Tomas Young, the Iraqi War Veteran who died in 2014 as the result of war injuries said to America : "I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed." Since George Washington was a wealthy landowning tyrant who owned , and most likely sexually abused slaves, I suggest that his likeness, as well as that of miscreants like Jefferson and Jackson be replaced by the likeness of Civil Rights Activists, or of true American heroes such as Tomas Young.
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But the sins of a womanizer like Jimmy Swaggart can hardly surpass the cruelty of "owning" a human being. Focus on the good? John Wayne Gacy made children laugh as a clown. You are suggesting an arbitrary moral code: Presidents exempt.
It is the practice of placing the images of our presidents on our dollar bills, good old George was the 1st president so it stands to reason that he would be on the one dollar bill. I doubt that 1 person in a hundred know of his atrocities.
The AIDS virus may appear small and insignificant, but it has killed millions. It is the same with these images, only a different context. The image on the dollar is directly connected to the killing of children in Syria and Palestine.
Thank You Eric, Shyron, M.T.. I have posted a similar topic before and got even less of a response. People are so slow to catch on. From Jesus to John Lennon, they've been told what must be done. But they still don't get it, and so they keep dying.
It is not possible for a man to "move on"from the slavery of the antebellum if he never lived in that time. All a modern man can do is accept evil, or rebuke evil. We can only gather from your "snickering" remark that you accept it. I believe you!
I swear, I do not understand what you are trying to say. And anyway, you are sticking your nose into a place where it does not belong. And besides, during my lifetime, I have known black people who had been enslaved. Can you touch that?
I'm not surprised at your confusion. There are over 300 million slaves currently living in the U.S.. I don't know them all, but I have been acquainted with thousands. Welcome to the Slave State of the Second Order. The majority don't even know.
Are you familiar with the Zulu of southern Africa? Well, their attitude is, even if one of them gets captured by another man, he is not, and never will be, a slave. And I am with them: I will never be a slave because I will always be free in my mind
Well, if you truly believe that, then start living like a free man. What are you waiting for?
Ronnie wrenchBiscuit, I have been living like a "free man" ever since I was about 16 years old, which was more than 50 years ago.
No tyrants need apply. There R enough good peeps to replace them.We should tear down everything stained with evil.The estimated cost of Iraq and Afghan wars is between $4-6 trillion. Surely The Abbey could be demolished for far less than that.