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Virginia FINALLY Removes Statue of Robert E Lee

Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue

 

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is expected to announce the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from Richmond's famous Monument Avenue. An administration official told CBS News that Northam is expected to make the announcement at a Thursday morning press conference.

 

Northam said that the statue will be put into storage as officials try to figure out a new home for the monument, The Associated Press reports. 

 

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said Wednesday in a statement that removing the monument is "a step in the right direction in the continued fight to address institutional racism, systemic disparities, and remaining vestiges of Jim Crow in our Commonwealth."

 

"These confederate monuments are a symbol of racism, oppression, and hate," the group said. "It coincides with similar actions, such as with the removal of the confederate statue at Appomattox in Alexandria and with plans to remove the Fredericksburg slave auction block this month. In addition, we must continue to focus on creating a better future by dismantling the systemic racism that still exists across our institutions. "

 

Virginia House member Jay Jones told The Associated Press he was "overcome" by emotion when he learned the statue will be removed. 

 

"That is a symbol for so many people, black and otherwise, of a time gone by of hate and oppression and being made to feel less than," he said. 

 

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said in a press release Wednesday that Confederate monuments have been spray painted during the recent protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd. The Associated Press reports protesters have rallied around the monuments and painted messages such as "end police brutality" and "stop white supremacy" on their surfaces. 

 

Because of the history of racial injustice the monuments represent, the city plans to introduce an ordinance on July 1 to remove the statues from city land. 

 

"Times have changed, and removing these statues will allow the healing process to begin for so many Black Richmonders and Virginians," Stoney said in the release. "Richmond is no longer the Capital of the Confederacy – it is filled with diversity and love for all – and we need to demonstrate that." 

 

"George Floyd's death may have happened in Minnesota, but the shock waves are bringing very valid pain to the surface in our city. Last night, Richmond told me to channel our city's pain into reform," he continued. "The consensus is that some serious healing has to take place."  

 

Monument Avenue also includes monuments of Confederate leaders J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Matthew Fontaine Maury. Activists have spent years calling for the removal of Lee's statue, as well as the other Confederate monuments.

 

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Centristsin2010 wrote:

Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue

 

 

 

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@Centristsin2010   My God, when is this insanity ever going to stop!  The leaders in this country need to stop caving to the crazies and those that are concerned about being "politically correct".   Certain groups/people are trying to get rid of any proof of a past in this great country. Put on your big girl/boy pants and deal with reality. 

 


 

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@sunluvngal wrote:
Centristsin2010 wrote:

Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue

 

 

 

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@Centristsin2010   My God, when is this insanity ever going to stop!  The leaders in this country need to stop caving to the crazies and those that are concerned about being "politically correct". The crazies , as you call them, maybe should live their, and the countries "Christian values" and start understanding what kindness and "equal justice" is about.  It's not difficult.  Is a rock/steel statute that meaning full to folks?  Why?  Why are your inanimate objects more important than people?  Certain groups/people are trying to get rid of any proof of a past in this great country. Would that be like Texas trying to purge slavery from their school text books?  Is that what you mean? Have dinosauers been removed from our past simply because they aren't in the Bible?  Or some schools don't teach evolution? Put on your big girl/boy pants and deal with reality. Reality is, many prefer to evolve, yet some prefer the neanderthal period.  I encourage all to join reality.


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It's fascinating to watch members of the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY get into discussions about racism. The entire base of Trump supporters idolize and worship the man because they perceive him as standing up for WHITE PEOPLE. 

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CriticalThinking wrote:

It's fascinating to watch members of the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY get into discussions about racism. The entire base of Trump supporters idolize and worship the man because they perceive him as standing up for WHITE PEOPLE.

 

 


@CriticalThinking   Actually, i perceive President Trump to be for ALL legal citizens OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...not JUST white people. Personally, i don't idolize or worship anybody or anything. It's sad to me, to watch ya'll make such rediculous and unfounded judgements on people you've never met. Racism is universal and is not just race specific...everybody is racist, it's just a matter of to what degree and being able to be honest about ones stance.  Truth, deal with it.

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@sunluvngal wrote:
CriticalThinking wrote:

It's fascinating to watch members of the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY get into discussions about racism. The entire base of Trump supporters idolize and worship the man because they perceive him as standing up for WHITE PEOPLE.

 

 


@CriticalThinking   Actually, i perceive President Trump to be for ALL legal citizens OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...not JUST white people. Personally, i don't idolize or worship anybody or anything. It's sad to me, to watch ya'll make such rediculous (sic) and unfounded judgements (sic) on people you've never met. It's sad to many that some would vote for a egotistical liar and a conman who is FAR from ethical. Racism is universal and is not just race specific...sure it is, is that an excuse?  Equal justice is the LAW; do you not care about the Bill of Rights because "racism is universal"?  Really?  Why?  everybody is racist, it's just a matter of to what degree and being able to be honest about ones stance. Some can overcome their inner demon's; some call it maturity, while others call it evolving.  Some even call it living "Christian Values".  What do you call those who succumb to their "inner demons" or instincts? Truth, deal with it. Your turn...


