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Posted: 8/22/2017 8:38:00 AM EDT
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A nonprofit group that provides substantial financial support to the National Mall says the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to the Founding Fathers will be updated to reflect their personal records as slave owners.

In the wake of a deadly clash in Charlottesville between white supremacists and radical leftwing protesters including Black Lives Matter and Antifa, the president of the Trust for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. says “the physical symbols of American history and democracy will be scrutinized and challenged” in the near future.

“Recent events only reinforce the need for an open, inclusive and safe space for Americans to exercise their First Amendment rights and to gather in pursuit of our shared ideals — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all,” wrote Catherine Townsend in a letter to supporters, reports the Washington Examiner. “I hope you will join us as we steward private support to implement modern and resilient solutions that can transform this dynamic space and preserve the historic legacy of the National Mall.”
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:35 AM EDT
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Private funds to alter it to show he owned slaves?  Instead of my tax money to just haul it away like happened here?

Fine by me.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:43 AM EDT
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Holy s*** this is getting out of hand I swear to God people are having mental breakdowns
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:41:29 AM EDT
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I want to set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to build a monument memorializing all those brave Africans who fought both men and the environment, and surmounted all the odds to capture enemy tribesmen and sell them to the slave ships.  Who's with me?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:43:22 AM EDT
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Private funds to alter it to show he owned slaves?  Instead of my tax money to just haul it away like happened here?

Fine by me.
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Haha. This is the first step.  End game is the Jefferson memorial becomes the diversity memorial.  Don't kid yourself. It will never end. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:45:15 AM EDT
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I hope the National Park ays no.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:46:06 AM EDT
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All the libbies at work yesterday started going on about the Antifa bullshit and the evil right.

I finally got fed up, said what right?

Commies on one side, leftist Nazi socialists on the other.

They both need to be destroyed.

....silence.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:47:03 AM EDT
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I hope the National Park ays no.
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lol
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:47:27 AM EDT
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"There's a letter on my desk from the President...Sally, be a lamb, darlin', won'tcha open it?"

Oh, it says he doesn't give a shit about this? Great.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:48:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:48:37 AM EDT
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Time to raise money to alter MLK Jr statues to reflect he was against homosexuality
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:49:41 AM EDT
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Time to raise money to alter MLK Jr statues to reflect he was against homosexuality
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Haha....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:50:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:52:29 AM EDT
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So many buzzwords in that statement.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:54:05 AM EDT
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What will anyone do when they dynamite Jefferson and Washington from Mount Rushmore, just like ISIS has done in the ME?

That is where we are headed. Ignore the obvious at your peril.

As Jeff Cooper said, "The past is another country, they do things differently there". Apparently so......
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:56:40 AM EDT
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Never interrupt and all that.

This is nothing more than virtue signalling and preaching to the choir. It changes nothing in their favor while irritating rational people. So go for it. Who cares. My message to them is this: go crazy, draw dick pics and swastikas all over them if it makes you feel better, but know that it won't win you even a single vote.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:57:53 AM EDT
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This shit needs to stop!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:00:52 AM EDT
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And a communist. And cheated on his wife.
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and arguably raped and assaulted hookers.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:03:50 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:04:50 AM EDT
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"Prior to joining the Trust, Townsend developed her own consulting practice, providing coaching and resource support to non-profit CEOs/Executive Directors. She has served as the President and Executive Director of the DC Public Education Fund, the independent non-profit that raises private funds for progressive initiatives to improve student outcomes in DC Public Schools. Townsend has also served as Senior Advisor at Townsend Public Affairs (a family-owned business) and launched the Federal office in Washington, DC in 2008."
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:05:00 AM EDT
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Jefferson's slaves loved him and didn't want to leave even after being freed...how will they explain that...Stockholm Syndrome?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:05:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:06:04 AM EDT
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And a communist. And cheated on his wife.
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"Fucking for God" comes to mind.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:06:16 AM EDT
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Altered to emphasize slave ownership?  What's the point of that?

