Twitter Is Having a Great Time Teaching James Woods the Difference Between Confederate Monuments & Actual American Heroes

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In response to the violent white supremacist riot in Charlottesville—which was, at least initially, symbolically centered around the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee—protesters in Durham, North Carolina took it upon themselves to tear down their own Confederate monument.

Because there will always be people who claim these monuments honor history, while refusing to acknowledge that that specific history is rooted in racism, taking down Confederate statues is still somehow “controversial.” Which is how you get people like James Woods (one-time relevant actor and current blight on the face of humanity) tweeting ignorant shit like this:

It only takes the vaguest of ideas of what a conscience even looks like to know that just days after one of those #liberals lost her life to a white supremacist and dozens more were beaten and injured, this is in poor taste. And it only takes the vaguest knowledge of history to know that making a comparison between Confederate monuments and the Marine Corps War Memorial makes you look like a straight-up idiot.

Apparently, James Woods has neither of those things and the internet is having a fantastic time letting him know.

https://twitter.com/ironghazi/status/897296262793498624

Those damn #liberals. What national treasures will we deface, destroy or degrade next?

https://twitter.com/LarryMurphyJr/status/897319236183486464

#MakeMiddleEarthGreatAgain

Truly, no great monument is safe from our #liberal wrath.

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