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Posted on 11/15/2018 10:44:29 AM PST by Ben Mugged
Trafalgar Square and its monument in the heart of London is dedicated to the British naval victory over Napoleons combined French and Spanish fleet at Cape Trafalgar in October 1805. The British fleet was under the command of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, a statue of which sits atop of a 169 granite and bronze column. Such a tall monument for such a small man in stature; 54, 130 lbs , missing one arm and an eye from battle wounds. He also suffered from gout, chronic headaches, was often sea sick and had a ferocious temper. However, he was a tactical genius, had the heart of a lion and is considered almost God like in Britain, even today. He was also a white supremacist and an advocate for Britains slave trade which was rampant among the plantation owners in the West Indies. I submit that Britain would sooner tear down Parliament and fire the Queen, before theyd remove Nelsons place and monuments from British history.
From 1861 to 1865 the United States as we know it was born out of the hell we call the Civil War. It is our history, north and south, much of it ugly and repellent be it slavery, the carnage on the battlefield and atrocities. The only real glory that came out of that war that cost 1.2M American lives not counting civilian deaths was this beautiful union we call the United States and the 14th amendment that freed the slaves.
Statues erected to memorialize that war are a reminder of what it cost to form this land. Statues of southern soldiers and generals, be it Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson or John Bell Hood are as much part of our history and the birth of this nation as statues of U.S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln. The statues and memorials at Shiloh, Gettysburg, Bull Run and hundred other battlefields memorialize Americans, black, white and native American who fought and died for a cause they believed in. There is little glory in war but there is history and less we forget or erase that history were doomed to repeat it
Those statues, north and south are a testament to the crucible that formed our United States.
Wait, a minute, I might have figured out why he had such a ferocious temper.
Dunn Good Ben Mugged.
The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery.
>> ‘The Bladensburg Cross’, a WW1 Memorial challenged by an atheist pressure group,<<
I lived in the Bladensburg area when I was a kid. I’ve not seen it mentioned in articles about the attack on the Cross, but the intersection itself as well as the surrounding area has been called Peace Cross ever since the memorial was erected. I suppose the atheist bigots will also demand a change in the place name as well.
I believe that settles it.
Some slave states that remained in the Union refused to give up slavery till the 13th was ratified. Even then, Delaware did not ratify until 1901.
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