I was just thinking about things in the shower after watching an Australian tv program that I really liked. Until they talked about the removal of statues in America, of course it was a whole white panel. Too break it down it sounded like they were saying that people were trying to erase history and they should be used a tools to show far America had come.
First of all the alt-right protesters marched with torches (all be it Tiki torches) AND swastika patches. A symbol that HAS been outlawed in Germany since WW2 over 50 years ago!. Exactly how far has that point of view progressed exactly?
This is my other view of that is Germany has outlawed that symbol and yet, still, in 2017 we are still talking about it. So how does taking down a couple of statues make people forget History? It doesn’t. I know how a lot of people tend to only think about things that have happened to them. So let’s look at this situation this way. Which is nowhere the emotional level, but is a similar way to think about it.
When you break up with someone and you burn everything of theirs, or just get rid of it. Do you stop thinking about them, do you even stop talking about them. I know personally I can have nothing in my life that relates to everything about my ex’s , but I still think about them. I still make jokes with my friends about them. They never truly ever “disappear” just because their stuff has “gone away”. Yet, why would you keep it? Especially those ex’s that were truly horrible? Would you keep things of theirs that are just out there and you go past ALL the time? It’s illegal to promote the swastika symbol, yet have we forgotten it, no we have not.
Put these statues where they belong…In a museum, that does not glorify them for being…well losers…They lost…