Riviera: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.

Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.

When you have a system whereby only the rich get a voice in politics, the filthy rabble does what they can to make themselves heard.


So it's up to you to determine what I get to see?

Don't think so, Hoss.

/Enjoy being the American version of the Taliban.
 
2020-07-05 8:40:05 AM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: Abacus9: Dork Gently: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

Snowflakes are shocked to learn that people in the Dark Ages were like life then: nasty, brutish and short.  But only if they were of European descent.  All the other murderous warlords, slave traders, rapists, petty tyrants, and generally vile people were probably only doing it because they learned it from us.  (Narrator: They didn't.)

1. Literally no one in this thread said that non-Europeans learned that behavior from Europeans.
2. The 15th century wasn't the Dark Ages.

1. This thread is not the boundary of the world.

2. I was using the new definition of Dark Ages, meaning before everyone became enlightened in 1968 and racial injustice suddenly ended.


1. And I pointed out that you were reacting to something no one in here said.
2. Sure, Jan.gif
 
2020-07-05 8:33:29 AM  
2 votes:

Dork Gently: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

Snowflakes are shocked to learn that people in the Dark Ages were like life then: nasty, brutish and short.  But only if they were of European descent.  All the other murderous warlords, slave traders, rapists, petty tyrants, and generally vile people were probably only doing it because they learned it from us.  (Narrator: They didn't.)


1. Literally no one in this thread said that non-Europeans learned that behavior from Europeans.
2. The 15th century wasn't the Dark Ages.
 
2020-07-05 8:20:32 AM  
2 votes:

gar1013: it's helping Trump get re-elected.


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That ship left the dock years ago.
 
2020-07-05 8:19:28 AM  
2 votes:
I'd just like to say that this thread was a good time to update my list of "people with sincerely held contrary beliefs".
 
2020-07-05 7:46:35 AM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: mrschwen: snoproblem: Lurk Who's Talking: 1976: Stationed at Naval Base Rota, Spain. Ceremonies for Bicentennial assigned me as sideboy/honor guard, then changed to escort for some of the Spanish Royals being dusted off & trotted out now Franco died as the dictatorship changed over to a monarchy. Mine was the sister of Cristobal Colon XIV (I think, not sure of the number now - looked it up & a London paper wrote XXth, neither know nor care now). They were both introduced with a string of titles that definitely lengthened the ceremonies (in English & Spanish); the most head-cocking being "Hereditary Lord Admiral of the Ocean Seas."

Navy joke: Columbus thought he'd reached China. When he left, he didn't know where he was going, when he got to America's, he didn't know where he was, & when he returned, he didn't know where he'd been. Naturally, he was made an admiral.

The castle in Rota has a sign saying Columbus stayed there the night before his initial voyage. I enjoyed my time in Rota.

Hubby was born in the Azores (Faial); they'd begun being settled about 40 years before, so Prince Henry Navigator had helped supply Columbus with knowledge of what to expect, probably. But, what has always bothered me is how Columbus grabbed up 12-20 Islanders who'd been living their lives (probably more hard than idyllic), clapped them in chains as slaves, brought them back on the return voyage to be trotted around & gawped at. Finally, when the new-slave smell'd worn off, they were sold into oblivion, never to see home or family again. It takes a special kind of assh0le to be a slaver. You can give Columbus titles & shiny late-Medieval pimp-trinkets & codpieces but that's what he was: a slave trader looking for a fresh source of flesh to herd up, corral & sell. Others wanted gold & glory, lands, etc... The first thing he did was to inflict misery by enslaving the locals naive enough to welcome him. He didn't even keep acurate enough charts to record positively where he'd been. Some "sailor!" What a horrible person.

His ...

It's been increasingly clear that naming the Catholic Fraternal Order "Knights of Columbus" was the height of irony.  They probably performed more positive and worthwhile deeds in its first week, back in 1882, than their namesake did in his whole miserable life.