"HEY GUYS!  YOU CAN OWN SLAVES AND STILL GET THIS COOL MEMORIAL!"
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:09:25 AM EDT
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If you can't find anything legitimate to make you a victim in the age of "We'll give you free housing, food, cell phones, Internet, and maybe even cars", then dig up something that ended 150 years ago.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:11:53 AM EDT
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Just warming it up to tear them down.
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That's what I am worried about.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:14:45 AM EDT
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I guess I'll head over there this week one last time so I don't need to see the new changes.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:28:59 AM EDT
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Jefferson Memorial To Be Altered to Emphasize Slave Ownership Luvvin'
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FIFY.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:31:48 AM EDT
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The whole point is to make Black people feel like they are second class citizens and need the support and protection of the left to get by.  The left will display soft bigotry through low expectations of Black people.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:39:46 AM EDT
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History already shows Jefferson was a slave owner. Why must it be emblazoned on the monument? I guess SJWs can read anything more complicated than "See Dick Run".
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:48:45 AM EDT
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Jefferson's slaves loved him and didn't want to leave even after being freed...how will they explain that...Stockholm Syndrome?
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Jefferson is also the first man to write an indictment of European colonialism for causing slavery and he also wrote that he feared granting citizenship to freed slaves would just lead to what's going on today because they would never forgive us.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:54:43 AM EDT
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They don't need to tear down our national monuments, they need only to co-opt their meaning to present a false historical narrative just as they have done with "current events" as reported in the media.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:56:28 AM EDT
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You know I'm not sure yet how I feel about all this BS but I do believe, if anything, this will drive a lot of people further to the right.  Those that might have been on the fence and/or those that were already slightly right will now be full blown about it.  So that's one positive to come out of all of this.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:56:37 AM EDT
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Political correctness has lent an megaphone to an otherwise insignificant demographic, and now they are shouting their grievances from the rooftops expecting to guilt the majority into caving to their ridiculous demands. Its working. How sad and pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:57:44 AM EDT
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So many buzzwords in that statement.
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No shit. Liberal marketing gobbledygook business speak.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:12:11 AM EDT
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Did you know Jefferson paid his slaves?  Standard practice, actually.  Performing extra duties (cleaning stables, privies, taking care of the animals, etc), selling gardened food to the house (the food the slaves grew was theirs by right otherwise), working in profit-generating enterprises (principally the smithery)...  all would get you cash money from The Man.

In fact, the slaves who helped clean the privies were each paid better than the (literate, white) schoolteacher.

Granted, Jefferson was a shitty businessman, and he never could get his balance sheet right, but that's another matter.


The point is, slavery was a symbiotic relationship, and provided more for both parties than either could attain on their own.  More than that, it was essential.  At least, at the time.  Sure, it wouldn't last another 100 years (and laws against it would be in place within 20), but at the time of the founding of this country, there simply wasn't a better system available to take its place.

This isn't whips and chains like on Roots.  It was a whole bunch of people just trying to survive, and mostly treating each other pretty decently - all things considered.

Life was hard as hell before the industrial revolution.  It's practically a miracle any progress was made at all.  I don't approve of their methods from a modern perspective, but I'm not so stupid as to think they had a plethora of other options.


You gonna put all that nuance on the monument?  At what point do you just say, "Look, if you want to know more, read some fucking books."
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:19:38 AM EDT
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Altered to emphasize slave ownership?  What's the point of that?

"HEY GUYS!  YOU CAN OWN SLAVES AND STILL GET THIS COOL MEMORIAL!"
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First step is to monogram as many white people and white institutions with the scarlet S as possible.  Then when the time is right they will begin the shakedown/ destruction of all the identified targets.

