I am beginning to think I am living in an alternative universe. Now they want to take down Baden Powell's statue because back in the day he was homophobic. Wasn't everyone back in the early 1900s? Thankfully we have moved on from it being a crime, practically into the early 60s. Did you know that the last witchcraft trial took place in 1939?!
Why are we all so eager to rewrite history with a list of 400 statues they are talking of removing. Most of them were people who just lived as everyone lived in their times and when things we abhor now were considered totally ok. It doesn't make it right in our eyes but it wasn't wrong in theirs.
It is very different to having statues of folk like Hitler, Idi Amin and others whose evil deeds were evil at any time in history.
Instead why not have plaques on statues stating the deeds they are remembered for but reminding us of their outdated views which would be deemed horrendous now. A good learning curve for family discussions if they see one of these statues.
Should we really be destroying the good these people did because they held the views of their time?
Caesar was the greatest Roman general but enslaved millions of people of all colours as he swept over the empire. How far back do we go?
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