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    13 Aug '18 18:302 edits
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-not-just-confederate-monuments-184152093.html

    Women around the country are irate!

    Why on earth are all these statues of men? Seems rather sexist don't you think?

    In addition, these men have been known to do bad things.

    So what gives?

    So let's tear'em all down! 😠

    (Edit: We, of course, don't need statues of women that Duchess talks about. You know, crazy right wing women that should be ignored and shunned or even believed if they cry "rape", but I think that is only common sense)
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    13 Aug '18 19:27
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-not-just-confederate-monuments-184152093.html

    Women around the country are irate!

    Why on earth are all these statues of men? Seems rather sexist don't you think?

    In addition, these men have been known to do bad things.

    So what gives?

    So let's tear'em all down! 😠

    (Edit: We, of course, don't need st ...[text shortened]... ignored and shunned or even believed if they cry "rape", but I think that is only common sense)
    I'll send you a statue of Hillary for your front yard. 😀
  3. Standard memberSleepyguy
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    13 Aug '18 19:39
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I'll send you a statue of Hillary for your front yard. 😀
    Nobody wants your used sex doll dude.
  4. Joined
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    13 Aug '18 19:46
    Originally posted by @sleepyguy
    Nobody wants your used sex doll dude.
    Can't...................undo...........................what has been................mental picture of...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    13 Aug '18 21:23
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Can't...................undo...........................what has been................mental picture of................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...[text shortened]... ................................................................................................
    Glad you liked it. Just depend on your hairy palm for pleasure.
  6. Seongnam, S. Korea
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    13 Aug '18 23:08
    These are the sorts of threads that end up getting no action because it'll just be generally embarrassed for the Left here as a few of them are still a bit more on th sane, rational side of things.
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    13 Aug '18 23:44
    Originally posted by @philokalia
    These are the sorts of threads that end up getting no action because it'll just be generally embarrassed for the Left here as a few of them are still a bit more on th sane, rational side of things.
    A few of them are sane?

    The hell you say!
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    14 Aug '18 00:241 edit
    For whatever reasons, humans need to make graven and other kinds of concrete images of themselves and their heros and pay them some degree of tribal worship and protection from enemies who would defile and destroy them.
  9. Standard memberuzless
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    14 Aug '18 01:02
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-not-just-confederate-monuments-184152093.html

    Women around the country are irate!

    Why on earth are all these statues of men? Seems rather sexist don't you think?

    In addition, these men have been known to do bad things.

    So what gives?

    So let's tear'em all down! 😠

    (Edit: We, of course, don't need st ...[text shortened]... ignored and shunned or even believed if they cry "rape", but I think that is only common sense)
    NO one is perfect. EVERYONE has done something that will be deemed to be bad 100 years from now.

    It makes no sense to judge someone who died 100 years ago by modern standards. Instead, you should leave up your monuments but put a plaque next to them stating the good things they did but also the bad things they did.

    Otherwise you will never have a single monument to tell your nations history.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    14 Aug '18 01:09
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-not-just-confederate-monuments-184152093.html

    Women around the country are irate!

    Doctor James Marion Sims mastered a method of repairing fistulas
    —abnormal openings between the vagina and the bladder, uterus
    or rectum—using enslaved black women as his guinea pigs during
    years of experimentation. Sims didn’t give the women anesthesia;
    their pain, he himself noted, “was extreme.”


    I do not think it appropriate to keep a statue of this man, do you?
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    14 Aug '18 01:10
    Originally posted by @uzless
    NO one is perfect. EVERYONE has done something that will be deemed to be bad 100 years from now.

    It makes no sense to judge someone who died 100 years ago by modern standards. Instead, you should leave up your monuments but put a plaque next to them stating the good things they did but also the bad things they did.

    Otherwise you will never have a single monument to tell your nations history.
    History is recorded in books not monuments.

    Monuments are celebrations of history.
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    14 Aug '18 04:06
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    History is recorded in books not monuments.

    Monuments are celebrations of history.
    Monument derives from Latin monere, to remind. What comes to mind is not necessarily historical.
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    14 Aug '18 04:14
    Originally posted by @js357
    For whatever reasons, humans need to make graven and other kinds of concrete images of themselves and their heros and pay them some degree of tribal worship and protection from enemies who would defile and destroy them.
    Hmm yessss, I do agree. Aren't we so foolish for making statues and flags and carvings to honor other men and their contributions to our well being? Isn't maintaining our group identity and esteeming the collective associations that we have such nonsense?

    We should all just live separately in agrarian technocratic villages, without history or collective identity, and be Enlightened.

    Lol
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    14 Aug '18 10:40
    Originally posted by @js357
    Monument derives from Latin monere, to remind. What comes to mind is not necessarily historical.
    Reinforcing the point I was trying to make.
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    14 Aug '18 19:25
    Originally posted by @philokalia
    Hmm yessss, I do agree. Aren't we so foolish for making statues and flags and carvings to honor other men and their contributions to our well being? Isn't maintaining our group identity and esteeming the collective associations that we have such nonsense?

    We should all just live separately in agrarian technocratic villages, without history or collective identity, and be Enlightened.

    Lol
    That will require enforcement, which is the kiss of death for any idealistically-based social structure.
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