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Southern Mayor SHREDS The Confederacy (VIDEO)

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The mayor of New Orleans just provided an awesome speech on what the Confederacy REALLY was. Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, and also Kim Horcher, the hosts of The Young Turks, simplify. Tell us just what you assume in the remark area listed below.

" Recently, the City of New Orleans got rid of a 16-foot statue of General Robert E. Lee from the center of Lee Circle. This was the last of four Confederate monoliths that were taken down in the city after the city council had actually declared them to be a public nuisance. The elimination of the sculptures as well as monoliths brought about dissentious political discussion as well as warmed exchanges at the sites, as well as some apprehensions.

In an address that has actually since gone viral, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted that these monuments just weren't innocent ceremonies of a bygone age. Rather, these were set up as part of a movement known as The Cult of the Lost Cause as a means to rewrite background and also make it that the Confederacy wasn't on the incorrect side."

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82 comments

  1. Posted by serfincolorado, at Reply

    Racism is a tool used by rich racists to control working class racists.

    • Posted by Nana Wilson, at Reply

      And to get free labor and other favors.

    • Posted by Samuel (Sam) Smith, at Reply

      Exactly…But progressives focus on the slavery aspect of it as if it were the main thing, it simply wasn’t and this is widely agreed upon by largely liberal professors across the US

    • Posted by luvcheney1, at Reply

      Adam Smith noted that with slaves that are high value assets to owners the owners had to keep them up with  adequate shelter, food, care because if not the value of their asset might approach zero. With employees, this not a concern as much. Slavery was NOT free labor. Stupid.

    • Posted by robbie g, at Reply

      no slavery literally was the cause of the break . specifically the expansion into the west of the institution as the country expanded . if you say the war was largely economic you are correct. the souths economy was dependent on slave labor. states rights. no state has a right to suppress the personal freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. at least 10 states that seceded named slavery in their articles of secession. it was the cause.

  2. Posted by beastalchemist, at Reply

    Neo-confederates and racists say that this is erasing history. I say that you put the statues where they belong, in a museum. They aren’t being erased, but they’re being put in a place that will make them be solely focused on for their historical value.

    • Posted by Lucid Dreamer, at Reply

      extremists find it hard to see through there own Swiss cheese reasoning  they can justify the monument to a “terrorist” while inflicting a crusade apon the “unworthy”

    • Posted by Cythil, at Reply

      One can also Juxtapose the statues giving more context to the statues.

      Rather then using the statues as a way to celebrate the confederacy (Which I do not get why one would do as there main reason to existence was there different on property, AKA They freaking wanted people to be property!) One can with cleaver juxtaposition direct the attention to the faults of the confederacy.

    • Posted by luvcheney1, at Reply

      Dehumanizing Jews, Slaves, and aborted human life is evil. Justifying murder is simple!! Define them as not human!

  3. Posted by Hal Jordan, at Reply

    The South started the war, and then North ended it. The South lost. Get over it.

    • Posted by ickerish, at Reply

      Isaac Azminov – no one is giving excuse to the deaths of innocence at Manchester. To understand our current conflict is to keep in mind that we are killing far more innocent civilians there than they are here. Trumps first mission killed 30 to include an 8 year old American little girl. We’ve killed far far more innocent civilians than they have. This doesn’t excuse their actions, but surely you can see we are just as disgusting. Let’s not forget the story Chelsea Manning was jailed for. We too are to blame for the chaos.

    • Posted by noah schaefferkoetter, at Reply

      +popasmuerf
      Why are you confusing morality with how wars are won? As I stated before the south got incredibly close to taking the capital. This has nothing to do with the treatment of slaves (other than the aftermath and the propaganda spewed afterward would be highly different. The “luck” comment was simply critique of +John Edgar​’s analysis of why the north won.

      +John Edgar​
      In response to your edit: yes… That statement does claim that profit is more important than life. That’s why I included “regardless of the morality….”

    • Posted by dancinkindofguy, at Reply

      TYT trained seals: “The Confederate fought against the United States, they were TRAITORS”

      “We’re bombing and killing millions of innocent Muslims in the Middle east!”

