What's new
US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Robert E Lee

Bonzi

Diamond Member
Joined
May 17, 2015
Messages
42,944
Reaction score
15,891
Points
2,290
Is there an argument against this?

20915307_1582450575168573_6709441577099815211_n.jpg
 

Compost

Platinum Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2015
Messages
9,621
Reaction score
4,847
Points
1,065
It's hard not to notice that in general, people who demand that statues be removed are fueled by emotion. They are not very attentive to factual details.
 
OP
Bonzi

Bonzi

Diamond Member
Joined
May 17, 2015
Messages
42,944
Reaction score
15,891
Points
2,290
It's just bullying and using any excuse to justify it. Because they have no valid supportive argument
 

Tipsycatlover

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2016
Messages
49,490
Reaction score
22,389
Points
2,330
There are so many statues and monuments to Lee, because he was the one man that both the north and south could agree was a unifying leader.

This is what happens when we no longer teach history in schools. Polyfil starts filling the void.
 

deanrd

Gold Member
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
29,412
Reaction score
3,617
Points
290

Nothin' racist about the Robert E. Lee.
 

IsaacNewton

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2015
Messages
17,309
Reaction score
3,672
Points
290
Is there an argument against this?

View attachment 145583

D'souza is a phony 'intellectual' the right likes to trot out now and then. How convenient that this meme leaves out 'oh and he led an army against the United States, invaded the United States, and cause the deaths of tens of thousands of American soldiers. All for a group of states that wanted to preserve slavery.

Cons you are just looking for ANYTHING to support keeping all these images of slavery upright to continue to intimidate black people. You want to discuss Robert E Lee's life before the Civil War? Go to a library or a museum and knock yourself out.
 
OP
Bonzi

Bonzi

Diamond Member
Joined
May 17, 2015
Messages
42,944
Reaction score
15,891
Points
2,290
Is there an argument against this?

View attachment 145583

D'souza is a phony 'intellectual' the right likes to trot out now and then. How convenient that this meme leaves out 'oh and he led an army against the United States, invaded the United States, and cause the deaths of tens of thousands of American soldiers. All for a group of states that wanted to preserve slavery.

Cons you are just looking for ANYTHING to support keeping all these images of slavery upright to continue to intimidate black people. You want to discuss Robert E Lee's life before the Civil War? Go to a library or a museum and knock yourself out.
Like it or not, this is part of America and our history.... I personally think arguing about statues is stupid. So many more important things going on
 

The Breeze

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2010
Messages
1,638
Reaction score
740
Points
255
We should rename all welfare as Robert E. Lee Memorial lifestyle assistance program.
 

Conservative65

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2014
Messages
26,127
Reaction score
2,208
Points
265

Tipsycatlover

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2016
Messages
49,490
Reaction score
22,389
Points
2,330
Robert E. Lee never owned any slaves. As a lifelong military man he had no need of slaves. He inherited a few of his wife's personal slaves when she died. Having no need of them, he set them free.

Yet, we punish Chinese guys named Lee.
 

IsaacNewton

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2015
Messages
17,309
Reaction score
3,672
Points
290
Is there an argument against this?

View attachment 145583

D'souza is a phony 'intellectual' the right likes to trot out now and then. How convenient that this meme leaves out 'oh and he led an army against the United States, invaded the United States, and cause the deaths of tens of thousands of American soldiers. All for a group of states that wanted to preserve slavery.

Cons you are just looking for ANYTHING to support keeping all these images of slavery upright to continue to intimidate black people. You want to discuss Robert E Lee's life before the Civil War? Go to a library or a museum and knock yourself out.
Like it or not, this is part of America and our history.... I personally think arguing about statues is stupid. So many more important things going on


Yeah, why don't they just 'teach history' as it was.

If you don't understand why this isn't funny you are the problem. A college age kid talking to his roommates or friends in this setting is one thing, putting up statues to remind people 'who's in charge' which is why almost all those statues were erected is another world. And it IS serious business.
 

Slash

VIP Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
864
Reaction score
98
Points
80
Robert E. Lee never owned any slaves. As a lifelong military man he had no need of slaves. He inherited a few of his wife's personal slaves when she died. Having no need of them, he set them free.

Yet, we punish Chinese guys named Lee.

WHAT?????? This right here is why we need more books and less looking at statues on history.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$350.00
Goal
$350.00

New Topics

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top