A horrendous decision.
In yet another example of how common sense continues to falter in the face of radical-left social justice warriors, the City of Victoria plans to remove a statue of John A. Macdonald.
Here’s a video of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps speaking about it:
— Victoria News (@VictoriaNews) August 8, 2018
Helps also said “We will remove the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from the front doors of city hall so that the family members and other Indigenous people do not need to walk past this painful reminder of colonial violence each time they enter the doors of their municipal government.”
Obviously John A. MacDonald wasn’t perfect, and his attitudes wouldn’t be acceptable today. But that’s the exact point. He is a historical figure, and without him Canada likely wouldn’t even exist.
Having a statue of him in front of City Hall doesn’t mean ignoring the negative things, it means acknowledging the role he played in Canada, and the basic fact that he existed.
Getting rid of his statute is an action that erases history, which is far more dangerous. The erasure of history and Canada’s heritage being pushed by the radical far-leftists risks destroying our ability to understand our past. And without an understanding of our past, it’s far tougher to have an accurate sense of our present and future.
The longer this SJW insanity goes on, the more Canada will be uprooted from our history, and that is an incredibly dangerous thing for our country.
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