Confederate Monument - UofL

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Bankster

Louisville, KY

#1 Apr 17, 2012
A lot of people want to get rid of the old Confederate monument at 3rd St, on UofL's campus.

Even realizing the sensitivities of the black community and fully understanding their disdain for the monument, I think we should keep it.

We should keep it and update it as a monument to every poor SOB that was conscripted or BS'd by a recruiter to join in a war that only benefits the rich. It should include information on the Mexican, Spanish, Korean, Vietnam, and Terror Wars and how the working class have been duped into dying for their overlords time and time again.
Scarecrow

Shepherdsville, KY

#2 Apr 17, 2012
They should move it to a Confederate cemetery somewhere. Every time I drive by there and see toilet paper on the statues or paint of some kind, it makes me angry and sad.
Midnite DJ

Louisville, KY

#3 Apr 22, 2012
sounds about right
Chris Fulton

Louisville, KY

#4 May 8, 2012
We should move the monument and honor its memorial function. It would do far more good standing over confederate graves than sitting in 3rd Street to be detested and defiled. It is today a source of division when it should be a hallowed reminder of those boys who died long ago. How can we get this done?
Bankster

Louisville, KY

#5 May 8, 2012
Chris Fulton wrote:
We should move the monument and honor its memorial function. It would do far more good standing over confederate graves than sitting in 3rd Street to be detested and defiled. It is today a source of division when it should be a hallowed reminder of those boys who died long ago. How can we get this done?
Boys that died for... what? What did they die for?

For old rich plantation owners?

No, it should be the base of a "Lost Causes" memorial, that includes the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars.
Targeted for destruction

Lexington, KY

#6 Dec 10, 2012
The City moved the road last year,,,Looks to me like they are intentionaly trying to have it struck by a vehcle by implementing a bad road design. Straight toward the monument then a quick curve away with no reflectors. Sneaky
Banister

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 10, 2012
Targeted for destruction wrote:
The City moved the road last year,,,Looks to me like they are intentionaly trying to have it struck by a vehcle by implementing a bad road design. Straight toward the monument then a quick curve away with no reflectors. Sneaky
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Welllll

If you look at pictures from 1910 or so you will realize you are completely incorrect. Check the UofL digital library.

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Jesus

Louisville, KY

#8 Dec 10, 2012
Banister wrote:
<quoted text>.
Welllll
If you look at pictures from 1910 or so you will realize you are completely incorrect. Check the UofL digital library.
Thanks for playing!
Well obviously you weren't around 2012 years ago! Thanks for playing, queer!
no coon zone

Mount Sterling, KY

#10 Dec 17, 2012
Well every time I see a MLK sign I want to puke.if the statute comes down so should Martin Luther King signs and pictures in government buildings and the big high dollar monument in Washington DC should come down 2 .What's right for one should be right for the other.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#11 Dec 17, 2012
That's the biggest monument fo da wyte supremaCYSTS in the state of Kentucky, where's the monuments for the Union, and being in support of the Union, as were most Kentuckians, and the Germans who just immigrated to Kentucky, were? That's right! There's only 1! That's it1 It's in the county next to Mason County... Lewis County I believe. There's 120, it's hard to remember them all, but I do know that there's only ONE monument in Kentucky supporting the Union movement, and the "freedom park" that's supposed to make-up for the Confederate monument doesn't even come to close to making-up for the complete silence on the crimes on black people, but the white majority of Kentucky. UofL should be ashamed of themselves for allowing that symbol of racial prejudice not to slink away into the forgotten past, of when things weren't right, but now, they have been made right. Let's honor the heroes of the anti-slavery movement, and stop honoring the slaying barbaric Confederate masters, who cared so much for slavery, they were willing to let down their lives. No wonder the Ku Klux Klan had such a stronghold here in da ole Bluegrass. It's b.s., and wytes need to get their head outta their azzes, and realize that we're all in this thang together. We're all equal. Slavery was b.s., but it happened, and not to you, so stop crying about it. It's embarrassing to black folks, and how dare you for making this all about you! The world don't revolved around whites... in fact, wytes gonna be gone by 2030, and that's when we in multicultural society land... land of the immigrants will be important, and yall see... those who were in the right were the ones camping out in tents at Occupy Louisville...

