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The Fate of Moses Jacob Ezekiel and His Memorial to the Confederate Dead
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Just a few years ago, a monument to post-Civil War peace and reconciliation sculpted by one of America’s most gifted Jewish artists was universally acclaimed. Now a woke military commission and left-wing activists plan to destroy it.

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Simpletons think the war was only about slavery.

It wasn't.

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David13 wrote: November 29th, 2022, 8:57 am Simpletons think the war was only about slavery.

It wasn't.

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It still kind of was, though.

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David13 wrote: November 29th, 2022, 8:57 am Simpletons think the war was only about slavery.

It wasn't.
I've always understood it mainly within the context of state vs federal power.

Even the Simpsons had a joke about this. Apu gets asked about this for his citizenship test, and comes out with a complex answer to which Homer replies, "Just say slavery." (He also says the thirteen stripes on the US flag are for luck. :D )

The slavery argument also falls down on the fact that:
* The majority of white southerners did NOT own slaves.
* Some northerners supported slavery, partly for economic reasons.
*.The South freed some slaves before the war's end.

The federal government had degrees of segregation in the US military for decades afterwards.

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I heard Glenn Beck was putting together some kind of project to help preserve monuments and great art. He was trying to put together funds for a park or something of the sort in TX where these treasures could be relocated too. I don't know if it is still ongoing, but there was a lot of buzz about it during the Portland and Seattle riots a couple of summers back.

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harakim wrote: November 30th, 2022, 12:21 pm
David13 wrote: November 29th, 2022, 8:57 am Simpletons think the war was only about slavery.

It wasn't.

dc
It still kind of was, though.

Only to those who make simplistic analysis of things.

It was just a lot more complicated than that.

But, by all means, take the Homer Simpson approach, if you so desire.
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