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Forgive the truncated tweet. You get the gist of the pith of his marrow.
Got it? Trump is waging a Statue Culture War. The people who topple anything that looks, y’know, old, and hence racist – that’s just, like, an expression of Real Feelings, and hence sanctified. If they tear down a symbol of Wisconsin Progress or an Elk or an actual Abolitionist, well, omelettes, broken eggs and all that.
That’s not war; that’s a way of starting a discussion.
If you don’t accept the premises and the direct action and the verdict of the topplers? You, not them , have decided to declare WAR. Prosecuting the people who tear down monuments is not a reaction to a culture war, it is starting a culture war. Proposing the creation of a national statuary center that celebrates the accomplishments of remarkable American individuals is waging a culture war.
The author of this tweet, according to Wikipedia: “Kenneth Paul Vogel is an American journalist and author who currently reports for The New York Times. From 2007 to 2017, he was the founding chief investigative reporter at Politico.”Published in