Bilderstuermer is an apt expression from the Nazi era describing the destruction of politcally incorrect art in the 1930s.
Not long ago, we witnessed with disgust the will full destruction and dynamiting two thousand year old temples and statues by the Taliban and adherents of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
We thought these people were barbaric then.
Are we now reaching a same level of cultural degradation of the sort, without much opposition, that shouts for the destruction of any monument in sight.
All in the name of political correctness.
It starts innocently by blowing up statues of Confederate generals, next going for Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt. Why not stop there? How about getting rid of the Washington Monument or Jefferson Memorial?
After all, both Washington and Jefferson were slave holders.
Let’s not forget, any monument, while depicting un-popular people is, in and of itself, a work of art.
Even the communists in Russia did not destroy the beautiful equestrian statue of Peter the Great (czar of Russia) which still stands in front of the former winter palace in St. Petersburg.
Let’s all hope or country will soon revert back to civility and tolerance.
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