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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:29 PM

Rubin: Enough of the Confederate statues, the alt-right heroes and Trump's moral idiocy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/08/12/enough-of-the-confederate-statues-the-alt-right-heroes-and-trumps-moral-idiocy/

This kind of stomach-turning display of moral obtuseness is precisely what opponents of Trump predicted when they warned that he was unfit for the presidency. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) on Saturday denounced white nationalism as a “scourge,” but he supported Trump even after Trump attacked a federal judge and Gold Star, Muslim parents. What did Ryan think America was getting?

If Republicans are now truly disgusted by the president they supported, they can condemn his embarrassing comments, support the FBI and Justice Department investigation, and urge that Confederate statues throughout the country be taken down. We’ve now erased the fictions that these monuments are about “Southern heritage.” No, they are giant concrete shrines to white nationalism.

“It is self-evident that these men did not fight for the United States of America, they fought against it,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a memorable speech explaining his city’s decision to remove the statues. “They may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots. These statues are not just stone and metal. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for.”

If the president doesn’t grasp this, the rest of the country should. It’s time to get rid of the statues and get rid of the alt-right heroes in the White House. As for Trump, the country cannot get rid of him soon enough.

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kairos12 Aug 2017 #2
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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:33 PM

1. A great article by Rubin.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:37 PM

2. The rethugs will always believe anything or anyone is better than HRC.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:47 PM

3. It is long past time to stop sanitizing a dark chapter of American history

This ridiculous notion that the southerners who rebelled and seceded from their own country it were just misguided but honorable gentlemen is a lie. They were traitors who turned against their country so they could keep owning other human beings as property without anybody meddling in their vile slave system. Where's the honor in that?

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:50 PM

4. Ironic that Nikki Haley was the one who got the ball rolling

Good to remind Trump-humpers of this...

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