Comments on: Quest to tear down statues over past racism is intellectually vapid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MattInWisconsin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127372 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:17:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127372 Meet the New Boss! Same as the Old Boss!

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127357 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:25:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127357 I have been urinating on the Robert E. Lee Statue in New Orleans for over 24 years now. It is finally smelling like the rest of New Orleans.

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By: DavidHume http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127355 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:39:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127355 Too wonderful that even feminazys have now tired of Greer. May she spend her remaining years muttering to herself in some distant corner of Oz.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127342 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:00:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127342 Intellectual vapidity is now a major in most American and European universities. It also goes by the names “Sociology” and “Ethnic Studies”.

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By: Ifandiev http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127321 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:16:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127321 But the statues of Napoleon, Lenin (too late, for Kiev and Sofia), Hitler (too late, for Berlin, Nuremberg and Vienna), Stalin (too late, for Moscow, Tsaritsyn – earlier Stalingrad), and Brezhnev (too late, for Sofia and Kabul), should be left where they are. And new ones should be built of Churchill and Roosevelt (too late, for Dresden), of Johson, Nixon (too late, for Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane and Phnom Penh), of Regan (too late, for St. George’s), Bush (too late, for Panama City), of Bush – Jr. (too late, for Kabul and Baghdad), of Putin (too late, for Grozny), of Sarkozy too late, for Bamako), etc.

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By: bluepanther http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127317 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:40:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127317 Well yes, but nobody would, or should, tolerate a Hitler statue. And Lenin statues have been pulled down throughout Ukraine, as they should be, though some leftists have tried to pull the “historical monument” argument there as well.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127241 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:17:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127241 Cultural revolution in 21st century. Revise history from the loser’s perspective.

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By: tenebrisvaccum http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127227 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:19:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127227 While the old(white male)-guard fights to retain the hold they’ve enjoyed over the highers of life in Western society – higher education, higher learning, higher morals, higher worth, etc – the rest of the world is waking to the con. What you deem vapid is but a revolution of compassion. We no longer need statues to commemorate the wrongs of your institution, we have our lives to show us that men like Rhodes don’t deserve reverence. They never did.

Tear them down and plant in their place the seeds of acceptance.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127162 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127162 Well Robert E. Lee, for example, was a failed general of a terrorist organization. The confederacy started a war against the United States and lost. Would we put up a statue of Hitler or a Japanese Emperor?

I agree these statues should not be taken down however. They should be blown up with dynamite, and the ceremony uploaded to Youtube.

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By: shelostcontrol http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/quest-to-tear-down-statues-over-racism-is-intellectually-vapid/#comment-1127144 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45871#comment-1127144 Quest to tear down statues over racism is intellectually vapid -by some old racist white guy

no thanks

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