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  • rjhowie
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Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
Removing statues going back to the Civil War and going bananas over the old Confederacy times is utterly ridiculous to the point of damnable fact levels. May i
I remind the people who are doing the removals and being so nonsensical what the facts wer on this and the contradictions from the USA would-be leaders.

Firstly that George Washington was a slavery owner. He inherited  10 from his father's estate and by the time he died he had123 - over ten times!
That other so-called wonderful man, Jefferson owned slaves and damn well went onto father children from 3 of them.
 Theodore Roosevelt was portrayed by Obama as a great principled hero. Oh yea? That hero said this "I don't go as far as to think the only good Indians are the dead but I believe nine out of ten are."

Even that Lincoln was a damnable hypocrite. he was at one point content to retain the Southern States and where slavery existed and may have been due to the situation that before the civil war the South contributed well to the tax income of DC.. So the poppycock that the Civil Wars was all about slavery is pathetic. Even during that war the USA kept black soldiers away from their white ones and it took a long time for them even to get basic things. So maybe if removing statues including a principled man like R. E. Lee, etc should include two faces like Washington and Lincoln.  Utter nonsense what is going on over there.  We know that groups like the KKK and other small lots are not right on the far right but neither are the far lets who went on the rampage over the Presidential Election attacking and destroying shops and such.

Slavery would have been eventually done away with but when you consider the hypocrisy of leading lights in the USA history black people did little better after that sad time in the 1860's.  Oh and a passing point on Lee and that is he was a principled man of some principle and he was not in the same light as Washington, Lincoln or Roosevelt types and others.
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  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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The reason my submission is read and silence is that it is not just near the truth but is!

Most of the young in the world in relation to 1861 will tell you it was all about slavery which is a load of tosh. Repeatedly that two-faced mouth who has a statue sitting on a seat was an arch hypocrite.  Indeed at one point Lincoln indicated his unconcern and i would say that the Civil War was more about taxation and control.  Robert E. Lee was a highly intelligent and principled man of the time and he got rid of slaves did the mouths I mentioned who were the heroes of the country in that corner? no they damn well were not!

A passing issue is that although president Trump is a question mark of a man he was very right when he made his comments about what statutes are next including the corner I mention!  So those who regard themselves as principled cannot face this question i have raised as it is the truth and makes it to be fair a difficult one for them.  :(
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  • ersi
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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The reason my submission is read and silence is that it is not just near the truth but is!
You knee-jerk react to what you see on telly without links or references. Everybody has a different telly, so you have to provide links and references. Not much reason to reply to unhinged rants. As it is, you come across like Trump when he said, "Look what happened in Sweden. Who would have thought it, Sweden!" without telling what happened and when - namely, in that week nothing happened...

  • Frenzie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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As it is, you come across like Trump when he said, "Look what happened in Sweden. Who would have thought it, Sweden!" without telling what happened and when - namely, in that week nothing happened...
Something happened in America, so that's a bit unfair. :P

Anyway, I've noticed that I've started tuning out about half the news because it can be summarized thus: "Trump tweeted something stupid again, NO W8 OMIGOSH HE ACTUALLY SAID SOMETHING STUPID IN A SPEECH THIS TIME and ISIS was driven back a little further."

I'll admit to reading an article in Der Spiegel about Bannon leaving the Trump administration, I suppose.

  • Barulheira
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Trump
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Trump.
Irresistible name.

  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Firstly ersi you are not making yourself look very intelligent. Why the damn heck should I need to quote something like a tv programme or whatever??

Washington - Jefferson - Lincoln were all slave owners and a historical fact so don't look silly. Roosevelt is part of the detrimental history and all FACTS. The patter we get is that it was solely slavery that masterminded the Civil War but it wasn't when you consider the hypocrisy of the rest of the US outside of what had become the Confederacy. Lincoln was not interested in giving wide freedom to Negroes and made it obvious he would go along with slavery if need be. Economics were very much part of the split as the North was going industrial and the South more agricultural so economics part of it. Do try and be historically grown up dear man instead of falling back on a rather immature and nonsensical stance.
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  • Frenzie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Yesterday I saw a video that argues the statues were actually part of a mass-produced propaganda effort. The graph looks convincing.

https://twitter.com/mic/status/898941499550736384

It was taken from this article.

  • Belfrager
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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The Southerners Confederates are a vital part of the USA.
These whitewashing idiots, fighting a statue, what are they suppose to do with all the Confederate victories? turn it into defeats?

Identity racism is turning into a major problem affecting societies and not only the American one.

A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Well the hypocrisy is greatest over there dear man and part of their fanatical aim to be top of everything!. In the two World Wars white and black units were kept separate from each other so shows how deep the problem has been.  Just a pity the Confederacy did not have the money of the rest of nutjobland  and be independent and make a big difference to US imperialism in the world.  :up:
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  • Barulheira
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The wall
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The Southerner wall would still be the same.
Perhaps then they would have to build a Northerner wall too. :yes:

  • Belfrager
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Perhaps then they would have to build a Northerner wall too.
That wall always existed , exists and will ever exist. It's a perfect wall with no material existence so Northerners can't demolish it.
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Uh?

