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Texas Weazel
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re: Sully statue to remain
The statue of that baby killer is inside the property of a private, non profit organization. It's a glorified museum. It's not up in the middle of the town square where people have to see it every day (like every other Confederate monument). The way they did it is the right way IMO. I encourage public governments to move confederate monuments away from public parks and into museums.

And yes, context does matter.

For example, leaving a confederate flag up to celebrate Six Flags Over Texas? That's fine. It's celebrates Texas and not the confederacy. But a statue of Robert E. Lee that celebrates his confederate accomplishments? Nope. Get that shite indoors and out of the public eye.


WestCoastAg
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re: Sully statue to remain
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Ironically, it's because Sully's "full story" was being told that the whole brouhaha gained steam. The "Brigadier General, CSA" line has ALWAYS been on his plaque in Academic plaza (every fish in the Corps memorizes it--hell, my dad taught it to me when I was in grade school, actually ), some folks just didn't bother to pay attention/take offense to it until relatively recently.

i honestly didnt know that as i guess i never stopped to look at the thing
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I guess it's just kinda annoying because you could conceivably add that disclaimer to pretty much any memorial/monument for any person who ever lived At some point, idk wtf we're doing besides trying to please people who are being deliberately unreasonable at the end of the day.

im with you on this. we shouldnt be stopping to take the time to consider every single thing any historical figure ever did in their lives. context matters. i can give a shite about what some putz university dean from 60 years ago who has his name on a building said back in 1922 as a freshman in his dorm room.


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EKG
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re: Sully statue to remain
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The statue of that baby killer is inside the property of a private, non profit organization. It's a glorified museum. It's not up in the middle of the town square where people have to see it every day (like every other Confederate monument). The way they did it is the right way IMO. I encourage public governments to move confederate monuments away from public parks and into museums.

My opinion would be the same, regardless of the statue's location.
I find Sanger to be reprehensible, but the existence of a statue of her has zero impact on my life.
I understand your perspective, I just look at it differently.
I don't think a discussion of history--positive or negative--is ever a bad thing.
This post was edited on 1/28 at 7:04 pm


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