Very sad that suddenly here in central Florida a Confederate Statue just has to be moved. It’s a selfish and intolerant move by people who obviously are filled with rage and hatred. You see in the video the screaming rage on the faces of the people who want to remove this statue.
And only Nazi and ISIS type individuals tear down history.
Be careful though, get rid of all signs of the Civil War and everybody will forget there was a Civil War, and the North didn’t win, and no slaves were freed
Notice: The South lost the war. Maybe we can revise that, too, make the South the winners? Seems nobody is ever satisfied. There’s nothing like a sore winner. Let us have our little flags and monuments (many are huge really) and we, unlike the agitators, will be happy.
Ever wonder why there are so many statues and monuments in the South? Because the South was invaded and not by a band of angels. There were hundreds if not thousands of battles all over the South. So would anyone expect that the men would not fight back to try to protect their wives and children and protect their land?
This is Central Florida and yet Union soldiers were way down here fighting. People died, lots of them so they deserve to be memorialized. No, they probably were not perfect men, I’m sure they were not, but they lived in the society in which they were born.
Countries are made up of people. And people are not perfect. I think the authors of all this unrest should maybe look into their own hearts to reflect on how they could channel their energy into something that is positive not destructive.
A week of drama that focused the world’s eyes on Gainesville because of a preacher’s plan to burn the Quran ended Saturday night with charity, fellowship and a candlelight memorial to those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
A Day of Peace and Unity sponsored by the Gainesville Muslim Initiative at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza downtown drew religious leaders of many denominations who thanked Alachua County for its tolerance and compassion, and honored the many freedoms in America.
As it has on Saturday for the past three years, the Muslim organization Project Downtown served meals on the plaza to the homeless and underprivileged.
But added activities to mark the 9/11 anniversary included a candlelight vigil, speeches by religious and community leaders, a blood drive, food and book drives and other events.
About 300 people gathered on Northwest 53rd Street to march three-fourths of a mile in counter-protest to the center’s plan, albeit canceled, to burn the Quran.