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Saturday, January 20, 2007

A curious situation

A reader sent me the following information about a curious situation in Austin, Texas. I had not heard of it before.

CNN has a Dec. 28th article here:
University to reconsider Confederate statues on campus

MSNBC has a poll about the subject.
Should the University of Texas remove its statues of Confederate leaders? You must vote to view the results.

UT News here:
University Of Texas Ponders Confederate Statue Controversy

A forum has even been started to discuss the issue:
U.T. Statue discussion

7 comments:

amity said...

Thanks for that link. I used it and voted.

Pete Mathewson said...

This is all part of trying to teach folks to view the past thru the prejudiced filters of the present. Any aspect of our history which doesn't satisfy the agenda of the liberal elites has to be trashed and then erased lest someone have a vision of leadership, goals or morality different from their own.

The joy of Sacred Harp and the words only hymnals is the window it presents into a past prior to antibiotics and triple bypass surgery. A day before political correctness severely damaged pride in our country and our National life in Christ.

Pete

Bro. Matt said...

Instead of removing the statues at t.u. (texas university!) can we just remove the whole university?!?

Gig'em Aggies!

Jim1927 said...

I think this fits in here since political correctness seems to be the order of the day. I asked the question at a PC meeting: If I say that I can't understand the Indian (India) who is speaking, cos they run their words together and speak too fast, am I racist? No one present would offer an answer, so I don't know whether I am racist or not.

It is sad when a country wishes to erase visages of history, whether good or bad. The peoples of the South chose to fight for the right than to surrender to what appeared to be wrong for them, a sovereign identity.

Was Canada and England wrong to support the South during the Civil War because both countries believed strongly in sovereignty of a nation?

I think many to-day link the Civil War with race, when in fact it had to do with state sovereignty and state rights. Racism was a sideline.

Cheers,

Jim

R. L. Vaughn said...

Oooops! I forgot to lock the gate to keep the Aggies out of this UT thread!

clinch64 said...

I think sometimes that some of the people who want to rewrite history are afraid that someone who doesn't know one way or the other will actually learn the truth.

Then there is the idea of being offended by statues, symbols, mascots, and even just words in general. On the subject of mascots, many of these teams have had to change their nicknames or are being pressured into doing it, all out of fear of offense. I feel that big time sports has passed the point of no return anyway.

Neil

Bro. Matt said...

Hahahahaha!