Who Was Robert E. Lee?

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PragerU

18 өдрийн өмнө

Rioters are tearing down statues of great American historical figures, including Robert E. Lee. Why should he be remembered? This video explains.

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Brown Native
Brown Native 12 цагийн өмнө
The only people who you may have convinced that his statues should remain are the same people who support this corrupt system of oppression, tyranny, and reckless endangerment. This system will fall just like these Confederate statues.
Shlomo Von Shekelstein
Shlomo Von Shekelstein 16 цагийн өмнө
We should send them back to Africa if they don't like the statues
mitch kay
mitch kay 18 цагийн өмнө
“Blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa” ... so why didn’t you let them go back?
Kasunex
Kasunex 2 өдрийн өмнө
Is this video supposed to be arguing in favor of a Lee statue? Because everything said here makes him off to be the biggest son of a bitch in American history, save for the fact that he was nominally in favor of reconciliation.
The Senate
The Senate 2 өдрийн өмнө
One of the greatest military minds of america. Salute to this absolute madlad
Nate Dog
Nate Dog 2 өдрийн өмнө
Many leftist like to say that republicans have become farther from Abraham Lincoln but in fact Abraham Lincoln was very conflicted on the civil war he believed in small government, Equal right, States rights, and the right to bear arms much of what is still shown in the modern day republican party one of the big reasons why Abraham Lincoln joined the union was because he was anti slavery he was a great man who valued the forgiveness of the south and equal rights. This fact alone can debunk the "switch' ps: almost none of this is shown in the democratic party who instead blame republicans despite also believing in the great switch so.. which is it
Ophelia Tepes
Ophelia Tepes 3 өдрийн өмнө
Lee only stayed on the southern side because that’s where *his family* was and he didn’t want to kill his blood and family
Πετρος Κωστας
Πετρος Κωστας 3 өдрийн өмнө
Robert E Lee = American Hero
Andrew Hoback
Andrew Hoback 3 өдрийн өмнө
This has nothing to do with the reason behind the statue or why it should stay. I truly do believe that his statue should remain....however you say let's talk about why it should stay and you give little fun facts about his life. Like he uncle knew george washington what a guy!
James House
James House 3 өдрийн өмнө
Lee fought against the United States, making him a traitor
Karkov
Karkov 3 өдрийн өмнө
Robert E. Lee was a traitor. He fought for the confederacy.
Vishal Reddy
Vishal Reddy 4 өдрийн өмнө
He literally said to not erect statues of him because it would cause division...what else is there left to say
Rmcm1984
Rmcm1984 5 өдрийн өмнө
Not really seeing the argument with this one. Smh he believed that blacks should be educated but not allowed to vote 🤔🤔🤔
David Mitchell
David Mitchell 5 өдрийн өмнө
Who cares what views he had, he was a traitor in the end. There were other southern men who fought for the union because they knew it was the right thing to do. Lee didn't do that, so he's a traitor.
Neil Carlson
Neil Carlson 5 өдрийн өмнө
Oh, I see we are just going full on white supremecist here at prager u. Interesting
Alaina D
Alaina D 5 өдрийн өмнө
I think Robert E. Lee is a prime example of a man that we can look to as a human...I wouldn't say he's a great hero or leader. He provided military strategy that can and should be studied by those interested in the field, and he honestly seemed to have a fairly good relationship with his wife and children (I read a biography of him a while back, and that was a small detail I remembered). However, the fact is that he allowed his blind loyalty to his state to overcome his moral beliefs. As a Christian, that's hardly an example of a good leader (and that's coming from someone who is viciously loyal--I've struggled with the same thing). My morals should come long before my loyalty to a particular state does. And, let's be real, Confederate soldiers were trying to destroy the idea of America--that's not something that I, as a patriotic citizen, applaud. I'd rather look to men and women like James Madison, Abigail Adams, Frederick Douglass, MLK...etc. as heroes. They were fighting to preserve my country. Confederates were the ones who separated and went to war with us.
Art Irony
Art Irony 6 өдрийн өмнө
John Brown did nothing wrong and is easily one of America's greatest heroes
gogomonow
gogomonow Өдрийн өмнө
@Dennis That is just 1 dude saying that, nobody is gonna take him seriously. But the slave power held actual power and actually destroyed the lives of millions. Even if they didn't own slaves supporting enslavement is still awful.
Dennis
Dennis Өдрийн өмнө
@gogomonow Yet I know with certainty you wouldn't approve of me murdering the black Professor who went on C-SPAN to say we should exterminate white people. Political correctness changes all the rules, eh?
gogomonow
gogomonow 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Dennis yes, that is good
Dennis
Dennis 2 өдрийн өмнө
He killed people for being pro-slavery even when they didn't own slaves.
gogomonow
gogomonow 5 өдрийн өмнө
@JT Rolepays if you aren't a radical abolitionist you are the bad one.