They ought to change the name, really.

The statues were ironic as well. Columbus statues were erected by Italian Americans to show people that they mattered. At the time they were subject to racial discrimination.

Which is really ironic.
Considering they coined their own racial slurs for other races.


Yup. Back in the early twentieth they were considered as non-whites. By embracing racism the were able to "join the club". That still didn't work 100 percent.
 
2020-07-05 7:42:20 AM  
2 votes:
And now ALL of our social problems are magically fixed, and we can all live in peace and harmony.

I knew that damn statue was responsible for racism and political corruption!
 
2020-07-05 7:40:46 AM  
2 votes:

mrschwen: snoproblem: Lurk Who's Talking: 1976: Stationed at Naval Base Rota, Spain. Ceremonies for Bicentennial assigned me as sideboy/honor guard, then changed to escort for some of the Spanish Royals being dusted off & trotted out now Franco died as the dictatorship changed over to a monarchy. Mine was the sister of Cristobal Colon XIV (I think, not sure of the number now - looked it up & a London paper wrote XXth, neither know nor care now). They were both introduced with a string of titles that definitely lengthened the ceremonies (in English & Spanish); the most head-cocking being "Hereditary Lord Admiral of the Ocean Seas."

Navy joke: Columbus thought he'd reached China. When he left, he didn't know where he was going, when he got to America's, he didn't know where he was, & when he returned, he didn't know where he'd been. Naturally, he was made an admiral.

The castle in Rota has a sign saying Columbus stayed there the night before his initial voyage. I enjoyed my time in Rota.

Hubby was born in the Azores (Faial); they'd begun being settled about 40 years before, so Prince Henry Navigator had helped supply Columbus with knowledge of what to expect, probably. But, what has always bothered me is how Columbus grabbed up 12-20 Islanders who'd been living their lives (probably more hard than idyllic), clapped them in chains as slaves, brought them back on the return voyage to be trotted around & gawped at. Finally, when the new-slave smell'd worn off, they were sold into oblivion, never to see home or family again. It takes a special kind of assh0le to be a slaver. You can give Columbus titles & shiny late-Medieval pimp-trinkets & codpieces but that's what he was: a slave trader looking for a fresh source of flesh to herd up, corral & sell. Others wanted gold & glory, lands, etc... The first thing he did was to inflict misery by enslaving the locals naive enough to welcome him. He didn't even keep acurate enough charts to record positively where he'd been. Some "sailor!" What a horrible person.

His ...

It's been increasingly clear that naming the Catholic Fraternal Order "Knights of Columbus" was the height of irony.  They probably performed more positive and worthwhile deeds in its first week, back in 1882, than their namesake did in his whole miserable life.

They ought to change the name, really.

The statues were ironic as well. Columbus statues were erected by Italian Americans to show people that they mattered. At the time they were subject to racial discrimination.


Which is really ironic.
Considering they coined their own racial slurs for other races.
 
2020-07-05 7:14:17 AM  
2 votes:

Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!


Dude rape is in the Bible. That doesn't make it less disgusting.
It's sad I have to write this.
😔
 
2020-07-05 7:12:57 AM  
2 votes:

Alien Robot: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

"Columbus and his men encountered the naked Taino people on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas, so named for the Savior whom Columbus believed had delivered him to land. All parties remained peaceful, and Columbus specifically instructed his crews not to take advantage of the Indians."

"The Tainos told the explorers about less peaceful tribes, which explained the marks and wounds on the natives' bodies. Those tribes inhabited the Isla de Carib, and they were known for two things: elegant cotton rugs and eating people. Settlers who entered their huts found cotton rugs, some of which they brought back to Spain, and large cuts of human flesh. Other native tribes informed the explorers that the Caribs considered babies a particular delicacy."


When Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus voyaged to the Caribbean in the 1490s, he not only discovered new lands, at least one of his men would document his own rape and torture of an indigenous woman. Michele de Cuneo, a noble friend of Columbus, tells of a "Carib woman" given to him by the admiral. When she fought back against his attempted sexual attacks, he "took a piece of rope and whipped her soundly...finally we came to an agreement in such manner that I can tell you she seemed to have been brought up in a school for harlots." Columbus' ships would eventually sail back to Europe, carrying more than 1,000 slaves.
 
2020-07-05 7:00:18 AM  
2 votes:

Lurk Who's Talking: 1976: Stationed at Naval Base Rota, Spain. Ceremonies for Bicentennial assigned me as sideboy/honor guard, then changed to escort for some of the Spanish Royals being dusted off & trotted out now Franco died as the dictatorship changed over to a monarchy. Mine was the sister of Cristobal Colon XIV (I think, not sure of the number now - looked it up & a London paper wrote XXth, neither know nor care now). They were both introduced with a string of titles that definitely lengthened the ceremonies (in English & Spanish); the most head-cocking being "Hereditary Lord Admiral of the Ocean Seas."

Navy joke: Columbus thought he'd reached China. When he left, he didn't know where he was going, when he got to America's, he didn't know where he was, & when he returned, he didn't know where he'd been. Naturally, he was made an admiral.

The castle in Rota has a sign saying Columbus stayed there the night before his initial voyage. I enjoyed my time in Rota.

Hubby was born in the Azores (Faial); they'd begun being settled about 40 years before, so Prince Henry Navigator had helped supply Columbus with knowledge of what to expect, probably. But, what has always bothered me is how Columbus grabbed up 12-20 Islanders who'd been living their lives (probably more hard than idyllic), clapped them in chains as slaves, brought them back on the return voyage to be trotted around & gawped at. Finally, when the new-slave smell'd worn off, they were sold into oblivion, never to see home or family again. It takes a special kind of assh0le to be a slaver. You can give Columbus titles & shiny late-Medieval pimp-trinkets & codpieces but that's what he was: a slave trader looking for a fresh source of flesh to herd up, corral & sell. Others wanted gold & glory, lands, etc... The first thing he did was to inflict misery by enslaving the locals naive enough to welcome him. He didn't even keep acurate enough charts to record positively where he'd been. Some "sailor!" What a horrible person.

His ...


It's been increasingly clear that naming the Catholic Fraternal Order "Knights of Columbus" was the height of irony.  They probably performed more positive and worthwhile deeds in its first week, back in 1882, than their namesake did in his whole miserable life.

They ought to change the name, really.
 
2020-07-05 6:18:37 AM  
2 votes:
Baltimore Marble Party?
 
2020-07-05 5:47:32 AM  
2 votes:
sorry didnt mean to hit add comment
 
2020-07-05 5:45:53 AM  
2 votes:

silvervial: Excellent! And I'm glad the city said they support the protesters.

It's about damn time all this racist shiat came down. Enough is enough!

And you better believe I'm as behind Native Americans as I am Black people and everyone else suffering under systemic racism and bigotry.

When I was a young girl, I read a ton of "western" paperback books as my dad and I criss-crossed the country on his final postings as an AF officer. I had a lot of time in the car and this was pre-everything. Anyway, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and became enraged (I'm 12 at the time). I devoured everything about Native Americans I could get my hands on, fiction and non, and became very much a supporter of Native American rights and supportive of their grievances. I considered the whole thing to be "very unfair!"

Flash forward a few years, I have a job in the cafeteria of a Base Exchange and one of the older women who worked with me had a tattoo of a blue paw on her hand between her thumb and forefinger. In those days, it was VERY uncommon to see an ordinary person with a tattoo, let alone a woman. So, once when we were alone, I asked her about it.