    • Posted by karen salomonsen, at Reply

      Thomas Hyle No, Sir the South started the war by the acts of secession and firing the first shots on the United States’ Fort Sumter. It was those actions that caused the North to gather troops and bring unity back to the country. You will not find many historians what will not agree that these are the acts that along with slavery were the causes of the American Civil War.

  4. Posted by David3188col, at Reply

    they were literally traitors. lol glad someone finally said it in the south.

    • Posted by Nero Cloud, at Reply

      +Rhythmicons will do

    • Posted by Todd Eaton, at Reply

      Erin Franklin Must have been hard, free labor, AND they had to pay taxes?

  5. Posted by David Harrison, at Reply

    Mosul in 2150 – “Don’t you dare take down these ISIS statues! They are our heritage!”

    • Posted by Mr. Raleigh D., at Reply

      ISIS lost get over it

    • Posted by dancinkindofguy, at Reply

      David Harrison – or Young Turks fans in 2017 – don’t you suggest making our heroes change their name from honoring the perps of the Armenian Genocide, we LOVE them!

    • Posted by Jacob Hagerman, at Reply

      dancinkindofguy I think they are Turkish though. Correct me if I’m wrong

    • Posted by MISTY1770, at Reply

      Self loathing libtards will be become extinct long before 2150

  6. Posted by donavon pip, at Reply

    49 likes, 0 dislike, 2 minutes into a tyt video?
    Trolls must be sleep

    • Posted by Hallking78, at Reply

      donavon pip 49 trolls are up. trolls work both ways.

    • Posted by Knekten, at Reply

      +Hallking78 how does that work? How is liking something trolling?

    • Posted by greenjelly01, at Reply

      …or Putin stopped paying them?

    • Posted by black queen melanin, at Reply

      donavon pip yes, they were sleep. now its 321….lmao

  7. Posted by Mike Blair, at Reply

    Erecting statues to people who were traitors to this country seems stupid to me.

    • Posted by Wordsof Harmony, at Reply

      Kyle G “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL”

    • Posted by Wordsof Harmony, at Reply

      Andrew Shaw George Washington was on the winning side and America and England have obviously made amends and acknowledge each other as separate sovereign nations…

    • Posted by Wordsof Harmony, at Reply

      Val H The North and England were more industry focused and were generally against expanding slavery but were in no means in a rush to end it but the elite in the South benefitted so much from slavery and the poor in the south sooo brainwashed that it just escalated

    • Posted by Felipe Garcia, at Reply

      Traitor by definition, “a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, etc.”  I don’t understand how going to war with your country does not meet the textbook definition of being a traitor.  The confederates betrayed their country.  The confederates killed more Americans than Americans killed in WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Korean War, American Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Iraq/Afghanistan, and Philippine-American War combined!!  Let me guess, Americans should “get over it an accept Donald Trump as president?”  But somehow the confederates who killed Americans should not have just accepted Lincoln as President and his Emancipation Proclamation?

  8. Posted by FUCKtrump FUCKtrump, at Reply

    the South would never rise again tear down all Confederate Memorial

    • Posted by Bogie, at Reply

      get ready for 8 years of TRUMP !!!!

    • Posted by cristian sanchez, at Reply

      Bogie im not sure you can tell your months from years or itwas a typo but i think you mean 8 months

  9. Posted by Labyrinth9000, at Reply

    As someone from Louisiana, This mayor is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!

    We have COMPLETE DUMBASSES here that STILL believe the Confederacy was a better idea and that the south had the right to leave. I CANNOT WAIT to graduate college and get the hell out of this state! This is coming from someone with a Republican family that I can no longer agree with any more!

    PS: since we removed those statues, I say we should erect new statues in their place such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, William Sherman, and Joshua Chamberlein.

    • Posted by Gigi, at Reply

      Labyrinth9000 oh sweet child you run and don’t look back. I could be your grandmother and I’ve been stuck here for economics reason plus no education. I wish I could have a do over. Leave this hell where people and Rednecks never change. They are the most ignorant people on earth.