The statue thing is neatly avoided in this item here as it is too near the practical truth in USA history. Economics was a big thing in the 1861 war and the hard truth is that many in the rest of the country the would-be "North" were taken in by the slavery thing. Was a touch hypocritical too when you consider how Negroes were treated din the US Army in the Civil War and slavery was hardly a total thing in the South either as it happens. When one considers all those would-be heroes of democracy and freedom I listed it is a farcical history. Lincoln did not care a real dam about the black corner and was prepared to do a dance.  Lee got rid of  slaves but the founder of the great USA did not nor did the leading constituence writer or others. As I have reminded as well that during World War 2 the army of the United States officially had a segregated service and part of the fight against the racism of the Nazis. Farcical. My other reference to the shock of white US troops going to dances in GB during WW2 and seeing local girls dancing with black soldiers.

So right from the birth of the great ol US of A the double standard was painfully obvious.
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  • Barulheira
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Us and them
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There's a reason why their country is called US, while all the others are called THEM. :sherlock:

  • Belfrager
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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It seems that their US is soon to become a lot of Them.
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Well it is in such a damn state and been delayed getting to that point. Could it be worse if a real democracy??  :rolleyes:
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  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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So the poppycock that the Civil Wars was all about slavery is pathetic.
I'd ask you to read Jeff Davis' book, which he published after Lincoln decided not to hang him for treason...
But on a lighter note: There are now calls for removing Nelson's statue from Trafalgar Square!
You, RJ, later said: "
Most of the young in the world in relation to 1861 will tell you it was all about slavery which is a load of tosh.
Of  course, the President of the Confederacy didn't know as much as you! :) (You could also read -ahem! I know you will not and likely cannot- the Confederate Constitution...
You're not as old as you pretend, RJ; you're just an ignorant, prejudiced individual who refuses to learn.

As you said:
Could it be worse if a real democracy??
Yes: We could become Howie's Scotland! :)

The main cause of our civil war was the issue of slavery. The "corporates" that you usually decry were the ten-percent of the Southern Aristocracy (and their British enablers, who didn't want to have to deal with New England's industrial prowess... :) ); and they plunged our nation into war, for their own benefit.
A pure democracy knows no morality. It at best accepts plurality.

BTW: I'm opposed to removing Nelson's statue: Without his revamping of the British navy, GB's interdiction of the slave trade would have been impossible!
He likely didn't intend that. But I'm a conservative: Consequences matter more than intentions...
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  • Belfrager
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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The main cause of our civil war was the issue of slavery.
Wrong, very wrong.
Slavery had nothing to do with your civil war, northerner's major figures having a lot of slaves.
Culture, economics and alliances were your divider, nothing else. Evoking slavery is simple history whitewashing.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Wrong, very wrong.
You're as ignorant as RJ, Bel... Maybe Scotland should be re-admitted (...against their "wide" democracy's wishes!) to the EU? :) )
Are you seriously arguing that the president of the Confederacy and the published Confederate Constitution got it wrong?!

Show me your OIJIA board videos! You believe in ghosts; but you're more attracted to ghouls.
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No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
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  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Baloney OakdaleFTL..

Firstly on Admiral Nelson's statue here there is no "great campaign" for his removal and was stirred by a coloured lefty woman writing in that lefty newspaper the Guardian. You desperately try to do a dance away from the truth about your own supposed heroes.

As for your Civil War you get a dig in about Southern wealthy people  as a dance away from the wide corporates of the North and you drag in the usual stuff about slavery being the issue. Slavery was only a part issue and the rest of the USA has absolutely nothing to boast about regarding fairness to the black corner.  You studiously and totally ignored my reminder of the wonderful great principled George Washington who increased his slaves by ten times plus the brains behind your Constitution being another black persecutor with slaves and of course your wonderful principled lying guy, Lincoln. He was quite prepared to go with slavery to keep States in the union and he was also at house parties admitting that he did not want to see Negroes having to wide a freedom in the USA. Many slaves were also imported into the nation at northern points as well when they managed to get free and go north they when joining the army of the great republic got no boots or any encouragement as the control of them was important.

So you rather make a head shake in doing a dance when i remind you of the 3 "great" historical figures in America plus my other comment about Obama praising another hypocrite. face what I intimated on the wonderfully principled men who were hypocrites.  Trying facing the challenge instead of drifting away or trying to distract from factuals and decrying truths.
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  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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I look forward to the day when these so-asserted "social justice warriors" demand that the American Adolf Hitler, Andrew Jackson, be also removed from the public eye. One would think that the genocide of my ancestors (Cherokee) would warrant an almighty call to destroy and and rename all statues and parks named after that bastard, yet curiously enough, the BLM and antifa bunch remain quiet about that no-good son of a bitch.

Of course that won't happen, as the whole damn lot of them are outstanding hypocrites, but should it happen, I'd have less of a problem with what's currently going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfgkAmCgl0


  • rjhowie
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Re: Statue farce in the ex-colonies and sheer hypocrisy nonsense
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Excellent music there Colonel Rebel and makes my night as I listened to it under my picture on the wall of the principled General Robert E. Lee a man more high than much of the military in the "North" of the land in the Civil War. His soldiers loved the man to bits. I made it plain that slavery was not the wrapped up cause at all (as Belfrager has now followed up!). Can I also remind our Portuguese friend that I gave an indication of would be  "great US politicos" that were utter hypocrites and it was money, taxes etc that should be noted.  The people I mentioned in the creation of the US, it's constitution, etc and that two-faced Lincoln were a disgrace.  makes one wonder if a lot of Yanks knew that Washington and others were slave owner! It is just a pity that the Confederacy did not have the wealth of the North or the size to remain independent. 

As for OakdaleFTL he is an average Yank and means will know little.

ps. Going to play Dixie again...... :happy:
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