Author Topic: Charlottesville protests thread  (Read 18771 times)

Last night there was a pretty big protest in Charlottesville, VA as a bunch of white nationalist / alt-right protestors basically surrounded the statue of Robert E Lee that the city voted to remove this year, carrying torches and chanting phrases like "white lives matter" and "blood and soil."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html

I've made my political beliefs pretty clear before but i will say that seeing some of these Nazi slogans being normalized irl.

why do they want the robert e lee statue removed again

if it was actual pieces of american history that people are able to learn then yeah i'd hate to see this removed.

how dare they remove the statue of the greatest american hero robert e lee. remember that time when instead of freeing slaves once their old master died, he had them arrested and displaced and forced to continue their contract

thats the kind of heroism these limpdick liberals cant handle. jews will not replace us!

Why remove the statue? Seems pointless. No point trying to wash away the sins of America out of some guilt trip. I couldn't give less of a stuff about any civil war memorials for either side to be honest. It was so long ago I don't understand why either side cares.

I don't see why statues like this need to be removed but I have no problem with it so long as they go to a museum or something instead of being destroyed

I think it's less about the statues at this point and more about the white nationalism on display.


The 15 person guillotine patent is still up in the air.

Why remove the statue? Seems pointless. No point trying to wash away the sins of America out of some guilt trip. I couldn't give less of a stuff about any civil war memorials for either side to be honest. It was so long ago I don't understand why either side cares.

The civil war does have a bit of a legacy, though. Also, is nobody mentioning that a fight broke out at the protest? Seems odd to not mention it, and granted, it wasn't a massive loving riot according to the news source, but still.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 09:25:30 AM by tber123 »

I wanted to vomit just watching these inbreds assaulting people and calling them mondays. It could be worse today, I think anarchist counterprotestors are descending on Charlottesville now.

I think it's less about the statues at this point and more about the white nationalism on display.
Yeah these people are tards

im sure destroying a monument of mesothelioma doesn't count as 'erasing history'

before you 'hah gottem!' my ass with some bullstuff on how im a retard for comparing one robert e lee to adolf mesothelioma, i think my point stands that having a monument for someone who did more bad than good can't really be justified even through 'muh history'. leading one side of the war doesn't offset or balance the fact that he essentially re-enslaved potentially free slaves and had them arrested when they tried to complain about how they were supposed to be free

you can't go far in the permanently glorified in history department when you owned human beings against their will, and this applies to george washington all the way to ulysses s grant
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 10:01:39 AM by PhantOS »

robert e lee wasn't a bad man, though. he served whatever side he lived in, if he lived in delaware he'd be above grant

ya airbnb refused to serve them for attending the protest