"When you're smashing statues, save the pedestals. They come in handy."
— KA Semenova (@SemenovaKA) June 11, 2020
Hahahahaha islamaphobes looking to find Islamic statues to pull down ahaha hahahahaha good luck, lads
— Nadia Kamil (@NadiaKamil) June 9, 2020
Barring universal conversion to Islam (which is vanishingly unlikely, for reasons) the making of what Terry Prachett referred to as ‘I Can See Your House From Here’ monuments will not perish from human society. That granted, what shall we put up in our public spaces to valorize our strength? Well…
The Make Way for Ducklings statue public gardens Boston, MA
in my home cityhttps://t.co/imFRKhlIng
— BostonStrong2020 (@tlkiawol_1994) June 11, 2020
Nancy Schon’s monument stands across from the Boston Common and not far from the State House. The mother duck is, by design, nicely sized for a toddler to sit on her back. There’s a ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ spring celebration every year, where people bring their kids dressed up as ducks, and the ducks get dressed up for local events, too. There are probably purists who are offended by the objectively pro-cop bias of the original book (a friendly policeman holds up traffic to permit the duck family to cross a busy street), but the ducks themselves are blessedly non-partisan.
Maybe we should stick to using animal or kiddylit statues for our commemorative sculptures, for a generation or two?
The only statue I will lay down my life to defend is this statue in honor of lab rats at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia. pic.twitter.com/pSLswlvTTw
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) June 10, 2020
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) June 10, 2020
— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) June 10, 2020
replace all statues of Columbus with statues of gigantic viking warriors and busty valkyrie ladies: the compromise solution https://t.co/Bi0K2LC5lG
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) June 11, 2020
Let's replace the statue of Columbus with Leif Erikson, who made it to America, saw there were people here, and went home.
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) June 10, 2020
Or—work with me here—or, maybe we don’t need to commentate a different European, but commemorate & honor Native Americans instead https://t.co/8FcQtStDzZ
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) June 11, 2020
Generally not a huge fan of destroying monuments or whatever but looked it up and all of the ones currently getting pulled down are for dudes who were like CEO of SlaveCo or the founding president of the Imperial African Genocide Society so gonna give it a thumbs up
— The Online-Normie Complex (@canderaid) June 7, 2020
New from me: Not everything happening in the U.S. right now is bad. Both black and white politicians are tearing down Confederate monuments in the Deep South, and no one any longer gives a shit about the shopworn “cultural heritage” argument: https://t.co/oEyeiijvBv
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) June 7, 2020
— Adam Taylor (@mradamtaylor) June 11, 2020
— Cautiously Optimistic (@desertview5) June 11, 2020