Comment of the Day: How To Clothe Indecent Exposure of Houston’s Confederate Ties

COMMENT OF THE DAY: HOW TO CLOTHE INDECENT EXPOSURE OF HOUSTON’S CONFEDERATE TIES Spirit of the Confederacy Statue, 1000 Bagby St., Downtown, Houston, TX 77002“Build a museum around it. Stop erasing our shameful past and start putting it in context.” [Memebag, commenting on Downtown’s Naked Confederate Birdman Unflapped By Renamings] Photo of the Spirit of the Confederacy statue in Sam Houston Park: Gabrielle Banks

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  • Just add another small plaque that says “states rights = slavery”. Done.
    Silver lining is that even white supremacists are ashamed say out loud that they fought a war for slavery.

  • Quotes from your hero:

    “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.” -Abraham Lincoln

    “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.” -Abraham Lincoln

    When do you social justice warriors start taking down his statues?

  • I would venture to say that Abe Lincoln may have had a change of heart subsequent to these quotes. There was that whole emancipation proclamation thingy….

  • @Ho-hum: I’m the one arguing against taking down statues. Also arguing for educating ourselves about our own past.

  • @Mr. Ho-hum,
    You quoted a letter that was in response to a column by Howard Greeley working for a newspaper questioning his administrations prudence. Abe was eloquently stating his constitutional responsibilities to preserve the union as president and NOT a personally held conviction as you’re trying to invoke.
    He had a draft of the emancipation proclamation in his desk when he wrote this letter.

  • Whatever excuse you need to tell yourself, joel.