Loads of commenters on the main page suggesting Confederate Civil War memorials be relocated rather than destroyed, because it would help us “remember” what we’ve done or “own” our historical crimes somehow.
That’s really fucking perverse to me.
After Nuremberg, the bodies of all executed Nazi leaders were cremated andtheashes scattered in an anonymous stream for watershed dispersal to avoid any kind of monument to National Socialism arising. The remaining monuments are memorials to suffering and crimes caused by the Nazis, not to their leadership.
We should be mandating the same, by law, with a carved out and cauterized chunk of the first amendment to allow for German prevention of pro-Nazi hate speech.
After 2016, I’m done with unfettered free speech. Shit is not working.