Author Topic: Victoria says good bye to Sir John A  (Read 855 times)

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Offline wilber

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Re: Victoria says good bye to Sir John A
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 03:17:33 pm »
Not at all.  You're just being silly.

It'll be in the museum or some such.   Statues are monuments, not museums.  Statues don't teach history.

Not at all.  This guy says it well:

Actually statues do teach history. If they are any good, they show what someone looked like and are incentive to find out more about that person. They actually encourage the kind of discussion we are having about MacDonald right now, not keeping it out of sight, out of mind.

This isn't a statue glorifying a guy on a rampant charger, just a guy in a suit standing on the street.

Where is the city going to put this statue. They don't want people to see it, that's why they are taking it down. So where can they put it that no one will. It's gone unless they get someone else to take and display it.

One of the things I like about European cities is the history that is on public display and that includes statues of a lot of people with chequered pasts. They are there because they are an integral part of that country's history and what it became today, good and bad.
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