Ariel Yaari
Ariel Yaari 6 өдрийн өмнө
I’m sorry I usually like Dennis Prager and PragerU but Lee was a traitor. He isn’t to be admired
I hate antifa I hate blm
I hate antifa I hate blm 6 өдрийн өмнө
As a british bloke he was one of the greatest generals the yanks ever had BTW your all yanks to us Brits North and south
v1e1r1g1e1
v1e1r1g1e1 6 өдрийн өмнө
So... he opposed slavery, but thought Blacks weren't worthy enough for the vote...? He didn't want to see the dissolution of the United States, but spent over 4 years fighting for the Confederates to achieve that very end..? Had he chosen to fight for the Union - instead of Virginia (what he called his ''country'') the war would've been over in months, if not days. Hundreds of thousands of lives could have been spared. He claimed he hated slavery, but fought for the existence of a nation whose economy rested upon the exploitation of a dislocated race's labour? Frankly, he doesn't deserve a statue.
Joseph Mapue
Joseph Mapue 6 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for this informative video but it missed other important facts. From The Atlantic: "Even if one conceded Lee’s military prowess, he would still be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in defense of the South’s authority to own millions of human beings as property because they are black. Lee’s elevation is a key part of a 150-year-old propaganda campaign designed to erase slavery as the cause of the war and whitewash the Confederate cause as a noble one. That ideology is known as the Lost Cause, and as the historian David Blight writes, it provided a foundation on which Southerners built the Jim Crow system.." www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-myth-of-the-kindly-general-lee/529038/
bobwatson
bobwatson 6 өдрийн өмнө
I usually support most pragerU videos but this is bar none the most ignorant video I've seen them post.
no gf
no gf 7 өдрийн өмнө
funny how patriots love Lincoln even though he was a Marxist, but also love the Confederacy and what it did
John Doe
John Doe 7 өдрийн өмнө
The goal is to paint everything bad so we forget everything about America, and hate it so much we no longer care enough to save it or improve. Without a nation, history or having learned from our past successes and failures, we will be lost, going through all this same stuff people like in this movie went through, over and over. Slavery, war, killing, terrorism... 2050 or 2150 would be like 1850... and then the big daddy government can control us forever as we will be too screwed to know, care or understand. All we will be able to think is "yes, america sucks. Our history and people suck... now how can we serve our almighty government masters?" while we all starve or kill each other
John Argires
John Argires 7 өдрийн өмнө
Good luck explaining the nuisances of history to people who can barley understand the plot of a Transformers movie....it has electrolytes
Alasarcher
Alasarcher 7 өдрийн өмнө
That gonna be some heavy mental disorder, where you kidnap 11 million people and then claim "they are better here than in Africa".
Robert Lovrinic
Robert Lovrinic 7 өдрийн өмнө
Idk if I could call him a bad man, but idk if I would devote statues in town squares to him. As far as Civil War battlefields/historical places that regard to him, they need to stay up in those places. We can't take a hardline left/right position on every issue, otherwise we'll always be part of the problem. The reality is his statue is appropriate in some places, not appropriate in others. But yeah good luck explaining that to SJWs & Anarchists, so that's always a significant obstacle to common sense.
Christopher Doubleday
Christopher Doubleday 8 өдрийн өмнө
They talk about John Brown like he was a terrorist. I think that if anybody should have been hanged for treason, it should have been Lee. Prager U defends traitors like Lee, they should do one on Hitler next. Worst video I've ever seen.
Olin Rose-Bardawil
Olin Rose-Bardawil Өдрийн өмнө
By the way, I a not shooting up my veins with anything, simply stating the facts. I would in no way approve of murdering a professor who said we should exterminate white people, nor do I think John Brown's murders were justifiable. However, the treasonous actions of Robert E. Lee greatly outweigh those of John Brown. A man like him should be condemned, even if it means disrupting the far-right agenda of Prager-U.
Olin Rose-Bardawil
Olin Rose-Bardawil Өдрийн өмнө
@Dennis I am not saying that John Brown was not wrong to kill five people, but Robert E. Lee was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans as a result of his defense of the Confederacy. Not to mention he owned more than 200 slaves.
Dennis
Dennis Өдрийн өмнө
He was a terrorist. He killed people who were pro-slavery, even if they didn't own slaves. Now if you want to shoot up your veins with some politically correct virtue signalling and say "good", let me ask you: would you approve of me murdering the black professor who said on C-SPAN that we should "exterminate white people"? What about the people who applauded him?