    • Posted by luvcheney1, at Reply

      Mario… it was about a massive labor shortage in the New World, stupid. So massive European nations who could sail assisted in supply labor demands in the west. Europeans, southerners, even northerners in their nations did not look at the kidnapped Africans as human in the sense they were. Same argument for abortion today… it`s OK to kill human life because we define it as not human. Not different. In Vietnam war it was the gooks. Just dehumanize them. Ragheads for Islamics. Don’t pretend things are different really.

    • Posted by bro guy, at Reply

      no need to destroy them, cities should auction them off to private collectors.

  10. Posted by Bail 1999, at Reply

    The south will never rise again.

    • Posted by Dragon1717, at Reply

      That doesn’t rise to the level of being put in their place.

    • Posted by dancinkindofguy, at Reply

      gyrate4 – They honor the Young Turks who murdered 2.5 million Christians because THEY were Muslims. They honor them by taking their name. I don’t see anybody with a news channel called the “Confederates’ cherry picking videos and saying ‘That’s racist, those are racist, HE is a racist, everybody but ME is a racist’.

    • Posted by Zahnke Donald, at Reply

      Bail 1999 amen I agree I’m a Yankee from ohio

    • Posted by Erin Franklin, at Reply

      dancinkindofguy thank you for pointing that out. i was hoping someone would!

    • Posted by Gregory Fabre, at Reply

      Dragon1717 You’re the kind of guy that when all evidence is put before you, you still say, “nuh uh, not true.”

  11. Posted by Eric Ling, at Reply

    If you absolutely must as a brain dead redneck, fine set aside the traitors to America stuff, the slavery, whatever, let’s set that aside for the moment.
    WHO CELEBRATES THE LOSERS OF A WAR?

    • Posted by Darcy Robbs, at Reply

      Eric Ling Its saber rattling.

  12. Posted by Cisco Blue, at Reply

    Im glad my great great great grandfather ripped the Confederacy a new one in 1864 and 1865

    • Posted by Kevin C, at Reply

      It looks like we might be able to honour your grandfather yet. They basically want to kill anyone that isn’t a Trump supporter, otherwise known as a “Liberal” or just “lib”.

    • Posted by unitedjt345, at Reply

      I love ur great great great grandfather. He’s my daddy 😍❤️

    • Posted by Gregory Fabre, at Reply

      What about me, can I be your daddy?

  13. Posted by Pablo Porfirio, at Reply

    For the same measure we should remove the statue of Columbus.

    • Posted by Deviant Affinity, at Reply

      NovelLean Columbus came for the expansion of an empire and all things that go with that. And when Washington died, his slaves were freed because they were (from his perspective) useless.

    • Posted by NovelLean, at Reply

      Deviant Affinity Two inaccurate statements. look up for closer to historically accurate info about “Columbus”. Washington would have willed his slaves to family and friends had he not been so “British”. AKA, the fundamental belief that slavery is wrong, but was necessary for building the colonies/nation.

    • Posted by larsthegunslinger, at Reply

      Deviant Affinity Columbus was a monster. look up his history.

    • Posted by Eliza Miller, at Reply

      Pablo Porfirio I don’t celebrate Columbus Day. It wasn’t until high school I learned he was a serial rapist and killer of the Natives. He was one sick dude. Until that point all my teachers made him seem like a hero.

  14. Posted by phil says, at Reply

    It’s pretty simple. Taking down these statues don’t remove history. They are still taught in schools. No American will ever forget about the civil war. Statues are to celebrate. We shouldn’t celebrate these traitors and racists.

    • Posted by Kalu Abay, at Reply

      Nationalist Realist and Malcolm x wasn’t racist unless you are saying being suspicious of racists is racist

    • Posted by Nationalist Realist, at Reply

      Kalu Abay You mean the guy who called us white devils? If I went around calling the blacks beasts or devils you’d cry racism so loud my ears would ring for a week. He is also the man who said the American negro cannot be blamed for anything, no matter how much murder, rape, and theft he commits it will lay at the feet of others, no personal responsibility, one rule for his people another for my people. Textbook definition of bigotry.

      And yes BLM are clearly a hate group it is quite obvious.

    • Posted by mallavetti, at Reply

      phil says ..

    • Posted by Eliza Miller, at Reply

      Nationalist Realist how is BLM a hate group? 🤔

  15. Posted by Sealand Ball, at Reply

    Why should we celebrate the losers and traitors?

