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Your opinion on toppling statues of Confederate leaders

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1 hour ago, Preety_India said:

@DocWatts I don't think it's just about right wing. A lot of people resonate with the sentiment that destruction of statues is over the top and needless. 

Also there is a hidden fear that such behavior can escalate to other things. 

It's like allowing angry SJw mobs to do whatever they want. 

Personally I'm a left leaning SJw as well minus the fanatic factor. 

I feel confident in saying that the people here in the States who are adamant that Segregation era statues be preserved are pretty much exclusively Right Wing, if not just outright a closeted racist.

The larger point though is that arguing about statues at a time when American democracy is at a crisis point is like arguing about what color to paint your living room while your House is on fire.

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"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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A city in Ukraine came up with a pretty novel solution for what to do with thier last statue of Lenin xD

lenin-vader.0.0.jpeg


"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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3 minutes ago, DocWatts said:

A city in Ukraine came up with a pretty novel solution for what to do with thier last statue of Lenin xD

lenin-vader.0.0.jpeg

Omg lol, that somehow reminds me of Darth Vader 

 


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Tear em' doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooown


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1 hour ago, DocWatts said:

I feel confident in saying that the people here in the States who are adamant that Segregation era statues be preserved are pretty much exclusively Right Wing, if not just outright a closeted racist.

The larger point though is that arguing about statues at a time when American democracy is at a crisis point is like arguing about what color to paint your living room while your House is on fire.

I have to agree with every word you wrote.


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