Olin Rose-Bardawil
Olin Rose-Bardawil 7 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, @Christpher Doubleday, you are right. PragerU justifies Robert E. Lee by saying that he supported slavery.
Christopher Doubleday
Christopher Doubleday 8 өдрийн өмнө
Also I love that they talk about Lee opposing things like an African-American's right to vote as being good, or, "a great example".
Mhd Abdulhai
Mhd Abdulhai 8 өдрийн өмнө
he's a traitor who fought against the union
Olin Rose-Bardawil
Olin Rose-Bardawil 8 өдрийн өмнө
In this video, PragerU is endorsing slavery. Disgusting.
Olin Rose-Bardawil
Olin Rose-Bardawil 8 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, I really agree.
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 8 өдрийн өмнө
FACIST "UNIVERSITY"!!! Do one on how great Mussolini was too!!!
Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson 8 өдрийн өмнө
I thought the intent of the video was to make the case for why Lee is honored with a statue in the USA? Is there a part 2 that makes that case?
Jack Louis
Jack Louis 7 өдрийн өмнө
Lol, no
Jesemio Ramirez
Jesemio Ramirez 8 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t understand why is Robert e lee is being disrespected if he is such a great general PLUS he didn’t owned slaves, not a member of the KKK and believes in god like Grant, Lincoln, Sherman and the rest of the union
Jack Louis
Jack Louis 7 өдрийн өмнө
He’s a traitor and fought to keep slaves as slaves.
Simon Mee
Simon Mee 8 өдрийн өмнө
Lol at this video helping Lee's reputation
Taj Gyasi
Taj Gyasi 9 өдрийн өмнө
Don't really agree with celebrateing a traitor of the union.
nobody2345
nobody2345 9 өдрийн өмнө
So....he crushed a slave rebellion and believed Africans were better off enslaved here than free in Africa. Exactly when was this supposed to convince me we shouldn't tear down the statue of this reprehensible human?
Arlen Addison
Arlen Addison 9 өдрийн өмнө
Yes Lee was a good military general. But regardless of what his political beliefs were about slavery he was literally fighting to preserve the Institute of slavery.
Kent84
Kent84 9 өдрийн өмнө
Still a traitor should not have a statue!
Ignacio barriga
Ignacio barriga 9 өдрийн өмнө
I'm a big fan of these videos but this is a horrible video the second point this video made was it ended John Brown's Rebellion to free other human Robert E Lee was an open Rebellion against United States he he lead Confederate soldiers to murder other US soldiers Robert E Lee was a man of his time they should not be judged in modern sensibilities but no he does not deserve a statue
Zingo World
Zingo World 10 өдрийн өмнө
This is the worst PragerU video ever.
Allayna Decker
Allayna Decker 10 өдрийн өмнө
I’ve been watching this video series, and all these “statue tippers” should do their dang research FIRST before they start jumping the gun with a tear-down “revolution.” I’m APPALLED that their “freedom of speech”and “pursuit of happiness” is the destruction of America and its MANY founders who’ve done incredible work for us in history. Does everyone have skeletons in their closet, secret sins, hidden wrongs? Sure, probably why it wasn’t completely made public like what we’re doing today...but does it encompass and define their life? NO! Y’all need to STOP focusing on the mistakes of man and redirect your foolish thinking to their accomplishments for our country, yours and mine. This act of retaliation is how my four-year-old child acts when he can’t get his way...newsflash, y’all need anger management!
Silver Star
Silver Star 10 өдрийн өмнө
Sooo, why should most of his statues remain? Most of these points don't mean or justify much. I just need some clarification.
Afrodesiac
Afrodesiac 10 өдрийн өмнө
So your reasons as to why his statue to remain are: He's related to George Washington He supressed a slave rebellion He betrayed the United States He thought slavery was bad.....but still owned slaves....and justified it by saying blacks were better off. He died of a stroke. wow Prager U, these sure are compelling reasons
Sniper_Fire 44
Sniper_Fire 44 10 өдрийн өмнө
Bro, I’m a Republican, but this video seems like confederate sympathizing
aaron guest
aaron guest 10 өдрийн өмнө
A traitor.
Daniel Agnello
Daniel Agnello 10 өдрийн өмнө
Well this was the worst argument ever made
Joshua Boelsche
Joshua Boelsche 11 өдрийн өмнө
Absolutely no to all of this. Arlington National Cemetery was put on Lee's property by the Union forces against his will to spite him. Lee was a racist and personally contributed more to the lie of the Lost Cause more than anyone else, thus he personally made the quality of life worse for countless Black Americans. I lived on Monument Ave in Richmond for over a year, right next to that statue that needs to be torn down. The space surrounding that statue has been converted into Marcus-Davis Peters Circle, and it has been a privilege to witness and participate in that transformation. The city of Richmond no longer wants anything to do with the lies that Lee stood for.
