I saw someone making a point that tearing down statues isn't history because "vandalism isn't history." My dude I've got some news for you about the Vandals

"it's not history because it just happened." I dunno, back when they tore down the Saddam statue in a literal Pentagon/CIA psyop, they were telling us "this is history!" immediately

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sometimes history is building stuff, sometimes it's tearing stuff down. I don't make the rules

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@interneteh I just wrote a whole thread on birdsite about the German National History Museum and the broken up chunks of Berlin Wall in every museum in the world. Needless to say, large intact statues of slave owners aren't really museum material (but spray painted chunks of statue removed in anger? fosho)

@interneteh Statues of slave traders aren't history, but with luck we can make them history.
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