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Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:09 am

Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin ... He was a Norwegian immigrant who fought and died for the North in Chickamauga in 1863 to end slavery in USA . Heg was a journalist and activist who was outspoken against slavery, spearheaded prison reforms, and died in combat.

From a newspaper in Norway:

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/i/lABwq7/stat ... -ned-i-usa


This really angers me ! I understand the racial frustration in the USA and the anger but this is not acceptable.
 
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm

Ultimately, can you really be surprised? Sooner or later the mass hysteria (originally rooted in well-founded frustration but not guided in any way) is going to just be an excuse for some to rage...it certainly doesn't help the argument of "defund the police."
 
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:55 pm

Not much different than them defacing the statue of Grant, a known abolitionist who was gifted a slave by his slave owning father in law and turned around and freed him.
 
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:12 pm

trpmb6 wrote:
Not much different than them defacing the statue of Grant, a known abolitionist who was gifted a slave by his slave owning father in law and turned around and freed him.


Or Cervantes, a writer who was himself a slave of the moors for 5 years until ransomed.
 
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:24 pm

I think, if anything, this shows a big deficiency in US education. Black history is kept in the dark (no pun intended) while the American version of the US is put forth. Those who resent it or are suddenly becoming "woke" now equate any European immigrant as bad (they're White, so they probably owned slaves or supported slavery).
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm

Just another bunch of those presbyterian and (ana)baptist puritan-protties who were the iconoclasts in the 1600s in England. Statues, windows, paintings - out with the lot. LOL
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Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:28 am

They also tore down the Forward statute, which is of a woman, and stands for progress. Before that, they were trying to pull people out of cars, punched a state senator, and tried to firebomb the City-County Building.

I can understand the righteous anger behind tearing down statues of slave owners or confederate leaders, but tearing stuff up just for the sake of doing so only undercuts the real work people are doing to improve society.
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