Imperial Guard #28
Imperial Guard #28 11 өдрийн өмнө
Being a Yankee myself, He's probably the only Confederate general I have SOME respect for. Surrendering so more men don't die. That should ALWAYS be on the table when it comes to war.
Orange Flames
Orange Flames 11 өдрийн өмнө
Like PragerU but I don't think defending the Lee is kind of a stretch, calling him a great American icon is a big stretch seeing as he did literally fight against the freeing of slaves. 8 agree with PragerU on most things but I don't agree that Lee should be remembered as a great hero, when he should of stood up for what was right instead of loyalty to Virginia.
Alberto García Jimeno
Alberto García Jimeno 11 өдрийн өмнө
I am a hero And that is how I'll make you feel When you're riding shotgun with me And the law is at your heel. The General Lee
Vain V
Vain V 11 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU should do Adolf Hitler next.
John Machine Machine
John Machine Machine 11 өдрийн өмнө
the civil war was about unjust taxation before anything else
John Machine Machine
John Machine Machine 11 өдрийн өмнө
Robert e lee was a honorable man that did a lot of work for black AMERICAN'S and helped with civil rights but b.s. news and propaganda outlets don't want us to know remember knowledge is power
Mastin Barry
Mastin Barry 11 өдрийн өмнө
Literally, you don't have to be a Confederate sympathizer to like Robert E. Lee. He was an exceptional person who did more for reconciliation than anyone else in the country. When he received slaves as a wedding gift, he gave them their freedom imediately. When he inherited slaves from his father in law, he ended up freeing them during the war, and he always tried to give them a good start in life. Using current standards for excellence of character, we may find his tolerance of slavery a deep flaw, yet he was exceptional in his time, and if we are to judge all the racists fairly, let's remember that the Virginia legislature only seceded because they saw secession as a right, and because Lincoln's administration had effectively declared war on the deep south. Lincoln was a white supremacist who only passed the Emancipation Proclamation when he realized he could win the war no other way.
YoungVeeTV
YoungVeeTV 11 өдрийн өмнө
I was with you guys for a minute but after this I’m out. You’re literally arguing for a traitor that fought to keep Black people enslaved. This no way to justify that. You don’t honor a TRAITOR
KingOfSorrow 1217
KingOfSorrow 1217 11 өдрийн өмнө
I’m a conservative and I won’t sympathise with confederates. However I don’t believe tearing down statues does anything to help current people.
Ajay Anisetti
Ajay Anisetti 12 өдрийн өмнө
Not even trying to hide the fact you advocate for slavery...
Dennis
Dennis Өдрийн өмнө
This video was a mess, but watch their video on the Civil War and slavery and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 10 өдрийн өмнө
Pretty much. PragerU is LiTERALLY saying slavery was GOOD for blacks rather than living in Africa!
Nathanishungry Animations
Nathanishungry Animations 12 өдрийн өмнө
I think we know which side PragerU’d be on during the War between the States.
shizuwolf Howlajima
shizuwolf Howlajima 12 өдрийн өмнө
Stop putting ads in videos that have nothing to do with you
JackSpackProductions
JackSpackProductions 12 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU really here trying to make John Brown out to be the bad guy.
Aiden McNutt
Aiden McNutt 12 өдрийн өмнө
This informative video is designed to give viewers an unbiased view of who Robert Lee was and what he stood for - good and bad. Our job, as viewers, is to listen to the facts, analyze them, make conclusions about him, and then decide whether his statues should be torn down or not.
a person
a person 12 өдрийн өмнө
General Lee looks so fricking badass, that's the most important reason he should be remembered.
