Fine, I give up. All statues matter, all statues accurately represent history, we can’t shed any new light on history by studying it, we can’t learn anything more than our grandparents knew, and removing any statue erases history.
Now that I understand, we have a lot of work to do, so much history is erasing right now, that’s why I want to start a go fund me to erect this monument of Charles Manson in Los Angeles.
|Does removing statues erase history?|
I know he is a controversial figure, but he is very well known and had a strong impact on the community in L.A. and the entire country. Like it or not we can’t change history, and the history of Mr. Manson has to be preserved in statue form, in the city center so that we don’t repeat it.
Of course, we don’t want a monument of grisly murders (that would be poor taste) so this historically factual statue of him once holding a child will be perfect. It will remind everyone in L.A. that the rest of the country wants to never forget that for parts of his life he was kind to children. If some residents of Los Angeles choose to remember Manson as the man who directed the gruesome murder of actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and 4 other adults in her home, that really is their problem. This monument will not be about hate or violence, it will be about history and heritage that we want to never forget.
I am also planning to preserve the history of Jeffrey Dahmer as a skilled chef in Milwaukee, Timothy McVeigh as a promising chemist in Oklahoma City, and the 911 Attackers as a group of aviation enthusiasts in NYC - since all of this is technically accurate history, and we wouldn’t want it to go erasing any of it.
*This is satirical, don't fund this*