- Jul 20, 2019
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Don't think something inherently has value just because it's old. Bottle diggers regularly leave 100-120 year old bottles at the hole, which is admittedly a poor comparison but you get the point. A lot of the confederate statues aren't memorials to the men who died, they're fantasy pieces put up by groups like the daughters of the confederacy well over 60 years after the end of the war. Those I don't see the issue with removing if people request them being moved or whatever. Should every single one be preemptively removed? Nah, probably not. And some of them aren't offensive, but I think it's naive to think that every single one comes from a pure place and was put up for the men who fought without any other agenda. I will say Stone Mountain pisses me off. The original carver, the fundraisers, and a bunch of people involved in its creation were all KKK, some high level, but what annoys me more is that they defaced one of America's most interesting and beautiful natural monuments for human vanity. Dislike Rushmore for the same reason. Leave mountains alone. They're not anyone's to carve.