Where's this going?
chevy

Mount Sterling, KY

#12 Dec 17, 2012
John Masters wrote:
That's the biggest monument fo da wyte supremaCYSTS in the state of Kentucky, where's the monuments for the Union, and being in support of the Union, as were most Kentuckians, and the Germans who just immigrated to Kentucky, were? That's right! There's only 1! That's it1 It's in the county next to Mason County... Lewis County I believe. There's 120, it's hard to remember them all, but I do know that there's only ONE monument in Kentucky
supporting the Union movement, and the "freedom park" that's supposed to make-up for the Confederate monument doesn't even come to close to making-up for the complete silence on the crimes on black people, but the white majority of Kentucky. UofL should be ashamed of themselves for allowing that symbol of racial prejudice not to slink away into the forgotten past, of when things weren't right, but now, they have been made right. Let's honor the heroes of the anti-slavery movement, and stop honoring the slaying barbaric Confederate masters, who cared so much for slavery, they were willing to let down their lives. No wonder the Ku Klux Klan had such a stronghold here in da ole Bluegrass. It's b.s., and wytes need to get their head outta their azzes, and realize that we're all in this thang together. We're all equal. Slavery was b.s., but it happened, and not to you, so stop crying about it. It's embarrassing to black folks, and how dare you for making this all about you! The world don't revolved around whites... in fact, wytes gonna be gone by 2030, and that's when we in multicultural society land... land of the immigrants will be important, and yall see... those who were in the right were the ones camping out in tents at Occupy Louisville...
Where's this going?
I got one thing to say.FUCK YOU AND THE UNION 2. DAMN YANKEES.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#13 Dec 17, 2012
Dam Yankees? U mean like Abraham Lincoln, whose from Hodgenville? And I bet u racist as hell boy. Puh-lease... read a book, won't ya?

Yankee? Im more Bluegrass than you'll eva be, so back up jack, and c if I dont outfact u... Kentucky was YANKEE! We fought for the North! And we won! Lincoln wanted Kentucky on his side moreso than God! That's how important we were. The legacy of slavery is not a good one, and one anybody should be proud of! How embarassing that u inbred honkies still believe that b.s.! Wats the matta w/ yall? Seriously!?! It's 2012... it's time for u to grow the f up!
rebelgray

United States

#14 Dec 19, 2012
Even if it is a Confederate statue it's still an American statue. The war was NEVER about slavery. It was about textiles. I'm glad slavery was abolished because of the war. There were plenty of slave owners in the North. We are forced to forget certain parts of our History in schools. I support every American soldier regardless of which side they fought for. Defacing any monument of our soldiers should be treason.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#15 Dec 19, 2012
It was about slavery. Beriah Maggofin, Kentucky's Governor at the time, went around trying to get 6 points negotiated w/ the North and South, 5 of the 6 points were about slavery. Yes, the Civil War was about States Rights, and the rights the states wanted, was to right to own slaves.

Plus there's all the lynching, Kentucky seceded after the Civil War, since Governors were ex-Confederates, and they took back the power local and state elections. Reconstruction failed worse here since Kentucky fought for the Union, and thought they should be allowed to own their slaves... Kentucky's population used to be 25%, and now it's 4% in rural Kentucky, with some counties claiming 99% Caucasian. There's plenty of white supremacy all around, even here in the Chocolate city of KKKentucKKKy, which is disgraceful. Heck, even our roads are named after Breckinridge, a racist who ran on a pro-slavery platform, Gene Synder, a man who voted against the Civil Rights Act (which Rand Paul is against), and Henry Watterson, who was member of Ku Klux Klan, and is honored with an expressway here... so yeah, we need more anti-racists, and honor those who fought against these evil vampires... such as Abraham Lincoln, or Muhammad Ali, or Hunter S Thompson, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Ashley Judd, etc.

