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JOHN BRUMMETT: The purpose it serves

By John Brummett

This article was published August 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

The debate over Confederate monuments cries out for the thoughtful public dialogue that those grotesquely un-American neo-Nazis defiled Saturday in Charlottesville.

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mozarky2 says... August 17, 2017 at 7:57 a.m.

When do you "progressives" start burning books?

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Johnbrummett says... August 17, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

I'd guess never.

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BOLTAR says... August 17, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

Even descendants of Lee and Davis have publicly expressed no problem with the statues bring moved to a museum or some similar context.

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BOLTAR says... August 17, 2017 at 8:19 a.m.

And we can rely on Fascists like Trump's core base and religious fundamentalists to take care of burning the books.

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Delta2 says... August 17, 2017 at 8:31 a.m.

Is there a difference between taking down a statue of Robert E Lee and replacing Andrew Jackson on currency? I suppose it depends on whom you ask.

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gohogs17 says... August 17, 2017 at 8:41 a.m.

Brummett's closing,"Challenge me if you feel obliged, respectfully if possible, though, obviously, respectful disagreement is a steep personal challenge these days." I will agree to that, especially for those who overwhelmingly support your columns. They DO NOT know how to respect anything or anyone, except their minions.

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BOLTAR says... August 17, 2017 at 8:51 a.m.

We must respect our minions and concern trollers if we hope to conquer the comments section. Bwah-hah-hah!

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3WorldState1 says... August 17, 2017 at 8:59 a.m.

THose that refuse facts and reason garner little respect. Respect is earned. And maybe u can earn some here by answering this simple question.
How does removing a statue erase history?

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BOLTAR says... August 17, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.

First, you get a time machine....

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DoubleBlind says... August 17, 2017 at 9:32 a.m.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in AR. The Encyclopedia of AR compiled a list of confederate monuments and markers in AR and it's a mile long. Max Brantley is also reporting there is a KKK rally in Hot Springs in a few days.

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