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Brand Selvia

For this symbol, context remains important

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9:50 AM
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  • Very well said. There is a place for history and respect, and honor in society.

    But, we also need to place such reminders in proper locations.

    Yes, the ideology of the south during, before and after the Civil War can be painfull for many. So, we as a whole nation need to be responsive to that.

    I like to say, Time and Place.

    Everything has a time and a place. Let's decide where, when, and how in PEACEFUL AND RESPECTFUL DISCUSSION, to place these figures, monuments and mementos.

    Once last comment,

    Those that don't study and remember our history, good and bad, can make many mistakes.

    -- Posted by small town fan on Thu, Jun 25, 2020, at 11:23 AM
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    Still, nobody is an arbiter of symbolism or any involved meanings, even if a majority finds that a noose can or should be associated to things like racism, oppression, etc. A swastika can be just as vile as it can be warm or loving. It just boils down to who chooses to associate the meanings. We've been trained to view these things with our current contempt but technically, nothing is stopping us from changing that interpretation except those who try to prevent others from expressing their views or speech.

    Meanings that people choose to associate to symbols can be very telling about not only the person assigning the meaning, but also, their mentors. Take that concept now and apply it to things we're seeing today. It says a lot.

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Thu, Jun 25, 2020, at 10:15 PM
  • Very good and appropriate article Brand

    -- Posted by taylortwp on Tue, Jun 30, 2020, at 4:41 PM
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