    • Posted by Mike Williams, at Reply

      It’s history dude. And yes, the south is the side that rebelled against the federal government. Just like you people do today. Are you guys traitors?

    • Posted by Morality, at Reply

      Just because it’s a part of history does not mean it should be celebrated.

    • Posted by Mike Williams, at Reply

      +Morality Removing a monument is not an attempt to stop a celebration. It’s history. History should be upheld. Peoples’ ancestors fought in the war and died. Both sides fought for what they felt was right. It’s a thing to remember. Should we remove the Lincoln Memorial since he said that if he could do it, he would like to end that war without freeing a single slave?

  16. Posted by kevin smith, at Reply

    They say: “Just get over it..” in regards to slavery, but they still can’t get over the Civil War.

    • Posted by Ivan Enfinger, at Reply

      black queen melanin If you think you are a slave today you are an idiot. If you think white people were never slaves then you are an idiot. The Muslims enslaved millions of white Europeans and Millions of Black Africans. And yes racist people exist. White sumpremencist exist, they are a joke no one takes seriously. Guess what black racist exist black sumpremcist exist and they are jokes no one takes seriously. That’s just the world we live in. You can’t control what people believe.

    • Posted by Eliza Miller, at Reply

      kevin smith I was about to say the same thing.

      Conservatives: blacks need to get over slavery.

      Same people: keep the statues reminding everyone of slavery.

  17. Posted by only half bad 333, at Reply

    Let me guess? Your granddaddy was a “rebel” and flew the confederate flag with pride?
    Your granddaddy is a traitor.

    • Posted by larsthegunslinger, at Reply

      contessa Anthrope the evils of the past are very relevant to individuals, ignorance of the past breeds neo-confederates likes these issuing death threats to people.

    • Posted by Isaac Azminov, at Reply

      Ana Kasparian is a TRAITOR to the Armenian people a thousand times more than the confederates were. An Armenian working for something called the Young Turks, and a boss that denies the genocide is traitorous scum.

    • Posted by Jeremy Stanton, at Reply

      The next time you take a sip of a Coca Cola consider it’s founder was Lt. Colonel John Pemberton of the Confederate Army’s 12th Calvary. Maybe we should ban this racist drink?

    • Posted by only half bad 333, at Reply

      Jeremy Stanton I think we should. A shitty person created a shitty drink that makes ppl fat and messes their bodies. We are all better without shitty ppl and their drinks.

    • Posted by Jeremy Stanton, at Reply

      But where does it stop? Do we take down the American flag because the US slaughtered the Native Americans and stole their land? What about all of the Japanese Americans that were put in camp during WW2?

  18. Posted by grytlappar, at Reply

    “It wasn’t about slavery! It was about property rights!” Yeah, and the property was slaves.

    • Posted by qwerty qwerty, at Reply

      123lowp Kind of like in nazi germany those who werent nazis fought for their homeland.

    • Posted by Finn Jones, at Reply

      123lowp . And what sort of society did Virginia represent and aspire to? What did they want to preserve?

    • Posted by gyrate4, at Reply

      123lowp Stop pretending they didn’t know they were fighting for the rich man’s “right” to own people.  You think Southerners are that stupid?  The SC Declaration of Secession listed “slavery, slaveholding, and slaves” 18 times as the primary grievance.  They all knew what they were doing.  Southerners have so many other things of which to be proud, but honoring traitors, and abject wretches isn’t one of them.

    • Posted by Andria Sanders, at Reply

      gyrate4 Goddammit THIS!!

    • Posted by TheGorignak, at Reply

      gyrate4 There was already a movement to end slavery by southerners and replace them with automation (these new things called tractors/harvestors), but the south wanted time to convert while the north wanted it immediately as a land/power grab. There were more voters (north=industrial & south=agricultural) in the north so they had control of the federal government. I’m going to stop ranting, U.S. government only teaches northern view.

  19. Posted by Angel Gutierrez, at Reply

    Southerners are crazy. Trust me, I live in the south.

    • Posted by Jiggaboo Huntress, at Reply

      Angel Gutierrez superstition and bigotry run rampant here