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Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain',
the 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments'

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/10/2020 8:06:08 PM

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, often called “the granddaddy of all Confederate monuments,” is once again at the center of an ongoing debate over a symbol that some see as a shrine of southern American heritage, and others see as a depiction of white supremacy etched into stone. The fight over the monument, which is located in Dekalb County, Georgia, is unfolding as the U.S. grapples with civil unrest following the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Cities are being forced to reckon with a dark history, facing growing pressure to confront the racist past of confederate leaders honored in monuments across

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They probably have the dynamite in hand - just waiting for the right moment to destroy the monument.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: red1066 7/10/2020 8:09:56 PM (No. 474039)
People are going to die trying to do this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/10/2020 8:17:07 PM (No. 474044)
Recall please that the Taliban blew up monuments in Afghanistan.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/10/2020 8:21:44 PM (No. 474048)
They don't bother to point out the the Stone Mountain carving is the largest bas relief art work in the world. It has global status. Those who want to remove it can just kiss my Southern bustle. This piece of rock bas relief transcends politics.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 7/10/2020 8:23:23 PM (No. 474049)
Not gonna happen. Though, I will be the first to tell as a long time resident in Decatur (Stone Mountain is about 10-12 miles away) and now in Duluth, GA... I have always wished the mountain had been left in its natural state.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: laurenc 7/10/2020 8:31:39 PM (No. 474054)
Forget politics, it is a beautiful piece of art carved into the side of the mountain.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 7/10/2020 8:59:25 PM (No. 474068)
Time to put an end to this bull crap. The line gets drawn in the sand here
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tcm4950 7/10/2020 9:17:11 PM (No. 474081)
Never ever going to happen
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma 7/10/2020 9:24:46 PM (No. 474084)
Such brave people. Ruin statues and monuments to show what tough guys they are. Riot and burn people’s business’s and lively hoods to prove they hate America. I would have more respect for them if they would move out of this country instead of trying to tear it down. All this destruction isn’t helping me support their cause.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DARling 7/10/2020 9:27:41 PM (No. 474086)
I always thought liberals were for supporting "the arts." Nothing beats the Stone Mountain Memorial for its craftsmanship and artistry. Why do liberals want to destroy everything that has to do with history? They don't even stop at Confederate monuments anymore.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared 7/10/2020 9:30:40 PM (No. 474088)
The shooting starts in 3 - 2 - 1...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: radrelic 7/10/2020 9:31:51 PM (No. 474089)
Headline might say BLM Communists, etc. And I hope No 1 is right that it will be defended. Although wouldn't want any non-Marxists or regular old folks of any thought diversity/color/creed/political party hurt.or killed but it seems the Marxists and democrats are pushing for war.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: lazlototh 7/10/2020 9:39:32 PM (No. 474093)
I am with #4 on both counts. The incredible piece of rock should have been left intact and what is there is too huge to take down without leaving yet another scar. Also, they did Stonewall Jackson's head horribly. But regardless of what the monument memorializes it looked much better in its natural state.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man 7/10/2020 10:11:11 PM (No. 474107)
The pyramids were built with slave labor. Rip em down.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Omen55 7/10/2020 10:56:03 PM (No. 474121)
Guns will be met with more guns.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Timber Queen 7/10/2020 10:56:23 PM (No. 474122)
#13 - They were the wrong type/color of slave. Only bLACK slave lives matter, silly rabbit.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/10/2020 11:16:44 PM (No. 474134)
I can't stand it any longer. I care more about Robert E Lee than that putz who says he is related. I am offended. Can I start ripping down MLK's statues ? He was a whore monger.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil 7/10/2020 11:47:57 PM (No. 474150)
I live in Stone Mountain. We have streets named for Jefferson Davis and Cynthia McKinney. As long as there are no sheep or BLM blocking the roads I couldn't care less. Stone Mountain Park used to be a nice place to go for a walk or to fine a nice restaurant. Then it was taken over by a group that wanted it to turn into Dollywood. And now the left wing nuts. A friend of mine brought a black friend of his to Stone Mountain Park. He wanted to buy a Confederate flag as a souvenir. Couldn't find one anywhere in the park. So he had to buy one from amazon. And now that's gone. After all the Confederate memorials are gone the only thing left will be cemeteries. The dead Confederates won't even be allowed for their remains to rest in peace. I hope the War on Police and Red Necks will end soon but who knows. The world has gone crazy.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 7/11/2020 12:49:24 AM (No. 474185)
Get over it.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chumley 7/11/2020 12:51:55 AM (No. 474186)
We keep saying "Ittl never happen" but this year has shown beyond any doubt that nothing will never happen. It is happening all over. The time is rapidly approaching when extreme violence may be the only answer. Especially since those charged with protecting our society refuse to do so. Aim for the cell phone.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/11/2020 1:17:50 AM (No. 474201)
After this it'll be on the Mt. Rushmore and the Washington Memorial.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2020 2:50:57 AM (No. 474233)
My bet is that if they actually try this, somebody is going to get shot.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mifla 7/11/2020 5:20:39 AM (No. 474274)
Unlikely that DeKalb county is going to give up the revenue generated by SM.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/11/2020 8:49:20 AM (No. 474427)
Lot of fuzzy thinking here. FTA> “The United States has allowed it to exist but it's become a pain point. ... but I do believe that this particular monument is the pink elephant in the room,” he said. Pink elephant? Who's the alcoholic with the D.T.s?
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