And it will never end until they are all gone and the US itself is gone. Everything the US stood for is an affront to global fascism.  So if must be taken down.  And eventually it will be. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:23:16 AM EDT
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Just warming it up to tear them down.
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This. Commies must have a Year Zero - everything that came before is evil and must be destroyed to pave they way for the glorious future.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:24:24 AM EDT
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Statue needs to be altered.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:30:06 AM EDT
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A nonprofit group that provides substantial financial support to the National Mall says the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to the Founding Fathers will be updated to reflect their personal records as slave owners.
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Wait! When did this come to light? I had no idea...................

IT'S A REVELATION!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:51:31 AM EDT
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So one woman died by a hater and the left thinks it is time to tear the past down. I can only imagine what this nation would look like if a truck load of them were killed.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:57:36 AM EDT
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I guess hes moving on up!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:59:26 AM EDT
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Did you know Jefferson paid his slaves?  Standard practice, actually.  Performing extra duties (cleaning stables, privies, taking care of the animals, etc), selling gardened food to the house (the food the slaves grew was theirs by right otherwise), working in profit-generating enterprises (principally the smithery)...  all would get you cash money from The Man.

In fact, the slaves who helped clean the privies were each paid better than the (literate, white) schoolteacher.

Granted, Jefferson was a shitty businessman, and he never could get his balance sheet right, but that's another matter.


The point is, slavery was a symbiotic relationship, and provided more for both parties than either could attain on their own.  More than that, it was essential.  At least, at the time.  Sure, it wouldn't last another 100 years (and laws against it would be in place within 20), but at the time of the founding of this country, there simply wasn't a better system available to take its place.

This isn't whips and chains like on Roots.  It was a whole bunch of people just trying to survive, and mostly treating each other pretty decently - all things considered.

Life was hard as hell before the industrial revolution.  It's practically a miracle any progress was made at all.  I don't approve of their methods from a modern perspective, but I'm not so stupid as to think they had a plethora of other options.


You gonna put all that nuance on the monument?  At what point do you just say, "Look, if you want to know more, read some fucking books."
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And that's too bad.  Slavery was possibly the biggest mistake America ever made.  You don't say all men are created equal and then say but check out my bitchin new slaves. It's a farce. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:59:41 AM EDT
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Obviously these people can't concentrate long enough to read history.  We need to send them to some kind of camp where they could learn those skills.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:01:28 AM EDT
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And that's too bad.  Slavery was possibly the biggest mistake America ever made.  You don't say all men are created equal and then say but check out my bitchin new slaves. It's a farce. 
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The whole world had slavery until the 19th century when evil white people enforced emancipation on most of the rest of the world.  Would you rather the Founders bent the knee to King George.  "Sorry your Highness, we were going to rebel over liberty, but we decided that until slavery ends that would just be hypocritical.  Please treat us like slaves and do whatever you wish with us."
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:02:10 AM EDT
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This. Commies must have a Year Zero - everything that came before is evil and must be destroyed to pave they way for the glorious future.
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1968
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:02:32 AM EDT
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And that's too bad.  Slavery was possibly the biggest mistake America ever made.  You don't say all men are created equal and then say but check out my bitchin new slaves. It's a farce. 
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America invented slavery? Like...after it won its independence or something?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:03:17 AM EDT
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every race out there at one point or another has owned slaves...to include some races today in some countries owning slaves...where is the outrage?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:03:23 AM EDT
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And a communist. And cheated on his wife.
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And a plagarist.

And registered Republican.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:05:49 AM EDT
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So one woman died by a hater and the left thinks it is time to tear the past down. I can only imagine what this nation would look like if a truck load of them were killed.
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No they don't care about a dead woman.  You don't go from kill all the white people, which they continually admit they want, to one dead white person is a travesty.  They are using her memory as a political pawn. 

And if if they cared about dead people then Chicago would be on the political agenda 24/7, which it would be if they could attach it to kill whitey. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:09:25 AM EDT
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I don't know if it was intentional or not, but the lighting in that pic make Lincoln Trump's want look yuge.
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