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should it stay or should it go?-/

this morning i attended rich gillespie’s civilwar walking tour
https://www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/28314/5633

and of course saw the statue in front of the loco courthouse
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gillespie noted that it was put up to honor the dead after 50 yrs, and that it was not needed to enforce jim crow, a black man having recently been lynched with barbed wire

of course it was not _intended_ to intimidate, but it certainly _reminded_ blacks who really won:-/

and dont forget there are no confederate monuments to longstreet, who committed the sin of enforcing black rights:-/

so if this statue is not taken down, it should be modified to reflect the fact that these traitors were _not_ hanged, perhaps with a cut noose on his neck, hmmm?-/