Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mad Monument!

The Fallen Timbers Battle Monument is Mad!

Fallen Timbers Monument
"Mad" Anthony Wayne, a Kentucky militiaman and an American Indian
Maumee, Ohio

What a schizophrenic monument! Manifest Destiny decreed the White Israelites would triumph over the Beringian immigrants ("Indians") and they did. All things considered, every battle has winners and losers. Are we to expect battle monuments across our God-given nation that tells "both sides" of the story? What confusion!

The Fallen Timbers Battle Monument is mad! One side praises the White Settlers, another side memorializes the massacre of White Settlers, another side praises Indians who murdered White people and another side celebrates Pioneers who were able to move onward in peace (thanks to peace through strength).

If that's not dizzying enough, there's a nearby monument in memory of all the Indians who "gave their lives at this place" located next to the


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