Take all of the statues in the world dump them in the ocean and I won’t care a bit. Icons have no place in the reasoning process. Get rid of them all and a few folks will feel better and others will experience sadness. Personally I have serious things to think about, like what our military is doing today.
How much sense does it make to tear down a statue of Robert E. Lee for being on the wrong side of slavery while today’s military is killing countless people and has killed millions of people in the Mid East all for corporate profits?
So, you are ashamed of the Confederacy for trying to preserve slavery. But, it doesn’t bother you in the slightest, that our military is currently doing more immoral things than the south ever did. Total Mid East Casualties are somewhere in excess of 1,200,000. With all of these casualties not one person has been set free and not one functioning democracy has been established. That number is greater than what the United States has suffered in all of its wars put together.
1,200,000 plus have been killed so that the United States can control the natural resources in that part of the world.
It strikes me as a little odd that there is such a large movement devoted to tearing down remembrances of early Americans who are perceived to have been on the wrong side of an issue when our current military operations are far more immoral than anything our ancestors ever participated in.