We’re members of a forum about preserving art, why not make the argument that for their preservation for future generations, our Confederate monuments are being placed in museums where they will be safe from the destructive forces of nature?
That’s exactly what being proposed in many of the “removal” scenarios. Although I suspect they’ll be “placed in museums” where they can be worked on by top men. Top. Men. But still, only some are being destroyed.
The best way to demonstrate we’re not ignoring the lessons of history is to replace these statues with statues of MLK or Gandhi or some such figure. To the contrary, it would show we’re finally starting to learn the lessons of history.