I volunteered to join the Air Force during the Vietnam war. Once in the Air Force I followed orders. If I had been sent to Vietnam, issued a rifle and told to fight the enemy, I would have followed orders. I might have killed an enemy or several enemies. That doesn’t mean that I must automatically hate the enemy I am fighting. However, it is possible after being in combat I might hate the enemy after seeing how he acted.
In most cases we do not see statues of foreign enemies in our nation. I can’t think of one offhand but they may exist. The Civil War statues were of people who were Americans. Many had fought for our nation in the Mexican-American War.
The object after the Civil War was to reunite the nation and bury the hatchet. It obviously succeeded until just recently when the Democrats and Obama decided to split this nation along racial lines. If it had failed the Dukes of Hazzard would not have been a popular TV program.
The backlash against the Confederate flag has claimed a beloved television icon, but episode-for-episode, The Dukes of Hazzard was blacker than two of the biggest shows the North has ever produced.
What Democrats miscalculate is that African-Americans are better aware of how their situations have improved under Trump, when they didn’t under Obama.
The Democrats may well succeed in breaking this nation apart because a nation divided can not stand. If that happens, expect to eventually fall under Chinese rule. Be aware the Chinese are not fond of human rights.
I have stated many times on the forum that I support peaceful demonstrations but not riots. I did not support the Jan 6th riot (but I do not consider it to have been an insurrection). Therefore I have do interest in seeing statutes erected for BLM and Antifa rioters.
In my opinion MLK deserved a statue because he was for peaceful protests and was able to make significant change with his peaceful demonstrations. I have a lot of admiration for MLK.
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