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  • DeathWatcher

    NBC is so aweful.. destroy History.. Even though i live in and raised in California.. but we should respect history on either side.. Cofederatcy was bad.. but they were Americans!!! even they were on the wrong side.. we should respect the fallen matter what.. even Washington had slaves… fake news

  • Dennis Kinch

    Here's a guy who teaches people for a living saying the confederate monuments teach people about fighting against a strong federal gov't. I guess he just chooses to leave out the part about that same federal gov't who had voted to stop a section of the country from seceding just so they could keep enslaving other human beings all the while claiming to be good Christian, God fearing people. I hope he is fired immediately. What about the lady before him saying thee monuments are our history! No, they're not. They are celebrating the leaders who fought and killed soldiers acting in a policing action to stop them from enslaving other people. I know they're just words but the substance behind them means something. Always keep improving…never go backwards.

  • JIm Davis

    ok my comments got zapped. But my point is that if there is ever some sort of trial, it will be easy to demonstrate a Jewish hatred of whites, going back decades, by showing TV programs displaying a love of Jews while at the same time showing a hatred of American whites. Zap Zap

  • TRANSFORMER TRANSFORMER

    YES IT'S A PART OF OUR HISTORY BUT ITS THE WAY THE FLAG HAS BEEN PORTRAYED AS WHITE SUPREMACIST !!!!!!

    AND THAT'S THE ISSUE!!!

  • dansw58

    Liberal logic : We don't like confederate flags or statues lets take them down ….(violence and division is created over it)….with all this violence and hate we have to push the confederate flag and monument take down even harder to stop the violence.

    LMAO, I say to you liberals if you play stupid games, don't cry when you win stupid prizes. Life is not a college campus, there are no safe spaces and you are not entitled to an echo chamber that parrots your opinion out in the real world. Donald Trump didn't give them a voice, your actions and trying to poke them with sticks is what is causing them to speak and say enough is enough with your demands for fascist rule over people you don't agree with.

  • John Lott

    So Americans didn't die fighting Communism in South East Asia!?!? Look at their hypocritical double-standards people!?!!!!!

  • terry phidaheights

    HISTORY IS ALWAYS WRITTEN BY THE VICTORS. THE SOUTH WERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR WAY OF LIFE GOOD OR BAD!!!!!!! GEORGE WASHINGTON OWNED SLAVES TEAR HIS STATUES DOWN……..AFTER THE UNION WON THE CIVIL WAR YOU CONDUCTED GENOCIDE ON THE NATIVE AMERICANS,,,,,,THE BLACKS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A CHIP ON THE OLD SHOULDERS

  • Hunter Ziegelmann

    If they want to tear down century old statues because they feel it values slavery (a practice already fought over/ceased/condemned before the statues were even built) i will argue that there should not be a communist party or any kind of statues/flyers/poster/etc. distributed by the american communist parties because they value gulags, government enslavement, and censorship. As someone who is wholly into the value of history because it highlights errors made and the actions taken to correct the wrongs.

  • Marcos Juarez

    The white nationalists, white supremacist, and the Klu Klux Klan who are right-wing terrorists are foul devils. Those right-wing terrorists are foul devils they will be cut down by the wrath of God. This is the time to bring down the statues of Confederate soldiers and replace them with the ones of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy.

  • Butter Bean

    History is a voice from the past that tells us "right, wrong, or indifferent" – Maybe it points out mistakes. Regardless it can't be undone.
    We can rewrite history for tomorrow better if we don't try to remove or ignore history from yesterday.

  • Chief Thundrecock

    NBC is stirring the pot of racism as usual. Not everyone in that crowd was a racist KKK member yet mainstream news makes it seem that way. If people have a problem with history, then bomb the pyramids because they were made by slavery also

  • john silver

    Want to remove a statue ? THEN VOTE ON IT. This is America this is not some 3 rd world $hithole where the MOB RULES. At least until the left lead by ANTIFA, who now decides things by Violence rather then debate and democracy, turns this country into one. Venezuela anyone?

  • john silver

    Since the civil war was fought by REPUBLICANS led by the REPUBLICAN president Lincoln to free the slaves and the KKK and Jim Crow who lynched blacks were ALL DEMOCRATS is REAL history. I am not suprised the democrats are trying to remove all reminders of their shameful RACIST past

  • Save America

    The burning of books is next. Isis destroyed all Christian statues and monuments that were hundreds of years old, seems like Democrats are copying Isis.

  • Edfromchowderheads

    Look, in an honest view I don't really see why they were erected in the first place. Was it because the southern states wanted to honour there generals and figures who led the south into the conflict?

  • Mark Frost

    Is removing symbols of statutes or flags or anything people think is racist Gona stop a person from hating you no it's not Love only come through JESUS CHRIST alone he can clean your heart

  • Kermit DaFrog

    I may consider myself a liberal, but i still believe in the preservation of American history and that some monuments should be allowed to stand. And also, Robert E Lee? REALLY? He wasnt all that bad, he wasnt all that bad.

  • Mark Vargas

    You can’t take history away just by removing a stupid statue. Just because you take Robert E Lee’s statue down doesn’t mean history is just gonna erase itself. I think you should leave the statues alone. A statue has never hurt anyone, but, even if they do take it down our history isn’t going nowhere.

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