Ken Burns: Confederate statues celebrate a false narrative

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Legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says the United States is “in the middle of an enormous reckoning” and called for the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers and the renaming of military bases during a discussion with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
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All history is to be remembered, but not all should be celebrated.

Author — Olive Papyrus

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I like Chris, but jesus dude shut up and let Ken talk. He made some great points.

Author — messmeister92

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Chris cromo is being arrogant, I wished he would have let Ken finish.

Author — Brandon Crow

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The “heritage of the Confederacy” is about 5 years. “Frasier” on NBC aired for 11 years! No such thing as “heritage”

Author — Greg Hanson

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Man, Chris Cuomo looks like he aged 10 years battling Covid.

Author — Ken Powers

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You cannot be an “American Patriot” while waving the confederate flag. The 2 don’t mix

Author — Hannah Lauritsen

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Ken Burns does a good job, ignoring the interruptions from Cuomo.

Author — Joe Simon

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Those that cannot read history in a book are doomed with parents that are siblings.

Author — Eric

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I love that Mr. Burns calls them “human beings” instead of “slaves”. Calling these stolen men, women & children “slaves” dehumanizes them.

Author — Bill Freeman

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"There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content.
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Joseph Goebbels
History is repeating itself right before your eyes.

Author — Dan Smoot

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Imagine the Germans having a statue of Hitler and saying it's their heritage and history.

Author — Bibi Ayube

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Even Robert E. Lee was opposed to Confederate monuments—in fact—to all war monuments.

Author — John Anderson

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Ken Burns is so eloquent and pragmatic. I loved all of his movies and I have even more respect for him now. He is truly an American Icon!

Author — John Kim

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My Goodness Cuomo loves hearing his own voice huh.

Author — Joseph

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Every time I hear the word “slavery” I think of the words “NEVER AGAIN”. Martin Luther King said “I have a dream”. John Kennedy said “The rights of all men are diminished when the rights of one man are threaten.” How much more needs to happen before we all wake up and find ourselves slaves to the ruling financial elite?

Author — Michael Wright

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There are a lot better representations of our history than slave Traders, traitors, and terrorist.

Author — Auntie Em

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This was a really useful interview for those of us only seeing this from the outside. It’s difficult to do an interview with a time lag, but they did good 👍

Author — Linn Palm

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Mr. Cuomo, please try to learn to stop interrupting, especially when you have such a preeminent historian.

Author — Joyce Newport

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Chris Cuomo and Ken Burns have long ago used up their 15 minutes.

Author — Mary Nordstrom

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It would have been a bit more fun to get Ken’s perspective on the Christopher Columbus monuments. That said, Ken Burns is a great historian and is spot on.

Author — D William