Jared H
Jared H 12 өдрийн өмнө
Although if I were forced to go back in time to live during the civil war in the United States I would hope I would have the courage to try to kill Robert e Lee for supporting the side that supported slavery, it doesn't mean I think his memory should be erased from history. I think as long as the major faults that historical figures have that made them significantly evil is established with any educational reference to them, it is only a good thing to learn about their strengths and accomplishments. One thing to remember is that Robert e Lee was no Hitler. He did not seek to systematically kill different groups of people just because of the color of their skin, their religious beliefs or family backgrounds. It is my understanding the main reason he fought in the civil war was because he was defending his home state. Although this aspect is honorable, he did not have the benefit of being raised in a less racist age to know how evil his beliefs were. Unfortunately I fear the age of being less racist is being turned around by the Democrats so that they can enslave every citizen that is not a part of the upper echelons of society. They want socialism where you truly don't own your own property, but you get a home; you don't buy your own food with the direct fruits of your labor, but will be fed; and you are controlled with where you can live; what you can do; and what you can own 24 hours a day. Democrats do not believe that the lower class of society has the ability to make good decisions that will benefit the important people and the planet as a whole. This is exactly what Democrats believed in 1860 when they were fighting to keep slavery. This is a return slavery. Robert e Lee was a Democrat and his support of slavery is not so different from the Democrats today. I think that is what they want to erase. The knowledge that Democrats are still fighting for tyrannical enslavement. I'm not saying they consciously know this, but I don't think the German people of the early 1930s understood how evil they were thinking either. From that standpoint America of the 1850s was much more righteous than the German people of the 1930s because half of the Americans we're on the side that tried to kill the people that were standing to fight to keep slavery. I have a cemetery down the street from me that is full of such men that left their families to try to kill racist supporters of slavery. (The BLM movement has nothing on them.) The German people however did not have a civil war to stop the systematic killing of people they didn't like. Combined with a fact that the Germans were far more educated with a benefit of modern anti-racist knowledge, and it was less than 80 years ago they were doing this, putting Democrats of the 1860s in the same boat as the Nazis is not appropriate. This is why history should not be erased and the highlights aren't the only part that should be taught to our children. Highlights can be manipulated to no end, but in depth studies of history where all known historic facts are taught about that history, can be made relevant in people's minds so we can move forward towards a better future. And is my opinion history is most important so we do not fall into the same evils of the past.
Johnathan
Johnathan 12 өдрийн өмнө
“Lee led marines to crush attempted salve rebellion” as if that’s a good thing
Johnathan
Johnathan 10 өдрийн өмнө
@The Hussar's Jacobitess I still like Prager U but this video isn’t good
The Hussar's Jacobitess
The Hussar's Jacobitess 10 өдрийн өмнө
The first man that Brown's people killed was a free black man at Harper's Ferry. It was hardly an organized movement or worthy coup, just terrorism hurting ordinary people. This video has to be some of the most slipshod work that Prager has ever done, and the music was so awful that I was checking other tabs to see if an ad had popped up on one of them.
行屍走肉
行屍走肉 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Johnathan I definitely agree with that. The music was terrible and they definitely could have gone a little more in depth. Not every video needs to be bite-sized.
Johnathan
Johnathan 10 өдрийн өмнө
@行屍走肉 the way it was presented came off wrong in my opinion
行屍走肉
行屍走肉 10 өдрийн өмнө
They werent trying to say it was good. The point of the video is that he did bad things and he did good things, dont look at history as black and white.
Mohamad Abdallah
Mohamad Abdallah 12 өдрийн өмнө
Oh yes Robert E Lee the confederate general that killed slaves that rebelled against their masters. The person who led a war against Abraham lincoln and the union army, killing fellow american soldiers. Prager U are a bunch of hypocrites who want to pander white supremacists by praising Lee. Robert E Lee called lincoln a traitor and never recognized his presidency. Do you really condone Lee the enemy of the REPUBLICAN president ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Derek
Derek 12 өдрийн өмнө
every person now that denigrates our pre-20th century heroes should be ashamed..every country is built upon fighting and conquers...grow up
Jose Mercado
Jose Mercado 12 өдрийн өмнө
How can you be a radical abolitionist wtf
Zakk Lade
Zakk Lade 12 өдрийн өмнө
What is the name of the song in the video?
Joe User
Joe User 13 өдрийн өмнө
Is it me or is the antifa and blm tearing down statues of all the leaders who SUPPORTED freeing the slaves??
Rick Olson
Rick Olson 13 өдрийн өмнө
Love the content, hate the background noise!
Killraven
Killraven 13 өдрийн өмнө
Did they really try to use Lee putting down a slave revolt as a good thing considering this man fought to keep slavery? The biggest of oofs prageru
James Clark
James Clark 13 өдрийн өмнө
Robert E Lee was a traitor, and radical aboltionists are the real heroes not the slavers.
thelightningwave
thelightningwave 13 өдрийн өмнө
I guess we should erect statues of Osama Bin Laden, because he was close to Ronald Reagan to fight Soviet oppression in Afghanistan and because his family got rich from deals with American interests.
thelightningwave
thelightningwave 13 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU isn't even trying to be discrete at this point of being confedarate sympathizers Edit. Thanks for so many likes, I know I didn't receive too many likes but for a voice of dissent they barely receive this amount of likes.
Steven Cravens
Steven Cravens 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Bernard S you made a way better argument here than prager did. The video was quite shallow in evidence, and due to our poor education on our history, most people don't research every detail which is why the statues have become so divisive.
