Statues as casualties in the war on history – Lee and Lenin

From Tom Knighton at Townhall:

While speaking on a radio program, however, Mayor Ed Murray opined that both a Confederate memorial located in a private cemetery and the Lenin statue should be removed.

As much as I despise everything Lenin stood for in his life, if we’re not free to do things that upset others, we have no freedom at all. It doesn’t matter if that thing is hosting a Confederate statue or one of Lenin, freedom means freedom for all. More.

Reality check: All totalitarian movements seek to abolish history because they do not think they themselves have anything to learn. The rest of us should lern only what they tell us.

See also: Words are not violence People who think words are violence tend also to think that violence is words.