Richmond is abusing the purpose of public monuments. Around the world, from all cultures, public monuments are erected for the purpose of memorializing (i.e., remembering) the persons so memorialized and the deeds and accomplishments that made them memorable.
Monday, September 13, 2021
The Fruits of Destruction
Statesmen, soldiers/sailors, explorers, scientists, healers, builders, teachers, philanthropists, even writers, novelists, painters, photographers ... people whose accomplishments made them worthy of being remembered.
Richmond's "re-imagining" Monument Avenue is motivated by hatred and is being planned with spite. They don't really care about the people they will "honor" on the avenue, whatever they imagine the honorees accomplished. They care about spiting and insulting the people who cherished the old avenue and the men depicted there.
Their "art" is not for memorializing anyone, or their accomplishments. It is pure totalitarian propaganda, intended to insult those they despise and to defile and desecrate those they honor.
That has been the motive and deeds of tyrannical leftists throughout history. If you think the elites of Richmond are admirable, you are sorely mistaken. They are destroyers.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
(by Connie Ward)