Bernard S
Bernard S 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Steven Cravens I mean on the face of it, I see what you are saying. But there is a reason why Lee and others at the time were against immediate emancipation. Most moderate Southerners like Lee were opposed to slavery while taking part in the institution because they believed that if you were to bring over slaves from Africa or the West Indies or wherever and bring them to the states and then to just free them that it would be wrong to do that as they would never learn how to compete in the free market. The example I always give of that is the Hampton Roads Conference. At that conference, John Campbell and Alexander Stephens asked Lincoln what he was planning on doing with the slaves that had been emancipated. Lincoln's response was, according to Stephens and Seward, "Let them root hog or die". The more moderate Southerners like Lee did not believe in letting the salves root hog or die because as slaves they were at a distinct disadvantage in a free market society. So while we all agree with the cause of abolishing slavery, the Southerners like Lee had a legitimate point about that. Malcom X once said that because their freedom was purchased with blood that race relations in America would still take generations to fix. The need for a Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, MLK, etc was good and we can all praise their civil rights activity but one thing that I agree with Malcom X on is that if liberty had not been purchased with bloodshed and if there had been a program to integrate slaves into society, like Lee and Davis were for, then would there even have been a need for a civil rights movement? Because of that, Malcom X had a strong hatred for Lincoln. He said that Lincoln had done more to harm race relations in America then anybody else. While I do not agree with that assessment, I understand his line of reasoning.
Steven Cravens
Steven Cravens 6 өдрийн өмнө
@ToxicUser I don't necessarily agree with prageru on a lot but can usually chalk it up to a difference in opinion. This one just seems way out of right field.
ToxicUser
ToxicUser 6 өдрийн өмнө
Well I certainly agree with many of the things PragerU stands up for. Specially something relevant like defending some of the statues that are being torn down by BLM like Teddy Roosevelt's. I do not agree with their defense of Robert E. Lee. Shame they are doing so in my opinion.
Governor Kolp
Governor Kolp 10 өдрийн өмнө
​@Steven Cravens As I said, he was just stuck in a situation where he felt he had to show loyalty to his State at the time - most of them felt that. If you are going to tell me to think about different time periods, then you better think about different cultures at the time too. The southern states were dependant on farming at the time, while the Northern states were more industry. You need to take into account how the North and South were two quite different places at the time. Opposing slavery in the southern states was easier said than done. For the record, I am glad the North won. But I have understanding for the South's people at the time. As well as their descendants desire to respect their ancestors today. Otherwise we will be allowing cancel culture to get manipulated more and more.
Bobby K
Bobby K 13 өдрийн өмнө
You left out quite a bit. Why such a a short tribute? Do a better job next time!
Tejaswi Raghurama
Tejaswi Raghurama 13 өдрийн өмнө
So... I am still waiting for a reason to keep his statue up. That doesn't mean I want anarchists to bring it down but not sure what the point of the video was. Why should his statue be up?
BMcCosmic
BMcCosmic 12 өдрийн өмнө
Can you even define anarchism?
João Silva
João Silva 13 өдрийн өмнө
radical abolitionist hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Cuchulain
Cuchulain 13 өдрийн өмнө
“The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope.” Robert E. Lee
Holden Ricker
Holden Ricker 13 өдрийн өмнө
traitor & scumbag. Gen. Grant was the real hero!!
Mickey Mook
Mickey Mook 13 өдрийн өмнө
About 30 years ago there was a lot of talk about the "dumbing down" of American kids. It worked.
p v
p v 13 өдрийн өмнө
This seems like a lot of reasons why we should remove the statues of him.
Sigeberht Mercia
Sigeberht Mercia 13 өдрийн өмнө
From my understanding of what I have read about Gen. Robert E. Lee is that had Virginia sided with the North, so would he. He valued loyalty to his native state as paramount.
Big Daddy Boom Boom
Big Daddy Boom Boom 13 өдрийн өмнө
At the end of the day, he was a traitor who fought to split the union in two and who defended slavery. No dissection of his thoughts or intentions will change that fact. And yet, PragerU argues that his monument should stay up. If you can rationalize honoring a traitor to the country, you can rationalize absolutely anything.
Nate Gilkerson
Nate Gilkerson 13 өдрийн өмнө
Short but great video about a great man and great American veteran! FYI al confederate soldiers where deemed united states veterans by act of congress! So when anyone desecrate a Confederate Memorial or Confederate burial sites they are in fact desecrating American veterans! Another fact general Robert E Lee was the most beloved General in America history! No other general in American history was beloved by his soldiers more than Robert E Lee! He really was a amazing man! Stonewall Jackson was another that was a great man it sad that they don't teach proper history anymore!
