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Re: “Re-envisioning the Confederate Monument as a portrait of diversity

I do not understand why Memorial should be touched at all. It has never been problematic before. It is only being discussed now because it is trendy to get hysterical over anything attached to that war. No matter what your thoughts were on that war, it was just that. A war. in which over 620,000 soldiers died. Many of those men were from Georgia. These were people's fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. The reason that these men fought were many. It can be argued that for some reason boiled down to defending the right to maintain enslaved workers...which as awful as it sounds now, was something that had been perfectly legal and acceptable for many generations. However, there were also, thousands of men who died, who never owned a slave and probably didn't care if slavery was legal or not. They were poor farmers and merchants, many the descendants of indentured servants and Irish immigrants who found themselves in the middle of a war, facing an invading army who would destroy everything they owned. They fought to defend their homes and their families, which was the honorable thing to do and many of them died doing so. Their grieving sons and widows scraped together what they could once the economy improved a bit to erect monuments to their deaths...just like people have done since the dawn of time to memorialize those who were killed during wars. Do not let yourself be blinded my a flurry of hysterical fury, because a few racist idiots have tried to misappropriate things which they have nothing to do with. The idiot who ran over that poor girl in Va. was from OHIO for Christ's sake, the home of General William T. Sherman. Blacks will never get ahead as long as they let themselves get distracted by silly things like memorials to dead soldiers and historical markers... it is time to stop blaming the serious issues facing your people on everyone else. Start tackling the real problems head on such as the breakdown of the family unit, a pop culture that glorifies crime, drugs, guns, and violence. Your race is regressing due to all of these things, which is ridiculous. Blacks had it together in the 50's and 60's. But now at a time where there is more opportunity available to them than ever before, it seems that the younger generations just do not get it. BLM is a waste of time and of course this movement is not just a black thing, it is full of confused and bored people of all races. Most of the millennial generation is more interested in being outraged and protesting and destroying property at every opportunity than they are to actually educate themselves and do something productive with their time. Oh, and shouting "your're racist" in order to shut down a conversation whenever somebody says something which you do not want to hear is not productive or very intelligent...it is what people do when they do not really understand what they are so upset about. Sadly, most of the BLM protesters planning 6 weeks of protest in Savannah will probably just end up getting robbed and victimized in some way by the predominantly black gangs which are so prevalent in town. Black Lives Matter, oh the irony.

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Posted by RFW ALLSTON on 08/30/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “We need to talk about ‘Southern Charm’

Spoken like a true obnoxious Carpetbagger. Of course the show is silly, it's TV. However, don't move to Savannah, a town known for it's unique culture and heritage and then start bitching about how you want to change it. This is the South, this is Savannah, if you don't like our culture, LEAVE! Does the word "Confederate" upset you and make you want to run to your little safe space? Nobody cares! That is our history, it cannot be changed, and nobody is going to rename anything, to make you feel better about your white guilt. Where is your tolerance? I'm sure tolerance is something you preach constantly. Not sounding very tolerant to me.

6 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by RFW ALLSTON on 05/17/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge

There is no such thing is white privilege. There is economic privilege of course, but that has nothing to do with race. White privilege is an excuse for the failings of a race to get their own shit together! Stop making excuses, and start a business!

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by RFW ALLSTON on 04/25/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge

Comparing an old man with outdated and politically incorrect opinions to murderous Nazis is an asinine analogy. White people aren't the source of the black man's plight. You can "SMH" all you want but until you start instilling initiative in black youth, and reverse the hip hop thug culture that promotes a lifestyle of crime, and hoodlum behavior, there will be no change. Stop looking for excuses and trying to blame your community's problems on others.

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by RFW ALLSTON on 04/20/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge

This is such a bullshit waste of time. There are REAL issues facing this town that efforts an energy should be put into. Stop trying to pull down statues and change names. Such a waste of time. Nobody gives a damn until some loser calls attention to it and tries to drum up false outrage. You know what offends me? The crime in this city and the corruption...but nobody cares about that...it doesn't involve the names of dead white guys.

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by RFW ALLSTON on 04/19/2016 at 5:21 PM

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