She became very angry and defensive, and me being 16 and easily upset, I started to tear up and asked her why she was angry with me. I think she saw then that there was exactly zero mean intent in me, so she explained that it was her tribal tattoo. I think she was startled by my gasp of joy and delight! I had met a Native American for the first time! I was very silly and excited and asked her a ton of questions, and I must have been so puppy-ishly endearing that she finally smiled and laughed with me and told me about when she got the tattoo and just like that we were friends, even though she had to be thirty years older at least. She told me that she had never told anyone else at our workplace what the tattoo meant to her, and that made me feel special.

She also told me about a bunch of times she'd been mocked and discriminated again ...

 
2020-07-05 5:37:11 AM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.

I say we make Puerto Rico a state and give Texas to Mexico, that way we don't have to change the number of stars in the flag. We could take one of the stripes off and make Rhode Island a county in Connecticut, because come on, it shouldn't even be a state. And it definitely shouldn't have 2 senators. There are ranches in Arizona bigger than Rhode Island.


Can't we take Georgia's stripe too? You know... For uh... Aesthetics. Yeah.
 
2020-07-05 5:35:26 AM  
2 votes:
Good.
 
2020-07-05 12:27:02 AM  
2 votes:
The Lord's work, Subby.
 
2020-07-05 4:06:01 PM  
1 vote:

gar1013: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

Yeah. You'd think instead of tearing down statues, people would be dismantling the abortion clinics they build in minority neighborhoods.

Half the African-American children conceived in NYC don't survive the womb.

The most evil thing in the world is convincing people that killing their own is freedom and will somehow make their own lives better.


My SorosGram® arrived right on time this week, for a change, and it plainly says that this is the week we want the Welfare Queens to keep pushing out more future Democrats.
 
2020-07-05 2:53:22 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird


Yeah. You'd think instead of tearing down statues, people would be dismantling the abortion clinics they build in minority neighborhoods.

Half the African-American children conceived in NYC don't survive the womb.

The most evil thing in the world is convincing people that killing their own is freedom and will somehow make their own lives better.
 
2020-07-05 2:51:23 PM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.

I say we make Puerto Rico a state and give Texas to Mexico, that way we don't have to change the number of stars in the flag. We could take one of the stripes off and make Rhode Island a county in Connecticut, because come on, it shouldn't even be a state. And it definitely shouldn't have 2 senators. There are ranches in Arizona bigger than Rhode Island.


Why do we have an extra Dakota?
 
2020-07-05 2:19:02 PM  
1 vote:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: Like this one?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St​atue_of_Hans_Christian_Heg

But please pay attention -- this article is about a statue of someone who died more than a century before 1619.

Uh, that guy was a Union soldier. There's kind of a small difference between a statue of someone who was an abolitionist and, y'know, Robert E Lee.

So why did protesters decapitate the Heg statue and throw it in the lake?

Because they're stupid? Who cares, it's a statue. It's not like they decapitated a person

Like I said earlier, you are way too hung up on symbols

That's farking hilarious, coming from someone who is defending rioters and vandals for destroying symbols they don't like.

And for "hilarious", you could substitute one of those words that is just not allowed on Fark dot com.


Dude, you really like having racist symbols, we get it
 
2020-07-05 2:02:04 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Dork Gently: Like this one?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St​atue_of_Hans_Christian_Heg

But please pay attention -- this article is about a statue of someone who died more than a century before 1619.

Uh, that guy was a Union soldier. There's kind of a small difference between a statue of someone who was an abolitionist and, y'know, Robert E Lee.

So why did protesters decapitate the Heg statue and throw it in the lake?

Because they're stupid? Who cares, it's a statue. It's not like they decapitated a person

Like I said earlier, you are way too hung up on symbols


That's farking hilarious, coming from someone who is defending rioters and vandals for destroying symbols they don't like.

And for "hilarious", you could substitute one of those words that is just not allowed on Fark dot com.
 
2020-07-05 1:11:47 PM  
1 vote:

Dr. Nick Riviera: PapermonkeyExpress: Dr. Nick Riviera: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: The Lord's work, Subby.

