They are All Coming Down

KRose

Well-Known Member
#1
I was hoping that we would never live to see the times that we are living in amongst and across our country. Anger and sheer madness has seemed to have swept across our country. In Georgia in the metro Atlanta area, all of the monuments to our Fallen Confederate Hero's are being removed from our town squares. In Dekalb County, the town in which I was born, raised, and worked my career with the Fire Dept. was the first to lose their monument located on the front lawn of the old courthouse in Decatur, on the square. Rockdale County, located next door to us lost their monument last week. Henry County located next to us is losing their monument. It is slotted to come down within the next 60 days. This is the county that my Great Great Grandfather lived in and served in the Army of Northern Virginia, where he died, and where he is buried just a few miles from the square. This monument has stood since it was dedicated in 1910. It was a beautiful monument and square. This is just So Shameful and Wrong. Our monument here on our square in Covington will most likely be met with the same fate in the very near future. For those familiar with the show in the Heat of the Night, our monument is the one featured on the square with the courthouse across the street. These politicians of so called politicians do not realize what they are doing. I don't believe for a minute that removing these monuments will help in Uniting people, No more than it will change our History's past. What it will do is Damage tourism throughout the South. With everything removed of the Antebellum South, what would be left for History Lovers to visit, whether from our country or from other countries? Now the carving on the face of Stone Mountain is under attack. When all the monuments are gone and the Liberals seem momentarily content (which I feel they will never be) what will be next? I believe it will be our U.S. Flag. Liberals call our flag racist too. Oh how we need leaders in place with some sort of backbone to put an end to All this Nonsense and B.S. Enough is Enough, but to the Far out Left........it will never be.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
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Very well said Kevin. The crazies are taking over and if no one puts a stop to it will continue until there is nothing left of our history. The pulling down of statues is no longer just confined to the south, it's all over the country now. Pictured in the photo are just a few examples of "politically incorrect" images that are in danger of being swept away by the radical broom. Every year there are those who want to get rid of Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus statues are coming down, including one only a half hour ride from my house that was standing before I was even born, George Washington, Francis Scott Key, Robert E. Lee, and ALL things "Confederate", Andrew Jackson, and many, many others. Corporations are caving in to the vocal morons and all their "demands" and the schools are teaching WHAT? these days to the kids? History probably isn't one of the subjects unless it's a revisionist form of history. Where the "heck" are the people we voted for in all this? They're just talking rather than putting a stop to this madness. The "mob" are viewed as the good guys and ordinary citizens are now the criminals. I'll stop it here because I have to go to my local super market and stock up on pancake mix and syrup before it is not allowed to be sold anymore.
 

KRose

Well-Known Member
#11
View attachment 104280 Very well said Kevin. The crazies are taking over and if no one puts a stop to it will continue until there is nothing left of our history. The pulling down of statues is no longer just confined to the south, it's all over the country now. Pictured in the photo are just a few examples of "politically incorrect" images that are in danger of being swept away by the radical broom. Every year there are those who want to get rid of Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus statues are coming down, including one only a half hour ride from my house that was standing before I was even born, George Washington, Francis Scott Key, Robert E. Lee, and ALL things "Confederate", Andrew Jackson, and many, many others. Corporations are caving in to the vocal morons and all their "demands" and the schools are teaching WHAT? these days to the kids? History probably isn't one of the subjects unless it's a revisionist form of history. Where the "heck" are the people we voted for in all this? They're just talking rather than putting a stop to this madness. The "mob" are viewed as the good guys and ordinary citizens are now the criminals. I'll stop it here because I have to go to my local super market and stock up on pancake mix and syrup before it is not allowed to be sold anymore.
So True here. Anything American or from America's Historical past is under fire. That's why I believe that the U.S. Flag will be next. All the Far left has to do is label something "Racist" and our elected officials cave in and let them have their way like little spoiled children. They will Never be Happy nor will they ever be appeased.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#13
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A loss and a victory......On the 6 o'clock news tonight it was mentioned that the town of Windsor, Ct. is contemplating taking down the statue of John Mason. Very few people know who John Mason was. During the 1630's or so, two local Indian tribes were at war with each other...the Mohegans and the Pequots. The Pequots were the "troublemakers" so the Mohegans allied themselves with John Mason and his militia to defeat the Pequots in the Mohegan-Pequot war. They're still fighting each other in a way...the two tribes operate casinos across the Thames River from each other. Back many years ago, I'm not sure of exactly when, a statue of Mason which stood in the town of Mystic, Ct. which is the general area of the battles was taken down. Some years later another statue of Mason in the town of my birthplace, Norwich, Ct. was also taken down. And now they want to take down the one in Windsor. I'm wondering what took them so long to make this decision !
On the flip side...some sanity. Killingly, Ct. is the town that borders my current hometown on the North. The local high school team name is Redmen and it has been that for a mighty long time. A couple of years ago a movement began to rename the team because the name is considered racist. However, the townspeople complained about the name change and it was decided to keep the name. This angered the "protestors" and once again it came up for discussion to change the name. Well ! Lo and Behold ! the townspeople again voted to KEEP the name Redmen. Hopefully it won't go to another vote in the near future but I wouldn't bet against it.
 

