Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thinking about 1860s statues

So if statues of Robert E. Lee must come down even though Lee owned no slaves - but merely because Lee fought for a particular cause - then what about Ulysses S. Grant?  Grant participated in the Mexican War, the first of this Republic's wars of imperial acquisition.*

I mean, Grant himself thought the Mexican war "wicked" but went because he felt it was his duty.  Lee thought slavery wicked but thought it was his duty to wear the grey uniform.

So help me understand - why do one set of statues come down but not the other?

* The United States took quite a large amount of territory from Mexico after that war.


Goober said...

Don't give them any ideas.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Lee never had slaves? Lee didn't fight in the Mexican war?

Anonymous said...

They are busy trying to get all the statues they can. That includes Washington and Jefferson. Give them time.

ProudHillbilly said...

Shhhhhh... You are asking them to think.

Personally, I'm a decendent of folks that got home between re-ups just long enough to create an ancester. Then they went back and were killed by some Johnny Reb. And if I had the money there would be statues of Lee, Jackson, etc. all over my yard. Just to piss off the ignorant off.