Yet another mob action determining what people can see.

No public debate. No legislation. No lawful action.

It's not about whether or not the statue is controversial, it's about a violent mob, a feckless mayor and the absence of the rule of law.

I'm personally surprised that US flags are still allowed to be flown in public spaces.

When you have a system whereby only the rich get a voice in politics, the filthy rabble does what they can to make themselves heard.

So it's up to you to determine what I get to see?

Don't think so, Hoss.

/Enjoy being the American version of the Taliban.

Poor baby.  You sound so oppressed.  Someone took down a statue in a place you never go put up in the 1980s of a guy you maybe think about once or twice a year.

See you in November.  I'll be the one on the right side of history.


History has seen your kind before. America does not tolerate zealots for long.  You have co-opted a legitimate grievance and made it about yourself.

"George who?"

Go back to drafting up your definitive manifesto, you cosplaying revolutionary.
 
2020-07-05 12:24:30 PM  
1 vote:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: racist

OK, Jan.


So, just to put a finer point on it, it's definitely not racist to erect statues to honor people who fought to preserve slavery?
 
2020-07-05 11:46:34 AM  
1 vote:

Mouser: "We understand the dynamics that are playing out in Baltimore are part of a national narrative," Davis said. "We understand the frustrations. What the city wants to do is serve as a national model, particularly with how we've done with protesting. We've seen people who have taken to the streets, we have supported them. We are going to continue to support it. That's a full stop."

Baltimore City policy:  Police brutality for blacks, anarchy and vandalism for whites.


High taxes for everyone!
 
2020-07-05 11:28:34 AM  
1 vote:
Didn't need Spain's funding to discover this.
 
2020-07-05 11:23:14 AM  
1 vote:

RI_Red: ecmoRandomNumbers: cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.

I say we make Puerto Rico a state and give Texas to Mexico, that way we don't have to change the number of stars in the flag. We could take one of the stripes off and make Rhode Island a county in Connecticut, because come on, it shouldn't even be a state. And it definitely shouldn't have 2 senators. There are ranches in Arizona bigger than Rhode Island.

Hey! Religious liberty is part of the Constitution because of R.I.

That earns us a Forever Exempt From Being Eliminated Certificate.


So, what have you done in the last 200-something years? It just sits there.
 
2020-07-05 11:12:42 AM  
1 vote:

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: silvervial: Excellent! And I'm glad the city said they support the protesters.

It's about damn time all this racist shiat came down. Enough is enough!

And you better believe I'm as behind Native Americans as I am Black people and everyone else suffering under systemic racism and bigotry.

When I was a young girl, I read a ton of "western" paperback books as my dad and I criss-crossed the country on his final postings as an AF officer. I had a lot of time in the car and this was pre-everything. Anyway, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and became enraged (I'm 12 at the time). I devoured everything about Native Americans I could get my hands on, fiction and non, and became very much a supporter of Native American rights and supportive of their grievances. I considered the whole thing to be "very unfair!"

Flash forward a few years, I have a job in the cafeteria of a Base Exchange and one of the older women who worked with me had a tattoo of a blue paw on her hand between her thumb and forefinger. In those days, it was VERY uncommon to see an ordinary person with a tattoo, let alone a woman. So, once when we were alone, I asked her about it.

She became very angry and defensive, and me being 16 and easily upset, I started to tear up and asked her why she was angry with me. I think she saw then that there was exactly zero mean intent in me, so she explained that it was her tribal tattoo. I think she was startled by my gasp of joy and delight! I had met a Native American for the first time! I was very silly and excited and asked her a ton of questions, and I must have been so puppy-ishly endearing that she finally smiled and laughed with me and told me about when she got the tattoo and just like that we were friends, even though she had to be thirty years older at least. She told me that she had never told anyone else at our workplace what the tattoo meant to her, and that made me feel special.

