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3 thoughts on “Ad-Vance

    • Big Al

      The Vance monument is NOT a monument to the Civil War or the Confederacy.

      Zebulon Vance was only a Confederate colonel for one year before being elected governor of secessionist North Carolina for three years.

      After the war, he was elected as UNION governor of North Carolina for two terms.

      He was also elected a UNION Senator for North Carolina, although the reconstructionist Congress would not allow him to take his seat because of his Confederate service.

      That means that if Vance had been allowed to serve both offices, he would have been a UNION political leader for 14 years AFTER the war, versus three as a politician of the Confederacy.

      The monument was meant to celebrate the achievement of a western NC native who reached the pinnacle of politics in North Carolina.

      The shrouding of the monument is an act of political cowardice by a mayor and city council who will not stand up to the violence, intimidation, and wanton destruction of property that has become a hallmark of the supposedly peaceful Black Lives Matter movement.

      • whoever

        So, according to history, it is a monument to run of the mill American politicians. American politicians are opportunistic, and they switch political agendas with the turn of the weather to stay in power. Thus, it is a monument to wishy washy american politicians, whose opportunism would cause them to be the ones, if space aliens landed to colonize the USA, would be the first to bow to the greater power and sell us out to beings from another dimension. Perhaps this monument is in fact a signal to alien overlords. Maybe they are the ones that sent covid virus!

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