KRose

Well-Known Member
#14
I like our governor here in Georgia, Brian Kemp. I both voted for and supported him. He is Conservative. Mr. Kemp made the statement a while back that all our monuments would be protected. Where is the governor now when they are all being removed? I do applaud the governor for recalling the National Guard back into the streets of Atlanta in order to restore law and order. That was more than Atanta's mayor did other than get on the news and ask them to stop.
 

Old1948guy

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#15
When President Lincoln is under attack people should be able to figure out that some people will probably never be satisfied as long as there is a USA. His stand against slavery / racism cost him dearly and he’s not to be honored for that alone?! I just don’t get it. My Grandma was 1/2 Abenaki she and her family spent much of the early part of her life trying to hide that fact, eventually they even left Vermont and moved to Canada. First you need to realize that this wonderful woman was always in awe of what Americans can accomplish she often would tell me about how she and all her contemporaries would travel to church on Sunday by horse and wagon and yet amazingly in her lifetime she watched a man walking on the moon! On a television yet!o_O She also thought it pleasantly interesting and somewhat of an honor that modern society would use native names or themes for teams, buildings, streets and such when in her youth her family and many of the other natives they knew felt they had to hide their heritage from some folks. I wish she were still alive to go to the pow wow I visit each year , just the number of non native attendees would stun her! We’ve come a long ways from the late 1800’s she grew up In. far enough? Maybe not, but why go backwards and try to un-live history? Why not just continue forward? Just one old mans view for what it’s worth If anything.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#17
When President Lincoln is under attack people should be able to figure out that some people will probably never be satisfied as long as there is a USA. His stand against slavery / racism cost him dearly and he’s not to be honored for that alone?! I just don’t get it. My Grandma was 1/2 Abenaki she and her family spent much of the early part of her life trying to hide that fact, eventually they even left Vermont and moved to Canada. First you need to realize that this wonderful woman was always in awe of what Americans can accomplish she often would tell me about how she and all her contemporaries would travel to church on Sunday by horse and wagon and yet amazingly in her lifetime she watched a man walking on the moon! On a television yet!o_O She also thought it pleasantly interesting and somewhat of an honor that modern society would use native names or themes for teams, buildings, streets and such when in her youth her family and many of the other natives they knew felt they had to hide their heritage from some folks. I wish she were still alive to go to the pow wow I visit each year , just the number of non native attendees would stun her! We’ve come a long ways from the late 1800’s she grew up In. far enough? Maybe not, but why go backwards and try to un-live history? Why not just continue forward? Just one old mans view for what it’s worth If anything.
Hi Paul….is the pow-wow you mentioned the one they have up on the Mohawk Trail?
As for the names......A survey was taken regarding the Washington Redskins name and according to the survey, just over 90% of the people surveyed (all native Americans) said they had no problem with the name and many even said they liked the name for the reason you mentioned....Another survey taken more recently gave the people a choice of three answers. Choices were 1) No problem with the name, 2) don't care one way of the other, 3) change the name. Only 29% said change it.
That said.....shouldn't majority rule? No......not anymore it seems. My ex wife's stepfather was full blooded American Indian and he did not hide it at all. Additionally I never heard him ever say that he had a problem with team nicknames.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#18
I like our governor here in Georgia, Brian Kemp. I both voted for and supported him. He is Conservative. Mr. Kemp made the statement a while back that all our monuments would be protected. Where is the governor now when they are all being removed? I do applaud the governor for recalling the National Guard back into the streets of Atlanta in order to restore law and order. That was more than Atanta's mayor did other than get on the news and ask them to stop.
Considering that the inept mayor of Atlanta did nothing about the violence in her city it's good to know the governor acted as he did. As far as saying the monuments would be protected but they are being removed.....it may be how it's worded. Protected could mean that he'll allow them to be taken down by the various towns and be put away somewhere in storage for safe keeping. Either way I'd consider that caving in to the mob.
 

Old1948guy

Well-Known Member
#19
Hi Paul….is the pow-wow you mentioned the one they have up on the Mohawk Trail?
As for the names......A survey was taken regarding the Washington Redskins name and according to the survey, just over 90% of the people surveyed (all native Americans) said they had no problem with the name and many even said they liked the name for the reason you mentioned....Another survey taken more recently gave the people a choice of three answers. Choices were 1) No problem with the name, 2) don't care one way of the other, 3) change the name. Only 29% said change it.
That said.....shouldn't majority rule? No......not anymore it seems. My ex wife's stepfather was full blooded American Indian and he did not hide it at all. Additionally I never heard him ever say that he had a problem with team nicknames.
I’ve been to several including the Mohawk trail event, but the one I make certain to get to every year Is @ Orleans Vermont. Unfortunately it has been canceled this year.
 
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