She also told me about a bunch of times she'd been mocked and discriminated against, which made me feel terrible. She let me cry for her.

If you are going to take the side of the people who have lost lands, life, and freedoms from another people, cry for the entire human race as invasions are a universal ideal and not something invented by the white man.  Ask the Irish and Scots about that and you cannot deny they are white, the original Britons invaded by the norse and romans, tribes of peoples wiped out and succeeded by another in the middle east...it goes on throughout history and will continue to go on as long as someone has what someone else wants.  Even the native Americans took their land from weaker tribes.  The plight of the African slaves are different because they were not conquered by the white man for the most part, they were mostly sold by other African tribes who did the conquering to have slaves to trade.  Does that place less guilt on the white men of the past for having to do less work for more profit, no, but it illustrates that conquering is a human trait, not white one.


This is pure heresy because it denies the central role that identity politics plays in our history.

Clearly you should be canceled.
 
2020-07-05 10:31:17 AM  
1 vote:

Dork Gently: cameroncrazy1984: Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird

How many Black people have been pulled off of pedestals and/or thrown into bodies of water in recent rioting?


Why do you care? It's just a statue.
 
2020-07-05 10:14:48 AM  
1 vote:
Man, a lot of people are more concerned about statues than black people. Weird
 
2020-07-05 9:44:00 AM  
1 vote:

Dork Gently: Herb Utsmelz: If you are so in attentive to realize that Trump is a completely incompetent, divisive, gaslighting, brainless piece of sh•t and Biden is an actual human being who can coherently string his thoughts together, then you're too ignorant of reality for me to converse with. I don't have the patience for it anymore.

[YouTube video: BIDEN: "YOU KNOW THE THING!"]


Dang. Beat me to it.
 
2020-07-05 9:38:33 AM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.

I say we make Puerto Rico a state and give Texas to Mexico, that way we don't have to change the number of stars in the flag. We could take one of the stripes off and make Rhode Island a county in Connecticut, because come on, it shouldn't even be a state. And it definitely shouldn't have 2 senators. There are ranches in Arizona bigger than Rhode Island.


Hey! Religious liberty is part of the Constitution because of R.I.

That earns us a Forever Exempt From Being Eliminated Certificate.
 
2020-07-05 9:29:28 AM  
1 vote:

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: If you are going to take the side of the people who have lost lands, life, and freedoms from another people, cry for the entire human race as invasions are a universal ideal and not something invented by the white man. Ask the Irish and Scots about that and you cannot deny they are white, the original Britons invaded by the norse and romans, tribes of peoples wiped out and succeeded by another in the middle east...it goes on throughout history and will continue to go on as long as someone has what someone else wants. Even the native Americans took their land from weaker tribes. The plight of the African slaves are different because they were not conquered by the white man for the most part, they were mostly sold by other African tribes who did the conquering to have slaves to trade. Does that place less guilt on the white men of the past for having to do less work for more profit, no, but it illustrates that conquering is a human trait, not white one.


Do you guys get an email every month that features talking points to cut and paste into discussions? Your arguments always sound the same and even use the same language. Just because it happens doesn't mean the conquered people have to like it or accept it. History isn't a boss fight then a "GAME OVER" and credits roll.
 
2020-07-05 9:06:49 AM  
1 vote:
Nice work, Baltimore!
 
2020-07-05 8:32:15 AM  
1 vote:

bfh0417: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!

Dude rape is in the Bible. That doesn't make it less disgusting.
It's sad I have to write this.
😔

You didn't have to, you chose to.


Same applies to rape, slavery and injustice.
 
2020-07-05 8:31:29 AM  
1 vote:

cleek: waxbeans: Animatronik: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

I don't think it's enough to help Trump get re-elected. Hes too big of an idiot.

The ugly strains of nouveau racism, class politics, revisionist history, and anti-Americanism that Democrats are whole-heartedly embracing may help the GOP in Congress, though.

