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sdholloway56
Esteemed Advisor

Probably OK with objecting

to a statue of Francis Scott Key - read the last verses of The Star Spangled Banner.

General Grant kinda over the top.

Some Ag Forum quality history there.

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sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

Hopefully karma will greet you one day

sdholloway56
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

Upon further reflection, Key was a minor bureaucrat of no particular historical importance and a slaveholding racist of his day. But he was deceased before the Civil War, and stringent objection should be reserved for Confederate traitors.

That's enough, but the larger fact is that statues to them are monuments to post-reconstruction white terrorism.

BTW, as far as the national anthem goes, there is the question of the racist lyrics, but also some historical context. Although if you're going to have a national anthem with martial themes it should probably be about wars that we won. The Canadians say they won, which may be debatable, but not sure the US did.

America the Beautiful would be much better.

Edmund55
Senior Contributor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

(BTW, as far as the national anthem goes, there is the question of the racist lyrics, but also some historical context. Although if you're going to have a national anthem with martial themes it should probably be about wars that we won.    America the Beautiful would be much better.)

Well, “Let’s not do something that is a token, half-hearted approach.”

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Probably OK with objecting


@sdholloway56 wrote:

Upon further reflection, Key was a minor bureaucrat of no particular historical importance and a slaveholding racist of his day. But he was deceased before the Civil War, and stringent objection should be reserved for Confederate traitors.

That's enough, but the larger fact is that statues to them are monuments to post-reconstruction white terrorism.

BTW, as far as the national anthem goes, there is the question of the racist lyrics, but also some historical context. Although if you're going to have a national anthem with martial themes it should probably be about wars that we won. The Canadians say they won, which may be debatable, but not sure the US did.

America the Beautiful would be much better.


The mob doesn't care if you approve. 

sdholloway56
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

Nor does Y'all Qaeda, which appears to much more deeply invested in violence here.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Probably OK with objecting


@sdholloway56 wrote:

Nor does Y'all Qaeda, which appears to much more deeply invested in violence here.


Democrats are the ones burning looting and destroying public property.  Only an idiot would say otherwise.

Edmund55
Senior Contributor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

(Nor does Y'all Qaeda, which appears to much more deeply invested in violence here.)

Yea, Umm, I believe you may be referring to BLM Queda and anteefer Qaeda and CHOP Qaeda not to mention democrat politician Queda that encourage and approve of this anarchist activity - but you let us know when conservative Southerners start rioting, looting and burning.

Not gonna be your 1 out of 100.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Probably OK with objecting

Qaeda planned parenthood who decapitates black babies inside the womb and sells their tiny little parts to the highest bidder.

jennys_mn
Veteran Advisor

Re: Probably OK with objecting


@sam1wiseone wrote:

@sdholloway56 wrote:

Nor does Y'all Qaeda, which appears to much more deeply invested in violence here.


Democrats are the ones burning looting and destroying public property.  Only an idiot would say otherwise.


I’m not an idiot.  And I will say otherwise.  The riots were not a result of a political uprising - they were the result of unnecessarily police brutality.  And that affects all political parties.  To say otherwise, you bringing that crap here, makes you ghe idiot....

Jen