Why the Removal of Statues is a Direct Link to Tyranny

Article originally appeared on amac.us.

The removal of statues is occurring across the United States on a fairly regular basis. Most recently, this past Saturday, June 10, 2023, the statue of Revolutionary War hero General Philip Schuyler was removed from outside City Hall in Albany, NY. The reason? Schuyler had been a slave owner…

WHO is next? George Washington? He too was a slave owner. Concern about the removal of statues in 2017 made me start writing daily about statues and our history. It’s important to think about what the removal of statues means. We must preserve our history so we, and future generations can learn from it. Erasing history is not a good solution. Knowledge about our history is!

“Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.” That quote from George Orwell’s 1984 must serve as a reminder. So much …

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