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    Quote Originally Posted by boozeman View Post
    I am interested if there were facts to back your assertion up.

    Yeah, if these statues and monuments went up recently in the 1950s and especially 1960s, it may have meant exactly what you say, a symbol of oppression.

    Then again, I would like not to think that something as primitive symbolically as a white man on a horse would mean "know your place" to black people.
    The assertion is mine and others devoloped by logically looking at the time periods a majority of the monuments went up. Unless you believe its just coincidence that many of them were put up as Jim Crow laws were being enacted and the Civil rights movement was in full swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2233boys View Post
    The assertion is mine and others devoloped by logically looking at the time periods a majority of the monuments went up. Unless you believe its just coincidence that many of them were put up as Jim Crow laws were being enacted and the Civil rights movement was in full swing.
    Did you see the dates on the monuments I mentioned?

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    What drives the hard left in this country is hegemony. Everything is put through the filter of power dynamics.

    I said it before, but I have watched it seep out of the university. When I was in school for literature, most every class centered around this. Who is subjugating whom in Faulkner? How does early American poetry portray the subjugation of native peoples? How do female authors subvert their subjugation at the hands of a repressive society? And so on, ad nauseam.

    The frightening thing is that much of critical theory either rejects truth as a concept generally, or at least sees it as irrelevant. What matters is not untangling the complexity of history. What matters are the feelings of the traditionally less powerful. See Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States for a good example of this.

    The ironic thing is that oftentimes these ideas aren't driven by actual minorities, but rather by paternalistic white liberals. Remember that time Townsend posted that long explanation as to why the proper role of government is to be like poor people's daddy?

    Sorry for the ramble, but this is the basis of all of the current strangeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbrown View Post
    What drives the hard left in this country is hegemony. Everything is put through the filter of power dynamics.

    I said it before, but I have watched it seep out of the university. When I was in school for literature, most every class centered around this. Who is subjugating whom in Faulkner? How does early American poetry portray the subjugation of native peoples? How do female authors subvert their subjugation at the hands of a repressive society? And so on, ad nauseam.

    The frightening thing is that much of critical theory either rejects truth as a concept generally, or at least sees it as irrelevant. What matters is not untangling the complexity of history. What matters are the feelings of the traditionally less powerful. See Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States for a good example of this.

    The ironic thing is that oftentimes these ideas aren't driven by actual minorities, but rather by paternalistic white liberals. Remember that time Townsend posted that long explanation as to why the proper role of government is to be like poor people's daddy?

    Sorry for the ramble, but this is the basis of all of the current strangeness.
    Totally agree. It's almost like a continuous victim diatribe. That is also part of what flames the resistance attitude to socialistic trends.
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