Re: Why can't silly libs recognize this as a celebration of heritage, not hatred?
Posted by Paul C on 5/15/2017, 6:16 am, in reply to "Re: Why can't silly libs recognize this as a celebration of heritage, not hatred?"
If you go at it from the PC angle, the problem with the UK is probably less about questionable bits of history being celebrated and more that they're not taught or talked about much at all, especially colonial history and involvement in the slave trade. It could probably be argued that getting rid of the statues of people who profited of it actually makes that worse.
I gather in Ireland you get taught about their long and bloody history with the UK in schools, which you don't get told about in the UK at all.
To be honest I don't think most people here care all that much about specific historical grievances, beyond the last 40 years or so anyway. Some vague notion of restoring some faded national glory probably had a fair bit to do with Brexit though.
I just looked up Forrest's story. In a way if they were going to make a statue of a KKK war criminal, at least they one too kitschy to take seriously.