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To Removers of Monuments

Those impassive, silent guardians – will their gaze no longer shame you?
Have they been forever banished? Are you sure?
Can you finally stroll in comfort streets bereft of all reminders?
Is their valor gone, as if it never were?

Spiteful children! Did it gall you that someone so loved, respected these,
Enough to raise their monuments on high—
And you know you’ve never earned any respect, and never will,
And your blog will be deleted when you die?

“Ingrate, vandal, ignoramus,
Meddler, coward, bully, fool”
Those are titles your pedestal might bear,
Were your legacy preserved, beyond the web and your own minds –
But I doubt it will last too long even there.

~Joe Long

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  • Bill in Tennessee August 17, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Thank you for posting this. It needed to be said. Especially now.

  • jwm August 17, 2017, 3:31 PM

    Children of the nothing dig deep into the putrid remnant of what was once a human imagination. They squish through the shit until they find something vile enough to top their last outrage. Then they make that thing a sacrament of their inverted faith. The church of the media announces the latest inversion. The two-minute hate gets a new Goldstein. Congress approves; the public brays along, and the statues come down.


  • Casey Klahn August 17, 2017, 5:54 PM

    The American progressives slid into Big Brother mode like they were on a greased rail. Things that fit into the same category as purging of statues and monuments: Al Qaeda blowing up the Buddha, Hitler confiscating and outlawing degenerate art, Hitler burning books, The Soviets confiscating new art in order to develop their Social Realism.

    This move runs deep. Trump said: “is Washington next?” The next day it was Washington and Jefferson on the block. Here’s my prediction. Old Glory herself will be declared invalid and offensive to progress. When governors begin to take her down, watch for a SHTF moment.

  • ghostsniper August 18, 2017, 7:47 AM

    So what are they doing with all these statues that are being removed, selling them for scrap?
    Since I had to pay, in part, for some of them I should be getting a cut of the booty right?

  • Howard Nelson August 18, 2017, 8:50 AM

    Let’s get what’s Left, right. OK?
    Anti-fa, anti-fascist, is in reality, AntiFA, anti First Amendment. Its proponents seek a hegemony of to tyranny.
    Alt-Right is All-Blight, a disease of the mind and behavior. Controlling, coercing others are their druthers.
    Snowflakes are really snowfakes — nothing unique in their mental structures and thoughts.
    Safe space — vacuity without lucidity, a home for drones
    Micro aggressions — miniscule mental mistreatments meted out to mites by themselves, brain bogeymen running or walking amok.
    Tweeters and tweets — actually Twits and their twits
    Troll — nowadays, a debased dolorous droll