For me it depends on the statue. I can't be bothered to defend statues that were built to usher in Jim Crow or designed to strike a certain amount of fear.Anyone worried about a statue needs help, same with a flag. It's stupid.
You don't mess with history, it happened so ya live with reality. What......fake it?
Oh, so some committed leftist BLM activists destroyed a statue of Frederick Douglas, eh? Sounds legit.It’s funny watching online lefty’s Bitching about this. The same people who had nothing to say when people were tearing down other statues. The hypocrisy of so many on the left is stunning and we see it ever day.
I have in laws that live very near to where the statue was. I have been there numerous times and have seen that statue and others of Douglas thst are scattered around. I have also been to his grave a couple of times. Susan B Anthony’s grave is right there also. a couple of years ago someone stole a different Douglas statue but it was returned. Turns out it was just a drunken prank .Nathaniel Rochesters statue was defaced a few weeks ago in that City.
Actually I posted about this at the same time. Yes it was a drunken prank. People should not be takIng statues down. I don’t know who took this one down but it is wrong either way. I am a big statue guy and like to see them. Not sure what you want me to say.Oh, so some committed leftist BLM activists destroyed a statue of Frederick Douglas, eh? Sounds legit.
"There were no signs of graffiti at the statue or anywhere in the park, police said."
You know there are over a dozen statues of Douglas around there, because of his links to the area?
This one isn't the first to be vandalised either. 18 months ago, another statue of Douglass in Rochester was pulled down and destroyed. Unlike your one bitching about Leftys, however, THAT statue attack had witnesses, and people ended up in court over it.
"Me and my friend were extremely drunk, and for some reason thought it was a good idea to try and take a statue. It had nothing to do with the identity of the statue whatsoever like everyone thinks," he said. "Me and my friend did a terrible thing and I will not deny that but the motivation to it was 100% alcohol related. Nothing else contributed."
The guy who called 911 on them reported them running down the street yelling "N*s don't belong here!"
After they were caught, their defence was that they didn't even know who Frederick Douglass was, and they're just your standard ignorant right wingers who don't read and who know absolutely fuck all about anything that's not promoted by Shaun Hannity.
Any thoughts on that statue attack, Fat Pete?
Did you not think for even one second that a BLM activist destroying a Frederick Douglass statue makes no sense at all? It'd be like Clarence destroying a Josef Goebbels statue, ffs.
Oh just a drunken prank. Those pesky white kids with their silly little pranks, best pat them on their head and send them on their way.Actually I posted about this at the same time. Yes it was a drunken prank. People should not be takIng statues down. I don’t know who took this one down but it is wrong either way. I am a big statue guy and like to see them. Not sure what you want me to say.
I do think that if the left keeps going than you will see statues like this destroyed also. Anyone complaining about this but not about what is happening to other statues is a clown. Have you complained about other statues being taken down?
I don’t like that it was taken down. They didn’t destroy it and it was returned. Again not sure what you want me to say. I am a huge statue guy and love to see them.Oh just a drunken prank. Those pesky white kids with their silly little pranks, best pat them on their head and send them on their way.
A black kid pulls a Confederate statue down and you want him jailed for 10 years, but a couple of white kids destroy a statue of one of the only famous early African American heroes and one of the greatest Americans of the 19th Century, and then run down the street yelling about how n*s don't belong here? Well that's just a drunken prank and oh, let me just switch over to whining about The Left real quick.
I don’t like that it was taken down. They didn’t destroy it
By "it was returned", do you mean "the cops found it abandoned on the side of the road, a few metres from where it originally stood"?and it was returned.
I love statues too.Again not sure what you want me to say. I am a huge statue guy and love to see them.
But not people who destroy statues of a black guy who happens to be America's most famous and revered abolitionist not named Abraham Lincoln.I think some should be removed rationally but things have gone way to far. People should go to jail for removing them.
What is there to say?I don’t think you understand that you are the one being the hypocrite here unless of course you have been making a big deal out of other statues being removed. Did I miss that?
No, you don't.also why did you mention black kids removing confederate statues? White kids remove them also and I want the same punishment for both.
I mean it was replaced with a different statue of Frederick Douglass, but......... that's irrelevant.
By "it was returned", do you mean "the cops found it abandoned on the side of the road, a few metres from where it originally stood"?
I love statues too.
I don't want to go home, go to Diamond Harbour or Circular Quay, and see a huge statue dedicated to kissing the ass of a guy who took up arms to destroy the Australian nation and keep my fellow citizens enslaved in chains.
But not people who destroy statues of a black guy who happens to be America's most famous and revered abolitionist not named Abraham Lincoln.
When white kids destroy statues of Frederick Douglass and run down the street shouting about how n*s don't belong here, that's just a good clean fun prank.
Only when the statues are of actual traitors to the union, and the protestors are - GASP - "leftists", THEN that's a problem and EVERYBODY needs to go to jail.
What is there to say?
I think the South are a bunch of retard poor sport losers, with their pathetic statues commemorating traitors who tried to destroy the nation so they could keep trading and whipping slaves.
I also think that knocking over statues of Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt is fucking retarded.
See how easy it is to take a position that isn't completely binary?
No, you don't.
Destroying Confederate statues, you want jail time.
Destroying abolitionist statues while screaming about "n*s", that's a "prank".
I would like whoever pulled down the Douglas statue to be punch in the mahthh and then let the law decide what to do with them.