I’m surprised West Virginia even has confederate statues since their existence as a state came from not joining the rest of Virginia on the Confederate side during the Civil War
@TriangleTesticles, that’s exactly what I was going to say lol
@Dexter Grif, ditto
Goddamn, he’s cut! Look at those cumgutters!
@Bow To Your Senpai, cumgutters got me.. im disgusted yet impressed
@Bow To Your Senpai, oh god no, stop it that’s gross I don’t wanna think about cum in such volumes that it requires gutters to mediate
@DrSin, I would avoid hentai then
There actually is a mothman festival down there (I live in Ohio) and as of now it’s the only festival I know that hasn’t been cancelled due to covid. My hotel has been booked since last year!
@Zorb, well crap it has been cancelled. Damn it all!
Not that im not cool with a moth man statue, but i am against tearing down any statues period. History is history destroying history is what animals do.
@CocoasBro, one day one of us will do something great and get our statue torn down because pets will be illegal in 300 years
@YourProudFather, HE ATE MEAT! I dont care if he cured cancer he MURDERED ANIMALS! Tear it all down and burn any mention of him in the history books!
@CocoasBro, Exactly, we cannot blame them for doing what was considered socially acceptable during the time they were alive, instead of tearing them down how about we put a plaque on their statues detailing the good and bad things they did so people will know the whole story
@InsaneWorm, that would be difficult. In order to have the right context on there youd need a big ass plaque
@CocoasBro, Tear them down if you must, but please preserve them. Put them in a museum or a statue park. I just hate losing history.
@18bluecat, Reminds me of the roman statues of the emperors. Torn down by christians. Think about how much history we lost. I dispise it.
@CocoasBro, it should be considered
@CocoasBro, you learned about slavery right? How many times were you brought to a statue to learn it? Statues that celebrate slavery should be removed. But schools still teach slavery, that it happened, and that it ended. No one is asking to remove it from history, quite the opposite. We're asking that it is taught correctly and without it being watered down. I don't mean to target you specifically but this is a stupid point that these statues are used to keep history and not to celebrate the Confederacy.
@SomeGuyNamedDave, 1. They dont celebrate slavery.
2 yes you are destroying history when you rip down a 90 or 150 year old statue.
3. Was the elk statue celebrating slavery? Was the statue of thomas jefferson? Abraham Lincoln? George washington? Teddy roosevelt? The monument to a all black company in the civil war? These monuments stood for decades and wouldve stood for thousands of years and theyre gone now ripped from the arms of future generations.
@CocoasBro, i’m against tearing them down too. But the idea of statues to small local incidents is actually a good idea. Tiny bits of history here and there make it so much more enjoyable. Plus Mothman is just a freakin cool story
@Gallchobhair, they dont have to tear the statue down to put in a mothman statue.
@CocoasBro, fully agree. Even if they don’t want the statues,they should remove them carefully instead of tearing them down
@CocoasBro, history, no matter how harsh, should never be forgotten. Im in the group of liberals that believes that they should be in museums, but that decision should be up to community where these are, not decided by an angry mob. Bypassing that paints a very grim reality.
@CocoasBro, most of the were more or less put up overnight during the civil rights movement there never was a grand history behind them. The Lincoln and Roosevelt statue (Roosevelt one was taken down with his grandson’s permission) we’re taking down just to put better statues up ones that don’t show Towering over people. And again it’s not like the history it’s self is lost we still can learn and teach it. No one ever cries history when a dictator statues falls. And yes the founding fathers are very complicated subject they are major part of history but still weren’t exactly good people either.
@Thone09, the deer statue wasnt put up during the civil rights movement, neither was the george washington, the thomas jefferson, the abraham lincoln or the civil war memorial that these fvcks defaced and destroyed. And might i add that its completely irrelevant what history is behind the statues because it is still history.
Also no its wrong to tear down any statues evil dictator or not.
@Thone09, just because i can read about the emperors doesnt mean it wasnt amassive cultural and historical loss when the christians turned most of them to dust. Destroying history is what savages do. Are you a savage?
@CocoasBro, I think you're confusing history and statues, statues are art, history is history. As for your Roman statue argument, It would not have been a big loss if we had a lot of surviving information about what these emperors all looked like. Statues are almost always used for glorification, not for preserving history. We live in the information age, we don't need statues in order to preserve what people look like. I have no stance on the founding fathers statues, they are more complex (very large parts of history, I see why they should stay up) but statues of Confederates, otherwise known as traitors, or The abomination that is Christopher Columbus, come on.
@4th Hokage, its history my dude. Just because you dont like the historical context, or the men behind the statues doesnt make it any less valuable. Those statues wouldve stood more than a thousand years and people with a mentality like yours robbed future generations of them.
@CocoasBro, coming from a guy who calls people racist for acknowledging historical differences in a treatment of people. Do you even history bro?
@Runnin with scissors, white privilege:
Inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race. In order for this to be true white people either need to be intrinsically racist or secretly conspiring with one another to discriminate against black people. Not to mention you straight up told me you would discriminate in favor of black people if given the power to do so. You are a racist in every form of the word aswell as anyone else who believes in your religion of intersectionality.
@CocoasBro, lol I just find you to be a pathetically uneducated 23 year old (you stated your age before as well as education). You can respond how you want but remember you are the one who chose YouTube as validation to your argument. Maybe I'll use wikipedia after I edit the page to fit my beliefs. Hahahahaha ohhhh man you are a racist and complain about our history but probably dont even understand the right of communities to vote on the representation they want which hey is historically recorded. Dont comment again unless you answer my 3 question from 3 weeks ago. I'll repeat myself you are pathetically informed. I bet you still listen to your parents like they speak the gospel. Think for yourself. Good luck with that though because after our conversations (I wont call them debates because you have never answered me) you seem to be a lost and very underwhelming in intelligence.
@CocoasBro, also just have to say in the most patronizing way in text possible (just to be clear), ok you youtube racist educated 23 year old. Hahahahahaha I truly think this is the first time I've laughed in real life so hard and expressed it online.
@Runnin with scissors, 1. Youre being creepy as fvck.
2. Im not sure how you think you have the right to call me a racist considering you told me you would discriminate based on race.
3. You asked for evidence corporations were biased i gave you videos of corporations saying they would be biased.
4. I never told you my education level.
Fvck off racist you wont understand what your cult is doing until it scalps you. I just wish i could be there to watch it happen.
@CocoasBro, its creepier that you like to constantly try to break people's arguments into 4 parts lol. Let's just try to the same though because hey, maybe you'll realize how bad your arguments are then, right?
1) you're being a racist by denying that racism exists.
2) I've already stated to you that all races try to demean who they can and therefore can all be racist.
3) you sent YouTube vids without any kind of case study or backing which is inherently wrong and would be given an F at even a highschool level review if those were provided as your sources.
4) I know you are 23 from your claims and you have claimed to not have graduated college on this app.
Basically I'll repeat to you your silly statement.
Fvck off you racist prick that lacks any worldly experience. I'm going to laugh and laugh as all of your ideologies slowly get overrun by the majority (which btw is liberal why else do you think companies favor them?). Maybe I'll get the opportunity to give you $1 while you beg.
This is how you get rid of statues you don’t like.