In the mud
'cause children have their way
Until the "village"
Has had enough
And takes their toys away
Abe, Thomas, George, Frederick, Francis, Franklin...and on and on. Famous folk; founders, pillars, "look up to" kind of guys. Yeah, some, many, thought so much of these "before" people that statues were made to memorialize and remember their finer points and contributions.
Well, a while back a person of color was brutally abused and murdered by a member of law enforcement.The incident was recorded for all to see and ALL who saw it (or heard of it) were rightly appalled. AND, understandably, anger ensued which led to protests...and then a lot more.
You see, aside from a backlash with a tether to the slavery-defending Confederacy (old statues and such) there then came an addition to purge ALL who participated in the institution; AND THEN the movement morphed to include those who had NOTHING to do with it (Frederick Douglas, really?).
Obviously, there's much more at play here than meets the eye: it truly appears there has been a concerted hijacking by marxists, anarchists, and America-hating opportunists. And though some of these dearly want to usher us into the bloody and failed systems of Socialism/Communism (thank you academia) there hopefully remains hidden beneath this bile and hate-driven tempest; there HOPEFULLY REMAINS a remnant who look back to Martin (MLK) for inspiration to achieve real healing change. I hope they rise to the surface.
PS. A question: In the future, when the Satan-inspired practice of slaughtering children in the womb is finally recognized for the monstrous evil it is; what structures and statues do WE purge from our public memory? Think about it.