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Wouldn't hurt my feelings, really.

I happen to agree with you about Westmoreland. And while I don't have much issue with military memorials, there is a relative dearth of physical remembrances to icons of cultural and technological achievement. The Arthur Ashe statue barely counts as it is a terrible statue.

Still not remotely the same issue, however. Lee and Jackson took up arms against the Union for a system that listed legal ownership of other humans as part of is foundation. Dress it up however you like, but the idea that Lee's or Jackson's memories deserve any special consideration is as laughable as it is offensive to the memory of generations or people who lived the entirety of their lives in bondage (not just racial oppression, so we can count that point covered, I hope) under the flag for which L&J fought.

As military enshrinements are a reality and, of course, warranted in many cases, why not fight for the erection of a statue a Confederate general and war hero like William Mahone (whose accomplishments have been intentionally erased from historical records and who has been all but forgotten)? It's not all that difficult to answer once you know about the man.

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Posted: 01/12/2018 at 2:15PM


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