Happens to the best of us. No worries.
Sorry, benevolent statues. It’s hard to tell you apart from evil statues. Enjoy your time in the lake. Think of it like a well needed spa day after so many years of service.
But statues were hurt… /s
The city took him down before we had a chance to.
Re: renaming John Wayne Airport. Never forget his bravery in WWII
“ As Greenwald suggested, Wayne’s biography shows that Wayne was anything but a real-life war hero. Other critics argued Tuesday, as they have for decades, that Wayne was no model of physical courage or moral rectitude.
Wayne’s record included three marriages and affairs, apparently doing all he could to avoid military service in World War II, leading efforts to help U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy hunt down Communists in Hollywood and holding views about race that many say were retrograde in 1971.”
“ Speaking of Wayne’s World War II record, Wayne started the war with a 3-A deferment from the draft for family dependency because he was the sole provider for.a family of four, DenofGeek.com and film historian Karina Longworth explained in her “You Must Remember This” podcast. But those family deferments were later recalled. Wayne then qualified for a 2-A deferment because he was in Hollywood, engaged in making morale-building films that were believed to serve an important propaganda purpose, Longworth said.
There are conflicting accounts about whether Wayne made a serious attempt to join some branch of the military service. He appeared interested in a position in a unit of the Office of Strategic Services, where director John Ford was making documentary and reconnaissance films, according to Longworth. Ford had made Wayne a star by casting him in “Stagecoach” in 1939.
But it also appears that Wayne kept putting off joining the unit, saying he needed to finish up his next set of films, Longworth added. Ford continued to let Wayne know he was disappointed in his failure to serve, saying he was getting rich making movies while other men died, according to the PBS documentary American Masters.“
What to do about Stone Mountain:
Still a lot of Vergangenheitsbewältigung to work on.
During German rule in Namibia, called South-West Africa back then, colonial officers studying eugenics developed ideas on racial purity, and their forces tried to exterminate two rebellious ethnic groups, the Herero and Nama, some of them in concentration camps.
Yeah, that was pretty fucking pointless and stupid as was vandalizing statues of Cervantes, Lincoln, and Grant.
That’ll show those god damn elk? WTF?
Cat and Girl on the removed statues…
There’s so many things we weren’t taught growing up.
That just about the first thing he did was enslave the indigenous people and almost immediately afterwards - 1503? - transported enslaved Africans to Santo Domingo.
But we’re no longer children and have responsibility for our own education.
A Navaho friend just sent this picture of the former Detroit Columbus Statue.