Another statue comes down.

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Bilby, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member

    Yesterday the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into Bristol Harbour by a group of protesters .
    UK Black Lives Matter protesters tip statue of slave trader into harbour
    This comes not long after the statue of Robert E.Lee is to be removed Richmond , Virginia this time by order of the Governor of Virginia.
    Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue
    The mood and values of society changes over time.I remember listening Alistair Cooke Letter From America to be careful of not judging people outside of their historical context and gave the example of Abraham Lincoln who kept slaves. This was something he was expected to do and he treated them quite well.

    Let us not forget we are all products of our upbringing and conditioning of life's circumstances.
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  2. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    The statue of Robert E Lee belongs in a private museum, not on display in public

    That's one less stain on American soil
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  3. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Members

    One down (X?) number to go !!!
  4. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Lifetime Supporter

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  5. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Members

    Irrespective of whether there is a statue erected of a racist, confederate General or not, the mental attitude of 'white supremacist' persists even to this day some 160 years later !!!
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  6. Zonomir

    Zonomir Members

    And to remove all statues whit a connection to that would change it?
    The change starts in your mind and if you have some thoughts like this you can´t remove it by tearing down monuments in public.
    it´s way more harder to Change the Things in your privat environment.
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  7. Skop's

    Skop's Very old member, but young

    Broke the statue is like:

    Apopulation without history is like a man without his memory.
  8. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    Even today many people in the west living on minimum wage are slaves in all bar name.
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  9. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Statues cause physical and mental torment and are to be taken über seriously guys.
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  11. mysticblu21

    mysticblu21 Member

  12. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman Sock-eye salmon

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    6-eyed shaman Sock-eye salmon

  14. wrat

    wrat Member

    War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength
  15. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Members

    Yes, that's the next one !!! - I have some Irish friends who now need the practice !!!
  16. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

  17. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    Obviously, the statue's motivation for the attack was racism
  18. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member

    As Edward Colston's statue was made of bronze and we live in a world of finite resources, I think the statue should be pulled out the harbour and melted down for other uses.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2020
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  19. Hippiesoul420

    Hippiesoul420 Members

    I’m glade the statue is gone, sadly many of harbours of England where used as ways of sending slaves to America. The British are just as complicit in slavery as American. We have a shameful past with regardless to racism, and is often overlooked or ignored. The media never seems to report that the people of Bristol have been campaigning for some time to have this statue removed.
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  20. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    He said those words after leading an insurrection against the legitimate government killing tens of thousands at the Battle of Antietam, Fredericksburg,
    Chancellorsville, ..etc..

    Sure he was humbled in defeat, but he should have hung by the neck for sedition

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