I have no love for Columbus or his statue, but liberals are working overtime to toss the baby out with the bathwater these days.

Now that I have to agree with.
Me, personally, I am half tempted to vote for Trump, because we all have become too comfortable with censorship.
(Small C)

Should the temptation to throw yourself into the river come up, yield.


Ha ha ha ha 🙄
 
2020-07-05 8:29:11 AM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

As if Trump was going to leave the white house, anyway.
Enjoy Hitler 2.0 bub.


You are truly a first rate troll.
 
2020-07-05 8:27:54 AM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: waxbeans: Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.

A raping gentrificationer?

Yes, you are a useful idiot trying to put your morals onto that of someone from the year 1492.  What about "Baltimore", or should we say "Lord Baltimore" the slave owner.  Burn that city to the ground now! Arbragyaaifgah!

Dude rape is in the Bible. That doesn't make it less disgusting.
It's sad I have to write this.
😔


You didn't have to, you chose to.
 
2020-07-05 8:26:02 AM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: Animatronik: gar1013: I'm fine with this, not because I agree with it, but because every time a statue gets torn down, it's helping Trump get re-elected.

Keep it up.  They can always make new statues of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Columbus.

I don't think it's enough to help Trump get re-elected. Hes too big of an idiot.

The ugly strains of nouveau racism, class politics, revisionist history, and anti-Americanism that Democrats are whole-heartedly embracing may help the GOP in Congress, though.

I have no love for Columbus or his statue, but liberals are working overtime to toss the baby out with the bathwater these days.

Now that I have to agree with.
Me, personally, I am half tempted to vote for Trump, because we all have become too comfortable with censorship.
(Small C)


Should the temptation to throw yourself into the river come up, yield.
 
2020-07-05 7:45:57 AM  
1 vote:

The Repeated Meme: Aren't the Columbus statues there because previous governments wanted the WASPs to not hate Italian immigrants and treat them as sub-human?

If so, then Subby probably should have gone with the Ironic tag.


No. They are there for vote pandering. Most statues of people of people from the large ethnic groups that came during the mis-immigration waves of the late 1800s/early 1900s are up for that reason.
 
2020-07-05 7:45:50 AM  
1 vote:

zgrizz: And now ALL of our social problems are magically fixed, and we can all live in peace and harmony.

I knew that damn statue was responsible for racism and political corruption!


Maybe you're not following the timeline?


Just maybe, if you did those things, this would not be happening?

Just like cotton is the only reason that crap happened back then.

My take away is? Don't have things done for you at the lowest price you can find!
Looking at you apple and foxxcon


everyone in this thread is acting like these things are happening and In a vacuum and have nothing to do with stuff that is already happened
 
2020-07-05 7:42:37 AM  
1 vote:

Sean VasDeferens: First thing Communists do when they gain control is erase the country's history. How much do you want to bet that majority of Antifa (The Useful Idiots) don't even know who Columbus was.


I tend to believe that statement. In Portland, Oregon, the criminals vandalized a statue of a freaking elk, which has been there since 1900. They must be on the quota system.
 
2020-07-05 6:40:05 AM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size

Be sure to jump on.
 
2020-07-05 2:30:35 AM  
1 vote:
That's-a spicy meat-a ball
 
2020-07-05 1:54:15 AM  
1 vote:
https://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbu​s​_day

/posted by someone else in another thread
 
2020-07-05 1:02:06 AM  
1 vote:

cman: When revolutions begin, symbols of the old regime are the first to be taken down

This isnt erasing history, this is about creating a new future

In the Hungarian revolution of 1956 the citizens were highly patriotic and wanted to wave flags. But the only flags they had were ones that had a communist symbol on them. So they just cut the middle out and waved those around.

[dailynewshungary.com image 850x566]

Nothing like this has happened to our flag yet, but it would not surprise me one bit if some group decides to copy what these folks did in '56 and cut out a big hole in the middle and wave that flag around.


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