Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 10, 2023

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    cmxx  6 months ago

    Way back in 1950s Ohio, my sixth grade teacher asked us, “What was the Civil War all about?” Somebody (not me) raised their hand and said what we all thought was obviously the answer: “Slavery.” You can imagine our astonishment, confusion and dumbfounded silence when Miss X stood there with her bare face hanging out and firmly stated, “No. It was fought over states’ rights.” That is all I remember hearing in grade school about the U.S. Civil War. It was eye-opening for me. Up until then, I had blithely and childishly relied on teachers for truth and good sense.

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    kenharkins  6 months ago

    Every other country did away with slavery without a war. We had one because of regional hatred .Slavery was just an excuse.

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    JohnTheFoole  6 months ago

    This is both harsh an spot-on….

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 6 months ago

    According to Empty G, Robert E. Lee was a Founding Father!!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member 6 months ago

    So we can pretend we never did that.

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    notmoving Premium Member 6 months ago

    Don’t reduce Europeans to a monolithic slab. There are 45 European countries, and if you would dare to suggest to Spanish Basques that their values are identical to those in Madrid, you’d have a fight on your hands. That’s just one example of reginal diversity. Also, don’t reduce Europeans to Whiteness. Again, it’s all about regional diversity, and it will incite even more fights.

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    Decepticomic  6 months ago

    But if you tear down statues of traitors to america, then something-something history repeat itself! After all, such statues have been up for decades (centuries? I dunno, I’m not looking it up), and that’s why there hasn’t been any racism to date!

    Of course, as a socialist leftist soyboy myself, I want statues of the founding fascists to go down too, but I’ll take what I can get. Kill all statues.

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    BFletch651  6 months ago

    The placard sells it.

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    Nebulous Premium Member 6 months ago

    I didn’t want to laugh at this cartooon, but it IS fun to force racists to tell the truth about themselves.

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    Stopthespendingnow  6 months ago

    Erase the past and you are destined to repeat it. But left-wing logic is usually non existent. So erase-away to feel better about yourselves, space cadets. I’ll be gone when the apes take over……

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    Mike Baldwin creator 6 months ago

    Fortunately there’s not a statue of limitations.

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    Godfreydaniel  6 months ago

    Remember which circle of the Inferno Dante reserved for traitors. Trump is on his way there, too, of course.

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    GaryCooper  6 months ago

    Yeah, let’s commemorate those brave men who killed a bunch of other people so slavery would continue.

    I never have understood that position.

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    jpozenel  6 months ago

    Then there is the question of why so many military forts and camps were named after Confederate generals. How did that ever happen? That makes no sense at all.

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    banjoAhhh!   6 months ago

    1 less traitor

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    cherns Premium Member 6 months ago

    There’s an interesting letter to the Washington Post regretting the melting-down of the statue of Lee—not on any political grounds, but on artistic ones. https://Wapo.St/3QzLJtb (bypasses paywall; includes link to original article)

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  6 months ago

    Be as heinous as you want, lie about what you did, complain when the world gets all screwed up, but it’s OK because Jesus forgives sins if we toss a few bucks when they pass the hat and we all go to heaven.

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    AtomicForce91 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Nice try Mr. Bolling, but these same people want to tear down statues of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.

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    Simon Seamount  6 months ago

    As a person descended from Charles Lee, younger brother of Richard Lee II, great-great-grandfather of Robert E. Lee, I approve of tearing down the statues of men who supported enslaving humans.

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    Zangle  6 months ago

    “Look, kids, they’re tearing down a strawman”

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