Posted by GreasyOnions
on June 11, 2020, 10:31 am, in reply to "Controversial
But you are not comparing like with like are you? Nelson did not knowingly trade in thousands of lives did he? Nelson saved Europe from the threat of Napoleon's and his allies navies. Colston didnt. Colston made a pile of money as a result of forcible abduction of humans. He then gave some of that money to Bristol for various philanthropic projects. Well big deal. Maybe he was a bit guilty about something?
I think most people would object to a statue of Hitler, they would not say "oh its Ok he built some lovely motorways, lets ignore the slavery and murder bit"
Just sayin' !
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