Chris 432T
Chris 432T 13 өдрийн өмнө
Nice, but too short.
SkullKing11841
SkullKing11841 13 өдрийн өмнө
He still betrayed his oath to the constitution and is therefore a traitor who's statue should be in a museum.
6'5, Give Me Some Leg Room
6'5, Give Me Some Leg Room 13 өдрийн өмнө
American Statues of the past should not be removed based on the standards of the present! 😤
Basti Pro1
Basti Pro1 13 өдрийн өмнө
John brown is a hero and robert e lee is also a hero
crashverde 1
crashverde 1 13 өдрийн өмнө
Is this channel really talking shit about John Brown?
Blursed_Motorcycle
Blursed_Motorcycle 14 өдрийн өмнө
1:06 wtf mask off lmao
so mad bro
so mad bro 14 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah! We must keep this statue up from the commie Socialist libs! Can you even believe that these statues are being torn down with no regards to the first amendment and historical context!? Like how they yell at me for loving the confederate flag and having it fly next to the American flag. It's my first amendment right, why are libs so emotional?
Remo Borgia
Remo Borgia 14 өдрийн өмнө
I’d say they erect statues for John Brown as well.
Alex Palmer
Alex Palmer 14 өдрийн өмнө
😐
Henrik Persson
Henrik Persson 14 өдрийн өмнө
Prager university is great at educating people. You are doing a great job.
Henrik Persson
Henrik Persson 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Ajay Anisetti That he deemed slaveri att something evil.
Ajay Anisetti
Ajay Anisetti 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Henrik Persson what exactly did the put in perspective?
Henrik Persson
Henrik Persson 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Ajay Anisetti Praised? Not rally. They put things in perspective. Witch is great in this black and white world we live in right now.
Ajay Anisetti
Ajay Anisetti 12 өдрийн өмнө
They just praised a slaver...
Empire State
Empire State 14 өдрийн өмнө
Who was Robert E. Lee? A racist and a traitor who fought against the United States. If anything, he's the one guilty of treason, not John Brown.
OneEyeWinky
OneEyeWinky 14 өдрийн өмнө
Now let’s talk about Sherman
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
Booker T Washington believed the slaves weren’t educated enough to vote either. People need to realize the times were different back then.
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo It’s also a fact that Booker T Washington supported separate, but equal so African Americans can get an education. I know that goes against your feelings, but facts don’t care. It doesn’t mean separate but equal was good and it doesn’t mean African Americans were bad people. It’s just a fact that Booker T Washington called them completely uneducated and unqualified because they in fact were in 1800s. It’s just a fact.
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo Wrong. Booker T Washington said it when he built a school a in Alabama. They couldn’t read, couldn’t write, didn’t know math, and had no education whatsoever. You learn that in American Literature class when you learn about Booker T Washington and William Faulkner. Get an education please
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Captain Bowen, WHEN DID HE EVER SAY THAT SLAVES WEREN’T SMART ENOUGH TO VOTE. Washington worked to build a new black community and became American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. HE AT NO POINT IN HIS LIFE SAID THAT SLAVES WERE STUPID CONSIDERING HE WAS A SLAVE. THE ONLY PERSON WHO SAID THAT WAS ROBERT E LEE!
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo Wrong. Booker T Washington said that after he got his freedom and tried to educate slaves, because they couldn’t read. Get an education
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 12 өдрийн өмнө
No that was Robert E Lee that said that. PS: BOOKER T WASHINGTON WAS A SLAVE
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
Hey! My brother “Southern Gentleman” has the best southern culture channel on MNpost! Go check it out!
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
“I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice anything but honor for its preservation.” Robert E Lee 1861 “I, Robert E. Lee of Lexington, Virginia do solemn, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, the Union of the States thereafter, and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithful support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves, so help me God.” -Robert E Lee 1865
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Captain Bowen, NOT A SINGLE BLACK MAN WAS ENLISTED PR EVEN SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY YOU RACIST. THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION EVEN OUTLAWED ANY NOTION OF ALLOWING BLACKS TO ENLIST OR EVEN OWNING WEAPONS. THE ONLY THING THE CONFEDERATE ARMY USED BLACKS FOR WAS FORCED LABOR OR SERVANTS TO WHITE GENERALS. And as for the siege of New Orleans, 2,000 slaves did fight...FOR THE UNION. As Union soldiers made their way down the river they freed several slaves and gave them the chance to either fight the Confederates or be left to their own devices. They choose to fight the Confederacy.
