Tearing down statues

Pull down a statue, and you’ll have a mess.

The legacy of what the statue represents will remain.

History is peopled with the good and the bad.

To avoid repeating it, we need to remember both.

People who were once revered may now be condemned:

Progress, with hindsight, sometimes becomes bigotry; civilisation becomes barbarity.

We must remember both.

Lest tearing down their statues just continues the mess they started.

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