Sunday, March 12, 2017
Monuments should say something
We didn't fight to take the monuments down because we were uncomfortable with social and political statements in our public space. We wanted them down because we are hostile to the social and political statements those monuments made. We should replace them now with statements that are equally as potent as but which refute those we removed. This task must be considered within that context. It can't become a banal exercise in happy civic/tourism boostering. Unfortunately, that's what is most likely to happen.