 


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Actually, i perceive President Trump to be for ALL legal citizens OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...not JUST white people. Personally, i don't idolize or worship anybody or anything. It's sad to me, to watch ya'll make such rediculous and unfounded judgements on people you've never met. Racism is universal and is not just race specific...everybody is racist, it's just a matter of to what degree and being able to be honest about ones stance. Truth, deal with it.

 

Except, of course, those peacefully demonstrating across from the W.H.  when he needed to prove he was not hiding in the bunker. THOSE he had gassed and shot. Nice pic with the bible though. Is it true that was the one he stole from the hotel room where he .... "met" Stormy?

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

It's fascinating to watch members of the ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY get into discussions about racism. The entire base of Trump supporters idolize and worship the man because they perceive him as standing up for WHITE PEOPLE. 

 

Indeed it is, CeeTee.  It's like watching Gilligans's Island with no Professor.


 


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I agree. We should not try erase history. Israel should put up statues of Hitler and Goebbels. We should chip in and by the Lakota Indians  statues of Major Samuel E. Whitside and Colonel James W. Forsyth who massacred over 250 Native American men, women and children at Wounded Knee. We wouldn't want the Lakota to forget their history, I'm going to stop here. Confederate monuments are just a manifestation of evil and if you don't get that there's no reasoning with you anyway..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The video in the link below, created by Republicans against Trump, best describes the need to remove such treasonous garbage:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7kwtLJtVc

 

 

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@myexper wrote:

The video in the link below, created by Republicans against Trump, best describes the need to remove such treasonous garbage:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7kwtLJtVc

 

INDEED!!!

 

 

 


 


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It's really interesting that the video the leftists put on here is called the Lincoln project.  Lincoln was the first Republican President who hated slavery and ended it,  yet the racist Democrats still keep whining.

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

It's really interesting that the video the leftists put on here is called the Lincoln project.  Lincoln was the first Republican President who hated slavery and ended it,  yet the racist Democrats still keep whining.


You are conflating the Party of Lincoln, who freed the slaves, with the overwhelmingly racist Party of Trump. 

 

They are the complete antithesis of each other!

 

The Lincoln Project, started and funded by Republicans, is an organization that wants to restore the Republican Party to the Party of Lincoln.

And they are doing so by, as stated in their mission, "Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box."

 

As such, Republicans labeled their project "The Lincoln Project" and NOT ANY LEFTISTS as you misinformingly and falsely stated!!!

 

Reference:

https://lincolnproject.us/

 

 

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It's sad, IMO, that Progressives must continually and constantly educate the Regressives on a daily basis.  Apparently, their favorite network is destroying their intellect:

 

STUDY: Watching FOX News Makes You Stupid 


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It is the Progressive regressives that need to get educated by their own Governor of Virginia (a well known Democrat racist proved by his photographs in blackface).  How can the Democrats be racist and fool themselves?  Is it by pointing at others and calling them racist? It certainly is a conundrum.

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

It is the Progressive regressives that need to get educated by their own Governor of Virginia (a well known Democrat racist proved by his photographs in blackface).  Great!  Now maybe you should whine to those Progressive regressives.

 

How can the Democrats be racist and fool themselves? I dunno...Republicans have been doing it for decades.

 

Is it by pointing at others and calling them racist? Only when they demonstrate their racism.  Regressives just say Dems are racists but cannot point to any racist thing they've done/do.  Just the usual Ad Hominem attacks....

 

It certainly is a conundrum.  Only to those that have no clue what they're talking about, but to others, it is clear as day.



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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

It's really interesting that the video the leftists put on here is called the Lincoln project.  No it isn't...It's called "The Flag of Treason"

 

Lincoln was the first Republican President who hated slavery Prove it! Prove there were no Republican Presidents prior to Lincoln that didn't approve of slavery.  and ended it,  yet the racist Democrats still keep whining.  Wrong AGAIN!  Which party supporters HERE are clinging to racism, and unequal justice, whining about riots?


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You can't change HISTORY by removing statues, but the left feels you can!

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

You can't change HISTORY by removing statues, but the left feels you can!


Removing a statue from a public street location is not "changing history", it is simply refusing to glorify the years of slavery, and justifiable so.  IMHO, statues such as those belong in museums at best as a part of history, even if it is part of our dark history. I also realize that racists and others may object to that.

 


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

You can't change HISTORY by removing statues,....No, you can't.  And history won't change as Conservatives falsely claim.

 

but the left feels you can! No, they don't.  They are far smarter than those that play that narrative.  Buy a book!

 

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

You can't change HISTORY by removing statues, but the left feels you can!


Actually, that statue is an attempt to "change history"  .... glorifying a traitor responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans brutally killed!

 

 

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Actually, that statue is an attempt to "change history" .... glorifying a traitor responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans brutally killed!

 

So, I assume you are going to gang rush the library and burn all the books that mention him?

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Actually, that statue is an attempt to "change history" .... glorifying a traitor responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans brutally killed!

 

So, I assume you are going to gang rush the library and burn all the books that mention him?


Another absurd straw man argument NOTHAPPENING.

 

I NEVER stated nor advanced any such ludicrous argument!

 

Robert E Lee's treasonous actions need to be documented in history books ... just as Donald Trump's.

 

These actions, however, should not be glorified with statues honoring such actions.

 

 

 

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Some just make it up as they go...

 

Some even claim to remove a statue is trying to change history...


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