What an utter load of crap. How exactly has it been erased? Are you saying you lack the capacity to remember things without seeing statues of them?

Well, one cannot learn without a teacher, can one?

But more broadly, I think there is a reasonable case to be made for moving monuments to Confederate *individuals*, because when such monuments stand alone, they commemorate the individual out of the larger context of the Civil War; and the default assumption is “a great man”, which is not really how all of this should be remembered.

Make me queen for a day, and I’d take all the statuary of Confederate fighters and politicians and move them to a giant historical park located at Stone Mountain, where their stories can be remembered IN CONTEXT, which would be a “never again” context, as well. That would be more educational than having men on horseback sitting in the middle of cities.

The monuments to battlefield locations, of course, are a different animal. A monument to what occurred at Gettysburg does not make any sense away from Gettysburg.

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