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Letter: Confederate monuments

Regarding New Orleans removing Confederate statues:

So, what about our uncivil Civil War? Monuments exist from both sides. That is understandable. Those with personal ties to the event are long dead — what do these monuments mean now? The South will rise again without them, but to what end if it loses its heritage and history? It’s diversity by the “homogenization” of America.

Sort of reminds one on a smaller scale of Red China’s Cultural Revolution, Down to the Countryside Movement: Historical relics and artifacts were destroyed. Cultural and religious sites were ransacked. ISIS does the same.

Take down the monuments touting the Union and pair them up in a museum with those of the Confederacy, for they are forever linked. It was a civil war after all. Ironically, by defaming our history, we become less diverse.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction


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