"Yes. They are history (if they are old) and celebrations.
I find it horrific that we're now getting into making rationales for destroying art.
Like this: memorials to the Pharaohs, self-aggrandizing hierarchs who used massive amounts of…"
"Political violence isn't new to the US or the modern world. Italy had the years of lead - we're nowhere near that. The UK has a strong Antifa counter culture - they're not losing anything for it. The only reason the US goes…"
"In regard to Confederate memorials, perhaps Robert E. Lee's response to an invitation to mark Gettysburg with monuments is pertinent (emphasis my own):
Dear Sir--Absence from Lexington has prevented my receiving until to-day your letter of the…"
"General pent up anger getting lashed out in all directions. Which when coming from the left = ZOMFG this is main stream and something we need to worry about. And on this site, I'm a fucking pariah for saying that. I mean seriously, how many…"
"Yeah. None of this is surprising or new to me. There were certain shows you knew everyone was gonna show up and it would be a riot. The skins, nazis, anarchists, punks, skas, leatherdaddies, angels. Then you add in the security which was often times…"
"Always figured you were a punk. I think that time was a little before mine. My teen yrs were more early 90s. Bangers and preppy guys then later grunge was popular and guys who wore bomber jackets and carried skateboards as a fashion item. My friends…"