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 13 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo mnpost.info/zone/m7y_g9jZfsZ7amk/video
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 13 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/who-fought
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 13 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo Get an education
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 13 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo Wrong. 1,500 free blacks volunteered in the siege of New Orleans, 20% of Forrest’s cavalry was black and was offered freedom, the confederate navy had many black sailors like David White and W.S Lewis, and 2,000 African Americans volunteered in Johnson’s army in North Carolina in 1865. 200,000 conscripts served throughout the war. George Washington had 5,000 slave volunteers
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.” - Robert E Lee “While we see the Course of the final abolition of human slavery is onward, & we give it the aid of our prayers & all justifiable means in our power we must leave the progress as well as the result in his hands who Sees the end” - Robert E Lee 1856 “I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.” - Robert E Lee
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo mnpost.info/zone/ZZ68q92oks-KgZQ/video
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo mnpost.info/zone/aae8hNTRl7OGamE/video
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/robert-e-lee
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/who-fought
Captain Bowen
Captain Bowen 14 өдрийн өмнө
“We Are Fighting for Independence, Not Slavery”. - Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy to Edward Kirk “In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.” - Robert E Lee “While we see the Course of the final abolition of human slavery is onward, & we give it the aid of our prayers & all justifiable means in our power we must leave the progress as well as the result in his hands who Sees the end” - Robert E Lee 1856 “I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.” - Robert E Lee “I have always been in favor of Emancipation.” - Robert E Lee In an 1863 letter to his home state congressman, Elihu Washburne, Grant summed up his pre-war attitude: “I never was an Abolitionist,” he said, “not even what could be called anti-slavery.” “We're were not fighting for the perpetuation of slavery, but for the principles of states rights and free trade, and in defense of our homes which we were ruthlessly invaded.” -VMI Jewish Cadet Moses Jacob Ezekiel “Let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.” - Nathan Bedford Forrest “African Americans should have the right to vote.” - Confederate Colonel John Salmon Ford The confederate soldier “Fought because he was provoked, intimidated, and ultimately invaded” -James Webb Born Fighting a History of the Scoth-Irish in America “I was fighting for my home, and he had no business being there” -Virginia confederate Soldier Frank Potts List of causes of the Civil War- Harpers Ferry On the night of October 16, 1859, Brown and a band of followers seized the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in what is believed to have been an attempt to arm a slave insurrection. (Brown denied this at his trial, but evidence indicated otherwise.) They were dislodged by a force of U.S. Marines led by Army lieutenant colonel Robert E. Lee. Brown was swiftly tried for treason against Virginia and hanged. Southern reaction initially was that his acts were those of a mad fanatic, of little consequence. But when Northern abolitionists made a martyr of him, Southerners came to believe this was proof the North intended to wage a war of extermination against white Southerners. Brown’s raid thus became a step on the road to war between the sections. States' Rights The idea of states' rights was not new to the Civil War. Since the Constitution was first written there had been arguments about how much power the states should have versus how much power the federal government should have. The southern states felt that the federal government was taking away their rights and powers. Political power That was not enough to calm the fears of delegates to an 1860 secession convention in South Carolina. To the surprise of other Southern states-and even to many South Carolinians-the convention voted to dissolve the state’s contract with the United States and strike off on its own. South Carolina had threatened this before in the 1830s during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, over a tariff that benefited Northern manufacturers but increased the cost of goods in the South. Jackson had vowed to send an army to force the state to stay in the Union, and Congress authorized him to raise such an army (all Southern senators walked out in protest before the vote was taken), but a compromise prevented the confrontation from occurring. Perhaps learning from that experience the danger of going it alone, in 1860 and early 1861 South Carolina sent emissaries to other slave holding states urging their legislatures to follow its lead, nullify their contract with the United States and form a new Southern Confederacy. Six more states heeded the siren call: Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Others voted down secession-temporarily. When President Lincoln called for Volunteers to invade the south, six southern states voted to join the Confederacy. The issue of slavery The burning issue that led to the disruption of the union was the debate over the future of slavery. Secession brought about a war in which the Northern and Western states and territories fought to preserve the Union, and the South fought to establish Southern independence as a new confederation of states under its own constitution. Most of the states of the North, meanwhile, one by one had gradually abolished slavery. A steady flow of immigrants, especially from Ireland and Germany during the potato famine of the 1840s and 1850s, insured the North a ready pool of laborers, many of whom could be hired at low wages, diminishing the need to cling to the institution of slavery. Child labor was also a growing trend in the North. The agrarian South utilized slaves to tend its large plantations and perform other duties. On the eve of the Civil War, some 4 million Africans and their descendants toiled as slave laborers in the South. Slavery was part of the Southern economy although only a relatively small portion of the population actually owned slaves. - History . net
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