Since only one person responded to my questions on what they thought, I guess most people are happy with the status quo, or are tired of discussing what’s going on and wish the last nail was in the coffin. Everyone has a right to their own opinions.
My granddaughter has one of her degrees in history and thinks there should be more statues/representations of non white heroes/historical figures and not the civil war generals, for example. We all agree and it has been a slow but necessary process.
She sited Thomas Payne who will not be remembered as the wife beater he was, but only for writing “Common Sense”. This is just one example. Do not mention Thomas Jefferson either! 😳 She is one who would nail him on his slavery actions.
My daughter and I agree with WP’s Mr. Bump UK who offered that these old war memorials serve as a reminder of our country’s history. I sited the Vietnam Memorial. To me all of these are reminders of what we did, as Americans, good or bad, hopefully not to be repeated.
I’ll try not to keep pounding this nail, but as I say, it is my blog and there’s always the delete button. At least the people in my family have opinions and can discuss them freely. We all agree violence is not the answer to a better America, but freedom of expression is one of our basic tenets.
I am now off the soapbox, at least for today.🥴🤷🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️✌