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jbgleason
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We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
This is for real. Not some fringe group but a candidate for governor and others calling for the Stone Mountain carving to be blasted off of the face of the mountain. Seems like we are only steps away from being just like ISIS in our treatment of history and symbols we don't like.

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Of all the Confederate monuments under fire, few are more figuratively weighted - and literally fixed - than the 1,700-foot-high outcropping of granite outside Atlanta with carvings of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis. Covering more than 17,000 square feet of mountain and 40 feet deep in the crannies, the carving is reportedly the largest flat relief sculpture in the world. Looming over a popular public park like a Stone Age billboard, it was conceived by Southern Confederate groups a century ago, was the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan and remains an icon for white supremacists. Now, calls to remove what may be the planet's largest Confederate monument have roiled Georgia's gubernatorial election and sparked what could be the most complex of the hot-button Rebel memorial fights erupting across the country.


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Stacey Abrams, the African-American minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, last month declared the carving "a blight on our state" and called for its removal. Several Atlanta Democrats and the local NAACP joined her. Many Republicans and Southern heritage groups condemned her position as divisive.


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ksayetiger
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
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Not some fringe group but a candidate for governor 


Well....

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African-American minority leader


He wants votes. This gets his name in the spotlight.


Halftrack
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
Stoneball Jackson.


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Hangit
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
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He wants votes. This gets his name in the spotlight.


While she looks like an offensive lineman, Stacey is not a he.


DollaChoppa
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
I mean, I think getting rid of the carving is a no brainer. It's history is much worse than any confederate statue thats been taken down. Funded by the KKK, site of the KKK revival, plus its only been complete for like 40 years. Not really much history behind it or connected to it besides its KKK association.


LSUTigersVCURams
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
It's sad but since the white south is too cucked out to do anything about it we are probably going to see every indicia of our glorious cultural heritage get bulldozed in our lifetime


LSUballs
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
Uh, aren't you in jail for shooting two black people and a house? Let it go grand wizard.


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ksayetiger
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
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Stacey is not a he.





Whatever.

Just another person worried about unimportant issues instead of real issues of society. She is in the house, i know for a fact her time could be used more wisely


rantfan
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
This is the one that will cost people's lives, imo.


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Montezuma
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
Muh heritage


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crewdepoo
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
Bout time


gthog61
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
virtue signalling vermin


dallastiger55
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
After all the civil war stuff is torn down, im just glad African Americans can now move on with their lives and start getting better educations and jobs since this has been holding them back


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glorious cultural heritage




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LucasP
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
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Stone Mountain in GA


Honestly didn't know this existed until reading this, but rest assured I am thoroughly outraged now.


Steadyhands
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
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I mean, I think getting rid of the carving is a no brainer. It's history is much worse than any confederate statue thats been taken down. Funded by the KKK, site of the KKK revival, plus its only been complete for like 40 years. Not really much history behind it or connected to it besides its KKK association.


I've been there, it's a pretty cool sight to see. The laser show at night was awesome! I went there about 13 years ago and I didn't associate nor see any association with kkk. Just a massive monument marking some history that should not be forgotten.


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Kraut Dawg
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
We all knew it was coming, but Stone Mountain is a privately owned park, so it's not JUST up to politicians. Secondly, this is the location where the KKK was reformed. BEFORE the carving.

And yes, Stacey Abrams is a dumb individual.


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Montezuma
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
I fear the docile Euros will forget the dumb stuff the small percentage of the ancestry did and revert back to their despicable ways.


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SCLibertarian
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
Why can't people admire Stone Mountain for what it is? A very beautiful example of stone etching. It's a fine piece of artwork. Seriously, statues and monuments are safer with the Taliban than they are with progressives. If the Sistine Chapel had a picture of a slave trader on it these same people would want it destroyed.


Montezuma
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re: We all knew it was coming - calls to destroy Stone Mountain in GA
I tried using that logic when I painted boobs on a wall across from a monastery. Hope the argument works for you, because it didn't work for me.


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