Jane, Virginia, Charlottesville discussed on The Cracked Podcast
What? Those people that don't like trees. Yeah. And they apparently the keeping plants it because the calorie pear tree has really nice white flowers. So if you've seen that on a tree, it's potentially this thing, and then gingko, resist pollution really, well, which is killer for treason cities of all the cars. So somebody in some office is always like we just need trees. I don't care. And they're doing these trees that smell to everyone all the time. My son was explaining to me and my son knows all kinds of weird things. So I mentioned this Ilya is. Yeah. Thought of the game goes as smell, like vomit, and the patriot smell, like come. How does he know these things, but he says, don't worry about it because says that the smell is just the pollen and that if you have allergies to the tree, it's because you have a very finely tuned machine to smell come. So then we decided that if this is true that allergy medicine is basically contraception for your nose. Sounds like he should be on this podcast. Yeah. Yeah. But then I wouldn't have anyone writing my baterial. One time for Jane son come together. Let's take a left turn into confederate statues. This is a problem. That's that's all over main cities. And Jane you're in amazing scholar, of, of the Jim crow, south, and the politics that leads to all these different kinds of monuments, in a surprising amount of cities. How did we get to these being in so many places? Well, I think lots of people know they're all over the south. They were mostly established way after the civil war. They're not about the civil war. They might say they're about the civil war, but they're not they're about the age of segregation, really and tend to be more about white supremacy than anything else. But, but I, I learned recently that Chicago has a confederate monument, which you wouldn't guess where's that? Where's it out? Maybe anybody in the audience know we're our confederate monument is. Though, it's not in grand park. You know what's in grand park? There is sort of the monument. There's a lot of bodies in grand park. That's where they buried soldiers who died confederate soldiers who died. They bury them in grant park. Think about that the next time you're strolling through grant park, if you're walking on the confederacy. The buried confederate soldiers in park they did. Someplace because they were prison prisoner of war camps. Oh, that's what this money minutes for this monument is to the confederate soldiers who died in a prisoner of war camp called camp Douglas, which was Stephen Douglas property. But the monument is in a cemetery in sixty first street. So we have our very own confederate monument is not just Lincoln grant, Lincoln grant, Lincoln grant. Yeah. I'm from Charlottesville, Virginia where those Nazis marched two years ago, three years ago, and they were there, I think most people know because they were trying to take down the Robert Lee's statue. And Charlottesville is actually very like liberal college town. And I think maybe the year or two before it was voted like happiest city in America, which is really funny. Yeah, because I think that it's a place where lots of especially white liberals can believe that they're very woke. And that there is no racism there, but there's a huge class divide and that statue was arrested in what was a poor black neighborhood at the time to remind. Find them like, hey, we still hate you. We're going to still oppress, you. So like the fact that Charlottesville was like, why are these Nazis year? Like we're good place. It's like no. You still have confederate statues you still like allowed this to be part of the culture here, and it's just it's horrifying. And like I went to school in Richmond where there's monuments avenue, which is just one after another of like stonewall, Robert Lee, just all the way down at the end, is an Arthur, Ashe statue. At the very end because they're like, fine, we'll give you one, but it's a statue of him up with a tennis racket, and there's children below him with books. And it looks like he's beating. This. Look it up, it's insane. So it's like won't make you on. But he's scary. I knew they were there and I knew there awful. But I forgot that's like I cannot imagine being a person of color and walking on the street. And there's just a big statue of like we hate you. That's what they are like we hate you, as I understand that. And Jane, I think, you know, the most about, but they were mostly built in a relatively modern tire. Right. It wasn't immediately after the fighting. There's spikes that's mostly between nineteen ten and nineteen forty for Baltimore which decided to catch up late and build one in nineteen forty eight boo Baltimore obvious. Let's go there. And then we end up with these things that are built with a specific message for the modern day. But and, and yeah, Maryland. The southern poverty law says that Maryland had almost three times as many troops in the union army as the confederacy. So the main thing to memorialize the union just by numbers, but they they're doing this specific messaging and all kinds of cities, have these monuments, it's like another weird thing that has just popped up everywhere. And people don't realize there's like crazy. Rich guy was like, wait a minute. What about and then I'll get a few? And they're like, yeah. Then they built a statue. Happens statues happened. Look that up. And and couple of other weird spots there. These memorials there's a picket road after the confederate General George Pickett in Bellingham, Washington state, there's a stonewall Jackson bust in the Bronx and until twenty sixteen. There was a, a Robert E Leila entry school in Long Beach, California because this just pops up because people want to do messaging. Also, Jane, you, you have a mazing info on general named William Mahone, who is never in statues. No, he doesn't get a statue because he did the worst thing he could possibly do. This is a big general next to robbery, Liepa Matic's. But then he went, and founded an interracial political party that one, so he's not really the favorite person in, in Virginia history. Historians is repressed who, who wants to listen to a political coalition, that's majority. Black in Virginia. In eighteen eighty as amazing I didn't know that. No, you wouldn't because actually Virginia wrote it out of all the history books. That's you don't see it there for a reason. Yeah, another city, snarling problem, we have in particular for New York City, which was the first city of a million people in the US, they had by the late eighteen eighty s over one point two million people relying on one hundred seventy thousand horses each tours producing fifteen to thirty pounds of manure per day and accord, a urine, and then it was bad. Can I just ask a question? I think that a court of urine is nearly enough for a horse that doesn't sound right to me, this is I like the fact check that because I'm pretty sure a person produces accord court of your date. If you're saying hydrated, which y'all should be, but a court of urine four cups. I don't believe that they produce only a quarter urine. I'm with. Honestly of just depress you how many cups accord is. I, I don't know what I was thinking. That's great writing for an alternative news media outlet. I am tutoring. Children in middle school math. So often we have to talk about how much a court is now you can talk to them about, you know, piss. The letter really hook them in. They'll be like math is cool. We talked about courts and piss.