Should they stay or should they go? Well, the cost over one decade was 40 million dollars. Is that worth the price for what many say is glorification of the pro-slavery regime? Fans of the Old South claim it was about states’ rights. Was it? It was only states’ rights when it served the purpose of slavery. It’s kind of like with this trucker protest where people favor blocked convoys only when it matches our ideology.
Anyway, why should barbarism be glorified? Why not erect statutes to the Barbary Pirates and all that White slavery going on for centuries? We can honor Rome to some extent – because as with the Founding US Fathers, Rome was not only about slavery, though slavery played a huge role in building up the respective empires/nations.
Again, why should Confederate stuff or other barbaric things be glorified in the public sphere with public money? That’s not saying people shouldn’t be free to do what they want with private money and with private land, vehicles etc. That would be an attack on freedom of speech and impossible to police anyway – even if might be a good idea otherwise.
We have had enough of PC police! But seriously, how can US society justify satisfying the wet dreams of these silly old men (civil war re-enactor types) with $40 million each decade. Not to mention that major cities are full of Blacks. Or that’s a “moral eyesore,” except if you think antebellum world was “that bad.”
Now, on my social media account, I have been getting all this Confederate stuff, so I can stroll thru comments and see “the real deal with these people.” Yeah, they’re on Cloud 9 alright. I would put them up there with people taking acid. They’re just not living in reality. The actual reality of slavery was too harsh to bear – something along the lines of pre-Revolution Haiti.
The 2nd freedom fighters after the American Revolution? Really? What about the freedom of the slaves? Why can’t anybody see the elephant in the room?