While that's true, MLK said Detroit and Chicago had some of the most vile racists in the country, and Malcolm X said to stop talking about the South. As long as you're South of the Canadian border, you're South.
rebelgray

United States

#16 Dec 19, 2012
I may not agree how our ancestors handled them selves. But regardless we should be able to live among each other in this day in time with out the race issue. We should be able to remember where we all came from. If I don't like it I can ignore it. I will not disrespect a memorial just because I don't like it. People only think about them selves.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#17 Dec 19, 2012
I wouldn't respect a memorial for the Nazis, or for other genocidal maniacs for that matter, and in AmeriKKKa, it's all still black and white... and I'd like to just b people, but it seems so embedded in our culture, I don't know if we'll ever learn to get along.
rebelgray

United States

#18 Dec 19, 2012
John Masters wrote:
I wouldn't respect a memorial for the Nazis, or for other genocidal maniacs for that matter, and in AmeriKKKa, it's all still black and white... and I'd like to just b people, but it seems so embedded in our culture, I don't know if we'll ever learn to get along.
You seem to like "KKK" for some reason. Honestly they are no worse than the black pampers, michelle x, or marrha loony queen.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#19 Dec 19, 2012
Ur a racist wyte supremaCYST, aint ya? That's the real reason you pretend you know about the Civil War. You dont know about the Civil War. You didn't read, and inductively learned. You deductively learned. You had a conclusion: blacks suck, and then you looked for reasons to defend that. That's a wyte supremaCYST.

Black Panthers followed the police around, to make sure they weren't into police brutality, something you'd b terrorified to do. KKK are a bunch of terrorists, the Black Panthers, they just wanted a more just and fair society. J Edgar Hoover really hated the Breakfast program. That's what scares wite AmeriKKKa, when black kids are getting fed. Grow up kid. Ur skin color doesn't make u any better than anybody else, and it's stupid to think that it does.
rebelgray

United States

#20 Dec 19, 2012
John Masters wrote:
Ur a racist wyte supremaCYST, aint ya? That's the real reason you pretend you know about the Civil War. You dont know about the Civil War. You didn't read, and inductively learned. You deductively learned. You had a conclusion: blacks suck, and then you looked for reasons to defend that. That's a wyte supremaCYST.

Black Panthers followed the police around, to make sure they weren't into police brutality, something you'd b terrorified to do. KKK are a bunch of terrorists, the Black Panthers, they just wanted a more just and fair society. J Edgar Hoover really hated the Breakfast program. That's what scares wite AmeriKKKa, when black kids are getting fed. Grow up kid. Ur skin color doesn't make u any better than anybody else, and it's stupid to think that it does.
You started this "AmeriKKKa" crap like a socialist pig that you indeed are. We Americans know how to spell our name which we are proud of. We should all be equal regardless of our race. We have no need for any hate group and have no respect for them. I'm not sure how I'm a racist except for ignorant people such as your self whom hide behind the race card. I'm married to an Indian, have many black and Mexican friends. I simply made a point. If your to shallow to see both sides of a conversation all I can do is apologize for your ignorance.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#21 Dec 20, 2012
U even made fun of Martin Luther King Jr.!!! How are you NOT a racist? Jesus Christ was also a colored who was slain by the Imperialist Roman soldiers, just like MLK was... only MLK was in our times... and yall murdered him! And then laughed about it! MLK is the closest 2nd coming of Jesus Christ we'll ever have, and yall slayed him! Just like u slayed thousands more! RIP Joe Richardson RIP http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/09/26/1913-... The initial historical insult to black folks is always there, and racists always pull some "lynch" joke as if it's hilarious... AmeriKKKa's salvation is how Europeans immigrated to this country, just like Mexicans do, there's black folks and Indians, and well... we multicultural, and "white" as a race is going to be gone in 2051, so you're an older historical relic than that UofL statue, you're outdated, and backwards... u like in a culture of ignorance, and we need to truth, and we need to treat each other better. Life is hard, and we all know it. If you can't help others, that's fine. You don't have to. But why make it unnecessarily harder? Why?

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